bugbait: I enjoyed looking at these images. Far more than utilitarian the composition is very interesting in several as well as beautiful, the woman with the orange handbag particularly made me stop, the underpass etc.
Most of that is the quality of the photographer but as he pointed out the camera got out of the way and let him get his groove on. Life is short and we have all forced our way forward with bothersome equipment at some point, perhaps currently. But being in my late 40 now, I want my tools to be an "extension" and not an "attachment," of my body and mind.
Thank you Richard Butler.
Just going to say about the same thing. The photos are generally very good and interesting compositions. I hope I'm not infringing Richard's (or Dpreview's) copyright by downloading one of them and using it as my desktop background...
Cyril Reif: Don't underestimate the mirrorless cameras...I've been a Nikon SLR/DSLR user since 1968 (I still have my original Nikon F from 1972), but I have almost exclusively been using my GF1 since I got it in 4/2010.
Canon and Nikon can wait and let the other manufacturers establish the global demand and then jump in because they still "own" the brands that everyone knows and wants to buy. If I look at me experience, I can see a scenario that every serious DSLR photographer will also be carrying a mirrorless camera, one for every Canon and Nikon DSLR sold.
"Canon and Nikon can wait and let the other manufacturers establish the global demand and then jump in because they still "own" the brands that everyone knows and wants to buy."
Doing this would be an immense error. They should be showing off a mirrorless camera already. I'm buying a camera this fall (I'm a compact upgrader) and after pondering a lot on how to spend my 1k euros, I've made up my mind to go for a NEX-5N. Had Canon or Nikon made available a similar product, I would have been pulled towards them irresistibly; and like me there's right now thousands going for Sony, Panasonic, Olympus or Samsung. In 5 years time, they'll be changing cameras again but then there'll be a new camera brand in the household...