SETI: Green paint is over =)
it is not paint but metal ring ;)
foivosloxias: What happened to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Seriously thinking of changing system. Well done Ricoh!!!
is it bad to make good things better?
splendid, amazing, breathtaking! thanks!
jhinkey: Don't underestimate the ability if today's kids to adsorb and master complicated things. My two 9 year olds constantly surprise me in their ability to quickly become proficient with electronic gadgets of any sort.
Heck, one of my girls frequently asks for my D800 (with 50/1.8G or 50/1.2 AIS attached) and takes very respectable images (of course under strict supervision) - the only issue is that it's too big/heavy for her hands.
I've been thinking of getting her a used Panasonic G3 and kit lens for a few hundred $$ - it's small, light, has a viewfinder (I find it's tough for kids my girls age to hand-hold a point and shoot very well), and takes very decent video.
She currently has a Nikon S30 which is fine, except the image quality sucks and she can clearly see that.
This list is a good start, but there are plenty more kid-friendly cameras out there for sure and even used last generation m43 cameras can be a great camera for a kid that is proficient with electronic stuff.
she might like the pentax Q7 :)
jonikon: I am not impressed with these images at all. IMGP0213 looks like a poorly exposed flat P&S shot, and the guys white shirt in IMGP0163 is blow and shows no detail. I could go on, but let's just hope the problem is the operator and not the Pentax camera.-Jon
guy in hat shows no detail? I would say that image is dripping with details
Babka08: I'm sticking with my DA35 Limited Macro. Half the price. Less than a third the weight. Focusses closer ;-)
And then I'll wait for the 30mm DC 1.4 from Sigma. It will eventually be made for Pentax.
Pentax full-frame is years, not months, off in the distance, and they really don't have much in terms of modern lenses for full-frame.
and the 35/2,8 is really sharp and works very well with the Z1p
dharma108: Hmmm...a gold award for a $1200 DLSR that shooters of sports/action and/or wild life--as in birds of flight, etc--can not realistically shoot in raw mode because of the buffer limitations?
Something does not compute for me here. The buffer limitations is a total deal breaker for me. Should it now be known that the 7100 is just for still photography?
and not only for action..when you shoot a hdr panorama, 6 raw buffer will slow you down pretty much too
gl2k: Quite interesting to see that the "everything is free on the net" attitude is not only taken by miscreants and teens but also by credible organizations.Seems there is an irreversible mindshift going on.
those "miscreants and teens" started to work for "credible organisations" :)
very nice work of art by her
mgm2: Hotshoe...why? With a lens this fast who uses flash? Well done Pentax
you can use wireless trigger for external flash(es)
MarkByland: I'd really like to see how this looks on the K-5. Strongly thinking this lens will be my next purchase.
there is always next year ;)
pretty sharp wide open
neo_nights: I really liked that ginger girl :)
she`s a natural beauty :)
MDwebpro: Fun shot, but not uniquely creative or difficult to light, and certainly not worthy of a challenge win (as is the case with a lot of the winning photos on this blog).
I mean no offense to you, and I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but I did work more creative than this in the Tabletop Photography class I had in college, 20 years ago.
an offense is an offence, no matter how much BS words you wrap it up into
and I would still like to see those pics of yours
creaDVty: Does anyone know if the D600 has micro-af adjust? That is a feature that is important to me. Thanks.
now that sounds better, much better :)