monkeybrain

monkeybrain

Lives in United Kingdom Stirling, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 13, 2012

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cdlm: All the screws are clocked to a perfect horizontal/vertical cross in the photos… someone went full OCD with their product photo :)

The majority of press release and advertising photos such as this are now 3D renderings (even for cars). Read up on the Ikea catalogue images, despite the rooms and furniture looking completely photo-real they are almost all renderings.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
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Pandimonium: This is wat you get when twentieth century politicians make twentieth centery laws for the twenty-first centery.

Some background: https://juliareda.eu/2015/06/who-is-behind-the-attack-on-freedom-of-panorama/

Replying to this so it gets more attention. DPReview should add info from this as well. The bill is basically an extension of the wider assault on internet companies who are perceived by some to be profiting from the intellectual property of others.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1063 comments in total)
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zgmi: The wild card in this race is Samsung, after NX1 lets see what they offer for their rumoured full frame. What if a traditional DSLR is launched with a back field illuminated CMOS sensor, will it be again slightly better in low light ?

Calvin, to be honest Samsung don't care about pushing their cameras in a lot of markets. Portugal is a tiny market. Samsung stand a better chance in trying to break into the huge emerging markets of China, India, Brazil.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1063 comments in total)
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zgmi: The wild card in this race is Samsung, after NX1 lets see what they offer for their rumoured full frame. What if a traditional DSLR is launched with a back field illuminated CMOS sensor, will it be again slightly better in low light ?

Where are the rumours for a full frame Samsung? Samsung have said they believe that APSC can compete with full frame and this is why they went with such a high resolution on the NX1. Samsung's lenses are also all for APSC. Bringing out a full frame and full lens lineup? Unlikely as they are even very slow in getting their APSC lenses out the door.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
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Digital Imaging Technician: Whyyyyyy 28mm? This is nothing but a strange focal length for a non-ILC (yes, I'm looking at you too Ricoh GR) that Leica has not historically embraced. If there was a 35mm version I would buy this. Please Leica, it's a dream come true, but 7mm to wide... :-(

28mm is quite traditional in Japanese street photography (hence Ricoh GR and Nikon A). I wonder if this is partly a marketing choice to appeal to what must be Leica's expanding business in Asia.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 17:59 UTC
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theprehistorian: Does anyone know if these full frame Leicas suffer the same 'bulls eye' colour shifts as the Sony A7 series with wide angle lenses?

Check the reviews of wide angle leica lenses on Steve Huff's site.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
On Das ist Güt: Hands-on with the Leica Q article (63 comments in total)

If the announcement of new a new Leica gets Barney to make more Father Ted references, I hope Leica release a load more cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

The fire on the Mount Kenya image is there to represent the previous edge of the glacier. Took a little bit of googling to find that, thought it might be some weird natural phenomenon at first!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 5th comment
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peterstuckings: I'm very interested to see image #4 has a ton of dust spots in the sky over the subject's head, plus one big spot on the left of the frame. Before the trolls get their claws out, I'm not having a go - I'm just curious why these spots were not cleaned up when these images surely have had a lot of post-processing done, and in this particular image the subject's outline has clearly been enhanced. Do some photogs simply not see dust spots? ...

Leaving some imperfections makes it seem more real, perhaps.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 18:48 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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joyclick: Is there a true 50mm for APSC?
This new Canon will afterall be 80mm on APSC

On Samsung NX there is a 30mm too. Very nice lens. Pentex have a 31mm lens too.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 07:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: come to think of it : this kind of camera , which NASA may choose to install on it's vehicles\shuttles - no touch screen nor video , but though and capable to capture high resolution scene in single shot

I think NASA would use a camera they can tweak themselves and ensure it is fully protected from radiation damage. That's why the cameras on probes etc always sound so outdated - they're tried and tested, super reliable and resilient technology.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 19:11 UTC

For information, I believe you can gain a similar feature on Canon cameras using Magic Lantern.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 13:09 UTC as 59th comment
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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bluevellet: They must be really desperate for cash since they invested in Olympus to get access to the lucrative medical market.

"The two companies have already created a separate medical joint-venture to apply Sony's technologies to products based around Olympus's success in the endoscope market. The original deal also included Sony gaining lens and optical know-how from Olympus, and supplying Olympus cameras with sensors."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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shademaster: It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.

Barney, but wouldn't you agree it's a bit like knocking a Ford Escort for not being an SUV? I think you are quite right to criticise the viewability of the screen in sunlight though, something which all the camera makers should be trying to better but don't really.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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shademaster: It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.

ttran88, no the NX50 will almost certainly follow the pattern of the NX10, NX20, and NX30, i.e. small dslr style design with integrated EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:40 UTC
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photogeek: They're a year from shipping and the only thing they have is a render? Good luck with that.

If you read the story, "A prototype model that shoots only Raw files is being tested at the moment"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
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dharma108: Much as I really like Sony's recent entries into the FF and ASP-C market, I would be a little concerned if I was heavily invested in Sony camera equipment. They are now also not producing computers anymore--What's next?

It's fine. I mean, DPReview just put up a Sony video and everything!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
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monkeybrain: So what is the video department if it is not connected to its imaging division?

But it also says they're not selling off TVs yet. So the video department is just BR players? Would be odd if videocameras are not part of imaging.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:03 UTC

So what is the video department if it is not connected to its imaging division?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 22:42 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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crashpc: No new breathtaking sensor? Whuh, it seems that we´re stuck at 24Mpx for APS-C and 50Mpx for FF. :-(

28MP for APSC, remember - Samsung's latest sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
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