CameraLabTester

CameraLabTester

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Architect
Joined on Aug 27, 2010
About me:

Real World "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.

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On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (137 comments in total)

"April" in the headline should be replaced by "Consumer Patience and Loyalty".

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 17th comment

"We want to make lenses that can be used forever."

You mean...

You guys are increasing your stake in the Microscope Manufacturing Industry?

http://caltexsystems.com/products/digital-microscopes/sony-technolook/

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 00:59 UTC as 79th comment

Leica finally found the research paper inadvertently dropped in the rubbish heap that concluded: "Leica users also know how to use Social Media..."

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 00:56 UTC as 6th comment

Kylo Ren: "Here, hold my mask while I test this a6300..."

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 134th comment
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (119 comments in total)

To all the staff at DPR, a blessed Christmas!

Have a great outlook to the New Year ahead.

May 2016 be a wonderful time of new horizons and opportunities!

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 09:52 UTC as 63rd comment

From this day forward, all loyal but smart buyers will only consider buying into the brand during the Christmas season...

The rest of the World will have to wait for the receivership announcement...

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 40th comment
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

Samsung should totally negotiate with the Nute Gunray® mob.

It seems they need the Blockade to be lifted from a few parsecs around...

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 04:09 UTC as 49th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)

No doubt the 5D line is a classic.

Branching out into other configurations using the same basic chassis comes naturally to classic designs that hit the nail.

This type of base model branching is what is happening to other brands such as Nikon and Sony.

It is the trend of the times.

During the film era, it was the "modular" systems which the user swapped around themselves. In the digital era, it comes out from the factory with "No User Serviceable Parts Inside" prison clause.

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 02:29 UTC as 132nd comment
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

"Every gadget that functions as a camera for taking pictures should now be registered..."

Emperor Paypal, after the Drone Wars.

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 08:46 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (386 comments in total)

"Inching forward" is a total misnomer.

"Millimeter Plodding" would be more accurate.

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 23:17 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

"The input is a standard JPEG and the output is a standard JPEG."

"It's true... Everything is TRUE..." - San Holo (Gram)

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 08:27 UTC as 21st comment

NIKON has reportedly purchased all of SAMSUNG's NX mirrorless camera technology.

3 December 2015

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 06:03 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

The product will sell better if they put more add-ons, like...

Umbrella attachment for rainy days, wheel attachment for slicing tough pizza, anemometer attachment for measuring the wind blowing on a model's hair, etc., etc., etc.,...

It will satisfy even the most capricious of the add-ons crowd.

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 00:40 UTC as 2nd comment

"It is sad to be holding a discontinued camera when the right one comes along."

- England Dan and John Ford Coley

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 06:54 UTC as 67th comment
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)

Consumers want a simple gadget which produces results that make them happy.

The smart phone gives them that.

But Google glasses, 3D glasses, VR helmets make them unhappy.

Using the cloud to manipulate images that they own make them unhappy.

Lytro should discover what makes people happy.

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)

The comments have dwindled into a trickle for this category.

A clear indicator that general consumers will only be willing to pay for the features that they need and have smarter budgets.

Unless one is a professional, it really is such an uncool thing, these days, to be strapped with heavy DSLRs as huge necklaces.

It makes the common enthusiast tourist like a wallet endowed wannabee or pretend pro.

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:20 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

The algorithm for the procedure is simple:

As soon as the half press confirms the focus, and full press shutter release is made, the lens mechanism rotates 15 steps behind focus and captures 30 frames in 1 second, ending at 15 frames in front of focus. The DOF distance will not be constant because of focal length variations per lens or zoom setting. The key is the incremental rotational "steps" that would be triggered by the "stepping" motor.

There is no patent for this, so other brands would quickly come out with their own updates and software fixes of basically the same thing.

Panasonic was the first to come out with this kind of free firmware update.

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 07:44 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
In reply to:

Anastasiadis Lazaros Thessaloniki Wedding: I know most people here will dissagree but this kind of technology in my opinion is killing photography as an art and as a profession. There will be no pro photographers soon because everybody will be able to be an artist without really knowing much about art or photographic techiques. You will be able to achieve a near pro level outcome from your camera so 99% of people will like it sounds nice in the first place but in the future this will turn against humanity and a CPU will be programmed to mimic art while people will get dumb and lazy. Lazy to learn lazy to study photography, CPU will do everything for you even crop and synthesis a CPU can find the "best" and "weird" "low" angles based on the best algorythms. Humanity is on the path to lazyness and art is dying day by day. Mass produced art will never be appreceated and this is bad for humanity in the long run. What do you think about it?

Don't worry...

Millions of Stratocasters are purchased each year but they can't all play like Jimi Hendrix or Carlos Santana...

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 10:25 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Lytro just got pawned.

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 10:16 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)

Just keep in mind that this roundup has it's reference to the thickness of your wallet and not the bag of sweet goodies that come with the camera.

Take two micro SD cards and read the review again in the morning...

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 04:52 UTC as 37th comment
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