zodiacfml

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Great for static images or work but not ideal for other use. It left out the latest features like HDR, high refresh rates, or variable refresh. Contrast ratio is also lagging compared to OLED which can be had for half this price.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 05:12 UTC as 4th comment

It looks pretty consistent to me. The quality of the poster, the trailer, and the movie itself are on par. This latest Spider-Man feels fast-food quality or intended for the children.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 04:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (80 comments in total)

Nice. I am convinced. This is a nice alternative to the Mavic at almost half the price. Unfortunately, I bought the Mavic around two months ago and has been used in one vacation. Mavic is pricey device for casual use. I would have to make money from content to justify its cost.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (80 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems kind of expensive for those specs.

It is expensive if you look at the device alone. Compared to other high quality drones, this is a good buy compared to the excellent but more expensive Mavic. The Mavic is too powerful and expensive for casual use.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 05:08 UTC

They have to make the lens barrel look so large to appear it is a serious camera but it is essentially a smartphone camera with inferior specs.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 2nd comment
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tkbslc: This was already outdated when it launched in Europe last year. It's got the same sensor and lens as a 3 year old Sony Xperia and very little to get excited about in terms of phone hardware.

If you want a cheap camera centric phone, check out the new Asus Zenfone 3 zoom. It has dual wide + normal cameras like the iphone 7+, but it costs less than this Kodak.

True. This Zenfone 3 Zoom couldn't come to us fast enough. I'm also glad ASUS finally went to OLED display. Battery capacity is also huge compared to its battery sipping SoC/CPU.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
On article Video: is the Canon EOS M6 good for vlogging? (13 comments in total)

Do an AF test versus the Sony a6500

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)
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Rdefen: Technically excellent but difficult to watch.

I think this is more of a demonstration of their abilities than to show beauty. Their target audience must be TV producing companies to sell their time lapses for use as demos in showrooms.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 07:13 UTC
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alolywu: I think what this article fails to mention is that the all in one solutions are designed/optimized for its sole purpose. I good example would be the Sony RX1R II / Leica Q where the lens/sensor/firmware are all dedicated to just operating at that focal length and variability and lens design can be optimized.

So an integrated all in one solution would perform better than simply putting a pancake lens on a compatible body.

This is the reason fixed primes perform well despite despite the small size. An ILC would need to have a larger lens design for the same performance. The Ricoh GR or Nikon Coolpix A punches above their weights. The Sigma DP, is a personal favorite despite having 4.7MP only in APSC .

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:15 UTC

Nice post but I still choose the Ricoh GR which desperately needs an update and fix the sensor dust issue

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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Igor_Sorkin: Good going! Unfortunately some things are more expensive to fix than get a new ones...

That usually happens for old products with spare parts that are not in production anymore. It is even cheaper these days due improved shipping and online shopping.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 11:04 UTC

Thanks for sharing. Her post is kinda short though and expecting a lengthy one.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 11:01 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Not only the lens is amazing, the photographer and camera too! Can't remember the last time I was entertained with sample photos, considering these are without PP. The first photo got the focus bang on, the DOF is so thin that it is less sharp on all areas except the bird's head. Third photo also as awesome, exposed for the highlights and composition is just.. ..

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Ironically, the camera that does without a Bayer filter and demoisacing for color images can also do monochrome as good as a BW sensor. Recent Sigma cameras are capable of BW without fuss by taking one channel, blue, green, or red layer in a RAW file.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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cdembrey: Why would someone waste money on a family vacation?? That money would be better spent on acquiring more gear.

So one can justify to the other half that the gear is for the family vacation.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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dcolak: Want ice to look as green as grass? Use A9 AWB :-)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/M15231

Adjusted to taste?

Ice becomes reddish.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/B47fvv

Do DP folks use calibrated monitors? :-P

It would probably take hours messing around to make the ice white and people look normal opposed to unhealthy, sickness stricken.

I thought I was the only one. I dismissed that it appeared a bit reddish because I don't have a fine display.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
On article $138,000 unboxing video! (25 comments in total)

I am following this channel. I just wonder do they have to buy one. It also shows how much income their channel(s) makes to consider such a purchase.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 05:56 UTC as 5th comment
On article Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ90) sample gallery (56 comments in total)
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mjdundee: Sorry - this link leads to a gallery with samples marked Sony a9.

for the meantime, click the thumbnails instead

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (383 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Hi DPR,

Just for fun, post an article comparing this to Canon's EOS M camera like the M6? Most users of this level wouldn't mind between using the screen versus optical finder.

On your Shooting Cherry blossoms article, you used a thumbnail that shows two girls with the other holding a Canon DSLR but shooting through the LCD finder. It could be easier to use as it is larger and brighter for composition than optical.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 06:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (383 comments in total)

Hi DPR,

Just for fun, post an article comparing this to Canon's EOS M camera like the M6? Most users of this level wouldn't mind between using the screen versus optical finder.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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