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On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1270 comments in total)
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nerd2: The hard fact is the FF system is usually the CHEAPEST to get some FOV/shutter speed combination, with the additional bonus of highest DR and resolution. D610 plus 50mm 1.8 is 2 stop faster than APS-C plus 35mm 1.4, and 3 stop faster than m43 with 25mm 1.4. And they cost about the same!

Yeah, that's correct, I'm sorry... too early in morning here... need a coffee...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1270 comments in total)
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nerd2: The hard fact is the FF system is usually the CHEAPEST to get some FOV/shutter speed combination, with the additional bonus of highest DR and resolution. D610 plus 50mm 1.8 is 2 stop faster than APS-C plus 35mm 1.4, and 3 stop faster than m43 with 25mm 1.4. And they cost about the same!

I am talking about perspective distortion and unfortunately it doesnt... Although it may be difficult to observe on shorter focal lengths such as 25/50mm...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_distortion_%28photography%29

You really need to think of a 25mm 1.8 MFT as equivalent to a 25MM 1.8 FF with the sides/top cropped. You cannot change the focal length in your mind and expect proper equivalence...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1270 comments in total)
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nerd2: The hard fact is the FF system is usually the CHEAPEST to get some FOV/shutter speed combination, with the additional bonus of highest DR and resolution. D610 plus 50mm 1.8 is 2 stop faster than APS-C plus 35mm 1.4, and 3 stop faster than m43 with 25mm 1.4. And they cost about the same!

@nerd2
Changing focal length to match crop is wrong because of perspective distortion. 50mm has a 50mm perspective no matter the crop. But then a human will go and use a lens differently given the crop. But one thing is human behaviour, the other is the science of the matter...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1270 comments in total)
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nerd2: The hard fact is the FF system is usually the CHEAPEST to get some FOV/shutter speed combination, with the additional bonus of highest DR and resolution. D610 plus 50mm 1.8 is 2 stop faster than APS-C plus 35mm 1.4, and 3 stop faster than m43 with 25mm 1.4. And they cost about the same!

@nerd2
Your cell phone has a 6mm lens not 36mm!
So yeah, please find a 6mm f/2.8 FF lens, crop the hell out of it, and there you go!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1270 comments in total)
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nerd2: The hard fact is the FF system is usually the CHEAPEST to get some FOV/shutter speed combination, with the additional bonus of highest DR and resolution. D610 plus 50mm 1.8 is 2 stop faster than APS-C plus 35mm 1.4, and 3 stop faster than m43 with 25mm 1.4. And they cost about the same!

@nerd2
"Oly 45/1.8 is equivalent to 90mm f3.6, and it is MUCH slower than FF 85mm 1.8 in equivalence."

No, it's not. The Oly has the SAME DOF of a 45mm 1.8 FF lens with the sides/top cropped. Changing it to a 90mm perspective to make up for the crop is what is wrong with all this equivalence math...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:01 UTC

I was actually thinking today I'd love a tablet or phone without a camera. Not just for myself but specially for my kids. I'd even pay more for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 00:49 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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abortabort: I wonder if I will be allowed to use this phone's cameras to shoot something again a white background?

Don't worry, it will come with a permissive EULA.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 00:25 UTC

Awesome, specially after the dishwasher thing ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 10:08 UTC as 33rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

A filter thread would have been the icying on the cake...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 562nd comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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ipecaca: Why would one be interested in samsung cameras, what's the catch? Truly interested, can owners tell me?

@thephilips
Actually it's one of the longer flange distances, and Leica M lenses cannot be adapted, which is a major bummer...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
On In photos: Taking the lid off America's trash cans article (39 comments in total)

WTF?!?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 11:59 UTC as 24th comment
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Scottelly: Wow! If you told me a few years ago that by 2015 there would be hand-held, interchangeable lens video cameras that could shoot at 60 frames per second progressive in a format that held 4 times the pixels of a 1080 video, AND these cameras were going to be able to take lenses from a bunch of different manufacturers, I would have said, "You're smoking crack! No way manufacturers are going to get together to make cameras that can take each others' lenses!"

This is just AWESOME! I really like where micro4/3 is going.

losers club uh?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The GH4 and the A7s are two totally different cameras. The GH4 is meant to be a universal solution. Average users could us it as an everyday hybrid camera. Pros could use it as a really nice 4K video camera.

The A7s is meant solely for pro videographers or more specifically pro wedding videographers. It will be incredible for low light with nice big full frame lenses. However, it will need to be tethered for 4K footage.

Both are great but neither is a true competitor for the other.

Pro? There is nothing pro about the A7s video specs.
FF for video is actually a disadvantage for any serious work. Sure it's cool, i get that, but Super 35 (APS-C) is the standard for a reason. What is the point of filming with FF if you need f/4 to actually get something in focus? Sony's own 4K demo at f/4 proves this. Plus this XAVCs is nothing special. No intra compression, low bitrate... Not very different to the consumerish VG900 we already had and was already nothing special.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Kodak killer.

Beating a dead horse?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
On Gear breakdown: Behind the scenes with Chase Jarvis article (35 comments in total)
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yabokkie: actually this is a good buying guide for new amateur users (with some modifications). just plan a system like Jarvis and that's the cheapest (best cost performance) plan than keeping buying low quality gears = waste of money.

some alternative gears may be
- instead of two D4's, one D800/D610 or D700, plus one D7100,
- instead of two 5D3's, one 5D3/6D, plus one 70D,
- Canon 24-70/2.8L2 and 70-200/2.8LIS2 instead of cheaper lenses,
- 50/1.4 (Sigma 35/1.4) instead of 35/1.4L,
- get the most robust tripod/head that you can carry first,

It's just "gear", and not "gears".
For example: "I have lots of gear" or "Need to sell some of my gear"
Not being pedantic, but I've seen you make that mistake many times...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (626 comments in total)

I think Aptina managed to sell / force feed the 1 inch sensor idea to Nikon before Nikon even had the faintest idea where it wanted to go with mirrorless. Nikon being Nikon, is probably always shopping around for sensors and took the bait. Aptina managed to score a once in a lifetime sales goal they probably even themselves never expected to happen.
Then Nikon's upper management tells its engineers and marketeers... Hey guys this is the sensor we are going for on mirrorless... Now get together and figure something out...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 188th comment

Beginner friendly / Entry level...
Always wondered what that really means.
Perhaps:
"You are a beginner so you must be poor also", or
"Expert photographers need to pay more of course", or
"Since you know no better, we've got the perfect thing for you", or
"All our products have annoyances, this one is targeted at you"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 11:29 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)
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Eugene232: ugliest camera ever..

Lytro?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:46 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)
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mra1948812: This thing is even more ugly than some of the earliest digital cameras! Looks like a great rig for street photography, eh!

Are you Canadian, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:42 UTC

Sure they don't mind the blue Zeiss logo in the promo materials?

I'll have a rebadged Toyota please... with a Honda engine... and the cool Jaguar cat in the bonnet... ah... in British racing green... Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 216th comment
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