Andyyy

Joined on Nov 6, 2020

Comments

Total: 119, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

justmeMN: I'm so old, that I remember when camera companies released new-affordable cameras. :-)

Unfortunately people were not buying them.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:44 UTC
In reply to:

Rob890: Hmm just dumped on Fuji MF. I hope Fuji is paying attention here

Fuji is for people who want maximum image quality and don't care much about speed or 8K.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:28 UTC
In reply to:

Spectro: good, manufacturers are making more video-centric milc (canon r5 too) line so people that like to talk about video spec can buy those (it is in between all-day ergo video camera price). Most of us want a still camera and basic video for not so much money/ cost. 8k video clip will chew up more memory space then most people will know where to store it.

I wouldn't pay $4000 for an R5 if it didn't had full sensor readout 4K and at least 10fps and top AF. Even tho i don't need 8K. If you want a slow camera you can buy a A7Rii or 5Ds for under $1500.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:18 UTC
In reply to:

Spectro: good, manufacturers are making more video-centric milc (canon r5 too) line so people that like to talk about video spec can buy those (it is in between all-day ergo video camera price). Most of us want a still camera and basic video for not so much money/ cost. 8k video clip will chew up more memory space then most people will know where to store it.

Not 8k which makes the camera expensive. Also, a manufacturer won't make a high-end camera for flower shots and static subjects. High FPS and fast and accurate AF needed for many areas, like sports and wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:15 UTC
In reply to:

xander18: Interesting that the photos show a phone plugged directly into the HDMI port with a Sony branded cable. Using a phone as a monitor is a common workaround but the wireless connection is finnicky and laggy, if this allows you to use a phone directly as a wired monitor it would be an awesome feature that IMO would totally make up for the tilt screen.

You can use the new Sony phone, which has HDMI - for a modest amount of $2500

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 16:38 UTC
In reply to:

Spectro: good, manufacturers are making more video-centric milc (canon r5 too) line so people that like to talk about video spec can buy those (it is in between all-day ergo video camera price). Most of us want a still camera and basic video for not so much money/ cost. 8k video clip will chew up more memory space then most people will know where to store it.

Forget that. No-one will make a 50mp stills only mirrorless with slow fps and very basic AF anymore.
For a high performance stills camera you need super fast AF, fast readout sensor, lots of memory for buffer, cooling, fast write speeds. Not much different than a hybrid and won't cost any less money

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 16:31 UTC

$6500 = £6500. Nice.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 16:27 UTC as 337th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon 200mm F1.8L sample gallery (DPReview TV) (98 comments in total)
In reply to:

James Pilcher: That was my dream lens when I shot Canon film before going digital in 2004. Very nice gallery.

Im pretty sure they will. But it might be F2 and not 1.8

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2021 at 18:40 UTC
In reply to:

deepDEEPpurple: Canon quality control seem to be all over the place.

Besides all known issues with the R5 (overheating, banding, etc) now the lens cracks because of cold? LOL!

Maybe that is why Canon released an overheating camera. To be able to offset the fragility of the lens to the cold.

No, it didn't cracked because of the cold. That was just a suggestion.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 20:10 UTC
In reply to:

vynz: Wait 5 minutes and you will see Samsung doing this too.

Because people don't vote with their wallets. They just get bought by Apple / Samsung marketing.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 16:36 UTC
In reply to:

xrosscountry: This is great. I had my iPhone repaired and the company said they used original components but they didn’t and that time I could see it for myself (display). So for me this is good stuff. I want nothing but original and quality. And hey, if you don’t like it buy another brand. No meaning crying about it over here.

"This doesn’t keep one getting an iPhone repaired with third party parts"

For now. This is the first step. Wait a few iterations and Apple will make impossible to repair anything unless you buy components directly from them. Overpriced or not available.

Repairing devices are becoming harder and harder with Apple.

I have to laugh when Apple brags about being environmental friendly by not including chargers with their phones (of course charging the same money as before for the privilege) or using "X% recycled aluminium".

The biggest greenwashing company ever.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 00:26 UTC
In reply to:

xrosscountry: This is great. I had my iPhone repaired and the company said they used original components but they didn’t and that time I could see it for myself (display). So for me this is good stuff. I want nothing but original and quality. And hey, if you don’t like it buy another brand. No meaning crying about it over here.

Sure, buy another brand. Wait a few years and no brand will allow repairs using third part components. Then you can pay 500 dollars / pounds to repair your screen / camera, whatever. Or pay monthly / yearly "XYZ care" service.

In the name of quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 00:21 UTC
In reply to:

vynz: Wait 5 minutes and you will see Samsung doing this too.

They copied everything from the sealed battery to no memory card slot and ending with no 3.5mm jack. They will copy this too unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 00:19 UTC
In reply to:

PortraitLover: Fair move, every manufacturer should follow this. then each countries distributor will be able to survive instead of folks buying grey imports and wasting the local distributor's time in servicing them.

Except that often camera gear is much cheaper in countries with higher standard of living, much bigger wages and rental costs. Why a camera costs $3500 in US and $6000 in Hungary when a salary in US is maybe $4000 and in Hungary is under $1500? I know there are other factors too like market size and taxes, etc but still seems a bit arbitrary.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 16:53 UTC
In reply to:

Fotoni: Who needs these big and heavy equipment when AI generated photography could do so much better? Barely no one can tell the difference because no one has been there and seen the views with their own eyes. Just like young generations today have no clue about the reality. Their eyes are linked to a phone screen.

The 99 percent of the lies people mention are just stupid conspiracies and lack of understanding of a subject matter.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 12:27 UTC
In reply to:

Rensol: Nikon is in agony
But instead of going in right direction it is doing everything to follow Olympus lead.
RIP Nikon

Yes, the problem was that international warranty is a nice bonus but did not give Nikon better sales, people care more about extra 0.5 stops of dynamic range unfortunately than a warranty you can use it everywhere. And costs a lot of money and time for local dealers especially.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:59 UTC
In reply to:

hubick: Cutting back on things like warranties are not the way to encourage more customers to feel good buying into your system.

If anything, Nikon should be extending warranties and offering to stand behind the products for longer. If you can't beat em on price or features, you can on service.

Does moving lens production from Japan to Thailand make Nikon more afraid to do that?

Sincerely, Z7 owner.

Warranties are there but its cut back. You have to send your camera to a different continent for repairs if you have to be traveling far away from home.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:49 UTC
In reply to:

PortraitLover: Fair move, every manufacturer should follow this. then each countries distributor will be able to survive instead of folks buying grey imports and wasting the local distributor's time in servicing them.

Exactly. How can be a camera over $1000 cheaper when buying grey market, in the same country? Must be the manufacturers fault. Some gear is very overpriced in some regions.
International warranty can be useful when traveling the world and you cannot just send back your equipment for repairs to a different continent.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:46 UTC
In reply to:

BackToNature1: Spacecrafts: Even now, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status. Some 50 years after the fact.

Computer Technology: CDC 6600, which, at the time of its debut in 1964, was the fastest computer in the world, able to execute three million floating-point operations per second (FLOPS).

Fugaku, today's Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX system-on-chip. 415.5 Petaflops. What is a petaFLOPS? One petaFLOPS is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000 (one quadrillion) FLOPS

Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" the Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft was operated by both the United States Air Force (USAF) and NASA, designed in secrecy in the late 1950s,WAY Back when. The first flight took place on 22 December 1964. Even some Twenty years after its retirement, SR-71 Blackbird was retired in 1990, it still the fastest and highest-flying piloted aircraft ever.

So what I want to know, What NASA isn't telling or showing us about Mars.

Red dwarf stars are not "dying", they have much longer lifespan than the Sun, only smaller in mass.
And we need to go to another planets and the Moon and space to learn how to do that, to learn about technology, ourselves, life, our planet, etc etc.
One day in a not so distant future we can mine asteroids and solve the big mineral resource problem we have. Just one practical application.

You say go to Mars when it's habitable. How you make it habitable if we don't learn how to go to space?

What if a few km asteroid endangers Earth in 200 years and we cannot avoid a collision? If we start space exploration now, by them we might have colonies on the Moon and Mars and be able to save millions of people and our species.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2021 at 20:07 UTC
In reply to:

Fotoni: Who needs these big and heavy equipment when AI generated photography could do so much better? Barely no one can tell the difference because no one has been there and seen the views with their own eyes. Just like young generations today have no clue about the reality. Their eyes are linked to a phone screen.

That was biggest nonsense ive read in a while. This is not not art, this is science.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2021 at 17:50 UTC
Total: 119, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »