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On article RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera (161 comments in total)

It's $6000 "brain" only, but they won't tell you that to actually shoot video, you will need LCD/Viewfinder ($3000) and Red's proprietary media ($2000) plus power supply and other stuff, with total cost of over $15K or somewhere there

Plus given Red's history, you will have to wait a couple of years before the camera ships.

Plus the DR is nowhere near 16.5. cinema5D tested the dragon and Alexa still was ahead with 14+ EV

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 26th comment | 15 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2159 comments in total)
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Zenza R: Wooww!!! Almost same qaulity with PENTAX 645Z!!!

The studio scene is shot with Sony/Zeiss 55mm F1.8

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 07:06 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (621 comments in total)
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ozturert: So Sony still hasn't understood what customers want. Lossless compression should not be that difficult if Canikon can do that. Sony has all the electronics power in the world, why would they not do? Don't tell me "42MP is bla bla bla" because they do not do this even for their 24 and 36MP cameras!
But hey, this gives them room for progress for their next camera, right?

D810 raw files on your studio scene are 74 MB, so it's not that big of a difference

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (621 comments in total)
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rwol1970: Why did they use lossy compression? The whole point of RAW is that you simply store the data as provided by the sensor. And if the file is too big, just ZIP it....

"Why did they use lossy compression?"

Because of the file size. Compressed raw files are good because of smaller file size, and that is especially true for video cameras that shoot raw. In fact, two few years ago Red sued Sony for providing compressed raw.

https://deadline.com/2013/02/lawsuit-red-digital-cinemas-sony-corp-the-hobbit-cameras-429289/

Theyy dropped the lawsuit later after getting counter sued

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (621 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Sony is just a lowly electronics company, so it's not surprising that they can't figure out how to make losslessly-compressed Raw. :-)

justmeMN is a long time M4/3 troll known as Everdog (banned account) and Just Having Fun (another banned account), Sk8trguy (banned)

The guy still uses a dozen various accounts

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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Rod McD: All the talk of it being a DSLR mirror-less hybrid might give a DSLR the option and benefits of an EVF (ie live view at eye level through VF and data) but it won't change the registration distance.

If Pentax are going to introduce a FF system part of the equation is the lenses. Some Pentax owners have film era lenses that will cover FF. The company sells a handful of digital era designs, including the new FF zooms they've announced this year. What I will want to see is the future primes. Pentax have a long history of offering compact high quality lenses and I'm hoping they'll be offering something like that in their new designs. Every other manufacturer seems to have abandoned compactness as a goal. If Pentax offer another load of massive "me too" f1.4 and f1.8 WAs, there won't be anything to differentiate them from brands I could have bought years ago. Let's see.

Zvonimir Tosic,, you are speaking nonsense. The longer registration distance on DSLRs was required because you needed space for the mirror.

As quality of lenses funny most Pentax lenses are rated worse than mirrorless lenses on dxomark lens rating. Stop posting nonsense.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 07:09 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Ricoh was granted a patent on a translucent mirror with adjustable transmission rate. A camera built around that tech can be used as a DSLR and a mirrorless.

The amount of reflected light to visible light is 0-50%, the amount of transmitted light is changed in a range of 50-100%. With such a device you improve the efficiency of the autofocus sensor in low light by increasing the reflection rate, and improve PDAF of the image sensor by increasing the transmission rate — when SLT scheme with an electronic viewfinder overlay comes in place. The new high end mirrorless cameras started sporting very fast frame rates, which are difficult to obtain with a classic mirror; this technology is an obvious solution, embraces best of both worlds.

http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-11-27

That is why some predict Pentax FF is the game changer. Pentax indeed came last, but, they did all the thinking others haven't.

Zvonimir Tosic , there are zilliobns of patents. 99% don't end up in real products. All I am saying is that you are just speculating and have zero evidence.

Pentax/Ricoh says a lot of things. It's called marketing. Doesn't mean crap.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 05:53 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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photominion: IMO, for DSLR companies the only way is up.. meaning bigger!
While small compacts are struggling against smartphones IQ-wise, the mirrorless/compact ILC systems are taking over the APS-C segment. While APS-C is fine image quality wise, there's still more room to breathe with a bigger sensor.

While DSLRs cannot be built smaller without compromising the viewfinder (just look at the small Canons and Nikons) it's just logical to include the largest possible sensor.
MILC won't go fullframe anytime soon, because fast glass cannot defy physics and will take a long time/loads of money to get smaller (See DO-concept of Canon).
Whereas a lot of people are happy with sluggish f/4 lenses on their MILCs, because they have 5-axis IBIS and 4k and whatever, many people will not want that, because they want to have creative freedom with DOF on a Fullframe DSLR.

I'm curious to see what they will do lens-wise. Revive the old Pentax K lenses with AF?

@photominion doesn't change the fact that you are wrong. A7II doesn't have small grip.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Ricoh was granted a patent on a translucent mirror with adjustable transmission rate. A camera built around that tech can be used as a DSLR and a mirrorless.

The amount of reflected light to visible light is 0-50%, the amount of transmitted light is changed in a range of 50-100%. With such a device you improve the efficiency of the autofocus sensor in low light by increasing the reflection rate, and improve PDAF of the image sensor by increasing the transmission rate — when SLT scheme with an electronic viewfinder overlay comes in place. The new high end mirrorless cameras started sporting very fast frame rates, which are difficult to obtain with a classic mirror; this technology is an obvious solution, embraces best of both worlds.

http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-11-27

That is why some predict Pentax FF is the game changer. Pentax indeed came last, but, they did all the thinking others haven't.

Zvonimir Tosic forgot to tell you that he has no evidence the new FF will use such technology. Existence of a patent doesn't mean they have a product they can make or sell.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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Rod McD: All the talk of it being a DSLR mirror-less hybrid might give a DSLR the option and benefits of an EVF (ie live view at eye level through VF and data) but it won't change the registration distance.

If Pentax are going to introduce a FF system part of the equation is the lenses. Some Pentax owners have film era lenses that will cover FF. The company sells a handful of digital era designs, including the new FF zooms they've announced this year. What I will want to see is the future primes. Pentax have a long history of offering compact high quality lenses and I'm hoping they'll be offering something like that in their new designs. Every other manufacturer seems to have abandoned compactness as a goal. If Pentax offer another load of massive "me too" f1.4 and f1.8 WAs, there won't be anything to differentiate them from brands I could have bought years ago. Let's see.

Short registration allows adapting lenses, which is especially important for video folks who don't need auto focus.

That's why there is no chance in hell anyone into semi-professional or professional video buisness will ever consider a Pentax camera. Not today, not in the future, as these people already own Canon, Nikon, and PL lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
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ET2: On IPS display, most of power is used by blacklit light which would be the same for 5.7" screen regardless if it's 4K or 1K. GPU will worked harder, but that won't be enough to make big difference to battery life.

It might be different for Oled screen.

It does, but screen brightness/light uses the most battery. That's number 1 reason for battery drain. That would be same for 4K vs 1080, at least for IPS display

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 06:45 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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ttran88: I would think Pentax would have a better chance competing with the A7 series than C&N FF lineup.

Yeah, but as I said, Pentax, a DSLR, does not compete against A7 series. E-mount cameras can use legacy glass via adapter (including Canon and M mount glass) ; they have EVF; they are smaller than a DSLR, and they excel in video quality. Pentax DSLR will have none of these quality as it's a DSLR and will be competing against Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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ttran88: I would think Pentax would have a better chance competing with the A7 series than C&N FF lineup.

Why? They aren't making a mirrorless. They are making a DSLR. If someone is interested in a Pentax FF DSLR, then his choices would include C&N, not A7 series.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 19:55 UTC

On IPS display, most of power is used by blacklit light which would be the same for 5.7" screen regardless if it's 4K or 1K. GPU will worked harder, but that won't be enough to make big difference to battery life.

It might be different for Oled screen.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 19:22 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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Henry Richardson: My A700 has cRAW (lossy compressed) and RAW (uncompressed). Was it just a marketing ploy to take away RAW from the much more expensive models so that they could then later bring it back to fanfare?

Lo and behold. Conspiracy theorists enters the discussion. it was a giant secret marketing ploy by Illuminatis so they could get great press coverage when they bring it back. Besides, americans never landed on the moon anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
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ZeneticX: before anyone jumps on the hate train and starts saying this is a minor update compared to the 7RII..... thing is why should sony bother?

no camera currently in the market came close to the low light performance of the 7S. Changing the body and adding IBIS will do for now.

"No, I don't know where the webpages would be archived. "

LOL. Of course you won't know something like that. Your technical knowledge about how things work is zero. I mean, what can we expect from a guy who said colors are mostly about the lens, and claims A7s is worse in lowlight based on no evidence that he can post. You don't understand logic; you don't understand the internet; you don't understand color. Is there something you actually know aside from trolling?

"you can find them."

No, you made the claim that dxomark don't test the hardware. You must prove it. Again, learn basic logic.

"there's plenty of agreement."

Post proof or it didn't happen. Post proof that people agree with you about interpreting DPR studio shot comparison between A7s and Df.

A7s has 1/3 stop advantage over Df, according to dxomark, the only scientific source, and according to the studio shots on dozens of websites, including DPreview

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
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ZeneticX: before anyone jumps on the hate train and starts saying this is a minor update compared to the 7RII..... thing is why should sony bother?

no camera currently in the market came close to the low light performance of the 7S. Changing the body and adding IBIS will do for now.

"Also, as I already said, "until last year..""

Thanks for showing that you have absolutely no clue what the Internet archive means.

"Plenty in DRP threads on this subject have agreed with me."

Post proof. without proof that's just another of your trollish claim.

A7s has 1/3 stop advantage over Df, according to dxomark, the only scientific source, and according to the studio shots on dozens of websites, including DPreview.

One one side we have evidence, and on the other side, just baseless claims.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 05:12 UTC
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ZeneticX: before anyone jumps on the hate train and starts saying this is a minor update compared to the 7RII..... thing is why should sony bother?

no camera currently in the market came close to the low light performance of the 7S. Changing the body and adding IBIS will do for now.

"The fact remains that the term "based on theoretical light sources" was all over the charts at DXOMark until late last year."

Again, just hot air with no links. There is something called internet archive. Find it, troll. You won't because you are lying again. And the link works perfectly fine for those who know how internet works. It might not work for internet trolls who thinks "color is mostly about lens"

http://www.dxomark.com/About/In-depth-measurements/DxOMark-testing-protocols/Testing-lab

"And remember the DRR results back me up"

No, they don't. No one in this thread have agreed with that ridiculous claim.

A7s has 1/3 stop advantage over Df, according to dxomark, the only scientific source, and according to the studio shots on dozens of websites, including DPreview.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
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