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JordanAT

Lives in United States VA, United States
Joined on Mar 31, 2012

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On Connect post Helium Core turns iPhone into fully-fledged imaging rig (30 comments in total)
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JordanAT: Seems dicey with the 7 just 5-6 months away. By the time they deliver, half of the users will have moved onto a device with a new form factor.

True that there's always the "next" model - but so far Apple has been doing the tick-tock cycle which means a 2 year horizon once the basic (non-S) model is released.

Add the late start to this and kickstarter projects normal lead times and the delivery of this product for the "early birds" is the month prior to the new iPhone model being announced/delivered. That's a tough sell.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon says "No DL", at least for now:

April 20, 2016

"In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras, originally scheduled for a June 2016 release.
The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided."

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0420_cpx_01.htm

Well, looks like its down to Sony or Panasonic for my bridge camera choices now.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
On Connect post Helium Core turns iPhone into fully-fledged imaging rig (30 comments in total)

Seems dicey with the 7 just 5-6 months away. By the time they deliver, half of the users will have moved onto a device with a new form factor.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 20:05 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016 (36 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Wow... The size of a 1-minute 8K video clip is 50GB, 6TB a full 2-hour movie. What kind of media will be necessary to reproduce those files?

When you're working with uncompressed/raw data streams you will need high speed / high capacity drives - but 8TB SSDs are due this year, and likely at a reasonable cost (~50c/GB). And consumer level components are getting cheap - I just saw a 500GB SSD for $130 yesterday.

As for distribution, you should expect 8k video to be encoded with x265/HEVC yielding sizes which are still possible in a 50GB disk (with some encoding quality compromises)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
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Turbguy1: I expect that, when used for 3D production, the maximum interocular will be limited to the actual opening of the aperture being used, and not much wider. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I don't see how it can be larger that the "hole" the sensor "looks" through...

Well, if the 100MP Hassy is any guide, this sensor might be in the 180-200mm diagonal range - or are the pixel sites much smaller than a traditional sensor? Because with a sensor that big, you're definitely going to need some serious glass.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: HTC 10 rises to the top (69 comments in total)
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Magnus3D: When a Android device is on top of the list, people scream that DxO is overrated and useless. But when a Apple devices tops the list, then DxO is the best thing ever..

The good new is, though, that it's not because Apple has gotten worse. One of the best things Apple has done was to show that cameras on phones mattered, forcing a pretty spectacular revolution in the ubiquity of quality phones.

OTOH, they also pioneered the utterly brain-dead decision to put the headphone socket on the bottom of a phone. WIn some, lose some I guess.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (259 comments in total)
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andymuns: There is no such thing as "full frame medium format". Medium Format a sensor or film frame that is bigger then the 135 format (35mm or so called full frame) and smaller 4inch by 5inch format. Please could we get this right for a change.

Oh, I agree. square and 67 seemed to be the most common. Out past 68/69 you got into specialty-ish panoramic stuff. Back then I was a student and too poor to afford big gear. My Pentax was borrowed, and I shot Nikon (F4s) and used the school's lenses mostly.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (259 comments in total)
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andymuns: There is no such thing as "full frame medium format". Medium Format a sensor or film frame that is bigger then the 135 format (35mm or so called full frame) and smaller 4inch by 5inch format. Please could we get this right for a change.

You know, I'm going to half agree with the OP - this is not a single "full frame" for medium format, nor would this be considered "full frame" if there were. Medium format is , at a minimum, 6cm on one side. There is the weakling 4.5x6cm format, and the "real" 6x6 and 6x7 cameras I associated with medium format back in the day (I shot a Pentax 67). This camera doesn't even come close to the coverage area of a 4.5x6cm, much less than 6x6 Hasselblads of film.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
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Azergoth: "This is a 25-400mm equivalent F2.8-4"

Stop saying that, please. It's not.

Actually they are, technically, accurate - it is a 25-400mm [full frame field of view] equivalent with a f/2.8 to f/4.0 [actual aperture ratio].

pannumon is correct.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (197 comments in total)
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Tieu Ngao: I'm waiting for the comparison between Sony RX10 III and Nikon DL24-500. On spec the Sony has longer reach 100mm and 1 stop faster lens at the telephoto end, but the Nikon has better AF and faster burst rate, which are probably more important in sports/wildlife photography. Nikon is also smaller, lighter and $500 cheaper. Personally I'd go for the Nikon if the IQ is similar (I like Nikon color & the menu system better).

"The FZ1000 is total crap compared to Any RX-10. I tried that camera, returned it after a week. SOOooo cheap feeling."

Please clarify this: you returned it because it "felt cheap." Did you have actual durability failures? Were the pictures any good? I like metal and wood trim as much as the next guy, but in ten years I won't own the same camera I'm shooting with today, but I'll have all the images I created. How the camera "feels" means nothing compared to whether or not the image I get will be worth keeping.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:01 UTC

My God, that's a bad as shooting Konica 3200.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 146th comment
On Connect post Huawei P9 teaser reveals dual-camera setup (20 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Laser af? wtf seriously I can't take this stuff seriously

It's not about the speed of the light. The implication is that the laser is used to determine range (time of flight measurement) directly instead of phase detection or other common focusing techniques. LG alluded that this is how they increased focus speed, but there is no available api to request or receive distance data from the laser module (at least not that I'm aware of) .

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
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JordanAT: So...$980 gets you the base 9.7" iPad Pro with LTE data, the keyboard, and the pencil. There's no doubt that the camera is nicer than the Surface 3, and you're saving a few oz of weight and 1/16" of thickness, but the Surface is half the cost ($530 w/ typecover) ...and you get a full OS. That's a tough sell, imho, unless you're really wedded to the iPad workflow.

Been a few versions since you've run Windows, I'm guessing. Execution of arbitrary code is off by default in Windows, and though you can manually decrease this protection there is still the equivalent of "run as su?" UI prompt before any executable is allowed to run. Windows does allow execution of unsigned code - again, with both a prompt *and* a warning you have to positively allow. Most windows users, however, are not particularly savvy. I manage 10-12 windows machines in a non-savvy environment and the last actual infection we had was 8 years ago, under Windows XP. [standard disclaimer that anecdotes are not evidence]. Hell, even my mother hasn't gotten a virus on her win 7/8/10 machine.

Most of the virus coders have moved on to phishing style attacks or are chasing down infrastructure vulnerabilities (the hot thing at the moment).

iOS is still a far better tablet than W10. Part of that is the curse of a full OS - why code a hobbled LR or PS on W10 if the real one exists.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 teaser reveals dual-camera setup (20 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Laser af? wtf seriously I can't take this stuff seriously

G3 and G4, expected to also be on the G5. The claims are faster AF (by a fraction) based on distance tof calculation.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:24 UTC

So...$980 gets you the base 9.7" iPad Pro with LTE data, the keyboard, and the pencil. There's no doubt that the camera is nicer than the Surface 3, and you're saving a few oz of weight and 1/16" of thickness, but the Surface is half the cost ($530 w/ typecover) ...and you get a full OS. That's a tough sell, imho, unless you're really wedded to the iPad workflow.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 12:30 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies
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Hugo808: Does the price include a team of Sherpas to carry it around for you?

How could they supply that many cheerleaders when they all seem to be here defending the honor of the brand on this fine forum?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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(unknown member): are you crazy to post pictures of people smoking ?

The original had him doing meth, but they photoshopped it to make it look less offensive.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review
What a title...how could this review be really obejective?

You know, I'll take this over "You won't believe how clicking this one shutter button blew us away..." any day.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)
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AksCT: I have HX50V, which is an outstanding camera in terms of build quality and feature set.
But image quality was unacceptable.
My HX50V is sitting on the shelf, collecting dust (figuratively and literally)

On the contrary - it produces the most wonderful watercolor-like prints.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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Ridethelight: Why does anyone need such a massive zoom in this type of camera ?
When I take photos, I like to be in the near vicinity of the subject, I'm seriously intrigued to what these super zooms are supposed to be for .
Tiny sensor and a slow zoom in 2016 is actually depressing .

I like to be close, too. But, while on vacation in Yellowstone, we happened to see an eagle in a nest about 1/3 mile off in the center of a canyon. I got a BIF image which holds up to scrutiny from the casual observer in a printed size of about 3x4". So that's the size I printed it out, and it's a nice accent piece on that page of the vacation photo album.

I won't be entering any contests with it, but it's a shot that nobody else in the family could get with their phones or standard zoom pocket cams.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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