arra

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Dragonrider: Just a taste of things to come for the VR industry. VR is just the next attempt at 3D and the last 4 or 5 attempts have failed as will this one. Disney CircleVision theaters are cool to visit, but strapping a headset on and trying to watch a 360 degree panorama in 3D is going to create one huge headache (literally). Our eyes focus with PDAF just like an SLR and when depth information is presented on the same plane, our eyes try to focus on the virtual position that the depth information is suggesting. The problem is that the focus plane of the screen/viewer doesn't move so our eyes actually go out of focus. The greater the scope and depth of the image, the greater the focus error and hence the greater the headache. 3D works well to present a small amount of depth information (i.e. with the DOF of our eyes at the presented brightness), but when the monster flies out of the screen and up to your seat, it makes your head hurt.

I think VR is much worse attempt than a "good" 3D was. With 3D I could only wear small and light glasses or glas overlay, with VR I have to have huge pot in front of my head. I suppose VR will die within this year as stupidity of this solution and price point is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I don't see what stops Canon or Nikon to take a D5 or 1DX, take out the mirror, put really fast internals and EVF (ala A9) and voila. Same lenses, same system, same cameras, nobody has to switch. They can have a OVF/Mirror version and a Mirrorless version.

@IdM
WUT?
"the fact they do not have sensors with integrated phase detect AF"
Have you heard about Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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Elite83: Even if you don't like Sony, you should love this camera. Why? Because without left-field cameras like this on the market, the older and more traditional brands have little incentive to push the envelope. Competition is nothing but profit for us users regardless of what you shoot!

OlyPent: Canon have it all (besides in-camera stabilisation, which is moved to lens as dedicated solution allways works better)

About pushing envelope:
Canon D30 - first seroius DSLR
Canon 300D - first affordable DSLR
Canon 5D - first affordable FuFu
Canon 5D2 - movies, movies, movies

now Canon is sleepeing, but I think (thanks to Sony) it can bring something spectacular in near future (I hope)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (45 comments in total)
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kpaddler: Who cares about 4/5k, give me a workable 1080p of this and I'm good.

splendic: Quality is not even @720p, which is strange as this resolution should be covered by @4K. It looks like this is either caused by poor youtube VR plugin or heavy processing (to stich multiple streams into one) or by low video bitrate.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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Tequila MockingjayBird: callsign is now SonyCan. Goodbye CaNikon

I never underexpose with my Canon cause is always dead on. No need to push anything, just enjoy famous Canon colors and rest...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 20:03 UTC
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (45 comments in total)

360 video quality is pure mess (as with any no >5K USD cameras). Complete waste of money.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 20th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)

New Sony SENSOR look amazing!
Probably this sensor will be Sony exclusive so Nikon has now trouble to catch this up. If Canon doesn't have something similar/better ready/developed I think it can start focusing its business on printers :>

BTW. I still waiting for Foveon-like sensors with good DR/noise delivered by Sony - this can be another milesone in photography history.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:16 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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esmoxd: A lot of people say Sony needs to have big fast tele-primes like 300 f/2.8, 400 f/2.8, 600 f/4 etc. I thought the advantage of small form factor and improved high ISO performance was the need for such was far less, is it yet another example of old school (DSLR) thinking?

@esmoxd: this part is not so simple, busting iso foe me is just like cropping image. You can say: I'll use small 200mm lens and crop it to have 400mm FOV with modern high resolution sensor. But it won't be the same. As you have that kidn of lenses you probably know that best part of day of shooting wildlife is at dusk or down, so even with 2.8 you have to boost iso to the usable max anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:04 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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esmoxd: A lot of people say Sony needs to have big fast tele-primes like 300 f/2.8, 400 f/2.8, 600 f/4 etc. I thought the advantage of small form factor and improved high ISO performance was the need for such was far less, is it yet another example of old school (DSLR) thinking?

@esmoxd: First time I thought you have someting interesting to say but then I've realised that you compare 400 5.6 zoom with 400 2.8 prime...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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Elite83: Even if you don't like Sony, you should love this camera. Why? Because without left-field cameras like this on the market, the older and more traditional brands have little incentive to push the envelope. Competition is nothing but profit for us users regardless of what you shoot!

@OlyPent: You have right Oly put some innovations or let say 10in1 into camera, but its much easier to do this kind of innovation if you deal with tiny sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: The technology is coming along, but I wish companies would stop making such low resolution equipment.

Sorry Mark, but with that quality this camera is not worth even 50$. $130 is way over it can do. Looking at video quality I don't think anyone with screen larger than 5'' will ever use it. 360 cameras are not yet there (I wrote this as unhappy owner of Gear 360).

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

Sounds like another Kodak. Do they have any Patents that Chinese coulndn't copy?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
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princecody: iPhone 7 killer 🤔

Never heard about ZTE axon brand, so probably it commited apple-cide before was released.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
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princecody: iPhone 7 killer 🤔

Wishful thinking. The more iPhone killers the lower they marketshare is

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
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phoenix15: Wow must better than my Galaxy S6 edge :D

Actually anything is better than Galaxy S6 edge :P

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Why is rendition so poor? Is this typical Fuji? This is terrible. Shadows are completely killed. It looks as if the camera is defective. Colors are ...bizarre to avoid saying awful?

Kiril is correct, lot of shots have blacks that look like TV in demo mode, but it's not camera fault, but probably: "Converted using PROVIA profile with adjustments limited to exposure, highlights, whites, shadows and blacks."

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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arra: Fuji - why oh why there is no FF version :/
Still it's true and best mirrorles offer on the market at least till Sony'll announce new cheap A7 III FF body.
I also hope that Olympus'll (love Olympus colour rendering) dump this ridiculous tiny sensor format soon and bring something with normal sensor size - a true digital OM system.

Full frame is NORMAL, not tiny not large, just normal, classic whatever... I could understand why we must have tiny sensor in phones, but completely don't understand why manufacturers still put tiny sensors in ILC bodies (4 times smaller than normal in case of m4/3)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)

Fuji - why oh why there is no FF version :/
Still it's true and best mirrorles offer on the market at least till Sony'll announce new cheap A7 III FF body.
I also hope that Olympus'll (love Olympus colour rendering) dump this ridiculous tiny sensor format soon and bring something with normal sensor size - a true digital OM system.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Fujica: Apparently DSLR doesn't need to be huge bricks, but I am thinking its too late for the DSLR to make a return.

I'll think we will still see a decline in sales of DSLR volumes over the longer term and a small but steady growth of the MILC systems.

Growth of MILC? form 8% to 9% of ILC market, impressive :>

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:02 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Stejo: It's official; Canon has achieved time travel.

The M5 was only 2 years behind the competition. This new one is at least 3. Color me impressed.

Probably that's why they are going to be number one in mirrorless market soon, now they are second (at least in Japan).

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
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