reginalddwight: These photos are a welcome archive of days past and long forgotten.
The Stones probably don't remember much from the '60s because they were really there.
Nor the '70s, '80s, '90s....
I remember Ozzy saying he didn't remember recording a whole album in the 70's...
The next update of Instagram will have a "Stones '65" look... Pfffffff
This is the digital age. I'm not saying the camera phones are better but definitely more convenient. Digital photos are destined for low resolution on Facebook or text messages and emails. Nobody prints photos anymore.Usually most bad quality photos still look great on small screens or digital photo frames. Some bigger tablets show the real noise and artifacts but lately people really don't care. I see blurry, out of focus and noisy photos and people are proud of them because they captured a moment. You ALWAYS have your phone with you, not your camera. So quality really doesn't matter so much and "normal" people are not as technical as they would care.
Chanthis: Who would have thought it would come to this on Dpreview, the preeminent photography website.
It WAS the preeminent photography website... I've been reading for years and they lost some credibility IMO.It's a review website and still the flagships Canon 1Dx and Nikon D4 haven't been reviewed. Instead they have what the duck...That's what I think... WTD?
I live in Miami and remember the destruction of hurricane Andrew in 1992. Terrible. Some of these photos are strong but the one of the little girl in pink is just too posed. Meant to cause an effect and not to document the storm at all. A lot of photo journalists do that. Like using HDR to maximize the effect. IMHO it's not right.
I haven't tried version 9 yet. I used 8 a few times but the work flow was painful and slow. I use Apple Aperture which has trouble resolving detail on shadows, specially reds, and also making hair look like straw...Sometimes I use photoshop CS6 raw processor which works better in shadows but lacks saturation and accuracy sometimes.I have a canon 1dx which has amazing detail up to 5000 ISP.I use imagenomic's noiseware plugin and the "night" preset is just incredible and almost instant. You should try it.
I almost had a a heart attack. I wish for a 24-150 F4!
jcmarfilph: I'd rather snap with this phone than the mediocre iPhone. At least this camera has the muscles and IQ for a decent photography.
@menneisyss I am extremely happy with my iPhone 5 and the quality photos i get out of it. I meant to say the bigger sensor and the faster aperture should improve it a lot and for one, I can't wait! Friday, I will be in line at 4am at the Apple Store in Miami Beach. I do it every year since 2007. It's a fun tradition and awesome to be one of the first to get the iPhone. Yes, I am biased. ;)
Man, the iPhone is a great phone with a good camera camera. Nokia is a great camera with a bad phone.Why would anyone buy this phone anyway? If you want a real camera, spend 300 bucks and get any of the new pocket digital cameras with 10 or 20 X optical zooms, full manual controls and real flashes and even built-in Wi-Fi.You can have the pictures transferred to your iphone or android smart phone in seconds.
Magnus3D: Good to finally see an article here which does not always say how fantastic the iPhone is as a camera.
Just wait until Friday. The iPhone 5S is going to kick some serious "S" ;)
Jake2046: Sure they might got paid...but they also have a reputation to protect. I doubt they would put their reputations on a line if the phone isn't spectacular.
The saddest part is that they choose to ruin their reputation at the late stage of their life and career. They will be remembered for selling out in the end and not from their good work in the past...A disgrace, IMHO
areichow: Heh, funny that you'd get someone who has no experience with digital cameras to review it...
I meant to say Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax...
@klopusSorry, but I do not agree. They are not qualified to review the digital camera phone when they claim they have never picked up a digital camera in their life.The obvious comparison is between 35mm or medium format film or a high end DSLR or digital back.These professionals should be endorsing camera companies with heritage like Canon or Nokia or even Olympus or Pentax . Nokia is just a phone maker who is so desperate to sell a phone with a crappy operating system that they put a 40mp camera on a phone which nobody would want otherwise. My second cell phone was Nokia, back in 1994. It was a great phone. It was still analog/digital and it was plain and simple. No Internet, no camera, no games, no text messages... just a great working phone that made Nokia number one in the world. A smart phone should be balanced. This phone is just a gimmick And very few people will actually buy it.
What a load of BS!These guys claim they never picked up a digital camera and the first thing they are Impressed about is a phone?Who believes that?Pick up a Canon or Nikon DSLR and be reallyImpressed or even a medium format digital...Money talks and BS walks...These guys have clearly sold out and it will shatter their reputation.
CyberAngel: 3840x2160 = UHD is enough for pictures = 8.3 MpxYes, the sensor could be 1/2.3"
Optical Image stabilization is new technow Apple looks old :-(LG G2 and HTC One has OIS already and more is coming..
Pro Camera software in the Lumia 1020 with manual controls and real-time feedback is something that Apple should do.
When we lost Jobs - we lost the innovation :-(Have to wait another year to see if Apple can catch up on anything...
The "S" models are Just upgraded iPhones but iPhone 6 should be the real game changer.Although Apple didn't consider bigger than 4" screens a year ago, they are working on them.We will see huge iPhones next year. Bigger screens mean more space for batteries and bigger sensor and stereo speakers...I am happy with the iPhone 5 daytime quality. Night shooting is still unacceptable without manual controls.There are apps for night shooting but it can't be hand held... Lets hope for a f1.8 lens and 13mp with warming flash. That would be sweet!
FrankS009: For those of us born after the second world war, it sometimes seems that life up until its end took place in black and white. These photos are not only good images, but a reality check.
Not a guess, I believe. Just a true master of light.There was no cheating back then.
Hobbit13: These (amazing) photos have been online for ages (Wikipedia uses them in many articles). So what's the "news"?
I'm still deeply impressed by the image quality of the "Turret lathe operator ", even for today's standards, that's a very high resolution picture. see full image at:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/WomanFactory1940s.jpg (uploaded in 2005!)
Thanx for the full res link.
I can't believe the perfect exposure and lighting. The colors are a little dull, of course, but virtually noiseless.Incredible. Even my Canon 1D X with 24-70 II would have trouble capturing such an image...Amazing!
Gorgeous and amazing photos! They almost look recent.Makes u realize the "real" photographers were those, 70 to 80 years ago, who shot manual and film and without an LCD screen to help and no photoshop.I really admire them and the glimpse of Americana their photos show. Color makes the whole difference. Thanx for sharing!
It could be done In photoshop in 5 minutes ;)
I love going to Live Rock concerts.I am extremely happy with my canon Powershot sx280 hs http://m.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_sx280hsSometimes I am close to the stage and sometimes I'm not that lucky.The 20x zoom and the very usable ISO 3200 on this camera lets me capture amazing photos which I can instantly transfer to my iPhone 5 and upload to Facebook thanks to the built wi-fi.All of this for $299. An entry level DSLR with a 28-500 lens would be huge and over $1000 and would probably give me just a little better quality. I own a canon 1D X but of course I can't put it in my pocket.Sensor size is important, only if you are going to need it for printing. Most pocket cameras are more than sufficient for anything. And convenient too.