Hi ,Thanks fro your write up. You mentioned this is your first serious camera. I kindly ask what cameras did you own before? Some how you have had exposure to photography/cameras to write so well.
From the start, photography is about manipulating images. In the dark room adjusting the exposure, dodge and burn, chemical variations and cook books, different papers. What about cropping! To leave it in, to leave it out? The digital era is no different, only much more powerful and dynamic.
Feel free to like or dislike this person's images, but this well written article may enlighten a few of us to another photographic tool. It did for me.
Thank you Ellen for your time and effort.
It looks pretty impressive. Lets be honest, most people who want a dslr, don't really understand the workings of cameras or basic photographic concepts. (dp viewers the exception!).
Most people never make enlargements bigger than A4 (8x10). But Most people do notice when things are blurry or they cant zoom in. Whether solving these problems will improve their photography is another matter.
But this camera hits all the check boxes that many consumers want, and the lens is bright enough to use without flash (at the wide end) in many circumstances.
I say they pretty close got it right. It is a lot of camera for the $$.
Pride before a fall... These big ego-ed business leaders display classic Asian big face. Not that western captains of trade are any less selfish. Unfortunately their selfish actions will hurt many workers and their families. If the accusations are true, take away their wealth and toss them in jail for a few years.
Awesome! A lot of fun. Reminds me of college days when we had time to do things we wanted to do! Don't stop Tyler! You have only just started.
As commented below, looks similar to Edward Hopper's paintings.Singular. Alone or lonely, debatable.
I would try to remove all unnecessary information in the picture. Consider knocking out the reflections of the bulletin board in the glass. Simplify.
" Give Eric Clapton cheap guitar and the music will still sound great" . A good photog can still take good pictures with these cameras. Enlarge up to 8x10 no problem!
Kerry Munroe: Remember DPR is an editorial website. It is not as unbiased as it appears. It is also a private company that it can report what it wants. DPR is more and more sleeping with big business, how do you think they get cameras pre release so early? They are part of a big sales machine.
Not that Franiec is big business, he is the extreme opposite. But nepotism can be great if you are the one benefiting. Obviously he is friends with some of the staff. This editorial reporting can be expected in any news agency. Hopefully DPR doesn't become to much like Rupert Murdoch as time passes!
Hi Mr Butler,
As you well know by your pay check every two weeks, DPR was bought by Amazon in 2007. Who is Amazon- the worlds biggest online seller. Why? to support their bottom line- profit. They didn't do it because you were nice guys. You may have some independence but push comes to shove, you are not in control any more.
By definition this is "news." But the issue being discussed is- is it "news worthy". DPR is the biggest photo news site on the web and wields a large amount of power.
As already mentioned there are many new gadgets everyday entering the market. Why do the RF grips get continued coverage on such a high profile stage as DPR?
As I stated earlier he is friends with the DPR staff, which is fine. However I feel the coverage is unfair and/or careless use of the power DPR has. The are many companies that have to pay 1000's of dollars for this type of exposure. The title of this news release is " Richard Franiec says..." Is the good man issuing an edict?
This isn't negative , but discussing issues of professional journalism and news reporting.
Remember DPR is an editorial website. It is not as unbiased as it appears. It is also a private company that it can report what it wants. DPR is more and more sleeping with big business, how do you think they get cameras pre release so early? They are part of a big sales machine.
Kerry Munroe: Hello,
I posted about the Flipbac Grips on the S95 and it was pulled from the forum. So we will see how long this thread lasts, it seems Richard has some inside support! flipbac.com on their blog is showing their black silicon grips on a EP mini. I suppose it will fit with on any of the EP cameras. They also show their camera grip on the Olympus XZ-1.
I love it on my S95, no complaints. Flipbac uses the same 3M adhesive- it is very good - FYI you can buy it in small rolls at Home Depot.
I don't disagree you have produced a nice grip. Kudos to you. However, there were over 100 million digital cameras sold last year! Mass produced? My guess you are making batches of 500-100 units. If there was a larger market you would likely do a precision casting and make 1000's of grips. You are in the mass market business too. However, how long do we keep a camera these days? How long do they last? Maybe 2-3 years? Many of us buy a new camera every year. Your grip is designed for 20 years or more use.
The romanticizing of a stick on aluminum camera grip is interesting. A virgin camera with an added logo... imagine the loss of face when we showed our peers.
Manhatta: I use a canon S95 for street shooting because it's small & fits in my pocket,however since it's small and slim, but (surprisingly) weighty - enough to slip from my grasp - I bought a grip which closely resembles the Franiec item.I've only been using it since June, but so far, so good: sturdy - light, etc. It is not aircraft grade aluminum, (cameras can't fly - yet!) I think it maybe some kind of synthetic material - or ??? and what the heck, it only set me back $9.95 !!!
You sound pretty defensive of you product and publicly critical of your competition. You have a good product, it will speak for itself.That said the Flipbac grip on my S95 is not a compromise. It looks good and works great. Your should buy one to at least know what your dealing with.
You might even consider making a custom CNC mold and making some silicon grips. I can't think of one manufacturer that is shipping cameras with metal grips.
IEBA1: Intriguing. Wonder if there's an option for a grippy rubber surface.
I just posted above - have a look at flipbac.com
There is this blog post that shows a silicon grip on the mini. There are also two other styles of grips.