PIX 2015


Joined on Jan 7, 2012


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In reply to:

nerd2: Good luck dealing with 2X cropping and resulting 2X resolution loss (per image height)

Yeah that was nonsense. Just getting a longer equivalent focal length lens for your mft camera. Not losing resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:27 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (233 comments in total)

Looks like one more baby convergence step towards mirrorless... Again with number one priority not being to make a great camera, but to avoid in every way possible, any shred of a possibility of cutting into DSLR sales.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 9th comment
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Does Samsung have to copy Sony even down to the numbering system

NX line came out before NEX line, wise guy. And the NX models have been numbered #0 for the top end, #00 for middle, and #000 for starter.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (533 comments in total)

How is that a "cut price" Rebel? Seems more like a full price Rebel. Seems like a big improvement over the first gen G1X which was horribly compromised by AF and lack of close focus, pointless OVF, etc. Priced better too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

Great second body for any NX user who wants an extra body that can double as a 2.7x multiplier tube to give you reach.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 25th comment
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (284 comments in total)

Couldn't you do this better and faster with multiple lesser cameras and lenses on a rig?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:30 UTC as 12th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Samsung... good in a digital technologies, but total loosers in optics.

Optics are good.

Bodies are a mixed bag in my opinion, but there is a lot to praise. Just not quite photographer friendly enough to make a huge bang pioneering a new mirrorless format in the face of Sony's offerings to date in the similar time frame.

But its still early in the game and Samsung will eventually catch up or surpass. They almost always do. Both seem to recognize that traditional photography is changing a lot with technological revolutions. Samsung seems to be placing the most emphasis on nailing down connectivity, while Sony seems to be hammering away at absolute top sensor IQ/size ratios. We'll see how the long race plays out. Sony seems to have big (and deserved) profitability now, while Samsung can afford to do the Microsoft approach of throwing money and reiterations until they get it right someday.

Samsung would look more successful and innovative if sony hadn't done so well thus far.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:24 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

Body style and flip screen are much nicer than the Nikon 1.
20MP vs 14MP
Price is closer to J3 than V3.
Takes $150 NX mount adapter with full function so you can put a $250, OIS 50-200 on it for 135-540 equivalent.

Most important questions:
(1) how fast is the AF? CDAF
(2) how good is the mid ISO performance compared to RX10/100 or Nikon 1?
(3) how is the video (specs aren't great but what about the quality?)
(4) how sharp are those new lenses, esp the kit?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 98th comment | 3 replies
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: Interesting review of an interesting camera...

But guys, it seems to have slipped your mind, today again, to put online your review of Canon 1DX.

Such absent-mindedness must be annoying also in ordinary life, am I right?

Really, do think of it tomorrow, ok? It's just one click..

Its just a press release combined with a short preview. Putting these out takes no effort. Actual reviews of cameras are entirely different and take serious time and work using the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:53 UTC

Perfect camera for moon photos, right? Can do the person standing in front if the moon on a buikding shot as well...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:56 UTC as 7th comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Samsung has:
1) a dslr like body with evf w/o phisical controls (galaxy nx)
2) a slightly smaller dslr like body with evf (nx30)
3) a smaller rangefinder body w/o evf (nx300)
4) an even smaller body w/o evf and w/o physical controls (nx2000)

There will possible be a micro body during 2014.

So what's missing? The body I'd personaly want: one similar to #3, but with evf on the left (or at least with an optional evf to be added).

This is a huge lack, since sony, fuji and m4/3 all have this kind of product.

I just dont get how anybody can argue that a central EVF is more ergonomic for left eye or right eye people than a left EVF.

For right eye people, a left EVF gives 100% relief for the nose.

For left eye people, a left EVF has camerabody and nose interact exactly the same as a middle-position EVF hump style camera, since you still have to shoot right handed to do the shutter release. In fact, a central hump puts the face of left eye people too close to your shooting hand and you're still better off with the EVF on the left.

And yeah, as far as "optical axis" goes, the EVF view is TTL, so whats the difference? Neither configuration gives puts your free eye over the optical axis, except possibly left viewfinder-left eyed user.

People like the hump if they're used to the hump. But its intrinsically less ergonomic. And its added bulk that is unnecessary.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 20:43 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (163 comments in total)

I think it's a nice camera, but it will all come down to image quality... if the image quality is top notch a la almost RX100, they would still have to price this more in the $400 range to position themselves in relation to the RX100.

RX100 made a huge splash, and I think in some ways opened up the "casual consumer's" mind to the issue sensor size in compacts.

Falling behind in terms of both MP and in terms of sensor size, this camera basically has to be SUPERIOR sensor quality to RX100 to really make any kind of big splash in this sector I think.

I might consider buying this camera, but probably at a lower price than $499. With peaking and the fast autofocus, the actual performance of this camera might be really great, and hopefully if it doesn't make a huge splash, the price will be much lower.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)

Putting 4 sonys and only 2 nikons on the list actually helps nikon. Not that D800 wouldn't win anyway... but some people definitely vote brand.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 03:32 UTC as 632nd comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)
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Daniel0140: Very strange---The camera that got the highest review ratings of all milc's, the NEX-7, is not even on the list---No vote!!

I believe that NEX 7 was a 2011 camera, though hard to find until 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 03:30 UTC
On Samsung launches MV900F flip-screen Wi-Fi compact article (20 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: WOOOW samsung again copying sony!

Samsung has pretty much caught up with and blown away Sony in every area of electronics except for cameras, and they already have better lenses for their NX system than those for the NEX. They are sitting on more than 3 times the market cap of the badly hemorrhaging Sony, and are committed to surpassing them in cameras, which means they will within a year or two. Its inevitable at this point.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 02:31 UTC
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (267 comments in total)
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ammie: I think it is irresponsible for the authors at DPreview, in using this title, to equate the views of Mr. Chung with the practice at large. Mr. Chung fails to make any serious arguments challenging the journalistic or artistic importance of (stills) photojournalism, merely his own ability to make a living out of it. Therefore his view in my opinion sullies the large number of people around the world who are putting their lives at risk everyday to visually inform us about the planet's state of affairs.

Perhaps a better title for this piece would have been "Dan Chung: No future in photojournalism FOR ME". Maybe in the future, when Mr. Chung realizes he no longer has the talent, desire, or ability to shoot in the documentary, advertising or narrative industries, he will come back and try to convince us that there is no value in capturing moving images either.

Don't take it so personally or to attack Mr. Chung or dpreview. It's just a very legitimate opinion from a guy whose career is photojournalism.

He knows what people are paying for photos, and the trend is not good for making a good living through photojournalism alone, anymore. There does not seem to be any technological or social trend in sight to reverse it either.

Just less money, and tons of competition... from people who are doing it for free. why pay a guy $500 to cover an event, when they're "crowdsourcing" it for free?

Yes a photojournalist can find some opportunities to make money, but they are less and less. So he has to diversify at this point. Video is the natural way to expand your business, given your equipment and skillset. Though that is gettin crowded too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 13:39 UTC
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (267 comments in total)

A huge part of the reason that photojournalism is dying is not so much video.

It's that there are so many cameras on the scene in most places a photojournalist might go now. Sure, there's still opportunity to take great and important photos... But the opportunity to have FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT is deeply impacted if a large percentage of your regular money making opportunities are already heavily covered by high quality camera phones and amateur photo loggers with feet and eyes on site.

I think he's emphasizing the diversification into video as a way of surviving financially... (which is of course going to financially squeeze the "traditional news video cameraman" when there are thousands of people who can shoot great professional video trying to scratch out a living)

I bet traditional paparazzi are also gonna by squeezed hard.

Very difficult to make a good living SELLING photos of events, when HALF THE PEOPLE will be bringing an excellent camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 13:03 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Mssimo: I'll take it for $150

300 mm that weighs 300 grams. And pretty decent minimum focusing distance. You'd actually have a shot at mounting this on a flexible tripod without it falling over.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 00:43 UTC
On CES 2012: Lytro Photowalk article (140 comments in total)
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BradJudy: I haven't seen it mentioned much, but this technology can also be used to generate an image with essentially infinite depth of field, rather than choosing a particular focus point and using a conventional depth of field. That's how it's used in industry (and why it was developed in the first place) to create very large depth of field without super small apertures (and thus long exposures).

Maybe i misunderstand this techZ

Can you produce a higher resolution approximation of this "light field" image today, by programming a high end SLR with good video capability to:

(1) step 1: simply shoot a photo with your camera at a small aperture and very deep DOF to get everything into focus at once.

(1) step 2: shoot full HD video wide open in your fastest frame rate, while smoothly and rapidly bringing focus from infinity to closest macro rapidly, to assign depth and "blur properties" to everything in your frame..

(3) step 3: computer shenanigans.

Or something like that. I'm just spitballing here, but it seems you should be able to do something along these lines.

Amazing tech though. Very cool. I wonder if the tech scales easily to higher resolution or if the difficulties expand rapidly with increased resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 13:23 UTC
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