steve_hoge

steve_hoge

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (358 comments in total)

Wow, EVERY camera should have highlight metering mode!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 05:14 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
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steve_hoge: Wonder if a million lumens in 500ns at short range would serve the cops as a non-lethal "blind-gun" alternative to a stun-gun like a Taser? How would our rods and cones react to that?

Hmm, if we can't perceive flashes in that range of durations it seems like this would open up an avenue for night-vision goggles with attached strobes that COULD capture continuous sequences of images illuminated by high-intensity but invisible sub-millisecond flashes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
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Lassoni: big nose distortion with these wide lenses..

They got the photo mock-up wrong - it has a CONCAVE mirror that makes your nose look smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 01:14 UTC

Ego-tastic!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 00:59 UTC as 26th comment

Wonder if a million lumens in 500ns at short range would serve the cops as a non-lethal "blind-gun" alternative to a stun-gun like a Taser? How would our rods and cones react to that?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 17:34 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies

Wow, had no idea that Samsung had licensed any of the technology from Oculus. Smart way to go mass-market!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 4th comment

Hope the gallery will be updated with RAW versions of some of these same images.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 19:15 UTC as 10th comment
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ecm: Interesting news, but I'm very disappointed that my RAW files are going to be excluded - makes it useless to me as an off-site backup. Not sure what else I would use it for.

Reliable NAS units with gigabit ethernet and 2TB of storage can be had for less than $200. But if you gotta have your backup off-site...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
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JanMatthys: "dpreview.com is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon but both dpreview.com and our sister site connect.dpreview.com are editorially independent of our parent company."

LoLz

Right, that's why the video "reviews" of cameras on Amazon are now all adverts by our DPReview editorialists.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For Zoom = F2.8 all the way with small sensor/body, you can get Panasonic FZ200 @$379 as today's price (10-31-2014) while Stylus 1 is about $600 from respectable sellers.

Other than huge price difference, there are PROs and CONs, but FZ200 has much wide (24mm vs 28mm) and longer (600mm vs 300mm) zoom, and SHARPER lens.

Link for FZ200 @$379:
http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=PSDMCFZ200K&id=PSDMCFZ200K&l=PLA&gclid=Cj0KEQjw5syiBRCwxPbE6o_MsK4BEiQAUowjppy6E61JOlFAx2gUAglH5L2E7U00PHEkDHpkHabxgUYaAlGC8P8HAQ

Why FZ200 is better choice:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_STYLUS_1/verdict.shtml

It's interesting to see how these threads go downhill...I hope there is a social scientist somewhere analyzing these kinds of online interactions.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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utomo99: Panasonic need to look at the WiFi connectivity and find better ways to make it better. and then can implement for all Panasonic Cameras.
do it once very seriously and then Panasonic can just reuse it for other cameras too

Anyone that can compare and comment on whether the WiFi UI and workflow in the GH4 is any improved from the GX7? I've found using WiFi on the GX7 - especially connecting to a new device - to be clumsy at best.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Does anyone think the GH4 and GX7 are sharing the same sensor?

I wondered because the GH4 looked sharper in the studio shots, even though both cameras have nearly the same resolution and were mounted with the Oly 45mm 1.8. So didn't know if maybe a different AA filter was making the difference...or different copies of the lens...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: I wish I could recommend LaCie products, but - while I haven't had any catastrophic failures - my experience of their product support is pretty dismal. After a few years of market life on a device not only do the bug fixes cease (even though the same code base is being updated for new products) but the devices themselves are locked down so you can't maintain them yourself.

These are Linux boxes and they are locked down in the sense that you can't get root privileges on the machine to get a login shell or access the whole filesystem without increasingly involved hacking. I don't know exactly whether they have a recovery partition in flash firmware or on disk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 17:06 UTC
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JKP: Maybe next version will have narrower bezel. Top and bottom are quite wide. I would rather see those areas occupied by a larger screen.

Bezels allow you to hold it in landscape mode without blocking the screen.

And the touch screen detects when you are holding it in portrait mode and ignores touch input from your gripping hands.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
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TurkishTed: Well now that Yosemite has arrived has anyone downloaded it and looked at the features in the desktop version of photos?

It seems odd and unlikely that Apple would abandon a whole legion of supporters. Remember, much of the graphics and media industry have used Macs for years.

You have to applaud Adobe for their initiative but I am not going to make a hasty decision.

Note that Apple released a new Yosemite-compatible update to Aperture yesterday. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:44 UTC

Apple DID release a v3.6 update to Aperture yesterday (for Yosemite only), so they're apparently hedging against a delay in Photos.

The Aperture 3.6 "What's New" notes say only that "This update addresses compatibility with OSX Yosemite and stability improvements".

Surprised this update didn't make the DPReview news headlines.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:43 UTC as 6th comment
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)

Does that orange case help you find the drive after it's fallen overboard? Or is it just screaming "steal me"?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)

I wish I could recommend LaCie products, but - while I haven't had any catastrophic failures - my experience of their product support is pretty dismal. After a few years of market life on a device not only do the bug fixes cease (even though the same code base is being updated for new products) but the devices themselves are locked down so you can't maintain them yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)

Does anyone think the GH4 and GX7 are sharing the same sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 68th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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Jay Turberville: Not sure what they mean by "No 1080 video from 4K crop region to minimize aliasing". If you shoot 1080 with Ex Tele Mode you get 1080 using a pixel for pixel center crop which certainly seems like the minimal aliasing mode they are looking for. Should be better than cropping the 4K image because the compression per pixel would be less.

I assumed that "Panasonic, in its 1080 mode, is pixel-binning - combining data from multiple pixels before reading them out" meant that multiple pixels from the 4K crop were being averaged in some way to create 1080 pixels - which would make it a variant of oversampling. Selecting only a single pixel would be decimating the input image and practically guarantee aliasing on high-freq edges.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
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