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magneto shot

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On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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cptobvious: Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii trips.

Certainly these cameras can be reviewed competently by just giving loaner review copies, but perks like these just smell like desperate attempts to influence reviewers.

give the camera guys a break man.....industry is bad enuf. lets see more of these kind of trips

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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JoanSt: I received my NX500 today and compared with my Canon camera's (5D Mk III, EOS M,...) it has so much more interesting features. Unfortunately, the reason I bought it, was for the 4K video and that is, as others mentioned here, unusable due to the crop factor. Therefore, I will return the camera tomorrow.

I wonder if a firmware update could fix this issue? I am sure Samsung cannot deny their customers and their griefs about the 4K video? Question is: can it be solved by software, or is the processor too weak to resize 28Mp to 4K resolution? If Samsung can resolve it, I will immediately buy the camera again.

For now, the NX1 seems to be the best choice for 4K video shooting, until an affordable 4K capable Canon or Nikon camera is announced, but that will be after this summer, if even in 2015?

FZ1000, LX100

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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magneto shot: FF and we'll talk. Not because apsc quality is lacking, but because there is nothing negligible about crop factor in focal lengths. Mirrorless is crowded now but FF mirrorless is pretty much just sony

FF used to be the "norm", it was digital's lack of capability back then that settled everyone on APSC and whats not. There are gazillion of lenses available cheaply for any mirrorless FF with peak focusing. APSC is a 1.5 crop on these lenses, there is nothing negligible about it.

Just because u werent "there" is no reason to discard the main standard of 35mm photography and the need for more support for it. The fact that you read on these apsc lenses 16-xx is equivalent to 24-xx tells u that FF is the standard and there is really no reason, today, to produce APSC cameras except for supporting old digital standards. (irony)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)

FF and we'll talk. Not because apsc quality is lacking, but because there is nothing negligible about crop factor in focal lengths. Mirrorless is crowded now but FF mirrorless is pretty much just sony

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 02:16 UTC as 11th comment | 11 replies
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magneto shot: i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia

phones being convenient and ever increasing in IQ could only do so up till a certain time. the law of physics limits its advancement. Shallow DOF for portraits for eg, good luck on that or we end up with frankenstein results done by software emulation like the htc.
serious hobbyist has many facets..some might end up with mirrorless, havent met one that prefer weight vs mobility with IQ as preference. That leaves Birding and sports. Pros are getting lesser as the days goes by esp in journalism where depts fires the entire team . There isnt much market left for canon or nikon for that matter. Its a bleak future for camera manufactures i agree, but the fact is that the lack of innovation from both canon and nikon is not giving dslr any future.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 05:05 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: There is this myth that Canon has failed to innovate.

Is this true? Well, they came out with Dual Pixel AF, which is a big deal and pretty fantastic. Expect to see that on more of their lineup. They came out with the 7d ii which has the AF of their flaship model, their best metering, anti flicker mode, world class weather sealing, all for less than $2000. It's a mini 1DX, and to get these features at this price point to me is pretty innovative. They have come out with amazing lenses, all of which are class leading. No one does a better 24-70, or 70-200. Their 100-400 L II is amazing. Their new 11-24 sets new standards for an ultra wide angle zoom lens. The little 40 mm pancake is a great lens and a bargain. Their 100 L macro is best in class. And on and on with their lenses.

To me all of this represents innovation.

Canon has innovated, it's just the critics have chosen to stick with one measure of sensor performance and forget the rest.

There exist, in the market for sometime, something called the Zeiss Otus and Leica Summilux and APO lenses. There is also the world's best autofocus 50s , the 55 1.4 FE sony.
I guess "amazing" to canon is pretty relative.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
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magneto shot: i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia

advancement that comes less frequently aint gonna happen, maybe thats only relevant to canon or what canon wished everyone else is. Even leica, is moving faster than canon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 01:58 UTC

i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies

he sets the trigger ....and u got trapped. triggertrap delivers. haha

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 17:48 UTC as 14th comment
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magneto shot: i got the fz1000 on a trip to japan....never touched the df in that whole trip.
gotto love the versatility and 4k photo mode

when u set 4k photo, it chooses all the settings for u for optimized photo extraction. U can see some in my last week blog.
http://marcuslowphotos.com/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 04:03 UTC

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 03:41 UTC as 3rd comment
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DaveE1: Press photos are intended to evoke interest, emotion and debate.

Looks like these winners hit the target in the center, judging by the emotion and excitement expressed in the comments.

The photo contest where no one bothers to comment on the winners is a contest that picked the wrong winners.

Now go and take an photo that will get people talking!

u mean like the anti-gay pictures, u sure that will win?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 17:10 UTC

i got the fz1000 on a trip to japan....never touched the df in that whole trip.
gotto love the versatility and 4k photo mode

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 10:55 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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Jim DT: I see two schools of thought here about the eventual role of mirrorless. Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, Samsung and parts of Sony seem to believe that once EVF's and improved focusing technologies hit their stride, SLR's, with their extra mechanical pieces and big fat pentaprisms will become obsolete.

Canon and Nikon seem to believe that mirrorless is OK for people upgrading from digicams, but that for "real" photography, you need a DSLR.

I believe that current high-end DSLRs, with many years of development and experience behind them are truly superb picture-taking machines and probably the best choice for the most demanding users. However, the "serious" mirrorless camp is catching up quickly. And, with Moore's law on their side, they will continue to improve. Canon and Nikon could well find themselves champions of a disrupted technology!

shapes and forms dont dictate "real" photography

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Zeisschen: nothing makes less sense than using a DSLR for astrophotography.

unless its common sense

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:52 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)

whoa! .....yawn. next.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 16:54 UTC as 56th comment
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (30 comments in total)
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brn: I don't understand how #6 was even up for consideration.

it needs bokeh ....XD

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 17:07 UTC
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ThatCamFan: "starts at 21mm equivalent - a focal length Casio says is optimal for taking self-portraits."

So Casio is lying on purpose, despite knowing better

21 lens makes the ladies longer and slimmer. its a magic formula that casio uses successfully.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
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AV Janus: Kardashi-cam?

Seriously, they would have sold a ship-load to the US sheeple-girls if they partnered up...
It would have raised Casio from the dead in the exes of modern consumer.

casio is doing really well on its TR series and they dont need US at all. in fact that is the strategy. usd 1250 for a 1/1.7 sensor. its leica for girls.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 13:49 UTC

casio are selling at asia market around usd 900. TR series

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 16:20 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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