Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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I was cheap and used the basic film/print developing service which took 3 or 4 days before they were ready. Later I found I could get the film developed without the prints for a low cost. I could then scan the film at home. The transition over to digital cameras wasn't that drastic to me as the early cameras were no match for film. The digital cameras improved and I shot less and less film until I finally gave film up for good.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2019 at 20:47 UTC as 12th comment

But how's the 4K 60?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 15:36 UTC as 15th comment
On article DPReview TV: Looking back at the Nikon D1H and Canon 1D (197 comments in total)

Entertaining video! A large percentage of photos I see online from sport events and photojournalism are under 1mp. These cameras had plenty of resolution for this work even today. Sure you may be limited in printing crisp large prints, but getting images published fast was their main attraction (or at least one of them).

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2019 at 18:55 UTC as 54th comment
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Simon97: I wonder how much it would cost to lease time on a super computer to process 8K video using H.265?

They will do it how fast and at what cost? What about people with "typical" computers?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 23:54 UTC

I wonder how much it would cost to lease time on a super computer to process 8K video using H.265?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 22:56 UTC as 99th comment | 8 replies

8K. For those who pixel peep video.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 22:48 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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Karroly: 8K equals 32MP. I am wondering who makes a 32MP M4/3 sensor...

I was about to type the same question. I'd think it would be a BSI type sensor as 8K resolution in MFT will mean pretty small sensor elements.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 19:06 UTC

Micro Four Thirds in general. I'd like some small, reasonably priced cameras. Not everyone is interested in FF and the larger lenses with the higher cost. Coming from the discontinued Nikon 1 system, I'm quite happy with the image quality and love the size of the cameras and lenses for traveling lightly.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 16:14 UTC as 249th comment | 2 replies

Geez this comment section. Two nearly 4 year old models are disco'd. They were already replaced with newer models. Nikon's stock is running out on the older ones and it's time to remove them from the roster. Simple as that.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 02:50 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

Nice to see Olympus offer firmware updates on cameras nearly 8 years old.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 16:45 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Xiaomi co-founder teases 48MP smartphone camera (86 comments in total)
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jim seekers: How stupid to put 48mp in such small sensors, oh the noise, 20mp is enough.

It is just a numbers game to sell products to people who don't know any better. It is like compact cameras with the 1/2.3 sensor when they went beyond 12mp. The image quality became hideous.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 16:15 UTC

I wasn't expecting such a lopsided result between Canon and Nikon. I know Nikon has been hurting, but Canon dominates big here. If I were to buy a higher end camera for photo use, I'd look to Nikon due to their better sensor performance. Perhaps its the video side and lenses that win people over to Canon.

Nice to see a decent show for micro 4/3rds. Panasonic and Olympus combine for around 10.5 % in cameras which isn't too far behind Nikon. I'd have to read the report as Lensrentals don't carry that much MFT gear the last time I looked.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2018 at 17:56 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies

What camera strap would be recommended for such a camera?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2018 at 13:36 UTC as 11th comment
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JJBerlin: For me as an m4/3 user this lineup is really frustrating. None of the 4/3 sensors is backside illuminated, not to mention the lack of the stacked sensor technology. No wonder a RX100 V can outperform a m4/3 camera.

FF and u4/3 are different formats as FF to medium format. Each system has its benefits and drawbacks. Once using APSC DSLRs, I was happy to switch to u4/3. The gear is so much more easy to tote around and I don't feel I lost image quality. In fact, I think the lenses are better which helped to mitigate the smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
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JJBerlin: For me as an m4/3 user this lineup is really frustrating. None of the 4/3 sensors is backside illuminated, not to mention the lack of the stacked sensor technology. No wonder a RX100 V can outperform a m4/3 camera.

Using the studio scene comparison tool to view same ISO raws, the RX100 series cameras show both a noisier image and has less detail captured than the MFT cameras. Please can the bunk.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 16:32 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (658 comments in total)
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princecody: Now if Sony made one with a 1 inch sensor ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

To get the equivalent field of view would require a focal length of 1111mm and if they used f/8, the front lens element would have to be 139mm across (~5.5 inches). The lens would be enormous, heavy and expensive. Although the image quality would be a couple steps up, you would still be fighting diffraction and atmospheric effects.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 14:36 UTC

Incredible damage. That drone must have been expensive ; )

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 19:44 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: The increase in high-ISO noise would not bother me personally. I spend much more time at low ISOs than high ones, and have literally never used 25,600 or above. It may matter a lot to others, though.

I agree with this. I never shot above 6400 and it looks fine there and below.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
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Bobthearch: 259 deaths over a period of six years, out of a population of 7 Billion??!?!?

They could just say, "Relax, practically no one dies while taking a selfie."

There are things in the world that are real problems. This isn't one of them.

I was thinking the exact same thing. I'd bet more people died from riding a bike or mowing the yard among other things.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 19:59 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (894 comments in total)

Looks like Panasonic is going for the pros while Canikon's first FF mirrorless is aimed for the enthusiast market. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 14:42 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
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