That was not really a branding war. But if you are interested:No-brand-straps win this game, followed by Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Olympus. The jointed last place goes to Kodak and Fuji.
The design is familiar... it's nearly the Leica Digilux 3 or Panasonic DMC-L1. Not very creative.
Is this a P30? Oh, there are memories... a lot of good memories....
Jan2009: I'm afraid there will be branding war in this challenge :-)
A strap is a strap; so: a handstrap is fine.
Yes, branding war. Hilarious. My camera is a Mickey Mouse.
No voter should know, which photographer took a picture so they will not be prejudiced. On a sample entry you couldn't vote.
Why do we have to read so much crap in the postings? Many sentences with nothing concerning the camera...
Just some replies to the most unuseful postings:A bridge-camera with a handle... because you could hold it a lot better then a common super-zoom. A bridge-camera with an electronic view-finder... because sometimes it's better than just a little monitor. A bridge-camera that looks like a dslr... why not? Perhaps there are people who like the appearance of a dslr, but don't want all the possibilities. I could continue endlessly.
I will not buy this camera, although I'm a Pentax-fan. But I would like a camera with much more possibilities (I hope a K-3 is coming). But some of you should be aware, that not your untechnical opinion on such a camera is decisive, but the opinion of the buyers.
Because that's the part of the rules everyone should see when entering the challenge. For every other - not so importeant - rules you have to click "Show full rules". And the most competitors read the rules...
If someone forgot to write, where he took the picture, but if the city was written on the cover I will not disqualify the entry. Just in case someone wants to make a complaint.
"Use every tool you want" means that you could highlight parts of the pic, too. You could although print the picture, use a scissor, clue the parts back together, scan the picture and enter the challenge ;-)No. That was a joke. It means that you could do with your photo what you want before entering the challenge. No restrictions.
amicus70: Art lays in the eye of the viewer.
I think it's out of discussion, that some of the pictures are a good handwork: right exposure etc (like the one shown here on dpr).
But I miss something special about the photography, too. Especially the pictures of streets - if they where mine I would have deleted them, because I couldn't find a trigger in them. They are just pics from the street, to much things in them to look at. You don't know where the core of the picture is, what he want to tell us with it. A picture of a half eaten burger with fries? The pics look like snapshots, just taken without thinking.
I don't like them, but if you... why not?
You diddn't get what I meant!
I think these pics look like snapshots without a special content.And so I don't miss magic that I think isn't there.
I will repeat what I said:Art lays in the eye of the viewer.
If you like them, good. But I'm not that kind of person who will find something interesting or good just because a whole lot of people have this opinion.
Art lays in the eye of the viewer.
The "2 Dimensional View" was taken in Singapore.
No problem, if you could see more than the cover. But I want to see a cover. So the picture "gulli" is perfect.
Woah, just one day to fill the challenge. And every picture with a green heart.
j2ker: I hate HDR images that look like they came from another dimension...kinda ruins the art of photography. It is possible to make HDR images that look realistic...What do you all think?
Everyone could decide for themselves, wether they like HDR-photography or not. My opinion ist, that HDR is nothing for an everyday-photography. It's for critical light-situations or other special circumstances.
vezon: It make me laugh that people mistake artisitcaly "mutilated" photos with HDR.HDR stands for HighDynamicRange thats it and nothing more. Its a photo which combine light information from 2 or more images into ONE. AND HDR STOP HERE.Of course the more light information u have, the more post processing u can but also a dslr has much more light inf. than a low budget compact camera dont u think? Should we call HDR cameras and not DSLR?I am dreaming the day when we will not need that 3shots HDR technique but instead the cameras have more Range.and @j2ker, HDR is for making images more REALISTIC not for artistic postprocessing.
Basically you're right: HDR ist just stitching a couple of pictures on top of each other so you can get more light information. But HDR doesn't stop there. Tone-Mapping is although a part of HDR-photography and this is undoubtedly an artistic postprocessing.
You see the sample pic?You read the explanation?You pass them everyday. You don't pass fencers everyday...Good idea, but not the intention of the challenge.amicus70the host
Fences-Challenge: What have your entry to do with a fence?amicus70the host
Very difficult challenge. Even the remaining pictures are very intermingled. Some still look like real photos. But the ones which reach a watercolor or oil painting-look-alike are not bad.