Sdaniella: hmm, necessary tripod required even in good light ... for stills
not for me
You type a lot...
smafdy: Boy, I sure hit a nerve.
Here's a good breakdown of professional photography incomes in the US (from the BLS):
In the US, the cost of this camera, at current conversion rates, would be $49,543.49
Note, that the highest decile income for US professional photographers is $66,360.
Good luck getting a bank to lend you $50K, based on a $66K income.
Don't hate on me, hate on reality.
Disclosure: I'm fairly well above the earnings of the top decile, so JDThomas' criticism of me seems to be based on little more than prejudicial disdain:
"you lack the talent, drive, contacts, or whatever, that there aren't thousands of photographers around the world working for a day rate that compares to your annual salary."
Name ONE, other than Annie L..
Either you hit a nerve... or your post was wrong and/or misleading, and people responded to that.
Referring to some statistical breakdown of photographer incomes is basically irrelevant in the context of this camera. Have you stopped to think that maybe agencies/studios buy the camera, not individuals? Agencies/studios for whom the capital costs of equipment re pretty small beer in the big scheme of things?
Sdaniella, right, because this camera can't take a single shot at 6400 ISO, if you don't want to (or can't) take advantage of the multi-shot capability.
Otherwise, you'd, like, TOTALLY have bought this camera.
Ellis Vener: There are some pretty stringent limitations on multi-step backs-the camera cannot move, even a tiny amount, between frames.-same thing with subject: absolute stillness required.- the lighting needs to be absolutely consistent exposure to exposure, during the sequence.
So is this camera for?
If you photograph fabrics , especially carpet and rugs;, or certain types of products including furniture, sculpture, and artwork.
Julian, read the article.
tabloid: I used to use Hasselblads and Contax 645 in the days of film, and there was nothing to beat them.
Pictures were used for posters and calendars…..a market which as now died out.
Right, because there are no longer any huge billboards or posters in shops and streets and bus-stops and airports and...
cocoanud: I believe moving the sensor by a few pixels will not breach the image circle ? I am sure the engineers have done their job well... just asking out of curiosity.
OR is it that the 50mp are on a subsection of the entire sensor area and information is read from different subsections of the sensor to achieve the shift ?
Read the article.
cme4brain: Just a thought here, I am not a professional photog, just a well heeled amateur, having owned the Leica M8 and 8 lenses, several Voigt rangefinders, and currently a Nikon D600. I also have vintage film Nikon F. F2, F4 and the Canon F1 all with lenses, but I digress.
I note all of this cost for large format Hassey to have high resolution images. Would it not be more cost effective to just high-resolution scan a negative? There are multiple scanning companies that will do just that, and then you get a digital image. I would weigh the cost of this equipment (with its crop factor- negating the full size advantage of medium format) with scanning negatives of images taken with ONE shot.
Hasa: Got the album. Fabulous.I just shot my entire vacation in Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Olympic National Park - and shot everything that did not move on Iceland -I shot everything as 14Bit, 40 MB'ish RAW files, some as Panos amounting to a workflow of 1,5GB per image counting the required intermdiate 16Bit TIFF files. The largest are 60 - 100 Mpixel and the dynamic range beats anything out there except perhaps phase 1. The ability to recover highlights and shadows in LR "with a little work" is astounding. Say when photographing a waterfall in a dark forest with some sky.I am aware about numerous discussions about 12 vs 14 bit - so I thought: the price of storage media has made disk space a moot point - it is all about quality now.Now 'hit me with your rhytm stick' !
(oh and I took the trouble to shoot w. some primes: 14mm Samyang, 15mm Sigma, 35mm Zeiss and the Nikon 70-200mm F4 that is "prime'ish" in quality. On the D800)
Robgo2: The covers of "Abbey Road" and "Sgt. Pepper" are almost certainly the most famous in the history of recorded music and are fitting icons for some of the greatest pop music ever.
What about DSoTM?
(I'm sure others can offer further alternatives.)
Cool story, bro.
Paul Kersey Photography: This is a nice camera for a youth photographer.
That was a nice attempt at a putdown masquerading as a compliment.
alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:http://baltermants.com/#/
BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.
Err.. ironically and somewhat amusingly, you're the one bringing politics into it. The other were discussing history.
forpetessake: After the detailed article about the lens equivalence one could expect DPR would stop writing "24-1248mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens", but here we go again. I guess the advertising dollars are more important than truth.
Huh? What they wrote is exactly correct. The focal length is 24-1248mm equivalent, and the minimum aperture is f2.8-5.6.
Please don't blame DPR for your lack of comprehension skills.
McLuhan: what happened panasonic? you are now using sony's ARW format as uncompressed image storage. So it is not only the sensor, but the imaging processor from sony now?
And even if they were, is that actually a problem?
If you want to read a bit about WWII aerial reconnaissance, try this:
DotCom Editor: Here's the thing that these stories always leave out: How well does it work AS A TELEPHONE?
They leave it out, because they all work well enough as phones.
maiaibing: Interesting. But I think 99% of all DSLR photographers would get even better color correction if they could be bothered to set the camera color temp correctly. No - you can't just rely on doing it in post because you shoot RAW - as you are likely to introduce tonality shifts (not sure about the English term here).
True or false... if you shoot RAW, the as-shot colour temp is just the initial value used for rendering the image in your converter software, and hence it makes no difference what the colour temp is set to at shooting time?
Andrej99: GoPro,IPO,hmmm...? I do not belive in GoPro anymore,Sony will eat them with new ActionCams! I saw a lot of comparison on youtube and I just ordered that camera (AS100V) and waiting for delivery. Much better sound recording,longer battery life,smaller...and the best feature:GPS! (and who really need 4K video on SPORT camera? Full HD is more then enough!) And I found no issues on Sony cameras...
Err... resolutions over HD mean that you can crop what might (will) be inexactly-framed images/video, and/or use anti-shake software, while still retaining HD output.
Lux Painter: Some great (and innovative) features:
- pop-up EVF (although I am not sure I would ever use it on a cam that size)- flip display- great lens (wide!)
BUT $800?! Increasing the price by 100 bucks with each iteration of the cam.What are they smoking? I'll keep the original RX100.
I didn't say the cam should be free; the obvious point is that the lens and packaging innovation will come will a cost.
It's not "just" electronics, where fab improvements give near-free performance improvements. It's incredible mechanical packaging work, and apparently-very-innovative lens work. That doesn't come free.