TFD

TFD

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Just wondering if they image the whole sensor. Sony's other18M cameras have a 19M total sensor this email one has a 21M sensor. This makes wonder if they reduced the image area slightly to allow them to shrink the lens. Smaller image area smaller lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 07:18 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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jwhig: "Canon's new EF 11-24mm F4 L wideangle zoom lens is Canon's widest ever rectilinear zoom by some margin"

You mean the widest FULL FRAME zoom lens. The 10-22 EF-S is wider.

Probably not as wide as my Sigma 8-16mm

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
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TFD: Not to be a doubting Thomas but a 24-600MM eq. lens on a 1 inch sensor camera would be 50% bigger than the lens on the FZ1000.

This camera does not look that big and I question if a lens of this range for a 1" sensor would be technically or financially doable.

There maybe a marketing slight of hand that Canon has done before to not actually image across the entire sensor.

Maybe in Diameter but not in length. The focal length of a lens is defined at the distance between the optical center of the lens and the film plane.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 11:27 UTC

Not to be a doubting Thomas but a 24-600MM eq. lens on a 1 inch sensor camera would be 50% bigger than the lens on the FZ1000.

This camera does not look that big and I question if a lens of this range for a 1" sensor would be technically or financially doable.

There maybe a marketing slight of hand that Canon has done before to not actually image across the entire sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1624 comments in total)
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smphoto58: I was not aware of this body until today. This is an answer to my prayers. I HATE menus, always have. I have been using a D700 for the last 4 years and I STILL cannot get used to them. Nor do I like command dials either. I began using Nikon equipment in 1974 with the F2 and I still have it along with the MD2/MB1. I would bet I have put close to a mile of film through it since then. Since then I have added and F4, Nikkormat FT3 and Nikonos V. My D700 is used I manual about 99% of the time. For me it is nothing more than a digital version of my F2 or F4,

All of my Nikkors, from 16mm f/2.8 fisheye to 600mm f/4 are AI/AIS so this fits perfectly. Although Nikon does not offer interchangeable focusing screens, focusingscree.com does. I ordered a microprism screen from them before my D700 ever arrived.

Thank you Nikon for catering to your long time loyal followers!

Nikon has never been able to practical interfaces on digital cameras too confusing too many menus. I sold my Nikon and bought a Sony, the interface is so elegant and straight forward I have never opened the manual

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 02:11 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (77 comments in total)

Nice but I think Sony trumps them in two areas, Video and Panoramas. From my experience no one is as good at Panoramas as Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:03 UTC as 10th comment | 15 replies

I have both photoshop and paintshop pro. I confess I prefer the Corel user interface much more that any adobe products. All of the Photoshop products feel like their interface was lifted from the 1980's Adobe Illustrator which no mortal could decipher.

I find myself using Paintshop for this reason, their image browsering function better, however X2 was the better than X6.

My only compliant is about plug-in compatibility

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:21 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

$1200 to get a camera that it too big to put in your pocket, has few lens and cost as much as a APSC DSLR - what is wrong with this picture.

Gluing together technology is a nice science experiment but bad product development. There is effectively no price point space between DSLRs and PS cameras to slide in another alternative. To make this camera financially interesting in would need to be in the $500 range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 82nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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TFD: Nice camera however long past pocketable. I have several Sony micros Cybershot cameras that are pocketable and I use them this way and yes I understand the image quality trade off over my A77.

For me once a camera does not fit in my pocket meaning using a bag or a strap I pretty much do not care if it weighs 2 lbs. or 5 lbs.

Given the RX's questionable pocketability, if I was going to buy one I think it would be the RX10.

My back pocket is all ready reserved for my iPhone. Side by side the S90 is rather a lot smaller than the RX. the S90 is 1.1 inches thick the RX10 III is 1.6 inches that makes it 45% thicker.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

Nice camera however long past pocketable. I have several Sony micros Cybershot cameras that are pocketable and I use them this way and yes I understand the image quality trade off over my A77.

For me once a camera does not fit in my pocket meaning using a bag or a strap I pretty much do not care if it weighs 2 lbs. or 5 lbs.

Given the RX's questionable pocketability, if I was going to buy one I think it would be the RX10.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 09:28 UTC as 395th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (692 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "24-120mm equivalent F2.0-3.9 lens"

When manufacturers lie it's call an advertisement. But of all sites DPR should know better than repeating the lies and leading the ignorant readers astray. The lens is 12.5-62.5mm F2.0-3.9, not the stated equivalent. The FF equivalent lens would be 24-120mm F3.8-7.5 -- a big difference.

IGNORANT READERS NEED NOT TO REPLY.

Technically - The f-number N is given by
N = \frac{f}{D} \ where f is the focal length, and D is the diameter of the entrance pupil and is independent of the imaging area.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (670 comments in total)

37,000 vs 8500 is not a order of magnitude

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:39 UTC as 194th comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 comments in total)

kind of big might just as well by a DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range article (45 comments in total)

I wonder if Nikon ever fixed their awful user interface, they were(are) the kings of death by a 1000 menus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 09:15 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

I hope there is an optional, retro flashbulb flash using #5 bulbs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 178th comment

Why not just get Canon or Nikon to make cameras with a built in cell phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1624 comments in total)

They should have built it with a mech. shutter a mech self timer and match needle exposure.

An optional external flashbulb flash using number 5 flashbulbs :)

Retro technology gee, if it was cheap and cheerful that would be great, not at these prices.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 231st comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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TFD: Is there an optional retro Flash bulb flash taking big #5 flash bulbs.

I hope it has an analogue match needle exposure meter and a mechanical shutter cannot be retro without the sound of the mechanical shutter on long exposures.

Of course the original Nikon F's were manual focus so not sure that autofocus should be available on a retro camera, all you should need is a split screen viewfinder and your eye.

For me Retro technology in not logical. No one is going to buy a Tube TV or a x286 computer. the Df is just a silly marketing scheme, so given that it is a marketing scheme why not go all the way back - why not just let Form overtake Function.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:34 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Is there an optional retro Flash bulb flash taking big #5 flash bulbs.

I hope it has an analogue match needle exposure meter and a mechanical shutter cannot be retro without the sound of the mechanical shutter on long exposures.

Of course the original Nikon F's were manual focus so not sure that autofocus should be available on a retro camera, all you should need is a split screen viewfinder and your eye.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:21 UTC as 140th comment | 9 replies

you must have and awfully big pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 16:40 UTC as 74th comment
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