Peter 1745: @ Richard Butler
Danny Macaskill used Panasonic GH4s for his video "The Ridge".
Could you recreate this video for me with using the E-M5II instead of the GH4 so I can compare their video capabilities please?
The use of 'practise' is correct English, it may however be incorrect American ;)
it's not mirrorless
Gimp is currently being upgraded to handle 16bit and Hdr, we should see these features in version 3.0. http://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html#c16bit
Photomonkey: For all the anger directed at Adobe there are precious few real full featured alternatives to PS. The GIMP might be the best but as it STILL does not have 16 bit support it falls short as a pro app for me. I use a number of features in PS that may be available in other apps but it took me years to get my skills honed in PS and I have little enthusiasm for starting all over in some app that may not have what I need.As a working pro I need PS but at the moment I don't need to upgrade. If I had been cutting corners by hanging on to CS3 I may be a bit peeved.When a major upgrade comes to PS I will move to the subscription model because I will have to. BUT the upgrade will have to be magical.
Leichhardt: I predict a kickstarter project that develops The Gimp and Darktable being a huge success!
I'm not sure if I can agree with you there, I think it could be called just about anything, if it can do the job required well, while still remaining open source.
I predict a kickstarter project that develops The Gimp and Darktable being a huge success!
Jcradford: He did exactly what Matthew Brady accomplished in his atrocities of the Civil War ... Superb photo journalism for a new generation now on the tracks. it says allot about our times. But I am curious how release clearance plays into this ... For a commercial book vs legit news? Or did I miss that detail?
Commercial normally refers to the use of images to promote the sale of a product, creation a book of photography or an exhibition of photographs does not fall into this category, so there are no problems, with regards to model releases.
truthsforme: Would've thrown a rock at his window, then ran after him and thrown another rock at his camera, in hopes of crushing his lens.
You're a violent idiot.
atakomba: Come on Canon, what a bad joke is this miniaturised dslr. Who on earth will buy this, people who are looking for small camera + lens combination will run away from this to m43, nikon1 etc. Shame, this was the last desperate shot from Canon, a missed one
@njb311, I have a range of lenses for different jobs, even some of the cheaper, small prime lenses that I specifically use for street photography. For me wide open performance is not really an issue on the street, focus and a decent depth of field is. I normally shoot street hyper-focally at f8 or above, at these apertures there are many inexpensive, non L glass primes that can do a fantastic job, like the 20mm f2.8 or 28mm f2.8 for example. I'm not saying this is the best system or that this set up is better than mirrorless for the job, but I think It's an economical alternative that I can make it work.
Rockchan: How about lenses? If I need to put DSLR lenses on it, I don't really care about how small the body is. A "compact" camera needs to also have "compact" lenses. The lens lineup on EOS M (excluding DSLR lenses) is really poor when compare to Oly/Pan/Sony.
Some of Canons slower primes like the 40mm f2.8, 35mm f2, 28mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8 , 85mm f1.8 and kit zooms are quite small lenses and should balance well with this body, given it wont be as compact as a the mirrorless cameras available but the form factor brings it down to the size and weight of some of the old 35mm film cameras of the past, now if they could make a compact 17mm f2.8 that would be great.
I would buy it, I'm already heavily invested in the system, but I would like a small camera for street photography and just to carry around everyday without having to worry about my full frame getting lost, stolen or damaged.
Having owned small 35mm film cameras such a the Olympus Om-4 in the past, I've always disliked the larger size of most DSLRs, they just aren't particularly practical for carry around or for street photography. Currently I've been lugging around a Canon 5d mk2 for street photography and I've seriously been considering getting a smaller mirror-less camera for this purpose, but that means having to buy into a totally new system. I dont like the EOS M, but this camera, with my current primes and their 40mm pancake, looks like it could be a viable and economical option.
atlien991: Very happy to see that photographer regain his chosen profession but am more than a bit torn, as I always am, about these photographs romanticizing people wallowing in poverty winning top prizes.
We must be looking at a different prize, from what I could see there were a large range of people and subjects covered, though admittedly there were also photographs of people experiencing terrible circumstances like poverty, war and addiction. It's not the photographers fault that 80 % of the worlds population live on less than $10 a day, and from a purely statistical level, If photography is to be representational of our planets current humanitarian situation, it makes sense that 80% of the photographs of people would be of this majority. Would it be better to avoid taking photos of this majority, so as not to cause the privileged discomfort or would it be better for the privileged to be made aware though the work of photographers like this of the true state of humanity and perhaps, though this education motivate people like you or I to do our bit to improve the current situation?
tmaras: The story behind is such a cliche... ex convict, flirt in a bar, domestic violence after heavy argument with wife, it's nothing we should be particularly interested in, except if we're social workers in the office next block, when it would be our professional duty to try to help these people to settle their lives.
In this case, I have an ugly feeling like we are part of the Jerry Springer show, just dealing with somebody else's business, just for our curiosity. There's nothing special in this story, worthy of making it a whole world's subject of observation. I wonder how reporting became accepted if so meaningless, in a few decades I follow it.
harold1968: The winning photograph was chosen for political reasonsThere is a history of faked photos being created by Hamas working with local journalists and foreign ones, even with reuter's journalists (culprit now sacked).There is zero probability that mourners would walk through such a tight corridor displaying dead bodies openly as Islam has great respect for the dead and they would be buried immediately.I believe this diminushes the whole award which has now gone in the same direction as the Noble Peace prizeA real shame!
@harold1968, please continue to take your medication.
NJGarden: The winning image is very powerful. I do understand that we have to be aware of death and suffering that happen in the world. And it pains me when i see images of children dying.. However, to me, it seems wrong to submit that photo for competition. I am not trying to impose my personal opinion on somebody else, but I don't think gaining fame or profiting in any other way from those moments of anguish and despair is the right thing to do. I may be mistaken, but I am just sharing my personal feelings here.
@ ET2012, A political decision, by who? It's a photographic competition and the finalists and winners of the competition are covering a large range of issues from all over the world. You might want to check this link- http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013/spot-news/emin-%C3%B6zmen?gallery=6096Second prize went to a shot in Syria, so that blows away your little fantasy of the Syrian conflict being ignored doesn't it.
BrianSaunders: Leave the issue of showing children carried supposedly killed in a missile attack. Have any of you ever seen what bodies look like from the explosion? Their to clean, not a mark on the faces. The rigor mortise alone would horrify you. I tend to lean toward photos from these people are faked and usually the photographer has an agenda. I'm not incentive, my heart breaks knowing that children are caught up in war.
It is very unlikely that a faked photography would make it's way to the point where it won this award without it being found out. More probable, is that the death of children by an Israeli missile strike makes you personally feel uncomfortable to the point where you have to construct your own fantasy in order to reconcile your own beliefs and conscience with this image, just a guess.
You are mistaken, entering a competition like this and winning with a photograph like this is an ideal opportunity to bring the issue to a larger group of viewers. Having read some of the responses to this photograph, it appears obvious that there are quite a few people here on the forum that are more than anything uncomfortable with the fact the the death of these children is attributed to an Israeli missile strike. I think its pretty low to accuse the photographer of a purely profit driven motive as well. There are much easier ways to make a dollar!
Daniel Lauring: There are some good shots here. Some great ones. But lots of photojournalism shots that are technically terrible. Like the one of the people climbing through the barbed wire. Absolutely nothing is in focus. The journalist couldn't take a second to get a sharp shot? This gets an award?http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013/general-news/alessio-romenzi/12?gallery=6096
Most of the photos that Robert Capa took at Omaha Beach were blurry as well.
carlosdelbianco: Looks pretty interesting for Canon users. For Nikon users, why not the 28mm f/1.8G instead?