mick232

mick232

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On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)
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Chuck Lantz: I noticed a couple of interesting bits; ... an ashtray at the engineers station, and a panel where "gauge" is spelled "guage." Kinda makes me wonder what else they got wrong in all those goodies.

There is no reason not to trust a cigarette smoking engineer in 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 12:18 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Nice article. I just wish that first photo of the entire aircraft had been taken with something longer than a 2mm lens.

It's actually 14mm.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 19:53 UTC

So how exactlly do you mount an E-mount lens to an A-mount body using an adapter? Clearly, this must be possible, since the SVP calls the two systems "fully compatible".

Or is that only possible in Sony fantasy land, where we declare two systems compatible regardless of the reality?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:27 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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designdef: Makes me very happy I swapped all my Nikon gear for the Sony SLT-A99 Full Frame Mirrorless, two years ago! Looks as if Nikon may catch up in a year or so?

The A99 is not mirrorless. The mirror just doesn't move.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1451 comments in total)

Specs are all nice... checklist items all there. But does Samsung offer continuity? Will you still get a camera from Samsung in 5 years that you can mount your expensive Samsung 300/2.8 onto?

These electronic giants get out of a market as fast as they enter it, if it isn't profitable anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 00:21 UTC as 182nd comment | 3 replies
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (77 comments in total)
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Peter Gregg: Hello - no 4D Autofocus info? What cameras? It is firmware updatable? New cameras only?

With Sony, everything is firmware upgradeable. You just go to the store and buy the newer model. It will have the firmware upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
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joelR42: I've thoguht for years that Sony was missing an opportunity by not using this tech in their mirror less cameras. Seems like Fuji beat them to the punch.

Mirrorless has brought focus peaking and live view magnification, which allows much better focussing with the STF than what was possible before. I don't see the need for AF. It would be nice to have, sure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
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Jogger: IT would be neat if Zeiss made an APO version of the OTUS 85/1.4 .. of course it would cost $8000.

apodization != apochromatic correction

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
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joelR42: I've thoguht for years that Sony was missing an opportunity by not using this tech in their mirror less cameras. Seems like Fuji beat them to the punch.

Not really. You can use the 135 STF on any Sony mirrorless camera with the Sony LA-EAx adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)

Looks like the picture effect "toy camera" was turned on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 18:30 UTC as 24th comment

I told you so...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:50 UTC as 138th comment
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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GeraldW: You guys are all missing something here. The first line in DPREview's blurb says "Cinoflex was recently tasked with rigging up a Sony A7S..." You could read that as it not being Cinoflex's idea, and that someone else, possibly Sony, requested and paid for them to do it. In other words, a promotional stunt by Sony to show off their new camera.

I rather doubt this was Cinoflex's idea, or that they plan to sell or rent these rigs.

Jerry

BarnET: dude, read the press release carefully on the page you are referring to

Do they explicitly say "pro video" anywhere? No, they avoid this phrase at all cost. Read carefully and you will notice they use phrases like the following:
"Pro-Quality Video" (not "pro video")
"specialist video functions" (specialist, not pro)
"enthusiast photographers and videographers."
"into the hands of professional photographers and videographers." (no explicit mention of "professional videographers")
"Common to Sony's range of professional video cameras" (= A7S not belonging to that group)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:16 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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BobYIL: A camera costing only $2.500 has been chosen by some top pros to do the job of an Alexa costing beyond $50.000 and some of us bashing DPR for making it news??

It is the typical fanboy flame war. Sony could introduce a 500 megapixel full-frame camera with clean ISO 1 billlion and 400 lenses to go with it for under $1000 and fanboys would still whine about it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I can't believe they sullied that rig with that old Nikon lens.

They probably only took that lens because a suitable focus motor exists for it. If it is only about adapting to E-mount, they could have taken a Minolta 600/4 or Sony 500/4 just as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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GeraldW: You guys are all missing something here. The first line in DPREview's blurb says "Cinoflex was recently tasked with rigging up a Sony A7S..." You could read that as it not being Cinoflex's idea, and that someone else, possibly Sony, requested and paid for them to do it. In other words, a promotional stunt by Sony to show off their new camera.

I rather doubt this was Cinoflex's idea, or that they plan to sell or rent these rigs.

Jerry

Unlikely. Sony is very protective of their pro video business. If anything, they would have prevented this rig. They want to reach consumers or enthusiast, not video pros who stop buying expensive Sony video gear.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 20:24 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (595 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: When will the wooden grip version be available that cost 6x the price of this camera?

Ask not Sony, ask Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (595 comments in total)
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historianx: Sony still cameras = glorified GameBoy stations. Pass.

historianx = troll

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (595 comments in total)
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pew pew: sony put XAVC S codec on the a6000 plz.

Sony almost never adds features with firmware updates. They rarely have to provide updates anyway, since the firmware the camera ships with typically is quite stable.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
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b craw: Though a unique circumstance, I think the law can be applied here in a pretty clear manner. [I acknowledge that I am not a professional in this field, though]. In absence of the possibility that a work for hire situation can be entered into with an animal (even a fairly intelligent primate), then the burden falls on Mr. Slater to demonstrate that the primary production of the images was done by him. As he has promoted these images as "selfies", then the predominate and definitional activity relating to production lies with the ape; preparation, postprocessing, and distribution not constituting essential production. As an example in contrast, wildlife photo traps are almost completely produced by the photographer. In the case of Mr. Slater, as an animal cannot hold a copyright, no copyright protection can be applied. Mr. Slater can, of course, distribute and profit from the images, as can anyone else. He has no legal basis to demand that Wikimedia take the images down.

Statements like the following have been questioned many times in this thread: "preparation, postprocessing, and distribution not constituting essential production"

Since Mr. Slater has said that he did not prepare a monkey selfie session, but instead just left the camera there, walked away, and when he came back the selfies had been taken, I agree on your overall assessment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
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skyfotos: In days of yore - unless commissioned - copyright is vested with the photographer if he/she purchased, and therefor owned, the film on which the image was made. The same should surely apply to the owner of the sensor!

So if you take a passport photo in a photo booth, you would say that you don't own the copyright? Clearly, the sensor in that machine isn't yours.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
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