Biowizard: Nothing from Manfrotto or Gitzo, two of the best known tripod makers? This is like doing a comparison of 6 midrange DSLRs and omitting Canon & Nikon!
I won't stoop to say it's all a load of balls, but ... oops, I just did!
Agreed. Why didn't they include a Manfrotto ball head? I'd like to find one on the 054 and 055 ball heads in particular.
Im in the the Fallacy 1 camp. In my situation, I'm a macro and motorsports photographer and the apsc crop is actually far more beneficial.
Yes i can use the apsc mode or crop the full frame images but of the current full frame cameras, only the d800/810 with 36mp would priovide a worthwhile resolution upgrade (16mp) but at the cost of a substancial frame rate reduction wherein my motorsports photography would be impacted.
So that said, if Nikon would release the long rumored D300/300s replacement I'll be very happy to replace my current body straigh away.
Jim Evidon: This is a case of over-design. For my money, the best strap is one that is sized for the camera and user; i.e., no adjustment. One of the best straps I have used was one of the earliest sling straps made out of soft webbing with a simple ring that slides up and down the strap and attaches to a camera lug. The strap was hand made somewhere in VT and for all I know,they may be out of business.
The second best strap is another simple gem that I use on my Fuji XPro-1 made by Lance (http://lancecamerastraps.com/classic-non-adjust/).
It is simply a nylon woven line that does not adjust. You order it by length and color desired. It is nicely finished. Because of the large diameter of the nylon line, it is soft and comfortable and requires no shoulder pad. I carry it sling fashion while walking and around the neck while shooting. I have used Optech, Tamrac, Sun-Sniper, etc., and this Lance Strap beats them all.
Now, if someone would only make the perfect camera bag I'd be very happy.
Oops... Double post!
Nice find on this Lance strap. Very much like the one made by Kenji that I mentioned below but made in the good ole USA! Will definitely bookmark it for future reference...
Personally for my light weight Fujifilm X-E1, the Kenji Hand Made Strap in Green matches his hand made "Iguana Green" leather half case perfectly and helps to further differentiate my camera from all the others out there. I.E. It simply looks pretty darned cool!
Jimmy G: 4 weeks left to summer and now we get a review of waterproof cameras...oofah. But it's not just DPR that catches my discontent here, I've been keeping an eye out for these releases since before springtime and the manufacturers have been clearly asleep with getting their summer gear on the shelves early enough for their customers to compare, decide and shop. So, we should act surprised that their P&S market-share has been evaporating? I had purchased shorts, swim trunks and a new pair of sandals by the time the calendar said "Spring" and all that was to be found in waterproof cameraland was last years rehashes. Well, it looks like just another rehash for 2013 anyways, glad I didn't spend my cash. Time to shop for a waterproof housing for a camera that can, at least, take a decent picture.
Signed,Unhappy at the beach
Maybe DPR are targeting consumers in the Southern Hemisphere? Heck many schools have already started and summer vacation season is all but over.
I too wanted to buy a waterproof P&S but in the end DPR's delayed results publication convinced me to just use my GO Pro with an underwater housing for my trip to Alaska where I did a day of Snorkeling in Ketchikan.
And from my POV, your late vacation to Maui didnt do your readers much good did it? Whoever had that Brilliantly late idea ought to get a raise,,,
Thanks from your southern readers DPR... <rolleyes>
Adobe is creating a market opening for other vendors who offer traditional license models by moving into the subscription only model. Maybe its time to go work for one of those software vendors and get stock grants /options....
Nice timing! Am definitely looking at alternatives to Photoshop since they only want high end professional photographers / image editors as customers.
ZoranC: Way Adobe pulled this one off sucks big time in my book.
During (pre)Xmas sales they were dumping LR 3 for $149. Now full version is $149 and upgrade is $79 which means those that gave money to Adobe early are milked by Adobe out of an extra $79 over those that didn't give them money.
Don't tell me Adobe management didn't plan this, that they didn't know what their LR4 pricing strategy will be, when LR3 sales started few months ago, so this leaves a stench of yet another greed driven manipulation by Adobe.
If Adobe had any respect for their existing customers they would offer free upgrade to anyone that bought LR starting in November of 2011.
Otherwise they shouldn't be surprised when customers start looking for ways to not give them any sales in the future, or to delay purchasing of Adobe products for as long as possible.
I know I will be one of them as I firmly believe any greedy company deserves strong lesson in how to be humble and not spit in the face of hand that feeds you.
I suspect recent purchasers will be able to get some kind of rebate/refund back. When I purchased and upgrade from CS2 to CS3, CS4 came out like a month later. I inquired and they happily sent me CS4.
Besides I don't know of any software user that doesn't realize there is an upgrade timeline for software and if you research properly you would have known it was happening soon due to the age of CS3.