lesnapanda

Lives in Poland Pruszkow, Poland, Poland
Works as a IT
Has a website at lesnapanda.blogspot.com
Joined on Apr 10, 2012

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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

@kpaddler - I am well aware of what PhaseOne is and what kind of Clients they are targeting. The original comment from User9... was about foveon sensors having the same quality as quoted (no blurring from demosaicing/interpolation occuring in bayer sensors). Not about what kind of quality you can achieve overall as compared with PhaseOne.
As such I see this as a valid comment, pointing out that sensors allowing such pixel level sharpness are available to amateurs. Just like 35mm film will not compete with 8x10 - Sigma (or Leica Monochrome) will never be able to compete with this PhaseOne back. But that has not been suggested by anyone.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

kpaddler- I highly doubt the comment suggested the sigma sensor as an alternative to this particular digital back. Rather pointing out that such an effect is achievable with sensors available to amateurs.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
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Ab Latchin: While I am not sure what the costs are for a camera like this, it would be nice for all makers to offer this option in a popular body.

@User3397462960 - Dolphins, Eskimos, Who cares? ;-) Plus- the press release discusses both back and a kit (=camera).

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

kpaddler - why this comment? I routinelly use foveon sensor output from the top layer only for B&W work (especially under difficult light conditions). In such a setup it is a true b&w camera. Yes - the sensor characteristic is slightly different than, say leica monochrome, but that does not really matter here.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (460 comments in total)
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GDMitchell: The problem with all of these cameras is one thing alone. They are fearfully over priced and don't represent good value for money. Why anyone would pay over $1000 for any of these, unless money is no object to then, is beyond me. each one represents a massive compromise in that they attempt to fit a really high technical spec into a smallish case and really represent poor value for money. The large apsc sensors are welcome but 2.8 equivallent is not impressive. They weigh in quite highly too meaning that even though some fit in your pocket you really wouldnt want to carry them that way, maybe the Ricoh being the exception there. Too much development is being wasted on gimmicks when faster lenses would be more useful. I read about micro 4/3rd standard being possibly dead. If people are wasting money on these overpriced point and shoot models, then that could be true, but really there is so much good gear out there already, all formats could become obsolete unless we all realise an expensive camera alone doesn't produce a good shot.

Some of these cost less than an equivalend quality lens alone. So I'd say there is some reason for considering buying them.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (460 comments in total)
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uhoh07: Another bizarre roundup. LOL

Let's see the RX1rii untouchable in image quality, legendary among pros, and is actually in many pro bags, but Fuji is spending more ad money at DPI?

OK the Fuji is probably more fun to use and does fine. But cmon.

Actually the Sigma lineup would have the best IQ as long as ISO100-200 can be maintained.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 09:07 UTC

100% pure hipster gear; will surely make you a star among your hipster friends for an evening (or longer, if you don't ever show them the resulting pictures)

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I'm starting a Kickstarter campaign for an exciting new product.
It's called "QuadLens".
You can carry FOUR lenses on a revolving hip holster.
You heard it here first.
It's rated to 200kg, ideal for super telephoto lenses. The first 100 backers will receive a free one year supply of my new "6 Hour Energy" drink.

does it come with free hip replacement surgery?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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Tom K.: "...a belt-worn device that is made of steel and fiber-reinforced nylon and can carry up to 100kg weight."

220 lb of lenses. If that's not a case for NOT using an ILC I don't know what is.

you can carry all 3 of your sigma 200-50 f/2.8 lenses and still have 50kg left. Awsome! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)

The fact alone that the Pentax 645Z which was launched so long ago is still on par with the newly lauched contenders from Fujifilm and Hasselblad shows what a great piece of equipment it is. The one thing that the Pentax is not is portable. You won't be shooting that on a sunday walk in the park with your dog or at a lunch with friends. Or shoot a MF selfie without a tripod ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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aramgrg: I don't see myself buyng ssd as backup device. I prefer reliability and space vs speed.

Long term magnetic disks are far more reliable than ssd. They will probably outlast every other commonly used medium nowadays.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
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ChristianHass: When will we see a DPReview review of the sd Quattro?

Probably never. Or when they actually do, they will make it like the K-1 (remember pixel shift?).

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
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maximme: Dear Nokia

Pleeeeease do NOT give us a thin phone.
Make it a thick enough battery to last the whole day.
I am tired of lugging a battery bank around.
JUST put the 2 in one device...

oh, make it a 4.5 in screen.
Guys can't take 5.5 in screen cause we DON'T carry handbags

@badi - sure. If you strip a modern phone of all the features besides the basic ones like calls and sms - you'll get plenty of battery time. But the world has changed in the last 15 years. While I dislike many of those changes - it is what it is. I use a single handset for both personal and professional activities in order not to carry around two big phones. So yes - I really need this email as soon as possible. This allows me to do other things or to be in different places while still being available for work related topics. That is something that modern communication technology enables, and which would not been possible with a dumb nokia phone from 10 years ago. So there is no real comparison.
So I would much more prefer a 4500mAh battery phone than a "worlds thinest" phone. I can live with those 1,5mm more and 40 grams more. Because it would allow me to get over 24 hours of battery life, even if heavy used.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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maximme: Dear Nokia

Pleeeeease do NOT give us a thin phone.
Make it a thick enough battery to last the whole day.
I am tired of lugging a battery bank around.
JUST put the 2 in one device...

oh, make it a 4.5 in screen.
Guys can't take 5.5 in screen cause we DON'T carry handbags

@badi - I think people would appreciate phones that have decent battery life while maintaining the full feature set. I need emails to be pushed onto my device (worst case fetched every 5 minutes). I need whatsapp/skype/messenger/etc to be working. I need two sim cards active at the same time. I want to be able to snap a couple pictures once in a while. I listen to music for an hour per day on my phone. Oh and I use bluetooth for connectivity to wearables. Result is a sub-1-day battery life. 3kmah does not do the trick.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 09:00 UTC
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Prognathous: Nokia, be bold. Use an APS-C sensor and an f/8.0 lens. It would be pocketable (when turned off, lens retracted to phone), and image quality in daylight would be far far better than anything ever seen on a smartphones. It won't be any worse in low light too, as APS-C has about 4~5 stop advantage over cellphone sensors. f/8.0 in this case would be equivalent to a cellphone equipped with an f/2.0 or f/1.4 lens.

Also, call this model "The Weegee" (of "f/8 and Be There" fame, to those not familiar).

Personally I don't think that going from f/2.8 to f/8.0 would greatly reduce the size. And certainly not the thickness of the device when the lens is folded. It might of course reduce a little the weight, etc. But it won't transform the Ricoh into a smartphone size device.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 08:56 UTC
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amd: Fingerprint sensor plus supported memory card that allows on the fly encryption without a penalty.
I also love the idea to make cameras unusable for thiefs. Let's also lock expensive lenses to specific bodies with the same credentials.

Fingerprint is certainly worse than a password in any scenario where both the journalist and the camera are in the same place. Of course - it would be great for locking the device against a thief.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
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lesnapanda: Dear 150 Filmmakers, Photographers, and Media Workers Around the World,

Believe me - you will gladly give away the password protecting your gear facing the barrel of a gun or after getting beaten up badly. Or after getting drugged. Not to mention just how easy it is to get a device unlocked that is protected by fingerprints (say goodbye to your thumbs). It just protects you in case of camera theft or loss.

That being said - I admire the courage of some of you. You must have balls made of steel!

I was just pointing out that what they are asking for is not going to solve their problems. What you propose is, in the realms of current photo technology, next to impossible. And even when implemented correctly, it still wouldn't help to solve the problem in most of the scenarios that come to mind.
And no - https does not help pedophiles. And no - I'm not asking anyone to remove any features from any product. Nor am I saying that encryption as such shouldn't be implemented. But it just does not solve the problem presented.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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lesnapanda: Dear 150 Filmmakers, Photographers, and Media Workers Around the World,

Believe me - you will gladly give away the password protecting your gear facing the barrel of a gun or after getting beaten up badly. Or after getting drugged. Not to mention just how easy it is to get a device unlocked that is protected by fingerprints (say goodbye to your thumbs). It just protects you in case of camera theft or loss.

That being said - I admire the courage of some of you. You must have balls made of steel!

I thought about it. But then - the bloody regimes/gangs/crimelords/etc knowing that this feature is supported by the particular camera type might suspect something, don't you think? So while it might save a pedophile from being prosecuted in a country of law, it will not necessarily help the photojournalist if she/he is caught.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 15:13 UTC

Dear 150 Filmmakers, Photographers, and Media Workers Around the World,

Believe me - you will gladly give away the password protecting your gear facing the barrel of a gun or after getting beaten up badly. Or after getting drugged. Not to mention just how easy it is to get a device unlocked that is protected by fingerprints (say goodbye to your thumbs). It just protects you in case of camera theft or loss.

That being said - I admire the courage of some of you. You must have balls made of steel!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies

why not go a step futher? No buttons at all. AI will determine if the scene makes a shot worth taking and will trigger the shutter? Making you (the user) a moving tripod or a sort. Never knowing when the computer decided to take that pic... and if it turns out good enough for the other developer AI to be considered. Perhaps a third AI to decide if it's a good idea to show it to you (for those "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas moments").

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 08:48 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply
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