munro harrap

munro harrap

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On Connect post Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)

Panoramas have possibilities from mobiles. Can you suggest a suitable tripod mount to hold such a large phone upright to obtaon the best results as here in the UK we seem to lack such a vitally necessary device. Even a motorozed version with variable speeds for different light levels would be great. I Have very steady hands still and can track accurately according to the guidelines but maontaoning an unvarying speed gets very difficult indeed as you turn a full circle and usually on ground and two feet that are neither level nor able to maintaon a constant axis.

Also what cameras still have holes provoded for wriststraps as I cannot find and so hang onto my old N8 Nokia from 2010 when they all mostly had wristraps.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Do you need 41 megapixels? Our Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review (369 comments in total)

I have yet to understand why 41 MP. I have an LG G4 that impresses me because although its jpegs are truly horrible and its panorama jpegs ditto AND marted seriously by automatic frame by frame exposure adjustment results with stills from Raw at base iso only are just terrific because the lens on mine is so good. On my 2713H Dell at 100% these 16MP results corrected in LR 4.4 and saved as jpegs cover almost double the screen width. Say about 47x26 INCHES.
The retrieved detail is impressive but only at 50 iso. However the lens IS f1.8, and this means street photography is doable even in the shade in December in the UK at midday. Not after sunset.

I somehow very much doubt either 41mp Nokia CAN match the acuity of these files - or their resolution. I have looked at samples online and so far remain unimpressed. But Ido hope somewhere that some company will design a camera whose aperture is at least as big on a 24mm widescreen imager as this is the way of photography's future IMHO.
I can see a smartphone future in which we all have 16:9 ratio large sensors allied to such tiny button fast lenses and can see a time not long from now when instead of huge dslrs reportage photographers carry a bag of smartphones instead. IF a noiseless technology arrives it'll be just great .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 17th comment
On Connect post Lightroom Mobile for Android is now free to use (36 comments in total)

All free softwares of this sort tend to incorporate servers to their makers.

Creative Clouds sole purpose and the reason for LR ceasing to be available on disc is to force as many creatives as possible to have their work in a system they do not control or have privacy rights to.
Now that smartphones whose emails and calls are anyway all recorded have in additoon cameras that produce saleable and vollectable results at base ISO in Raw (as the superb Raw files from my LG G4 attest) you being permanently online with them exposed to theft etc is not in your interest.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Lightroom Mobile for Android is now free to use (36 comments in total)

Who could edit even teentsy wee 16 MP files on a phone anyhow.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 23:33 UTC as 6th comment
On Connect post Lightroom Mobile for Android is now free to use (36 comments in total)

My phone is never online and so my work is safely my work. Ihave a phone for calls and a phone for photos .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Updated ProShot camera app comes with expanded feature set (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

edee1337: Hi all! I'm the developer of ProShot. If you have any questions or requests, just let me know.

In addition to full manual controls in photo mode, ProShot also has full manual controls in video mode, a timelapse feature, an innovative light painting mode, and so much more. I hope you like it! :)

Can your app turn an LG G4 jpeg into something useable by removing the sharpening and the noise reduction? And enable V10 level vidro controls_ again without any sharpening? And is it possoble to matrix meter AND simply alter shutter speed automatically . And hell yes _ be able to save settings?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
On Connect post LG G4 camera review (106 comments in total)

Daylight evenly lit panoramas are oversharpened but good.Carefully choosing what is in view is important . At midday on good weather with the sun behind you there few problems and results can be interesting!

It annoys me that there is no 3:2 option- just as it has always really bothered me that there is no 16:9 Option in a DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 6th comment
On Connect post LG G4 camera review (106 comments in total)

So you get 22Gb storage with basic Android 5.1 and 128 Gb on a card . You get a great 24mm f1.8 lens and 16MP useable to 150 iso under normal available light conditions.

In subjects with no or frw shadows you can go over 1000 iso . Outdoor video at 4k is good. Daylight colour is great - better than D800 . Jpegs are crude oversharpened and in panorama mode very smeared and blurry in poor light panning slowly enough. Below a 60th/second panorama is not good. The exposure varies as you pan leading to dreadful artifacts and odd effects UNLESS you record evenly lit scenes. Sound is good for your music bad for video as wind is recorded very loud. Its a calm sunny Raw low iso machine. LG admit the panorama problem. And dreadful jpeg and video artificial light balance here in uk and are contacting Korea

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 02:23 UTC as 7th comment
On Connect post LG G4 camera review (106 comments in total)

You need first know a 42Gb G4 does not exist. You have as it comes 21.7 out of a possible 22.6Gb for your use. The difference os a sample 4k video etc. The rest is used by the OS and apps. BUT there a card slot up to 200gb.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 8th comment
On Connect post LG G4 camera review (106 comments in total)

JPEG in G4 is bad. I looked at the gsmarena Panorama which is very good and big but this is under optomal conditions and noise reduction stillreduces detail at 50 iso. RAW is like using a completely different machine..Very fine detail and good D. But I tried mine at original and latest Android and there is no improvement on video or jpeg
The geatest disappointment is what a G4 does with a panorama. see below. It may just scare you. Its a lot of money for the unuseable. I'd post files but they are too.big.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 9th comment
On Connect post LG G4 camera review (106 comments in total)

Still raw files up to around 150 iso can be impressive. the lens on mine is poorly centred yet still very sharp. Imagine 24mm f1.8 Summicron.
BUT data on screen works out at 25Mb/page.
So 2560x1440 surfing prohibitively costly.N.B.

AND see below...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:45 UTC as 10th comment
On Connect post LG G4 camera review (106 comments in total)

video on poor light is dreadful.Worse it goes orange /yellow/green dependant on light source. U have zero control in video of frame rate or colour balance.The jpegs are oversharpened and this affects them.more and more as ISO increases. Panoramad are up to 5000 pixels high. BUT they are oversharpened and this reduces detail GREATLY. Worse . on mine which I am returning, exposure varies as you pan!!! So as you approach a brighter bit of sky it reduces exposure and then once you pan to a darker part- say a midtoned hedge it ovrrexposes like mad wiping away any highlight detail which as they are jpegs is irretrieveable. I never imagined to get this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 11th comment
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (223 comments in total)

ANY machine that has bandong in RAW files os worthless for its purpose as reportage unfortunately uses available light eoth its vast dynamic shadow ranges. The thought of great shadow and halfloght microcontrast destroyed by banding brings tears to my eyes. Memories of the 1Ds mk1 still haunt me. That these guys expect you to accept smartphone standards at their prices certainly punishes our snobs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 10:29 UTC as 18th comment
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (223 comments in total)

zoom with your feet?! really? Has everybody here- every luddite - refused to accept the huge advance in imaging zoom autofocus represents ? Street and reportage require an ability to record what YOU see- from the position at the time and in thelight you saw it. Moving in or out to grab the shot destroys the shot as image parameters are completely redone. A fixed lens forces unacceptable restrictions resulting in only a very limited range of images.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 10:18 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6s (27 comments in total)

Fliphones with a 1 inch sensor will soon be here. Their lenses inside the protecting butterfly wings of the flip. Their phone elements on the outside of the casings. Inside one wing is the keyboard behind which is the processor and battery. Inside the other wing is the sensor camera and flash. You just open the phone and twist it around to reveal the lens with the screen facing you. There is no second selfie camera, greatlyreducing cost. Some will come with lenses on turrets as in the days of 16mm cine, as the lenses are themselves so tiny. Expected in 5 years time with 2tb of internal storage on Apple models.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 01:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6s (27 comments in total)

design fail. Would you buy a digicam m4/3 or dslr whose lens was placed in the corner of the body in the handgrip? No? why not? The lens should be centred allowing good grip. shutter release same good for either hand. Lens as a camera lens with sliding cover to avoid the glass covers that give you all those nasty colour variations. BETTER is possible. The Apple design makes for inacurrate panoramas as the lens is completely off-axis. No raw DNG. So that in fact this is an overpriced 2010 phone but wthout a card slot like my £50 Nokia N8, like most new phones there is in fact no progress .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 01:29 UTC as 2nd comment

It was when I discovered you cannot change aperture that I gave up. IF you can keep the ISO fixed at its lowest, then it may be some use, as even a 4S is really unbearably noisy at 50iso indoors. I doubt not that the new 12MP sensor is better, but frankly just look on GSMArena at the Galaxy s6 Edge Active's video and 16MP stills, you will be mightily impressed. In a few years noone will use Canons and Nikons and big Sonys and Pentaxes any more. THe quality in good light of the Samsung is fabulous. But still no RAW option, dumb.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (535 comments in total)
In reply to:

munro harrap: Perhaps time to see certain possibilities related to machinery already available.
This £2600 body has no 4K screen, and is not waterproof. Sony Smartphones now have both. The picture on your phone wont be as good technically but your ability to see what you have is so much better, and if it gets rained on its OK.

I am tired of having to retreat and hide equipment due to rain, or dust storms and the like, so AT THE MOMENT one can do more with an Xperia than one can with a Nikon or a Canon or a Sony at ANY price point at all.

Even the USB outputs work after being submerged.

I EXPECT exactly the same of ALL camera equipment and it is to be regretted that we are still being discriminated against by manufacturers, all of them. Parity with the smartphone community and about time Dpreview pressed their sponsors and advertisers to market with weatherproof equipment-including lenses.( Smartphones have lenses too!)

That Oran-Utan doesn't have a camera, I wonder why!

Proof? Were you filmed? Nah! Besides, many Canon L lenses are waterproofed. Most Zeiss equivalents are not.Several readers have already had A7Rs die on them due to a few raindrops, if you check in the forum: it is not my idea.

But yes I can do likewise if I stick my machine in a plastic cover or have an assistant to hold an umbrella over it, or shelter in a doorway etcetera, but no PJ risks losing his assignment by knowingly risking unwaterproofed machinery, especially electrical machinery by standing in rains, in which the autofocus cannot work anyway!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (535 comments in total)

Rigged results because in all cases the Alpha 7R results are well underexposed relative to the A7R II and the Canon 5Dr and the Sony A7S.
Each frame is noticeably darker and the results are therefore noisier than they would be were the A7R given exactly the same exposure as the others.

Null points!

Do it again

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Me, I'd love one, with all the lenses etc. If I could start over it is what I would use, and I would have used medium format designed for digital like this from the get-go. The smaller sensors do not compare well, as anyone here can see who checks samples on the comparometer, or looks at what they produce in Vogue or the Hasselblad magazine.
The internet is not really a good place to view samples unless you have an excellent monitor, big enough, or a calibtrated 4K TV, but the great thing about these machines is they are so small, unobtrusive and smooth. Or, as Ferris would say, "so choice"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 4th comment
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