PLShutterbug

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Chris Dodkin: Extra Extra! Canon spend time and resources developing hugely expensive chips that few can afford, instead of developing a working mirrorless range of cameras and lenses to move them into the 21st C

Chris, out of curiosity ... why won’t you drive a Prius?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
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glasswindow: "...sensor's huge pixels..."

Does that mean the sensor is something crazy like 400 pixels total? I find it interesting that they didn't mention how many pixels they're playing with on this test sensor.

The Canon site says 120mp.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 14:03 UTC
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sceneIt: Anybody catch what camera they used? I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere.

@Brycesteiner: I think he was joking. The camera name mentioned so many times in the article; so many comments about whether it was appropriate to continually put in the brand ...

What is that kind of humor in writing called, anyway? I can’t remember ...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 13:41 UTC
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sceneIt: Anybody catch what camera they used? I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere.

Mighta bin a NiCanon

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 14:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (566 comments in total)
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girlperson1: Look at the price!! Makes my eyes water. Sickening.

I’ve heard no reports of production problems, just tremendous demand.

Regardless ... you didn’t answer my question.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 19:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (566 comments in total)
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Horshack: Yes but who makes the buttons?

Buttons-R-US!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 15:56 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (566 comments in total)
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MikeStern: Ok that’s it. Now I admit the truth. I sell all my Nikon gear and switch the Sony.

You’ll switch the Sony to ... manual mode? 16:9 aspect ratio? Bass-boost off? Noise cancellation mode 3?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 15:54 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (566 comments in total)
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Crystal Clear Illusions: So then why still no mirrorless from Nikon?

How is Nikon producing or not producing a mirrorless camera relevant to a discussion about the manufacturer of the sensor in their D850?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 15:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (566 comments in total)
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girlperson1: Look at the price!! Makes my eyes water. Sickening.

And yet Nikon cannot produce them fast enough to meet demand, which means it is actually underpriced for the value the market perceives it delivers.

What price would you set for this camera? Please also provide rationale.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 15:29 UTC
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Jerwin: Why is it so difficult to bring a new 35mm camera to the market? Nikon, could you please reissue the fm2n/fm3a? Or bring us a new updated compact? Could anyone get the schematics from Kyocera to simply reissue or update the t2/t3/g2? Nobody wants any of this constant kickstarter nonsense! Passionate photographers and the new generation would like the real deal! Bring it on!

Th FM10 still shows in the Nikon product listing on their site but it is essentially out of production.

Companies need to make a profit. That is their mandate from their shareholders (possibly you - yes, possibly you yourself, Jerwin). To set out right now to build a new 35mm SLR would be a $10-20M investment (R&D, marketing, ads, sales) that would NEVER pay off. At $600 SRP (the nonexistent FM10’s SRP) that means $500 revenue to Nikon, max. Based on what I figure would be production lots of around 1,000 units per run due to demand (or its lack), CoGS would probably approach $200. Sales probably would not exceed 1,000 units per month and I imagine that is ambitious. Break-even would be at 33-1/3 months.

That is not a good business case - which is why none of the big makers still do 35mm film or are developing new 35mm cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 23:10 UTC
On article Hasselblad XCD 21mm sample gallery (129 comments in total)
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Indohydra: This is an interesting camera. But frankly, these kinds of "sample galleries" do not allow anyone to understand anything. It is not the execution. The pictures are fine. It is the whole concept of " sample galleries" viewed on a computer monitor. They all look fine even to a trained eye. Anyone who claims to see the difference is a Trump supporter.

I would like to see DPR compare (in some way that we can appreciate) a Sony A7R FF at 42MP with a Hasselblad medium format which comes in at 50MP (which will no doubt become over 100MP soon enough). Sony, after all, is going to be popping out their full frame to over 100MP at around the same time. So, I would like to know from DPR what the useful difference is between FF 50/100MP and MF 50/100MP in principle. I don't care about the brand.

Ecka84: “You” ... who?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 19:04 UTC
On article Hasselblad XCD 21mm sample gallery (129 comments in total)
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Indohydra: This is an interesting camera. But frankly, these kinds of "sample galleries" do not allow anyone to understand anything. It is not the execution. The pictures are fine. It is the whole concept of " sample galleries" viewed on a computer monitor. They all look fine even to a trained eye. Anyone who claims to see the difference is a Trump supporter.

I would like to see DPR compare (in some way that we can appreciate) a Sony A7R FF at 42MP with a Hasselblad medium format which comes in at 50MP (which will no doubt become over 100MP soon enough). Sony, after all, is going to be popping out their full frame to over 100MP at around the same time. So, I would like to know from DPR what the useful difference is between FF 50/100MP and MF 50/100MP in principle. I don't care about the brand.

The article isn’t about the camera. It’s about the LENS.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 17:06 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Do the new features include a micro SD card slot?

😉

But WHY? They’re so much fun!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 17:39 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Do the new features include a micro SD card slot?

😉

To be fair to Sergey, he DID include an “I’m kidding” smiley-thingygummy.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 17:27 UTC
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HRC2016: Wow, this would be so neat ... for about two seconds.

Wouldn’t that depend on how long a track you build?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 00:49 UTC
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bolt2014: Why?

You wouldn’t understand the answer to your question.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 18:07 UTC
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PLShutterbug: Not photography related, but welcome: Third party navigation apps now work with CarPlay. Fantastic. Apple Maps is terrible, at least compared with Google Maps.

Compared with Google Maps, which I used with my Android phone (and Android Auto), and in conjunction with Siri:
- won’t find addresses that Google Maps does
- no offline capability
- In the same vehicle using the same radio etc., The Google assistant would almost always understand what I was saying. Siri almost never does, or gets things wrong, and then simply closes.
- recent locations and favorites are klunky compared with Google

I am sure there are more, but this is a top-of-mind list.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 12:52 UTC
On article Kodak teases first sample photos of Ektachrome (197 comments in total)
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RedFox88: I thought Kodak is only a brand name to be licensed to other companies? Didn't they fold and don't make anything anymore? 🤔

Ooh! Ooh! “These are not the Kodaks you are looking for.”

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 19:42 UTC
On article Kodak teases first sample photos of Ektachrome (197 comments in total)

I just see a big grey box.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 19:40 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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J A C S: Of course, the FL range is about 3 times shorter than 24-200mm.

Next, since when is image stabilization measured in EV?

I agree with your EV argument.. that is a measure of light, not of f-stops of adjustment. Both Nikon and Canon measure IS in terms of “stops,” not EV. Call me a fanboy, but I think that is a more accurate way to refer to IS.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 19:39 UTC
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