stuntmonkey

stuntmonkey

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On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional WiFi news story (392 comments in total)

This seems like a new sensor. They're using 24.1mp to describe it, not 24.2 like the D3200.The official press release uses "new" in the pres release.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 06:39 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies

iPad "4" was really about ramping up for international markets. I don't think photographers are going to be disappointed, the mini is about building the iBooks ecosystem, more than anything else.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 20:04 UTC as 46th comment
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)
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Gesture: Good interview. Interesting how he keeps using the word "disruptive." Better than paradigm-shifting, I guess, but I think there must be a more apt word for what he is driving at.

"Disrupt" is a marketing term... cliche actually. The marketing guys say "disrupt". The management guys shift".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 19:24 UTC
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limlh: From the samples, I think the Bayer sensor has reached its limit. The X-Trans sensor of Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is now king of high ISO. So will be the X-E1.

You outta have a look at:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2012/20120922_1-Fuji-XPro1-Leica135.html

That artifacting would make me think twice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 05:22 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (541 comments in total)

APS-C with on-board phased detection AF in a compact body would be an excellent proposition, but the two things that hold this back are that the they kept compatibility with the EF mount (large flange diameter) and the control layout. When you look at it, nobody in the mirrorless is putting it all together.

My vote:
- EOS-M sensor
- Fuji X-1 body
- Sony NEX manual control layout

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 19:19 UTC as 50th comment

No continuous AF for stills but AF in movies? Inevitable comparison to the D600, which can do subject tracking in liveview. Sounds like Sony are rushing to market; it wouldn't likely be a good implementation but it's conceivable in the year 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 18:28 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies

They should be called 'iPhones'...

Seriously, this is a product category that nobody asked for. If you want a connected device, you're posting to Facebook etc, and the image is going t be downsized anyway. Your smartphone does this already, why buy another device?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 18:28 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Tamron Stand Report article (15 comments in total)

Interested in how they do VC + piezo motor for the 70-200, but in the last couple of lens where they added VC to a venerable line (28-75 to 24-70 and 17-50), the optical results were okay, but not a home run.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 20:40 UTC as 4th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)

" is the D600 the new D300S"

Love how Barney indirectly asks if there will be a D400, and then the question is indirectly shirked off.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 15:50 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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Kabe Luna: Among the worst aspects of Nikon's UI philosophy has been and remains the inconvenience of ISO control. DSLRs and compacts require two hands to change ISO. It's almost as if they assume photographers will just set Auto ISO and for the most part be done with that pesky control. Maybe most folks do, but I shoot manually 99% of the time–manual everything, including spot metering and ISO– and it frustrates the hell out of me that I have to change my hold on the camera to adjust the ISO setting when so many less-used controls seem to be clustered on the top right shoulder where they are easily changed single-handedly. Canon's gotten this right for a while with its ISO button behind the shutter release. Why Nikon hasn't replaced the exposure compensation button (+/-) with the ISO control–especially now that they are make Easy Exposure Compensation and option in AE modes–I will never know. How they can effect such positive change in evolving their UI, yet still bungle ISO I'll never know?

Press and twirl, that is your birthright if you use Nikon. Exposure comp is also a more important control to keep close... if you are flicking through the ISO range, something is wrong, it ought to be the first variable that you've set. (Unless you shoot manual all the time... but why? its a compact) I hardly ever touch the ISO button on any camera wile the camera is up to my eye... it's something to do beforehand. If you want to keep a specific aperture and shutter speed combination, then you're only choice is to vary ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:56 UTC

All Leica's are beautiful, but this is not necessarily a beautiful Leica. I suppose the LCD needs to be bigger, but the proportions on the back panel don't look optimal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 21:30 UTC as 90th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1044 comments in total)

This segment of the market is going to wonder where the built-in flash went.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:15 UTC as 404th comment

Not sure who it will do in this increasingly crowded market space, but that's some striking product design right there. Put this side by side with the classic F-31d and it's like the cameras came from two different companies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 05:08 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

Every year at this time Apple has a way of making stuttering video and crashing liveblog forums exciting. I thought I would never get my morning back from the 4s launch... I was wrong. It happened again today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 20:25 UTC as 70th comment

Is it me or does anybody else think that the price is insane? Assuming that this is the Nikon D600 sensor in a compact body... no mirror, no PD array, no colour sensitive metering sensor... what is there to justify $2,800 other than 'demand'? If the D600 does come in around $1,800 ish, compact or no, this is going to look like an expensive toy. It's typical Sony, you can't tell if it's genius or if somebody forgot to grab hold of the reigns somewhere along the line.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:15 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies

Similar pixel density to the D800e, was bound to happen on a 16mp+ crop sensor, though the modern ones seem to be already lighter on filtration than in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 22:22 UTC as 89th comment
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? news story (291 comments in total)

I think this is a fair point. I'm not against Instagram because it gets people into taking pictures, but her point is valid, everybody's pics end up looking the same. If it's fun, I'm all for more people to use Instagram. Afterall, I had an Instamatic 126 camera as well.

But, the artistry part of it, yes, I agree. Instagram creates faux nostalgia by taking away some of the image quality of a picture. However, the past masters did nothing of the sort, they were living in their own contemporary time, and when you looks through photos of a bygone era, you can see that they were just as careful about their craft as we are now, and that even though the film chemistry dates older pictures, the photographers were doing everything they could to extract the most image quality out of their pictures.

This was my own writing on these points.
http://1000wordpics.blogspot.ca/2012/05/book-review-fred-herzog-photographs-and.html

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 20:42 UTC as 175th comment

Such a shame. I really like the the design of this camera, it's a like an amped up LX-5, which is already a really capable camera. The current sensor situation looks like a lost cause, but I hope they persist with this form factor with an improved sensor in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 02:27 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus raided over accounting scandal news story (83 comments in total)

Mostly procedural at this point. Imagine if police action had not been taking during the Enron scandal?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:41 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

Olympus got called out because of an extraordinary set of circumstances. The practice of hiding losses the way they did is likely going on at other companies, though. Medical endoscopy is huge for them... imaging not so much. They sort of need imaging to keep some of the high tech catchet for their endoscopy systems, though... Olympus is good with scopes but not so much with the actual endoscopy cameras themselves.... IMHO, they only need to sell imaging in the short term to fend off a a hostile acquisition or if it turns out there are huge shortfalls cash/liabilities that are uncovered because of the recent escapade.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:00 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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