jaykumarr: I will never behave like such a paparazzi. It is unacceptable, serious security problem and dangerous for the baby. But,As an Indian, I envy they are able to rob innocent masses of India, charge 48% as tax from Indian farmers and take everything to Britain without spending a penny in India. I envy no other country questioned them. I envy they could setup Gandhi as a shield from patriotic freedom fighters. I envy how they used Gandhi to send Indian soldiers to fight and die against Germans. I envy how they sucked bloods of farmers of every nation, how they killed 500 harmless people in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre and praised Reginald Edward Harry Dyer as a war hero, but they could portray Hitler as daemon. I envy the British royal family people are bald except for prince George. I envy they have become more searched family after alleged killing of princes Diana. I envy British papers didn't care about them while they cared about hair style of Beckham.
You are right Tim,this a photography site, but believe me most nations died silently and the majority of people don'e know anything about them, all I want to do is to pay attention of humanity to stop killing each other, this planet is big enough for all of us without greed, and saving the rest of those people that white people stole their land and killed all of them (I heard from some Indian leaders 60 million from Canada and 150 million in US been killed) and the rest of them (only half million left) are dyeing very fast, please leave them to live normally like those healthy kids in the picture, saving one life is more important to me than all my hobbies and cameras, to be more clear, there is a secret war still going on against those poor people, that is why they are all sick, there is no healthy single person among them, they do't live more than 45yrs, do something to protect them instead of defensing a photographic site, and I am sure Dpreview will be happy also.
TimT999: How disappointing. The article brings up a valid point, that paparazzi will do a bunch of creepy things to get pictures. And any photographer who takes people pictures is impacted by this issue because more and more people get overly defensive if a camera is around.
So that's the issue. But 90% of the comments here are about whether the British Royal Family is the scum of the earth or not. Use your brains people. Think about the deeper issue instead of giving us a knee-jerk response that says nothing about photography and isn't even insightful about the Windsors.
Why you are so angry Tim, people are saying their opinion and you can do that also, but thank you anyway for teaching ignorant people what to say, and here is my comment :
Long live Queen.Oh sorry, did I say something bad?Anybody knows why the life span of aboriginal people in Canada and Australia is only 45 years? you will know the answer Tim after 100 years, but that will be too late, when no one of them is left, I think you just heard the story of 150,000 of their children than been taken from their families and tortured and killed at least 6000 of them in residential schools (churches) , do you want the rest of them to die silently? sure , they will not complain anymore, to make her live longer.Oh my God, is it a nightmare, or I am really living in this world?
If I use my brain : 20MP is better than 16MPBut when I use my eyes, The Olympus 16mp has more detail, less noise in any settings, GPEG or RAW in any ISO.The new 20MP looks like an old 12MP upsized in a bad software to 20MP.Sorry if what my eyes tell me is different than what you expect from a new sensor.
Art of photography is dyeing, as many other arts, thanks for showcasing those beautiful images.
(You can pick up the ME20F-SH this December for $30,000)No I can't, may be next, or next next nxt nx December.
Yes, I downloaded the new Camera Raw and processed some RAW files from the new Sony A7r II, it works with no problem, but I didn't like the files, I don't know if it is from the photographer or the camera, it is too soon to know for certain.
EarthSmiles: At the beginning of the Iraq war, our local newspaper printed a section called, "Portraits of Valor." It featured the stories and portraits of U.S. soldiers and Marines killed in Iraq. The stories were often the same. The deceased were 21- or 22-years old who volunteered to defend their country after the 9/11 attack. Instead they were diverted to Iraq for lies, Halliburton/KBR oil profits, and Bush "family pride." Hence the negative response to these portraits of evil. Both Bush and Cheney should be staring at the inside wall of a federal penitentiary. You could say that since this is a photography forum we should confine our comments to photo technique, but the subject is so charged and polarized that is hardly possible. The damage these men did with their lies continues to unfold on a daily basis.
We, Iraqian people, and you, US people, and all other nations has learned many good things, almost everyone from different countries and backgrounds agree on the same subject.But unfortunately this knowledge took one generation to add up and become facts, for the next generation they will repeat the same lie, I don't mean US, but anyone with power and greed,we were victims, so please let help next generations,how? it is not about Dick, or Hitler or Saddam, it is all about misusing humans pure nature to do evil deeds,I am quite sure that the majority of all nations are good people, and Dicks are always very few, so when they want to destroy a nation they don't tell you (lets go and destroy them because they are nice people, and we are evil) because as I said the majority are pure and don't accept that, so they misuse our good side, they tell you (lets go and destroy that nation because they are evil, terrorist, danger)so what is the answer?in short their is no evil nation,be aware
I am really sad about the 3000 victims, they where from all kinds of background (except one).But no one talking about 1,000,000 victims from Iraq, my country, and turning it to most dangerous country on the planet , to the moment.the most stupid thing is to say Saddam was supporting Usama, but the reality was Saddam was hanging anyone who even say a good word about them, Saddam was bad, but his relation with Alqaida is a stupid jock.So why you attacked Iraq? No body knows to my knowledgeWhat was the relation between Afghanistan and Iraq?Now just recently, according to agreements between western countries and Turkey, they started attacking Kurdish troops, the only nation on the planet that really fighting Isis? do you believe that?why?the same old reason, to make Isis live longer, and sell more weapons.Just to add, the real reason about Afghanistan war was the shortage of drugs to America, according to a report from UN just a few days before the attack, Taliban destroyed it 100%.
Civil society organizations should work hard to force government to remove those ugly masses that block their vision and cause color pollution, or someday those greedy people will mount a meter on your nose and charge you monthly for the amount of the polluted air you breathed, I am sure if that happens your reaction will not be different than what I read here. all pre-programed and ready to milk.
bakhtyar kurdi: I think using a 28mm prime, one step back you have 24mm, one step forward you have 35mm is a better idea, still useful for some.What I really looking for is a high end 16-80 f5.6 VR full frame for landscape to replace two zooms, 14-24 and 24-70 , because I use it anyway from f8-f13.
Why you are joking and mocking? who is Sigma? are they Gods?Pay them money and they make you whatever you ask,like a Pizza store, that simple.Carl Zeiss made only one copy of this lens special order:http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3865393209/zeiss1700f4Or you are laughing at me because you think I am a poor man? what is wrong with you?
I think using a 28mm prime, one step back you have 24mm, one step forward you have 35mm is a better idea, still useful for some.What I really looking for is a high end 16-80 f5.6 VR full frame for landscape to replace two zooms, 14-24 and 24-70 , because I use it anyway from f8-f13.
I thing they are planing to export this camera to 6 hands aliens in galaxy 13.
bovverwonder: I just sold my Canon FF the same day the Sony A7R II was announced. I was sold that quick! I also shoot with Oly EM5 mk2 and Fuji XT1 (which I both love!) so I'm familiar with mirrorless. I was a Canon fanboy (heavily invested) and so are millions of shooters but I saw the light and had to get out of my comfort zone. Going to sell the remaining of all my L lenses/speedlights to fund the A7RII and a few Sony lenses. Bye bye Canon, hello mirrorless - it's the future!
Why you sell your excellent Canon lenses and buy overpriced limited Sony lenses? If I buy this camera I buy it to mount my Canon lenses on it.
martindpr: What is the purpose of having a B&W camera in the XXI century?
Shoot color and then desaturate! Or let me guess: If you have a B&W project, you leave your D810 (or your 5D3/5Ds) at home, go buy one Leica and do the job 100% better than you would have done it with your D810??
"brings the black-and-white-only concept up to date", they should have said "brings the date back to the old black and white concept"
(The luminance resolution of a Bayer sensor is full (e.g., 36MP) while the color resolution is half (e.g., 9MP).I don't think so, the black & white photo is the same output like the color, but disaturated in software, that is the difference this Leica camera makes.
There is one reason, higher resolution, with this camera you get 24 MP b&w picture, with your d810 you will get only 9MP b&w or color picture (even if they tell you it is a 36MP camera), 36/4= 9, two green, one blue and one red.
Now put this camera on a tripod, have three color filters with you, RGB, take 3 shots with each filter, then combine the 3 images to produce a super resolution color picture, so the owners have an limited option to take beautiful color pictures with their monochrome camera, am I right? what do you think?
RogerMuss: Seems crazy that all this magnificent craftsmanship that is built to last decades will be obsoleted in a year or so when the next sensor turns up. If Leica made a camera with a sensor module that could be replaced then I'd invest in the system.
Red has one, Ricoh tried a similar idea, sensor built to lens, you have to throw the lens and sensor just keep the shell for the next sensor and lens, if someone can make a changeable sensor like a memory card slot, push it to take it out, and put your new sensor.
Chris Noble: No hand-grip, a single control wheel, fixed LCD... how much does this camera cost?
Monochrome sensor is the same sensor used in all digital cameras without RGB coloring on them, also without all hardware and software needed to combine 3 or 4 Photodiodes to produce one dot of color information, so it should cost much less, I am not a technician, but that is what I understand.
bakhtyar kurdi: I noticed many pictures are front focused, especially with fast long lenses, I don't know if those cameras has micro focus adjustment, if not, that will be a big problem.There is only a few pictures that are really sharp, it looks like the sensor is capable, the problem lies in focus problem, if you look at the picture of the white dog, you see clearly the focus point is before its legs.
(Well If you want in focus pictures with any lenses buy the 70D or 7DMII)I think everyone want pictures in focus with any lenses, the problem rises now because we have 24MP Rebels , and is easier to see any flows in focusing, we had a similar problem with Nikon D800, many people still believe that D700 had a better focusing system, but that is totally wrong, the 36MP needs very accurate AF system, so when Canon decided to go to 24MP after everyone else, they have to know they are facing other technical problems, they need to put at least AFMA, also the ISO noise is behind everyone else as I see from above samples, this a competition, and if they stay greedy they'll break and die.
Look also at the lady standing by the shore, the focus point is way behind her.