Photomonkey: Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.
1elementin7groups: Very interesting.
On another note, and just as controversial: if you look at Pacific Grove, Ca, (17 mile drive) the organization has trademarked the famous Lone Cypress and has successfully restricted artist and photographers from displaying or selling images of the iconic landmark. A trademark is not a copyright but it is interesting that the tree is an act of nature but has restrictions on any images depicting it. Puzzling.
17 mile drive is one of the more disappointing places to visit anyway, so why bother promoting it?
phoman: I see no mentioning about s-raw?
Probably because it isn't worth mentioning ;)
lovEU: How exactly does an "electronic first-curtain shutter" work?
I sure hope so.
Rbrt: That WT-5A Wi-Fi is not cheap. $900 or nearly a third the price of the camera body!
At least you don't need to put the UT-1WK on the hotshoe anymore, but for a WiFi dongle, that price is still pathetic. That thing is not worth more than 1/4 of what they're asking for. But are there similarly functioning alternatives that allow focus point and camera setting changes? Apart from WU-1a hacks?
And does it result in sensor blooming like the D70 suffered from? Of course that was a CCD sensor with a fully electronic shutter.
Martin Datzinger: For those interested in sRAW: Reconsider.
Thanks for clarification
For those interested in sRAW: Reconsider.
DStudio: Love your headline!
It's such a statement on the current state of the industry.
This isn't a knock on the camera. It looks like a worthwhile update from Nikon. But it may not be a worthwhile upgrade for current (D800/E) owners.
Nevertheless, don't underestimate the power of refinement. When the AF works better and resolution improves, cameras like the D810 can actually end up being the most pleasant to own.
The current state of the industry is that they can now afford to concentrate on what looks like details, but matters a lot for actual shooting. Not just put an awesome sensor in a surprisingly cheap, but flawed body with severe quality issues.
RichRMA: It's nice to see the D800 body maintained. After the death of the D300 and the introduction of the middlin' D7000 and D600 bodies, it's good a decent body is available under $6000.
Nice to see they resculpted the D800's grip!
They adressed all of my concerns I had about the D800 and that kept me from buying it (I went for the D600 instead, where those things were better). So for me, this is highly exciting.
If Path/Spin Blur can compete with the 2000€ dedicated Virtual Rig software, I might reconsider. Not sure, yet, though.
j_h_w: Okay, a curved sensor has some advantages.But the sensor is not the endpoint of the image pipeline: there comesthe raw image and the jpeg, that has to serve for flat surfaces of monitors and prints.Question: what is the type and amount of loss, when flattening the curved image?Where to place this transformation, i.e. will the raw images still be curved,and adobe&co have to do the work, or will the raw images already be flatttend?
What would be the benefit?
No additional software coding necessary, since it is still a bog standard rectangular matrix that is being read out.There may be some distortion, but that exists in current cheap m43 lenses as well.
sportyaccordy: This would make a nice second camera once it drops below $400 this fall.
In Austria, RX-100 I: From €650 to €400 within 16 months, RX-100 II: From €750 to €550 within 7 months.
Martin Datzinger: I wonder why they just couldn't let go of the retro theme and choose a more ergonomic design principle a la Olympus E-1: Remove everything on the left side of the lens mount, give it half an inch more air on the right hand side and install a whacking big default grip and battery underneath it.
If that means - for the sake of keeping everything centered - using a smaller LCD: Fine! Having such a great EVF, why bother spending so much real estate on something so redundant anyway? The ISO dial could be sneezed on the left side of the EVF housing just as well. Oh and btw, without 1/3 or even 1/2 steps, pretty please (in times of RAW, you really don't need such fine exposure adjustments anymore)
And by the way ... with the added flexibility of an EVF: Please move it much further back to help guys with noses in their faces and take properly care of the eyepoint for those wearing glasses.
I wonder why they just couldn't let go of the retro theme and choose a more ergonomic design principle a la Olympus E-1: Remove everything on the left side of the lens mount, give it half an inch more air on the right hand side and install a whacking big default grip and battery underneath it.
macky patalinghug: FF?I know many will vehemently react to this question.It's just a poor guess so please don't get angry.
There are 12 current lenses on the Fuji XF Roadmap and 5 new ones until 2015. Not a single one of them is FF.
mosc: Stop using aperture charts with mm delimited X axises! It should be logarithmic. 24-48 is the same distance as 150-300.
The chart goes 12.5x zoom in range from 24 to 300. If you gave it 10 equally spaced delimiters they'd be:
Also, it'd be nice is you put on a dotted line extending at the equivalent telephoto aperture from cropping. The fact that the Stylus goes to 300 and the RX-10 only goes to 200 may appear a range where the olympus has an advantage. It of course doesn't as simply cropping the 200mm image from an RX-10 still provides an advantage all the way out to 300mm.
Make it logarithmic with 16 24 35 50 85 135 200 300 markings. Except for the 85mm position that would mean consistent spacing and familiar FLs. Like a well designed zoom lens.
"the Df's focusing screen is fixed" … now who would've thought? ;)