dkyl

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Joined on Jul 23, 2004

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On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (338 comments in total)
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dkyl: I can't see FL markings on the lens barrel and there's a W and T lever so I assume this is a power zoom, not manual.
How long does it take to zoom from the widest FL to full tele? If this info is not available, can previous RX10 owners chime in how long the previous gen takes to go from wide to tele.
Thanks in advance.

@Wye Yes, the FL markings are on the zoom barrel as it extends. Sorry I should've been clearer in that I was looking for a zoom ring with FL markings that might indicate you can manually zoom. I guess not then?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (338 comments in total)
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dkyl: I can't see FL markings on the lens barrel and there's a W and T lever so I assume this is a power zoom, not manual.
How long does it take to zoom from the widest FL to full tele? If this info is not available, can previous RX10 owners chime in how long the previous gen takes to go from wide to tele.
Thanks in advance.

Having a quick skim through the RX10III review now. Can't seem to find it.
I don't need an exact figure. I just want to know a ball park. Are we talking 3 sec, 6 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec?

Edit: Answering my own question. Can't find it in the reviews but in the forums, someone is saying the faster setting takes around 6 sec from 24-600mm. On the slower setting it takes around double that.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 08:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (338 comments in total)

I can't see FL markings on the lens barrel and there's a W and T lever so I assume this is a power zoom, not manual.
How long does it take to zoom from the widest FL to full tele? If this info is not available, can previous RX10 owners chime in how long the previous gen takes to go from wide to tele.
Thanks in advance.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 07:26 UTC as 47th comment | 12 replies

Question: if you ETTR (without clipping any channels) but for the given scene the resultant brightness is too high. Does bringing it back in post processing result in better tonality compared to a shot that was exposed to have the desired brightness to begin with.
If so, wouldn't this method warrant using a higher bit depth?
My scenario doesn't have to be a very high DR scene. In fact most scenes are not that high and I'm specifically asking about these normal scenes without the very high DR but purposely exposing it to the right in RAW and bringing the brightness back in post. I'm interested in how to maximize smooth and subtle tones.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
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straylightrun: How about making some higher end APS-C emount lenses instead of solely focusing on FF?

@Entropy. Thanks for the informative post

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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straylightrun: How about making some higher end APS-C emount lenses instead of solely focusing on FF?

@Dr Blackjack: True. But I wonder if they can maintain the same optical formulae and shrink it much further if they only need to cover the APS-C image circle. Technically the diameter of glass needed would be smaller but by how much, I wonder.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
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dkyl: It would be interesting to see the eligible products in each category and see which other product it beat out.

Yea I had a quick gander at the eligibility page and it's not that straight forward. Anyways it becomes pretty tricky to track all the releases and availability for European market so it'd be really useful and provide better context if they could list all the contenders for each category.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:49 UTC

It would be interesting to see the eligible products in each category and see which other product it beat out.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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Dr Blackjack: Nooooo don't become a rumors website!!!!! If you must make this a sidebar post

Then you know nothing!! Jon... I mean Barney Britton

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
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Dr Blackjack: Nooooo don't become a rumors website!!!!! If you must make this a sidebar post

@Barney "I'd be inclined to believe that they are".
Lol mate. It must be killing you inside you can't break your NDA and just tell ppl these r real.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (820 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Still lacks any kind of image stabilizer. I can't help think that this would become a really serious contender if they could add something like Olympus's five axis system. I know it's a fairly wide angle and fast lens, but it's still lacking that ability to get reliably sharp handheld shots in certain situations, and it would make a big difference for video.

@wolfloid: with the newest dual lens body IS, we're talking hand holding up to a few seconds for similar focal lengths and still getting critically sharp results.
But I agree, it would add cost and bulk.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (820 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Still lacks any kind of image stabilizer. I can't help think that this would become a really serious contender if they could add something like Olympus's five axis system. I know it's a fairly wide angle and fast lens, but it's still lacking that ability to get reliably sharp handheld shots in certain situations, and it would make a big difference for video.

I agree. But I have a different take. It's harder for Fuji to add IBIS than for Olympus to do a X100 copy with a m43 sensor and IBIS but minus the hybrid finder.
Not really sure why Olympus haven't explored it really. They need to spread their sensor R&D costs over as many models as possible.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (917 comments in total)
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dkyl: Has the lighting changed?
Red and gold paintbrush on both upper left and lower right side.
Canon/Pentax pair appear the same but different to the Fuji/Sony pair.

That's likely it.
But I was referring to the default cameras that showed up in the comparison tool for the GFX.
Namely the Pentax 645Z, Sony A7r II and Canon 5DSR

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (917 comments in total)

Has the lighting changed?
Red and gold paintbrush on both upper left and lower right side.
Canon/Pentax pair appear the same but different to the Fuji/Sony pair.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 220th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Good for Canon, but can someone explain why every manufacturer seems to desire to confuse the consumer with model numbers that bear no obvious relation to hierarchy within a system? So this is below the 5 but above the 3 - and labelled as #6. Seriously...

@rrccad: which would make sense if the M3 was a higher end model than the M5 but it's not.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Good for Canon, but can someone explain why every manufacturer seems to desire to confuse the consumer with model numbers that bear no obvious relation to hierarchy within a system? So this is below the 5 but above the 3 - and labelled as #6. Seriously...

4 has the same 'death' connotations in both Chinese and Japanese culture.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Good for Canon, but can someone explain why every manufacturer seems to desire to confuse the consumer with model numbers that bear no obvious relation to hierarchy within a system? So this is below the 5 but above the 3 - and labelled as #6. Seriously...

If they don't like the 4 number, they should've planned the models a bit better from the start to not use M3 and M5 whilst wanting an in between model too. Did they suddenly realize 'oh $hit!! we can't use M4'.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:45 UTC
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dkyl: The 100mm 2.8 STF looks interesting. There's a Laowa 105mm f2 STF that seem to perform pretty well but is manual focus and lacks stabilisation although depending on the body you might get back some form of stabilisation.

Not sure how to conclude that from looking at lens elements from the two lenses mentioned.
BTW I'm not claiming anything about who did apodization first. Merely pointing out the presence of two STF lens options fairly similar in focal length but differing in features and at different price points. Good to have multiple options.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 06:11 UTC

The 100mm 2.8 STF looks interesting. There's a Laowa 105mm f2 STF that seem to perform pretty well but is manual focus and lacks stabilisation although depending on the body you might get back some form of stabilisation.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 04:52 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (691 comments in total)
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Scintilla Aquila: "That said, I'm exploring shooting exclusively using my nose as my primary means of selecting an AF area."

I *trust* there will be an article forthcoming about the effectiveness of this approach.

Ok I'll bite. So let's use it screen closed when not in use so it is indeed protected and there's no need to disable touchscreen. I still need a way to directly access AF points so I'm still going to resort to the 4-way pad.
Or if I open the screen to the left, my nose won't interfere but I also can't reach it with my right hand and my left hand is usually supporting the lens. So I still need to use the 4-way pad.
So my question stands, can I configure the number of points the 4-way pad can select when I enable direct focus area?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:49 UTC
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