Dennis Linden

Dennis Linden

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Dennis Linden: All good ideas, but will this be a game changing technology that makes us all dump and buy new gear? That's what Nikon needs to be spending R&D blood and sweat on, not "Jupiter" shots.

Or work on that mirrorless camera, but with battery management AND capacity that exceeds expectations (pardon the pun). Make it full frame OR APSc - AND with AF and MF lenses so one body could be Dx one Fx, and a series of small MF lenses that are SMALL with mechanical apertures and hard focusing - not by wire, not and all AND the same lenses with IS, AF and auto modes ... One body, 2 sensor sizes, maybe the Dx has dual IS, and MY choice of lenses for street or landscape.

What about opening the API and making your system non proprietary, work with software engineers to make controllers for things we have not seen before like ultra fast electronic shutter for super slow mo video, or new metering methods that can be customized by the client.

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure a curved sensor by itself won't get me buying a new D7600C ... just thinking out loud.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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Dennis Linden: All good ideas, but will this be a game changing technology that makes us all dump and buy new gear? That's what Nikon needs to be spending R&D blood and sweat on, not "Jupiter" shots.

I don't know where the treasure should be spent, however, I feel that it needs to be something that will drive a mass migration. It may have nothing at all to do with sensors (which are already good and cheap and known) lenses (well they are already systematically introducing new tech already like the E apertures and the P lenses). I think it needs to be a dramatic improvement in image management.

I don't claim to know what is or is not possible or being contemplated. I would love to see the ability to have things like, having full IPTC data and touchscreen management of everything, including a built in working GPS, perhaps a BT external touch screen interface, perhaps like Snap Bridge but working and on steroids. What about making WR cameras WR even with remote wired controls. How about wired external lcd with memory, multiple USB ports. I would like to put my camera on a desktop and attach a simple magnetic interface cable like the Microsoft Hub... like that.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:22 UTC

regardless, just got home, and it is a very good movie, well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:11 UTC as 33rd comment

All good ideas, but will this be a game changing technology that makes us all dump and buy new gear? That's what Nikon needs to be spending R&D blood and sweat on, not "Jupiter" shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 81st comment | 6 replies
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sirhawkeye64: I choose a PC over a Mac merely because it means I can carry one laptop (I use a PC at work) when I travel, and not two (or more). I've never really been a Mac fan, although I do like the iPhones. I've always watched Apple throughout the years, but never really bought into the Mac OS or computers. I tried a Mac a few times for photo editing, but always went back to a PC/Windows.

After years of using both systems I bought a Surface Book with SD card slot and a docking station. I love it. One platform for everything and it works. I have a 4k monitor at the dock so what I do in the field is easily furthered at home with no need to copy files anywhere, I do like the touch screen for editing, makes a big difference and my kids laugh at me when I try to touch their mac screens...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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Dennis Linden: Sooo, I have and like this lens a whole lot. I would humbly suggest that it would be nice to have this lens in manual aperture and manual focus. I don't mean manual focus by wire, I mean manual. It's got a pretty good focusing distance and depth of field to make zone focusing work, but we need something all manual for street work. Right now you can go Oly with the clutch for focusing OR the Leica for manual aperture control, perhaps it's time for both? Voightlander? Leica? ???

It's hard to find 15 mm primes f2 that are not ridiculously large. Voightlander makes some, but these are not fast by any means. 15 f4.5 I think

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

Sooo, I have and like this lens a whole lot. I would humbly suggest that it would be nice to have this lens in manual aperture and manual focus. I don't mean manual focus by wire, I mean manual. It's got a pretty good focusing distance and depth of field to make zone focusing work, but we need something all manual for street work. Right now you can go Oly with the clutch for focusing OR the Leica for manual aperture control, perhaps it's time for both? Voightlander? Leica? ???

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: shooting the streets of Tokyo with the X-T20 (11 comments in total)
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rjaywallace: Chris - You are most fortunate that your Fuji hosts did not hang you by your USB cable for that shot of you carrying the X-T20 dangling from your mouth by a wrist strap. The light weight spec is one thing, foolish is quite another. /Ralph

Gordy camera strap

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:21 UTC
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ChrisH37: Build an APS-C system and actually release commonly used focal lengths natively, what a shocker that it's been successful! Meanwhile the 'big two' to this day haven't released fast-ish primes at 35 or 85mm equivalent, just as two examples.

Or 28.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
On a photo in the Sigma sd Quattro H Sample Gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Yes-siree, that's a Foveon Sunburst.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 1st comment
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ChristianHass: When will we see a DPReview review of the sd Quattro?

I'm not actually sure I agree. Those of us who have been using Sigma cameras for some time pretty much know how the story ends. To paraphrase, the Sigma is a harsh mistress. There is much pain and grief getting to know her, then unbelievable, incredible pleasure when her (carefully processed) images finally roll off your large format printer of choice. Unless you are willing to commit, there will be no pleasure for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 23:22 UTC
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Alphaville: The exolens pro 2x is very expensive but much higher quality optics than olloclip imho, but will it maintain compatibility with iphone 8?

I was just thinking that this is "late". ExoLens should be prototyping the 8 and 8+ cases AND they should consider also developing a "cage" to mount additional accessories such as audio etc. IMHO.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 03:22 UTC
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faterikcartman: FujiFilm uber alles! But seriously, while I have wet darkroom equipment in boxes, including condenser and dichroic enlargers, my wife would kill me if I ever tried to go back to that. If the Hasselblad scanners were cheaper I might have made a play for developing negatives and printing inkjet. But as it stands it just looks like a fight I won't win and isn't worth the trouble.

"my wife would kill me if I ever tried to go back to that" x2

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

Whew, I read the comment about HD, and I thought Oh No, this needs 4k at least, he'll have to go back and do it all again. Thankfully he had the foresight to actually record in 8K !! Brilliant.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Great if you like yellow skin tones

AND, on a non calibrated 1080p monitor in a fluorescent lit room next to a window...

As I look at the walls about my home and office, the very best prints have come off a foveon, that's how I judge that this is a camera I am very interested in.

I will keep shooting with my iPhone, my DxO one, my Lumix GX85, my Nikon D7200 and none of that precludes me and my tripod hiking to a gorgeous vista and contemplatively capturing a stunning landscape that will look stunning hanging on my wall with this technology.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)
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41mm: It fits very well balanced in the hand and its a magnesium masterpeace and a state of the art 100 ASA/ISO camera. Not for highspeed shooting.
Its just e perfect camera for art and high level photography.
Not more, not less and now with Adobe DNG support for the photographers best.
Bravo and i hope we will see a DNG firmware update for the dp Quattro series too.

41mm, I think the sd has dual processors making for quite the difference. I would love to see the option for a DNG with sufficient dynamic range either in camera, or in software, this matters not.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 02:09 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)
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photofisher: So is this a first for a Sigma Foveon....being able to shoot in DNG? You really can use any RAW converter now?

It has to be seen how this works, you can shoot XF3 AND DNG OR JPEG... the dng format is high res, but not super high res, which is still reserved for jpeg. it will be interesting to see if in Sigma Software we can export the XF3 or the new X3I (?) format to DNG, which would be useful in some circumstances.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)
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41mm: It fits very well balanced in the hand and its a magnesium masterpeace and a state of the art 100 ASA/ISO camera. Not for highspeed shooting.
Its just e perfect camera for art and high level photography.
Not more, not less and now with Adobe DNG support for the photographers best.
Bravo and i hope we will see a DNG firmware update for the dp Quattro series too.

The global site says the SD will get firmware update to match the features.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:25 UTC

I am looking forward to the printing enhancements. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 24th comment
On article Instagram officially launches 'save draft' feature (30 comments in total)
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Max Ander: This news is right up there with Bradjolina and Mary Berry leaving The Great British Bake Off

I shall have to follow up on this. Mel and Sue are crucial. Here in the colonies we get the shows 6 months after initial airing, so the news of the day is long past when the tall ships sail into our harbour with the newsreels.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 20:56 UTC
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