forpetessake

forpetessake

Lives in United States Transylvania, United States
Works as a exorcist
Joined on Oct 3, 2011
About me:

I don't reply to private messages.

Comments

Total: 560, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1193 comments in total)

Pretty good results. But everybody asking the question, where are the lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

lacikuss: Finally, I've been able to look at the pictures with a decent sized monitor and without any pixel peeping I would say the images look soft with a lack of contrast. I can understand this lens only as an all around travel lens, but otherwise a super zoom cam will do just the same from the IQ point of view for much less money.

@theprehistorian -- yes, they were shot side by side, search the forum. Despite the fact the experiments were sloppy, it can be clearly seen that 18-200 generally fared better. Though neither of those lenses is good for a demanding user.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
In reply to:

lacikuss: Finally, I've been able to look at the pictures with a decent sized monitor and without any pixel peeping I would say the images look soft with a lack of contrast. I can understand this lens only as an all around travel lens, but otherwise a super zoom cam will do just the same from the IQ point of view for much less money.

The funny thing, it compares poorly even with 18-200mm Sony lens, which isn't sharp lens to begin with. Sony will have hard time selling this puppy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 06:12 UTC
In reply to:

straylightrun: Not bad for a FF superzoom that starts at 24mm, but the RRP is crazy.

It used to be called MAP (minimum advertised price).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:54 UTC
In reply to:

Juck: That slow zoom had better be a hell of a performer for $1000.

@ljmac
I would ask flat-earthers and equally dim individuals restrain from embarrassing themselves posting such comments. It's always a good idea to educate yourself before exposing your ignorance to the world.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 08:07 UTC

"Sony brings big zoom power to FE-mount with 24-240mm F3.5-5.6 lens"

No, the lens is 24-240mm F3.5-6.3.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Juck: That slow zoom had better be a hell of a performer for $1000.

Really? If that lens has a good optical quality the price would be a bargain.
This lens is fully equivalent to a M43 12-120mm f/1.75-3.15. Now compare it to more than 3 times slower Olympus 14-140mm f/4-5.6 which is sold for $600.
Or look at APS-C. This lens is equivalent to 16-160mm f/2.3-4.2. Compare it to a more limited and much slower Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, which cost $900.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 07:29 UTC

"In theory, the X-Trans sensor should be well-suited to native monochrome capture."

That's an embarrassing statement. "X-Trans sensor" is a Sony sensor with a Fuji non-bayer CFA, and as you can guess, the monochrome cameras have no need for CFA.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 04:02 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

A distinctive feature of all successful startups -- once they reach the market they grow very quickly. The only thing Lytro is doing quickly is burning through the investments. It's not a startup, it's a start-down company. But I admire their CEO being able to sell another $50m whopper to the investors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
In reply to:

AZPhotog86: I've used the Illum and it's a disaster with a terrible workflow--with eventual poor results. The inventors of this technology should have licensed it to Apple/Samsung as other have said. Would've saved them a lot of grief...

It's a lot of wasted investors' money, but their patents won't disappear, they will be sold to the highest bidder when the company will be liquidated. It's not long to wait.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
In reply to:

AbrasiveReducer: This move makes sense to me and laying people off is frequently a sign that a company is moving into the big time.

You sound completely clueless.

Reducing the footprint was likely the demand of the investors. In most startups, expenses = people and decreasing expenses = firing people. You should lean more toward firing people if the source of your trouble is overhiring. If you went out and hired 15 people before you even knew what you were building, you've created a broken company. So the solution may be to shrink and then figure out what direction to grow in. Massive firing is always a sign company is dangerously close to going out of business and desperately trying to avoid an imminent death.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

"The potential of light-field is hard to explain to traditional stills-oriented photographers ..." -- that's a non-starter.

The only interesting thing about that company is where they found such clueless investors. The company is reading as a failure for at least two years now, and there is still somebody adding $50m more to the future losses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 19:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

"cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 23:51 UTC as 48th comment | 9 replies

That thing spawned a 100 threads, chewed for a minute and produced a perfectly good panorama from a video. Amazing. Kudos, Microsoft.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 04:38 UTC as 29th comment
In reply to:

forpetessake: Every company (modulo Olympus) is going to release FF cameras. The falling prices of the sensors and electronic parts are pushing the market in that direction. We'll eventually see all sorts of FF cameras -- compact and large, cheap and expensive, with fixed and interchangeable mount.
Despite what the uneducated people believe, the size-weight characteristics of the lenses aren't significantly affected by the bigger sensor.

@daggochgryning, have you seen Minox 35mm camera? I actually used one, Panasonic is huge brick compared to Minox.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:28 UTC
In reply to:

forpetessake: Every company (modulo Olympus) is going to release FF cameras. The falling prices of the sensors and electronic parts are pushing the market in that direction. We'll eventually see all sorts of FF cameras -- compact and large, cheap and expensive, with fixed and interchangeable mount.
Despite what the uneducated people believe, the size-weight characteristics of the lenses aren't significantly affected by the bigger sensor.

Every APS-C lens is just one 1.5x focal reducers away from an equivalent FF lens and every FF lens is just one 1.5x teleconverter away from an equivalent APS-C lens. In general APS-C designs would require more glass weight and FF more barrel weight. Which is going to outweigh the other? -- The idiosyncrasies of the individual lens designs make much more difference for the equivalent lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
In reply to:

timo: All my great old K-mount primes will come into their own again. This won't do a lot for K3 sales though.

For me, a lot will depend on price, size and weight. I'm confident about the performance.

It'll be interesting to see how the Pentax lens range develops.

Yeah, but the old glass isn't that great anyway. People already tried all those lenses on Sony A7 and they aren't great wide open, contrast isn't great, coatings neither, CA is visible, and the corners are soft. The old lenses aren't really a viable alternative to the modern ones.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:10 UTC

Every company (modulo Olympus) is going to release FF cameras. The falling prices of the sensors and electronic parts are pushing the market in that direction. We'll eventually see all sorts of FF cameras -- compact and large, cheap and expensive, with fixed and interchangeable mount.
Despite what the uneducated people believe, the size-weight characteristics of the lenses aren't significantly affected by the bigger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:06 UTC as 89th comment | 9 replies

The problem with those pictures is that they look staged, heavily processed -- everything intended to manipulation the reaction of a viewer. As a result a viewer has zero trust that anything displayed is close to reality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Old glorious names are complete disappointment nowadays: first Hasselblad, now Leica becoming the synonyms of expensive mediocrity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
Total: 560, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »