peevee1

peevee1

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Sdaniella: Kodachrome 25 ... ISO 25
I've been asking for 25/12/6 since Canon offered ISO 50
never mind 64/32!

"What are you talking about @peevee1 ?"

I can explain how using global electronic shutter you can achieve the effect of low ISO (NOT just high shutter speed - long exposures etc) but the explanation is too large to fit in the margin. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
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Sdaniella: Kodachrome 25 ... ISO 25
I've been asking for 25/12/6 since Canon offered ISO 50
never mind 64/32!

Properly implemented global shutter can provide any ISO you want. Even 0.5. :) That is what current cameras are missing most of all, for that and many other reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
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Just another Canon shooter: It is amazing that the author thinks of the removal of the AA filter as a plus. By this site's own admission, there is little gain in resolution but visible "gain" in aliasing, like here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=nikon_d800e&attr13_1=nikon_d800&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=50&attr16_1=50&normalization=full&widget=13&x=-0.6062281934907472&y=0.3464424680377989

The most significant thing, if true, would be the ability of the sensor to register more photons, and the better tonality associated with that.

It is a natural landscape camera, do not shoot brick buildings and people with it (at least clothed people). :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:15 UTC

"Sometimes we need a gentle polish, a tidy-up and a fix for the things that didn’t work so well the first time. And in the D810, that is exactly what we are getting"

How do you know that? Being an untested Nikon camera, it might have problem with focusing, or with oil, or they managed to invent some new problem. :-)

Besides, being intermediate "almost-non-upgrade" means than the next upgrade will be as big as D700 to D800E. You simply get more value being an early adopter after a significant change than early adopter of basically the same old thing - much more life left in your purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:12 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies

"And highlight metering (‘hardly a new idea’, says Mr Olympus)"

Care to elaborate?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:07 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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mgatov: I'm not sure this a bad thing. It sounds like Apple is giving away the next generation of Aperture and will be updating it for free.

Unless it is going to be another oversimplified iPhoto.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (938 comments in total)
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JamesVo: Been planning to buy a 2nd D800 anyway to reduce the number of lens changes made in dusty environments....the only difference now is that the D810 will likely become my primary choice.

For wildlife photography I like the group area AF, improved ISO, increased fps and new highlight weighted exposure mode (think white plumage).
Also like the electronic shutter curtain and keen to see if this allows faster flash sync (D70 has 1/500s flash sync with electronic shutter).

Prism coating and improved transmission? - lets see. The D800 viewfinder, although large, is noticeably less bright than D300 and others so an improvement is welcome.

Not so sure why they moved the metering mode switch. No advantage and it introduces a deviation from most previous Dx00 models. Now a 2 handed operation - why fix something that wasn't broken?

I see they have moved the exposure mode button closer to the shutter release - Nice! It will be less of a finger stretch now.

What does the new "i" button do?

Electronic shutter was easier implement on CCD than on CMOS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)
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peevee1: Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!

And they still continue to play games. 5 fps at 36 mpix means that sensor and processor are able to produce 7.2 (not 6) fps at 1.2x and 11.2 fps (not 7) at DX crop. Artificial limits on a $3200 camera. Huh.

"Yeah wifi useless unless shooting highly compressed jpegs "

You can shoot RAW, just change settings and press shutter remotely, without a separate remote. And why Nikon then sells the useless WiFi dongle for something like $900?
BTW, 802.11n, let alone 802.11ac, are very fast at close range. ac is faster than USB2 many still use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)
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peevee1: Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!

And they still continue to play games. 5 fps at 36 mpix means that sensor and processor are able to produce 7.2 (not 6) fps at 1.2x and 11.2 fps (not 7) at DX crop. Artificial limits on a $3200 camera. Huh.

"Actually, it's likely that the entire sensor may need to be read for each frame"

This is completely unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (938 comments in total)
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JamesVo: Been planning to buy a 2nd D800 anyway to reduce the number of lens changes made in dusty environments....the only difference now is that the D810 will likely become my primary choice.

For wildlife photography I like the group area AF, improved ISO, increased fps and new highlight weighted exposure mode (think white plumage).
Also like the electronic shutter curtain and keen to see if this allows faster flash sync (D70 has 1/500s flash sync with electronic shutter).

Prism coating and improved transmission? - lets see. The D800 viewfinder, although large, is noticeably less bright than D300 and others so an improvement is welcome.

Not so sure why they moved the metering mode switch. No advantage and it introduces a deviation from most previous Dx00 models. Now a 2 handed operation - why fix something that wasn't broken?

I see they have moved the exposure mode button closer to the shutter release - Nice! It will be less of a finger stretch now.

What does the new "i" button do?

"The electronic shutter really excites my interest also. I currently can get 1/1000 flash sync speeds with my d70 electronic shutter. "

It is not electronic shutter, it is just electronic first curtain.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:21 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)
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brendon1000: No word on the video bitrate which is currently a Canon strong point.

If the bit rate is still 28 MBps then this camera won't be able to successfully compete with the 5D Mk III.

Your Sony is not A7s, brendon1000, right? Or even RX100 III?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:53 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)

Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!

And they still continue to play games. 5 fps at 36 mpix means that sensor and processor are able to produce 7.2 (not 6) fps at 1.2x and 11.2 fps (not 7) at DX crop. Artificial limits on a $3200 camera. Huh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (189 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

Pixels are much less dense on 5D3 compared to 7D, so the same sharpness as measured in lp/mm means higher sharpness as measured in lines per picture height.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Richard Schumer: Want a REAL bargain m43? I bought a Oly E-PM2 for $206 delivered.

it's white.

No, I already have another, more expensive camera. But for people who are more price-sensitive, this is a great time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Richard Schumer: Want a REAL bargain m43? I bought a Oly E-PM2 for $206 delivered.

it's white.

E-PM2 2-lens kit is like $255. People who waited while mirrorless savings got passed to customers - well, that time has arrived. Anybody can afford good image quality in a very light package now. No DSLR can compete with this, not in price, not in weight/size, not in precision of AF, not in simplicity of use thanks to exposure and WB etc preview.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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peevee1: "Like Olympus's Micro Four Thirds cameras, the S-1 uses in-body image stabilization that moves the sensor around to combat image blurring due to hand-shake. This has the huge advantage that it works with every Micro Four Thirds lens, including fast primes. However there is a catch; it doesn't work with non-electronic manual focus lenses, as there's no way of setting the focal length you're using (a feature that Olympus offers).

But how well does it work? We had a quick look at its effectiveness, using the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens under controlled conditions. "

Stabilization based only stabilizing pitch and yaw (no matter IBIS or lens-based) does not work for macro all that well, you need horizontal and vertical shifts in addition (like in the Olympus 5-axis IBIS cameras, or the only lens supporting it, the new Canon 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM). Test in more realistic conditions, under normal magnification levels.

Oh, sorry, the small Philips stars in the text made me think you shot specifically them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

What do you know, it is not a carbon copy of E-PL6 after all!

Please DPR, finish the review (seems like just a few final strokes are left, Performance page, and still and video studio scenes). The upstart deserves some attention just because they are new!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 14:04 UTC as 63rd comment
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

"Like Olympus's Micro Four Thirds cameras, the S-1 uses in-body image stabilization that moves the sensor around to combat image blurring due to hand-shake. This has the huge advantage that it works with every Micro Four Thirds lens, including fast primes. However there is a catch; it doesn't work with non-electronic manual focus lenses, as there's no way of setting the focal length you're using (a feature that Olympus offers).

But how well does it work? We had a quick look at its effectiveness, using the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens under controlled conditions. "

Stabilization based only stabilizing pitch and yaw (no matter IBIS or lens-based) does not work for macro all that well, you need horizontal and vertical shifts in addition (like in the Olympus 5-axis IBIS cameras, or the only lens supporting it, the new Canon 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM). Test in more realistic conditions, under normal magnification levels.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

Oh, nice! It is very interesting what this startup is up to.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 42nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (711 comments in total)
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white shadow: "it has done very little to make it fun to shoot it" pretty sum up the gist of this otherwise quite capable camera.

There is a lot to like about this camera, its compact size, bright zoom lens and larger sensor size. However, the main concern for the photographer is the overall usabilty of the camera. Sony somehow has missed out on that and seem to continue to do so. Thus, I can't disagree with DPR's comment that its a camera that feel more like a camera that will somewhat grudgingly let you take control, rather than an enthusiast camera designed for the committed photographer from the ground up.

Sony need to get a real photographer in its design team to overcome these shortcomings if they are serious in developing its photography market. This seems to be true to its other camera categories as well.

What "it is not"? Width of 117mm is not more than 101mm? Height of 61mm is not more than 58mm? "It is not" my ass.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:01 UTC
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