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On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Why is the product bad? The Illum did exactly what Lytro says and did it well.

Now, no there's not a huge market for this tech limited to stills, but video is a whole other huge story.

And do you understand that you can adjust focus BEFORE taking a shot on a regular camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:24 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Why is the product bad? The Illum did exactly what Lytro says and did it well.

Now, no there's not a huge market for this tech limited to stills, but video is a whole other huge story.

For stills: you can always just focus properly in the first place.

For VR: VR is a dead-end tech.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:42 UTC

This needs 240fps at 4k, which is ideal for artsy action sequences given its small size.

Unfortunately it only does 60fps at 4k.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 03:07 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This seems like an insanely simple question, but why not dual CF card slots? Why not at least ONE CF card slot?

CFast can't go faster than PCI-Express.

And CFast isn't going to be a standard. There is no advantage to it. XQD being proprietary doesn't matter. Most interfaces start out as proprietary.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This seems like an insanely simple question, but why not dual CF card slots? Why not at least ONE CF card slot?

The SATA in the CFast camera body is also connected via PCI Express. ALL SATA devices go through PCI express.

XQD gets rid of the SATA part and interfaces directly with PCI Express.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This seems like an insanely simple question, but why not dual CF card slots? Why not at least ONE CF card slot?

The big problem with CFast is that it's based on the SATA interface instead of PCIExpress like in XQD.

SATA will always have to go through PCI Express, so why not get rid of the SATA interface and go directly with PCI Express?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This seems like an insanely simple question, but why not dual CF card slots? Why not at least ONE CF card slot?

Who cares about proprietary? That doesn't matter. What matters is SPEED, and XQD wins.

Sorry that's its expensive. Nobody said photography was going to be cheap. If you can't afford it, you can do something else, like writing or painting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This seems like an insanely simple question, but why not dual CF card slots? Why not at least ONE CF card slot?

Dual XQD would be better.

CF is dead. XQD is the best.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 13:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 comments in total)
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En Trance: Also, if I rest my camera on a good tripod at the beach, 1/4000 does not cut it due to the wind alone. (Especially with a tele lens) After that, I begin to think of exposure. Why is Nikon limiting their shutter speed so severely?

Beaches were invented in 1989 so there wasn't really an opportunity to shoot them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (245 comments in total)

Nikon really needs to come up with a medium-format system so that we have the best of both worlds - high-resolution & dynamic range of medium-format with the speed and handling of a camera like the D4s.

The handling of medium format systems are generally terrible, especially when clients want more selection from their photos as they're used to dSLRs.

What a lot of the high-end studio photographers do now is they just shoot 6k video with their RED cameras and just take stills from those videos, using continuous HMI lighting instead of strobes.

As nice as these systems are and their terrific dynamic range, I really don't see them lasting much longer now that both dSLRs and RED cameras are encroaching on their territory. Once dSLRs reach 50 megapixels and 16-bit raw depth, combined with ultra-sharp lenses, it'll be game-over.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 73rd comment
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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Brian OReilly: Guys

Enjoyed the Review/Preview
But one item I found curious.
This is a commercial web site, reviewing a named product.
So, why, in the interview at the end was there a most distracting piece of black tape over the logo of the laptop (A MacBook I presume) used to present the images?

Brian

You do have legal rights to those brands on video if it's used for an editorial purpose.

You just can't have them if it's in a commercial.

And you can't use any copyrighted materials, but brand logo trademarks aren't copyrighted materials.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (43 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: I can see it been used in professional bodys in few years. A99II probably will have it. For 4k or 8k use primarily. I can envision a new generation of sports cameras that will have 30 fps or more. The limitation would be file size basicaly 30 raw files per second is just too much, to make the camera cheaper they could use a smaller buffer and let the card be "the buffer". They make you pay more and you think about the cost of the card afterwards.

^^ lol compressed video

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (204 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Apple users think that there are no benefits of 4K video because everyone still uses 1080p monitors. This in a nutshell is the mentality of die hard Apple users today. They can see things like how 4K looks significantly better on their 1080p monitors, but they try to erase from their minds what they've seen, and never research things like why 4K video significantly looks better on 1080p monitors.

Correct.

Nobody cares about 4k.

It does not matter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)
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vFunct: Specialized video cameras are always going to win over dSLRs for video.

dSLRs for video are complete garbage that only amateurs and Craigslist wedding photographers do.

In the professional world, most directors have figured out how horrible dSLRs are for video after the initial impressions with them, perhaps by shooting a few experimental episodes.

Nobody uses dSLRs anymore.

Basically the problem with dSLR video is that they do not have the handling and interfacing requirements for video, and so by the time you add all the expensive video accessories on your rig, you end up with a dSLR setup that costs more than a dedicated video camera.

Additionally, the low depth-of-field for full-frame cameras causes everything to be out-of-focus, especially in handheld situations. Editors are ALWAYS complaining about how bad dSLRs are for video because of that.

A smaller sensor is much better for video than a larger sensor.

ok.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)

Specialized video cameras are always going to win over dSLRs for video.

dSLRs for video are complete garbage that only amateurs and Craigslist wedding photographers do.

In the professional world, most directors have figured out how horrible dSLRs are for video after the initial impressions with them, perhaps by shooting a few experimental episodes.

Nobody uses dSLRs anymore.

Basically the problem with dSLR video is that they do not have the handling and interfacing requirements for video, and so by the time you add all the expensive video accessories on your rig, you end up with a dSLR setup that costs more than a dedicated video camera.

Additionally, the low depth-of-field for full-frame cameras causes everything to be out-of-focus, especially in handheld situations. Editors are ALWAYS complaining about how bad dSLRs are for video because of that.

A smaller sensor is much better for video than a larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)
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vFunct: Get a REAL video camera.

The Sony NEX-FS700 is so much better, at about the same price range.

@brendon1000 Yah, and the NEVER shot with it ever again, because they figured out exactly how horrible it was after testing it.

most broadcast productions that try to use dSLRs for video eventually give up after a few episodes.

Again, dSLRs are absolute garbage for videos.

This is something pros have figured out already.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)
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Bhima78: This looks good for professionals that are already shooting with lots of Canon glass... to the budding professional, this price point puts it squarely against the A7S with the 4K addon. Pretty sure the A7S with that addon will absolutely mop the floor with this though. Of course, maybe the A7S has more rolling shutter and this has none. Someone that is actually a videographer, chime in as to why you would buy this other than owning Canon glass already, over the alternatives (especially the A7S with the add-on).

No pro would use an A7 for video.

Get a real video camera like the Sony NEX-FS700R or GTFO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 05:57 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)
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vFunct: Get a REAL video camera.

The Sony NEX-FS700 is so much better, at about the same price range.

And, no, dSLRs are complete garbage for video.

You can tell who's an amateur videographer if they shoot with a dSLR for video. Completely horrible.

I feel sorry for any editor that has to deal with all their shaky-cam and out-of-focus photos that plague's dSLR videography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 05:56 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)

Get a REAL video camera.

The Sony NEX-FS700 is so much better, at about the same price range.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 62nd comment | 8 replies
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (204 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: No 4K is a showstopper for me. I might get the new waterproof 4K Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v when my 2 year contract expires for my HTC Droid DNA in January. It also has wireless charging and 128GB Micro SDXC support.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oevRDwKJbKE

4K is for the poors.

Real men are on 5K.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
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