Earthrise

Earthrise

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Yep, your picking up of their future intentions is interesting. I've always thought that one possible successful outcome for the company Light, makers of the L16, would be to be bought out by a bigger player. I thought this would be Apple and that the L16 mk2 would be white. Maybe Nikon have ambitions in this area too? Certainly computational photography is going to be one of the big strands in the future.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 01:50 UTC as 45th comment

At last! :-) Been following the Light story from fairly earlier on so very pleased to see it get this far, and looking forward to see reviews of this on here. Shots in good light do look good but the early examples they have taken at dusk and at night were poor, noisy and sub decent camera phone standard. I'd expect this latest and greatest version to produce better than that, so hope to see more high ISO examples soon. Also, not seen many examples taken at 150mm.

The post processing it allows is nice, and I may appreciate it more once I use it, but the low light high ISO quality will be key, otherwise what's really the point.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 21:58 UTC as 33rd comment

Thanks for this.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 19:04 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (637 comments in total)
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Amnon G: What I don't get is the quickly degrading high ISO performance. Is the sensor itself (or the layers) not up to par with other manufacturer sensors (like the ubiquitous Sony sensors, for example) or is it an inherent problem in layering the RGB sensors?
Just look at ISO 1600 and it's a mess. 3200 and 6400? Forget about it.
Great SNR in good light is becoming less and less a worthy trick, no matter what the sensor size is. At least for me as much as I like the idea of losing the demosaic algorithms of all other sensors I cherish the flexibility of taking photos in less than ideal light without setting up lights, which I suspect most people appreciate higher ISO performance over ideal-light performance.

Hi Amnon, yep, fair enough, getting clarity on the technical side is useful, and that was a good question to ask. But the rest of your post is a bit apples vs pears that berates for not being one when its actually the other. It's not a cam for everyone, including yourself, fair enough, but the foveons have a use, and it is wider than you might think. It's not just an 'ideal' light camera. It might be true to say the better the light the better it does. CMOS/bayer sensors are great and give straight line performance across the iso range. The foveon has more of a curve to that performance. You pick the tool best suited to your needs.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (637 comments in total)
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Amnon G: What I don't get is the quickly degrading high ISO performance. Is the sensor itself (or the layers) not up to par with other manufacturer sensors (like the ubiquitous Sony sensors, for example) or is it an inherent problem in layering the RGB sensors?
Just look at ISO 1600 and it's a mess. 3200 and 6400? Forget about it.
Great SNR in good light is becoming less and less a worthy trick, no matter what the sensor size is. At least for me as much as I like the idea of losing the demosaic algorithms of all other sensors I cherish the flexibility of taking photos in less than ideal light without setting up lights, which I suspect most people appreciate higher ISO performance over ideal-light performance.

What I don't get is the quickly degrading high ISO performance argument. The camera does what it does if it's not acceptable for you simply don't buy. Its a bit like complaining that medium format cameras don't have high enough fps.

If shooting low iso or planning to use higher iso in b/w then the images can be sensational.

Note dng is useful, but you can still get better IQ or at least more control over the output shooting raw.

I actually like the SPP step in the workflow. All cameras bake raw to some degree, SPP kind of allows you to bake your own raw.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 18:32 UTC

As always capturing light is about the glass not the silicon :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:41 UTC as 417th comment | 5 replies
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chriswilliams10: Kinda funky, clunky lookin', huh? I wonder where the room is for these cameras? I'm sure they're nice and "serviceable" but not adding anything to DSLR features. I love competition but when I step back and look at Nikon.... not Canon.... not sure where this fits in. Price point is decent but, seriously, who is going to commit to the lens mount, etc. I just don't know where the market is for this... Then again, love the competition!!

Or how about EM1.2 :
http://camerasize.com/compare/#692,706

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:27 UTC
On photo Without in the Break the rules challenge (7 comments in total)
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chrisby: Great image, this was my favorite in this challenge; love this kind of long exposure pictures, saw many other wonderful examples in your gallery.
Kind regards
Chris :-)

Hi Chris, thank you, that's much appreciated. Gives me encouragement to keep experimenting with these :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 02:09 UTC
On photo Without in the Break the rules challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks everyone for the votes, much appreciated.
Al

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 08:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Without in the Break the rules challenge (7 comments in total)
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Bren Dyer: Great shot, and a well deserved 2nd place...just to let you know, your shot was in the lead for most of the voting...
Kind regards,
Bren,
Challenge Host

Oooooohhhh, not sure I wanted to know that :-)

Thanks
Al

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
On photo Without in the Break the rules challenge (7 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: Intriguing shot. I don't think I have the creativity to try something like this, but if I did, I'd be very pleased to get a result like this. I do like the colours and shapes.

Good luck!

Thanks for the good luck, almost enough :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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Peter 1745: Any info about the new 25MP high res mode, the one that combines 4 images rather than the 8 of the full high res mode?

Ah, thanks for the update. Still this may be of some use as the down size would help with noise. Looking for better quality data not just more of it :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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Peter 1745: Any info about the new 25MP high res mode, the one that combines 4 images rather than the 8 of the full high res mode?

I missed that, is the 4 shot mode in the specs somewhere? Fingers-crossed - a true colour mode like Pentax?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:45 UTC

Most useful sample shots I've seen yet. The gig and pool hall ones in particular, thanks. And I have to say I'm impressed. Though some of the processing to taste is a bit heavy on the shadow slider and too mid-tone-tastic for me :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:00 UTC as 30th comment
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jaqob: That price difference between US and Europe is insane, almost any way you look at it. I can literally fly from Europe to the US and buy it there for the same cost as just buying it here in Europe.

Part of the price difference is down to differences in warrenty. One year in the US, two years in Europe.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 11:36 UTC

Very very very interesting news. The price and the MC-11 adapter make this look very attractive. Personally I think the MC-11 adapter was a brilliant move. One set of lenses and a variety of different types of body.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:03 UTC as 61st comment
On article Striking: Photos from a lightning hotspot in Venezuela (34 comments in total)

Spectacular work, thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 12:08 UTC as 27th comment

Dear Olympus, please implement this mode in the EM1 mkII. The benefits will be even greater for the M43 sized sensor.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 19:28 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)
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Earthrise: The true colour sensor shift mode Iooks very very interesting. Anyone know if the print on the wall of the models in a studio (I think) shown when the mode is mentioned is taken this way? Just trying to work how broad a range of shutter speeds this can be used at.

Cool, thank you :-) Yep, you read my mind, as well as the 'proper' use for this tech I'd be very curious to explore using it in exactly the way you describe, and pushing it in different directions.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)
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Earthrise: The true colour sensor shift mode Iooks very very interesting. Anyone know if the print on the wall of the models in a studio (I think) shown when the mode is mentioned is taken this way? Just trying to work how broad a range of shutter speeds this can be used at.

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yep even from the glimpse in the video it looked eye catching, and I wondered if the true colour mode was used.

This use of the sensor shift tech has more potential and use than simply upping the resolution alternatives. Even the fact it takes 4 shots rather than 8 broadens when it can be used.

For me there is a sliding scale of usefulness:
Still life & landscapes
Posed model studio tripod work
Handheld model work
And beyond

If the shutter speeds are fast enough for studio/tripod people stuff than that would be cool. Handheld would the icing.

Looking forward to your review :-)

Cheers
Al

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
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