CyberAngel

CyberAngel

Lives in Finland Espoo, Finland
Works as a IT Consult
Joined on Jun 26, 2011
About me:

gadget geek

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Terrera: As a nature photographer, I honestly prefer a 16-600 equivalent lens, with a wide F1.8 or F2.8 wide aperture, F5.6 max at telephoto and A ZOOM RING! You have no idea how much battery that would save and how more precise pictures would be. Don't care abt the small sensor either as long as it has a manageable size. Being weather sealed would also be a plus and USB charging via external power bank and a maximum price of USD600. I would buy it immediately!

A mechanical zoom ring is missing in action.
Are there any non-DLSR cameras with a real zoom ring?

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jaxson: Is this earth rotation or moon orbiting, or a combo of both?

I think that moon shows the same side always,
but it does wobble a little
so it could go with or against the earth's rotation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
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RGBCMYK: 2.8 D-max is huge and to my knowledge wasn't even approached in the traditional darkroom Once cadmium was removed from b/w paper even a selenium toned piece of fiber base paper only reached a d-max of 2.2 to 2.3 on glossy fiber base paper!

Captain Kirk:
they still clog
ink is still more expensive than gold
have you tried laser?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: lol... general shooting... you need special camera for that..
looks like run out of criteria

There is no trolling involved in the blind tests.
=> defenders of iPhone fall short of arguments.
I'm slowly starting to hate iPhones & the defenders
GOOD JOB !!
You're Real Trolls = making Apple a bad...apple :-(

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Wow, still iPhone is there no matter what...

All-rounder? What kind of award is that?

Note 4, Galaxy 6, CM1, Nokia should get that title as they are miles better than iPhone in IQ and some of them have 4K video. iPhone is using 10 year old technology in it camera and any 50$ camera out there can easily trounce iPhone's output anytime of the day.

So basicly...
when using Auto the iPhone 6+ is best
but the IQ sucks and all the others are better
Did I understand it correctly??

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
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worldcup1982: nothing beats the nokia 808 still.
waiting for the successor, if there will ever be one.
the 1020 is worse, worse lens,worse timing...

1040 XL
I just wish the Lumia 1020 was upgraded with SD 810
3 GB RAM, SD card, better optics, &big screen model

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
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Menneisyys: Guys and gals, just don't forget the following:

If you do own a Snapdragon 805-based Note4, you can have (apart from over-8 bit color channels and dynamically adjustable WB) almost-RAW output without any of the biggest problems with the stock Camera app. That is, no noise reduction or even more aggressive oversharpening will ruin your images.

Note: it's simply not possible to do the same on Exynos-based Note4's. They will be stuck with the noise reduction and sharpening no matter what third-party app they use.

if you do have a Snapdragon 805-based handset but don't give a try to direct camera accessor apps like Snap, you deprive yourself something SIGNIFICANTLY better than you can achieve with the stock Camera app.

Just compare the stock and unprocessed Snap camera HDR output images at http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4/general/shooting-light-best-image-quality-note-4-t3012008 . In the article, I also thoroughly asses Android-based noise reducer / sharpener tools.

Menneisyys (Past)
Always good posts - Thanks!
Aina hyviä postauksia - Kiitos!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: The only reason I didn't buy any smartphone is the size...

Yes...they are absolutely too small

Samsung does have a Note 8.4
but tge display is not HDTV OR UHTV compatible.
I use Miracast. ..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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Lars Rehm: Seriously, the next person to ask for the CM1 or Note 4 will be banned for life :)

Always so polite
and absolutely no iBias
You make my day! :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
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DaveE1: Why are people getting so upset?

This camera is not for most people here. But those who want it will likely have a lot of fun with it.

Should the rest of us criticize the manufacturer of your favorite camera because we think it's not for us? Some people have a lot of growing up to do.

This is the way of funding your niche camera :
Take the money from the masses!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
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Menneisyys: Pretty mediocre as a smartphone camera. (Not to mention as a phone, particularly with the unsettling news of Sony's probably selling off their entire smartphone business, meaning a definite end of any official future firmware upgrades. Not that previous Sony models received that many upgrades...)

In addition to the usual stuff (bad oversharpening, watercoloring via the, at least in broad daylight, unnecessarily strong noise reduction), Sony really should improve their sweep pano mode. Heck, even Samsung's implementation is way better, which, in turn, can't hold a candle to that of Apple. And the decentered lens and bad front camera (the latter being particularly important in dual-camera modes (here: "Face In"), which I *love* on the Note4 and use a LOT for social shots)....

<continued below>

Menneisyys is from Finland.
He doesn't lie.
He doesn't troll.
It's in the genes of the Finns!
Please stop misreading him.

This debate is so pointless
that I'd put you BOTH away for a week to think
if ONLY I had the power.
AND
I do NOT agree on everything with Menneisyys
plus I think iOS is outdated and inferior

I have Lumia & Samsung phones
(and about a dozen feature phones+old&smart)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1458 comments in total)
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macky patalinghug: mock solemn -the article's tone seems to suggest that it is saying something that will open your eyes. :) The content is pretty simple: If you are convinced that full frame is for you, sell your current stuff and start anew. For doing it step by step will only handicap you as a photographer.

of course we may or may not agree to this as some folk have the 2 systems simultaneously.

What if yo prefer a motorcycle, say...Hayabusa?
Comparison to a truck or 4-wheeler:
+
light, small frame, accelerates quickly to high speeds, fun
-
maybe not so many electric upgrades available...
not weather-proof...capacity is smaller (storage)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
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SirSeth: I think the article is well articulated. What I picked up is that many people think that buying FF lenses for a crop sensor will future proof them, but in reality as soon as those lenses are mounted on a FF, you're using "new" lenses that don't behave as they did and may be less useful (or more useful) on the new format. Meaning if you enjoyed the reach, now you need to add reach on the top end...

Nikon 800/810 for landscapes?
You can also stitch several photos together...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC
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Average User: Thanks for the article Richard. This is a subject on which I spent a lot of time this past year and would share the following:
With lots of light, full frame and aps-c image quality are nearly indistinguishable. But:
For people who want more depth of field, in daytime light, APS-c is actually better, and among other things it means that more of your pictures will be close to perfect focus. Moreover, from the same telephoto lens, an aps-c will get a more detailed image than a ff with the same number of pixels, from that same lens. So even though I did switch to full frame, I retain two aps-c cameras that can utilize my telephoto lenses.
I think it's also really important to note that lenses for full frame are more expensive for the same quality. So eg my Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Dx cost $800 but the full frame equivalent is much more.

Bokeh can be added afterwards via software...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
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electrophoto: My take on this is simply this:
Consider what you are doing currently, consider what you WANT to do eventually. If Photography is part of your work consider your specific needs.
And those questions will detrermine if you'd need a top of the line FF DSLR with top quality glass or if a small pocketable is all you need or anyhting in between.
Every decision comes with compromises.

As an example - when I travel, I travel VERY light weight.. I've carried no more than a 35-40liter (approx. 2300cin) back pack even on 6+ month road trips.
Carrying a full frame camera plus lenses & gear doesn't fit my bill.

I want good quality pictures, I want to be able to play with depth of field, I want to be able to use it in most light situations... so either a small APS-C or M4/3 will do just fine - as long as I am aware of the specific limitations and how to work with / around them.

Studio work? completely different aproach.

Need / want determines what system / route one should take - not "upgrade"

with your studio you can afford a m43 for your vocation

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
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qwertyasdf: If you are seeking for shallow DOF digital photography, FF is THE format.
Ain't even trolling

Think about this, for FF we have 85mm f1.2 and 50mm f1.2
What do we have for MF?
There is the the pentax 67 165mm f2.8 ~ 85/1.4 equiv.
And the Mamiya 80mm f1.9 ~ 50/1.2 equiv.

But the issue is such equivalences does not exist in the digital realm. Til now, there isn't even a full frame 645 sensor, let alone a 67 one.

For portraits?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:24 UTC
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Reto: I currently use an OMD E-M1 to do pro work (food, watches, stills, a bit of portraiture) and none of my clients has ever complained about technological aspects of a picture (such as lack of megapixels, lack of DOF). Sensor technology has improved so much that an OM-D nowadays has better IQ than a 5D Mark II. I exclusively use high quality glass though and post process with Capture One Pro. I've chosen the Micro Four Thirds format because on location I can't always work with an assistant and apart from the camera system there's the lighting to carry as well. So weight and size was a consideration.

About the DOF myth. When I was booked to photograph a politician on location in front of a well known city building, she wanted me to recognize the building more clearly and I had to close the aperture to f4 so that it was slightly blurred but still recognizable. So much for lack of DOF blur.

Naveed Akhtar:
A slightly used Nikon 800, perhaps?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: Been shooting with an APS-C sized sensor camera for the last three years nonstop, doing fashion/model photography, Art reproduction, landscapes. Even shot architectural stuff for a client. Why would I spend $3000 to $6000.00 on a full frame camera for my professional work when I can buy 2 Sony A77MK IIs, have a back up camera and have superb performance across the board?
I have no intentions of going full frame in the near future. Don't want or need it.

nerd2:
put up or shut up!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
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b0k3h: ah..DOF argument... the old one-trick trump-card for internetPhotographers completely void of technique, perspective, and experience.

why dont you paper shooters post a picture from your FF album showing where the image could be improved if you had access to an even wider aperture.

one can compensate for small....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:57 UTC
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Anastigmat: Lenses. Part of the often repeated "advantage" of an APS-C camera is the longer "reach" of the crop sensor. It means you can use a 400mm lens and get the equivalent of a 600mm. but when APS-C fantatics buy odd focal length lenses like a 35mm macro to mimic the working distance (or lack thereof) of a 50mm macro on a FF, or when they buy a 50-135mm zoom to mimic a 75-200mm zoom on a FF, then they instantly threw that advantage away. To add insult to injury these APS-C lenses are way more expensive than their FF equivalents. In fact, a person can buy a FF, a 50mm macro, and a 70-200mm zoom and he would have spent less money than someone who bought an APS-C camera, a 35mm macro and a 50-135mm zoom.

Not only does the APS-C buyer not have an advantage in reach unless he uses FF telephotos, he also have a disadvantage at the wide angle end. In sum, it is another myth that the APS-C sensor has an advantage over the FF sensor for the consumer but the myth lives on.

which mean it's either m43 or FF
(or 1" ???)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
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