ryansholl

ryansholl

Lives in United States Johnston US, IA, United States
Joined on Mar 4, 2009

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On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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Putious: A little off topic, but does anyone know what music is playing in the vid?

*Shazam cannot identify singing or humming*

Sorry, I tried. And now I know how shazam works.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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km25: Big deal. Frist it is a movie, that is impressive, but for stills? Second the lens on adapter is F2.8. Just think a lens that is F1.2 would use iso 105k. Where would tht put a D4s. 12MPs has been past up years ago, a specially in FF. In APS-C and M43 we know of the two cameras their. It woud have served Sony much better to have cut the MP of the 36MP sensor in half for 4k movies with 18MP. Like the D4s Nikon and Canon camera. This super low light is a one trick pony, after you do some real low light stuff, then comes what. No lens and narrow use, Sony do you think before you leap?

I am amused that "12mp has been past{sic} up years ago" but there is very, very little difference in useable resolution between 12 and 16. Nikon blew past 16 years ago. Using Sony sensors.

And what had been Nikon's claim to low light fame? A 10mp sensor.

Make the butthurt less obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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KrisAK: Whatever happened to those Canonian fireflies?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/13/canon-releases-sample-video-from-high-sensitivity-full-frame-cmos-sensor

Several things available on netflix in 4k already.

It's not 4k that interests me though. It's downsampling to 1080. From 4k. At 409600.

This actually makes me excited about video.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:50 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Two thoughts:

1) Wow!

2) Aperture was f2.8. There are a lot of cheap f1.4 film lenses out there that could be adapted, which would get another two stops!

@ zoranT: Do you expect to be able to focus at all in the dark? Through an optical viewfinder?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:46 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: OK, it looks... not good, but the new possibilities are very very interesting!

Pitch black at 1600 and you're hoping for more?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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Alexander Barus: I can only imagined what Fujifilm's new organic sensor would like (in the future)....

Odds are, something significantly less than Sony's alternative when it finally arrives.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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Daxs: And?

and that's pretty f***ing amazing, is what.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 06:36 UTC
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l_d_allan: One of my "pet peeves" is small cameras that could have a small "grip" on the front, but don't. To me, unless the lens fully retracts into the body so the front is completely level, the designers might as well have a grip + larger battery ... and full size SD card in the case of the J1 thru J4.

As long as the lens protrudes somewhat from the rest of the body when powered off, you might as well have a grip that protrudes a similar amount.

For example, my S110 is quite a small camera that easily goes in a normal size shirt pocket. I'm mostly really happy with it, except for limited battery life and no grip.

When powered off, there is still about 3/16" of the lens protruding (~5mm). If there was a grip that protruded the same 3/16" inch, it wouldn't detract at all from being pocketable. Plus, the battery could be larger.

My 2¢

@jogger, I think that's exactly what he means.

Or my nex C3. What silly little stupid things those "grips" are.

Even on my nex7 the grip could stand to be a little deeper, as I'd have to have a lens just 7-8mm in depth for the grip to be the most protruding thing!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:20 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Just when I thought Adobe could not stoop any lower, there they go blackmailing their customer to using CC, even though Lightroom itself is still sold as a standalone application apparently "to meet photographers needs".

Yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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erichK: The most important factor is Adobe's violation of their assurance that they would not compel Lightroom users to become captives of their "bleed-every-month" subscription system.

A very good reason to look elsewhere that this moster corporation for software. And an opportunbity for *real* innovators.

The "cloud" portion is only one aspect. You're glossing over the "use on tablet" portion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Just when I thought Adobe could not stoop any lower, there they go blackmailing their customer to using CC, even though Lightroom itself is still sold as a standalone application apparently "to meet photographers needs".

Absolutely transparent reneging on earlier promises. I think it is silly at this point to think that LR will remain a standalone in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:05 UTC

I have no intentions of every buying a 4k TV, if I'm given the choice, anyway. I feel like we've definitely reached the point of overkill.

I am excited to see what this puts out at 1080p. A compact low light machine that can finally lay down some incredible 1080p video would be more than welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 30th comment | 11 replies
On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (143 comments in total)
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Michel J: Why an E-mount when we can have a real DSLR with A-mount for the same price?

Ok, I'll give you all most of that. I flat forgot about sensor stabilization, and when i read contrast detect my brain fired away thinking phase detect.

I forgot because I haven't carried one of my three A mount cameras for more or less two years, because I have two nex bodies that suit me just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (143 comments in total)
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Michel J: Why an E-mount when we can have a real DSLR with A-mount for the same price?

A-mount offers very little of interest to buyers at this price point, for one.

A better ergonomic experience as a second camera for NEX owners, for another.

AF is pretty much a wash now. So what is it that you feel makes an A-mount any more of a DSLR than E? Neither are SLRs anyway. Honest question.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)
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Retzius: Meanwhile, in China, a 14 year old makes iPhones for $4.00 a day.

and we all buy them. Come down off that high horse.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: I went to Budapest last year, and found it a wonderful city for street photography. It's a place I would certainly like to visit again. However, if there's an embargo on taking pictures of people in the street, I would not want to go back again.

I would not visit any nation where photography presents an undefined legal risk, and I'm sure many on this forum would agree.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)
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kty: just tell me ONE convincing quality about V3 to spent $1200 ?!

It is a spray and prayer's dream.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)
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jadot: Personally I love the idea of fast, accurate AF, but am in no way interested in FPS. I never have been. Maybe it's just me, and probably because of my preferred style of shooting, but this is why:
Where I come from we call it spray and pray. Simple as that. The hope that just one of a multitude of photographs might actually be "ok" bores the hell out of me. Professional sports shooters don't get award winning photographs by hoping for the best. There's great art in being in the right place and more so at the right time. There's no expression in picking out a picture that you didn't see at the time of capture. Otherwise just get a monkey to do it.
Are you an artist or an operator? Are you a photographer or a monkey?

And for that matter, I tried those 12fps shots as a stop motion gif but in that instance it was too choppy as they were moving too fast in grooming eachother. 20 would have nailed it, and it would have been adorable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)
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jadot: Personally I love the idea of fast, accurate AF, but am in no way interested in FPS. I never have been. Maybe it's just me, and probably because of my preferred style of shooting, but this is why:
Where I come from we call it spray and pray. Simple as that. The hope that just one of a multitude of photographs might actually be "ok" bores the hell out of me. Professional sports shooters don't get award winning photographs by hoping for the best. There's great art in being in the right place and more so at the right time. There's no expression in picking out a picture that you didn't see at the time of capture. Otherwise just get a monkey to do it.
Are you an artist or an operator? Are you a photographer or a monkey?

That's extremely closed-minded. You are saying that my stalking two deer around my yard for an hour and in the end using the option of 12 frames per second to capture the perfect moment because at 840mm equivalent I can't make out a 12 pixel wide tongue in a 6000 pixel wide photo for timing makes me a half assed photographer?

You can choose not to use a tool, but assuming that all others who use it are lesser individuals is the exact opposite of demonstrating superiority.

And pro photographers utilize high FPS captures when it's appropriate. Including the stop motion photos you see in the olympics. Don't be so naive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:50 UTC
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aftab: " There are many development tasks around that goal, such as increasing resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and so on. Ultimately what we want is to have a camera that incorporates all of this. With unlimited resolution, unlimited sensitivity and unlimited dynamic range you can take photos of anything that exists on this earth. That's our ultimate goal. "

Canon users who worry about resolution and DR, worry not. Canon has you in their mind. :)

They say the proof will be in the pudding but it's all meaningless if Canon keeps serving Jello.

What some guy says shouldn't give one ounce of warm & fuzzy. What else is he supposed to say?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
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