DStudio

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C'mon folks, it's not that hard to think a little outside the Brownie box, is it?

Think video. A 2x tele is ideal for much video work. The standard iPhone lens is just too wide much of the time, and the built-in tele lens on the 7 Plus doesn't support OIS - plus many apps may not support its tele lens yet.

Think both recorded and live. Built in LTE and WiFi, as well as post production apps. 4K capability. You probably want to do minimal (if any) digital zoom at 4K. A high quality add-on lens can be essential in these circumstances.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 1st comment

"The amount of detail it can capture is astonishing, but what I appreciated more was the 3D quality that so many pixels dedicated to a tonal transition can create. The curve of a ceramic pot or a person's cheek is described not only in the greatest physical detail but also in tonal and color detail, and that really adds something to the image."

Great comment; I noticed right away how much better than usual the sample pictures are - even viewing at less than 5 x 7 on my non-retina MacBook Pro.

As much as we may feel smart for getting a 35mm ILC and quality lens for 1/10th of the price, we should not let our enthusiasm confuse us into thinking they're "almost the same" - they're nowhere close to it.

Thanks to Phase One, hardware and software is being pushed forward for those who need it and can afford it.

Yet perhaps those who need it most are those who view the photos - those who have no control over the quality that's being presented to them.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

What's interesting is how much better it is than the IQ180. In fact I hadn't noticed this before, but in some ways the Pentax 645Z is as good as or slightly exceeds the IQ180 in the test scene.

But now the IQ3 100MP puts all questions of superiority to rest.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 42nd comment
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thx1138: One this sensor shows, is that you have a hell of a lot of dust on your test scene, might want to give it a clean ASAP.

Seriously makes the 645Z look soft and mushy.

Yes, I noticed the dust too. It shows up on the 645Z as well.

The angle of the lens gets more of a 'top view' of e.g. the bottles, which makes the dust more prominent than, say, the the Canon it more prominent than - say - the Canon 5DS R.

But this camera clearly exceeds all other retail models.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)
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MichaelK81: In American court of law, it's not who's right or wrong, or what can be proven. It's who's got a bigger pocket to outspend the other party.

PeaceKeeper, that's perhaps the most pertinent response I've ever read to that type of comment.

Like having a tile kitchen floor with a few prominent stains on it, as opposed to a kitchen with a dirt floor.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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Max Iso: If they weren't all MF it might be more tempting to guys like me who are holding on to DSLRs. We have all heard the talk of dinosaurs and such but not having AF really is like going back to the 70s. Why remove one of the most revolutionary features ever added to cameras??? If i want to use MF for video or macro and such it's real easy, you flip a switch, but i want AF for other times. 20mm or not, this is a trend and not one that's very attractive.

It still has focus assist - really depends on your application.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:59 UTC

Now we're talking! Tokina glass, f/2, full electronic lens communication, de-clickable aperture ring on demand - I want one!

Now if only I had a Sony FE body ...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 21st comment

Don't you dare shoot PEF instead of DNG on your Pentax, 'cause it ain't supported. And don't you dare send anyone's RAW files to Android, 'cause only DNG is supported.

I don't like this "just use DNG" approach, because it means it's likely the RAW processor won't recognize what camera model the file came from - therefore it won't apply any profiles or do anything else specific to that camera. When it supports the manufacturer's format you know it's likely to inspect (and correctly interpret) the specific camera model from the metadata.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 21:18 UTC as 15th comment

I like the idea of the Flex Zoom Lock. Sounds useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Tamron announces new 1.4X and 2X teleconverters (15 comments in total)
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MarioV: 1.4x turns the 150-600mm into a 210-840mm. Will be interesting to see whether the 1.4x performs better than the 2x. 1200mm is very tempting though.
edit: oh, MF using viewfinder with the 2x. Stick with the 1.4x.

I think you need to make it clear that Barney overlooked this typo in the article: 150-600 -> 210-840 (not 210-600).

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 16:15 UTC

I guess it's not in time for the 5D IV! ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:18 UTC as 39th comment
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DStudio: I don't think this 'defect' in Canon's new Wonder-camera is a huge publicity problem, nor do I believe this is scandalous behavior on DPR's part.

Nevertheless, I find it quite amusing that this is a "midnight release" - even on the West Coast! I wouldn't be surprised if this is about the slowest time of the entire week for the website!

What odd timing.

I know, I figured you were working on this and released it right when you were done. I wouldn't have seen it myself if I weren't working so late.

I was just shocked to find an article with such an interesting title that had *just* been posted. But I knew it wouldn't be true because of DPRs good reputation. Over the years you've gone to great lengths to give less popular cameras due credit for any advantages they hold.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 08:43 UTC

I don't think this 'defect' in Canon's new Wonder-camera is a huge publicity problem, nor do I believe this is scandalous behavior on DPR's part.

Nevertheless, I find it quite amusing that this is a "midnight release" - even on the West Coast! I wouldn't be surprised if this is about the slowest time of the entire week for the website!

What odd timing.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 93rd comment | 10 replies
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DStudio: "Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

Dpreviewmember - I admire those OSes from a technical and design standpoint, and would be proud to have created them myself. However, in the marketplace (which is what the quote was about) it doesn't matter because:

1) I, as well as many others, need and use apps beyond the 'basics.'

2) sometimes perception matters more than reality, so many people may think they need them even if they're casual users.

3) when the latest app comes out e.g. only for iOS, the perception of deprivation is great for Android users. For Windows or Symbian users it would be insufferable.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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DStudio: "Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

JamieTux - Thanks for correcting me - I was thinking of the 1020 and not looking back at the 808.

Lars - Good to know that this was Juha's reason. Nevertheless, I think the high cost was only a deterrent *because* of the OS and the lack of supporting apps. Expensive Symbian and Windows phones just couldn't compete with the already well developed iOS and Android ecosystems, even if the OSes themselves were solid enough.

If they had released these phones on Android, I probably would have bought one - in fact it probably would've kept me on Android instead of switching to iOS around this time. I can only imagine how many others would have bought one too - especially when they sped it up and improved it in the second generation. Capabilities were more important than lowered costs at this point in the market.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 05:37 UTC

"Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
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Sean65: The law is only for the wealthy.

Or those who are about to become wealthy!

I think the photographer would garner a lot of sympathy, since she's been donating to the public domain for so long. This makes her appear anything but greedy (and she may not be). There's nothing like someone else trying to appropriate your work to spur an honest and giving person into action.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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qwertyasdf: Wow, first is the 2x macro lens, then a 15mm macro, then this lens, with a very interesting "Magic Shift" adapter (Interested to see how it works)
No matter how much I dislike the Chinese, this company is bringing out innovation after innovation in a field that is supposed to be creative.

How ironic that is, davev8!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
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qwertyasdf: Wow, first is the 2x macro lens, then a 15mm macro, then this lens, with a very interesting "Magic Shift" adapter (Interested to see how it works)
No matter how much I dislike the Chinese, this company is bringing out innovation after innovation in a field that is supposed to be creative.

What a bunch of hypocritical-sounding remarks! So what - he said he "dislikes the Chinese." I can think of many contexts in which this would be true. This simple comment prompted a plethora of knee-jerk reactions to what he *might* believe. It becomes a bigotry which shames anyone who *even shows a hint* of an opinion you're afraid of.

I can't think of a single major culture or society that doesn't have some significant problems. To behave as if this isn't true is just ignorant. And to chastise people who identify such problems merely perpetuates the ignorance and encourages the problems to left alone, so they can fester and bring down our great societies.

I have become friends with many Chinese, both in and outside of China. Those who live in free societies - where integrity and rights are upheld - are much happier. Throughout China's history, self-centered leaders and society's belief in fractured truths have shackled this great people. Let's not become a part of the problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
On article Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera (54 comments in total)
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Photato: Wow, this require some serious stabilization.
Until now all DJI drones have been fitted with super wide angle lenses, about 21mm.
Looking forward to see some footage at the Tele end.
DJI should also enter the Mirrorless market of grounded cameras, to wake the hell up of the Canon and Nikon dinosaurs.

DJI says video footage will be "shaky at 7x zoom." They recommend sticking to photos at the tele end.

http://www.dji.com/product/zenmuse-z3/info#faq

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
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