Diopter

Diopter

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Diopter: I love the basic spec's but it would be nice to have the opposite than Pana is offering now: a camera mimicking a smartphone.

The concept of Galaxy is in point - but the size of the sensor and other data are from the different expectations.
As someone mentioned in the present comments, the classic and still tempting 1/1.7" sensor along with the optical stabilization and modest pricing may be a relevant alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:37 UTC

I love the basic spec's but it would be nice to have the opposite than Pana is offering now: a camera mimicking a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (341 comments in total)

some low-rider cars have license plates with the LED pulsing lights. Is it a source of inspiration for Pentax?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply

It is another proof how degenerated are the minds running LoC's Copyright Office: one of most active supporters of the bankrupt Orphaned Works Act.
Purge at this institution is even more urgent, than cleaning at the Police Department in Fergusson.
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 130th comment
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Diopter: Another laughable event in the long parade of imitations.
Whoever shows a serious, creative shape for the new technologies will win, as the Leica did seventy years ago.
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Of course it is suspiciously uniform problem of all cameras: small and big. I agree: the security problems of the WiFi and GPS additions are not properly accented either.
I am not a personal enemy of the distinctive Leica Corporation and I am not an employee of any camera maker. I just observe how the entire industry limited the competition to the irrelevant product "refreshments". It's boring.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
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Diopter: Another laughable event in the long parade of imitations.
Whoever shows a serious, creative shape for the new technologies will win, as the Leica did seventy years ago.
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Huh?! Is it really a "RAM update" something convincing me to buy a new Leica?
Your understanding of security and privacy of the records of a photographer working elsewhere than his own studio is somewhat inadequate.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
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Diopter: Another laughable event in the long parade of imitations.
Whoever shows a serious, creative shape for the new technologies will win, as the Leica did seventy years ago.
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HowaboutRAW:
With a total investment going into $ tens of thousands, Leica does not make any provisions to secure privacy of the records and camera operations. Even a $200 GPS unit is securing access to its operations -.
You should have a better understanding of a photographer's real world. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
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Diopter: Another laughable event in the long parade of imitations.
Whoever shows a serious, creative shape for the new technologies will win, as the Leica did seventy years ago.
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I believe, the future of the still camera is somewhere between a smartphone and the google-glass concepts rather, than between a rangefinger and a dslr.
A horse car with a steam engine mounted on the back was not a long-lasting concept of a self-propelled vehicle either.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
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Diopter: Another laughable event in the long parade of imitations.
Whoever shows a serious, creative shape for the new technologies will win, as the Leica did seventy years ago.
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I would not mix politics or religions with the cameras...
The fact is:
The only new shape for the digital image-making device available on the market is a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 18:18 UTC

Another laughable event in the long parade of imitations.
Whoever shows a serious, creative shape for the new technologies will win, as the Leica did seventy years ago.
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 116th comment | 12 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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Mr Graphic: No EVF! I need this for serious, creative photograpy, especially in direct sun light. Why do people buy cameras that have only an LCD?!
I have a Sony RX-10 for serious work, and a wonderful little RX-100 (original) for backup and a handy camera to carry around, but find it too difficult to get full use out of it since it has no EVF. And the newer RX-100 Mk2 is too expensive.

"Why do people buy cameras that have only an LCD?!"
Because it is enough even in bright light.
Instead of hysterical screaming, simply learn how to read the screen. Be really creative!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I'm sorry, I'm rather missing the point (I already have the camera's big brother in the a6000) - it's only $100 less but doesn't have a mode dial (my in-laws poor little P&S has that!), nor an EVF, or the extra control dial, and it has a weaker flash.

I think the touch-screen's a nice addition, however.

I'm also confused by having a zoom control on the body. I'm sure it will work fine with the kit, but isn't that going to be confusing once someone puts on anything but the kit or the SELP18105? I think those are the only two E-mount PZs.

That's a very moderate price if you remember that the 5T has no power zooming capability and that Costco is adding taxes to their on-line purchases. SEL1855 is still available at the Ebay from Honkong shuttles, so better do-it-yourself kit may be at the same price range.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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Diopter: - Adding the build-in flash is another step in departure from the original "5" principles. What's next? A popping-up air conditioner?
- Autofocus improvement is always a good thing. But at the firmware level I do not see any attention to the controls of the JPG properties and further expansion of the HDR capacities.
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I believe, the electronics have one direction: the less mechanical parts - the better.
Unfortunately every other "5" added more mechanical features such as that huge one-trick knob sporting a redundant control.
I had never need for a flash on the "5". It's extended ISO capacities and qualities and quite good low light focusing is for understanding and exploring available light. Otherwise I would rather request a built in IR or radio transmitter than nearly useless pop-up flash. It is more like a selling point for dilettantes ...
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I'm sorry, I'm rather missing the point (I already have the camera's big brother in the a6000) - it's only $100 less but doesn't have a mode dial (my in-laws poor little P&S has that!), nor an EVF, or the extra control dial, and it has a weaker flash.

I think the touch-screen's a nice addition, however.

I'm also confused by having a zoom control on the body. I'm sure it will work fine with the kit, but isn't that going to be confusing once someone puts on anything but the kit or the SELP18105? I think those are the only two E-mount PZs.

Fortunately, the 5T is still avail for $350 or less.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 19:22 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I'm sorry, I'm rather missing the point (I already have the camera's big brother in the a6000) - it's only $100 less but doesn't have a mode dial (my in-laws poor little P&S has that!), nor an EVF, or the extra control dial, and it has a weaker flash.

I think the touch-screen's a nice addition, however.

I'm also confused by having a zoom control on the body. I'm sure it will work fine with the kit, but isn't that going to be confusing once someone puts on anything but the kit or the SELP18105? I think those are the only two E-mount PZs.

The zoom control in the body is to accommodate a nightmarish 16-50 "power-zoom". After about 18 months since its introduction, Sony has no another entry into this failed concept.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)

- Adding the build-in flash is another step in departure from the original "5" principles. What's next? A popping-up air conditioner?
- Autofocus improvement is always a good thing. But at the firmware level I do not see any attention to the controls of the JPG properties and further expansion of the HDR capacities.
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:14 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

shocking news !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:19 UTC as 140th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (762 comments in total)

The Five is still the point of departure.
All other models of the NEX line seem to be a compromise of the marketing and short term buyer demands.
The a6000 is confirming this rule of thumb.
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)
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Gary Martin: Nice commercial ;)

street-level commercial

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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BPD7: Why is everyone harping on the price? This is MSRP. That is never the actual price, and prices always drop with technology.

True. But for some type photography the Canon S110 plus NEX 5R/SEL16 is much smarter way to spend $800 . :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
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