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Alan2dpreview: Adobe is getting ten times sales and profit for what they use to get for basically the same product by switching how they charge their customers. Someone is paying them all that money. To argue you're paying the same or less does not make economic sense. If that was the case, they would be earning the same or less, not more. Duh!

The Davinator: fully agree. It's just right priced tool howewer just better to have choice of subscribing only LR for a bit lower price.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 04:14 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery updated (175 comments in total)
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Anulu: For those who say Sony have bad colors: just stop using awful adobe raw converters like LR. Capture One using each cameras own LCC profile instead of LR wich is forces adobe's generic profile (what is terrible) to all cameras. So the problem here is the software what you use, not Sony colors...
And talking about skin tones from SOOC jpegs is ridiculous. We don't know what WB they use what picture profiles etc. Maybe Sony jpg engine not the best but in RAW they have best IQ and best colors

Anulu is 100% wrong. Actually LR has best color rendition of all RAW converters, but it requires profiling "to taste". It as also best (smooth) sky color transitions without evidence of any posterization. My C1 has real problem with this, so I've switched to LR.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 05:05 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (554 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Latest tech: check
Specs most users would want: check
Competitive price: check
Growing lens support: check
Produces usable photos: fail

@osv: what is to understand here is the fact that this camera as serious design flaw which is not acceptable at this price point and by target market. Hopefully SONY will adress this somehow otherwise this will be new Nikon D600.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 04:22 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (554 comments in total)
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wcan: These striping artifacts appear to be precisely one pixel wide (and presumably in known potential locations if they are related to PDAF pixels) which suggests to me that they should be "fixable" by clever firmware or RAW processing.

"be "fixable" by clever firmware " - which will probably slow down camera operations speed or its real resolution by half :)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 04:18 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (554 comments in total)
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new boyz: For me, personally, it's not really a big deal. It only appears under certain conditions, where flare and lack of contrast become much more of a problem. I consider that kind of shot an artistic shot(strong backlight). I will only care if it appears in a macro shot for example.

So let me break it down:
1. Strong backlight = 1% of my photography.. maybe 5 to 10 to be safe
2. Great Eye AF and tracking = 80%
3. Fast AF = 99%

Why should I be worried about that 1 percent? I am getting one. But will not preorder it. I want to try it in the store when it is available here.

So can anyone tell me if I'd like to use this camera to take sunset/sunrise (with backlit Sun light) will Sun be look like Saturn or not?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 04:24 UTC

"...Galaxy S9 with 64GB of RAM..."

My laptop has only 8GB of RAM. What have I bought :/

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 19:04 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies

Overall quality of 360 gear is soo damn poor, that it shouldn't be considered as serious device in the XXI century.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 19:26 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

Damn Samsung Note...

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 10:39 UTC as 30th comment
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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 (766 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 (1865 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 (1865 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 105th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 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 (1865 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 (1865 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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