Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I honestly cant see what Fuji bings to the table over the GR here. Handling and the jpeg engine. Handling would be a great advantage if it wasnt for the fact the Ricoh GR handles very well too.

In the meantime the Ricoh has a faster leaf shutter an built in auto ND filter so you can atill shoot wide open without rilling shutter of the fuji.

I guessthe Fuji has its charm but i feel they hould also have covered all bases as far as a Ricoh competitor goes.

But you said it yourself- to put in a jeans pocket it's a benefit. I understand the pro of the articulated LCD but I think the "wear the camera at all times with you" and ease of taking in/out is more important for a street photographer in general. Still, a personal preference, but I would still count it as a Ricoh advantage.

The sensor has PDAF, but the base of the sensor is most likely the same, hence I expect similar characteristics. Just because a sensor has PDAF added doesn't mean the underlying DR/ISO performance are going to be different- just a sensor variant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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Cariboou: I think you wei must bring back the price, and Nikon give the price to the people arrived 2th

On the basis of a stolen concept from another photographer, it should be shot down.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:56 UTC
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Digitalis32: The fact that so much controversy has been sparked over digital alteration of this image shows how far photography has evolved over they decades = not at all.

Is correcting a slanted horizon in PP manipulation: yes
Is correcting a lenses distortion and CA manipulation: yes, it wouldn't be there at all if lens designers were doing their job properly.

Puritanism has no place with digital photography, go back to wet collodion.

There's a difference between a slanted horizon tilt, correcting lens distortion and trying to pass a photograph of a composition made up as a single photo. Huge worlds of difference.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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yokochanie: It's a great idea and a great picture. And let's be honest, winner of the contest might do something, but the publicity when it was realised the picture was faked hasn't hurt Yu Wei. I imagine his phone is ringing non stop now. If he has just won, few would know about him, but this has made him know world wide. Clever.

Yu Wei I think was laughing through every word of his apology, but hey, he has done his career a power of good. Companies will like that attiude sadly.

Not after finding it was a plagiarized image/concept. One of the things companies fear is a lawsuit for copyright violation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:53 UTC

"I also shouldn't have jokingly answered Nikon that I caught the plane in mid-air and should have just clarified that the plane was edited in using PicsArt."

There. Sure. If only I could get away by saying "I was joking all along"...

Also the plagiarism of the concept of the image is inexcusable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:50 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I honestly cant see what Fuji bings to the table over the GR here. Handling and the jpeg engine. Handling would be a great advantage if it wasnt for the fact the Ricoh GR handles very well too.

In the meantime the Ricoh has a faster leaf shutter an built in auto ND filter so you can atill shoot wide open without rilling shutter of the fuji.

I guessthe Fuji has its charm but i feel they hould also have covered all bases as far as a Ricoh competitor goes.

jygenn - check it out at camera size.com. It's the kind of thing that on paper may seem close but holding the cameras has more feel to it.

Also let's wait of the studio samples before concluding it has better ISO than he Ricoh GR. It's the same Sony base sensor after all- most likely.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)

I honestly cant see what Fuji bings to the table over the GR here. Handling and the jpeg engine. Handling would be a great advantage if it wasnt for the fact the Ricoh GR handles very well too.

In the meantime the Ricoh has a faster leaf shutter an built in auto ND filter so you can atill shoot wide open without rilling shutter of the fuji.

I guessthe Fuji has its charm but i feel they hould also have covered all bases as far as a Ricoh competitor goes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 11th comment | 10 replies
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (341 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: What kind of IS does the lens have again?
And will this sell for $1800 on Amazon like the Nikon and Canon versions with IS? Or will Sony charge their typical 15% premium over their $1899 MSRP?

I think the fact that Sony expects A6300 owners to buy some of these lenses or consider it. Sony has been showing the A6300 also with these lenses after all. Which makes sense in the sense that it can use them and they are probably Sony-branded best lenses in a system that needs better lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 09:55 UTC

Another question- is the shutter any faster when used electronically?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:53 UTC as 33rd comment
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Raist3d: So Sony *finally* cares about making good solid lenses. About time :-)
(though the 55 F1.8 prime is as good as it gets).

Dead focal length? Are you F*cking kidding me?
And didn't you know, this lens support another focal length too on the best seller a6000/6300 line? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:49 UTC
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princecody: Sony has Better glass than Leica :)

@Op- right ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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BostonC: You missed the most important diagram, IMO, that illustrates the dual photocell structure, allowing capture of 123db in DR:
http://news.panasonic.com/press/news/data/2016/02/en160203-5/en160203-5-2.jpg

I think dpreview miss the other sensor- the one you mentioned.
@Falconeyes- yes, the "SR" idea is not new but what is new is that apparently they were able to scale up the resolution and do this idea (though well see what real resolution a sensor with this is made at).

The issue with Fuji's previous Super CCD SR was that it did not scale to higher resolutions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 09:50 UTC

So Sony *finally* cares about making good solid lenses. About time :-)
(though the 55 F1.8 prime is as good as it gets).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 09:48 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (213 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Richard- any news if the RAW is lossless?

Antonio - because it's not clear from the specs and due to previous issues here they should clarify this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (213 comments in total)
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mosc: I was hoping for a BSI-CMOS sensor in APS-C.

Why does this matter oh so much? Didn't you see it has copper wiring? Sony knows best when to put BSI and when not. It's not all win depending on sensor density.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (213 comments in total)

Richard- any news if the RAW is lossless?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies
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Raist3d: Gbased on a6000, a6300 ergonomics are more than fine. Tge real issue is native good e
Mount lens variety.

:-p

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 05:02 UTC

So lossy raw or lossless? Can't find from the specs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 02:42 UTC as 102nd comment

Sorry if I missed this dpreview staff but is the RAW file lossy or lossless....? Can't find on the specs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 02:40 UTC as 103rd comment

Gbased on a6000, a6300 ergonomics are more than fine. Tge real issue is native good e
Mount lens variety.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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