A. As an amateur photogrpher who buys a new version of CS extended every 4 years, I'm out. $600/year is just too rich for my blood. I may look into getting CS6 (if it's even available without a CC subscription), and then moving on to something else in a few years.
B. I think the industry leader has just opened the door for a lot of $200-300 photo editing software competitiors. Sure, maybe they won't be as good, but at $600/year I can't afford the best anymore. I don't need content-aware editing or 3-D modeling. I've grown up with Photoshop since 3.0 LE, but I won't be subscribing at $49.95/month.
He was a photojournalist, on assignment, not a spectator taking snapshots. Therefore, anything he produces is always photojournalism, whether a bomb goes off or not.
Welcome to CAPITALISM. Marketing is designed to make consumers value products over and above their "use" value. That's what makes us covet new cameras before our old camera is obsolete (a questionable concept itself) or broken.Anyone who has ever "loved" a camera has fetishized it. Karl Marx predicted this phenomenon over 100 years ago, but I doubt he foresaw what heights it would reach.That said, almost everyone in America does this, myself included. My cameras are prized possessions, far beyond their use value.
A lot of people are questioning the f-stop "gain" claim. As I understand it, F-stop is a function of the aperture diaphram size to focal length; it's a ratio. If you decrease the focal length without decreasing diaphram size, you have to gain f-stop. It's the opposite of using a teleconverter. Teleconverteres increase the focal length without changing the diaphram size, and therefore "lose" f-stop(s).
MichaelGGSantaFe: Highly questionable quality (or quality control), and consumer assistance on Tamrac Products (in this case Camera Straps)-----Hello,On April 25, 2012 I purchased two sets of Tamrac Camera straps. They were: Tamrac N-11 - Backpack Camera Straps - Black, andTamrac N27 Black Boomerang QuickRelease Camera Strap (Black).
On September 10, 2012 while on a photo shoot overseas, the strap came undone [from the camera eyelets], and the camera and lens fell to the ground, broken. ..I trust you will handle the shipping to Nikon, and any payment they require for their testing and determinations, as well as two new, more thoroughly tested sets of straps. M-waiting, got a reply after 3rd attempt, FROM a different email address of mine!-from: WebMail@tamrac.com 11/2Dear Mr. G,Thank you for your email. Tamrac's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship only. It does not cover consequential or incidental damages. ... You can send your strap in for repair. Tamrac, Inc.
I sympathize with you, Michael, but as you say, the strap came undone from the eyelets of the camera. Since Tamrac isn't the one who attached it to the eyelets, who should be responsible? I wouls say 90% of the camera straps that I see are attached incorrectly. Without showing a picture, it's impossible to say. Most people skip over the "attaching your strap" part of the camera manual, but I suggest you read it. Most people would be surprised.
Deeso: Funny how these cameras get bashed while Point and Shots of similar size and price get praised.
I disagree, George. I think the J1,2,3 are not designed to compete with the m4/3 and NEX. The V1/2, maybe. You have to compare them to Nex5/6 and $5-600 m4/3, not OMD-EM5 or NEX 7. Those cameras aren't in the same price range. I was told directly by a Nikon sales rep that the market for the J series was advanced p/s buyers.
DCW1000: Not sure of the ground rules here. Is the Canon 1D X a 2011 camera because it was announced then? On the grounds that most people couldn't get one until this year, I'd put it on this year's option list. I considered the 5D III, but went for the 1D X on the grounds of (1) ruggedness and (2) wretched excess. Too much of anything is always enough, and I like having room to grow.
Will there be a full 1D X review some day? There are bound to be cons to a camera for which I see only pros, and I appreciate the balanced considerations that all gear gets at DPreview.
Why would you read a review on a camera you already own? You've made your decision. Don't look back.
Hansplast26: I think this lens is overpriced (like many nikon lenses), yet it will sure sell like hot cakes. For a fraction of the price you get the very decent Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6, for field work this lens will do just great.
Saying that a lens that transfers only 50% of the light at longer focal lengths is "just as good for field work" is a thin argument at best.
Timbukto: This must be a ploy by Canon to get users to try out their first 'mirrorless' camera to have them swear off all mirrorless as a non-functional fad. An attempt to poison the well so no one will actually try competent mirrorless brands.
So this is why we waited so long! So Canon could survey all the advantages of all of its mirrorless competition...and create a camera with *NONE* of them.
Good play Canon...
Actually, I think the G1x is pretty innovative. Not many other APS-c cameras with fixed lenses. I know it's not perfect -- we'd all like a faster aperture, but for corner sharpness it's a small marvel.
No pop-up flash indicates enthusiast camera. No viewfinder indicates consumer. Split personality. Both will be problems for their intended markets. Maybe somebody can rig a small hot-shoe EVF that plugs into the HDMI cable? I know it would be awkward, but I need an EVF! Otherwise, I would be excited about this camera.
George Veltchev: Canon has been always right ...no matter what folks. Just give up ... The sales figures shows clearly that Canon is the most trusted camera manufacturer in the world, and there is a reason for that ...perhaps the most competent team of specialist and researchers stands behind that " little" name EOS M with the support of Canon's financial power ! Call that model controversial if you like, but the truth is that no other camera has been so widely commented in the recent photographic history ... Canon ...you did it again ;)))
I actually like the EF-M, George, though I'd like it better if it had an optional viewfinder. Canon is not infallible. Compare sales of their 5DMKIII to the D800, and the unimpressive release of the T4i as proof.
I think Klamar was the wrong guy for the job. He's a photojournalist (and a darn good one), but he likes his wide angle lenses. You can't use a wide angle in studio and without getting a bunch of background (which is what happened). I've shot tons of studio work with ripped paper -- it often rips and crinkles where they stand on it. You just shoot longer lenses and avoid getting that in the frame. Again, when a PJ does shoot posed portraits, they're usually "environmental" portraits, designed to place the subject in their context: a lab, an office, a library, etc. Very rarely do they shoot against a studio background. I think he just didn't know how to handle it.
What I really want to know (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) is how well this camera works with Leica legacy glass. I don't have $8,000 to spend, so forget the M9. I also don't have the money for current Leica lenses. What I do have is a half-dozen Leica lenses from the 50s and 60s. I'd spring for one of these if I thought it would do a good job with them, but I can't seem to find anyone that has tried it. Does anyone have any links or resources for me?I'm also pretty lukewarm on the M8 or Epson RD-1. I don't care for Sony -- let's leave it at that, and m4/3 is out. Is this camera the ticket, or should I wait for the full-frame, interchangable lens, sub $2000 camera that Leica is never going to make?
treepop: I almost wanna bet this out scores the 5D3
Not gonna happen, based on sensor size, but it might be close!
Comparing the G1X with the Nikon V1 (based on price), the Olympus E-P1 ( m4/3 and I have one), and the Nex 3 (close competitor).The lens seems to be holding the G1x back. Quality is similar to the E-P1 and Nex3 in the center of the frame, but quickly degrades at the edges, where the E-P1 is by far the best, probably because it was tested with a prime lens. The G1x actually has the lowest noise levels at ISO 800 and above, with the E-P1 second and the Nex 3rd. V1 comes in last in all categories (as expected, due to it's much smaller sensor size).
Conclusion: The G1x has potential, but is limited by the lens. If they come out with an interchangable lens version, it will go toe-to-toe with the NEX and m4/3 offerings, and often beat them. Noise levels are best-in-class (based on these samples). It'll still be the best point and shoot on the market, but it'll lack appeal for enthusiasts.
I'm sure this is more expensive to produce than the T3 and lens, but at $799., they've lost me. At $599, I'd buy one for when I want to leave the D700 at home.
Ok, so it's not the 7x Zoom f2.0 lens that many of you have been (foolishly) hoping for, but this camera is really exciting. And no, it's not a full frame interchangeable lens rangefinder, either. Leica already makes those. Canon abandoned rangefinders 50 years ago. I'm sure Canon explored faster lens designs, and they either cost too much, gave up too much range, got too bulky for this camera concept, or most likely a combination of all three.
For what it is: A pocket P&S with an APS-C senor(almost) I think this is a home run. Interchangeable lenses would have added $200 to the price tag, and we'd be stuck with lenses as large as the APS-C. Sure some people would still buy that, and I wouldn't be surprised to see an IL version of this forthcoming, but I think for portability in a high quality camera, this is awesome!
VENTURE-STAR: I didn't find this article fun or well timed. It was just the kind of thing you expect to find in an overpriced newsstand camera magazine at this time of the year.
No substance and no value.
Please stick to good quality camera reviews and technical features
What a grinch! If it doesn't interest you, don't read it. Egomaniac: If I don't want to read it, DPR shouldn't put it on their website. From now on DPR, please submit all article ideas to VENTURE-STAR for approval before publishing. THX.
Sad Joe: I hope this makes Nikon with their silly 1 series cry!
Why is the Nikon 1 series called the 1 series ?
Because there will only ever be 1 series before they bin the lot and start again
Yeah, 4.2 FPS is WAY better than 10 FPS.
eyefuse: So independent filmmakers and amateurs will still use their ~2000€ cameras for anything they do.. Nothing new here.. An expensive piece of equipment that other broadcast manufacturers have provided for years.. I don't see the point?
No, not really. 1 Euro = @1.3 USD.