Bernard Carns

Bernard Carns

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The real spoof is between a cellphone camera and an ILC of any type.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 21:45 UTC as 101st comment

Oh come on now!

Everybody knows' this is just Apple's latest "feature."

:-)

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 22:15 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (141 comments in total)

At $1000 it needs to be called an iDrone.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 16:57 UTC as 54th comment
In reply to:

Papi61: "As a quick fix for Odin users, Phottix suggests wedging a sliver of cardboard at the front of the hot shoe to keep the trigger aligned."

LOL, sounds like one of those "redneck repairs", as featured in a famous website by the same name.

@Txoni
Apple does this all the time and the Apple zombies don't seem to care.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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BarnET: Have to admit.
For a 50mp sensor the ISO performance is pretty impressive!

@BarnET it's a well known fact that even though the A7s has big photosites its DR is pretty lousy.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.

When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?

Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).

I don't see the distribution.

40.2 doesn't mean that's its the same across all markets including consumer cameras.

So the OP question is invalid or cannot be validated.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 22:20 UTC

DPReview needs to do a new section.

Oddest photography news of the week (That DPRreview decided to post).

Sort of like some sports programs did athlete arrest of the day.....

Or maybe they need a new category other than LIKE.

I vote for ODD!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 161st comment

What is going on?

Is Nikon starting to make Canon cameras?

:-)

BC

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:35 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies
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russimages: An Interesting piece, which I think I understand at a conceptual level. But I'm not sure of the pragmatics of it. Most of my shooting, whether of birds & wildlife or the occasional landscape or sports action, is opportunistic, i.e., I'm not there with a planned image, I usually don't have time to check the histogram and adjust to the right, and my priority is usually freezing action and avoiding shake, which means higher shutter speeds. My approach is to understand for any given body the ISO at which shadow noise becomes a problem. I then shoot in manual mode with spot metering and with auto ISO, with the highest end of the ISO range set below the problematic level for correctable shadow noise. I shoot what I get and post process to recover shadows, among other things. With this approach I don't encounter noise that is a problem, and I seldom blow highlights. Based on the present DP article, what should I be doing differently?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/russ-w/

@russimages "I usually don't have time to check the histogram and adjust to the right" Some camera manufacturers do this for you like with the Black Magic Pocket cinema camera. People like Michael Reichmann (Luminous Landscape) have asked for his ability in SLRs for years.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 21:56 UTC
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M W B G: No matter what a company creates, none of you will like it. Luckily these companies don't care what most of you "photographers" think or every company out there would just throw their hands in the air and give up

@MWBG
Your comment is not based in fact.
If you see the posts below, lots of people say its heavier than previous models and heavier than the completion, and certainly not light weight.

When big companies like Canon and Nikon make duds people here are honest enough to say so.

If they didn't really care they'd move on.

There are lots of news posted that gets lots of positive responses.

Cases in point.

Canon 11-24 (They finally did something right)
Kipon adapter
Blackmagic micro cinema camera
Interview with Sigma

The negative comments come from "stupidly" designed products etc.

And unfortunately, these days, there are lots of them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

I don't get DPReviews decisions to pick "news."

They're all over this camera and completely missed the Blackmagic URSA mini 4.6 from NAB.

But they sure covered the Read Weapon.

Putting on my "I'm confused hat."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

God bless Chuck.

He's better at putting lipstick on a pig than I am.

Thank God DPReview is on the internet.

If this were a live press conference some of us would be reaching for our basket of rotten tomatoes and eggs.

Which seems to be required at Canon press conferences these days.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies

It's about time somebody else got in this business.

Hopefully they won't jam on the camera body or lens or be loose like so many of the Metabones adapters have done.

If they deliver quality at the suggested price, good for them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

They need to invent organic memory that could reproduce itself.
Then it could truly take pictures indefinitely.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Red knows their market better than me, but as far as I'm concerned, I can't see Hollywood ready for 35mp footage.

Not even Hollywood can handle it. It's just too extra costly for IQ gains that exactly who cares?

35mp moving images, even for the masters at Hollywood, is not a walk in the park.

You get more expensive CG, make up, special make up, props, sets, wardrobe, deadlines, etc.

Blockbusters' budget are average at 100 - 200 million, at 2k.

For 35mp footage, you can bet it will increase another 100 million for extra technical requirements.

PS: if you wonder what I'm talking about, it's possible that you've never made a CG visual effect.

Going from DV resolution, to 1080p is massive in terms of technical skills required.

Jumping to 4k is another massive leap, and then there's this 35mp thing...

Not worthy the extra cost. Not even for Hollywood.

So you're saying a 35mp camera is only good for landscapes and a dermatologist?
What are people with D800e's taking pictures of?
And people with Pentax 645zs?
The list goes on.
So when a video camera has the resolution of a still camera it's a no go?
The make up artists and actors will walk off the set?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Red knows their market better than me, but as far as I'm concerned, I can't see Hollywood ready for 35mp footage.

Not even Hollywood can handle it. It's just too extra costly for IQ gains that exactly who cares?

35mp moving images, even for the masters at Hollywood, is not a walk in the park.

You get more expensive CG, make up, special make up, props, sets, wardrobe, deadlines, etc.

Blockbusters' budget are average at 100 - 200 million, at 2k.

For 35mp footage, you can bet it will increase another 100 million for extra technical requirements.

PS: if you wonder what I'm talking about, it's possible that you've never made a CG visual effect.

Going from DV resolution, to 1080p is massive in terms of technical skills required.

Jumping to 4k is another massive leap, and then there's this 35mp thing...

Not worthy the extra cost. Not even for Hollywood.

This was my point as well, but I didn't post what you did because I'm wasn't sure Marcio would understand or agree.

So I agree with you, badi.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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princecody: Even if it does have 8k what tv or screen can render it?

I have always been an early adopter. I was shooting digital long before most people. Now I shoot RAW video and use LED's for fill (since there is no flash). I can change the shutter angle to match a high shutter speed. I shoot with a global shutter camera so there is no need to worry about jello. I have been doing this for almost a year. I get 12 stops of DR in both stills and video. And I get video I can grade to hell and back. This is the future. In 10 years it will be cellphones and video cameras that shoot raw.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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princecody: Even if it does have 8k what tv or screen can render it?

What screens render the images shot with a D800?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 04:52 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
In reply to:

marcio_napoli: Red knows their market better than me, but as far as I'm concerned, I can't see Hollywood ready for 35mp footage.

Not even Hollywood can handle it. It's just too extra costly for IQ gains that exactly who cares?

35mp moving images, even for the masters at Hollywood, is not a walk in the park.

You get more expensive CG, make up, special make up, props, sets, wardrobe, deadlines, etc.

Blockbusters' budget are average at 100 - 200 million, at 2k.

For 35mp footage, you can bet it will increase another 100 million for extra technical requirements.

PS: if you wonder what I'm talking about, it's possible that you've never made a CG visual effect.

Going from DV resolution, to 1080p is massive in terms of technical skills required.

Jumping to 4k is another massive leap, and then there's this 35mp thing...

Not worthy the extra cost. Not even for Hollywood.

Have you heard of IMAX?
It was shot on film much bigger.
8tb hard drives are only $250
Even 4k RAW only does a terabyte an hour.
So in 4k its 8 hours in 8k its 1 hour.
$250 an hour for the media for shooting a multi million dollar movie isn't that bad. And we're talking pretty uncompressed RAW its even less.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Was I reading the specs right?
8k is somewhere near 35mp?
The Blackmagic URSA mini 4.6K is almost 12MP (pretty close to the A7s) and it can record 4.6 raw internally and has a global shutter, 15 stops DR and takes Canon lenses....hmmm.
Add autofocus and flash.
Who needs an slr anymore?

The sum of the parts to shoot RAW on the A7s (which isn't real RAW) is less on the Blackmagic URSA mini which was part of my post. :-) And the Blackmagic URSA mini has about the same resolution as the A7s. (Which was also in my original post. :-) :-) And it doesn't need adapter like the A7s to take Canon lenses.......(Which makes the A7s cost a lot more than the URSA mini)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
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