NetMage

NetMage

Lives in United States Danville, AK, United States
Works as a Systems Manager
Has a website at http://scw.us
Joined on Jan 22, 2006

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On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (394 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: What is DFD Technology?

Not sure what you meant, but neither method involves actually taking photographs. Phase Detect does work with one "look" at the subject, and DFD requires two "looks" with a slight focus change between. Also, DFD works with video and subject tracking (where subject motion provides the focus change).

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:34 UTC

Why does a story posted today have 3 month old comments?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:22 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: I have to hand it to Canon. Finally they didn’t just rebadge an old camera. The sensor is significantly different (Finally for Christ sake) than its predecessor. The HDR movie mode sounds interesting as well.

I think it is a lot better on the 7D than it was on my 50D, so it is still a great sensor.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
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Mike Jacoubowsky: Why not USB 3.0? You could consider dispensing with a card reader in the field if the camera had something faster than USB 2.0. Guess I found one corner that was cut. Darn, means the new Lenovo Gen3 Thinkpad X might not work out.

The processor/internal bus may not be fast enough to see any improvement with USB 3.0, or may not yet have USB 3.0 support in the SOC.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: Any idea what is happening with the lower end of the Canon lineup now? Safe to assume that the T3i slot is filled with the T5i and the T5 itself remains the entry-level body?

Compact cameras generally have leaf shutters that allow for very fast flash sync, but few ILCs have leaf shutters.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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RichRMA: It looks thoroughly competent...and utterly boring. If you line-up each Canon DSLR (they don't make much else) from cheap to expensive, aside from size, can you tell them apart?

Canon generally saves f/8 focusing for professional models - the specifications say:

All AF points are cross-type at f/5.6
Center AF point is diagonal cross-type at f/2.8

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (394 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Slightly bigger and heavier than G6. Waiting to see how GX8 will have better specs and smaller body.

The GX7 already does, why wouldn't the GX8?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (394 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: What is DFD Technology?

Panasonic's Depth From Defocus technology that measures the Defocus amount between two images to estimate the distance and direction focus must change to be in focus.

It basically provides a phase detect AF type of AF from contrast AF images.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (308 comments in total)
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108: I would choose Nikon FF over Canon FF from a body perspective but my brother-in-law long time connaisseur of Canon gear keeps hammering that one has to decide from a lens perspective and here Canon's the best . This late 50 mm stm seems to strengthen his view .
Any thoughts from Canikon users ?

My ability to predict the future has decreased severely lately, and I find I prefer more options to hoping I won't need them.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (308 comments in total)
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joyclick: Is there a true 50mm for APSC?
This new Canon will afterall be 80mm on APSC

The 35 f/2 IS too expensive and too long. Canon lacks an APS-C normal kit lens. I would really like them to come out with a 30mm f/1.8 STM.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (308 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Bargain. Pure and simple.
No IS means lower price, weight and simpler optical design.

This is what people have been asking for.

Remember on APS-C this is a 80mm FOV short telephoto. Canon has the f/2 IS and Sony has the 50mm OSS.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 14:08 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (308 comments in total)
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Renzokuken: The question on everyone's mind. Is this sharper than its predecessor ?

Do you really expect this to be comparable to a lens that costs 3x as much?

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (308 comments in total)
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108: I would choose Nikon FF over Canon FF from a body perspective but my brother-in-law long time connaisseur of Canon gear keeps hammering that one has to decide from a lens perspective and here Canon's the best . This late 50 mm stm seems to strengthen his view .
Any thoughts from Canikon users ?

Given the Sony lists for 30% more, that might explain some of the difference.

I think Nikon has a nicer APS-C prime story with its inexpensive 35 but Canon's kit zoom line up with the 10-18, 18-55 and 55-250 is hard to beat if you are on a budget.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 13:56 UTC
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Abaregi: Feels like standalone is soon gone. Pushing CC hard.
Hope Sony still has the 30$ upgrade for capture 1 pro if LR7 is only CC.

(Tested on iPhone): Visit adobe.com Lightroom page. Scroll down to stand alone version Buy Now button. Click button, see cart. Click edit on Lightroom item,change purchase to upgrade and select previous version. Save changes to cart.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 14:02 UTC
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Abaregi: Feels like standalone is soon gone. Pushing CC hard.
Hope Sony still has the 30$ upgrade for capture 1 pro if LR7 is only CC.

That's sounds like the comments about Lighroom 5 and it is still not true. What will you say when LR7 comes out?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
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nerd2: Fun fact: 64GB surface 3 is the same price as (woefully lacking) apple iPad air 2 16GB.

And yet the iPad Air 2 will outsell it ten to one - perhaps it isn't so lacking for most?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: The most honest conclusion should've been: find 100$ or thereabouts and get yourself one of the much better alternatives.

Are there alternatives with manual zoom and EVF?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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mosc: I would like to see this sensor behind a reasonably bright superzoom. I think it could really do some wonderful telephoto work in the 500mm f6 neighborhood in a size that would still be very compact.

The LX100 is everything that the X30 wants to be with 3x the sensor. It's zoom range is a little less but it has more manual controls

From the shape of this lens it seems like the x40 could just be increased in all dimensinos to cover a 1" sensor with little change in the overall package. In front of a modern 1" sensor with the combination of aperture and zoom range that it would offer that may be a winner for Fuji (though the g7x is 1" 100mmeq f2.8 so it's not that much longer).

Another customer for the XS-2 if Fuji ever makes it?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
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misolo: The engineer in me is puzzled. It's odd that they give zero details of their key technology: how the "digital rangefinder" would work "without the need for calibration". The secondary digital image has to be (digitally) shifted laterally as the focus ring is turned. Somehow this digital shift will have to be calibrated to the mechanical action of the focus ring on the lens.

@misolo I don't think that's true - there is no coupling between PDAF sensors and the lens focus - the optical change that occurs as the lens is focused causes the sensor images to correlate (same with Dual Pixel). Same thing with a split image focus aid in an SLR - the act of focusing causes the split image to come together. I could see the two sensors having different image paths and only correlating when focus is achieved.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
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kodakrome: New 24 MP sensor and upgraded AF? Sounds like a nice, capable camera. Rebel cameras are all about hitting price points that a lot of people want and need to be in. Calling a $1,000 camera a "beginners camera" is no different than calling a $30,000 Honda a beginners car just because it's not a BMW. It's just silly.

@hetedik What makes you think this is their cheapest model? Canon lists the T6i with 18-55 at $900, the SL-1 with 18-55 at $700 and goes down to the T3 with 18-55 at $450.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 00:23 UTC
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