sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
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Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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Nikon has not introduced any new FF cameras in last couple of years, so how many people are going to but D750 and D810. There could be many reasons for no new FF models, but it looks to me that Nikon/Sony partnership maybe coming to an end. With Sony being a competitor to Nikon, Nikon maybe looking at alternative sensors for new cameras. The D500/D7500 are an example, which even made by Sony, is not Sony design (not the same characteristics), and that might explain different design of D5 sensor as well (with much lower DR than D4/D4s)/

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:49 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
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Terry Breedlove: Here when it is raining and it does a lot it is always windy as well. No way I wear this parachute.

why not? Who does not like to fly?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:01 UTC

You can make the same kind of argument with APS-C vs 35MM and 4/3 vs APS-C.

The fact is that here you are comparing Pre-Gen-1 camera/system/sensor with a Gen umpteen system. Of course, early adapters will pay more for not that much more; but isn't this what happens with new technology (ever heard of iPhone and Tesla)? Without the additional dollars from early adapters, there will be no new technologies.

If Fuji executes this the way they did with their APS-C system, I am pretty sure that in a couple of year there new system will stand-out; not as a mainstream camera (for the price is not mainstream), but as a highly differentiated system

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 05:38 UTC as 242nd comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (346 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Wow! A new model for what should be included in a firmware update. Great job Nikon!

> it needs wireless because other camera makers have already successfully done this".

Not sure what you are referring to. Most wifi based implementation required to to connect mobile device to camera access point, that in itself means that you can not leave it in always on mode, because your phone loses Internet connectivity. Even those camera which have the ability to connect to external access point, and thus wifi the to your phone, can not be always on for the excessive use of battery. At this point Bluetooth is the way to go for always connected low battery usage. That is why it is the standard of choice for IoT devices.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (346 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Wow! A new model for what should be included in a firmware update. Great job Nikon!

brycesteiner, you don't really know what you are talking about. Saying that Bluetooth can be implemented on wifi because they use the same frequency is like saying that camera should also run Adobe Lightroom because it has a processor inside.

The only other camera company to implement Bluetooth file transfer is/was samsung. No one else has done that yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (346 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Wow! A new model for what should be included in a firmware update. Great job Nikon!

So you have a figured out a way to add Bluetooth support via software without adding Bluetooth wireless?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
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sunnycal: 1.6 billion units? Are these cameras we are talking about?

The initial DPR post had Billion. It has been corrected since.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 08:25 UTC

1.6 billion units? Are these cameras we are talking about?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

No mic port is a deal breaker. I was ready to ditch A6300 until I noticed this.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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jimkahnw: I was hired as a contract worker to demonstrate the QT100 to customers visiting ComputerTown, in suburban Boston. As a professional photographer, I thought the camera was completely inadequate. 24 shots, as I recall, filled the memory, dismal dynamic range, no exposure control of any kind, not even +/- compensation, fixed lens. If some one came into the store to ask about the camera I would demonstrate it, but on one did. As I look back, I should have said something to the product team and suggest improvements. Then maybe today I'd be a big-deal photo guru. But, I won't play the what-if game.

You just played it! 👏

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:26 UTC

Why no touch screen, Sony? You have to leave a fly in ointment!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:31 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)

NX mount!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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sunnycal: How about satisfying people who prefer Bayer filter?

I have seen dpreview samples but note my words "I only know what I can see in my files". There is a difference between 2D test scenes and real life images.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
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sunnycal: How about satisfying people who prefer Bayer filter?

I have no reason to believe that XT10 or XT1 are any different as they all have same sensor. X-Pro2 and XT-2 should be better but not to the extent that equivalent Bayer sensor are.

The problem is the X-trans color filter. While a 6x6 Bayer CFA contains 18 green photo sites, X-trans contains 20. That in itself might be a minor issue though. The bigger issue is that four of those are clustered in the middle. Which means that the center 2x2 gets no color information.

Also you need to resolve a full 6x6 pixel matrix to get full details as that is the basic unit of X-Trans. If you have details that are smaller ( e.g. that might fit in a 3x3 or 4x4 matrix) it will not fully resolve in terms of color. Same applies for details that overlap small parts of multiple blocks.

Don't get me wrong, I love Fuji color rendering and lenses. That is how this discussion started. If they will just introduce X-E or X-T type camera with Bayer filter, they will be able to "satisfy" many other people!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
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sunnycal: How about satisfying people who prefer Bayer filter?

1. I don't know. Didn't shoot.
2. Not a very productive way.
3. I will give you this point in terms of LR. However, the output of Fuji's own SilkyPix is not very satisfactory (not that I will use it on a regular basis). Capture One gets the details right, but color output is poor.
4. I only know what I can see in my files, and that is that whereas I have never had trouble seeing individual blades of grass, or leave veins on any APS-C or FF sensor, I have trouble getting that detail out of X-E1 files when objects are more than 5-10 feet away. Same goes for fine texture on flower petals.
5. Good for them and their users. I will be happy to get X-T2 if I can figure out a way to get good output from their files.
6. At the cost of details? Yes. I would take the details any day and denoise myself to the extent I want.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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sunnycal: How about satisfying people who prefer Bayer filter?

Not true. For one the most popular Raw processor can not handle the X-Trans files.

Moreover, the X-trans gathers more luminance information then color information. While that is great for B&W or details in black/white objects (e.g. resolution charts), the color contrast (and thus acuity) takes a hit.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 18:18 UTC

How about satisfying people who prefer Bayer filter?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
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bernardly: The worst thing for any public company is for it to be in the jaws of greedy shareholders. This is Yahoo's predicament. Marissa Mayer has made substantial improvements to Yahoo and they are a profitable company. What do greedy, uppity shareholders know about technology? If they are not content with their investment in Yahoo they should sell their shares and invest elsewhere. The problem is not CEO Marissa Mayer, it's large prima donna investors, and she should resist pandering to them.

I have long maintained that for a public company looking to do a successful turn around, going private is the best option (like Dell and many others did). Neurotic Wall street investment managers living on pepto-bismal will never let the company execute any long term strategy.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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Lights Perfection: Well done Michael! Absolutely love your photos! Lived here in Idaho for almost 12 years now and never looked back (lived in Abu Dhabi/Dubai). Indeed California is bigger and beautiful, but Idaho has it's own charm. Idaho is blessed to have good weather all year round (yes, that includes winter) too. We don't have a lot of earthquakes, drought, forest fires (we get them once in a while), flooding and standard of living isn't as high as Cali. :-)

So, in short, nothing interesting happens in Idaho☺

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 00:27 UTC

Idaho is beautiful, but California is a big state. You don't have to go out of California to get this scenery (in Sierras and Shasta). You also don't have to go out of state to get cheap rent. Just move out of major coastal urban areas.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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