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On Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter article (52 comments in total)
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Elandreth: "The Holga Digital camera features original optics that are known for their dark corners..."

Did they just try to advertise heavy vignetting as a positive feature?

Err.... Yeah that's kinda the point of the camera...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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belle100: Judging from the price, they must all be much higher quality. However, I don't understand why it needs to be higher quality than their still counterparts. I mean the resolution of 4K is 4096x2160, which is much lower than those of still image (typical 24MP) required.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 10:33 UTC
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belle100: Judging from the price, they must all be much higher quality. However, I don't understand why it needs to be higher quality than their still counterparts. I mean the resolution of 4K is 4096x2160, which is much lower than those of still image (typical 24MP) required.

The extra cost is in cine-functional housing and how fewer they will sell than the photo version. the glass is not necessarily better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available article (32 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Why anyone with more than a single brain cell would still be using photoshop is beyond me...
Cut it out of my life - together with 99% of the adobe nonsense - more than 15 years ago, never ever regretted it!

Ah yes, I know: all "pros" use it.
Hey, guess what: I am not a "pro" nor do I want to EVER be one.

congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 02:38 UTC
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Francis Carver: "The Speed Booster is essentially a backwards teleconverter... shortening the focal length of the lens.. as a 0.71x focal length multiplier lens... combined with the 2x crop of a Four Thirds sized sensor gives a net effective crop of 1.4x, so a 50mm lens becomes a 35.5mm lens when the adapter is added. Then ... this 35.5mm lens offers a field-of-view equivalent to a 71mm lens on full frame."

Wow, how wonderful, Metabones & Co. Who would give $649 for the privilege of giving up ultra wide angle perspectives? This product makes zero sense. You can get a pretty good lens, maybe even a pair of lenses, for that much money.

Not sure if trolling or profoundly ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 22:20 UTC
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justmeMN: "US $649 (Canon EF mount)" Yikes! :-)

Cheap when it saves you buying new lenses letting you use your existing L series or expensive primes on a new body. $649 wouldn't even get you a 2.8 zoom in the Panasonic range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
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fmian: I just never understood why people buy into formats that don't have the lenses they want to use, and instead opt to spend more money on compromising performance...

If you have stash of Nikon or canon lenses it let's you use them on say a gh4 or an A7s which are far superior to anything Nikon or canon make when it comes to shooting video for example. And I challenge your argument that there is a compromise in quality. It's just not true. The speed booster is amazing and completely changes the feel and look of the cameras they are used on by effectively giving you another stop of blur. The camera bodies are like film these days. Change them regularly but keep your lenses which effectively last a lifetime. I shoot with a 5d3 for stills and a gh4 for video. The speed booster is one of the best things I have spent my money on as I never needed to buy a single m43 lens and get to use all my delicious L series lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
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iAPX: Looks unnatural at best

What's your point?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1089 comments in total)
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Zoron: I still can't get used to electronic viewfinder.......

been using cameras with optical VF all my career and this year started shooting with a camera that has an EVF. If i had my way id never go back to an OVF as it just seems dumb compared to having histograms, FOCUS PEAKING and there info right there inside the EVF. I think sensor resolution and speed of lenses has made it nearly impossible to shoot a closeup with a fast wide open lens and try and get things in focus with an OVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 05:25 UTC

Who would need a card with this much speed and storage? It seems unnecessarily costly. 95MB/s cards are sufficient for Consumer 4k video recorders like a GH4 which outputs at 200mb/s and more professional camcorders have moved on to using propriety media or CFast cards anyway. Also if your shooting highMP/fast frame rates you'd just use CompactFlash cards anyway which are by nature way faster than SD.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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Just a Photographer: 128GB - That's what you need for those huge 5Ds files I'll guess..

more for HD and 4k video

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)

If companies like canon let these chinese companies copy their products, and sell for 1/2 the price, who will fund future R&D for future technological improvements? Sure the chinese make a quick buck and your happy you got a $600 lens for $300, but a portion of that extra $300 pays for R&D. I most definitely put my money where my mouth is and wouldn't take this chinese lens if you gave it to me as a gift.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Who is making Red's 16 DR and nearly FF sized sensor? How come that sensor company isn't selling sensor to DSLRs?

ITS not just the sensor doing the work here, there is some very sophisticated image processing and colour science going on inside the camera, specifically tailored to moving pictures. Red would never divulge this , but the camera is probably doing separate processing for highlights and shadows before putting down the image. Im sure you could adapt this somehow to putting it inside a still camera but whoever does it would probably have to completely redesign the architecture of their still cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 23:44 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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lovEU: Btw, how does 8K translate into storage requirements?

heres the storage chart from their "new" 6k camera to give you some idea. Most feature films shoot at a compression of 5:1 and small screen maybe 8:1 for reference
http://www.artbyphil.com/temp/redDragonGraphics/phfx_redDragon_RecordTimes256GBREDMAG.png

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)
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PieterB: The datastreams for 4K are, if I am not mistaken, 16x the datastream of 1080P.
It seems to me that if you want edit videos, you will need a very powerfull computer and a very large HD.

There are many factors which contribute to the size of a 4k file. The bit depth, compression, file format, container type etc.. For example there is a huge difference between 4k 16bit raw and 4k 8bit prores. Compare the output of 4k Arriraw (1.79 Gbit/s ) to what comes out of a Panasonic Gh4 (200Mbp/s). The GH4 file can easily be handled by even the most standard laptops with a GPU

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 06:44 UTC
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RichRMA: I bought a ball head out of China on Ebay that looks a lot like the FLM unit. Has dual ball tensioners/locks and works perfectly. $25.00 and free shipping. Pay $350 for an Acratech ballhead? Not likely.

You ultimately do what suits you and your purposes. Personally, i have always bought the best gear i can afford (within reason) and have had a very low (actually virtually non existent) repair status. I get to use the best gear and then a couple of years down the track i resell it for at least than 50% of what i paid for it. (sometimes more) As hobbyist love buying cheaper used pro gear.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 09:25 UTC
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RichRMA: I bought a ball head out of China on Ebay that looks a lot like the FLM unit. Has dual ball tensioners/locks and works perfectly. $25.00 and free shipping. Pay $350 for an Acratech ballhead? Not likely.

You have to question the reliability and longevity of such a cheap product. As a professional who derives his income from making photographs, i would rather spend more on a reliable bit of gear that i know won't die on location when I'm a long way from home.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)
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KingOfAtlantis: I am new to photography so correct me if I am wrong.

Isn't the main objective to capture the most true image possible with the lens and then apply effects in post?

Naaa.. you can't replicate the random flares, softness and aberrations of this lens. Thats the point. Once you get past at ooing and ahhhhing of looking at a models pores from super sharp digital images, you can try something more organic and soft, and create a nice mood, like this lens does. Happy shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 00:17 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: People spend $25,000 for an old Nikon 220 degree fisheye that isn't good for anything; now that's expensive. Actually, they were supposed to be great for photographic inspection of the inside of pipes.

But about this 11-24. Why not just rent one or wait for a Canon rebate in the fall? At least that's $200-300 off the price.

If you do buy one now, for $3500, it will always be worth at least $2800-3000 used. The value of a $3500 camera body will drop like a rock, and used Sigma and Tamron lenses won't hold much value either.

Because the sooner you have it, the sooner you can put it to work. It will make me back that measly $200 in the first day i use it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 00:33 UTC
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Snikt228: Hopefully Lightroom 6 is soon to follow?

be lovely if it had facial recognition. would be super handy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
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