monkeybrain

monkeybrain

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

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On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (302 comments in total)
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mailman88: It's simple Canon, build a camera noise free at 6400 ISO, fastest AF in the business and sell it under $1700....then you'll own the camera world.

Canon already do pretty much own the camera world. Their lack of performance in some areas (high ISO, dynamic range, mirrorless offering) probably only makes a small dent in sales. Their interchangeable lens camera sales remained flat, notice, not decreased. Canon's overall camera sales are down because of the continued growth of smartphones. I'm no Canon fanboy, but you surely must realise that Canon's deficiencies do not affect the majority of sales (most of their DSLR buyers probably don't even know what ISO is).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
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Cheng Bao: Should it be called CES 2015?

'checks' for banking are spelt 'cheques' in the UK (same pronunciation). Although they're basically obsolete over here now anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
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crashpc: I´m pretty certain that NOBODY around me will buy Samsung mirrorless in three years. How do they want to do "that"? :-D

Completely agree with Olymore. American and European markets offer some brand prestige but success rests on sales in Asia.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
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Snikt228: Has anyone ever seen a Samsung ILC camera in the wild?

To the OP, I've seen as many Samsung mirroless in the hands of tourists in Edinburgh as other mirrorless brands. The most common type of camera to see is probably the superzoom compact though. DSLRs certainly outnumber mirrorless there as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
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Snikt228: Has anyone ever seen a Samsung ILC camera in the wild?

pannumon, Samsung have recently invested in creating at least one large sensor fab. Advances made by NX can also benefit the rest of the mobile division and vice versa. There's clearly some serious investment going in.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:43 UTC
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Cheng Bao: Should it be called CES 2015?

'checks', Barney? You've been in the States too long!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:38 UTC
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coldcut: I like the bold tone from Samsung. No overconfidence, just self assurance leaning towards innovation and a firm belief that there is a lot of technical improvements left to implement. Others just rest on their laurels, waiting to see what the next big thing will be, hoping somone else will do the heavy lifting.
I really hope Samsung will drive this home.

The average consumer doesn't even know what a DSLR really is. They know what a 'proper' camera looks like that is how a DSLR looks. They don't know there's a flappy mirror in there. Let's be honest, they mostly use auto mode and won't buy other lenses. The better market is the informed photography consumer who are willing to buy lenses and lots of kit. That's the market all the mirrorless manufacturers are chasing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:34 UTC
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Mr Olympian: I never would have considered Samsung, but a look at their history in other markets, along with the NX1 and the giant firmware updates has changed my mind. If you don't agree, get your hands on a NX1 and you very well may change your mind too.

Phillips, it's coming. Called NX400 or 500.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T real-world sample gallery posted article (85 comments in total)
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Dan Bracaglia: The lens and sensor in the X100T and X100S are the same. Functionally, they are different. The X100T offers a slightly more refined shooting experience, in some aspects, to the X100S. This obviously can not be demonstrated in a sample gallery.

The main purpose of this gallery is to demonstrate the Classic Chrome film simulation, and how it compares to some of the other simulation modes offered. This is something we have not had the chance to do before with a non-beta model.

I expect new real-world samples whenever any camera manufacturer adds a new jpeg filter option, oh sorry, 'film simulation mode'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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l_d_allan: I'll get interested in a phone/camera combo when the engineers can somehow shoe-horn in a 1" sensor. Even with the added thickness, that capability seems appealing.

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/0429642145/panasonic-lumix-cm1-available-us

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1238 comments in total)
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Thunder123: I like how DPReview after removing the A77ii jpgs due to an error in noise reduction still hasn't replaced them

But looking at the Raw files clearly the A77ii is better in most areas.

Using a D7000 to compare the DR, really? DPR cooked the books on this review

They should have clearly stated the age of the D7000. Even a 5-year old Nikon has better DR!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am having trouble navigating this new wonderful, media-imposed, intelligent-devoided bubbly world.

...So, it is not sexism if it is commercial, right?

Rucksacks for hiking are almost always made in men and women's models. Men and women have differently shaped bodies, you might have noticed. Women are also allowed clothes different to men as well.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
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Tap0: I am not sure why they chose 'Kashmir' as a name for a bag designed for women.

Because it's just a good song?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
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jonathanj: Women's backpacks, fine, but can we have a bit less of the obscure made-up jargon? What exactly is a side pocket "drainage weep hole"? Googling the term just gives a lot of information about a technique in masonry wall construction.... I even looked at the kickstarter page, but it just looks like a normal pocket to me... Does it mean if the water gets in, there's a hole to let it drain out? Wouldn't a waterproof cover be a better addition?

It's a drainage hole.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
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Albino_BlacMan: I'd there any connection with the similar looking, similarly named and similarly adjustable north face casimir 32 pack? Or is that all coincidence?

You're right! Absolutely identical! I mean they both even go on your back!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (365 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: I called my local shop and they said that they won't carry Samsung because of their history with lack of QC. However I think I'll pick one up .

Presumably they also don't stock Nikon then?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (365 comments in total)
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tt321: There is no discussion about the images taken with walking towards the camera high frame rate AF test? Hopefully it will be discussed in the full review.

They did show the images. The 'clip' was the images. What's to say? You can see it tracked Barney easily and the shots were sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 22:00 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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Lassoni: uhh.. some painting is suddenly landscape photography?

Go see it larger, it looks less 'painterly' (whatever the hell that means).

It's an image you have to let your eyes rest on for a while. It's not the typical "wow, look at that!" image which get high views on social network sites. Look at it deeply, consider the contours, the crevices, the shades in the rock, the way vegetation tries to cling on to the windblasted slopes. It's a beautiful representation of Glen Coe, a perfect summary of the feeling of being there.

Only a confident, accomplished photographer would have chosen to highlight that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: "Reached out to" is pathetic. "Contacted" is perfectly adequate: this is a technical site, not a charitable institution.

I agree with John. "Reached out to" is terrible corporate speak.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: Yikes, $1300 for the "kit" lens. It better be pretty darn good!

The kit lens is indeed pretty darn good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
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