zodiacfml

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Joined on Jun 28, 2010

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On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (219 comments in total)

The one with a fixed, prime.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:24 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (131 comments in total)

Can't they implement a portrait mode that shoots two photos, first is in correct focus while the other is focused to infinity? This might help in producing more reliable and believable Bokeh effect

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 23:59 UTC as 17th comment
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: The image quality and style from each photo varies widely. There are some photos that are atrocious when it comes to post processing. It has the tendency to lift all the dark areas showing the chroma noise reduced shadows. Bokeh simulation should also be left disabled.

Looking the Pixel XL gallery, I prefer the photos produced by this device over the Pixel 2. There is no wild or little PP involved and the larger sensor somehow helps.

I recently have the S8+ and the performance is not far from the Pixel 2, only varying in post processing. I just wish we can have control over the sharpening and noise reduction.

@Johan What do you use for shooting DNG, the Lightroom app? I've tried it but when I shoot in HDR, it is interestingly slow to import a photo. Any idea how it shoots the DNG with HDR? Does it take multiple shots or is it simply a DNG with automatic post processing?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

Wow. The Yashica sounds more appealing after this.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (131 comments in total)

The image quality and style from each photo varies widely. There are some photos that are atrocious when it comes to post processing. It has the tendency to lift all the dark areas showing the chroma noise reduced shadows. Bokeh simulation should also be left disabled.

Looking the Pixel XL gallery, I prefer the photos produced by this device over the Pixel 2. There is no wild or little PP involved and the larger sensor somehow helps.

I recently have the S8+ and the performance is not far from the Pixel 2, only varying in post processing. I just wish we can have control over the sharpening and noise reduction.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:00 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

Amazing. People do buy this thing. If it is half the prize of an RX100, I'd consider one.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 18:30 UTC as 4th comment
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (291 comments in total)

Can't Ricoh release an updated GR already.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 03:28 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (411 comments in total)

All I need to know is the price. This is out of budget. I expect a price around $100 more than their DSLR with similar specs.
Why is this competing with an RX100 V besides the price?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:56 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies

Wow. I never thought they'd make one as it will cannibalize the DSLR sales.
Connectivity is almost perfect Wi-Fi (not ac), NFC, and Bluetooth.
USB charging.
Image stabilization.
Flash sync speed 1/2000.
Unfortunately, the price they want is through the roof. Double of a DSLR with similar specs.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:47 UTC as 197th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (260 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: It's all fine till you need a compact device and video.

Exactly

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (260 comments in total)

It's all fine till you need a compact device and video.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 12:11 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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Debankur Mukherjee: 2025 is a long time....some better technology may surface before and make MAMR outdated.....

2025 is for the 40TB drive. They will use the technology sooner than that, producing drives soon but below that capacity .

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 12:09 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)

Here I thought that the S8's camera has over the top sharpening and noise reduction. This one reminds of the photos from the OnePlus5.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 46th comment

Reading through it, it felt like a cost reduction to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 4th comment
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J A C S: "In low light, the sensor combines the image information captured by four neighboring pixels to increase sensitivity and reduce image noise, a process which Samsung calls Tetracell."

This is a really fancy way to say that they do NR/binning.

Yes but is probably one of the first in a smartphone camera sensor. It is also more efficient and faster than doing the NR/binning through the CPU or software. Yet, I'm not impressed as this is only a spec bump for marketing.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 02:43 UTC

Sigh. Lost opportunity. It could have stolen some of Fuji's market with their stylish/retro APS-C cameras.
I say, ditch the DigilFIlm and SDcard and replace it with a bluetooth device that can communicate with a smartphone. A smartphone app will control all the shooting parameters while all images/videos is transferred to the smartphone.

This is all plastic. A premium model with a metal design and a larger sensor would be nice.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 186th comment
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (172 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: For me, a phone MUST have these:

- MicroSD card, and
- 3.5mm jack.

NO COMPROMISE on the above!

Then, and only then, I look at how good the camera is, now that any top model camera phones are already very good.

And I also prefer a long battery life, or a removable battery.

Let's see how many "Likes" I can get.

Same here. I'm a diehard Nexus 5 owner but can't justify buying their more expensive releases.
The N5 has two weaknesses, battery life and storage expansion. The battery life isn't much of an issue with power banks but the storage is largely limiting.
I gave up on Google, I bought an S8+ a few days ago. You just need to install another camera app to avoid the default HDR camera which has strong noise reduction and sharpening even in base ISO.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:19 UTC

The free unlimited storage is impressive enough. The compression they apply isn't even noticeable at 100% crop, including videos. The only value here is if you want to have unlimited storage for your 4K resolution videos taken by the Pixel phones.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

What does Optane have to do here? There is nothing to be related to this drive.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2 (114 comments in total)

Jealous of Apple's color management in their devices.
I now have an S8+ with an impressive display but mostly stays in sRGB as photos and videos taken by that are more likely in that color space anyway.

I was looking for a way around this but found raw editor Lightroom in Android only has a simple export to JPEG capability.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 7th comment
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