Please, test Huawei Ascend P1 !! I has an impressive camera and camera functions!!!
CarlPH: And another winner for the mirrorless system, looks like CANIKON can no longer afford sending children's toys into this segment. Its just a matter of time till they get the idea.
I think phase detection could be achieved also on mirrorless bodies...see Nikon 1 and the new Canon's mirrorless http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/another-canon-patent-for-improved-phase-detection-autofocus-next-mirrorless-sensor/http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-m/2
In my opinion SLR system is losing its sense of being with EVF getting better and better...SLR was born to give you through the lens view...now with EVFs you have not only through the lens view but also a preview of what will be exposure, WB and so on...moreover with the mirror you have moving parts and...they are bulky!IMHO there's no chance for SRL
Zafar Kazmi: col·lage [kuh-lahzh, koh-] Show IPA noun, verb, col·laged, col·lag·ing.noun1.a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.
What is described here is image stitching/panorama, not collage.
@martin0reg: you can easily go in the same way with "the GIMP". You don't have to spend a buck for this. =)
keltos: I use the open source program Hugin to do my panoramas/collages
a really great tool !
Hey...I use Hugin too: really great piece of software...but -perhaps- here there's another aim: create the "collage effect"...hence: why doing so many corrections[exposure...]? I think the showed technique is a bit different from Fischinger's and Hockney's one: they leave shots as they are in order to show -not to hide- seams and single pictures. It seems like he[the Author] doesn't know the existence of Hugin or ICE to create real panos...I don't see a much clear artistic intent in creating a collage effect in this way: hence below I suggested using Hugin.
Nikonworks: Doesn't work for me.
Your 'collages' are like serving good coffee in a Mickey Mouse shaped cup.
The cup distracts you from the taste of the coffee in the cup.
The best for regular panos is ICE.
One of its best features is the ability to even out exposures from frame to frame,unlike your exposures which have adjoining frames with significant exposure variations which make for even more distractions for viewers of your collages.
My first thought upon viewing your collages was "This is the work of a very lazy shooter".
I fully agree with you. If I can give you a hint, try Hugin: it's even better than ICE.
In my opinion, Hugin is the most powerful tool...even if using its full potential is a bit complex. Try it...it's free!![I think it would cost hundreds if it wasn't...]The above described method sounded me a bit ridiculous compared to the power of Hugin...not to mention results...I like Hugin because has many automatisms, corrections[distortion and vignetting through "fulla", seamless junctions...] and freedom degrees[you can choose proiection, point of view,...].It also has batch processing!
DISCLAIMER: photography is a form of art...and every artist has the freedom to choose the tools he likes the most. All what I've written is IMHO!!