Karroly

Lives in France Grenoble, France
Joined on Jan 13, 2009

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susan2012: I wonder what Nasa used it for.

Hopefully, I live in France so I have no need of this lens !

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:16 UTC
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TSJ1927: Remember, It weighs nothing in space.

Toselli,
"There's no weight but there is still its mass and inertia, it won't be easy (though surely easier) to handle it even in space!"
You missed the point, this is the stabilization feature !

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:12 UTC
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Rocky Mtn Old Boy: Waiting for the inevitable...

"No AF = Not interested"

C'mon, I know you want to. ;-)

I did the inevitable to reassure you...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:07 UTC
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dwill23: No image stabilization? pfff pass. hahaha

Or an Olympus M4/3 body to get a 2000mm equivalent lens !
(Warning : do not hold the gear by the body !)

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:04 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Anyone know where i can get a filter for this?

I would like to reassure you ;-).
If they did things right, you screw the filter at the rear...
Like on catadioptric lenses.
But you can ask the seller to check if you are interested... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:01 UTC

No AF, no buy...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 15th comment
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

fmain,
For sure, the iPhone camera module has a level of quality and features that satisfy many... But I personally only use my smartphone camera as a handheld scanner, not to take "real" pictures ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
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Elite83: Why would anyone bother to carry this over a tiny little P&S anyway? You can already clip on micro iPhone lenses without the need for a bulky case.

Stereo,
I clearly understood what you meant by "wider". But what I see for now is a limited (no wide) set of converters on the wide-angle side, when one of the weaknesses of smartphones is the lack of telelenses...
"Did you notice it offers a mount for a ring light and Sony’s 'lens-style camera'?"
Yes, I noticed all that. But my smartphone is not set up to take picture in normal use and I do not want to put all these accessories together each time I want to take a picture. I prefer, by far, to grab my Olympus XZ-2 than carrying all these accessories. Oh, I do not care about connectivity too...
But if you like the concept, enjoy !

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

@fmian,
A "real" camera is a tool dedicated to photography only with a relevant ergonomics. A smartphone is not more a "real" camera than a Swiss knife...is a "real" knife !

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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Elite83: Why would anyone bother to carry this over a tiny little P&S anyway? You can already clip on micro iPhone lenses without the need for a bulky case.

"better and wider lens selection" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????
All I see is a wide and fish-eye converters to be put in front of an already wide lens that generally do not produce sharp pictures...
Not to say that all these accessories do not make the overall stuff smaller and lighter than a small P&S. Nor faster to use as you have to put all the pieces together before taking a shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: It's not cheap, but it is a really nice camera with lots of features... and an older, too-small, sensor. It is a real pitty that micro4/3 wasn't designed to accommodate a range of sensor sizes up to FF....

@ProfHankD,
Sony made a mirrorless system build on an FF sensor. But their bodies are not as small as Micro4/3 bodies. You cannot have both !

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
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BrickCurve: Remind me, whats the point of a night vision camera again?

Taking selfies in a dark sleeping room with a shy girlfriend...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: The colors coming from this camera look very Pentax-esque to me for some reason.

@naththo,
Some pictures in the EM5 gallery do show the shift you talk about, but not all. The "bad" ones seem to have a white balance issue globaly.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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Xentinus: Hybrid AF...Finally!

@Xentinus,
I wish that also, because Ricoh does not have a mirroless system and Samsung made Pentax-compatible DSLRs in the past...
However, I am wondering what Nikon needs to buy from Samsung to build an APS-C mirrorless system. The NX mount patent ? ;-) I would be happy if I could use my NX lenses on a newer Nikon body when I could no longer find new Samsung batteries for my NX20...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: It's not cheap, but it is a really nice camera with lots of features... and an older, too-small, sensor. It is a real pitty that micro4/3 wasn't designed to accommodate a range of sensor sizes up to FF....

" It is a real pitty that micro4/3 wasn't designed to accommodate a range of sensor sizes up to FF...."
Just wait for the Macro4/3 system that will support medium-format sensors as well...

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: The colors coming from this camera look very Pentax-esque to me for some reason.

@naththo,
Thank you for the info. I will delay the upgrade of my E-PL5 then...
Does this green/cyan shift appear in RAW files as well or only in OOC JPG files ?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 23:34 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: The colors coming from this camera look very Pentax-esque to me for some reason.

I own two Olympus cameras (XZ-2 and E-PL5) that record a blue sky when it is blue...

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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spencerda: Nice update thank you.

Question since movement causes issue in pixel shift mode would faster shutter speed reduced the artifacts?

if so might help in some landscape shots but would not be desirable for waterfalls if one wants the milky look .

Dave

I am afraid not. The blurr mainly comes from the delay between the 4 consecutive shots...

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 03:54 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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aftab: Clearly, pixel shift can be useful, but the technology still needs lots of fine tuning. Other than the issues mentioned in the article with moving subjects, aliasing seems to be an issue too. This can be seen in the last crop (Cityscape). But when it works the results are stunning, especially shadow lifting.

If you only need to lift shadows and reduce noise you can stack pictures with ANY camera...

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 03:49 UTC

" Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up to four-times-better sound quality than CDs"
When evaluating audio signals, I know that one can measure distortion, bandwidth, S/N ratio, dynamic range, channel separation. But quality ? Which unit is it ? MBS (Marketing BullS...) ?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
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