hetedik

hetedik

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what a great idea and
what a mediocre execution
instead of making a real fantastic 1" cellphone

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 08:13 UTC as 107th comment | 15 replies

what a great idea and
what a mediocre execution
instead of making a real fantastic 1" cellphone

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 08:13 UTC as 108th comment
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hetedik: Looks promising, although the technology behind it is available for all other companies. These leds are going into all future Nissin's and Godox"s...

The problem with Rotolight is the remote trigger, actually the price of it. A new Elinchrome’s Skyport cost close to 300 USD, making the total cost 50% higher. I would like to use such a flash with wireless remote control, especially for HSS portrait work. So the set with the Neo, would cost over 700 USD, which is way too expensive, i.e. for that money there are plenty competitors.

"Djehuty - Just mount it on a Godox x2t or something then connect the flash sync cable and presto"

The whole idea with wireless triggering is, well...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 14:22 UTC

Looks promising, although the technology behind it is available for all other companies. These leds are going into all future Nissin's and Godox"s...

The problem with Rotolight is the remote trigger, actually the price of it. A new Elinchrome’s Skyport cost close to 300 USD, making the total cost 50% higher. I would like to use such a flash with wireless remote control, especially for HSS portrait work. So the set with the Neo, would cost over 700 USD, which is way too expensive, i.e. for that money there are plenty competitors.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 08:58 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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nameless0ne: Lol. Really. When Fuji stretched boundaries of medium format digital with 100 Mp compact medium format cameras with great (for medium format) autofocus and vey affordable lenses… hasselblad do nothing, just releasing fashion accessories styled as cameras… such a shame for such a company!

photography-lover - Blame it on DJI.

Don't blame DJI, the situation before them was even worse. Hasselblad sold rebranded Sony NEX cameras for overprice. DJI actually save(d) Hassy and gives them possibilities, maybe a safe feature.

Personally, I am not for these special models, but I am using my cameras, I am not a collector-investor. Others are happy customers for such limited edition goods.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 19:21 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (49 comments in total)

It is a fair conclusion, but it could be written in many other reviews too.
The most used FF sensors have around 24 MP, Canon's R6 even less, and if you only need so many pixels, you can as well go for an APSC camera, or even a MFT....

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 18:38 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

MFT and the G9 is an excellent choice. Probably the most value for money concerning the size-price-quality mix. Strange that you haven’t even considered Sony, with the largest offering in cameras and native lenses.

Clearly, these decisions are also based on personal preferences. I would probably not buy a system for a trip but chose my future system according to my usual needs and wishes, and buy or rent some additional stuff for a certain trip.

Enjoy your G9 and have a nice trip :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 08:29 UTC as 308th comment
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David610: I'm surprised the lawyers allowed the No Limit’ setting.

The 30 minutes issue is not valid anymore, already some years ago, this European rule was removed. Today, only the camera companies know, why they install this limit.

Originally the European custom regulations were made so, that a camera being able to make video, film for over 30 minutes, belonged to the custom-category of camcorders. And camcorders had higher custom rate than photo cameras. That's why companies limited recording time to under 30 min.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2020 at 09:41 UTC
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David610: I'm surprised the lawyers allowed the No Limit’ setting.

MHshooter - “I just sold a $200 item to a European. He paid TAX. 31%!!! Poor guys.”

Yes, taxes are visible in Europe, most countries having VAT 20-25% sometimes it is annoying. I have given up ordering a filter for infrared photography, as the filter costs 39 USD, posting 40, so faced app. 30% tax of 79 USD, more than double the cost.

On the other hand, most European countries provide welfare for the common people. Healthcare is free for everyone in Europe. As a child, I got the best vaccination, my kindergarten, school, high-school, university were free. As I graduated, the economy was down, but we received unemployment support. We just got a baby, the mother (actually one of the parents) can stay home for 3 years. Most Europeans have 6-7 weeks annual paid vacation and retirement benefits. Taxes redistribute income, making most European citizen happy, and countries safe to go around.

I believe, a great part of the world’s population would love to pay taxes in Europe :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2020 at 09:35 UTC
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MySimplePhotosToday: I'd like to know who'd these cameras for timelapses? Why? I really am interested. Apart from probably looking great, there seems to be a lot of downsides in my view. Cost, power usage, file size (Although cards are getting really big), camera gear size, security of equipment. Compared to say a GoPro (or any other camera) with bigger/extra battery pack.

Hope the answer is not just "Because it looks better" and only ever gets posted on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok etc.

MySimplePhotosToday - "I'd like to know who'd these cameras for timelapses?"

This seems to be an excellent camera for landscape photographers, and they do create timelapses.

Some times a timelapse is used to take several pictures, a kind of very slow continuous shooting over longer period, in order to pick the best picture of a changing subject.

Some times a landscape photographer after composing and starting a timelapse walks into the scene to pose, in order to illustrate the dimensions and perspectives of the given environment.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2020 at 08:36 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: what you need to know (287 comments in total)
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phouphou: The only thing i need to know is that Nikon has no 3rd party lens support, which makes the system far mor expensive.

Considering how good Sigma/Tamron mirrorless choices have become, neither Nikon Z nor Canon R are interesting if your budget is limited but you want pro performance.

Z6+14-24f2.8 + 24-70f2.8+70-200f2.8 = 8800EUR
A7iii+17-28f2.8+28-75f2.8+70-180f2.8 = 4100 EUR
The cost saving is enormous, and differnces probably negligible.

Unless Nikon/Canon open their mounts they are a bad option for price sensitive people.

panther fan -
You misunderstood my comment. I am not waiting for 1,4 Nikon glass.
Moga does, I answered to him.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 13:11 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: what you need to know (287 comments in total)
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phouphou: The only thing i need to know is that Nikon has no 3rd party lens support, which makes the system far mor expensive.

Considering how good Sigma/Tamron mirrorless choices have become, neither Nikon Z nor Canon R are interesting if your budget is limited but you want pro performance.

Z6+14-24f2.8 + 24-70f2.8+70-200f2.8 = 8800EUR
A7iii+17-28f2.8+28-75f2.8+70-180f2.8 = 4100 EUR
The cost saving is enormous, and differnces probably negligible.

Unless Nikon/Canon open their mounts they are a bad option for price sensitive people.

moga - "The Nikon Trinity glass is build on different standards than Tamron and more reliable in the long term.
- We'll see it in 10 years. Right now this is just an assertion.

"All I need from Nikon is a 35 .14 and 50 1.4. Maybe 85 1.4. I hate the 1.2 , too big and too expensive. "
- You are funny.
Arguing against third party lenses, but Nikon has NONE of them, you want :-) How long time would you like to wait for starting photographing? And what Nikon has, the 1.2 is too expensive. Exactly that's why third party manufacturers are important.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 12:10 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: what you need to know (287 comments in total)
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: Another big advantage of the Nikon range (in addition to price, grip, buttons, EVF, eyepiece being proud of the body, exquisite S glass, size, weight, gap between grip and lens (you listening Sony?), colour, IBIS etc) is that Capture One has a dedicated Nikon option that is cheaper.

"(you listening Sony?)"
Sony was the first with special priced Capture One, already years ago

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 12:03 UTC

I am not a Nikon guy, don't have a handful of beautiful lenses around, but seeing this fantastic camera, I wish, I had.

But lenses are the reason, why I am not going to buy the Z5. Actually missing lenses.
Nikon should have opened the Z mount for Sigma and Tamron, while a mount is only as valuable, as many lenses we can use on it.

fyi - so many lenses are offered at one of the largest camera store for different mounts:
Sony E : 346
MFT : 196
Fuji X : 169
Leica L : 68
Canon EF-M : 80
Nikon Z : 55
Canon RF : 45

It is important to make existing Nikon owners happy but beginners, the new generation or potential ship-jumpers must not be forgotten.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 16:31 UTC as 137th comment | 38 replies
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hetedik: "this sealing seems to be a step up from anything we’ve seen before"
Why haven't you opened an Olympus before :-)

My problem with these "news", especially with the R5, that I can't be sure whether it is objectively measured data or personal view or sponsored-motivated marketing. The R5 could certainly use some good PR....

A real engineer would say, if the sealing is so fantastic, why camera manufacturers don't label it with a proper IP rating, like it is normal in most industries? Can I have repaired my camera under warranty if it's leaked? Practically seen, a "fantastic" sealing doesn't mean anything.

KZ7 - "Can an IP rating be given to a item that by its design has a major component that is opened and removed as part of its normal operation?"

Why not. Even some film cameras with their opening back were proper waterproof, like the Nikon 35AW. Some cameras are also IP rated today:
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3864522077/survival-of-the-fittest-weatherproof-splashproof-waterproof-et-al

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 09:58 UTC
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hetedik: "this sealing seems to be a step up from anything we’ve seen before"
Why haven't you opened an Olympus before :-)

My problem with these "news", especially with the R5, that I can't be sure whether it is objectively measured data or personal view or sponsored-motivated marketing. The R5 could certainly use some good PR....

A real engineer would say, if the sealing is so fantastic, why camera manufacturers don't label it with a proper IP rating, like it is normal in most industries? Can I have repaired my camera under warranty if it's leaked? Practically seen, a "fantastic" sealing doesn't mean anything.

KW Phua - "The underwater protection case is same price as the camera."

That is exactly the difference between using a camera for hours in 50 meters depth and the IP68, like my iPhone has.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 09:52 UTC
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cosmicnode: Are we now buying a Video camera in a stills body. Expensive engineering to get the video working but you get your stills for free.

I agree, a passionate photographer doesn't necessary need complex video functions. But, fast read-out is the way to the future, to global shutter.
On the other hand, video functions are the main reason, I would upgrade my "old" gear. As a minimum, I want good quality 4K in a manageable codec, and a proper preamp.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 09:18 UTC

"this sealing seems to be a step up from anything we’ve seen before"
Why haven't you opened an Olympus before :-)

My problem with these "news", especially with the R5, that I can't be sure whether it is objectively measured data or personal view or sponsored-motivated marketing. The R5 could certainly use some good PR....

A real engineer would say, if the sealing is so fantastic, why camera manufacturers don't label it with a proper IP rating, like it is normal in most industries? Can I have repaired my camera under warranty if it's leaked? Practically seen, a "fantastic" sealing doesn't mean anything.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 09:08 UTC as 17th comment | 11 replies

Yeah, yeah - always make backup, bla-bla-bla....
Don't tell me, I haven't lost any data. Tell Adobe!
They should have backup over all pictures they store for us, because we pay for that service. A professional cloud service can not say, "data is lost". They can sorry for the inconvenience as I can't reach my data for a while it takes them to reinstall last version of the library. The worst acceptable case would be loosing one day's work.

If we trust our data a company to store them for us, and they do NOT make any backup, this is the most outrageous sin. Adobe should be ashamed offering such a level of service.

Sorry for all involved. I have left Adobe some years ago, due to their subscription pricing.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2020 at 17:14 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
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vFunct: RIP Sony.

This is going to sell really, really well, especially at places like Best Buy and Costco, to people getting their first FF camera. Also, the 24-50 is a great selection for that target audience, who are likely going to use it for party/social/family photos as an improvement over their iPhone photos.

RIP Sony...???

Yes, this is a Real Interesting Product but it wouldn't do much harm to Sony.
Probably motivate them to adjust the price of the A7iii after 2 succesful years.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 09:40 UTC
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