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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (286 comments in total)

Richard, regarding your comments about the G7 appearing to have better image stabilization than the RX100, is that compared to the RX100M3 or the earlier generations? The RX100 and RX100M2 both had very ineffective stabilization, essentially yielding zero noticeable improvement. However the RX100M3 stabilization is much better and is good for at least 3 stops.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 02:01 UTC as 19th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1279 comments in total)
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jhendrix: Imaging Resource says the new sensor provides improved "clarity" over the 70D and eats the 1DX for lunch.

The 1DX is much larger and heavier than the 7DM2, so if the 7DM2 ate the 1DX for lunch then it will have the mother of all stomach aches. And a voided warranty, since gluttony is not covered.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (925 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon went back to the AA filter?

Nikon has never released a 24MP FF body without an AA filter. The pixel density is too low to avoid aliasing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (925 comments in total)

One-click zoom! The D610 has moved up to a deluxe apartment in the sky.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 258th comment
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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....

Camera+ doesn't implement true exposure compensation - it doesn't alter the aperture or shutter speed - it only adjusts the brightness of the resulting JPEG.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:13 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....

iOS 8 is adding exposure control.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 22:55 UTC

P&S cameras, the bell tolls for thee.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 22:33 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

Not sure this 85mm has a place like the Otus 55mm does. When the 55mm came out there wasn't any DSLR 50mm lens that was very sharp wide-open; the Sigma 50 ART and Sony 55 FE came after. However there are lots of great 85mm designs, from the very inexpensive Nikon 85G f/1.8 and even the older Canon 85 f/1.8, up to Canon's superlative 85mm f/1.2L II.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 110th comment | 5 replies
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Great camera but Sony needs to add lenses to its lineup. Bad. They do that and the camera world is their oyster.

C

For the general A7 series of cameras I would agree. But the A7s is a primarily a video camera and video is shot almost exclusively with manual focus; with E-Mount nearly any lens ever made can be adapted to it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 14:02 UTC

It would be neat if cameras used their electronic level circuit to detect the rapid acceleration of a fall and triggered photos in response. Some cameras already use the circuit to detect drops, like the RX100. I suppose that information could be used to void warranties.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 35th comment

They beat published growth and earnings targets but fell short of the whisper revenue growth targets, a necessity to sustain such a richly valued stock. Still I think they sneaked in their IPO just in the nick of time, right at the apex of their lifelong growth and earnings potential. Amazing how anyone would invest in a camera company with the direction the industry is trending, no matter how innovative the individual company.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 24th comment
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Bob Meyer: I always get a kick out of the comments at DPR.

There are those from obvious fan-people, unable to even acknowledge that another brand might offer any advantages at all, and come up with a multitude of ways to ignore obvious facts.

Then there are those who think that a camera is defined by one feature or measurement, be it sensor size, low light performance, AF speed, or something else. This group probably overlaps greatly with the fan-people.

And those who seem to understand that a camera is really a system, made up of many parts, but think that what's important to them in a system MUST be what's important to everyone else, so the opinion of anyone who disagrees with them is obviously wrong!

Sadly, the smallest group seems to be those who recognize that no camera system is perfect, all involve trade-offs, and what works best for you might not be best for me. That sort of worldview is in short supply, even among DPR staff, who always have to call one thing or another "the best."

Nearly every camera designed in this class does most things well. If we had to recount those basics every time a new camera were released then we'd have 95% duplication of discussion, hence most tech talk is focused on what's new and exceptional.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 02:41 UTC
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Bob Meyer: I always get a kick out of the comments at DPR.

There are those from obvious fan-people, unable to even acknowledge that another brand might offer any advantages at all, and come up with a multitude of ways to ignore obvious facts.

Then there are those who think that a camera is defined by one feature or measurement, be it sensor size, low light performance, AF speed, or something else. This group probably overlaps greatly with the fan-people.

And those who seem to understand that a camera is really a system, made up of many parts, but think that what's important to them in a system MUST be what's important to everyone else, so the opinion of anyone who disagrees with them is obviously wrong!

Sadly, the smallest group seems to be those who recognize that no camera system is perfect, all involve trade-offs, and what works best for you might not be best for me. That sort of worldview is in short supply, even among DPR staff, who always have to call one thing or another "the best."

Sony must have missed your memo because they put a big "S" on the front of the camera, which Sony says stands for "Sensitivity", as in low-light sensitivity, ie the specific value proposition for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:10 UTC

The GH4 is a great video camera but the A7s's 2EV+ noise advantage has enormous utility for those wanting to shoot in available light or with minimal lighting setups.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 171st comment
On Flickr launches image marketplace initiative post (37 comments in total)

Any time a purportedly free site launches a new "initiate" be sure to grab your wallet and don't let go.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 13th comment

It's an interesting concept and I hate to question innovation but is the technology uniquely useful for smartphone-sized sensors, where most images have very deep DOF, and where the selective focus look can easily be achieved with an in-phone PP digital blur filter?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 02:56 UTC as 18th comment
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Samuel Dilworth: Paving the path to subscription-only Lightroom, as feared …

I long for the old days of selling something the customer wants at a fair price. Why is this model so untenable?

@Samuel, it's because the pace of innovation has slowed to a crawl but shareholder demands for earnings growth remains. Adobe understands there is no value-based rationalization for users to upgrade PS/LR, outside of support for newer camera models. Their strategy response for this fully-matured software market was to lock people into forced upgrade cycles.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

That 4K screen grab looks awesome - I wonder how well the 4K grabs would hold up with interframe compression on moving subjects. Also nice to hear it focuses faster than the RX10, which in my experience focuses a bit slowly. Shame about the plastic-feeling body though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 67th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2020 comments in total)
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falconeyes: 18 hours ago, David Jacobowitz made an argument that this article should cite work which helped evolve the concept of equivalence (or how I call it, the equivalence theoreme).

To this end, I observed that the concept was missing in internet discussions dated 2007, Jan 11. At that time, Daniel Buck in http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/544062/ described the Brenizer method on the Fred Miranda forum (actually before Ryan Brenizer "invented" it; he did not). The effect is easily understood using equivalence (stitching effectively creates a larger sensor). Yet, the fredmiranda discussion fails to recognize this relation and does a poor job explaining the effect or compute its effective aperture.

Therefore, I think it is safe to assume that the equivalence theoreme was discovered after 2007 January. Moreover, this is a nice example how useful the equivalence theoreme actually is ...

@JACS, many of the best inventions seem trivial in retrospect but still required a clever mind to discover and elucidate.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

This is like apologizing to a child for being out of broccoli at dinner time, out of soap at bath time, and out of toothpaste at night time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 108th comment | 14 replies
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