zodiacfml

zodiacfml

Lives in United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Joined on Jun 28, 2010

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exdeejjjaaaa: fastest AF ?

"Amongst interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of February 12, 2014. Determined with internal measurement method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use."

as usual the real kings of mirrorless AF = Nikon 1 and m43 are excluded for marketing purposes :-)

Why not? The size and weight of the lens affects AF speed. I could not find fault in Sony's claims.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

I would like love this new camera as a fixed zoom lens MFT, but it has been a while since the G1X came out. If the sensor is essentially the same from the G1X, then the sensor would be inferior compared to a 50% cheaper Olympus E-Pm2.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 132nd comment

lol!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:17 UTC as 47th comment
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Trollshavethebestcandy: It would be interesting to have a sensor of two layers, quad blue on top and a semi random Fuji like array of red and green underneath. 20 megapixels in both layers. This would reduce the limitation of red issue being under only one layer instead of two. Any thoughts? Am I crazy?

Not possible. The Foveon depends on the penetration of light into silicon to determine colors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On Nokia rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)

In a tech website, Nokia has been known to secretly working on an Android phone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 6th comment
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b craw: My photography is often preceded by deconstructing and reconstructing physical form(s) - I'd say my skill in terms of tactile anticipation is pretty good - yet I don't feel comfortable making an ergonomic evaluation until a camera is in my hands. The definitive judgement of ergonomics some are making here is just bluster. And it also belies that certain ergonomic characteristics are subjective/preference based.

easily, this handles closely as a Sony NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:47 UTC
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Sigma Nick: I can't be the only one who wished Sigma would license this sensor out to other camera makers. I would love to see a Epson R-D2m Digital Rangefinder. Id pay a couple grand for that.

Oh, almost everyone in the Sigma forums wished for that. For now, this new Quattro fixes the problems of the high resolution Merrill generation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:43 UTC
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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).

in my view, you should not. this is the correct direction for the DP series. The Merrills should have better resolution than this but I don't find them to having the Foveon look.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
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LaFonte: Do I understand that you need to buy three cameras to have three focal lengths?

It is a bargain as the lens will include the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
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Kodachrome200: i always considered a big part of the appeal of these cameras compactness. i dont get the new design its dorky and it makes the camera to large for the category.

It think the Ricoh GR is a gold standard for small cameras design like this. really accessible controls and a comforatable grip and still small and not bizarre looking

I believe the radical external design is a good move to differentiate it from the previous DP cameras and to catch some attention outside from the megapixel spec.

I even reckon that this will inspire other makers to do radical designs as well so that their cameras look fresh every year and not depend on specifications to get sales.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 13:22 UTC

This is a hardcore Sigma camera fixing the problems of the Merrills, mainly the lack of grip, the lack of battery of life, the problems with noise, data transfer speeds, SPP software processing performance, and IMHO, losing the "Foveon Look".

I reckon, this is effectively a 4.9MP Foveon but with a Bayer like resolution (no AA filter) of 20MP.

Personally, this is what the Merrill should have been. I never thought that they would step back a little in the megapixel race to improve ergonomics and usage. I hope the best for Sigma and will buy after my original DP2 stops working (skipping the Merrill).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 13:02 UTC as 186th comment
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LukeDuciel: how is this different than a 4.9Mp X3 sensor?

I fully agree. That's what I just realized minutes ago....and this got me excited. This will probably have the "Foveon look" again (without the strong NR needed for the Merrills and color blotches) with a true resolution of a 4.9MP Foveon sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
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zodiacfml: Earlier, we are debating if this is fake in the forums and here it is, disappointingly.

The sensor design can be found on a previous patent by Sigma wherein the top layer will mainly provide the luminance info.
This patent should allow Sigma lessen the wires needed in the sensor, improve channel information, and consequently, increase pixel count. As a Foveon fan, this isn't Foveon anymore. Though it would provide a lot of resolution for the camera, the IQ/feel of the Sigma cameras would not be as the good/better. No different than a CFA/Bayer filter sensor camera.

I thought the Quattro would meant a quad CPU to handle the data but ironically, the opposite where they had lessen it.

No wonder prices are dropping from DPM cameras, faster than Ricoh's GR.
I guess it's time for me to buy a Merrill. (My original DP2 still works as new with approx. of 30k shutter count)

After posting, I felt a bit wrong above regarding the Foveon IQ. I think this new camera will provide that the same old IQ, only at 4.9 MP and not at 100% crop. We will see. Can't wait.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
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Raist3d: Umm the Sigma press release here seems misleading:

"In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no color filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colors, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality."

Sigma, this is no longer true. You are not capturing full color for every pixel and you do need to interpolate at least for the resolution you cite. I guess in a stretch this is still true even if it's not really.

I think, they still are capturing full color......only at 4.9MP.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:17 UTC

Earlier, we are debating if this is fake in the forums and here it is, disappointingly.

The sensor design can be found on a previous patent by Sigma wherein the top layer will mainly provide the luminance info.
This patent should allow Sigma lessen the wires needed in the sensor, improve channel information, and consequently, increase pixel count. As a Foveon fan, this isn't Foveon anymore. Though it would provide a lot of resolution for the camera, the IQ/feel of the Sigma cameras would not be as the good/better. No different than a CFA/Bayer filter sensor camera.

I thought the Quattro would meant a quad CPU to handle the data but ironically, the opposite where they had lessen it.

No wonder prices are dropping from DPM cameras, faster than Ricoh's GR.
I guess it's time for me to buy a Merrill. (My original DP2 still works as new with approx. of 30k shutter count)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 237th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene article (65 comments in total)
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Arpad Lukacs: I could only find full frame models that beat the X-T1 at 12500 ISO. That's pretty impressive.

dont get too excited, check the shutter speeds first.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 05:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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fmian: More regurgitated Bayer filter trash from a company that's clutching on to it's camera division with its last dying gasps.
Nothing to see here unless you want yet another new camera that will hopefully take a good photo for you.

I only agree with Bayer filter trash part.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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D 503: I am finding no attraction to the latest cameras. They do not solve any problems for me. I am not keen on the x Trans and would have preferred a good Bayer at higher resolution.

+1 from me. If Fuji can pull off a Foveon like sensor with performance of a modern a camera, in my opinion, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
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zodiacfml: Hate the photoshop here?

http://www.boredpanda.com/tippi-of-africa-real-life-mowgli-girl/

you are welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Massive, massive yawn. Fuji have already become as predictable in this market as Canon has with its DSLRs. Every single release near identical to the last, the sensor is the same to three years ago, it's like Fuji are playing a fruit machine trying to find the right combination of a body that actually sells. The fact is that until they enter the full frame market, no one will take them seriously, if they put this body around something like the A7R sensor then it would sell, but failing to produce any lenses that could be used on full frame suggests this is years away. By then, Sony will have stolen the march on them.

I'm at a loss as to who believes this is a winning strategy from Fuji because their sales are so bad they don't even register in some countries. If they want to prise away customers from the DSLR market, it's not going to happen with £1000 crop sensor cameras and £1000 crop sensor lenses....

FF? Not so easy unless people immediately stop buying cameras except FF. Sony could do FF easier since they make the sensor themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:20 UTC
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