LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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I call bull on this one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 6th comment
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)
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BJN: The Lytro interactive image samples are under 900 x 600 resolution. Do you think that they wouldn't provide higher resolution samples if they had them? The end image size in pixels can be provided despite the nonsense about megarays and equivalent of 5 megapixels conventional resolution. Where are the 2560x1920 (5 megapixel) image samples?

Talk about a no-information launch. No ISO range given. Is the f/2.0 lens fixed aperture (pretty sure it has to be)? If the lens is fixed aperture and the max shutter speed is 1/4000 second, how does the camera handle bright light scenes? What control does the photographer have over exposure? What's the frame rate and write time? For $1,600 Lytro had better have a lot more information and better resolution examples to show. The samples are cute but highly staged. The 3D baseline separation is tiny, so we get shown shots of miniatures.

Nice find indeed.
This means that they have no idea yet and it's all still marketing & rendering stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)
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BJN: The Lytro interactive image samples are under 900 x 600 resolution. Do you think that they wouldn't provide higher resolution samples if they had them? The end image size in pixels can be provided despite the nonsense about megarays and equivalent of 5 megapixels conventional resolution. Where are the 2560x1920 (5 megapixel) image samples?

Talk about a no-information launch. No ISO range given. Is the f/2.0 lens fixed aperture (pretty sure it has to be)? If the lens is fixed aperture and the max shutter speed is 1/4000 second, how does the camera handle bright light scenes? What control does the photographer have over exposure? What's the frame rate and write time? For $1,600 Lytro had better have a lot more information and better resolution examples to show. The samples are cute but highly staged. The 3D baseline separation is tiny, so we get shown shots of miniatures.

The ND would have to be built-in to be of any use.
I can't imagine someone wanting to bother with filters because "they have to, by design".

I use filters myself, but if I'm in a hurry and need to capture a moment, fast, I'd like to just roll my finger on the aperture/shutter dial (depending on mode) and be done with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)

Now we're talking useful/usable!
Proprietary is obscurantist, though...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 84th comment
On Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards article (30 comments in total)
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RedFox88: This makes the size of CF cards look very obsolete.

@PeterTom
Never dropped one of those in my whole life...

and yes, CFs are clunky

@RedFox88
...and because flex circuits break a wee little bit too often for my personal taste...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (500 comments in total)

Cons:
1. never shot jpg
2. ditto
3. that's a problem with lenses, not camera
4. true. But it's a camera, not a videocamera
5. true

...not many cons there, are there? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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Greg Summers: what about a droid version??

@retro76
Yup, freedom has its cost.
But in the end it's the right choice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:14 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Denisio Fabuloso: Well it seems the Olympus OMD is the standout here. Nikon has better white balance and the OMD with it's 'piddling' 4/3 format wipes the floor with the competing opposition on most counts. Deserved it's many accolades I have no doubt. Before you get out your machetes... I am a long time Pentax owner of around 40 years. Credit where credit's due.

"its"...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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nawknai: I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.

It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.

...which in turn is a copy of fridge magnets.
Come on!
We're talking photography and add-on lenses, not display covers.
Try to be reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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nawknai: I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.

It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.

The fact that the previously filed patent for a magnetic mount (copying that from the Nexus 5, apparently), for instance, which is IMHO a far better idea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 17:58 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...

I know it's real, it just beggars belief...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)

Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 08:00 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)
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tomtom50: Full Frame BSI. Yah

You know what "BS" stands for, right? :-P
It's not BackSide, but it comes out from the "back side" all the same! :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

The fore-aft adjustment is not so stupid an idea as one might think...
You can actually use sensor shift in Pentax cameras to mimick lens shift & increase FoV...

Nice April fool!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 185th comment
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: When will they develop humans that can see these extra pixels?

They already exist, if you crop...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:07 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)
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RichRMA: More than one camera has the ability to combine images to produce higher megapixel counts, or HDR, whatever. The problem is that any movement in the scene while the exposures are taken, that is resolvable by the sensor will result in blur, negating any image gain the extra pixels would provide in the area that moved.
I will add that Oppo makes excellent Blu-ray players.

We got that, however the goal is similar.
The point of "more Megapixels", or "more exposures", is that you can use the surplus data (using the proper procedure e.g. exposure bracketing, focus bracketing, etc.) to increase either detail (super resolution), DR (HDR), SNR (supersampling) or DoF (focus stacking). An maybe even some other thing that I missed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)
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CJ100570: It kinda, sorta takes 50MP pictures....

...maybe it also stacks much crappier? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)

I had applications that could do that back with the VGA camera of the Nokia 6600, quite some time ago...

Plus, if you want to do that now with your current phone, you can do it on your pc, with its full processing power.
Just download Registax...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 15:56 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Tim Streater: Not having a rotatable rear screen is a big PLUS as far as I am concerned.

Flex circuits tend to break. Always. No matter the manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I still only see 4 pages. Need to add the other 6.

@Bill that's happening because they put it online piecemeal.
Do you prefer all at the same time but next week or piece by piece starting today?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
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