Spectro

Spectro

Lives in United States WA, United States
Joined on Jul 9, 2012
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architect and photonerd

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Sadly most entry level consumers will not know the differences, and willl except the flaw.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 01:41 UTC as 29th comment

""If you do increase the pixel count, does that make using the X-Trans filter array less important?

No - X-Trans is still very important to maximize resolution. We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors so if we do go to higher pixel counts we expect the same thing.""

it is becoming less of a benefit. x-tran main concept is to remove the aa low pass filter (OLPF) great I idea at the time. But latter sony/nikon used 24mp aps-c doesn't have aa filter so it become a moot point. x-tran disadvantage is it has more green photo receptors then bayer more balance rgb. At least it is a smaller 16mp file. Their selling point now is they got good grade aps-c lenses

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 54th comment

unless it is really cheap probably pick the tamron with VC over this. I would prefer the fast focusing #1 priority for tracking since I do some sport/action. I know the tamron has it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts article (31 comments in total)
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: The only thing that's actually good about this camera is the 30 meter rating. Unfortunately, it's also completely pointless to rate a camera for 30 meter depth when it's lens and sensor can't capture anything worth saving at low light conditions that are present at 30 meters. I would never ever recommend this camera for scuba diving. Overall, I'm really disappointed that year after year manufactureres churn out these half-effort cameras. What this world needs is a Sony RX100 III with a 2.0 lens packed in a rugged case with 30m rating. With raw support. Then it would make sense.

I got the nikon 1 s1 on a fire sale for 150 plus a waterproof case for 100 So that makes it 250. unless there is enough light then you would need a underwater flash. The s1 aptiva sensor is terrible.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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tinternaut: As per others here, I'm not sure what dated means. Sensor tech has pretty much hit a wall since Sony introduced its 16Mp APS-C sensor. Assuming this is an actual Panasonic (not Sony) sensor, then we know Panasonic aren't quite as good (especially with respect to low ISO DR), but the differences, compared to a larger format, are otherwise linear.

At the moment, all sensor tech is looking a litte dated, if you consider it hasn't really moved on in a few years. What is the A6000 if not greatly improved Nex7, albeit with a very similar sensor?

How about raw,
sony bought the renesas fab plant so maaybe not the company.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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tinternaut: As per others here, I'm not sure what dated means. Sensor tech has pretty much hit a wall since Sony introduced its 16Mp APS-C sensor. Assuming this is an actual Panasonic (not Sony) sensor, then we know Panasonic aren't quite as good (especially with respect to low ISO DR), but the differences, compared to a larger format, are otherwise linear.

At the moment, all sensor tech is looking a litte dated, if you consider it hasn't really moved on in a few years. What is the A6000 if not greatly improved Nex7, albeit with a very similar sensor?

I had the gm1 (gave it away as a gift, was just testing it) if the gm5 is the same sensor, then i think they are refering to the image quality is more saturated and higher contrast compared to the sony sensor. Higher saturating means less color profile and more contrast is lower dynamic range in the dxomark number. i thought the gm1 is the best pocket sized camera iq you can buy and it was sharp. Compared to my d750 the dynamic range and colors on gm1 are contrasty and saturated. It destroy the nikon 1 i have and they r the same size.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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tinternaut: As per others here, I'm not sure what dated means. Sensor tech has pretty much hit a wall since Sony introduced its 16Mp APS-C sensor. Assuming this is an actual Panasonic (not Sony) sensor, then we know Panasonic aren't quite as good (especially with respect to low ISO DR), but the differences, compared to a larger format, are otherwise linear.

At the moment, all sensor tech is looking a litte dated, if you consider it hasn't really moved on in a few years. What is the A6000 if not greatly improved Nex7, albeit with a very similar sensor?

Sony bought out renesas last year or so.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
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iAPX: As I am asking myself, as a professional photographer to show-off some of my photos (or series), would you consider using flickr or 500px? or another one?

Thanks for the answers :)

Flickr has way more users that will look. Better place to learn since it has more groups and bigger community. 500px has better photos, look like more professional. People only upload their best shots, not just everything and the kitchen sink like on flickr. I see more creative stuffs on flickr but more junk too. Having your own is the best, but to get more notice and traffic you need social sites like facebook, flickr, tumbler to link back tp your site. 500px has more of the portfolio layout that i paid for once. People need to read flickr policy. Leave it on copyright and dont add it to group and you should be fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 16:29 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: How does Flickr posting break down if only raw capable cameras are counted.

The last time I posted something to Flickr, it was a scanned negative--probably Kodak film, Noctilux, Konica RF mount body.

I can't find a way to edit the exif in flickr, for some reason I thought we could. But you can always edit the exif file info before you upload. Not sure what you mean by raw, fickr doesn't take raw file, jpeg, png etc.. If you are talking about source file then again you just convert it and edit the exif info if need be.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:54 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: How does Flickr posting break down if only raw capable cameras are counted.

The last time I posted something to Flickr, it was a scanned negative--probably Kodak film, Noctilux, Konica RF mount body.

Film images i use fall under the scanners i use. People that strip their exif falls under other. Some people hide their exif so other cant see their settings but it is not stripped. But there many be way to switch from the scanner model to film camera manally.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
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joyclick: Things that never happened before have been happening to cars and now to cameras.Japanese quality controls have been legendary,but lately,with six sigma and what have you "management think" revolutions,glitches are increasing rather than decreasing.same with the banks and financial institutions.Credibility is taking a backseat?

Those boeing battery were made in japan.. but boeing is responsible in the end though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (140 comments in total)
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Spectro: what no paid tutorial on the tupperware. I must be using it wrong when I point up my flash up and lose 1 stop of light or more. I stopped using that and got a rogue bender, but that is heavy for the flash. f-stopper defuser might be the the best of of the bunch and is light weight.

Or I can save money reading the manual...

Yes, I have seen his youtube video/page before, the free stuff.

Most of the time for event photography you need the speedlight pointed up as the straight flash with diffuser is too strong or unnatural looking. You need a little fill. Most spaces for these events have high ceiling and not always white wall. I use the default gel diffuser that came with my speedlight, but the rogue if needed. F-stopper flash disc is the best I seen for these situation. Small and light and nice diffuser.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (140 comments in total)

what no paid tutorial on the tupperware. I must be using it wrong when I point up my flash up and lose 1 stop of light or more. I stopped using that and got a rogue bender, but that is heavy for the flash. f-stopper defuser might be the the best of of the bunch and is light weight.

Or I can save money reading the manual...

Yes, I have seen his youtube video/page before, the free stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies

nice pricing if it is true. Stack a few extension tubes and get greater then 2x for cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 20:39 UTC as 18th comment
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Snikt228: Has anyone ever seen a Samsung ILC camera in the wild?

no, but this is the best they offered so far.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
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historianx: OK you guys have a good video on fashion *studio* applications with the X-T1, but as a fashion photographer I need to know how it will perform with the 50-140 F2.8 on the *runway* at shows with inconsistent lighting condtions, especially with focus speed and accuracy (I already shoot with Fuji so I know high iso will be fine). In eventually replacing my Olympus E-5 and 50-200 F2.8-3.5 SWD Zuiko for that work, which is lightning fast focus wise and accurate, but noisy as all get out above iso 800, it has come down to the X-T1/50-140 F2.8 with grip or a Canon 7Dmkii with grip and 70-200 F2.8 IS.
I have no interest in going with m4/3 and the E-M1 because 1) Im moving away from 4/3 (thanks Fuji), 2) Im not big on the m4/3>4/3 adapter for the otherwise stellar 4/3 50-200, and 3) I have a colleague that shoots runway who tried that combo out and was disappointed with the focus lock lag and that anything above 1600 was too noisy, at least for his use. thanks :)

I think fashion runways AF might be tough on MILC. If they are moving, ok if they are posing. I have a friend that shoot m4/3 at same event I do. He takes great images, but if I was picky I would say they don't do well with noise. To shoot with ambient you either need a slow shutter speed or jack the iso up a little. I also balance it with flash, but not too much so I get the flash in the face look (unnatural). I don't use my Sony a7, because of the lack of lenses and flash I have for it, but use my d750 now (was d600). I recommend going full frame. I used to do these event with an aps-c, the full frame is worth it. Nicer narrower DoF, and the iso is cleaner.

People think the D600 AF system is entry level, but I think it is pretty good. Most of the early shots were ISO, by the end of the night I mixed flash with it. There was a glass curtain wall on the south side.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/camerarch/sets/72157645428214971/

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 18:04 UTC

wow, best 6 photos series I seen on here. Science photos are always fun to see, the funny ant. Not as easy to capture, so you don't see much of it as other genres (landscape, street, portrait, etc).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 8th comment
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jonathanj: Women's backpacks, fine, but can we have a bit less of the obscure made-up jargon? What exactly is a side pocket "drainage weep hole"? Googling the term just gives a lot of information about a technique in masonry wall construction.... I even looked at the kickstarter page, but it just looks like a normal pocket to me... Does it mean if the water gets in, there's a hole to let it drain out? Wouldn't a waterproof cover be a better addition?

yes, I use the term weep hole in architecture masonry wall system. Building needs to breath or otherwise it gets mole, stain and other water moisture by-factors. But yes if a water/drink is sprill inside your backpack and you don't noticed it, then a weep hole is a good design for drainage. Also a product with material like gortex block water to a degree (water proof not water resistant) and this might trap in heat so you get sweaty. That's why jacket has air vent like building have air vent. Otherwise trap moisture creates mole...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:05 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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Schwany: Looks like a nifty camera. The hands on and interview videos are fun to watch, and I mean that in a positive and supportive way. Thanks

Does DP Review have any plans to post the image examples that were shadow lifted and shown in this video?

I'd like to see what they really look like after 2 minutes of post processing.

If I could throw away everything I've learned and had to deal with regarding exposure by purchasing a Nikon, hey I'm all over that. The image examples from this video might help with making such a decision.

Because you have more dynamic range (DR) to play with doesn't man you don't have to shoot exposure correctly. Still need a fast enough shutter to get sharp image, etc. I do shoot with -0.3 or sometimes -0.7 exposure comp with nikon quite often.

But I do have a real world d750 samples when equipment failure that I was able to recover something back with the DR. The color profile wasn't as good as base iso.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/camerarch/15795838205/in/set-72157649378533016

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (369 comments in total)
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Spectro: Cameras tested in Seattle's late fall and winter outdoor are at a disadvantage. The sun just don't shine much, mostly cloudy days. Colors are not going to pop. It doesn't stop from me taking photos in Seattle though.

Ok,

It was a dark and cloudy noon as I held my camera next to me on a BR strap, wanderlusting a rural decay. The clicks of my shutter echoed like chirping birds...

Barney,
nice, but should of asked DPR for the Rishi's d750 Puerto Rico treatment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:45 UTC
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