Stephen123

Stephen123

Joined on Dec 28, 2011

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munro harrap: Waiting for a Nikon 36MP full-frame? Well, you might be. Suppose rumours are true that they too are working on a mirrorless theme as are Canon?
Imagine being able to have full-frame coverage using all the Nikkor lenses you cannot use on the A7 series WITH AF, and with no loss of coverage because Nikon will keep the same style and leave the space for the mirror empty (save perhaps for a removable filter to protect the sensor and the electronics as Sigma DSLRs used to have).

Daft on the face of it? Not really because as soon as you get beyond about the 35mm lens you need and then get provided with too long lenses, each of which has to compensate for the loss of the mirror box on the A7 by adding an extra bit of its own. As this applies to most lenses the kit is larger and heavier, as the sole advantage of the A7 series body is its narrowness. But that happens once only.

I pray Nikon keep the mirrorbox on theirs and then we wont have to replace all our already too expensive lenses

Nope, A7ii and a Nikon to E adaptor is smaller and lighter than a standard DSLR by a fair bit. Also on A7ii they added the beefier grip that some people felt was missing on the A7. Also it’s a weather sealed metal frame. If what you want is just a larger metal frame so it will look like cameras you’re used to, that will add weight.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 19:10 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (123 comments in total)
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Eric Nepean: Filters are actually tricky to buy - if not good quality glass and coatings, they cause minor degradations to your images, and these are hard to track down. And when you do discover them, the situation may be that you have been shooting with the offending filter for 6 months or a year.

I've become very cautious buying filters.

Lot’s of people say B+W or Zeiss. But the actual tests I see say that for UV filters in particular Hoya beats B+W. This is then followed by people saying the hydrophobic coating is better on B+W. But that’s not an image quality issue.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (123 comments in total)

Could be a way to sell Marumi filters to people who don’t know the name Marumi.

Except if they’re rebranded, why do they not have the rest of the sizes?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

So the two complaints are that the design is copied from Leica, and that the design sucks. Of course none of the same people would say Leica’s design sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 28th comment

The screws do not connect to the plastic piece, they pass throw it and connect to the frame below it. So that plastic piece is a shim. For all we know it is a custom shim and a slightly different plastic spacer is chosen based on final measurements of the manufactured camera. Or if could be part of the springiness of the mount, augmenting the leaf springs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 59th comment
On HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (102 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Obviously they are selling this product because of it's shape and accessories. Because the video specs are extremely unremarkable.

I think their selling the small size, the grip shape, and the wide angle view.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (248 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is this camera just going to point out all of the imperfections of the lenses?

No, it is shooting 200MPixels to get better range and color, and to reduce noise in a 50MPixel shot. And it does have lenses that can handle 50MPixels. In that sense it’s like a stacked sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (605 comments in total)

Does anyone have thoughts on using this sort of flip up screen for shooting down toward the ground? Would you turn the camera around to get a position more stable than leaning over?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 07:42 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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Stephen123: There’s a pretty big Sony vs. Canon question in what color those arches bait up and left of center look to the human eye. Sony has them white and a bit blown out. Canon has them warm and detailed. If they are cream or yellow to the human eye then Sony is screwing up. If not, Canon is screwing up. It’s not like it’s a small difference.

If the arches were turned on it makes sense. It’s not the Adobe RAW calibration because it happens in the JPEGs. In addition to the arches and the windows under the crane, the rendering is different in the crosswalk in the foreground.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:22 UTC

There’s a pretty big Sony vs. Canon question in what color those arches bait up and left of center look to the human eye. Sony has them white and a bit blown out. Canon has them warm and detailed. If they are cream or yellow to the human eye then Sony is screwing up. If not, Canon is screwing up. It’s not like it’s a small difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 18:23 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies

The people in this video either don’t understand, or are being portrayed as not understanding the basics of digital preservation. That’s a bit disturbing given that this is a top flight preservation project.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 6th comment
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Ben Raven: HELLO, SONY -- A7r Electronic First Curtain Update !
PRONTO !

Get on this same EFC shutter firmware update for the A7r.
You've already got it in the A7 . . .

Let us say 'Ba-Bye' to shutter shock and clunk-clunk.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

It seems like this approach would work as a firmware update. The A7r has a limit on the speed of the electronic shutter that they felt was too slow. But why not use electronic shutter on longer exposures and mechanical shutter only for very short exposure? It’s an obvious idea once someone says it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:31 UTC

A third party add-on to remove vibration would be much harder and more expensive. And vibration is easier to remove in post. This device doesn’t replace software solutions, it makes software solutions more effective.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 13th comment
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Biowizard: There are already many, established, available and reliable "gimble" mounts for GoPro - what does this one have to offer that is any different?

Brian

Can you provide a link?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)
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carlos roncatti: Why the heck no photos with the guy holding the camera showing a position that he will take photos with it?

That video shows one person using the camera with the weight of the camera on their pinky finger. The other person seems to be having an easier time, but they have their finger and thumb in surprisingly contorted positions. It looks like it may be a little more natural if you put the lcd a few inches from your face with your right forefinger pointing approximately straight up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 article (110 comments in total)

Specs hère don't say the frame rate at 1080p, if 1080p is 444 or if 1080p uses all the pixels or just samples.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 18:43 UTC as 7th comment
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noegd: A local shop sells the DP Merrill for 399€ (each, not the three of them) Maybe I should get one before the last "true Foveon" cameras are gone?

Had an original DP1 and loved its IQ (in good light).

These have less overall resolution and a weird case design that they haven't even attempted to explain. So I think grabbing the old model may be fairly reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 17:07 UTC
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Stephen123: Seems pretty clear that it's a derivative work. It also seems pretty clear that that doesn't effect whether the sculptor is owed money. I am a bit shocked though that the federal government made a national monument without buying the right to use the image of the monument. I'm also surprised by the ruling that being on a stamp hurts anyones financial prospects.

Some people may be confused by the references to "Transformative". The court isn't saying anything about the photograph not being a creative work. In this case 'Transformative" would mean parody, criticism, academic research and that sort of thing. So saying the work is not Transformative is NOT the court saying the photograph is not its own original but derivative work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 18:50 UTC

Seems pretty clear that it's a derivative work. It also seems pretty clear that that doesn't effect whether the sculptor is owed money. I am a bit shocked though that the federal government made a national monument without buying the right to use the image of the monument. I'm also surprised by the ruling that being on a stamp hurts anyones financial prospects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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RobAHu: Talk to me when it comes with AF.

I think it's interesting that they chose 55 rather than 50. I suspect there was some reason in the optical design that made 55 the easiest to build for this spec.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
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