I am Russian. Dear friends, is why so many negative reviews? Moreover, the emphasis is on the nationality of the photographer. Sorry for bad English.
I just can't understand any of the negative remarks. These are wonderful photographs. The use of Photoshop, the gender of the photographer, the fact that these are children....hey, none of these are germane to the finished product: good looking and beautiful images.
I like them.
Problematic part of the world? Do not worry about us. We're fine. Think better about yourself.
Stephan Def: Its obvious to see that these images were done with some high-end Hardware and advanced software processing. So the storyline about a "family farm in rural russia" looks pretty contructed to me.
Shes from Moscow, somehow achieving high income or she has some generous benefactor, which is not so unusual for aspiring hipp fotographers. So she could just as well be someone from the New York art scene who took shots on the "Family Farm" in upper Newyork/Vermont.
The Fotos are nice, imo, the storyline sucks.
How long have you been in Moscow?
Coliban: What a beautiful camera.
And a straight forwarded User-Interface: ISO-dial, Speed dial. Exposure Compensation and the aperture ring on the lens. It is really the same UI as with an analog camera. That was no too complicated, to discover that a UI which was good for our hands and minds during the last 100 years, is somehow still the UI which we can handle. Although evolution is fast, it is not so fast to change the function of our hands within a period of 100 years.
In some way i am a Nikon fanboy and i wonder if Nikon is able to a) produce a Df2 which is a really full analog-wise digital camera and b) if Nikon is able to abandon this N1 nonsense (through my eyes) and build a high quality APS-C compact SLR-Style mirror less camera like the coming Fuji X-T1. If Nikon do this step, it would be an serious rival to Fuji on that area. I would like to see such a Nikon. Only my dream
Do you have Nikon DF?
ogl: EU keeps killing Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Estonia.
Democrats made a mess.
Elliot234567: Although the camera it was modeled after was attractive in its own way, I think this camera is just plain UGLY. It is just Gaudy and cheap looking to me. To compare it to a Canon F1 is insulting to the Canon which may have been the best looking camera ever made. This is a chunky, clunky, amateur camera, both crippled and with a high price. I really don't understand who would buy this? I can only guess it is for people who don't know much about cameras.
I bought DF. Gorgeous camera.
caver3d: So, maybe Olympus should sue Sony and Nikon for copying the Olympus retro OM-D design/look for their digital cameras. After all, Olympus came up with the first digital camera with the retro "hump".
Do NIKON hump real and fake in Olympus.
ChrishsChan: I have the chance to play with the A7 and A7r last Sunday at the Sony promotion in Vancouver. I used a SD card of Class 10 for both of the cameras. I found the A7 performance is acceptable for it's features and value. For the A7r, my first impression with this camera is totally unacceptable. The Sony guy told me the camera is a pre-production one, no idea whether it is real, I don't think Sony will let people play with such a camera if they want people to buy it. My conclusion is dead slow. I did three continuous photos, then, the camera image processing became very slow to respond. It took at least one minute before it could give us a result (photo) display on the LCD screen. Hope this is for a pre-production one. How can it match with other full frame cameras.
"...Gordon Laing tested the A7r and said it was as fast as the D800e in continuous shooting mode..."
white shadow: Wow! 1629 comments in just a few hours. That must be the new record. There are definitely a lot of keen people out there.
The image quality from this camera is definitely first class. It can even surpass that from the Canon 5DMk3. However, one must beware of the downside which will "break" this camera.
# VERY SLOW AUTOFOCUS ESPECIALLY IN LOW LIGHT.# Sony's usual "not so friendly" user interface.# Current shortage of compatible lenses # Slow tracking and continuous focus
For such an expensive supposely PRO grade camera, there is no external charger. It might be convenient at times to charge batteries inside the camera but doing so will not allow the owner to use the camera. It is also hazzardous as a current surge will destroy the camera.
This is definitely early times. Sony is always good at innovation but lets see whether they will really make an alternatve system camera to rival Canon, Nikon or even Olympus.
Professional photographers are holding their breath or will they?
As usual for Sony, the next version will not :-)
ProfHankD: Wow! It's beating the D800 fairly easily -- didn't expect that. It also blows away the Canon 5D III (there's more detail in the A7R at 6400 than in the 5D III at 50), but that was not entirely unexpected.
It looks like Sony is retaining detail really well in JPEGs while nicely removing somewhat more sensor color noise than the competition that shows up in the raw. This might be the best JPEG engine I've seen in a camera so far.... I will admit to also wondering if the color noise isn't noise at all, but artifacting due to the lack of an AA filter? If so, congrats to the lens used, because that would mean it's well past Nyquist for a 36MP FF sensor....
PS: Look at the Jack in the comparison scene. Interesting that only the A7R doesn't make the Jack's hair go the wrong direction with artifacting....
Do you have a D800?
Peter Hayward: I just wish Nikon would fix how 'tabs' work in their dialog boxes in Capture NX. Reported previously over last three years or so. No feedback. Not yet done. So simple to fix. Pity.
Saving NEF without saving JPEG there for a long time.Selected in the preferences
Maciek_Leopolis: @Higuel/ "Absolutely no point in taking it unlit!"Except for 'enlighting' that whole Putin's propaganda... :(
Unlit "olimpic flame" sent into space for h(uge) load of money - isn't it a beautiful image of that post-Soviet phenomenon?
GULAG?American Holocaust: D. Stannard (Oxford Press, 1992) - "more than 100 million dead" Do not forget?
1drey: DPR, don't you want to bring on the front page a photograph of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of Pussy Riot group - she is missing somewhere in the guts of re-born Gulag, hiding from the relatives, her advocates and public. Against all laws - even damned Putin's laws!
Did DPR got money from Putin's PR agency?
This intelligent replica!Bravo!
Artpt: @ 1drey, I read your link and saw the Pussy Riot documentary....she is committed and they cannot kill her for fear of martyrdom...keep the posts coming with updates...there are many causes and few interested.
Women of this type are called ... Do not tell me how?
Ranford Stealth: And still it goes on. Seeing as how the Sony fanboys/trolls/naysayers have REALLY rattled their sabres here and taken things up to Defcon 5, I can only assume this is gonna be a great camera. The last time I saw such vitriol from these guys was when the Fuji X100S was released, which like the DF, was misguided, overpriced (aren't they all? Bar Sony of course) and couldn't possibly be any good. Save your 3 grand for the RX1, now there's money well spent apparently. Look just don't buy the damn DF and be content with what you've got. Or design your own dslr and submit it to Sony or Olympus, because those Nikon swine won't listen to you. I can't imagine why not. And while we're at it can we see some pictures shot at 1/8000th sec? I want to see all the stuff I'm missing out on. Thanks
Nepolzhivye here and there?