forpetessake

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Ilya the Great: The more I think about it, the more I like it. It can be perfect street photography camera. I can take pictures behind me. Leave it in a room and see what's happening in that room. Put it on a long pol and take interesting pictures. Take a picture around a corner.

It looks like everybody interested in this camera-lens want to use it for some spying on others.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 18:22 UTC
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forpetessake: Just one thing missing -- they need to add a swiveling LCD screen and more convenient buttons. Basically if they take a typical compact camcorder and use the lens, the sensor, and other guts from QX and they will have a winner.

@howardroark -- somebody, let's keep him anonymous, doesn't know what sarcasm means. <sarcasm "off">As many people already mentioned, there is no point in this product.</sarcasm>

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 18:00 UTC

Just one thing missing -- they need to add a swiveling LCD screen and more convenient buttons. Basically if they take a typical compact camcorder and use the lens, the sensor, and other guts from QX and they will have a winner.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 66th comment | 4 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)
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CeleryBeats: Awesome lens. Awaiting Full Frame equivalent.

You're awaiting what? The 24-70/2.8 FF lenses were available, well ... forever. They also have better range and better resolution on FF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 20:47 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)

"it offers a 28-54mm equivalent zoom range, and promises similar depth of field control to an F2.8 zoom on full frame" -- It offers everything the same as 28-54/2.8 lens on full frame, not only FOV and DOF -- why is that difficult for the DPR staff to say the whole truth out loud?
Another thing they should have mentioned. The lens and most APS-C DSLRs it supports are just as large and heavy as an equivalent 24-70/2.8 lens + FF camera. But the latter offers better range, better resolution, etc. That's an important point if somebody considers acquiring this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 20:36 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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tkbslc: If they are marketing the 50mm as a portrait prime, then they should have made it a 65. 75mm equivalent is leaning toward the lame side for portraiture. They could have even made it an f2.4 at 65mm and It would still be more desirable.

I'm sure nobody can distinguish a portrait taken with 50mm from 65mm, provided there are no clues in the background. Thinking that 20% makes huge difference is silly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:58 UTC

I would guess comments/forums increase web site traffic manifold. Traffic translates into ad revenues, amazon sales, etc. Kill the comments and you kill the site.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 17:31 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
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Joe Ogiba: That idea was interesting back in 2000 but today it is the dumbest idea on the planet just like flying cars.

It already wasn't interesting in 2000. Canon announced D30, and in 2001 I got it.
Even if the company had perfectly working device in 1998, they would have had just 2 years to monetize that idea. In no event they could have made any profit worthy of investment. It had DUMB idea written all over it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 15:38 UTC

For those curious, more information can be found here: http://cultureandcommunication.org/deadmedia/index.php/Silicon_Film

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 05:47 UTC as 32nd comment
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Stpix: An interesting and admirable concept but basically obsolete by the time it was ready for market.

Kind of like a carbon fiber buggy whip. The pinnacle of of an obsolete technology.

Even if all technical obstacles didn't exist, why would anybody invest money in a rapidly shrinking market?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 05:00 UTC
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Jon Stern: Re: 7) several key employees on the EFS-1 project left SFI further hampering the development process

We were struggling towards the end. As mentioned above, the dot com bubble bursting had it close to impossible to get VC funding for tech companies (how ironic given that just a few years earlier we were being asked if we could see a way of putting a dot com angle on the business by some investors who would then have been interested). We had to downsize to preserve cash in Sping of 2001 (or thereabout). None of the people let go were deemed essential for the development process.

It sounds like dotcom bubble burst is blamed for company demise, while it's obvious that it was dotcom irrational exuberance that made the company funded in the first place. Every time I looked in to details of spectacular failures it was always irrational investing -- investor incompetence, following the crowd, reliance on names and titles rather than merits of the ideas, and so on. Now looking back, one can conclude with certainty, there was never a good time investing in that project, it would have failed no matter what, bubble or no bubble.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 01:16 UTC

It was clear to even the most dimwitted individual with a science degree that this was an absolutely unworkable and stupid idea. The only reason for the existence of that project was to fleece the investors. Investing in such projects usually summarized as 3F: family, friends, and fools. Amazing how many investors are in the third category.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:04 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On DSC01555 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Why is it so blurry? Is it AF miss?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 07:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

The question still remains how different aspect ratios should be tested. For example, simply changing matching 4:3 and 3:2 formats by height to matching by width changes the comparative noise measurements by 1/3 stop.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 00:05 UTC as 95th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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tomtom50: The normalization feature is really nice. I would recommend a red and a green fur patch rather than two green patches top better show weakness in the red channel.

Also it would be nice if the settings showed aperture and shutter speed as well as lens used. That allows comparing exposure without downloading the entire file and comparing exif data.

I would suggest using patches with contrast color stripes: blue-red, yellow-green,... Sony's jpeg engine, for example, makes a mess of red-blue transitions and that would be immediately visible.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 23:54 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Benarm: wow, the RX100 MKII is doing pretty well in low light ISO!

There isn't really anything surprising in the new tests. The FF is a clear winner, followed by NEX, followed by GX, followed by RX -- as you would expect the sensor size matters most. That is, if you are shooting raw. In jpeg, they all have different noise reduction, none is flawless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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ayhani: Technicaly very good but I need blue watch.

How about including enlarged high resolution prints of some old elements?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 23:40 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I would love to see the GX7 compared to the GX1.
does a "10% improvement" really show?
I'd be very interested to see if the claims of their sales department are real.

The old GX1 is of no interest to anybody, it's not a viable alternative to any recent offerings, why wasting time on measuring the old discarded stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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OneGuy: Definitely need a curving 3D solid-color car/barrel/sphere. As the color shifts with reflection angles, different cams react differently to it -- with ugly artifacts in the worst cases. Yes, the blue VW was always my first go-to on your original scene because I like to shoot cars. [Ok, a bald-headed guy will not do.]

Secondly and finally, do something dynamic. I'd put a spinning black-white swirl wheel rotating at fixed rpm to get a feel for capture speed.

Wish you the best in making everyone happy.

They need to use a LED timer to capture exposure time as they use in DXO measurements.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 23:34 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Excellent changes!
One thing though still missing. It's not really interesting comparing cameras on the basis of the same ISO, it's the exposure that matters. At least you could have shown the exposure parameters in "Camera settings" pop-up, or better to have a full exif displayed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 02:07 UTC as 179th comment
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