Najinsky

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On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

Wait, you guys think this is the April fool joke?

I don't see it.

1. They desperately need a developer.
2. They were advertising that they were hiring a developer.
3. His face has that 'barely touched by sunlight' developer appearance.
4. The EXIFs show the images were taken by the X1D.

The closest I can see to this being an April fool joke would be an implication that someone called Vlad might have a problem finding a job in post-Trump America.

But if that was the case I'm sure there'd be an outcry as the satire got mistaken for unPCness or racism in these tension filled times of ours.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

No this is not it. This is a real product. Great idea too. Shame the only mirrorless supported is Sony A7. A slight yellow version of this would be perfect for countering purple flare when using Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies.

A second cool feature is it could be adorned with those tiny cardboard cutouts from the other story so the silhouette is integrated directly into the scene (but remember to invert the location.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 10th comment
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

Welcome Vlad.

That's the pleasantries out out the way, now down to business ;-)

First job, please please fix the text editor for writing forum post with iPad.

I'd give you a full list of all the bugs, but this comment section is limited to 999 characters.

Second, it would be nice for those mobile users for which flash is no longer support to have access to the older lens reviews where the lens is still current. Main test results page requires flash.

Example: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-45-2p8-o20/3

Thanks, and welcome again!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Interesting. In the article you link to about getting mirrorless right, he ended with:

"If any of the camera makers wants to make a really serious go of it ... then I’m more than happy to be involved in the design process from an early point where things can still be changed.... Hell, at this point, I’m frustrated enough that I’d even work for free."

I hope you remembered to negotiate a salary Ming ;-)

But also, can we therefore read into this that Hasselblad are starting work on a new mirrorless design? Maybe another crack at using Sony's E-Mount, but done right this time?

On his blog, regarding the announcement he says:

"...But sufficient to say that we will have something very, very interesting coming later this year."

From: https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/03/29/some-big-changes/#more-14251

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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PAntunes: I don't get it.
Why not someone that works with their cameras 5 days a week? Why not get someone that instead of doing multiple things, does one really well?

It feels more like a publicity stunt that won't end well. Most hasselblad potencial users couldn't care less about what Ming has to say.

What makes you think it's for the benefit of current offerings? Their latest offering is already designed and built, too late for strategic input on that.

They already went after the E-Mount market once, and that didn't work out too well, perhaps because they didn't take input from someone who understands that market.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Paul Hodgson: Good news for him I just hope his communication style, as per his blog, doesn't hit Hassy. On a very personal level I want communications to have depth but brevity, Thien's blog always felt like reading a thesis and listening to someone who liked the sound of their own voice. I stopped following.

Horses for courses.

You write with brevity when you communicate with people you know will listen.

When you know people are needing to be convinced, and you know some of their objections, you need to address the point in more detail and from more angles. You always want to be brief but it's a lot easier to get carried away.

Ideally once all points are addressed it should be re-edited for brevity, but sometimes people are in a hurry to publish.

Before the web, we accessed bulletin boards with dial up modems, and bandwidth was very precious. We had an expression for when someone got carried away with an excessive post.

"Sorry for the long post, I didn't have time to write a shorter one".

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:18 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Interesting. In the article you link to about getting mirrorless right, he ended with:

"If any of the camera makers wants to make a really serious go of it ... then I’m more than happy to be involved in the design process from an early point where things can still be changed.... Hell, at this point, I’m frustrated enough that I’d even work for free."

I hope you remembered to negotiate a salary Ming ;-)

But also, can we therefore read into this that Hasselblad are starting work on a new mirrorless design? Maybe another crack at using Sony's E-Mount, but done right this time?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Najinsky: For me it's the most interesting story of the year so far.

Years ago I used to post message in the M43 forum expressing near incredulity that people were expressing the opinion that 5mp was enough for anyone.

The incredulity wasn't at the statement, 5 good megapixels is certainly enough for a great many scenarios. It was at the blind acceptance of this doctrine to the degree that anyone suggesting they want more was subjected to the same kind of beating as Oliver Twist in Dickens novel of the same name.

There is delicious irony in the stalwart of M43 shooting joining a manufacturer dedicated to providing that 'more'.

Yes, what I posted was mostly nonsense. I was playing around with a few different angles trying to link a few recent stories together but it wasn't working. I thought I hit cancel, I must have hit post instead. Oopsy.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 07:36 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

For me it's the most interesting story of the year so far.

Years ago I used to post message in the M43 forum expressing near incredulity that people were expressing the opinion that 5mp was enough for anyone.

The incredulity wasn't at the statement, 5 good megapixels is certainly enough for a great many scenarios. It was at the blind acceptance of this doctrine to the degree that anyone suggesting they want more was subjected to the same kind of beating as Oliver Twist in Dickens novel of the same name.

There is delicious irony in the stalwart of M43 shooting joining a manufacturer dedicated to providing that 'more'.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
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ProfHankD: So, how do you know that there is actually a drone out there? It would be fairly easy to computationally render your flight from a terrain database. Think of it as a sort of "Touring" test. ;-)

It was very clever, mind you, he is a professor.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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Stefan Sobol: How do you know you are flying a real live drone? It is possible that they extensively mapped an area, which is not hard (the flying area is restricted).

You could just be maneuvering an eyepoint around a simulated environment that is photo mapped. A hint might be the statement "At best it looks like a Google Street View image"

A large number of 'live adult cams' have been around for over 15 years. Some of the models haven't aged a day, it seems....

Mind you, I imagine very few customers spend their time contemplating the underlying technology involved, while busy spending their... money.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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webber15: That first shot in this article...the sandbar...looks ideal place for Waders (British) Shorebirds (American) & Terns to breed...
Also ideal place for migratory birds to rest...
Now they have to deal with f*****g drone(s) disturbing them 😩

I really hope Cape does not unlock new locations.

Yet again...have to say drones should come under RC Aircraft regulations...

Do waders build mobile phones, or execute bitcoin trades, or make reality TV programs? No? So what are they good for?

Mind you, there is a South African recipe with chestnuts, mandarins and paprika....

Joking, joking ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
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ProfHankD: So, how do you know that there is actually a drone out there? It would be fairly easy to computationally render your flight from a terrain database. Think of it as a sort of "Touring" test. ;-)

I like your skepticism. On the surface (or in the air even) it seems like it could be a fairly straightforward, and possibly lucrative scam to execute. Just a case of switching the footage from the adult 'live cams'. Maybe even combine the two.... Ok, I need to stop writing now.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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Najinsky: @Rishi

"Manufacturing larger lenses is also slightly easier, since the same relative tolerance level can be achieved, despite a larger absolute variance."

I've seen this noted in articles on several occasions. It sounds logical and plausible to me but the subject has arisen in a forum discussion and it is being disputed.

Are there any articles you can point to that shed more light on the subject?

Thanks.

Thanks for the comments guys, appreciated.

If you fancy a foray into the forum jungle there is a small discussion going on here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59317655

The main thread has gone a little awry, but the subthread linked to is still on pretty even keel with some interesting contributions.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:00 UTC

@Rishi

"Manufacturing larger lenses is also slightly easier, since the same relative tolerance level can be achieved, despite a larger absolute variance."

I've seen this noted in articles on several occasions. It sounds logical and plausible to me but the subject has arisen in a forum discussion and it is being disputed.

Are there any articles you can point to that shed more light on the subject?

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:25 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
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Favorable Exponynt: Another random act by the child who is President

Most obvious guess is:

A) that some intelligence has surfaced about plans/attempts to use electronic devices as some form of threat.

B) that US airlines are complying with additional background check requests regarding passenger manifests, while some airlines are not, yet.

Anyone know what happens for indirect flights, for example from Thailand but with a stop in Qatar? If the device is allowed to be taken on board in Thailand, but not when re-boarding in Qatar, it could lead to confiscation, which would not be good.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:22 UTC

Thanks, very interesting.

Just for clarity, are you able to confirm that 24 hours (non continuous) start to finish is when starting with some pre-made components such as the pre-cut glass disks, and housing components, or has the time to manufacture those from raw materials also been factored into that 24 hours?

Im not sure it matters either way, but from the interview article, Canon appeared to say it was the former, whereas this article is giving me the impression it's the latter.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 19th comment
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ottonis: Apple lowering prices of the new iPad means that iPad sales must be in serious trouble.
Moreover, why are they using a CPU from yesteryear?

While it's true a lot of tablets are not getting used, there are two interesting stats to consider.

Apple have around 20-25% of the tablet market (it varies based on the sources of the stats).

Apple iPads have about 80% of the logged traffic for tablet based browsing, a touch less for streaming and gaming but still the lions share.

The only sensible conclusion to draw from those figures is that a large majority of non-Apple tablets are not being used. Or perhaps I can word it this way, Android certainly seems to be dominating Apple in the unused tablet market.

I know a fair number of Android tablet non-users, and many wanted Apple but were put off by the higher price, so the combination of price drop and higher spec machine for the entry level iPad may turn out to be quite a smart move.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (375 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Confusion central. Checking out the raw files from the X-Trans 3 cameras just doesn't support what you have been writing about these cameras.

Here's the queen of spades in the comparison scene, XT2, XT20, X100F and GR2.

http://bit.ly/2nPzf2m

The X-T2 looks great. The X-T20 is softer and the X100F is softer still.

The X100F output shows about the same resolution as the 16MP Ricoh GR 2, just uprezzed to 24MP. Clearly the old lens cant match the new sensor, it should have been upgraded for this price point. For sure, the Xtrans 3 output is nicer than Xtrans 2, and that helps a bit, but gold award, at this price, Meh!

Now the XT20 should deliver very similar results to the X-T2 and in the review you say it does, but the raw shown above is clearly softer (eg the ruby). Is it a testing error or something more serious, like the camera being prone to shutter vibration on some shots?

Note, switching from raw to the JPEG does make the XT20 match the XT2. But why is the raw so soft.

My original 12MP X100 produced wonderful images, lovely colors, contrast and sharpness, it was a joy to review the images,despite the frustration of shooting with it!

With the same lens in the 16MP X-Trans X100 models, it was clear it struggled to meet the higher demands of the sensor. The 16MP Ricoh GR out-resolved it despite being bayer sensors.

And now the same lens in the 24MP X-Trans 3 body? Yet DPR are singing its praises? Yes, X-Trans 3 pulls a little more from the lens, but it's not close to the sensors potential as shown with the X-T2.

A benefit of going to 24MP in a fixed lens camera is the ability to crop more. Fujifilm recognize By providing crop modes for convenience. But at this level of performance, cropping only throws the spotlight on the lenses shortcomings.

As a prime shooter, my concern about the X-T20 is in a similar vein, if shutter shock compromises the resolution, there goes my ability to crop. I'd happily crop the X-T2 image to 50%, but not that X-T20 raw.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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Najinsky: The Gangbang Theorum...

...aka lets hit on a single camera using a whole gang from a different system.

The spin:

Fast lens comparison - Canon 85/1.2
Noise comparison - Sony A7Rii with BSI Sensor
Dynamic Range - Nikon D810 with ISO 64
Resolution - Back to Canon with the 5DS R

The obfuscated message:

Fujifilm GFX 50, combining the best of the best from Canon, Sony and Nikon, in one compact mirrorless camera body.

It's not, yet. But as with any new system, the early adopters will buy it for the things it can do, not the things it cant. And if it succeeds the system will evolve to do more. But for starters, a 1.6 equivalent over a larger frame is not too shabby.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 00:53 UTC
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