yslee1

yslee1

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On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (285 comments in total)

I've always thought video is where Lytro will really find its place. Focus pulling in post is so much easier than doing it on the fly. I think small production groups will really benefit the most from this!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:50 UTC as 53rd comment

I like the 42.5/1.7 for the IS, but I paid just US$230 for my Olympus... not sure if I want to upgrade!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 02:20 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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princecody: Is the Panasonic 42.5mm a mini Nocticron or an alternative to the Olympus 45mm (which I returned because of the akward focal length compared to the Nocticron & cheap feel)?

What, 2.5mm extra is awkward? How did I ever use my 125mm back when I was shooting film?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 02:17 UTC

This post is Depression Central. Fine work by all the photographers shown.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 74th comment
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prossi: An R&D guy that doubles as marketing manager?!!? I am loving Olympus more & more by the minute.
Definitely this one is low on the bs-ing and high on the doing. They need more of these at Canon.

Well, in technical fields, you need to have some knowledge. Used car salesmen tactics don't really work. Still I got a chuckle out of the used Subaru comment. :P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
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J A C S: "With no mirror action and no mechanical shutter in electronic shutter mode..."

Does the OM-D E-M5 ll have a fully electronic shutter (2nd curtain) or his comments are about future cameras?

There is nothing preventing the mirror in the dSLR to stay up with similar high resolution implementations.

" He said that resolution lost to camera shake in DSLRs reduces the advantage of having more pixels."

Unless you shoot with an electronic shutter, which is what you do with the Oly anyway for higher res. That was a really cheap shot.

Not saying that m4/3 is bad (I use it myself), but won't the D800 be better for the low light scenarios?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
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otto k: Regarding multiple shots without tripod: apparently samsung is able to read full 28MP sensor in NX1 240 times a second. It might be DR limited, we don't know yet, but if sensors are able to complete full scan in 1/1000s in few years time it would make multishot usable without tripod. For 8 exposures one would need to hold still for 1/125s which is quite manageable even on tele lens with OIS already. It could also bring CMOS sensors closer to dropping mechanical shutter altogether.

Prossi has stated the main challenge (as has Setsuya-san), but I'll re-state it again: The issue is the not sensor readout, it's the speed and precision of the IBIS motors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
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abortabort: DPR - does the Air have IBIS?

Have Olympus expressed any interest in selling the Air outside of Japan?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (85 comments in total)

I'm missing something here; why does the intro read like something from last year? The S4 Zoom is obsolete, replaced by the K Zoom. I can't even find the GC2 here anymore!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 02:16 UTC as 25th comment
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LukeDuciel: the more I look at the ZE 35 and the 90 macro, the more I doubt the point of moving to sony a ff system.

as a Nikon D800 user, my whole system bulk is actually comparable to the a7 + good glasses.

By 400g? When a typical complete FF system is likely to be in the range of 2-3kg at least?

Oh and of course the FE system will be smaller, since Sony have purposely not committed to producing f/2.8 zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
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wildkat2: DPR you completely missed the "rest of the story."

Pentax also added two more lenses to the current lineup. No not the two zooms that were announced. The FA35 f/2 and the FA50 f/1.4 have returned from the abyss. Both were missing form the last roadmap and the FA35 was officially discontinued.

Those additions give Pentax five true full frame primes - FA31 Limited. FA35, FA43 Limited, FA50 and FA77 Limited - for the new full frame body. This in addition to the large number of DA lenses that are actually full frame.

Ah, I remember the FA Limited lenses that first came out some 15+ years ago. They were such beautiful lenses. Unfortunately by the time I bought my own SLR I went with Nikon, and so never had the opportunity to use these lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 06:31 UTC
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yslee1: Now that I really would like to see. No sense adopting a 500g camera to a drone when you don't need a lot of the weight associated with it (in particular, the LCD).

I've moaned about this before. Both the Air and the Sony QX cameras lack HDMI out, which makes it difficult to adopt them for FPV.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 06:46 UTC

Now that I really would like to see. No sense adopting a 500g camera to a drone when you don't need a lot of the weight associated with it (in particular, the LCD).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies

Is there HDMI out? Could be killer for drones if there is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 6th comment
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (335 comments in total)
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straylightrun: How can Samsung have seemingly unlimited resources but still not have a rangefinder-style body with integrated EVF (like a6000, X-E2 and GX7)?

Silly, can't you see? If they add an EVF they can't have a selfie screen! /s

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:02 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1430 comments in total)
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yslee1: Is there a lower framerate that offers live view then?

Hmm, I really should see if I can get a hands-on myself. I use a V2 sometimes and I don't seem to run into that particular problem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1430 comments in total)

Is there a lower framerate that offers live view then?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 13:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (436 comments in total)
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Jorginho: Dated sensor? It is here since GX7, 1,5 years old. How is it dated. No mor edated than the Sony 24 Mpixel sensor. Nor the Fuji 16 Mpixels. This is not the same sensor we found in the GH2, GX1, G5, G6 etc....Nor is it the same sensor found in the EM5 or GH3 which were made by Sony. Like the Gh4 review says, I noted it is better than the one in the GH3/EPL5 /EM5 in especially Dynamic range, but also the other known parameters.
I also looked at the RAWs od the RX100III and GM5 at ISO6400 and ISO 12800. In the bulb mode, the RX100III at ISO 6400 equals the GM5 at ISO12800 (moreless). I do not see it coming closer and it does not seem equal.

Wasn't it found that since the GM cameras need to rely on some form of electronic shutter (be it for first curtain or both), the raw files drop to 10 bit instead of 12?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (124 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Google phone seems good, but Smartphone market is too tight.

"How Tight Is Smartphone Market? Xiaomi Joins Samsung, Apple in Top 3 for Only a Few Hours"

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-30/how-tight-is-smartphone-market-xiaomi-joins-samsung-apple-in-top-3-for-only-a-few-hours.html

Above was last year, and now "Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone sold out in 3 minutes".

XiaoMi's profit margins are razor-thin, that's how they do it. One misstep and it's game-over for them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 13:37 UTC
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Wedding photographer: For me as Canon user:
Portraits: It is very heavy compared with non IS 16-35/2.8 lens (especially together with other lenses in bag). IS will not help to short the moving people.
Landscapes: No filters;
For other systems/goals may be useful of corse.

Yikes, it's heavier than the Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 07:15 UTC
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