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Kona Mike: I really don't care about the camera "format". There was a debate years ago about film or digital. When I put my first digital print in a collage frame next to negative based film prints, I was sold. Toss in the histogram, image preview, and 100% zoom focus checking and case closed. Add in photoshop, online sharing, metadata searches, cloud backups and you're just piling on. It took a while for digital to beat film, but it did.

There are optical advantages to getting the glass closer to the sensor, which is why Canon came out with the EF-S format. There are some advantages to focusing on the sensor. However, there are still some areas where mirrorless needs to improve before it can knock DSLRs off the throne. For the vast majority of photographers, mirrorless is good enough, so has it won? Does it need to beat a DSLR at every conceivable subject matter and situation? Who cares.

Pick what works best for you and go shoot some great photos!

And E-Mount isn't even the mirrorless mount with the smallest flange distance anyway, nor was it the first, so I dunno what he's trying to claim there besides "rah rah Sony yay". I agree with your sentiment Kona... The way photography is getting whittled down it's just gonna turn into a bunch of separate niches anyway, each will have it's preferred tool.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:03 UTC
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TN Args: Maybe someone didn't want to see the name 'Schultz' on that photo, way back in '45. Very unlikely, I suppose, but a lot worse was happening to people with the 'wrong name' at that time. A lot worse.

I'm basing that on the tone of the article linked btw, who knows, you could be right; or the truth could be more complicated, not in me to cast aspersions tho.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
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TN Args: Maybe someone didn't want to see the name 'Schultz' on that photo, way back in '45. Very unlikely, I suppose, but a lot worse was happening to people with the 'wrong name' at that time. A lot worse.

Kind of a pessimistic view, though if you really wanted to cast a negative view in something that probably doesn't deserve it you could blame the AP photographer who never documented the photo (maybe it wasn't customary?). Seems the Marines had better things to do at the time and nobody had bothered looking too deeply into it since then, they're usually not glory hounds... Just keeping a glass half full outlook here.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
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JapanAntoine: Took 70 years to ask the three other guys on the picture who was with them?

The first article linked is particularly illuminating, the guy was actually there for both flag raisings but not actually in the most popular photo, go figure... He didn't particularly seek the fame... The linked article starts with:

" By the time John "Doc" Bradley reached the summit of Mount Suribachi, he hadn't slept or eaten for three days. "

And that's barely the tip of the confusion iceberg.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 03:55 UTC
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JapanAntoine: Took 70 years to ask the three other guys on the picture who was with them?

You're assuming A) they're alive and B) that it's that clear cut and easy to remember. I doubt the soldiers were keeping track of trivial things like a flag raising amongst all the chaos... Much less a second staged raising for a photo op. From the links above:

" The Marine Corps now believes Navy Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John Bradley was not in the Rosenthal image, but was involved in the initial flag raising hours before the famous photo was taken. "

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 03:50 UTC
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mosc: I thought there were battery operated printers that could do a modern 1200 DPI inkjet job on 3x5" generic photo paper. In trying to compare such a thing to this, I'm striking out. Is this really state of the art for "photo quality printing from your belt"?

I don't think it's meant to be.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
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tedolf: Hasselblad should merge with Olympus. Then, Olympus could stop its full frame dreaming and stay focused on the 4/3 sensor and lenses. 4/3 users could skip right to medium format if they really need those kinds of DOF characteristics.

tEdolph

It's not really smaller than any M4/3 body... It's comparable to the GH4 (longer but thinner), every other M4/3 body is smaller and some are drastically so (GM1 & 5, duh). I agree with shigzeo, it seems like a pointless endeavour for Hassy and even for the market in general... The smaller bodies have very thin margins, and Hassy isn't doing anything incredibly new here that they could leverage or the market would welcome, just doing things in a different scale.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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villagranvicent: "Mirrorless is 'probably' the future" Really? That's the news of the century. Sounds like some Canon representative talking.

Canikon (either one or both, tho I'm betting Nikon is in more danger) could also miss that so called inflection point entirely... It's happened before. The whole camera market is becoming more of a niche than a mass market anyway.

I dunno that the current costs are really that disparate anyway, lens prices aren't very different apart from very few exceptions (like a 15 year old nifty fifty that they sell by the truckload), and you can find sub $500 bodies in both the DSLR and mirrorless space.

Canon's not gonna suddenly enter the mirrorless market and dominate by doing it significantly cheaper... Not that they couldn't do it (enter late and dominate that is).

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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Hannu108: “ Mirrorless is 'probably' the future”

Battery technology has to improve a lot to achieve this...

" Shot life isn't even the most accurate description at times as i could turn a ML on and shoot no shots and it would die sooner than later. " -Max Iso

That's the crux of the issue, ML requires a rethinking of battery life and how it's managed (mostly by the user)... Shots per charge is absolutely meaningless, a ML body will last X amount of hours powered on whether it's shooting or not. The power consumed by the lens and the act of shooting is a tiny tiny fraction compared to the power consumed by the constant feed of the sensor and the displays it feeds.

You can take 30 shots or 3,000 in X hours and battery life probably won't vary by more than 5-10 min. This has been tested, it's not conjecture. It's basically like a phone, one doesn't measure phone battery life in emails sent or pages browsed. Once everyone, including CIPA, understands that fully there'll be a lot less disappointment and everyone can figure out whether it meets their needs without drama.

ML battery life isn't gonna improve anytime soon tho, short of larger bodies with larger batteries, like the GH4/NX1. Hassy is using a pretty big one but i dunno how relative power consumption by that sensor measures up. It's really a non issue for the vast majority of the market outside of maybe some pro spaces. If swapping a battery once a day is breaking your user experience then we have very different standards (speaking in general here, not to Max).

For pros or videographers it's a bigger issue... But for video it's an issue regardless of mirror or no mirror. For pros in general if you assume an 8 hour workday that probably means 4 batteries per day, which would definitely be a chore, possibly 2-3 tho since there's downtime etc and the camera doesn't necessarily need to be powered 8 hours straight. I can see how it's still a hassle either way.

For most people it's really not a big deal tho...

Smaller batteries also charge quicker, FWIW. I carry 2 per body, and three chargers (two for my E-M5, one for the GM1). One of the chargers is even a USB type so I can charge on the go from a USB battery bank or in a car from any standard USB phone changer. The USB charger is thinner/smaller, both of them plus the two spare batteries take up less room than a small M4/3 prime lens.

Sony might be on the low end of the curve as far as battery size vs power use, but they also have USB charging in camera and I think they bundle two batteries? The former is pretty convenient and something not enough people take advantage of... It's pretty easy to literally plug in your camera for a top up WHILE it's in the bag. People went from flip phones that lasted a week to smartphones that last a day or two tops without the world ending, this isn't very different.

In a way cameras are better off because batteries will likely always be replaceable...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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photenth: Of course Hasselblad says that they aren't really known for their sports cameras. It will take a long while until mirrorless will catch up to the top of the line DSLRs today.

And AF accuracy is such an overblown problem, if you blame your OOF images on AF accuracy you should re-evaluate the way you shoot first before blaming the camera. It's usually the last thing that is the cause of the problem.

And that terrible user interface dichotomy is why the camera market is becoming a niche rather than a mass market...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Mirrorless has been the future for too long now. It's here and dslrs are also here. They are both the future.

" Yes, as are record players. "

Bad analogy considering it's making a mini comeback and lots of people with high end audio gear actually prefer them to digital (as with tube amps)... It's conceivable, given the large amount of R&D sunk into dedicated PDAF sensors, that DSLR could stake a similar niche for quite a few decades...

It's not like mirrorless marketshare is even close to overtaking DSLR yet, and the whole camera market has an image problem anyway... They've seriously failed to communicate to the mass public the advantages of a dedicated camera vs a smartphone, too many years spent milking a stagnant P&S market has come back to haunt them for quite a while.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
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Old Minolta Guy: Mirrorless with touchscreen LCDs and EVFs.
It was good to see Hasselblad realize that like smartphones, cameras are easier to use for many if they have a touchscreen.

The most puzzling part is Sony DOES understand that, to an extent, their lowest end NEX/Alpha APS-C bodies (NEX 5 variants & a5x00) have had touchscreens for years, and it's even usable for AF point selection... Which makes it even more bizarre that they've never had one on a higher end body. At least in Fuji's case you can make the point that they've never had one, it'd involve new UI development etc; but Sony has already done all that work and has plenty of touchscreen experience.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
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left eye: Changing lenses on a mirror-less camera without a focal-place shutter, in my experience introduces dust to the sensor with alarming regularity.

With a sensor this big, dust will be 'a subject', as will the safe regular perfect cleaning of such an expensive sensor - without damaging it. I'm getting nervous just thinking about it!

Yeah the focal plane shutter is usually not used as a dust guard AFAIK... All my M4/3 bodies and the Sony bodies I've handled will pull up the shutter when powered down. Only time I've seen the shutter first hand is on my GM1 when it was improperly powered down or something (battery died etc).

Most of those bodies have their own ultra sonic sensor cleaning system tho, and it's engaged every time you power up the camera... So unless you're getting it really really dirty in the field, the occasional spec really shouldn't be sticking to the glass atop the sensor.

Could be more of an issue on the Hassy without that kinda system and a much larger exposed sensor...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And it would be nice if switching back from white to black were easy over a slow interweb connection. But it's not. And yeah, people clear cookies.

So such arrogance.

Spoiled? Spilled.. English isn't my first language, sue me (don't take that seriously!).

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:22 UTC
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brumd: Very surprising and interesting to read that generally there is 70/30 majority in favour of the light theme, and that people who do use that light theme spend twice as much time on the website. If you look at the comment section you get the impression this would be exactly reverse.

It makes me wonder what that means for the forum: what really keeps me away there is this default 'threaded view'.
It could be interesting to find out what the ratio really is of people preferring flat view/threaded view.
I would love to have an option there to never see that 'threaded view' again. I would read so much more there.

BTW: I like the light theme and the new font.

I hate threaded view but end up using it a lot because people invariably reply to comments within threads without quoting and then you don't know what the f is going on... They can't really change this dual identity now without breaking the forum tho, for the same reasons. Mobile UI really really really needs a 'jump to page' or at least 'jump to end' button somewhere, not having that also makes flat all but unusable on mobile for a frequent reader.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
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brumd: Very surprising and interesting to read that generally there is 70/30 majority in favour of the light theme, and that people who do use that light theme spend twice as much time on the website. If you look at the comment section you get the impression this would be exactly reverse.

It makes me wonder what that means for the forum: what really keeps me away there is this default 'threaded view'.
It could be interesting to find out what the ratio really is of people preferring flat view/threaded view.
I would love to have an option there to never see that 'threaded view' again. I would read so much more there.

BTW: I like the light theme and the new font.

If you backspace it's like going back in time pre-clicking flat but I'm sure if you just click around or go back to the main forum page after clicking flat it'll then stick, and you can then proceed to navigate via backspace afterwards... Unless you're also clearing cookies every fine min.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:15 UTC
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justmeMN: "No colors anymore I want them to turn black" -Rolling Stones

What the site really needs is a mood ring toggle that will adjust the color scheme to the readers' feels. For most of the commenters on this news bit I'd gather it'd be a mix of rageful red and paradoxical purple. If this isn't implemented ASAP I'm afraid I'm gonna have to take my money elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
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ecka84: Decisions like that should never be based on opinions from mostly ignorant majority (including me, in many cases).
I find this situation silly and even pretty offensive, specially when DPR administration comments are like - "you can keep the page black" or "this was driven by user demand, nothing else" - which are just as inattentively & negligently unconcerning, as if a drug dealer would say - "don't buy heroin, if you don't like it, I'm not the problem ... you are". Many people don't care to learn about what's bad for them. Others are just careless in many departments (trust me, I'm one of them/you), even health or comfort, which to them is like an unpredictable and unmanageable magic, or god's will. That's just wrong.
"The white page makes it easier to read" - Yeah, sure, for a year or two, and then you start not seeing anything without glasses. Followed by endless discussions about 'not seeing the difference between crop and FF'.

Do you typically boycott sites whose color scheme offend your sensitive retina? Your concerns for others is touching, or offending, or creepy... Damnit I can't mimic your twisted logic long enough to finish this seriously, I tried.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
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sense601: So you basically left the EU, but gave every citizen a switch that says "no, I'll remain". Perfect.

DPRewind?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And it would be nice if switching back from white to black were easy over a slow interweb connection. But it's not. And yeah, people clear cookies.

So such arrogance.

" And I never said it's broken, try not putting words into my statements if you want to be treated seriously. "

Why so serious?

Hopefully that link fixes your bunched up undies, the world has enough crying over spoiled milk and the way free websites work... Or don't, but they're not broken when they don't, or are they? I'm confused, where's my serious hat when I need it...

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
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