I still don't keep 99% of my RAW files. But I guess if my trip cost a few million dollars, I will keep them all.
Seems like the train in picture is this:
Given that it is in HK, I'm surprised so few people are on their smartphone.
Fuji and Panasonic are known to offer some really good value enhancing firmware updates.
Olympics and Sony on the other hand...
All I see is 2 photographers flirting...
NetMage: These are the kind of features I expected to see. Imagine being able to output video where focus moves smoothly from subject to subject - a lot of work now, but it could be automated.
Absolutely! Lots of people cannot tell the difference between 720p and 1080i. Even more people are still watching 480i DVDs with their 1080p HDTV.
Video resolution does not need to be very high anyway. Even 1280 x 720 is acceptable. But that is still a lot of data to parse.
In the mean time, I think stop motion animation is a good fit? One problem with stop motion is (miniature) subjects going out of focus. Maybe Lytro is great for this.
I think Samsung should make a smartphone out of it. Ditch the folding display and we have the world's first interchangeable lens smartphone. Galaxy NX!
3 years is not really long term. Most people can get 2 years warranty (by default in some countries or by paying with American Express).
About 10 years ago, many Canon digital cameras, suffer from sensor problem. Canon gave me a free refurbished (A530) camera long after warranty expired on my A70. It also repaired my other Canon for free, both cameras are over 3 years old.
The live view relay is pretty cool and I like how it can control flash but the device only supports Nikon and Canon cameras. And Android version is still being worked on (even though they shown a Samsung phone above).
joe6pack: Or you can just buy generic ones from eBay for 1/4 of the price right now. There is no lens on these things. And given they are extension tubes, the thickness does not even need to be accurate.
I am reading it as $100 for EACH extension tube. That seems quite outrageous to me.
You can buy metal 16mm + 10mm extension tubes for less than $50. For those who are worrying about the sides not being perfectly parallel. I have not heard anyone complaining about their legacy lens adapters. Many can be found for less than $10 and full metal to boot. I think there were a study done and effectively the difference between a cheap brand and name brand is too small to be concerned.
Extension tubes are generally used for shorter focal lengths. As the lens focal length increases, the effect of extension tube reduces. So I don't expect someone using them with a heavy 200mm prime. For many, even plastic tubes are fine.
I assume stabilization works on legacy lens too? Say, user can enter the focal length, etc?
With the announcement, I think the A7 will drop below $1000 this holiday season.
Or you can just buy generic ones from eBay for 1/4 of the price right now. There is no lens on these things. And given they are extension tubes, the thickness does not even need to be accurate.
Lan: I know I'm swimming against the tide here, but I can't understand why anyone would buy a camera because it's small, and then deliberately go and make it bigger?!?
Use two hands to hold the camera (any camera) and the grip problem is solved. You don't need to buy a grip, you need to get a grip ;)
"it doesn't make any difference to size" - Yes it does. It makes getting in and out of pocket more difficult. What it may not affect are the dimensions "on paper".
joe6pack: They should make a 24mm F1.8.
After all, 50mm F1.4 with adapters can be bought used for $80 or less. If that is not good enough, a focal reducer made by Mitakon itself can be had for another $150.
Besides, didn't we hear too much about pixel vignetting. How digital sensors cannot take advantage of lens < F1.4, etc?
You are right! I even commented on the news and I forgot.
Link to samples (including the 24mm F1.7):http://www.zyoptics.net/uncategorized/zhongyi-optics-release-sample-photos-videos-new-mitakon-42-5mm-f1-2-24mm-f1-7/
They should make a 24mm F1.8.
If it is created for vehicle, couldn't the sensor be made bigger?
pacnwhobbyist: Doesn't SanDisk already provide this kind of sealing on their SD cards?
I just checked my 16GB Samsung SDHC. It also says Temperature Proof "-13 to 185 degrees F." Which translates to -25C to 85C.
And it costs me $5 + tax.
I have several 8-16GB Samsung SD / MicroSD cards that also claim to be " water, shock, magnet" proof. All purchased for $10 or less.
lbuclk=: Why a '" guaranteed replacement in 48 hours in the event a card fails " what happens after hour 49? seems too short of a plan.
I seriously doubt any photographer is willing to discard (send back) a corrupted SD card in order to get a new one. After all, an SD card is cheap. The photos on the SD card is far more valuable.
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