monkeybrain

Lives in United Kingdom Stirling, United Kingdom
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On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: offering it in samsung nx mount ? i guess the nikon rumor was true but fell thru?

or something .... isnt nx a dead system? do enough people own cameras in that mount ......im stumped

Well it is Samyang, obviously another Korean company, so NX was probably quite popular in South Korea. This is manual focus so has appeal to video makers, where the NX1 still remains popular (resale values on NX1 and lenses remain high).

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (10 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I hate having to subscribe to any shop, service provider, website, hamburger place, ... ... ... and deal with incessant junk mail, and having to unsubscribe each account by ticking 50 boxes on their website, while risking personal data collected from being stolen by hackers due to poor system security.

So, I will rather miss some video. Thanks but no thanks.

Not what they mean. If you have a Youtube account you can subscribe to channels which just means you get a front youtube page with all the videos from your subscriptions on it. The number of subscriptions a channel has is also commonly used to gauge the popularity of that channel.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)
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Digimat: Hm...i would never have thought that one day i would say this...but why should i use the x70 over my smartphone? i mean dont get me wrong, its a beautiful small camera, fine for traveling. but i also always have my smartphone with me when i travel. will the x70 have better image quality? yes. but will anyone see the difference on social networks or small prints? most probably not. and there is no viewfinder, no fast aperture, no image stabilisation and you dont get much DOF control.

so if i want to get "serious" i use the real stuff, and if i just want to take a quick picture i use my smartphone. but maybe its just me.

More dynamic range is an obvious answer. And I'm not talking about insane HDR ability, I just mean not having the blown out skies that accompany many small sensors in many situations.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (309 comments in total)
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Coyote_Cody: I still find it disappointing that Canon will NOT put IBIS in some models of their cams, especially since some models will never have L lens and may never have IS lens, such as the M or Rebel/xxxD cams - even a half ass version of IS, not the nice IBIS this or some Sony's have !!

Real greedy A'holes Canon !!

Incompetent AF in some cams, M's for one and no IBIS to name just 2 shortcomings !

Makes a user want to switch !!

IBIS requires the sensor to move slightly, therefore the image circle put out by the lens needs to be large enough to cover this and the mount needs to be wide enough to cover this. Perhaps Canon has determined that their mount cannot accommodate this, which is the argument Fuji is using for not having IBIS.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: The mystery question is who is taking advantage of the sensor fab, or are they just going to shut it down? Their latest phone has a Sony sensor for the main camera, so that may suggest the latter.

Their latest phone does not equal all their phones. Also sometimes phones listed as the same model have sensors from different manufacturers, i.e. some might not have the Sony sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Can someone remind me - just HOW big is a "1 inch" sensor? I know it is anything _but_ 25.4mm diagonal.

PLEASE can we start coming up with a STANDARD way of measuring sensor sizes that does NOT keep harking back to ancient vacuum tubes?

Brian

Well why not just use millimetres? 35mm film was easy to understand. I've always thought of m4/3 as being like 16mm. I totally agree that "1 inch" is extremely misleading. If Dpreview took a lead on referring to sensor size in another way it could filter across to other sites.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 20:18 UTC

GoPro should leverage the brand recognition their name has and their association with adventure sports to branch into rugged, weatherproof travel/adventure cameras with larger sensors (4/3).

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: They call EVFs to be modern technology. Maybe it is, because it is new. But OVFs are much better in practical use, in any situation. I've used Olympus VF-4 with my E-PM2, but it is much worse in use than e.g. D7200's OVF.

Wow, what an interesting subjective statement! I've never heard of anyone comparing OVFs and EVFs before.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Photato: I like the concept of this camera.
Utmost quality in a small package.
The quality I am sure is there but the small, hmm not so much.
I would like to see this concept expanded for a larger market using smaller bodies with crop sensors and accesible prices.

RX1 Mini APS-C
RX1 Nano 1"

I think this would be a better value proposition.

I assumed you were talking about 1" with a fast prime. Making a 1" with a slow zoom is easy.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Photato: I like the concept of this camera.
Utmost quality in a small package.
The quality I am sure is there but the small, hmm not so much.
I would like to see this concept expanded for a larger market using smaller bodies with crop sensors and accesible prices.

RX1 Mini APS-C
RX1 Nano 1"

I think this would be a better value proposition.

High quality fast primes can be had for the 1" Nikon 1 and the Samsung NX Mini (17mm prime, see very nice samples here on dpreview showing what these 1" sensors can do with good optics), but notice they are quite large (comparatively). Getting rid of the mount might shave some space off but perhaps not make it pocketable.

A news story from Feb mentioned an American startup that plans to make a FF rangefinder, APSC rangefinder, and 1" rangefinder, but that's probably all hot air.
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2297085902/konost-full-frame-digital-rangefinder-in-the-pipeline-for-2016

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (400 comments in total)

Reminds me of a spider's eye, very cool.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 144th comment
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photomedium: Boy what a dead week this was!

Why, did everyone stop taking photos?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 19:18 UTC
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straylightrun: It's a shame that Samsung has a very strong APS-C mirrorless lineup with lenses and body, but nobody buys it simply because it's a Samsung. If this said Canon on the top instead of Samsung, it would sell like hotcakes.

Revenant, actually cameras have only been Leica's main business quite recently, after the company was split up. Leica also makes microscopes etc (different company, same brand) which is a bigger business I believe. Nikon is also very active in other imaging areas and they are probably very large earners. Nikon is also owned by Mitsubishi of course. But you're right that the image of Nikon and Leica is cameras. Keeping the camera companies going probably helps the prestige of the other, higher earning, branches. Maybe Samsung also hopes that producing top-quality cameras and lenses will also give it wider credibility.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Errr...You might have caught a major "misdump" there.

Fire retardants are not supposed to be deployed over residential areas, since the retardant viscosity (...as can be clearly seen in the drops over the lens...) is such that it can preclude ground teams to operate in the area.

It is specially worrisome that an uphill street is displayed in footage.

Ground vehicles would have extreme difficulty in access the area, should they be warranted before pavement decontamination.

Text says they are evacuating and trying to prevent property damage, so I suppose that's why the retardant is being dumped on the houses.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:09 UTC

I had no idea such large planes were used for dumping retardant. Makes sense of course and impressive flying.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:08 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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Old Cameras: You could have multiple versions of the same photo, all fake!

I see your point (I usually leave in things like power lines as well), but for example, the human eye can see a higher dynamic range than any camera and your brain does more processing to the 'real' image you see than even the most crazed HDR fan does to a photo. The human eye does not present reality.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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Lassoni: Such a shame that google is now part of science circles too. It just goes to show how much ppl are willing to give this company power

Totally agree! If it had a time machine I'd go back and stop Xerox doing all their research as well! Who needs a GUI on a computer anyway! After that, I'd go back and stop Bell with those pesky telephones and then stop Stephenson inventing that useless steam locomotive.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (497 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: Such a pity the video capability is not good in this day and age...

Although I don't shoot much video I completely agree that the line is blurring between stills cameras and video cameras. For events like weddings, sports, and wildlife the future might very much lie in 4K (or higher) with stills grabbed from the footage.

With Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic producing mirrorless offerings that have excellent stills and video quality (and Olympus seems to be improving in video too), Fuji must realise that they can't ignore video much longer. Either they embrace video or they go the Leica route and just don't include it at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (497 comments in total)
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Babka08: I'm a stills shooter who sometimes does a bit of video. And I hike. And shoot slowly. And I like good quality primes. Sounds like a winner to me.

From everything people write about Fuji video you wouldn't be sometimes doing a bit of video, you'd never be doing a bit of video.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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cdlm: All the screws are clocked to a perfect horizontal/vertical cross in the photos… someone went full OCD with their product photo :)

The majority of press release and advertising photos such as this are now 3D renderings (even for cars). Read up on the Ikea catalogue images, despite the rooms and furniture looking completely photo-real they are almost all renderings.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
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