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Except there are no apps and no OS that supports HDR in a windowed environment where this would be most useful. Cart before the horse but I guess you have to start somewhere.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)
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manewsom: I am suspicious about the 14 bit firmware fix. The 14 bit file should still be 1-bit per pixel and the file should be approximately the same size, not twice the size. Sounds like Sony simply gave us files with the same data repeated.

This is a mixed issue. Its not just 13 vs 14 bit, there's also the lack of compression as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:55 UTC

People are still using Aperture???

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 00:26 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses (20 comments in total)

I'm still not sure how focus adjustments are made in the lens firmware/rom data. Focus is achieved with a feedback loop via the phase detect sensor and/or contrast detect.

camera: *samples focus point(s)*
camera: Lens! Advance focus by -this- much
lens: ok, done
camera: *samples focus point(s)*
camera: err, you didn't quiet get there, shift focus by this small amount
lens: ok, done
camera: good enough
camera: *releases shutter*

Is the whole point of micro adjustments in lens firmware/rom intended to get the first focus movement to be more correct with less fine adjustments after that?

Why was this even an issue back in the day of non electronic 'dumb' geared lenses?

The lens doesn't know its in focus, only the camera does., even with the fanciest electronic lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps (119 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Back in the good old days of rocket research, we used to rely on a high fps rate camera called a GSAP to study rocket engine firings. It's total running time was a matter of seconds. It cost a fortune then.

Now there may be one for less than $700? What possible use can an amateur
photographer have for such a device once he has taken a picture of a hummingbird in flight or a bullet shattering a light bulb? It's a marvelous achievement in price vs. performance, but it's long term use to the average photographer will be in bragging rights only.

Someone said he'd pick one up in a heart beat. And do what with it? Do you have any idea how quickly it will fill a 32GB card at 18.500 fps @ 2560 x 2048 pixels per image? I would imagine we are talking in terms of seconds.

It has a profound scientific future and I cheer for the inventor, but aside from that who in amateur photography needs it? Who will want one is another matter.

This is what's always said before a new product comes to the consumer market.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus (35 comments in total)

Where's raw mode apple?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

DPR community: 2009
"Its impossible to design stabilization into wide fast zooms"

Reality: 2014

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:53 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article MIOPS brings high-speed photography to your camera (1 comment in total)

How does this account for shutter lag?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 1st comment

No raw? Booooo.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

Perfect lenses are really boring. Maybe for scientific work.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 05:06 UTC as 88th comment

Ha. These are just using the QD(quick disconnect) system for rifles.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 35th comment

The GH series really needs to be able to record 422 10bit or better internally by now. Sony is behind here but still they should be able to as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

So its been over 8 months since this article. Assuming they started work before this article was written, it doesn't take that long to add what is essentially a 'basic' feature as it doesn't require any post processing. Where is this?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 17:20 UTC as 4th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

'Flat' video color is a step forward but for this class of camera you really need 10-14bit linear color(raw or whatever) video.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 08:30 UTC as 355th comment
On article In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared (77 comments in total)

A bit heavy on the grads there.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 14th comment
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