j900

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j900: If the best cameras are from 2015, what does it mean for 2016 models?

@Thematic - agreed, and big time, but that one is not yet on the shelves and has not been dpreviewed yet. To have it here is a bit of a clickbait - It's going to top the 2017 roundup for sure.

My comment was more on the 5dmkIV, which looks almost transparent in this roundup. It's still topped by cameras announced 18 months ago.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 05:54 UTC

If the best cameras are from 2015, what does it mean for 2016 models?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 19:47 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies

People ain't going to learn about DR if you replace their washed out skies.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 90th comment

Hey Adobe, any plans for Lightroom 7 desktop/perpetual license version?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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j900: yet another good pentax body betrayed by the lens selection. If only one lens autofocuses up to specs, what can you hope for the whole system?

@LightBug. I'm talking about what is in this review. We're not even invoking sports/action here, we're talking about decent continuous autofocus (or lack thereof) in a very simple tracking scenario. There is a lot of APS-C competition in this price range from Canon, Nikon, Sony, not to mention the mirrorless Fujis, and most of this competition has decent, if not excellent C-AF nowadays.

And this is a pity because pentax as usual offers a lot of body for the price, with IBIS and pentaprism VF for instance.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)

yet another good pentax body betrayed by the lens selection. If only one lens autofocuses up to specs, what can you hope for the whole system?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:19 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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Mustafa: The car looks a wrong 'un to me. The Sunbeam versions of the Hillman Imp were Stilettos, and were rebadged versions of the coupé body, which this clearly isn't.

So either somebody has put a Sunbeam badge on an Imp or a Singer Chamois, or Rootes exported them under a different brand. However, like you I'm surprised any ever reached North America.

I had an Imp back in the day (even though I worked for Ford) and it was a superb drive by the standards of the day, much nicer than the Mini. The engine/gearbox combination was wonderful, but not noted for reliability. In fact, thinking back, my Imp was the only car that left me stranded by the roadside and catching the train home (seized water pump). Happy days!

Hey mate, It was the window below that one that had carreviews.com opened. Cut and paste accidents happen.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

The original verge article states that these price cuts go only through the end of the year. Apple is really losing it.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 165th comment

So lemme see: if I buy a TB3 to TB2 adapter then I can chain my TB2 to ethernet, TB2 to VGA, TB2 to firewire and TB2 to DVI. All is not lost my friends! I can buy adapters to adapt my adapters!

The sad thing is that on my 4-year old retina MBP, I NEVER used the TB2 connector natively, only with adapters. And some people possibly won't use the TB3 USB-C connectors of this machine natively either over the course of its lifetime.

Apple's "connector of the future" logic would make sense if the connector of the future wasn't changing every 4 years.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:33 UTC as 344th comment | 1 reply

Smartphone IQ stands at the definitive proof that turds can be polished after all.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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photenth: As long as physics can't be broken. The size of the sensor and the size of the lens pretty much define image quality. Sure cell phones catch up, but the same tech in a larger sensor/larger lens will result in better IQ. The question that should be asked is, at what point is the difference not visible. Dual cameras won't be better than a single large sensor with an equally large lens. The idea that interpolation and noise reduction based on higher sample rates across different smaller sensors instead of one larger sensors will solve that problem is delusional.

Area of the sensor + size of the lens elements is the real measure of image quality.

@arnof: thanks for the good laugh, but smartphone images suck by APS/1inch/FF quality standards, and will continue to do so for many years to come, because as photenth points out IQ is about the amount of light that gets in and gets recorded. The true question is whether people care about IQ at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

One thing that apparently flew under the radar is that these new books appear to have screens with DCI-P3 color space. If true that's of prime importance to us photographers but it's weird that Schiller and Federighi did not do a song and dance about that.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 21:48 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: I feel that Apple is slowly killing itself. It's lost its visionary (Jobs) and really only has a matter of time left before their marketshare falls below double digits. I really seriously wonder if Apple listens to customer input when designing new products. It seems to me that Apple has lost in the business market (unless you're business is media or art), so why don't they just focus on those sectors of the market and design something that nobody else has done, for the photographer or videographer, animation studio, etc. They obviously won't win in the corporate office in many industries (ie. CAD, accounting, etc). It used to be that using Apple computers was like an elite thing or a status symbol but that's slowly dying as people are becoming more fed up with Apple as the years roll on.

Though Apple has been on a steady rise for the past ten years in the portable computer department, Apples marketshare in computers has never exceeded single digit figures.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Lot of peeps bitchin about no SD slot. Well, in time it will become irrelevant anyway as new cameras come with wifi and wifi will be the easiest way of transferring data. I bet in a few year's time everybody will be busy transferring by wifi and the poor old SD slot will end up redundant.

Good move Apple.

Eyefi work great for as long as they're not abandoning their products.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Lot of peeps bitchin about no SD slot. Well, in time it will become irrelevant anyway as new cameras come with wifi and wifi will be the easiest way of transferring data. I bet in a few year's time everybody will be busy transferring by wifi and the poor old SD slot will end up redundant.

Good move Apple.

Well, cameras have had wifi for a number of years now, and the experience is far from convincing for some well known models. Don't even get me started on transferring A7RII pictures via wifi. It is 4-5 times slower than USB2 which is already a tad slow, it fails to connect every other time. It's just not well made. So what does make you think that it's going to be better a few years down the road, better than a blazin' card reader?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

Just watched the Surface Studio intro video. Wow, Apple nailed it again, they're really at the forefront of innovation, always. And that Microsoft logo at the end - brilliant joke.

Seriously - Steve had these dogmatic positions on things, which turned out fruitful at the end because the guy was a visionary. Like separating iOS and the macOS, for instance, one for touchscreen and one for classic computer work. But Steve no longer is, and integrating computer and touchscreen no longer appears a productivity-killing idea.

In this context, the Touchbar is not much more than a half-baked attempt at encompassing a tiny fraction of the Surface Studio potentialities, and Apple feels like they're behind for good, just like they felt in the late 90's.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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raindance: So many Windows trolls out tonight. Guys, you lost get over it. You failed in the mobile space that is now heavily dominated by Android and iOS, you have no eco system like that of Google and iCloud that cohesively works across your devices, you are the only game in town that still uses an antiquated operating system full off security and privacy holes that is not based on the Linux kernel. You have no home automation market, no investment in health, fitness, secure payment, messaging, music, and streaming media. You want Apple to fail for some pointless reason, but it's just not working and the stock price and value is a constant reminder of their dominance. Your sleeping giant might have woke back up, but unfortunately they missed the last ten years. Game Over, move on..

Look, this is a photographers place, so here's my list: for starters I'd want SSD options that are not something like $2/€2 a gigaoctet, which is a complete ripoff. The Retina screen is marvellous, but this was 2012, and now I'd like an extended, possibly display P3 gamut. I'd like current gen intel processors, not last year's gen, so that lightroom can swallow 40+ Mpix files without choking. Oh, and did I say that I'd want more RAM than the 16GB which I currently have on my 2013 MBP?

See, I'd like to get all these instead of a silly thinner overpriced body with no useful connectors. But then I realise that lightroom runs fine on windows, too.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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raindance: So many Windows trolls out tonight. Guys, you lost get over it. You failed in the mobile space that is now heavily dominated by Android and iOS, you have no eco system like that of Google and iCloud that cohesively works across your devices, you are the only game in town that still uses an antiquated operating system full off security and privacy holes that is not based on the Linux kernel. You have no home automation market, no investment in health, fitness, secure payment, messaging, music, and streaming media. You want Apple to fail for some pointless reason, but it's just not working and the stock price and value is a constant reminder of their dominance. Your sleeping giant might have woke back up, but unfortunately they missed the last ten years. Game Over, move on..

So many windows trolls indeed, but most mac fanboys are gone, too, as this release is really not something to be proud of. Dated hardware, no connectivity, and the price tag of a rolex watch. This kills me to say it, but to the mac addict that I am this is the first really botched apple release since about a decade. And Steve would probably not have let it out of the door.

So yes, so many windows trolls, but you're the last mac fanboy standing, too.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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j900: Concerning connectivity they are attempting again the 2012 retina macbook pro coup, but this time in an even nastier way. Clearly many around here (and pretty much anywhere where I looked) are not satisfied with connectivity, especially given the price.

The connectivity change is so drastic that it looks like a test, though given the form factor it looks like not many of these abandoned ports could find their way back to the next update.

Still Apple should be listening on users feedback - they are shooting themselves in the foot if they do not start looking for some kind of more elegant transitional solution than carrying around $200 worth of adapters.

@raindance: performance comes second here. There are very few peripherals able to take full advantage of T2 speeds, and none able to take advantage of T3 speeds.

So for the next few years performance comes second and I'd trade T3 speeds any day against the possibility to plug a SD card, a USB digital camera or an HDMI screen natively.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

Concerning connectivity they are attempting again the 2012 retina macbook pro coup, but this time in an even nastier way. Clearly many around here (and pretty much anywhere where I looked) are not satisfied with connectivity, especially given the price.

The connectivity change is so drastic that it looks like a test, though given the form factor it looks like not many of these abandoned ports could find their way back to the next update.

Still Apple should be listening on users feedback - they are shooting themselves in the foot if they do not start looking for some kind of more elegant transitional solution than carrying around $200 worth of adapters.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 109th comment | 4 replies
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