misolo

misolo

Lives in United States NC, United States
Joined on Mar 1, 2009

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belle100: NICE.

Available for pre-order for USD 1,000 in all the usual places.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 13:22 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)
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samfan: Nice tech but still and ungodly ugly camera and now it's also big. Good thing Oly makes nice and small cams, hopefully the M10 successor will be good.

I quite like it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 09:19 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)

Can't seem to find this anywhere: what is the aspect ratio of the viewfinder? Does the .77 magnification number apply in 4:3 aspect ratio?

The GX7's viewfinder is .7 equivalent magnification, but I think that's only in the 16:9 ratio. In the 4:3 ratio I believe it's about .525.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 01:10 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1364 comments in total)
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Average User: So stupid me. Headline spec above (1" type) sensor. I thought it meant the camera has a one inch sensor. 1" sensor is also the stated size in specifications, followed by the following parenthetica; (13.2 x 8.8 mm). I didn't even stop to look at the parenthetical. One inch is one inch. Right. So I bought the camera. Oh oh. Not so fast. I should have. One inch is 26 mm. So I'm trying to figure one inch. Well multiplying the length by height, it's actually .18. less than 20% of a square inch. Ok the diagonal...oh oh. That's just 16mm or about 60% of a lineal inch. Wait. If I add the two dimensions I get 22 mm; hmm not even.
OK Risbi this is too hard of a problem for me. Why is it ok to call 18% of a square inch a one inch sensor?
Serious. Sony is making an outstanding camera here. Why do they have to lie about the sensor size?

It's got nothing to do with Sony. It may be an unfortunate convention, but this is the industry-standard label for sensor sizes. From wikipedia: "Sensor formats of digital cameras are mostly expressed in the non-standardized "inch" system as approximately 1.5 times the length of the diagonal of the sensor. This "optical format" measure goes back to the way image sizes of video cameras used until the late 1980s were expressed, referring to the outside diameter of the glass envelope of the video camera tube."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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Darkk: Just found out about this new flash tonight on Canon's website. Great specs but a little bummed out that it's slave only in RT mode. I've read some complaints about the ST E3 transmitter which lacks auto focus beam assist. It seemed the 430 EX-III RT would fit the bill pretty well until read the part about slave only.

Ah well. I own the 430 EX-II for my Canon 60D. I also own the Canon 7D Mark II along with 600 EX-RT. Still the 430 EX-III RT is an improvement over the previous model. I may get it anyway to have extra flash in RT mode on hand.

I should point out despite the added features from the 600 EX-RT it is not weather sealed which won't be a big deal for most people.

"The flash can be a transmitter or slave when using the RT system, but only a slave when using optical."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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Majauskasson: This proposed law is a good example of Brussels EU bureaucracy gone completely mad. Remember the EU 'uniform cucumber law' that threatened UK grocers for selling cucumbers that were non compliant in size and shape. Ignore this insane proposed law and let the EU try to enforce it, if and when it ever comes. They can then go after Google Earth and Maps and maybe even the NASA's International Space Station astronauts snapping huge swatches of earth. The EU is already a mess financially and politically and they have nut cases in Brussels dreaming up more insane rules to waste money in court that will make it a laughing stock around the world.

It's got nothing to do with the EU bureaucracy, if you mean the Commission. It's an initiative of and under discussion in the directly-elected European Parliament (so Strasbourg/Brussels rather than Brussels). Write to your MEP.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
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MAC: Colors and skin tones look off. Noise is 3 stops behind 6d. Expensive for what it is.

"Noise is 3 stops behind 6d." -- what did you expect from a 2.7 crop factor sensor? Can't overturn the laws of physics...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
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Giklab: Specs were switched - MFD is 12cm, it's 47mm from the front element! :D

Seems to be 0.47cm, or 4.7mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 05:15 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (299 comments in total)
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ttran88: Is Canon trying to get out of the camera business?

I think you mean 14-24? While in another price bracket, Canon's 11-24 is generally seen as at least a match to the Nikon in its range. And these go to 11.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:20 UTC

35mm-format image circle, 15mm focal length, 1:1 magnification, 12cm minimum focus distance measured from front element -- don't know much about macro but, just from simple geometry, unless there's enormous focus breathing involved surely something's wrong with these specs?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:52 UTC as 63rd comment | 12 replies
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Elliot H: The days of the consumer DSLR are pretty much over.

Adding: and I think mirrorless will only take over on the consumer side when they make more inroads on the professional side: for the vast majority of buyers a DSLR is an aspirational purchase. They may not especially skilled at using it and may have done just as well or better with a simpler camera, but they buy it because they want a "serious" camera. When mirrorless cameras are more widely used professionally, then they too will have the "serious" halo with aspirational consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:24 UTC
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Elliot H: The days of the consumer DSLR are pretty much over.

You can argue its days are numbered (I think they are), but they are certainly not over: consumer DSLRs still outsell mirrorless cameras by a very large margin.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:18 UTC

28-50/2.0 and I might have been a customer. Still, great to see Sigma do something different, the world doesn't need yet another 24-70/2.8. Variety is good, and many people will surely love this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:41 UTC as 63rd comment
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (223 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: Only for cool people with iPhones who also get layed more.

iPhones haven't been particularly cool or otherwise in a very long time, but bad grammar and bad spelling will always be a much ickier turnoff than grammar nazism.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (223 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Or else If you want to have a decent photo with your i phone buy a DxO One

- $600 for the DxO One + $600 for the iPhone =$1200 for 1' sensor IQ, why not buy an a7 Sony

Then you still need to buy a phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: what is the appeal of this camera? It looks like ergonomic disaster. There is not a single stand out of the crowd feature. It does not look particularly bad which probably is the best thing...

I cannot see one reason to select Canon over the FZ100 or the current RX10. The new RX10 ii is just leaps and bounds better in every single things.

This camera is for people who want 1) weather-sealing (which the FZ1000 doesn't have), 2) longer reach (which the RX10 doesn't have), and 3) a more compact size than either of those. Canon is not in the business of doing cutting-edge innovative, it's in the business of selling a lot of cameras to a lot of people, and middle-of-the-road models is exactly what you need for that. Not the cameras for me personally for sure (if I wanted one of these would much rather pick up either the FZ1000 and RX10), but it's rather arrogant and short-sighted to dismiss Canon's product strategy as clueless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak article (69 comments in total)
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Wedding photographer: Photographers and published photos are very interesting.

but, Dear DPreview, can you fix your gallery layout? because it is auwfull.
Flip through photos very uncomfortable:
1. Button "Next" appears above it is below;
2. No buttons Next, Prev buttons in full screen mode;
3. No hotkeys binded to Next, Prev.

In my opinion, gallery layout is very outdated, please upgrade it.
Thank you in advance!

The forward and backward arrow keys are bound to next and previous, but it doesn't work for the larger sized images (which are just a plain display of the jpeg file -- this is useful to have, but a larger size with the arrows working would indeed be helpful).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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Preamp: Look at the first photo: the Red Dot (R) is slanted! Why's that?

Because they're each glued individually by hand, as Leica makes a point of showing in their marketing pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 01:05 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

villagranvicent: he's right, you're wrong. If you have an interchangeable-lens camera (or just a zoom!) take five minutes to actually do a test.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: What does "stacked sensor" mean here?

Not foveon. Light sensors and logic "stacked" on different layers, rather than side-by-side on the same silicon layer. Room for bigger sensors and for more on-chip logic - so bigger dynamic range and faster readout. Previously seen on phone cameras only.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
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