neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

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On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)
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neo_nights: [OFF-TOPIC]
@Lars (or anyone else at DPReview) - Few weeks ago I've looked up for any info about a successor for the Lumia 1020 and, apparently, Microsoft will abandon the "big sensor" route because it was a niche market and Microsoft realised that it'd be better for them to do just like everyone else.

Do you have any info on that?

"Niche products that only appeal to a small number of users and are expensive will always be a difficult sell internally I think."

Yes, absolutely!

But I still think that the major problem with the Pureviews 808 and 1020 wasn't being a niche product, but the hardware itself.

Like I said on my previous post, both had an inferior hardware compared to its peers. In the case of the 808 it was even worse because it came with Symbian, that was nearly dead already.
If it had come with Android (or even Windows Phone) I guess the acceptance would've been better.

I don't know, I think that MS should at least try one last time. Specially now that WP is maturing, Win10 is coming up, MS has more re$ource$ than Nokia had and can use a better hardware and so on.

Well, let's keep our fingers crossed :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)
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neo_nights: [OFF-TOPIC]
@Lars (or anyone else at DPReview) - Few weeks ago I've looked up for any info about a successor for the Lumia 1020 and, apparently, Microsoft will abandon the "big sensor" route because it was a niche market and Microsoft realised that it'd be better for them to do just like everyone else.

Do you have any info on that?

@ Lars - Thanks for your reply! :)

As for the Lumia people's comment: well... yeah! If you use a single-core processor (808) when everyone else is using dual-core and then use dual-core processors (1020) when everyone else is using quad-core --and some flirting with octa-cores, of course the speed of your phone will be lacking!

But nowadays, with quad-core processors and RAM getting cheaper, I think that a 1030 wouldn't be so slow as the current 1020.

I could seriously consider the Panasonic CM1 if it wasn't for the Android...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 09:04 UTC
On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)

[OFF-TOPIC]
@Lars (or anyone else at DPReview) - Few weeks ago I've looked up for any info about a successor for the Lumia 1020 and, apparently, Microsoft will abandon the "big sensor" route because it was a niche market and Microsoft realised that it'd be better for them to do just like everyone else.

Do you have any info on that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: I would rather have a larger sensor at least 2/3 or 1 inch than invest on any lens which in the end will produce mediocre result.

I think it can produce some decent results. But it will be, let's say, different from those results from a bigger sensor.

Unfortunately there's this "MAKE IT THINNER!!!" syndrome going on, so the chances to see smartphones with big sensor (even a 1/1.7" would be nice!) are very small.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (74 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Why does the high ISO JPEG files are bigger than their RAW counterparts?!
(that goes for Pentax, Nikon and Sony)

@ Samuel - Thanks!
I guess this is a pretty common thing and I never paid attention before hehehehe!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (74 comments in total)

Why does the high ISO JPEG files are bigger than their RAW counterparts?!
(that goes for Pentax, Nikon and Sony)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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AlexisH: My 3 line summary of the interview:

"Thank you very much for your idea!!
We will explore the possibility in the future.
We’ll ensure the best product mix to meet the wide range of customer needs."

They were polite and they deflected all interesting questions into explanations about how great their current product line is. The only time they provided answers was when they could talk about the improvements in their products. I liked the bit about the ISO 200 of the D810A.

Apart from admitting the issues with the D600 and D750, all the rest was pretty much like AlexisH summed up.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
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AlexisH: My 3 line summary of the interview:

"Thank you very much for your idea!!
We will explore the possibility in the future.
We’ll ensure the best product mix to meet the wide range of customer needs."

They were polite and they deflected all interesting questions into explanations about how great their current product line is. The only time they provided answers was when they could talk about the improvements in their products. I liked the bit about the ISO 200 of the D810A.

@ Rishi Sanyal - So, FWIW, they did reflect all the questions.

They may have told YOU (and you, of course, can't say because of agreements and such). But for US, the general public, this interview and nothing is nearly the same thing.

I'm not blaming you, guys, rest assured. You've made all the questions you had to ask, even insisted on some, but the responses of all those reps were very disappointing!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (138 comments in total)
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diforbes: These things should be banned.

T-Rexes had small arms and we could say they were banned. Maybe that was the reason?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (138 comments in total)

I don't know where you can buy those "arms" thingies, but Jon Lajoie's been selling HANDS for quite some time now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMHNFOtjYk

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 50th comment
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (193 comments in total)
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Ednaz: I LOVE this kind of story. I know not everyone is as obsessed with purposeless curiosity as I am. (Took me well into my teens before I stopped disassembling things just because.). I think it's a good reminder of the incredibly complex engineering and manufacturing processes required to make modern lenses. 90% of what we'd declare a defect in modern lenses would be well within manufacturing tolerances for lenses 20 years ago.

"(Took me well into my teens before I stopped disassembling things just because.)."

Having lost MANY toys during my childhood for the same reason, I can only ask you a question: at least did you manage to put things together again or were they at total loss?
Hehehehe!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 15:29 UTC

Compared to some other interviews, this one was a bit... meh!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)
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neo_nights: A couple Queen's songs came to my head after seeing those rollerblade girls.

That and Bicycle (which mentions the f b g song)!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)

A couple Queen's songs came to my head after seeing those rollerblade girls.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: DPR, did you ask them about supporting the Fuji X and/or the Samsung NX mounts? Those are the mounts I'd love to see the Art 2.8 glasses and the 8-16. (These two mounts both lack high-quality but still, compared to native glass, really cheap glass like these - and, with the 8-16, *significantly* wider than anything natively available.)

EDIT: now I see they indirectly answered the question: "DSLRs first, particularly Canon and Nikon, since most of our customers use those systems. And after that mirrorless. Sony FE-mount. "

I wonder how they can asses the number of customers if they don't even have any X or NX mount glass?

Also, let's not forget one thing: Canon and Nikon mounts are already solid, estabilished mounts. They don't seem to go away anywhere soon.

Meanwhile, new mounts like E-mount, NX mount or X mount, how long are they going to last? We are not sure yet. Sigma is not sure yet. They are very clear about having limited resources and have to prioritise not the main mounts, but the ones they know will last for longer.

(of course, mount-wise they could show the K-mount some love too, since it's the older one still in use. But then PentaCoh has such a small market share that's not worth it)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: DPR, did you ask them about supporting the Fuji X and/or the Samsung NX mounts? Those are the mounts I'd love to see the Art 2.8 glasses and the 8-16. (These two mounts both lack high-quality but still, compared to native glass, really cheap glass like these - and, with the 8-16, *significantly* wider than anything natively available.)

EDIT: now I see they indirectly answered the question: "DSLRs first, particularly Canon and Nikon, since most of our customers use those systems. And after that mirrorless. Sony FE-mount. "

I wonder how they can asses the number of customers if they don't even have any X or NX mount glass?

Maybe he just follows the sales numbers for cameras. And then, based on his experience and "gut feeling" try to predict how many % of that user base would actually buy their lenses.

I'm not a Canikon user, but I can't blame Sigma for focusing on those two mounts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: Shoot raw/jpeg. Choose neutral, vivid, monotone whatever in camera the same way you could choose film type. Submit the jpeg as the entry and the raw file as the proof.

Yeah, like photographers would willingly send their RAW files to those newspaper/magazines/whatnots that hold those contests.

I wouldn't!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
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Mirrorless Crusader: Who cares if someone digitall manipulates a photograph? Cameras already cook the raw files and raw converters manipulate the data as well.

But pre-cooked RAW doesn't change a whole scene, like adding a person that wasn't there or vice-versa for example.

I guess those disqualified pictures had some more extreme case of manipulations other than just color correcting/cropping.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:06 UTC

Does anyone know anything about this sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 95th comment
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sgitlin: I have a question re image #5, the black rhino at night. According to the exif data the exposure was ISO 1600, f5.6, for 30 seconds. If you blow the picture up to its max. you can see slight star trails instead of points for the stars, which makes me think that 30 seconds is probably correct for exposure time. If it is correct, it's amazing that the rhino doesn't move a centimeter during that whole time, as the image is extremely sharp, even the hairs on its ear. Does this seem possible, or am I missing something here?

If you make a very long exposure, the camera won't record movements. Maybe de Rhino moved just after the picture was taken.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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