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meanwhile

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Morpho Hunter: Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?

" I know let's sabotage our whole launch of a new product range with 'bad' ergonomics so that people will REALLY love the second gen..."

It's not without precedent.

The Bible - The Prodigal Son

Henry IV Part 1 - Prince Harry

By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men’s hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glitt’ring o’er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I’ll so offend to make offence a skill,
Redeeming time when men think least I will.

Maybe Europe is finally starting to influence Japanese culture?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?

"I might suggest" ... They just listened to the wrong guy on the design team, and now he's been outvoted.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?

"The 5-axis IBIS tech is kinda old already"

How many axes do you need?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)
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Lee W: This is the death of the compact...

Nah, they'll end up just buying Sony sensors in the end, and then the innovation will slow.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I can’t think of two fundamentally different devices than a phone and a camera. Yet we still find a way to make them one and the same.

Confucius say, phones are just cameras that send electrical pictures of your words.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 21:13 UTC
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j900: Hmmm. I paid for the upgrade this time, but for the first time I start to feel that the price is too high given the obvious lack of innovation.

Clearview does not work much better than a local contrast enhancement using USM or the Lightroom clarity slider.

Perspective is now a paying add-on while it used to be free. OK basic features are still free but the marketing strategy of $$ add-ons on a software that you already pay for has a name, and that name is greed, Mr. DxO.

Truth is, Dxo is more and more about marketing and less and less about innovation. The days are long gone where they used to innovate with tools such as Lighting.

The day they sell an unsharp mask filter as a "detailizer" I guess I'll stop being interested.

It's photographing themselves into a corner really, given the lack of local adjustment tools. While Lightroom isn't my bag, and Aperture is EOL, the most recent version of Capture One is really starting to shine. And Optics Pro 10 seems to be about as crash-prone as C1 v8 on my machine, so it doesn't even get those points.

That said, the integration of FilmPack & ViewPoint is very nicely done (as in previous versions), Clearview does seem very effective, and the interface is very smooth. I do feel at home in Optics Pro, just wish they'd take it that next step with local adjustments (brushes, heal/clone, etc)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:42 UTC

What processes do others currently use to correct atmospheric haze in existing tools?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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j900: Hmmm. I paid for the upgrade this time, but for the first time I start to feel that the price is too high given the obvious lack of innovation.

Clearview does not work much better than a local contrast enhancement using USM or the Lightroom clarity slider.

Perspective is now a paying add-on while it used to be free. OK basic features are still free but the marketing strategy of $$ add-ons on a software that you already pay for has a name, and that name is greed, Mr. DxO.

Truth is, Dxo is more and more about marketing and less and less about innovation. The days are long gone where they used to innovate with tools such as Lighting.

The day they sell an unsharp mask filter as a "detailizer" I guess I'll stop being interested.

Wait, the perspective correction tools are no longer in the base product? That is ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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TN Args: Richard Franiec must have a cosy relationship with someone in dpr.

"but they get special mentions in DPR posts that are way out of proportion to their share of the accessory supply industry"

Like everything Leica releases you mean?

Richard's grips get mentioned because they are quality, well-supported products that work. I have had several, none have come off, and all did their job beautifully.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
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jdh99: This is a shocking development and a blow to Sony's E mount. Mount adapters always degrade image quality. Consumers shouldn't expect to have to adapt the mount

It doesn't suggest Sony under-engineered the mount, it suggests that the camera is being put to uses that are outside of it's design spec - and the fact that it can be, without issue for most users (including me), is not a "shocking development" at all.

Do you buy those fuel additives that "Make your car run 50% better!"? Fuel must be under-engineered.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
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cpkuntz: I've never heard of this problem. Glad I bought a D810 for good IQ rather than a Sony.

I'm sure they'll have one out for many manufacturers' cameras soon. Doesn't mean they necessarily have a problem that needs fixing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
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photo perzon: For the same money and weight and size, the APS-C Fuji X-A1 and the perfect 27mm pancake produce immaculate samples.

Yes, they would laugh you out of the store ... and then offer you the Leica Dlux Typ 109.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:38 UTC
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Lee Jay: I'm having a hard time understanding how this could not produce lots of astigmatism, coma, CA and so on. Also, it would seem that aperture would be constant leading to either a very narrow zoom range, some crazy fast f-stops at the wide end, or some crazy slow f-stops at the long end.

"continuous zoom" - Are we sure that's what it is? Could just be multi position zoom (24 - 35 - 50), like the old Tri-elmar type lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (40 comments in total)

Isn't a prototype supposed to use components that will be used in the final product, rather than just be a "proof of concept" using existing fully functional products taped together?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 14th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)

I had an X100 for a while. If I had more money at the time I would have kept it. It is a marvel. I'll own another X100 model one day (S, T, Z, whatever), it definitely left it's mark. The shooting experience was the most enjoyable I've had with any camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 101st comment
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Peter Bendheim: The Apple haters will be out in full force...bring on the popcorn.

"but can't say I am excited by anything today"

Why would you be? You already have a modern phone with a camera and large screen, which is what this is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
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arhmatic: The iPhone is probably the most used camera mainly because it's in your pocket. I've been using one daily since 2007.

Otherwise, is below average, I have to sadly admit... No exposure compensation, no ISO, interface nowhere near Nokia's....

Sounds like iOS8 will add some features, but have you tried Camera+?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
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Jogger: "There is also a new M8 co-processor which is coupled with a barometer and allows for accurate tracking of changes in elevation. "

And this is critical for phones because???

"And this is critical for phones because???"

Makes fitness apps much more reliable for one. Being able to map a walk/run/bike run that includes elevation information is much more useful than just kms.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
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Peiasdf: A bit disappointed that it isn't all crazy with the specs but after using a LG G2 for a month in January and a Note 3 for 2 months just now, there is still no other choice but Apple. Raw specs sound sexy but if raw spec is all there is everyone here would be shooting D810 + Nokia 1020.

That said, if I am designing these two phones, I would make both 1mm thicker, add in a huge battery and put OIS on both. It would make them slightly more expensive to make but it would also convince some spec-whore to switch.

BTW, there is a photo comparison out for iPhone 4.7 prototype vs iPhone 5S. Night scene is a lot better. Looking forward to the full review.

Not sure I can remember anyone for the longest time talking about Apple for pure specs. Even going back to my 6100/60 in the early 90's there were always faster machines out there - didn't make them better for my uses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (63 comments in total)
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rogerstpierre: ped·ant noun \ˈpe-dənt\

: a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details

I guess someone in DPR doesn't appreciate being corrected!

Wouldn't that be "at DPR"?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
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