57even

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On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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57even: It is not perhaps surprising that mirrorless does not replace DSLR...yet.

To gain market share, mirrorless majored on the big flaw of DSLRs - size and weight. A lot of the compromises more or less derive from that. Less room for buttons, less room for large batteries, and less reserve power for really fast processors.

So, they appeal to people who want the same IQ in a smaller size, but can live without the continuous shooting, all-day battery performance, such as photojournalists, travel and street photographers. Sony's venture into FF has also offered solutions for landscape and studio photographers.

But the bulk of the pro market is involved with events, sport or advertising, and these issues are a big deal, as well as lens range, flash etc. But breaking into this market would require breaking the dominance of Nikon and Canon, which is a whole different challenge.

We are in a state of transition, waiting to see what the big two may do. Who will blink first?

The comments on this site get weirder by the day...

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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57even: It is not perhaps surprising that mirrorless does not replace DSLR...yet.

To gain market share, mirrorless majored on the big flaw of DSLRs - size and weight. A lot of the compromises more or less derive from that. Less room for buttons, less room for large batteries, and less reserve power for really fast processors.

So, they appeal to people who want the same IQ in a smaller size, but can live without the continuous shooting, all-day battery performance, such as photojournalists, travel and street photographers. Sony's venture into FF has also offered solutions for landscape and studio photographers.

But the bulk of the pro market is involved with events, sport or advertising, and these issues are a big deal, as well as lens range, flash etc. But breaking into this market would require breaking the dominance of Nikon and Canon, which is a whole different challenge.

We are in a state of transition, waiting to see what the big two may do. Who will blink first?

Carefully designed not to compete with their DSLR line or appeal to pro photographers.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)

It is not perhaps surprising that mirrorless does not replace DSLR...yet.

To gain market share, mirrorless majored on the big flaw of DSLRs - size and weight. A lot of the compromises more or less derive from that. Less room for buttons, less room for large batteries, and less reserve power for really fast processors.

So, they appeal to people who want the same IQ in a smaller size, but can live without the continuous shooting, all-day battery performance, such as photojournalists, travel and street photographers. Sony's venture into FF has also offered solutions for landscape and studio photographers.

But the bulk of the pro market is involved with events, sport or advertising, and these issues are a big deal, as well as lens range, flash etc. But breaking into this market would require breaking the dominance of Nikon and Canon, which is a whole different challenge.

We are in a state of transition, waiting to see what the big two may do. Who will blink first?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 23:20 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies
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arhmatic: The entire idea of "camera bags" is dead to me. this is really a thief magnet and nothing else. Just get any bag you want ant fit it with padding per your needs.

That's exactly what I do. There are loads of foam inserts and dividers.

My tatty old canvas satchel is as dog earned and weather-beaten as I am. Nothing too tempting in either case ;-)

But hey, some folk like to look the part...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
On article DxO ONE real-world sample gallery (181 comments in total)

Pricey but not bad. IQ is a big step up from an iPhone.

Can we have an Android version soon please?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

Why does everyone tout every new cool thing as being 'the future'. It's just one more option. Sometimes it's transformational, sometimes it's not.

This is not the future of photography. The 2D image is alive and well if all the exhibitions and awards I have been to this year are any indication. It may be an interesting niche specialisation, but its not transformational. It's not 'the future' its 'a future addition'. Journalistic hyperbole by prepositional abuse.

When GB broadband is more commonplace, 3D VR is likely to be transformational for other applications such as conferencing, skypeing, collaborative/remote working, education, dramas and movies, gaming etc. I can also see a future for "virtual tourism" but that would be more interesting as an enhancement to Google Earth, rather than Flickr.

On the other hand, can you image what a virtual reality full of Amazon pop-up ads will be like? Virtual hell. I can see a big market for ad-blockers.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 09:51 UTC as 12th comment
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phazelag: The FZ1000 jpegs and raws all look better at 3200 and up. I wonder if Sony is not capable of getting the most out of their sensors. I expected cleaner with the talk of the stacked sensor.

I think the main driver for BSI on large sensors (given that you still can't place photodiodes too close together or you get diffusion and light scatter) is countering light fall-off due to angle of incidence. This seems to be true of the A7Rii.

May also lead in near future to a true global shutter sensor as well. ADU per pixel. Now that would be something.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 09:50 UTC
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papa natas: It's about a year now that I no longer use ANY of my cameras for informal shooting. Other than studio work, the Ipod5 & Ipad3 cover the rest, and they add fun to my shooting. I'm NO pro. I'm what I call An ARTISAN.

That's nice.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:35 UTC
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57even: Don't get all the complaints. Its a nice competent camera and an obvious travel choice for Canon users.

The sensor used should give it great AF, and there is an EVF option. Sure, some of the dedicated competition has more functionality, but anything better is either old (A600) or quite a lot more expensive.

Personally, I am glad to see Canon making large sensor mirrorless cameras. I still think Nikon read this market wrong, having tried and failed to get on with the 1 series, which are no cheaper despite the smaller sensor.

Well, Sony aren't making any more APSC cameras for a while, so an old one is all you got. Seems like no new lenses for it either, which was already something of an issue. I prefer the lenses for the Canon.

Sony will change their minds again in a few years. At least Canon are predictable.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:34 UTC

Don't get all the complaints. Its a nice competent camera and an obvious travel choice for Canon users.

The sensor used should give it great AF, and there is an EVF option. Sure, some of the dedicated competition has more functionality, but anything better is either old (A600) or quite a lot more expensive.

Personally, I am glad to see Canon making large sensor mirrorless cameras. I still think Nikon read this market wrong, having tried and failed to get on with the 1 series, which are no cheaper despite the smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:52 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (268 comments in total)
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57even: Actually looks like a nice bit of industrial design, particularly the switches and buttons.

I didn't realise the camera wasn't weather sealed. A little surprised at that for a landscape/outdoor camera.

@ET2

Your loyalty to Sony is unquestionable, but there is no moisture or dust sealing, per se.

The tight tolerances may lend it some 'resistance', but that's not the same thing as having seals around the lens mount and controls, which would add an additional level of confidence.

And confidence means a lot to someone forking out several thousand dollars for a landscape camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 12:49 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (268 comments in total)

Actually looks like a nice bit of industrial design, particularly the switches and buttons.

I didn't realise the camera wasn't weather sealed. A little surprised at that for a landscape/outdoor camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 38th comment | 15 replies
On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)

Personally, I would settle for a 4TB SSD which cost under $100...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?

ecka84

You use a full frame camera to look at images on a screen?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?

@ecka84

Better is meaningless without context. Why don't you own a medium format camera if you are so obsessed with sensor size?

The best camera is the one that gets the job done with the minimum fuss and inconvenience. Quality differences you can't see in a print are meaningless, and most people have no idea how big they have to print before the difference is even visible.

Gear forums are for people who insist they need the camera equivalent of a Range Rover for the photography equivalent of the school run.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 10:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?

True, they don't generally mention it but T1.7/F1.4 is not unusual.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?

Exposure is related to t-stop not f-stop.

DOF is related to f-stop.

So yes, 1/3 stop difference is not unusual.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?

@brendon1000

Fuji ISO (along with MFT) uses the SOS ISO digital standard and Canon/Nikon/Sony use the REI one. Arguably, Fuji are the ones who are NOT cheating, since SOS is tied to an actual RGB mid-grey for standard JPEG. REI just means 'looks about right'.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
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joyclick: The gear this guy uses is far down the rung of entry level stuff,sheer skill and imagination has taken his photography to a level that will put "the latest and the best" gear owners to shame.

You can always acquire gear more easily than talent. You only need money.

Unfortunately, talent is more important.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
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JohnLL: So there are only 40 utterly idiotic MEPs?

Actually, there are many MEPs with agendas (just as there are MPs with agendas who table private bills). Several attempts to pass stupid laws have been heavily rejected.

It works better than you think. The only glaring exception is the VAT issue, but that was happily signed up to by our own government who didn't even bother telling us about it.

I have nothing against legal harmonisation of product standards, bank regulation etc. but not when it is a matter that directly removes an established right from a member state, such as the right of panorama. This would have been challenged under the constitution in any event so it would never have made it through.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
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