PIX 2015
makofoto

makofoto

Lives in United States South Pasadena, United States
Works as a cinematographer
Joined on Mar 11, 2003

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MrTaikitso: Sony are superb at miniaturisation, but need to work on their ergonomics, the one reason I would not choose an RX-100 series and sadly got rid of my NEX. (A-6000 better, but not perfect.) On the RX-100 series, the controls are too small, there is no top right multi-use dial and the case is too slippery. Sony could learn from the Panasonic LX-100, which would be perfect it it had an articulating display.

The quest for the perfect compact continues!

^ You really should give it a try. Here are some pointers, from THE most famous chef: https://www.facebook.com/HappyPeopleHappy/videos/853025888084808/?pnref=story

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OzarkAggie: Sunny Seattle? Nothing like a bit of humor to spice up a camera review.

Weather has changed ... drought up there ... lots of fires

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
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joelakeland: Great images out of the 1" sensor. If I could only restrain myself from doing a deep dive into enlarged files the image quality is definitely good enough for some casual shooting forays.

I'd order one of these in a heartbeat if only it reached 400 while maintaining 2.8. Okay, I'd take 600mm at F4 even quicker. That said, the G3X seems so slow by comparison given its short commitment to 2.8 on the short end of the lens. Still, that 600mm plus in the vicinity image quality of RX10 II makes it even more attractive than this in some ways.

You show a complete lack of understanding of physics asking for those specs ?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 22:01 UTC

Looking forward to samples showing the reduction of skewing due to the much faster sensor reading!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:59 UTC as 20th comment
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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rrccad: well i guess it's a better alternative than using lifepixel,etc - however with less filter options.

possibly still cheaper to get a used X-T1 and a conversion - but for a 400 USD price premium over a brand new X-T1, it's worth it if you are purchasing a X-T1 for the sole purpose of full spectrum / IR modification.

Since this is basically a full spectrum modification - so you still have to put a 720 / 820/950nm filter on the front to shoot traditional IR.

Why is it better then a converted camera?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Al Valentino: Fuji cameras are already the best for IR without needing conversion!!! I use a Hoya 72R screw on filter and shoot IR all the time, even handheld if there is plenty of light and using high ISO. This was impossible with my Nikons.

Also, the lens itself is important as many lenses are not IR friendly in that they have hot spots. The fuji 14 and 35mm primes are great, the long 55-200 zoom is also very good, the 18-55 zoom is poor. My favorite IR lens is the old Nikon 28mm f/3.5 on my Fuji XE1. I use a custom WB setting based on pointing the camera at something green,leaves, grass, then the Ir image pops beautifully in the viewfinder.

For the casual IR shooter using a Fuji system a Hoya filter is all you need. The only reason to invest in a dedicated camera or to convert your camera, is to shoot IR handheld since a dedicated/converted IR camera has a similar sensitivity to the near IR spectrum as normal cameras do for light, hence the ability to shoot handheld without maxing out the ISO.

No comparison, especially using a true IR filter. Your camera has an IR blocking filter in that is working against your IR passing filter. It's so much better to use a converted camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Is there a special AF mode for IR focusing? Back in the film days one had to first manually focus on the subject and then move the focusing point to the IR dot on the lens. Would be terrific if it AF itself for IR. Also, how are UV and IR light going to be represented, as false colors or can one switch to B&W rendering?

? Digital AF works on making the image sharp/contrasty on the sensor. It has nothing to do with the wave length of the arriving image. It's actually using the formed image. The IR dot lens system was comparing visible to IR light rays.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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PinPoint: DON'T WASTE TIME POINT AT THE STARS, IT IS STILL ONLY 16 MP

You don't seem to realize that the Arriflex Alexa digital movie camera used to shoot all of the Oscar nominated Best Picture and Best Cinematography awards for the past two years has less then 8 Meg's. When was the last time you blew up your photos to movie theater size?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)

Hopefully DpR will do a test of the Black Magic Micro ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 03:59 UTC as 71st comment
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (316 comments in total)

THE test for a camera like this would be shooting school sports. THAT could be a big market for that zoom. Personally I want the Nikon P900 to use as a 83X spotting scope with video capability

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:42 UTC as 73rd comment
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Rosember: Wit vs. total control - guess who is going to win.

Yeah for Wit!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:27 UTC

Why not just go with the new Sony RX100 mkII? How many really need the zoom range of the HX90V?! Does the AF and IS really work well enough at the long end to make it useable for shooting those racing cars, tennis/soccer players? (I really wish DPR would stress test these cameras with sports coverage!)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

RAW files ... Sony knows their market better then you. Sure I'd like my new car to be lower and have more HP but that company isn't dealing with that 1%.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

They must mean 1.6 cm to the front element to get 1:1 with that wide a lens!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 41st comment

Where is the 240/480/960 resolution listed anywhere?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 03:12 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)

Why isn't the 240/480/960 resolution listed anywhere ... like in the video specs?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 03:11 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On GoPro unveils Hero+ LCD with touchscreen display article (42 comments in total)

The question is battery life ... with the monitor on. I've learned to frame up the camera without one. Take stills with it ... to learn the edges. http://images57.fotki.com/v496/photos/4/43793/4909192/3DAndretti-vi.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 14th comment

OK, if they have long zooms it means folks will want to shoot sports with them. SO HOW IS THE AUTO FOCUS when shooting sports action?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:23 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)

Since video needs to be shot at a fairly slow shutter speed in order for it to be smooth, the big innovation will be HDR that allows two frames to taken at the same time. One at the typical 1/50th of a second and the second at an action stopping shutter speed ... with exposure compensation via ISO. The RED Epic/Dragon can do this with their HDX option, but typically you need to over expose the video file so you can get a decently exposed still file. Those cameras deliver fine files at 320 and 1,280 iso so this is workable but not ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 256th comment
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User8687568425: My adventure at the Rollerderby in Connecticut....
http://robertcooper1127.tumblr.com/post/113469265414/rollerderby

Some nice moments ... but perhaps fill flash would help on some of those shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
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