Atomez

Atomez

Joined on May 16, 2012

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On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (185 comments in total)
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joao 43: I'm confused Dpreview.
The Wide-angle is the Standard while being a wide angle. The Standard is a Tele despite being a Standard.
I though this was a Photography site that would correct mistakes even when it's coming from the biggest marketing department....
A Shame and seriously confusing and a first since you never mention this on any other fixed lens camera, regardless the format.
The excuse that we should promote ignorance because it's to "complex" to properly explain focal lengths to consumers is just a bad excuse.
Dpreview should at least update the review and make a statement or Apple is the new Photography Authority?

Look, it's not even 28 nor 56 mm, it's 28 and 56 mm equivalent

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
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PKDanny: Camera DSLR is BEST!!

Yes it is. Now try to carry your excellent DSLR in your shirt pocket, make calls, check your email, get directions, surf the web, etc. with it.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (91 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Leica, Hasselblad, Schneider... need money, so they sold their name to highest bid from Chinese. That's all.

All the phones are made in China anyway.

Most, if not all, of the current Panasonic including Panasonic's Leica Red dot version are made in China too.

BTW, My EM5 is made in China, but EM5.M2 is made in Vietnam b/c cheaper than China per Olympus.

Nikonandmore, you just don't get it. Making things has almost no economic value. As the iPhone says: "Designed in California, Assembled in China". Where do you think the better part of its value stays?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (91 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: This company has reached a point in its glorious history where there is as much "Made in Germany" in their branded products as there is "German engineering" in mass produced Japanese rebranded photo gear, and "Wetzel Heritage Quality & Innvation" in R&D Optical & Software Systems of Chinese made garbage.

Leica (or whatever it's left of it aside from their name and red dot) should dedicate itself only into releasing more Panasonic Camera Clones, multiplying Fuji Instamatic Plastic Sofort Cameras, and compulsively selling their name to Chinese Cellphone makers & collect easy royalties. It's all a fraction of the work than actually having to produce anything of their own and eventually they can stop altogether pretending they actually make photographic equipment. Finally they can close their German offices, move to China, and change their name to CHEICA.

It's a great path for the company they once were.

Leica cameras and optics are made in Portugal and then shipped to Germany where they insert the sensor and electronics from Japan (Sony), the red dot and "Made in Germany" label... At least they could label like Apple (Designed in California) with just "Designed in Germany".
Watch this, it's spoken in portuguese but you'll get it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wma0DYTUPGQ

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (91 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I think it cheapens the brand of you slap it all over any old product. Leica is exclusive and stands for German quality and craftsmanship. These ideas are completely at odds with a disposable Chinese cell phone. (All phones are disposable)

Leica cameras and optics are made in Portugal and then shipped to Germany where they insert the sensor and electronics from Japan (Sony), the red dot and "Made in Germany" label...
Watch this, it's spoken in portuguese but you'll get it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wma0DYTUPGQ

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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cosinaphile: time for apple to provide a real DAC for music playback .... provide a nice big battery like samsung
and put a larger sensor in their camera ..... the smallest in the field in a product touted and positioned as premium is a contradiction... and a denial of goodness for the customer who deserves more for a product at this price point

Teardown finds DAC chips in Apple's Lightning EarPods & Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for iPhone 7

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/20/teardown-finds-dac-chips-in-apples-lightning-earpods-lightning-to-35mm-adapter-for-iphone-7

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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cosinaphile: time for apple to provide a real DAC for music playback .... provide a nice big battery like samsung
and put a larger sensor in their camera ..... the smallest in the field in a product touted and positioned as premium is a contradiction... and a denial of goodness for the customer who deserves more for a product at this price point

I mean the DAC for external speakers.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
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darrinlingle: Palm / Handspring first kicked off the smartphone revolution (even before the Treo), yet Apple gets credit for it. I guess this is like Xerox not getting credit for inventing the computer GUI.

Darrin in Colorado
Senior Software Developer

That depends on the definition of what a smartphone is... I used Palm and Treos and at that time they were the best there was to have internet on a phone. But very lousy. There was no direct access to web sites, it was through a site that converted the web site to Treo mode. Very slow and lousy. No 3rd party apps possible, just the ones that came with the phone. Separate keyboard, no touch keyboard on screen except using a stylus as pointing device. Of course that was what was possible with the technology of the day and were a step stone, but calling that a smartphone is way too far an overstatement. The day I used an iPod Touch I said "wow, now this is it".

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
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cosinaphile: time for apple to provide a real DAC for music playback .... provide a nice big battery like samsung
and put a larger sensor in their camera ..... the smallest in the field in a product touted and positioned as premium is a contradiction... and a denial of goodness for the customer who deserves more for a product at this price point

You just don't get it! iPhone 7 has no DAC. It went away with the 3.5mm audio jack. Music audio DAC is now external, either in a dongle or in the speakers. So now you can have the DAC of your choosing!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
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cosinaphile: time for apple to provide a real DAC for music playback .... provide a nice big battery like samsung
and put a larger sensor in their camera ..... the smallest in the field in a product touted and positioned as premium is a contradiction... and a denial of goodness for the customer who deserves more for a product at this price point

Oh, you really want an iPhone, but to your personal specs!
Sure they can do that, but it will cost you $100 million.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 19:28 UTC

People do really care about cameras in smartphones...
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"iPhone 7 Plus outselling regular iPhone 7 – first time larger model more popular"
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https://9to5mac.com/2016/09/16/iphone-7-versus-iphone-7-plus-sales/

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 20th comment
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sirhawkeye64: Only about half of the features listed here are of interest to me. 12MP... I think that's the same as the iPhone 6s/6s Plus (maybe a different image processor). The zoom: kind of a joke anyway to me. I mean, when you start wanting/need features like zoom, wanting nice bokeh, great low-light performance, etc, just get a freakin' camera. Even a moderate P&S would be worlds better than a cellphone camera, no matter how advanced it may be. I just hate that people are obsessed with cell phone cameras. Honestly, all I use mine for is taking pictures of whiteboards with notes on them or other work related stuff. Everything else, I use a camera (a normal camera: P&S or DSLR). The only appealing thing ot me is the RAW capabilities. That would be nice and gives more editing latitude in post. But zoom, boken, etc, I don't really care for myself personally. It's a phone. I think we have lost touch with what a phone is "supposed" to be used for.

cosinaphile, you have no knowledge about photography, optics, lenses, sensors. A bigger sensor needs a bigger lens. Period.
Bigger and heavier and longer and more expensive.
P&S cameras have bigger sensors and also bigger lenses. The same for 4/3, APS-C, full frame and so on. In that order.
A smartphone is something to carry in your pocket and used by your ear to make calls. If you don't get that you know nothing about it.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Cosinaphile
Your agenda is heartfelt though built on a foundation of personal preferences that others might not share. That 2 things are different does not mean one must be better. Your insistence that millions and millions of people who hold different preferences or sets of values must be made to be wrong doesn't seem to be persuading anyone.
Treating your opinion as a holy crusade is, honestly, making a Yabbocky of you.

"corporate behavior & their product decisions can be influenced by public opinion"? Not exactly. Yes they are influenced, but by public purchases. People vote with their wallets. And credit cards.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
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cosinaphile: at this point in the evolution of iphone, one would think apple could provide a sensor larger than the smallest sensor in existence .i believe its about 15.5sqmm which is pathetic & much lower than the nastiest cheapest point & shoots sensors that were the bottom of the barrel... which at their nastiest and cheapest had sensors about twice the size of the iphone sensor.... the iphones iso of 25 perhaps makes sense for 1916 ... but is about a century behind in iso goodness and in 2016 is an embarrassment

an actual camera sensor of at least 30 or 40 sq mm is needed. the 41 mp sensor of nokia w pixel binning was a real step forward.. its sensor size is slightly bigger than 58mm sq about 4 times the size of an iphone camera sensor.. a 12 mp version is in my fuji x 30 & its quite nice for iq & iso latitude... its a 2\3 sensor, & its the smallest sensor i think cameras should possess...i wish samsung would use one. so 2 years later we might see one in an iphone .

Don't you get that a larger sensor needs a bigger and more protruding lens?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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digitalhecht: "...3MP is good enough for a magazine cover, 6-8MP is good enough for a large-ish wall print and anything more than that is a bonus..."

Really? In which universe? Please put the crack pipe down and step away slowly...
(Also, please define "large-ish".)

60" 4K UHD TV is large-ish and has 8MP

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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Atomez: These phone, camera, computer combos are going to kill traditional cameras. The writing is on the wall. Because they can and will have better and much more powerful software processing data from sensors that not only capture light but lots of other information about light and image that can be processed in almost realtime. Possibly future imaging devices won't have light sensors that capture images like a digital negative as today but some other type of information. Cameras without lenses!

M1963, I like taking pictures and creating images. Years ago, many, I used an SLR with 35mm negatives that I developed, processed, enlarged, cropped, printed, like you did probably. And I enjoyed it. When digital cameras and laptop PCs appeared I thought "wow, now I can take the camera and processing lab anywhere and don't even need to turn the lights off". With iPhones and the like now I think "wow, now I have a camera, processing lab AND a means to send and publish my pictures IN MY POCKET!" As I am not a top notch professional nor a top wannabe artiste, I'm not going back to film, thank you.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Atomez: These phone, camera, computer combos are going to kill traditional cameras. The writing is on the wall. Because they can and will have better and much more powerful software processing data from sensors that not only capture light but lots of other information about light and image that can be processed in almost realtime. Possibly future imaging devices won't have light sensors that capture images like a digital negative as today but some other type of information. Cameras without lenses!

Anopticon. No lenses. Go google it.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 21:27 UTC

These phone, camera, computer combos are going to kill traditional cameras. The writing is on the wall. Because they can and will have better and much more powerful software processing data from sensors that not only capture light but lots of other information about light and image that can be processed in almost realtime. Possibly future imaging devices won't have light sensors that capture images like a digital negative as today but some other type of information. Cameras without lenses!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:43 UTC as 117th comment | 6 replies

Why, oh why, do people go on comparing smartphone cameras with stand-alone digital cameras, DSLR, point&shoot or otherwise? It's not the same thing.
Smartphones, iPhones et al, are basically computers with a lot of other things attached. As such they work with installable software apps. If someone invents a new way to process a digital image, you can add an app and that's it. You can't just do that on a camera, you got to wait at least the manufacturer includes that in a new model and then buy it. Not to mention sharing said photo on digital media as 99.99% of photos are these days.
Smartphone cameras should be compared to a digital camera AND a computer with digital connection, PC Mac or whatever. Now it's ok, go on comparing IQ, flexibility, availability, bulk, cost, weight etc.
Oh, and smartphones are water proof. And pocketable. And ...

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 118th comment | 3 replies
On article Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (81 comments in total)

Leica is now in the business of selling red dot logos?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 01:03 UTC as 3rd comment
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