GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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Livin' la Vida Loca

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Marcelobtp: This will not sell that well because too much people already both the sony rx100 series. But man, this is something!
pocketable?

Really?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)

With the loope attached, I must say it looks even more ungainly than without.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

What, no BMPCC 4K ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 1st comment

Interesting, could potentially be very useful with the rugged cameras to prevent or minimize water droplets from sticking to the lens.

I think I may get one for my AW1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:35 UTC as 10th comment
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?
Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?

Just wait, there is about to be a 4K tsunami.

Plus, if you want a real action cam... this ain't it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 03:17 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)
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OneLeggedCat: I can't believe that 30fps can be called "Full HD".

FullHD refers to the image size (1920x1080), not the frame rate.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 03:09 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Actually, I bet a lot of divers will buy it. I know when I was diving I would of loved to have this on my belt... And cheap. Many outdoor sports will have this one with them....

Why would a diver buy it? It is only good to 10m.
The GoPro comes with a waterproof case that can go much deeper.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 07:53 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)

No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?
Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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GodSpeaks: No mention of how this is powered. From looking at the WD website, it would appear to be USB powered (no battery). So not so portable then.

However, portable (battery powered) card readers/storage units have been around for ages. So what is so special about this? Just the WiFi? Certainly not the portability.

You are right, I did miss that. I looked on the web site and the downloadable pdf, but saw no mention of a rechargeable battery.

The small font size on this web site borders on unreadable for me, unless I use the zoom feature of the browser. Instead I prefered to go to the manufacturers web site, as it, at least, is readable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 18:00 UTC

No mention of how this is powered. From looking at the WD website, it would appear to be USB powered (no battery). So not so portable then.

However, portable (battery powered) card readers/storage units have been around for ages. So what is so special about this? Just the WiFi? Certainly not the portability.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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grebedweeb: This might be cool for astrophotography, using the E-mount to T-mount adapter. Paired with an iPad or other tablet and connected to a telescope on a tracking mount, there is the possibility the QX1 could work well. It is small and light, and the controls are on your phone or tablet so that you don't have to touch the unit while it is tracking. Questions I would have are, how's the battery life, is there a connector for DC or AC power, how much noise at high ISOs, and is there significant vibration when the shutter closes.

Now this is probably one of the few practical applications I have seen mentioned.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
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iAPX: The QX1 is awesome, but with the tag price of the QX1 and a good zoom lens, the place that both will take on my bag (won't fit into my pockets), why not think about a RX100 III instead?

Or an actual Alpha (NEX) camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
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jhinkey: I can see a lot of potential uses for the QX1 - uses where you want a compact imaging device with a big sensor and can use some decent (and potentially fast) glass.
I see a lot of creative types jumping all over this.

Why? It cannot do anything that a current Aplha (NEX actually - or better yet MFT) camera can't do?

If all you want is something small to hide in a corner, there are already lots of capable cameras available.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:24 UTC

What is the point in these cameras, especially the QX-1? Why would I want to use such a camera?

Cell phones have enough power issues, without adding constantly on WiFi and screen to actually be able to use the QX 'cameras'.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:18 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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DouglasGottlieb: Dear Canon:

Please honor Goro Yoshida, and as he did 80 years ago, take apart a Leica and make a camera just like it at an affordable price.

You can start with the new digital Leica M-P.

A full frame, Canon rangefinder with dual card slots, large buffer and a small, high quality, weather sealed metal body, would be most welcome.

Giant plastic DSLRs are no longer the way, in spite of how well they perform.

We want portable but without compromise.

The ergonomic, UI and focus speed nightmare that is the EOSM will be forgiven if you build this. :) Some want a small mirrorless so much that they even own the EOSM and defend it passionately. So build something small and amazing and without the mirror that we can carry everywhere.

Happy anniversary Mr. Yoshida!

I think Canon and Nikon are both quite capable of making a pro level FF rangefinder styled mirrorless camera, without the need to disassemble a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
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FrankS009: Canon is the company that voters on this site are most "keeping and eye on" at Photokina. Perhaps they are waiting to see if the company is going to produce a mirrorless product that will keep pace with the competition.

I am thinking that both Canon and Nikon are waiting for when mirrorless technology is on a par with DSLRs in ALL areas of performance.

When it is, I think both will start replacing their entry and mid level DSLRs with mirrorless. Pro level will be last.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:12 UTC
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sneakyracer: Canon is celebrating the 80th anniversary by lowering prices...because they don't have any new and exciting products ready for photokina...hey, il take it, if they can't compete with new and exciting technology lowering prices is a good idea.

Tommy Leong: Sigma? What is Sigma stealing, and from who?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:07 UTC
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JackM: Shamless copy of a Leica III

Equally funny, is that Canon got it's start with the help of Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:06 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)

Zebra stripes for focus checking in video mode???????

Zebra stripes are used for exposure, not focus. For focus it is peaking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 333rd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: According to Nikons' current naming convention.
The D800 was flawed, why else call it D810?

Everything off late that has the x10 naming with Nikon had hardware problems.

Too bad that current D800 owners will now know there will be no firmware updates to their beloved camera anymore and that they have a EOL product after only two years.

Funny.
However my D800E takes superb pictures and AF is dead accurate, Increased fps is also of no interest to me.
The arrival of the D810 did NOT make my D800E stop working.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:33 UTC
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