kryten61

kryten61

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I wish my camera would let me be clueless enough that I would need to change my focus when I get home. The funny thing is this may actually be sort of useful on a FF camera but on micro 4/3's this is a silly pointless gimmick.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 07:02 UTC as 5th comment
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kryten61: Alternatively , I wonder if Sebastiao Salgado realises his award winning work is shot on a sensor that is not quite state of the art. Maybe if he know he would rush back to all those recent locations and take much better images. :-)
I wonder if he cares?

Canon need to improve from a Pixel peeping point of view, or do they? Of course improvement is welcomed but needs perspective.
I know many working photographers who have no idea what is being discussed in here, who are oblivious to any of this PP.
It doesn't seem to be quite as big an issue to them and or they are more than happy with their gear, lenses , performance etc offered by their systems. And I suppose more importantly so are their Clients.

I wonder if clients will start demanding a Nikon or Sony shooter because of their much better images?????…I think not. :-)

Some of you have missed my point, I didn't need to be schooled in why better Dynamic range can be useful and knowing about it, informative.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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kryten61: Alternatively , I wonder if Sebastiao Salgado realises his award winning work is shot on a sensor that is not quite state of the art. Maybe if he know he would rush back to all those recent locations and take much better images. :-)
I wonder if he cares?

Canon need to improve from a Pixel peeping point of view, or do they? Of course improvement is welcomed but needs perspective.
I know many working photographers who have no idea what is being discussed in here, who are oblivious to any of this PP.
It doesn't seem to be quite as big an issue to them and or they are more than happy with their gear, lenses , performance etc offered by their systems. And I suppose more importantly so are their Clients.

I wonder if clients will start demanding a Nikon or Sony shooter because of their much better images?????…I think not. :-)

And I totally agree…. But some of the rhetoric below would make you think the Canon is incapable of taking a decent image. Just Saying. I recently sold my Canon and have owned many Nikons including D800E, both systems took great shots, but the Magic Lantern hack on the 5DMKIII for me, put it above filling my hard drive with Huge Nikon HQ still files. So, Yes, we can use this information to weigh everything up towards a decision.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 10:22 UTC

Alternatively , I wonder if Sebastiao Salgado realises his award winning work is shot on a sensor that is not quite state of the art. Maybe if he know he would rush back to all those recent locations and take much better images. :-)
I wonder if he cares?

Canon need to improve from a Pixel peeping point of view, or do they? Of course improvement is welcomed but needs perspective.
I know many working photographers who have no idea what is being discussed in here, who are oblivious to any of this PP.
It doesn't seem to be quite as big an issue to them and or they are more than happy with their gear, lenses , performance etc offered by their systems. And I suppose more importantly so are their Clients.

I wonder if clients will start demanding a Nikon or Sony shooter because of their much better images?????…I think not. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 03:49 UTC as 27th comment | 13 replies
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (153 comments in total)
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tocar: When and if these flashes fail or explode Canon's reputation would be at stake. How come they copied everything including the name? Are they selling these flashes at the same price as Canon's?

They are not made in the same factory, Canon's Flashes have been made in Japan for years in the same factory Nikon use. ( That could have changed but if so only recently) And if you don't think the chinese can copy and make a mould that's identical, you are just plain uninformed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1066 comments in total)
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xsamie: For me, this camera is just mocking Canon and Nikon. It's telling them D810, D5s.. Is that all you got?

5 axis and 4k internal? It is adding insult to injury. And Sony is not even trying... Just wait to see the A7s2, their bestseller.

It reminds me of that time I raced against my daughter. She came in second but she was not even trying. I won, but only on the outside, I was broken. Of course I said that I was not trying either. lol

There comes a time when the student surpases the master. That moment has come. RIP Canon, RIP Nikon. Trouble times are ahead.

Oh and by the way, If you are right, I think Sony should start trying a bit harder when it comes to Nikon's constant improvement on Sony's image output quality from the same sensors. :-)
I love what Sony are doing with features and design but they need to poach some Nikon engineers for image processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1066 comments in total)
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xsamie: For me, this camera is just mocking Canon and Nikon. It's telling them D810, D5s.. Is that all you got?

5 axis and 4k internal? It is adding insult to injury. And Sony is not even trying... Just wait to see the A7s2, their bestseller.

It reminds me of that time I raced against my daughter. She came in second but she was not even trying. I won, but only on the outside, I was broken. Of course I said that I was not trying either. lol

There comes a time when the student surpases the master. That moment has come. RIP Canon, RIP Nikon. Trouble times are ahead.

Not even trying??, yes sure, I can just see a big corporation like Sony telling their designers and engineers, "Hey don't try to hard" "Just take it easy" I agree Nikon and Canon need a BIG wake up call, BUT, Sony have a hell of a long way to go to be seen as the camera on the side of every sporting event in the world, So I think in reality, They are trying and firing their best shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 07:20 UTC
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kryten61: On what this firmware has reportedly improved, based on user reports, I would say its lucky for C/N/S/O etc that its is not being reviewed now. Seems rolling shutter has had major improvement..https://vimeo.com/128260855….Focus is now much better and kills any other mirror less, and 2K is being reported as majorly improved as well.

I would say that I have NEVER seen a company release firmware that has come so fast and made such significant changes, to what was already a very promising camera. Fuji people waited for firmware that was meant to help the X100 focus, they got questionable improvements. Samsung have given people real improvements and enhancements in quick time. It is obvious with this NX1 they have a goal, now for more lenses. And maybe they should pay Sigma for mount development costs to really take away, possibly, the only big negative against their system.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 00:51 UTC

On what this firmware has reportedly improved, based on user reports, I would say its lucky for C/N/S/O etc that its is not being reviewed now. Seems rolling shutter has had major improvement..https://vimeo.com/128260855….Focus is now much better and kills any other mirror less, and 2K is being reported as majorly improved as well.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 06:54 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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iAPX: Did the firmware finally improve the lens resolution? loL!

Which Lens and then what resolution are you wanting?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:29 UTC
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QuarryCat: same as Fujifilm -
they always make us believe - they made the best possible AF - and I know AF from Panasonic is in most situations with low contrast or long lenses better and faster -
and now they are coming with much improvement.
That's good for us, then now everybody knows they are telling us marketing garbage.
So Samsung is on a good way, maybe the next NX2 is a real good camera.
I don't like the NX1 so much, even if dpreview and magazines praise it to heaven.
There are not many good and fast lenses for it - Samsung has a lot to do.
A camera is only as good as the system... (without adapter challenges)
1. Panasonic/Olympus mft
2. Fujifilm XF
3. Sony Alpha
4. Nikon 1
5. Samsung NX
6. Canon EOS M
7. Leica T

Everlast66 owns Sony gear and post something about Vacuum cleaners? Hahahaha What is your motivation for this post? Why would what Samsung are doing, need you to post this rubbish? So did your Sony come with Headphones? and a place to put your cassette tape? What's your point? Whats your motivation?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
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Everlast66: That's great, so DPR and all other 4 users will be able to upgrade ...

Bah Bah, where the sheep paddock?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1225 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Call me skeptical but there are simply way too much comment s like: “I shoot xxx for x year and NX1 is blow them out of the water…” or “I just sold my xxx gear and bough NX1 and never look back.”

I am almost certain that there are forum “writers” here trying to boost up NX1. Its ok, that happens all the time, but this again shows how Samsung has no understanding of a Pro photography products. The target audience of NX1 is not going to swing just because you have tons of “amazing” comments, nor a gold award from DPR (which I also suspect there is commercial interest in it). You are not marketing a Galaxy S6 here!!

This target audience of NX1 in general has a good understanding of photography. They know what is most important to their photography workflow and anything else is irrelevant. I know plenty of photographers (including an AIPP master). They shoot Leica, Canon, Nikon…… and no one, NOT ONE said they will touch Samsung as a camera.

Glad to see that in 2 years or more not looking at DPreview that nothing has changed EVEN the names are the same !, Phone wars? Fanboy central, and this has what to do with the NX1? I think DPreview should win a 99% double Platinum award for constantly attracting the most useless vitriol generated in its forums. There is one name above that if you worked out how long they spend here retorting and baiting they must have zero time for work, Photography and generally life away from a keyboard? Leave you to it…….

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1225 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Call me skeptical but there are simply way too much comment s like: “I shoot xxx for x year and NX1 is blow them out of the water…” or “I just sold my xxx gear and bough NX1 and never look back.”

I am almost certain that there are forum “writers” here trying to boost up NX1. Its ok, that happens all the time, but this again shows how Samsung has no understanding of a Pro photography products. The target audience of NX1 is not going to swing just because you have tons of “amazing” comments, nor a gold award from DPR (which I also suspect there is commercial interest in it). You are not marketing a Galaxy S6 here!!

This target audience of NX1 in general has a good understanding of photography. They know what is most important to their photography workflow and anything else is irrelevant. I know plenty of photographers (including an AIPP master). They shoot Leica, Canon, Nikon…… and no one, NOT ONE said they will touch Samsung as a camera.

People who take Photography VERY seriously don't usually spend huge amounts of time posting here. :-) and that said many ARE buying the NX1 and are using it for "serious" video. Maybe Samsung should take mirror less as seriously as Nikon and Canon then we could all stand back and laugh at them?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 07:42 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1225 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: A gold award for a camera that doesn't have overall image quality listed as a pro?

????????? "listed as a Pro" ???????? This camera will be used for and is being used for professional Video output today and was, even before this review. Guarantee you could easily shoot a Pro still shoot on it, so where is the problem? Re its Gold award, I suppose its something to do with how it rates better across the board when compared to every other DX size chip camera they have tested, maybe that's why. Oh and a commitment to improve and not hobble (like some manufacturers) through firmware updates. My 5D is unbridled by Magic Lantern whereas it seems Samsung are more keen to do this themselves on their own camera's rather than need someone to hack to improve.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:49 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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kryten61: Can someone please tell me why changing my focus post image capture is an advantage? I make my decision on focus point at the time of capture as most people do. I have taken shots with a foreground focus and sometimes will take an extra few with long focus of the same subject, but the need for anything in between seems like just a gimmick for gimmick sake. This to me is the elephant in the room for Lytro. Having played with Lytro, it ONLY gives the effect when something is VERY close to the lens and then you can see the change when its made, but something much more than a metre from the lens and the effect is barely visible… How does a Lytro save you using big lenses as someone posted here? If Lytro ever produced a camera that had an effective change of focus that rivalled a 35mm size full frame digital, it would be the same size to achieve this effect?

Yes understand you can't change focus after capture with a normal camera…you didn't really need to tell me that :-)… Why would you want to??? As I said if I take a scene and want to have a choice of changing focus points choices latter on, I take a second photo, and I will say every time I use the original image as I envisaged it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

Can someone please tell me why changing my focus post image capture is an advantage? I make my decision on focus point at the time of capture as most people do. I have taken shots with a foreground focus and sometimes will take an extra few with long focus of the same subject, but the need for anything in between seems like just a gimmick for gimmick sake. This to me is the elephant in the room for Lytro. Having played with Lytro, it ONLY gives the effect when something is VERY close to the lens and then you can see the change when its made, but something much more than a metre from the lens and the effect is barely visible… How does a Lytro save you using big lenses as someone posted here? If Lytro ever produced a camera that had an effective change of focus that rivalled a 35mm size full frame digital, it would be the same size to achieve this effect?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:42 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Still no sign of whether "Active" means that it can auto focus the lens or not. Dpreview, a little help here?

The Video states, Iris and Focus, not zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 00:04 UTC
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kryten61: So watched the video from NAB and the guy states this camera will not shoot RAW. DP review are saying it does?
Guy states SD cards are not capable of accepting the data rate, which is what I would have thought.
So the DP review headline is misleading. Raw would only be capable with some external device is this correct?

Thanks for the reply, again watching the video there is no external data output port. Only the HDMI port?
So Lanc, DC in, Audio in and out and HDMI?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:34 UTC

So watched the video from NAB and the guy states this camera will not shoot RAW. DP review are saying it does?
Guy states SD cards are not capable of accepting the data rate, which is what I would have thought.
So the DP review headline is misleading. Raw would only be capable with some external device is this correct?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:24 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
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