d3xmeister

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On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (754 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I don't see what stops Canon or Nikon to take a D5 or 1DX, take out the mirror, put really fast internals and EVF (ala A9) and voila. Same lenses, same system, same cameras, nobody has to switch. They can have a OVF/Mirror version and a Mirrorless version.

Yes, it is, unless the E-M1 II is a microwave oven and not a ILC camera aimed at fast shooting. Believe what you want, numbers show this FF pro photogs market is peanuts compared to the sensor business.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:33 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (754 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I don't see what stops Canon or Nikon to take a D5 or 1DX, take out the mirror, put really fast internals and EVF (ala A9) and voila. Same lenses, same system, same cameras, nobody has to switch. They can have a OVF/Mirror version and a Mirrorless version.

Like the one in the Olympus E-M1 II ? Sony will sell everything that part of their sensor development manufacturing business is more important that their camera business. If they don't sell some sonsor, it's because there's no demand yet. If you were Sony and Nikon and Canon would want to buy your A9 sensor, would you turn down billions in contracts just to take a swing at a piece of the pro market. (Which is the lowest profit market in camera business)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 02:39 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (754 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I don't see what stops Canon or Nikon to take a D5 or 1DX, take out the mirror, put really fast internals and EVF (ala A9) and voila. Same lenses, same system, same cameras, nobody has to switch. They can have a OVF/Mirror version and a Mirrorless version.

They said the same in smartphones and look where we are now. I have my doubts. Just to be clear I love what Sony is doing and I do hope they succeed, more choice is always better. I just don't see things as bright as others, and I would not dismiss Canon and Nikon that easy. Time will tell.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (754 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I don't see what stops Canon or Nikon to take a D5 or 1DX, take out the mirror, put really fast internals and EVF (ala A9) and voila. Same lenses, same system, same cameras, nobody has to switch. They can have a OVF/Mirror version and a Mirrorless version.

Sensor availability is a moot point. Sony will sell sensors to anyone if they pay. It already does it. Plus, if a technology exists, it can be copied. Look at other tech. Lens not good for video, no problem, just like they gradually replaced AF-D with AF-S, no need to start from scratch. DSLR not good for PDAF on sensor ? Canon seems to work very well.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (754 comments in total)

I don't see what stops Canon or Nikon to take a D5 or 1DX, take out the mirror, put really fast internals and EVF (ala A9) and voila. Same lenses, same system, same cameras, nobody has to switch. They can have a OVF/Mirror version and a Mirrorless version.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 57th comment | 24 replies
On article Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available (64 comments in total)

I wonder how in the world in 2017 Panasonic is still not relevant enough to Adobe to support color profiles and advanced lens correction.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:50 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

That's not the point isn't it ? I'm sure you can find people that complained Concorde was too slow. ,,I paid $10000 for this ticket and it takes 2 hours to get to NY ?,, You obviously like to argue, so can you please also email Chase Jarvis an email and let me know he is wrong when he said multiple times in interviews that resolution was never a problem and he hadn't had any clients complaining about resolution.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

About printing, I know a KFC campaign made in 2016 where the photos ended up at wall sizes on KFC's restaurants walls. This high pay campaign was shot by a friend of mine with a Nikon D700 (12MP) There were no complains, and the photos looked great. That's usually how it works outside internet forums with semi-professionals and hobbyists that thnk they know all.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

Is that top of the line Nikon really the tool for the job ? Wouldn't people notice the lack of crispness and image quality when compared to medium format ? Wouldn't the client care ?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:56 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

,,The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.,,

Can you tell that by looking at a highly compressed 1080p video ????

,,Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care?,,

Why would they care ? If it achieves what they search for, that's all that matters. Would a monkey with a 1DX got better photos ? Just a few years ago when top cameras were worse in image quality than this E-M1, you'd think these companies would have stopped everything a just wait for the future. You know the latest and greatest today would be trash just in a few years, but only for gearheads, not for those actually doing the job.

,,It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?,,

Sure it is, because if it weren't that photographer would have been out of job and you in his place instead of bitchin' on formus

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 17:32 UTC

I don't know what Nikon are smoking. I've would have instantly bought them, and I know many people who couldn't wait to get their hands on them. There is no doubt in my mind they would have sold very well.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:55 UTC as 35th comment
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: In a way this camera sums up all that is wrong with the industry in 2016. The specs are lovely, but they don't seem to have thought about the user/ownership experience at all. All around us tech is striving to blend into our lives seamlessly, and here we have another dull ergonomically flawed device with the same old complex work-flows.

When a camera finally arrives where I can shoot in RAW, immediately edit that shot on a high-resolution screen (either on the camera or immediately available on another device a la SnapBridge), and then share to anyone and everyone I want on all the hundreds of platforms we have available to us, then I will be impressed. The most exciting young photographers of today are on Instagram, and why on earth not?

I remember Steve Jobs explaining that the iPod was software. The iPod was great software first, hardware second, although Apple managed to inspire consumers on both levels. The next frontier of digital imaging should be revolutionising UX, not FPS.

Good point. To be honest, as amazing as they are in what they do, all these suck when it comes to use experience. Cameras and phones.

I would love to go shoot photos, and then when I pick up my phone, the raw file is there, with the embedded jpeg so I can quickly share, be able to do basic selectinon (delete, keep, mark favorites) and edit. Then when I arrive on my computer or tablet, the files are already there with all the changes so I can just pick up from where I left. And it should not matter that I use Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Apple.

But I don't see this happen anytime soon. All these companies push proprietary technologies (Apple) or rules (Google) and patents (all of them) its either dance to their song or not at all.

I do realise that's not easy to achieve with security issues, limited battery technology, board of directors pushing year by year to make more money, patent wars and many other, but wouldn't that be great ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)

I know I'll be trashed for this, but for me this must be the poorest system ergonomy wise. Touch screen finally but poorly implemented, lack of direct control, and look at that 24mm f1.8 prime lens, it's bigger than my 14-140mm ultrazoom. Yes Sony has a 1 stop better sensor than m4/3 but there are many sacrifices for that.

That said, I love what Sony is doing in the past years. It's pushing the whole industry and we all are going to benefit from it.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (198 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: not honest ..it hides the true sensor size, by mentioning pointless die dimensions instead .. the smallest of any premium phone...sony sensors are well made ,but the issues of iq and iso and dynamic range remain due to apples choice of sensors about 1\2 the size of the poorest p&s....

back when point and shoots existed

Yeah, cause cameras make the photos, not the photographer

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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d3xmeister: It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

Thank you for your kind words.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
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d3xmeister: It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

I'll agree when the first person who sees my family photos can tell if or when I upgraded my cameras. So far, not one, not even close.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
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d3xmeister: It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

Good points, everybody. Yes, making it easier to get good photos and also more enjoyable is something most newer cameras and lenses do. But there is also a side story to this: there's a danger of getting lazy and although most people deny this, I experienced it on me and also saw it in many of my fellows photographers. Right technique, lens and light will alwas make a better photo no matter if you shoot with an iphone or a D4s.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 20:24 UTC

It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 98th comment | 10 replies
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: It seems rather idotic for your gallery to work so poorly or not at all on iOS. You might hate apple and thats fine, but that's disprespect towards your users.

Barney, this has been the case for years. First it was flash and it wouldn't work on anything other than android users who knew how to reverse engineer flash into their OS. Then after dirching flash it worked but the viewing was clearly desktop oriented and the experience poor. Was fine overall at least we can see the potos. Now it's something that really can't be described. Ask any of your colleagues to open the gallery on an ipad. Would have taken a screenshot but don't know where to send it

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

It seems rather idotic for your gallery to work so poorly or not at all on iOS. You might hate apple and thats fine, but that's disprespect towards your users.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 23:06 UTC as 49th comment | 11 replies
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