Banhmi

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On article Drone photos meet "Inception" in Flatlands II (9 comments in total)
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DANdeMAN: I hope he'll never do a tutorial on how to do it... Everyone with a drone will (try to) do it and greatly diminish the originality and value of is work. Yes, I wish I add did before him but it is to late now. If I had done something similar without knowing of is work, I would have no problem making them. But now that I have seen them, it is sadly to late for me to even try. I would just be a copy cat... YMMV on this philosophy.

"Good artists copy. Great artists steal."

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 19:44 UTC

Really would like to see Olympus make an m43 tough camera.

That said, considering that Nikon never made a successor to the AW1, perhaps the 'big sensor, tough body' market is considered too niche.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 06:47 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies

Pretty much summarizes why I bought an a6000. Because it fits in my briefcase, I actually take it places. Pleasantly surprised to see people still talking about a camera I bought back in 2014! :) Keep coming out with those lenses Sigma! ;)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 11:33 UTC as 185th comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (447 comments in total)
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Bambi24: They're shots, nothing great about them in terms of noise.

Still need to hear a convincing argument as to why any sports photographer would trade in all their gear to pick up this camera which has no 400mm/500mm/600mm f/2.8 whatsoever.

The only argument I heard is that the electronic shutter is silent. Why does this matter at sporting events where you can barely hear yourself talk.

I would guess that Sony intends to have an a9ii with all necessary lenses ready for 2020 since it seems doable + a high # of sports photographers shooting Sony vs. Canikon at the Tokyo Olympics would be an ecstatic and unparalleled point of pride for the a9 team.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Banhmi: Recent Sony news:
"Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record"
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sony-results-idUSKBN17U0MA

Quoting Reuters: "Sony... expects annual profit to surge 73 percent." "Image sensors have emerged as the biggest contributor to profit growth, as operations at a factory damaged by earthquakes a year ago return to normal just as smartphone makers are increasingly adopting dual-lens rear cameras in their handsets, requiring extra sensors."

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

Recent Sony news:
"Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record"
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sony-results-idUSKBN17U0MA

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)
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photog4u: Nikon is deep in the weeds and rife for a takeover.

I agree NIkon is ripe for takeover, but I wouldn't really expect it to get taken over by a camera producer. Rather, I would expect it to get taken over by an electronics producer. In particular, I think a smartphone producer would be an exciting combination. Imagine how many more cameras Nikon could sell to younger consumers if they promised that their bokeh-licious macro-lens food porn could be shot-filtered-and-uploaded-to-Instagram in 5 seconds? Samsung, Apple, Google? That said, I suspect there's a pretty large spread between what Nikon thinks it's worth vs. what other tech players think it's worth, based on different visions of the future, which would make it difficult to close a deal.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)

My impression: (1) Canon crippled a flagship camera so it wouldn't be 'too good' at video to protect the extremely expensive Cinema EOS lineup, (2) Canon HQ had a collective panic attack when they saw the Sony a9, (3) Canon is now charging customers for a feature they could have easily included on the 5D IV in the first place... and wasting a lot of people's time in the process.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)

I really hesitate to start yet another equivalency discussion... but is the 90mm F/3.2 lens on this Hasselblad MF sensor more-or-less equivalent to something like a 72mm (90mm*.8) F/2.6 (F/3.2*.8) on a FF sensor or what factor should I be using?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Marty4650: "We had many discussions, and we chose to be bold and aim for a hit a higher consumer value point."

translation:

"We talked it over, and we decided to charge a lot more for it. As long as the camera performed as expected, we knew that our customers would pay a much higher price for it. And we needed a much higher price due to our sales volumes shrinking. It turned out to be the right decision."

@Marty I hear what you're saying.

Regarding the commonly accepted idea that the camera industry "isn't a growth industry anymore", I think we're still waiting for the 'iPhone moment' here where high quality camera hardware is seamlessly and fully integrated with the internet and an unfettered app space.

In my experience, young people obsess over beautiful visuals and are glued to the internet, but they're too impatient for the current workflow required with an ILC vs their smartphone. Make it so my MILC can 1. shoot picture, 2. photoshop-it-or-snapchat-filter-it-on-the-back-of-camera, 3. 'share' to my social media account automatically in 15 seconds total and I promise you people ages 18-to-80 will be lining up for that product. I do know several efforts have been made in this direction, but IMO those efforts have been analogous to 'Blackberries and Treos' when the mass market isn't going to bite until they see the proverbial 'iPhone'.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Marty4650: "We had many discussions, and we chose to be bold and aim for a hit a higher consumer value point."

translation:

"We talked it over, and we decided to charge a lot more for it. As long as the camera performed as expected, we knew that our customers would pay a much higher price for it. And we needed a much higher price due to our sales volumes shrinking. It turned out to be the right decision."

@Marty "Can you really blame any camera maker for charging as much as you are willing to pay for a camera?"

If Olympus charges so much for a camera that only people already with a backpack full of Olympus glass will buy it, then the life of the camera producer can't exceed the life of its current user base.

Panasonic's strategy of targeting stills/video producers, will continue to be a solid application of m43 sensors. OTOH, Olympus's 'stills-strategy' looks pretty 'dim', when its sensors are always going to have an IQ disadvantage relative to that of similarly-sized APS-C MILCs.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)

If I was actually willing to spend this much on a lens, I'd just break the bank completely and get the 70-200mm F2.8 Sony G Master already!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:30 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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CaPi: I enjoyed that. :) thank you
Oh and seeing Lok and Kai if only briefly.
You're all sorely missed gentlemen.

Yea, I hear ya -- they made a great team.

Also, for the really old skool fans, apparently Alamby has an Instagram page as well :) https://www.instagram.com/alambyl/

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
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CaPi: I enjoyed that. :) thank you
Oh and seeing Lok and Kai if only briefly.
You're all sorely missed gentlemen.

Juust in case you don't already know, both Kai and Lok have opened personal channels on youtube:

Kai:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCknMR7NOY6ZKcVbyzOxQPhw

Lok:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_m1_0MTTmnWo4tpB0O_7g

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (496 comments in total)
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Terry M: Finally, a reviewer who doesn't fall all over himself getting lost in the rangefinder mythos. It takes time and a LOT of practice to consistently take good photos with them. But seriously, "I'm getting old"? LOL

Off topic + I know no one likes unsolicited advice, but honestly Barney, if your back feels like crap and you're in your 30s, you should check your posture (bent over a keyboard typing witty replies?) + probably get to the gym and do a little more strength training for your abs/back/posterior-chain. Just saying, if it hurts now, what's it gonna be like when you're 60?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
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Franz Weber: There is only one posibility to fix this for the camera industry: they have to undestand that the marked demands a fullframe DSLR that can do telephone calls. It is simple like that.
The graphs speak for themselves.
For Leica users with an ancient telephone dial.

...or at least a fullframe DSLR that can do Android apps!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
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quatpat: The simple truth is, smartphones are way more convenient than any other camera: They are flat, always with you, and connected to your social media. So for 99% of the users, this is all they need. The other 1%, the ones who care about image quality more than about instant publishing on social media, buy a DSLR or mirrorless.
But in terms of practicality for everyday use, the smartphone cannot be beaten at the moment, no matter what manufacturers put into a DSLR.

Image Quality / Convenience will continue to be a trade-off.
But Image Quality / Connectedness does NOT need to be a trade-off!
We can make an Android FF ILC (with apps + WIFI).
Sony (and others?) have the know-how + market position to do this.
Samsung never had the market position to pull this off correctly.
I can't count how many times I've wished my ILC had my Android apps!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 07:39 UTC
On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: $500 and up (40 comments in total)

Finally, gifts $500 and up! AKA gifts for MYSELF.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

This photo contest is a metaphor for so much of what caused Brexit & Trump.
(not to say I supported Brexit or Trump!)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 15:32 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Hey! I already did photo #8! I can haz reward too? :)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 11:07 UTC as 65th comment
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