Revenant

Revenant

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Paul Kersey Photography: With APS-C sensors in small form cameras, how relevant will the one inch sensor continue to be?

A market segment that is still larger than the interchangeable lens camera market can hardly be called 'dead'. Smartphones have killed the simple low-end P&S models with short zooms, but the other compact categories are doing fine so far.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 15:20 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Better ask yourself the question.
How relevant are compact camera's nowadays?

This market is as good as dead and has been taken over by smart phones.

Yes even those compact camera's with zooms are badly sold. It must be able to take selfies not a horse at 90 yards away.

Smartphones have so far only 'killed' the low-end short zoom compact market. The sales of enthusiast compacts, super zooms and tough compacts have apparently increased lately.
Just look at the CIPA shipment numbers. Even though the compact camera shipments are much lower than just a couple of years ago, they are still significantly higher than shipments of interchangeable lens cameras. That wouldn't be true if the compact camera market were already dead.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 15:05 UTC
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BorisK1: The table says 26mm equivalent FL, while the text says 28mm. That's a pretty big difference in WA coverage.

Going by 1" sensor 2.72 crop factor, 9.58mm * 2.72 = 26.0mm. That's what I'm rooting for, then :)

The text says that Sony has been awarded three patents. The 28-100 mm lens described in the first paragraph is not the same as the lens with dual focus elements described in the rest of the text and in the table.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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imsilly: Great!

All Leica needs to do now is throw this in the bin and do it again with a FF sensor, an M mount and focus peaking.

And yes, there are also those 'rich and stupid' people who just want to show the world that they can afford expensive luxury items. But not every Leica user is like that; there are many skilled photographers who shoot Leica, because it suits their photographic style and, dare I say it, philosophy. And they aren't all rich either. Some people save money for a long time just to be able to buy a Leica and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 08:42 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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imsilly: Great!

All Leica needs to do now is throw this in the bin and do it again with a FF sensor, an M mount and focus peaking.

It's not outdated, just because it doesn't have the very latest sensor or AF system or whatever. At least not for people who think that the photographer and the lenses play a more important role in photography, and have a greater impact on the photographic results, than the electronic components in the camera.
Leica has never catered to those who want cameras that are display cases for the latest technologies. It's always been first and foremost about the lenses and the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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Arthur Winner: I would be interested to know how well existing Leica "m" lenses work with the Leica T body and in particular if Leica will make any firmware adjustments to get the best out of the "m" lenses.
If they have or will then I might get one.

There's an adapter that allows the use of M-mount lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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Retzius: The sensor in the Leica T is the same sensor that was in the Leica X-Vario which is the same sensor that was in the Leica X2

now THATS innovation... er, I mean, the "essence of photography"

Of course it's true about practically every new camera. But that was kind of my point.
The OP mentioned the lack of a new sensor as if it was a serious drawback of this camera, or as if the sensor is the single most important determinator of photographic results. Neither of which I agree with; both the optics and the photographer is much more important, since the difference in practice between sensors (of roughly the same size) is not as large as people seem to think.

I don't see it as I pay for mainly a sensor, but for a camera, a total package, and I don't look for or crave innovation, just the things necessary to let me take good photos.
Whether you can justify buying the Leica, when you can get any number of less expensive cameras, that are equally or more capable, is another question entirely. I wouldn't pay that much for it, but that has nothing to do with the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 10:29 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)
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Retzius: The sensor in the Leica T is the same sensor that was in the Leica X-Vario which is the same sensor that was in the Leica X2

now THATS innovation... er, I mean, the "essence of photography"

It's a perfectly fine sensor, though. Combined with good lenses and a skilled photographer, it should allow the creation of great photos.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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quezra: I've always felt the "enjoyability" factor was a way to slip in a whole lot of subjective bias. And I still think this is the case after reading this, even though Richard seems to be leaning toward the positive. It's striking that this turn of opinion did not come into the A7 or A7R reviews, which have much more of these "features" Richard appears to be discovering for the first time in the A6000, including a much better dial setup. It's suspicious that the main thing happening between these cameras and the A6000 was in fact the A7S announcement and how seriously that camera was being taken by the film world... suddenly the mirrorless Alphas had to be taken seriously and it needed a shift in official line from DPR that justified it.

What is most interesting is this is the first review of a Sony camera where, on reading the negatives, I didn't immediately think WTF? so at least they are starting to avoid raising pointless quibbles.

But you can never achieve objectivity when it comes to things that are essentially subjective. There is no truly objective way to describe shooting experience, handling or ergonomics, so the only alternative to letting one person give his subjective opinion on those things, would be letting two or more people do the same. And there's no guarantee that any of them would share the opinion of any particular reader.
I don't expect a review to offer universal truths, I read it because I'm interested in the opinion of someone experienced and knowledgeable. By reading as many different reviews as possible, one gets a fuller picture of the product in question.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 09:02 UTC
On Q&A with Lytro's CEO and founder on the Illum article (24 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Yeah, right, these guys come out of the blue and make a 40 Mpix 1" sensor, while none of the huge corporations with hundreds of millions in R&D can match Sonly's 20 Mpix 1" sensor.
These guys are too vague and have to become more open and honest about what their thechnology can do and actually does or no serious people are going to trust them or invest in their equipment.

The way this technology works, you trade off some linear resolution for angular 'resolution', which means that you can't get a final output image with the same pixel number as the sensor. That's why they talk about megarays, to emphasise that the photo sites on the sensor does not correspond to pixels in the final image. I think they are pretty clear about that.
They state that the camera has a custom made sensor with 40 million photo sites, which will provide the necessary data to create re-focusable 5 Mp images.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)
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RedFox88: So few comments. Guess the thrill is lost with the entry level dSLR.

These cameras don't need to be exciting, they just sell anyway. Entry- and mid-level DSLRs from Canon and Nikon are by far the bestsellers in the system camera market, but they rarely stir up any excitement in internet forums. The target users for these cameras generally don't care about the same things as enthusiasts and gearheads do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (218 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: Since when digital photography review drops 'digital' from name?

Since when is the name of a website a complete description of all content that may be found therein? Even though the focus is on digital photography, they also sometimes write about other things that might be of interest to a photographer, like film photography or videography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 07:53 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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vroger1: I will wait and see if the v/f will also be used on a future M-2. I have both the G1X and the M. This Mark II has a lens with a more realistic aperture/focal length range- and I expect some provision for an evf to be made for the next M. If it is the same- both the new M and the G1X II will be viable. My experiences with the M have been very positive with respect toi IQ, but the handling is really not great. VRR

M2 also has the sensor from SL1/100D, which has slightly improved autofocus compared to the older sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)
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iudex: It surely is a nice thing from Fuji to support older cameras. However I am wondering what is the point of compact camera then. If I want to have the possibility to change lenses, I will buy a CSC (one of five available Fuji X-mount cameras). Those people raptured by X100 used to say fixed focal length compact is about creativity, unlike being able to zoom or choose whichever focal length. With adapters the X100 becomes another "CSC", just a crippled one.

The usefulness depends on the individual user. What makes sense to one person doesn't have to make sense to another.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Great, that'll save you taking a step closer...

Changing your angle of view and changing your perspective are two different things.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)
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iudex: It surely is a nice thing from Fuji to support older cameras. However I am wondering what is the point of compact camera then. If I want to have the possibility to change lenses, I will buy a CSC (one of five available Fuji X-mount cameras). Those people raptured by X100 used to say fixed focal length compact is about creativity, unlike being able to zoom or choose whichever focal length. With adapters the X100 becomes another "CSC", just a crippled one.

I guess whether you see it as a crippled system camera, or as a fixed-lens camera with a useful accessory, is a case of the glass being half empty vs. half full.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:01 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (649 comments in total)
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BozillaNZ: So int he end Pentax still can't produce any full-sized sensor cameras! It's either Cropped 35mm or cropped 645, Pentax is for Croppers! It's sensor is far smaller than theactual '645' model number suggests, no matter how you fans spin it.

The model number refers to the lens mount, not the sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 05:57 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (649 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Rumors: The next model will have a dedicated Instagramâ„¢ button...

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Yes, the Canon PowerShot N Facebook ready (wow, what a name!) needs some serious competition!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (649 comments in total)
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quezra: Where are all the m4/3 fanboys to explain how the EM1 is better?

I can't recall having seen many m43 users comparing their cameras to medium format, or even FF for that matter. It's usually people who use larger sensor cameras, who take every opportunity to tell the m43 users how tiny sensors their cameras have.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (649 comments in total)
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tassosDA: This is really a huge camera, comming from a company that is so small!! Well done Pentax.

Ricoh is a huge company by any normal standards, but sure, their camera business isn't very large.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
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