ihv

Lives in Belgium Brussels, Belgium
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bluevellet: D850 is number one? Looks like it.

That gets my vote too.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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voider: Does this also work with f 1.4 instead of f4? With f4 most of the face is generally sharp and tracking is therefore not that difficult. But yeah, very cool feature and cool to see it work that well

I suppose it does, at least on the Sony A9. Nails every single time.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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ihv: Huh, that must be the big talk of Adobe itself about looking critically to speed up the software.

Looks like finally they didn't succeed.

Indeed, you are correct, I was little early with my comment.
Mea culpa.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:22 UTC

Huh, that must be the big talk of Adobe itself about looking critically to speed up the software.

Looks like finally they didn't succeed.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:31 UTC as 291st comment | 2 replies

"The top of the line i7-8700K starts at 3.7 GHz but can easily be overclocked to 4.7 GHz using Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology."

My understanding of Turbo Boost technology is that that is fully automatic and out of the box performance depending on the workload. Overclocking means pushing it manually for more.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
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ihv: So everybody gets the s-log but not the flagship?

Well by flagship I meant the A9, which doesn't have any log whatsoever whereas all others seem to have: the A7-series, RX-series, A-mount cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:23 UTC

So everybody gets the s-log but not the flagship?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 174th comment | 3 replies
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ihv: Definitely an interesting offer, the more choice the better.
I liked the relative easiness of use and the color science with quite pleasant presets (especially compared to on1 which are anything but modest), the demosaicing looks fine. I don't know if it is a Win beta specific but the options for the export were rather minimal - in LR I use a text signature + simple framing with a solid color and a certain predefined thickness (even though this capability comes via 3rd party).
Good luck with the Win version!

I think this is not a precise analogy. Standards as such are forced, nobody is forcing you to choose a particular software solution.
As to the cartoon, there is no simple answer to that while it conveys some truth - it's not perfectly good either way, one standard to be a true standard most often means it is carefully thought out but it is always behind the modern technology (think of Wifi standards for example where the latest speeds used in commercial products are just using draft of standards).

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 07:25 UTC

Definitely an interesting offer, the more choice the better.
I liked the relative easiness of use and the color science with quite pleasant presets (especially compared to on1 which are anything but modest), the demosaicing looks fine. I don't know if it is a Win beta specific but the options for the export were rather minimal - in LR I use a text signature + simple framing with a solid color and a certain predefined thickness (even though this capability comes via 3rd party).
Good luck with the Win version!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Ken Aisin: Please keep Lightroom a standalone product. I want to own my tools, not rent them.

Adobe just sent out a survey with the intent to double the rental prices:
for LR & PS 20$, for LR only 10$.

Considering the standalone upgrade would be cheaper than the planned rental I'd think they are planning to abandon the perpetual license.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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KLO82: From my understanding, Canon used 1.3x crop because sports/ action photographers do not have the scope to focus and recompose and traditionally full frame af points do not cover the rule of thirds intersecting points. May be current frame coverage of AF points of FF cameras are good enough and that's why they have stopped producing the 1.3x cameras.

Let me quote Chuck again from the same interview pointed above:
"Westfall: When we introduced APS-H in 2001 with the original EOS-1D, the idea was to compete against other professional DSLRs with APS-C. In that respect it has been extremely successful. "

By the way, by the fear of not losing the subject in sports photography the action is kept in the middle. I believe there are not too many fast action sports photos being uncropped.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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KLO82: From my understanding, Canon used 1.3x crop because sports/ action photographers do not have the scope to focus and recompose and traditionally full frame af points do not cover the rule of thirds intersecting points. May be current frame coverage of AF points of FF cameras are good enough and that's why they have stopped producing the 1.3x cameras.

Is there a unique advantage APS-H has over full-frame sensors besides price? Nikon's D3 is a full-frame competitor to the 1D Mark III at about the same cost.
Westfall: At this point, no. Price would be the only thing.
https://www.cnet.com/news/q-a-canons-camera-tech-guru-chuck-westfall/

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:12 UTC

The whole IP concept should be revised. So much money and time goes into disputes and the legal bodies and legislation needed to support all that which by itself produces nothing and would cease to exist like a parasiite without the host environment. I hihgly doubt in the fear everybody starts to hold back inventions.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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snapa: I received an email from Phase One this morning informing me that since I upgraded from Sony express for $50 the first week of November, I get a free upgrade to C1 Pro version 10. That is like getting a $299 program for only $50, lucky timing on my part!

BTW, they needed to upgrade C1 Pro 9 because it was much slower than the express version and has locked up on my 2-3 time this month. I'm sure they re-wrote the code to make it not only faster, but more stable. I'll upgrade tonight and find out.

Are you sure you simply didn't get the Pro version for _Sony_?

The Sony Express to Sony Pro is 50$, if you wish to have other cameras support you'd still need to shell out around 219$ for the unlimited camera Pro version.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (111 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I wonder what the effective focal length at 200mm and minimum focus distance is, the previous version was really only 135mm.

@Studor13

At any time, I prefer lenses working as they are specced. This takes effort to make so. While it may work for majority of cases with focus breathing, it is definitely not something desired.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 08:44 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (111 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I wonder what the effective focal length at 200mm and minimum focus distance is, the previous version was really only 135mm.

Looks to me like Daniel already knows all that. But we still don't know the effective focal distance in that case. However now we know it is not bothering you at the unknown distance you are using it :-)

I recall somebody was making a calculation based on the technical data and the outcome was more-less the same as with its predecessor, i.e. close to 135mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 13:12 UTC
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Joed700: Had this announcement come out sooner, I wouldn't have bought the 70-200mm f/4 VR. Anyhow, what about the focus breathing issue????

Interested in the breathing issue as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 07:44 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: The new Sony FDR-X3000 is best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeFVhmJrNvs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew5S5EFoudU

SONY FDR-X3000 vs GoPro HERO4 Black : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lTRIsWXKU

The Sony's stabilization seems useful. Though the Sony looks to suffer more on the rolling shutter defect compared to GoPro in the video.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (155 comments in total)
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Light Bender: I'm actually really optimistic about this camera. Being a colorist that has worked with log files from all sort of manufacturers, time and time again, I have found that Canon's log file is one of the easiest logs to work with in post - period. The fact that this camera will go a long way to match other Canons is going to make it a really nice b-cam or nook & cranny camera for confined spaces.

Understandably, hobbyists and stills photographers that don't work regularly with cameras such as FS7s, FS5s, C300s, BM Ursas, Arris, Varicams, F5/55s etc will write it off and harp on all day about how x brand is better because it's cheaper and does more. But at what expense? If the colorist has to work 4-5x longer just to grade the footage, is the extra dynamic range really all that cracked up to be if you're running to tight deadlines? Me? I'll take the file that's easier to grade any day of the week. At this lower end of the price spectrum, I'd take Canon's color science every time.

Agreed.

Then again, like Canon gradually improves its DR, others try to improve colors.
Innovate on an important aspect and then cache in (long time) policy of Canon is what makes serious pros and shareholders feel good. Unfortunately it stops there.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 07:58 UTC

Don't expect to see this tech any soon on consumer-prosumer grade cameras for years to come. Not being negative but just realistic seeing how Canon has progressed with the different video and still cameras, the very recent model 5DMK4 having the video codec from nineties.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 23rd comment
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