Karroly

Lives in France Grenoble, France
Joined on Jan 13, 2009

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laminarflow: As a long-time Sekonic user, I'm loving what this new meter is capable of. Though, after watching the video, the user interface looks dated ... like 10 year old iPhone dated. Of course, this is not a huge issue, but given the beautiful interfaces we all use daily on our phones, it would have been nice to see a more contemporary user interface on such a capable product.

Maybe they made the interface simple to not have the pitiful battery life of a smartphone ?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (150 comments in total)
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Woodyz: Will they make one in M42 screwmount? I have been looking for a way to flaunt my Takumars.

@jmaster,
This is not an issue if the camera displays an electronic level in the viewfinder ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 07:56 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (150 comments in total)
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DesmondD: Now if we make that at an angle like a microscope it could be mounted on the camera and you could just swivel to the lens you want without having to remove a lens :)

Good idea ! It could be feasible to adapt three Canon lenses to the Sony A9, thanks to its shorter flange distance. Plus, if you set the revolver at an intermediate position, no need to buy a shift lens... With a motor to rotate the revolver, of course, so that we can switch the lens with the press of a button, ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 07:53 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (81 comments in total)
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Nixyz: Why do phone manufacturers make photography as a main feature of their devices but does not include dedicated shutter buttons on the lower right side of the bodies? (Sony is an exception here)

Because it would no longer be a smartphone but a camera.
Sony is an exception because they are also a camera manufacturer.
I am joking of course...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 08:15 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Dows anyone know why Samsung is working on this technology. It seems to me as a good opportunity!

I am happy with my NX gear that fulfills my need. I do not really fear a potential failure as I have bought a couple of second-hand bodies and lenses as back-up at a low price. My main concern are the batteries. These are proprietary models, as usual :-(, and when they are dead, will I still be able to find good, reliable ones at a decent price ? Throwing the gear I am happy with just because I cannot find batteries for it is something that will be hard to accept...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 07:57 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Vanitas Photo: I have been waiting for sooooo long!!! This is it I will switch from my Daguerrotype to the A9!!!!

(innocent joke with no ill intention :))

What is the cost of a rare daguerreotype in good shape ?
The switch may be painless for your wallet... ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Karroly: Some say this is a Canon and Nikon killer. I do not think so. If they are not able to react quickly, they can turn into lens manufacturers for Sony. Their Pro lens offering is far broader than Sony. ;-)

And what about using Canon EF lenses on Sony FF bodies thanks to the adapter ?
Not a viable workaround for the pros ?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Amarillo Toby: Everyone knows that better specs make better photographs regardless of skill or experience.

@Amarillo Toby
OK, you are like St Thomas... You want to see it to believe it...
I think Sony is not stupid enough to ask $4500 for a camera that is not (far) superior than their previous FF models. Except with a red dot on it, maybe ? ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Karroly: Full electronic shutter by default. Good. But to have a totally silent and vibration-free camera, Sony must now invent an electronic diaphragm for their lenses... (I mean without moving blades). Why not by using a liquid crystal filter ?

@T3,
Unless you shoot always with the aperture wide open, the iris blades move at each shot, creating some noises and vibrations. I am aware this is barely noticable. But strictly speaking, it is not totally silent and vibration-free. Oh, and my post was kind of a joke...to challenge Sony. But no mechanical iris should lead to better reliability, durability, and reduce the lag too. So I am half joking when suggesting it. Did you never face an iris stuck with oil ?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)

Some say this is a Canon and Nikon killer. I do not think so. If they are not able to react quickly, they can turn into lens manufacturers for Sony. Their Pro lens offering is far broader than Sony. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:16 UTC as 154th comment | 3 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Amarillo Toby: Everyone knows that better specs make better photographs regardless of skill or experience.

Right and wrong as you surely know. In extreme, demanding situations, an advanced camera allows you to bring back home technically good pictures when a low-end camera is just able to record crappy ones or not at all...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)

Full electronic shutter by default. Good. But to have a totally silent and vibration-free camera, Sony must now invent an electronic diaphragm for their lenses... (I mean without moving blades). Why not by using a liquid crystal filter ?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 160th comment | 2 replies
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jadot: It's art and it's built into Warhol's statement. The most important thing is work.
Shoot, if Warhol started on one of my pictures I'd be over the moon.

@BadScience,
"because this image IS a hair for hair photocopy (given the resolution of the transfer)"
Are you joking ? You call low-res photocopy a hair for hair copy ?
Hopefuly, I have a sharper sight than you and, I repeat, I do not see a hair for hair copy here...
"if you cannot see that, well no wonder you have to explain yourself in more detail...be more precise and people will understand you."
What I said in my first post was simple. You are just interpreting it with a twisted mind...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)

In France, there was a Sony slogan saying "Vous en rêviez, Sony l'a fait" = "You dreamed about it, Sony did it".
While some (many?) Pros may have their dream come true with the A9, not me. Far too expensive.
But I still believe in the Sony slogan and I do not loose hope. Now I am dreaming about an entry-level FF MILC with some of the best A9 features...;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 168th comment
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orion1983: 12MP ---> 18MP ---> 20MP ...I assume the ISO800+ images will suffer significantly, which will be the dominating ISO settings in non-bright-sun with the mediocre tele f numbers. Was hoping for a switching back to 12MP :/ I think also the new sensor will bot be a major improvement but am openminded to be proven wrong.... :D

@orion1983,
I owned a TZ10 that allowed to change the high ISO noise reduction level, but I read that Panasonic dropped this feature with some following TZ models. But I notice that the manual of the TZ80 , the TZ90 predecessor, says it features RAW recording and noise reduction levels... ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
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jadot: It's art and it's built into Warhol's statement. The most important thing is work.
Shoot, if Warhol started on one of my pictures I'd be over the moon.

@BAdScience,
Should you have read carefully my post the very first time, you would have not made this comment. So I repeat "I cannot see any outright copy of Prince hair by hair here...". Then I said hair-by-hair copy can be considered hyperrealism. So where did I say Warhol copy is hyperrealism explicitly or implicitly ?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (253 comments in total)
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dpreview44: i hope they switch to 1.5x crop factor like fuji and nikon. they coped up with dynamic range in 2017, i wish the crop factor will be addressed too

A 1.5x crop factor means a little bigger sensor than current ones. As lens quality drops from center to edges/corners (true for sharpness, CA, distortion, fall-off, etc...) this could be an issue with current EF-S lens with an image circle tightly "optimized" for current sensor size... So the move has to be done with great care, IMHO.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (253 comments in total)
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Karroly: @DPR,
So, a second control dial, an AF ON button and top LCD cost $150... Not cheap.
Apart from helping Canon to make some profits, what is the benefit for the user ?
Does the top LCD allow to use the camera without turning on the rear LCD ? In other words, with the help of the informations in the viewfinder and the top LCD, and apart from the usual Speed, Aperture, ISO, EV compensation settings, can the user change settings like :
- Drive Mode
- White Balance
- Auto Lighting Optimizer
- Highlight Tone Priority
- Picture Mode
?

Thank you.

@Deliverator
...cont'd,
So your assumption that, if the top LCD displays settings and there are direct buttons to change them, you can change them without the need of the color LCD is wrong sometimes, and thus not so OBVIOUS. I thought you know Canon cameras better than that... *sigh*

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (253 comments in total)
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Karroly: @DPR,
So, a second control dial, an AF ON button and top LCD cost $150... Not cheap.
Apart from helping Canon to make some profits, what is the benefit for the user ?
Does the top LCD allow to use the camera without turning on the rear LCD ? In other words, with the help of the informations in the viewfinder and the top LCD, and apart from the usual Speed, Aperture, ISO, EV compensation settings, can the user change settings like :
- Drive Mode
- White Balance
- Auto Lighting Optimizer
- Highlight Tone Priority
- Picture Mode
?

Thank you.

@Deliverator,
It was not obvious before I download and read the manual (I am a bit lazy sometimes, you know, not you ? ;-)), because I did not know before what the top LCD displays...
I regret the monochrome LCD of my retired EOS 350D. Sure, it was not on top, but at least it was there and more loquacious. Although it does not allow to change Drive Mode and White Balance without turning the color LCD on...stupidely.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Amazing! Panasonic is fine with 20MP in this tiny 1/2.3" sensor camera, but only used an old 16MP sensor in the G85. Can the G85 really threaten the GH5?

To seduce smartphone shooters, compact/travel cameras must have differenciating features : more zoom (not difficult) and more pixels (marketing BS). Smartphones are already at 13MP...
Panasonic knows what more megapixels implies, no doubt, and is certainly reluctant to increase their number to fast in serious cameras if they do not have the technology today to, at least, keep the same S/N ratio and dynamic range than with previous sensors.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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