attomole

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Whilst components may be similar Medical device manufacture, service, sales and post market surveillance is massively regulated business. and very different to consumer goods, Owning OLY would allow Sony a shortcut into that business and OLY the capitol to continue, Not sure on the consumer end of the business its difficult to see where that will mean anything other than a stay of execution for the Olympus brand and products

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 7th comment

I had a 3s it was actually pleasingly bad, Fidelity does not necessarily produce great photographs.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 64th comment

Why would they need to do this?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 05:36 UTC as 166th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview (277 comments in total)

looks like a great little camera, can't think of a "why didn't they put an X, or Y on it"

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 03:02 UTC as 15th comment
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EasyClick: Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt NASA supposed to have technology decades ahead of what's available on the market? They're the guys inventing the science and breakthrough technology...By the same reasoning they should have a photo sensor that would only be available today on the market. I understand the article but I just thought otherwise... Maybe someone should send an iPhone to Mars??

Your Wrong, and i correct you, as an engineer you build device suitable to do the job in your specifications. If that component is pre-existing you use it, why spend money on anything else?

If that component does not exist, and in the early days of the space programme thats just about everything, you have to go away and build those components and design new materials to build them with.

Possibly our imaginations are to polluted by science fiction, people here just seem to refuse to understand what is being told them, The cameras on board are up to spec. The resolution you need will be defined by what level of detail you require to do the mission.

There is more than one way to achieve resolution if you need it, for instance walk up to a thing and take a close up.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 02:45 UTC
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Peiasdf: In other word, designed by committee.

Good thing the launch wasn't delayed until 2020 otherwise we would have RC cars more advanced than this.

I like NASA and really don't like private space companies but I bet they would not have made similar choices due to better managements.

The engineering is sound, Mars has its fare share of space junk due to engineering failures. The limiting factor is the 30MB of data a day for all your mission signals, so you scale the bandwidth to suit the target you can pick another sensor but it may take a million dollars to validate it, and even with that spend it may fail. So why mot go with one component you know works brilliantly and build your high res images in photoshop on planet Earth when you need them. rather than risk a failure on Planet mars where you cant fix it.

Check out the images from Opportunity and Spirit there fantastic, were going to mars here not a wedding.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 17:47 UTC

Is't it about time Canon consolidated there DSLR camera name conventions word wide, why do they cary on with the rebel brand in the USA and Eos XXX branding in the ROW? we are all pretty much reading the same stuff these days, its just confusing.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 16:41 UTC as 75th comment | 9 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)
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attomole: I think Nikon and Sony have hit on the right size of sensor for this sort of camera,

As ever comments are about what it doesn't have, lens is a bit slow at the long end compared to F X10, which would work toward levelling the performance advantage of a larger sensor.

build one with flip out screen and an optical VF to make it a prober street photographers camera and i would be more interested.

Point and shoot have to do something camera phones are swallowing up there market

I think by "this sort of camera" I am talking about something that can output something approaching a digital SLR but making as few compromises as needed on quality and be pocketable.

From a personal perspective along the lines of my 35mm film Yashica T5 / XP2 combo which by your standards would probably be a brick

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 15:44 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)

I think Nikon and Sony have hit on the right size of sensor for this sort of camera,

As ever comments are about what it doesn't have, lens is a bit slow at the long end compared to F X10, which would work toward levelling the performance advantage of a larger sensor.

build one with flip out screen and an optical VF to make it a prober street photographers camera and i would be more interested.

Point and shoot have to do something camera phones are swallowing up there market

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
On article Making sense of Canon's 4K cameras with EOSHD (222 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: Which media can playback (= make visable) 4K Video ? Not my LCD laptop screen. Along with 4K recorded video there should be also 4K playback devices for max viasable quality.

Its a way off, but you can see the trajectory, with "Retina" displays on the way, 100Mb broadband, downloading would seem to be viable for formats beyond HD, logically 4K, already supported by you tube. the only question would seem to be how much true quality do you chuck away to make 4K 3D bandwidth and display viable.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 08:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)

Warts and all, still want one.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 16:28 UTC as 73rd comment
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DancingPhotoPanda: I have to say I find it completely hilarious that so many people are complaining that a camera which costs ~$4150 with a $600 battery grip that needs lenses in the neighborhood of $1000 dollars to take full advantage of the sensor is now going to be about $300 more.

You're the same people who are on here bitching every day that nobody should need files that big because your 10 year old computer won't even process 10MP raws quickly, and about how the new Canon doesn't have enough megapixels, and how the NEX7 has too many megapixels, and about everything else that comes along, ad infinitum.

Nobody cares. Kill yourselves.

Apart from not wishing the self induced premature demise upon anyone I have to concur. What it does is set it well above what all but the most wealthy of amateurs would aspire to, as it creeps toward £3000, I am sure that the D700 has been available mostly for about half that price, that is a few years ago £3000 quid would get you into the FX club and some decent glass to boot. Now it really is a pro only camera the extra 200 quid won't make that much deference apart from profoundly irritating people for a bit.

For the "systems error" ill bet that's an individual that screened up put the wrong codes is in SAP, easily done and not spotted.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:40 UTC
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shakabra: One thing that I never ever understand in these camera reviews.....is that no one ever talks about PRINTING. I mean, you don't even need more than a 1 megapixel camera if all you do is post photos on the internet. All this tech talk and stupid arguing... and not one mention of the final output: THE PHOTOGRAPH!!! 10 years ago, no one ever argued about which film or chemicals were superior. Now look at you. You are all tech geeks yet you have all lost sight of what photography is all about. the D800 has 36 megapixels and not one mention of what the prints look like.

Kodak Trix pan, rated at 300ASA developed in Rodinal diluted 1/50 for 12 min. Printed on Agfa record Rapid.

We argued, but there wasn't the internet to fuel the debate, we just did our own thing

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 09:17 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (171 comments in total)
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backayonder: Does anyone still take pictures?

for me not, I just read the comments section of camera review sites

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:53 UTC
On article 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung (266 comments in total)
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attomole: I am not a professional photographer. but i am an avid consumer of news particularly on the internet, one of the biggest news site's out there is the Mail, and they feature some excellent photographs, and very little video. aside my dislike over politics and celeb tittle tattle, it still an good site which features constantly high quality images and occasionally great photography.

Thanks for that, does't surprise me, theft is theft and should be judged according;y
I think it is remarkable however that there site, which is a big one for internet traffic, is dominated by high quality still photography (albeit some is stollen) and text.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 17:48 UTC
On article 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung (266 comments in total)

I am not a professional photographer. but i am an avid consumer of news particularly on the internet, one of the biggest news site's out there is the Mail, and they feature some excellent photographs, and very little video. aside my dislike over politics and celeb tittle tattle, it still an good site which features constantly high quality images and occasionally great photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 15:07 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview (263 comments in total)

Just wonder if the 36MP will turn some people away, I have a D300, The camera I really would have liked was the D700 or a 5D, as an Amateur you have to compromise unless you are very rich. not sure i feel same about the D800, seems to less of a general purpose tool. May make second hand D700 more affordable, thats not a bad thing. If it had the D4 sensor i would be really envious.
To be fair to Nikon, I am not who they had in mind to sell this Camera too, and they have to build the best camera they can for there Market, if you have to upgrade your PC, i guess that is justifiable collateral damage if you need what this camera will do

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:32 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)

What they do have is the architecture to build something rather more interesting to the sort of photographers who read this website, if they add a fast modest zoom and a dial or two, Its not this though, The feature set looks more like marketing engineering to avoid damaging Nikons other product lines, something Canon took more of a risk with with the elegant G1X.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 17:05 UTC as 8th comment
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (767 comments in total)
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Paul_B Midlands UK: What a monstrosity to look at, a carbunkle as Prince Charles would say. They obviously didnt hire Norman Foster to design it, straight out of the 70's Skoda factory. Or maybe this is some heavily disguised prototype, like the car people do, and the final one will look like the beautiful Fuji X10 but without the white blobs. Anyway, I'm sure its waaaaaay better than it looks (I hope so!).

Reminds me of a Mamaya 6, googled it to find an image which lead me here, http://grapehouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/eye-of-beholder.html I think it looks absolutely great, (i then had a look around the blog itself which is also great)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 23:45 UTC
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Captain Tom L: IMO, the most important line in this article is the last one "X-Pro1 will be part of a range of x-mount cameras". So what's next? a full frame version? I'm hopeful!

What about a 35mm+ size, along the lines of the classic Mamaya 6, say like a Canon GX1 on steroids with a tilt an shift lens,

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
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