That's a pity. A dude at work has the previous model, his output looks very good.
Very cool, and very creative.
alegator: That first picture looks like a graveyard...I wouldn't enter a russian rocket, not even drunk.
Since when did Lockheed Martin buy anything because it's cheap? The US buys Russian RD-180 rocket engines because they're the most efficient in the world, and they just work. Over the past decades, enormous money was spent on the Space Shuttle program at the expense of everything else. As a result, a lot of rocket engine expertise was lost. It's a shame because the US really was second to none in rocket engine design during the Apollo missions.
Higuel: The whole point of the torch is to carry THE flame! Absolutely no point in taking it unlit! With all this work and expense, the least they could do was devise some kind of safety transparent cover to encapsule it and have it working! Otherwise is simply pointless!
Why "inside" a spaceship. It can burn perfectly well outside. That's what engines do. It doesn't even need to burn for long. But even inside, if it doesn't burn too long, the flame would be perfectly fine. ISS is a big place, and they can haul all the oxygen necessary up there. It used to be that the atmosphere in spacecraft was pure oxygen, but once a few of our astronauts burned alive, that was changed to air (nitrogen + oxygen).
Oxygen can be supplied from the torch itself, same principle as with rocket engines. Those guys have been launching stuff into space for 65 years now. Do you think that maybe they have a modicum of competence?
Why? Their safety record is second to none.
Waimak Stud: Um... Priorities? A country that doesn't yet want people to have equal freedoms under the law wants to send an Olympic torch into space? That doesn't make you look great, it kinda just makes you look like d1cks.
Umm, which country are you talking about? The US doesn't have "equal freedoms" either in most states. And Russian Space Agency is the only one that can take anything into space anytime it wants. The US doesn't have a launch vehicle.
Yanko Kitanov: Call me back when this ...thing supports Capture One Pro full version and can process >30mb raw files in it in less than 30min.
According to Anandtech, iPad Air has CPU equivalent to that of a 2010 Intel-based laptop. So just because it doesn't do something doesn't mean it can't do it.
photogeek: What Nikon needs right now is both APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, with much smaller and lighter bodies and lenses. Not this retro BS that weighs 10 pounds with a decent lens on it.
They'll "differentiate" themselves in the same way as 8x10" wooden cameras did: by dying.
Auke B van der Weide: Too bad Nikon didnt have the balls to skip the LCD screen and make it really cheap and sturdy :). Bombproof camera's like the FM3a or FM2 dont have any bells and wizzles at the back, just a huge viewfinder would be good enough for me, with a digital viewfinder as hybrid overlay to review the files. We'll find out soon enough wat is really PURE about this camera, cant wait :).
Not even Leica "has the balls" to skip the LCD screen.
What Nikon needs right now is both APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, with much smaller and lighter bodies and lenses. Not this retro BS that weighs 10 pounds with a decent lens on it.
photogeek: Frankly, I don't think it will succeed at that price. Sony has set the price ceiling now. It needs to be less than A7R, since A7R looks retro enough, while being barely larger than NEX-7 (which is small).
I use Zeiss lenses on my NEX. Wake me up when you can do AF with Zeiss lenses on your Nikon, OK?
Frankly, I don't think it will succeed at that price. Sony has set the price ceiling now. It needs to be less than A7R, since A7R looks retro enough, while being barely larger than NEX-7 (which is small).
4.0 is looooong overdue.
Impulses: $400 mini vs $230 Nexus 7... Tough sale, I didn't think there'd be a price hike with the Retina display but I guess it makes sense if they're keeping the old one. Selling the old model well into 2014 would be rather odd tho... It's gonna start dragging a-- with updates.
The flipside is that Java makes android accessible to _inexperienced_ programmers as well. And the result can be easily seen in the Play Store.
I had three Nexus tablets so far (2 previous gen 1 current). All were busted in one way or another. One started getting unbearably slow after a while, one died completely, and this latest one is also not entirely problem free either. This is also the last one I will buy. I've suffered enough with this crap.
And no, it's not rooted. I have no time to tinker with gadgets, I just need them to work reliably every time I fire them up.
Nexus 7 sucks, I'm sorry. Wi-Fi dies on mine all the time, battery life is not great, app selection is poor, it hangs sometimes, Netflix app is worse than on iOS, aspect ratio is wrong, charging is slow (due to micro usb), need I continue? Mine is going to eBay as soon as the new minis hit the store shelves.
Amazing innovation right there. Why don't you guys just fold up the tent and leave the market to Sony instead. Oh, I forgot, you just did.
Scripps23: If Nikon wanted to make this new lens in the tradition of the retired Nikon 58mm "Noct" lens, as its press release states, then it should have made it an f/1.2 lens. To charge almost $1,700 for a 58mm f/1.4 lens when you can buy a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens for $439.00 is a joke! This new $1,700 lens will certainly separate the rational photographers from the fools and obessed collectors.
Except Nikon's 50mm f/1.4 only gets sharp by the time it reaches f/2.8, so one could argue it's really a f/2.8 lens by Leica standards.
Rod McD: Finally here after so much anticipation....... High res FF IQ from a small, sealed digital camera with a decent built in EVF and weighing only 470gms. I can't envisage a better landscape/hiking/street/travel camera. Kudos to Sony. I'm going to have to start saving.
Major questions for me are : 1) legacy glass compatibility with DSLR WAs since there are no prime lenses yet wider than 35mm or longer than 55mm; 2) the native lens road map; and 3) the Australian price - I sincerely hope that it's comparable with the US prices quoted here......
>> hope that it's comparable with the US prices quoted here.
But you know it'll be at least twice as much. Your government likes taxes and import duties way more than US government does.