Shamael

Shamael

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On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (145 comments in total)

Today, every mobo has a raid sata system on board. So, run 2 x 2 4Tb disks, or less storage size, in mirror and you have your data secured. If one of the both mirrored units fails, just replace it and the mirror rewrites. All other raid levels are at high risk of data loss. On board raid systems in jbod are ok, if you stripe on 5 disks, the risk is small to lose data, if one disk fails, replace it. The write read performance is amazing, but for storage, who needs that speed? So, simple mirroring in a raid motherboard, or even simple mirroring with windows server software, will do the job. I never was a fan of external drives, except for backup, and there fore I use a docking station. I can change and swap disks to my convenience with it. Then, 419$ without drives is just insulting price, specially if one considers a 1TB 2.5 incher to cost nuts in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

In some way, only picture 1 and 3 are of any tourist interest or value and reveal some of Luxemburg's beauty of the landscape. Number 2 is the basin of the tideal electricity system, fills up during day by pump up and flows down during night to produce electricity, powered by the river Our in the valley to pump up the water.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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InTheMist: I love no. 7. Get well soon!

That one is not in Vianden, it is shoot in the mining museum of Fond de Gras in Petange in the south of Luxemburg, close to French/Belgian border.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
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peevee1: "Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"

X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.
Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)

Never could understand how Fuji could fall that deep, they have good body, good solidity, the had once a fantastic sensor, and today they produce this x-trans junk.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:00 UTC
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peevee1: "Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"

X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.
Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)

say crap, it's faster to speak.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
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Johannes Zander: This active photographer can't be a DPR reader!
DPR readers don't fall. 'cause they sit infront of their PC and type silly messages!
Right?

Well, not me... NOT ME....

I am a dpr reader, not permanent, and when I do, I fall quiet often over a bottle of beer, but one the end, who cares. My NEX never suffered from it until now, thanks GOD :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
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RedFox88: So much for that supposed build quality of Fuji EVIL cameras. So what do you get for their extreme cost? Clearly Dslrs are where to go for durable cameras.

Good thought, but it is also the future, that's live, since LIVE is the mirrored word of EVIL. EVIL will take it over, always. Where no evil is there is no way to live. GOD and SATAN are one, so is LIVE/EVIL. In every truth is a lie, and in every lie is a truth, one can't be without the other. There is anyway only yes and no and nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
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Photo-Wiz: I see the colors did not survive. This area of Germany is full of beautiful colors.

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/29547443

here is the colored version of the castle. I am born there, I know that place for ever, even if today I, live on the other side of the globe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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papa natas: "...Sony has lowered the price of its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom. The MSRP in the US is now $998, down from $1299, and prices in Europe have dropped as well (though it's unclear if they're official)..." (?)
As for this moment July/5/2014 (2:25pm EDT)
I'm here to report that the Sony.com home page STILL maintains the price of this camera at $1299.
Say, you guys at DPREVIEW...
Are you rainmakers?
Do you just blast a rumor without verifying the source?
OMG...Anybody with a keyboard can write ANYTHING nowadays.
Meanwhile...Those pigs are flying in formation all over the Eastern Board.

http://www.eglobalcentral.eu/sony-dsc-rx10-digitalkamera-mit-24-200mm-f2.8-objektiv-nur-englisch-schwarz-en.html

779.99 euros matches around 1060$

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: If Sony can afford to drop the price by $300 in an instant, can you imagine what profit margins they operate on ? Talk about customer rip-off.

yes 400%.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 07:38 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)

yaaaaaaawwwwnnnnn

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 21st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)

Who needs 36 mpix 1080 video and 3200$ to pay, while the trend is 12 mpix, 4k and 2500$. Now, I ask myself some days that good ol' question, "should I laugh or should I cry."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:10 UTC as 285th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (749 comments in total)
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Donnie G: As nice as the RX100 III is, its most drool worthy impulse buyer's feature, that pop up EVF, will wind up making more enemies than friends for Sony. Why? Because it's not idiot proof. The pop up EVF is the one feature that the new owner is going to want to play with and show off the most, and it's also the thing that will suffer the most abuse and break, or, will be the culprit that constantly drains the battery due to being left in the up/on position. When this happens to enough owners, there will be a revolt, and Sony will get blamed for the operator errors of those owners. This is an easy prediction to make based on what I've seen even experienced photographers do to their new toys. Now imagine that pop up EVF being operated by the casual user, or, dare I say it, your teenagers. Idiot proof? Not! :)

dslr shutters stand for 100k to 150k actuations, now look on e-bay all that 5 to 8 year old dslr's sold and how many shutter actuations they count. The pop up viewfinder is here different, it is a mechanical piece that is submitted to human force, every one will treat it differently, and, it is surely used much more often then any pop up flash. If Donnie's claim will become true is something we will see in less then a year time from now. My impression on this was the same, I have some doubts about the solidity of the gadget. But, as said, let's wait and see what will happen.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (749 comments in total)
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adegroot: not the sharpest compact, those honors go to the Sigma DP Merrill series; even though those cameras work their magic best in good light.

there is no real sharpness in nature, nor is anything straight. Digital systems modify everything, and so often it is more a disadvantage.
I find those new Led Tv screens terrible in image quality, all is looking like cut with a knife into the picture. For me, a good plasma looks much more natural.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:34 UTC

Much wind and low amount of rain, like so often. So, all in all we buy a camera with a D40 resolution, FF dynamics, and ISO ability to shoot a stop better than high resolution chips for a lousy 300 to 500 bucks more. This camera is targeting video, and not stills, and here, the difference we get reported here is just peanuts. I still think that a A7 with 24 mpix is the best solution, it's right in the middle of the 2 and offers all one needs. It's interesting option in stills shooting is on the end the silent shutter only, since when it comes to speed and performance, it's just a snail.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: Seems like the only advantage comes at 51200+ and then really it's not that usable anyway. It's like bad vs worse, so it doesn't really matter who wins.

in full size view, 25600 is not even useable anymore. The tests shots I downed in full size at imaging resource show that A7S starts noising at 3200 ISO, just like all other FF sensors. The only factor that plays here is until where the noise can be mastered by soft ware and where does noise takes it over. I have cleaned a A7S 80000 iso shot and got a perfect useable shot, the only thing is that the resolution looks like my D40, and there is no mystery about that, it is the same pixel pitch and higher than 12500 iso, it has no dynamic advantage anymore. Simply, we gain on one side what we sacrifice on the other. Bigger pixels and less pixel count kill resolution, smaller pixels and higher pixel count kills sensitivity. All is to know what one wants and when I see A7R noise compared to A7S noise at 25000 ISO, I see no reason to buy the smaller pixel count camera. The difference between 7 and 7R is not that much visible, both perform almost the same, 7S is a world back here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)

It is stunning how much detail she can resolve compared to Nikon's DF. Despite this, all over, it is the IQ of a Nikon D40 with the dynamic range and dof of a FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 07:17 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Leo "Zoom": Differens lenses require different sensor curvature. So this is more like one lens sensor...

If the sensor is fixed and the curvature is the same on all camera brands, with a unified mount, that could be a hit. But as I know Canikonolypana, they want all to have their own system and angle of curvature. This will end by a mess and no lenses will be useable on other brands, not even with adapters. Imagine a common sensor and mount, lenses form all brands fitting one system....., come on let's stop dreaming.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
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GRUBERND: cool! soon a new lens-mount from Sony!

maybe we will see soon cellphones with pro IQ :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
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godwit: The Kodak Brownie 127 film camera from the 50's did just the same. In plan view the camera is elliptical (looked rather trendy in 1953!) and the film was supported at the back in the curved bakelite film guide. That allowed Kodak to use a cheap single-element plastic lens. They were very popular. I have one in my collection. It has only taken 60 years for this to come around again!
Of course the ideal shape for the new sensor would be spherical, not cylindrical. That was tricky with roll film but possible with electronics?

maybe in a few years, the print them on a 3D printer, who knows?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:11 UTC
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