AOC

AOC

Joined on Mar 31, 2019

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  • Full-frame (and beyond) is like the sledgehammer of cameras. There are only a few times when you might need it, but many more times that you don't.
  • Agreed on the "drama created by the limited dynamic range." It is very easy to create a globally flat image, but selective dodging and burning to improve the shot is a bit harder.
  • Much appreciated, Jeremy. Some of those intolerant of views counter to theirs have long used the "I view the topic as bait-worthy, so now I have a license to bash posters and impugn their motives" ...
  • Well, then, you don't know too very many phones or much about them, in general. The iPhone shoots HEIF, which has (a) a higher bit depth (16-bit) than JPG, (b) can store a depth map and HDR ...
  • Trey Ratcliff is definitely Mr. HDR. I've found his Aurora HDR program superior to others (photomatix, nik, etc.). The program definitely "gives one enough rope to hang oneself," so to speak. ...
  • Nothing remotely bad about it and most people agree with me. By "most," I mean the ones with the real power to direct the market's trajectory, not those who will still be strum-und-drang clucking ...
  • It's really a chicken vs egg situation. The key question to answer is whether you only shoot those things because the camera limits you to them? You might find this surprisingly difficult to ...
  • Why didn't they make this an f/4 at 200mm. The RX10 IV has 24-200 f/2.8. So, it also loses 24-28mm.
  • If anyone wonders why some of us complain about smartphone detractors, it's comments like this...that are a step behind the times. People have been shooting true HDR tonemapped shots of fast moving ...
  • You've heard of the ever-improving "portrait modes" on iPhones, I presume? They simulate, albeit imperfectly, various studio lighting setups and grow more popular by the day. Smartphone users do ...
  • My suspicion is that you would have had other manufacturers more interested in perpetuating the status quo float the myth that mirrorless was insurmountably intrinsically inferior -- as an excuse ...
  • Ken_in_NH rightly observes that what is "best or most convenient" is context-sensitive: in situations where ease of movement is prized, your laptop would be of greatest utility. At the desk in ...
  • To be honest, as Marty4650 put it in the Open forum, this thinning of the herd was long overdue. Think of all the other garbage brands left by history's wayside--Contax, Minolta, Afga, Kodak, ...
  • Good post, Marty. You nailed the bottom three: Nikon, Panasonic, and Olympus. I bet against Nikon long ago, after seeing their sloth and malaise, insularity, close-mindedness. and slowness to pivot. ...
  • I don't know if the Canon stuff is that bad, but to be practical, I suppose beggars can't be choosers. Olympus could be the first of many. Canon seems safest to me. I know I wouldn't invest in a ...
  • Replied in Bold claims
    Someone (I think it was photofactor) also showed that Pixel smartphone auto WB indoors was superior to that of his "real camera" (an Olympus I believe--is it any coincidence they've pretty much ...
  • If I were someone looking outside m4/3, I'd take a look at Canon's slated R-lens releases. After announcing the R bodies some time ago, Canon initially made some fast heavy R glass. It appears that ...
  • At 10% of their value, which is what I've long believed it was worth, I just might pick up something myself.
  • If you're not mountain biking, you can tow a small trailer behind your bike. I've seen everything from kids to equipment in them.
  • I'm calling BS on this. The last person I'm going to trust is someone who works for Olympus. As Thom Hogan writes: That, I suspect, is much closer to the truth. He concludes that JIP will likely ...
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