sportyaccordy

sportyaccordy

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Great stuff. Never mind the Luddites. They were the same guys who cried about digital sensors, AF, AE, etc. All those things have come and become standard, and lo and behold, photography is still alive and well.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Takes about 13 1/2.3" sensors to match the sensor area of an APS-C and about 8 to match an MFT. Splitting sensors into the primary colors and black and white would enable better optics, higher light transfer and simpler + cheaper camera design. It's a no brainer, and I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 00:30 UTC as 6th comment
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: A full frame sensored, Canon EF mouthed Nokia ? Or 5D mark V, that allows phone calls to friends !!!

Both sounds exciting :D

How would this even work?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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Jon Holstein: I hope they decide to make a "D710", to be a mid FF model. With a nice amount of real time control, and vastly improved AF-system over the D610. If possible, a bit higher bitrate, and probably around 24MP resolution. Kinda a FF version of the D7100.

I think they can put the D610 to rest, and introduce a more entery level FF. They could skip the focus motor. Have less real-time controls. And probably lower burst-rate than the D610. Like an FF of the 5000 series. (but with two dials, instead of the single dial of the 5000 series).

And really, they should do a Df MkII. The auto-focus system really let that one down. Especially considering the low light capability of it's sensor.

The merging of 800 and 800e, plus some smaller updates, were in line of what I was expecting in a form of a D810.

No reason this budget cam couldn't have the 51 pt AF AND the drive motor. But if the driver is value, the AF motor makes way more sense. There's no format AF heirarchy- the V3 for example has 171 AF points. People who want more AF points will have to pony up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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Jon Holstein: I hope they decide to make a "D710", to be a mid FF model. With a nice amount of real time control, and vastly improved AF-system over the D610. If possible, a bit higher bitrate, and probably around 24MP resolution. Kinda a FF version of the D7100.

I think they can put the D610 to rest, and introduce a more entery level FF. They could skip the focus motor. Have less real-time controls. And probably lower burst-rate than the D610. Like an FF of the 5000 series. (but with two dials, instead of the single dial of the 5000 series).

And really, they should do a Df MkII. The auto-focus system really let that one down. Especially considering the low light capability of it's sensor.

The merging of 800 and 800e, plus some smaller updates, were in line of what I was expecting in a form of a D810.

Semantics. Point being I think there is a large market for a low content FF DSLR body, if the price is right. We aren't there yet, but it's only a matter of time with the D610 getting down under $1500. Just a matter of Canikon committing to such a product and giving customers what we want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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Jon Holstein: I hope they decide to make a "D710", to be a mid FF model. With a nice amount of real time control, and vastly improved AF-system over the D610. If possible, a bit higher bitrate, and probably around 24MP resolution. Kinda a FF version of the D7100.

I think they can put the D610 to rest, and introduce a more entery level FF. They could skip the focus motor. Have less real-time controls. And probably lower burst-rate than the D610. Like an FF of the 5000 series. (but with two dials, instead of the single dial of the 5000 series).

And really, they should do a Df MkII. The auto-focus system really let that one down. Especially considering the low light capability of it's sensor.

The merging of 800 and 800e, plus some smaller updates, were in line of what I was expecting in a form of a D810.

I think people could live without 51 pt AF for a sub $1k FF DSLR body.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 21:58 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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Jon Holstein: I hope they decide to make a "D710", to be a mid FF model. With a nice amount of real time control, and vastly improved AF-system over the D610. If possible, a bit higher bitrate, and probably around 24MP resolution. Kinda a FF version of the D7100.

I think they can put the D610 to rest, and introduce a more entery level FF. They could skip the focus motor. Have less real-time controls. And probably lower burst-rate than the D610. Like an FF of the 5000 series. (but with two dials, instead of the single dial of the 5000 series).

And really, they should do a Df MkII. The auto-focus system really let that one down. Especially considering the low light capability of it's sensor.

The merging of 800 and 800e, plus some smaller updates, were in line of what I was expecting in a form of a D810.

I agree that Nikon should come out with a cheaper FF, but the focus motor is crucial. Ditching it would make the body cheaper, but make lens choices more limited and expensive. I'd rather an extra $200-300 on the body than on every lens I buy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 19:48 UTC

This would make a nice second camera once it drops below $400 this fall.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:08 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2298 comments in total)
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JABB66: I don't plan to buy one of these, nor another Leica, but after all those days this model still is the first in the most popular cameras list here...

Not necessarily a good thing.... negative response is always more voluminous than positive response

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 16:23 UTC

I could definitely make do with a bigger sensor and a faster zoom with less reach. I am talking ~F/1.8 the whole way through at the minimum. Reach is not that big of a deal for a cameraphone.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

All I want is a 3x zoom with equivalent aperture close to FF 2.8 through the range. I'd rather the speed than the reach for the same aperture diameter. Hell, I could even do a ~24 to 35mm FF equivalent fixed lens if it were ~F/2 equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:23 UTC as 23rd comment
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srados: I think that this website should change name to Digital Video Preview...more and more I am being pushed away from here, to look information about cameras.Not interested in video but photography.

Article had video right in the title and you clicked it anyway. Don't blame DPR for your inability to know what you want.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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Infared: Rut Roah!!!!!!!!!
....but I love "real" cameras soooooo much...this could be the beginning of the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No way. Different camera forms will always have different advantages over each other. There will never be a phone with a large sensor (like APS-C or bigger) and a fast lens. Arrays are the next step but again I don't see them making cell phones with the ~13 or so 1/2.3" sensors it would take to get the sensor area of an APS-C camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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Justtimthen: The lens and sensor should be a two in one module that just clips on to the top side.

That would just add needless expense w/o any benefit. I'd rather spend $400 on a great lens than on a so so lens and sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 12:51 UTC
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)

Why not just do 4 sensors... R, G, B, luminance

Less filters -> more sensitivity; more resolution too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' post (47 comments in total)

2 sensors and 4 megapixels isn't enough....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 8th comment
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)

Id rather just have multiple camera sensors. How quickly does this take the burst? The function is pretty much limited to static scenes/subjects.

Give us arrays!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (490 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I would love if they did something with an F1.8 ish (or faster) 3x zoom. Call it the RX200.

I was hoping Sony would use a logical naming structure for the RX series. Single digit for FX, double digit for DX, 3 digits for 1". This should have been the RX200 IMO.

1.8 3x zoom would have an aperture diameter not far off from that of the RX200.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (490 comments in total)

I would love if they did something with an F1.8 ish (or faster) 3x zoom. Call it the RX200.

I was hoping Sony would use a logical naming structure for the RX series. Single digit for FX, double digit for DX, 3 digits for 1". This should have been the RX200 IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 12:18 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)
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Jogger: Can they change the law of physics can make a 1/3.2 sensor capture as much light as an FF? If not, gtfo.

Maybe not FF. But an array of small sensors can approximate a large one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I keep saying it... but CaNikon should just have made native mount mirrorless cameras. That would give them a reason to make a fuller range of DX lenses too.

The cameras would not be as big as DSLRs. A NEX camera with an adapter for example is still plenty smaller than a DSLR of the same mount. I'm unaware of any limitations that would prevent these lenses from working with on sensor AF as well. Hell, Canon already has OSPDAF on some of its EOS bodies and that works fine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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