dpreview. It's become so... pointless.
RobG67: This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.
Yep, slide film was notorious for being low in exposure range. But we managed, regardless. And yes, us old Nikonos shooters used flash almost every time. :) (Although I could never afford a Nikonos, not even a salt-worn III - I had to make do with a Sea&Sea. But the thought was there. :) )
I'm sure the camera will be a bucketload of fun for snorkelling and jet-skiiing and such, but a Nikonos it ain't. Not even close. I'm not saying that the camera won't be good (within its limitations), I'm saying that DPR invoking the Nikonos myth burdens it with a heritage and expectation that it cannot live up to, which, I think, does the AW1 a great dis-service, before it even gets a chance to display what talents it may have. And I really hope that Nikon don't make the same mistake, as that will kill the whole concept before it even gets going.
This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.
graybalanced: Way too much hate in this thread for a company that is single-handedly keeping Polaroid photography alive.
Stop being logical. This is about /art/, don'tcha know?
No, I don't think so...
What got me was the 'range-finder style' tag. Eh? Last time I looked, rf cameras had little windows on the front of them, for the RANGEFINDER...
Honestly, it looks like a cheap modern copy of almost any of the cheap cameras that were produced in Germany after WW2... sort of reminds me of my Dad's old Braun Paxette. Which, incidentally, actually IS a rangefinder.
#1. Don't. Just don't.
Has Sony managed another unpaid product placement ad in an over-visited website?
Too right they have.
"The grain, the contrast and the tone would make Robert Capa very happy in photographer heaven," Hernandez said.
Yeah right. I doubt that, very much.
What about us old fossils that still shoot 120? No love for us at all. :)
(yeah, I know - 120 copied by a mobile phone camera really IS a waste of film...)
How sad is this, firstly that Hasselblad would conceive it, and secondly that it's considered 'news'.
What a joke.
BartyLobethal: These are all welcome changes, particularly the improvements to the Healing Brush and the addition of radial gradients.
If the upgrade is US$99, then I guess I'll be asked to pay AU$150 or AU$200 so that Adobe can provide me with their "bespoke customer experience". This is what they called it at the recent federal senate enquiry, we consumers simply know it as the Australia Tax. Will have to keep my eye out for specials, or work out how to implement the 'VPN workaround' recommended by Choice.
Amen Barty. I'm so sick of being ripped off by every damn player in the photographic field here.
I considered buying PS, but at over $1000, Adobe can stick it where the sun don't shine. Even LR4 at $187 for the full d/l is criminal. I'm considering it, because NX2 is dead in the water, but it's hard to justify when the US version is $149.
OK, rant over. There's no point anyway, is there...
Bright red shirt and white trousers? There goes another theory, right out of the window... (that of 'impeccable taste').
Seriously, how is this news.
Privacy? That's a non-issue. I'm more concerned about the ever-growing tsunami of complete and utter dross that we are expected to look at by those who think that just having a camera makes them a photographer.
After 6-12 months, these things will fall by the wayside, just like every fad does.
Mssimo: 60% chance of being as good if not better than nikon/canon equivalents....well maybe like 50% for canon and 90% chance of being better than nikon T-S.
100% for Sony since they don't have TS as far as I know. (aside from old Minolta lenses)
No, Stevo is right!
(cue Daffy/Bugs argument scene)
meh, no Android version. Looks like the iphone weenies need all the help they can get.
What saddens me the most is the way that so many British posters are using that execrable Americanism 'store', when the word they really want is 'shop'. Shops are were goods are bought, stores are were goods are kept ie 'stored'.
DPR expects to be taken seriously and they 'report' on products like this...
Whinge, whinge, whine, whine.
If you really want something to complain about, try being blind, or homeless, or living in a refugee camp in Africa.
Accept that things ain't perfect, deal with it and move on.
Maybe the 'dust' ia actually stray pixels falling off that over-stuffed sensor...