WT21

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axlotl: Mr Tokura correctly identified continuous autofocus and EVF performance as constraints to mirrorless development. But he failed to mention shutter shock which is the bane of mirrorless camera systems right now. The definitive solution to this problem is a sensor which supports global shutter. Does Canon have one of those in the wings ?
Andrew

Global shutter is not a perfected science. I've used several of these full e-shutters and enjoyed the CMOS Jell-O

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 23:01 UTC

Increased development speed? Canon? Boy they have a self set very low bar here.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 23:00 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (314 comments in total)

I'm pretty used to Sony now, so I hope Sony just releases an 18-50 :) Keep the price down on both!

I do like the dedicated EV dial, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Three cheers for Sigma!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 20:18 UTC as 96th comment
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biza43: Interesting, but ultimately, nothing new. Travel photogs have been taking "wide angle portraits" (or more correctly, portraits of people surrounded by their environment) for decades. Just look at NatGeo stuff.

"What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes

Even saying there is nothing new is at least 3,000+ years old!

But it's nice to have this video posted on this site, as I for one do not visit the National Geo site very much.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
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tecnoworld: I never liked the distortion effect introduced by wide angle lenses on faces. Some of the pics are nice, but...distorted nevertheless :-P

He mentioned that, but he also made a point to say that is a trade-off for the "intimate" feel that we experience when we are close to people. It's not for everything for sure, but it's a well crafted video on an alternate approach to portraiture.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 15:02 UTC

Great and really enjoyable video. More of these, please!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 46th comment
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WT21: Is there any reason to run Bridge if you already run Lightroom? I know why you might use Bridge with Photoshop, but what if you are just Lightroom?

Thanks for the replies. I am kinda frustrated with how slow LR has gotten. Will give Bridge a try. -- Does it work with CC mobile at all? I'll have to see if there is a Bridge app for iPad. I do like LR Mobile for accepting/rejecting photos (wish it supported keywording)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 21:23 UTC

Is there any reason to run Bridge if you already run Lightroom? I know why you might use Bridge with Photoshop, but what if you are just Lightroom?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 20:45 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

Panny really has done a lot for photography and video. Too bad their marketing and distribution is so messed up. They should get far more credit than what they do. Heck, m43 would not have made it on the back of Oly alone. The best early lenses were all Panny. Their work with Leica. This sensor work.

Even back with compacts, they were pushing the envelope with 720p and then 1080p in compact cameras.

Panny -- figure out how to blow your own horn and get announced products to market on time!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 73rd comment

The service will be available until Adobe decides they have a better idea. Then it will disappear.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
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ravikiran532: Enough of comparisons with FF lens or 4/3 lens...I don't know why such comments come when any manufacturer releases a new lens...
If canon releases a tele lens...people start complaining ...how big that lens is ..Mirrorless is future..
If 4/3 releases a tele lens...size is too big...DSLR is king..

Of all three if you dont want to compromise for low light..then APSC is the right option.. High end fuji will always be lighter than high end APSC canon..

For comparision sake
7d mark II with 100 -400 --- 900g + 1.6 == 2.5kg
fujifilm Xt1 with 100 -400 -- 450g + 1.4 == 1.8kg
GH4 + 100 with 100-400 (ts slower too 4 - 6.3) -- 600g + 1 == 1.6kg
I hope people will stop making "size" comments instead welcome the move by the manufacturer by introducing a great lens..to make their lens family complete..comment later after seeing sample images

FYI -- Pana is slower on the long end, faster on the short end (4.0 vs. 4.5) vs. the Fuji. I'd be much more interested in the imaging characteristics of the lenses than .3 stop on either end.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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digifan: Nice lens it oozes quality just like the Panna 100-400mm.

The Oly price is eye-bleed level, especially with it's bokeh characteristics.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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mosc: The world should just indicate the physical aperture diameter and the viewing angle ranges. Interpreting anything else requires sensor information. If people really want to talk about lens-only attributes when they look at lens stats, viewing angle and aperture diameter ranges are all they should get.

But then you would have to know the sensor to translate physical aperture size into exposure parameters. How is that better?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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mosc: This shows the advantage Fuji has over Canon and Nikon in not selling a FF system. Fuji makes a much more reasonable APS-C telephoto compared to buying a heavier piece of FF glass and throwing away most of it's light mounting them on a D500 or 7D. Long APS-C glass is almost non-existent. Pentax has a couple lenses but even they seem to be switching back to FF. I doubt we'll see ANY new long (500mm+ equiv focal length) glass from them.

This lens shows how overpriced long m43 glass is too delivering the same focal range from a larger physical aperture for less money and similar weight on a format with higher resolution sensors.

I don't think this + a Fuji T1 is going to focus well enough for birders but if it did, it would make a lot more sense for shooting at 600mm than what they typically use.

"This lens shows how overpriced long m43 glass is too delivering the same focal range from a larger physical aperture for less money and similar weight on a format with higher resolution sensors."

-- that strikes me as a contorted mouthful. What do you mean?

The PL100-400, which is similarly priced and speced, is smaller and lighter (e.g. 985g vs 1375 g)

Results on both lenses is not yet out, so we'll have to see how that goes. That could make a big difference. Right now, it's just specs and pricing. If you factor in AF performance (as you noted about birding), my guess is the PL100-400 will outperform.

I think your statement reduces to "the Fuji sensor is better" and a comment about more glass in the Fuji at the same price, but the Fuji has to have more glass because of the larger sensor, but also therefore makes it bigger and heavier.

Not everything has to be a win or lose proposition. It could just be trade-offs, depending on what people want most.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Retro Instax I get -- take a pic, hand it to a friend at a party, etc. Heck, they even sell the printer for your phone. Cool and phone for retro, lo-fi fun.

Retro super 8 - take a film, put the film in your closet sometime later (never to be seem from again) and digitally edit your low-fi video? That doesn't make sense even to a hipster.

Now, if you included an "easy splice" machine, at least a hipster might be interested (though still not the rest of us).

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 10:37 UTC as 109th comment
On article Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)
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JakeB: It's better than the iPad.

Yes, it is.

No, it isn't.

There. I've just saved you the time you would have spent reading the rest of the responses to this article.

I guess I didn't mean quite THAT much of an argument, lol.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

Thanks. Didn't get your point the first time.

If Sammy was first with the rumored "organic sensor" or some other breakthrough, then I could see that. But the straight-up mirrorless camera? Not working well for them.

They do have solid R&D, though, so you never know!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

How many TV units shipped in 1995 total across the industry, and in 1995, what was the major disruptive technology threatening TV sales? I'm not sure myself, but if you are going to use the analogy, please provide the data.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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