kadardr

kadardr

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The images look like a bad dream. Scary!

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 16:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the the Canon PowerShot Zoom (124 comments in total)

I wish Nikon made something similar to this one with a one-inch sensor. The glass already made: 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6, a very good lens. The system is a nikon 1 J5 in a new body and an EVF. Unfortunately it would be twice as expensive as the Canon. But the concept is good. Phones don't have good telephoto capabilities.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 07:43 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M10-R sample gallery (158 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: So what is it about these Leica cameras that people keep going on about? Do they take sharper pictures? Do they have better colours? .. Or is it just about posing with them?

It's about user experience. It is satisfying to show people that you can afford it. If they even bother. IMO more kinda fetish product.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 15:56 UTC
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Old Cameras: “We think the Iceberg is going to bring exciting new possibilities to our passengers cruise experience.”

- Said the Captain of the Titanic right after hitting the iceberg.

For the corporation the most important move and relief is getting rid of the poorly performing division (eliminate red). JIP (in a very cold headed way) will keep the division alive for some time "for optics", and will try to sell whatever is sellable (I guess patents primarily). After several waves of downsizing the division will get shut down in 3-5 years. The present managers of the company have to maintain the spirit for a while, not to let everything fall apart until the company is still being operational.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 09:19 UTC
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DejayRezme: 1/1.4" should be about 3.85 crop factor (2.72 x 1.4)
So the Oneplus 8 camera 26mm f1.78 lens becomes a f6.9 lens.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has f6.1 equivalent (25mm f1.7 lens)
Huawei P40 has f6.6 equvalent (25mm f1.9 lens)

Not bad if it's a cheaper. But for some reason most smartphones still seem to fail at video compression with too low bitrate or with post processing with oversharpening and noise reduction and ruining what should be a pretty good video. And support for camera2 api also seems to be rare.

When does the first raw 10-bit shooting smartphone come out? :)

OK. Maybe that new Sony Xperia One pro will get capable. Has hdmi output

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 05:38 UTC
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Tester_v: Just wait till the real problems will arrive in a few months, all these $1000 phones would be on sale for $500.

After 6-8 months the discount is 20-25%. It's good if you wanna buy, but bad if you wanna sell.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2020 at 12:32 UTC
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DejayRezme: 1/1.4" should be about 3.85 crop factor (2.72 x 1.4)
So the Oneplus 8 camera 26mm f1.78 lens becomes a f6.9 lens.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has f6.1 equivalent (25mm f1.7 lens)
Huawei P40 has f6.6 equvalent (25mm f1.9 lens)

Not bad if it's a cheaper. But for some reason most smartphones still seem to fail at video compression with too low bitrate or with post processing with oversharpening and noise reduction and ruining what should be a pretty good video. And support for camera2 api also seems to be rare.

When does the first raw 10-bit shooting smartphone come out? :)

You can shoot DNG with Lightroom Mobile. Yes, shoot, not just edit. But LR can do it for the main camera only, as far as I know. Not 10-bit DNG most probably though

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2020 at 12:30 UTC

To develop a camera based on GFX50R with a fixed lens and a hybrid VF would not be that costly, well, the camera would be.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 09:22 UTC as 33rd comment
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Horshack: Reads more like a D5s than a D6.

I have a naive but relevant question: what is missing in the D6 which makes it a nonsignificant upgrade? What components or features should have been considered to make it a better camera? I am not a pro, so I do not know.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 09:18 UTC

An APS-C size Nonacell 108 would be nice. A 12MP merged size would be more than enough. Actually all phone tricks should be transferred to "normal size" photography. Sony has the knowledge to go there.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 19:22 UTC as 18th comment
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Sigma82: I totally agree with you. I was hoping for faster af, weathersealing and IS. The x100v is a great camera, but doesn't make me wish to upgrade from x100f

Full WR (internal focusing), faster focusing, and stabilized lens would mean that such model would not be an X-100 upgrade, but a totally new (and even more expensive) bulkier camera. How many X-100 lovers would want that? My self I could fancy about such an X-100 Elite camera with all the above and a 35mm (50 mm equivalent) stabilized fast lens ( below F2). But how many customers would want to buy that with a substantially higher price than this existing one?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 09:47 UTC

What is this "missed opportunity"? For me it seems to be the opposite of whitewashing (explaining failures as good things). Let's call it blackwashing: twisting advantages as being bad to draw attention to them. The denial will do the promotion. Simply unnecessary in this case: the V fulfills all expectations, not perfect, but do you want Fujifilm not to launch a 6th iteration? Check out Jonas Rusk: he is really amazing.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 19:37 UTC as 111th comment | 8 replies
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (666 comments in total)
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Rob890: I wish Fuji or Ricoh would make one of these. A monochrome GR would be really nice. A X100 camera would be interesting

I would recommend Sony to make a BW RX1R. That's a half forgotten camera anyways, and a new twist would pump some life energy in the product line. Well, the price of that could have been half of the Leica, but you'd get a lens. By the way why Leica is not producing a BW Q2? That'd be awesome!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2020 at 08:48 UTC
On article The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade? (321 comments in total)

If you have a D600/610 (and having many F lenses) the upgrade decision is obvious. Even I would think about it if I had a D800 (and want to save).

Or just go mirrorless

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 16:41 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies

Eulogy?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 08:03 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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kadardr: All Canon and 1 Nikon Amazon shopping links are wrong! I guess it is not good for the DPReview business. Especially, when the problem is with a promotional shopping article.

I'm in Europe. UK links came up. Just don't know how.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2019 at 17:32 UTC

All Canon and 1 Nikon Amazon shopping links are wrong! I guess it is not good for the DPReview business. Especially, when the problem is with a promotional shopping article.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2019 at 16:52 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies

What happened to the spherical sensors? Tough to manufacture, I guess.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 20:41 UTC as 31st comment
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aftab: Compared to Canon and Nikon, it looks like a toy.
Must give credit to Sony though, unlike Samsung, they are trying. Unfortunately, 99.9% of the pros in the Olympics will use Canon and Nikon.

It seems to me that breaking habits (and switch to a whole new system) is much more difficult than achieving the same (or in some cases better) performance with a new technology. This is actually not a great era for pro photogs.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2019 at 09:43 UTC
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Gordon W: I'll never understand why some people consider chimping to be a bad thing. Being able to review a shot right away is one of the benefits of digital and I don't want to be forced to flip down the LCD to do it. Stupid gimmicky idea. Almost as stupid as Leica's M10-D.

They are coming with a niche camera with a love hate attitude. I predict the price of body will be closer to $3000 than to $2000, so no high sales are predictable. Why this? I dunno. Must be some other trick up in Fuji's sleeves to actually sell this (AF tricks, film simulations, high res vf, film codec, who knows?). I like to use primes from 24 to 85 mm eq. , so I would be comfortable with the X-Pro, but X-E3 is more budget friendly.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 21:42 UTC
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