Najinsky

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HowaboutRAW: Why are these raws so small. Imaging Resource posted 80D raws a few days ago, and they're on the order of 32MB to 46MB per file?

Are you sure you are looking at the right files?

This one is fully exposed and is 32MB:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-80d/80DhSLI00100NR0.CR2.HTM

On the other hand, if you are reading the size inside PS or LR you will be seeing the uncompressed size.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
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Najinsky: Our monitors fill a good proportion of our field of vision (well, mine does) so our eyes are likely already adjusted to that.

Less likely for a tablet where much more of the periphery will be in the field.

This seems more of a comfort feature so there is less contrast between the device and the surroundings. A bit like the TVs that throw out ambient backlighting based on the content being viewed, but in reverse.

It's also used for the night shift feature to help you fall asleep quicker when reading at night.

I can't decide if it's a good idea to use it when processing images, I'll just have to wait and see when I get one. But at least it's a push in the direction of having more control over the viewing experience, which must be better than not having the choice.

PS: Remember to look away from your monitor frequently to the furthest thing away from you in the room. And at least 6 mins per hour get up and look at something outside far away. Exercise and protect your vision.

The true tone feature makes use of new ambient light sensors (2). I'd anticipate that when these sensors are present on the device, there will be a setting for controlling using them. I'd guess probably more like auto-brightness, rather than a white list.

But it's just guessing until the new devices are here.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 09:37 UTC
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Najinsky: Our monitors fill a good proportion of our field of vision (well, mine does) so our eyes are likely already adjusted to that.

Less likely for a tablet where much more of the periphery will be in the field.

This seems more of a comfort feature so there is less contrast between the device and the surroundings. A bit like the TVs that throw out ambient backlighting based on the content being viewed, but in reverse.

It's also used for the night shift feature to help you fall asleep quicker when reading at night.

I can't decide if it's a good idea to use it when processing images, I'll just have to wait and see when I get one. But at least it's a push in the direction of having more control over the viewing experience, which must be better than not having the choice.

PS: Remember to look away from your monitor frequently to the furthest thing away from you in the room. And at least 6 mins per hour get up and look at something outside far away. Exercise and protect your vision.

So you have the new iPad Pro already then?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:58 UTC
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Stollen1234: very good specification especially for photographer...too bad its not possible to download photoshop .. photoshop or lightroom apps are not great

It will sort of happen. The two (iOS and OSX) are converging slowly with each release.

With each release new frameworks are introduced that can allow the development of less hardware specific code. For example, the Metal Framework, introduced in iOS 8 and OSX El Capitano.

From a programming perspective, the two OS's are becoming more and more similar, which will eventually end up making more and more code reusable between Mac and iDevices.

At some point, both OS's will be near enough the same to allow apps to be more easily targeted for each type of device.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Why are these raws so small. Imaging Resource posted 80D raws a few days ago, and they're on the order of 32MB to 46MB per file?

Canon Raws usel lossless compression (like ZIP files).

In general files with more real information compress less so are bigger. You can use the size as a rough guide to information (Image) content.

These were under-exposed ISO test files and have lower captured information. You can see the size increasing from 22MB to 30MB as each file is less underexposed and therefore contains more image detail. A correctly exposed image will be larger still.

Also the captured scene will play a role. An image with a large chunk of featureless blue sky will compress more than an image full of intricate detail.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 05:31 UTC

Well done Canon, about time.

My first DSLR was a 20D and it was a very fine camera indeed, 'well sorted' as DPR used to say.

I don't shoot with Canon any more, but kept some of my L lenses in case I returned one day, and I could be very tempted by this 80D.

But there are so many great choices these days, it's so hard just to pick one or two.

The Pentax's with the great pixel shift feature, K1 and K3ii, both on the short list.

The new 24MP version of X-Trans, finally delivering on the X-Trans promise, when that comes to a DSLR style body, it will be on the shortlist.

The excellent 1" Sensor in the Nikon J5, if we get a V4 body with that, for a very compact option, on the shortlist.

An updated Olympus E-M1 with pixel shift and the new 20MP sensor, that would make the shortlist too.

Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fujifilm and Olympus, it's suddenly becoming a very long shortlist!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 05:09 UTC as 22nd comment
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)

Very tempting, but I'm based in Thailand at the moment.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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nimrod1212: Now that we have the "pencil" why is there still no screen recording app for the iPad?

Screen recording is considered to be major security issue. By definition it has to run in the background while the screen you are recording is running in the foreground.

What's to stop an unscrupulous developer recording the screen with your account details and passwords and sending back to the developer. Your digital life has just been hacked.

If you enjoy those kind of risks, just buy Android instead! ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
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Stollen1234: very good specification especially for photographer...too bad its not possible to download photoshop .. photoshop or lightroom apps are not great

With friends like that, who needs enemies!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
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JonnyBuoy: Other than the colour adjustment, its looking like an iPad air 3 to me. According to this article only half the RAM of the 12 inch pro model. As photographers we need the RAM! Also I understand the processor has been scaled back slightly as well, way to go Apple!

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/03/22/9-7-ipad-pro-iphone-se-2gb-ram/

The lower RAM and CPU throttling are likely due to power consumption restraints. All day battery life is a primary design criteria for mobile devices. The smaller model has less room for battery.

iOS is very efficient at memory management and the majority of applications will be unhindered by 'only' 2GB RAM. If memory does become scarce it will manifest itself as a fractionally longer time to switch between foreground and background apps and be virtually un-noticeable.

If you have a very specific need for a memory intensive application, that application needs to be written to use memory efficiently, and/or be targeted for a device with more ram.

I don't see 2GB limiting what I'll use the iPad Pro for and I'm happy to take the lower power benefits, but you can't please everyone :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:30 UTC

Our monitors fill a good proportion of our field of vision (well, mine does) so our eyes are likely already adjusted to that.

Less likely for a tablet where much more of the periphery will be in the field.

This seems more of a comfort feature so there is less contrast between the device and the surroundings. A bit like the TVs that throw out ambient backlighting based on the content being viewed, but in reverse.

It's also used for the night shift feature to help you fall asleep quicker when reading at night.

I can't decide if it's a good idea to use it when processing images, I'll just have to wait and see when I get one. But at least it's a push in the direction of having more control over the viewing experience, which must be better than not having the choice.

PS: Remember to look away from your monitor frequently to the furthest thing away from you in the room. And at least 6 mins per hour get up and look at something outside far away. Exercise and protect your vision.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:14 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

Nice work guys. Seems like you even managed to curtail your giddiness (well, mostly) at interviewing a hero.

Very enjoyable, thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 27th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (540 comments in total)
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SteveY80: The lack of exposure compensation in Manual+Auto ISO is really frustrating. That's the mode where the dedicated EC dial would be most useful - in PAS modes the spare dial can be used to set compensation instead.

In a lot of lighting conditions EC is a necessity, e.g. shooting an air show with backlit planes you can end up with no shadow detail without +EC, while in other circumstances burned out highlights ruin the shot without -EC.

For me the complete lack of Auto-ISO in manual was the most crippling limitation of the GX7. It's the mode I use 75%+ of the time on my Sony, especially for wildlife, sport, and action photography. Having to manually control exposure can lead to missed shots in fast moving events with variable lighting. Panasonic lost a sale to me when they only half fixed it in the GX8.

They could sort this out with a simple firmware fix, but that would be unusual for Panasonic. Hopefully they'll finally have this working in a sensible way on the GX9.

Nice logo, you make that yourself?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 08:46 UTC
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