I plan to live forever, so far so good.
rondhamalam: Digital camera is not appropriate for photo-jounalism if HDR isn't. If Digital camera is appropriate then HDR is appropriate. Because digital camera is doing metering and tone mapping with certain tonal curve, not a linear line from 0 to 255 tonal gradient. The tonal curve on the camera is made by human anyway in the design process of the camera.If Digital camera can make the adjustment on the tonal gradient why can't human (on HDR processing).
On HDR, none of the object elements are missing from the picture nor added. They are still there for authenticity of the news.
Sometimes all people remember is the Clown Vomit. HDR is noting new. Anytime you went into the darkroom to mess with the negative while making a print you changed the photo, do you thin Ansel Adams' shots were just like that out of the camera?
Waste of DP bandwidth.
So, can we flag all of these photos as inappropriate?
shaocaholica: "It's most certainly not designed as a second camera for SLR users, but rather as an entirely different type of system that users intimidated by the size and perceived complexity of SLRs can upgrade to when they outgrow their compacts"
So basically its not for the large majority of DPR readers.
True, that stuff will come later.
Anton Marcu: the entire business model is predicated on a market segment of compact users who want to upgrade, but I think the vast majority of these would just upgrade to the newest iteration of the compact they already have NOT to a paradigm-shifting interchangeable system, no matter how compact it is (it's not really) or how fast
Nikon will have a though challenge ahead to convert their intended target market and convince them this is what they need, but who knows, in 5 years this maybe the next ipod
I think though, that maybe the upgrade from compact is not the real target, but the in between market of those who want to change lenses but are intimidated by buttons and menus. This fits, it will be huge if it is marketed properly. Remember how Apple changed the computer world ... The Computer for the rest of us .... this is that camera. Simple, small and yet packs enough power for something completely FUN ...Like filming a short sequence of video and yanking out the perfect motion shot .... Family and H.S. Sports.
meyr: haha.. love the picture with the xmen jet and and a vespa
oops, not only am I old but it is early in the morning ... Fast, Very fast*
Correct an SR-71, of which I have flown in. Fast, very vast.
Zvonimir Tosic: Nikon 1 and Pentax Q are not aimed at GWCs who populate there forums. (GWC = Guy With a Camera). GWCs can't get the logic behind these systems for they don't get there are people who are NOT concerned about the sensor size, but want something new and more convenient. And here's new.Nikon explored the unknown part of the sensor landscape. And that is a worthwhile attempt. Similarly, Pentax explored another sensor & form factor option no one did. That is worthwhile too.But I can't dismiss Nikon 1 as a nonsense for it is not, and because both Pentax Q and Nikon 1 are a glimpse into the future. Both systems are not for GWCs but for normal people who enjoy photography. GWCs don't enjoy it, because they are constantly intimidated by specs, which to them are the alpha & omega of their understanding of the aesthetics of the picture. And that understanding of aesthetics is only further mutilated to a mere mechanics of it.
GWCs are the Alpha and Omega? Soylent Green is people.....
odobo: looks like the camera is more about taking video than photos.... the main features they promote (1 sec "moving" photo, auto select best from 20 pictures etc) are all basically limited size video for best qualify IQ... its a smart way to utilize the buffer and the processor but sounds like the camera will do all the work... not the guy behind the camera
Jackie Q Acomson: Bye bye Nikon!
As you leave Nikon, please give me your old Nikon "Stuff". Go take up bandwidth on another forum's brand that you won't stick with either. Better yet, get off the forums and go do some photography, perfect your craft publish a book or STFU.No, I am not buying into this system, just because it is not what I wanted I am not leaving Nikon.
Sorry, not interested.
jsmiller: Having used a view camera for many years, often taking 8x10 glass negatives, I'm not sure what is meant by upside down and "backwards." The image seen on the ground glass is simply upside down. But it is not backwards, if by that is meant "reversed." You can still read writing normally. It is not backwards, but simply upside down, rotated 180 degress from the direct view without the camera.
Maybe I'm thinking too much with the L-side in this nit-picking. Regardless, seeing the composition as a whole while seeing the details when one takes a picture is the central challenge.
I agree I started with an 8x10 Deardorff 40 years ago, the view was never backwards, simply upside down, lots of fun!!
Funny, looking through the Nazi archives, I found thousands of color photographs as well as color films. Hitler insisted on color. Archives transported them to B&W because the Allies did not have a reliable system to save color. Funny though, in the 1970's those Nazi color negatives and films looked pretty good.
Oh yeah B&W makes this photo!! :-D Well deserved win!
Wonderful photo! And good knife skills to boot.