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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steelhead3: How can a monitor show 130% of sRGB?

It includes invisible light, ultraviolet and infrared.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (88 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Do we really need 4K resolution in a 27 inch monitor ??

If text and icons are too small on a 4k monitor, in Windows just go to Display Settings and select 1920x1080. Bingo, everything is nice and big again.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:51 UTC

Its not about switching. Tomorrows new generation of pros can go Sony and save themselves $6,000 compared with buying Canon...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (88 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Do we really need 4K resolution in a 27 inch monitor ??

Yes. Yes we do.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 07:53 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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Dan Vincent: Realistically, the a9 is the first step for Sony's real target, and that's the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That's three years from now, and if you think they won't have supertelephotos by then... Honestly, I think they'll have something out by the end of the year. They'll have the a9ii out by 2020 as well to address shortcomings/flaws in this body too.

There's 3 years until the 2020 Olympics.

I fully expect to see a A9iii by then ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:06 UTC

Cant decide which AI it's modelled on. HAL or WallE

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 07:50 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Now this is more to my liking. 24 MP sensor. I've been thinking about the a7RII, but I've been turned off by that 42 MP sensor. I don't need/want 42 MP. 24 to 30 MP would be perfect for me. Plenty of room to crop if you need to but files that aren't too bloated on the hard drive/SD card. Good balance.

You'd spend an extra $2000 to save a few dollars on your SD cards and harddrives?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)
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Artem Holstov: So it costs more in pounds than in dollars? How is that?

Brexit

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Without the extensive catalogue of long prime native glass, how much use is this camera really? 70-200 with a 1.4x converter is as long as you can get with good glass.

@sts2 ISO two hundred gazillion should help if the light drops a bit...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)

Any rumors about when the a9mk2 might be coming out?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 386th comment | 2 replies

Also, I hope she's wearing sunscreen. It's quite bright out. #LETSBECAREFULOUTTHEREPEOPLE

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: So less MP/resolution than their bottom end cameras, one card slot removed, touch and tilt (not fully articulating), and a small bump in FPS and noise performance. Couldn't care less about 4K. I'll be buying another D7200 on close out. If not for the shallow buffer I'd have bought a D7100 - I didn't like the changes to the top screen on the D7200. Very VERY disappointed.

What were you hoping for in a mid-range DSLR, if not 4K?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

Decent (on paper) 4K support in a mid-range DSLR.

Take that Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 39th comment
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marcio_napoli: Another nail in the pro photography coffin, a coffin that already has at least 2.1 billion nails firmly in place.

But what does everyone care, right? Did anyone cared about the portrait painter or the sculptor?

Goodbye to a once great career choice.

People get *paid* to take photos? What a lark! Put that up there with beer taster and sports car test driver....

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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Jarvis Grant: Keep in mind, this "tech" is for people who don't know. And with that don't care. Adobe is doing what it's always done, stay relevant. They've not abandoned its base, it's trying to add to it. One should try to never give any corporation the power of controlling one's personal creative vision.

So in the end, is it innovative technology or is it marketing?

"this tech is for people who don't know"

It's really not. Yeah, there'll be a heavy-handed version of this in consumer apps, but you'll be using the same AI in Lightroom and Photoshop too, even if you dont realize it....

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:58 UTC

YES!!! THIS!!!!

Less interested in the DoF or focal length fixes (I'd rather use the right lens) but I want want want the ability to pick one of my existing photos and apply its style to a new photo using something much smarter than lightroom presets or settings cut n' paste..

If I am gonna use DoF, can Adobe use AI to make it look less fake. Gaussian blur is not a good proxy for bokeh!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

@Biowizard, isnt PNG limited to 8bits per channel?

16bit TIFF is often used for sharing non-destructive, non-RAW images between systems for further processing. It's gonna be bigger than a PNG but leaves in a bit more colour depth which might be valuable in future edits...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 09:46 UTC
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

Biowizard Just use non-destructive editors (like Lightroom). Then you never edit the original JPEG, no matter how many tweaks you make...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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The Squire: Didn't I read here that one of the manufacturers was looking at using sensor shift to allow it to sample more colors at each 'pixel'?

@badi But if you shoot at 1/360, three times, a single pixel is getting 1/120 of exposure.

Ok, the exposure comprises R G and B at 1/360 each, so.... ah. DOes that mean that each color gets under exposed but you could probably calculate luma reasonably well? I guess if you still leverage the bayer pattern you could als do some sums to determine a pixel color exposure from neighboring sites.... but then youve lost the benefit of sensor shifting!

To hard for me...

So yeah, you have to accept the downside of the fast 1/360 exposure (limited light gathering) and also the downside of each 1/120 exposure (limited ability to freeze action).

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
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The Squire: Didn't I read here that one of the manufacturers was looking at using sensor shift to allow it to sample more colors at each 'pixel'?

Presumably if you want to shoot at 1/120 you need the sensor to shift 3 times and expose each at 1/360 each (assuming ~0 time taken to shift).

Or is it much much more complicated than that?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 07:44 UTC
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