The Squire

The Squire

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Professional Coffee Drinker and Pixel Manipulator
Joined on Mar 30, 2007

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You guys have MASSIVE fingers

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 7th comment
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: that size and price, thats sore point for a system that lacks good 1st party lens choices. While fanboys are in denial over lack of choice and the fact that these lenses are not smaller or lighter compared to DSLR brethren and infact sometimes are more expensive than DSLR lenses.

Because they are better, generally, and need to be to resolve 42MP.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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Karroly: A P&S camera with only one sensor has a battery life around 300 shots. Will this one with 16 sensors - and much more computing power - have a battery life of about 20 shots ?

Its an android device, so i assume it'll be done on-camera in one or more apps.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
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Karroly: A P&S camera with only one sensor has a battery life around 300 shots. Will this one with 16 sensors - and much more computing power - have a battery life of about 20 shots ?

The math wont be that simple. It still has one screen, one set of core processing and memory etc. The camera's themselves are probably not the biggest power draw. Certainly *more* power needs, and processing all those frames will also draw more power. But not *16 as much.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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The Squire: Good early overview, thanks DP.

Could we get some more detail on the video specs?

H264. Check.
422? 420?
8bit? 10bit?

Oh, EOSHD has been playing with one.

Clean 8bit 422 out via HDMI, so we can assume that's used internally too.
Reports its 100Mbps.
Possibly oversampled from a 6K crop, which would be nice.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)

Good early overview, thanks DP.

Could we get some more detail on the video specs?

H264. Check.
422? 420?
8bit? 10bit?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 175th comment | 3 replies
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The Squire: 1080p or 4K?

Thanks Lars. Yes, I meant video...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 14:21 UTC

1080p or 4K?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 08:28 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)

The kitten in #29 looks soft to me.

:-D

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies

One good example of VR-like tech now being widely used by media is Google Street View. You cant open a news site without seeing a crime story where the crime scene is illustrated by plucking the location out of Street View.

VR media content works because it gives the user of the content a choice to focus on something specific to their story.

Extend the Street View example to events. And what Getty should be selling in 5 years time is a high quality , navigable 'environment' where that the user of that content can virtually place a camera in a specific time and place to grab the precise shots they need.

That would change the way news outlets capture content, further reducing their costs while still allowing a unique perspective on the story. And it would result in greater dominance by agencies like Getty who have the resources to produce that VR content.

See where they're going with this?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 08:17 UTC as 4th comment
On article Canon USA launches new online photography courses (25 comments in total)
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The Squire: They're charging for it!??!?!

Aaah, betcha it's just so in 3 months time they can start offing '$59 worth of training' for free with their entry level DSLRs in time for the holidays...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
On article Canon USA launches new online photography courses (25 comments in total)

They're charging for it!??!?!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (146 comments in total)

I have the LX100, also without an AA filter, and I do see the sort of jaggies that are very obvious in the heron photo's feathers in this gallery.

Lots of detail but sometimes requires more attention in post.

Anyone got any tips/advice for processing images that didnt come through an AA filter?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 35th comment
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (115 comments in total)

Seriously doubting the need for a A6300 when this does so much at almost half the body-price...

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:40 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Come on DPR. Get back to being the definitive Digital Camera review site you once were.
With every passing review you seem to get worse. Making fundamental errors in your testing.
And then to compound it, simply ignoring the comments from forum members who point out the mistakes.

You have tremendous power in your work (to influence buyers), but with that comes responsibility (to get things right)

Thanks. And what are you thoughts on Pentax's pixel shift technology?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Photomyne app scans multiple prints at a time (17 comments in total)

People used to print photos?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 08:00 UTC as 5th comment
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Melchiorum: Unfortunately, 360' videos suck for now. They look like washed out blurry mess, smeared with compression artifacts. In order to get proper, sharp 360' videos, you would need way more than 4K resolution and very high bit rates and the technology is just not there yet. Once you go beyond 4K, you need powerful processors, gigantic amounts of super-fast storage, etc.

I am sure this technology will evolve, but for now, paying 800 bucks for a proof-of-concept camera that produces borderline unwatchable results is not something I'd do.

@badi 720p may be fine for normal TV viewing but in VR you have your nose to the screen. 720p with agressive compression looks pretty poor.

Vuze is still a really good step in the right direction. 4K 3D 360 at a reasonable price, it fills the gap between the 360 toy cameras and high end rigs or multi-cam set-ups used by the pros.

If I get any VR kit in the next 12 months, this may be a necessary purchase!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
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The Squire: Olly have a long history of design that equates Rugged = Fugly

But I'd quite like a waterproof (without additional case) smallish 4K action cam with built-in IS. Need to see some samples!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:25 UTC

Olly have a long history of design that equates Rugged = Fugly

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (88 comments in total)
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vscd: I remember my first Sony Memorystick with 4MB. ;) Anyway... the tech goes on and on, hightech from today will be worthless tomorrow. Except of 4k Videos I would rely on 8x32GB instead. No need to loose 256GB at once on a client...

Until you drop one of those 32GB microSD cards down a crack in the pavement when you're swapping them out...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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