PIX 2015
yslee1

yslee1

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balios: I see the word stronger and harder being used interchangeably. The problem is that a substance can be 4x harder and resist scratching, but be prone to breaking from impact.

From the text they're saying the coating is harder. So I suspect the underlying glass is the same. While the coating may be durable, coatings don't add strength to the base material. So I wouldn't be using this filter as a ballistic shield, as the glass will break just as easily as before.

The original HD filters were pretty tough. Not so tough were the coatings - I use them when I know the glass will be getting impacted (gravel etc). Sadly a few of them have had the coating scratched off. Hopefully this improvement means they'll survive better when taking hits.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
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rrr_hhh: What about the new leg locks ? Do you still have to wind it during hours before it is fixed ? Or is it more like a clamp ? That is not cleared by the above the text.

Oh.. my, what prices ! That is almost twice more as what I paid around the millenium.

Since the G-locks that part no longer applies. You can even untwist them all at once.

Insane prices too. I think there's been a price hike of about 30% from the last lineup!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
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iAPX: This will probably not translate in better photos, but probably in less mediocre videos.

But as usually will the optics deliver enough resolution for the sensor, without too much aberration/distortion/vignetting/etc? I don't think so, and it will be "corrected" by the ISP, that is not a solution for anything else than web viewing.

Will the screen be correctly calibrated with great color rendition and dynamic? Don't think so except on high-end.

As usually, will die for a 3MP to 6MP sensor with a quality lens, no magical software, and great display. Says 4MP sensor instead 16MP+ sensor, prime 35mm f/1.4 equivalent lens, QHD screen over 5", to be a great photographic bloc-note.

And good RAW processing software as a bonus, to sort, edit ad minima, and sync photos on different community website simultaneously and automagically (facebook, twitter, flickr, 500px, dpreview; name it!). Maybe with LightRoom compatibility?

Are you aware some of the most advanced optical design is happening in the smartphone arena? Some of them are marvels: Compact 5-6 element aspherical lens design that is designed to be thin yet resolve well enough for those tiny sensors.

Given the money and volume involved, smartphone optics is where it's happening, kind of like how 35mm optics left large and medium format designs in the dust by the 90s.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
On Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ post (133 comments in total)

There's that keyboard addon though. *sigh* I really would like my SD card slot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 23:57 UTC as 32nd comment
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andrzej bialuski: From the looks of their website, it must have been designed in the 60's..... long before the internet.

NO THANK YOU!

Why is DP Review even promoting this App?
They cannot design a simple and easy website?
What about the functionality of the App?
Will it be any better?

I am not going to be the one to test it.

Actually I thought the website was easy enough. It's pretty classic HTML that's common with a lot of smaller industrial firms.

Doesn't look like it's easy to buy though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 09:08 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: My FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* on A7r is the sharpest AF 50-58mm lens I have seen for a full frame camera.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/296/19953600458_3a0b8c3e6d_o.png

And this is why I always groan whenever a Panasonic lens has the Leica branding - it's almost always overpriced for what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
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King of Song: Firstly I dislike and (almost) never buy zoom lenses, simply because they are inherently inferior to primes. I think that you can usually take a step forward or back. That being said, a wide-angle zoom changes my prior statement much more than a (normal or tele-zoom.)

I personally feel a wide-angle zoom is more useful than a tele-zoom, because taking a few steps backwards with wide-angle lens is often impossible when photographing a building, whereas a steps forward while shooting a model with a telephoto lens is usually no problem.

I think Sigma has been making brilliant moves lately. This very modest focal length zoom, is quite amazing. It must be understood that every zoom lens is a compromise from a prime lens. This zoom has minimized the compromises, while maintaining the advantages of a zoom. It virtually replaces 3 lenses, a 24, 28, and 35. It is certainly much more convenient than juggling and carrying 3 lenses. Although it itself, is neither small or light.

"I think that you can usually take a step forward or back."

This needs to die. When you change a focal length you change your AoV, which no amount of backing or whatever will replicate.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)
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neil holmes: Best wait until it can auto focus on the A7Rii!

Yes, why? It's a DX lens, truly bizzare request.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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yslee1: "As someone who loves placing subjects well off-center, and refuses to use the simple 'focus & recompose' technique due to focal plane shifts and subject movement that easily throw off focus when shooting at fast apertures, this is huge."

And then you run into Sony's UI for moving AF points. Hint: It's horrible.

Then how in the world is the camera supposed to know what you're focusing on? Not all of us shoot people all the time, and until cameras gain psychic links to our minds having a fast interface to determine the intial AF point is incredibly important.

I mean seriously, I cannot believe this reply.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

"As someone who loves placing subjects well off-center, and refuses to use the simple 'focus & recompose' technique due to focal plane shifts and subject movement that easily throw off focus when shooting at fast apertures, this is huge."

And then you run into Sony's UI for moving AF points. Hint: It's horrible.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 201st comment | 22 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (248 comments in total)

Battery life from other reviews (as a phone) doesn't seem great on this thing. Maybe a larger phone might not have been a bad idea.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:38 UTC as 65th comment

Impressive. Have they added Direct AF control yet?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 02:04 UTC as 58th comment
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)
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AlanG: Keep in mind that Canon and Nikon started out copying Leica and Zeiss cameras and lenses. Maybe some of these Chinese companies will be the major innovators in the future. DJI is certainly doing that with multirotors.

Many lenses use fairly well established traditional designs.

That's *exactly* what they said back about post-war Japan.

My parents used to tell me how it started off with "It's crap, probably Made in Japan", which progressed to Taiwan, and now, China.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
On Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless article (81 comments in total)
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DLGW: I bought one a few months ago, after about a week of experimenting I returned it.
Three main complaints:
- Despite being 'USB 3' - the card reader/drive interface isn't, it's terribly slow.
- Not being sure that it's actually copying - nothing is more maddening? Did you just backup my files or not?
- No option to 'read whole card'. The current set up is fine if you just shoot with *one* camera. What if you shoot with several? I can't run the risk of a duplicate file name (no matter how small).

WD hasn't thought of this as a photographers device- the software on it is essentially 'hard drive backup' software.
Hopefully the next generation of this device will correct the serious flaws in this (and they are easily fixed). With a bit of tweaking this could be a 'must have' accessory.

Ugh, this always happens. Just about every internal SD card reader operates at USB 2 speeds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
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Cane: Creates ID's. Where was this thing when I was under 21?

Ugh, you just reminded me of my time as a student.

Teacher: "Bring your ID photos to make your public transport pass for the year!"

Me: "I don't take public transport." (I was pretty much a social recluse until I was a teenager, and Dad would pretty much drive me anywhere till then anyway).

Teacher: "But you must bring it irregardless" (Yay for terrible English standards)

Me: "Why? I don't take public transport."

Teacher: "If you don't bring I'll call your parents."

I've always wondered what was wrong with them. I learnt much later in life that admin pressures meant they could be penalised if students were found out to not have a public transport pass, whether they wanted it or not. Geez...

Sorry for the totally unrelated story. Cane's comment triggered a particularly unpleasant set of memories.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
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Just a Photographer: WARNING! Don't buy these if you are a Mac user.

Canon purposely locks down their drivers with the current version of your OS.

As soon as Mac OS X goes from 10.x to 10.y Canon won't support the upgrade and you are basically stuck with a non working printer!

Canon just refuses to bring out a new updated driver.
The result: you are just stuck with a non-working printer!

Be aware of that when you buy this printer as a Mac user!

What I'd do in that case is probably use a small Wifi hub to create a local wireless network, then have the camera transmit to the computer, than the computer to a wifi card/usb flash drive on the printer.

Yay for funky workarounds. Whatever gets the job done, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 08:58 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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TORN: "equivalent to 24mm on APS-C" is not right. It is 24mm relative to full frame.

"most photographers are trying to achieve a certain exposure, not a certain noise level?"

See, that's the key word right there - photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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TORN: "equivalent to 24mm on APS-C" is not right. It is 24mm relative to full frame.

Must be a typo. Nothing to be equivalent about since it's already APS-C!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (148 comments in total)
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Mike FL: It would be nice to have PASM, TG-5 may be.

OR PS without AM are fine too, but "Aperture Priority"? No kidding?! get real!!!!

OR, get an real Aperture.

Yes it does, zoom in and step down the aperture and watch diffraction occur.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 04:20 UTC
On Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air article (46 comments in total)
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chriscotec: I have been looking for something like this to use with my handheld gimbal but I shoot all video with Panasonic a GH4 camera. This is an interesting looking system but I wonder if it will eventually have more camera options. I currently have an iPhone 6 mounted to the gimbal, connected by WiFi but this is small and slow at refreshing. The LCD on cameras is next to useless as a framing device when used on gimbals. Something like this would be a great help. I want one in Lumix, thanks.

At US$500 you have the pick of so many external monitors and recorders.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
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