KariIceland: Truly disturbing images, the one of the execution speaks volume more about the photographer rather than the ones doing the execution, the photographer is worse in my opinion in this case.
You may think that war photographers are soulless but they do agonise over their role. It's easy to tell yourself you are performing an important job in getting images to the world in the hope they will wake up to what's going on, but they also have to live with themselves for staying apart.
Some have killed themselves in an inability to resolve this inner conflict. Photography is critical to the way we understand the world, imagine the 20th century without people like Don McCullin. These pictures are an illustration we need to bring it home in a way mere words never could.
It's a long way down to the comments with all those ads ;-)
I'd really like one of these as a compact carry-around. Luckily they are so unpopular my local shop sells the M1 for less than half its original RRP! In a few weeks I'll get the improved version here for about as much...
They also have a shelf full of XE-1's that no one will want because of the XE-2's sitting next to it. Ditto loads of other makes too...
I'd hate to be a camera shop owner. I don't know whose fault it all is, the manufacturers for selling half baked cameras in the first place or the consumer for always waiting for a bit because they know it will need firmware updates and the price will go down almost immediately.
Shane Zeppelin: I do graphic design, take photos for our brochures, and edit them and I can say this little camera takes great photos. I mainly bought it because I got tired of hauling my T2i and its lenses around in a 12 lb. camera backpack. I wanted something lightweight I could take with me anywhere, and remain in the Canon ecosystem.
In a small 4.5”x5.5”x8.5” bag I can take this camera, 2 lenses, a Perfect Hood Eye viewfinder, a compact Manfrotto Pixi Mini tripod, a lens hood, 2 extra batteries, battery charger, additional SD cards, lens wipe, strap, and rain cover and it weighs less than 2 lbs.
For the street price I don’t think there is a better camera out there that takes better photos with the same versatility.
I think the M2 updates are notable, but I can agree that there is room for an M-Pro with built-in flash, view finder, and updated sensor.
"I can agree that there is room for an M-Pro with built-in flash, view finder, and updated sensor."
Why not just buy a 100D?
Jacques Cornell: Note to DPR - The slideshow stops at slide 8: everything after that just jumps to a page on the Sony Store. Bleah!
Download Adblock plus and be done with it!
But it won't work with Internet Explorer, but no one uses that anymore right?
inti4444: Have you noticed the different shapes, well it is part of the Chaos theorem.Each crystal is unique.Beautiful pictures.
The different types are caused by the particular mix of humidity and temperature always giving the same basic shape. Alter one or the other even slightly and you get a different basic shape.
But they remain apparently unique, though I haven't checked them all yet...
Fantastic work, isn't nature wonderful! Hard to believe they are natural structures.
ysengrain: And what about somme incredible Zeiss lens ?
I wouldn't buy anything from Amazon as their warranty is only a month for electronics! Buy from a proper camera shop where you'll get better customer service.
Amazon treat employees like cattle and don't pay corporation tax! Boycott!
chooflaki: I have been using the DF for two days now. Great IQ and state of the art manual focus. Does eveything else it should do. I didn't know ugly could be so beautiful. Looks like I will be becoming a hipster.
Can I ask how well the aperture ring on old lenses works with the DF?
At the sort of ISO I'd use the DF looks like the worst of the bunch. Just as well as it looks rather naff with all those dials...
WeddingEtCetera Com: Today, the DMC-GM1 is in my hands. It is almost too small. An element begins to bother me. It is impossible to place a quick release plate for photo or video tripod with another lens than the Panasonic 12-32 or 14. With the Olympus 17 mm, it is limit. Direction La Grand Bibliothèque de Paris behind my home.I am surprised by the reactivity of the DMC-GM1. It is immediate. Faster than the DMC-GH3. The touch-sensitive screen is reactive too. Even too much. Take care where you put fingers. Too low on the screen, you modify the white balance without being careful. The screen glorifies the images but without betraying them really. What you see is what you will get …Return at home. The editing is also simple as for the DMC-GH3. The audio dubbing is essential. The audio recording is mediocre. To use only indoor.Now it just needs a nice case to carry the DMC-GM1. Enjoy your Panasonic.
Film Video Test Review on > http://vimeo.com/80144049
Why would you buy a tiny P&S if you want to use a tripod? This little thing is obviously designed for casual snaps not serious work.
I'm getting one for Crimbo...
Couscousdelight: A very, very cute camera, it could be my first M.L..Is it possible to use a external E.V.F. on it ?
fooddudeone: I am very happy that they didn't include the Ricoh GR (imo, the very Best "pocket camera" of all time...well, at least, to date). Excluding it from this list means that less people will have it and don't know what "that mysterious/neat/sleek/understated camera" is when they see it on the streets :) ...the GR will be more obscure in the best possible way and only a camera for people in the know.
Yeah, I'm sure Ricoh will be thrilled no-one knows what their gear looks like! Sounds like they'll go bust if you get your way.....
Good stuff. Keep it coming...
"Render" - LOL
"Depth of Field" you got that right.....
All I can see is that the Nikon pegs are a bit less contrasty than Sony or Canon. Given that I shoot raw I could get away with choosing the camera that feels best in my hand.
But then I'd do that anyway as obsession with IQ is pointless as these sort of close up comparisons don't tell you anything about how your shots will turn out...
Kwick1: Am I the only one that absolutely hates the new test scenes? So dark, drab. Tough to find areas to compare easily.
spiderhunter: It appears that Canon and Nikon are so complacent with their toaster-sized DSLRs that they are blind to what is going around them. They can reduce the size of things but they just don't do it. The song "the times they are a-changing" comes to mind. Sure, they still have their lion's share of the pro market but I feel Sony has rocked the boat. The Sony FF mirrorless are still not there yet when it comes to AF tracking abilities ( but great for non-action work) and battery life but given time and more RD, they will get there. I hope the size of truly capable pro models will get lighter, not heavier.
Hand phones got lighter and smaller. The early models were gigantic by comparison. Compactness and portability is what manufacturers should aim for. Yes, there is a limit as to how small FF lenses can go but striving to reduce sizes and making things lighter are surely the way to go.
Go Sony, go! Show them the way!
Dave Oddie, all I can say is, each to their own. I had a look at a Sony and hated the EVF in the usual way I have with the things. Seems like unnecessary technology to me, and they aren't anywhere near as pleasant to use as an EVF, maybe one day they'll be good enough for me but as of now if all cameras had them I would take up oil painting.
D1N0: No real drawback from more mp in high iso. I guess that with current technology a 48mp sensor would also be usable.
The only problem with more pixels is the room they take up on the hard drive! If this stupidity goees on we'll need a different laptop to store each photo on.
It isn't like it makes the pics any better, just bigger. How big do you need them to be for heavens sake? I've never printed larger than A3 and my 12mp D90 does that with quality to spare. It's marketing not photography.
Cane: So funny listening to people's viewfinder battle. Are any of you really trying to convince the other side of something? It's like yelling at clouds.
"So funny listening to people's viewfinder battle. Are any of you really trying to convince the other side of something? It's like yelling at clouds."
It's called a discussion. One person has one opinion, and someone else has another one. Quite incredible that you haven't come across different viewpoints before really.