bob5050

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  • 1. Things like this ("the last 9 frames captured right before you hit the shutter button") can transfer to ML much better than dSLRs. The core computational approach being exploited is frame-stacking.
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    So we apparently split into three camps. Those who think the full feature K-3 line APS-C camera is dead (you), those who feel it was never really in danger (Alex), and those in the middle who ...
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    I read those remarks considerably differently. Yes, he says there's a need for an APS-C flagship; what he doesn't say is that the KP isn't it. Rather, he implies the contrary: the KP is a match for ...
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    IIRC, it was one of the trade show interviews. Potential point of ambiguity--two different meanings of "line": as a numbering series or as a functional market presence. I don't think anyone claimed ...
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    I'd take it in the market context of the time: it was designed to compete head-to-head with the rise of MILCs, whose primary claim for attention at the time was a size advantage. There was a lot of ...
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    As to their intent back at the KP's release, I agree--but plans change, and I think they have. And you're leaving out the k-30/50/70 line. If I had to guess, I'd say the FF K-1 line, the K-7/5/3 ...
  • It's an emphasis marker that could legitimately be translated as "without qualification." Like a German speaker saying "jawohl" rather than just "ja." Lots of languages have idiomatic or ...
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    I would think that that's exactly what happened--that Pentax foresaw the market as splitting between a small, compete with mirrorless part, and a size/weight's-not-an-issue-so-go-FF part. But too ...
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    Personally, I've never undeerstood the need for state-of-the-art video. That my Pentax can do video clips is to me nothing more than a minor nice-to-have. Generally for a short clip I just pull a ...
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    That's a bit overstated. The post re-confirmed and updated what was already known: that a K-3 line successor is on the way. Maybe that's not earth-shattering, but it's not nothing either. It's ...
  • [...] the basic logic runs like this. The frame-stacking approach being used to vastly improve smartphone output can be migrated to MILCS, but not easily to dSLRs. So the current advantage that ...
  • The camera and PP software (whether in-camera or separate) are tools, nothing more. They are not the cause of, and cannot prevent, creativity. Today  I write on a laptop rather than with a quill ...
  • The same argument could apply, of course, to any technical advance since the death of napping flint. Commercial oil paints? Oh the horror. Movable type? Obviously the death of the written word. ...
  • Agree with your observations. Also, wanted to call out your blog and website--some very nice work there. Thanks. bob5050
  • And therein lies the problem--it ALL changes the pixels. So the distinction is simply whatever the speaker considers a fancy add-on versus obvious and natural. The only meaning of the term is ...
  • Personally, I find the term "computational photography" itself pretty much useless. Unless you're shooting film (light-reactive chemical photography) you're engaging in computational photography. ...
  • Why would that be a good thing? And why should anyone else care whether another photographer 'chimps'? bob5050
  • That can't be the whole idea, because if simplicity is the entire point, then the phone wins. And if they do, will they still get better pictures than using a phone? I'd say better pictures has to ...
  • That could become very problematic if it is simply a rebranded Pentax in all respects. What do they then do for follow-on Operas? If the intent is to license the entire range of Pentax lenses to ...
  • I doubt anyone here knows. Maybe, maybe not. Apparel brands/designers had the issue for years that offshore manufacturers would make their products all day, then stick cheaper fabric on the line ...
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