skitleer: I haven't seens all the commentary, but it seems one very important piece of information is missing from this story : yesterday a photographer got shot in Liberation offices. I think that it is this event who triggered this special issue of Liberation. They took the opportunity to show their gratitude to the whole profession.
For more info on the event (only in french, sorry) : http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2013/11/18/un-homme-ouvre-le-feu-au-siege-de-liberation_3515511_3236.html#ens_id=3515677&xtor=RSS-3208
Attacking a newspaper office. hmmm...remember this? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18321160Could be another attempt to silence our free speech/democracy, although not sure what Liberation published to p*ss off this guy.
Conclusion - if you consider upgrading from the 5 to 5s because of the camera - don't bother. The difference is minuscule and will make absolutely zero difference to what is average smartphone picture quality. Personally, I was hoping the camera improvements would have a bigger impact on the quality, but this reviews makes me completely comfortable sticking to my 5. Could not care less about the stronger flash (direct flash looks awful regardless) finger print scanner and extra processor speed - no apps are utilising the full potential of the 5 yet anyway.So waiting for the 6
I'm quite pleased with these upgrades. My iphone is used for casual photography when I can't be bothered to carry my dslr.Studying the picture quality on any phone (including the Lumia 1020) will be a disappointment for photographers like us - but it is fine for what it is.Kudos to Apple for not getting caught up in the senseless megapixel race on tiny sensors - they did the right thing by increasing sensor size and lens aperture, and reworking the processing to optimize light sensitivity. Regarding OIS - I use digital IS on apps like Kitcam and it works ok. It's a bit laggy, but I'm confident an apple produced camera app on a phone with twice the grunt will sort that out.
Appreciate the iphone camera for what it is - I'm sure it will do a tremendous job
Zvonimir Tosic: This is disgusting. Not only we believe we can make "better look" by "fixing" the "defects" of old, but don't give a damn about the intention, feelings and vision of the original artist in the first place.What's next? "Henri Cartier Bresson, 'The Decisive Moment' now in full colour, and with happier mood in all pictures?"
Chill. All she did was add colour to the pictures, and she did a fine job. Yes, the photographer's intention was to shoot in b&w for most of these pictures as the he/she didn't have a choice. Perhaps they would have picked a colour film if it was widely available back then - who knows? I see no claims of her having "improved on the original" - in fact she says "No colourised photo can replace the original black and white picture". It's just a different perspective. The originals still exist in glorious black & white, so fee free to enjoy those and ignore this little project.
massimogori: It is evident that Canon rose the bar and targeted Leica, not Tamron nor Tokina. They already succeeded in matching prices. Next step will be to match Leica's market share.
Market share in 2011:Canon: 19%Nikon: 12.6%Leica: 0.15%
So happy to finally see this review. Tamron deserves all the success they can get for launching this lens, and Canon deserves to lose customers/revenue by releasing their overpriced 24-70 II without IS. It was such a kick in the face for loyal Canon wedding photographers like myself.Selling my Canon 24-70 and buying the Tamron was the best decision ever. Not only was it a financial win situation, the Tamron outperforms the Canon in sharpness (perhaps a lucky copy). Vignetting is more pronounces but I often add it in post production - it can be removed in seconds if unwanted.As a wedding photographer, stabilisation is the main draw. It's a slow moving type of shoot, often taking place in dimly lit locations (churches particularly). I am not an old school flash shooter, but rather focus on getting the most out of available light sources. For this reason my favorite lens is the 85 1.2, and the Tamron compliments it perfectly for low light situations.Cracking lens!
I am a wedding photographer and was looking forward to Canon finally releasing a 24-70 IS. I would have bought it at any price. When they screwed us over I decided to sell my old canon 24-70 for this Tamron. Best upgrade I have ever made. The Tamron is noticeably sharper at all focal lengths, a bit wider somehow and the stabilization has saved the day in many low light situations (ie church ceremonies). The vignetting does not bother me – in fact I often add it in post production. I assume tests will show that the Tamron is not quite on par with Canon's new 24-70. However, clients do no pixel peep for sharpness or compare the quality of bokeh. Being able to get a shot a non is lens can't, is more important.I sincerely hope people with common sense will ignore Canon's overpriced 24-70 mk2 for this great Tamron lens - teach them a lesson for not listening to customer demands.
Henrikw: Canon has completely lost the plot. Utterly pointless lens as there is already the 24-105 for less money. Prior to this they came up with another pointless lens, the new 24-70 without IS so no major upgrade. And before you say it, no - IS does not deteriorate the image quality. The 70-200 mk II is a testament to that. so...HOW ABOUT A 24-70 IS?!?!?!?!?
If you are pixel peeping, yes. In real life that doesn't justify a $1000 price hike. IS on the other hand....but no, they think it's much more useful to have IS in a 35mm prime. Speechless
Canon has completely lost the plot. Utterly pointless lens as there is already the 24-105 for less money. Prior to this they came up with another pointless lens, the new 24-70 without IS so no major upgrade. And before you say it, no - IS does not deteriorate the image quality. The 70-200 mk II is a testament to that. so...HOW ABOUT A 24-70 IS?!?!?!?!?
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The iPhone 5 cam sensor (left) is about 20% smaller :( I loved the quality of 4s pictures, and I have an iPh5 on order. So disappointed. I may cancel and get a Galaxy or something.
Judging by this review, the iphone 5 camera is much better!http://gizmodo.com/5945262/iphone-5-camera-battle-is-it-the-best-smartphone-shooter
jon404: No built-in flash; won't work for me. Shame you can't use it's wi-fi to set off a slave flash.
Built in flash is for crappy snapshots. If you want pleasant flash light, you need to attach a swivel flash and bounce on a wall. The light from a small build in flash looks pants.
Yep - this b/w look can only be achieved with this monochrome Leica.Leica snobbery to the extreme