Realistically, this is no more idiotic than most "art" associated with photography. About par for the course.
Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?
An interesting question, I'll look forward to the answer as well then.
Sorry if the question wasn't directed at me; I don't mean to threadjack. If it was: no. I posted above that in my area it's actually impractical to go see the camera in person, or even to buy it in person. In any case, no.
Morgan, or in fact Bristol cars come to mind instead.
I don't see the connection between expertise and craftsmanship in niche products or luxury products and innovation. In fact, in many cases quite the opposite is true -- the products remain generally unchanged.
The local Leica store closes at... 18:00. Due to the area it's in, is may as well close an hour earlier since it is essentially inaccessible during that time period, and inescapable afterwards -- you can't get there and you can't get home from there at closing time. Buying new stuff from them at this point isn't as direct as it could be.
I have been underwhelmed and disappointed by the lack of customer service at GoPro. Inquiries regarding the efficacy of their cameras for a particular video need have simply gone unanswered. I suspect they may not want our business...
It is debatable to me if this is worse than Samsung, the champions on my list of no-service companies. Samsung will generally respond, but the response will not be useful. GoPro gives the silent treatment. I suppose they each have their "merits."
I would love for Canon to attempt to reintroduce their version of the lens, and for them to be sued by Yongnuo who could claim a threat to their trade dress.
Marksphoto: I'd consider it if it was a 1.4. I already own the cheap and excellent 28 mm 2.8 from canon which I got used for 100.
The 2.8 was always a great deal. I think we have both the 2 and the 2.8 somewhere for some reason. Time flies!
GoneMirrorless: I thought this article was going to be another video of that laughing Spanish guy with funny sub-titles. Laughing about how the camera is jpeg only like cheap P&S cameras but they still charge $2500 and call it a 'hybrid'. Or how the fz1000 for $750 has an f2.8-4 zoom while this one has a much shorter and less useful f5.6 zoom, but they willstill tell every how 'cinematic' it is!
That was a great video! I wonder what they used to shoot it. Anyway, it captured the mood in the previous thread's comments really well.
rallyfan: Great image, terrific moment to capture!
I really like the attitudes captured. It's a lovely contradiction: relaxed suspense is the best I can do to describe it. Well done. I wonder who won, and if the observer got to play against the winner...
AbrasiveReducer: This is obviously intended for the "institutional" user--school, government agency, insurance investigator. Someone who who wants all-in-one capability with no extra pieces to carry, nothing else to buy. No need for the procurement guy to get multiple bids on memory cards, card readers, etc. All included and ready to go. Not for artists or photo enthusiasts and frankly, not a bargain either.
I tend to agree. I think people are going to tick the boxes, order a few, and call it a day. Maybe get a service contract too and that's that. Simple, direct solution I suppose.
Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.
We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.
OK, noted. Thanks.
There's a post above that summarizes, "This thing is a mess, why the coverage?" and it's not gotten a response quite yet.
Initially, posters that disliked the cam or complained about the repeat coverage weren't the target audience. Then someone from DPR below asked "what if we want to expand our target audience?" and meanwhile there've been four writeups.
Great image, terrific moment to capture!
I'm helping the site out by clicking through and adding to the traffic.
I'd like to see this with the 70-200 f/2.8 (ABC) version.
rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?
I've worn one briefly, in a past life.
Hi, b craw!
Ωραία σύνθεση και φωτισμός!
You're sidestepping the issue.
The entire "North Korea" rant... Non sequitur, I'm not going further there.
The issue isn't what I think, and it's certainly not your grandiose self-entitled "free world" nonsense.
The issue is what those three ladies thought.
I don't care whether that matters to you or not. Your rights end where the rights of another begin.
Wearing a beret and being an "artiste" won't change that. Neither will strawman arguments about totalitarian regimes and illogical rants about small freedoms mattering.
Of course small freedoms matter. You don't seem to respect those freedoms though. Not when it comes to the three ladies in question. Oh, no. Your "art" matters more than their feelings or freedoms.
Again, in many nations you can behave as poorly as this and it's legal. Congrats. Civics can be taught, even to "street photographers" I'm sure.I question whether civility can be taught to them though.
Good night, all.