Now, how about that; Adobe continues on the Open Source path, now also with Photoshop - unintentionally though!
Anyway; no more Acrobat Reader on my machines - seems to be one of the best documented platforms for security breaches...
victorian squid: They really should have virtual film. Instead of the useless creative effects they've got now for direct to JPG, why not virtual film? Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Velvia, Optima, Pan, and associated ASA/ISO. That would be a direct to JPG effect I might actually use.
It'd be even funnier if you had to "wind" the sucker for each shot. And, you'd have to spend extra for a battery grip that would allow you to shoot multiple shots in succession! Nikon could bleed folks an extra $400 for that goody alone!
Oh - didn't see Frank's comments below - I guess I wasn't as facetious as I thought!
...as for physically "winding the film", this was done in R-D1 - you had to do it!
falconeyes: @anybody commenting on price:
The 3000$ claim was fake, there is nothing known about the price. DPR article has been updated too.
A strong blow to Hasselblad; camera manufacturers start releasing cameras with wooden grips on their own! How did this happen? No one saw it coming...
sixtiesphotographer: On October 18, 2013, Fuji updated the firmware once again to revision 2.0
Fujifilm Finepix X100 firmware V1.30http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/05/15/Fujifilm-WCL-X100-wide-angle-converter-lens-firmware-v-1-3-0
Fujifilm Finepix X100 firmware V2.00http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/10/18/back-from-the-dead-fujifilm-boosts-x100-with-major-firmware-upgrade
QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!
What background? I only saw eyes...
Like the Lunar and the Stellar, this one is also a fake from Hasselblad - no matter what it will look like when released...
Now, how about that; Adobe goes Open Source - unintentionally though!
People arguing about the relevance of such a lens and about this type of news being relevant to DPReview. Well, a newly developed Petzval lens is certainly much more relevant and likely to bring joy and fun back into photography than an insanely priced Hasselblad re-branded Sony compact camera with a wooden grip. And the reviving of such a lens (by crowd-funding) is much more of photography news than the absurd marketing ploy by the investor that has taken over one of the truly inventive companies of the past.
So sad with the demise of this iconic company! What's next? An overpriced Sony Xperia phone with a wooden handle? Could be more visionary and meaningful though...
JohnEwing: The Colonel's lady and Molly O'Grady are sisters under the skin.
"The Ladies" by Rudyard Kiplinghttp://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/ladies.html
Judy O'Grady (Molly is a typo), a prostitute, and the Colonel's Lady (and all women) are all alike, seemed to be the conclusion. Nowadays the analogy is used to point out differences that are only superficial - fits the context here quite well...
Dames01: I don't understand the reactions to this product announcement. If this is not a camera for you, then just ignore it! Leica appeals to people who have a lot of money and are looking for something exclusive, and from that perspective I am sure it will appeal to these select few.
I am fully with you on this. Most comments on this article are of a somewhat sarcastic nature. Use of smileys should be mandatory... :-)
Agree, but wouldn't want to see DPReview become Top Gear Photography. And in line with the comment above by tabloid "Am looking forward to DP in depth review of the camera", this news will not make much impact - beyond entertainment. My concern is credibility, not of the Leica brand (they must know what they are doing), but DPReview content...
Why not look at it in this way; Panasonic, a well-known camera manufacturer, is selling cameras under its own brand as well as branded limited editions like G-Star/Leica, Paul Smith/Leica, other fashion brands...
Interestingly, my browser suggested "d'luxe" when when I typed "dlux" - kind of underlines the nature of this "Frankenstein" camera... ;-)
Kind of agree, but then this hardly qualifies as photography news...
Just to compare with the Olympus E-420 (mentioned often here) one might check this out:
...and Olympus OM-D E-M5:
johnmcpherson: A man once said "Rules are made to be broken."
With that said there is usually an exception to every composition rule. One must remember that composition rules are really guidelines.
The subject matter dictates how you frame it, not the other way around.
Take for instance the 'dead center rule'. At first glimpse; this may look like a hard and fast rule in composition but I have seen many examples where placing the subject in 'dead center' was the only way to achieve the desired result.
In the article above, the diagonal shift to the rule of thirds is an excellent example. If the rule of thirds was strictly followed on the vertical and horizontal planes, that photo would not work as well as it does.
The bottom line is this: Look at what you are taking a picture of and compose your image accordingly. If you just take the time to do this one simple thing it will improve your photography immensely.
Some claim that the full quote goes "Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind". This just further supports your point that rules don't do it all...
Dennis: Would really like to see Barney Britton (DPReview) to take a "pre-production" sample in (as with lots of other new cameras) to do a preview of the revised sensor at some point during early May. It would be a great DPReview followup on this, and I think Fujifilm kind of owe us that kind of openness. Please barney, could you arrange for that?
Barney, you're a star! :-)
Would really like to see Barney Britton (DPReview) to take a "pre-production" sample in (as with lots of other new cameras) to do a preview of the revised sensor at some point during early May. It would be a great DPReview followup on this, and I think Fujifilm kind of owe us that kind of openness. Please barney, could you arrange for that?
tinternaut: It's not nice to have a product recall but at least Fuji are doing something about their foo fighters.
...a car whose steering wheel falls off has a "different driving experience"...