monkeybrain

monkeybrain

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GoPro should leverage the brand recognition their name has and their association with adventure sports to branch into rugged, weatherproof travel/adventure cameras with larger sensors (4/3).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (272 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: They call EVFs to be modern technology. Maybe it is, because it is new. But OVFs are much better in practical use, in any situation. I've used Olympus VF-4 with my E-PM2, but it is much worse in use than e.g. D7200's OVF.

Wow, what an interesting subjective statement! I've never heard of anyone comparing OVFs and EVFs before.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Photato: I like the concept of this camera.
Utmost quality in a small package.
The quality I am sure is there but the small, hmm not so much.
I would like to see this concept expanded for a larger market using smaller bodies with crop sensors and accesible prices.

RX1 Mini APS-C
RX1 Nano 1"

I think this would be a better value proposition.

I assumed you were talking about 1" with a fast prime. Making a 1" with a slow zoom is easy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Photato: I like the concept of this camera.
Utmost quality in a small package.
The quality I am sure is there but the small, hmm not so much.
I would like to see this concept expanded for a larger market using smaller bodies with crop sensors and accesible prices.

RX1 Mini APS-C
RX1 Nano 1"

I think this would be a better value proposition.

High quality fast primes can be had for the 1" Nikon 1 and the Samsung NX Mini (17mm prime, see very nice samples here on dpreview showing what these 1" sensors can do with good optics), but notice they are quite large (comparatively). Getting rid of the mount might shave some space off but perhaps not make it pocketable.

A news story from Feb mentioned an American startup that plans to make a FF rangefinder, APSC rangefinder, and 1" rangefinder, but that's probably all hot air.
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2297085902/konost-full-frame-digital-rangefinder-in-the-pipeline-for-2016

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)

Reminds me of a spider's eye, very cool.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 135th comment
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photomedium: Boy what a dead week this was!

Why, did everyone stop taking photos?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 19:18 UTC
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straylightrun: It's a shame that Samsung has a very strong APS-C mirrorless lineup with lenses and body, but nobody buys it simply because it's a Samsung. If this said Canon on the top instead of Samsung, it would sell like hotcakes.

Revenant, actually cameras have only been Leica's main business quite recently, after the company was split up. Leica also makes microscopes etc (different company, same brand) which is a bigger business I believe. Nikon is also very active in other imaging areas and they are probably very large earners. Nikon is also owned by Mitsubishi of course. But you're right that the image of Nikon and Leica is cameras. Keeping the camera companies going probably helps the prestige of the other, higher earning, branches. Maybe Samsung also hopes that producing top-quality cameras and lenses will also give it wider credibility.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Errr...You might have caught a major "misdump" there.

Fire retardants are not supposed to be deployed over residential areas, since the retardant viscosity (...as can be clearly seen in the drops over the lens...) is such that it can preclude ground teams to operate in the area.

It is specially worrisome that an uphill street is displayed in footage.

Ground vehicles would have extreme difficulty in access the area, should they be warranted before pavement decontamination.

Text says they are evacuating and trying to prevent property damage, so I suppose that's why the retardant is being dumped on the houses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:09 UTC

I had no idea such large planes were used for dumping retardant. Makes sense of course and impressive flying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:08 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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Old Cameras: You could have multiple versions of the same photo, all fake!

I see your point (I usually leave in things like power lines as well), but for example, the human eye can see a higher dynamic range than any camera and your brain does more processing to the 'real' image you see than even the most crazed HDR fan does to a photo. The human eye does not present reality.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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Lassoni: Such a shame that google is now part of science circles too. It just goes to show how much ppl are willing to give this company power

Totally agree! If it had a time machine I'd go back and stop Xerox doing all their research as well! Who needs a GUI on a computer anyway! After that, I'd go back and stop Bell with those pesky telephones and then stop Stephenson inventing that useless steam locomotive.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: Such a pity the video capability is not good in this day and age...

Although I don't shoot much video I completely agree that the line is blurring between stills cameras and video cameras. For events like weddings, sports, and wildlife the future might very much lie in 4K (or higher) with stills grabbed from the footage.

With Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic producing mirrorless offerings that have excellent stills and video quality (and Olympus seems to be improving in video too), Fuji must realise that they can't ignore video much longer. Either they embrace video or they go the Leica route and just don't include it at all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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Babka08: I'm a stills shooter who sometimes does a bit of video. And I hike. And shoot slowly. And I like good quality primes. Sounds like a winner to me.

From everything people write about Fuji video you wouldn't be sometimes doing a bit of video, you'd never be doing a bit of video.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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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 article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 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 article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 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 article Das ist Gut: Hands-on with the Leica Q (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
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