Francis85

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Francis85: Another hobby project at Ricoh.
Most likely an intern whom had received the order to built a 2004 specced camera.

Not everybody is a native English speaker Eddy.
You should remember this is the World Wide Web.

I always wonder how many languages people like you policing others on their writing actually speak beside English. May I guess.... None.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2022 at 17:54 UTC

It all starts to sound a bit like some guerrilla marketing going on here.

Apple knowingly slowly but steadily loosing the ball to Da Vinci.
Acknowledging things need to change.
Then all of a sudden we will see some improvements announced at WWDC for later this year with a complete overhaul of FCPX.

Hopefully working on improved workflow for colorgrading as I think this is what most lacks Final Cut compared to Da Vinci. Also hoping to see improvements on Motion as I think there is much more potential to get out of this app.

I am still hopeful but that's because my whole video workflow is based around FCPX.
Let's wait and see what comes next.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2022 at 17:50 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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User1234567890: If sony was clever , would make their accessories also compatible with non-xperia.
Those you can use with pro-i.

Smallrig and Tilta own this segment of accessories.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2022 at 15:30 UTC

Another hobby project at Ricoh.
Most likely an intern whom had received the order to built a 2004 specced camera.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2022 at 11:37 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

When an image is either bad resolution, or so dark as this one.
One can be sure its a controlled leak.

That said. It surely looks pretty neat.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2022 at 13:10 UTC as 4th comment
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AlanG2007: It's not wise to review/promote DJI products at this moment when DJI was newly added to US blacklists.

"The world’s leading drone maker, DJI, is among eight Chinese companies set to be added to official US government blacklists Thursday, according to a Financial Times report. The development risks compounding woes the company has experienced in the US over allegations of involvement in the repression of minority Uighurs by China’s government."

Juntotalmar. - I am not going to support any Pro Russian spokesperson as you seem to be.. I would suggest you do your own research to find out what's really going on in the Ukraine. It might help you to see what this 'special operation' truly is.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2022 at 16:24 UTC
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AlanG2007: It's not wise to review/promote DJI products at this moment when DJI was newly added to US blacklists.

"The world’s leading drone maker, DJI, is among eight Chinese companies set to be added to official US government blacklists Thursday, according to a Financial Times report. The development risks compounding woes the company has experienced in the US over allegations of involvement in the repression of minority Uighurs by China’s government."

ignatio - Enjoy while it lasts. It most likely is just stock sales:

https://www.diyphotography.net/germanys-biggest-electronics-retailer-removes-dji-drones-from-its-shelves-and-online-store-over-security-concerns/

Link | Posted on May 11, 2022 at 06:14 UTC

Must see in real life, looks so big from the images.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2022 at 05:56 UTC as 8th comment
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AlanG2007: It's not wise to review/promote DJI products at this moment when DJI was newly added to US blacklists.

"The world’s leading drone maker, DJI, is among eight Chinese companies set to be added to official US government blacklists Thursday, according to a Financial Times report. The development risks compounding woes the company has experienced in the US over allegations of involvement in the repression of minority Uighurs by China’s government."

Suspend business to consumers and to provide military aid to an invasion army lead by a war criminal at the same time.... how ironic!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2022 at 05:40 UTC
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gameshoes3003: Wow, that's an impressive drone. Sure it has its tradeoffs but DJI is clearly innovating here.

Its a drone that many have been waiting for.
If I wouldn't going to buy the upcoming X-H2s, this drone would be on the upgrade list.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2022 at 19:00 UTC
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AlanG2007: It's not wise to review/promote DJI products at this moment when DJI was newly added to US blacklists.

"The world’s leading drone maker, DJI, is among eight Chinese companies set to be added to official US government blacklists Thursday, according to a Financial Times report. The development risks compounding woes the company has experienced in the US over allegations of involvement in the repression of minority Uighurs by China’s government."

Zakk9 - DJI has already been banned in India as well and There is big chance that DJI is going to be banned in the EU and UK due to to fact that DJI supports the Russian invasion in the Ukraine by providing the Russian army with extra information via AeroScope feature.
(very interesting what they can track via this feature).

DPR should do a full story about the abilities of AeroScope and how much information about you as an droneoperator is being provided)!

As for Europe Mediamarkt already stopped selling DJI drones and they have been serious about it as it seems. Mediamarkt is amongst the largest consumer electronics retailer in the EU.

And if DJI can't sell its products any longer in the US, UK, EU and India. Its pretty obvious that Australia and New Zealand will follow.

So your 95% of world population doesn't live in the US, may be correct, however soon DJI might be banned in 90% of the countries in which people live that CAN afford to buy drones.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2022 at 18:47 UTC
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Lensmate: I may have missed it somewhere, did DJI integrate lights into the drone itself for night flight?

I wouldn't say its for night flight (as its forbidden in many countries to fly a drone after sunset), but it does have a red and green light on the legs.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2022 at 18:36 UTC

Good to hear it works to hide an Airtag in your camerabag.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2022 at 16:48 UTC as 44th comment
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fpessolano: so when will it be released and available?

Soon, but the release was already postponed once.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2022 at 15:17 UTC
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: A YouTuber posts footage to drum up excitement, websites run with it. That's how "leaks" work now.

Gannon - There is zero evidince.
Yet how do you think he received his Mavic Mini 3.

You truly think it was send to him straight from DJI per accident?

Have you ever happened to get a Canon, Nikon or Fujifilm or Sony camera send to you by accident before it was released and without having to sign an NDA... Human error my A**.

This is no 'human' error imho. There are way too many 'leaks' from DJI to be errors when it comes down to this drone.

So come on. Stop the pretending.
We all know this is a controlled leak.
Its all organised and part of the marketing hype.
Its no shame.

It belongs to the guerilla marketing which we all use these days in marketing.

You work as an editor.
I work in advertising dealing with a few camera companies.
We both know how this industry works these days.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2022 at 15:06 UTC
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: A YouTuber posts footage to drum up excitement, websites run with it. That's how "leaks" work now.

I more or less agree with Tom here.
These are not leaks, but made up leaks to hype a product.
The order to 'leak' this video comes straight from DJI's marketing.

No person is voluntary willing to break the signed NDA and have to pay US 20K dollar to DJI, unless DJI asks to break the NDA.

I know you too have been asked many times to sign an NDA from any of the camera companies. At least I have been asked many times and it would surprise me if you haven't been asked as an editor either.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2022 at 14:00 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I think MF is going to be the next logical progression in digital cameras, as we can see with your "everyday" brands like Fuji (not just the high-end brands like Hasselblad anymore). But at the same time, I still think MF is about 5-10 years off from becoming mainstrem or at least making a significant dent in the FF market. Fuji is already making waves in this market but I suspect it will take a bit more time before they become more common and we start seeing them regularly used by the general population of photographers. Perhaps the biggest hurdle for most will be cost (not just the camera, but the lenses too, as some can cost more than the camera itself -- which is also true of FF, but MF is even more expensive).

That being said, FF is plenty for me. IF I started doing serious photography work (paid work) then I might consider it (and probably would go to Fuji) but I don't see that happening anytime soon (photography is mostly a hobby for me, & I'd like to keep it that way...)

Wow impressed with a 35 mm as the widest angle for a zoomlens (NOT!!) that's hampered by focal range and can't cover wide angle. I really don't care you like the GFX system, that's your opinion.

However you should respect other peoples opinion as weel whom see this system as irrelevant and overhyped for what it is. That' something that seems to be hard for you.
1. To understand that each may make his individual choice on what works for him/her best.
2. to respect the choices that other people make.
3. To accept that the GFX system has some major flaws as a system and that no system is the holy grail.

If you fall for it. Fine! Go buy it. That's each individuals choice!
Others may see this camera system as an overhyped and obsolete. Who cares you can see a single pubic hair on the wifes underwear... unless its not her or yours. ;)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2022 at 11:09 UTC
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Johans81: Guy in my town wanted 80 dollar to clean my two cameras for the weddingseason but won a big giftcard to a camera store so ordered myself a new camera and a cleaning kit so i can do it myself . Easy and alot cheaper

What I find more disturbing in his cleaning policy is that he doesn't take responsibility if things would go wrong. It is all written in the small letters of the agreement that nobody tends to read beforehand. To be honest I think he's a scam even though when people are content with the cleaning job he does.

I understand why people don't like to mess with sensor cleaning and let it have done for them. But at 80 euro's per camera I think that's too much for what it is. At 20 to 25 euros I think it is still a lot, but taking the time and gear needed in mind it is more close to a more realistic pricepoint.

In my opinion everybody needs to learn to clean the sensor of his own camera(s) and be less afraid of it. The more often you have done it, the less scary the wet cleaning of a sensor becomes.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2022 at 10:27 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I think MF is going to be the next logical progression in digital cameras, as we can see with your "everyday" brands like Fuji (not just the high-end brands like Hasselblad anymore). But at the same time, I still think MF is about 5-10 years off from becoming mainstrem or at least making a significant dent in the FF market. Fuji is already making waves in this market but I suspect it will take a bit more time before they become more common and we start seeing them regularly used by the general population of photographers. Perhaps the biggest hurdle for most will be cost (not just the camera, but the lenses too, as some can cost more than the camera itself -- which is also true of FF, but MF is even more expensive).

That being said, FF is plenty for me. IF I started doing serious photography work (paid work) then I might consider it (and probably would go to Fuji) but I don't see that happening anytime soon (photography is mostly a hobby for me, & I'd like to keep it that way...)

Yes 35-64 is like a 24 to 50, the 45 to 100 is like a 35 to 70.
So for the coverage of 24 to 70 you already need two lenses. The 100-200 is nothing more than a 70-150 and weights a ton. Beside that it has a poor light gathering capabilities with its f.5.6 as a maximum aperture for 2000 US.

If you find that a good proposition so be it. That's your vision.
I find such breakage in focal range, and light gathering capabilities very disturbing in a regular workflow.

The DoF is shallower is just a non-argument when you have plenty of 1.2 lenses for full frame in the range of 24 - 35 - 50 and 85mm where the GFX line-up only has one single f1.7 lens in a range 80mm (equivalent to f1.2 on 65mm).
The GF lens line-up has serious shortcomings.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2022 at 09:49 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I think MF is going to be the next logical progression in digital cameras, as we can see with your "everyday" brands like Fuji (not just the high-end brands like Hasselblad anymore). But at the same time, I still think MF is about 5-10 years off from becoming mainstrem or at least making a significant dent in the FF market. Fuji is already making waves in this market but I suspect it will take a bit more time before they become more common and we start seeing them regularly used by the general population of photographers. Perhaps the biggest hurdle for most will be cost (not just the camera, but the lenses too, as some can cost more than the camera itself -- which is also true of FF, but MF is even more expensive).

That being said, FF is plenty for me. IF I started doing serious photography work (paid work) then I might consider it (and probably would go to Fuji) but I don't see that happening anytime soon (photography is mostly a hobby for me, & I'd like to keep it that way...)

Fujifilm is playing the Sony Playstation trick here.
Sell your cameras for cheap and make money on your lenses.

Look at what Fujifilm brings to the table.
It is mostly slow glass compared to Full Frame. Most of its lens line-up and primes consists of f2.8 equivalent glass, but priced at premium prices.

Then the GF line-up lacks a clear vision in terms of successive focal ranges. It goes everywhere, yet you don't have a logical pair of three like in Wide - Medium - Long. There is no 14-30mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm. Nor a logical 12 - 16 - 20 - 24 -35 - 50 - 80 - 105 (or 120). What Fuji offers is a mixed bowl. You can pick some, but nearly never the lenses you really would like to use in a maximum combination of three.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2022 at 06:18 UTC
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