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Petrogel: A new photography company, with a 3 year old, 20mp FF sensor that'll be released next year (but with great 4k potentials), is a fast rabbit on a dog race.

Wow, the sensor race, as if extraordinary images can't be created with the sensors of 5-6 years ago. The modern digital camera is too complicated; too jury-rigged, partly because it is clear that the underlying digital boards constrict the placement of buttons and dials and functions. All the OEMs seem locked in to existing templates. There's a reason all the new cameras are variations on a theme.

I welcome any "clean sheet" approach.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
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misolo: The engineer in me is puzzled. It's odd that they give zero details of their key technology: how the "digital rangefinder" would work "without the need for calibration". The secondary digital image has to be (digitally) shifted laterally as the focus ring is turned. Somehow this digital shift will have to be calibrated to the mechanical action of the focus ring on the lens.

How do the laser rangefinders for construction use work? I welcome any new approaches to viewing and focusing. The "big boys" don't seem interested, only Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:18 UTC

Superb focal lengths. Panasonic is on a roll.

Yes, I like the APS-C sensor a bit more than micro four-thirds, but can't deny how well micro four-thirds has filled out: Olympus with high-end "digital SLR" form and Panasonic with video-centric GH, DSLR-like G and compact form cameras with integral EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 17:48 UTC as 56th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Vanguard of the Micro Four-Thirds movement.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 04:44 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

Why are reviews a section at a time?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (230 comments in total)

Look forward to this lens. Wonderful focal length. Good thinking, Sigma. Also, smart to concentrate on high end. Gone are the days of kit SLRs and saving a bit by buying the Quantaray lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:48 UTC as 37th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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chriscotec: Photoshop is fantastic software but Adobe is obsessed with controlling the market. They can afford to, as there are really no direct competitors at the top level of it's capabilities.

I am one of those who will not pay the cloud fees. I don't need any features that were introduced since I upgraded to CS6. I really could do my work with CS5 in fact. The developments in Lightroom's image processing have been more important to me. My needs are basic compared to some other users but I will not pay the cost Adobe charges for a subscription, for updates I don't need.

Adobe hate people like me. They have already ceased support for my software. I source third party information when I need it. I would love to see alternative software give them some serious competition. I would jump ship in a heartbeat.

Unfortunately, this is the nature of modern software. Any graphic designer has to know Photoshop, Dreamweaver. I still remember when we had multiple web building and illustration programs. Remember those competitive upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

Let's also not forget Amiga computers and its pioneering software, including some of the first digital derkroom programs. I remember seeing them in about 1988-printouts on dot matrix color printers!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:31 UTC as 60th comment
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MartinB77: The 760D is really a nice one. Top-LCD, new sensor, new dial, WiFi, somewhat new AF - all o.k..

But personally, as 550D I want a much better viewfinder! I really get sick with this small, dark and slightly misaligned pentamirror viewfinder.

So canon - please be nice and hand over the 80D :-)

Visit Pentax booth.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 03:06 UTC
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the jimmy: "The T6s has an eye sensor, which turns off whatever is on the LCD, while the T6i does not."

My 450D does this!

It's called the value equation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 03:03 UTC

Is this Canon's entry-level DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 03:01 UTC as 161st comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (319 comments in total)

If I read this article correctly, it boggles the imagination that the lower priced model doesn't allow manual exposure in movie mode. Even the EOS-M has that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 21:45 UTC as 45th comment
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)

apodization optical element

Fantastic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)

Needs more buttons, dials, switches, indents, etc. It bewilders what the modern high-end DSLR has become. Isn't there one OEM that can rethink the digital camera interface.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 00:57 UTC as 12th comment

Sensor manufacturers have concentrated mostly on providing high ISO settings that are not often used, he said, and had neglected low settings in their favor, but Olympus hopes this will change very soon.

Exactly. Do we really need 156,000 ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 20:55 UTC as 41st comment | 11 replies
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Battersea: Leaving a viewfinder off shows Canon is not serious. A point and shoot without viewfinder is fine, to save cost and size. No ILC will ever be truly small especially when carrying an alternate lens or external flash. Why not make it a tiny bit larger and include an EVF?

Worse, only Panasonic really understands that some viewfinder is better than none and does a nice job of integrating smaller left-hand corner EVFs on compact models-something I had many years ago with a very modest Nikon P60. Only recently has Nikon returned to doing the same thing. The OEMs don't always try harder.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:16 UTC
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prossi: I'd flip the whole argument around...why did sony put so much money and time to develop mirrorless cameras like the a6000??
I can understand Olympus being purely an optics company. But sony? Getting into the whole camera business, buying minolta and all that...it was not for the growth prospects that's for sure.
Sometimes I wonder if it was just for the satisfaction to drive Canon out of business...

Sony is willing to experiment, try out alternate lines of development simultaneously.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:01 UTC
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Rexgig0: If anyone involved in Canon marketing decisions is reading this: I want an EOS M3, please, obtainable from an authorized Canon USA dealer. I nearly bought an M, but it was not quite the "user experience" I wanted. This M3 looks much better. There is no need to ship tons of new product, and risk them sitting, un-bought, as with the M. Canon USA could take pre-orders, and then only import the desired quantity. Or, choose one good authorized dealer, such as B&H, and allow them to take pre-orders; then, fill those orders.

For reference, my primary cameras are a 7D and a 7D Mark II, and I also own 5D and 1D Mark II N cameras, and an assortment of Canon lenses, including five L lenses.

Thanks for your consideration.

Exactly. Modern times require modern distribution and modern warranties. Canon could even have US distributors bid for the right to be exclusive distributor.

Interestingly, in the US, the camera industry was once driven in many ways by the major distributors (EPOI, Ponder and Best, Kling Photo-which became Mamiya America Corporation, etc.) and even major NY retailers who would commission cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
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Battersea: Leaving a viewfinder off shows Canon is not serious. A point and shoot without viewfinder is fine, to save cost and size. No ILC will ever be truly small especially when carrying an alternate lens or external flash. Why not make it a tiny bit larger and include an EVF?

Panasonic understands how to incorporate EVF in a practical way.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 02:47 UTC

Good article, although I would have included that one of the premises of Micro Four-Thirds was to design a digital format sensor platform from the ground up. We really have to go back to the first Olympus Micro Four-Thirds DSLRs that introduced a new sensor with OVF; with the concept only being more fully realized with the Micro Four-Thirds cameras, none of which have OVFs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 23:31 UTC as 120th comment
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