speculatrix

Lives in United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Joined on May 10, 2007

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Random Photographer: One step closer to Sony releasing an alpha Medium Format for half that price. But bigger doesn't necessarily mean better.

@Random photographer, what do you mean by full frame? And please don't say 35mm!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 22:50 UTC

dinosaurs mating

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

Journalists have a right to publish articles like this - it's a free press!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 15th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)
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Sam Santana: nice pancake tele-zoom

you beat me to it!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Canon G7 X Mark II added to studio scene (56 comments in total)

The cost of this camera is it's quite high, why wouldn't you buy a micro4/3rds system or Nikon 1 or Canon EOS-M system instead?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
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speculatrix: why can't they just fit a larger memory card? A 64GB card only cost me GB£14 (US$20).

sure, but 90MB/s memory cards exist which are just fine for 4K video

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:48 UTC

why can't they just fit a larger memory card? A 64GB card only cost me GB£14 (US$20).

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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naththo: Huh!? Who use wifi anyway from camera? I hardly use and i don't see anything useful with this. Wifi chews the battery out of camera too much. Not worth it.

thank you for telling everybody what is or isn't useful to them.
I'm sure Nikon has already contacted you to be their chief designer.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On article Patents hint at camera on future Apple Watch (34 comments in total)

this is absurd, there have been cameras in watches for years.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:55 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: Possibly the worst moiré I've ever seen on any camera - look at the horses in the title photo!

LOL

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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beni Wittenberg: Very nice BUT
The pictures of the Panasonic are Misleading. they were taken
with a Sony A7.

I myself owned a LX7 that was Defective from the 10'st. shot.
Panasonic made a fool of me. and demanded funds for repair.

hang on, the pictures OF the panasonic?
why does that matter? They could have used a Nikon or Canon to take product photos?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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(unknown member): As a reference point perhaps we should consider the cost of spectacle lenses? My last pair of coated varifocal lenses cost about £400 and then there was the cost of the frames taking the total up to £650. Now admittedly I wear them every day but in terms of complexity and value for money I would say there is a heck of a lot more in a £650 camera lens compared with my specs.

Perhaps that's not exactly comparing apples with apples but maybe you get the point.

I buy my spectacles from online stores, the last pair were top quality AO lenses, with all the coatings, photochromic etc. The price was about a quarter of the high street optician where I had my eyes tested. The only difference was the frames didn't have a design label but otherwise identical.

Oh. they came from India. I had to wait an extra week than getting them locally.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 22:49 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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photohounds: Interesting,
Olympus was also working on 2 variations of this idea at the same time.

Theirs are called Focus Bracketing and Automatic Focus Stacking (it happens in-camera and the original shots are also kept as separate files).

They went public a couple of months ago.
MFT - more useful every day!

I am fully aware of diffraction limits, depth of field differences, smaller sensor sizes and noise. But very very few people are pixel peepers; 99.99% of people don't care.
And as for pixel count, I don't know anyone who has a 20 megapixel monitor!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 23:34 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

troll

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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photohounds: Interesting,
Olympus was also working on 2 variations of this idea at the same time.

Theirs are called Focus Bracketing and Automatic Focus Stacking (it happens in-camera and the original shots are also kept as separate files).

They went public a couple of months ago.
MFT - more useful every day!

there was a time that 35mm was mocked for being a toy format, just for family snaps, and medium format was the only true "pro".

technology has advanced where todays m4/3rds sensors are far better than the 35mm sensors of a few years ago, and more than good enough for the majority of users - the limit has become the skill of the photographer.
Do you really believe that lugging round a camera that weighs four times as much as an m4/3rds is the way to prove you're a pro and make you a better photographer?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

wakaba, if you're not a troll, them facts and history are not your strength.
35mm film was originally very much an amateur "toy" format. Better technology eventually made it acceptable as a "pro" format.

much like the audio cassette was never invented for HiFi purposes, but technology allowed it to become so.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

35mm is not full frame.
Why not go to a true full frame camera - a plate camera - where the photo plate is the size of the actual final print hence full frame.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Phhhht. You and your legacy cameras. There would have been a time you'd have been lugging around a medium format camera and mocking 35mm amateur cameras as toys.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 21:17 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)

I have been wondering why Apple couldn't/wouldn't do this before. Perhaps Samsung did a deal with Wacom to license their patents for active pen technology and no-one else could? The Samsung S-Pen stylus doesn't need batteries, whereas the iStylus (er, Apple Pencil) does, as does the Surface's pen.

Perhaps some patents have now expired which allowed Apple to finally do this?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 15:42 UTC as 5th comment
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