Banhmi

Lives in United States Frozen Tundra, United States
Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On photo Foggy Road in the The winding road challenge (4 comments in total)

@ms18 -- Thanks! In case anyone is curious, this picture was taken at Point Reyes, CA.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Foggy Road in the The winding road challenge (4 comments in total)

@thejohnnerparty Thanks!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 03:07 UTC as 3rd comment
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Wild Shooter: Ummm, how is this a selling point to any consumer? has to be the first patent I've seen that actually steers people away from the product.

@h2k, continuing with that logic, maybe we should also have a 'feature' where you can't record sound in certain government or business controlled zones? Or maybe Apple can make a 'feature' that gives businesses and governments full control over which apps are restricted in which locations? IMO, it's a very 'slippery slope' into a world I do not want. Also, I somehow doubt Lady Gaga would endorse this feature! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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Wild Shooter: Ummm, how is this a selling point to any consumer? has to be the first patent I've seen that actually steers people away from the product.

I agree with zkz5, Apple has been a "pioneer" in creating products that are wanted by governments, rather than consumers.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: Sounds like a reason not to buy an iPhone.

Apple could end-up licensing the technology to all phone manufacturers if it gets required by gov't, which I could *definitely* see happening in China. Modern China relies on netizens using phone cameras to document corruption, largely at the expense of government officials.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:59 UTC
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RolliPoli: The Bill Cunningham documentary is a 'must see' for anyone who uses a camera.
He comes across a genuine nice guy as well as a genuine NYC legend.
Yes, he will be missed dearly.

The (very good) documentary is titled "Bill Cunningham New York" (2010).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621444/

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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ecka84: I want it! Can't afford it.
The End

I'm crossing my fingers that DPR has time to review a camera that almost none of us can afford! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: Nikon fan and current owner of several Nikon cameras and maybe a dozen Nikon lenses. I admire and may buy a d500. But I agree with the complaint. The d500 can hardly be said to have WiFi capability given the current hoops that need to be jumped through to get anything to happen. I say they should fix this via a firmware update so that it has the same functionality as other cameras which are accepted to have WiFi capabilities or they should have to advertise what connectivity capabilities the d500 actually has.

If I didn't know the camera industry better, I would have expected that this whole article about 'slow Bluetooth' and 'WIFI connection difficulties' was from 2006 rather than 2016.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 08:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)
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3tagebart: Nikon D7200 from 2015 (84% silver) wins over the 2016 Sony a6300 (85% gold)?

Bizarre rating system at DPR... ;-)

Honestly, I think everyone's bored with seeing the a6000/a6300 win every freaking comparison, even if it's deserved.

Jokes aside, d7200 vs. a6300 is a pretty personal decision hinging on what one already owns, what lenses one wants to use, how one feels about camera size/shape, what situations one wants to capture, etc.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)
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Expat Nomad: In terms of presenting information in these round-ups, would it not make sense to have a concluding global table with a restatement of key features/ usability? This would also help consistency of information between model pages.

Somewhat oddly, DPR almost assuredly has all the specification details (and +/- comments?) of each camera detailed in their database, but I don't think there is any general camera specs/judgments 'comparison' page.

Seems like this would be really easy to implement, but there are of course a large number of things that would be 'easy to implement' on a page like this and I'm sure DPR feels they have a number of tasks already in queue.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (90 comments in total)
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EJ Fudd: 55,000 photos..that HUGE..call it the TRUMP card

It'll be about a decade before I use the "T" word again.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 05:33 UTC
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LiveFromPhilly: Wow, that's a really good idea. I hope Sony makes something like that someday (but maybe 60mm equivalent).

OMG! How could I have forgot the Medical Nikkor of 1962! Silly me.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
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LiveFromPhilly: Wow, that's a really good idea. I hope Sony makes something like that someday (but maybe 60mm equivalent).

Would love to see Sony come out with something like this, except that it would probably cost $500 instead of $300, so I wouldn't buy it.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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EvilTed: Looks rather ordinary to my eyes.
Sadly there is none of the character and quality of the Batis lenses.
I think I'll pass and wait for the new smaller Zeiss 24-70 F2 that is coming...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think a 24-70 F2 exists for ANY camera model. Plus, for it to be the same size as an F4 would be a double-dose of 'crazy'. If it were true, a lot of people could justify switching to Sony FF just to use the ultimate 'everyday walk-around' lens. Frankly, this sounds far too good to be true.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
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thx1138: So finally Sony announces fast lens for it's E mount FF cameras and the fantasy that this is a lightweight system is now dispelled. Sony deliberately only released slow lenses when the A7 twins first launched to con people into how small and light this system is compared to DSLR. The A7R II comes along almost 50% heavier than A7R and now we finally see their fast lenses as heavy or heavier than DSLR FF equivalents. So A7R II + 70-200 only weighs a few hundred grams less than a D810/5DsR + 70-200, but will handle worse.

I suspect there's whole generations of camera users that will never leave OVF, but for the youngest and future generations, I suspect we will never give up rapidly-evolving, information-laden EVF displays.

The size advantage is much smaller on FF, but most younger users are likely to start out with APS-C where the size advantage is typically far more substantial (thus creating a new generations of camera users whose photo-taking-process relies on and benefits from EVF data).

Battery tech (e.g. solid state?) is undergoing massive research and is likely to improve in the near future as well. In the meantime, it would probably behoove Sony to not overcharge people so severely for batteries.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Banhmi: Seeing news like this, I leap to thinking that the future of serious cameras had ought to be the 'smartCamera' -- a fully uncompromising Android-based, app-store-supported, socially-networked, touch-screen-backed FF ILC product. I think there is *real* frustration in the market that consumers today have to choose between high-quality camera and highly-connected/fast-post-processing (smartphone) camera. Now that Samsung has (unfortunately) left the market, only Sony is well-angled to take an 'Apple-style' high-risk plunge into creating my personal dream product -- Keeping my fingers crossed for a7RIII Android! :)

@FencerPTS, Yeah, I had the Samsung Android cameras in mind when I mentioned Samsung -- I don't think they executed it right: (1) They prioritized the touchscreen over regular camera controls, (2) They never went FF so it wasn't considered a feature for pros, (3) Low Samsung camera sales figures always left a 'chicken and the egg' issue for any app market, (4) They called it 'GALAXY' so I think there was consumer confusion re: whether it was more a camera or a phone.

IMO, the right answer is to just make a really awesome pro-oriented FF ILC (e.g. A7RIII) but with touchscreen and include but don't really play-up the Android feature too much. Think about it more like the merger of a camera/tablet rather than camera/smartphone and, just talk like, "#1 this is a top-notch pro camera, and by the way, it just so happens to also goes from RAW file to nicely-processed-JPEG for your news company or social media site in <5 seconds".

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:43 UTC

Seeing news like this, I leap to thinking that the future of serious cameras had ought to be the 'smartCamera' -- a fully uncompromising Android-based, app-store-supported, socially-networked, touch-screen-backed FF ILC product. I think there is *real* frustration in the market that consumers today have to choose between high-quality camera and highly-connected/fast-post-processing (smartphone) camera. Now that Samsung has (unfortunately) left the market, only Sony is well-angled to take an 'Apple-style' high-risk plunge into creating my personal dream product -- Keeping my fingers crossed for a7RIII Android! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 09:57 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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Catalin21: So in looking for buying the First prime for my a6000. It came @my attention this new 30mm from Sigma- 339$ wich is specially made for sony APS-C sensor & i heard good words from reviewers . I'm also thinking to one from Sony SEL35mm1.8 /Prime Lens - 399$ . . & Sony also has the SEL 28mm 2.0 PrimeLens - 423$ .. Price it's whatever similar between Sony ones vs Sigma wich is cheaper but very good ranked!!!!
... Wich Lens should i get from this 3??!!🤔🤔
Thanks for the help in advance! 👌🙂

Sony 35mm if you plan to do video much, since you will want OSS. Sigma 30mm otherwise because it's F1.4 for bokeh+low-light. Sony 28mm is an FE lens optimized for Sony FF cameras, so I wouldn't pay up it unless you really feel strongly about the 28mm focal length.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
On article Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design (53 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Some "useless" information: Huawei president was a prominent member of China people's liberation army / communist party.

100% agree that "there is govt involvement with these technologies in all these countries". All the more reason to carefully choose which particular govt your technology is catering to.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
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