joe6pack: Interesting concept but I cannot see the application of this. You can do anyway with lens and get infinite DOF using pin hole camera as well.
With a single sensor, the camera needs to poll the sensor each time it modify the aperture array, which I believe is much slower than polling sensor.
Military applications, perhaps? According to their abstract, "the architecture can be used for capturing images of visible and other spectra such as infrared, or millimeter waves, in surveillance applications for detecting anomalies or extracting features such as speed of moving objects." Millimeter waves lie somewhere between far IR and the highest frequency microwaves.
Benarm: Canon definitely won't like Magic Lantern since they're loosing control over what features are enabled or disabled. The 6D is a great example of how Canon purposely handicaps a camera in multiple ways. The question is whether Canon will attempt to block Magic Lantern by a firmware update or make Magic Lantern really difficult/impossible to implement in future cameras. And of course, they can always sue.
"According to your definition of 'handicap', Toyota handicaps the Yaris by not equipping it with a V8 engine."No. According to Benarm's definition, it would be exactly like Toyota putting a V8 on every Lexus — only to disable the fuel injection to 2 cylinders on the V6 models so they can charge more for the fully functional V8 version.
Lea5: Besides all the anger, we should see is as a chance.
Imagine....all the other creative software manufacturers are seeing this moment as a big motivation to design photoshop alternatives? I mean real professional alternatives? It would be very interested to see how the whole visual creative industry changes. It would be a change. I don't think Adobe realized yet, that they could feel the Kodak moment of downfall sooner than they expect.
Speaking of Kodak moments, after all Adobe will always be able to auction their processor-intensive-cloud-exclusive motion-deblurring patent.
Wojtegol: I think this poll is missing one very important option.Lack of choice between cloud service and ability to buy "hard copy" of PS.People, and not Adobe, should make decision what is the best choice for them, because thanks to millions of customer Adobe exists.They ask people to tests new versions of their software but they do not ask us about this dramatic change.We want to have a choice !
About the poll: I understand that, strictly speaking, yours would be the first option, namely "having to repeatedly pay to retain access" as opposed to paying just once for a "boxed copy" of PS.
Rick DeBari: Corel has already issued a public statement regarding the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription-based model today!
Here's the link to the full CorelDraw.com blog statement:http://corelblogs.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/corel-is-all-about-giving-users-choice/
Note to Adobe: Your competitors are loving your move to Creative Cloud!!!!
Heh heh, loving it indeed. From the post you referred to: "Give us a try! If subscribing to software from Adobe is not your preferred choice, don’t cloud your judgment..."
Last lines of the summary:"...if you desire a larger sensor, more depth-of-field, an optical viewfinder, and a Hybrid AF system, then it's worth forking out the extra dough for the X20."I believe you meant either "...less depth-of-field" or "...more control over the depth-of-field". Nicely done review as usual, though.
mpgxsvcd: What is the focal ratio for the lens on this camera?
If you mean the factor to get the 35 mm-equivalent focal length from the actual FL... it's 5.6x. (4.5-45 physical, 25-200 eq.)(However, what determines this so-called "crop factor" is the sensor diagonal, not a particular lens or camera.)
Simon97: I "get" what this camera is for, but I don't get the $180 MSPR. No video, even smaller than the usual small 1/3" sensor. Price should be $49 and blister packed, hanging next to the Vivitars.
"a bit vague about audio though, seems to have no mic"I know the specs say "no mic", I know, but there is definitely a mic pinhole at 11 o'clock around the polished lens collar.
edu T: From the sensor makers, http://www.truesenseimaging.com/news-and-events/34-msl-landing:"MastCam-100 [based on a 1600x1200px sensor] can detect an object about the size of 2 golf balls from a distance of 1 km."Do these figures make any sense, even taking into account local (martian air to glass) refractive indexes and whatnot?Could they be relying on some kind of mechanical oversampling, namely by shifting the sensor by a fraction of the pixel pitch and then re-shooting?Or is it 2019 Esper tech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkcU0gwZUdg) came true in 2012?
@ Biowizard: Right, it's a 100 mm lens / 300 mm eq. The sensor is the 1" KAI-2020, whose diagonal is 14,8 mm. Thus crop factor=2.92. (http://www.truesenseimaging.com/products/interline-transfer-ccd/31-KAI-2020)
From the sensor makers, http://www.truesenseimaging.com/news-and-events/34-msl-landing:"MastCam-100 [based on a 1600x1200px sensor] can detect an object about the size of 2 golf balls from a distance of 1 km."Do these figures make any sense, even taking into account local (martian air to glass) refractive indexes and whatnot?Could they be relying on some kind of mechanical oversampling, namely by shifting the sensor by a fraction of the pixel pitch and then re-shooting?Or is it 2019 Esper tech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkcU0gwZUdg) came true in 2012?
guyfawkes: Hmm, just what does "Envisioning Family" mean? Shouldn't a book title let on just a little of what it is about?
The title of the book is "Envisioning Family: A Photographer’s Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family". I fail to see how it could have been made more descriptive.
Looks like an engaging and very insightful book... but its publishers could well have hired a copy editor: “[the message to relax the hands] can be a soft reminder that can illicit a more natural reaction overall.” ;)
Mssimo: Gariz have been making some of the best cases for mirror-less cameras. I would say they are as good if not better than the OEM cases you can buy.
Masking tape works only with the camera you apply it on (besides lacking in style).But at 2/3 the price of the Gariz you can solve the problem of fingerprints on the front of EVERY camera you handle (yet with style) -- http://www.patriciafield.com/browseproducts/Leather-Finger-Tip-Gloves.html
edu T: Does anyone know the true dimensions (width x height) of this 1/1.2" sensor?
Thanks Triggerhappy2 and falconeyes
Does anyone know the true dimensions (width x height) of this 1/1.2" sensor?
mpgxsvcd: The guy second from the left has impossibly HUGE legs! Cool idea.
But as of 2012 he still has.
panometrical: Does it come with that hot shoe cover?
That little square dark little tab? Seehttp://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d3200/spec.htm ,"supplied accessories" section.
Chaitanya S: I don't mind those cables as long as they don't come in the way of lens and sensor. this great news for many macro shooter as they can use their canon macro lenses to achieve higher magnification ratios with their canon macro lenses.
Never mind those cables, they're bound to be replaced by flat cables inside the barrel of the production model. Those Kipon photos are clearly an early "proof of concept" prototype, wtih hand-wired connections and all.
edu T: If there is such thing as "real photography", who is debasing it?
"For me, the secret of good photography is editing [which means] we can remove the ex-partner from the party shot…"No, it's not about the Soviet Communist Party photos retouched under Stalin's instructions, she surely meant an office party...
Here's a handful of tragicomic before/after examples of this "ex-partner removal" editing style:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_images_in_the_Soviet_Union
If there is such thing as "real photography", who is debasing it?