forpetessake

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tnun: what will Samsung do with the old DSLRs? sell? refurbish? pirate parts? land fill? ah. donate to the fourth world?

They will make a spectacle burning them all in a big fire.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
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BigShooter: LOL!

Step 1.) Go to Craigslist, buy the cheapest P.O.S. Canon or Nikon available (I just saw a D80 for $125.)

Step 2.) Swap it for the NX500.

Step 3.) Sell the P.O.S. NX500 for around $500.

Step 4.) Put the $375 profit towards a new lens for your DSLR.

Wish I lived in Seattle! ;-D

Increase the scale of your operation many fold by buying 10 old DSLR cameras and hiring 10 students for $100 each to stand in line.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 04:56 UTC

Watch ebay auctions: the old DSLRs are going up, the new Samsung NX500 going down. Will they meet?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 56th comment
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Sports Dad: Cool idea from Samsung.

Samsung really shocked people with NX1 (4K video, 15 FPS, BSI sensor, etc), then to it to another level with repeated FW updates with major improvements (like IBIS).

The NX500 is an amazing little camera and still no one else has a 4K APSC camera at all!

Even if you have another system this would be worth it as a back up camera.

@Sports Dad -- there is no such thing as electronic IBIS or in-lens IBIS -- it's a contradiction in terms. What Sony did, and may do again, is pixel shift. That may work for video due to low frame rates, but for stills you would need a very fast global electronic shutter to implement pixel shift and merge -- technology, which doesn't exist yet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 23:41 UTC

I wouldn't swap any new DSLR for NX500. There is a reason they go cheap on ebay. I had NX500 a month ago and wasn't impressed with it. The kit lens is cr@ppy and a waste of MPixels -- any Rebel would do better. There is also some kind of shutter shock resulting a many blurred images at around 1/100 sec. And the jpeg engine is poor also. So if you are tempted by Samsung, just buy Sony A6000 and avoid all that and save money as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 23:29 UTC as 57th comment | 9 replies
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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BigShooter: It will be interesting to see if my 31mm can handle it...

Don't need to wait to answer that question. You can put it on A7x with an adapter right now. Does it look good?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 00:31 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Used K mount lens prices are going to go up. ;) if you don't have them, get them.

Carl

Which ones? Those with soft corners and lots of CA? -- not likely.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

Pentax FF -- cool! But where are the lenses? All the modern Pentax lenses are APS-C, and all the film era ones won't look too good on a high-res digital with their soft corners, SA, CA, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 158th comment | 3 replies

Flickr seems to be confusing the pictures people take to record moments of their lives and the art projects, which require efforts and expertise to create.
The first type is more popular and requires an easy way to create and view the content. Flickr suggests people are going to get involved in the second type of activity for that sake of the new 360-deg experience. If anything, the popularity of the cell phones is a proof it ain't gonna happen. Make it simple is what people want.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 00:42 UTC as 24th comment
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Marcello Zini: Does that mean that if I try to take a picture of my kids in St. Peter square in Rome it won't let me? Brilliant :D
Sounds like an idea from Orwell's 1984.

No, it won't do that to kids. Probably, it will just report the violation to the police and you'll get your ticket in mail and revoking your shooting license.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 08:03 UTC
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biker7: No Problem, just go further away, take more zoom and you'll be out of range?!

What a silly concept! I'm waiting for my next car which shuts down, if the street is too busy. Hoping for a cell phone to be produced which refuses to phone, because too many other People do the same.

Ok, since I've got no Chance ever to appear in dpreview's Headlines, let's invent some reay, real nonsense!

Mission accomplished!

"I'm waiting for my next car which shuts down, if the street is too busy." -- That's a great idea.

Boss: you didn't come to work yesterday!
You: there were too many cars on the street, my car refused to leave the garage.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 08:00 UTC
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joechan32: I have another idea: just have a camera look alike that clicks but does nothing. Shutterbugs can click all day long and boast about how great a shot they would have taken. Already have a prototype (my 3-year old's camera). Saves us time, energy, resources & money. Small, light, cheap & pocket-able.

We don't even need a new camera, just a memory card that keeps forgetting stuff, say in 30 minutes. Just like in real life - snap a picture, look at LCD how nice it looks, delight yourself in pixel peeping, show your companions, ... and forget about it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 03:43 UTC

I have a better idea - cash registers declining payments for food items from obese people until they lose weight. The same can done in planes, trains, taxis, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 03:39 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: images from fuji look better. these are dull imho.

I had both Fuji X-T10 and Canon M3 for comparison. Canon OOC images look a lot more natural and pleasant, Fuji colors look mostly very wrong. In bad light, Fuji produces more pleasant tones. All that can be adjusted in RAW to the degree it would be hard to know which is which. Canon RAWs have noticeably better resolution in good light. Again it reverses in bad light :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: I would blame the regional server you're pulling from for the softness—you're probably not getting the full rez versions.
I'm in the midwest looking at them on my 5k iMac and the ones that don't have motion blur are tack sharp. Nice gradation in skin tones as well.

You need to process RAW files to get the best resolution. Jpegs smear details a lot even if you set the max sharpening in menu.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)
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dcolak: That is doesn't have an EVF is mind boggling.

Well, it has an add-on EVF, which is pretty cheap and decent. I though practically never used EVF. These cameras with a touch screen are more fun to shoot using LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)

No, third time is not a charm for Canon. Good progress nevertheless.

I liked this little bugger despite being uncomfortably small with quirky menus. It does very good job with the 22mm lens in good light, excellent colors, good resolution, not that great AF. The kit and telephoto zooms aren't anything to write home about. But then Sony does even worse.

The drawback of the Canon sensors (and this one is no exception) is the noticeably worse high ISO noise and dynamic range compared to its peers. The OOC jpegs are also too mushy for landscapes, but the RAW file have all the resolution necessary.

When Canon drops the body price to about $400 the camera will be able to compete with other similar cameras. But at this time it's just overpriced and competition presents better value.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:40 UTC as 44th comment
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (349 comments in total)

I suggest DPR shoots Q and Sony RX1R side by side. Sony should handily win the resolution comparison. Frankly, Sony would win in every department. So what's the photographic merits that make Leica more expensive? -- None, obviously, it should be reviewed in "golf" and "food and wine connoisseur" magazines, not here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 20:37 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article MIT proposes new approach to HDR with 'Modulo' camera (115 comments in total)

How about this implementation? Every pixel has a load capacitor and a Schottky diode. When the tunneling occurs the capacitor is discharged and the pulse is counted by a digital counter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 19:37 UTC as 21st comment
On article MIT proposes new approach to HDR with 'Modulo' camera (115 comments in total)
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Luisifer: I had some other idea. Layer before photodiodes. This layer would be something like darkening glass which would work like ND filter with factor depended on light intensity.

It would reduce overlightenning.

In addition if it would get info about (average) setting of darkening factor per every darkened photodiode....

I think the LCD displays have a different problem. There is little they can do to reduce the dark levels due to the ambient light and surface reflections and that reduces the DR.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
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