Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

Comments

Total: 1695, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2975 comments in total)
In reply to:

nerd2: It's quite funny that in the early era of DSLRs I always envied Canon for their less noise and better DR (D70 and D2h only had ~10 stops of DR, compared to 11 stops of canon, and suffered from very harsh clipping of highlights)

Fast forward, and now sony APS sensors have 13~14 stops of DR and FF ones have almost 15 stops of DR. Even m43 sensors now have 12-13 stops of DR, which is way better than ~10 stops they used to have at first.

And Canon is still stuck at less-than-12 stop dynamic range, which has barely improved over is almost the same as their 300D they released 12 YEARS AGO!
I wonder what happened to canon - they pioneered CMOS sensor for DSLRs, pioneered first "cheap" DSLR, pioneered first usable FF DSLR.... why?

simple: it is called "sitting on your laurels"

protectionism inhibits innovation

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (161 comments in total)

this sensor offers sharper images than the xsensor...
but does fuji need an xsensor in order to garner anyone's attention?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:04 UTC as 5th comment

knowing Canon, they will protect their high-profit DSLRs and not give this a very sharp lens.
expect lots of CA at the very least.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:00 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

LiSkynden: Looking at that one pic it looks like it has a "selfie" LCD YAY!!!

seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (388 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

you guys do realize that an f2 on an MFT has an aperture equivalency to FF of F4, right?

you need a pretty darn fast lens on MFT to justify not going with one of the smaller (mirrorless) APSC for the same price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
In reply to:

Timmbits: To achieve this, you are probably increasing exposure time by as much.

Not something I would personally care for...

although I canimagine that for some people, excessively high resolution files might have some sort of benefit?

It would still have the same aspect ratio for the same sensor. they are only going to shift it around by half a pixel space on X and Y axes. You are either going to boost sensitivity (and unless you are using a different sensor type, that means more noise), or increase exposure times.

It remains to be seen how they consolidate it all - it will be done with software algorithms - just as pixels can be paired, they will probably fill in the blanks where underexposure occurs with information from the adjacent shifted position pixel - but this has it's limitations, because if both adjacent ones are underexposed, you will probably see increased noise, or decreased sharpness as a result. It's that, or increase exposure times, but the same scene.

In order to make things ubiquitous, they will likely report one shutter speed, while the real speed is actually halved, so photographers don't have to relearn to use this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:40 UTC
On Canon to move camera production back to Japan article (108 comments in total)

This should benefit consumers, because there should be less quality problems with their products.

They manufacture to more precise tolerances, and have better quality control, in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (27 comments in total)
In reply to:

Timmbits: @DPR: It is 2015, and you still haven't updated this by adding the Canon G7X.
What gives? is the G7X that bad? Has it beeen recalled or something?

You update other evals, why not this one?
Throw out a tiny sensor model or two, and replace it with a camera that has at least 1" sensor... it's not like there isn't choice out there today.

These roundups lack coherence and consistency.

They do not compare same class models.

Each mixes up tiny sensor cameras with larger sensor cameras. It's like those who chose what goes with what don't know cameras.

We want to see pertinent roundups that compare similar models, to help us make a choice. And those are not the ones we are comparing. We have to go offsite, to visit other sources, to find better paired selections in their roundups.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (932 comments in total)
In reply to:

jackalopemaui: Why doesn't 1:1 use the full height of the sensor? Why is it just a crop from 4:3?

I guess it's not that bad... not bad as for the G7X for example.
My comment was influenced by some feedback from others, that it isn't as good as claimed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:48 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sdaniella: another LX-series Lumix part-time ES-LV only (x)
fixed rear screen (x) ... touchscreen AF? (✓) or not? (x)
rainbow evf (x) ... fixed angle evf (x)
manual aperture ring on lens (✓) ... or select-by-wire in only 0.5 EV increments!!? (x) or 1/3 EV (✓)?
manual focus ring on lens (✓) ... or select-by-wire? (x)
no manual zoom ring (x) ... toggled zoom
shutter speed dial (but only 1.0 EV increments!!?) (x)
hotshoe (✓) ... tack-on mini speedlight ... (x)
tripod mount offset from lens center axis (x)
insubstantial grip (x)
24-75mm eq.ff.fov zoom (✓: 24 fov wide) f/1.7-2.8 luminance (x2.2 crop)
10.9-34mm zoom:
max.ap.diam (wide): 10.9/1.7 = 6.4mm (f/3.7 eq.ff.dof)
max.ap.diam (tele): 34/2.8 = 12.1mm (f/6.2 eq.ff.dof)
4k video (✓) ... manual? (✓) or auto only? (x)
AE comp 1/3 increments (✓)

no, what I was saying, is that you are very pretentious, and have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (932 comments in total)
In reply to:

Leo1950: Has anybody experience with the battery time. I am using the lx100 since November and have to charge the battery almost every time. I switched off nfc and wifi but that didn't help and the flash photos I made can be count on 2 hands. Thanks in advance for helpfull replies

maybe you have a defect?
maybe a short circuit somewhere... I would have it checked...
cipa rating is 300 shots

are you using a wifi memory card? that might be contributing

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (932 comments in total)
In reply to:

nick susuki: firstly: sorry for my ignorance. Becasue i am not an expert, and i need good audio for inerriview (portable so no a dr 60d), my question is if the Dr 44wl can be connected wifi to the lx100 (which no have audio output) and rec in sync audio and video.
If not, if there any way to rec audio with an external devices be synced wuth the video wihile shooting with the Lx 100 or the only option is to rec ausio and video separeted and match them in post production?
And if there is no way and must do in post production, whick external portable microphe can u suggest?
I was thinging for the tuscam Dr44WL, but maybe is not the right and vest choice
thank you
nest regards
Nicola

I assume that the built-in stereo microphones are too far from the instruments?
why not simply try any standard stereo microphones that plug in?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (932 comments in total)
In reply to:

jackalopemaui: Why doesn't 1:1 use the full height of the sensor? Why is it just a crop from 4:3?

I agree.
I suspect that they are simply not sending any power to the top and bottom bands on the chip.
some report that battery autonomy seems to be a problem with this camera, and that would only make it worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (932 comments in total)
In reply to:

Leo1950: Has anybody experience with the battery time. I am using the lx100 since November and have to charge the battery almost every time. I switched off nfc and wifi but that didn't help and the flash photos I made can be count on 2 hands. Thanks in advance for helpfull replies

omg that is bad

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
In reply to:

Timmbits: Samsung's 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 with OIS is looking pretty good right now...

@hugo88 do not troll by telling people they have parkinsons if they do not share your opinion. Let's get back to a more mature conversation...

Just because you had a bad experience with one lens, doesn't mean that all lenses with ios arent any good. dont let a bad experience cloud your vision. if you have a flat on a radial tire, are you going to stop using radial tires?

of course, we have ALL used cameras without ios... can you tell us, with full credibility, that you have never had an out of focus image from unwanted camera shake that you couldn't take over, and that you always have that tripod with you? seriously? you always carry a tripod, according to your own advice, despite not needing one according to your statements on the uselessness of IOS...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
In reply to:

Timmbits: Samsung's 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 with OIS is looking pretty good right now...

@Hugo, I think you are confusing things... @50mm (75mm equiv) it is not wide. and I do have a 30mm f2 lens without IOS - so what? I am referring to this category. I think Fuji simply failed to impress here. I wanted to buy a Fuji in the past, for their lens specs. I am merely pointing out how humiliated they must feel being bested by Samsung. use tripod instead of IOS - ROTFL!

@Peter Bendheim, it seems to me that flaring comments are characteristics of trolls and fanboys. You hating Samsung and loving a manufacturer responsible for deplorable savery workign conditions and with a half a trillion in their bank account, doesn't entitle you to say that all companies, other than the ones you personally buy, are copycats. Retrace the history of every single camera patent, and let's see how much copied stuff is in the brands that you use! and btw, Apple ripped off Xerox's graphical user interface - they didn't invent much - just copycat and marketing doing the rest.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
In reply to:

Mahmoud Mousef: Olympus management:
"We need to do something about megapixels. Our competitors are making us look like laggards. What does Engineering have?"

"Boss, they have nothing beyond 16 megapixels."

"Bring on the 'equivalent' megapixels!"

@Melvin, hasselblad also brought us an obscenely expensive rebranded sony nex camera in the past... so to me, that's not necessarily a reference.

@gwynoxy, correction, I believe that the mft consortium is on record for saying that 16mp is the sweet-spot for that given sensor size. it has nothing to do with what they think people want - it is a technical reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:54 UTC

To achieve this, you are probably increasing exposure time by as much.

Not something I would personally care for...

although I canimagine that for some people, excessively high resolution files might have some sort of benefit?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (27 comments in total)

@DPR:
"(...) 13MP Four Thirds sensor"

You need to stop referring to this as a four thirds size sensor, because that is not the area being used. Even the manufacturer doesn't say this, because they know that it would be misleading advertising.

What's more, removing that term, and giving us a more accurate idea of what size (used) this is, compared to the 1" sensors in other category competitors, would be most useful/helpful.

I think no one cares about the dead area - we care about the used area. (it is only an mft because it is cheaper to use an existing one than designing and tooling factories for a new smaller one - mft shouldn't be part of the bragging rights).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 9th comment

Samsung's 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 with OIS is looking pretty good right now...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:21 UTC as 40th comment | 17 replies
Total: 1695, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »