PhotoKhan

PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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R Stacy: My A7II better be on this lineup next!! 24mp FF raw is not yet an antiquated camera!

;-)

Why do you and other users keep downplaying this?

An A7RII, at it's price point, is targeted at professionals and advanced amateurs.

Sony approach (so brilliantly dissected in the DPR article) means that those type of users will have to inspect every single high-contrast image at 100%, if they need the guarantee the image will be OK.

It is not the number of photos they to throw out, it's the number of photos they have to inspect.

...Is it that so hard to understand?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:26 UTC
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PVCdroid: The odd thing about this is that current Sony users have been content with Sony's compressed raw. This article indicates otherwise. It really doesn't please anyone because only anti-sony types were bitching about it.
....for the most part..

"obviously, users (sony or non-sony) who don't shoot at the limits would never need worry, as lossy compression will never show up in far from limit shooting (just logical)"...!?

What...!?...DPR, themselves, showed a very day-to-day example (the moon in that scene with the Space Needle), in their most excellent article about this, that would have me running to the shop to get the my money back if I got it in a photo of mine.

Why the downplay?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 00:14 UTC

Well, well, well...deliverance at its best.

Add a price drop early next year, a Metabones new effort (hardware or firmware) that adds further compliance with Canon glass and continued feet-dragging by Canon regarding a new 5D model and the A7RII might very well be my next camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 00:03 UTC as 31st comment
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mgrum: Let's get it all out of the way:

What - manual focus only? It's 2015!
Way overpriced compared to X.
Who wants a 28mm f/1.4? It should be 24mm or 35mm.
90mm filter thread? Where am I going to find a cheap UV to ruin the image quality with?
It's far too big and heavy, wont go in pocket when I'm street-luging.
It wont make you a better photographer!

LOL...just perfect...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
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PhotoKhan: A fixed-lens-fixed-focal-length camera for $3,300 and people go "uhHH!! and "ahHH!" without seeing a single sample...?

It's official: Sony goes greedy-Leica while people go silly-Apple.

...ah...ok...it's the other way around then ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:32 UTC

A fixed-lens-fixed-focal-length camera for $3,300 and people go "uhHH!! and "ahHH!" without seeing a single sample...?

It's official: Sony goes greedy-Leica while people go silly-Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 176th comment | 2 replies
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: OK Canon, you've announced your budget model. Now unveil the high-end model and let the mirrorless market-share competition begin!

You sound frustrated, which is understandable at this particular point in time.

However, if you step back and rationally analyze what is been happening, you'll understand that, as a Canon customer, you have all the reasons to be confident that you'll be well taken care of for the foreseeable future.

They are SO taking the right steps it is almost like they actually have an in-house fortune-teller.

Compare it to how lost the only other past-relevant-brand is, regarding this very some area, to have a clearer picture about how strong Canon's strategy is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:11 UTC
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fenceSitter: A couple weeks ago, Canon's imaging chief Mr Masaya Maeda promised a EOS-M for enthusiasts, "a mirrorless camera you will like."

And this EOS M10 is what he meant? I can't believe this sh*t.

It doesn't. Will talk again in 6 months.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:54 UTC
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: OK Canon, you've announced your budget model. Now unveil the high-end model and let the mirrorless market-share competition begin!

Between $1199 and $1399.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
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AkashRana: I don't even understand why Canon is launching EOS-M line up as it's a poor system compared to Sony's e-mount products. I would say take a seat back, think through and come up with a better product than trying to get into a market in a hurry. Lately all canon has done is release products which are lack lustre. Come on canon up your game

Amazingly non-clued-in.

If there's is something they are NOT doing is "trying to get into a market in a hurry".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:15 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Did that guy just admit that they shipped software that they knew didn't work? That is pretty bad.

Welcome to the digital market, the new wondrous-puffy-cloudy era.
Somehow digital commerce is allowed to do what no other commerce may but, hey, use your software in one more machine than it's licensed to and all hell will break loose...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:11 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (205 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: These were never cheap to begin with but, with each generation, prices seems to have a tendency to creep up.

In my market the cheapest, least specified one is now already over 1,000 EUR. Throw in a keyboard and it touches 1,200 EUR.

It's a shame that Microsoft has finally hit a technical home-run only to price it well above a mass commercial success level.

I am sure they know what they're doing.

...but so do I...

I'll stick to my desktop and Galaxy tabs, neither of which (...ironically enough and in spite of the price of a mid-tier model that still does not feature a SIM slot...) the Surface can't fully replace.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (205 comments in total)
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Jose Luiz Oliveira: Both Surface Pro 4 and Book still with no port for a SIM Card to allow the use of cellular data network.
That´s the best feature of any tablet!!! No need to use a bulky USB modem...
WAKE UP MS !!!!!!

...Unless you don't have a phone with a data plan because you always assigned that task to your tab.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (205 comments in total)

These were never cheap to begin with but, with each generation, prices seems to have a tendency to creep up.

In my market the cheapest, least specified one is now already over 1,000 EUR. Throw in a keyboard and it touches 1,200 EUR.

It's a shame that Microsoft has finally hit a technical home-run only to price it well above a mass commercial success level.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)

Is the promo video for real?
01:22 of just people taking photos and an ever-so-slightly glimpse into what the camera might actually do differently.
I hope they didn't pay for it...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 10:07 UTC as 50th comment
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (205 comments in total)
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ZoranHR: They should first make windows 10 work properly.
I dont know for the rest of you,but my windows 10 pro is a nightmare experience.
These hardware improvements are really secondary.

Why do you think it is being offered for free for the first year?
Best BT play ever...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 08:33 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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ilza: Does not it look ridiculous to pixel-peep into samples of noise? To add insult in injury, this noise is produced by a RAW converter which does nobody knows what — but we *KNOW* that it processes RAWs from different manufactures differently…

“Color/flavor of noise” is a very important concern — but there are better ways to access it. And one can do it WITHOUT bringing a particular RAW converter into the picture. About a year ago, I found out that (with Sony-style sensors+ADCs) one needs 6 numbers to completely describe the color of noise.

The numbers are applicable for a particular ISO number (and bitness of conversion). So to completely describe the body’s noise performance, one gets 6 curves (they show how 6 different components of noise change with ISO number).

Of course, these curves would be grokable only for people who can add (and do weighted averages) — but I do not think the corpus is much smaller comparing to those getting satisfaction from pixel-peeping into noise!

It means you seem to belong to a group here that, suddenly, has discovered how a single Raw converter can not be used for multiple cameras or multiples models or even just multiple conversion intents.

That this group is not intensely engaging DPR to shutdown the studio comparasion tool, since, under your own reasoning, it is then useless, is a complete mystery.

It also means that, judging by the main-advocate activities outside DPR, in all probability, this is an commercial-oriented crusade from which, I believe, a specific selling product will stem in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:14 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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ilza: Does not it look ridiculous to pixel-peep into samples of noise? To add insult in injury, this noise is produced by a RAW converter which does nobody knows what — but we *KNOW* that it processes RAWs from different manufactures differently…

“Color/flavor of noise” is a very important concern — but there are better ways to access it. And one can do it WITHOUT bringing a particular RAW converter into the picture. About a year ago, I found out that (with Sony-style sensors+ADCs) one needs 6 numbers to completely describe the color of noise.

The numbers are applicable for a particular ISO number (and bitness of conversion). So to completely describe the body’s noise performance, one gets 6 curves (they show how 6 different components of noise change with ISO number).

Of course, these curves would be grokable only for people who can add (and do weighted averages) — but I do not think the corpus is much smaller comparing to those getting satisfaction from pixel-peeping into noise!

Oh, but it WILL be invented...

After all, inventing it and then selling it to us is what this whole "One Converter For Each Image" very recent crusade is all about, as we will soon see.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Hands up anyone who actually raises levels +4 to +6 and uses such an image for anything of value? Because they look like s---. Maybe it's time to let some whites blow out and some dark areas block up? They had to make that choice in the film days all the time.

Is this fallacy-based reasoning on purpose?

It is not about raising the levels AS A WHOLE.

It is about, when needing to raise them in local edits for narrative purposes, not having the result look like crap, even when stopping very far from those limits.

Stop looking at EXPERIMENTAL approaches and commenting about them as if they were actual everyday practices.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)

Oh, no!...How will the other 40 survive?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 19:43 UTC as 22nd comment
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