Bernard Carns

Bernard Carns

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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 (304 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 (304 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 96th 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 18th 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 16th comment | 1 reply
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (101 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 (101 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 (101 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 (101 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 (101 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.

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 (101 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
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (101 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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Miki Nemeth: Unfortunately, unlike Sony, Nikon V1 and no other Nikon 1 series cameras are capable of outputting clean HDMI, and they cannot be used with Atomos or any external recorders. I picked the V1 as my very first camera, and I had to learn the sad truth that the Nikon 1 system is practically an abandonned child of Nikon. This made me terribly disappointed with Nikon, and no way I'd buy anything from Nikon again. I kept the V1 and a nice 1Nikkor lens collection, in the hope that eventually Nikon makes at least a half decent Nikon 1 model.
Atomos is terribly important for concert and interview videos to override the 30-minute video recording limitations.

You probably aren't interested in changing systems, but Panasonic and I'm sure others, can record nonstop in the camera until the media is full. No 30 minute limitation at all. Its been that way since the GH1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 18:49 UTC

What was that movie?

Dumb and Dumber?

History repeats itself.

This must be dumb news week.

XC10.

Wooden grip.

Hmmm.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 80th comment
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (229 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Some of us are Canon users and are still not interested.
Some of us also have more than just Canon.
We don't see in black white like some others.....
So go back to your brick wall......

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (809 comments in total)

This kinda looks like an over priced gopro.
A drone camera?
Oh, no, it's Canon who's the drone.
Or is it the zombie company?
I'd buy a GH4 before I'd buy this.
And I can already use my Canon glass on my BMPC.
1" sensor?
Bag of bolts.
At least a BMPC gives you a great sensor and raw in the bag of bolts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 226th comment
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)

Interesting how much is done in house.
Probably better for QC.
Not better for cost though.
They have to maintain the chrome plating, injection molding, anodizing, etc systems.
Most companies these days would outsource things except for the core talent such as grinding lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 21:30 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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alcaher: manufactured landscape... nothing nice about it, very robotic-posthuman enviroment. But that is what it is and we use their products.

Doesn't look very post human to me.
Post human would have a lot more robots.
I didn't see a single one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)

What did the guy say about the football deflation scandal?

If you're not cheating, your not playing?

Hmmm.

Well, well, well.

And DPR compares a sample from Tamron to a purchased Nikon lens.

Hmmm

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:48 UTC as 26th comment
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

I don't any Sigma lenses.

But what I find interesting is how positive the posts are.

Canon or Nikon posts have tons of bashing.

I've done my share with respect to Canon.

Looks like Sigma is making lenses that customers want and has a CEO who is willing to have a real conversation.

A bit of fresh air!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 05:43 UTC as 54th comment
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