meanwhile

meanwhile

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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (211 comments in total)

So just to clarify - Barney, are you saying that the Q looks so much sharper in this test because it sharpens in-camera and bakes that into the raw files? If yes, does that effect the editing latitude of the RX1R II raw vs the Q?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
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DStudio: As long as every company doesn't flock to bison leather I think we'll be OK.

I believe they would herd to bison leather, rather than flock. You're welcome.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 20:53 UTC

This is a lesson in master trolling from someone.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 04:47 UTC as 373rd comment
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)

A built in EVF is pretty much a necessity these days ... these should have one.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 07:14 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I see a picture of an X-T1 there... has he never used it? Several of the features he claims mirrorless lack are right there.

He even singled out Fuji for being able to turn off the back screen, but still wasn't happy that you needed to access a menu to do it. A menu to shut off the back screen? There's a dedicated button right next to the viewfinder.

Just an example... I noticed a few other manufacturers being overlooked for having solutions to his problems.

I think maybe he's viewed/reviewed a lot, liked a few, disliked others, and conveniently forgot all the features that exist on the ones he disliked. It seems very clear that he favors Leica, which by itself is fine. Sadly, he does a disservice to other cameras by failing to use them enough to give useful opinions.

What happens on an X-T1 when you have the LCD off and hit the play button to review images?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I see a picture of an X-T1 there... has he never used it? Several of the features he claims mirrorless lack are right there.

He even singled out Fuji for being able to turn off the back screen, but still wasn't happy that you needed to access a menu to do it. A menu to shut off the back screen? There's a dedicated button right next to the viewfinder.

Just an example... I noticed a few other manufacturers being overlooked for having solutions to his problems.

I think maybe he's viewed/reviewed a lot, liked a few, disliked others, and conveniently forgot all the features that exist on the ones he disliked. It seems very clear that he favors Leica, which by itself is fine. Sadly, he does a disservice to other cameras by failing to use them enough to give useful opinions.

"and tendency to play favorites"

To who?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 04:55 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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Viewr: Who cares what this guy thinks.

"and has truly immersed his heart into the philosophy behind the thing we all share an interest in"

Wait, he's a comedic troll too?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
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AshMills: Another "plethora" - this time totalling...three.

A plethora of plethoras.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 03:44 UTC
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Rooru S: Sony A99 LCD tilting-rotating screen is better. Why make something so complicated just to make it different?

Patents?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 01:19 UTC

"Shortly after we asked for a closer look Ricoh representatives removed this camera permanently from view and locked in a cupboard"

Ha. What a weird thing to do.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 01:19 UTC as 136th comment
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eyeswideshut: I don't quite see the point of this. With current prices for a Sony A7 used or new and a $10 adapter we can get far better results with our legacy lenses.

"if you love your legacy glass" ... use it any way that works for you.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 23:26 UTC
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eyeswideshut: I don't quite see the point of this. With current prices for a Sony A7 used or new and a $10 adapter we can get far better results with our legacy lenses.

Ha ha, anyone can make something quite simple sound complex. I have both, both have their uses.

Golly, sorry for using the shorthand "most", thought you'd understand that rangefinder glass has a really short flange length. There will be no M focal reducer.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
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eyeswideshut: I don't quite see the point of this. With current prices for a Sony A7 used or new and a $10 adapter we can get far better results with our legacy lenses.

"Who wants to shoot a 50mm Sonnar or Summicron with the equivalent angle of view of a 100mm lens all the time?"

Hmm, I'm not sure you read up on what focal reducers actually do.

"which in any case limits you to only one mount (Nikon or Canon in this case)."

Not at all. An EOS mount focal reducer allows you to mount M42, OM, Contax, Nikon, etc glass. It has a flange distance shorter than most other legacy mounts.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 22:11 UTC
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joe6pack: I think there is a mistake here. The focal reducer from Zhongyi usually have an advertised magnification factor of 0.726x, not 0.762x.

I have to wonder why the Nikon-F aperture ring support isn't applied to the E-mount adapter as well.

The electronic aperture control of E-mount is not relevant to manual lens use, and the Lens Turbo does not utilize it, so it's quite possible.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)

These were the hands needed for the Leica SL photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 22:01 UTC as 26th comment
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joe6pack: I think there is a mistake here. The focal reducer from Zhongyi usually have an advertised magnification factor of 0.726x, not 0.762x.

I have to wonder why the Nikon-F aperture ring support isn't applied to the E-mount adapter as well.

I'd say it's coming, when they release the new optics version for E-mount.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 21:01 UTC

Great work, Colin.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 21:04 UTC as 39th comment
On article Super Raw? DxO ONE added to studio test scene (165 comments in total)

Do the SuperRAWs have the same amount of latitude for highlight/shadow recovery, processing and sharpening as a normal RAW does?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 17th comment
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)
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meanwhile: Given that there's no replacement coming for the a6000 yet (apparently), I hope there's an update for it too.

I agree. There's very little it can't do well.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 04:06 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)

Given that there's no replacement coming for the a6000 yet (apparently), I hope there's an update for it too.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:21 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
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