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On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (408 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I spent too much time reading this then realized I still don't know:

Can this "camera" take a still picture?

Also, as it's an 8.8 MP sensor. IF it was full frame with the same size pixels that would make it 17.6mp sensor. So then in theory it could be more sensitive than most of the 24mp+ full frame ILCs as it has bigger pixels? Or am I guessing wrongly?

I wonder why they are so careful not to mention the 8.8mp resolution but instead state it as 4096 x 2160. The crowd they are selling too won't care so why make me multiply?

Press <CTRL>+F , type still in the box, press enter and answer your own question.

(the short answer is yes, it does take stills)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 19:22 UTC

Why are people afraid of silence?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 07:04 UTC as 14th comment
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)

The main achievement of feminism at this moment is that it requires 2 people with income to run a houshold in stead of 1, while we are happily outsourcing our parental duties regarding our kids. Doubt that this was meant with equality

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 09:32 UTC as 69th comment | 7 replies
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algoa456: Thank you for a really lovely sequence. I suspect you have other sequences that could be made into a second film probably just as lovely.

That said, I wonder how you would have felt if a grizzly had indeed popped out from a clump of trees? I daresay you would have regretted the frisson of danger you were enjoying.

Grizzlies are remarkably silent for such large creature. And occasionally a bad tempered bear gets it into its head to not be put off by strange noises, but arrives to see what the fuss is about. Ever hungry they'd happily eat you given half a chance.

Most people are lucky in the wilderness. Occasionally someone is not.

@Algoa456

Interesting to defend a mathematical theory by a (painful) anecdote

Of course the probability goes way up in bear country. But how much is way up? What percentage of actual bear encounters is actual fatal?
Isn't that still insignificant and still dwarfed by kills by elks/dears and cows, even corrected for the encounter probability?

the video is beautiful indeed (except for the end)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 11:47 UTC
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algoa456: Thank you for a really lovely sequence. I suspect you have other sequences that could be made into a second film probably just as lovely.

That said, I wonder how you would have felt if a grizzly had indeed popped out from a clump of trees? I daresay you would have regretted the frisson of danger you were enjoying.

Grizzlies are remarkably silent for such large creature. And occasionally a bad tempered bear gets it into its head to not be put off by strange noises, but arrives to see what the fuss is about. Ever hungry they'd happily eat you given half a chance.

Most people are lucky in the wilderness. Occasionally someone is not.

You better not visit the States where on average 10000 humans get yearly gunned into oblivion by fellow compatriots (An additional 20000/year succesfully use themselves as target).

While hiking, I encountered a mother bear with 3 cubs at close range (50m). She didn't use me as supper nor gave me a hug, but simply called her cubs and walked away. Admitted, one does not feel very comfortable at such a moment and especially when she stares in your direction, but having faith in statistics and stay calm helps.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 19:42 UTC
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dr.noise: Well, if someone's preferences and purpose is to make crappy pictures of beautiful places, then OK it's the right tool for the job. What else is there to say. Portraits are more or less tolerable, I don't know why, but my eyes are bleeding looking at the landscape photos in 100%. Otherwise nice pictures are completely destroyed. I think no more than 30% of original details are preserved. Not saying this as a hater, I didn't even look at any Iphone shots earlier and I expected them to be much better, given all the praise.

I couldn't agree more

I used to carry old 1/2.33" sensor super-zoom camera on long mountain trips because they were versatile and relatively lightweight. But eventually I was let down too much by the mediocre image quality

Switched to enthusiast compacts ranging from 1/1.7" to 1" sensors which are more acceptable for low-weight landscape photography, but give you a single pixel sized birds flying in the sky

And finally made the mistake to buy an APS-C sized camera with an 50mm/f1.8 prime. Mistake because I will never ever carry such a bulk around on a lengthy hiking trip while the expectation on photo quality gets spoiled by the quality of a decent prime

The iPhone landscape pictures definitely fall in the class of the 1/2.33" mediocre photo results. Portraits are much cleaner but not when viewed at 100%

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 14:11 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.

And I was just thinking that I would love a camera like the RX10 II-IV because of its versatility but that its excessive weight is putting me off....

lightweight appears to be rather subjective as well

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:35 UTC

Very cool. At my former university, some time ago, Schlieren effect was used to visualize diffusion effects in fluid flow in laboratory set-up

Nice to see a DIY home set-up

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:47 UTC as 18th comment

Honestly I don't understand that 1" and M4/3 mirrorless systems have not been sky-rocketing, because those systems currently form for 99.99% of mankind the optimal form factor: small (body & lenses), lightweight, decent photo quality (much much better than everything below 2/3') at just a small penalty compared to its oversize brothers (slightly reduced dynamic range).
Maybe its the relative high price tag of mirrorless compared to entry dslrs

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

This review shows exactly why - for me - the MFT system makes the most sense as a mirrorless camera system. The penalty of (slightly) reduced image quality is compensated big time by a tremendous increase in portability over APS-C and FF.
(I fully understand that other antropomorphic entities have a different set of priorities)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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Hampi: they bring "something" more weak in 2017 small sensor only 16MP
while my samsung NX500 does in 2015 with APS-C 28mpx

Wake up boys...

Is it really so difficult to imagine that some people simply don't want anything larger than MFT because of the smaller form factor of the entire package (i.e. those for which maximizing portability and minimizing weight are key factors)?

Do a hiking trip of a month in the mountains with an APS-C or FF tele-zoom lens and you'll probably get the point ....

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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CE3: That 720p video clip still looks pretty darn good.

Yes, it does. Unfortunately the sound is horrible
O wait.... that is the instrument itself

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 09:20 UTC

My favorites of this bunch: 1 , 7 and 12. Nr 1 because it makes me wonder. Nr 7 and 12 because they capture a certain atmosphere/feeling. The Fox shot (Nr 4) also has something interesting because of the blending of fore and background, although it might have been even more interesting without the fox and the sky....

I find the other shots rather uninteresting because they are too obvious and too composed (to me).

Just another subjective personal opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 6th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (395 comments in total)
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goveil1: I have to admit I don't get the Panasonic or Canon approaches. If you are going to spend between $600-900 it says you are serious about getting past the iPhone and are willing to invest in taking pictures with more than the average point and shoot. But without a viewfinder, you are stuck at arms length and stuck when the sun is out. I love Canons for the better menu and the familiarity but I love the Sony Rx100 I have for the darn viewfinder. How can be serious (and expensive) without a viewfinder?

@Donco
Well the problem I have with the RX100i is the shi..., I mean the not so splendid autofocus. While I was almost standing on a chamois, it still managed to lock focus on the background......

But I fully agree that I don't often miss an EVF

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (199 comments in total)

It would be more surprising if it wouldn't use a Sony sensor

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 11th comment

Cool. The price is a bit steep but the looks are great and you don't share the same design of the Leica the average Pauper buys

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 145th comment
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photomedium: I don't know if this m43 version was such a great idea. The m43 ecosystem is already populated with enough lenses here and unless the quality exceeds the leicas or olympus offerings it's going to be a tough sale. IMO it would be much better for sigma to focus on Sony and Canon.

Yup a great lens at a great price

However, the main benefit of the MFT system is the form factor and a lens that is designed to serve APS-C as well can never meet the optimal form factor. in short words, it is too heavy and too big given its focal length

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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n3eg: This just makes me more convinced that micro four thirds was the correct way to go.

MFT dead?

IMHO MFT and 1" are the only sensor sizes that make truly sense, considering the entire camera package.
The two major benefits of a mirrorless over DSLR's were WYSIWYG and a much more portable form factor. Mounting a 200mm or 400mm lens to an APS-C, FF camera or larger entirely defeats the purpose of portability, because you are still stuck with a few kg's to drag around. ( If you limit photography to short focal prime, it is a different story, ) Of course one sacrifices dynamic range (DR) with a smaller sensors size, but the improvements in sensor quality are still large and DR improves rapidly. Also for the smaller sensor sizes

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (136 comments in total)

Fantastic project and imho a beautiful camera design

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 5th comment

Sigma Quattro: Great cameras, great lenses, great images let buy one...

Oh wait: there is the notorious Sigma Photo Pro Software barrier, specially designed by Sigma Engineers to prevent people from actually enjoying/using their beautiful equipment

(Maybe one day, they'll get it)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 76th comment | 6 replies
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