LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: I wonder what people have expected? That Pentax will break summer’s idle silence by announcing a digital 35mm camera first?
Pawn movements first. Them move Knights, Kings and Queens.

I'd say we'll have to wait for Photokina in September in order to see if something comes up on that front...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:21 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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Siddharth: At $250 it actually competes with all compacts with very limited zooms
Nikon Coolpix S800 series
Canon Powershot series (not all)
Even Sony H400 is more expensive..

This looks like a clever product strategy...

What? no "Law of Currency Equivalence" this time around? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: I've seen these in Poundland .... It's not a camera, its a drinks flask.

It has to be right ... Surely no one would build something so new using such an old screen and EVF specification .... Would they?

Because if they are Add's, then they are not yours...
(Who's Add, BTW?)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (89 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

...of course I was talking about trade-offs, a panorama mode is no substitute for a true wide lens, but OTOH it is also true that digital zoom is no substitute for a more "normal" lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Great article, I will surely read it more than once... :-)

a question:
which lens/aperture combination do you have to use, say, on FF and m43, in order to get the same circle of confusion on the two sensors and a different DoF (more DoF on FF due to enlargement) when bringing both pictures to the same viewing size (paper, screen), the subject taking up the same part of the print/screen?

I've tried to search this "sensor saturation" thing, which is new to me, I must confess.
You mean that with 4x ISO on the FF then noise levels are going to be (roughly) the same?
So:
same shutter speed, same noise, same FoV, but less DoF on m43 (due to higher enlargement needed to get from a smaller sensor size to same paper/screen size)?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (89 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

Panorama technology, both real-time and in post, has evolved enough to render a true wide lens on a smartphone not desirable anymore, IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
On Damsel Macro K100D photo in caractacus's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Since you asked for C&C on the K100D - K200D thread...
Photo is nice and well composed, it's just a pity that the tail of the insect is in focus and the head/eyes are not...
Doing a lot of macro myself (by the way I have a K100D Super, so it's nearly the same as yours) I can understand the difficulty involved in the process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 1st comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Great article, I will surely read it more than once... :-)

a question:
which lens/aperture combination do you have to use, say, on FF and m43, in order to get the same circle of confusion on the two sensors and a different DoF (more DoF on FF due to enlargement) when bringing both pictures to the same viewing size (paper, screen), the subject taking up the same part of the print/screen?

The same size of the circle of confusion on the sensors, so you actually get less DoF on the smaller format due to enlargement.
All this at the same ISO and same subject size (by size I mean percent of coverage of sensor which translates to percent of coverage of print/screen)

That means (if my wobbly calculations are correct), say, 50mm f/2 (in FF) vs. 25mm f/4 (in m43).
This way however the shutter speeds will be different (i.e. four (?) times faster for m43)?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)

Great article, I will surely read it more than once... :-)

a question:
which lens/aperture combination do you have to use, say, on FF and m43, in order to get the same circle of confusion on the two sensors and a different DoF (more DoF on FF due to enlargement) when bringing both pictures to the same viewing size (paper, screen), the subject taking up the same part of the print/screen?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 322nd comment | 4 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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MrTaikitso: iPhoto is one of the worst pieces of software ever developed, and I speak as a UX (User Experience) and software engineer. 1. A few years after it was launched, it managed to lose over 400 of my precious photos. And because they were being backed up, and the way the bug erased the images, I never got them back. Many others reported odd bugs too. 2. More recently, as part of a huge multi year archiving effort (& to escape it's bugs), I exported thousands of priceless photos & scans from iPhoto. Only later did I discover that EVERY SINGLE portrait oriented photo had been mysteriously cropped such that only about 5% of the photo was saved. I lost another 500 or so images & no idea which ones! 3. The UX is awful & inconsistent with Aperture, a superbly designed app, the very opposite of iPhoto. So why don't Apple do the reverse and make Aperture their default main photo/video app? Seems they are dumbing down to appeal to the idiots that buy iPhones purely to Snapchat & Instagram. Tragic!

Because!
:-D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:49 UTC
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Decoboy: So how do I get 8.5 ACR for my Lightroom 5.4? Weren't we told that LR would still be free-standing, i.e. not tied to CC?

I downloaded 8.5 but it says it is not applicable for me?

@dpreview
why merging this story with the comments on the Release Candidate?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 22:44 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (250 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: Just a heads-up that we're aware that the Ricoh WG-4's ISO 200 studio test scene shot is out of focus. This should be resolved in the morning (our time).

Thanks,
Jeff

"Unfortunately, it's battery life is awful. "
^small typo, should be "its".
other than that, good article.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
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ChrisSwiss: I was hoping for some pears, but all we get is apples.

When life gives you lemons... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...

@WaltSomething
Disregarding the patently offensive part of your message, I believe that a bayonet mount for a smartphone is not practical nor desirable.
A magnetic mount would be much more fast and effective to use, and much less complex.

Complexity adds to the price of a product, did you know that?

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Another proprietary file format...
no need for that, thanks

The next step is to start defining open standards for projection information.
Xml-based, maybe ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Another proprietary file format...
no need for that, thanks

Fact is, there's no need to use a proprietary standard for the whole image.
Just add a sidecar files for projection information, use a standard image format and be done with it.

This way one doesn't lose everything when *they* go bust...

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)

Another proprietary file format...
no need for that, thanks

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 08:00 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
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DaPonti: My understanding is that the winners are chosen on the complete gallery/reportage. Go look at the galleries on the website, not just the sample pictures here. They are more than "very average shots and far from any professional level".

I do hope so.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
On Pressy gives your Android phone an extra button post (23 comments in total)

Nice ide... twenty seven what!?!?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 11th comment

I call bull on this one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 6th comment
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