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steve ohlhaber

steve ohlhaber

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I hope this opens the door for a FF mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 01:19 UTC as 47th comment
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bovverwonder: Who cares about this camera? These comments are a lot more interesting.

The funniest ones revolve around something like "hey canon, I cant afford to film my cat videos with this...why did you make it"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1551 comments in total)

I used the RX100 2 and it was garbage for video if you ever intended to touch the zoom lever. Like a 3 second delay with any movements. It went sailing into the digital zoom and you could not turn that off. Just horrible compared to the sony hx30, not to mention the tiny zoom range. I wonder if any of that was addressed. There seems to be a big focus on its video capabilities with this model.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 190th comment
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steve ohlhaber: Given that gopro was the top selling camcorder, that means action cams are big. Going from the tiny gopro sensor to 4/3 seems like a massive step - maybe too far. I would love to see an action camera in between, so it can still be fairly small. Something just a little larger than the gopros sensor would go a long way. I like the idea of bigger and better. The interchangeable lens concept is a big deal for action cams. But size is also a big deal. I think this will fit a niche within a niche really, because its an action cam that is really big, that really narrows it down. Its not that cheap and also not waterproof. I love that this segment is expanding.

Which one has a 1/3" sensor???

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:40 UTC

Given that gopro was the top selling camcorder, that means action cams are big. Going from the tiny gopro sensor to 4/3 seems like a massive step - maybe too far. I would love to see an action camera in between, so it can still be fairly small. Something just a little larger than the gopros sensor would go a long way. I like the idea of bigger and better. The interchangeable lens concept is a big deal for action cams. But size is also a big deal. I think this will fit a niche within a niche really, because its an action cam that is really big, that really narrows it down. Its not that cheap and also not waterproof. I love that this segment is expanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 23:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
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brick33308: these images are soft in areas where they should be sharp. not impressed with this camera.

Its 18 megapixels from a tiny sensor. You should not be surprised at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
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makofoto: Why not just go with the new Sony RX100 mkII? How many really need the zoom range of the HX90V?! Does the AF and IS really work well enough at the long end to make it useable for shooting those racing cars, tennis/soccer players? (I really wish DPR would stress test these cameras with sports coverage!)

My dad had the sony rx, it was worthless as a travel cam. You need to be right on top of everything. If you are traveling, you are shooting outdoors a lot. I constantly am zooming into all the details of a city as I walk around it. I have the sony hx50v and it is one of the best all round cameras I have ever had. Videos are great, stabilizer is good, quality is good enough for snaps. Its this series or an SLR when I go out. The video looks very good with these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
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steve ohlhaber: Mirrorless vs DSLR is about the shooting experience, not the final image. Since you can get a full frame in both designs, and its possible they could have the same exact sensor in both, and you could use an adapter to use the same lens on both bodies, you WILL get an identical image from both. Its really about how you got to the point where you made the capture.

I am not excited about looking through an electronic finder, but I am excited about a shorter lens to sensor distance that allows lenses to be better, smaller, and cheaper. So, in that regard, mirrorless has the ability to produce a better image if you spend the same money on a camera and a lens built for each system. It has that ability, I am not saying they have done it yet, but technically, it should be easier to make a better lens just because of that shorter distance. That should make the vast majority of pros excited.

All the optical engineers pretty much agree that a shorter distance is easier to optically control. This is a vital thing to understand in any mirrorless discussion. The result is a better image. Some focal lengths are probably irrelevant, but its easier overall to optically produce the image. Easier = better IQ and that also can be cheaper. This is ONLY in regards to the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 19:48 UTC

Mirrorless vs DSLR is about the shooting experience, not the final image. Since you can get a full frame in both designs, and its possible they could have the same exact sensor in both, and you could use an adapter to use the same lens on both bodies, you WILL get an identical image from both. Its really about how you got to the point where you made the capture.

I am not excited about looking through an electronic finder, but I am excited about a shorter lens to sensor distance that allows lenses to be better, smaller, and cheaper. So, in that regard, mirrorless has the ability to produce a better image if you spend the same money on a camera and a lens built for each system. It has that ability, I am not saying they have done it yet, but technically, it should be easier to make a better lens just because of that shorter distance. That should make the vast majority of pros excited.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 152nd comment | 12 replies
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (127 comments in total)

1 inch sensor! that's a bit incredible. Phone cams need help for sure. I am surprised they went to a sensor that big and not a smaller one that would still blow away any phone cam and make it more pocketable. Its nice to see everyone getting on the giant sensor wagon.

Its safe to assume everyone already has a phone on them at all times, so I guess you can capitalize on that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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G1Houston: So why not just shoot burst mode in still mode? At what point higher frame rate is no longer relevant? While the 4k Photo Mode is good for still, it is no longer ideal for real 4k video. On the other hand, grabbing a still frame from a typical 4k video shoot can be a real bonus since you end up with both the video and still. Of course the shutter speed may be a problem ...

Because 4k photo can go on for a long long time, burst cant. All its doing is changing the aspect and shutter speed, but its still a 4k video.

With the advent of h265, video can be double the quality making grabbing a still from video much better. Its still not a raw image, but the video codecs play a huge role.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
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winkalman: This should probably be renamed to "Spray and Pray" mode.

I have missed so many moments that sometimes I know video is the only way to get it. Some action scenes are unpredictable no matter how good you are. Its a great option to have. Not sure why so many people are mad and afraid of the option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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steve ohlhaber: Would love to ditch canon, but the lenses aren't there yet. Everything I see about the adapters involves some big sacrifice to the AF or aperture.

Is there an adapter for canon EF that allows it to work "normally", or do I have to wait for sony to make those lenses?

Looks really interesting now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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steve ohlhaber: Would love to ditch canon, but the lenses aren't there yet. Everything I see about the adapters involves some big sacrifice to the AF or aperture.

Is there an adapter for canon EF that allows it to work "normally", or do I have to wait for sony to make those lenses?

I need a 70-300mm . I think they only make a 70-200mm presently. I don't care about the reviews if the focal lengths aren't what I want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)

Would love to ditch canon, but the lenses aren't there yet. Everything I see about the adapters involves some big sacrifice to the AF or aperture.

Is there an adapter for canon EF that allows it to work "normally", or do I have to wait for sony to make those lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:07 UTC as 305th comment | 4 replies

A bigger version would be neat. If I am lugging an SLR I am also lugging more than 1 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

I cant wait to get to a system that is smaller and lighter, but more importantly, better quality. The real gain for photographers is the IQ of the picture. I think with mirrorless, you lose a bit in the experience without a mirror, but because of the shorter lens to sensor distance, you gain an ability to make a higher quality lens for the same picture. Some people wont want to make the jump yet due to the EVFs out there and the experience during a shoot can be worse. There is nothing like looking through that glass with a mirror, but I would give that up for better IQ and if its smaller and lighter, that's just another bonus. The real value of mirrorless to a pro is better IQ. Even if the size and weight were identical for the body and the lens, the gain in IQ for mirrorless should be possible given that its easier to make a better lens with that shorter distance from lens to sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 80th comment
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (155 comments in total)
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particleman78: From what I've read about this drone; I think the biggest problem with this is the lack of object avoidance. It is bound to fly into trees, buildings, poles, or even worse people.

Exactly. I mean, going down a ski slope like they have in the video, how is it possibly going to avoid the chair lift or trees or all kinds of obstacles. If you cross the street, its going to get hit by a car or run into an over pass or power lines. This is probably the most dangerous quad ever. Its a super neat idea, but you need to be away from everything to use it.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:05 UTC

It seems like the pan part should not be below the ball head. I need the ball head to level the base. Once that is done, the pan can be on the mount side. Who levels the legs of the tripod, that takes forever in the field if you need a set of balanced pan shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 28th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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steve ohlhaber: The pricing is really getting nuts for canon. Bodies and lenses are crazy. If this shot 4k or at least 1080p 60, then I could justify it.

Mkay, the 5d2 was a breakthrough for VIDEO shooting. It got so many people into full frame VIDEO. That camera cost $2800 brand new. Now they are many years out and ZERO improvement to video when other makers have improved that feature and all at lower costs. Moreover, everyone complains about no real noise improvement, so that is for stills, and its all at a cost of $1000 more than a 6 year old body. So, yeah. I expect more.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
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