Mike Griffin

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Sounds like an amazing advancement. Hopefully, it will come to fruition.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 09:47 UTC as 27th comment
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (292 comments in total)
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Coyote_Cody: Hard to fathom why Canon can not do 4kHD in this cam.

80D is large enuf for the heat (heatsink), and if the A6300 as small as it is can do full or almost full sensor 4kHD, why not the 80D ??

Wonder if a marketing issue or a purely tech inability issue or BOTH ?

Likely would require a more capable video processor

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 01:17 UTC
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PKDanny: Does Canon and Nikon allow Sigma firmware in Canon/Nikon camera dslr? Others not allow.

The firmware is for the lens, not the camera. The firmware on some Sigma lenses can be updated by the owner with a USB dock that attaches to the lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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coody: Not practically useful because of its limited recording time.

The movie 'Russian Ark' is a single 96 minute Steadicam take. Don't bother watching it, it's a 96 minute yawn.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 03:53 UTC
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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bluesrockfan: I've just bought a UHD (3840x2160) 4K monitor and although the footage is really detailed and high definition, it's jerky and keeps stopping to buffer all the time. Could it be that I need a better graphics card (got a 1 GB Asus Radeon R5 230 at the moment), a faster broadband connection (12MB at the moment, although it's slower during peak times), or both? Or could it be something else? It's even a bit jerky when played at 1080p, and obviously not as detailed. Thanks in advance for any replies from those more tech savvy than me ;o)

It also looks jerky in places like where the grass is blowing in the wind. Probably they shot the video at a highish shutter speed to avoid blurring when panning that some might think is a lack of equipment resolution.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
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User9180204109: Does this mean a potential new life for my Beaulieu super8 cameras (4008 silent & 5008 sound, with excellent long power zooms by Schneider & Angenieux, respectively?

I am presuming the Kodak super8 cartridges are the same as 40 years ago?

I was thinking exactly the same. Beaulieu 4008ZM with Angenieux here.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Arkienkeli: It is still about the same size top end professional 135 format cameras (with motor drives in the past) have been the last 40 years, so apparently there has been not any development in the size of photographer's hands.

Digital camera capabilities and features are far in advance of any film camera. Not only that, mechanically they are much the same due to lens/image size requirements though the image sensor is somewhat thicker than film. It's surprising that all that advanced technology can be squeezed in.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:53 UTC

Hardly any of Lonely Planet's list aligns with mine that includes India and Turkey as must go to photographers paradises.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Franco8: Australian Company, Product Not Suitable For Australians.
Paint Matching Is Not Supported In Australia.
Huh! Please Explain?

I have no idea why the article says this. I have the Swatchmate Cube and it definitely supports Dulux and Wattyl paint matching and does so accurately, for matt colours at least.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 12:46 UTC

Thou shalt no photograph sunsets

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 34th comment
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Michael Thomas Mitchell: I was a loyal Epson user for many years, but ultimately had to give up on them primarily because of their propensity to clog. Every Epson printer I've owned was given up because of this issue. Even after learning how to unclog using a commercial solvent, I could never count on whether I was going to printing one day or unclogging a head instead.

That changed when I took advantage of all the rebate sales of Canon Pro100 printers on Craigslist. I picked up one of these for just $100. The prints are not only beautiful, but in 2 1/2 years, I've yet to have a clogged head.

Canon is also very re-fill friendly. No chip disabling. Easy re-fills. And, with a chip resetter, ink levels are re-set every re-fill so as to prevent ruining a print head printing dry.

I still have and use an Epson 7510 (large format A3+ printer/scanner combo) for office work, and deal with clogged heads every few months. As a large format printer AND A3+ scanner, it's worth the trouble. But never again, Epson.

I agree fully. The only Epson I've had that didn't clog was a dot matrix. One printer that was sold to take a cartridge and paper combo didn't even get to the end of the paper pack before it hopelessly clogged. Canon on the other hand ran without issues for years until the heads wore out.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 00:03 UTC
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kidkelly: I've had the Epson 3800 for over 5 years...never had a clog..use epson advance B & W...beautiful results.....sometimes I have not used the printer in months...before I print I gently agitate each cartridge...sometimes do an alignment...every so often a a head cleaning..89ml carts go a long way...No complaints....!!!

This one has 14ml carts article says which seem incredibly small for an A3+ printer

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: So does this printer cost $10, but then a quarter of a teaspoon of ink costs $29.95 each?

Considering it is one of the world's most valuable resources by weight - literally a few drops of ink is more expensive than a 44g barrel of oil - I'm surprised there hasn't been more investment into exploration and drilling for new ink wells.

This business model obviously worked brilliantly for them at the beginning but now is killing itself - the extortionate price of ink is why nobody buys or even scarcely uses an inkjet printer even if they do buy one any more unless they have no absolutely other choice.

The short answer is no. You can go to China and get poor quality cheap pigment ink but in my experience it blocks print heads. Alternately you can buy better quality Europe or American manufactured pigment ink but it's not necessarily cheap. I finished up throwing away my HP A3+ printer because I couldn't afford the ink.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (535 comments in total)

surprised at how well the D750 holds up. Noise at 12800 (RAW) is lower than all others I looked at. Check out the wall at the top of the LH lithograph. The shading is starkly clear. Other cameras lose it in a sea of noise.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 01:54 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

BR Optics is a name that's already taken.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 03:11 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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SETI: Heh, green skintones again =)

I find that ACR doesn't decode NEF files properly. If you convert them first in Nikon View to eg. jpg then import into Photoshop the result is immensely more pleasing. There's no way I can tweak a NEF file in Photoshop to get the same pleasing result.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
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grasscatcher: Focusing after-the-fact is nice, but the real beauty here, for me, is the possibility of instantaneous focus-stacking. If they implement that feature, and do it well, I will be a player. It will be a boon for documentary photography, as well as macro photography!

I agree. I can't see why focus stacking can't be implemented on DSLRs in fact I suggested that to Nikon over two years ago but nothing has eventuated.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5DS R Real-World Sample Gallery sample gallery (13 comments in total)

Can't work out what's happened here. Eyelashes in focus. Eyebrows drift out of focus on left and right. Hair as top of forehead way out of focus BUT hair at rear of head in focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On photo 1C3A5532 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (13 comments in total)

Can't work out what's happened here. Eyelashes in focus. Eyebrows drift out of focus on left and right. Hair as top of forehead way out of focus BUT hair at rear of head in focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 comments in total)
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57even: Mother Theresa was not a psychopath....

Sorry, just thinking about the idiocy of defining something by what is isn't.

iPhones are "mirrorless" cameras too.

Perhaps Mirrorless should have been called ILNR - Interchangeable Lens Non Reflex.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
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