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JackM: Kind of ironic that they chose an image with almost nothing in focus.

The train track is actually curved? Heck, I thought it was lens/sensor distortion!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 01:57 UTC
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krikman: I know the secret.

SONY got access to ultimate bending machine (Heil Futurama!).
Their engineers begun with a sensor. But tomorrow SONY can bend anything with NEW ULTIMATE BENDING MACHINE. Curved cars, curved planes, curved pets an finally a curved human. The curved future is coming. Be curved or die.

We're doomed!


Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
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PicOne: What isn't said above, is that seemingly you can now ONLY GET LR IF YOU SUBSCRIBE to the $9.99/mo plan. The option to purchase standalone LR is seemingly gone from Adobe's site if you click the How To Buy link

I knew it! Those slimy ... words that I cannot write lest they be auto-denied by the forum software.

The problem is that Lightroom is my favourite raw processor, and I've spent many hours developing presets and workflows with it. So if I want to upgrade, I either have to do this blasted subscription horsehockey, or switch entirely to another program. I might just vote with my feet when the time comes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:32 UTC

I'm still on LR 4, and I've been waiting to see if LR 6 is still a standalone buy-once program, and this announcement does not bode well for that possibility. In more cynical turns of mind, I wonder if Adobe is doing this to scare people into buying LR 5 right now, before it potentially becomes subscription only.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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Rotodpreview: I think Sony (Zeiss) has finally crossed the threshold into unequivocal par or superiority over Panasonic (Leica). Sony for me next time.

How (in the world) do you (illogically) claim that the news of this Panasonic (with 4K video, longer zoom and lower price) supports superiority of Sony (with a more expensive and lesser specced camera)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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Neodp: Hey it was very astute of the author to recognize the "new FZ50". I'm still waiting. LOL.

To bad this isn't competitive. Accept compared to 8 year old cameras. It rules there.

Of course it isn't competitive. Everyone else has 1" sensor superzooms that offer superlative image quality and 4K video, don't they. Been doing it for years.

What would be competitive in today's superzoom market is a 45mp full frame camera with 18 stops of dynamic range and in-cam 8K video and a 24-600mm f1.4 constant lens, all the size of a Canon Rebel. Still waiting for that one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 10:08 UTC

"While you are reading this article ... a camera reviewer waits."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:10 UTC as 119th comment
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Bridge cameras like this one and the RX10 or still what I consider to be sub-enthusiast level. The 1" sensor is too small to deliver quality IQ at any low light level. That f/2.8 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/5.0 lens on an APC-S camera. Pretty darn slow for wide open, and thus rather lacking in low light capability. A f/4.0 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/7.1 lens on an APC-S camera. So this camera basically has a f/4--f/7.1 zoom lens compared to APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Meh! For the price of the RX10 you would be better off with a a6000 and a few good lenses. This one is cheaper, but still not worth the price for anyone who wants an enthusiasts level and above IQ. This is a mom/dad camera used to take little pictures to post on the internet. Again, meh!

W5JCK says:

"Okay, here is a comparison. If you take a photo with a FF camera where the lens is 24mm and ISO is set to 800 and aperture is set to f/2.8, to duplicate that exposure on this camera will require 24mm equivalent (8.8mm) and ISO 6000 and of course an aperture of f/2.8. Which camera has the least amount of noise level for this photo? FF of course. Which camera has the best low light ability for this photo? FF of course. Which camera has a BS f/2.8 aperture setting that is totally meaningless when compared to larger sensor cameras? This 1" sensor camera. Anyone who thinks this little sensor camera can be set to f/2.8 and duplicate the photo exposure, low noise, an IQ of FF or even a APS-C using the same settings is quite delusional and extremely confused."

I can set my 5D Mark II with a 28mm f2.8 lens, and my Ricoh GRD III with its 6mm lens set at f2.8. With the same shutter speed and ISO, THE EXPOSURE IS THE SAME! Stop conflating exposure with noise character and quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) gains updated firmware version 1.1 article (57 comments in total)
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FJSpain: This manufacturer acts as if it was at the Olympus mount, i.e.: like the Greek gods, much above the common human beings, and therefore it is not within its standards to go down at the level of such humans in order they can understand what it is offered

The Greek gods displayed many base human traits. Despite their immense powers, they were also full of jealousy, lust, spite, anger and other human failings.

Zeus was often seducing human women and cheating on his wife, Hera. Women were cursed by jealous goddesses because of their beauty. The list goes on.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 01:32 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: EVF? Sold! Hope it doesn't fall off, though.

If the first iteration had offered an EVF, it would've been reasonably exciting. Can't help feeling that the III is mildly anticlimactic. Did someone say boring? With 9 digicams in the sock drawer, I'm jaded. I'm torn -- should I buy the III, or should I enter a monastery in the Egyptian desert?

Monastery in the desert. You'll never have to worry about new cameras again.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 06:50 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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ftpie: Ricoh GR. Same price, APS-C, superior interface, smaller; no EVF, though - gotta give Sony credit for that one. Sony needs to figure out how so squeeze the larger sensor in there like Nikon and Ricoh did.

The "faster" nature of this new Mark III isn't that big of a deal - just reduce the focal length and you're at least halfway there.

Ricoh GR is f2.8 and lacks zoom. That's how they squeezed the aps-c sensor in there. The GR itself is a big step forward from the GXR and 28mm module that is about 50% more heavy and twice as deep when the lens is extended.

Given the marvel of miniaturization that is the RX100, there is little doubt that Sony could make an aps-c fixed prime compact if they wanted to. It's really an apples and oranges comparison.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:22 UTC
On Samsung NX Mini real-world samples gallery article (143 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Think of it as Leica T "Mini"...just 100x cheaper!

They are both cameras. They both have interchangeable lenses. The similarities end there.

By your "logic", a Panasonic GX7 is a Samsung NX "Maxi", a Canon 1Dx is a Samsung NX "Mega", and the Pentax 645D is a Samsung NX "Ultra".

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
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lem12: This x100s is probably one of the nicest looking rangefinder camera out there.

Rangefinder STYLE, yes.

Rangefinder with two-channel optical focusing system? Definitely not.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 06:33 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: That is a very nice camera that Canon and Nikon cannot match. Definitely a great competitor for the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony is at a great price point.

Of all the people, I am really surprised to see you say that this Sony is a great competitor for the GH4. Not if you're a videographer or filmmaker, which is who the GH4 is aimed at. For stills, it is probably a better camera than the GH4. But I'd wager that the GH4 smokes the A77 II for video capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 02:44 UTC

"Pro style movie shooting" with only 60p, 60i and 30p framerates? No 25p, no 24p? Too bad if you're in a PAL country or have to shoot in artificial light with disruptive flicker rates. The addition of 60p is only one step up from Olympus with their insistence on providing only 30p in any of their cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 02:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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renttoown: I LOVED the 3D effect on some of the photos.

Like WSLam, I would like to know how that effect was created.

Street Photographer

A dolly zoom is a cinematographic technique that involves moving the camera forward while zooming out, or moving the camera back while zooming in. This doesn't explain how a still photograph can be given the effect of a dolly zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 05:39 UTC
On Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal article (42 comments in total)

Time to show support for Olympus and buy some more lenses. Well, that's my excuse.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:04 UTC as 2nd comment
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Apostolos vakirtzis: I currently own a panasonic g6. i am generally satisfied except for the low light performance. There is too much noise from iso 1600 and up. To me the most iinteresting aspects of the new sony, are the iso performance and the dynamic range,two things that panasonic gh4 lacks behind. I think that sony will have great fhd quality!What about 4k? I think it is really premature to talk about it, since only a few own 4k monitors and TVs...

My god. yabokkie actually said something intelligent and sensible. Who are you, and what have you don't with yabokkie???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:39 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: I would have killed for this camera when I was buying Powershots 10 years ago.

Absolutely. My first camera was the 4mp Canon S45 in 2002. 35mm f2.8 eq. lens with 4x zoom and 320x240 15fps video. It took some lovely photos but was pretty slow. This is the kind of camera I wish I had back then.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Why buy this camera if it doesn't work out of the box as advertised?

4K video is only there when you buy additional hardware.
12 MP on itself is not of these days anymore, although it will deliver good images at high ISO's (if Sony Digital Imaging doesn't screw up, like they often seem to do - Great sensors, but bad camera development).

@ Stu 5 - I agree with the comparison with the 1Dc to a certain extent, except for a couple of things. Some may value financial savings over physical size. The 1DC is about $9000, whereas the A7S is likely $4000 including Atomos Shogun.

Secondly, the 1DC's 4K codec produces very bloated files at 8bit 4:2:2, whereas the Shogun will allow 8bit output to 10bit ProRes file. The initial demo videos show that the 4k output of the A7S is extremely good, at least as good as the 1DC, perhaps even better.

The 1DC is also apparently as kludgy to operate for video as the 5D Mark II. No dedicated record button, no Movie mode on the mode dial, no focus peaking, no zebras, and a host of other things that speak of a bolt-on function rather than integrated quality. Sony looks like they have made this a video first, stills second camera, with all the function that entails.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:14 UTC
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