zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1255 comments in total)

Congrats Sony. Keep pushing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 134th comment
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)

That J5 is sharp despite the smaller format as I could see from the worse moire.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 15th comment
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (614 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: That is really an object of great beauty and functional simplicity. I can't ever afford one with justification, but that won't cause me to make nasty remarks about it.
The thing that always puzzles me is what can't the design of cheaper cameras be simpler, and purer like this. Mass production can also be well designed - and simple - without loads of logos and MP and other attributes all over the camera. Good design for the masses need not be expensive.
Compliments to Leica for such a lovely, simple, obviously tactile tool.

There is. Sigma DP's.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)
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joe6pack: The ISO 125 studio photo seems to be out of focus. The ISO 3200 looks sharper in comparison.

too much sharpening.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 17:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: how much is it these days?
my previous comment for this device was to by a $500 RX100 and the other $500 to buy a flagship smartphone such as an S6 or i6.

true but I was looking at it for its value. with those two devices, you'd also get better IQ and performance in each.

if only they could make it less expensive maybe at the price of the current RX100 III then this would be compelling for this niche. I almost jumped of my seat when I saw sample thumbnails; it has very good IQ for a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
On Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera post (36 comments in total)
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mosc: 5.2" screen yikes. I guess I'm getting old.

f2.0 1/2.33" 20mp is an impressive spec. You have to step to a 1" sensor to match that kind of resolution without diffraction. Certainly a tall task to get a sharp f2.0 lens that small for that "large" a sensor and to capture 20mp with a general purpose phone processor with quality but spec wise this should put any sub-1" camera to shame on the wide end.

Might even need to be stopped down once in a while for god's sake. I take it, the aperture is fixed. What's the fastest shutter you can shoot this thing with?

5.2"? The Nexus 6 is 5.9 inches and it is a smartphone.

for such density, it is the opposite where it needs a fast f-stop for it be not diffraction limited. I did not do the math but I think this is already limited.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (236 comments in total)

how much is it these days?
my previous comment for this device was to by a $500 RX100 and the other $500 to buy a flagship smartphone such as an S6 or i6.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 17:07 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (234 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: another high quality article from you guys.

a bit off topic but from my perspective noise is becoming less of an issue these days especially with the CMOS sensors.

from these noise control developments, I discovered that i place more value now on highlight behavior than noise. viewing an image on an excellent but small screen such as smartphone or tablet, noise is not much of problem. in short, I appreciate the highlight handling of CCD cameras regardless of screen size or sensor format.

i hope you could also look into this as I believe there is a difference between CCD and CMOS regarding this aspect. i'm sure Leica fans would love to read such an article.

Then, the reason could be the differences in color filters. Analyzing it with a grayscale from black to white, more likely, will not show any. But, a color chart shot to various exposures might show differences between the sensor types in terms of handling colors near clipping.

At first, I thought this "image quality" was only possible with MF sensors but I started to notice when MF cameras with CMOS sensors came out where it suddenly was gone. Leica fans noticed it too with the CMOS from the m240.

Just recently when I copied my old images taken with a Sony point and shoot from 6 years ago to my smartphone, I was blown away with the image feel. Its not DR, noise or resolution. It is just there, especially those taken with a flash or colors near clipping.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (234 comments in total)

another high quality article from you guys.

a bit off topic but from my perspective noise is becoming less of an issue these days especially with the CMOS sensors.

from these noise control developments, I discovered that i place more value now on highlight behavior than noise. viewing an image on an excellent but small screen such as smartphone or tablet, noise is not much of problem. in short, I appreciate the highlight handling of CCD cameras regardless of screen size or sensor format.

i hope you could also look into this as I believe there is a difference between CCD and CMOS regarding this aspect. i'm sure Leica fans would love to read such an article.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

Nice but let's see how the consumers will respond. There's too much already which started from the d800.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies

Pretty much Hasselblad's glorified Sony cameras such as the Stellar. No wonder selfie stick sales are going down throughout the years!
Show me a mirrorless, aerodynamic, carbon fiber selfie stick with 5 axis IBIS then I'll be interested!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 154th comment
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mpgxsvcd: “There are three factors that affect how much light is available for your sensor to capture: your shutter speed, f-number and the size of your sensor.”

I am confused about the statement above. The aperture diameter determines how much light is available to your sensor, right? The focal ratio just determines how concentrated that light is. The focal ratio does not affect the total amount of light that is available at all. The aperture diameter does that.

The focal ratio only affects the light per unit area. However, your statement refers to total light available. Or am I reading that wrong?

f-number more accurately determines light received as this value also includes the distance in contrast to the aperture.

light gets weaker with longer distances, including any length of a lens. this is also the reason why it is rare and expensive for longer focal lengths to have fast f-numbers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 15:59 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (359 comments in total)

Held one in a store, the grip is really good for a small DSLR as holding other cameras in the store felt uncomfortable and/or unsecure. I might be biased though as I don't have large hands.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:23 UTC as 20th comment
On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)

This is just a sign that Apple is dead serious with smartphone photography....killing the entry level P&S of Canikon, we even saw a patent for three sensor, original Foveon style image capture.

Have we heard from Canikon innovating the entry level segment outside from increasing MP counts?

Next thing we'll know, smartphones would eat into mid level P&S too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

With this issue, I recall CEO of Sigma said.
Higher MPs in the future might make mirrorless compulsory. Fixing this on a DSLR would require tricks and technology.
I think Canikon can make a mirrorless with a body no different from their DSLRs today so that it continues using their existing lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:12 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)

I wonder what Sony is thinking about this camera.
This indeed has monster specs sold at a reasonable price as they didn't have to outsource most of the expensive parts such as the sensor, cpu, and displays. They should have added their NAND memory storage as they design-manufacture it too.

My first nitpick with digital cameras is the LCD display. It was rarely pushed to improve, only got bigger up to 3 to 3.2 inch but the display tech lagged behind cheaper but larger screen devices having IPS or OLED displays.

Next is Wi-Fi enabled cameras. How come most if not all WiFi cameras cannot make a backup/copy to a personal computer while shooting only to connect to another device? This Samsung even has a monster WiFi spec which should last 5 to 6 years (Two spatial streams, ac standard).

Next is CPU. Why is it non-Pro cameras struggled with CPU horsepower where the fps changes between capture formats, jpeg, raw, raw+jpeg. CPUs are cheap and powerful nowadays.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:50 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

...yet we'll see people stubbornly use stills cameras as video cameras as they have larger sensors than this and with a price that could enable them to buy more copies of that camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 75th comment
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Interesting. Finally, a 1inch sensor without the filter as it doesn't need it. FHD video specs are nice too. Price at launch is sensible, selling at a price of a Sony RX100.

Right. I probably forgot about the filter from the previous models since the 1 series were easy to dismiss as they are pricey.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 06:53 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (138 comments in total)

Amateurs. Till now they still don't have IBIS and where are the carbon fiber versions?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 06:45 UTC as 17th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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rallyfan: I think the pricing is actually bad news for J fans and Nikon 1 fans.

In the past, the 1s were priced a bit high IMO and they didn't seem to sell very well. Maybe I'm mistaken but that's the impression I got. Then, 1s would show up at deep discounts and there were bargains to be had.

As a result I learned that this is a nice system. It's very small and has great burst/AF performance compared to other small MILCs, and with the deep discounts previously available it was very compelling.

The new J seems nice. Granted, the 4K/15fps thing seems silly at first (upon closer examination, it's borderline idiotic, but oh, well -- the other features are great). However the new cam is priced well from the start, and may sell better, meaning there may not be deep discounts.

I hope it flops and is sold off in fire sales, because I think this is a great camera! I can get by with a single battery and sell the lens anyway.

That 4K thing is nothing but a specs checklist. Sales will tout it as 4K capable and the consumer will wonder his 4K videos seems slow and jittery.
Yet, I don't know how difficult the engineering problem is for them to make it work at 24fps.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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