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cluening

cluening

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Chemist
Joined on Oct 12, 2009

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cluening: For all the guys wetting themselves by writing how lowly they are impressed:
These are jpgs ooc. Compare the sample images to other cams.
Actually, I find them pretty decent.

Thanks for clarifying. Went directly into the slide show and did not see the remark.
Have to reverse my assertion then, apparently. ;)

So, at least I like Guy Kawasaki. A7R II does him well. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 07:38 UTC

For all the guys wetting themselves by writing how lowly they are impressed:
These are jpgs ooc. Compare the sample images to other cams.
Actually, I find them pretty decent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 22:03 UTC as 94th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)
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norman shearer: I really like the tech they are putting into this camera, lets hope some of it ends up in the A7000. An electronic shutter with no rolling artifacts or drop in bit rate would be great for street shooters.

Because of the noise or lack thereof, I suspect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:33 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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lhkjacky: Put it in A99 body, a-mount
higher burst rate 8fps / 10fps,
larger buffer, dual card slot,
Able to put 3 large batteries at once with vertical grip.
No overheat during 4k video
Then Sony you will take my money. :-)

Is is not about the look, it might be about sealing, pro like sturdiness.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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lhkjacky: Put it in A99 body, a-mount
higher burst rate 8fps / 10fps,
larger buffer, dual card slot,
Able to put 3 large batteries at once with vertical grip.
No overheat during 4k video
Then Sony you will take my money. :-)

Why not making it like this but using e-mount with an adapter piece for a-mount (with drive, La-ea5 maybe)? Like A3000 looked like a DSLR but was e-mount.
Versatility with other lense manufacturers would be bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 10:15 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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cluening: Anyone heard anything about the resulting pixel pitch of such a BSI sensor?

Well resulting (real) pixel pitch.
Sure, in Non-BSI it was usually calculated by this. But electronics covered some (or even more) area resulting in a smaller than calculated photo sensor area.
In other words: I would like to know how much bigger the area is on this specific BSI sensor compared to A7R. Then we could calculate the pitch traditionally and add the size gain for comparison reasons...
Whatever. The real world results will show more than figures anyway...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 10:12 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)

Anyone heard anything about the resulting pixel pitch of such a BSI sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 13:56 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
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bossa: Kiddies with animals have been an ol' fav' for generations. These pictures are, predominantly, set pieces that are designed to appeal to sentimental parental instincts... ..cute isn't necessarily good art. The genre of the work is reminiscent of kitsch paintings from the late 19th to early 20th century and, from my perspective, is very boring in every way.

Dumbest comment ever. Art is always designed to appeal to certain emotions. L'art pour l'art is nothing but pretence.
Especially as this piece of art lies in a field that has widely been covered it has to compete with earlier works - and does quite excell at it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 09:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: another thought: why does it say "Carl Zeiss" on the lenses...Zeiss announced a LONG TIME ago that they were dropping "Carl" from their company name...sooo....what's up with this?

Actually, Zeiss is just a protocol badge. Carl Zeiss in Germany does not really produce any of those lenses. It offers just some kind of consultation.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 22:47 UTC

I guess it is FB's counter move as more an more real OSes are taking over in this regard.
Windows Phone, iOS e.g.

And Apple actually has the possibilty to make FB totally redundant. The already allow hardware based picture sharing, messaging, video chatting.
Your idevice IS actually some sort of Facebook.
Only thing missing: some sort of more integrated link sharing with a preview function- and maybe a personal profile. But both very reduced as FB already gets very annoying in sharing every thought and making ANY life event sharable.
But integration of whatsapp, twitter, facebook and instagram & co. in iOS makes it already very versatile, if you want to share...
Next step surely will be to enhance the sharing experience a bit more in the direction of keeping Apple users together.

Looking forward to it, if you believe it or not. Everything better than FB.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 05:11 UTC as 6th comment
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HubertChen: A mobile phone's main purpose always has been sharing. Right from the beginning when all you could do was voice call. So having facebook adding features to smart phones making sharing easier is commendable. What makes me very concerned is that this Software only works on some models. That would indicated they hack deep into the OS, which would make this whole thing less reliable. Also the diffuse language is scary. It is not an app and it is not an OS. So what is it? Why not be clear on this ?

This limitation means it will not run on Chinese mobile phones. Using Facebook in China is already difficult because it is blocked by the Great China Firewall. Sadly facebook itself is now adding to the hurdles of using facebook in China. Besides hurting their users they are hurting themselves by making it easier for the big Chinese Software Giants to break into this segment.

Well, that makes as much sense as saying life is about sharing EVERY thought. It is not, at least not in the FB regard.
I will not call people to tell them "look what I am eating". Hooray.
It is nice to have some more toys on a smart phone, but most of it is just another waste of time. Look at emails 10 years ago - the same nonsense in the attachments.
If FB ceased to exist, nobody would miss it. Whatsapp and the sort already took over as being more effective in really adressing the audience you want to stay in touch with.
FB is like loudly talking in an empty room and other people passing by and looking through the empty door.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 04:59 UTC
On Hands-on with the HTC One post (30 comments in total)

All those newer highpixeldensity display seem to have that affinity towards . Hopefully, there is something like color profiles on a jailbroken iphone...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:51 UTC as 16th comment
On Hands-on with the HTC One post (30 comments in total)

The display looks yellowish.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:50 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Not the resolution is 16 times higher than Full HD, it is the pixel number.
The resolution describes the increments along one axis.
So, resolution is 4 times higher for each axis. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 18:24 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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cluening: Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)

@BSweeney: Yeah, people might not get the historical reference and my joke.
So, cokeisit, Tape5 calm down, the dpreview statment that Nikon launched a V2 is just funny, when you know history (V2 being a missile, inventor Ex-Nazi Wernher von Braun, Moon landing, etc) and think about Japan being an ex-member of the "axis". Bad choice of words.
BTW, cokeisit, leader in anything does not necessarily mean you invented it. So, for the most part, Asia including Japan and China are just better at producing electronics, not inventing the key technologies. USA and Europe are still leading tech inventors. And Japan as well as China have a more or less strong history of being copy cats which is just the truth.
Tape5, before swallowing anything, Sony may first make some profit. Otherwise they will be history soon, bought by Volkswagen who need a car hifi sub division. (get some humor and dont take it too hard with Rover, RollsRoyce, Bentley.) ;-)

And psst. Don't mention the war, right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 16:56 UTC
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gl2k: The V2 is everything the V1 should have been from the very beginning.
Well done Nikon and thanks for listening to your customers.

Well, precision was always a problem with both systems. But the capacity of V2 is surely greater. Wait... you talking about the camera? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:18 UTC

Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:17 UTC as 214th comment | 4 replies

Edit: Had a look on the 16-50 full size. It doesnt seem to be worse than an average 18-55 sample, possibly there might be sharper samples later. But surely still is small in size. So ok up to me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 09:30 UTC as 4th comment

To me, the pics look kinda good and normal for the NEX system. You surely have to tweak sharpening setting to +2, contrast and DRO, to get Canon-like results out of box. Same with PP, there is enough headroom.
Never questioned a jpg with standard settings. Do not see sharpening artifacts, so whats the problem?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 09:13 UTC as 5th comment
On Apple iPhone 5 Review post (16 comments in total)
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Biggus: hmm, I don't see that the iPhone 5 image is that much better than the One X or the S3. It may just about have slightly better resolution, but not in the parts where it's overly bright in the highlights in comparison, indeed in some places, it's the worst of the 4. I'd also say the colour is as much on the warm side as the others are on the cool.

Looks to be a rather biased review tbh.

In my own order of preference, looking at the overall image, I'd choose in the following order...

S3 - most balanced, but less cool than the iPhone is warm
iPhone5 - too warm
808 - soft/suffering from haze
One X - very warm, too dark in the shadows

What you consider as haze and softness on the 808 is just the very defensive approach on in-camera tweaking. As I found out with the N8, this haze and softness can easily give perfect pictures in PP.
A lot of headroom.
Cant do with Apple phone cams, as I tried.
Might be the same with the S3, already showing lots of sharpening artifacts, so dead end.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 14:03 UTC
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