jkoch2: Times change and yet they don't. Externally, the jets of 1969 and 2014 look about the same and cruise at about the same speeds. Some features of the engines, circuitry, and navigation have changed, but much of the air control sytems in Aurora, Illinois have changed little since 1969, and we still depend flight tracking on a "black box" crash data recovery technology that cry for an update.
Ticketing, fuel consumption, and tarmac logistics are probabably much more efficient than in 1969, despite vast increases in volume, but the cost of security has skyrocketed, and baggage damage or loss may be persistent.
All modern aircraft were a direct result of world war 2 bombers, most of the development occurred in the 40's and 50's and hasn't changed because there isn't much more that can change. The basic aerodynamic principles involved set limitations on the design of these aircraft. All changes now relate to areas where technology can still advance, like structural engineering with composites, engine refinements and navigational/electronic advancements. The reliability of these machines is simply amazing and reflects the huge investment humans made in aircraft (even if initially for violent reasons).
DotCom Editor: "...even this component is lovingly crafted from brushed aluminum. It's easy to be cynical, but this kind of attention to detail is exactly why Leica fanatics stick with the company."
This will make my photographs better how, exactly?
A bike? seriously? how about you just buy the Panasonic version (for cheaper than a bike) and shoot exactly the same photographs?
And yet 9 out of 10 Leica users would hang it around their neck and go out for a "shoot" anyway.I mean, who would be seen out in public with anything else!!
vFunct: The bigger problem are the photographers that can't/don't get events to pay them for full usage rights upfront, so they don't have to deal with this kind of crap in the first place.
It really is only a problem for the n00b photographer that charges per image, instead of selling a package deal for the overall event itself.
The business model photographers should be using should only deal with the major client - the event organizer - rather than each individual attendee of the event.
It's pathetic that there are photographers that still exist with that kind of business model. It's not worth chasing pennies, so don't do it, and work your portfolio so that you can charge the big event organizers instead of every event attendee.
I rest my case. I will continue to embrace modern technology and the freedom it brings the truly creative among us, and I will continue to oppose the elitist arrogance that is rife in "professional" photography. You are from the film era, and in my experience, this is exactly the type of person that loathes the reality of the digital era. The world has changed, photography has changed, the days of charging a fortune for work that any artistic amateur can match are well and truly over. Deal with it.
Because some of us like to pull the finger to professional arrogance and artistic elitism that infects photography like a disease.
Lol, another poisonous Canon!!!
I can't imagine a single woman on earth being comfortable with this!
I just un-boxed 4 rolls of 2 ply toilet paper! BEST DAY EVAH!! youtube vid imminent......
Moan moan moan moan!! It's armchair expert month at DPR!!! whoop!!
But seriously, this camera has ruined my life too!! damn you Nikon!! dam you to HELL!!!
mdmiataman: I have an APS C Nikon D5100 and three lenses, a Lumix GX7 and three lenses and my waterproof Olympus TG-2. I have all the bases covered. Why would anyone spend $1200 for a smaller sensor camera than a M 4/3 with limited lens choices is beyond me. My Nikon DX lens choices are about 50, and Panasonic and Olympus M 4/3 choices are about 40 and increasing in numbers monthly. Nikon 1 V3 is a waste of time,.. and money !!! ..to quote Ken Rockwell, " It's always better to spend your time and money on learning art and photography, not by spending it on more cameras. "
Even a broken clock is right twice a day! :)
You gotta laugh at people suggesting 16mp is not enough, like blind little lambs following fast in the marketing departments wake.Run little lambs, there's a paddock full of megapixels just up ahead.....
Shunda77: Why are all the Canikon fan bois running so scared over these Fuji cameras?
Is it because Nikon's woeful jpeg engines and Canon's outdated sensors are developing into festering sores on the buttocks?
I'd take Fuji's skin tones over the crap that Nikon cameras spit out any day. I am a Nikon shooter by the way, but just don't prescribe to this brand loyalty bs that drives so much discussion on this site.Nikon = lots of time post processingCanon = weak dynamic range and outdated sensor performance.
Why are all the Canikon fan bois running so scared over these Fuji cameras?
The high ISO performance of this camera is truly impressive, Fuji are now a very serious player in the APS-C market.
Wow, so many armchair experts commenting here, but so little intelligence....
The problem is that it has got a big sensor with canons outdated sensor technology, so the advantages of better high iso, dynamic range etc are simply not going to be there in the way that they should.
It's almost unbelievable actually, and they just released yet another camera with that positively ancient 18mp sensor!!!!
But it's not April!!!! I don't get it.
This lens could be a game changer for those wanting an all in one lens on a DSLR to replace a superzoom bridge cam, it could also be a fantastic walk around lens as it is remarkably light weight for its range.
Obviously there will be optical compromises, but some of the recent lens developments have been pretty well engineered for the range they cover.
In short, if this lens can provide reasonable image quality without too many quirks, it will become very popular.
Watch this space......
Is this a joke?Ya can't just make stuff up "Marco".
Amazing!! a modern manufacturer OF ANYTHING does something for good old fashioned good will toward their customers and pride in their name.Absolutely refreshing and absolutely fantastic.