spidermoon: I guess tumblr user shake in fear too :)
Yeah... it's an earthquake for billions of dollars...
ScottRH: She is an idiot. I never use their products or services.
An idiot rarely gets paid that amount of money...
hugo solo: Maybe is time to leave Flickr.
please do so!
pookipichu: There's no such thing as a CEO that's worth over a million dollars a year....
True... as soon as you get more money you can possibly spent, you are overpaid.
Frederik Paul: So Marissa Mayer is an amateur...
earning that awfull amount of cash makes you a pro! It has nothing to do with your knowledge.
rowlandw: I'm suspending flickr-ing until I get the "opt out" or "return to old flickr" button which should be my option as a paying member.
please do so...
al_in_philly: Why can't somebody in a position of authority at Yahoo realize that, yes, the number of people who are serious about their photography isn't a high growth sector, and the real growth is in people snapping tons of not-really-great vacation photos with their smartphones, YET it's absolutely possible (and quite easy) for a photo-sharing site to enable multiple templates for its wide-ranging subscribers to use to showcase their photos? Actually, until this week Flickr users had the option of multiple configuarions for each home page. If they did so again, they might just become the dominant photo sharing site it once was.
You can take professionnel pictures with your phone... as you can take simple snapshots with your pro equipment!
GeorgeD200: Because so many people drive cars today, there's really no such thing as a "professional" driver.
Ms. Mayer, I suggest you get a professional PR person to do your talking for you, then you won't have to deal with the mess an amateur can make of things.
The driver analogy is not bad at all. And you even have truck drivers with the really heavy equipment as you have pro photographers with really heavy equipment...
contraststudio: I don't think this will be the popular opinion, but I agree with @marissamayer that professional photographers don't really exist (and maybe never did). Here's the article I wrote about it: http://contraststudio.com/behindthescenes/is-there-a-line-between-amateur-and-professional-photography/
A professionnel photographer makes money with his activity. An amateur doesn't. That doesn't say anything on quality of the work...
pcworth: Her comment is interesting in that she is completely wrong. What she should have said is that "Everyone thinks they are pros." This was the comment from a wedding photographer lamenting how many people choose to just take their own photographs instead of hiring a professional to do it.
In the days of film, you trusted in the professionals ability to get the shot when you might not. With digital, you know if you got the shot and can retake if you are not happy.
Maybe this is what she meant when she said their are no "Pros" anymore, unless you define a pro purely as someone who makes money from photography.
That's how it is... as cameras are getting cheaper and more performant, you see more and more amateurs upgrading their material to a pro level. We had a pro hired to take pictures in the company. I took some pictures too. The comment of my boss was "your pictures are as good as the other ones...". But may be I'm a disguised pro... ;-)The first time I hired a pro photographar taking digital pictures, I was disapointed because he did JPEG and the compression artefacts were clearly visible. The next time we hired him (we knew him from his former analogue work), he took with him his 16Mpixels Hasselblat and delivered TIFFs. The quality of the pictures are still today amazing, even that I am able now to top that resolution with my 5DMIII. And I have taken some very nice shoots with my 20D and 40D before in both situations: pro (I get paid for shooting) and amateur (no cash for the pictures) shoots.
Vincent O'Sullivan: Mayer's comment was excellent and shows why she the CEO of one of the largest photo hosting web services in the world. She's generated a level of publicity, chatter and click-throughs for Flickr that money can't buy. Everyone that has commented on her comments is contributing to the success of the product that she's selling.
@BroncoBro: good move... now go on and continue taking pictures...
deleted_081301: Quote "Owning a Hasselblad, made in Sweden, will no longer be just a dream for many photographic enthusiasts.”
Made in Sweden tee hee thats a good one :Dnot sure where Sony will have them made but
A) its gona be a sony not a Hassleblad ......B) Its not gona be made in Sweden .......
Let's face it... Hasselblad is in trouble...
tiberiousgracchus: Excited at first but a very confusing spec sheet. Seems like a Camera with an identity crisis. Is it me or is this a slightly smaller version of a 5DII with wifi and Gps added. Very confusing...Im not saying no just hmmm
Oh yes the low light thing does look attractive
Yes, but the 5DMII will disappear, as they are probably more expensive to produce as the 6D! Technology progress. But as they slightly lowered the resolution, I suppose, they didn't want calling the camera 5DMIIs :-).
stefanforster: Funny - in March 12 I switched to Nikon with the idea to switch back to canon when the announce something similar to the D800E. Nothing. Even in the FF-Entry level Nikon (D600) is waaaaays better than Canon. Please Canon stop focusing on Video-Cameras and bring us something like the Canon 1Ds3. Something for Landscape and Fine Art Photographers... Compared to the Nikon D600 the Canon 6D is a bad joke...
Well, the video capability sold a lot of 5Ds MII & 7Ds... :-)
Legio: To not have a good AF (doesn't have to be the best) on their FF offerings are putting a bad stamp on the Canon brand, we all know they can do better then they do.
Since the sensor on the Mark III doesn't differ much from Mark II (as I see it as a raw shooter) I have no hope that the IQ will be much better on the 6D even if it "only" have 20 MP.
Great with GPS but plastic chassi is a to big of a trade off, wouldn't it be possible to have the antenna outside of the metal body and still have a full metal cast?
The article said it nicely thou, Canon tried to remove as much as possible and still get away with it, I hope Canon will do the opposite one day and hopefully get a reward of selling a lot more cameras.
Nikon deserves to sell more cameras right now (If 5DM3 was a little bit cheaper that wouldn't be true). I really hope we dont have to wait 4 more years for a 5D that has same excellent body and AF as the Mark III but with a sensor that is not same as Mark II.
The sensor on the Mark III does better then the one used on the Mark II. It's not resolution that counts most (with a decent 20M resolution you probably have what is needed ...)
geoffreyc: This has made my mind up - I'm getting another 7D!
Only useful feature for me is the addition of GPS - price of that (GP-E2) + 7D body + grip still cheaper than 6D and my 100-400L will have more reach than using on FF body.
The 7D is ageing too. Be prepared for a successor with pimped specs...
The A-Team: I'll probably get this camera, but it would have been nice if it had the following features:
- APS-C lens compatibility- Swivel + touch screen- built-in flash w/ speedlite control- AF during video (ala Canon 650D)
Otherwise, I don't mind the simplified 60D-like body design and the 11 AF points. I only use the center point anyways.
You can use third party APS-C lenses, but the Canon ones will be out of reach. But you have to know that you will need to crop your images to the smaller sensor size. So why spending the bucks on a full frame sensor camera?
Jim Forever: It seems canon as been caught on back foot by Nikon over affordable FF camera league. The overall announcement of canon 6D seems to be haphazard and without much planning. it seems that they had to put up something against D600 so they come with this. i feel D600 will have its own set of followers and that too pretty soon. canon shud have been more creative and shud have come up with something more feature rich or atleast something at par with D600 apart from price i think there wont be much competition to D600. Two thumbs up to nikon for once again taking the leadership approach!!
I don't think that you get out a camera like that. I suppose Canon felt that they needed to offer a replacement for the 5D Mark II, as the Mark III has a price premium attached!
kiwi2011: He was only trying to see how many megabites the D4 took!!
Nikon tastes awfully...
Well obviously, I am eating Canons for breakfast!
Now, what is really interesting is: Did the bear also take some pictures of Andrew Kane while fleeing?