dav1dz

Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

I don't know why people are all raking on Apple for using "yester-year" parts. If anything, Microsoft is the culprit. At least the new 15" MBPs have Polaris GPUs. Surface Book's Performance Base is still using Maxwell. Both are on Skylake CPUs, but for the life of Microsoft they can't figure out how to fit a quad-core SKU into their thermal envelope.

If you're looking to attack Apple on the spec front, you should know that Microsoft is not even close at the same price segment. Some things are not so obvious, not all PCIe SSDs are made equal. Not all Intel CPUs are made equal even with the same branding. Look at the power requirements!

Oh, and you can't carry a Surface Studio around town. It's supposed to compete with the iMacs but once again is using only dual-core SKUs and Maxwell GPUs.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 68th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony launches support program for pro photographers (116 comments in total)

Not in Canada?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 1st comment

UHS is where they really screwed up, beside the "bus" rating, there's also speed class. Just ask anyone what the difference is between UHS-II and UHS Speed Class 3.

At least the new V rating reflect the minimum speed in MB/s now. I hope they stick to the V rating system for a while.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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BarnET: Bloody hell why did i buy that I40 3 months ago.

What is the equivalent GN of i60 @ 105 mm? Anyone know? It would be easier to make the comparison then.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (154 comments in total)
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Jon H Laake: 1. How do you move single focus point around viewscreen? (this is a major turn-off in my ep-5)

2. Is the B/W option a true monchrome mode in RAW?

1. The focus points are changed by pointing at the LCD while composing in the viewfinder, or using arrow keys (if you change them from preset categories), or using dials after the focus box selection is triggered using a button.

2. It's not true monochrome RAW like the Leicas if that's what you meant. For those your sensor must be designed as monochromatic.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
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dav1dz: I can't tell the difference between regular edition from App Store and the Pro version from Macphun directly. Anyone care to elaborate?

I wonder how annoying the interfacing is without the plugins. I don't see a big deal if I just have to export a set of brackets to the desktop then open them up in the non-Pro app...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 15:04 UTC

I can't tell the difference between regular edition from App Store and the Pro version from Macphun directly. Anyone care to elaborate?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Gear used in this video missing the 17mm f1.8 when Barney was doing the still life high-res test.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 16:03 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

Nikon acknowledges problem, people are angry. Nikon promises free fix, people are angry. Nikon replenishes stock, people are angry.

People can't be happy.

#firstworldproblems

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 84th comment | 7 replies

Why are these lenses so heavy? I understand the Zeiss may have premium glass but the 70-200 f/4 G? At 840 g it's not exactly mirrorless weight and is heavier than the Canon 70-200 f/4 IS!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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thx1138: Nice camera, but I always laugh at how every manufacturer claims to have the worlds fastest AF. What's that Dire Straights song which has the lyrics " 2 men say their Jesus, one of them must be wrong"

More importantly, what is this High Performance mode?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 04:26 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: I like the Olympus system with bright and sharp primes like 12 / 2 , 45 / 1.8 and 60 / 2.8. However in the tele range I think it is all still rather bad.
I have the Pana 100-300, but I am not impressed with it. I have tried the 75-300 mk 1, but was not impressed with that one either. It seems good tele still requires more weight and money :-)
That is where my Nikon D300 with 70-200/ 2.8 (+1.7 x extender) still beats the MFT system with ease. Pity, because I would like to have one system for all.

Not soon to launch, already launched.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 19:10 UTC
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Cane: So if you are outside and don't have wifi, you are stuck using the cable only, like it's 1980?

I do like how it supports many more camera models. Making it sort of an ubiquitous experience.

It's like how some people choose to use Lightroom fearing down the road they won't have a Mac anymore, thus no more Aperture.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 20:40 UTC
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Sparksnl: Since the high brightness level was blinding me after starting it up for the first time (and all other tries, ios version) I uninstalled it after 1 minute. I can't work with an app that maximizes the brightness. After lowering the brightness it went up again when I entered the app. I was completly blinded.

Isn't this article about how it has become a free app? What's the problem?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 20:38 UTC
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Artak Hambarian: The app is not compatible with my Samsung Galaxy Tab...

What version of Android?

This is the problem with Android segmentation. Just because something is made for Android doesn't mean every device can run it.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
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gl2k: Perky price.
Nikon DX 35mm f1.8 and FX 50mm f1.8 are about €170

It's not competing in the same equivalent focal length as the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR DX 35 mm f/1.8.

Phew, mouthful.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 06:30 UTC
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Voldenuit: Any news on 20/1.7 + banding issues?

The banding issue is real, however if the photo is exposed correctly you shouldn't notice it. Everyone is hoping for a solution soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 06:27 UTC

With the type of equipment he's working with I'm thoroughly impressed. I've been following the site for a few days now.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 03:12 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus issues OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.2 (41 comments in total)
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David28: Am I missing something or is this an update just for Windows. The Mac link has no equivalent update.

Seems an odd way to issue firmware.

I updated using my Mac just fine. Just install the Olympus Updater and go.

It's the same process as Windows. Software came on disc, and I also found a link to download online if you misplaced it.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 14:44 UTC

People are missing the mark on this one. It's not all aperture rating or the lack thereof. Leica's produced a lens that is not affected the chromatic aberration.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 22:44 UTC as 60th comment | 8 replies
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