Karroly

Karroly

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

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On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: The electronics in the Pentax 645Z looks like something from the early 90s. It's not what I'd call compact, even cut in half.

@LukeDuciel,
I may be wrong, but this bouquet of big red wires looks like bringing power to the board. Are the power cables, coming out of the power supply of your desktop computer, flat ribbon cables ? No, they are not. Because they do not carry any data, there is virtually no high frequency current flowing through them. High frequencies are filtered out by the on-board decoupling capacitors at chip level and, eventually, EMI filters at the board power connector level. Also, this "bouquet" is more flexible and thus can be bent and routed more easily than a ribbon cable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On Sigma24mmF1.4_newer_samples-28-F1.4 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I can't see geometric distortion on this picture. Really good !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 01:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: What's up with these lenses? Have they been cut in half or something?

These half-cut lenses are meant to be bought on credit. When you pay the first half, you get the first half and so on...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:40 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: The electronics in the Pentax 645Z looks like something from the early 90s. It's not what I'd call compact, even cut in half.

@LukeDuciel,
"smart smartphone has better arranged PCB". I am an electronics engineer, and when I think about component layout, I may have different goals that are not always compatible : compactness or serviceability. Serviceability means ease of access. Unfortunately, you no longer care about serviceability on a cheap $100 smartphone because repairing it costs as much as buying a new one for the customer. The dead cheap smartphone goes to the trash bin... These medium cameras are expensive, and throwing a damaged one would be unacceptable for their owners. So engineers must have serviceability in mind here....and big connectors are easier to handle and less fragile... Plus, professional cameras must be built like a tank, and there's no "compact" tank...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:26 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: The electronics in the Pentax 645Z looks like something from the early 90s. It's not what I'd call compact, even cut in half.

Miniaturized components are most of the time more expensive than bigger ones because they are made by more expensive machines with higher precision. So, if there is room to put big components, (and medium format DSLR body cannot be compact for many reasons) using them is certainly a way to keep production cost low (as far as it can be)...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)

A HALF E-M5 II with a FULL battery : that is twice the battery autonomy of a full E-M5 II. I buy it !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 08:50 UTC as 22nd comment
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (86 comments in total)
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CAcreeks: After using even a typical smartphone, the 3" LCD on most cameras seems totally pathetic.

@CAcreeks,
I do not care you did not mention the word compact. What I mean, is that a 3" LCD is not necessarily "pathetic" as you say, when the intent of the designers is to make a truly pocketable camera, like the Panasonic DMC-LF1 for instance. Morever, this is not the place to complain about 3" LCD as the subject here, the Samsung Camera 2, has a 4.8" LCD...as you noticed yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (86 comments in total)
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CAcreeks: After using even a typical smartphone, the 3" LCD on most cameras seems totally pathetic.

You cannot have both a huge screen and a compact camera...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (194 comments in total)

I have just left a comment for the Pentax FF mockup saying it has a military look. And then I see this "feldgrau" KS-2...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 43rd comment

Kind of military look, but it produces a feeling of sturdiness.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:40 UTC as 105th comment

Particularly when shooting wide open should have the "ceiling test" pictures been taken with the optical axis perpendicular to the ceiling plane. Evaluating corner/border sharpness the way you did it is not "accurate" due to a "smaller" DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:02 UTC as 62nd comment
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Eigenmeat: Waste of time, it's not like you can fit a DSLR into your pocket even WITHOUT a lens.

Instead, they should do something like the "first DSLR kit lense that starts at 24mm equivalent".

@Rupper Bottomsworth
Be cool... OP is not necessarily (like me) a native English speaker...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 06:53 UTC
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Eigenmeat: Waste of time, it's not like you can fit a DSLR into your pocket even WITHOUT a lens.

Instead, they should do something like the "first DSLR kit lense that starts at 24mm equivalent".

@Greg Lovern
I am afraid you did not read OP carefully...
He says "they should DO something...", which means he is waiting for a Pentax standard kit lens starting at 24mm equivalent...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:02 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: no EVF...

Everybody owns a smartphone to take selfies...
Why use a bigger, heavier and thus not always with you camera to do that ? It is just nonsense...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1320 comments in total)
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Karroly: Is the extended resolution feature only a "software" piece that could be offered on previous sensor-shifted Olympus cameras as a firmware upgrade ?

To make the 40MP image the camera combines eight shots. No need to do this in the camera. This could be done on the computer too. Like HDR images, image stacking or panorama stitching...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1320 comments in total)

Is the extended resolution feature only a "software" piece that could be offered on previous sensor-shifted Olympus cameras as a firmware upgrade ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:24 UTC as 288th comment | 3 replies
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

Will it be available as a smartphone accessory à la DSC-QX30 ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 02:15 UTC as 123rd comment
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Papi61: So, the "generation selfie" will now have selfie "stamps" all over their body. Just when you thought nothing could top their narcissism...

Is "Generation selfie" turning into "stamped" generation ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
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Stuart001: Is it just me, or is this perhaps the single most stupid, simple-minded, muddle-headed, narcissistic idea ever invented?

@Cane
What are you, 10 years old ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (385 comments in total)
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Cane: Another m43 with that 16 mp sensor. Innovative.

16 MP isn't too much for taking selfies of spotty teenagers ?
Hopefully there is this welcome "Beauty Face" art filter...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
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