MayaTlab0: The orientating grip is interesting. I have no idea if that is a thing that will prove beneficial in practice (well at least it's better than the immobile camera body-like grip and doesn't force users to change their hand's position when going from head-level shooting to waist-level shooting like most barrel-shaped video cameras), but I wonder : If you want to shoot from above or below, I suppose you'll most often want to change the orientation of both the grip and the rear LCD (or "EVF" attached to the LCD). Right now, on the XC10, it seems like it's going to be a two steps process (change the grip's orientation, + change the LCD's orientation). Would it be possible, and more importantly useful, to create a mechanism to synchronise both movements (Basically, rotating the grip would rotate the LCD at the same time) ? Or totally useless ?
FYI, moving the LCD and the grip together is not only perfectly doable, but it's been done a number of times in the late 90's / early aughts.Check these swiveling body designs:www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf707/3
Tonkotsu Ramen: t6i/t6s, but no EOS-M3?
barry,on a somewhat personal note, I thank you for showing me how much I was thinking INside the box. It simply hasn't occurred to me that "it isn't just a matter of the raw encoding format; differences in the CFA colours [too]". BTW, this would be a hot topic, methinks, in these 6-figure-ISO days when camera makers apparently try harder than ever to balance sensor sensitivity vs color fidelity by tweaking CFA "transparency".
barry, sometimes the raw encoding doesn’t change at all between successive camera generations and it's only the value of the "model" string in the exif header that changes. (I've seen that along incarnations of fuji exr-sensor travel zooms; I used to fool LR3 into digesting some newer RAFs by first opening the file in a binary editor and replacing the string with an older value.)
edu T: Slog3 curve > cubic > "3D LUT"?This Marketese language never ceases to amaze me... :-)
pgbThanks for clarifying.
Slog3 curve > cubic > "3D LUT"?This Marketese language never ceases to amaze me... :-)
Just Ed: 1,3,6 and 7 seem the best to me. 8 makes no sense as a fine photograph...possibly I am missing something
I guess the author's intention was to depict a stark contrast by sandwiching the gorgeous garden patch between both human-made "forced" colors and asphalt gray.
ChuckTa: I looked at the full size photo of the Japanese man in outdoor and I see a greenish outline to the right side of the face down to the neck and suit. Is that CA but green colored?
What if we put "pretty wide range" in perspective?We're looking at a 7,360-pixel _w_i_d_e_ sample, mind you... (a whole 36Mp a7r shot)
Please take a 2nd look, it's the regular longitudinal CA we all know and abhor. The purple component is right there, only much less conspicuous; look at (his) left side of the hair, above the glasses.Wouldn't you say it's a relatively well-controlled CA, though?
"...Canon has reverted to using a *sensible* + on top, - below' labeling for this [exposure compensation] dial after confusing us thoroughly..."To me it's just the OPPOSITE as I tend to associate it with a volume control, so it's rather counter-intuitive to turn it COUNTER-clock wise to INcrease exposure. OK, maybe I should start associating it with an old-fashioned rotary faucet...
PerL: Is the image on top a fake? Othwerwise it looks very compact - very interesting. Imagine a FF DSLR the size of a 70s SLR.
"an FF dslr the size of a 70's slr"... like their own 1976 pentax ME, wow!!
nerd2: One fun fact - guess who made the first FF DSLR? It's Contax.
Another fun fact: the first autofocus interchangeable lens *SLR* was by Pentax, 1981. A bit of history here,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_ME_F(The futuristic 1972 Polaroid SX70 was a fixed-lens SLR.)
RichRMA: Is this constructed using CCD's and not CMOS? I seem to remember someone saying that CMOS lacked "Something" which is why they don't use them in most science projects.
Probably a broader spectral response, near-IR to UV considered. Just a hunch.
King Penguin: Quality, quality, quality........mmmm, I wonder if any of these photographic winners have posted a dis on DPR about a camera they didn't use because it's shutter speed only went to 4000th of a sec..........
@b craw,I'm not sure it's the same photo we're talking about.
Nevertheless, if it's indeed tjhe same, would you be so kind as to point out some demonstration of "unsophisticated method" or some "formal decision in favor of restricted use of DR" in photo 11, "Sichuan Opera, The Leading Actress. Photo by Haixing Liu (China)" ?
I believe that not every accomplished photographer is gear-oblivious. Case in point, it looks like the author of "Joie de Vivre" (the horse) likes fast shutters; the tips of the hairs of the mane and the tail look frozen in air.And, on other technicalities, one staple discussion here (more often than not scoffed at as pointless) is about sensor DR, especially across brands. I wonder, though, if the author of Leading Actress/photo 11 would settle for a so-so sensor? (No crushed shadows, nothing miserably blown next to the light bulb... yet probably shot at a high ISO.)So yes, there is a possibility that they are around here right now bitching & bickering about shutter shock, compressed RAW, equivalence...
FRANCISQUAN: I'm just amazed that the Canon 7D mirror box can film at 10,000fps yet Nikon struggle with their flare ridden 6.5 fps full frame camera.
I guess Canon is the way to go for the newer technologies like 4K..
It's not only the 7D mirror box; actually, there are many, many things that can be filmed @ 10,000 fps to be better undestood. Nikon FF mirror boxes, bullets ripping thru apples, H-bomb deflagrations...
Would'nt"Canon's Q4 report shows THEIR camera sales are down"be a more, err... journalistically correct headline?
Roland Karlsson: The biggest question is - is there an alpha channel? I.e., can you make "real" tattoos where the skin is visible?
An Exacto knife will do.Note: for cleaner results, we highly advise the user to carve the decal BEFORE transferring it.
RichRMA: We've gotten to the point where computer design, and other innovations in lens manufacturing should allow what used to produce horrible results (add-on lenses) to produce respectable images today. Vignetting on macros is no big problem since most macros rarely include the whole field of view anyway.
No one said there would be a vignetting issue "on macros".What's written on the copy is"when used at normal focus distances with the larger format",which in turn was condensed from the manufacturer's FAQ,"you can use this lens in Full Frame Camera. Everything can work EXCEPT you will get slight vignetting during infinity focus."
Pretty timely for the holidays, actually. Officially, OM-D E-M5 "$999.99 to $599.99 ($400.00 SAVINGS!) Price valid: 11/16/2014 - 11/30/2014"( http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/omd/e-m5.html )
Karl Summers: No EXIF data?
Whereas pretty much like everyone else I don't' like to think myself as a Luddite, DDemolder's witty "notebook" comment makes me wonder how much of our cherished EXIF data will survive 152½ years in the future!