Thematic

Thematic

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badi: Using the 3x3 grid to manually edit/crop/create your "years of photography" is a basic mistake. A pretty stupid one. It's expected that such an arbitrary thing will change in the future (displays change in size and resolution, design trends change... etc). It is not written in the terms and conditions that the photos will be always displayed 3x3 ... if you create (by hand) mosaics like those... it is your own risk.

On the other hand there is no real reason for instagram not to allow the option that user who want the old grid to keep it. Or, even better, allow the users to mark photo sequences as different grids, and display them as such, filling the sides with single images... easy-peasy....

+1

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
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2eyesee: In response to the question in the headline, I'll start caring when Sony starts releasing upgraded cameras as replacement models instead of new models at ever increasing prices.

I make that five RX100 models currently on the market, and this now makes it four RX10 models, which is getting just a little ridiculous.

@ 2eyesee - Go back and look at the adjusted MSRP. You got caught trolling and now you are back peddling.

Nobody agrees with you.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
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2eyesee: In response to the question in the headline, I'll start caring when Sony starts releasing upgraded cameras as replacement models instead of new models at ever increasing prices.

I make that five RX100 models currently on the market, and this now makes it four RX10 models, which is getting just a little ridiculous.

@2eyesee - Except that isn't true - prices and MSRP have dropped on the RX100 and RX10 series older models that are kept in the lineup.

So? Can you understand why nobody thinks your initial comment is clear?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
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Dan_168: Actually I don't.

But you care enough to post a comment and say "I don't" - ha complete fail. You lose.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
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2eyesee: In response to the question in the headline, I'll start caring when Sony starts releasing upgraded cameras as replacement models instead of new models at ever increasing prices.

I make that five RX100 models currently on the market, and this now makes it four RX10 models, which is getting just a little ridiculous.

Your complaining that Sony keeps older models available for consumers on the market? Thats about the stupidest thing someone can complain about.

It gives consumers the choice to decide what features are valuable to them. Many manufacturers force customers into those "more expensive" models as you put it.

As for the cost of the items, act with your wallet and move on....but don't complain about offering consumers more choices.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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nir-vana: It's sad that they didn't include 4k/60p in video cameras, while consumer devices and smartphones start to add this feature.
Also it could have been nice to get a lens with the range and apertures of the RX10IV - 24-600 eqv. f/2.4-4
If Sony consider these as serious video cameras, they should bring videographers reason to prefer them.

Panasonic and sony have those higher up the line.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 06:20 UTC
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BeefCoffee: I would like to see Panasonic offer something now with this size of sensor. The fz was great with a 1" and the Canon xc10 and 15 just seem to be lacking some seriously needed features (high fps comes to mind). I love the 1" format for filming, it hits a sweet spot for documentary and budget/indie filmmaking with the perfect portability.

panasonic eva1 comes out soon - A bit higher end vs these but it seems impressive.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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Dheorl: Shame there's no mention of any weather sealing. It's one area in which this segment is sorely lacking IMO.

just get a plastic camcorder sleeve - I had no issues with a non sealed panasonic during the florida irma weather.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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Father Bouvier: The lens is so slow, the sensor is so tiny, I don't know what people are buying it for. Anything slower than f/2 on 1" sensor is too limiting. The f/2.4-4.0 is like f/6.5-11 on FF, the ISO 100 is like ISO 800 on FF, what are you going to shoot with it?

since when is F2.4–4 slow? Its not that bad for the range.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:33 UTC
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GarysInSoCal: Are you KIDDING ME?... A punk-azs 1 inch sensor?... OMG... this tinker toy is gonna be ear-bustingly noisier than front row seats at a Slip-Knot concert. Load up your most agressive noise reduction application and get ready to connect the dots... :D

not you again.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
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Auke B van der Weide: regarding traveling light with only one (wheaterproof) camera+lens it is hard to think anything better then the OM-D EM1 m2 + 12-100/f4. Yes it is 3000euro/dollar but who's counting :). D850+24-120/f4 seems also very tempting.... but even more expensive and heavier and bigger etc. I have had a RX100 and RX10 (both m1) but it seems to me 1" inch sensor fall short in dynamic range and depth of field. I've sold both and will perhaps buy back a RX100m3, just to have a pocketable camera, otherwise the OM-D EM1m2 has become my new walkaround favourite.

thats nice Auke B van der Weide

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
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RDKirk: So according to the given specs, at three feet it's 1000 lumen, meaning it's only 250 lumen at six feet. That's the equivalent of a 20-watt incandescent bulb.

Not exciting to me. Sure not exciting at over 300 USD.

I can buy a much cheaper video LED with a lot more power than that, or a much more powerful Godox AD200 HSS TTL flash with interchangeable bare-bulb head or focused speedlight head for the same amount.

Also, CRI can be extremely misleading for LEDs. No LED source has a true full spectrum, so it's easy to fudge the CRI numbers. I'd want to see some real test result reviews.

plus the catch lights in models eyes are very ugly

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: provide Sony RAW/ARW as DNGs would be helpful (like Jared Polin has for A9)

i only have Android Adobe LR Mobile (no cloud subscription) which can mod DNGs and save as Flat Editable JPEGs (but not see original RAW, nor convert RAW to DNGs)

Android RAW2DNG App does not yet properly handle newer Sony A9 ARWs or Canon 6DMkII CR2s

???

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (209 comments in total)
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flip 21: No mic input?!??!? Crap

This camera isn't designed for video or taking high-quality pictures. It's an understandable omission.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: The only valid reason I can think of that justifies upgrading to a new photo-anything is whether it allows you to create images that you're unable to with your current equipment.

Personally the D850 would actually hold me back because the larger files would choke my computer, and I have never needed more than 12-16 megapixels for most projects. I'd have to budget a new PC and more HDs/SSDs if the D850 became my new primary camera. I actually got rid of my D800 because of this.

YMMV etc.

lol

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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thx1138: Only if you need the benefits of the D5 AF IMO. The video is borked by the crappy LV CDAF, otherwise the D810 has equal IQ pretty much for lower ISO work such as landscapes, fashion etc. The D850 would be ideal if you do action, birding, wildlife and need the AF and fps advantage.

Disappointed the BSI sensor has not really improved high ISO DR or noise that much and lack of on sensor PDAF as we approach 2018 is a joke in a camera offering otherwise pretty good video specs.

I'm mostly a Canon shooter, but recently added the D500 + 200-500 combo to compliment my 5D4 and 1DX, 7DII held zero appeal, so a D850 has some merit, but while I'm happy to own just a lens or two for the D500 as it's only really for action and birding/wildlife, for the D850 I'd want landscape lenses, but Canon already has given me what I need and I don't want to duplicate. If I could use my Canon glass I'd be in like Flynn. I might wait and see what the A7RIII brings to the table or if they release an A9R.

"Disappointed the BSI sensor has not really improved high ISO DR or noise that much"

...wait what? you tried one already?

hmmmmm.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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David M So: And here I am just waiting for Nikon to release a good video DSLR under $1500...

Head over to mirrorless - very few DSLRS are stunning video machines. Even in the pro realm, there are no "mirrors" in cameras that shoot blockbuster movies.

Mirrors are for still cameras to use a viewfinder....they are lifted (useless) when shooting video.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 05:31 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: The only valid reason I can think of that justifies upgrading to a new photo-anything is whether it allows you to create images that you're unable to with your current equipment.

Personally the D850 would actually hold me back because the larger files would choke my computer, and I have never needed more than 12-16 megapixels for most projects. I'd have to budget a new PC and more HDs/SSDs if the D850 became my new primary camera. I actually got rid of my D800 because of this.

YMMV etc.

In the usa a computer to handle these files can be built for around $600 now that new Intel and Ryzen cpus are available.

And storage is cheap - no excuses there.

The "I need a new computer" argument is something of an excuse to justify not buying a new camera.

Nothing wrong with keeping existing gear....but respectfully even little kids know that powerful computers are within the grasp of nearly anyone these days.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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cdembrey: "But whenever one of the major manufacturers brings out a new flagship model, ...

Isn't the 20.8Mp D5 Nikon's flagship?

Nope.

New version of that coming soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Bambi24: People who like this camera look at cameras like a spec sheet:
-45MP
-4k video
-7fps
-BSI
-bazillion ISO

People who don't like this camera judge cameras on usability:
-4k video, but not a usable AF system
-flippy screen, but it's not as usable since it does't properly articulate
-many AF points, but not as usable since they are crammed into the center
-big battery, but extremely heavy camera
-many menus and fancy lighting, but not very ergonomical or easy to use

If you just want to judge this camera by the numbers, it's amazing. If you look at the usability of this camera, it's not amazing.

So many trolls filled with hate. So lame. They are right Bambi....give it up.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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