I'm looking for portraits of animals with both black and white colors over a *significant portion* of their exterior.
You have a lovely dog, but the amount of white hair visible is just not significant enough. Sorry.
WhoozOn1st: Half star off for jingoistic caption.
Says the guy who finished 202nd (dead last) in his last challenge entry.
Lots of entries alright. Just that it seems people have very different definitions of 'cityscape.'
Foto21: D40x had a focus motor, and realistic image rendering and a battery that lasted a while. Since then, Nikon has decided to hobble its most portable dSLR size, not by making openly amateur, but by having it have pretenses to more while being enough a ripoff that you keep it past the trial date.
Meanwhile the oily D600, and mammoth D7100 (with other rumored problems), prove why Nikon bodies have yet to recover from the tsunami of 09.
Fanboys, give me a break. I'm still waiting for an afforable Nikon that doesnt suck. I guess I should buy a D610 since I can't get a good Nikon body for less than that price.
What's the tsunami of 09?
Zeisschen: looks like the Olympus fanboy camp activated enough believers to save their brands ass :D
Using the word cheapskate here is entirely inappropriate and actually makes you the hater and a pathetic one at that.
Thanks! I'm very pleased to place 6th out of so many entries :)
babalu: Since the advent of advanced MFT systems such as Olympus and Panasonic, I have stopped looking at Nikon as a potential supplier . Might go back to them when they do some innovation that includes price spans below $2500.-
Relevance of bringing your puny cameras into this conversation? That's some powerful koolaids you MFT fanboys are drinking.
larrytusaz: I've been a Nikon fan for years, but this is ridiculous. This smacks of something Apple would do. I avoid Apple like the plague for this very reason.
I now use Sony NEX vs Nikon DSLRs due to the size/quality combination, it equals my old D5100 (and the D7000) in image quality, but is way smaller. Nonsense like this only makes me more glad I've changed. I have 2 separate generic batteries for my NEX-F3 and they do just as well as the Sony one.
The only Nikon I still have is the J1, & that's only because my older Sony C3 was getting too banged up taking it everywhere on my hip, so I got a J1 brand-new for only $155 as my "don't give a crap" camera. Imagine that, what a slogan--"Nikon, for when you don't really give a crap."
And for the record, I have 2 generic EN-EL20s for the J1, and they do just fine, even with the J1 having up-to-date firmware. But if they ever change the firmware, I'll remember to look out for this (I still have the current J1 firmware on my PC).
"This smacks of something Apple would do."
After upgrading to iOS 7, my iPhone started to report that the charging cable I am using is not original Apple. But it still works; I can charge my phone like before.
So nope, Nikon is worse. They actually render those batteries useless.
justmeMN: The Canon SL1/100D is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, and weights 18% less than the Olympus E-M1.
"the mirrorless onslaught"
You sir, are funny.
trulandphoto: This might just be my next EOS-M lens. But do I get EF mount so I can use it with my 7D and the adapter on the EOS-M or the EF-M mount version?
We're around. We're just a tad more mature on the evolution scale.
Peter Bendheim: The EOS-M in it's current form with the firmware upgrade is a surprisingly nice little camera to use. It's really small with the pancake lens, absolutely solid build that is all magnesium alloy, a tempered glass LCD and pretty good image quality. I like it's ergonomic simplicity, it's easy to use, the lenses are metal bodied, and the IQ is great. The pancake lens is razor sharp, for example. Really as good as anyone could wish for. It would be nice if it had a viewfinder that one could attach. It's also a refreshing design break from all the fake retro, fake leather, Leica look a-likes, and other gimmicks.Hate it as much as you like, folks, especially those of you that have never tried it, but it occupies a deserved place in my camera bag along with the bigger and flashier gear, and has produced images I am very happy with and that form part of my portfolio. I'm sure Canon will eventually produce a more pro model, but this camera isn't half as bad as most of you would like it to be.
"I wonder how many people who comment here actually own or have used the EOS-M."
Most of these folks are m43 fanboys, if you look at their posting history you'll see. The one thing I know about them is that they spend an awfully large amount of time attacking and mocking other camera brands and types.
They hate FFs (Nikon and Canon), anything Sony, Fuji, etc. And of course the EOS M. Really immature and childish, really.
Most telling is, when you look at forums of the other cameras, members there hardly ever mention the m43 system, let alone flame them all the time. It just feels like the m43 fanboys are compensating for something.
AbrasiveReducer: I figured it out. In order to fend off mirrorless cameras, Canon has introduced a new system with 3 lenses and a second body that they know nobody will buy, just to prove their boring old SLRs are better. It's an expensive but diabolically clever approach!
Clever indeed. That's why they're making money. Unlike some other camera makers.
Gregm61: All THREE lenses of the system. Wow.....what a "committment" ;)
Lens quantity can grow in the future for a system. But not the sensor size ;) ;) ;)
tron555: What is the reason it will not be sold in the European or US markets? Seems like that limits the sales possibilities just a bit? Does anyone know why Canon is doing this? I'm not interested in such an ugly, bland camera with so few features, just wondering why they limit sales to only one region.
Ugly and bland? Try worrying about how your pictures look, instead of how your camera looks.
Catalin Stavaru: Basically, there wasn't a lot that was wrong with the EOS M. Autofocus is now fixed, picture-to-picture time much reduced, and Wi-Fi added. Basic very compact camera with the highest APS-C image quality. I am beginning to like it. Hopefully I can pick up one for $300 soon.
$300? You'll have to wait a while. Canon is asking for $627 now.
Lawrencew: "It appears that the EOS M2 won't be sold in either the European or US markets."
is that because you know it won't, or just speculation on DPR's part because there has been no European or US announcement yet?
What does that say about Canada? They got the 11-22.
reginalddwight: I think Canon made a huge mistake with the EOS M2 by forgoing a killer pink version.
Those are mid-term special edition release coming in a few months.
"These two features are very serious missing."
I'm more upset that this new model still doesn't make me coffee in the morning and doesn't pick up my dry cleaning. Ridiculous!
Apple is like the rail-thin chick who can eat anything she wants and still look gorgeous and get hit on left and right.
Apple-haters are like those who chew on celery and still gain 10 pounds a week. They are totally annoyed that other phones are faster, have more features, cheaper, etc. but Apple still outsells them.
Who do they take out their anger on? The "stupid" iSheep that enable Apple, of course.
dale thorn: Is the biometric mandatory? I'd like to know how I can avoid being fisted by Apple, although it's certainly inevitable in the coming apocalypse.
"No fingerprints from me for NSA :)"
They don't need it. They can crack any kind of encryption out there so they'll get to your info anytime they want.