joe6pack

joe6pack

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1734 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: DPreview completely missed the point and fell for the marketing crap.

If you want to know the "equivalent" all you have to do is take a FF image and CROP IT by either x1.5 x2 or x2.7.

A 36mp sensor like the Nikon D800 will provide a decent 6mp image at the highest crop factor of x2.7 which is fine for a prints up to 8 x 10

If you need higher resolution at x2.7 and you find yourself cropping your images up to x2.7 very often then you should buy a 1" sensor camera, otherwise a FF sensor and good glass is really your most versatile option

You should read the first post that I was replying to.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop Express update brings Raw editing post (16 comments in total)

"the only way to open our Nikon D700 .NEF-file in Photoshop Express is to import it from Adobe's Revel cloud service. We also saved the file on our device's internal storage, but there it could not be recognized by the app"

This is a no go. Who can afford to upload a RAW file to the cloud on the go only for it to be converted and downloaded back?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies

"print an email on the office printer, there is nothing that can stop you now"

Yes, there are.

1. My office does not use Canon printers
2. Any sys admin worth his salt will not allow unknown devices to access intranet, printer included

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1734 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: DPreview completely missed the point and fell for the marketing crap.

If you want to know the "equivalent" all you have to do is take a FF image and CROP IT by either x1.5 x2 or x2.7.

A 36mp sensor like the Nikon D800 will provide a decent 6mp image at the highest crop factor of x2.7 which is fine for a prints up to 8 x 10

If you need higher resolution at x2.7 and you find yourself cropping your images up to x2.7 very often then you should buy a 1" sensor camera, otherwise a FF sensor and good glass is really your most versatile option

You actually need a 4.7mm F7 lens (to use OP's example of cropping the 1/1.7" sensor out of FF)

Not that I believe a pinhole lens can hold a candle next to LX7's.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1734 comments in total)

I like to see some mentioning of focal reducers. A focal reducer focuses more light on a smaller sensor. Which means more light and wider FoV. But, AFAIK, the DoF is unchanged.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 224th comment | 1 reply
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1734 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: DPreview completely missed the point and fell for the marketing crap.

If you want to know the "equivalent" all you have to do is take a FF image and CROP IT by either x1.5 x2 or x2.7.

A 36mp sensor like the Nikon D800 will provide a decent 6mp image at the highest crop factor of x2.7 which is fine for a prints up to 8 x 10

If you need higher resolution at x2.7 and you find yourself cropping your images up to x2.7 very often then you should buy a 1" sensor camera, otherwise a FF sensor and good glass is really your most versatile option

"you find yourself cropping your images up to x2.7 very often"

I never find myself in a similar situation. And I doubt anyone would. But that doesn't mean I should go with FF. Nor do I think FF is most versatile, as it means a camera that I most likely won't carry.

Besides, which FF lens can match the deep DoF of a LX7 at 24mm equivalent focal length?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
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raincoat: "make faster burst shooting possible at full resolution "

how does software make generic hardware faster?

"Would you believe me if I said a firmware upgrade would turbocharge your car?"

Absolutely! Welcome to the 21st century!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 00:03 UTC
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (140 comments in total)

How about taping a smartphone with image stabilization to a cheap drone? You get to see the video feed (with delays) and at least the stills could be better?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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raincoat: "make faster burst shooting possible at full resolution "

how does software make generic hardware faster?

by designing more efficient API. Making use of hardware acceleration (on new platforms). Making use of more memory for buffering. To name a few.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:46 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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joe6pack: IMO, the time-lapse movie alone (silent shutter, HD movie without extra software) is worth $100.

To get time lapse on a NEX, I need to get an unofficial shutter release cable, pair it with an intervalometer, set up the intervalometer, set the camera to manual focus and fixed exposure and let it shoot. And after all is done, I have to take the photos into a movie maker and turn it into a video. Certainly not something for the faint of heart.

I can imagine people buying this cheap camera will be taking time-lapses and posting to social media in no time. This goes to show the power of built-in software.

If Jk Imaging can release an open sourced software, even means removing licensed features, it would make a huge impact on the community.

The app has its short comings like interval increment in 10s. And of course, it is not open sourced so we cannot fix it ourselves.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53837073

But most importantly, it is not available on my NEX-3N.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

IMO, the time-lapse movie alone (silent shutter, HD movie without extra software) is worth $100.

To get time lapse on a NEX, I need to get an unofficial shutter release cable, pair it with an intervalometer, set up the intervalometer, set the camera to manual focus and fixed exposure and let it shoot. And after all is done, I have to take the photos into a movie maker and turn it into a video. Certainly not something for the faint of heart.

I can imagine people buying this cheap camera will be taking time-lapses and posting to social media in no time. This goes to show the power of built-in software.

If Jk Imaging can release an open sourced software, even means removing licensed features, it would make a huge impact on the community.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
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joe6pack: 285 hours of standby. Let's wait and see...

Nope. It is a phone. Airplane Mode is not standby. Standby means you can still receive calls. You can turn off the data but the voice must remain on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:55 UTC

I watched their intro video and frankly, I don't see why they need that 4 IR cameras. They all shown that they are flipping their phone instead of moving their eyes. Which means the existing gyro sensor on most phones can already do that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies

285 hours of standby. Let's wait and see...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

That's what called professional photography! Something that takes significant effort and not some average Joe can reproduce in a heart beat!

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/08/21/artist-rolf-sachs-photo-series-inspired-by-train-travel-embraces-blur

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 17:01 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Spectro: Those models are most impressive, they have to hold their breath and wait for the photographer to adjust their settings and take test shots.... And everybody else has an oxygen tank but them, I see one photo where they are getting oxygen feed.

Not sure why he is using the d90 when he usually use a d800, must didn't have an underwater case for the d800.

I bet the water is cold too!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:59 UTC

A smartphone that watches you back. Now that's creepy!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 23:38 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Isn't that USB drive / SD card adapaters for iPhone?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Canon GX1MII at least one stop better in any high ISO comparison.
Canon 6d is 4 1/2 stops better in any high ISO comparison.

Is so obvious.

And G1X-MKII lens starts from F2.0 while RX100 starts from F1.8. The difference will become even wider when the lens reached the long end on the RX100.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
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Henry Richardson: Hey, 21 is an adult. Why infantilize him?

Image theft from internet is as common as jaywalking. Why overblown it?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
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