garyknrd

Lives in Thailand
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Has a website at www.ThisOldCamera.com
Joined on Jan 2, 2011
About me:

Retired. Hobby, bird photography

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Ebrahim Saadawi: After reading for hours up on curved sensors, white papers, ten patents or so and latest productions: I can assurely tell you that this is only advantageous for a single focal length per sensor.

If we design an ultra wide angle lens with a correspondingly curved chip that has the cheapest and least number of elements yet gives edge-edge sharpness (long-story-short a really good cheap small ultra wide made possible due to the sensor curve)

and then want to design an 85mm portrait lens for that same chip, we'll be working with constraints of the sensor curve that's ideal for the ultra wide lens and it wouldn't give an advantage to that lens.

Same story with any zoom lens.

It just doesn't work the way they make it seem (we will make sensors that make your lenses cheap and small) Yes you will, but only one lens for one sensor will be made smaller, compared to an identical flat sensor and an identical flat plane lens.

So is it the future? No. Not unless they cam male sillicon chips with photosites and microlenses plus AA and Infrared filters and glass that can bend all as one unit when given a numerical value in-camera (HINT: they can't and won't be able to with any kind of current modern lithography processes, maybe in 50 years or more)

So useless? Of course not: This is, if cheap enough, can make wonders with prime fixed-lens cameras like the Fuji X100 or Sony RX1 or mobile phones or maybe best of all a 16-18mm FF equivalent pocket camera with quite a large chip and edge to edge sharpness, wouldn't that be cool? It would.

Lukedriftwood, that would be pretty cool in astronomy. I had not heard that. IF you could tune that in the field that would be amazing. Wow.

So far as using a fixed curved sensor? Field flatteners have been around forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 02:08 UTC

I have and use a 7D for years, I am not sure it can be killed... :)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

That would be one miserable day carrying around that rig.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 15:22 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

I've go the Mi5, excellent phone for the price. Highly recomended. Lack of RAW is a shame, hopefully they will be fixed

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

Finally a Canon 4K for the masses... :)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Spot on.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 201st comment

Qualcomm has been having a hard time gaining traction. I hope this helps. Not really expecting much but can hope.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

Reminds me of the blur i get with the 400mm DO II lens. Nasty!
Good OOF backgrounds make a lens IMO.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:43 UTC as 80th comment

Great news!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 10:50 UTC as 46th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Reactive: I think Sony's attempts to gain a foot in the sports arena could possibly be flattened when Canon and/or Nikon release their own mirrorless offerings, which would of course accept existing lenses. The pros will happily wait around a year or two for a few extra fps. As for Olympus' attempts to use the word 'pro' all around the E-M1 MkII, that must surely be doomed if a pro's prime [sorry] concern is having the same subject separation as their current combination.

I agree "Sbu", people don't give Olympus the respect they deserve. They are committed and have an excellent product.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

Personally I don't believe Canon or Nikon can compete with Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 151st comment | 6 replies
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)

10-1 if a hardware fix is required, it is because of antiquated hardware to begin with.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 49th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Canon and Nikon are starting to get an attitude adjustment.

Problem is they won't heed the warning sign's.

Canon's answer is: I'm #1. I will push out small meaningless changes, you will buy, and thank me for it!

@Rainersen, I hope you are right. I am selling off my Canon gear hoping to get a good price for my lenses.
Being a Canon shooter I am ready for a change. Looking forward to the possibilities.

Thankfully at this point I think I have other options. Until a few months ago there was not an option for me. Now? We will see.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Canon and Nikon are starting to get an attitude adjustment.

Problem is they won't heed the warning sign's.

Canon's answer is: I'm #1. I will push out small meaningless changes, you will buy, and thank me for it!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:49 UTC as 86th comment | 5 replies

I would like to have a MF system before I get too old to put it to good use.
Just to try it out and play with.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:47 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (281 comments in total)

I would buy this before I would but the 7D II.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 44th comment
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Peiasdf: Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic and Olympus are on the way out. Nikon and Pentax because they are small company and stick with DSLR when the market is fast moving away. Panasonic and Olympus because they pick the wrong sensor size. A size that's boxed in by super compact 1" and cheaper APS-C and FF.

Olympus is not going anywhere but up! IMHO

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (289 comments in total)
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garyknrd: With PS and the new noise or de-noise software, IMO it makes current upgrades a tough sale.

You are lucky to have such good sensors. ISO 8000-12800? Those are ISO's I would never dream of. For me 3200 is max. And the software does a good job for me at that level. I shoot with Old cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (289 comments in total)

With PS and the new noise or de-noise software, IMO it makes current upgrades a tough sale.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

I cannot wait until Magic Lantern brings usable 4K to the Mark IV in a few years. Then I will buy a used one. Thanks Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 7th comment
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