CyberAngel

CyberAngel

Lives in Finland Espoo, Finland
Works as a IT Consult
Joined on Jun 26, 2011
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gadget geek

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On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (143 comments in total)
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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)....

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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plus I think iOS is outdated and inferior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 (1413 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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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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
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Now, if you can bear it, WHY it is a myth!
No cameras memory is sufficient to sustain a 10Fps burst for longer than a couple of seconds. the hi-speed machine does not exist. The best case for a 1D MkIV with a Lexar1000X pro card over 30 seconds is a mere 79 frames. If it were a ten frame a second machine that figure would be 300 frames.And that is only 16MP RAWs- 160Mb/sec- nothing these days for a computer's SSD memory.

This is because manufacturers refuse to "upgrade" their buffer memory to match their claims- and this is Canon's flagship pro sports machine- a thing of beauty, but no faster than my NEX7.......which is tiny-like an SD card is

They can go as fast for much longer IF we get the AMOUNT of memory installed and IF it is reliable and fast.Just think- internal memory like a Hudl or iPad or iPhone has.Hmmmm, why didn't they think of that??

Many other factors like this one mean that is is all a myth, and that progress has been put on hold, yawn...

UHD cam = 3840x2160 ~8,3 MP
24 / 25 / 30 Fps (even 60 fps)
add HDR to that and you have your superfast camera
:-)
I know, I know, the "lenses" are all wrong and it's not FF
but you ask for speed and you get it!
...
(yes, I'm trolling!)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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RMGoodLight: I Agree with this article. Fullframe is not suitable for everyone.

I tried the sony Alpha FF cameras myself and from my experience I miss 1 critical point in most of this discussions: useful aperture and equivalence. With mFT and APSC I'm used to F1.8 and F1.4 lenses. After using this terrific Zeiss 55mm F1.8 wide open at a Sony A7R I had to commit I had to rethink which apertures to use. At F1.8 FF optics have a very thin DOF. Misfocus is more critical then with F1.8 at APSC or mFT.

After some trial-and-error I think that F2.0 or better F2.4 gives much more usable DOF at FF cameras. That explains why there are so many FF lenses starting at F2.0 or F2.8. F1.8 gives very nice image results at FF cameras but you need a good AF or a steady hand to get good use of it. And thats the tricky part of the quote from above "with the same shutter speed and f-number, a larger sensor ... allows better image quality." You will not use FF with the same ISO and F-number as APSC or mFT.

One can do Bokeh afterwards via SOFTWARE!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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Carlos Taylhardat: I wonder when we will have a full frame medium format camera or 8X10 sensor's with hundred of thousands of megapixel's?

Diffraction limit?
What about 2/3" & 38 MP on the Lumia 1020?
it's 1/4 the area of 1 4/3 and 1/16 of FF
I say 50MP, 100MP & FF=200MP
...
The reason to NOT to go for MF for IQ = no lens choices

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:39 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1413 comments in total)
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babart: Richard's viewpoint is right on the money. In my humble opinion the only reason to currently move into full frame is to use a 24 to 28mm shift (or tilt/shift) lens for achitecture, so as to have the advantage of the moderate wide angle lens. Even then, it helps to have a slew of film (full-frame) lenses :). I'm in both camps and I'm buying a used A7 and a PK to Sony E adapter.

Other than that I can't see myself outgrowing my Fuji equipment in the near future. I can load an X-E1 body mounted with a 27mm pancake, and two excellent zooms of 18-55 and 55-200 in a case that's about 10 x 6 x 4 inches and weighs a bit over 3.5 pounds (1.5kg.) The image quality is superb, and I suspect it's the same with any APS-C system with a 16 - 18 mpix sensor and some decent lenses.

I have a friend that has a full-frame Nikon with a battery grip and both of the Nikon f/2.8 zooms (24-70 and 70-200.) He wonders why he's so tired at the end of his vacations. :)

Cheers,
BAB

I have 50 pounds on my belly.
That off => FF + gears - TWICE !!
...
(sadly I now use only camera-phones)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 12:22 UTC
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: No point in trying to emulate shallow DoF. The results will be sometimes dreadful, as has been shown by the M8.

@ Demosthenes Stogios
non sense when you don't understand them?
You should stand in front of a mirror...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)
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neo_nights: @ Lars "there simply is not enough space unless consumers accept larger/thicker phones."
This is right, but I still don't get this obsession with paper thin smartphones. They are increasing screensize and getting thinner and thinner. Then people complain that they are fragile (obviously!) and battery life is poor (obviously).

I mean, does 2~4mm of extra thickness make THAT much difference for the public?

Moto G would have sold twice as much if it were thin!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)
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vladimir vanek: those prices must be a straight nightmare to apple-ists. :)

Not high enough to propose a threat.
iPhone 6+ @128G = 999 € (in Finland).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 01:52 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (79 comments in total)
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dmartin92: So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.

8K

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 00:29 UTC

With bigger pixels I expect the video to be better
but no OIS?
Really?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 7th comment
On DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus post (35 comments in total)

Bends light without much distortion. (y)
Worse noise among the test comparison group. :-(
Video stabilization shows the infancy. :-/
Good autofocus. :-)
Finally has an API! :-D
Getting better. :-)
The old style OS still doesn't offer Widgets or Live Tiles >:-(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 3rd comment
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