solarsky

Lives in Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Joined on Feb 11, 2012

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SimonSander: There are several indigogo and kickstarter campaings running for phone gimbals. It would be helpful to know which special features etc. qualify this one to be featured on dpreview? It doesn't seem to offer any extras compared to other (existing and coming) gimbals ... including the silly blocking of the phone's audio port during recording. I have pledged for a competing gimbal campaign that allows to connect microphones to the phone , which, in my opinion, is the biggest issue of the current phone gimbals.

More competition please!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
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sibuzaru: With so many options already available on the market waiting for a kickstarter doesn't seem to be a great idea

It seems like an absolutely wonderful idea to have competition in the market! I mean real innovation-driven, price and quality based COMPETITION! The manufacture of these devices needs to become cheaper and that'll only happen through competition.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
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jadot: If I hadn't already bought the excellent DJI OSMO Mobile I'd probably jump on this, but there's no reason to trade in. The Vimble doesn't look better than the OSMO, but it's certainly cheaper and if the feature set is as good as advertised, especially the facetracking, DJI may have a problem...

1.388 HKD + 120 shipping + customs via EARLY BIRDS - ONE Vimble S pledge on kickstarter, that's roughly 2/3 the price of a DJI Osmo, and seems like it may be just as good, if not better. Yea, DJI do have what appears to be a competition there, which can only be warmly welcomed when considering how cheap the manufacture of such devices actually is.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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lacix: Must be the german way to say hello to Trump

Or perhaps our way of remembering Friedrich Drumpf, the grandfather of D.J.T. who came to the USA from Rhineland-Palatinate?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (332 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The autofocus module of the K-70 has 11 points but isn't the SAFOX 11, it's the SAFOX X... The SAFOX 11 module (K-3 or 645z cameras) has 27 focusing points...

@Samuel Spencer: Would it be possible to include the newly announced Nikon D5600 instead of the D5500 on the spec comparison page?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:25 UTC

Great, but having to add 3kg of bulk to the otherwise compressed video setup in order to get it to record RAW sensor data is totally impractical for the run-&gun shooter. Even makes a Kinefinity Terra 5K with Global Shutter seem perhaps similarly handleable, as long as someone else is taking care of the optics while operating...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:16 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (301 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: Wow, how exciting.
Even better than the great KeyMission.

Good bye Nikon.

Make sure you're next mirror-less is a Sigma :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (123 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Leica for the dummies...
no built in viewfinder
no tilt-able screen
no new sensor
no acceptable price

The Leica T was so embarrassing slow and this small upgrade is embarrassing for "Made in Germany".

It most likely won't even be produced in Germany, but rather in Portugal, like their other cheap cameras. But it's also embarassing for something "Made in Portugal", imho. The Sony NEX-7 with 24MP was introduced a good 5 years ago, and Leica still only offers 16 MP, which would have been great 7-10 years back.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
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justmeMN: "Samsung pulled the plug on the Note 7 entirely, stopping all production and marketing of the device." -DPR

Will there be fire sales on the remaining Note 7 inventory?

I'm sure they'll sell like hot cakes!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (91 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I think it cheapens the brand of you slap it all over any old product. Leica is exclusive and stands for German quality and craftsmanship. These ideas are completely at odds with a disposable Chinese cell phone. (All phones are disposable)

@dennis tennis : You were asking about German smartphones? Here: From 2001: http://www.gsmchoice.co.uk/en/catalogue/siemens/sx45/gallery/siemens-sx45-07/

and from 2003: http://www.gsmchoice.co.uk/en/catalogue/siemens/sx66/gallery/siemens-sx66-01/

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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Jeff Keller: Shut up and take my money.

PS - press release below all the notes.

You shut up and give me your money!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
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Tommi K1: "Finally, an in-camera AF limiter will be included to achieve faster focusing by limiting the focus range of the lens, thus preventing time-consuming focus hunting."

That means Olympus has implemented a software focus limiter that photographer can program to limit focusing between point A and point B distances....

A lens focus limiter is not required.

So think about it. You set focus limiter to distances where subject doesn't go, like in tennis field the player doesn't go over the net, so one there and then another to back field.

Or birds in trees so it is just couple meters just next branches instead rear trees or front branches.

My Sigma DP Merrill cameras have had a built-in focus limiter function since early 2012 now. Time flies...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
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Tokyopana: This camera is a disappointment and is little more than a very minor upgrade (or perhaps a slight downgrade considering the slower lens) with a major price increase. There is no weather sealing and reduced battery life. Given the high price and mediocre specs compared with its predecessor, Panasonic could have at least offered weather sealing. Perhaps they should have keep the excellent FZ1000 in production until they had more to offer in a successor.

This camera has 10-bit 4K 4:2:2 video signal output and optional V-LOG, and you're calling it a disappointment? This is a major breakthrough, and in no viable way a disappointment! And you won't be shooting in a Taifun with this.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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solarsky: No 4K/UHD video. Trump: "Canon is a mess! Canon is a waste! Canon is a total disaster!" That certainly rings true for people hoping to get some great 4K/UHD video out of Canons enthusiast (what? technocrat from 2010?) camera. Really onto a looser here... perhaps a Panasonic GH5 will bring it on, with expected 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording, etc...

@QuarterToDoom Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit meth :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:29 UTC

No 4K/UHD video. Trump: "Canon is a mess! Canon is a waste! Canon is a total disaster!" That certainly rings true for people hoping to get some great 4K/UHD video out of Canons enthusiast (what? technocrat from 2010?) camera. Really onto a looser here... perhaps a Panasonic GH5 will bring it on, with expected 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording, etc...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 103rd comment | 4 replies
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (93 comments in total)
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solarsky: Half a dozen photos only from the monochrome camera module? Also Lars...

@dvassafor & @Lars Rehm Correct! Why not - much - more photos from the monochrome camera module? Koi Zeit?!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (93 comments in total)

Half a dozen photos only from the monochrome camera module? Also Lars...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (43 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

@HowaboutRAW

Wine? Really?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
On article Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera (54 comments in total)
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BostonC: 12MP 1/2.3-inch Sony sensor??
why can't they put something like the sensors and lenses such as in RX100IV, LX100 on board?

Possibly because they aren't offered as OEM-modules that can be integrated into DJI's housing?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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solarsky: Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution mode is the outstanding feature here, imho. It gives me the image quality of a 4x over-sampled image at nominal resolution. What would I otherwise pay for the resolving power of a 144.8 MP camera? $1800 or rather $180000?

@fmian : Nice, but analog. I meant digital.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
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