keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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On Google to phase out Google+ Photos post (33 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I"m curious why this is under connect?

Sure there are apps for it but this is just a shift of googles web accessible photo service away from "plus".

I think it's a "good thing", they are treating photos as a tier one product similar to gmail.

Sure it's photo news, but mobile news? It'd be like if you started reporting anything flickr related under connect just because "there's an app for that".

Well yeah, I rarely read "connect" news, as I could care less about phone stuff and I hate the blinding white background.

But it's just bizzare. Google has a zillion dollar investment in photo storage accessible from any device or computer and you put any news on the whole system here in your mobile news because "there's an app for that".

The first article on this was so mobile centric I did not realize google photos applied to my computer/web accessible online photos until I read about it on a competitors web site.

Just look at your title of the first roll out of photos and tell me what sort of grade you'd get in journalism school for capturing the news in one sentence:

"Google rolls out standalone Photos app with unlimited free storage"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
On Google to phase out Google+ Photos post (33 comments in total)

I"m curious why this is under connect?

Sure there are apps for it but this is just a shift of googles web accessible photo service away from "plus".

I think it's a "good thing", they are treating photos as a tier one product similar to gmail.

Sure it's photo news, but mobile news? It'd be like if you started reporting anything flickr related under connect just because "there's an app for that".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:33 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Sony's firmware update process is abysmal. On canon I just transfer a file to my SD card and tell the camera to update the firmware. With sony I need to install software which is at times incompatible with the latest version of OSX then run a program that may or may not brick my camera. As a canon/sony owner the whole process makes me go WTF sony?

I'm mostly happy with my A6000 but where it stumbles it falls flat on it's face. The simple process of zooming in on a image when viewing it after taking the shot takes seconds then it's zap a max in preview that either needs to be panned or zoomed out. This makes chimping in the field a real hassle.

Question: I'm still on firmware 1.0, will the latest firmware fix the delay in zooming in on image playback issue? Thanks!

I updated the firmware and it was huge PITA compared to my canon firmware updates (xfer new firmware to an SD card, select update firmware from the cameras menue, done).

And..... it was a waste of time. Zooming in is still just as slow and I don't even notice the faster startup time. Oh well at least now I can complain that "even with the latest firmware".....

"The zoom-in is quite well designed. "
It's slow as heck compared to every other camera I own.

"The only downside is that it does not zoom on to your focus point"

Exactly so it zooms 100% to the wrong point then you need to pan over to what you are interested in, further slowing down the process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:08 UTC

Wow.

Bravo for lensrental not only to go through all this work but then to give it away for free.

One standout to me was that the new Canon 50mm F1.8 STM achieves a consitency score of 9.3 the second highest score in the table and right up there with Zeiss. Not bad for a $150 lens.....

You could argue that the 50mm is the easiest of the bunch to make, but the equivalent Nikon only achieved a consistency of 6.3 so bravo Canon

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:42 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (215 comments in total)
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Photoman: Wait till the A7RII is reviewed and watch the second hand market get flooded with Canon 5DS cameras...

"Those people mostly buy Canon lenses."

Isn't one of the selling points of the A7RII fast AF with canon lenses? Could have swore I saw that somewhere but maybe I'm wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 05:39 UTC
On Microsoft retires Photosynth apps post (13 comments in total)
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LSE: the web is the future. cross platform. always up to date. and cloud computing backed.

" cross platform. always up to date. and cloud computing backed"

You just described email which is the way I share photosynth images with the current app. If I need to use a third party web page to show folks a picture I'll drop photosynth and find another app.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Will it mate with an iPhone that's in a case?

That's a great question! I forgo a lot of neat accessories because they will not work with my otter box. They should partner with otterbox and make a rugged version....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:48 UTC

3 front page features on this copy of a sony innovation? Three. It's almost like dpreview has some sort of formal relationship with DXO. Oh wait they do.....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:47 UTC as 133rd comment | 7 replies
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)

So this is a higher bitrate 1080p not 4k/UHD?

As a dad taking happy snaps on holiday or movies of my kids, what's this get me other than huge files that are even harder to process and share? ELI5 if possible as my coffee is still brewing.

THanks!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)

Sony's firmware update process is abysmal. On canon I just transfer a file to my SD card and tell the camera to update the firmware. With sony I need to install software which is at times incompatible with the latest version of OSX then run a program that may or may not brick my camera. As a canon/sony owner the whole process makes me go WTF sony?

I'm mostly happy with my A6000 but where it stumbles it falls flat on it's face. The simple process of zooming in on a image when viewing it after taking the shot takes seconds then it's zap a max in preview that either needs to be panned or zoomed out. This makes chimping in the field a real hassle.

Question: I'm still on firmware 1.0, will the latest firmware fix the delay in zooming in on image playback issue? Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 07:18 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (161 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I got the 19mm for my A6000 and it's totally meh. After using it as a walkaround lens for a week it now mostly collects dust on my lens shelf.

1. It's not much faster than the kit lens at 19mm
2. The IQ of the kit lens improves quite a bit once you leave the extreme wide end so your not getting tons more resolution if any.
3. AF is only on the center. I thought this wouldn't be an issue as on my canons I use center point AF but once you get used to the A6000's wonderful tracking AF a lens without it feels really lacking.

The reviewer is gaga about the cost but is it really that great? Canon has the terrific 24mm F2.8 and 40mm F2.8 for $150, both fully functional with canon's AF and with wonderful IQ and if you are saying "but but mirrorless" there's the EF-M 22mm/F2 that outperforms the sigma 19mm in every way imagineable and sells for $100ish.

Jun2 I think you misunderstood. I'm not talking about "other bargains" as I don't think the 19mm is a bargain at all, it's overpriced for so so not great IQ and very little to distinguish it from the kit lens. photozone gives it 2 out of 5 stars for optical quality and the gimped AF really sets it apart as not-a-bargain. The canon examples were not "other bargains" they are examples of some real bargains. Great IQ for very little $$. The 24mm F2.8 gets 4 out of 5 stars for optical quaility from photozone.de, lists for 25% less than the sigma and has fully functional AF with canon DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (161 comments in total)

I got the 19mm for my A6000 and it's totally meh. After using it as a walkaround lens for a week it now mostly collects dust on my lens shelf.

1. It's not much faster than the kit lens at 19mm
2. The IQ of the kit lens improves quite a bit once you leave the extreme wide end so your not getting tons more resolution if any.
3. AF is only on the center. I thought this wouldn't be an issue as on my canons I use center point AF but once you get used to the A6000's wonderful tracking AF a lens without it feels really lacking.

The reviewer is gaga about the cost but is it really that great? Canon has the terrific 24mm F2.8 and 40mm F2.8 for $150, both fully functional with canon's AF and with wonderful IQ and if you are saying "but but mirrorless" there's the EF-M 22mm/F2 that outperforms the sigma 19mm in every way imagineable and sells for $100ish.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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Dheorl: If only they added in a decent healing brush, then I'd have no reason at all for photoshop.

piratejabez like you can add/remove with the adjustment brush?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:30 UTC
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Dheorl: If only they added in a decent healing brush, then I'd have no reason at all for photoshop.

Have you tried 5's? The spot removal tool is now a brush. It's OK and hopefully 6 is even better.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
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dtphoto: If no folders are permitted, does that mean I'm limited to 9,999 images...until my camera's counter rolls over?

Azimuth46

Could you explain this in a bit more detail? I'm not sure I get what you are getting at. I thought DNGs were often smaller than the proprietary raw file (due to compression) and the addition of metadata should only add KB not MB. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1224 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I think the title, "a class of it owns" just goes to show how dorked up the DPREVIEW sensor size based camera classification system is.

With the kit lens this is almost a $3000 camera. It should be compared to other $3000 cameras regardless of sensor size.

Also I don't see how any camera that has problems focusing in low light could be given a gold?

If I want a quick sunny day camera, I'll use my iPhone thank you very much.

"How many other cameras are sold in kit with a f/2.0-2.8...."

Who cares? Give it ++ for a decent lens, what does that have to do with the contention that it should still be compared to cameras in the same price range. (plus ehanP99 gave you an example for 1/2 the price).

"All cameras to some extent have problems focusing in the low light."

This isn't two years ago and dpreview gives an example of a camera that sells for nearly $1000 less, shot side by side with the NX1 and doing fine in the same conditions.

I'm sure it's a fine camera but the cost is kind of glossed over, dpreview throws it in with cameras costing $1000+ less and goes gaga over it. Put it next to a similarly costing D750 or even a 7D MK 2 with a $1000 lens (to make the cost comparable) and then tell us what you think.

It is amazing the attention dpreveiw gave this camera while ignoring more affordable and in some ways just as capable alternatives. The extensive coverage feels like marketing, not reporting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1224 comments in total)

I think the title, "a class of it owns" just goes to show how dorked up the DPREVIEW sensor size based camera classification system is.

With the kit lens this is almost a $3000 camera. It should be compared to other $3000 cameras regardless of sensor size.

Also I don't see how any camera that has problems focusing in low light could be given a gold?

If I want a quick sunny day camera, I'll use my iPhone thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:09 UTC as 103rd comment | 9 replies
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dtphoto: If no folders are permitted, does that mean I'm limited to 9,999 images...until my camera's counter rolls over?

Regarding sidecar files, just convert to DNG. Problem solved? Right?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 05:46 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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Damien Demolder: Do readers in the USA feel deprived that the EOS M3 isn't coming to America? Maybe you don't care either way, or aren't interested in CSC? Is this the camera you've been waiting for?

Plus as in plus size, no thank you! Once you go mirrorless it's hard to go back. Yes they get huge with the big zooms (You should see the beercan + adapter on my A6000 but you always have the option to through a pancake or kit lens on it for a jacketable compact walk around.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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Damien Demolder: Do readers in the USA feel deprived that the EOS M3 isn't coming to America? Maybe you don't care either way, or aren't interested in CSC? Is this the camera you've been waiting for?

I don't feel deprived. I just froze my canon purchasing. Instead of expanding my EF-M lens collection I purchased an A6000 and am having a blast on the grass is always greener other side of the fence.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
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