mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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NickyB66: I'm holding out for 64K

"640K ought to be enough for anybody".

Maybe Bill Gates' famous 1981 quote finally turns out to be true.
(yes I know, he didn't actually say that).

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
On article Sony a7R III added to studio scene comparison (195 comments in total)
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Dietrich Reinhardt: At 100 ISO, looks to me that D850 out-resolves the competition. Also, can't say that I see much difference between the two Sony's.

I doubt the D850 outresolves any camera with pixel shift.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:50 UTC

$1500 - LOL. For a camera that doesn't even come with a meter.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:51 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (440 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: Question from we animal photographers: Does the eye AF work on animals very well? Or only humans?

Do you mean spiders with 8 tiny eyes or giant squids with two huge eyes?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 00:20 UTC
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sneakyracer: Does Kodak still make anything?

Yes. Losses.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 20:49 UTC
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rhlpetrus: Interesting, but comparing it to D850 shows very little difference, unlikely to be seen on prints. One issue with ACR and D850 are jaggies, that introduce issues in various parts of image. The Sony is cleaner in that respect, not sure if from pixel shift or conversion.

Tested camera > own camera: differences get de-emphasized

Own camera > tested camera: differences get emphasized

I call that the fanboy's dilemma.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
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Tom Holly: How does pixel shift work? Does the sensor actually move by a pixel? How do they do that reliably and accurately?

Yes it moves by a pixel. The anti-shake mechanism can do such tiny movements of the sensor easily.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 00:44 UTC

Is it known who produces that sensor?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 45th comment
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mick232: With sensors, it's like with engines and displacement. There is only one thing that can replace it. A bigger sensor.

F1 teams are limited by what the rules allow. Engines are limited to 1.6 litres. They'd switch to bigger engines without hesitation if that was allowed, after all that is an easy way to increase performance.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:27 UTC

With sensors, it's like with engines and displacement. There is only one thing that can replace it. A bigger sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 123rd comment | 4 replies

The low-end specs make this sound like an immediate failure. E.g. 1 hour battery runtime, or cumbersome control via touch bar.

Let's wait till a truly innovative company gets it right, when the time is right. Even Google didn't succeed with it on the first attempt.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 00:06 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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dmanthree: I know that phone cams can't compete with real cams, but it is nice to see they're making improvements. Beats the alternative. Someday, I may actually use the cam in my phone.

But not today.

This won't take much longer, given that DSLR vendors are doing next to nothing to improve image quality with software. These phones achieve their results by good hardware in combination with clever software algorithms. The pure hardware advantage of DSLRs will eventually diminish and may even be outpaced by software enhancements.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 22:25 UTC

Is that the beginning of the end of Nikon?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 00:57 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
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LessMirrored19: Samsung is everywhere ....

You don't have to be everywhere. It's enough to be on the top spot.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 17:57 UTC

Where is Canon and Nikon? Isn't Canon producing its own sensors, and isn't Nikon claiming it has designed the sensor for each new camera they announce?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies

Is it compatible with the new Thambar lens? I'd sell all my gear plus one of my kidneys for that combo.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Tim C.: The sky is the limit for this company.

Does that mean their highlight recovery isn't any good?

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)
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Mike CH: What was the price of that lens, again?

And it doesn't even come with a piece of cloth to wipe the front element???

No, it comes with a glass of grease to keep the front lens as dirty as possible. This will ensure lowest quality images just as expected.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)
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M W B G: I'm a leica fan and I'm trying to like this lens, but I just can't.
And the price for such a lens! Sheesh.

Read the article. These photos are provided by Leica.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
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LessMirrored19: 10 years ago, Canon and Nikon laughed at Sony.

Today, it really feels like Sony is on their own plain...as much as Canon and Nikon shooters try to make things "us vs. them" it's just not that.

Sure, market share matters....but Sony doesn't seem to be even a little interested in competing with Canon and Nikon, and Canon and Nikon, much to my bewilderment, seem to be foolishly letting Sony get generation after generation ahead.

This is one of those situations where Sony is going to achieve critical mass, and just explode. Right now, in some of the open photography groups, if you ask "which camera should I get" you now get MORE people saying the Sony a6000 than any other camera. If you understand the math, that fact alone is just staggering.

But this is about momentum, and Sony has a freight train of it, and Canon and Nikon are literally going in the other direction.

And what exactly will that accomplish without an adequate re-write of the user interface to make use of the $0.50 touch digitizer?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
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