budi0251

budi0251

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On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)

This is 2014, let's wait another decade to 2024 where it'd be the norm in consumer sub 5000$ camera.

Heck, in a decade everything would be so different already and we'd ask ourself, "What am I goin' to do with these old tech?"

Remember the most revolutionary DSLR ever to reach below 10k$ back around a decade ago? Available to (rich) consumers & big news agency with money to invest.
What has it become? (though it is still a D1, but nobody wants to use it anymore today).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (626 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

it's in the flash, not the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 02:28 UTC
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (69 comments in total)

can we use spot or CW metering instead?
With such a bright BG, I suppose that'd need less EC.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

Whoaa, they're comparing to medium format system? (D810 + OTUS?)

OTH, digital medium format class start to introduce sub 10,000 US$ camera these day.

It's all 2001 again when Nikon introduce a sub 10K US$ DSLR compared to the (then) Kodak king of DSLR (with 3rd party body & lenses though).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 14th comment

I supposed that no matter what medium being used, in the end it'd be digitized anyway (DVD, blueRay, Digital Cinema, Youtube, Hulu, Vimeo, etc.).

How many of us still having those film reel projector at home (and being used regularly)?

In light of that and with rapid advancement in digital tech, I suppose pretty soon enough we'll getting IMAX sized digital sensor with better light properties than any celluloid film, coupled with dedicated-specialized 4k/8k RAW digital video processor for any effects imagineable (film like?) at realtime speed 60fps progressive scan without any tearing/jello effect.

Sure it won't be priced for the masses, but (if) at the same price with current IMAX camera, then I suppose we have a good deal :)

By then, video data would be measured in TeraBytes :D

{the opening should be "In the not so distant Future,"}.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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budi0251: How could they do that?
How on earth they paid for the production cost?
300 US$ would be around a little less than a quarter or the initial selling price, Would there be enough money left per-unit to pay for materials, production cost, employee, ads, logistics, etc.??

Unless of course their initial price profit margin was more than 30% (could it be up to 50% profit margin? :D )

now I wonder, how much Panasonic's set-up profit margin for FZ1000?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:36 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

How could they do that?
How on earth they paid for the production cost?
300 US$ would be around a little less than a quarter or the initial selling price, Would there be enough money left per-unit to pay for materials, production cost, employee, ads, logistics, etc.??

Unless of course their initial price profit margin was more than 30% (could it be up to 50% profit margin? :D )

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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BillyShooter: I believe the author meant "FZ1000" instead of "FZ100" in this portion of the review...."One advantage the RX10 has over the FZ100 is the ability to use Auto ISO when recording videos, which keeps shutter speed and aperture locked while still allowing for accurate exposure."

there's another one, on Image Quality page ... "We have several real world examples to illustrate the differences between the FZ1000 and RX1000."

I believe it's supposedly RX10.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Wew, seems like a very good sensor with a very good lens.
Compared to Canon 100D or 700D (Canon's most popular sensor & comparable megapixels), JPEG @ ISO 100 seems very comparable, and I couldn't really justify the differences. It is some differences, but really hard to discern (or bo bothered).

While shooting RAW or higher ISO does show the advantage of DSLR, but hey, 700D + Canon EF 50/1.4 alone would cost around 900 bucks (or more).

Sure I'd keep DSLR for some very specialized lens not available in FZ1000 like f/2.0 lenses or faster, Sigma 8-16 UWA, Samyang 8mm FE, macro lens, ... ummm (anyone bother to add some reasonable lenses recommendation for unique & useful DSLR lenses?)
ah yes, Tilt-Shift lens (cost quite a fortune).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 181st comment

sooo, any marketing analysts have any ideas what sells a camera (phone)?

Guess pretty soon if not yet, connected mobile device will take more pictures than any dedicated camera system.

Any guesstimate when a cellphone camera will be use for space mission, or may be in mission to mars (so you can always call home while make selfie on mars for you social network profile pict)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

How on earth they could get 36mp image out of 36mp sensor?
What about bayer CFA, and problems with microlenses design on the very farthest corner I suppose can't really get a properly perpendicular light streams towards the sensor, not forgetting physics of light fall-off.

Or maybe the lens design is so good that it actually fit to handle medium format imaging area and being used as "cropped" on FX sized sensor?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 6th comment
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budi0251: Congrats to Tokina for embracing the tech.
In the past, most of Tokina AF lenses for Nikon would omit internal autofocus motor and rely on Nikon DSLR motor-pin screw drive AF.

Nevertheless, I love that decision, maybe DSLR body AF motor coupling sounds outdated, but I guess there'd be less chance that AF motor in you lenses could go bad.

Sure DSLR body AF motor could go bad as well, but in case of Nikon, usually would take ages. My D1x (about a decade old) could still drive those big 80-200/2.8 AF lenses no problem, heck, I could even feel it's momentum torque during AF.

and should you DSLR body AF motor go bad, then it's time to upgrade :D
I've been waiting for that to happen on my D1x, sigh, still have to wait some more time I guess.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:18 UTC

Congrats to Tokina for embracing the tech.
In the past, most of Tokina AF lenses for Nikon would omit internal autofocus motor and rely on Nikon DSLR motor-pin screw drive AF.

Nevertheless, I love that decision, maybe DSLR body AF motor coupling sounds outdated, but I guess there'd be less chance that AF motor in you lenses could go bad.

Sure DSLR body AF motor could go bad as well, but in case of Nikon, usually would take ages. My D1x (about a decade old) could still drive those big 80-200/2.8 AF lenses no problem, heck, I could even feel it's momentum torque during AF.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:16 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera article (73 comments in total)
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Dirk Nuary: So much money for that 1 inch ILC? Nooooo... So many APSC ILC that give you cheaper yet better image.

How good is Sony A3000?
Besides crappy lcd & evf?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (239 comments in total)

Wondering what lens did they use for studio image quality test, it doesn't show.
However it seems so badly out of focus, ie. same 24MP without AA filter Nikon D7100 does produce wayyy much sharper picture (RAW).

1 CrossType PDAF? I suppose they should use same lenses across Nikon crop model with LiveView AF shouldn't they?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 00:42 UTC as 51st comment
On Canon develops world's largest CMOS sensor article (3 comments in total)

Up!

ummm, where is it now?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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munro harrap: In the UK its list price is £800 roughly. For £880 you get the Sony RX10. You get , similar sensor size, 24-200mm f2.8 Zeiss zoom.

But right now for £730 with £100 casnback from Nikon you get the Nikon D7100 body. Hmmmm 24MP APS-C. For about £100 you can pick up an 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 Nikkor (AFS metal mount.)

That's a 105mm f4.5 lens on an APS-C sensor, which means folks, as good a zoom as 200mm f2.8 on a crummy little digicam sensor (both a very noisy at base ISO- check out imaging-resources tests and compare)

The RX10 is infinitely superior to the Canon and does good video. But neither competes with APS-C. Noise degrades these smaller sensors images-however good, the noise is greater than the detail- so all textures, skin, wood, cloth, metal, LOOK THE SAME. Only the graphic and your brain says otherwise.

The Nikon shutter lag is easily good enough.

But a 300D 6MP Canon will give better pictures than this. Cost now with a lens? Less than £100.

all of these would eventually lead into goodness for consumers, ie. lower price :)

Anyone still remember that D70 + 18-70 lens brand new?

Cost about the same as RX10 or D7100, it is called "Price Segmentation".

however, as nerdy and geeky, I'd say that D70 (or it's brothers & sisters, ie. D40, D50, D70s; 's' for sister) still having the edge against any of today dslr for photography.
Capability to use external manual flash at 1/8000s (or 1/16000s on D1 series & no expensive HSS) has yet never been available today.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (495 comments in total)

hmmm, I think we got some misfocus here.
comparing RAW image quality against Sony NEX-6 @ ISO 100 & 125, I see softer images on RX10's sample vs NEX-6.
However when you increase to ISO 200 (RX10 refocus), you can clearly see that the RX10 cropped picture sharpness is wayyy much better, comparable to those of NEX-6 (apart from the noise performance).

Could DPReview update the studio test shot for RAW @ ISO 100 & 125 for the RX10?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 18th comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (123 comments in total)

Still use WinXP on my Thinkpad R52 (Pentium m 1.8Ghz + 2GB DDR2), mainly because I can't get proper drivers for its display adapter in Win7.

And then some,

I use WinXP SP3 32bit for my desktop PC (AMD X2 3Ghz w/ 4GB of RAM) too.
Indeed I lost about half gigabyte of RAM.

Why is that?

Well, I do love simple UI and it simply works for me, to make or change file association, file search features, drivers, etc.
Currently most of the time the machine would run Photoshop CS6 with latest compatible ACR & DNG converter. I have no problem (yet) with latest DSLR Raw files.

Then some office stuff & web browser (Firefox), media player classic, and... that's it I think my main use of PC.

Dunno if in the future they would force people to use Photoshop CC or Lightroom 5 in order to open latest future RAW files, then I might upgrade to Win 8.1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

well, just in case, probably, if such battery tech would exist in the future; then I suppose we'd find such "Commercial Battery Charging Station" just like today's gas station.

10 cent per-30second-charging @ 5VDC/200amps :D
you could even pay using your phone credit, plus insured against battery explosion, injuries, death and gadget caught fire.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 8th comment
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