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tesilab

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I think his lawyers must have missed the point. He had a better claim to copyright that had nothing to do with his ownership of the camera. Those pictures were planned and taken with the photographer's intent, not the monkey's. He engineered that whole situation so that a specific type of photograph would result. The physical act of pressing a button is a fraction of what makes a photograph. You could replace that macaque with another one and get a similar result. But the same is not true of the photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 02:46 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)

Please Fuji make higher end (APSC) cameras with bayer!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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bilcobarnes21: Am I the only one getting a little tired of DP Reviews obsession with the A9 and Sony in general?
It makes me wonder what involvemt Sony have with DPR 🤔

There was a much busier time in the market when more products and innovations from more companies were being cranked out. Things have slowed down quite a bit relatively speaking. DPR even started featuring throwback reviews!

So can they help it if most of the interesting developments are coming from Sony?

Also they've taken a much needed incremental approach to publishing their findings on cameras. Remember when we had to wait months and months for some cameras to be reviewed?

So stop bellyaching about this supposed Sony fanboyism from DPR. We know they'd rather be shooting Fuji. :)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
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Kisaha: Being there, done that,

NX500 and NX3000 with 10mm 3.5 fish eye/16mm 2.4f/30mm 2f/45mm 1.8f pancakes.

My friends LX100 is collecting dust inside its lens, and after 3 lens replace in warranty he just gives up. He just bought a NX300, but he already has most NX lenses (he owns a NX1 as well).

Seriously, I do not get why to spend so much money for a compact.

Isn't the LX100 a zoom lens? That would be more likely to suck in dust, I would think.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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Vik2012: Tune in tomorrow, when DPReview compares the new Sony A9 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 because... well... because there's nothing much to write about the A9 between launch announcement and testing.

If comparing the A9 to the a7R II was a parody of lesser sites that use endless filler articles to keep a new product name in "article" titles, then nice one DPReview.

@pazinboise I think you are mistaken about one thing. The group putting out the NX1 in fact did most everything right (amazing tech, super responsive to feedback with updates, etc.) maybe more so than Sony (with respect to updates). But it didn't fail on its merits. It got yanked independently by higher ups/bean counters at Samsung before they could reap the rewards due them.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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patrocal: First reviews are coming in and Tony Northrup says the a9 is worst than the A7RII in noise at high ISO and less DR which is surprising cause the A9 has less mpx so you would expect better high iso and the A7rii is 2 years old! So unless you need speed and silent shutter and are ready to compromise quality don't see why you would want A9 at almost $2k more.

@BarnET you misunderstand. I already said any comparisons between different resolution sensors must be done at fixed output size rather than 1:1 (100% crop) for obvious reasons. But the error is the error, and it has nothing to do with 100% viewing. This error can be measured. Really the question in any given case is how noticeable to the eyeball. I didn't claim it was very significant.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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patrocal: First reviews are coming in and Tony Northrup says the a9 is worst than the A7RII in noise at high ISO and less DR which is surprising cause the A9 has less mpx so you would expect better high iso and the A7rii is 2 years old! So unless you need speed and silent shutter and are ready to compromise quality don't see why you would want A9 at almost $2k more.

@BarnEt There is a basic phenomenon known as quantization error. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantization_(signal_processing)#The_additive_noise_model_for_quantization_error )Any time you subdivide a space into smaller wells, you are increasing the cumulative errors, since you must create a discrete value for each sensel. So while yes, it is true that the overall size of the sensor is a major factor in determining the noise, (which is why you should only compare two resolutions at fixed output size rather than 1:1). The cost of smaller wells in terms of additional noise is still noticeable.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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patrocal: First reviews are coming in and Tony Northrup says the a9 is worst than the A7RII in noise at high ISO and less DR which is surprising cause the A9 has less mpx so you would expect better high iso and the A7rii is 2 years old! So unless you need speed and silent shutter and are ready to compromise quality don't see why you would want A9 at almost $2k more.

@patrocal: It might be physics, as @silentstorm stated. I suspected that as a possible tradeoff for stacking. However, my experience is that Tony is a little too much a pro to get the technical details straight (funny how that works, but it;s a thing).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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patrocal: First reviews are coming in and Tony Northrup says the a9 is worst than the A7RII in noise at high ISO and less DR which is surprising cause the A9 has less mpx so you would expect better high iso and the A7rii is 2 years old! So unless you need speed and silent shutter and are ready to compromise quality don't see why you would want A9 at almost $2k more.

It could be Tony was comparing silent shutter results on A9 to mechanical shutter on A7rII. Wait to see more controlled comparisons to draws conclusion.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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mgrum: Imagine a world where lens mounts and AF protocols are standardised - there would be no concept of "systems" or switching... you just have the best lens for a certain focal length, and the best body for each application.

@EVerlast66 As faras MFT compatibility it isn't perfect. If you have Panasonic lenses on Olympus, you will neither benefit from the the lenses embedded DFD focusing profile, nor from its dedicated aperture ring, if it has one.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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zakk9: Has dpreview become Sony's new marketing department? 2 A9 batteries to replace 2 Canon LP-E4N? One would easily need 3-5 A9 batteries for each of the Canon ones. And what happened to the 300mm f/2.8 listed under Canon? Sony has one, and it costs $7,500 plus adapter. If it's not on the Sony list, it shouldn't be on the Canon list.

Are you playing games with us, dpreview?

@Tony Northrup I think you mean to say that it uses less battery than a DSLR for certain use cases. It uses far more battery for others.

In the case of shooting multiple images a second with an electronic shutter, then yes, it is possible to save some battery.

However in the opposite case, of constantly monitoring your subject in live view vs an OVF then it goes the other way. It's no mystery why the new Sony batteries aren't rated for even 1/10 the number of shots you you actually got.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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LuckyLuke007: Do you have to pay $10 to shoot time lapse? :)

No, it's yours for only 4500.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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pentaust: Fuji releases their cameras not with the full software feature set originally planned together with hardware design. They make incremental firmware updates on a regular basis as marketing tactic to keep their brand name being mentioned in the press and to use create some form of news to keep their relationships with distribution channels and online marketing (in order to keep and build share of mind). There is not benefit for the end user (exist the end user believe he gets free stuff) since those features could have been feature right at the release of the new camera model. But that marketing tactic works well. Good Fuji marketing.

Overly cynical and not quite correct. It's true their first X100 model had immature firmware when released, but subsequent Fuji models built on the foundation of their predecessors, producing desirable cameras that did not demand updates. Fuji updated them anyway.

The GFX, despite being the first of its kind for Fuji, inherited significant and evolved DNA from the X-T2. It is a very attractive proposition for the intended market as released. Of course Fuji will enhance it to maintain its prestige and customer loyalty. Oh how nefarious. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 02:20 UTC
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bgelfand001: If you go to the web site there is an advertisement for subscription to Popular Photography. If you click on the ad, a window opens and asks for your information and AND a credit card.

Going out of business and soliciting new subscriptions at the same time is hardly ethical.

That's just classic. But it isn't a sign of anything other than neglect.
It's no different than all those dead voters who are still registered to vote. It's not fraud, just no active cleanup.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 03:42 UTC

When will Capture One ever support midi control surfaces, or at least APIs to allow others to adapt physical sliders and knobs as lightroom does?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (356 comments in total)
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EcoR1: Why the grip area is so small? How I'm suppose to hold it ergonomically?

@EcoR1 A camera cannot be all things to all people. Make a larger grip integral and it loses appeal to those who prefer compactness. It's a more reasonable complaint for their larger cameras, but not the X100 series.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (356 comments in total)
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EcoR1: Why the grip area is so small? How I'm suppose to hold it ergonomically?

Accessorize

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: I am very sorry, folks, not a troll:-) I am a Canon guy...using 5D MKIII. For some reason I think people that bought a6300 would be happy to know that there is the a6500 coming. Is it easy to understand the lineup of Sony and the update/release cycle?

@Favorable Exponynt: Suppose they did leave it out on purpose for the sake of introducing it later (and I don't discount it)--so what? No one gets suckered here. You know the specs for any camera before you buy. You decide if you want to spend the money on those terms. You know there will be a better model down the line--there always is. In the case of Sony, you even know you will see a new model sooner than most. Buy now and stay quiet, or wait for what you *really* want.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:37 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: That part about the touchscreen is extremely disappointing. Why does sony give us half the touchscreen features when the hardware is there already?

Time to market. That's it.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (271 comments in total)
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whyamihere: This lens is emblematic of what I find wrong with Sony: they make brilliant products that are marred by confounding business decisions.

This is, what, the 6th lens that covers this focal length from Sony and/or Zeiss? (I count 4 primes and 2 zooms.) Were users really clamoring for this lens? Why didn't they consider other focal lengths? Even if it's a high quality optic, does Sony expect people are willing to spend $1500 for a 50mm f/1.4?

There's also the question of branding. Why is this a Zeiss and not a GM, other than the blue badge and the T* coating, and perhaps the exclusion of the XA element that makes the bokeh slightly different? Should we expect yet another 50mm that is a GM, which will make for a 5th 50mm prime? Why can't Sony just make GM and G lenses while Zeiss just makes their own brand products? Right now, we have Sony G & GM, Zeiss Batis and Loxia, and Sony/Zeiss. That's 5 lens brands from only two companies.

Sony needs to pick a direction and stick with it.

Why is this anything other than a good thing? Consumers who will drop hundreds (if not 1000+) dollars for a lens have a choice and can figure it out.

You had to count zooms to help make your case, which is just silly. If I want to shoot 50mm, I'll get a prime that works for me and not a zoom that "covers" the focal length.

I'm not the least bit confused between a Zeiss Loxia that is MF only, made by Zeiss, with better overall feel and production value, and a Sony/Zeiss. Nor is the new GM line particularly mystifying.

Nor do I understand complaining that more than one manufacturer chooses to make and sell lenses for e-mount. They are entitled to make and sell any lens they want. Just celebrate when you get some good options.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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