SamTruax

SamTruax

Lives in Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Art Director
Joined on Jul 2, 2008
About me:

Own or have owned...
Casio QV 300
Canon A5
Casio EXlim7
Nikon Coolpix 5000
Nikon Coolpix 8800
Panasonic Lumix FZ18
Canon G9
Canon A570 IS
Canon A720 IS
Olympus E510 - w/kit lenses, 70-300, Panny Leica 14-50 f 2.8
Panasonic Lumix LX3
Fuji S100fs
Fuji S2 Pro
Fuji S5 Pro
Nikon 50 1.8, Tamron 90 2.8 Macro
Olympus E330
Olympus E520 w/kit 40-150 (new), Zuiko 18-180, Zuiko 50 f2
Canon G11
Pentax K-x w/kit 18-55, 55-300, FA 50 1.4, multiple old K and screw mount manual lenses
Canon G7
Sony R1
Canon EOS 10D
Olympus E-PL1
Panasonic G1
mZuiko 14-42, 17 2.8
Panny 20 1.7, 45-200
Sony TX5
Sigma DP1s
Fuji S200EXR
Panasonic LX5
Olympus E620, kit lenses, 50 f2, 14-54 Mk I, FL36R
Olympus E420
Sony HX100V
Olympus XZ-1
Panasonic G2
Panasonic 14-45

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Ted Williamson: It seems more of a stop gap than anything else. Later this year Apple will have a new iphone with the super quality sensor that they acquired from LinX:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-buys-israeli-camera-technology-company-linx-1429037790

If it were less expensive, I'd consider getting one, but it seems overpriced.

People are going to be sorely disappointed when the new iPhones come out and this new LinX technology is still using a tiny sensor. Sure the images might be better than the old iPhones but they are still going to be terrible compared to even a 2/3 sensor...and this DxO One has a full 1" sensor (or, at least, what they call a 1" sensor these days). It's also more likely that the new technology will show up on the iPhone 7...not the upcoming 6s.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
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peppermonkey: Can't really get excited about this. And this is not because I don't have an iPhone because even if I did...I would feel the same. Personally I feel the Sony way is the way to go even if current gen is a clumsy affair. The problem with this is that...well, you need to physically connect via a tiny protrusion that, frankly, I can see many people breaking off. Even if you don't, you can easily, accidentally, slide it off. What happens when you accidentally disconnect while transferring data between devices? iPhone connectors can change rendering this useless. You must hold with two hands at all times because of the connection (being too fragile). With the Sony, at least it's wireless. The ergonomics, performance and general clumsiness will presumably be refined to the point of being seamless. Besides, Android guys can't use it. Sorry, from a future proof POV, Sony seems to be on the right track.

Hi Rishi... did you try it with an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? I am wondering if the larger sized iPhone makes it easier or harder to work with.
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)

All I see here are posts from people who are seriously stuck in the past.
It's a new design, it looks very easy to hold and it will likely take great photos. The price certainly isn't as ridiculous as the $999 they are asking for an RX100 M4 here in Canada.
When the price settles down a little it will probably do well... which is a shame because I would rather it not do well so I can pick one up super cheap when the stores are trying to dump them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: My 6.44" Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone with 20mp APS-C QX1 takes any of my E /FE mount lenses or any APS-C/full frame lens on the planet using low cost adapters.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/17078756579_cc55275451_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7657/17078756529_e33652c25d_o.png

Put that in your pocket :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
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SamTruax: I think the software version of these type of images are almost getting as good as what the Lytro light field cameras are producing...doesn't bode well for light field cameras.

I think that is the big thing missing from the Lytro cameras...the backgrounds are just 'smoothly' out of focus. Not everyone likes bokeh or certain types of bokeh but for those of us who do, the light field blur just doesn't cut it. I guess we will see what the future brings.
A light field camera with a four thirds mount might be interesting...if it were possible. Best of both worlds with the use of legacy glass.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 19:20 UTC

I think the software version of these type of images are almost getting as good as what the Lytro light field cameras are producing...doesn't bode well for light field cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (148 comments in total)

The only drawback to the 1020 is it's DR and overall operational speed.
The ignorance of some of the responses here is astounding. I am guessing that most of you don't realize that the sensor in the 1020 is larger than almost all point and shoot cameras including some of the higher end ones...never mind being larger than every other camera phone (except the original Nokia 808).
The fact that I have a large sensor and RAW capabilities with me at all times and I don't have to carry an extra device is invaluable.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 18:05 UTC as 25th comment
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (148 comments in total)
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MichaelIsGreat4: Honestly, going to Thailand and ending up taking pictures in black and white is the stupidest idea possible!!
It is like some stupid idiot who would decide to still watch a black and white TV today when there are now only color TVs available, not to mention 1080p color TVs!!

More, these pictures would be SO MUCH BETTER IN COLOR!!!

There is this false idea (most of the time even snobbish, falsely "hip" idea) that quality pictures ought to be in black and white! Wrong!! It is much worse when a good picture is in black and white than if it would have been in color.
Why? We live in a world full of colors, WE DO NOT LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS BLACK AND WHITE!!!!!!

When I see black and white pictures from a photographer, I think to myself "another idiot who thinks he wants to pretend being an "artistic photographer" by using black and white pictures instead of color pictures!!!"

Thanks for sharing anyway these pictures but I stopped watching them as soon as I saw that they were in B&W!!

The Lumia 1020 shoots in RAW so I wouldn't cry too much about the photographer being "dumb" enough to only take black and white photos.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (361 comments in total)
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Galbertson: If connected to iPad via NFC, will Voice Over speak data reflected on LCD?

I don't think the iPad has NFC.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)
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driftnomore: weather -sealed,huh.... with a non weather-resist expensive lens? what's the use? sell it to the morons,FUJI !

So I guess you should just read the whole piece rather than just picking out the part that supports your statement. Weather sealed lenses are coming. Fuji has been very aggressive with getting lenses out for this system...and good lenses at that. Sony could learn a few things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Real-world Samples article (162 comments in total)

This is not a good start. I don't see anything promising in these samples. Hopefully we will see something in better light soon. The Stylus 1 samples looked great in comparison and I am a big Sony fan.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:02 UTC as 48th comment | 13 replies
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)
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kemal erdogan: The Fuji site says that the 12MP sensor use the same technology as XPRO1 and X100S.

it is likely that the sensor is exactly the same APS-C sensor used in the X100S.

I come to this conclusion by the fact the X20 supports all of 9/16, 2/3, 3/4, 1/1 aspect ratios, which implies that the sensor is at least as large as the diameter of the image circle both in height and width.

Least costly option to achieve this is just to use a bit bigger sensor and I think Fuji took that path. Lower pixel count is also consistent with that possibility.

And, I am thrilled at the possibility of having the low light capabilities of Xpro1 in such a small camera

Sorry, you are confusing me. How exactly can the 2/3 sensor of the X20 be the same as the APS-C sensor in the X100s? The size isn't even close. Maybe they are using the same techonology, processing, whatever but I don't think it is possible to have the same sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
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SH Photo: Any idea what the bit-rate is for the video?

I was wondering that myself. The X20 is 36 Mbps but I don't think this one will be that good...different sensor and processor. If it is at least up to 24 o r28 then it might be decent.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 22:58 UTC
On 19DSC00792_rb photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Is that bartender dressed as a boyscout?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 16:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo in sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Is that bartender dressed as a boyscout?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 16:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo in sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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pascal b: is it an example supposed to be good from this new "beast" associated with such an expensive lens ???
nothing is crisp !
or did I miss something ?

Have a look at the first photo of the girl's face and tell me there is any detail lacking in her right eye. It's pretty remarkable.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 15:50 UTC
On 02DSC01105_rb photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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pascal b: is it an example supposed to be good from this new "beast" associated with such an expensive lens ???
nothing is crisp !
or did I miss something ?

Have a look at the first photo of the girl's face and tell me there is any detail lacking in her right eye. It's pretty remarkable.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 15:50 UTC
On DSCN0940 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This image really speaks to me :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo in sample gallery (2 comments in total)

This image really speaks to me :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 2nd comment

Considering they are all going to be connected in probably the very near future, why do they need a special name at all?

Its just another function on the camera.

WiFi enabled
App enabled
GPS enabled

just functions or specs.

I do like CAMOphone from below though :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 17:48 UTC as 21st comment
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