semorg

semorg

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LJ - Eljot: 90 MB/s data rate. That is impressive. I need a new memory card. Well, and a 5D III

jkoch2 - you're repeating your one-track mind over and over. I understand you have no perspective into the world of indie filmmaking and the impact this camera has. Please do us all a huge favor and read on EOSHD and their prior blogs. Especially about movies shot with ML version of GH2 that are now showing in the movie theaters or the 4K cameras that are being built and used for filmmakers. Even if you don't like the 4K or have no need for it, take a look at the change in DR as well as the sharpness and details of the video created.

But as you said some people all they need is the video or photo from their iphones and this new is meaningless to them

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 21:13 UTC
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jkoch2: But video does not consist of 4 megapixel frame grabs.

If people watch two video samples on You-Tube, both streamed at 5mbps, but one originally based on the 50mbps MOV h.264 files the 5D normally uses, and the other based on 90mbps RAW, which must later be compressed anyway, would they see any difference? Most of the difference would probably owe to other filter effects applied in the edit process. RAW might be more flexible for complex commercial studio editing, but of no more use to anyone else than to have an 18-wheel truck in the driveway.

jkoch2 -
you're missing the point. Read the article and prior posts by EOSHD. Otherwise, this improvement is not really for you.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 21:08 UTC
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)
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Mark Weston: Anyone think that Pentax might release a weather sealed version?

that would be my ultimate take anywhere camera. The question is if they can do it at a price that makes sense.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 22:10 UTC

Dpreview hitting an all new low....there is ton of interesting photography story from new cheap lighting system to all sort of aftermarket products. Just read lightingurmors or endless other sites that have propped up because dpreview focusing on useless info instead of interesting stuff

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
On Samsung launches Galaxy S4 superphone post (108 comments in total)

No bloatwear with iPhone. Apple fought hard to protect the consumers from all that crap. Android and Samsung are just bunch of thieves they copied everything apple did into a cheap plastic shell. Apple does have a screen issue. But that's because they tried so hard not to fragment their screen sizes. As a mobile developer dealing with android is a pain. You have to design for so many sizes. Where as apple has tried to keep the ratio consistent and at least the width.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:31 UTC as 27th comment | 11 replies
On Samsung launches Galaxy S4 superphone post (108 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Which version of Android does it run? (I assume it's Android 4.1, but this kind of thing is important, and has Android made limiting background processes easier with 4.1 than with 4.0? Fewer unnecessary background processes is a feature that makes the iPhone experience usually better than the Android experience.)

The Camera: Then of course shooting raw would improve the camera more than a higher mega pixel count. Samsung should really do an 8MP camera that shoots raw; DNG shouldn't be too hard. Since, unlike the iPhone, this Samsung phone has a flash card slot, storage space is not problem. If Samsung really cared, they'd also include raw extraction software that runs well on the phone itself.

And yes fewer MPs helps with lowlight higher sensitivity settings, as does raw. So I don't need to read the claims that the fewer MPs thing is a myth; it's not.

Android is prone to spyware and there has been several critical security holes that google tried to quiet down

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:24 UTC
On DxOMark investigates lenses for the Nikon D800 article (93 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: nikon should have gone the canon way.
first the lenses, then the sensor.

Nikon has better lenses in general than Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 19:32 UTC
On Epson announces VS220 and VS320 budget projectors article (24 comments in total)

WOW with XGA resolution too. I'm drooling on the specs-NOT!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 21:15 UTC as 12th comment
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Francis Carver: A lens is a lens.... now, the manufacturer like Canon may affix to the model name something fancy and smart-sounding, like "Cinema," but still... a lens is a lens. These would be interesting; although certainly not unusual single focal lenses if sold for around $1,000, well $1,500 maximum, but at the crazy prices alluded to in the press release, i.e. OVER FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS (!!!), you won't see many camera stores stocking up on them, will you now? Well, maybe in Riyadh and Zurich.

I have to disagree. From optical design you may be right and canon is reusing that. However, these lenses require a whole new set of assembly machining, etc. For a large company like canon these costs add up quickly and are passed on into the lens. Since they have limited quantity the portion of that additional cost is high compared to mass market lenses. This is not to say canon is not making a profit on these and they are pricing their lens lines based on the competitors , but this is a simple economics. And you're right your local camera store is not the market for these products and neither are you

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 01:01 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)

Nikon D800e should be the de facto body for testing lenses from this point on. Not sure why DPreview is waisting their time shooting with the canon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 00:29 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On IMG_0026 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

where was the camera focused on? the Big Ben or the bridge. Because the abbey and the big ben don't look sharp at all!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 00:24 UTC as 2nd comment

The 2nd place prize is lame. I rather win the 3rd place prize.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 19:01 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

LOL! Oct 15? This is hilarious. Dpreview is going downnnnnnnn..... It's almost as if NY Times reported the presidential election's results today: Obama Won!

How newsworthy would that be. I agree this product is interesting. But don't push it out as a news release. Spend 30 min and do a proper and insightful post about it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 18:40 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Preview Samples article (81 comments in total)

I see major curvature issues. Which may not be bad if you want to isolate the center

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 03:10 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On PT3C9213 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

major curvature issue

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 03:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DSC00167 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)

The NR is rather heavy handed. Bu then again its iso 12800. I'd be more curious about the focusing performance at this type of light. Because if it's not good, all these high ISO stuff is really academic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 18:09 UTC as 5th comment
On DSC00070 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Nice center sharpness but it gets worst quick at the top of the frame (even at the center part) I wonder if the lens is optically the same as zeiss 35/2 or they to make some changes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 18:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On Winter Photography in Iceland article (82 comments in total)

Great images!
I've been to iceland several times, including the winter time. I actually think February is a better time as you get a bit more daylight. Also it's not as cold as you may think it is and it might surprise you. The temperature near the coast stay just around freezing point. The wind could be a killer, but I never felt cold like you would in Chicago and other areas in US.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 21:24 UTC as 45th comment
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DaveCS: The sensor is the unknown variable here.
CMOSIS has only been in the game since late 2007-early 2008.

Right now, I wouldn't touch this camera with a 10 foot pole.

I would wait to see some results out of that sensor before even considering that camera for my lenses.

Cheers,
Dave

interesting...do you know of any other sensors they've built?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 20:24 UTC

Leica makes news with 4-year old features.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
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