shaocaholica

shaocaholica

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So its been over 8 months since this article. Assuming they started work before this article was written, it doesn't take that long to add what is essentially a 'basic' feature as it doesn't require any post processing. Where is this?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 17:20 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1505 comments in total)

'Flat' video color is a step forward but for this class of camera you really need 10-14bit linear color(raw or whatever) video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 08:30 UTC as 183rd comment
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (67 comments in total)

A bit heavy on the grads there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 6th comment

Wheres raw??? Come on Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 4th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

No CFA is great but its just too expensive. I'd be all over a $3000< Sony A series B&W camera. Both a high sensitivity 12MP version and high resolution 36MP+ version.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 23:57 UTC as 18th comment
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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ArcaSwiss: I once bought a Samdung (sic) Blu Ray player. It failed quickly. I sent for repair and when it came back it still didn't work

Never again Samdung for me.

I had a bad experience with a Sony camera so I'm not going to but a PS4.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 03:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Lederhosen: Again with the complaints about the clickless wheel? Get over it, DPR. Some people like it, others don't. Your obsession with it is blinkered, subjective, and completely out of proportion. "The wheel does not click, therefore I cannot love this camera!" Please.

Actually the clickless wheel is annoying. I can understand if its primary use was to control a step-less function like zoom or focus but it has to do it well. Otherwise it makes no sense for step settings which is pretty much everything else on the camera it could be bound to.

IMO I've never seen a good electronic control for focus or zoom so it begs the question why?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 17:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Re: Touch screens

People need to realize that just having a touch screen does not a good UI make. Apple and Google spend lots of money and time developing their touchscreen SOFTWARE. If you just put the hardware in the camera and let a UI programmer out of school work on it for a week you'll get what most touch screen cameras have which is junk.

For a really good and unobtrusive touch UI you need:

-Hardware
-Software
-Design

I think camera companies can maybe scrounge really hard to get 2 of those but I definitely don't think they can hit all 3.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 461st comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Jay Jervey: What is the story on this caveat from the press release page?

"An SDXC memory card with a Class 10 or higher speed rating is required for XAVC S recording."

So you need >64GB extended FAT format for 50 Mbps video? Why? What does that have to do with it? I think they mean you need a UHS-I Speed Class 3 card like the new ones from Kingston that are targeted at 4K video. But they come in 16 & 32GB SDHC as well as 64GB SDXC. So why SDXC only? I can't read SDXC with my laptop SD slot.

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-32GB-UHS-I-SDA3/dp/B00I3BQJKS

I doubt that you -need- SDXC. Its not like these press statements and spec pages are all that well edited.

Besides, no one will care that your old laptop can't read SDXC anyway.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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martinj68: it's a shame that the zoom range is even less that the first two models.
short zoom was the main reason i didn't buy the mk1 and 2.

Also why is Sony so reluctant to add touch screen to their cameras?

Joking right? A longer-slower lens and a touchscreen are not what the primary customer base wants in this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 00:28 UTC

"You can't put an internal EVF into the RX100 class of camera. Its just not possible." Oh wai...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 17th comment
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)

Look at the size of the T mount. It could easily accommodate a FF sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (655 comments in total)

Why is the body so long? Flange back is ~7cm. Seems like they could have made it ~2cm shorter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 136th comment | 5 replies

EF mount is alright but Sony FE would have been cooler.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

I love how ENG and weddings are all the same thing apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 07:20 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)
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scrup: The shutters were probably made in China!

And designed in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)

I'd rather have a better phone camera than this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 23:29 UTC as 46th comment

This is dumb. I'd rather not do broad strokes on a tiny screen.

I like the concept of stacking exposures for more DR. I'd rather do this in-camera and not at home on a computer with some niche piece of software and a stack of images I need to manage.

Camera should just stack its raw 12bit values over n exposures into a 32bit normalized floating point raw file. Winning.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 14th comment
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: Manual shutter, ISO and RAW+jpg. Should take all of one person whos currently employed to implement. Will make waves in the news and actually be useful.

I don't see how 3 extra controls that aren't available until after a trip to camera settings would constitute "complicated-to-use". Plus apple folk like to think they're creative so knowing how a camera works is not a 'bad thing' culturally for apple.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: Manual shutter, ISO and RAW+jpg. Should take all of one person whos currently employed to implement. Will make waves in the news and actually be useful.

If apple adds hidden(kiss) manual controls for ISO, SS, wb. 3 things! I don't know why I would want to use a clunky 3rd party app that's probably paid and slower than what apple can do. Look at flashlight apps, they're useless now with ios7.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
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