Jun2

Jun2

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Karl Summers: Manual focus...but can I assume there is a focus confirmation chip?

focus peaking .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 04:41 UTC
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Mssimo: Almost the same price as the lens baby velvet. What one would you pick?

$500 vs $800, almost the same price ? That is how Math works ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:03 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Red knows their market better than me, but as far as I'm concerned, I can't see Hollywood ready for 35mp footage.

Not even Hollywood can handle it. It's just too extra costly for IQ gains that exactly who cares?

35mp moving images, even for the masters at Hollywood, is not a walk in the park.

You get more expensive CG, make up, special make up, props, sets, wardrobe, deadlines, etc.

Blockbusters' budget are average at 100 - 200 million, at 2k.

For 35mp footage, you can bet it will increase another 100 million for extra technical requirements.

PS: if you wonder what I'm talking about, it's possible that you've never made a CG visual effect.

Going from DV resolution, to 1080p is massive in terms of technical skills required.

Jumping to 4k is another massive leap, and then there's this 35mp thing...

Not worthy the extra cost. Not even for Hollywood.

They can shoot it at 8K. Down sample to 4K for current use. Save the 8K as archive for the future release.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
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Peter Del: Years ago, in my film days, I would smear a tiny amount of Vaseline on the filter in a circular motion, leaving a small central clear aperture. Or place a stocking in front of the lens; if shooting in colour, fine muslin. They could also be placed under the enlarging lens, for a similar effect.
Peter Del

samples

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
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Jcradford: Yep, the vaseline works fine, as does solutions in post ... ie Topaz's lens effects plug in ... lots of control, or PS. or many other methods of layering. Sometimes better to shoot it straight and adapt it to tastes later, experimenting. The lens approach is one and done ... 1970s.

samples

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
On Sony FE 28mm F2 samples gallery posted article (97 comments in total)
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Zoron: Can't they make a 24-35mm F2.0 zoom....50-85mm F2.0.....kinda 2 prime lenses in one....a 1.45X zoom & a 1.7X zoom

Pros will buy f2 zoom, they are getting paid

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 04:42 UTC
On ISO200_WH_05 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

i like it

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)
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Turlututu: My Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 produces the same kind of uncontrasty and soft images wide open. I like it, but 500$ for it ? no way...

There are plenty of legacy lenses that produces that kind of rendering, and as an experiment/fun lens, I prefer to buy it in a garage sale, that's way more funny !

Can't compare prices of 20-30 years old lenses to new ones. If they have to make all metal legacy lenses again, they will cost several hundreds of dollars. Not 20, 50 bucks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: This 'velvet' effect basically comes down to using an 'old fashioned' soft filter. If you are after that effect its cheaper to buy a soft filter for your largest lens and step-up rings so you can use this effect on all of your lenses.

Just for the look. If you don't like the look, don't buy. People buy it looking for character of the lens, not sharpness. I like glowing lenses, they make shadows less dark, really nice for video (can add a bit contrast in the post if needed). It gives a flat look.Otherwise, if you try to lift shadow in the post processing, the shadow gets noisy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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Jun2: Yeah, Samsung offers f/2-2.8 lens slight more expensive than Sony f/4 lens. I am thinking about switch. Samsung should sell NX1 around $1000 though.

They should out perform. You are comparing to NEX 7 old cameras. EM1 and GH4 are released for a while, likely to be replaced soon. NX1 is almost at A7II price, which has IS body and FF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)

Yeah, Samsung offers f/2-2.8 lens slight more expensive than Sony f/4 lens. I am thinking about switch. Samsung should sell NX1 around $1000 though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 00:22 UTC as 19th comment | 9 replies
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Pity, I was hoping for an Aperture replacement and a direct challenger to Lightroom and Capture One. I rather liked some features of Aperture, C1 is OK, DXO clunky and Lightroom superb. That's a personal opine. LR works great for me.

I was hoping for Aperture X. I don't think any criticism of Apple is warranted. No matter how brilliant the new app may be they would be competing with two or three (depending on your opinion) other very well established, brilliant professional level apps.

I can understand why Apple has pulled out of this area. I would still like to have Aperture X or Photos X firmly aimed at the professional market though.

single digit market share was the result of Apple not putting resource into it. Aperture was introduced as the first in the category, probably had 80-90% market share. Lightroom was introduced half a year later. But Apple makes so much money selling phones. Top software engineers at Apple focus on developing iOS . They don't really care about Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Pity, I was hoping for an Aperture replacement and a direct challenger to Lightroom and Capture One. I rather liked some features of Aperture, C1 is OK, DXO clunky and Lightroom superb. That's a personal opine. LR works great for me.

I was hoping for Aperture X. I don't think any criticism of Apple is warranted. No matter how brilliant the new app may be they would be competing with two or three (depending on your opinion) other very well established, brilliant professional level apps.

I can understand why Apple has pulled out of this area. I would still like to have Aperture X or Photos X firmly aimed at the professional market though.

different situation. FCP X was announced to replace FCP. But, nothing has been announced to replace Aperture, beside saying there will be more update for Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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ozturert: It will sell like hot cakes. Some people who say "DR is bad" have no idea what DR is. In a normal print or on a regular IPS monitor, it's extremely difficult if not impossible to see the difference in DR between 5DMarkIII and D800. You need to apply +3EV or more to both RAWs or brighten shadows a lot to see the difference.
Canon's 5DMarkIII, 7D MII and 1D's are very intuitive and simple to use. Menus are logical, buttons are well placed, operation is smooth, bodies are solid, AF systems are one of the best, just like D810 and D4s are.
Get 5DsR, some primes, 11-24mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8LII, 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II, and you wil get excellent 50MP files and this set is much more mobile than medium formats. Now try to find an equivalent set in medium format. Although Hasselblad would give you better files, the difference would not be huge when you attach an Otus to 5DsR. Or mount a Sigma 50mm f1.4 A and be done.
Before jumping and screaming, note that I say "medium format files would be better".

shadow lift of 3+EV is not unusual during post processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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Jun2: 750D has no servo AF. Really, $750 camera doesn't have that.

still this feature is intentionally disable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:51 UTC

750D has no servo AF. Really, $750 camera doesn't have that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (347 comments in total)

no VF ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies

MJ jumped. The Photographer clicked a button. He owns image of the jump. It was Jordan created the image, photographer recorded image. Plus the photo and logo are quite different.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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SnakePlissken: I find it bizarre that every DPR review descends into a war between Canikon vs Sony/Samsung etc. So pathetic. it is good for the consumer that there is so much competition and improvement in consumer electronics.

As an aside, I live in London, travel on the underground most days, visit museums and galleries most weekends and therefore come across tourists all year round - 1000s of them. Tourists carry and use cameras (commuters less so...). I would estimate that of the cameras I see tourists use, 50% would be camera phones and 40% are DSLRs from Canon or Nikon, but mainly Canon. Given the talk on here I would expect everyone to have a Sony A7 or other mirrorless system, yet I never see it. All I see are entry-level, small DSLRs. So Canon and Nikon are doing something right.

The remaining 10% tend to be pocket digital cameras. I never see mirrorless ILC systems (not that they aren't impressive).

a lot of MILC system looks like point/shoot digitals. I saw Sony, Olympus and panasonic mirrorless all the time

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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quezra: Seems like another great mirrorless offering. The million dollar is: Is it enough to make people switch out of their system? Picking off upgraders and others not invested in a system isn't a large enough market, they need to convince people to switch. Sony APS-C diehards could be convinced, but they like MFT users, prefer crop because of lower cost and smaller size, neither of which the NX1 offers (yet). And Fuji, Sony FF, or DSLR users?

big cameras are good for attach big lenses and big flashes. A lot Pros need that to make money.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 10:57 UTC
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