kreislauf

kreislauf

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Deliverator: Nothing new about using fluid pressure and a supporting mold to shape something. It's been done for millennia, though not by semiconductor engineers, I suppose.

...and for the whole imaging industry.

But you can dismantle everything. Here:
"You made a new camera with a curved, organic sensor that has a global shutter?
But we had cameras since the 1860s, so nothing new.
We even had natural images since the renaissance, so nothing new.
And remember, 20'000 years b.c. there were cavemen painting walls, so your camera isn't really something innovative, had fixed images for millenia now...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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TN Args: If Canon are so slow to produce mirrorless camera/lens systems, imagine how slow they will be to adopt sensors that cannot use their existing lenses.

EVERY SENSOR PRODUCER has at least one R&D group working on curved sensors. Sony, Samsung, Canon, Aptina, Toshiba, Nikon (yes), Omnivision etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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ewelch: This is hardly an original idea with Microsoft. And considering how Windows 10 (including the server versions) has ramped up their spying on people to sell their data to others makes me wary of supporting anything they do. On top of that, the vast majority of Microsoft hardware products are not innovative, or even make it to market.

It is theoretically a great idea. But Microsoft won't be making them, Sony is most likely the manufacturer who could do it.

well, let me help you.
When some people read or hear Microsoft, all their disgust and scepticism that originated from back in the mid 1990s comes up.
Now add a bit of conspiracy-mongering and voila, microsoft is the big enemy.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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phazelag: I would like to see this start with a 1 inch sensor size system and see what kind of compacts and or interchangeable lens cameras they can come up with. Imagine the lens options of cameras like Nikon DL series that never came out if they had this sensor. Maybe smaller and more range of Focal lengths. Or imagine the quality of an RX10 Mark 4 with a curved sensor and lens to match.

I would sacrifice my Nikon 1 V1...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (692 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: A Foveon-type sensor reproduces colors in an unmatching way. It's very perceptible. It's curious that DPR praises more resolution, sharpness, detail, than color. I would like DPR to make a photo shoot using some other pro or semipro cameras, taking same pictures with all the cameras, for side-by-side comparison. No one beats a Foveon-like sensor in terms of color, and this other Sigma just proved that once again. It's just frustrating that Sigma is taking so long to make a more marketable camera. I don't even talk about the ISO, because I would not care to have a compromise in ISO in exchange for sucj natural colors.

well, my foveon sensors are beat badly with red colors scenes ;D

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (692 comments in total)
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EasyClick: I love the Foveon colors. I own both the original DP1 and DP2. Sadly, my DP1 has died a couple of years back but my DP2 is still going strong. It has its irks and quirks but over the years, I've learned to work around it. With experience, you know in advance the situations where you would use it. Noise is horrible at high ISO and you can forget about moving objects as the focus is slow. Still, in perfect conditions, the color rendering and character is out of this world!

that is exactly what has drawn me towards the sigma merrills. I know that there is a difference between a DP2 and a DP2M in terms of output and handling.
But still, you have a camera full of quirks and it does take a while to know it. Love that. I already have a couple of images shot with my super-strange DP3M that I like more than anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 09:40 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (692 comments in total)
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Androole: The colour issues with DNG are super disappointing.

I really like the idea of the Foveon cameras, and they seem to be getting continually better. But never quite good enough for me to take the plunge.

The long flange mount in particular is a downright puzzling decision for me, especially since Sigma already makes a handful of high-quality mirrorless lenses that cover APS-C that would have given them a default mirrorless system that is also easily adaptable to their DSLR lenses...

@HowaboutRAW I would be surprised if you can show us a lender designed for 1.5 crop that will be unusable on the sigma SDQH.
Additionally to that, the lens lineup holds more FF lenses that people would combine with either sigma SDQ

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (692 comments in total)
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Androole: The colour issues with DNG are super disappointing.

I really like the idea of the Foveon cameras, and they seem to be getting continually better. But never quite good enough for me to take the plunge.

The long flange mount in particular is a downright puzzling decision for me, especially since Sigma already makes a handful of high-quality mirrorless lenses that cover APS-C that would have given them a default mirrorless system that is also easily adaptable to their DSLR lenses...

So?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (154 comments in total)
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Footloose1949: I tried the camera out at an Olympus event at the Design Museum on the 27th of Jan; It's electronic viewfinder (similar to that used on Fuji's X-Pro 1&2) is excellent, and initially I was rather taken aback by the large number of dials that it has in comparison to my E-M1, but after a bit of time, I have to say that the logic behind them became pretty obvious. My only minor niggle would be that the on/off switch isn't on the right-hand side (as on the E-1) so you can switch the camera on and fire using just one hand. - Hell that's a pretty minor niggle though.

Regarding the comments about f-stops, on all cameras regardless of the focal length, film or sensor size, an f2.8 optic allows the same amount of light through ALL of them. The only variable you will get, is in the amount of DOF. A standard lens for FF is 50mm whilst on a 4/3rds camera, this would be a 25mm. However, because of the laws of optics, the 25mm version will have approximately the same DOF of a 25mm FF lens.

yes, having a dedicated exposure compensation dial is something I wouldn't want to miss in the world

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (154 comments in total)
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Geodesiq: It's for people who use the words, "dude" and "cool" a lot.

Cool dude, I'll definitely have a look.
Meanwhile, you could confine your naive prejudice. that, or fine-tune your humor. Can you do that?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 13:17 UTC
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matthew saville: For $2K you could get two or maybe even three Sigma Art primes. This Nikon 28 had better be on par with the new(ish) Canon 35 L mk2, or even the Zeiss Otus 28.

Otherwise, I'd rather have the old 28 1.4D just for nostalgia, if I'm gonna drop that much coin...

"I rather pay even $4.000 for this 28/1.4 NIKKOR than $400 for Sigma's 24/1.4 or 35/1.4 ..."
wow, ok. good for nikon, I guess?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
On article Watch the Sony a9 track a fast basketball (74 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Impressive tracking.

Hitting anything with that velocity is amazing

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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FoxShutter: This camera is good for a good weather, that's it. There is no weather sealing of any kind and it makes the camera a poor travel companion.
The images in this particular review look mushy and desaturated to my taste. Sorry.

yeah, film on the other hand mixed superb with water, aha!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Simple answer, you bought a Sony six months ago.

dreaming about an a9 is plain ridiculous.
It might have some nice features, but the pricce, man...

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Male: you need a new _____ (camera, car, motorcyle) when some other male gets a newer model.
Female: you need a new camera after your current _____ (gets stolen, breaks, is missing).

did you guys check the crowd of the photo community? Youtube anybody?
9 out of 10 raving about new models/features/upgrades are: males.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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wondrouslightdotcom: Hi, this is soooo subjective. I believe that if you are an amateur (someone who loves photography) anything that makes you truly happy goes. It's your money and you do not need to justify your choices to anyone but yourself. When you move to be a part-time or full-time pro more concrete choices are normally called for. Carey's mention of "muscle memory" is a key issue to get a high percentage of keepers and working with the same camera for a long time perfects it. For the same reason, it is very functional if your main 2 bodies are the same model. Changing brand is also a pain because most or your money should be invested in lenses. I am a part-time fine art pro with 50+ years of experience and a career in engineering. Today, I am very happily working with 2 x Pentax K70 and 2 x Oly EM5II with a bunch of original lenses. There is nothing I shoot that this gear cannot elegantly handle and plan on keeping it for a long time. If a capture is screwed up it is always my fault.

I salute an E-M5 owner! People get mad about sensor size and this is a marvelous camera many people constantly underestimate.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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runbei99: I think the author nailed it. You need a new camera when it does a lot better job of getting out of the way. Like good running shoes, you can forget that the camera is there. But then you have to weigh cost-benefit: does it get out of the way THAT much better? In other words, will it REALLY improve your consistency?

or, if you have the money, you don't care and buy?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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KubeKube: The illustrative wedding pictures are terrible in composition. Including those in a portfolio for prospective clients will guarantee that you will not get any.

Overly harsh.

The only criticism I have is the bridal shot in front of the sun. The composition there doesn't work for me, I miss something on the blue, empty sky. It is even a bit unsettling, when I am honest.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Unless you have cashflow problems, rapid depreciation for many systems means there's no point not buying the latest and greatest, and selling off yesterday's model. You'll still end up spending the same amount of money, but miss out on a)the latest and greatest b)warranty.

just math with a lot of presumptions.
However, I agree that if you sell the former model to finance the newest model, you spend little compared to a trade after 5 or 6 years and it might even be the better strategy in terms of warranty.

Although I'd like to have the latest and greatest, that approach wouldn't work for me for one simple reason:
I would not connect to the camera but instead always wait for the next, better model. I would end in a permanent state of discontent.
So I buy a model (let it cost $1500) and I ride it until it dies or I have the urge to upgrade.

Yes, I might lose some money after 5 years,
Yes, I might not have the latest and greatest features.
But I have a camera that I learned not only to use but got to know it intimately.
I wouldn't trade that for the world (or for a bit more processing speed...)!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)

man, it is very revealing how many people here just can tolerate their camera up to the point where a successor is introduced.
If you love the marketing slogans more than using your cameras, there is something seriously wrong.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 12:30 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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