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vscd

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vscd: A real density of 4 on a flatbedscanner? Would be awesome. I can't believe real optical 6400 dpi eighter.

Please let it be at a good price..

Normally we should get a lawyer involved because this is a not delivered feature of the product ;) What would you do if your car did not have 200 HP, but 100 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
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fmian: 'Dual lens system for optimised film (6400dpi)'

Highly inaccurate and misleading.
I don't know why companies can't list the true resolution...

Let me guess back, *you* never read a review. I read a lot of reviews because I really need the scanner for professional use.

>All scanner manufacturers (regardless of the scanner type)
>always state the max peak resolution which isn't really
>achievable in the real life.

This is your opinion and infact it's rubbish.I recommend you
for example some serious scan-reviews like the Braun FS 120
(especially this one because there is the Epson V750 in it, too):

http://www.filmscanner.info/en/BraunFS120.html

This scanner, for example, exceeds the given specs. Maybe the company doesn't lie to the customer as much as Epson does.

You're right that interpolated resolutions always trick a little bit but Epson claimed "optical" resultion @6400dpi. So they could at least give the half resolution back. Don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (318 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I'm just getting this definite impression that Amazon/Dpreview is at loggerheads with Sony.
They seem to be sending a message that Sony will be treated with scorn and contempt unless Sony ponies up some moolla somewhere.
Why do I say this?
Look at the treatment the Sony A77 mark II is getting even though it has been out on the market since August already.
Then, this specific article is clearly sending the message -
"Oh, sorry, we didn't see you there - your cubicle was so small and unnoticeable....!"

Great way to go, guys. Keep it up. Sony will soon cave in and spend some moolla as required.

>Blu Ray won the DVD replacement war. Innovations
>sometimes win and sometimes lose. What has NIKON
>or Canon actually innovated?

No, they want to press standards to the market. Canon has
a lot of inventions lately, as f.e. the DPAF Sensor, Image Stabi-
lization back in 1996 or other parts which you aren't aware of (http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/07/30/canon-invents-digital-cameras-video-editing-medical-imaging/id=50575/). I don't know what DVD or BluRay has to do with cameras... but I had a lot of Sonyhardware back then, which I always had issue while connecting them to anything other than sony.

Even if this culd have changed. Fool me once, shame on Sony. Fool me twice... you know.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced article (47 comments in total)
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vscd: Funny. "ACD Systems Announces Products that Eliminate the Need to Buy Expensive Photo Suites"... yes, with $199 you are way overpriced to Lightroom, which can do anything but better.

I really like ACDSEE as a fast and comprehensive Viewer, but the price is way to high. I bought ACDSEE Pro 6 a few years back and there is nothing important better now.

It's no excuse for me to wait for some bundles... there are bundles for lightroom, too. A software has a price and if they want to compete as alternative to other vendors they should do it an a normal base. Yes, ACDSee is a fantastic Viewer, but Irfanview is equally good and free. Everything else is superiour on DXO/Lightroom/CaptureOne. Really.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 12:01 UTC
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jeremyclarke: What Canon needs:

• Mirrorless APSC camera with normal EF/EF-S mount.
• SL1 size but a little flatter in the middle (or just SL1 size and go after GH4 demo)
• EVF
• Dual-Pixel AF with mirorless-standard number of focus points (i.e. NOT 9!)
• ~$1000

I'd have bought that instead of switching to Fuji, and I'd now be saving up for Canon lenses.

@jeremyclarke

You're right with lense above 50mm, because you can save some mm of length with a new (mirrorless) bayonett. But it will get more difficult on the wideangle, if you exceed the diagonal of the sensor. The same problem exists with the Sony A7.

All sensors and cameras have limitations, the advantage of "more" focallenght with APS-C get it's drawbacks on the wide end.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
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fmian: 'Dual lens system for optimised film (6400dpi)'

Highly inaccurate and misleading.
I don't know why companies can't list the true resolution...

I just read that the 6400 dpi are just rubbuish. The scanner was tested and real 2300 dpi were accomplished ;(

That's not really much.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:54 UTC

A real density of 4 on a flatbedscanner? Would be awesome. I can't believe real optical 6400 dpi eighter.

Please let it be at a good price..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced article (47 comments in total)

Funny. "ACD Systems Announces Products that Eliminate the Need to Buy Expensive Photo Suites"... yes, with $199 you are way overpriced to Lightroom, which can do anything but better.

I really like ACDSEE as a fast and comprehensive Viewer, but the price is way to high. I bought ACDSEE Pro 6 a few years back and there is nothing important better now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 08:13 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (318 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I'm just getting this definite impression that Amazon/Dpreview is at loggerheads with Sony.
They seem to be sending a message that Sony will be treated with scorn and contempt unless Sony ponies up some moolla somewhere.
Why do I say this?
Look at the treatment the Sony A77 mark II is getting even though it has been out on the market since August already.
Then, this specific article is clearly sending the message -
"Oh, sorry, we didn't see you there - your cubicle was so small and unnoticeable....!"

Great way to go, guys. Keep it up. Sony will soon cave in and spend some moolla as required.

There is one rule. Don't buy a Sony. This may sound funny but they are guilty by themself. Sony made a huge profit back in the Eighties with the Walkman or the CD. And whenever they "invent" something they try to press their own proprietary standards to the market. Just think about Memorysticks, Minidiscs or any Sonydevice where you don't even get a USB Connection without a converter. This changed a little bit in the past few years because they can't effort those strategies anymore.

I'm p*ssed on this for ages and I know a lot of people who are. And building a great sensor is just a fraction of a camera. You need a professional support, a useable lenscollection and even a logic productstrategy to know that your camera won't be out of support in 2 years.

At the moment I get the impression that Sony tries to p*ss on every tree, waiting for one to grow in their direction. Maybe Nikon makes the right things, getting the sensors and build a good cam around it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
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jeremyclarke: What Canon needs:

• Mirrorless APSC camera with normal EF/EF-S mount.
• SL1 size but a little flatter in the middle (or just SL1 size and go after GH4 demo)
• EVF
• Dual-Pixel AF with mirorless-standard number of focus points (i.e. NOT 9!)
• ~$1000

I'd have bought that instead of switching to Fuji, and I'd now be saving up for Canon lenses.

>With the mirror gone you could push optical elements into the
>mirror box space for mirrorless exclusive lenses. You could have
>real "lenscap" lenses with respectable optics.

You may come closer to a "real" 20mm, but not more. Getting the
back-lens closer to the sensor is not enough to make a real wide
optic because you can't bend light to a large degree.

The only way would be to have an aperture as large as the sensor
to get the light directly toward the sensor. You can't trick physics,
not even with mirrorless tech.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
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Kabe Luna: "My ideal camera is one that can take a picture in any environment from complete darkness to the brightest sunshine."

I translate this as: "Our priority is higher average specification across the operating range, rather than maximum results at any point in the operating range."

Mediocrity. Which is a good descriptor for the real-world performance of Canon sensors. So, it's actually heartening to know Canon aren't totally clueless, they just have a different outlook on what defines a great sensor than I do. Meaning I'll probably never have a Canon that can compete on image quality at low ISO with my D800. It'll be interesting to see if they apply a different concept to the design of whatever high-MP sensor they eventually field or if it'll simply have the same (if not worse at the pixel level) IQ of their current APS-C cameras.

No. They are almost equal at ISO2400 and higher...

I think here is too much groundless bashing from a lot of people. Of course we would like to see more inventions from Canon, but as a company you have a limited resource of engineers. Sony may have some advantages in sensors but aren't able to deliver any decent lens. So, this is the better strategy? Don't think so...

P.S. How many pictures exceed 12 stops? This is stupid techtalk... try to use gradientfilters of you shot into the sun...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (316 comments in total)

You will *never* get the same picture on the Crop as with a 200mm @f2.8 on fullframe. Yes it's bigger gear... but why do you all scream for size? If you nail a pin you use a hammer, not a spoon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1063 comments in total)
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matt k: Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

Yes, there once was a rule on Unix... One Job - One Tool. Take one tool to make a specific Job good. You don't need a Hammer with tongs on it. Why does anyone need all features on a single device... this is so stupid, it just takes you into compromises.

Maybe that's what "pro" is all about... Most of the Pro's I know shot with gear, older than 5 years, because the new gear has to earn the cost at first. What can't you shoot with a D700 f.e.? Video? Muahahaaa...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1063 comments in total)
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matt k: Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

OK, even if it gets not broken, it's useless. Satisfied? Please tell me why you use a DSLR when you use the Screen, get a smaller mirrorless instead.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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raylob: I'm running out of room. I have the 3 Merrills but can't find space for 3 more quattros. Interchangable lenses on one body would have been nice!

Then you would loose the quality and dedication of the specific lenses and fixed mounts. Not mentioned the dust in the body. If you like to change the lenses, maybe the SD1 is good for you. I LOVE my DP3M.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)

GREAT! Want it! But please let it work with the DP3 Merrill...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:36 UTC as 75th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1063 comments in total)
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AEY: Is this Sony inside! (A7 sensor)

Sony is in for sure, Nikon doesn't develop own sensors anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1063 comments in total)
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matt k: Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

I don't want a flipscreen, they just enlarge the body and are prone to get broken. In the age of smartphones you can do more versatile screenusings with wlan.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:23 UTC
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nerd2: So basically equivalent to MF 20mm f5.6 for FF?

You just postet an example ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
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nerd2: So basically equivalent to MF 20mm f5.6 for FF?

Yupp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
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