The article claims it's fully interactive. Given that description, I'm anticipating you can actually operate some features of the virtual camera. That doesn't appear to be the case. It just seems that each virtual button will simply launch a video.
Also, according to the video segment that I was allowed to see "The AF/MF button is the button you would use to backfocus". That doesn't seem like a good way to lead off when talking about AF/MF. I hope he gets a lot more in depth, but I suspect he merely shows you how to backfocus and not much more.
I'm a bit disappointed that DPReview would promote this via an "article". Let Gary buy an ad.
chewdoggydog: @brn.....don't b a dick.
I'm not being a dick. I seriously don't understand what the photo has going for it. To me, it looks like a misfire. If I'd taken that photo, I'd have deleted it.
I appreciate maxnoy for providing his/her perspective as to why it's a great image. I don't agree (except about the lighting), but I do appreciate maxnoy's response much more than yours.
I don't understand how #6 was even up for consideration.
Suntan: You can get a billion different, cheap LED flashlights off Amazon/Ebay.
Buy 3 for $10 combined, then JB weld them to a 1/4-20 nut... Boom, this product.
Far from it. 1500 lumens is quite a bit of light. The product is compact. It's adaptable. It comes with the ability to be wirelessly controlled. I think the price is reasonable. You'd pay a lot more than this if it was controllable by a DSLR.Not sure I get the quad-kit though. They're using some kind of funky math on the pricing there.
Jogger: Bought an android phone recently and immediately rooted it and disabled all of the Google spyware. I dont even have a Google account on it (you dont need one to use it).
JustSayNo To Google / NSA
So no to google, but still buy their products?
quezra: With these on, it would basically be impossible to fit most lens caps over the lens?
That was my concern as soon as I saw the filter. I'll never be able to get a lens cap on it. That's a level of lens protection I don't want to be without.
utomo99: 36 cameras is too much. if they can reduce the cameras number maybe they can reduce the price. but try to keep the image quality good enough
Reduce the number of cameras. Keep the price the same, but improve the image quality. I thought it was interesting until I saw the images.
hzmeyer: Sorry, but Drobo is not idiot proof. I had one for several years. It had 3 HDs and I thought my photos were totally protected. One day I wanted to format a travel drive and casually placed the cursor on that drive- I thought. It actually was in between that travel drive and Drobo in MY COMPUTER and, as you might guess, it chose Drobo. I clicked FORMAT and years of photos were gone in an instant. You might say to always have several backups. Well, I thought I did- 3 to be exact.
As others indicate, the normal user (yourself) should NEVER use live redundancy in lieu of a backup. They're not the same. One backs up your data, the other merely improves uptime. Get your backup situation figured out first, then think about RAID. Never equate them.
Mrrowe8: These are super priced till you contemplate the idea of mobile shooting the battery is. 800$ so at that point alien bees make more sense. .. If your not going do any out door shooting or out door and can't use a plug in car jack these are super idea
You can use the same portable power with both systems.
Michael Piziak: No. 3 caught my eye as fake too. How does one stand on a ledge and their shadow is directly below them ?
I think Michael's initial reaction is correct. The rock sticking out of the water is clearly front lit and creating a reflection. The man is not.
This is getting so far out of hand, the next thing you know someone is going to patent the making of toast.
Oh wait: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect2=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&RefSrch=yes&Query=PN%2F6080436
Nothing against the Chirs, but why is this worthy of posting on DPReview? It's using a DC Coupler for what a DC Coupler is designed for. Where's the news here?All Chris did was mount the battery in a very inconvenient location. I can see my head hitting the battery or the cable. Not to mention, losing the ability to attach a flash or even the ability to use the built-in flash.
When it comes to lighting, I've a lot of respect for Joe McNally. However, I really didn't need all those close shots of his face! :)
There is nothing particularly good about that photo. The composition is poor. Without the story, it severely lacks emotion. It actually seems to take away from the story.Apparently, Pulitzer doesn't mean a whole lot.
I like it, but it's a niche product.
A lens cap tether doesn't look as good, but it's more effective and can be had for $2.
Infared: I say go with this:http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMDV-Speed-Light-PS-360-Bare-Bulb-Flash-aka-Godox-Wistro-AD-360-PB960-Battery-/321311581242?pt=Digital_Camera_Flashes&hash=item4acfa9a43a
You are TOTALLY portable with lots of power and fast recycle!!!!!!
and a lot more expensive.
Rage Joe: Boring, lifeless pictures. Sorry.
The bottles against a white background tell no story. They're more documentation photos than anything else.
Even ONE of these in it's found environment would be more impactful than a all these portraits put together.
I know people are upset about U-Point. So am I. I can kind of understand they've a licensing issue.
What puzzles me more is the lack of any localized edits. If there's a blemish, I don't see how to remove it. I don't even see red-eye removal.
The price is right and it is a respectable replacement for View NX2, but it has a long way to go to be a replacement for Capture NX2. I'll keep running Capture NX2 for now, but when it becomes too dated, I'm not sure what I'll resort to. I'd like to avoid Adobe, but we'll see.
Jun2: buy a camera with wifi
If buying new, yes. I'm not replacing my perfectly good D7000 just to get Wifi, when a sub $100 SD card will give me this feature.
It sure would be nice if Nikon could release a minor update of a product without a lot of people bashing them.
I don't know why the naysayers are so bloody vocal.