Osa25: This is a nice composition, but the focus point ? Seems like it is focused on her bicep and not the face?
Yeah, it might be off, though I think her near eye is close to in-focus. If I recall correctly, I posted this just in response to someone's question to show the extent to which the background could be blurred with the 15mm lens wide open, not as an example of a great photo.
The Panasonic registration page requires one to select the camera model from a drop-down list, and that list does not yet include the G7, so it is impossible to register online.
In response to Schweikert, there is an "internal serial number" programmed into the camera firmware, but it is not the same as the external serial number. For more info, scroll down to my long post on this page: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3868892?page=5
straylightrun: Shame they removed IBIS.
GX7 IBIS is certainly better than none when shooting with a non-stabillized lens, but it's not as good as current Olympus IBIS.
JimW-203: I may be totally missing the mark here, but I cannot understand why only one entry for this challenge? Also, most of the comments thus far have only heaped ridicule on the concept of those who have ever used film and might believe that non-digital images are, by their very nature, worthless or trivial at best. It seems many forget that without film photography there would probably never be digital photography. The entire photographic esthetic and language of photographic criticism has evolved from those who used film (at least a solid, finite sensitized medium such as metal or glass plates or film.)For those who can't get their head around how to post - they make scanners, don't they?
I don't think it's obvious at all. It's a digital photo review web site. Fine if you want to limit it to film, but I'd suggest future challenges say clearly near the top, "Film images only, no digital images."
Regardless, I don't see how the lack of clarity in this regard has resulted in a lack of entries. It's more likely that most people would have to reach back lots of years to find a rainy image, if they have a film image at all, and many of those probably don't think it's worth the hassle to look and scan it.
So I view the current single entry as simply reflective of market economics. There aren't many members here who will dig up and post film images for a challenge like this. It's not due to ridicule of film, nor to ambiguity in the instructions.
Jerlad: Congrats for your 3rd place !I really liked your picture that reminds me some winter memories.I wish you could have been 1st !
Thanks! There's nothing like backcountry skiing!
Each shot is great. Together, wow!
FrankS009: The comment about the GM5 sensor being "dated" frankly confuses me. What is the criteria being used? Date of introduction? Number of megapixels? ISO performance?F.
It appears that the reviewer is all about the number of pixels. It's that "my amp goes to eleven!" mindset. If you really need more than 16MP, go ahead and buy a Nikon D810.
Sixteen MP is sufficient for me, and in particular for this sensor size (which gives the benefit of much smaller and lighter lenses). This sensor (I have a GX7) is relatively new and really quite good. So, yeah, that part of this review is, IMO, a bit lame.
Heh, I wonder whether he ALWAYS wears that sign!What does Espabilar coño mean?
Khazaad: Having a Note 3 I feel oddly satisfied that the 4 is underwhelming. Extended validation for keeping what you already have feels like a relief sometimes.
Yeah, I have no desire to upgrade phones every year, or every two years for that matter. I do find enough in the Note 4 to upgrade from my Note 2, though, including Sprint tri-band LTE for data, better screen, better camera, and some of the other improvements. The Note 3 was not compelling for me.
Another win for a nice image!http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=719470
Thanks! Yes, I'm a big fan of the Panasonic 20mm lens: small, fast, and very good IQ, at a reasonable price.
Thanks. My first challenge win, after entering many, and with a compact! Butler Gulch, Colorado.
Smoking marijuana is now legal in Colorado, where I live and shoot pictures. Just sayin' ;-)
wolfytom: I don't get it? Why deform a pretty girl's face?Surely the use of any 'extra' should add to the pic, not diminish it?
This is basically s photo of a pretty little girl, what does the fish eye add?
Sir, is there no whimsical bone in your body?
That's so sad; you're utterly trapped in your rectilinear box!
OMG! This is adorable! Great shot!
or flies that are eating butter?
Ich bin ein Berliner!
Wow! Fabulous shot!
Lovely subject, lovely image, my favorite!
DotCom Editor: "The most unique new feature of the GX7 is its flip-up electronic viewfinder."
Something can't be more unique than something else. Unique is an absolute. Either something is unique, or it is not. There is no such thing as degrees of uniqueness.