munro harrap: IMHO this person photographed as images communicate better than our words do. I take pictures for the same reason. Any verbal remark or comment sounds "preachy".
But her pointless death need not be followed by any more photographers pointlessly dying- and death is pointless anyway, especially when it need not have happened.
If you have lived with anyone who has "served" in a war, or lived through it, they do not talk about it as it is obscene beyond words.
Obscene in the sense that it should not be shown as it corrupts and depraves the mind of the viewer. War photographs are as obscene as child pornography, and should not be seen.
We become as viewers the helpless distraught victims of the photographs of situations about which WE CAN DO NOTHING, because they are PAST.The war photograph cant stop what has happened at all, any more than famine pictures stop a famine, or pictures of a fire put the fire out.
War pictures are suffering and hate recorded and perpetuated, Spock out
On the contrary of what you claim, I am myself a war veteran. I have wasted 5 of my best years of life in a meaningless war. I would talk about what i have experienced with no problems. I believe those 5 years, if wasted, are still part of my life. Only by talking and by showing the reality of war, we can truly understand the cruelty of war. Comparing war photography with child pornography is total nonsense. While the latter is the ugliest crime the war photography, in my view, is a sacred act.
I understand that this law is meant as a necessary tool to have for stopping Paparazzi like photos and sounds recorded on politicians. Stupid politicians make such ambiguous laws to save their sorry selves but in reality they open for more corruption in the country. With such a law handy and vague to interpret, policemen on the street can stop anyone with a camera, check their photos and earn some more money!. I was in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities I have visited, last year, no need to go there anymore time.
jkoch2: Another reason why smart phones will survive and traditional cameras will die out. Authorities cannot possibly police everyone who appears to use a phone, even if some snap pictures.
Public opinion at large, not just in certain countries, holds casual public photography in contempt. It is on par with soul-snatching or humiliation of the subjects. Property owners fear they will be reported for code violation or illegal renting. Spouses, employees, or public functionaries fear photos will be used as evidence of misbehavior. An Iowa law makes unapproved photography of farm property a felony, since someone was taking pictures of migrant worker shanties, confined animals, or manure dumps and run-off.
Trouble, trouble, trouble. Ban cameras. Out of sight, out of mind. Or wink and nod.
Meanwhile, there is widespread support for official or owner video surveillance of public spaces, workplaces, and private property of any sort. Might makes right.
In Chinese cultural revolution, they even attacked birds in the sky. Do you think smart phones are more difficult than birds?
Fuzzfuzz: I just wish the Tokina 11-16 2.8 existed in Pentax k mount... That lens is the only lens i really miss to the k-mount
I'd like a zoom in k mount like 15-35.
With my budget I can only buy the EVF for this camera! Shall I invest in this system by buying the EVF and stop smoking and save money to get the camera later on? God, some people have money!
With this camera Pentax is quite mature for a great FF camera! Come on Ricoh, Sony has come with a point & shoot FF now!
Such a great looking camera. I wish I was a Nikonian! Come on Ricoh, before we, the remaining Pentaxians migrate there, they build such cameras lkke DF. Give us the digital LX!
waxwaine: Pentax, nowadays, present a Brillant bunch of DSLRs for every pocket. Lets see what happend to 645D and of course 135mmm. Personaly I´m not interest in FF, but I would like to jump in to a distant future to 645D format.
Yes, they have alot of dslrs except an FF. I have the K5 and am very satisfied already. My mind says, the only real upgrade would be to FF.