Michael Ma: This can't come soon enough. I also hope we can set the aperture, shutter, and ISO manually. I've learned how to hold a camera steady after of owning a SLR for 7 years. Unfortunately the smartphone is made for people with hand tremors and butterfingers. It just gives me a picture shot at the highest tolerable ISO. Not very smart for a smartphone to do this.
But otherwise, yes, this cannot come soon enough and I hope it pushes Apple to adopt the same RAW capabilities in iOS including support for already released phones that have capable hardware.
Most if not all phone cameras have a fixed aperture so you're really limited to just shutter and ISO. Maybe in the future they will have a non-bladed swappable aperture like max+f/16 and a swappable ND filter. Making a bladed aperture that small is going to be challenging and might not be that useful when DOF is going to be deep at all values anyway.
shaocaholica: Hope this will push Apple to do the same.
Or I might have to try out an Android for the first time since going Apple in 2007.
Hope this will push Apple to do the same.
I'm against RAW in smartphones and video in stills cameras. Sure I don't have to use it but it bugs me enough to rant about it on the internet. Blah blah blah, wasted development costs, blah blah, cost to implement, blah blah, my $5 is worth so much that I won't buy these products*
*actually will buy
JPEG only scans? Thanks but no thanks.
Moire in video can be avoided without messing with the AA filter. A software solution is better than a physical one especially when the issue is caused by crappy software implementation in the first place.
Its Canon, its a lens, it projects an image. Get over the fact its a niche product not intended for stills.
Computer review sites run news about super computers and car review sites run news about million dollar super cars.
I wouldn't use anything thats natively wide gamut unless you can drive it with 10bit but that tech still hasn't really broken into the market yet.
shaocaholica: Why won't 1080i just die. Interlaced displays died a looooong time ago.
Broadcast standards don't really have anything to do with consumer electronics. The BBC isn't going to be using any 1080i consumer cameras to shoot their content nor will they go straight from their camera files to broadcast so I don't see the logic there.
Why won't 1080i just die. Interlaced displays died a looooong time ago.
Can someone explain why when first party camera makers started making wireless flashes years ago they didn't just go straight to radio controlled? Was there some tech barrier?
Resetting a photosite mid exposure is still 2 exposures.
I dunno. I'd rather just use a cotton carrier AND a backpack.
Bravo DPR on going straight to the article from the main page rather than having a useless buffer page!
Where does all the first party fanboyism come from? Is it a natural social trend or are there people out there pushing that reasoning? I know its existed before the internet.
How come the 7D gets a built in flash but the 6D doesn't?
Ruy Penalva: More important than examine the IQ of this lens is to analyze its weak internal construction. Avoid it.
In that case, can I sell you a solid titanium rod with a pinhole opening and a mount machined onto one end? It would be the most robust lens in the world.
shaocaholica: Is front/back focus really an issue with the lens? Generally speaking of course. I don't see how a camera with perfect sensor registration, perfect AF sensor registration and perfect viewfinder screen registration would front/back focus with any lens. The AF module keeps turning focus until it sees light in phase at the given focus point. Can someone explain how the phase detect AF module would think its in focus while the image projected on the sensor would not be in focus and all this the fault of the lens?
So really, there's nothing wrong per say with the lens. Microadjustments are really there to compensate for the AF system.
If you listen to some cheaper AF lenses, you can hear the focus gearing/motor spin in a large step, then smaller, then smaller again and so on a so forth indicating the process is iterative and akin to a binary search.