I really enjoyed this series of pics.
To the grumpheads: lighten up, will ya?
peevee1: The biggest news seems to be that Nikon seems to finally fix its JPEG engine which was so badly broken it made their cameras practically unusable for JPEG shooters. Now their high-ISO JPEGs look as good or better as Canon's.
What a ridiculous comment. Nikon's JPEG engine has always been great for JPEG shooters (I'm one). What the heck are you talking about?
I'm not bothered by the HDRness of these shots but there is nowhere in my area homes that get abandoned "staged" like this. Who leaves a suit coat hanging on their armoire? Where I live, that would be a crack house and some drug dealer would be wearing that coat.
And of course the next time this Pro is going out on a job wherein he HAS to get the shot, he'll again leave his Nikons at home and just take his phone.
keepreal: For amateur use, DX and FX are just too big and heavy. Mike99999 is right.
In 2009 I bought the D300 and kept three high quality lenses from my film days but I get fed up lugging this around. When on a stroll with my equipment with me just in case an opportunity arises, that stroll turns into a keep fit session.
So in May 2013 I took the opportunity with the Olympus E-PL3 with the 14-42mm kit lens. It having recently been superceded, I picked one up new at about 40% of the hitherto normal price. I thought at worst it would make a useful second camera but did not rule out better than that.
That is just what has happened. Micro Four Thirds is so good, I recently added the 12mm f/2 and VF-4 EVF viewfinder. I do not like being forced into any lens with distortion even if it can be corrected in camera as I take RAW and use a RAW developer that does not correct it. Apart from that, MFT is close enough to DX or FX for me and for my normal work it is a pleasure to use and CARRY AROUND.
The old "tired of lugging around a heavy camera" story. LOL.
First time digital user review. And he discovered...yes, you can take a pic with a phone! "Look, Martha, you hold it out like this and see your subject on the screen! Remarkable! And you push this little button and it takes a picture! Just remarkable. I never knew!"
Delete your Facebook account. Simple.
Now was that so hard, Nikon? Essentially a P7700 with an EVF, about time.
For those of you might think this will tick off P7700 owners who might feel short-changed at this "upgrade" remember that there's a high percentage of point and shoot owners who actually PREFER no viewfinder so this, to them, is almost a downgrade.
Nikon DSLR sensors regularly score higher than Canon DSLR sensors on DxO Mark. When this is pointed out to Canon users they say the numbers don't mean anything.
My two year old D5100 scores 80 over sensor rating. This 70D scores lower on all metrics. Of course, the numbers don't mean anything!
Little point and shoot with no viewfinder. Next!
Nikon--P7100 with a 1" sensor and Expeed 3.
The difference between 105 and 140 is miniscule. Hope they don't discontinue the 18-105 VR, my current favorite walk around lens.
Now, if this new lens started at 16mm...
All the reasons listed don't apply to me. My DSLR kit isn't heavy and I don't even notice its weight when I do carry it; it doesn't matter to me how "good" compacts are now; I always have a short to medium zoom attached to my DSLRs and I usually shoot toward the wide end; street photography is boring and intrusive to me--doesn't matter if people see I'm carrying my DSLR, I'm not shooting them; and, last but not least, any "extra gear" is left at home till I know I'm going to need it then I'm glad I have it.
Well...employed for the past twelve years means weathering the recession that put millions out of work. Yet he kept on shooting in a paid position. Lucky him! Now he has the freedom to shoot what he wants and he opts for his iPhone? Shooting Facebook crap? Man, is this what you've been dreaming about all the time you've been paid to be a photographer?
Hey, I just downloaded LR4.4! Hope it's a free "upgrade" for owners of previous versions (hahahahaha).
A gimmick done badly by a loser.
It should take the same pics as the T2i et al, right? Same sensor?
Everyone with a camera phone who uses Instagram will now exclaim "see, I told you I was a photographer!"