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On Lytro announces Illum light field camera news story (318 comments in total)

This camera needs a bigger sensor with at least 20MP resolution, good interchangeable lenses, they need to do a serious work on the body to make it ergonomic and convenient to use, they also need to add a good EVF and tilting LCD and all other conventional features. Oh, by the way, they can drop that light-field silliness and make use of some good Sony sensor. Then people will probably start buying the camera as long as it's priced competitively.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera news story (318 comments in total)
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Indulis Bernsteins: It reminds me of the "e-book readers will empower users to create their own comments and paths through books". But no, the users wanted books to read. I think the technology in this camera is similar, it is OK to play with but people sometimes want to be passive passengers. The best use for it is probably advertising, so a single frame can be used to create multiple perspectives and a journey through the image. Sort of "bullet-time lite".

Exactly, the viewer has no interest in refocusing, he wants to see the final product. So it's up to a photographer to decide where the focus point should be and it's never an afterthought.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera news story (318 comments in total)
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ironcam: I don't see the point of this thing. I have seen some samples and it looks really soft even when something is in focus.

It's like 8 focusing planes 5MP each. Apart from 5MP being too low for anything, potentially the interesting parts of the picture canl fall between the focal planes and will be approximated and appear very soft.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 21:51 UTC
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King Penguin: Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

No kidding. In fact, the small DSLRs soon will be lighter and smaller, and much cheaper than mirrorless. Somebody forgot why they were designing mirrorless in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 17:20 UTC

And the question is, why didn't Fuji make a good grip and an eyepiece in the first place? It's nonsense that it's because somebody likes gripless cameras. The evolution of a camera design lead to a substantial grip and other features Fuji ignores, and then tries to fix with the attachments.
Fuji still can't get a grip.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On DSCF3627-Dramatic-Tones photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

'Dramatic tones' filter is suitable only for horror movies, making buildings look creepy, nature nuked, and people sick.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSCF2701 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Strong noise reduction washes out all details.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSCF2297 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Fuji AWB tends to err toward blue tints in day light.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:24 UTC as 1st comment
On DSCF2714 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cyan color shifts for the sky colors is another common Fuji problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 1st comment
On DSCF0703 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

All Fuji cameras struggle with reds including X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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Francesco De Lorenzo: Having to build a new system, would you buy the Fuji or Sony A7? They cost the same.
Thanks

No secret, Sony has a lot better image quality, but you would have to use adapted lenses due to a paucity of native ones.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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AKH: Hmm. this is a camera I'm potentially interested in. It looks really great, but I'm sorry to say that the image gallery does not in anyway reflect the high Gold Medal rating - it actually cooled my interest in this camera considerably.

Very often the DPR gallery speaks better than their reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: I was surprised to see a very DR range between X-Pro 1 and X-T1, about 2 stops...

Yes, and clipping shadows in X-T1 isn't a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)

What's wrong with DPR? How can they post such a superficial review? Did they use a camera for one day and rushed with the review? None of the serious shortcomings are even mentioned:
* wrong (bloody) reds lacking details and color transitions
* cyan ('aqua' according to Adobe) sky color
* wax figure rendition of human faces
* watercolor rendition in landscape shots

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 124th comment | 8 replies
On Lomography launches Russar+ for L39 and M mount cameras news story (114 comments in total)

Really? 20mm/5.6 manual lens? Who cares?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

This is just asking for propaganda and manipulation.

"Union Pacific doesn't come by here much anymore": http://simpsonswiki.com/w/images/1/13/Union_Pacific.png

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 3rd comment

It looks so much worse than the Sony 18-200mm lens, it's embarrassing. Why would Sigma even think of producing this lens, when much better lenses already available? Even if they sold it for just $100 it would be $100 thrown away.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 7th comment

Soon we'll have just three survivors: Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Hopefully Sony will buy Olympus and Fuji on firesale.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 128th comment | 6 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (743 comments in total)
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pew pew: Imagine a camera like the a6000, with A mount a bit bigger because the mount distance, but still small with all those minolta lenses available for really cheap, that would be perfect :d

Y'all with adapters are completely wrong: 1) there is no image stabilization with an adapter; 2) LA-EA1/3 doesn't use OSPDAF; and LA-EA2/4 has a design with translucent mirror, thus losing light and having poorer PDAF, and also adds a substantial weight and size. All those adapter solutions are pathetic compared to the native A-mount.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Sochi -- it is like the Key West, Florida of the Russian Federation.

Only someone totally warped in the brain regions like "Vlad the Terrible" Putin would be wanting to and in fact able to sell this beach-side resort city as a site for holding the WINTER Olympics.

Of course, perhaps no international "non-profit" organization is more disreputable today than the International Olympics Committee. For enough money, they will do anything.

What is $51B to a guy, who controls all Russian gas & oil industry? This narcissistic lilliput can afford building Olympic premises even in the Sahara desert. Too bad for many Russian people who can't afford the basics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
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