cheetah43

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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1246 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Lumping low low-light performance with low jpg and raw IQ performance what do you get? Mediocrity. Build Q, this and that score high, but the essential is mediocre. Full stop. Now, all this follows from the graphic above. If this comment is rubbish then something must be wrong with the graphic or the gold is only gold-plated silver.
Go and part with $2K + $xK for high quality lenses with that graphic rotating in the head!

Looking at the bar chart: raw performance 77%, jpg 70%, low light 65%. I do appreciate, prints will be fine. It seems odd that all other features score high but the essential, which is IQ, scores lowest. The term 'mediocrity' here is just relative to all the rest. Still, I should think, one would like to see IQ marked as <85% for a Gold medal.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1246 comments in total)

Lumping low low-light performance with low jpg and raw IQ performance what do you get? Mediocrity. Build Q, this and that score high, but the essential is mediocre. Full stop. Now, all this follows from the graphic above. If this comment is rubbish then something must be wrong with the graphic or the gold is only gold-plated silver.
Go and part with $2K + $xK for high quality lenses with that graphic rotating in the head!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:00 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies

$7800, $8000, $8950 for black, silver, red! 100 reds? Ohhh, 99 too many. Come on Leica! Do the good thing! Bring out one Summicron f2 but only one in lilac! Price? Left to your unique imagination.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 60th comment
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (123 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: A pop-up flash on something like this? I never realised the original had internal memory! Does anyone else feel like the Leica T could be so much more?

Remove flash, put in EVF in its place, a couple of dials for manual control, IS, 4K, ...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 05:56 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)

Con: battery limitation. How much does a spare battery cost? [The camera costs $1K]
Con: menu structures. Why does Sony not listen to comments in the specialist press? DPR! Write to them!
Con: lack of manual controls. Sony, get rid of the flash and put a couple of dials [shutter, ISO, exp. comp]. DPR! Write to them!
Why have flash when available light photography gives good results. Furthermore, how often does one use flash? Whereas dials are used very often, by some all the time. DPR! Write to them!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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sh10453: Looking at the long list of cons, it seems to me that the emphasis and prioritization have been on some wrong features.
24 fps starts to get in video territory. So I may as well shoot 4K or HD video if I need such frame rate. After all, the camera is not intended for the African jungles wildlife, or the Olympics basketball finals.
The shorter battery life is not a step in the right direction. That's a big step backwards.
One of the highest priorities, as far as I'm concerned, should be to overhaul the menus. They continue to be a disaster compared with Canon's menus.
That's my experience with the A6000, and, from reading various reviews, it looks like it is an issue with all Sony cameras menus.

Why is it so damn difficult for Sony to sort out the menu structures in their cameras? They should employ a few software people [you don't need wizards] and take note of comments in the specialised press.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 05:58 UTC

That 'wise man from mid-west' must be doing his utmost to keep Apple stock value where it is now. He won't dare discard his holding, will he?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 05:43 UTC as 227th comment
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alex.di: It's a beautiful machine. While the lack of an SD slot is annoying, it's just one more dongle to go with the rest. Hardly a burden relative to the rest of my camera gear.

The problem is the price. I could justify my 13" rMBP three years ago, but I can't justify a dual-core 13" machine for $2200. That's what the touch version costs, before tax, if you bump to 16 GB of memory. It's about $500 more than an XPS 13 and about the same as a quad-core 4K XPS 15 (assuming you don't upgrade either yourself for less).

The Dells aren't cut-rate machines. They're every bit as premium as the Macbooks. More, even, if your priorities include size and weight. I wouldn't have cared for them last year, but Microsoft has updated Windows 10 with Bash and decent touch gestures. There's not a lot tying me to OS X anymore.

So, yeah, Phil, the touch bar is innovative and I'll overlook your war against ports, but you've jumped the shark on price. Do you want to be Nikon or Leica?

'Touchbar' - a gimmick. Others did not bother to bring one. Why? In Windows put together a auto-hidden bar [cursor to the edge, it reveals itself, click]. Hard-bar is nonsense.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 05:36 UTC
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Mike FL: "There is a new 6-axis optical image stabilization system and a 4-in-1 hybrid AF system that combines, contrast detection, phase detection, laser time-of-flight measurements and depth information. "

Cankon got confused for sure.

Yaw, pitch, roll, X, Y, Z - aren't these handled in 6-axis IS?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
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cheetah43: No. 2 - water flow. If anybody sees water as in the photo his mind must be blurred in the extreme from too much bourbon. Emulsion applied with a roller?

Yes. Photography catches an instant, film works differently. What does #2 photo trying to do?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: Now THIS is landscape photography. Unlike England's version from Take A View contest with it's "Starling Vortex" nonsense winning first prize. Ridiculous.

Speaking of ridiculous, what's the deal with #6? The picture of the trees look like it was taking from a window as the car was driving by. No effort went into it, just merely a snapshot IMO. It doesn't belong.

#6 - 600mm lens squashing the trees.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:35 UTC

No. 2 - water flow. If anybody sees water as in the photo his mind must be blurred in the extreme from too much bourbon. Emulsion applied with a roller?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:57 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

From the specialist press: "16Mp can give high quality A2 size pictures. Since they are viewed from a distance 12Mp would also produce acceptable good quality."
Has this been experienced with smartphones? A good smartphone camera used at its highest resolution would also give acceptable crops [sort of digital zoom]? And with double cameras and raw availability things become interesting.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:46 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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ShutterNot: It's pretty, but Windows 10 ?

What about it?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)

RX1 - FF; RX100 - 1". Can't Sony push the latter towards the former? Or, a new RX200 [APS-C] with a slightly larger body [same style] to accommodate 2 more dials at the top and a fixed VF? [aware of the a6500 - it does not appeal].

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 05:10 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Note 4 is working very well. Its design is not really good, With Note 5 they improved - that one seemed to be stable. They should continue with it.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 04:40 UTC as 79th comment

Note 5. Why not?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 04:34 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)

Photo 1 verticals? Not out of camera photo?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 03:06 UTC as 30th comment
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evilmagicnut: Anyone know the focal length 35mm equivalent?

Is there a crop in 4k video?

No stills IS? That's a massive negative for me. Can't see any reason to get this over s7, htc10 etc

f(1/2.3") = 5.65 [crop]
Focal length ?
http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/1948AE3264ECF42E86257D00007305D5

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 03:44 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (201 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: But what is the crop factor? And what mm is the lens

Crop 7

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
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