Prestidigitator

Prestidigitator

Lives in Philippines Philippines
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Joined on Sep 27, 2006

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Prestidigitator: (continuing...)
External flashguns from Nikon & others have had colored filters built-in for years already; Canon doesn't bother w/ that silliness because they know real pros either shoot RAW and can change their White Balance at will anytime they want, or, they know (and *should know*) that the color temperature for flashes was selected that way to give the most neutral color balance for flash exposures for the greatest number of lighting situations. In any case, color temperature is a bigger concern for ambient (no flash) lighting where you have no control of the location, number, color temperature & intensity of light sources. Jeez, as if the target market for these iFruitcakes even care, much less understand, what white balance & color temperatures are about before they shoot those self-indulgent "photos" they upload to Instagram.

Also, iFruitcake moron n00b, read up about the SJ-900 Color Filter Set that comes with every SB-900, or the optional SJ-3 Color Filter Set, etc. You're the certifiable n00b since you only joined DPR in 2012, so maybe you should stay at the kid's table while the adults are talking.

ATTENTION: JDThomas the iFruitcake n00b just got massively 0wnz0red!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:47 UTC
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Prestidigitator: (continuing...)
External flashguns from Nikon & others have had colored filters built-in for years already; Canon doesn't bother w/ that silliness because they know real pros either shoot RAW and can change their White Balance at will anytime they want, or, they know (and *should know*) that the color temperature for flashes was selected that way to give the most neutral color balance for flash exposures for the greatest number of lighting situations. In any case, color temperature is a bigger concern for ambient (no flash) lighting where you have no control of the location, number, color temperature & intensity of light sources. Jeez, as if the target market for these iFruitcakes even care, much less understand, what white balance & color temperatures are about before they shoot those self-indulgent "photos" they upload to Instagram.

Hey n00b, your iFruitcake's pseudo-flash has a 3-foot working range, so only morons like you think that 2-tone flash would actually "color-balance" anything aside from selfies with NPD like you. Welcome to the real world where the Inverse Square Law rules, fruitcake boy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:40 UTC
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VadymA: Larger sensor, larger pixels, faster lens, two-tone flash, instant multiple exposures, 10 frames per second burst, panorama with adjustable exposure, slow-mo video, very clever processing - I think it will be a great snap tool.

Perfect snap toy that would be further ruined down the line by Instagram & Hipstamatic "filters".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:28 UTC
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Magnus3D: Thanks but no thanks, i'm not buying into the hype. I will rather pickup the Nokia Lumia 1020 as it is simply a better device and camera.

I smell RDF-flavored BS. What, pray tell, is horrible with the WP8 OS, aside from the built-in M$ hate from people who have never used it. I have used it extensively and it is in many ways streets ahead of that crApple iOS which can't multitask until now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:27 UTC
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Tyrant70: So Apple didn't chase the MP rabbit down the hole. Out of all the sites that I thought would understand the Apple strategy of a bigger aperture, better low light performance, and better image quality I thought that DPR would understand.

Is the Iphone gonna perform better than a DSLR? no

Is it gonna be there when you need it and give you good results? Yes.

I prefer Apple to keep the MP at 8 and work on the aperture and low light performance with something that will work when I need it. Do I think they went far enough? no I would have liked for them to have given us more control with iso, shutter, and f stops and possibly a raw output, however, that really isn't Apple is it.

but by all means lets look at specs and fret over it not having higher a MP or it being on the bleeding edge.

Where is the icon with a shaking head.

Where is the icon for the crApple iFanb0i apologist post alert???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:24 UTC
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vFunct: dSLR photographers are dorks. REAL photographers know how to use an iPhone to take a professional photo.

The source for this "drivel", n00b, is logic, common sense & photographic experience. You don't even know what IQ means, so all these discussions are above your IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:09 UTC
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OvinceZ: The discussions here mention the sensor size but what about the tiny lenses? Both contribute to IQ. We will have to wait for a few years before there is true convergence with mobile phones and cameras. We have a long way to go. The Nokia 808 was a giant step in the right direction but they made two steps backwards with the 1020. Smaller lens and sensor.
The iphone is not in the race anymore. The latest iphone and iPad are gradual improvements but nothing compelling to purchase. Not by me, anyway.
The reality is we will have to accept thicker phones if we want the best IQ. Thicker phones = bigger lenses and sensors.

LOL. This is a photo gear site. IQ in this site's context means Image Quality. Welcome to DPR n00b. :P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
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Paul Guba: I don't buy a phone because its a good camera. I buy it because its a good phone. It won't be a deciding factor for me. Does it sync my calendar and address book correctly. Is the connectivity good. Is there support for it with other desktop functionality. Is it secure.

The big news really was Apple entering the China market and color may be more for them then our 10 year old kids.

Then you're in the wrong site. DPR is for photography gear. There are plenty of other mobile phone & gadget review sites.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:04 UTC
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Prestidigitator: LOL @ these ignorant crApple iFruitcakes mindlessly regurgitating the RDF marketing propaganda that "megapixels don't matter; Nokia's 41MP is too much anyway; look, the sensel size increased to 1.5 microns, yada-yada..."

Kids, it's not the 41MP that makes the 808PV & Lumia1020 awesome, it's the actual *physical sensor size* that ensures that it would kill all these toycamphones. I don't even need to see & compare sample pics from these phones to be sure of that. The sensor size of the 808PV is a huge 1/1.2" & the L1020 is 1/1.5", both are bigger than even the most expensive premium compact P&S digicams like the Panny Lumix LX7, Canon PowerShot G16 & S120 & similar cams from other manufacturers (1/1.7"). The sensor size on these toycamphones from crApple are laughably puny in comparison (1/2.5"), it's equal only to the cheapest, low-end P&S digicams. So all you iFan-gays should just quit repeating the same FUD over & over again.

And in any case, PureView tech default output size is 8MP or 5MP, and at those resolutions the effective sensel size is 4.01um (5MP) or 3.17um (8MP). Both are massively bigger than this iFruitcake's sensel size. I really don't need to see comparison photos to know that both Nokia PureViews would massively own this warmed-over hypePhone.

Heck, even the 3+ year old Nokia N8 with its 1.75um sensel size & 12MP output would doubtless kick this hypePhone's a$$ IQ-wise.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 05:00 UTC
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Prestidigitator: LOL @ these ignorant crApple iFruitcakes mindlessly regurgitating the RDF marketing propaganda that "megapixels don't matter; Nokia's 41MP is too much anyway; look, the sensel size increased to 1.5 microns, yada-yada..."

Kids, it's not the 41MP that makes the 808PV & Lumia1020 awesome, it's the actual *physical sensor size* that ensures that it would kill all these toycamphones. I don't even need to see & compare sample pics from these phones to be sure of that. The sensor size of the 808PV is a huge 1/1.2" & the L1020 is 1/1.5", both are bigger than even the most expensive premium compact P&S digicams like the Panny Lumix LX7, Canon PowerShot G16 & S120 & similar cams from other manufacturers (1/1.7"). The sensor size on these toycamphones from crApple are laughably puny in comparison (1/2.5"), it's equal only to the cheapest, low-end P&S digicams. So all you iFan-gays should just quit repeating the same FUD over & over again.

LOL. By your logic the 300D makes better images than the 1DX because the former has a bigger sensel area.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 04:48 UTC
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marike6: A little reality check for the "it's hip to hate iDevices" crowd.
Look at how the professional videographers on NoFilmSchool are going nuts for the new iPhone 5s announcement given that it shoots 120 fps @ 720p, just like the GoPro hero action camera.

See the video and the comments at this link:

http://nofilmschool.com/2013/09/apple-gopro-hero3-iphone-5s-120fps-720p/

Yeah so, larger sensors still beat that entry-level P&S-sized hypePhone in the only criterion that matters to real photographers: IQ. Isn't that the same reason why FF DSLRs are better than APS-C ones?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 02:49 UTC
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vFunct: dSLR photographers are dorks. REAL photographers know how to use an iPhone to take a professional photo.

So what's your point? Even granting that it is true, what has that got to do with this article? Real pros who have to use a camphone would naturally be expected to use one that has the IQ closest to that of DSLRs, and that's not the iFruitcake by a long mile.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 02:27 UTC

Notice that in all of the crApple RDF marketing propaganda, they highlight only the 8MP & 1.5 micron pixels, not the actual physical size of the sensor nor any other new architectural improvements. That would be like Canon boasting about the "bigger pixels" on the Digital Rebel 300D (7.4µm) being "better" than that on the top-of-the-line, full-frame 1DX (6.9µm). ROTFLMAO. I pity the target market for these iFruitcakes, their ignorance is being further exploited for monetary gain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 01:40 UTC as 26th comment

(continuing...)
External flashguns from Nikon & others have had colored filters built-in for years already; Canon doesn't bother w/ that silliness because they know real pros either shoot RAW and can change their White Balance at will anytime they want, or, they know (and *should know*) that the color temperature for flashes was selected that way to give the most neutral color balance for flash exposures for the greatest number of lighting situations. In any case, color temperature is a bigger concern for ambient (no flash) lighting where you have no control of the location, number, color temperature & intensity of light sources. Jeez, as if the target market for these iFruitcakes even care, much less understand, what white balance & color temperatures are about before they shoot those self-indulgent "photos" they upload to Instagram.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 01:27 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies

As for that two-toned LED so-called "flash": another silly non-starter gimmick. Firstly, it suffers from the same limitation as all the other LED so-called "flashes": *a 3-foot effective range!* LOL. So it's only good for color-balanced selfies taken by those suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). As Nokia has shown with the 6-year old N82, N8, 808PV & L1020, *real men use real Xenon flashes*. At least those things can reach across an average room :P. But then again, the target market for these iFruitcakes won't be expected to understand the Inverse Square Law anyway.

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 01:27 UTC as 28th comment

LOL @ these ignorant crApple iFruitcakes mindlessly regurgitating the RDF marketing propaganda that "megapixels don't matter; Nokia's 41MP is too much anyway; look, the sensel size increased to 1.5 microns, yada-yada..."

Kids, it's not the 41MP that makes the 808PV & Lumia1020 awesome, it's the actual *physical sensor size* that ensures that it would kill all these toycamphones. I don't even need to see & compare sample pics from these phones to be sure of that. The sensor size of the 808PV is a huge 1/1.2" & the L1020 is 1/1.5", both are bigger than even the most expensive premium compact P&S digicams like the Panny Lumix LX7, Canon PowerShot G16 & S120 & similar cams from other manufacturers (1/1.7"). The sensor size on these toycamphones from crApple are laughably puny in comparison (1/2.5"), it's equal only to the cheapest, low-end P&S digicams. So all you iFan-gays should just quit repeating the same FUD over & over again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 01:26 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Gully Foyle: It's very confusing that comments are possible in both the announcement and the preview! Make it for one or the other so we are able to keep track of our posts and dialogues and not having to click back and forth between pages!
Please DPR, it only makes sense!

The entire commenting system & forum format is a pain the eyes, has been since the beginning.

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 06:44 UTC
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview news story (359 comments in total)
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Red111: The 7D AF is nothing to write home about. I have had it for 3 years and have been really hoping for a better upgrade. It's a disappointment if the new 70D is using the old tech. Look at Nikon. Canon needs to give the users some advanced AF capabilities even in these mid range cameras. I guess I'll have to wait for the 7DII.

Compete??? The 7D already beat the D300, in terms of # of cross points, triple-precision x-type f/2.8 center sensor, customizability & flexibility. The sales #s also already proved that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 05:02 UTC
On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system news story (145 comments in total)
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Shunda77: When I want to do Pizza videos, I will buy this camera. *best* *kitchen utensil* *eva*

Save your $1200 and buy yourself a camphone. You'd have enough extra dough to buy pizza for a whole year.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 04:31 UTC
On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system news story (145 comments in total)
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FreedomLover: Beautiful music, well made cheesy video :-)

Unfortunately a real world clip shows the new autofocus failing twice in 12 seconds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59wD_4dsl4

FreedomLover is the quintessential nitpicking equipment measurebator. Pray tell what other DSLR or MILC can AF better using the whole image sensor??? Ah, I thought so. BTW, Canon never claimed that this AF method is 100% idiot-proof nor that it is faster than a 1DX tracking AF.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 04:30 UTC
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