cinemascope

cinemascope

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cinemascope: Lovely skin tone :)

Or Frankenstein :)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 07:49 UTC

Lovely skin tone :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Triple pixel technology?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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aris14: Αt the bdsm (before developing social media) times we all wanted small cellphones.
Then came the smartphones and we all got some plates to serve coffee with which we can make a phone call.
Phones had a decent camera 3 to 5 Mp and then up to 8 Mp quite capable for an sm post, allowing an acceptable A4 print even for mags.
It seems they follow the same curve as ultra compacts some 5-5 years ago with a tiny sensor and a zillion Mps.
There is no reason to have zillion Mps for sm nor bigger sensors. There is no need for that except for companies marketeers just for selling phones. Nothing but with that if their phones were good enough to last 2 days heavy use.

So we're dealing with an EVIL BDSM MILF? The plot thickens...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
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Hugo808: What no OVF? Count me out...

Ooops

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 06:11 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (342 comments in total)

A dinosaur trying to innovate...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 17:57 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless article (71 comments in total)
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maxnimo: They need to come up with some sort of a universal short-range, encrypted Wi-Fi that can communicate directly and easily between any and all devices.... Like between a TV, camera, laptop over internet, house lights, alarm system, front door, car, fridge, backup storage... etc.

That's called Bluetooth :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 17:03 UTC

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:45 UTC as 20th comment
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Peter 1745: CameraStoreTV have a GH4 that has a Log profile in beta firmware.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9A3Y2l1Ou6U

Cool, maybe there's more coming soon!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:54 UTC

Nice!
Wonder if they tried using the GH3/4 battery instead of Canon...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1188 comments in total)

With all due respect, it seems you are finally getting off your butts?
Keep it going! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:48 UTC as 168th comment
On Linkedin announces lynda.com acquisition article (28 comments in total)

And Pentax was sold for $120mil...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:38 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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captura: Compare it to the Lumix GM5. The J5 is much better looking.

Sure, beers on me :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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captura: Compare it to the Lumix GM5. The J5 is much better looking.

Disagree. GM5 looks more timeless while this looks dull and utilitarian...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (323 comments in total)
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naththo: Fuji X-A1 shows much more details than the Fuji X100T in JPEG. Also same story goes to RAW. So it shows that X-Tran sensor is still struggle to be in compete with conventional CMOS sensor unfortunately. Thats why most camera manufacturer prefer to stick with conventional CMOS sensor nowaday.

@oscarvdvelde
Thanks for that info :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (323 comments in total)
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jonby: I agree with the others who suggest that this camera really needs a 1" sensor. Many will value the photographer-oriented control ethos and viewfinder, but most of these people will want image quality which is a little better than this. No doubt including a 1" sensor would require a slightly bigger lens and/or drop in max aperture, but I think most would take this to get the better IQ.

I think this is the only fixed-lens digital to incorporate a manual zoom ring (unless I'm missing one?) - a unique selling point which seems a little under-reported in this review. This is a feature which I value highly as I find motor-driven zooms unresponsive, power-hungry and prone to failure. Put the bigger sensor in it and it becomes a viable DSLR backup/lightweight substitute - I'd take it over the LX100 because of the manual zoom.

+1... I was set on getting the LX100 until I tried it in store and the power zoom just spoiled the whole "experience" for me...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: "Olympus's forthcoming 300mm F4 lens offers a focal length equivalent to 600mm. Although not as fast as a 600mm F4 would be for full-frame, it's highly portable by comparison."

Saying "Although not as fast as a 600mm F4 would be for full-frame" in the above is just nonsense!

@Rishi

Just to finish it off...
I like your work here and I think you are helping to step up the game at dpreview. Yet you seem very stubborn with your "FF is best unless you accept compromises" absolute mindset... Not everything is mathematics...

In my case, I love the look of f/1.4 lenses wide open on APS-C or MFT sensors, yet find the look of such lenses wide open on FF quite cheesy and unpleasant. So, for portraiture and video, MFT or APS-C is exactly what I want. FF is actually a hindrance, specially for video work due to focus issues, and because for stills, bokeh is usually better wide open. Sure I can use a 2.8 lens wide open on FF and be happy with the DOF, but then we are gathering less light, etc...
If I was a landscape or a studio shooter then maybe I'd want FF, but for the little landscape that I do I find Foveon sensors to be really satisfying...

Just my 2c, and you don't have to agree with me anyway... Peace...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: "Olympus's forthcoming 300mm F4 lens offers a focal length equivalent to 600mm. Although not as fast as a 600mm F4 would be for full-frame, it's highly portable by comparison."

Saying "Although not as fast as a 600mm F4 would be for full-frame" in the above is just nonsense!

@Rishi

Btw, you seem to love "more pixels", yet you seem to have no appreciation for the pixel density that MFT provides... The thing that Mr Ogawa was trying to say about being able to provide higher image quality (with a smaller image circle) certainly rings true to me, and probably falls on deaf ears for most FF shooters out there...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
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J A C S: The "Editor's Note" leaves a bad taste in the mouth. If you had something more to say, you should have said it during the interview.

This remark is not restricted to this interview only.

I think what we are trying to say is that it's not about the content of the Editor's Note, it's fine to have an opinion or a bias or whatever, but save it for later, as it reads awful straight after the interview, whatever the content...
But it's your website, do as you please, as others have said...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
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J A C S: The "Editor's Note" leaves a bad taste in the mouth. If you had something more to say, you should have said it during the interview.

This remark is not restricted to this interview only.

@Barney
I hope you understand what I said about English has nothing to do with what you brought up...
And why bring the word trolling to a civil discussion?
I meant bias as in "we are all humans and we all have our biases", that's what I meant, no rights or wrongs, and not in a negative light...
Anyway, if you say things like "I don't completely believe Mr Ogawa when he told us...", is that not a sign of personal bias?
In any case, you sound so sure of the conclusions you drew that any person that won't agree with the summary baffles you???
Nice...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
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