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Caleido

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: I always wonder why folks that use "the best gear" always say they use lesser gear, and why we pay attention? Why would anybody use a lesser camera at anytime when they have the best? She complains about not being able to annotate her voice about shots. OMG! Is that photography? Something is wrong with photography when that is a key point.

How hard is it to understand that this photographer - and many others with her - finds the possibility to record annotations very practical and that it is one of the major features she missed? This shows how good and comparable modern cameras are and how narrow your mind is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Shamael: Voice recording, my Nikon F5 had no voice recording, my Mamiya C330 did not have voice recording, my Hasselblad 500 had no voice recording and my Bronica GS had no voice recording, and all we did with it was shooting pictures. This digital age has brought us many problems as it seems, voice recording....sick, only a few top end cameras in high price range have that. So, blaming an aps-c camera for having no voice recording sounds somewhat stupid.

This must be the oldest rant on the internet in any discussion.

I wonder if it's based on lack of understanding work flow, a dislike of any new technology that is newer and more sophisticated than the tools used "back in the days, when everything was better" or the pure urge to complain. Probably a bit of everything.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: I always wonder why folks that use "the best gear" always say they use lesser gear, and why we pay attention? Why would anybody use a lesser camera at anytime when they have the best? She complains about not being able to annotate her voice about shots. OMG! Is that photography? Something is wrong with photography when that is a key point.

Sarcasme I hope? Pro bodies offer that feature, this one does not. Professional photography is capturing, organizing and editing. Also known as workflow.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

ipecaca

1/No they don't. No High speed sync. It's an electronic shutter at around 1/100s or shorter. No moving planes, so no need for HSS.

2/ It obviously does not. I have hundreds of pictures to prove it. and the web has thousands to show it. You clearly don't know these bodies and their electronic shutter. Please inform yourself before making empty statements.

The only downside is that you can only use your speedlight in manual mode and you have to tape off one pin on your hotshoe.

http://strobist.blogspot.be/2008/01/control-your-world-with-ultra-high-sync.html

Wikipedia about the D70: "Due of its hybrid electronic/mechanical shutter, it is possible to flash sync the D70 and D70s beyond their published 1/500 maximum sync speed up to the maximum shutter speed of 1/8000."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

A Nikon D50 or D70 syncs up perfectly all the way up to 1/4000s.

Electronic shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 00:04 UTC

A brand selling out its name like this, is a chronicle of a death foretold.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Technically speaking, 16:9 is not a wider format but actually narrower vertically on a 4:3 sensor.

Cropping it afterwards because you like those dimensions - and don't mind loosing parts of your image, sounds more logical.

But it's less simple, I presume.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

High ISO has no improvement at all over a D4.
The improvement is at JPEG processing and NR level.

So basically no improvement. Only software. Nothing some basic Lightroom can't do.

I won't deny I'm underwhelmed. Especially when many sources where claiming a full stop improvement when the D4s was announced or previewed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:38 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

I'm quite impressed to see it's actually cleaner at high ISO than my D600 full frame.
Unsurprisingly, the 24MP D600 clearly outshines the X-E2 at base ISO in sharpness and detail.

I do wonder how a Fuji full frame sensor would perform.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Looking at RAW, moire problem seems obvious. But there is no clair winner.

In some places the 7R is better, in some places the D610 is better (for example, the upper right corner from the greyscale group drawing).

What I don't like, is the oversharpening in je Sony jpeg's.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 01:04 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies

Interesting stuff. But at this video quality it looks almost the same as a video shot with my smartphone.

Not really the way to go to impress.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 20:50 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
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Frank_BR: Just a nice attempt to hide the fact that Canon is losing the battle of sensors to Nikon?

psst Shaun_Nyc
Yes Nikon does. And Nikon did. Most are Sony, others have been designed by Nikon. Put even Sony sensors get a proper Nikon treatment and outperform the same sensors in other cameras.

But where the sensors come from is irrelevant. The current line-up clearly gives the golden cup to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 20:49 UTC
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JDThomas: Are people actually READING the article? It's about Anthony Karen's methodology on photojournalism and trust. The subject is beside the point.

This is exactly the same wrong, hypersensitive, context-ignoring reaction as the story with the deaf boy having to change his name in sign-language because some people said it looked like a gun.

This paranoia will eventually end in a deaf, blind and empty society.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 16:59 UTC
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JDThomas: Are people actually READING the article? It's about Anthony Karen's methodology on photojournalism and trust. The subject is beside the point.

@ ryan2007 Extremely ironic when you're asking for censorship because of the subject of these photos, don't you think.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 15:04 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Nautilus article (49 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Or you could have just exposed for the sky and used flash...

Ha nice one

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 01:28 UTC
On Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR article (191 comments in total)
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opiecat: ring type ultrasonic motor? for a kit lens?

@ Xentinus It's obviously metal.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
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ChrisKramer1: But the future is here already: Sony NEX series!

Never heard of that smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 23:58 UTC
On Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive post (227 comments in total)
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schaki: Dammit Nokia...
Details gets ruined by bad NR.

Where? I see more detail in all the pictures, compared to the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
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Higuel: some $1300 for a lens that does NOT even close the iris as ordered by the camera...
from a white brand on top!

This confirms us all that Samyang has forgotten that their first major success, the 85mm f1.4 owns it to the fact that it was INDEED way CHEAPER then the options from the brands! WITH almost the same optical quality.
Start increasing the price like Sigma is doing and in no time Samyang is be story like many other brands who propose stuff way too expensive! They still have a looooong way to catch sigma in AF and ANY automation for that matter! Naturally they can try a crazy move like Sigma did with the SD1 sold at absurd prices, well, actually NOT SOLD! And in few months they had to cut the price to less then half!!! That is what Samyang deserves also!

You tell camera to close the iris. The camera tells the lens to close the iris. The lens closes its iris.

vs

You close the iris.

It's not that hard, really.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 15:52 UTC
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (100 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: No such thing like Pro cameras, there's only Pro photographers.
And what makes them Pro (besides being obvious where their bread comes from) is sometimes the fact that they can do good photos with any camera.
Otherwise, mercantilistic lore or not, there are only expensive, less expensive, not expensive, and cheap cameras. Technically, these will do what their specs say, if you either need or can afford to use them. But in the end, it will always be 10% equipment and 90% author - at any price level.

You never hear a pro say that it is 10% equipment and 90% skill. Because it obviously is not. Equipment matters. Reliability and performance. Especially in professional photography. That is why someone earning a living out of it, buys the best tools he can afford. And yes this mostly means PRO cameras. There are many times you NEED weather sealing, high ISO quality, lots of megapixels, high FPS, fast glass etc.... 90% skill isn't gonna make your camera any faster or more waterproof for a particular assignment.

This cliché statement just keeps on popping up. Everytime.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 03:31 UTC
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