Najinsky

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Lol. Lovin all the hate for bad Apple. Ports come and go. Parallel, Serial, SCSI, PCMCIA, Cardbus, 5 pin DIN, ISA, USB 1, USB 2. Good riddance I say. The machine has 4 standard USB 3 ports that can the users choice of HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB1/2/3, FireWire and more.This is progress. Where the sense in 10 different types of port all doing essentially the same thing but needing 10 different cable types.

As usual, Apple are just ahead of the curve, or rather forging the new curve.

For my Sony A7, I can just plug it in via a standard cable and not only transfer photos, but charge the camera as well. Of course, not all cameras can charge over USB, but that's a criticism for some camera makers, and DPR are right to point out the availability/ lack of this as. Pro / Con.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:09 UTC as 203rd comment | 8 replies
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (137 comments in total)
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brownie314: This isn't cheap. Some of the lower end only and panny are in the same range and with them you know you are buying from an established quality controlled company.

An established, quality controlled company that still uses 6 year old sensors.

But let me guess, it's not an 'old' sensor, it's simply a 'tried and tested' one. And presumably it's the extra reliability of such a tried and tested sensor that accounts for the higher price.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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DanielFjall: No touch screen? No thanks.

Lol

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:04 UTC

So how did you get the battery photo? It doesn't look professional enough for stock, so I'm guessing you must actually have 10 different digital camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Absolutely beautiful 'optical' rendering properties, but it looks like it needs a totally different color response profile (aka tone curves) before it can be appreciated in beautiful colour too.

These colors just don't work for me. Looks a lot closer to an old dead skin vacated by a chameleon, than its current one.

Color is supposed to give off an energy. These are lethargic. Wait, stop the press, maybe this is the dark energy everyone is looking for.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

I think I have discovered the true inspiration:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdf8xmgpzsqaphz/File%2013-10-2016%2C%2022%2049%2041.jpeg?dl=0

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 47th comment
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Najinsky: It's the airline aspect that will likely affect me most.

I'm a near permanent traveler which goes hand in hand with my photography.

I can see this driving new types of ban on various portable electronic devices. There are already limits on lithium camera batteries for some airlines.

We might be heading for a whole new chapter in air travel inconvenience again. And while it's easy to criticize the lazy generic nature of some bans, I have to confess the idea of being stranded at 32,000 feet on a blazing airliner, really doesn't hold any appeal for me at all.

Yes, I was using the word 'already' in a traditional neo-classical sense, as in already in place before this case. In other words, before this Note incident had occurred, there were already restrictions in place. That is to say, the existing restrictions when placed into a chronologically contextual profile, could be in fact be observed as occurring prior to this newer, chronologically subsequent, and ergo, later, issue.

My concern is that there may be further restrictions that subsequently come into effect following this latest development, where the words; further, subsequently and following, are again used in a traditional context, meaning 'to comer after'

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 15:14 UTC

It's the airline aspect that will likely affect me most.

I'm a near permanent traveler which goes hand in hand with my photography.

I can see this driving new types of ban on various portable electronic devices. There are already limits on lithium camera batteries for some airlines.

We might be heading for a whole new chapter in air travel inconvenience again. And while it's easy to criticize the lazy generic nature of some bans, I have to confess the idea of being stranded at 32,000 feet on a blazing airliner, really doesn't hold any appeal for me at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
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crashpc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Vaj33RYkI :D

Just about as bad taste as you can get in the current climate, yet still raised a lol. I guess I'm already lost.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 08:46 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)
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Thermidor: Sigh, I guess the NEX-7 is the first, last and only Sony APS-C mirrorless to have triple dials. Honestly, would it kill Sony to slap all of the features of the a6500 onto the NEX-7 body instead? I don't need a mode dial as I'm either shooting full manual or aperture priority, so the virtual mode dial on the NEX-7 more than did its job.

On the other hand, having a dedicated dial each for shutter speed, aperture and ISO made a huge difference. As fond as I am of my a6000, I still preferred the handling of the NEX-7.

You can be a strange bunch

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)
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Thermidor: Sigh, I guess the NEX-7 is the first, last and only Sony APS-C mirrorless to have triple dials. Honestly, would it kill Sony to slap all of the features of the a6500 onto the NEX-7 body instead? I don't need a mode dial as I'm either shooting full manual or aperture priority, so the virtual mode dial on the NEX-7 more than did its job.

On the other hand, having a dedicated dial each for shutter speed, aperture and ISO made a huge difference. As fond as I am of my a6000, I still preferred the handling of the NEX-7.

Well, I like to use the comments to share what I think, rather than engage in some consensus seeking group think. I guess it's the difference between engaging in a real reality rather than a virtual one.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:03 UTC

I think the sample image answers your questions about the fixed f3.5. At least on sweet, the effect looks too severe for this shot, although I expect it will be widely utilized by would be B movie videographers!

Imagine the scene bouncing around a bit as first person distressed walking, then cut to the exhausted, blood soaked staggering girl trying to make it to the safety of the barn. Maybe dazed and confused would have been a better name.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 03:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)
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Thermidor: Sigh, I guess the NEX-7 is the first, last and only Sony APS-C mirrorless to have triple dials. Honestly, would it kill Sony to slap all of the features of the a6500 onto the NEX-7 body instead? I don't need a mode dial as I'm either shooting full manual or aperture priority, so the virtual mode dial on the NEX-7 more than did its job.

On the other hand, having a dedicated dial each for shutter speed, aperture and ISO made a huge difference. As fond as I am of my a6000, I still preferred the handling of the NEX-7.

It's the first feature I look for on any camera (front and rear dials from the shooting grip). The lack thereof means this won't become my primary shooting camera.

I don't instantly reject the camera, I check the standout features to see if any of these will still make it a compelling choice for any particular niche of interest.

For this model, I can see the improved video and IBIS could be of interest to the video crowd. This isn't me at the moment, but I guess it may throw some light on the control dial placement. I'm guessing a front dial placement would not be that useful for video, and rear dial may be more convenient when shooting video, especially from a tripod.

Still, until my interest in video kicks in, it rules the camera out for me, as does the side placement of the finder to some degree.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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ogl: Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX has no any advantage over classical MF DSLR.
New lenses could cover only limited sensor, the lenses are not compact, the battery life is very short, EVF couldn't replace OVF, so big sensor in MF mirrorless camera has the problem of overheating. The dimension of X1D and GFX has no any sense for studio work. Solid camera is better for shooting by hands. Less vibration.
Put 100 MP sensor in 645Z's upgrade and all lenses of Pentax will work at 100%. I don't see any danger from X1D and GFX for Ricoh.

@ogl

It's a good thing no?

Let me phrase it differently:

1) If people push it hard it might overheat so we added a safety cut-off
2) It might get hot, so we decided to cripple it all the time for everyone
3) it might get hot and break, so we decided not to build it.

Which of these options do you think has the most creative potential?

Obviously, option 4 is

4) we built it absolutely perfectly

But lol

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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ogl: Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX has no any advantage over classical MF DSLR.
New lenses could cover only limited sensor, the lenses are not compact, the battery life is very short, EVF couldn't replace OVF, so big sensor in MF mirrorless camera has the problem of overheating. The dimension of X1D and GFX has no any sense for studio work. Solid camera is better for shooting by hands. Less vibration.
Put 100 MP sensor in 645Z's upgrade and all lenses of Pentax will work at 100%. I don't see any danger from X1D and GFX for Ricoh.

I don't think it's so much about the bodies as the lenses.

Smaller sensors with more MPs have a smaller and smaller pixel areas, become more susceptible to diffraction, and require every increasing levels of magicianship from the lens makers. We are not quite there yet, but we are getting close to the point where manufacturing tolerances have to be so tight, that every new lens is becoming a $1000 or $2000 or $3000 lens.

Increasing the sensior size, and with it the pixel size, even at higher resolutions, takes pressure off the lens makers, so that an expensive body with cheaper lenses actually becomes a cheaper system than a cheaper body with multiple ultra expensive lenses. Especially when increased market volume brings down the price of MF lenses.

I think Fujifilm and Hasselblad have just latched onto this fact ahead of the game.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
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ogl: My request - all weather GRIII with 24 MP, please. I will buy it ASAP.

More mega pixels is simply better all round in nearly all circumstances.

Existing 24MP APS-C such as Sony A6300 and Canon 80D show good DR and resolution. Samsung showed 28MP by utilizing BSI, still maintaining good DR.

If you start with more MP but don't want them due to size and storage concerns you can choose a smaller size JPEG from the settings, for raw shooters an S-RAW or M-RAW can be provided like Canon do.

If you start with fewer MP, and want more, you are just out of luck.

With more MP you can crop; a useful feature for fixed lens cameras; a 28mm camera can offer 35/50mm crop modes at reasonable resolution.

More MP can be resized to reduce the appearance of noise in high ISO shots, and can be utilized by deconvoloution algorithms to help reverse visible diffraction.

The only real downside is more data to push around, but Sony show 20MP works in an RX100, at normal FPS rates. I'm pretty sure a 28mm fixed lens compact is not targeting action sports shooters.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Amazing to see how suddenly beers can appear and disappear on the table. You guys can not be blamed for having missed the spirits of the Show at Cologne.

Sorry, I thought I read it directly after the "I'm a Brit too" comment earlier, and thought he was asking about the Russian name.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 01:51 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Amazing to see how suddenly beers can appear and disappear on the table. You guys can not be blamed for having missed the spirits of the Show at Cologne.

Way back I worked in IT for a high profile company, I wasn't allowed to use my real name on line because of what I wrote when I had been drinking.

Najinsky was great reacehorse and I liked the name. Turned out it was named after a Russian ballet dancer. Further turned out it was spelled Nijinsky, but the account was already created.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Drinking on the job seems appealing and highly liberating as this video shows.
Even Canon can be forgiven for being 2 years late to the party with M5.
Well, if you work 24/7, you deserve libation from time to time in order to clear the head LOL.

I bet that was one of the questions at the interview.

Working or drinking?

I can do both

Your'e hired!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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Najinsky: 4:54 - Richard trying to say aluminum after two sips of lager ;-)

Yes, but alumin-L-ium seems to be how Richard says it in the bar ;-)

Edit: I originally wrote it as you did, I'm a Brit too, but my iPad is Chinese American and often overrules me.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
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