There are purists and artists in many hobbies, for example classic cars and custom cars. The difference between them is that artists generally appreciate both final products but purists think everyone should conform to their self-inflicted rules.
Mind you the example above is way too easy. Try a correctly exposed foreground but with a blown sky including a tree line.
This seems to be the only forum area working, I can't post to anywhere else and all post are 3 hours old. Is anyone from dpr looking in?
The words best and popular have different meanings. While I’m on the subject the word awesome should be reserved for things like volcanic eruptions not the colour of ones socks.
wkay: tail fins
No, they’d poke you in the eyes. How about a hood (lens) ornament like the spirit of ecstasy on a Rolls, the ‘my cameras better than yours’ types would love it.
OK I’m being really really picky but; does anyone else not like the indentation running along the front top of body. It makes it look like the camera has been dropped on the lens and the body was pushed in. It’s one of those design flourishes that serve no purpose and the camera would look better without it. My background is in design so that may explain why I care about these little points. Apart from that this camera looks great.
RadPhoto: Doesn't this look like Sony NEX? Can't Samsung come up with something original?
You do realize that Samsung NX cameras came out before Sony NEX cameras, so it is actually the other way around. Sony even ripped off the name!
Why are the test shots so utterly out of focus? They seem to have focused on the watch at the front with little depth of field. DPR have loads of test shots like these and people then use them to trash the cameras involved. I think I have heard them say that they can’t get enough depth of field with some lens and sensor types, but then I would say redesign the target object group to allow for clear front to back focus. Given this is supposed to be the premier testing site it does not make sense that so many of their test shots are poor, this also includes many of the sample gallery shots.
These forums are full of people with childish agendas. This camera is probably just the first of a line of new ef-m mount cameras. I’m sure they will bring out something for the geeks (like me) later. The real issue though, is this argument that the camera doesn’t bring anything new and is a NEX rip off. First, it’s a camera, with a body shape, a screen and place to stick a lens, just like every other camera before it. What exactly did you expect? Of course it looks something like a NEX, but remember Samsung’s NX came out before the Sony, so is Sony a rip off? If you have Canon glass you now have the start of a range of true live view cameras to use it on, surely a good thing. Please note that these comments are made by a non-Canon shooter, who is being positive about a new camera no matter who makes it.
If you want to see all the images, just go to the pricing part of their website. I like the photos but £3000 for a £10 print seems expensive to me but if you buy into the idea of limited editions I suppose you’ll be happy with it.