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On article Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Moab (124 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Nice video, beautiful scenery. But still... m43 not enough.

And as we all know. Shallow DoF is a measurement of a "Good Photo". Especially for these pretty landscape shots.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
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Vik2012: Isn't this the same Microsoft Surface that analysts (including the chief executive of Canalys) expect Microsoft to ditch over the coming year or two?

You better hurry up with your "transition away from Apple" before the Surface hardware's predicted extinction.

Mind your fingers though, the corporate president and COO of Lenovo agrees, but expects the shutters to come down sooner than a couple of years.

Well it may not exist in the future so I guess I shouldn't buy it now, even if it does the job I want it to.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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jackspra: Endless virus,bugs and crashes is how I would describe windows.

The only time I can see getting viruses on Windows now is if you spend a lot of time surfing porn sites and clicking on the popups.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And does Microsoft, or Hasselblad, just pay for a Photoshop CC subscription for a lent out MS Surface Book 2?

In other words, all systems require set up, and installation of software particular to ones needs. Much of this software, Photoshop CS, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Adobe Premier Pro, requires paid licenses. And of course the 2 Adobe products are rental only.

Assuming Blair Bunting already uses Photoshop CC, so has that rental license, does Adobe just allow Bunting to run 30 day trialware on a different machine, if Bunting's current computers already have it up and running?

Did Microsoft allow Bunting to uninstall all of that Win10 spyware on the loaner unit? Removing this MS crapware not only stops MS telemetry, it stops Win10 from doing updates, and restarts, when you don't want such things to occur.

Maybe he only has Photoshop CC on one other computer so he was able to use his second licence on this one during testing.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Once you use a camera with pixel shift, you realize almost nothing in the world holds perfectly still. And you sacrifice the instant feedback you get with a digital camera because a lot of these tiny movements will not be noticed at the time you take the shot. I found it was a bit like shooting film; you're never 100% sure nothing went wrong until you see the finished result.

So take one picture with pixel shift and one without. Then you always have a backup.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
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Iliah Borg: Gentlemen:

The Studio Scene link for 7R3 pixel shift leads to DSC00234.ARW, which looks like an ordinary uncompressed 14-bit Bayer raw, no signs of pixel shift. Shouldn't there be three more raw files / data sets to form a pixel-shifted version?

Conspiracy to discredit non-pixel shift cameras!
Except that would mean the Sony is so awesome it looks like it's pixel shifted when it just a regular image.

Or they mis-linked something on a web page. But that never happens does it?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 20:27 UTC

File this in "Missing the point"

Any camera will shoot better than a Holga too. That doesn't stop people from buying them. And they buy them specifically because they DON'T want to use their smartphone.

People need to quit thinking this was meant to be a "DSLR Killer" or the "New Era of Photography". It's a gimmick. And there is a market of people who want gimmick cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 147th comment | 12 replies
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (369 comments in total)
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Alphaville: Imagine if camera manufatcurers didn't specify sensor size. I hate apple's attitude of not providing this info.

Sensor size doesn't matter?
Why did I get a full frame camera instead of a 2/3" superzoom then?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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melgross: Sigh! This is a really oversimplified explanation of why we want, and need higher bit depth.

But the number 14 is bigger than the number 12! Therefore any photographs taken with the camera with the higher number are 2 better!

"...But these go to eleven." - Nigel Tufnel

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
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sharpbokeh: i can appreciate what's being said, but isn't shadow detail a major component of image quality? much of our 'real life' visual perception is dependant on shadows and it would carry that importance to 2d images

I do want a camera that is capable of good rendering of shadows, but artistically I think people rating photos over their shadow detail is wrong.

Most of the iconic film pictures I love and try to bring into my own photography are great because the shadows are pure black with no detail. Deep bottomless black canyons in landscapes. Dark hidden corners in street photographs.

As a photographer embrace the loss of shadow detail and make it a part of your composition.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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K E Hoffman: As someone who was there just miles from where this was taken. This video does not even capture the experience. Heck the exposure was not even corrected well enough to capture what as a spectacular corona this time. I like seeing the prominences but I can see those in still shots.
This for me is a case of too much gear not enough art. It isolated a spectacular and very emotional event for many into data collection.

The End of the video says it was all automated. He could have been just sitting there enjoying the experience, or like most photographers having a blast running multiple cameras at once, doing what he loves.

The key takeaway is he created something impressive and in response all you could create was a complaint.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:03 UTC
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Yxa: 1015g
No plastic build like the D7000 then

Ergonomics doesn't make my backpack lighter when taking this on a 5 mile hike to a photo location.

It seriously feels like they want us to use pack mules for our photo equipment like the old glass plate days when people were still exploring the west.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 09:05 UTC

Electronic shutter is 6 FPS but how fast is it? Same as the mechanical 1/8000sec or is literally only 1/6sec?

Electronic shutters on other cameras with the ability are usually faster than mechanical, pushing 1/32000sec. If those still show occasional jello effect, 1/6sec electronic shutter will be nearly unusable.

I'm guessing it was just a bad spec release. Hyping something that only fanboys rage about (FPS), when ignoring the specs that makes up a corner of the exposure triangle itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 09:01 UTC as 165th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)
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Aaron801: The idea of a very expensive smartphone that's almost certainly going to be obsolete tech and/or broken after just a few years seems pretty dubious at best. Better to get a cheap smartphone and then by a really compact dedicated camera that will probably have better IQ and better controls than any smartphone camera... and still spend a fraction of the cost of what this thing is going to cost.

I tend to think that Leica is for folks who have money they need to see gone, but I can at least see some wisdom of things like lenses being a decent (relatively so) investment. Smartphones seem more like a disposable object so it seems like much less of a good idea to spend that kind of money on 'em.

This is exactly what I do and it works out excellent. You can't cram a decent sensor and lens assembly into a device 1/4" thick. Get a decent, easily pocketable camera with fast and easy wifi transfer to a phone and you'll blow away any smartphone camera assembly out of the water.

The biggest drawback is the camera apps on the phone for transferring images and controlling the camera. Linking the two devices is time consuming at best, then choosing what picture to transfer is a slow process.

I would love a camera and phone app with a setting to auto dump all photos to my phone in the background as I take pics. Even at a relatively slow "buffer" rate of 1 pic per 3-5 seconds it's fine for the casual user Leica is talking about targeting here.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)

Because nobody has ever thought to make a phone with a camera emphasis yet...


We've been down this road before, they don't sell well, and they disappear. The best you can do is develop a high quality competitor to the normal phone camera. As soon as you make a phone thicker and bulkier people will shy away.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:04 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (406 comments in total)
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Gesture: Beautiful photos. PROPS PROPS PROPS to Panasonic for getting an excellent size sensor in a number of outstanding compact form factors with EVFs DONE RIGHT.

Holy cow. So the the apeture ring doesn't work on Olympus. Most MFT lenses don't even have an apeture ring to begin with.

Every comment you've made in this thread is you raging that the ring doesn't work (you can still use it like every other lens in the MFT world).

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (406 comments in total)
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Zaphodz: This a great little lens with very nice rendering, my favourite of the m43 lenses I have (nine in all). I just stick it on my GX80 as a great carry-around/street combo, and great in low light, being one of the fastest native lenses in the m43 system with a T-stop of 2.0 (the Nocticron is T1.7 and the Olympus 25mm f1.2 is T1.8). If could only have one lens it would be this.

The DJI is just the Leica re-branded. Their MFT mount is only capable of handling a few of the MFT lenses because of weight considerations. Since this was designed to be a super light weight prime to go with the GM5 its ideal. But I have heard of people using other small light MFT primes on that mount but this lens is one of the stock options.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (406 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: What's the point? My Fuji X30 can handle 28-112mm, with f/2.0 at 30mm.

Seattle and the Pacific NW are indeed beautiful and I have lived there for the past 40 years. World's nicest summers. I was an Air Force weather officer. But I dislike 1 Nov - 1 March, because it is dark, dark, dark. Temps are mild, Seattle doesn't get much snow, drizzly rain is a fact of life but I can't stand having it pitch black at 4 PM. At age 81, I avoid driving after dark because of the blinding laser-like oncoming headlights. Plus Seattle traffic is horrible and getting worse.

But all in all, there is nowhere I would rather live. It must be good, because King County has umpteen billionaires living here by choice. Bill Gates could probably buy Idaho if he wanted.

This is basically the "Why would I get a prime when I a have a zoom that works in the same range?" argument.

Buy a bunch of primes and find out. I love the convenience of zooms but it's amazing how crisp the pictures are with a prime. Less glass, less elements, less complexity does make a different in final Image Quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 00:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (406 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: This is currently my most-used lens, despite mounting it on my e-pL7 which means the aperture ring is irrelevant.
I find that a non-issue, as the aperture stops are too weak for comfort when on a Panasonic body anyway.

I agree about the aperture ring. I bump that thing way too easy, it needs to hold it's setting a bit better.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 00:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (406 comments in total)
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boni bonev: A full Wedding with 15/1.7 and 42.5/1.2 on the GX8 and GH4 ( there is only several shots with 35-100 and 4-5 shots with LX100)

A wedding that isn't shot with a D750 and a f/1.2 lens!?!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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