Andy Crowe

Andy Crowe

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Joined on Dec 16, 2006

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Nordstjernen: Focal length is a given factor, but you could copare to whatever you want to make the spect more impressive.

So why not say 3000 mm focal length, equivalent to FF systems compared to aps-c! :-D

But FF-equivalent focal length is a thing, every other crop comparison isn't...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
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tom1234567: Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

At least with a 24–2000 mm lens there is actually a USP

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
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bogdescu: This looks like a concept car, never meant to be produced.
No camera can work with so few buttons. (well, except a soap-box idiotenkamera.
Physical access to ISO? exposure compensation? and so on?

Plus, if you make it for the m-mount, you are already targeting it towards a certain group. This group (the people who own m-mount lenses) will not settle for a childish point-and-shoot.

Well, they've got direct aperture and shutter speed controls, maybe the rest is via a touch-screen? If it's cheaper than Leica they might get away with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (355 comments in total)
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The Squire: I prefer to use Deluxe Paint III - It's subscription free and 32 colors are enough for anyone.

Deluxe Paint IV, HAM 4096 simultaneous colours baby!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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flysurfer: Okay, let me summarize what I have gathered so far:

You used the old X-Pro1 to eliminate the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO), you used Capture One to replace Fuji's colors with a dull default conversion, and you turned off RAW metadata based(!) CA correction, distortion correction and devignetting in Capture One (which is all part of the overall lens design). And then you sometimes used shutter speeds without a tripod that sometimes resulted camera shake and blur.

Interesting.

So how "real-world" are these samples after all? Because in my "real world", I certainly use my lenses as intended, with LMO, on a tripod (when necessary), and I certainly don't turn off any lens corrections that are a part of the lens firmware (and stored in the RAW metadata). I also don't use C1's default conversion.

RAW processing obsolete? Better hope you always have perfect white balance and no blown highlights or deep shadows ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1321 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The H-res mode is not impressive at all... pretty disapointing.
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/e426f924-0969-4b13-9827-da97dc9afe54.jpg

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/7

It's soft for sure, but there's definitely a lot more detail than in 16mp mode and it looks like it should sharpen up nicely in post.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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photogeek: I'd buy one, but the lens is not quite large enough. Can they make it twice as large (and heavy) as the body? I'll pay extra.

http://www.bandpro.com/media/wysiwyg/Canon_C300_big_lens.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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JRFlorendo: This is a SLAM DUNK class action law suit, an engineering flaw by Nikon engineers, can't get any easier than that. Nikon just needs to slow down, it seem like they are coming out with a new FF camera every six months, at that rate, something is bound to get neglected. Sony and Toshiba already providing you with top grade sensors, slooow down and get the engineering and quality control right.

Well looks like DPR have found similar flare on a Canon 1D X at least
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d750/9

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (385 comments in total)
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Swingline: I was hoping for a LX100 style body in an ILC with 16 meg.

Wouldn't that just be the GX7?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
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JRFlorendo: This is a SLAM DUNK class action law suit, an engineering flaw by Nikon engineers, can't get any easier than that. Nikon just needs to slow down, it seem like they are coming out with a new FF camera every six months, at that rate, something is bound to get neglected. Sony and Toshiba already providing you with top grade sensors, slooow down and get the engineering and quality control right.

Surely it would only have been class action lawsuit material if they weren't fixing the issue for free?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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blue hour: Nice but it lacks 4K,
therefore i'd rather choose the LX 100,
which has also got a viewfinder.

Panasonic, where is the G 7, by the way ?

I think for the target market a built-in flash and 180 degree swivel screen is far more useful than 4k video and an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Does the flash tilt up to the ceiling for bounce?

Looks like the same kind of 2 part hinge design that can be tilted back to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (590 comments in total)
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Thatcannonguy: Getting pretty $#%#$^- off by now. Searched everywhere but i can't set my GX7 to 60p... Anyone ? Please ?

@Thatcannonguy yeah for some reason Panasonic don't allow you to change between PAL and NTSC recording, so your PAL GX7 can only do 50p/25p/24p. There is hacked firmware for older cameras (GH1/2 era) that let you switch between PAL and NTSC framerates, but so far no sign of any hacks for newer cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (208 comments in total)
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The Squire: Would be great to have a file format with a size somewhere between JPEG and RAW, that holds enough data for a bit of post-processing.

I'd love a standardized compressed RAW format. 14bit, bayer data but with varying levels of loss-less to lossy data compression.

DNG is an open standard so there's nothing stopping camera makers from using it, or browsers supporting it for that matter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:23 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (208 comments in total)
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samfan: In the past few years, both Google and Microsft introduced their replacement formats and both failed miserably.

It's weird. Is there any other file format as old as JPG still so widely used? Besides plain text I mean.

JPEG became standard in 1992. Same year as Intel Indeo came into existence as a video format. Remember Intel Indeo? We've probably had 20+ major video formats between then and now. That's how old JPEG is in computer terms.

Well, considering that even GIF is still a thing, I hope for an image format that can replace JPEG, GIF and PNG all at once. Heck ideally it could have some compressed RAW capability, maybe that would give it traction at least in cameras.

> Is there any other file format as old as JPG still so widely used? Besides plain text I mean.

MP3 comes to mind, it's the same age as JPEG.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (208 comments in total)
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The Squire: Would be great to have a file format with a size somewhere between JPEG and RAW, that holds enough data for a bit of post-processing.

I'd love a standardized compressed RAW format. 14bit, bayer data but with varying levels of loss-less to lossy data compression.

We already have that - DNG has supported lossy compression for a few years now

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I thought this was the ideal camera until I realized it was the same size as the A6000 with one of its small lenses on it. A6000 has twice the sensor size, twice the megapixels, and the option of changing lenses, plus it's cheaper.

@Boss of Sony the "special" is the size :)

http://camerasize.com/compact/#570.336,569,ha,t

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 12:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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frosti7: Low pixel count? really?

There are disadvantages to having a high pixel count as well, so it's a trade-off.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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Morten Rasmussen: Dpreview are Panasonic fanboys. You should consider this when you read their reviews.

What I mean is;

How come a camera that was launched so recently already gets a review and a very good one, when the Sony a5100, which, I may add, probably blows the LX100 out of the water, and is same size or smaller, doesn't get reviewed.

It's always the same when panasonic ships a new camera Dpreview is right there, but not so much with the other brands. One could get the impression that they benefit somehow.

They probably prioritise by the amount of "buzz" created, and it seemed to me the LX100 (something quite different for its class) created more reader buzz than the a5100 (an incremental upgrade)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (896 comments in total)
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Paul Kersey Photography: In the lab, this camera looks great. having said that, and I have used many Panasonic m43s over the years, the real world output Raw files have consistently been pedestrian.

If Panasonic would use a Sony sensor like that used in the Nex-6, now then you would have the ideal camera for casual shooting.

When was the last time you used one? I found the sensor they're using in the GX7 etc. quite a big improvement over previous sensors for raw PP.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 12:31 UTC
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