Impulses

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jonby: After, what, 35 years of AF development, we finally get this feature (AF bracketing). Can't understand why this hasn't been a standard feature for years. Well done to Fuji for being one of the first to get there. Kind of ironic that the first implementation is on a camera that perhaps barely needs it (sensor-based AF). Where this will be of most use is on phase-detect DSLRs. Always had a lukewarm/negative reception when I've argued for this in various forums because either 'it can't be done', or 'why is it needed?' Er, well if you care about getting your subject sharp it is.

One of the first... As in third or fourth manufacturer to add it? :P

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 01:15 UTC
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anticipation_of: Focus bracketing sounds great. It's easy to ever-so-slightly miss focus, especially when working quickly. It can be tough to tell in-camera whether you've focused on a subject's eye or on their cheek for instance, but it makes a big difference to the quality of the image, Also it allows for almost infinite control over depth of field, enabling focus stacking and tilt-shift effects that allow for deep yet selective focusing, even at wide apertures. A great feature. Should be standard in all cameras.

Just using regular bursts could help with mis-focus as much as bracketing tho... I mean, it depends on how it's implemented. From what I've seen, more often than not, it'll rack focus in one continuous direction until it's done. If it's moving the focus forward and you happened to lean back slightly then all the bracketing in the world isn't gonna help!

OTOH if you're firing a burst and happen to move in and out of the precise spot for perfect focus then you're still better off than had you bracketed. I'm not knocking the feature, I've used different permutations of it on multiple different bodies and I think it's great, stacking seems like an under used technique tbh (very useful well beyond macro which is where it most often comes up).

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 01:10 UTC
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CAT Productions: I'm a dedicated Nikon shooter but I do recognize that Fuji seems to really take care of their customers with frequent firmware updates, etc. I like what Fuji does from a marketing standpoint as well.

I think there's a little of truth to both arguments... A lot of past Fuji updates have been shock full of bug fixes and features that are common to other bodies, 35mm mode could even be chucked in that camp I guess (since APS-C mode is quite a common feature for FF bodies)... OTOH focus bracketing isn't *that* common and it's a genuine value add via firmware update IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 01:05 UTC
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tkbslc: Samsung has definitely played a big part in the camera phone story. But they aren't trying to claim they invented the selfie, are they?

Yeah, cameras with flip screens were around for years and plenty of people, myself included, took self portraits... If the term and the social phenomenon is tied to anything it's to the way they're now shared. In the end it's just a tool like any other, humans have been misusing tools for ages, don't be so doom and glum about it... Before long there'll be something that'll rub you even worse!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 17:16 UTC
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tkbslc: Samsung has definitely played a big part in the camera phone story. But they aren't trying to claim they invented the selfie, are they?

Pretty sure selfies existed before camera phones, now who coined the corny/trendy term might be another story... It's kinda like blog, the cloud, abs a lot of other things that were a thing long before the trendy name became mainstream.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 04:11 UTC
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p51d007: For snapshots, or point & shoot, these smartphones aren't bad in semi-poor to good lighting, but as we all know, the SUPER TINY image sensors are just that. Super tiny. I wish they would go back to bigger smartphones, then they could put something similar to an APS-C sensor, with a real 5-10x zoom lens, similar to the Samsung zoom.

Panasonic put a 4/3 sensor into an Android phone with the CM1, and a prime lens which still needed to be retracted electronically (but still makes more sense than a larger zoom or a smaller sensor with a longer zoom, IMO)... It didn't really catch on at all.

As far as thickness wise it was closer to an original EVO, or like 12-14mm. I do think the push to make phones as thin as possible has gotten silly, but more modern phones definitely handle better than my OG EVO... 10mm is a decent sweet spot where I wouldn't trade battery life for a thinner device.

Anyway, APS-C would push things way out of scope... I think it's odd they've all these different modular permutations of add on cameras (small sensor + zoom, 1" sensor + zoom, 1" & 4/3 sensor + lens mounts, etc.) but no one bothered to make a 1" + prime module that's really compact.

That would be the sweet spot IMO, not sure if it'd work within the phone but as a mod I think there's a market.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 04:08 UTC
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: As a Pentax K-1 user I can tell you that pixel shift is just amazing! Given the more potent sensor in the Sony, the results should be even better. Since you get a true color readout and not an interpolated educated guess on which color should be where, this is the ultimate black and white mode allowing for unprecedented tonality and malleability of the files in either color or B/W.

You can always shoot a non-shift shot and mask in areas with movement, they'll be lower res but the rest of the frame still looks better...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 13:33 UTC
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panther fan: Great, Adobe, Phase One, ... you are next. And then let the camera companies follow. It is time JPEG gets replaced

The camera and gallery app is the first thing a lot of OEM like Samsung replace with their own, so even if Google updated theirs it might not necessarily expedite anything. Shoot almost every Android phone has a custom camera app (some OEM have gone back to Google Photos tho), and it's not always easily updated thru the Play store (in the worst of cases).

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:07 UTC
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tailings: No argument with progress, just chiming in to say I hope they/we all settle on an extension other than .heif. Too awkward to say and the ei/ie thing is an easy misspell. .hff, .hffi, hif, or some such would all be better choices.

Ugh, acronyms....

How would a native English speaker say HEIF? Do you spell it out or is there a phonetic way? I tend to read most acronyms in my mind in Spanish (or, ahem, Spanglish), so it's HEY-IF for me. :P

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 00:56 UTC
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panther fan: Great, Adobe, Phase One, ... you are next. And then let the camera companies follow. It is time JPEG gets replaced

I mean, in a few years, maybe? Even if you consider OS support on Android F some kinda coup, the OS isn't gonna be on a majority of new Android devices for several years... Nevermind those already in use that won't get updated, sadly. I've been using Nexus (5) / Pixel (OG, 5") devices for 4+ years, but I'm also realistic. :P

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 22:12 UTC
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Mutovkin: Time for DPReview to have ongoing raw conversion software comparisons. A new tab at the top with reviews and side by side per camera type comparisons. All cameras are more or less "Great" as compared to cameras from 5 years ago, where the next leap will happen is in software and unless there is a constant ongoing demonstration of inferiority of one set of algorithms to another we might not be using all potential of our cameras.

Interesting, thanks for sharing! I'm not opposed to subs myself, or even a cloud model, but I don't really feel like going all in on *Adobe's* cloud and having to commit to paying them for storage long term... And that's the path they've charted for the new LR while Classic heads off into the sunset. Interesting how you're using Affinity & Luminar both. I acutally hadn't planned on replacing Photoshop Elements, which I don't use a lot, but we'll see.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 05:29 UTC
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riknash: Techphobia says;
Rickrolling
Definition - What does Rickrolling mean?

Rickrolling is an internet meme that involves duping a person into clicking a URL or watching a spliced video that contains the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up.” This internet meme primarly ran its course between 2007 and 2009.

Did FStoppers link to this video in their video?

According to Merriam-Webster it is, but I'm pretty sure you can attach all manner of random things ahead of phobia and someone else will have it coined by now.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:07 UTC
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Mutovkin: Time for DPReview to have ongoing raw conversion software comparisons. A new tab at the top with reviews and side by side per camera type comparisons. All cameras are more or less "Great" as compared to cameras from 5 years ago, where the next leap will happen is in software and unless there is a constant ongoing demonstration of inferiority of one set of algorithms to another we might not be using all potential of our cameras.

That looks like a nice write-up, thanks. I skimmed it and saved it for reading later, it seems to cover the comparison of basic functionality pretty well... Missing at least one high end alternative in Capture One tho, it not DxO too.

I'd like to see more head to head comparison of certain features too (HDR, Pano, NR, etc.) but I see they also have a longer review of Luminar from late last year; *and* they picked it as second choice to LR, and it came in second on the reader poll (tho they might just be influenced by previous coverage).

Luminar has been my front runner for switching away from LR, I just want them to see put out their full DAM component before I commit to do so... What I've read of it sounds pretty appealing tho. I image the race is only gonna keep heating up, IIRC Affinity was working on their DAM too.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
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smrlabs: Please let them be using radium! Please, oh, please!

There's some pretty small downright tiny trit vials but they'd never be small enough for all the markings. I acutally keep a not so small one (keychain sized) attached to the zipper of my bag, heh... And another one on the flashlight I keep in there or at my desk.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 20:13 UTC
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jadot: I actually think this kind of thing is funny. Depressing, but funny.
The fact is the guy is right - photographers are hypocritical when it comes to intellectual property. The amount of slideshows that you see in the wedding industry with a bed of modern pop music underneath is frightening. There is no way that Jason Mraz has signed off on all of that stuff. I don't think "Yeah, take my song" was what he meant when he sang "I'm yours"

I've been curious about that, given how aggressively litigious the RIAA has been, how are they not going after all those small time but professional wedding photogs doing that AND selling an end product rather than going after random users that just downloaded or shared tracks freely... I mean, the former infringement is pretty blatant across that industry. Would it be viewed as bad PR or something?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 20:09 UTC
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Impulses: Doesn't seem as funny as they think it is, but they had fun with it so whatever... I mean, people will pirate anything if given the chance so it's no surprise they were able to get it ranked and some flocked to download it. Would've been funnier if they *actually* Rickrolled everyone midway thru the fake tutorial, but ironically that would likely have copyright implications.

If anything, rather than serving as any kind of effective message on piracy, I think it might help advertise their tutorials because they're all over the blog news cycle now... I'd never paid much attention to them but I'm kinda curious now, I don't pirate either tho (or haven't since college 15 years ago) so maybe the message wasn't for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 17:04 UTC

Doesn't seem as funny as they think it is, but they had fun with it so whatever... I mean, people will pirate anything if given the chance so it's no surprise they were able to get it ranked and some flocked to download it. Would've been funnier if they *actually* Rickrolled everyone midway thru the fake tutorial, but ironically that would likely have copyright implications.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:58 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Mutovkin: Time for DPReview to have ongoing raw conversion software comparisons. A new tab at the top with reviews and side by side per camera type comparisons. All cameras are more or less "Great" as compared to cameras from 5 years ago, where the next leap will happen is in software and unless there is a constant ongoing demonstration of inferiority of one set of algorithms to another we might not be using all potential of our cameras.

Pretty sure there's places dedicated to comparing and covering printers tho (which not everyone does these days), doesn't Imaging Resource Incorporate printing into their IQ evals somehow as well? I've yet to see anyone (except maybe Fuji users, heh) doing extensive comparisons of RAW developers with frequency, or evaluating new DAM options... A trial only gets one so far!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:45 UTC
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Gesture: Was the photo industry always so pretentious? I think not, even when we aspired to a Rolleiflex or Hasselblad.

Kinda what happens when the market gets more niche, look at high end audio (or even low end audio after Beats figured out marketing was easier than good sound).

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:41 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Waiting for the pink "My Little Pony" edition. Come on Leica - I know you can do it!

White Hello Kitty or bust.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:39 UTC
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