yslee1

yslee1

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On Olympus shows camera module concept post (58 comments in total)
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yslee1: Ok people, add HDMI out and a remote jack and we're in business for a drone camera.

Some of the newer FPV systems use HDMI, you can convert from HDMI to AV, and also HDMI is more compact, so those were the factors that I was thinking about. And yes, I meant a jack to trigger the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:07 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (58 comments in total)

Ok people, add HDMI out and a remote jack and we're in business for a drone camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:39 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (212 comments in total)
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SphericalAberration: Argh... I want a LX100 for the traditional controls with a m43 lens mount.

And then how're you going to select your exposure modes and apertures, given that m4/3 lenses don't have aperture dials in general? Dive into a menu? Use the touchscreen? Or *gasp* use a command dial, like every other modern non-wannabe-retro system camera has in the past 15 years, which are much faster to use anyway?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
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Poweruser: I expect a price drop for Panasonics 35-100/2.8...

It's also only 150mm. Having used telephotos for all kinds of situations I feel you really start getting reach at about 400mm 35mm equivalent. 300mm always felt a bit short to me. The Olympus 40-150mm's advantage is in that it's flexible, especially with the new TC.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:50 UTC
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yslee1: Does the TC work with other lenses?

Balls, was hoping it'd work with the Panasonic 35-100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:32 UTC

Does the TC work with other lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:06 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (406 comments in total)
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JDThomas: This is pretty much what the D610 should have been in the first place. It's got a lot of great specs and will be a great camera for a lot of people.

However, this is not a D700 replacement. I think Nikon is trying to bury the D600 stigma by using a name that people equate with one of the best cameras Nikon ever produced.

It's relatively cheap at only $2300, but I would have paid $3000 for these guts in a D810 body.

xD It's more like not as good - it's still very good!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (406 comments in total)
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JDThomas: This is pretty much what the D610 should have been in the first place. It's got a lot of great specs and will be a great camera for a lot of people.

However, this is not a D700 replacement. I think Nikon is trying to bury the D600 stigma by using a name that people equate with one of the best cameras Nikon ever produced.

It's relatively cheap at only $2300, but I would have paid $3000 for these guts in a D810 body.

Yea, we lucked out with the D300/D700 combination and I don't think that'll ever happen again. The two cameras do have a poorer AF system than the D3 though. There's a good forum post somewhere here that shows the lag and acquisition times between the various Nikon pro cameras, and the D3s are always faster.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1000 comments in total)
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jtan163: Did I miss it - was buffer size mentioned anywhere? I'm guessing 2 seconds or about 13 frames which is in line with the other cameras with this body, but then again some of the spec has surprised me so hopefully the buffer will too.

Anyone know anything about the buffer size/depth?

I have been conemplating full frame.
The D610 did not appeal, the D810 was more than I wanted to pay, although I was considering it anyway and I was considering the A7s as the cheap easy way in.

I think I'm pretty much going to be a D750 buyer/ fanboy now I've seen the spec, I like it, despite the 1/4000 max shutter and lack of dedicated AF-ON.
Most disappointing is the AA filter, but I guess that's part of the push for the video crowd. So sharpen in post, like I do now.
Overall I'm really looking forward to a D750.
Love the fact that there leaving the pro features of the AF module in, (e.g. f8 -3EV focus), and that they ahve added the new metering and AF - Area modes.
Lord please let the QA be good.

I already mentioned: 12 frames in Raw. To add, that is in 14-bit mode.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1000 comments in total)
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yslee1: Just tried the D750 at a media event. Raw buffer depth is 12.

12 is pretty good. It's definitely better than 6.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:23 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1000 comments in total)

Just tried the D750 at a media event. Raw buffer depth is 12.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:19 UTC as 260th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (440 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Half-hearted upgrade. The 35mm equivalent lens is what kills this camera. 28mm would be more useful. Ricoh GR wins. Thinner and cheaper too.

I'm amazed by how many people here love this particular focal length. It's one of my least liked ones. Very happy that smartphones use the wider 28mm equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:57 UTC
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Black Box: Am I the only one who's slightly unnerved by the word "automatically"? Especially next to the words "wipe the card clean".

With no file wiping? Because file wiping is bad when done automatically.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 18:01 UTC
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (73 comments in total)
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benvision: Is it water resistant like the S5?

Sadly, no. The Note 4 doesn't seem to be a very big upgrade over the 3 this time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
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bacteria: This will always be a niche product. It's one of those cases where they could fail if they get too big. You wouldn't want to expand your workforce, factories and marketing if your consumerbase has a ceiling.

They could develop other kinds of niche cameras. Such a s a consumer-priced highspeed cameras (>1000fps at a resolution that isn't 64x30). It would expand their consumerbase a bunch.

This is not a niche product. Want to know how popular your product is? Look at Chinese 3rd party accessories - the more there are, the more popular your product is. In the iPhone heyday, the market was lousy with all kinds of accessories. There are still plenty, but there are even more Samsung ones now, which kind of reflects real-world market share.

Guess what camera accessories are flooding the marketing currently?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 21:10 UTC

Amazing. Considering their sales volume and high profit margin, I'm surprised they're making a loss.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 21:08 UTC as 18th comment
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nerd2: Digital already surpasses film in every aspects (resolution, dynamic range, noise) and can closely simulate any film we had. I think we should ban film photography, just for environmental reasons.

Speaking of The Dark Knight Rises, the mucking about with the aspect ratios was slightly distracting...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (661 comments in total)
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Todd3608: How many consumers actually want 4K quality. I am the geek in our family and have zero desire for 4K. 1080P is good enough for me.

Oh come on, the ability for better 1080, and you're passing it up?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (661 comments in total)
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beavertown: Why do all 1" sensor cameras' reviews have got scores by miles better than the V3 and any Nikon 1 cameras, while the V3 remains the highest price?

How embarrassing.

Personal experience is that the Nikon 1 sensors trade speed for dynamic range. I find that they're about one stop worse than what current generation sensor tech is capable of.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (626 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: I like the idea of the Nikon 1 series. Most of the negative points here are the usual Digital Luddite Review classics based on the irrelevancies of the past. I would like to try the 70-300 lens in particular and may well consider one when I go on safari next year (especially as I hope the price will have reduced by then). Fast autofocus is, for things which need fast autofocus, more important than most other factors. (USB charging would also be good!)

I like the idea too (I have a V2) but I don't like the price!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
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