zorgon

Joined on Nov 14, 2006

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Midwest Camera Guy: Imagine pulling up to the charging station in your Tesla after driving for 500 miles and having it fully charge for the next 500 miles in less time than it takes to fill your current car's take of gas. This could be amazing!

Tesla's supercharger already does 120kW. A supercapacitor should easily be able to handle 4 times that. In fact tesla have already stated that a 10min charging time could be possible in the future.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 23:25 UTC
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dwill23: Wait....what?? What is this thing?

Can't I go out and buy a 512GB SSD for $125 and get a quality USB 3.0 enclosure for $12 on ebay?

USB 3.0 = about 600mb/sec...a faster interface than what this product is advertising, thus don't give me crap about this product is USB C, when USB 3.0 is plenty fast for this device.

Real world testing shows that transfer speeds are limited to about 435MB/s with an external SSD drive through USB 3.0, so yes USB 3.1 is necessary.
Also USB-C is a type of connector. It has nothing to do with whether or not it is USB 3.1.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 09:47 UTC

Just done the update. It's fairly straight forward to do but takes about 20mins and uses about 20% of the battery.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

I get why the judges chose these photographer's portfolios; they are unusual and all have very strong themes. But a lot of these images are weak with poor composition and lighting. At the end of the day, the standard of the images themselves have to count for something.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 09:46 UTC as 4th comment

I'd like to see a telephoto only model.
If they can make a 24-600mm with this level of image quality, then surely they could make e.g. a 200-800mm version with even better image quality?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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sirhawkeye64: After reviewing the image sample, I'd still go with an a6000 instead. Pictures seemed soft and a decent level of noise even at ISO 800, but then again, it's a 1" sensor. But the images should be able to be clear at least in my opinion.

"If you get 4x as much light and spread it out over 4x as much sensor, you've gained nothing with regard to your shutter speed."

You get a cleaner image, or you increase the ISO to match the noise level and then you get faster shutter speeds.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 22:00 UTC

Very sad news indeed. When I first started photography, I regularly visited the Luminous Landscape website and enjoyed reading Michael's articles.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 62nd comment

I love the concept of this camera. You don't waste any time faffing about in menus, no one can ask to see your pictures and the battery will last forever. But how can you justify buying one when the A7rii is half the price and has a better image sensor?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 22:34 UTC as 221st comment

The image quality at 600mm equiv is unbelievably good considering that this is a superzoom camera with a 1" sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: "The lens comprises six elements in five groups"

You can't design a decent modern fast lens with 6 elements one of which aspherical. You need more elements and more of which are aspherical to correct all aberrations. If it's gonna be similar to awful $100 Nikon 50/1.8 lens then better not to release it at all.

@Ethan P99

I own the canon 50mm STM and it's absolute junk.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Can this firmware update accommodate USB 3.0 for a7RII? Seriously, my tethering completely shuts down with RAW files on two different a7RII cameras and latest Macbook Pro Retina touch force and fastest iMac 5K available. Three shots and everything crashes.

I would imagine that uncompressed RAW would require even greater throughput to satisfy tethering.

Had to revert to 24mp a99 and a7II to complete the shoot with client tethering requirements. Not fun. Very frustrating.

There is a bug in that a7RII tethering setup. I think it's a throughput problem. Tried multiple cables of varying lengths from 6' to 15'. No consistent performance... and worst of all, camera gives no warning when tethering crashes, and DOES NOT SAVE files on card when it does... Images lost and the only indication of the crash is when client cries "I think it's stuck again".

No issues with a7II or a99. I've been tethering for years.

Not unless the camera physically has a USB 3.0 port on it.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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codeNsnap: Super ! Thanks Tamron. Finally a compact 35mm with VR/VC for us Nikon shooters. Will be my second Tamron prime after my 90mm VC Macro which has been stellar for macros and portraits.

Many of Leica's lenses are overrated and in any case, not comparable to the Tamron as they are not for DSLRs. The Nikon 50mm f1.8G is not even in the same league as larger lenses like the Sigma 50mm ART and the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM is terrible (I own this lens).
The Canon 40mm STM is quite good, but it's only f2.8.
The old style fast 50mm SLR lenses (f1.8 and faster) were never any good wide open on film and are even worse on digital.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
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zorgon: The 45mm 1.8 is a heavy lens at 540g (compared to canon/nikon 50mm 1.8 lenses) but if the image quality is comparable to the sigma 50mm art then it's well worth it. The weather sealing and VC are big advantages over the Sigma.

An FE version just wouldn't make any sense. No one would buy a third party lens that's twice the weight of the FE 55mm just because it focuses a bit closer.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
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codeNsnap: Super ! Thanks Tamron. Finally a compact 35mm with VR/VC for us Nikon shooters. Will be my second Tamron prime after my 90mm VC Macro which has been stellar for macros and portraits.

@nemark, I'm not sure what you mean by "anymore". Compact wide aperture primes that perform well wide open never existed in the first place. The old style 50mm f1.8/1.4/1.2 lenses are terrible by today's standards.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
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zorgon: The 45mm 1.8 is a heavy lens at 540g (compared to canon/nikon 50mm 1.8 lenses) but if the image quality is comparable to the sigma 50mm art then it's well worth it. The weather sealing and VC are big advantages over the Sigma.

It's also heavy compared to the Sony Zeiss 55mm (281g) which also has weather sealing and excellent image quality but no VC.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 10:28 UTC

The 45mm 1.8 is a heavy lens at 540g (compared to canon/nikon 50mm 1.8 lenses) but if the image quality is comparable to the sigma 50mm art then it's well worth it. The weather sealing and VC are big advantages over the Sigma.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 09:29 UTC as 115th comment | 5 replies
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Knine: With a 1" sensor, doesn't that mske it an equivalent F14 through the range? If you have equivalent Focal Length, then you have equivalent F Stop. F Stop is a formula of opening iris and focal length, and sensor size equivalent.

You obviously haven't got a clue what we're talking about. I'm referring to the article that lightcatcher quoted which would be obvious if you actually bothered reading through the thread. He quoted an article which directly contradicts the point he was trying to make. The fact that 4 people like his comment just shows that there are a lot of people here like you who are completely unable to comprehend the english language.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 08:36 UTC
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Knine: With a 1" sensor, doesn't that mske it an equivalent F14 through the range? If you have equivalent Focal Length, then you have equivalent F Stop. F Stop is a formula of opening iris and focal length, and sensor size equivalent.

@ Francis Carver, you need to read the thread again

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
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Knine: With a 1" sensor, doesn't that mske it an equivalent F14 through the range? If you have equivalent Focal Length, then you have equivalent F Stop. F Stop is a formula of opening iris and focal length, and sensor size equivalent.

@knine, yes I agree with you. You can either quote actual focal length and actual aperture OR equivalent focal length and equivalent aperture. But you can't pick and choose which figures to quote just to make it sound better.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
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Knine: With a 1" sensor, doesn't that mske it an equivalent F14 through the range? If you have equivalent Focal Length, then you have equivalent F Stop. F Stop is a formula of opening iris and focal length, and sensor size equivalent.

@lightcatcher, you need to read that article again.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
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