acidic

acidic

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On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Good I hope it hurts Canon's bottom line so they will update there sensors or change to Sony.
Interesting days are a coming. Cannot wait to see what the new Canon updates will bring.

"That's not to say they don't have some hits or they aren't usable, but they have a different strategy for conquering markets."

Yes, this is correct. See here for hits and flops:
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2009/05/Sony-Timeline-HD2.jpg

And this, while a bit old, says a lot about Sony:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/business/global/sonys-bread-and-butter-its-not-electronics.html?_r=0

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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wilsonlaidlaw: I agree with BarnET. With digital cameras it always seems better to expose for highlights and then recover from shadows. There always seems to more data to be recovered from over dark shadows than blown highlights. I have read in a very lengthy technical article in LFI magazine, explaining why this is so but this seems to have joined the blown highlights in the data not being recoverable.

expose to the right

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Official White House photograph taken with A7r II FE 55mm F1.8 :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/21511378622/

Our tax dollars are not only used to blow up hospitals in Afghanistan, but also to fund new toys for White House staff photographers. The 5D3s weren't good enough for you?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Google Nexus 6P (5 comments in total)

I have the N5, happy with it except the camera. Plus 32GB isn't very much.

I preordered both a 5X and 6P, will return the one I don't like.

Sadly the 5X maxes out at 32GB, and the 6P may physically be too big.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)

Excited about the new cameras in the 5X and 6P, but really disappointed that the 5X only comes in 16GB and 32GB storage options. Also lacking in the 5X is a notification LED and wireless charging, both of which aren't deal killers but are downgrades from the 2 year old N5. I was all set to preorder the 5X this morning, but now I have to think about it.

Judging by last year's N6, I would've thought that the 6P would be too big, but thankfully they downsized it a little. Odd how the 6P is smaller than its predecessor, but the 5X is larger. Both phones seem to be approaching a sweet spot in size, at least for me. Too bad the 6P is so fugly.

And then there's the Moto X PE. Good price, and more importantly a microSD slot. And the camera is very good as well according to DXO, for whatever that's worth. Plus the wood and leather options are very sexy.

Stumped as to which to get.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)
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Joel Benford: What is the (35mm equivalent) focal length of the main cameras?

"angle of view" then.
Everyone knows what is meant by focal length equivalent, so why not just stick with that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)

SD card storage is cheap. If you are going for the highest quality and don't mind sacrificing some continuous shooting capabilities, shoot uncompressed raw.

If you want to minimize the storage impact on your drives at home or on your servers, then convert to DNG before archiving (easy to automate this).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article DxO ONE real-world sample gallery (185 comments in total)

Will a selfie stick support iPhone+DXO ONE?

Because I need me some more bokeh to isolate and highlight my beautiful face.

Patiently awaiting the full frame version so I can emphasis my breathtaking eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 00:50 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Coming soon to Kickstarter:

Housing to make iphone 6s operate, look more like a traditional 4x5 view camera.

Tripod sold separately.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 01:00 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the Shot: Crystalline (46 comments in total)

Photoshopping a photo of a cat's face over any distracting blown highlights almost always makes most such images more interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 4th comment

There's a typo at the end of this article. I believe "$" should be replaced with "RMB."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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pdelux: The Question every geek wants to know is: When will the porn industry get their hands on this?

They already have. Google around and you will see.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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The Lotus Eater: There seems to be a fair amount of concern as to whether Sony will offer lossless compressed files with these updates - I'm sure not many people want unnecessarily large raw files.

The terms lossless/uncompressed and lossy/compressed seem to have become almost interchangeable throughout this whole saga, to the extent that I suspect Sony's press team either doesn't understand the difference or hasn't communicated it as well as they could have.

Hopefully we can assume Sony's engineers will deal with it properly and to the satisfaction of everybody. Well, almost everybody.

@T3
"We listen to lossy mp3's with no problem, and they still sound fine."

To Joe Consumer, this is indeed the case. 192kbps mp3s played on desktop computer speakers or ipod earbuds are more than satisfactory. Just as iphone photos are good enough for them. The vast majority of people choose convenience over quality.

But these are high end Sony cameras we are talking about. People tend to buy such cameras more for their image quality than convenience. Just as people who spend $20K for a set of home speakers and $10K for an amplifier aren't going to listen to mp3s over bluetooth.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 19:48 UTC

Doesn't Google already offer this to some extent? via Street View and Cardboard?

http://www.slashgear.com/google-cardboard-amazing-places-to-go-with-google-maps-street-view-13373648/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 01:55 UTC as 21st comment
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acidic: Nice stuff, but probably half of the images don't belong on DIGITAL photography review.
:-)

Most of those images were captured in analog. AKA film. I will guess that only a small handful of these images were captured digitally.

I am not bashing film, just making a snarky comment. In fact, this gallery has me thinking about going into my freezer so I could shoot a few rolls of the Velvia 50 I hoarded early in the last decade.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 23:19 UTC

Nice stuff, but probably half of the images don't belong on DIGITAL photography review.
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 20:15 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Connect post iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video (198 comments in total)

“The only thing that’s changed is everything.”

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-laymans-guide-to-the-new-iphones-and-apples-other-ne-1729643905

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 12th comment
On Connect post Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (209 comments in total)

Why the hell hasn't the Thunderbolt display been updated yet?

Screw you Apple, I'm buying a Dell and a Thunderbolt dock.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:41 UTC as 11th comment
On article Kodak PixPro SP360-4K 360-degree camera unveiled (74 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Do they make a version that doesn't say "Kodak" on the side?

I will be selling an upgrade package for these beast of a video camera on Kickstarter soon. You will be able to choose between a Canon, Sony, Panasonic, or GoPro sticker that will cover the Kodak logo. The Canon upgrade comes with a red ring that snaps onto the lens perimeter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
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acidic: I will only buy a camera with this sensor if it features sensor shift technology. 250MP is sooo 2015. GP or bust.

Only if it is a mirrorless camera phone. While such a camera phone would obviously be mirrorless, it must be stated as such in order to really emphasize that dSLR tech is indeed, "so dead."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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