I think they should be challenged to go one further. Show the power and importance of publishing, by not publishing for a week. Would anyone really care?
Sony have always produced truly innovative cameras over the years. There is a drawback to this though, you only need to look at the lens offerings for the DSLR range, some of them are still 're-branded' Minoltas from 1993, the new Zeiss offerings are good but way out of most people's reach. Sigma has already started to fill the gap admirably, with the 35MM 1.4 Art, miles better than the Sony equivalent at half the price! Working on new lenses is probably quite dull compared to developing new 'toys', but needs to be done if Sony really intends to lure professionals over to the brand.
Is there another episode where the boyfriend arrives, clutching a decent camera made by Sony?
Ultra-thin, ultra-cheap filters existed long before this lens was designed. So why didn't Canon design for the 'worst case' scenario'?
Alberto Battelli: For me this is right on the money. Great camera and pix but not photographer centric. I sold my rx100 because I never enjoyed using it. It felt like a bar of soap, amongst other annoying traits.
I do enjoy using my RX100, mainly because of the image quality it produces give it's size. I totally agree, Sony have a consistent but annoying habit of putting 'Sony Style' or more accurately, styling, before functional design. Oddly, they stop doing this when they get up to the SLT-A77/99 level. Maybe they just need to re-define which cameras are at 'consumer' level?
$50 rebate in the Sony store on a RX100! It's all about pocket-ability, Sony are to be congratulated for adding 'features' to an already 'great' camera, but keeping almost the same overall size, not an easy task!RX100: 58.1 x 101.6 x 35.9RX100 II: 58.1 x 101.6 x 38.3
They could have slipped a dark, concrete, grey colour in there just for the blokes. We're not all 16 year old American girls you know, I gave up Bubble Gum a few years back. Suicidal design decision, fashion overrides practicality, and in the case of Apple... common sense. These are Loss-leader colours.
I feel this is a tutorial on how to get a 'useable' image (whatever that means) from shots taken in dull conditions by using HDR, tone mapping, swirly water and any other available technique. Ironically, all this over sharpening and brightening has drained most of the captures of any atmosphere, which presumably was the point of taking them in the first place?
A 2 to 4 hour timespan, and the clouds are more or less in the same place? I don't think so;) Interesting concept but needs more work.
The last thing a Pro. Photographer needs is an 'unboxing experience' Yes it's def. aimed at the ambitious hobbyist!PS: How about a DPR list of photographer hierarchy so we all know where we stand? I've always considered myself to be a Pro-sumer until this beast came along:(
I think it's worth pointing out, Olympus's main product line is in Endoscopy. Cameras are a small, but important part of their business. I've almost been tempted to purchase two or three of their excellent cameras and certainly have been shafted by one or more of their endoscopes;)
Soon after the Sony RX100 was launched, comments started appearing that the Blue Zeiss badge was starting to come off. Mine wasn't but naturally I had a pick at it and was surprised to find it wasn't the metallic enamel badge it seemed to be, but just another sticky 'label'. It's the way things are going. One of the worst inventions of modern times is.... marketing. These people profess to know everything but have created nothing themselves:) I think the family should SUE! Come back Carl, you're part of my heritage!
Lars's front page is slightly misleading, all the images are recent uploads of the same subject. In actuality you will get a jumble of recent uploads. If Lars were to upload a wedding and a baby shot, they would mix up with his marvelous landscapes. How 'Pro.' is that!? BTW: I'f you're thinking of jumping ship, Yahoo have bought out Tumblr as well:( Looks as if they could be merged in the future?
Toemel: This is the end of flickr as we knew it... I don't even dare to imagine what kind of "photographers" this new slimy crap will attract. At least yahoo could offer us an alternative layout to view things, to get rid of the unnecessary "features" introduced for the "gregarious" people who end up here in search of another "social" experience after playing around with twitter and facebook for hours... :[
Totally agree. 1TB of space is just asking for crap smartphone uploads. My heart sank when I saw those sad grey boxes just waiting to be filled up with shared images. Professional (whatever that means) photographers do not 'share' they SELL! I think Yahoo have shot themselves in the foot with this one as it actually is a tremendous opportunity to advertise your business, hi-res billboards for free! Now on Tumblr too:) Gimme some white space please;)
What a silly idea, trust Nikon to 'sign in' to this. Now if Nikon were really on the ball, they would push forward with their wi-fi enabled systems, add a chip / link in the new lenses so that an owner could check online where a camera and lens combination was being used at any time and in any location. Would make more sense?
Could be a good idea but has sadly kicked off with no visible 'about' page, an annoying, constantly scrolling view of 'images', a rather obscure search box, over simplistic 'price list' and an invitation to 'sign up' for what? They seem to be more concerned with the location of their office than securing image buyers. Looks as if they need a lesson in 'real world' stock sales. Rather a bad start:(
It's hillarious to see all these anti-photoshopping comments popping up:) How many of you 'purists' have your cameras set to 'auto-everything'? Isn't that Photoshop (in camera) creating the perfect exposure for you? Are levels and curve adjustments cheating? Is 'manual' the only guilt-free option?
AZBlue: The "before" picture looked much better than the "after" version. The lighting is totally wrong in the "after" version. Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.
Absolutely agree, this guy is supposed to be a Photoshop Professional and that dreadful word 'Educator'. So why is the final image not that good? That's why there are so many negatives on here:)
Thank's for the example, this is not a negative comment:)I think the final comp is flawed for two resons, the new sky is overcast and dark so the foreground should be the same, the original building shows harsh shadows from the bright sun which is not there in the comp. I also think there's a danger of over-complicating these things. Two conversions of the original raw file, one for foreground and one for sky, comped together by a simple layer mask, would have done it for me. Also... some chopping out of the white buildings on the horizon would give it a more serene look.
America is an Award based society. This is what happens when you deem a photograph to be 'good' and award the photographer. Mistakes will be made. Best not to seek out or give awards;) Was it a bravery award?