chev3100

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Live on B.I and I know the two-step dolphin pod for many years and we freedive the abyss to 140f and the blue wall together. Frequently we see white-tips and tigers there sometimes dog-rays and golden morrays. I was fortunate to film and witness something exceptional with the spinner-pod ca. 4 months ago. Cpt Cook is good to mingle with hammerheads - just a swim across the bay towards the monument. The night-dive with the Mantas is fun. He touched all the good tourist-spots. Well done. Whis I had something better than my GP5 - but that will have to do for the moment.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 01:47 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

What kind of liquid? Cask-aged? Bordeaux? Do we get a Mountain-Dew lens for those amazing early morning pics of the Rocky-Mountains? Sake for street photography in Ropongi? ...one for the road?

A lot of unanswered questions - what will Leica do? Co-branding with Jaegermeister?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 20:00 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sigma fp L initial review (390 comments in total)

Nice 4k webcam ;-)

Great formfactor let down by a cheap sensor and underpowered DSP.
Is it just me or are all these 61mp ff cams way overpriced for the little bit of extra Q they deliver over a 10 year old APS-C cam? Todays MF cams deliver much better IQ.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2021 at 07:57 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

Kind o where it should have been 7 years ago after saying for five years that the biz off stills is dead.

So.. I already know what the next big thing will be and this ain't. Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 04:08 UTC as 42nd comment
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sneakyracer: The End is Near

You are correct. They beautify the cam and lens division for sale. Either a Thai or Chinese buyer. Stone Jack throws corporote chaff.

I see that coming for years and lost interest in the brand. An unending chain of mediocre and faulty products made it an easy decision.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 15:46 UTC

Got a short 800mm Samyang refractor on a D7000 for astrocaping. This APS body makes it ca 1300mm. A good value at F8. Choose your usecase and they work well. Focusing is an issue. Shoot, turn focus, shoot, turn focus...on average one frame will be spot on. My 'tripod" is a 20lb concrete block I screw the cam on. Make a windblock. ALL Tripods are too flexy.
Those refractors gum up with fungus. Keep in a plastic box with a small amount of fungizide.
They can resolve well and work well with older APS sensor that run cool and have limited spidering and hotspotting sensors.
They are fun and a good companion cam for wideangle astroscapes on full frame.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 02:40 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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chev3100: Very cool. Now somebody make a painless way to add a MF sensor and buffer and big ass battery to this platecam to attach my android phone as a camback so that I can use my google cam app. 1pic/sec is fine. 4k/30 would be nice.

Because a phone sensor sucks and the Android os, cam app and chipset is way better than camfacturers. Lens.. Lensplate with sensor, ram.. Phone as camback..to social media. Aps abd FF are dead formats. Mf it is.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 03:05 UTC

Very cool. Now somebody make a painless way to add a MF sensor and buffer and big ass battery to this platecam to attach my android phone as a camback so that I can use my google cam app. 1pic/sec is fine. 4k/30 would be nice.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 23:59 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review (508 comments in total)

Good review on a cam that produces very very decent imagery.
Any chance to comfortably shot R,G,B or C,M,Y,K color channels and make a color pic?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 16:45 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review (508 comments in total)

Beautiful body design. Very pleasing image quality.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 05:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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chev3100: The Apple chip is a low power design. Apple compares its chip to a low power vintage Intel design.

This design has been surpassed by AMD with its multicore Ryzen chips a while ago.

Transistorcount, Buswidth and onchip graphics are multiples of those Intelchips that Apple compares its M-chip to.

Of course the real world numbers will look oddly unsatisfying once the M-chip is benchmarked.

Graphics performance will be that of a vintage Nvidia card 1030 at 1080.
4k or 8k will be doable - but wholly unsatisfactory and slow. 4k HDR is satisfactory only on 8 or more fullsize cores with a 8gb or better graphics card. A minimum is a 8 core Ryzen 1800x, 32gb fast RAM and 1080 card on PCI3 or 4.

Apples laptops or minis are nowhere near that but it wont bother our Apple drones to much. They are number dyslexic and believe in marketing magic more than anything else.

Fanboys.. Its a low power design. Its slow. Its not even near a first gen AMD 8 core fullsize 150w chip as some Apple drones believe.

Funny thing is: 10% apple phones and apple pc generate 80% of pornhub traffic. They cant get laid? At all? Hello Utah?

And.. There are a lot of CANCELLERS. Muricans love to snitch.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 05:45 UTC

Nice. I feel safe in my little world!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 06:27 UTC as 34th comment

The Apple chip is a low power design. Apple compares its chip to a low power vintage Intel design.

This design has been surpassed by AMD with its multicore Ryzen chips a while ago.

Transistorcount, Buswidth and onchip graphics are multiples of those Intelchips that Apple compares its M-chip to.

Of course the real world numbers will look oddly unsatisfying once the M-chip is benchmarked.

Graphics performance will be that of a vintage Nvidia card 1030 at 1080.
4k or 8k will be doable - but wholly unsatisfactory and slow. 4k HDR is satisfactory only on 8 or more fullsize cores with a 8gb or better graphics card. A minimum is a 8 core Ryzen 1800x, 32gb fast RAM and 1080 card on PCI3 or 4.

Apples laptops or minis are nowhere near that but it wont bother our Apple drones to much. They are number dyslexic and believe in marketing magic more than anything else.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 06:24 UTC as 63rd comment | 28 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2962 comments in total)
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chev3100: Eos R6 please. The R5 is conceptually flawed. Seems that yesteryears hardware has been overclocked and the result is too much heat in a body that cannot act as an heatsink. Time to ditch the molten plastic look of japanese camera body and make magnesium and aluminum bodies with passive or active cooling

Pcb, sensor, battery all warm up during use. The heat condition could have been discoverd in the breadboard phase even. In an old form factor box the new components dont work. So now bodies have to be engineered into simple louvered and actively cooled metal boxes. The DSLR form factor is dead. A box is surprisingly good to hold. Much better than those ergonomic turdshaped Canons and Nikons.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 23:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2962 comments in total)
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chev3100: Eos R6 please. The R5 is conceptually flawed. Seems that yesteryears hardware has been overclocked and the result is too much heat in a body that cannot act as an heatsink. Time to ditch the molten plastic look of japanese camera body and make magnesium and aluminum bodies with passive or active cooling

The "chassis" is cast m or cast al with an insulating plastic cover and no vents. Engineering is at odds with design it is not a heat sink as is a stamped steel box or a cast box.

A radiating bottom plate will get covered up by accessories or by user error. Not a good place to put a radiating heatsink.
Todays sensors are freefloating assemblies hold up by actuators mounted to a sensor backing plate and must be minimal weight to provide active vibration correction. Its not coolable.

Banding, spidering, hot pixels...astrophotography. Most sensors show very uneven heat dispersion. My 7100 is pretty good at that. My 600...not so. This r5 is off the chart. Its faulty.

What needs to be done? Do as Red, Arri, Kinevision etc do. Painted metal box with louvres and active cooling by fans. Better..liquid active cooling with fans, pump and heat exchanger.

Of course you cant hang the sensor midair...like in the r5...and it means that 100% of todays bodies are not futureproof.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 14:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2962 comments in total)

Eos R6 please. The R5 is conceptually flawed. Seems that yesteryears hardware has been overclocked and the result is too much heat in a body that cannot act as an heatsink. Time to ditch the molten plastic look of japanese camera body and make magnesium and aluminum bodies with passive or active cooling

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2020 at 09:08 UTC as 97th comment | 9 replies

A most uninformative interview on how to silkscreen a II on a Z body. Z? More like zzzzz.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2020 at 03:53 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Here's our wish list for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II (621 comments in total)

This body is the product of living downstream in the Sony sensor pipeline and Nikons less than stellar engineering of sensor, ram, dsp and OS.. and costcutting by swapping in low end parts..They sure still use 20 year old DDR3. My D7100 has bad video...so has this camera. That means they are on par. Bad vid is bad vid.
This camera is a weddingphotographer special...where the bride wants the Nikon logo...to feel like Justin Bieber on a red carpet. Nikon has a weird business model. A competitive product this ain't. Too little, too late, too expensive in an imploding market.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2020 at 05:49 UTC as 45th comment | 17 replies

Its smartphone chipset. Make it a smartphone. Unlocked android pure. Vendorlockin. No. Adobe on board? 1000% no. No lensring? Not going to buy. 6000$ for a 130$ chipset with licenses? Hell no. This is wrong on many levels and is halfa$$ed.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 08:49 UTC as 176th comment
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chev3100: Castrated and cheapened hardware with a cheapened sensor and video capabilities that mean no effective codecs and not enough processing power or ram. Its a point and shoot.

Mr Bolton: Its a body. Its FF+. Its old Nikon hard- and software. Most of it supplied by Sony. Sony, today does a better implementation of their production tool kit than the boutique outlet Nikon or Canon. Sony designs and fabs the PCB, chipset, sensor and buys the ram. My phone got a virtually unlimited buffer and 4k for more than 4 years and my pics upload automatically to my cloud account or social media. Bodies are a hotchpotch of old+slow tech. Nikon and Canon are lensgrinders. Bodies are the means to vendor lockin. Time for open source body with a medium frame sensor using android OS. A camera is just an app nowadays.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 17:47 UTC
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