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forpetessake

forpetessake

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On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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bernardf12: Hope Sony gets it right next time by using an 8 core processor, or even a quad core like Samsung does. It will give them the horsepower needed to shoot (hopefully) 10 fps and 14 bit RAW. It must be way cheaper to buy mobile processors than to build your own. Going onto mobile architecture looks to me like a free ride for camera platforms.

It's not the number of cores that determine the processing power, it's the power consumption, cooling, lithography, etc. ARM chips are pretty weak b.t.w. but they are power efficient. If you can make ASICs for camera applications you can't come close with general purpose CPUs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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JackM: Yet they still can't figure out how to put a proper shutter speed dial or ISO dial on top.

Always a gadget maker.

Duh, let's blame Sony for the fact that they didn't put the anachronisms, like shutter dial that were discarded by the camera evolution for a long time already. And what the heck the ISO dial is for? -- can't imagine a more useless dial for an ISO-less camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Sony is soon going to make Canon a third party lens manufacturer.

@Armandino
You are wrong, I'm using A7II, A7RII, A7SII, 1DXIII, 5DSIV, and dozen of other Leicas and Hasselblads, I think I got a pretty good insight of how Sony mirrorless are when compared to Canon DSLR bodies, you got the gist -- as they say nobody knows on internet that you are a dog.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 03:07 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: No AA filter = no sale.
No OVF = no sale.
I suspect I'll never own a Sony camera since they'll never produce something I'd buy.

"...display the entire scene as the eye might have scene it."

It's not important how the eye might have seen it, what's important is how the camera sees it -- that's what you are going to look at afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:17 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

Sony is soon going to make Canon a third party lens manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:14 UTC as 185th comment | 10 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: No AA filter = no sale.
No OVF = no sale.
I suspect I'll never own a Sony camera since they'll never produce something I'd buy.

Good, more cameras for us.
Sony is simply doing what the majority of people want -- that's how the market works.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Keeper78: Every five years I own a Sony camera system just because is looking so good on paper. Always I end up selling it after six months. Color quality and ISO performance is way behind Nikon, Fuji or others. If you printing on aluminum is ok.

Have the though that camera might not be the problem ever come to your mind?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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salamander1: "One of the major points of that entire section was to dissuade users from ever moving AF points manually."

real photographers want to choose their own focal point for various reasons, which is one of the most important things in photography i dare say. there is nothing like putting your square on your subjects eye, not the forehead, not the nose, and not the eyelashes, and taking that sublime and masterful shot of exquisite beauty and excellence. canon pro bodies can do this very well, real quick and easy, thank you very much. :)

That's the task that computers (cameras) are more capable of doing than the humans. As the computing power keeps increasing the more we are going to hear: "don't try to help the camera"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: Sony comments that 14-bit lossless RAW might affect shooting rates. Lossless need not mean uncompressed. Nikon has been doing lossless compressed 14-bit RAW files for years, including 36MP ones from the D800/800E/810's Sony sensor. Can't Sony replicate this, with files maybe 20 percent larger due to the 42MP sensor?

It's not a given that a lossless compression can increase throughput. LZW compression can run as slow as 5-10MB/sec depending on the processing power and compression factor, which is lower than the sequential write speed of modern cards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (92 comments in total)
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TheDman: No matter how much the image is improved over the raw file, you're always going to get the few yahoos that say "I like the original better".

No matter what the subject, there are always some posters who instead of staying on the topic are engaged in deriding others who do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (92 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: I have to admit, I like the original image the best. The tones give me a sense of frigid desolation.

The gloomy version would work for me if it had a fiery volcano in it.

Yes, the original is calm even serene -- causes a viewer to stop and ponder about what has happened here. There final image is in your face, unpleasant to look at, almost surreal, annoying the viewer, who wants to close the page and forget about it as soon as possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (92 comments in total)
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watson076: Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing the post processing. I really like what was done here, some may disagree, but I believe the best critic is the artist him/her self, every else chiming in didn't take the picture and doesn't really know how the artist interpreted the scene when they were there.

"...I believe the best critic is the artist him/her self..."

Then everybody is a genius and every picture is a masterpiece. -- Why even display your images then.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 20:55 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (92 comments in total)

I have to agree with the other people who didn't like the heavy vignetting. It creates an impression of looking though a keyhole, which is kind of annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 05:08 UTC as 18th comment
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (206 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: Great news for Ricoh GR owners - they can get at least two more years use of their robust Ricoh gear before update envy sets in. A great camera will not get less great and the true cost of ownership is spread over the useful life of any purchase - which for a Ricoh is longer than most. My older GRD's and the GXR still work fine and remain competitive.

Great news for those that don't already have a GR - they are making more as stocks of the first series are running low.

The best cameras hardly need an update.

And truly serious well made cameras hardly need a basket of jitter-bug features to make them attractive. If you can live without wifi then the remaining stocks of the present model are not going to last long.

Best grab one while you can.

"Great news for Ricoh GR owners - they can get at least two more years use ..."

You are missing the trends. People have a need to update ... no matter what. It comes from a constant desire of something new, something different. By not providing new models to the users the companies lose them to the competitors who do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 01:42 UTC
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (206 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

Because people care about many more things than per-pixel resolution. Sigma is a one trick pony, pretty lousy in everything else.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 01:36 UTC

ETTR is quite misguided technique as one may think that by raising ISO and moving the histogram to the right he is improving the image. While the only way to improve the noise is to increase the exposure, which has nothing to do with the ISO. The histogram doesn't show the exposure, but brightness of some jpeg that is fed to the software that draws the histogram.

They should have better advertised ETM (expose to the max), i.e. choose the maximum exposure under the existing constraints (F-stop, shutter speed, sensor saturation). Such linear constraint tasks always have the solution on the boundaries. e.g. either you choose the max F-stop the lens allows, and/or the max shutter speed that still stops the motion or prevents the camera shake, and/or the min ISO camera is capable of.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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forpetessake: B.t.w. if the monochrome is so cool, how come nobody manufactures B&W TVs, monitors, laptops, cell phones?

Oh, yes, I forget, Leica is not in TV business, otherwise we would have been reading a similar hogwash about how great the monochrome TVs are. Maybe only Apple has enough clout to be able to sell monochrome phones at 10x normal price, but I doubt.

@badi, you are apparently mentally challenged, so try again and this time try to come up with just one cogent thought -- good luck with that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 06:06 UTC

B.t.w. if the monochrome is so cool, how come nobody manufactures B&W TVs, monitors, laptops, cell phones?

Oh, yes, I forget, Leica is not in TV business, otherwise we would have been reading a similar hogwash about how great the monochrome TVs are. Maybe only Apple has enough clout to be able to sell monochrome phones at 10x normal price, but I doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:40 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies

Of course, it's stupid, so what?

Leica can release stupid cameras like that because it targets a completely different market -- it's not a photography market, it's a collector market. Some people like Rolex collections, and some collecting Leica cameras.

Leica doesn't need to compete with camera companies on the basis of photographic merits, they need to release something new, no matter how outrageous, stupid, or useless. They just need to sell a 1000 units at super-inflated prices to stay in business and keep their luxury status.

Most of those cameras quickly get to the glass shelves where they are going to stay for another 50 years.

Leica cameras should be reviewed by the Golf or Wine enthusiast magazines, not by a photography review site.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:27 UTC as 87th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)

Last time I shot with Panasonic was 4 years ago. I didn't like it because of poor colors. Now 4 models later Panasonic still has the same poor colors... On the other hand they make very good rice cookers... Maybe they should stick with that.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 06:45 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
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