Bernard Carns

Bernard Carns

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Uh oh.

The rise and fall of GoPro.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 20:36 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

So is this why Blackmagic's global sensor m4/3 camera hasn't shipped yet?

They're waiting on Panasonic and Fuji to develop the chip?

Maybe Panasonic and Fuji need to tear apart an existing (shipping) Blackmagic camera with global shutter and figure out how those darn Assies did it!

:-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 29th comment
In reply to:

teddoman: Dunno what an organic sensor is, but I want it.

You're going to have to water it once a week.
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (127 comments in total)
In reply to:

KrisAK: Hey, Grant Petty:

Here's how you handle delays.

@KrisAK
If Nikon were Grant Petty, they'd start shipping the camera the night before they announce it's replacement.
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (589 comments in total)

They should have given this camera a better feature set than the 1D C, and kept all the stills goodies.

And the 1D C should be 5K or more.

Oops forgot about the C family.

Its a good thing Reds don't have flash sync.

Hmmm.

What are they gonna do?

(I do hope they fix this autofocus stinting, touch screen menus, etc in a firmware upgrade)

What were they thinking? (Not)

BC

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 121st comment
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sports Dad: My big question is, can it focus properly during 4K video?

Sony can keep steady focus on a subject during 4K video, but only with a $3400 body.

Panasonic has 4K, but with DFD focus still has a tendency to wobble. If a subject is moving towards me from my experience it has issues.

The Nikon 1 has 4K but only at a mostly unusable rate of 15 FPS.

So far the only DSLR that can keep focus during video is Canon, but no 4K.

The only ILC cameras so far that can maintain usable focus during 4K (and during 1080/120p) are from Samsung...and the NX1 was able to do it over a year ago. But their future is more than cloudy. Better to burn out than to fade away I guess.

@Sports Dad

And the people buying the $3400 Sony that can focus will probably manually focus anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sports Dad: My big question is, can it focus properly during 4K video?

Sony can keep steady focus on a subject during 4K video, but only with a $3400 body.

Panasonic has 4K, but with DFD focus still has a tendency to wobble. If a subject is moving towards me from my experience it has issues.

The Nikon 1 has 4K but only at a mostly unusable rate of 15 FPS.

So far the only DSLR that can keep focus during video is Canon, but no 4K.

The only ILC cameras so far that can maintain usable focus during 4K (and during 1080/120p) are from Samsung...and the NX1 was able to do it over a year ago. But their future is more than cloudy. Better to burn out than to fade away I guess.

@Sports Dad

The 2nd generation C series Canon video cameras I think can keep reasonable focus.

And some models do 4k.

But at a price point that probably isn't relevant to this discussion.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 21:26 UTC

So Sony caught the Nikon virus?

Just kidding!

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 13th comment

There was a local chapter of a larger group doing a similar thing for homeless people/families during the holidays.

It's nice when photography reaches out to do good, including the work highlighted in this article.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 15:51 UTC as 12th comment

is this another one of those give aways where it has to be returned in a year?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 17:19 UTC as 20th comment
On article The good, the bad and the analog: CES 2016 'Best of' (62 comments in total)

I'm personally not interested in anything here but one thing.

Maybe the Nikon, Olympus and other users have things they like.

I'd like to see the Quantum Film idea implemented in an APS-C or FF sensor.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Touting it as 4k but at 15fps is pretty close to lying.

I don't trust this company now.

I wouldn't trust them in the future.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

@Schweikert
So, I guess you won't be driving for Lift or Uber anytime soon.
Those people have to be nice to keep their jobs.
Just kidding!
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bernard Carns: Only 3 minutes of 4k video?

Are they using the leftover sensors from Sony that overheat too much?

:-)

BC

Rishi,
Sent you a private message with respect to your question.
Thx.
BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)

Only 3 minutes of 4k video?

Are they using the leftover sensors from Sony that overheat too much?

:-)

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 91st comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)

Nigone introduces a Pro camera at a consumer show.

Good luck!

Too Much To Little To Late, plays in the background.

Are these the same people who are running McDonalds?

Just kidding!

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
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NeilJones: Complete overkill.
Sony a7r ii can achieve similar results at a fraction of price.
With most images being web based now, who needs a 100mp!
So silly.

@NeilJones
If webpages are the destination then even your dear A7rII is overkill. An A7r II for webpages is so silly.
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (195 comments in total)
In reply to:

chriscotec: I'm a long time lens adapter, to Canon EF, M4/3 and now Sony FE (A7RII). I have a pretty large pile of lens adapters.

The Sony A7RII has taken this to a new level as it has great AF performance with Canon EF lenses. It doesn't matter that I don't have the money to replace my prized Canon EF lenses with the native Sony versions, some of them, especially fast ones, don't exist in the Sony FE mount. For architecture I HAVE to adapt my Canon TS-E lenses.

I don't just have the Metabones Smart adapter for E-mount, I also bought the Speed Booster, so I can use my lenses on the (extremely useful) 18MP cropped portion of the A7RII's high resolution sensor. This in effect means each full frame lens has two focal lengths, without cropping, making for a quicker, less data intensive workflow, when it suits.

I think that in this stage of Sony's lens range evolution, adapters, especially smart ones, are almost a necessity for a versatile professional system.

@Average User
Absolutely agree.
Options are great!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (195 comments in total)

Nice to see this forum start.
It seems like the logical progression of things.
I have a couple of converters.
One to go from Nikon to m4/3 for my Panasonic cameras, and one to go from Nikon to Canon so I can use some Nikon glass on my Blackmagic Production camera.
A forum about adapters is welcome.
Thanks!
BC

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 21:36 UTC as 44th comment
In reply to:

steelhead3: I didn't know that DPreview had become video site...can we expect reviews of the new Sony, Panasonic, and Canon video cameras?

I want sites like this and DXO to test Blackmagic cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
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