teddoman

teddoman

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sh10453: Thanks Richard, good information, but I have a question?
Why would a bald man stand next to the HAIR and make-up sign? :-)
Cheers!

GM lenses have a special proprietary coating for bald glare

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
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teddoman: Dunno what an organic sensor is, but I want it.

I just hope they stock it at Whole Foods

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 04:08 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (265 comments in total)
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The Squire: I wonder why GM branded rather than Sony-Zeiss branded?

I wasn't talking about these well known Zeiss designs. I was talking about new lens designs. I believe those designs were done before the computing age.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (265 comments in total)
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The Squire: I wonder why GM branded rather than Sony-Zeiss branded?

I doubt Zeiss or Leica really designs anything that anyone else can't design with computer aided design so common now. The only thing I can see as truly proprietary might be coatings.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (265 comments in total)
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NetMage: How is it possible to downres from 6K to 4K without some type of pixel binning?

What Sony and Samsung do for 4K seems to commonly be referred to as oversampling

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (265 comments in total)
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ArtAlt: a6300 focuses down to EV ???

Only -1 EV? I guess that's the price we pay for Sony's PDAF. Which makes the A7S series that much more useful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:11 UTC

Without really knowing what many of the design changes were or seeing the results of the design changes, it sure is confidence building just to hear about their design process. The new bokeh simulator and a new molding process and machine-- that all sounds very focused on using good design to eke out performance, an engineer's dream.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 118th comment

Dunno what an organic sensor is, but I want it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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ravikiran532: okay sony released a new camera its fine.

But why "Oh wow"...is this dpreview's orgasmic expression..

I don't envy the cleaning staff at the dpreview offices tonight :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: Oh great. So now for the next two years every time a new camera shows up on DPR, we're gonna have to read endless comments about how the a6300 is a better buy.

Except if it's a Canon, in which case the A6000 is a better buy

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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Wonder Kid: 4k is a 2.4x crop?? Forget any indoor or wide angle shots.
I see nothing worth the extra money

In APS-C, Samsung NX1 is the "best" out there bc it reads out the entire sensor, but A6300 looks like a close second.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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Roshni: The power of mirrorless is live composition - why spend so much effort trying to make a mirrorless have the features of an SLR and then noble it by not giving it the most powerful compositional tool of all - touch screen AF?

Focus and recompose should be dead already!

So touch screen came up from digital phones - get over it "pros" what's the point of fast AF if it takes you ten seconds to chose an AF point? Real pros figured that out a while back and we amateurs know a good thing when we use it.

Wish Sony was doing something like the touchscreen control pad to move the AF point like they are doing in other mounts. Ergonomics for moving the AF point is not a Sony strong point. Regular touch AF would be nice for video, and touch screen control pad would be nice when using EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
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Rob Sims: "The α6300 camera is equipped with a high contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.4 million dots that offers exceptional corner-to-corner visibility"
That sounds like a chunky upgrade vs the old 1.4 million dot / SVGA OLED version in the A6000.

why "chunky"? I don't know a whole lot about OLEDs

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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KameraFever: Looks like this is going to be the go-to camera for quality video on a budget. If the video part of it lives up to it's spec sheet, this camera will sell very well.

For still imaging only, it's nice, but not really the leap some were hoping for. The a6000 offers better bang for the buck if all one wants to do is take photos. The lack Sony APS-C specific lens choices hurts this camera's potential too.

Anyway, nice camera. It is tempting for a video/photo combo.

Given Sony's track record on overheating, this has to be a concern for buyers. They seem to cut it pretty close on the overheating engineering.

Still, Samsung's copper wiring seemed to be very effective, and the A6300 apparently has copper wiring too, so maybe this one has a better design for handling 4K.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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Mateus1: I can't believe A6300 has not got any new dial or button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A6000 was the worst cam for street and reportage with its only one "free" dial used mainly for exposure compenastion and no more direct access to rest main features... and it looks this fu****g nightmare is continuing with A6300... Look at Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic they bring front & back dial + exposure compensation dial... but Sony made again a "cool" toy for "smarphone" users. Calling it "Fastest cam" is a joke - you will loose many shots while setting anything from aperture, to shutter speed, iso, AF point, etc.

What about focusing in low light? A6000 AF performs terrible in low light in any subject move with its poor 0EV AF sensitivity... does Sony improved it or it still will be shamed by all competitors with -2/-4EV AF? Where is uncompressed RAW?

The rear dial on the A6000 is a bit fussy. It works, but let's not kid ourselves, tri-nav would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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The Squire: Over-sampled 4k sounds lovely! If the image pipeline is that fast I wonder if it can do 60fps?? Also, 200Mbps codec to make sure that creamy goodness doesnt get lost in compression artifacts, plz.

EDIT: Oh 100Mbps. Fine but no woop.

These 4K h.264 files must be yuge. My NX1 files sure seem to add up quickly already, and they're what, half the size of h.264 files?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
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SidePod: oh wow .. how underwhelming ... but since its a Sony: "WOW!"

It is a bit wierd to pack this much power into a mid-level form factor. But a photographer who wants the power can muddle along with this form factor, and if they really wanted tri-nav NEX-7 controls, I guess they'll have to pay up for it by going FF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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teddoman: I know there's no Santa Claus, but just in case, full sensor 4K?

I have a 1440 monitor, and I enjoy all the new detail even though it's not at full 4K, and the nice thing is 1440 monitors are a lot more mature. I haven't looked recently but when I was shopping, the 4K monitors with 60 hz refresh rates and things like that were expensive. Whereas a factory calibrated 60 hz 1440 monitor is very affordable these days.

You should look into the Samsung forum before upgrading. The A6300 appears to use h.264 but if you're going to upgrade your desktop, you probably want Skylake and GPU for h265 encoding and decoding (bleeding edge). Much smaller 4K files.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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teddoman: I know there's no Santa Claus, but just in case, full sensor 4K?

If this had come out a month or 2 ago, I'd have never bought an NX1. Now I guess I'll have to own both :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:04 UTC

I know there's no Santa Claus, but just in case, full sensor 4K?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 405th comment | 8 replies
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