GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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(unknown member): Canon XC10: who votes for the most overpriced compact and ugliest camera of 2015?

I mean at $300 they would find a buyer or two plus the usual number of Canon fanboys (called brittons in forums ;-)) but at anything beyond $500? Really?

Using this short F16 equivalent zoom lens?

Fail.

I agree, at about $1200 it would be a contender. But not at $2500.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:41 UTC

Somewhat pricey for a 1" sensor, otherwise quite interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 23rd comment
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Steve in GA: I think most of us will agree that our phones, cameras and the storage media inside them should never be destroyed or confiscated without a warrant.

However, Brittany Hillen's description of the proposed Texas law as having, "...a draconian slant..." because it would require that photographers keep at least 15 feet away from ongoing police actions seems reasonable to me.

If you want to photograph an incident, that's fine. But, if you want to get so close that you interfere with a search or arrest, that's not fine.

Tugela: would you like to test your theory?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Excellent step into taking the US away from the police state it has become.

(...but, Brittany, before you classify Texas option as "a Draconian slant" think about what 15ft actually are and how citizens photographing within that range may actually be interfering with the actual police work...farther than 15ft is perfectly suitable to still record inappropriate or illegal action that might be occurring.)

And when a police officer approaches you because you are recording them, you must now stop recording.

Sorry, no. Limit the distance someone recording may approach, but NOT when the police approach you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
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DaveClark: We don't need more laws, thank you very much. How about enforcing the ones we already have?

In this case perhaps we do, if only to a) protect our rights, and b) to keep the police accountable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 00:58 UTC

This needs to be a Federal law.

No 15ft recording limit, but perhaps a limit within which the lookyloos cannot approach.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Hey Nikon.... No EVF, NO SALE. Got it yet?

runatak: Is this the V3? No, thought not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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Markol: 20.8 vs. 20 is undoubtedly a boost in resolution. I would add an adjective but ok.
But 15 fps 4k is useful for what? Slow panning shots of a landscape, but anything moving? Some cellphones did better a year ago. This is a dedicated camera.
I'm sure some will find this a nice camera but I'd be surprised if it sold well.

runatak: The Sony X1000V actioncam shoots 4K30P video at 100Mbps and costs $500. Or the Panasonic FZ1000 for $800.

15fps is good for nothing. Either go all in or don't bother.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
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robjons: I'd like to see a 2.8 version of this for APS-C.

Yup, as people are stating, look at the Samyang 10mm.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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GodSpeaks: A square profiled (ie: a cube) action cam housing is patentable?
Smells like an April 1st joke to me.

It would appear that the US patent system is seriously broken.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Having used a friend's J1 and tried out another friend's V1,I must say that the 1 series from Nikon might me the most underrated camera system ever.

I bet most people dismissing the 1 system on this website have never even tried one.

Brownie314, if you think the Nikon 1 (and I presume 1" sensors in general) are no better than point and shoots, your photography skills are in serious need of improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
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junk1: I wish someone would create a table of the various "1 series" camera features (and will there be a 2 series - just kidding.).

With sensors getting better and better, one day APS-C might end up being considered needless large, as many of us feel about full frame. already, micro 4/3rds are "good enough" really...better sensor scores than most Canon APS-C sensors.

Every sensor size has it's advantages... and disadvantages. Just because you do not see the need for a larger sized sensor does not mean it is useless and should be abandoned.

I own 1", MFT, APS and FF. Each has it's use and place in my kit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Am I the only one who thinks that the kit lens looks strange? I thought that the front of a lens was supposed to be round glass, and mostly glass, not mostly metal.

When I first saw the camera I thought it was just another point and shoot. I had to check to make sure it really was an interchangeable lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think most people are missing the big picture here. This camera is a huge leap over its predecessors. It has great AF, excellent video features including very good 1080p @ 60 FPS, class leading 20 FPS burst, a very small size with a decent grip, a built-in flash, and most importantly a very reasonable initial price.

Sure everyone wants 4K @ 30 FPS, a hot shoe, a built-in EVF, and a faster aperture kit lens. However, those things all cost a lot of money. For this camera to be successful it has to appeal to customers who aren’t willing to shell out the money for an LX100, RX100 MK III, or a G7x.

This camera is meant for people that want a small interchangeable lens camera that takes better photos and videos than their phone. This camera will do that for a very reasonable price.

I wouldn't buy this camera myself because I have the LX100. However, I would recommend this camera to someone who isn’t willing to pay that price but insists on getting an interchangeable lens camera.

The lack of 4K at 30fps IS a major defect.

If any manufacturer is going to offer 4K video, anything less than 25/30p represents a failure to understand, on their part.

I am in the process of moving my video shooting to 4K. I now own 3 4K capable cameras, have a 4K monitor on my new computer and will be buying a large screen UHDTV later this year. So any new purchase I make now MUST support 4K video properly. No compromises. 4K at 15fps is a serious compromise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
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instamatic: I generally agree with Richard. I also think, than unless we have a camera that is Android (or iOS) based, fully connected via a cellular network (yes cellular, not only WI-FI) I don't see this market going anywhere but into further erosion.

The smartphone has pretty much significantly subdued, or even killed this market, and smartphone photos look excellent nowadays (I only have iPhone experience). The typical image-maker these days does not care about interchangeable lenses, and rarely knows (or cares for that matter) what depth-of-field, or lens wide-angle distortion is, so it does not matter to them, as long as they are happy with what their smartphone gives them.

The Panasonic CM1 smartphone camera (or is it camera smartphone?) seems like a real contender as the photographers smartphone. Too bad Panasonic decided to only release it in a few selected markets.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:24 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Hey Nikon.... No EVF, NO SALE. Got it yet?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:57 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

A square profiled (ie: a cube) action cam housing is patentable?
Smells like an April 1st joke to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies

I have a Surface 3 Pro for over 6 months and I was never aware there was a non 'Pro' version.

Anyway, the Surface Pro 3 beats both android and apple tablets by a very wide margin. I can run the full desktop version of Photoshop on the Surface Pro 3 and not some wimpy apps of limited capability.

My Surface Pro 3 runs an Intel i7 CPU with 8GB ram and a 512GB SSD. A true laptop replacement.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 23:25 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I have been using FoCal since early V1. It takes some learning to get it set up properly, but once properly set up it works as advertized.

What I like most about the software, is that it takes the guesswork out of AF calibration.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:41 UTC as 21st comment
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

No issues on Windows.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
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