forpetessake

forpetessake

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Will they finally stop patenting trivialities? Every large company tries to create a mine field of stupid patents hoping to kill everybody who can pose a danger to their domination.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 04:55 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool (272 comments in total)
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KSV: It was, it is and it will be - lower pixel count = better ISO and DR. No ifs, no buts. Even marginal advantage over Nikon D4/Df (12MP vs 16MP) give Sony the edge. No downsampling mantra can beat low pixel count. Kudos to Sony that found guts to do 12MP sensor in modern day megapixel madness.

"It was, it is and it will be - lower pixel count = better ISO and DR"

And where is that coming from? We had a lot of low pixel count cameras in the past, they all much worse than high count today. Even A7R is better in those regards than A7. In reality, pixel count has no relation to noise or DR -- the active area has.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:19 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool (272 comments in total)
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pew pew: my dream camera :O

I suggest you keep dreaming :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool (272 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Obviously 409600 looks like junk, but up to 51200 and even 102400 look pretty usable. Probably 2 stops better than any other FF competitor.

I don't see anything above 12800 to be acceptable with any of those cameras. And at 12800 there is little difference in noise, lots of difference in resolution. This camera makes sense for video, but for stills it's not really competitive.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool (272 comments in total)

As usual, the hype didn't match the reality. There will be lots of preorder cancellations, and lots of returns later. This camera should have been priced close to A7 unless Sony intends it to be a little niche for videographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 28th comment

Many people complain this zoom is too dim, and traditionally Tamron superzooms have poor image quality, etc. You are forgetting that Tamron is a business, and as such is measured by profits, they must make the decisions based on those considerations. The stuff that sells and brings profits usually not the best quality. Never confuse saleability with quality.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Every publisher of the subscription based software reserves the right to modify price or discontinue offering. That's just a common sense. You get a 1 year license and an option to renew it at whatever the new contract would dictate. If you prefer perpetual licenses then subscription is not for you. But even with perpetual licenses they don't really work much longer than the operating system they were released on.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:39 UTC

Canon sends mixed messages. On one hand a primitive cheap EOS-M body with no even hints for anything serious to come, outdated sensors, etc. -- all indications EOS-M is dead. On the other hand a new overpriced lens for those two people who bought into the system. What is it, Canon? Where art thou goest?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Before harping about slow f/5.6 you people need to check your faster zooms if they are any good wide open. I recently got Sony 18-105/4 and it turned out a complete piece of something wide open. Never mind it couldn't match Fuji quality at f/4, it took going to f/8 to get something similar Fuji 55-200mm was already demonstrating wide open. If this new Fuji zoom is designed and built to the same standards I'd take a slow f/5.6 on any day vs anything faster and bigger that sucks anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Jorginho: For Fuji users probably good news. A nice addition to already very nice lens setup. Fuji is not letting their users down!

To me personally it also demonstrates why i do not want a APS-c sensor for a mirrorless cam. Because it is a large and heavy lens. Just compare it to the panasonic 14-140. To me, for such bodies, such a lens makes more sense.

Apples vs Oranges all over again. Even putting aside more advanced and complex optical design, weather sealing, advanced image stabilization, Panasonic 14-140/3.5-5.6 is almost a stop behind at equivalent FLs? You can't fool the laws of physics, all the light collected by the lens aperture is transferred to the sensor and to the final image. Once you make lenses equivalent you find out that they have practically the same size and weight no matter what the sensor size is.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
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forpetessake: Fuji is moving swiftly to become the most respected lens manufacturer in the world: a combination of high quality, affordable price, and compact designs is hard to beat.

@bluevellet - This lens is actually far from unspectacular. If Fuji made it as good as optically as their previous lenses, it's a pretty darn good lens. It's going to be just 1/2 stop slower than their 18-55 kit, but 2.5 times longer, all that in a sealed package, rather small size and weight, priced under $1G. Find anything better or even comparable in the market today.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:28 UTC

Fuji is moving swiftly to become the most respected lens manufacturer in the world: a combination of high quality, affordable price, and compact designs is hard to beat.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
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mosc: I thought it would be f2.8-f4, like the sped up 55-200 they offer. This is just a double price pentax lens. I'm sure it will be a little sharper throughout than the pentax version (which is a much older lens to be fair), I just think Fuji at it's best is pushing APS-C past the capabilities of it's competitors offering a nice niche between the APS and FF products of other lines.

With no FF system to worry about, Fuji's focus on APS-C should mean they can beat the standard offerings. Fuji's a little more expensive but that makes sense if they're delivering brighter apertures on the same size sensor.

Not impressed.

@mosc; "f2.8-f4, like the sped up 55-200"

nobody offers such a lens, where did you get it? If Fuji made the 18-135 a stop brighter it would have been 2-3 times heavier and correspondingly more expensive. Not many people would trade it for a stop. Also comparing it to a mediocre Pentax lens is ludicrous.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review (83 comments in total)
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Jogger: They should just use the Sony A7r as the standard platform for all FF lens tests.

Forget the technical hurdles, assume they do the testing on A7r. And how is that supposed to correlate with the result on Nikon bodies? Or you think that it's Sony users who are buying Nikon G lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review (83 comments in total)

If 2000 lph is usually considered an excellent performance the lens only becomes excellent at f/2.8 and not the whole frame either.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 16th comment
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forpetessake: The only amazing thing about Lytro is that after all these years the investors haven't thrown the towel yet.

If somebody wants to buy the Lytro assets they would just wait until the company goes kaput and liquidate what's left for next to nothing.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:51 UTC

The only amazing thing about Lytro is that after all these years the investors haven't thrown the towel yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On photo DSC09026 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The noise depends on the exposure, not the ISO per se, though the read noise contribution increases the lower the ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 6000 samples gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

The noise depends on the exposure, not the ISO per se, though the read noise contribution increases the lower the ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 1st comment
On article Rare photos of Nagasaki destruction auctioned (109 comments in total)
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mauijohn: The japanese plan after they occupied the Philippines is to mine all the natural resources of the entire island of the Philipines such as copper, gold, timber, iron etc. They will use the people of the Philippines to work manually young and old and they just killed those too weak to work. Japan has a very low on those natural resources on their land. I will called this big time terrorism that will look Boko Haram and alquida combined like a chiken.

jaykumarr, calling you a moron was an understatement, you are clearly an imbecile. And, yes I have a PhD from a prestigious American university.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
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