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vFunct

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So, this department obviously doesn't know what its doing..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 11th comment
On Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Studio Camera news story (22 comments in total)

The output is using a single cable?

Does that mean it's using 12-G SDI? That's not really standardized yet..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)

Looks like Apple is going to be a Camera company. This means Apple is going to focus more on the camera side instead of the phone side.

The result will be a product that's probably a mirrorless or point-and-shoot with wi-fi upload, like an iPod touch, with a big sensor & lenses, perhaps DX sized. I doubt they need a full-framze size, since they have no need to support legacy standards. (If they're going big with full-frame, they might as well go with medium format...)

It'll be called iCam or something like that.

Apple usually makes separate consumer & professional products, so there might be a Full-frame version later on.

It will be very "Apple". Think of the most friendly & intuitive camera, and that's what it will be: thin, lightweight, portable, instantly usable, but producing very high quality photos/videos.

It'll probably include Aperture & raw shooting.

Also it'll probably have weird Apple idiosyncrasies as well, like non removable battery & weird connections. lol.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 03:38 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)
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peevee1: At 20 and 60 fps:
1) how many bits per pixel it captures? 10? 8?
2) how many lines it skips at 60 fps?

Nikon usually captures raw files in 14-bits now.

The electron well size is usually around 15-16 bits.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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vFunct: If you look at the videos on the Nikon site, it looks like this product is targeted exactly for professional outdoor sports shooters. The new 70-300mm lens is equivalent to 800mm, which is terrific for outdoor arenas, AND the size is much smaller than the equivalent 35mm setup.

This really is a very specific target market.

It could be the 2nd camera for any outdoor pro shooter, as well. Really for anyone that needed that 800mm range in a small package + high-speed sport frame rates.

I'm sort of surprised that Nikon went for such a high-end target. They're basically replacing a $20k D4s + 800mm lens combo with a $2k package.

A lot of the ISO6400 shots are done for evening light, though.

There are a lot of daylight/outdoor events to cover.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: The question remains. Why? It's another Nikon "almost". Now they are supporting 4 different formats (at least). Can they supply lenses for all these formats? Probably not. Look at their lack of DX support. 3 of my four lenses in my bag are made by 3rd party companies. Why? Because they are better AND cheaper.

...depending on how professional usable it is... (focus accuracy, etc.)

Also, less NBA and more NFL/Soccer/outdoor arenas.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: The question remains. Why? It's another Nikon "almost". Now they are supporting 4 different formats (at least). Can they supply lenses for all these formats? Probably not. Look at their lack of DX support. 3 of my four lenses in my bag are made by 3rd party companies. Why? Because they are better AND cheaper.

Yes actually.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: The question remains. Why? It's another Nikon "almost". Now they are supporting 4 different formats (at least). Can they supply lenses for all these formats? Probably not. Look at their lack of DX support. 3 of my four lenses in my bag are made by 3rd party companies. Why? Because they are better AND cheaper.

What's a better camera/lens system for sports shooters than this?

State an example.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)

If you look at the videos on the Nikon site, it looks like this product is targeted exactly for professional outdoor sports shooters. The new 70-300mm lens is equivalent to 800mm, which is terrific for outdoor arenas, AND the size is much smaller than the equivalent 35mm setup.

This really is a very specific target market.

It could be the 2nd camera for any outdoor pro shooter, as well. Really for anyone that needed that 800mm range in a small package + high-speed sport frame rates.

I'm sort of surprised that Nikon went for such a high-end target. They're basically replacing a $20k D4s + 800mm lens combo with a $2k package.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)

This seems like it would be perfect for soccer matches, like the World Cup.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:08 UTC as 116th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)

I largely see the CX format as more useful for Video, where the bigger Depth-of-field is more useful than the shallower one.

Right now, the big problem with dSLR video on full-frame cameras is that the depth-of-field is so shallow, and the focus control is so lacking, that all the editors are complaining about shots that are always out of focus.

This is a HUGE issue in the dSLR video community, and it's something that can be fixed with smaller sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 206th comment
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vFunct: This can make money for the photographer if the photographs are newsworthy, which tend to get millions of hits.

If the photos are more of the godawful crap you see on that godawful 500px site, then no, you're not going to make money as no one cares about those ugly godawful 500px photos.

The only people that say art is subjective are those that have no sense of taste.

Art is absolute. Smart people already know this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
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vFunct: This can make money for the photographer if the photographs are newsworthy, which tend to get millions of hits.

If the photos are more of the godawful crap you see on that godawful 500px site, then no, you're not going to make money as no one cares about those ugly godawful 500px photos.

lol if you had the most basic sense of taste you'd hate it too.

I would suggest researching actual fine art photography, then look at 500px to compare.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 15:57 UTC

This can make money for the photographer if the photographs are newsworthy, which tend to get millions of hits.

If the photos are more of the godawful crap you see on that godawful 500px site, then no, you're not going to make money as no one cares about those ugly godawful 500px photos.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 24th comment | 9 replies
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vFunct: You actually would make money if they monetized this via embedded advertising.

depends on the sites that do use them and the kind of money it pulls.

Obviously the kind of photos that are going to pull in big money are news photos, as they gets millions of hits on web pages.

No one is gonna care about boring landscape art photos. If you're idea of photography includes all the godawful pics on 500px, then no, you're never going to make money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 13:49 UTC

You actually would make money if they monetized this via embedded advertising.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:45 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (820 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Nikon introduces the 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Undoubtedly a great model.

Heavier cameras also get you more clients.

Professional photographers know that, to close a deal, show the client the biggest camera.

NEVER go into a meeting with a point-and-shoot or mirrorless. You'll get laughed out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (820 comments in total)

Amazing high-ISO comparisons of D4 vs D4s (per Macrumors): http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1375310

It's at least 1 stop better than the D4, which already has a much better sensor than the Canon 1Dx.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 20:21 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (820 comments in total)
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wudyi: Face Detect AF is BIG plus in this camera which has me seriously thinking about it now.

Curious about this as well.

Too bad DPReview doesn't test sport AF quality in its reviews, and only pixels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (820 comments in total)
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ondrejbobek: Not bad, but 1D-X has faster fps, more sRAW options and stiil better(?) AF fort sports (much, much faster USM lenses)... hopefully better colors are true (from D600/D4/D800 its really hard to work with this "in tests great sensors").

It doesn't have a good a sensor, though.

The Nikon sensor is MUCH better.

You can get a good stop or 2 improvement over the 1Dx. The D4 is already at least a stop improvement, and the D4s should add another stop.

So, you can shoot either at 1/1000s with a 1Dx or 1/2000-1/4000s with a D4 at the same noise level.

That's worth more in action shots than 11FPS->12FPS.

Also, the reason Canon sensors are terrible is because they use a very old process for their sensors. Nikon sensors are made with a higher-end process.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:41 UTC
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