Lawrencew

Lawrencew

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On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (193 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

I read the DXO review. I could see no explanation as to why it is worse. I am aware of the general reason as per viking79. But I just couldn't see any specific reasons given by DXO. Yes DXO state where it is worse, but not why.
It was just that the question why was asked by the OP, and Henry said see the DXO review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (193 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

Where? I couldn't see any explanation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
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Lawrencew: Next step is to dynamically adjust the curvature in camera, so that it is optimised for the focal length chosen by the photographer.

If they can do in body stabilization by moving the sensor, and now build curved TVs where the curvature can be altered, then it wont be long before they can alter the curvature of the sensor in camera too...

(where's the Patent Office btw :-) )

But a digital sensor itself was hard until someone did it.

Years to come, dynamically curved sensors coupled with liquid lenses taking light field images will be the norm... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:36 UTC

Next step is to dynamically adjust the curvature in camera, so that it is optimised for the focal length chosen by the photographer.

If they can do in body stabilization by moving the sensor, and now build curved TVs where the curvature can be altered, then it wont be long before they can alter the curvature of the sensor in camera too...

(where's the Patent Office btw :-) )

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:32 UTC as 94th comment | 5 replies
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Reactive: Sorry if I sound cynical, but I can't believe Canon would give away anything worthwhile for nothing. And yet again, another Great British rip-off for the paid service: "Oddly, the price for these services is listed on different parts of the site in the same amount for Pounds Sterling and in Euros". Canon, please explain why?

I'm a Canon user, but I won't be using this service.

if you go through the upgrade process, the prices in GBP are actually slightly lower. £4.49 instead of €4.99 and £99 instead of €109 per year.
But that still doesn't reflect exchange rates, and looks like as usual the UK is paying more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

A $299 launch price sounds a bit of a bargain for a UWA. That said, Canon's recent STM lenses like the 55-250mm have taken a long time to fall significantly in street price.

That's a pretty good starter line up now though from 10-250mm all IS and STM, if matches the decent (for their price) IQ of the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses.

It isn't clear how closely it matches, but the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM is an amazing lens, so that bodes well for the 10-18

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)
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Zigadiboom: YEAR 2018 - Canon G1X Mark IV - Press Release:

'Canon is excited to inform you that the new model has increased its resolution from 12.8mp to 18mp now matching Canon's enthusiast DSLR the EOS 7D'.

ten years?
Bit optimistic don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

What were they thinking with the video quality? Yuch!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

I understand Amazon have applied for patent to cover the process of one entity/person providing goods to another in exchange for money. I think they are calling it 'selling' or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 37th comment

Pity they didn't improve the video quality. That is the thing still putting me off buying what otherwise looks like an excellent Camera - along with the X-T1 which suffers the same problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Sample images provided by DPR (it seems no matter which camera they test) are almost the worst one can find on the net, random in terms of composition and unappetising in terms of light.
For a much better idea on what T Type Leica lenses and imaging can do, take a look at the review at Red Dot Forum with heaps better and varied sample images taken with both kit lenses:
http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/343-Leica-T-(Typ-701)-Review

Perhaps DPR reflects what the majority of its readers actual do with their cameras... :-)

"random in terms of composition and unappetising in terms of light."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 07:11 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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topstuff: Amazing the inverted snobbery in play here. I simply cannot understand why people give Leica ( and their owners ) such a hard time for simply being a "premium brand".

Drive an Audi and most of the mechanics are shared with a VW. A new Bentley has much in common with a VW.

Anyone with a "prestige" car criticising a Leica is rather missing the point IMO.

Or does everyone on DP review reject "premium cars" and drive Korean? I bet they don't.

Yes, but the Audi that shares its floor plan and much of its mechanics with an equivalent VW doesn't have a 10x price premium over the VW. More like 10%...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

Good to see they are still in the game. It is a potentially game changing technology, but only if done right, and still able to provide IQ that is on a par with conventional cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:54 UTC as 118th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)

Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?

Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 156th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Can we please stop with the lower marks for bloody poor video!!! this site is called Digital Photography review, it you insist on scoring cameras down because of video make it a totally different section or start a Digital Video Review Site, i'm bored about the lengthy failings a camera his in its lack of video......

Well I can't be the only one who wants to take top quality stills AND top quality video, but not have to lug two separate cameras around.

I would seriously consider the X-E2 for its stills capability. But as long as the video is poor then it isn't even on my selection list.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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paul simon king: Hmm MY LR5.3 says there's nothing to upadte as it's up to date

*scratches bonce*...

same here

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

I thought the sixth axis of IS was to compensate for temporal displacement, ensuring that any moving objects in the shot are automatically stabilized in time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 150th comment
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer article (127 comments in total)
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racketman: Amazon will be hoping the appeal by the FAA is unsuccessful assuming they intend to go ahead with their drone delivery service.

And how will that be any different to a delivery truck leaving the road and hitting someone? (which on the law of averages is much more likely)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)

Though you would think they are entirely capable of doing so, it seems Nikon and Canon are simply unwilling to address the MILC market "full on".

Given their expertise, it can only be fear of impacting DSLR sales.

It's unfortunate because even though I have been a Canon DSLR and currently a Canon M series user, the cameras I am more interested in now are Fuji and Olympus because Canon just don't want to sell the the sort of MILC camera I am looking for even though I believe they are quite capable of making it if they wanted to.

Their loss.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:21 UTC as 151st comment | 3 replies
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Lawrencew: Would be interesting to see some of those camera features - such as selective focus - integrated into 'traditional' cameras.

I would expect the next generation of Samsung cameras to feature this at least. As I would Sony given their experience in mobiles.

But Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, etc? They are just going to get left behind in the usability stakes... and their niche will get smaller and smaller as more and more folks see smartphone being "good enough" with these kinds of software enhanced features.

As will Litro (get left behind...)

It should be noted that Magic Lantern does add focus bracketing to supported Canon DSLRs. So of course it is possible in a DSLR.
The issue is the ease and simplicity with which it can be done on a smartphone like this compared with jumping through numerous menu hoops to achieve it on a current cameras...
It is the usability of smartphone features like this that leaves 'traditional' cameras standing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
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