Hugo808: Some amazing images, like the lighthouse one in particular.
I like photo's that make me wonder how it's done, getting the stars sharp without them leaving trails is a neat trick that I wouldn't know how to copy. I know there must be trickery involved but it doesn't look unnatural.
Sorry Kevin G, but multiple images = trickery. It's the only way you'll get sharp stars with the sort of long exposure necessary.
What's clever is that we know stars can look like that so these pictures make sense even though we know we know our cameras can't do this without extra help.
The clever bit is putting them together so it looks natural enough to make one wonder whether some super fast lens has been used rather than multiple overlays.
Some amazing images, like the lighthouse one in particular.
Apologies if I missed it in you guide but you can get replica lens mugs in this price range. They have all the switches for IS and everything.
Someone got me a Canon 24-105mm f4 for my birthday. And they know I'm a Nikon man!
I think the market is crying out for Summicron egg cups...
Hugo808: But why does it overexpose? Isn't that, like, a major drawback in a $2000 camera?
My old D40 did it and it drove me nuts. I don't want to fiddle around with +/- buttons when I'm shooting!
So you missed the point. I spend $2000 on a camera and have to fiddle around with the exposure whereas I don't on my D90.
Seems like Nikon screwed up and everyone thinks the extra work is OK.
But why does it overexpose? Isn't that, like, a major drawback in a $2000 camera?
Retzius: "a system which the company has positioned as one of its more affordable offerings"
"Leica have a name, a history, and a target customer."
They also have a sexy and original camera here, unlike the mirrorless copies of their other cameras....
GodSpeaks: It seems we get a 'new format to replace jpg' at regular intervals, but none ever do.
Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care.
"Why would I have to buy a new camera to stay compatable?"
I don't know, I don't work for the marketing department. But I'm sure if there is a way....
Just another Canon shooter: It might be good for reducing file sizes of images on web pages but that's about it. Wait - to increase the web browsing speed, we need to kill those self-starting videos first.
I don't see any! When my adblocker crashes it's a serious shock just how much worse it's got.
I didn't used to mind but they got so intrusive with pop ups and things sliding down the page and even interrupting crappy cat videos on youtube that something had to be done.
Advertisers only have themselves to blame that I don't see their stuff, but I'm a stingy git anyway so they aren't missing much cash from me!
If it works better on phones it would sweep everything else in a year. Companies are going crazy looking for new features to make us want new cameras every year. I'm surprised no one thought of this before!
"Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care."
If a few tech companies decide to implement it as standard and you end up having to buy a new camera to stay compatible I suspect you might start caring.
nasuryono: Hi, I'm Andrew Suryono, the one who took the Orangutan picture #11. Just wanted to say thank you for all the kind words and support here.
If you want to see a bigger version of the image on the screen, you can view it at my SmugMug page >> http://photoseis.smugmug.com/Public/Portfolio/i-pDWdXjr/A
I'm glad to be a part of the wonderful DPReview community!
Good stuff Andrew, I love that sunset one.
wildbild: The usual amateur competition pictures. Nothing outstanding in my view.
Any of yours in there?
Holger Drallmeyer: Just look at those artifacts in the sky. What's up with that?
Nope, can't see anything wrong there. Maybe time for an eye test?
In fact, I think the IQ is really good. If anyone got me one for Christmas I wouldn't put it on ebay.
Jeff R: Film now seems so much simpler to deal with! Long live 35mm and 120 film!
I think the problem is your denial.
"It's a Leica's sensor not a Leica sensor"
Splitting hairs, it's all the same if it's YOUR £5000 camera off to the repair shop because of something Leica put inside it.
nicolaiecostel: Could this be the nail in the coffin ?
Nah, Leica users will look at it as an endearing quirk, all part of the joy of ownership.
The company is one of the few camera companies making a profit. This won't sink them.
How aboutRaw - you're sounding pretty desperate now.
The thing about film is that the problems you mention were very, very rare. I never lost a good shot in fact. Compare that to your beloved - and very expensive - Leica sensor that will always be ruined unless it's constantly replaced. It doesn't sound such a good deal to me.
Lovely subject and composition. And such high image quality from such a small camera!
"I think it made me better by making me worse" - This is a valuable statement. Some time with this beast would make us all better by making us concentrate on what is required in an image and all that is really needed to get it.
I remember having a manual Pentax with one 55mm lens, you learn what photography is with a set up like that, technology isn't bad but I think camera makers deliberately make it seem like their gear is doing something incredibly sophisticated to get the image, when really there are only a couple of parameters you can change.