bgbs: I'm waiting for the day to come when our Speed Lights could be like mini-drones (or like little humming birds) that could stand still in mid air without a stand. Via algorithms they could quickly reposition themselves to enable you to take different shots. And be able to follow the subject on their own...etc.
Best comment here!
I like it! I also love reading the armchair photographers out there.
nyer82: I saw this one coming a long time ago. Just look at what happened with Final Cut Pro. Eventually that'll probably completely fold into some newer itunes Moviemaker app.
I'm guessing Apple perhaps wants to concentrate on their OS, mobile products, and not be also in charge of much standalone software.
Apple really did a mis-step with Final Cut Pro but it is slowly making it's way back into the hearts of many professional editors. In the end, the drastic changes may have made it into a much more user friendly (and productive!) app.
Prairie Pal: A huge amount of human resources and money are being spent on technology that is taking the human race completely towards the wrong direction.
Yeah they said that about the Gutenberg press too.
tkbslc: So it's apparent Adobe has alienated the 50+ crowd. Hopefully the $10/mo plan will attract enough young people to make up for it.
Where do you get the idea the 50+ crowd is alienated? It's the fogies who remember having to work with film and how much easier it is now to make the final product match their imagination. Speaking of price, years ago professionals lined up to buy imaging software costing $4000 and up to use on computers that were ten times slower than today's iPads...$10 a month for the power now available would have been an impossible dream.
Petrogel: This is not a 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners but the ….2014 photo post editing contest !!!!! Congrats iphone not a single unedited photo
Photographers will always want to make their shots "better" and in the old days we dodged and burned under the enlarger and frantically rubbed our photos to create heat while the image was appearing in the developer tray. I have a feeling many would consider that creative and using digital tools nowadays to be cheating.
It it were 80 years ago there likely wouldn't be a single image without burning and dodging.
G3User: The demise of photography continues. First, we are told the camera doesn't matter. Now a contest based on what camera you used. What a joke. Some are way over processed to try to achieve a look you would get with a real camera. Paid photography's decline continues also, people are going to see what you can do on a phone and say "maybe I don't need to hire someone for my daughters wedding". All these seminars preach "you can have a career in photography". They say that because they want you to pay for more seminars and more gear. But, there are hardly any paid photo jobs anymore. Professional photography, RIP.
I wonder if you would have the same complaint if it was a "Diana-only" photography awards.
tomatoketchup: Excellent... more tyros holding their gigantic pads out at arms length will now be able to swing their monstrosities from left to right, looking even more like complete tools.
They may look like tools to you but the iPad's large screen has some benefit for photography, especially for people with bad eyesight. Poor Ansel Adams was a huge tool with that monstrous 8x10 camera.
Any of these available in RAW?
Lots of people on DPReview, so few photographers...
Surprising how many people think that somehow they lose the ability to use Photoshop or other Adobe apps when this happens. I wasn't able to access "SendNow" but there are other options.
Great project and great image! Take that computer nerds! :-)
Ha Ha, practical or not, a few people actually make stuff but the great majority just criticize on the internet.
Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.
Interesting observation. I know someone who went to one of her workshops and had a similar comment.
I think Kickstarter is becoming less of a funding method and more of a "test the market" option.
Wally626: Apple also introduced the two color flash, which I hope could be translated to larger camera flashes at some point. Being able to match the room color temperature does make for nice images. It can be done today using the correct gels over the flash but is a much slower process then an automatic flash system that can change color by using a ratio of the power from different color lamps.
So will this be followed by a four camera system with one camera for each color plus B&W?
I understand how a two color flash works...what's the color-shifting technology behind a single color flash?
Nukunukoo: 10-bit 4.4.4 on the GH4?
Of course the question is that does that actually translate to a better DR... Or will it turn out to be the same DR but encapsulated in a 4.4.4 latitude?
It used to be there were no stupid questions. I liked that era.
I often read comments on computer forums on how Apple is ripping off developers by taking 30%. Those commenters should take a walk in the world of stock photography.
photo_rb: Thanks for doing up this review, I have been very interested in this camera. But I wish you had done two separate reviews and included one for professionals who would never set the camera to record in JPEG mode. It is frustrating reading this review and seeing all the references to image quality issues.
Thanks guys for defending me against that bully DaddyO.... kidding...I suppose my comment could have been construed as "All professionals never use JPEG" or "Some professionals never use JPEG." I meant the latter.Myself I don't use it and if I was asked by a client to provide JPEGs quickly, I would bring a laptop and simply output them using Lightroom or Capture One.But I really don't want to see two reviews. It was just a dig about all the quality references I ran across reading the review, which I tried to ignore but wouldn't be surprised if they had a subconscious effect. :-)