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munro harrap: Well, what exactly is going on here. THe 5D MkIII is as good because this will not be released until june and you might want one in the meantime? Unless you want BIG, there is no advantage, DR same, noise worse, hmmm. Less to go for in video than a 5D MkII .

Ok guys, listen up.

When I buy ANY camera it is to be able to take ANY picture WELL!
My D800 does this. The noise is no worse than a D3 downsampled to 12MP (with MUCH more detail)
I can use APS-C mode to get as good as 1D MkIV frame rates (YES!!with better IQ)

It does everything.

The IQ is NOT as good as certain other machines, agreed, but they cannot do everything well (Canon 1Ds MkII, Sony A7R etc).

Nikon do not have this three or four tier system in which DR and resolution, and the buffer, are deliberately crippled to get you to buy a 1Dx (or in their case, D4s)

One camera should be all anyone needs, and it should last a lifetime. If you buy another, it should be because it does everything as well, but you just like it!

I'm not so sure I would agree with one of your comments here.

It's true that Nikon does not create a 'Tier' system by crippling sensor performance....the entry level D5xxx series cameras tend to have a top level performance, and the enthusiast Df beats all cameras on high ISO.

But they do seem cripple them by buffering! Only the cameras intending for full professional use can shoot flat out non stop.

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On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

I do believe Ansel Adams always used large format.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Preview:nikon-df (2792 comments in total)

The size and form appears to be closer to an F801.

Not that I'm complaining!

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:16 UTC as 530th comment | 1 reply

Mind you, NON of the professinal video cameramen will be using phase AF.

I don't do much sports photography, but when I have I've done it by prefoccusing on where I expect the action to take place... Finishing line, 1 meter in front of the starting get the idea.

I also once tried shooting a dowhill MTB with a pocket compact. Pre focus was no problem, but the shutter lag was a pain. I had to learn to guage the lag and anticipate.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 19:17 UTC as 88th comment

What are you all so scared about?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 17:35 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 Hands-on Preview (749 comments in total)

I like this camera, rather than re invent the wheel they have used a tried and trusted layout which has proved itself well with traditional rangefinders.

Good job well done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:11 UTC as 110th comment
On article Bibble Labs purchased by Corel (50 comments in total)

Downloaded AfterShotPro from Corel, and in effect it seems pretty much the same as Bibble5, although without as many plugins.

I should imagine this is early days, let's hope it carries on getting better.

Perhaps Corel's biggest challenge is that they will need to get a lot more progress and evolution out the door before many people (myself include) will be convinced to invest in an upgrade....Corel, as noted by many in this thread, have a history of blind management and a reputation for killing good products.

Here's my system:

Linux version 3.0.0-14-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.6.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.1-9ubuntu3)

So I guess that at least for now the latest Linux systems are supported :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2012 at 17:23 UTC as 10th comment
On article Bibble Labs purchased by Corel (50 comments in total)

I am a long term user of PSP. Recently my use has been decling because I no longer use windows, and running a 32 bit PSP in a virtual box is functional but a terrible waste of my 64 bit multi core processors power.

My workflow starts with Bibble 5 on Linux. I use a corrupt interpretation of the star system. 1 means delete, 2 keep but don't edit, 3 means edit in Bibble is sufficient, 4 means extra work in the Gimp, and 5 stars means that I will need to edit them using the VM. Then I output them to different folders.

You can infer from this that I still find PSP better for the most difficult PP tasks, but I try and avoid it!

So for me having PSP layered photo editing power in Linux along with Bibble RAW technology would be awesome....Roll it on.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2012 at 14:33 UTC as 11th comment

Some wonderful popular science theories here. Lets put some counter arguments.

1) The way images are recreated suggests to be that it would be quite possible to populate the sensor plane with multiple smaller chips, the microlens arrangement can ensure there are no gaps in the captured information.

2) 1024x768 is a popular computer display size, but it's only 0.75MP.

3) Each point in a Plenoptic camera draws information from multiple sensor points,that in itself reduces noise, why do we think these cameras are going to be noisy?

4) I am overjoyed by the fact the first product is going to be a consumer product. So I can afford to buy one and try it out. And I hope, I really hope, it is going to work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 11:14 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On photo Slushy Walkway in the Muddy/puddly city-snow challenge (1 comment in total)

Very well framed, but a little rotation to the right could have worked wonders.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 21:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Slush: A week after the snowfall in the Muddy/puddly city-snow challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice light here

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 20:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Smuddy.... in the Muddy/puddly city-snow challenge (1 comment in total)

...but I think I tiny rotation to the left might have helped.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 20:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Snow on the dark side in the Muddy/puddly city-snow challenge (1 comment in total)

This really hits the theme, well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 20:49 UTC as 1st comment
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