Roman Korcek

Roman Korcek

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Joined on Dec 19, 2009

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On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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arqomx: I thought PNG was supposed to be the JPG killer..

Nope, PNG was never meant to do that as PNG is lossless. PNG was supposed to be the GIF killer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)

(For anyone interested, I have created a)

Simple AutoHotkey BPG Viewer

Download the BPG package from the link in the article.
Extract the bpgdec8b.js file.
Download my AHK script from http://pastebin.com/HUCbcS2e .
Put both the script and the bpgdec8b.js file into a folder.
Associate BPG files with the AutoHotkey script.

Voila, upon clicking a BPG file a browser will open showing the BPG image.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:21 UTC as 69th comment
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: Semi-pro APS-C camera?????? Professional or enthusiast is the Photographer!!!!!

Mo exclamation points mo serious!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 13:05 UTC
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)

"ShareGrid passes the payment along from renter to owner once the rental is complete and everything checks out."

So if my gear gets back broken I don't get paid for the rental?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:28 UTC as 19th comment
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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JoEick: I want to know which of these 2 things are most true:

A. DPR allows paid advertisements loosely disguised as articles.

B. DPR staff can't find better or more variety of photographers for these "behind the shot" segments.

Erez is a good photographer, but still has a very long way to go to match the skills of even many amateur photographers. DPR has good writers too. But these articles have no place on the front page without some disclaimers about why they are there.

It's obvious to only a small fraction of us readers who can clearly see this, so maybe I just answered my own question. :)

Is there a specific way I can worship you o chosen ones?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
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Shiranai: Whats the difference between using this or just using a normal LED video light from say Yongnuo with 291 more LEDs and at the same time 12 times cheaper?
And don't tell me the only difference is, that it "flashes" instead of being permanently on.

First, the camera is set to a long exposure, so there is no problem in taking the picture "at exactly the time the flash illuminates the subject".
Second, how can you freeze high-speed motion with permanent lights? You probably won't be able to dial 1/2,000,000s on any camera anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (300 comments in total)
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CarlosMP: The main thing this article proves is how expensive these cameras are compared to APS-C Canikon DSLR's and Sony Alpha ILC's.

I really want an X-T1 , I fell in love with Fuji with their XQ1 and X-S1, but its not twice as good as a A6000.

And M43 camera prices are baffling.

You mean like the 300 € for the Olympus E-PM2 with kit zoom or 440 € for the double zoom kit?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (300 comments in total)
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Tripodasaurus: Interesting to see some DPREVIEW readers getting so very excited about which cameras have been incorrectly categorised or excluded, or are best etc.   If they already know so much about the cameras why are they even reading a comparison article of cameras they already know about?!!  Hmm!

To see if the editors got it right, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

I see three rainbow effects.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: How is the macro mode on this camera? It could be perfect for an underwater housing.

Or roughly one attoparsec.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:16 UTC

Sony
Helping Canon see the impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 22nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

At Canon, we don't grammar.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 810th comment
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PicOne: what's different with this versus renting a lens and never returning? I assumed Lens Rentals would charge your card for the item in these instances anyway and would have always been an option?

@PicOne
"Wasn't trying to imply that it would be an inconsiderate act."
That might be the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
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Roman Korcek: I am afraid Canon and Nikon are going the Nokia way.

@Daniel L
Nokia also had the biggest selection of cell phones around bar none and in the end nobody cared. Apple proved that if you have the right product, just one product, that's all you need to change the whole industry.
Perhaps you could imagine a camera body that would natively work with both Canon and Nikon lenses. Would this make you change your perspective and think about trying it out instead of being locked into the Canon / Nikon world?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:36 UTC
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Just a Photographer: "Could you summarize Sony’s camera strategy in one sentence?"
We do not have a strategy we throw everything against a wall and when it sticks we call ourselves lucky at Sony.

"How do you go about persuading someone who might be invested in another system to switch to Sony?"
We have many people on DPReview forum that go into other forums just to tell everybody how bad your camera is but that Sony is better, even if it isn't the case. But we like trolling in other forums.

"How important are new photographers to Sony compared to experts or enthusiasts?"
We aim solely at the amateur market, we have always done so and we will keep doing so. Its hard to get people over from Nikon or Canon as they know they bought themselves into the right system.

"So are you focusing on improving AF performance in the next generation of FE mount cameras?"
I want to, yes. - But if you can read in between the lines it means I want to but we are not going to.

Thank you very much for the interview....

@Eleson: I completely agree.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 21:28 UTC

I am afraid Canon and Nikon are going the Nokia way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 21:18 UTC as 99th comment | 11 replies
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Roman Korcek: "It has been very well-received, globally. Especially the new body design using carbon-fiber material, and the tilting screen."

Wow. For Nikon to tout a tiliting screen as a well-received new feature is... bold, to say the least. They've been around since at least when? 2001? Why did it take so long to adopt them on FF? Don't tell me FF photographers never take photos where it is uncomfortable to compose through the viewfinder.
One of the most underrated features, IMO.

"4K for example is something we have to study very carefully - when, and how we can provide a camera to meet demand to satisfy our customers."

Well, careful there, Nikon. You don't want to introduce a feature too early.

"I am not speaking for Nikon. In my opinion, 4K is too much. Our current movie functionality is enough for our users."

Perhaps cut it down to 720p? 1080p might still be too much for your users. Right, users?

Well, you can still take a shot, review, and correct the composition based on that. Say you are taking a macro shot of a mushroom cap or flower petals from below (as long as you fit your FF there).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: “But some of our competitors, like Panasonic and Sony are adding 4K”

Actually they are not “adding” it. They have already added it. Nikon isn’t showing up to the birthday party late. They simply forgot about the birthday all together.

Because the 8000 will have 8K, right? Right?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
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Roman Korcek: "It has been very well-received, globally. Especially the new body design using carbon-fiber material, and the tilting screen."

Wow. For Nikon to tout a tiliting screen as a well-received new feature is... bold, to say the least. They've been around since at least when? 2001? Why did it take so long to adopt them on FF? Don't tell me FF photographers never take photos where it is uncomfortable to compose through the viewfinder.
One of the most underrated features, IMO.

"4K for example is something we have to study very carefully - when, and how we can provide a camera to meet demand to satisfy our customers."

Well, careful there, Nikon. You don't want to introduce a feature too early.

"I am not speaking for Nikon. In my opinion, 4K is too much. Our current movie functionality is enough for our users."

Perhaps cut it down to 720p? 1080p might still be too much for your users. Right, users?

"Which type of product should we prepare first - a successor to the D4S, or a replacement for the D3X? Speed, or resolution? We need to listen carefully to our customers."

For say, another decade or so.

"if there is enough demand we may be able to provide another type of mirrorless camera with larger sensors"

Careful, don't rush it, you don't want to introduce anything before the market is saturated.

This has got to be the worst interviewee ever. I honestly hope he was not speaking oficially on behalf of Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
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Roman Korcek: "It has been very well-received, globally. Especially the new body design using carbon-fiber material, and the tilting screen."

Wow. For Nikon to tout a tiliting screen as a well-received new feature is... bold, to say the least. They've been around since at least when? 2001? Why did it take so long to adopt them on FF? Don't tell me FF photographers never take photos where it is uncomfortable to compose through the viewfinder.
One of the most underrated features, IMO.

"4K for example is something we have to study very carefully - when, and how we can provide a camera to meet demand to satisfy our customers."

Well, careful there, Nikon. You don't want to introduce a feature too early.

"I am not speaking for Nikon. In my opinion, 4K is too much. Our current movie functionality is enough for our users."

Perhaps cut it down to 720p? 1080p might still be too much for your users. Right, users?

"We understand that there is still some demand for a successor to the D300S and all we can say at this moment is that we are studying that demand."

What, for five years now? Perhaps in another five years you might form an opinion leaning to one side or the other? A bit?

"Internally, we took that [D6100 oil] issue very seriously"

Fortunately, you managed to hide this really really well from your customers, always keeping your cool. You don't want to stress your customers by actually doing something about an issue early on instead of just evaluating your internal QA.

"As for handling such an issue differently it’s difficult to say since we cannot predict what might happen."

In other words, perhaps we will provide good customer service, perhaps we won't, nobody can tell. Most probably we won't, though. It's not like anyone is in charge of anything at Nikon.

"People want better products but want to spend less money."

This is actually a huge surprise to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
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