mick232

mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (162 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: Goding to buy this lens :-) Small money for high quality!

High quality: yes
Small money for a 50mm: no

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (112 comments in total)
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snegron2: Ironic how this digital icon image was created with analog film.

@manuel: was it also possible to create stitched gigapixel images with film?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (112 comments in total)
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budi0251: Still use WinXP on my Thinkpad R52 (Pentium m 1.8Ghz + 2GB DDR2), mainly because I can't get proper drivers for its display adapter in Win7.

And then some,

I use WinXP SP3 32bit for my desktop PC (AMD X2 3Ghz w/ 4GB of RAM) too.
Indeed I lost about half gigabyte of RAM.

Why is that?

Well, I do love simple UI and it simply works for me, to make or change file association, file search features, drivers, etc.
Currently most of the time the machine would run Photoshop CS6 with latest compatible ACR & DNG converter. I have no problem (yet) with latest DSLR Raw files.

Then some office stuff & web browser (Firefox), media player classic, and... that's it I think my main use of PC.

Dunno if in the future they would force people to use Photoshop CC or Lightroom 5 in order to open latest future RAW files, then I might upgrade to Win 8.1

A 32bit OS and processor only has an address space of 4GB. You lose some of that because it gets used to address video RAM or other hardware's memory, therefore can't be used for main memory.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:36 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (480 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Sorry, but a sensor size of 44x33mm cannot be called medium format by traditional definition.
This is a APMFS-C sized sensor (Advanced Photo Medium Format System type-C)

"Generally, the term applies to film and digital cameras that record images on media larger than 24 by 36 mm (full-frame) (used in 35 mm photography), but smaller than 4 by 5 inches (which is considered to be large-format photography)."

Wikipedia

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On LensRentals.com needs name for massive lens calibration tool news story (133 comments in total)

Large Photon Collider

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R news story (120 comments in total)
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rrccad: well if they fix the stupid compression sony may just have me as a customer for a pair of A7R's.

The A99 can save in uncompressed RAW? Prove it! I do own the A99 and can tell you that there is no such option.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R news story (120 comments in total)
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rrccad: well if they fix the stupid compression sony may just have me as a customer for a pair of A7R's.

The alleged shutter issue wasn't about sound but about vibration.
The light leak is no worse than in other cameras.
And Sony RAW has been compressed since the A900, also on the A99, and nobody ever had any significant problem with that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 02:39 UTC
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R news story (120 comments in total)
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rrccad: well if they fix the stupid compression sony may just have me as a customer for a pair of A7R's.

Unbelievable how the FUD actually works...

What did we have already?
- shutter virbration
- light leak
- RAW compression

It appears as if the competition finds a new way to spread more FUD about the A7 each month. They must be really afraid of losing market share.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 01:30 UTC
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kimsch: So you compare a $30.000 camera to a $2.500 camera and the most expensive is better - SHOCKING!

Well, if you compare the $22.000 Leica S medium format camera to the $300 NEX5N, the NEX5N is actually better (DXOmark).

So price isn't an indicator.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 20:38 UTC

I've heard rumors that Nikon will soon acknowledge the flash issue on the D40 (2006) and offer free repairs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 36th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (759 comments in total)
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aeonsim: So an additional 12MP, no AA & full a metal body + the loss of a few things like EFS & Phase detection is worth 4% + a step from Silver to Gold and results in a bit of a change in the tone of the overall review.

:-)

Fair enough I guess the change in tone seemed noticeable to me. Is the JPEG image quality of the A7 & A7R actually worse than the A99 as your scoring bars actually seem to indicate?

This must be the first review site I know where products must be launched on the same day to be comparable.

I also wonder which camera in the test group has raised the bar - after all, of all the cameras in the test group, the A99 was the camera launched before the A7, no camera launch in between.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (604 comments in total)
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forpetessake: If the AF performance is indeed what Sony claims, then the slaughter of DSLRs, SLTs is about to begin. I wonder what rabbits Canon/Nikon are going to pull out of their respective hats.

Did Canon have many lenses in 1987 when they introduced EOS and did that stop them from becoming successful?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:07 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (604 comments in total)
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intruder61: I'm sure this little beauty will produce that wonderful Sony trademark ORANGE skin.

Will you please post samples? Because unless you are suffering from jaundice, I doubt you will be able to prove your claim.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed news story (66 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: Very nice, but I fail to see what's so special about entries 2 & 3...

#2 is special because it proves that even with a Sony, you can get blown out skies. This is something nobody would have deemed possible before.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 10:22 UTC
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mick232: Full-frame has reached the consumer market. If there was still any doubt about that, here's the proof.

You need to look at market share, not what it's called.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 20:15 UTC

Full-frame has reached the consumer market. If there was still any doubt about that, here's the proof.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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Zeisschen: I feel Sony is going to release nothing than outstanding lenses for this FF E-mount. The myth that Sony is not good at lenses is truly a myth for people who used A-mount Sony Zeiss and Sony G glass. These new FE lenses are so incredibly lightweight as well, much lighter than they look like. Product design couldn't be better as well in my opinion. This will be a winner system for sure, not for everyone, but for people who want to travel light but don't want to make any compromise with sensor size and picture quality. Pair this with a little RX100 in your pocket and you are set for almost everything...

Go look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZJry55GRU0&sns=em

The medium format photographer considers the A7R+55/1.8 an alternative for his Hasselblad H3D-31.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 09:29 UTC
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back news story (197 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Terrific to see some serious competition for Micro Four-Thirds!

You sound like someone with a very small ....... camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 01:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: So, nice try, but terminally flawed. I always thought Sony was best at making transistor radios.

The review may be flawed, but at least dpreview knows the difference between a transistor radio and a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)

Ok, let's compare it with the Sony A99. Is dpreview telling us that:
- Sony indeed made the JPEG engine worse after 1 year of development?
- Sony decreased image quality by removing the SLT mirror?
- Sony decreased low-light performance by removing the SLT mirror, which takes away about 30% of the incoming light?
- obviously, the SLT mirror increases image quality. Where can I buy more of those, I'd like to add some more of them between my lens and my sensor.
- the viewfinder of the A7 is identical if not improved, yet the score is lower

Shouldn't the review scores be at least consistent to some degree?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 372nd comment | 1 reply
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