therislight

Joined on Oct 26, 2018

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Eric Calabros: We need 35mm more than 125mm.

We? I don't... never ever had a 35mm prime in my setup, not for the last 25 years of using a camera.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2022 at 06:30 UTC
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Magnar W: I don't think a mobile phone is meant to replace full frame cameras or professional video cameras, or exceed the results from these cameras. A good and creative content maker can produce impressive stuff from phones with lower specs than this one. The helpless operator blames the tool.

My point: The tool is what it is. If it doesn't do the job, simply look for something else - no matter brand or model.

But still there are higher priced flagship models, phones, cameras, earphones, cars,... are all companies supposed to stop producing high end devices just because 95% can't (or simply won't) buy it? Where would the innovation come from if there would only be "good enough" hardware? Wait 5 years and you will get these specs for 300-400 USD

Link | Posted on May 12, 2022 at 06:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony Alpha cameras - The good and the bad (425 comments in total)

I would like some improvements on the software side, like Olympus did. Stuff like in-camera focus stacking, live composite mode, maybe even crazy things like using your camera as a co-processor developing RAW files in an instant. And open that up to 3rd party software companies. Or Pentax "star tracking" feature; even if this is not a replacement for a star tracker for sure, having 2 or 3 times the exposure times is useful.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2022 at 08:01 UTC as 46th comment

After reading all the negative comments about the examples in the video, I decided to watch it by myself. And I have to admit, you are all right. How can they (ON1) show any of these examples claiming the software dos any good job? Not a single processed Image there I would prefer over the original file...
Honestly, even if it would be freeware I wouldn't use it at that point of development.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2022 at 07:12 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Mal69: I thought Google already had something like this and it was free ?

Google has it: https://petapixel.com/2021/08/30/googles-new-ai-photo-upscaling-tech-is-jaw-dropping/
BUT:It's not (yet) available as an app - at least I am not aware of any. And probably won't be anytime soon. Best thing we can get is probably integrated in the google camera app. I keep my fingers crossed to see it in the Pixel 7 or Pixel 8 smartphone

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2022 at 07:03 UTC

Perfect for preppers; now they can store electric energy as well ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2022 at 14:27 UTC as 7th comment
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Currantos: I am confused. How can it be nearly identical to an APS-C lens, isn't this full frame?
Either the APSC is too big or this is too small. Doesn't make much sense to me.
In that case just buy the APSC lens and set the camera to full frame and shoot away.

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Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2021 at 09:56 UTC
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User1234567890: Pixel = 1/1.31"
Go Pro = 1/2.3"

That's obligation

the GoPro sensor is smaller, not larger than the Pixel 6 sensor.
So the GoPro has like 7.4mm diagonal while the Pixel sensor is around 13mm.

Additionally, the aperture of the GoPro is f2.8 only I guess as it was with all previous generations. The Pixel provides an f1.85 lens. That's more than a full stop brighter.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2021 at 12:22 UTC
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SeanU: I have kept some digital cameras for close to 10 years (D800). The longest I ever kept a phone was probably around 3 years. I would rather pay for a great dedicated camera that will last years vs a great phone that will be obsolete in 4 years or less. The list price of this phone is over $1500 which in my opinion is crazy.

That's a good point and the reason why I a willing to spend more if the phone is supported longer (like the Pixel 3a I am currently using, came with Android 10, got 11 and now 12). For camp Android, that's more of a rarity but at least Samsung as 3rd party supplier now started to made some promises (at least for the higher end models) and Google made that 5-years update promise. Nokia is also on the better side regarding updates but the phones are kind of meh...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2021 at 07:27 UTC
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Godiwa: whats the point? why not just put a smaller sensor in that it can use fully? I don't get it...

probably less expensive using an existing model compared to designing a new one not wasting the surrounding pixels.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:50 UTC
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Smallpox: "Can a 1-inch sensor make all the difference?" Yes, if it is used 100%. And has 50 or even 100mp that can be used for pixelbinning.

im traditional photography I would agree but with all that computational stuff going on having more pixel is usually better. Given the fact that the pixel size doesn't matter too much (in terms of SNR, just compare the A7sIII with the A7RIV), having more pixel opens up for more options.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:48 UTC
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allknowingeye: There is a very key thing that everyone seems to be missing. This phone uses the same sensor - processor combination that the Rx100 does in an even smaller space.

We all know the Rx100 has a big overheating problem and can only do a few minutes of 4k before it overheats.

So how is the overheating on this phone, and how many minutes of 4k can it do. If the overheating is not solved this phone will be very problematic.

no, definitely a very different and much more capable processor in that phone.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:46 UTC
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SeanU: I have kept some digital cameras for close to 10 years (D800). The longest I ever kept a phone was probably around 3 years. I would rather pay for a great dedicated camera that will last years vs a great phone that will be obsolete in 4 years or less. The list price of this phone is over $1500 which in my opinion is crazy.

just go with the new Pixel 6, similar sized sensor (but more resolution), great computational photography features and with the 6th generation, you will get the 5-years update promise. I guess in 5 years from now, it will still be usable but entry level regarding the camera. And you get this for approx. 1/3 rd of the price. For the money save you will get a decent RX series camera; or just save 1000 bucks....

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV classics: The Sony a7 III review (97 comments in total)

So, Sony managed to still produce (the a7IV is still a few weeks away from hitting the stores) a camera that is now considered a "classic" (at least the review of it). Not sure if I am impressed or concerned.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 12:26 UTC as 5th comment
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therislight: Or just get Spacedesk for free, connecting a Windows PC with any other device (Android, iOS, Windows) as a 2nd/3rd/4th/... screen. Works without additional hardware in any WLAN. I think wired LAN and USB is supported as well but never tried

Works fine here. Yes, it needs to override the firewall, but that's it. Using is a mirrored or extended desktop via WLAN and USB (Windows Notebook with Samsung Galaxy Tab S7). Works with my phone in addition as well. It's not a high fame rate connection but it is stable with no problems. Perfect for mail account on a 2nd screen or an extended tool set in CAD applications.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 10:25 UTC
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therislight: Not comparing a camera in the same price range and with a similar age makes no sense at all.
Compare the R6 against the a1 and we will clearly see how much of a difference there is... or better stop comparing at all.

@ZeroOne01: Does it hurt your little Canon f@nboy heart if that old, bad not-supposed-to-be-there Sony beats your brand new overpriced toy?

The same freedom allowing me to add a rather obvious comment allows you you to post your opinion even in an quite offending way. Be a good boy and deal with it the next time.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 12:26 UTC

Or just get Spacedesk for free, connecting a Windows PC with any other device (Android, iOS, Windows) as a 2nd/3rd/4th/... screen. Works without additional hardware in any WLAN. I think wired LAN and USB is supported as well but never tried

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 10:16 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Not comparing a camera in the same price range and with a similar age makes no sense at all.
Compare the R6 against the a1 and we will clearly see how much of a difference there is... or better stop comparing at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2021 at 10:00 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
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Imager of: More fake photos. Yipppeeeeee…..

@2stepbay: It makes a real difference if you are playing around with the white balance or sharpness or replacing a whole city in the background/sky/... that *might* be digital art but no longer photography...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 10:23 UTC
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brownie314: wow - is this right? 2:1 macro for $229? Am I seeing this right - this is 2X magnification - right? This looks like a very good bargain.

It's not too hard; it's the same lens as the Laowa 60/2.8 2:1 lens. Basically a copy. Since it provides infinity focus, you can use it as a regular MF lens. For everything beyond the 1:1 macro setting, only a crop sensor will be covered. And it wasn't too hard with focus magnification/focus peaking to get a decent result. If you rely on OVF only, this is not possibile but on the other hands are DSLR's a dying species...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2021 at 12:22 UTC
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