larkhon

Joined on Jul 13, 2015

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thx1138: Pro/Max largest sensor makes a mockery of the tripe still served up in many P&S mirrorless cameras such as nearly all the UW garbage on the market. Camera makers just don't care and are asleep at the wheel.

but what's the phone going to do if you need to freeze the action at, let's say 1/125s? last sunday I tried to take a decent photo of my son on a carousel and just couldn't achieve it with my iPhone 11. I never looked into it, nor downloaded apps to take manual control, but the stock camera app didn't recognize it was moving and kept giving blurry pics.
On a camera, I know what to do and could set it up in a matter of seconds and get the result I want.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 04:36 UTC
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forest dream: More interesting compare iPhone "Sensor-shift Optical" with Ricoh GRIII IBIS tech.

hmm... are there any samples of this 5s handheld shots with the iPhone? I'm genuinely curious, as I just preordered the 13 pro.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 04:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (170 comments in total)
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forest dream: Rich until money doesn't matter?
IMO mid-range Android phone more affordable and has good enough performance.

@lightandaprayer:
those were kapersky numbers (https://securelist.com/mobile-malware-evolution-2020/101029/) of new malware installations for 2020. AV-TEST is giving between 8 and 18 million per month. Still it remains only a fraction of those 2.5 billions, and we have yet to know how harmful the malware was.

But still, it is not like Covid or some virus you might catch, even if you're super careful about it. Your first security is yourself, not the super tight OS or whatever the commercial is saying. If you don't download unsecure apps, nothing is going to happen.
It is like the Mac OS vs Windows debate. Historically the vast majority of malware came from illegal copy/download (with sometimes adware even from legit sources), giving the impression that anyone could just get infected. Question is, how do you come to download malware on your phone? it's certainly not by downloading official, well known apps.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 21:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (170 comments in total)
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forest dream: Rich until money doesn't matter?
IMO mid-range Android phone more affordable and has good enough performance.

@lightandaprayer:
I looked it up, there were about 6 millions Android devices infected in 2020. There are at least 2.5 billion devices in use. Why would one make their decision based on malware attacks? because security is now the number one selling point for Apple, but not because there is a real danger.

i think phishing, identity theft and scams in general are more dangerous these days, it's way easier to misclick on a suspicious email or give $2500 to a stranger selling a non-existing Canon R5 than to download a shady app on a phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 14:13 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (170 comments in total)
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forest dream: Rich until money doesn't matter?
IMO mid-range Android phone more affordable and has good enough performance.

@lightandaprayer: I do own an iPhone, I think the malware thing is overrated. Let's be fair, most of users just download their regular, well-known apps and malware, the same way it happens on a computer, come when you search for an app that does something, you do not know one but try it anyway.

Having switched back and forth between the two, I'm disappointed with some of my old iPhone apps that I paid for and that have now ads in it. It used to be, Android apps are free but full of ads, iPhone apps are not but you pay once and you're ads-free.

About resale value, the difference isn't what it used to be. There are more rebates on Android but not as fast as they used to do a few generations back. While one can get lost in the multitude of brands and models, there are also those that stand out from the crowd and retain a good value. We have yet to see those periscope lenses on an iPhone....

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 04:07 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (170 comments in total)
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Phillip Forsten: My iPhone SE 2 is only for making and taking calls. I don’t even text on it and it doesn’t even have a data plan on it. My little Sony RX100V takes much better photos and videos.

Why the iPhone then? If you're not using any features there are other phones with probably better battery life. I still use a tiny Samsung from 2010 as an alarm clock and that thing would easily last a week. Best 30€ euros spent...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 15:34 UTC

next step is, form a new trend where the motto is "if you're careful about how you use social media there is no danger" and then "we can decide whether or not to spend time on social media" meaning since you do have the choice, it's not FB's fault. Then you'll have people saying "nobody is pulling a gun and forcing you to go on Facebook, Instagram, etc...". It's over. Same way that companies can't be held responsible for destroying the planet, we are, because we keep buying stuff that we don't need.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 02:05 UTC as 38th comment
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

@impulses: yes, I might sell the 17 f1.2 too. There are few setups where I see myself taking it with me over another lens/system. I just bought myself a 230g Samyang FE 24mm f1.8 (testing the A7c as a travel camera ;)) and while it's not record breaking in reviews it's sharp and didn't cost too much. Maybe it's the missing link for M43, an upgraded 12mm f2 that would be a bit bigger to allow for a better performance.
We are spoiled with options, to me it's mostly good vs 'better'. There are a few 'meh' lenses but otherwise it would be dishonest to say that one system is useless, unless you need to shoot action and/or in demanding conditions.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 20:59 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

@impulses:
"it's still really freaking nice to have *all* these options"

no, it's not, it's a nightmare to pack my bag when I go on a trip anywhere. ;)

Do I bring GM1+7-14mm f4 and Nikon Z 24-200mm or Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 and Oly 12-100mm? or Nikon Z 14-30mm + GM1+45-175mm? do I need to bring a prime lens? at least with lenses like the 42.5mm f1.7 you never have to ask, it's so tiny you can always find a place in your bag,,,

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 19:06 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

@LevAizik:

I know, but they've got to eat too, with all that energy lost in enlightening the world... ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 18:57 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

For the sake of arguing, here is a quick and dirty comparison between the Oly 12-100mm and Nikon Z 24-200mm at a resolution a bit above 4K:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1224826042/albums/ff-vs-mft

I don't see how you can say that one is falling apart compared to the other. They're not the same, the Nikon has more detail in the grass if you look at 1:1 (the 45mp do help too...), better DR in the sky, but there is no way one would look soft and the other wouldn't on a 4K monitor.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 16:02 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

"it falls apart already on a 4K monitor"

that's just an opinion. Show us a proof now. Talking is easy after all...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 15:12 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

@phouphou: you're welcome to comment as soon as you have used a real camera, it's better than experience based on YouTube influencers or something.

Now please tell me, what is the print size or viewing size this Oly will look significantly worse than the Tamron?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 14:17 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: On aircraft strong stainless steel wire is used to secure bolts, nuts and screws from coming loose due to vibration. It’s sad that so many people today would be surprised that a camera could be damaged from prolonged vibrations from being used in such a way. There is little mechanical sense and knowledge left today in the general population.

@Phillip Forsten:

The worst of it is that you have now lots of people who won't see what is wrong with a company's behaviour and will just tell you, it's a free country, nobody's forcing you to buy anything, or this is progress, don't interfere.
Another one I like is when people say if you stop buying stuff that is not good for them or the planet, or too expensive, then companies will stop selling it or lower the price. So it's our fault if they sell junk, because we're buying it, they have no responsibility, there are only our choices.

I think there's no 'counterweight' anymore, nobody we will listen to if they tell us we've gone too far. But at least our iPhones will be ok if we don't put them on a motorbike. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 01:41 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: On aircraft strong stainless steel wire is used to secure bolts, nuts and screws from coming loose due to vibration. It’s sad that so many people today would be surprised that a camera could be damaged from prolonged vibrations from being used in such a way. There is little mechanical sense and knowledge left today in the general population.

I know... I mean it's everywhere like this. If people feel like 2+2 should equal 5, companies will make everything so that it is true for their customers.
Like writing/reading, every now and then people suggest that we remove complicated rules (I'm french so there are more exceptions than rules) to make it easier to learn and because a language has to evolve.
Part of me thinks, maybe we should, because language is for everyone, and not elites. But it would be for the wrong reasons, and what if we make it simple but lose whatever logic there was in the first place?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 21:38 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

reflecting on your last reply, it's not the first time that we exchange on this. I own the Oly 12-100mm but also the Nikon Z 24-200mm. You don't need to sell me the advantages of cropping, especially when you can assign a button to it. And once again, yes I do know that the Tamron is slightly better than the Nikon (based on one review, as far as I know) but it's not reason enough to give up the 24mm (and lose money in the switch).
I tested the Sony FE 24-240 and RF 24-240mm and was not satisfied with those. Even scaled down to 20mp their corners were worse (the RF was very nice in the center though), and stabilization not up to the task. To me it's not a FF vs M43 issue. And I like to test those lenses before speaking.

BTW: did you scroll down in the review before writing "And your review is from 2017 testing on a 12MP sensor.". The same test is done a few paragraphs later with a 16mp sensor and shows a slight boost. Nothing to make us expect the lens falling apart on a 20mp sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 20:42 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

And let's mention that there is a sensor shift mode available too for sheer resolution power, and that on sub $1000 cameras.

Why is the bigger aperture necessarily better? it gives more possibilities but also limitations. I'm just testing the Samyang FE 24mm f1.8 and I just can't use that bush in front of the house anymore because my corners are out of focus. What happens when I do cityscapes at night or just shoot stuff indoors? I never had to worry much about those things.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 20:25 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

yup, I don't understand the need to make it a point that the Tamron is so much better. First of, 24mm vs 28mm does matter. While you can crop to 300mm you can't outcrop to 24mm without stitching or something.
Then, about IQ, although I trust Opticallimits the lenstip review (https://www.lenstip.com/497.4-Lens_review-Olympus_M.Zuiko_ED_12-100_mm_f_4_IS_PRO_Image_resolution.html) is much more favorable and closer to what we, users, are seeing in our everyday life. They basically say it trounces prime lenses that were released until then.
It is understandable that one does have an opinion based on review. But then there are a few things that are dishonest, like mentioning that the performance is only good wide open and then deteriorates, as if the Tamron would gain in resolution after f8... I mean, how is it an issue, except for sunstars or something...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 20:01 UTC
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Phillip Forsten: On aircraft strong stainless steel wire is used to secure bolts, nuts and screws from coming loose due to vibration. It’s sad that so many people today would be surprised that a camera could be damaged from prolonged vibrations from being used in such a way. There is little mechanical sense and knowledge left today in the general population.

What's unreasonable these days? That they put optical zooms in our phones? That our phones make nice portraits with background blur with their tiny sensors when a few years ago you needed a big fat DSLR to have this look? That you can drop your phone into water or on the floor with little to no damage? Everytime there is a limitation they go beyond it, why should one even think their phone could have an issue on a motorbike?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:55 UTC
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panther fan: Finally a lens for all the equivalency discussions ;)

Panasonic 50-200 F2.8-F4
-655g
-76x132mm
-67mm filter
-1699$

Canon 100-400 F5.6-F8
-635g
-80x165mm
-67mm filter
-649$

I suggest another equivalence discussion:

Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6:
- 135g
- 56 x 50 mm
- $350

Canon:
???

There is no "last bastion falling" or something. We all know that faster lens on M43 can be a bad compromise for size/weight/price. But there's a limit to how light a telephoto can be on FF. I never heard of a 135g 70-200mm or 200g 70-300mm. If they wanted to make a f8-11 lens, with the big mount it would be bigger.

But FF needs more lenses like this 100-400mm. I would love a 300g 14-28mm f8.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:44 UTC
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