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On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty news story (136 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: "A typical DSLR has around 120 screws of 11 different sizes."

This cadaver had only 29 screws of just three different sizes.

THAT says a LOT of what's going on inside those R&D labs... they deliver.

Other brands just re-badge, clone and tweak.

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"This CADAVER had only 29 screws".
But why on Earth do you assume Cicala & crew aren't skilled enough (or Frankensteinian enough...) to manage to reassemble and re-animate it, uh?
Read the 1st lines of their original post (linked on the copy) to find out!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' news story (373 comments in total)
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Robert A: Not quite enthralled with an SLR-style camera, even if it is mirrorless. Regardless of how many technical strengths this camera offers over the XE-2 and its competitors, it really doesn't offer much product differentiation. For my needs, if it's got an APS sensor, it also should have an optical viewfinder like the X-Pro 1.

yabokkie,
something like your "preferable" camera, APS-C format + 4.8" lcd + big grip + android OS has been around for some 6mo:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/Samsung-Galaxy-NX/3.

If it's not near enough, please start making sense!
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix L830 provides 34x zoom on a budget news story (9 comments in total)

"Even those who consider themselves beginner photographers can take great photos with the COOLPIX L830’s intelligent features, including Easy Auto Mode and and and and and and . . ."
--Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.
Good luck, Nikon. Sincerely.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:28 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' news story (163 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: I am going to use mine backwards . . .

Awesomely brilliant, man!
Flip out the LCD and you'll have a tiny self-portrait inset in a self-portrait or in other words... The Story of a Selfie!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:18 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' news story (163 comments in total)

DPR, please check the "first PowerShot to use Canon's new DIGIC 6" bit.
Actually it's the FIFTH, as digic 6 was introduced in the SX280 travel-zoom and its stripped-down version SX270 (last March), and then came the S120 and G16 higher-end compacts (August).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 23rd comment
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! news story (159 comments in total)
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kimchiflower: Photography is Nikon's only business (as far as I'm aware, and unlike Canon), yet they didn't win anything, not even a runner-up.

Oops....

They also make sophisticated (IC waffer UV photolithography) steppers, probably nice enough to be at least the runner-up (amid ASML, Ultratech, Canon, Intel and no one else).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 02:12 UTC
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens mirrorless Camera of 2013 news story (90 comments in total)
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Vinc T: How can I view the results without voting? I am not familiar with the cameras here and I will not vote.

Your honesty is laudable, you want to see the score but don't want to skew the poll with a vote you humbly believe is not qualified.
So I suggest you pick one at random (6 candidates beg a dice) and vote; I can tell you that, since 1000+ votes are already tallied at his moment, a single vote will hardly bias the results.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 03:53 UTC
On Backdraft at 1,000 FPS in full 4K resolution news story (91 comments in total)
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yabokkie: hope we'll have 240p & 300p consumer video within a decade.

Well, dear yabokkie, if as you say mick232 is NOT confused, then you are living in the '90s indeed. But I see this exchange going on almost in real time, which in turn implies... Geez man I knew there must've been a reason today I woke up listening to Nirvana and L7! Help, where's my Sonic Youth laser disc...?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 18:02 UTC
On Backdraft at 1,000 FPS in full 4K resolution news story (91 comments in total)
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yabokkie: hope we'll have 240p & 300p consumer video within a decade.

But then, a13, he'd have written "this FPS,that i/p". Anyway, with the current time lag, he'll surely clarify it in less than 20 years from now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 14:27 UTC
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Kubicide: Nikon has every right to do this - so why the hate? Does everyone think the aftermarket folks really care about your camera or compatability, or bringing you some sort of "fair value"? No, they want your $$$. And as a manufacturer Nikon should do what they need to do to protect their product and support expenses.

No one knows for sure just how compatible or incompatible the aftermarket product is except for the engineers at Nikon and the other companies. This battery issue is just like the reverse engineered lenses. It's the old "buyer beware" thing. If you are out to save a buck then do it 'eyes wide open' and know that the aftermarket product may not work and the vendor just wants your money for their product. That's it. Nikon doesn't make any claim to state that their product is designed to work with anything coming out of any 'brand x' manufacturer.

Of course they have every right to do that AND their customer has every right to be informed about that BEFORE installing the new FW as well.
The latter was neglected, hence the "hate". (Have you ever been stabbed on the back by someone who supposedly had "every right" to do it?)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:26 UTC
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ScottnLaguna: Smart business practice. No more cheap Chinese batteries causing warranty issues. Fine with me.

If "Chinese batteries" are to blame, where are 99.99% of the OEM batteries from?
Surely from the North Pole, manufactured by elves and brought to you courtesy of flying reindeer...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 01:54 UTC
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (196 comments in total)
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MPA1: Why on earth does it capture sound on the video when underwater?! That is just annoying.

And you should have heard Beatles' Octopus's Garden!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 01:57 UTC
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brecklundin: these sort of things are crutches for newbies and those who don't care to learn the craft of product shooting. You can do far better work with a couple inexpensive off camera flashes and some inexpensive foamcore board or just white craft paper.

These things are FINE if you want a sloppy shot for ebay I suppose (I honestly never noticed an increase in selling price with good photo's on ebay items. In fact I often suspected the opposite...people are fickle and thing Facebook quality photos are "good" photography.) And it's not bad for the price. However for a bit more cash and a few hours practice you can achieve far superior results even if using used flash units bought that a thrift shop (I have a number of those I bought for $5/ea & still use).

Google DIY product photography or visit a Flickr group "Creative Tabletop Photography". A useful group.

Last spend the cash to buy "Light: Science & Magic" by Fil Hunter. It's the best book for understanding lighting objects.

"These things are FINE if you want a sloppy shot for ebay I suppose..."
On the other hand, isn't a fair amount of sloppiness kind of reassuring when looking for used stuff?
I mean, it implies the photo is most probably of the actual item the seller is offering, rather than a photo from a promo brochure...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 19:32 UTC
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edu T: To foldio's creator: I can see you're using a 9V battery for the LEDs; this is a bit of a nuisance inasmuch you need to carry a thick battery besides and apart from the folded panels. (That is, if you don't forget the battery at home.)
So, hmm... what if you try to mount 3 lithium coin batteries side by side instead?
(e.g. CR2032: 3V, 240 mAh, 20mm D x 3.2mm H, 3 grams, about 50¢ ea. for 500 pc.)

OK, Juhaz and Foldio's creator: I'll settle for 6 AAA alkalines, inside a thin tubular holder running next to the LEDs.
BTW, do you know what you'll find inside if you pry open a 9V batt? Six AAAA cells connected in series, indeed...
IOW, 6xAAA will run longer than a single 9V "transistor battery", besides fitting inside the device!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 13:25 UTC
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OnTheWeb: Looks pretty cool but, of course, needs to be larger.

This size is wonderful for watches and earrings. Nevertheless, rumor has that over the next few months we'll see sizes for wall clocks and necklaces, small trucks and furniture, yachts and refurbished space shuttles.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 02:52 UTC

To foldio's creator: I can see you're using a 9V battery for the LEDs; this is a bit of a nuisance inasmuch you need to carry a thick battery besides and apart from the folded panels. (That is, if you don't forget the battery at home.)
So, hmm... what if you try to mount 3 lithium coin batteries side by side instead?
(e.g. CR2032: 3V, 240 mAh, 20mm D x 3.2mm H, 3 grams, about 50¢ ea. for 500 pc.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 02:37 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: this camera is most likely for the JAPANESE market only.

the eos-m was able to grab 10% market share there.
something other manufacturer can only dream of with only ONE camera.

reseller in usa and europe will not get this camera as it looks.

"Japanese market-only"?
Now you got me wondering, if you add that to Chinese and S. Korean markets wouldn't it be a real huge gear- buying base? How would it compare to US + Europe, does anyone know?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes news story (186 comments in total)
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peevee1: Great photographs!

Tiny sensors are the best for macro. People buying FF or even APS-C for macro are just clueless. m43 unfortunately is the smallest ILC format with native macro lenses, but sometimes manual focus etc is just fine, and then cameras with even smaller sensors should be used. Or simply P&S if the built-in lens is OK for macro.

If Pentax ever gets around to making a dedicated supersharp macro lens for Q, something like Q10 will suddenly start to make a lot of sense.

"Why are tiny sensors best for macro?"

Because the lenses they come with have relatively very short focal length, which is a real boost to your already critically shallow depth of field at short distances.

(An A650 zoom, for instance, has a "normal" angle of view at 11 mm; what matters here are the "real" mm, the ones marked on the lens barrel, not the "equivalent" FL.)

IOW, the relationship between sensor size and DoF is a case of correlation, not causation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 02:08 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes news story (186 comments in total)
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Tony Ellis: I love these photos! - I have no idea how it is done? I get that it is a compact with a lens 'reversed' but not sure how it all gets put together... What is under all that tape? If anyone can post a link to a good site where it is explained I would be very grateful

Does it work with lenses that are not around the 50mm area?

The author himself cared to explain his well thought out optical contraption:
http://chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013/08/my-technique-for-snowflakes-shooting.html

--and, not to be overlooked, the whole noise averaging process:
http://chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013/08/about-averaging-identical-shots.html

If you are feeling "very grateful" now, then thank him... :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (82 comments in total)

A 1"-type sensor is NOT, as mentioned, "slightly larger in size than that of an advanced point-and-shoot camera."
It has TWICE the area of a 2/3" sensor (fuji X20, XQ1) and 2.7x the area of the more common 1/1.7" (G16, LX7, XZ-2, etc.)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:00 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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