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On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)
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SSantana75: Now we just have to wait until someone asks whether they should buy one of these or just stick to their iPhone for astrophotography.

I've read about a competing technology that plans to jettison every discarded iPhone into orbit and compile the images via iCloud. Phones will have solar panel chargers on their backs to solve the power question. The only remaining two obstacles are: 1.How to proceed without blocking out the sun completely, and 2. iCloud sucks.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 03:06 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: 10,500mm f/1.25. Wow.


Jeez, I thought you'd need more DOF for outer space. With that aperture, only Europa will be in focus. Some intern is going to spend his life stacking images. jk

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 02:48 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)
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star shooter: Overall, it looks like a Canon lens design. Does it use Sony sensors? and where the hell, is the viewfinder? How big is it? What is the upper ISO rating? How many FPS can it do? How's it swung - imagine the size of the tripod!! Where can I get one of these cameras for my wedding work? I'll mount it on a flat top truck.

sadly the viewfinder only works at zero G

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)

10,000 Want It
0 Had It
and inexplicably 3 Own It, as usual.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 118th comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (901 comments in total)
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mannyr: Disappointed. There seems to be something wrong with my camera. Spinning the ring or using the lever, the motion is not smooth. It has slight jerks(not the step zoom feature). On the plus side, the camera is fast and focus accurate. For my tastes, the colors are a bit limp, specially compared to my Sony A57. I was looking for a camera I can use to take pictures of performances where shutter sound is 100% unacceptable. I've been using a FZ200 which is a wonderful camera but limited. I agree with those that have noted the plasticky feel of the FZ1000. It just feels like something might chip or crack given a bump. But one of my biggest disappointments has been the Zoom ring. My FZ50 is perfect because of the mechanical ring. The FZ1000 feels like you are spinning a ball bearing. No feedback whatsoever. What is even more frustrating is that the zoom is slow. If you are trying to shoot sports and want to zoom in or out very quickly, you can't. Once again Panny, so close, yet so far.

I don't even use ring the except for focus, maybe, and it still sucks. I use the w/t lever, like a camcorder (which the z1000 kind of is). It responds as well/fast as any camcorder w/t lever. Sony and Panny keep shmooshing the digital camera and prosumer camcorder into an amazing tool, that is neither a camera nor dslr in any real way, but 4k for 900 bucks? I'll take it.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (901 comments in total)
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eiguoc: I've had the FZ100 for about a week now, still learning. I have problems with playing video's back, they will play with the photofunstudio, but will not play in windows media player. Mine were jerky at the start but changed it to AVCHD & a smaller size. Is there another player that has to be used?

I have a mac and am suprised how well quicktime handles the 4k files.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On article Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z (161 comments in total)

The 645z is a game changer. I hope the Ricoh GR645 P&S is next! Please?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:18 UTC as 28th comment
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (706 comments in total)

sigh, time to put everything up for sale again.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:07 UTC as 187th comment | 1 reply

the thing is that video from my RX1 and A7 is abysmal. Moire so bad you have to chuck everything you shoot. Is this an invitation to enjoy 4k Moire?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)

which 8 people own this?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 9th comment
On article CES 2014: Sigma Stand Report (40 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: How is it that 5 votes claim to have "had" the new 50/1.4?

They had the Sigma 50 f1.4 made for the SD9 and figure it's probably the same... They also say they have the SD1 because they had an SD9, and they know for a fact it is only 14 Megapixels... if even 14, probably 13.5MP, total.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 02:44 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 (82 comments in total)

I have the RX1R, the Fujifilm 100s and the Sigma DP3. I voted for the Sigma, because, you know, it's a cult, right? Actually I voted for the DP3 because, in comparison to several incremental products in a market they founded with the DP1 (large sensor fixed-focus wide-angle P&S cameras) they broke new ground by using a 75mm equivalent lens for portraiture and macro shooting. Yeah, the macro could be more macro and it is a Sigma camera, without the tech edge of FujiFilm or Sony, but still, they are attempting something new, and I think that is what brings it to the fore.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 19th comment
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Sigma has been doing lots of good things recently,"

If you mean that then where are the reviews for the Sigma DP1, 2 and 3 Merrill series cameras???

Why are readers also prevented from doing image comparisons with other cameras with the Sigma SD1 you tested outside of that particular review?

Blame Adobe. DP would have to explain the adjusted protocol in their boilerplate scene... sounds like too much work. that doesn't explain jpegs though.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 05:45 UTC
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yabokkie: think everyone with a head-mounted version of the camera beam up Olympic games to youlive. when will that happen? 2020?

Yawn. 8k will be better.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 04:32 UTC


Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 04:32 UTC as 16th comment

Yeah that female photographer should have chucked some lenses at him. He seems like a perfectly reasonable guy... She knew that the cops were being called.
Taking pictures probably helped as much as anything else she could've done to limit the violence. The dude had enough self awareness to get shirtless for the camera whenever possible, it probably kept them all safer than if she had jumped in. That is extremely dangerous territory, and if the guy's friend wasn't jumping in, that is a good cue. I think the entire sequence could be helpful for women to help recognize the menacing behavior that becomes more and more prevalent in the series. I think it would have been exploitative if she had brought a full light kit, and kept making them redo shots until it was just right. I think that photographer is incredibly brave, and she is doing something very daring and evokative, but not exploitative.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 05:10 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I suspect they are making these accessories because there are mega-giganto-crappalotta loads of cash dancing in their heads. Steadicam asks themselves, "How many people own steadicams?" "All the steadicam operators own them. There are 500,000 steadicam operators and they each own one." "Crap, I guess we need to wait until more kids graduate film school.... hey wait... how many iPhones sold last quarter?"
"23 million."

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 03:25 UTC as 1st comment
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (320 comments in total)
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tommy leong: PERHAPS if we keep the old scene in the middle
and EXPAND the edges with new stuff

that would be the best compromise between the old
and new.

This is a very good idea, one we will not explore further.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 00:01 UTC
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wus: Again, as already when introducing the HDTV "standard", the industry association fails to specify a minimum frame rate.

1080 @ 24p is already ridiculous, before we move to 4K we should really introduce a higher frame rate for the standard 1080p material that renders fast movements sharp AND smooth. IMHO this is much more inportant than increasing the resolution.

After trying 24, 30, 50 and 60 p with full HD resolution I would think the minimum should be around 72 fps. And for any upcoming 4K standard we should aim at a minimum of 100 fps, and 200 fps for 3D material so that the effective frame rate for full 3D reproduction remains at 100 fps.

They live in a hole, a tiny hole that's usually empty.
Usually empty, tiny too.
They live in a hole hole a hole that's usually Smpty
which stands for, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Maybe I think that's what keeps them in sync.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 23:56 UTC
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