j900

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3D has made several attempts to make it to the cinemas and home tv sets. Each time big fail (save for a few blockbusters that you're forced into seeing in 3D). This year there not a single TV maker advertising 3D for the Euro and the Olympics - they're advertising good ol' 2D in 4K instead (even though there's no 4K content, but that's another story).

Though I have yet to try one of those helmets, I'd predict the same for VR. The human brain works perfectly well with attaching emotions to a 2D image - anything else is eye (well, brain) candy.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

The most recurring word in this comment section is "wooden".

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 20:36 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

looks like cheap-o-wifi indeed. So it's an abuse of terminology, and a justified complaint. That being said wifi is never used to its full potential in cameras. I have an A7RII and there is absolutely no way to use it as a server to which my computer could access natively without the use of clunky Sony software.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 19:49 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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j900: Michael Reichmann simply lit up my passion for photography. I'm sure this is the case of many of us around here. Back there in 2003 there was so much stuff on art, technique and gear that could be found on LuLa - and back then that stuff was freely given by a generous, passionate man. I've been much less fond of the business-driven direction that LuLa took afterwards, the tours, the paying tutorial videos and everything. All this ended up in a paywall LuLa that I no longer visit. The spirit of 2003 is what I chose to remember about Michael, and what I am thankful for.

No - Michael took distance with LL short before his death to start the endowment. These are separate entities, one now being a business (LL) and the other, well, an endowment. Kevin Raber took over LL and did the paywall to keep it afloat, as the tours+videos business model was starting to sink.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 11:01 UTC

Michael Reichmann simply lit up my passion for photography. I'm sure this is the case of many of us around here. Back there in 2003 there was so much stuff on art, technique and gear that could be found on LuLa - and back then that stuff was freely given by a generous, passionate man. I've been much less fond of the business-driven direction that LuLa took afterwards, the tours, the paying tutorial videos and everything. All this ended up in a paywall LuLa that I no longer visit. The spirit of 2003 is what I chose to remember about Michael, and what I am thankful for.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Wow nice job pentax.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 35th comment
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jesus_freak: Catching up? The IDXII and D5 will at least GET the shot (albeit with lower DR), while the A7 series leaves one navigating through menus for key photographic controls.

@jesus_freak: DPR has overemphasized canon's DR problem over the past years because there has been so much denial back then when canon started to trail this particular area of image quality. Canon would not have addressed this problem had the diehard canonites continued to claim that nothing was wrong.

And now that the problem since at least on the way to be addressed, maybe indeed DPR can get back to taking DR for what it is, just one single aspect of a whole IQ equation.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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jesus_freak: Catching up? The IDXII and D5 will at least GET the shot (albeit with lower DR), while the A7 series leaves one navigating through menus for key photographic controls.

and your point is?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 15:00 UTC

It's "das Wesentliche", not "das Wescentlische". You really seldom have "sce" in German words, if at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 08:41 UTC as 164th comment
On article Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016 (38 comments in total)

Ok, so here's the catch for the Lytro camera - it's BIG. Still some work to do I guess.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 19:27 UTC as 14th comment
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ozturert: Excellent camera which will not sell well. Sony's A900 and A850 were excellent too (in their time), still they were not enough to contribute to Sony's market share.
I was expecting a mirrorless full frame camera from Pentax, but then they are always late aren't they?

Exactly my thoughts - the A900 (which I bought) was the cheapest FF at that time - still it did not sell well outside of the restricted circle of diehard a-mounters. A7rII is litterally flying off the shelves, despite being one of the most expensive FF bodies now - go figure.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Lets put this into context.

The gear heads voted and decided that Sony is the most innovative and interesting camera maker. And they deserve this honor because they boldly keep pushing the envelope.

Unfortunately, this has absolutely nothing to do with sales, profitability or market share.

But the customers have also voted (with their dollars at Walmart and Target), and this year's camera of the year honors go once again to the Canon Digital Rebel and the Apple iPhone.

Sure - but isn't it a bit off-topic? We're talking about the best products here, not the best selling ones. It's hardly a surprise that the two categories only happen to overlap sometimes.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 08:00 UTC

Hassy must have really big shelves for all these overpriced, unsold, then massively discounted cameras. Seen their crazy B&H offers on their wooden grip RX100s and revamped A99s?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 56th comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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j900: Calling this thing a lifesaver for the a-mount is a looooooooong shot. Sony has given up on attracting switchers and caters for the existing a-mounters only. But even the a-mounters are underwhelmed (and rightly so), and may skip the camera.

A-mount will have more years left if we see an A99mkII, and a metal mount one, please.

@Dave

I fully agree that E is a different mount, but it has a few things that we have learnt to love with Sony, like EVF, IBIS, usable video AF. These are the things that have prevented me from moving on to another mount. Currently the only other full-frame, IBIS option is pentax and is not even on the market yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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j900: Calling this thing a lifesaver for the a-mount is a looooooooong shot. Sony has given up on attracting switchers and caters for the existing a-mounters only. But even the a-mounters are underwhelmed (and rightly so), and may skip the camera.

A-mount will have more years left if we see an A99mkII, and a metal mount one, please.

@maximme

Sony will probably bring on a better, mirrorless LA-EA4 with screwdrive PDAF someday. Then kill the A-mount for good. The question is when. I'd say this will come sooner if they choose not to update the 99.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)

Calling this thing a lifesaver for the a-mount is a looooooooong shot. Sony has given up on attracting switchers and caters for the existing a-mounters only. But even the a-mounters are underwhelmed (and rightly so), and may skip the camera.

A-mount will have more years left if we see an A99mkII, and a metal mount one, please.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: is this et. classiqueof product really viable any more. there need to be some reasonibg through and some re boot to this class of products and not just Sony.

I think you should turn autocomplete off on your smartphone

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
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dwill23: Everyone is bashing Canon sensors. Saying it's bad, or they need to fit it, etc etc.

CANON HAS AMAZING SENSORS. Just because Sony's for the last few years are a bit better does not mean Canon is having sensor issues. Their latest sensors are the best ones they've ever made. Everyone would want them if Sony didn't come up with something a bit better.

In other words, as good as Canon's best cameras were, the newest ones are even better.

It would be completely different if their sensors have gotten worse, but they are only getting better.

Trust me, I'd love it if they jumped in bed with Sony (like Nikon and everyone else) if they can't make senors as good, but lets just be reasonable.

CANON HAS AMAZING SENSORS

That statement is soooo 2006.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 23:06 UTC

Two things here stand out compared to A7rM2: The variable OLPF and the 35/2 Zeiss.

The variable OLPF will most probably find its way to the next iteration of the A7R, but that Zeiss 35/2 in E-mount... who knows?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:28 UTC as 251st comment
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
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j900: Funny discussion on the adobe blogs:

hogarty: I promise I will listen now!
user: why did you remove the auto-eject after import?
hogarty: because we have in-software analytics that told us so.

So basically they commit to listening, but not to users - to their in-software analytics. Way to go Adobe.

Now that personal computing has become mature in pretty much every respect, I sense a growing and general trend of software actually getting WORSE over time - google maps 7, keynote 6, and now even lightroom! Is that so difficult to keep old features in a sort of legacy mode?

@dr8: spot on!

On the same blog there was someone saying that auto-eject after import was not much used simply because it was so hard to find, and that everyone who found it used it! In-software analytics are just as prone to errors as any other statistical tool that does not properly sample the possibility space.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:00 UTC
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