IcyPepsi

Joined on Sep 25, 2012

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mcshan: Always worth a watch...microphone..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dpkbHmncOA

Lmfao!!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 16:25 UTC

Very informative, no BS, to the main points, and very well done video. I can't thank you enough for this. And that too on a platform like dpreview, my favorite and go to site for photography, to nudge me closer to my love for video making.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 16:19 UTC as 8th comment

You're talking manual selection of focus. Didn't know it's a big deal. S9+ gives full manual focus control with a slider.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 15:54 UTC as 6th comment
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Debankur Mukherjee: I may be wrong but bezel free handheld devices like tablets and phones may not be practical since you need some "bezel space" to hold the device.......

Some people like being at the forefront of technology and like celebrating technological advances. @AngelicBeaver Samsung succeed in curved screens by "smartly" reducing touch sensitivity at the edges. I love the technological achievement. It's not stupid tech, so I'm ok to have special tech

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 06:08 UTC

Really great basic video. Thank you. Also, I always wonder about white balance in a video. We put in a few seconds in a photo raw, but it seems like a lot of effort on a video. Would be great if you make a video on that. Thanks

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 08:35 UTC as 4th comment
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)
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IcyPepsi: All in all I say that smartphone cameras are for those who don't give a rat's a$$ about their pictures, expect that "hey it looks like me in the picture!". For those of us who care anything more, we have dedicated cameras and the plethora of tools that are at our disposal to give us mind blowing pictures!!
Sorry but this article is like saying, "instant coffee is getting better, easier and faster to make. So why take the time, money and effort to drink real Coffee... "!!! 😂😂🤣🤣

@RB37 see That's where you are naive in comparing the two. Perhaps you don't know the differences. If you are comparing the smartphone with a full frame and medium format, then you sir don't have the basic knowledge of photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 08:17 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)

All in all I say that smartphone cameras are for those who don't give a rat's a$$ about their pictures, expect that "hey it looks like me in the picture!". For those of us who care anything more, we have dedicated cameras and the plethora of tools that are at our disposal to give us mind blowing pictures!!
Sorry but this article is like saying, "instant coffee is getting better, easier and faster to make. So why take the time, money and effort to drink real Coffee... "!!! 😂😂🤣🤣

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 18:22 UTC as 109th comment | 5 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)

Just forgot to say, that you may think that a smartphone is flexible in terms of carryability. But with a bigger sensor hardware, the flexibility that you get in terms of the shooting options, the lens options, the perspective choices, lighting comes with speed lights, all allow for exceptional flexibility. I don't think the IQ of a smartphone is any good for anything other than daylight. That too suffers with low DR. Use it for anything practical in low light and the desperately fix software artifacts make the image useless. Even a dedicated compact camera is much better.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 18:22 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)

Also, in addition to my previous comment, when you talk about AI doing so much to get that artificial bokeh and blur on a smartphone, don't forget that AI has limitations and the best AI is accurate to around 70% or so. Simulation is simulation. Out of the other 30%, there are some things, extreme cases, that AI cannot achieve. Eg. Take a female model with hair blown radially outward from her face as far as 1 foot and the background has bokeh. I have a pic like this that I took with an APS-C that captures every stand of hair razor sharp.. a pleasure to see even years later. This, AI cannot do. Just like how no matter how good the WB algorithm in your camera can get, it cannot give you textbook perfect WB.
Yes, it is subjective as to how much quality is ok for you. I'm just explaining that my expectations are higher. I can't take subpar or unrealistic pictures 😀

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 18:03 UTC as 113th comment
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)
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desertsp: Most of you would probably agree that it's the photographer, not the equipment, which makes the largest difference, right? More to a great photo than the statistical accuracy of each pixel, which is what a big sensor is all about.

I agree that a big sensor is better. But for a photographer to give his best, he would not be limited by his equipment. You can't use a cycle and out run a jet because the rider is awesome

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 17:47 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)

Why do you forget that bigger sensors are also getting better with technology? It's like saying "as I get older, I'll get more experienced than my dad"!! Also, the advantage with a bigger sensor is that for the same focal length and perspective, you get a wider view, keeping all other things constant. It makes so much of a difference just between a full frame and an APS-C

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 17:42 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

So you are ok to pay a few grands to a pro photographer who comes into your wedding with an iPhone , because he'll have it with him always. And since he's a pro he can use even the iphone to capture your memorable events with equal output and probably print a 20x30 inch with it. Oh, and needless too say, it's ok if it will not allow him to use his studio flashes, soft boxes, gels for white balance correction, etc. , because he's skilled enough to work with the "tool" he has. The iphone has everything built in and uses an auto mode anyway!

After all, it's skill alone that got humans to the moon. Who needs hardware? Right?

And Canon is unable to sell their full frames anymore because Apple started putting cameras on their phones!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 09:07 UTC

You say your users requested you to get out an equivalent for their smartphone cameras, and you chose to come up for iPhone only. Out of all the best cameras out there on smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1020 being the king, you still chose the iPhone. I understand you want profit in numbers.. and even then the iPhone is not the most selling smartphone. So... what else could the reason be... because... your management is full of Apple fanboys?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): These colored iPhones look like Nokia Lumia aren't they ??

And from pentax ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 21:38 UTC
On article What the new Nexus 7 tablet means for photographers (95 comments in total)
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WazzaP: I'd be more interested to hear about the colour accuracy. It's the main reason I've stayed clear of most top end android devices. Samsung generally have the worst but most oversaturate the colours. Apple products are generally pretty good.

I agree with the color accuracy thing. But i don't know of any Apple prod supporting 100% of even sRGB. That makes me wonder why so many photographers use Apple monitors. Am i missing anything

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
On article Samsung gets serious with the Galaxy S4: Camera review (44 comments in total)

"Some customizability in camera app"
Sorry, I think its way more customizable than iOS. The best would be Nokia 1020's camera app.

Love the awesome S4 features. But hate its build and how thin its plastic back is.

Either ways, start copying, Apple!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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