Leandros S

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On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No, not "cropped" medium format. That nomenclature should only be used for cameras where the sensor is smaller than the film area the lens mount was first designed for like the 645Z.

"The lens mount was designed for the as-released sensor size" Source?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 06:58 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF Owner: "My FF camera is 14-bit, your APS camera or other brand FF is only 12-bit, I can choose which one, 12 or 14 bit."
Innocent bystander: "Well, this camera is 16-bit."
FF owner: "....What does that matter??!"

I suspect that's more to do with what the ADC is doing than any inherent property of 12 bits vs. 14 bits. In some practical cases (poorly implemented 12 bits), you may see differences, but the question remains whether the 12 bit image will seem just as good if you just add a little bit of noise.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Think whatever you want of this, being nice for the sake of being nice is not what I do.

On one hand, it's nice DMF is finally becoming "affordable". Yay.

OTOH, (read this in Kay's accent) it's just sad to see such incredible high end cameras opening to a much larger audience, which means we're soon getting ISO 25600 backyard shots of terribly lit, mundane, amateurish subjects shot with high end DMF.

Not to mention so many people seriously thinking (and believing) you can beat DMF's purpose by using a FF camera with some fast glass.

Again in Kay's accent: this is just like ARRI lowering Alexa's price to consumer level, and the next thing we get is Uncle Albert shooting B-parties and disney vacations with a Hollywood movie camera and some kit lens.

The m4/3 crowd would then jump in stating their m4/3 cameras + fast glass can beat the Alexa's purpose in life.

He spells his name as Kai, but well played. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No, not "cropped" medium format. That nomenclature should only be used for cameras where the sensor is smaller than the film area the lens mount was first designed for like the 645Z.

"Just see" is not good enough - any nonzero flange can theoretically allow projection over an arbitrarily large area behind the throat.

Sony's E-mount was not initially used for the projection area that it later proved suitable for. The corners of the sensor are in fact obscured from view when visually inspecting an A7 series camera, yet the image projects fine and on top of that allows IBIS, which requires an even larger imaging circle than a non-moving sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No, not "cropped" medium format. That nomenclature should only be used for cameras where the sensor is smaller than the film area the lens mount was first designed for like the 645Z.

I would like to see a source backing that claim before believing it.

Comparative images I've seen suggest that the Pentax has the smallest mount diameter of the three.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 23:33 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF Owner: "My FF camera is 14-bit, your APS camera or other brand FF is only 12-bit, I can choose which one, 12 or 14 bit."
Innocent bystander: "Well, this camera is 16-bit."
FF owner: "....What does that matter??!"

There was an article some years ago laying out a physics-based argument that anything greater than 12 bits captures mostly noise, not signal.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No, not "cropped" medium format. That nomenclature should only be used for cameras where the sensor is smaller than the film area the lens mount was first designed for like the 645Z.

That is the case here.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
On article Huawei P10 scores highly in DxOMark Mobile testing (52 comments in total)
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FotoFrik: Huawei P10 + is even better :) It has a F1.8 lens

@makofoto: Their youtube advert implies it does - big bokeh balls shown. Probably fake footage. Should be possible to get a rough idea from specs, compared to iPhone 7.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 04:37 UTC
On article Huawei P10 scores highly in DxOMark Mobile testing (52 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: lol DxO is a french Company...like french cars...enough said

Got it.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 04:32 UTC
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

Dieselgate happened because the car was able to detect that it was being tested.

Are you proposing to have no test at all?

Because if you submit each camera to a completely different test, you learn nothing about how one camera might be better or worse than another. Then there is hardly any incentive at all for manufacturers to work on improving AF, because they can just pretend they improved things, and until a large number of users have tried a camera and compared it to others, even the happy few who read forums won't have an idea one way or the other. (And then there's the problem of entrenchment...)

The whole point of a site like DPReview is to not leave users in a situation where they each have to test all the cameras themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Well after the NX mount debacle who in their right mind will trust Samsung Cameras again.

At least it's not a loo camera to monitor your bowl movements (may be next year dpreview).

But monitoring bowl movements is exactly what this is for.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
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TheRealYeats: At last, a modern digital camera that also accepts film.

In soviet fridge, camera processes beer, coffee, and film!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
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borissimo86: What about the lens? Does it come standard or do I need to buy one separately?

My wallet tells me I'm gonna have to put that on Zeiss for a while.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:44 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: My daughter just said that April 1 is the day you can trust people even less than you normally can. So, I take it that this fooling stuff is not for her.

She just needs to cool down a bit.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:41 UTC

Was hoping for some info on the suppression of hot pixels with this new sensor tech. With all the automatic ordering, can it deliver on this promise?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:35 UTC as 15th comment
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

"There a wide variety of conditions of light, subject size/color/distance/speed/trajectory that should all work and the lens used, the focal length or apperture are also quite important."

These are the exact reasons why a controlled, repeatable test is required.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 01:01 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (662 comments in total)
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A Curious Passer By: Dear Pentax,

Please bring back a DSLR that can take AA batteries without the need for a battery grip. I don't need fanciful features, but I do like to have a nice a bright viewfinder, WR and the convenience of AA batteries when shooting at remote places. A modern digital ME super with hyper-M & A modes would be a great start. ;-)

@A Curious: "I can travel lighter without the bulky charger, power cord, travel adapter, power extension bar"

Well, the original proposed scenario was "remote area without electricity", which means you have to find a shop that carries the batteries you want first of all (as you pointed out, alkaline is not the type you want). Given this brief, I'm not sure one should rely on the availability of such a shop.

So in the scenario involving air travel, it sounds like you might pay airport prices for the batteries (no, not duty free as you won't be exporting).

"I also don't have to worry about forgetting to charge the batteries for the next day."

You won't. It'll be part of your daily routine.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 08:54 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (662 comments in total)
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A Curious Passer By: Dear Pentax,

Please bring back a DSLR that can take AA batteries without the need for a battery grip. I don't need fanciful features, but I do like to have a nice a bright viewfinder, WR and the convenience of AA batteries when shooting at remote places. A modern digital ME super with hyper-M & A modes would be a great start. ;-)

@A Curious: That's what I thought I'd read, but then Adorama claims otherwise:
https://www.adorama.com/ipxbg7.html

Whether that's because they copied the description from an earlier D-BG model, I can't say. Someone should probably contact them to point out/confirm.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 08:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

I was surprised to find that the reverse has about as many buttons as today's cameras:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Nikon_D70_back_with_DK-21.jpg

Also, interchangeable display protector?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 24th comment
On article Pentax KP Review (662 comments in total)
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zakaria: Pentax please keep this design for the awaiting flagship APS-C.
K7 k3 series are good but not attractive enough.

I would prefer a K-5 shape. Or K-3, if I can't have a K-5. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
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