AngryCorgi: They already did offer this...I signed up for it months ago at 9.99 a month (with a one year commitment)
When I signed up in April, no prior product registry was required. They gave "upgrade-esque" offers for users with recent versions of CS, but my CS2 invalidated me from that offer.
Seems to work really well. Very nice.
They already did offer this...I signed up for it months ago at 9.99 a month (with a one year commitment)
It'll be $599 in 6-8 months.
Expat Nomad: Having seen a non-working demo (recent photo show) and held it in my hands, the grip works surprisingly well. The control points are easily reached from your right hand.
The screen and non-grip portion of the camera are thin. The battery compartment is significantly bigger and well away from the tripod mount.
On the 30mm version, the actual lens diameter is noticeably bigger than the DP2.
I'm interested in what software is released for raw files and only then will judge the output. Still, at least we now have an idea. No D4s.
No D4s? Uh...No Canon S120 either. I mean, the samples at ISO100 show disgusting chroma noise, just like the OLD generation foveon sensors. It's time to call this technology what it is - a dead end. It simply isn't getting better. Higher resolution, still a noisy noisy camera.
I guess some things never change...samples show purple and green noise in shadows/blacks at ISO100. *sigh*
I can't wait to see how this new sensor design performs. I really hope its better than the old ones in terms of SNR.
The raw images are considerably better than what the JPG engine produces on this camera. I wouldn't even shoot JPG with this beast.
Wowzers. If this MOS sensor performs like it should, this will undercut Sony on price and offer nearly twice the focal range. Pretty freaking awesome!
He was fun to read now and then. Long Live FCW!
AngryCorgi: Made from hand finished calf leather? Oh I feel better knowing they slaughtered a baby cow and not an adult cow for this phone. I hope the baby cow was a really nice friendly cow too. Had the calf won any 4-H competitions? Was it given beer and massaged constantly? Did the calf go to a private school? I only like the skin of baby cows that went to private school.
In case it was missed: I was actually just spinning a bit off from Jim Gaffigan's latest routine.
Made from hand finished calf leather? Oh I feel better knowing they slaughtered a baby cow and not an adult cow for this phone. I hope the baby cow was a really nice friendly cow too. Had the calf won any 4-H competitions? Was it given beer and massaged constantly? Did the calf go to a private school? I only like the skin of baby cows that went to private school.
Since when did hassleblad become a company that did "certifications"? This reads like an online diploma company.
I'll stick with snappycam until they match the ani-gif output option
The Name is Bond: The DR tests, it strikes me, don't really test DR. The only cameras that really pump up the DR significantly are the Fujis (DR400% etc, two stops extra in the highlights). These 'DRO' and sometimes 'HDR' tests seem merely to flatten the tone curve and lighten the darks. That's not DR.
"Both Adobe Camera Raw and Capture One recognise the DR mode tags in the Raw files, so render their output at the correct brightness, but neither applies the different tone curves necessary to incorporate any additional highlight information. This means so you'll need to manually adjust DR200 and 400 images to get the full benefit."
Yes, the built-in "DRO" setting is not a DR EXPANSION setting. It is a DR curve modifier. The DR400% setting (and the like) that you refer to is an in-camera push of an underexposed shot with a tone curve adjustment to compress more highlight info in an area below the clipping level, in essence. Hence why the resulting ISO setting changes with the expansion setting. DR200 = a 1EV push. DR400 = a 2EV push. The SNR drop at these settings confirms this, as fine details start to degrade. You are better off looking at section 9 "Image Quality" in this review for information regarding the flexibility of the raw files, as you would have to manipulate your files manually to achieve the same results. The good news is that the review demonstrates at least 3EV of flexibility, vs the 2EV offered by Fuji's in-camera cooking. Again, anytime you do this, the image will degrade to some extent. The X-T1 review covers the need for manual tone adjustment when shooting in raw as well.
Hilarious. I want a list of all the people who buy this POS so I can call them up and laugh at them.
Geez...the one thing that really stands out from the studio shot(s):
the FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA is one insanely sharp lens. Look at the micro-contrast from that son of a gun. WOW.
Throngs of Fanboys: "How did this camera get a Gold Award?!?! Gold Awards go to cameras I would buy and I wouldn't buy this one!!! I guess Sony drenched DPR in piles upon piles of cash yet again!! We all know that [insert other manufactuer] Rules!!! I'm canceling my DPR account right now!!"