PIX 2015
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pgb

Lives in Australia sydney, Australia
Works as a Video editor
Joined on Sep 7, 2003
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Take more photos and switch off the computer.

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Lanidrac: So lets all boycott all Canon DSLR products until they provide similar quality on those expensive DSLR's!

and 2.2mpx ?

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SSantana75: What pen did he use. I'm amazed at the lack of noise at such high shutter speed and aperture.

The Adobe Pen, $5 a month.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
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mdruziak: EXCELLENT application! The healing and cloning stuff is magic!

Healing and cloning too, I might have to buy a Mac.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
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lcf80: Dear Serif. Windows is an OS, 10 is X. So, with Windows 10 being OS X, would you consider supporting it, too? ;P :)

I'll happily pay $100 for a Win version. Good to see some competition in what could become a monopoly. If Abode was getting eaten by cracked versions they should have prosecuted and made an example of the offenders.
Now we all pay. Go Affinity, great name too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
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brycesteiner: Affinity Designer is excellent and has saved us many times when Illustrator couldn't because of version issues.
Affinity Photo I hope will do the same.
Still will use Adobe but having another tool for prepress and design work is always welcome.

Try Blackmagic Resolve, V12 has further improved the editor now including the 3D tracker and you get possibly the best colour grader as well - for free. It also reads DNG.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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pkosewski: What happens here is Sony finally succeeds to become the "Apple of something".
They wanted to become the "Apple of PCs", "Apple of notebooks" and "Apple of smartphones", but it never worked because the actual Apple was already there.

I's all the same. Nice design, nice features, high prices.
We can already see reviewers just melting when they talk about Sony's cameras - some sponsored and some hopefully honest (I'm sure DPR is the latter).

I'm almost sure that if Canon released a $3000 body without weather sealing and with this kind of ergonomics they would be bashed in reviews (even if it was as advanced as a7RII). I'm pretty sure Sony a7 won't be, because - as some say - this is a camera for different people and different needs. But the same people often add that this camera will replace SLT and SLR.
Logic horror. :/

And all this hype results in Sony still NOT making a robust MILC. It's not that hard to put this sensor and mount into A77 body (sans mirror). So where is it...? :/

Sony have been throwing everything at the wall but I think FE / E is sticking. Looking at the four A7 cameras and the huge investment in new lenses I think they will bring stability to this mount.

If they don't nobody would ever trust them again in this market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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pkosewski: What happens here is Sony finally succeeds to become the "Apple of something".
They wanted to become the "Apple of PCs", "Apple of notebooks" and "Apple of smartphones", but it never worked because the actual Apple was already there.

I's all the same. Nice design, nice features, high prices.
We can already see reviewers just melting when they talk about Sony's cameras - some sponsored and some hopefully honest (I'm sure DPR is the latter).

I'm almost sure that if Canon released a $3000 body without weather sealing and with this kind of ergonomics they would be bashed in reviews (even if it was as advanced as a7RII). I'm pretty sure Sony a7 won't be, because - as some say - this is a camera for different people and different needs. But the same people often add that this camera will replace SLT and SLR.
Logic horror. :/

And all this hype results in Sony still NOT making a robust MILC. It's not that hard to put this sensor and mount into A77 body (sans mirror). So where is it...? :/

F65
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/show-highend/resource.solutions.bbsccms-assets-show-highend-F65.shtml

8000x
http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/broadcast-products-switchers-switchers-effects/mvs-8000x/overview/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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Matthew Bartok: Correct me if I am wrong, if the camera has in body image stabilization, is the sensor potentially capable of utilizing a multi-shot function to render full RGB colour ? I know this capability is not in the specs but am curious if it could be implemented with a firmware update by Sony if they even bothered to think about it.

Should work but you would need a tripod. It would also depend on whether they can move the sensor by one pixel ?
With 42mpx they could do RGB in post software with 42/3 resolution but then would the lack of an AA filter be a problem. Probably not since the sensor would be acting like an AA filter.
Early HD cine cameras were RGB capture with one sensor in a single layer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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Tape5: Sony is on a roll. You know the exponential rate of change is here when technology and innovation falls off a company at a pace that does not make common market sense.
Long live the nerds and the accountants !

and you could pull some very pro looking wedding stills from 4K, not in terms of quality but `the decisive moment'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 11:21 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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Sisung: It's using ARW 2.3 - let's hope they issue a firmware update to deal with this

http://blog.esgi.co.uk/2015/06/sony-7r-ii-rx10-ii-rx100-iv-still-lossy.html

Low budget features have a $6M budget, others $100M+ and with all that money the vast majority still shoot with lossy compression.
The DCP cinema delivery package is compressed. Higher resolution images also compress better. Sony knows this and has been designing compressed codecs for decades that are transparent.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 10:52 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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En Trance: And my question still remains. Is a serious photographer interested in using a camera that has a primary design objective of fitting into his wife's fanny pack??? I love the technology and specs, but I wonder about the design compromises resulting from the miniature packaging.

Wait for the A mount, you might as well wait for Godot.
You don't think that digital ICs are cheaper to mass produce and assemble than clockwork ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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J A C S: Imagine how old fashioned and obsolete this camera will look 2-3 years from now...

The Canon once looked cutting edge, now they remind me of
melting chocolate.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 01:27 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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Sisung: It's using ARW 2.3 - let's hope they issue a firmware update to deal with this

http://blog.esgi.co.uk/2015/06/sony-7r-ii-rx10-ii-rx100-iv-still-lossy.html

Well I hope they keep the compressed version so I don't have to lug around huge 42mpx files with no difference in 99.9% of shots.

Most feature films are shot with 4:1 compression or more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 01:23 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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JamesMor: "42 is a good number - as well as being the answer to life, the universe and everything,"

But what is the question????????

Sony's not going to win any awards for the crinkly bits around Norway. The book, no the BBC Radio play where it all began.

Have a nice day.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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En Trance: And my question still remains. Is a serious photographer interested in using a camera that has a primary design objective of fitting into his wife's fanny pack??? I love the technology and specs, but I wonder about the design compromises resulting from the miniature packaging.

I think the primary design objective is to make these cameras cheap to manufacture by removing most of the mechanics.
The small size is a by product welcomed by many but if you put a big lens on it, it's a negative. When the processors get fast enough the shutter may go too.
The fact that mirrorless allows almost any lens to be used is hard to ignore. That's new, it really hasn't been possible before and those excellent Canon FD primes are back.
As others have mentioned this camera is about the same size of my OM1, which I thought was ideal. So it's back to the future.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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photosen: Looks very nice. "Canon should expect some cancelled EOS 5DS orders..." and Sony should expect more cancelled lens orders...

Lol, well even the non Apple fans would have to agree with this, 'if you don't cannibalize yourself somebody else will'.
Canon, Sony's preferred lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Yet another expensive camera with crippled 8-bit low bitrate video compression.

95MB/s (760Mbit/s) write speed cards are not expensive anymore. They can write RAW 12-bit with 1080p30 or Prores 4K 30p 10-bit 422

Blackmagic did it right for video compression. Other companies are still learning...

There is HDMI out, 10 bit would be nice but Sony have heaps of other 10 bit cameras on the market , thus the problem.
Slog helps this too. 100mbps, not too bad. All things considered this camera sounds stunning.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1090 comments in total)
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garyknrd: I put the brakes on my Canon gear spending over two years ago... Man am i glad I did.

Yes, I've wanting buy some new gear for four years now.
Milestones - 5D2, D800/600, Sony FF mirrorless. This is very interesting and could swing the tide -

`in New York we even got a glimpse of the a7R II autofocusing Canon EF lenses using a Metabones electronic adapter. Focus appeared to be on par with OVF focus on a native Canon body' , DPR

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:28 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (686 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'a switch from the previous CCDs to 24MP CMOS sensors, and thus the introduction of live view'

So, live view was not possible in cameras before CCD?

Vid cameras were all once CCD. Maybe the FF CCD sensors overheated.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (686 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: ... The photographic fads get more ridiculous with every year.

One step backwards with a mono camera would not being able to mix the RGB components to mono to emulate colour filters in post and change your mind or apply masking. Sure, it can still be done with physical filters but then it's baked in.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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