LukeDuciel

Lives in China Beijing, China
Joined on Mar 21, 2010

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (748 comments in total)
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AJDVD: I wish there would be a real medium size digital alternative for 6x6 or 6x7.
Do not forget nominal 37.52cm2 for a 6x7 Mayima film camera. While the Hasselblad or any other sensor is just 21.69cm2. With all the consequences in depth of field, color-resolution, etc.
Please Sony make a 56X56 or 56x67 sensor.
Of course it means larger lenses and body but think about a modern version of Fuji's analogue folder.
Dreaming because those sensors would be really expensive right now.

As much as I long for a digital GF670-like camera with full size sensor. But i would not suggest anyone try to make one. The benefit / cost ratio for average consumer is just way too low. I'd rather manufacturers focuses on lowering cost for 135 full frame and some cost-effective mid-frame sensors.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1170 comments in total)
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chj: Wow, and I thought it was going to be a Sony 7R with a big ugly wooden handle.

Me too. I lost my bet to a friend for this. But I am happy I was wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:03 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

20 bucks on wooden handle A7R2.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 26th comment
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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vFunct: Big news! Raw image processing coming to iOS 10: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2016/505/

@Francis Sawyer
You can use the Lightning SD Card Camera Reader to load RAW files onto iPad and iPhone. There is a USB version to plug your camera in to do the same thing.

I have been using this on the go. It works smoothly.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (115 comments in total)

Seems DPR folks like this cam, at least using it. I find the general quality (easy on eye) of sample gallery implicitly goes with how the DPR likes the cam. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 06:00 UTC as 6th comment
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (218 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: Great piece! Thanks Chris.

Now, only if I can mark it somehow, so I can come back read it again on DPR...

@Fellwalker
Yes I have been doing all those. But isn't it immediately more intuitive to have a place on DPR to retrieve all?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (218 comments in total)

Great piece! Thanks Chris.

Now, only if I can mark it somehow, so I can come back read it again on DPR...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 03:19 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Tick many boxes for me but lacking a big one - optical stabilization.

I will wait for gen2 if Oly' can continue this product line.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Looks great except I would rather pay hundreds of $ more & have a sensor bigger than a cell phone! How big of a print can you make with this size?

You've probably missed the point of this product.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
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vscd: "all require external filter systems like those designed by Fotodiox"

...In some cased you can use the gel filter slot instead.

Not sure about Canon 1124. The Nikon 1424 does not have a gel slot.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
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LukeDuciel: Great piece! I am really eyeing RX-10M3 for hiking too. The sensor does show its limit. But I do shoot more and more video on the road. The reach and video capability of this cam is so enticing.

Last time I hiked around Annapurna in Nepal, I brought an RX100 and a DSLR. When I look back at the photos from that trip, almost all daylight photo was taken with the RX and only some night sky series was did with the DSLR. After that trip, I started to leave the DSLR at home more and more when went out for hiking.

@tbcass
Try removing the SIM card when hiking and using iPhone as an GPS map / tracker.

My 4yr-old iPhone 5 can sustain 2 days of day time tracking (turned off when I reach camp) in this mode.

The trick is the phone continuously seeks cell network signal when it tries to locate. When it cannot get a hand-shake with a tower, it boost its radio power hence bleeds the battery.

Removing SIM card tells the system to shut down cell network radio. The GPS chip itself is not very power-consuming.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article Yi action camera updates original with 4K video (46 comments in total)

Finally a screen. I will definitely buy one.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 14th comment
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sh10453: Very surprised at the disappointing amount of noise in bright sunlight conditions at ISO 100 and 40mm equiv. (looking at the 4th, full size, 1:1, image of the female hiker on top of Mount Teneriffe; arms and legs).

The noise level is basically what we have been seeing on RX100M3 and M4. It is not really surprising.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 09:43 UTC

Great piece! I am really eyeing RX-10M3 for hiking too. The sensor does show its limit. But I do shoot more and more video on the road. The reach and video capability of this cam is so enticing.

Last time I hiked around Annapurna in Nepal, I brought an RX100 and a DSLR. When I look back at the photos from that trip, almost all daylight photo was taken with the RX and only some night sky series was did with the DSLR. After that trip, I started to leave the DSLR at home more and more when went out for hiking.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 09:41 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

I am honestly shocked by the number of self-center and cold-blooded comments that bluntly dismisse the statement as marketing stunt purely based on their own conjecture.

The Kumamoto earthquake is of magnitude 7.3 according to USGS, which is then followed by a series of strong after-shock above magnitude 6.0 in the following days. Fortunately, there is only a handful of casualties thanks to Japan's prevention and reaction systems. However, infrastructure in the area suffered significant damage.

I am not saying Nikon is a saint company. But hey, at least keep some sense of decency and sympathy, OK?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 4th comment
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Yake: The shape of the lens is beautiful, but that smooth focus ring ... what's up with that? It almost says "Don't use me".

I think it works OK for Otus 85, at least for the several hours I worked with them. Probably wide enough? Not sure how it feels on these smaller lenses though.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Yake: The shape of the lens is beautiful, but that smooth focus ring ... what's up with that? It almost says "Don't use me".

Zeiss's new style, I think. The Otus share similar focusing ring design.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 06:22 UTC

WATCH OUT.

HTC is producing 2 version of this model 10, one with Snapdragon 820 SoC and the other 625 Soc. The two are confusingly similar in name and shares the exterior. The good DXO score is only achieved on the 820 version. The 625 version is a cheap b*stard in disguise.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 03:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (261 comments in total)

Oh Canon, what happened to you?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 64th comment
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