Equipment:Nikon D3s, D4, D800, Fuji X10014-24, 24-70, 70-200/2.8 zooms35/2D, 50/1.8D, 85/1.4G, 135/2D, 24-120/4 VR, 24-85G, 28-300G
Caonon 5d, 1ds mk370-200 2.8 IS70-200/4 IS70-300 DO IS24-105/4 16-35/2.8 II
A good editor to get rid of the superfluous fanboyism would have helped.
But there is otherwise some good information in this review.
fad: There seems to be a revolving door between teaching and web instruction. Amadou Diallo used to teach at ICP, for instance.
There is no doubt one reaches far more people on the web.
In the future, there should be a way to do both of these activities simultaneously. Flesh and blood schools and the internet should work together.
In law, for instance, high quality blogs have surpassed law reviews for impact. High quality law professors also run blogs that impact a national audience.
There should be a way for teaching to both be intense and interpersonal, and also have a component that enlightens the general public.
I am sorry Rob could not find a way to combine the two activities. He would be uniquely qualified.
That may be. But the online component of academia is the future, or to more precise the present.
To have an eminent blogger affilitated with your institution would be very beneficial to its reputation and influence.
There seems to be a revolving door between teaching and web instruction. Amadou Diallo used to teach at ICP, for instance.
This is amazing.
A book review on dpr that is written for adults.
How did this happen?
CFynn: I'm sure it is a nice camera, but the reported prices are nearly $8,000 for the camera and $7,200 for the new 50mm f./2.0 lens. Is this a camera for bankers with big bonuses?
Ever try to sell a diamond ring?:
So it's not as crazy as my Xl100, it's just that MF is lousy and AF is not for moving things.
That's all I need to know.
Too big. A shame.
CarVac: Personally, I would rather have a 35-135/2.8 for crop than a 50-150. I would rather have the 50-150 focal length range on FF.
Yes, we can't all have custom zoom ranges. But the manufacturers could make money by offering us more choice.
I have Canikon zooms with fantastic specs, but I would kill for a small, slow mid-range zoom when I get my D800e. Even a 35-70/3.5. With cropping it would cover 35-100mm in daylight. It would not need IS. It could be only good optically, not excellent. But it sure would be useful as a walkaround/street lens to shoot at f5.6-f8.
Someday the independent lens manufacturers will realize the possible markups by making lenses that are different from the competition.
Fuji cameras are like a high maintenance girlfriend - Sweet when they come through, but in the meantime something else again.
I do not care about the cost of repair. But when I sent my D3s to Melville they held onto it for weeks, and then sent it back with something new broken. They sent me an authorization to repair their mistake, but I could not afford to be without my camera for that long, although my Canon backup is a first rate camera, it is a little old.
At least when I get my D4 and D800e I will have Nikon backup.
But anyone who relies on only one Nikon camera, professional or serious amateur, is taking an unacceptable risk, given the nature of their repair service.
I would take my chance with Canon, in that case. Canon cameras are excellent, and they do not try to screw their cusomers on repair.
fad: I went to the gallery show in NYC.
The photos in the book are much better than the prints.
I'm glad she's getting all this posthumous praise. She must have worked very hard on her SP.
But I'm afraid all the publicity and the high quality of the images in the books is giving her a reputation she will not be able to sustain.
She is disciplined, but not professional. She has a good eye, but lacks the artists ability to be evocative.
Compare her to her contemporary, Vivian Cherry, and see that her images lack artistic resonance and professional discipline.
There were some images printed in her lifetime. They were terrible. There is no dispute that her photography included no editing or printing worth speaking of. That is 2/3rds of being an art photographer.
I am not a fan of The Americans, but look at these Robert Frank photos from 1954.
It's just a commercial job, but they are at a far higher level of talent and sophistication.
I went to the gallery show in NYC.
A serious enthusiast would debit:
Sensor seriously smaller than ASP-C on Nex and Fuji's.Lens not as wide or as fastInaccurate OVF.
So that leaves room for a different camera.
But for a semi-serious photographer, or a serious one who will accept the tradeoffs, this looks like a terrific camera. There are a lot of fine people who want better photos, but have no interest in delving into the craft. This may be all the camera they will ever need.
Canikon have twisted themselves into pretzels to avoid competing with the dslr. The result has been some quirky cameras that would otherwise never have been made.
Of course they are fools, since others will eat their lunch. But we get a much more varied world of interesting cameras.
Rowland Scherman: Sensor size should, in every single case from now on, be written as a size in mm--and not in an arcane, alphabet soup or inch fraction format. The chart shown in this thread is a big help, thanks; but sensor size should be written in a standard format, ie its actual size. Why isn't it?
Shouldn't the product of the sensor in mm sq be given.?
And appended to that the percentage that is of a given arbitrary, but consistent standard?
Bart Roskam: "Skin needs to be retouched. Even beautiful skin with great makeup."How can anybody write this without stopping and asking "Hey, what the hell did I just write?" I understand that people retouch their photographs, but stating that it needs to be done is ridiculous.
Oh please. I am a street shooter and go for documentary truth.
But the human eye does not see skin the way a lens does. Simple fact.
When I shoot portraits of people I care about, I make the minimal appropriate adjustment, including skin softening if needed. It is not lying. It is recreating the effect of standing before them.
It is very simple minded to think that photography, like poetry, has anything to do with 'truth.' That is the biggest lie of all. Books have been written about this. Wise books. The 'truthfulness' of the photograph is the biggest illusion of all.
I could afford this camera. And it would be a gas to see what it could do for street photography. And since the form factor is not very different from FF Canikons many people shoot with, it might be the way to go. And the thought of playing with such lovely images.
But:It is ISO limited to daylight shooting.I don't know anyone using this camera for that purpose. So there is no feedback.It really is not designed for this purpose.I very possible would only use it once or twice and go back to 35mm cameras that are actually made for this kind of shooting.
But I am left with a sense of curiosity and longing.
Mloscalzo91: I mean, I don’t know how to feel about this. Are the productions and release date of these cameras really such a big deal that we have to lose sleep over it?
I could be completely clueless here and not thinking about this from a smarter point of view and if that is the case, someone please explain why this is a big deal when the flood is clearly going to do more damage than that to the camera industry.
Hic depositum est Corpus IONATHAN SWIFT S.T.D. Hujus Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Decani, Ubi sæva Indignatio Ulterius Cor lacerare nequit, Abi Viator Et imitare, si poteris, Strenuum pro virili Libertatis Vindicatorem.
Obiit 19º Die Mensis Octobris A.D. 1745 Anno Ætatis 78º.
William Butler Yeats poetically translated it from the Latin as:
Swift has sailed into his rest. Savage indignation there cannot lacerate his breast. Imitate him if you dare, world-besotted traveller. He served human liberty.
I could not agree more that our thoughts should be about the bloated bodies that have drowned and less about our digital cameras. Some people just lack the compassion and imagination that superior people have learned ton use to bully the rest of you.
It's the same way with space flight. NASA and too many others focus on the effect of gravity on orbits, when every year innocent babies fall out of windows and are injured by gravity. I urge everyone, whenever they are tempted to think about space flight, to restrain a baby instead.
As a street photographer, I would find more shots of people and structures very helpful. Thanks for posting these.
The review was so poorly written it was excruciating. It was like a first draft by a high school student.
If dpr is going to publish editorial content, please hire a professional editor.