I'm guessing 30 years in the life of that tree is like a day to me. Bristlecone Pine?
arbux: So much hate in the comments from Sony fanboys...
yes, be happy, now sony will charge you even more for fuzzy zoom with f5.6. but you'll get zeiss brand, yeeeee
reading comments like those from nandbytes makes me sick.
I have multiple brands so no fanboy here. Sony is by no means an ideal case. They are not very good about firmware updates with new features but in their defense, Sony's QA process is much better than Samsun IMO as it appears most Sony stuff goes into production rather fully tested. Samsung lets the users do a good portion of their testing because they are in such a hurry to dump another product into the marketplace. Frankly I think that is really harming them across product lines but I don't think they understand that in the slightest.
Frankly good riddance. Samsung handled cameras like they do everything else. Rush one product after another to market in an attempt to crush competition. If a rushed, bug-ridden product doesn't catch on, leave the users hanging without any support or updates and move on to the next thing. Your mileage may differ but that was my experience.
The EX2F was literally the most bug-ridden camera I ever owned. Modes that didn't work properly, crashes, etc. It's only use to me now is because of yet another Samsung design mistake. It has an extremely weak or missing IR filter which makes it useful for IR shooting but seriously degrades the quality of color imagery.
I learned my lesson and would never have bought another Samsung.
User3723086768: MFT fans can say whatever they want, but you can get a Sony A6000 for half the price with way better noise performance... and thinner.I guess this is a great camera if you don't mind the low light quality and the depth of field implications.
I have both an a6000 and m4/3 stuff and the lens point is well made. Note Tomaz, ALL of the small lenses you mentioned are NOT Sony lenses. The 16-50PZ is just an okay lens, while the 18-55 and 16 2.8 are NOT thought of well at all. The m4/3 equivalents are MUCH higher quality and even smaller. I like both systems, but m4/3 wins the size argument easily in this case.
Excellent image. Really nice.
I notice that you need to clean your imager though. You can easily remove dust spots like those in the upper right using Lightroom.
Nukunukoo: The other real hurdle for it to be practical for stills photographers who want a cam that does DOF later (a boon for Weddings) is that the Illium has a maximum displayable resolution of 4MP. That's essentially video HD res and quite on the low side for post editing stills. A doubling of that and lowering the price would probably be the boost it needs.
Download some raw files and play around with their software. You will find that the resolution is nowhere close to a sharp 4MP. Maybe approaching 2MP in my opinion.
It's sad. The Lytro goals were admirable. I really wanted to buy an Illum but after that exercise realized it simply isn't ready for enthusiasts who want quality output.
Being an Australian creature I'm wondering if the fairy wren is poisonous. :-)
Oooh... the split-window! Any bug enthusiast knows this window well. I had a 65 and like most lusted after these rare early models.
Very nice shot.
Great shots. Nice DOF. Of course the shots certainly benefit from a very pretty model with an infectious, natural smile and yes... those blue eyes.
SRT201: The apps are cool and the bridge lighting is amazing.
It is amusing that this bridge display is in the state most active in it's quest to save it's citizens from themselves. CA police practically have carte-blanche ticketing "distracted" drivers. They clearly hadn't considered the "public good" when designing such a distracting bridge lighting system. :-)
PS - The Pentax K-01 has these time-lapse features built right in if you want some high quality time lapse videos.
What about drivers on other nearby roads? :-)
The apps are cool and the bridge lighting is amazing.
Roland Karlsson: Seems like it triggers lots of feelings. Maybe its art after all :)
But no --- this is (as many have said) just annoying.
Breaking wind in an elevator will get reactions as well. Hmm... Art also?
mpgxsvcd: Anyone who refers to Africa as the "Dark Continent" doesn't care who they offend. It doesn't even matter that it isn't a racial slur. The people who don't know what it refers to could misconstrue it that way.
Only bad things can happen by referring to it as the "Dark Continent". No one is going to say "I should buy their lenses because they used antiquated terms in their advertising". However, some people might be offended by that term if they don't know what it means.
Those who actually understand the phrase shouldn't care who gets offended through ignorance.
Thanks for the perfect example of the PC thinking.
In a rational world it is the individual who is responsible for understanding the media they consume and how they react to it! Yes... people are responsible for their emotions. Thus the existence of the term "self control". Responsible people understand why they should not make mole hills into mountains.
Political correctness would have it the other way. Everyone should be constantly weighing everything they do and say modifying their behaviors and language to avoid any possibility of "hurt feelings" as though that were the equivalent of a crime.
It should be self evident why that view leads to the death of personal responsibility and rational discourse. It's generally accepted that... that is not a good thing.
Templer: WOW! Quite shocked and saddened at the percentage of posters that are actually slamming Eggleston's work. This is a "Photography" site after-all. You would assume (I know, bad word) that maybe those that are serious about the craft of...ah hemm....Photography.... would maybe know something about the history? Eggleston is after all credited as being one of the founding fathers of contemporary color....wait for it....PHOTOGRAPHY. His body of work is extensive, consistent and highly regarded by anybody that knows anything about..PHOTOGRAPHY. He was probably photographing tricycles before most of you naysayers could ride one. His prints cost big money because he was doing his thing, his way when nobody else was. If I had the money like Sobel I would love to own an original. Some here would probablytake the money and go on a Walmart shopping spree. Better yet grab a D800 and some ND filters and go shoot a waterfall in the forest...and make sure it's centered.
He may be a great photographer but that doesn't mean all his photographs were monumental achievements in art. The hero worship that goes on in the art world tends to reevaluate any product of an established artist even if that work was produced long before the artist rose to prominence or even to the point of skillful execution in their medium. It's an interesting snapshot but IMO little more. The fawning evaluation I linked to below is simply an absurd example of this hero worship.
A similar photo posted on any photo forum, lacking association with a famous artist, would be dismissed for any number of reasons.
SRT201: Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!
It looks like he was kidding around and went for a giant tricycle effect.
I'm sure there are those who spend hours analyzing how the photo presents a deep and insightful commentary on Western society. :-)
Just for grins I looked for such an over-analysis. Here it is... :-)
Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!
The term "Dark Continent" came about when little was known of this far away place called Africa. It had nothing to do with skin color. To the average European it was a land shrouded in mystery and full of dangerous beasts. I'm sure the frequently combined terms dark and mysterious are familiar to many of those wringing their hands over the "insensitivity" of the ad. "Dark and mysterious" is no reference to skin color either. If you think it is you may want to put your own racism in check.
This sort of PC idiocy is laughable but dangerous as well. Instead of being ignored as it should be societies actually enact laws based on garbage like this. Those who hold dearly to PC ideals happily construct walls around themselves and others. They are eager to dilute basic freedoms like speech while doing something that makes them feel warm inside.
Yes... hunting endangered species in Africa is not a good thing but THIS has little to do with that. Nikon's scope ad will not cause any uptick in the number of people going on "dangerous" game safaris.
This is just more pathetic, bed-wetting, political correctness run amok. Oh my somebody feels bad... enact a law, ban something!
Nikon can word their ad copy any way they choose. You have the right to be offended. Don't buy the scopes. We don't need any new laws to deal with offensive rifle scope ads.
PS - I love wildlife and I'm not a hunter.
"Since YOU are the unwitting product we sell, we would really like to be able to monitor ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you do with your phone so we can analyze and monetize every minute detail of your life! In pursuit of this (horrible) dream we've developed our own Facebook version of Android that will limit your control of your information just the way we want it to! We might even remove the Settings app entirely!"
IF this turns out to be a Facebook phone... What sort of an idiot would you have to be to allow the inherently untrustworthy Facebook access to, not just an app, but the entire OS of your phone?
I imagine people are already attempting to pre-order.
Great shot. Where is that? Looks like Mars. :-)