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https://www.lenstag.com/

I'll just leave this here. They also tell you if pictures taken with your camera have been posted online (by using the serial in the exif). I'm sure there are some differences in the service offering but it looks like there is a lot of overlap. I am not involved with the company but it's worth signing up just to see which unscrupulous marketers are stealing your work.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:48 UTC as 22nd comment
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SETI: Great colors, but IQ close to my phone. And, btw, my phone is much smaller and lighter =)

Congratulation on having a phone! Tell me more about the 240mm equivalent lens your one has.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
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zsedcft: They need to create some more videos. The only shots that are obviously created using the device look shaky. It may be because someone bumped the table or because the saxophonist was moving, but the risk is preventing me from buying.

I'm sure that the creator is reading this so can you just create a video with a 90 degree up/down slide, a level slide and a 360 turn. Can you also create a timelapse using each of those movements? Upload the video to youtube or vimeo (I believe vimeo is preferable because of less severe compression) and make the raw video available to download. It doesn't need to be a flashy video - more like a product demonstration.

Maybe you could also demonstrate the performance with an RX100 or similar camera if you have one available. I think that could be a big market for you guys.

I am very interested in this product, but shaky video would be a deal breaker for me. I'd rather pay twice as much for smooth video.

Thanks

I guess the silence is deafening. Great concept but nothing but a fake review on amazon and no reviews on youtube.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 01:31 UTC

They need to create some more videos. The only shots that are obviously created using the device look shaky. It may be because someone bumped the table or because the saxophonist was moving, but the risk is preventing me from buying.

I'm sure that the creator is reading this so can you just create a video with a 90 degree up/down slide, a level slide and a 360 turn. Can you also create a timelapse using each of those movements? Upload the video to youtube or vimeo (I believe vimeo is preferable because of less severe compression) and make the raw video available to download. It doesn't need to be a flashy video - more like a product demonstration.

Maybe you could also demonstrate the performance with an RX100 or similar camera if you have one available. I think that could be a big market for you guys.

I am very interested in this product, but shaky video would be a deal breaker for me. I'd rather pay twice as much for smooth video.

Thanks

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
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zsedcft: Please, nobody back this. You will almost certainly lose your money and never see this product. The shipping date will slip and slip until you get the final backer message saying something like "We are sorry, we have failed" a year later. I am currently waiting for that message from another product whose shipping date has slipped by 6 months. That one was totally feasible and already had a working prototype. Previously I had backed a project from Triggertrap and even with their history of kickstarter projects and smashing their funding goal, they still failed and effectively stole $500,000 of loyal backer's money. Kickstarter can't be seen as a pre-ordering service - it is a 50/50 shot at getting a product early (which may be sub-standard and not production ready).

Even if it does show up on your doorstep, it will only work in sub 3mph winds, will have no stability and will take terrible pictures.

Anyway, rant over.

I'm sorry, I disagree with that. You are providing the start-up capital for a project that would otherwise not be able to raise the money. They may not be able to explain the idea to a bank manager to get a loan or it may be to small scale for VC money. The creators of the project should build in margins so that only the most extreme bad luck will derail a project.

There is alway a risk in investing in projects and I accept that, but I think Kickstarter need to have a business expert look at every project to see if it feasible before they are allowed on the site. Almost everyone who has backed a few projects has been burned and it will eventually kill the platform.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 03:25 UTC

Please, nobody back this. You will almost certainly lose your money and never see this product. The shipping date will slip and slip until you get the final backer message saying something like "We are sorry, we have failed" a year later. I am currently waiting for that message from another product whose shipping date has slipped by 6 months. That one was totally feasible and already had a working prototype. Previously I had backed a project from Triggertrap and even with their history of kickstarter projects and smashing their funding goal, they still failed and effectively stole $500,000 of loyal backer's money. Kickstarter can't be seen as a pre-ordering service - it is a 50/50 shot at getting a product early (which may be sub-standard and not production ready).

Even if it does show up on your doorstep, it will only work in sub 3mph winds, will have no stability and will take terrible pictures.

Anyway, rant over.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

Triggertrap are a bunch of thieves and liars and I'll keep posting a comment on every new piece of garbage that they try to release until the end of time.

They stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from loyal backers and spent it on expensive business trips and corporate lunches and failed to deliver the product or a refund. Please look up "Triggertrap Ada" for reference.

This product is very limited in functionality. For $35 you can buy a TL-MR3040, flash openwrt and use your phone as a wireless liveview device. This new device does a couple of things that the mr3040 won't do, buy I would take liveview and LRTimelapse integration over face detection anyday.

Anyway, buy at your own risk and consider the DIY alternatives that are cheaper and offer more functionality.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:00 UTC as 2nd comment
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JohnEwing: "...the company’s recent misfortunes aren’t due to increased competition."

Yeah, and the decline of the small compact camera market has nothing to do with the rise of smartphones.

Everybody who wants a gopro has one. It is more like what has happened to Samsung's smartphone sales. The upgrades used to be a big deal and made you want the newest version.

4k isn't really a tangible thing for most people. If they have a 1080p60 gopro already, they don't have a compelling reason to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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sh10453: I think it would have been more logical if this WERE an update to the CM1.
Something like this:

20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor
F2.0 aperture (Leica lens)
24-135mm equivalent focal length
ISO 80-25,600
4K-video
Raw capture
3.0MP front camera
5.0-inch 1080p display (or better)
Android 5.x
XXX octa-core processor
4GB RAM
16, 32, 64GB memory options
microSD cards up to 128GB
3200mAh battery

The LF1 is a 1/1.7" sensor, not 1". The original rx100 had something similar to what you suggested and the lens protruded quite far even when retracted. It would change the form factor entirely.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 00:07 UTC
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Alphoid: And I was totally waiting for the CM2 to clean up a few of the major issues (modern Android; ideally, Google-backed, and having some way to make it pocketable without scratching the lens.

Seems like Panasonic is moving in a different direction.

I know what you mean. I was waiting for 4k/24fps or 4k/30fps, maybe some kind of lens cover, a faster processor and a better screen. I think they are reasonable expectations, but Panasonic decided to make a camera phone without the phone!

Nice one Panasonic! Someone should tell them that the camera in the CM1 was great *FOR A PHONE*, but not great compared to dedicated 1" compacts. This is not going to sell very well.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
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sh10453: I think it would have been more logical if this WERE an update to the CM1.
Something like this:

20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor
F2.0 aperture (Leica lens)
24-135mm equivalent focal length
ISO 80-25,600
4K-video
Raw capture
3.0MP front camera
5.0-inch 1080p display (or better)
Android 5.x
XXX octa-core processor
4GB RAM
16, 32, 64GB memory options
microSD cards up to 128GB
3200mAh battery

It would be twice as big as an rx100 iv - that is a pretty huge phone. I think that they are already coming out with an rx100 competitor which has similar specs but is not a phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 15:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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EthanP99: Would this be a good beginner camera for my son?

You blew it Fujimoto!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
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HSway: These repeating arguments sound all the time, a few points:

"This is the essential problem with pricing this lens so high."

>There is nothing equal to this that is cheaper.

"Never before have there been so many affordable lenses for long lens photography. The Tamron 150-600mm and the Sigma lenses of this focal length changed everything. Now it was possible to get excellent image quality at an affordable price. Nikon responded by producing the very aggressively priced 200-500mm f5.6, which is nearly half the price of this 300mm f4."

>If you want to look for various alternatives that are less expensive you will find some options to make do with.

"Yes the m4/3 system has advantages when it comes to reach."

>MFT has no such 'advantage' in isolation. But it builds its alternative and characteristic imagining on it. Whether that results in advantage is everyone’s decision.

@Naveed Akhtar

I presume that English is not your first language but "racist" is an extremely strong and loaded word. I don't want to sound like the though police, but in English speaking culture it is a word that should never be used lightly.

People do make jokes about racism, but it is such a delicate subject that I probably wouldn't even attempt to make one if I was not a native English speaker. The vast majority of the time you will just make your audience feel awkward or they may presume that you are racist. Most native English speakers avoid jokes about race because of their delicate nature.

This is just advice. I know several of my foreign friends who have struggled with finding out which line not to cross with jokes so I thought I would say something. (I don't think anyone here would think you are racist, so don't worry about that).

Anyway, have a good day!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
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yslee1: DSLRDashboard and a TP Link MR3040 says hi.

I know. That costs $35, has live view and full control over the camera. You can download full size RAWs and JPEGs to check your settings. It even has timelapse integration that adjusts exposure based on the light level.

If a superior solution already exists, why would they continue with the project? Their time would have been better spent making their own version of DSLR dashboard and getting it into the apple app store.

Maybe they could have found a little router that uses wireless AC to speed up the transfers. That would be amazing.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

I don't get why people can't handle that this is not an advert. They are spending more time looking at the most advanced camera with the most advanced sensor that has ever been made (35mm at least). It is actually good enough to be a professional movie camera as well. That is just amazing any way you look at it.

I don't have any investment in the Sony company or Sony gear, but I can recognize when a camera is a game changer. There are cameras that represent a leap forward - the 5Dmk2, D800 and this are the ones that come to mind from the last few years. I would expect each of those to get a similar level of coverage if they were to come out today.

Anyway, we live in an extremely exciting time for camera gear. Stop complaining and enjoy it. You can always skip the sony articles, but you can't say that they are not popular or justified - just look at the number of comments on each of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 13:47 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

I may be missing something, but it looks like you have posted the video in 1080p and not 4K. Is that deliberate?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 67th comment | 13 replies
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