mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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Mastering Light: The race is on!

Panasonic now has a 36MP organic sensor.
Samsung displayed their 5MP organic sesnor in 2015.
Sony has a 1.4MP sensor now too.
Who will be first to market! Good times for all.

For those who missed it Panasonic's has:
OPF CMOS image sensor design technology
electronically-controlled variable ND filter function
In-pixel capacitive coupled noise cancellation technique
In-pixel gain switching technology
Voltage controlled sensitivity modulation technology

What Panasonic did is like glueing an old Nokia phone onto a laptop and call it a "smartphone" two days before the iPhone launch.

It is feasible right now, but it's dead end technology. Sony is showing what the future looks like.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
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ewelch: Panasonic announced a similar chip before Sony. So Sony is not the first.

And the Panasonic sensor is 8K.

The Panasonic chip was announed 2 days ago and is a very different design. Not backside-illuminated.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 18:45 UTC

Is that poor man's pixel shift mode?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 20:04 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

Most other vendors would simply sell you an excellent 85/1.4 for a 10th of the price, with pretty much the same suitability as a portrait lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 18:49 UTC as 60th comment
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Denys Finney: Only 1080i, at what frame/data rate I wonder?

The point is, it does not shoot 1080p.

The camera is described as "The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera".

I am no expert, but offering exactly one HD resolution doesn't sound very flexible to me.

edit: according to the tech specs on the BlackMagic web site, it supports a wide range of HD formats including 1080p30 and 1080p60. So this is a misconception due to the wording of the press release.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:01 UTC
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (222 comments in total)
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Kurt Haerting: steam-punk kitsch with no advantage whatsoever - except that some stupid geeky customers might fall for it ...

@KurtHaerting: it's enough to stop reading after the first line. The phrase "character limitations apply" says all about you.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 22:41 UTC

That is ok I suppose. After all, the current Kodak isn't the real thing, either.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 18:55 UTC as 27th comment
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (222 comments in total)
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Kurt Haerting: steam-punk kitsch with no advantage whatsoever - except that some stupid geeky customers might fall for it ...

That is probably what some also said after someone invented the wheel, photography, cars, ...

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 21:31 UTC
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G Sciorio: Perfect for vlogging

For vlogging I use pro stuff. But this one will do as a selfie-camera in my restroom for guests.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:38 UTC
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mick232: My grandma is probably one of them. She asked me the other day what that Bitcoin thing is.

@sop51: I warn anyone about the risks who talks to me about it. Bitcoin exchanges have been hacked and robbed, BitCoins could lose significant value, you could be talked into giving away the private keys of your BitCoins and thus lose them, etc.

It's not suitable for laymen at the moment.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:35 UTC

My grandma is probably one of them. She asked me the other day what that Bitcoin thing is.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 01:25 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
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Roland Karlsson: There do exist a fourth FF DSLR camera manufacturer. It would have fitted just nicely in the 2x2 square presenting the cameras. Just saying.

I only know Pentax, Canon, and Nikon. Who is the fourth?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 00:19 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: Just imagine if Nikon release a mirrorless version of D850 wtih good video AF, and no more need for AF tune BS...
Wishful thinking but, still...

Have you been asleep the last couple of years? Mirrorless has PDAF on sensor and the A9 AF is on par with the best DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 00:08 UTC
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)
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mick232: That is Canon innovation at its best!

Oxymoron is one way to call it. Irony is another.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)

That is Canon innovation at its best!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 00:20 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
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mick232: "For a start, our shooting suggests that GH5S can outperform the a7S II whenever you require a depth-of-field that the Panasonic can offer"

It's a bit like saying a Fiat 500 can outperform a Ferrari whenever you want to drive as slow as possible.

My point is: if you look at the comparison images, there isn't a single one where the image of the smaller sensor is better. It's always mushier and colors are less accurate. So the author was desperately trying to find a dimension in which he could call the Panasonic a winner, it's just not a dimension that normally one cares about.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 11:16 UTC

"For a start, our shooting suggests that GH5S can outperform the a7S II whenever you require a depth-of-field that the Panasonic can offer"

It's a bit like saying a Fiat 500 can outperform a Ferrari whenever you want to drive as slow as possible.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 23:53 UTC as 28th comment | 8 replies

Pretty big camera for such a small sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 23:49 UTC as 29th comment | 16 replies
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mick232: Take a flashlight, light the subject from as many angles you like during a long exosure in complete darkness.

I didn't really want to compare these methods, just provide another option. Not sure if you understood that with flashlight I don't mean photographic equipment but a flashlight like you'd use for camping. There are no individual bursts of light, just shine on the subject from various angles. You can control the relative strength by varying the length of time you shine from each position. One key difference is that you wouldn't get shadow (reflection) in the form of the subject.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 23:39 UTC

Take a flashlight, light the subject from as many angles you like during a long exosure in complete darkness.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 21:54 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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