iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://pmvigier.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Event photographer, Fashion studio photographer and BW square format portraitist
(new photos when Flash malware will be phased out from DPReview)

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Condolences to family.

Adobe changed it all, he changed it all.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 16:27 UTC as 28th comment

Could not wait to check it with photos from the greatest photographers, just for the lolz!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 19:04 UTC as 14th comment
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iAPX: Putting away the comparisons, the "Expert" and his blahblah, it's interesting to see with real world photos that smartphone are now able to replace older or low-end cameras (obviously not a pro FF DSLR!).

Watched it in 4K and I appreciated the dynamic and the amount of details that make it enough to be used by consumers and be looked at on any display.

@AcuteShadow you are confused about IQ: it's not a matter of having a comparable IQ (than any dedicated camera), it's just a matter of having a good-enough IQ for the consumers.

And they seems to have a good-enough IQ.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2021 at 17:10 UTC

Putting away the comparisons, the "Expert" and his blahblah, it's interesting to see with real world photos that smartphone are now able to replace older or low-end cameras (obviously not a pro FF DSLR!).

Watched it in 4K and I appreciated the dynamic and the amount of details that make it enough to be used by consumers and be looked at on any display.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2021 at 12:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies

Vaporware!

Are they looking for investors?!?
Seems Nikola's ones are looking for the next best opportunity!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2020 at 21:01 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies

This is a non-nonsense update. Free.

This camera is targeting the best definition for professionals, often on still subjects, and with this update it offers incredible results.
If I would be on this market, I would beg for one.

EDIT: still the end-result is not perfect, not clean, but better than nothing

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 22:05 UTC as 18th comment

Not a single word about the image rights on their website while their are uploaded for processing on their servers.

This is all but "professional"...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 20:11 UTC as 19th comment

Few physical controls, in fact less than in my 10 years old Canon S100.
Lightroom usage on a 4.3-inch display, smaller than a 6 years old iPhone.
1/2000s electronic shutter.

Could not wait to see it reviewed as a camera, while designed to be a status symbol.

PS: except for IQ (and sligthly), I expect a X100v to be ahead in every test, and it doesn't cost a quarter of this Zeiss!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 18:58 UTC as 104th comment

I could not wait for this thing to be reviewed as a camera.
I am pretty sure it will take photos, but unsure about size & weight, autonomy while shooting, EVF, and so on.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 16:53 UTC as 74th comment

There are usages for that, but as I don't process photos for social medias or communication, none for me.

When you want to put your photos on frames, big frames, and watch them or display them for years or decades, delicacy is key and truthful results stand the test of time.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2020 at 20:36 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: Thank you, Adobe. We need this color grading tools. Real world color science as seen by our eyes is simply flat, monotonous and low HDR. We color grade it to suit the color we want and increase HDR much better than our human eyes can perceive.

I am content with color science God gave my eyes, it is called Color Fidelity, this is what my JPEG gave me.

Totally agree, reality may feel "flat" but if you put it on a frame and look at it years after years, decades after decades, there's noting better.

Naturally if it's a post on "social medias" to be watched on a smartphone, turn all knobs to 11, but it's more computer science than photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2020 at 20:32 UTC
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matsonfamily: laugh all you want, external coolers may be the future. Look at the difference.
http://www.centralds.net/cam/?p=13734

example camera
http://www.centralds.net/cam/?p=7911

@The Silver Nemesis
I am a coder since late 70's, and I could testify @pwilly is totally right: the iAPX 386 for example (aka 386DX, or 80386 or 386) consumed 2W @ 20Mhz.

No heatsink. No fan.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2020 at 21:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 pre-production sample gallery (237 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: IMO this makes perfect sense for X-system only shooters with an emphasis on portraiture. Makes operating an additional full-frame kit obsolete.

Depending on the Print size and expected viewer distance.

I would still use FF with higher sensor definition to capture the skin texture and every wrinkle, or even a medium format for that matter.
Lively portraits are also about imperfections, those makes us uniques!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 11:56 UTC

I don't see the point, but high-end smartphone are often bought as status markers.
Some cameras too (hey Leica's limited editions!).

What's bug me is that there are not full definition examples, to take a look at the IQ, because a selfie camera is present to make selfies, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 11:40 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Pollution, visual pollution in this case, for convenience.

Sadly it's nothing new under the sun...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 14:38 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

I *ALWAYS* buy cards for each new camera, and good (read expensive) cards only, with great capacity.

I want the best performance i could obtain from the camera+cards, and don't want to use cards until they lost pictures, reusing old cards is not an option, it's a liability.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:17 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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iAPX: A complex and sophisticated solution for a problem that doesn't really exist at first.
Notches are not really aesthetic and it was a solution to avoid a top bezel (that is not a problem in itself).

Pragmatic and efficient solutions such as top bezel for camera, speaker, and bottom bezel for fingerprint reader are less expensive (and work better).
This is going nowhere.

@Nebell the same way a tractor doesn't have to be fancy, my dslr or my smartphone don't have to: they serve a purpose for me, they are not statutory!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 21:49 UTC

A complex and sophisticated solution for a problem that doesn't really exist at first.
Notches are not really aesthetic and it was a solution to avoid a top bezel (that is not a problem in itself).

Pragmatic and efficient solutions such as top bezel for camera, speaker, and bottom bezel for fingerprint reader are less expensive (and work better).
This is going nowhere.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 11:15 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Boomanbb: As long as your email is on the same network as your critical data, you will be at risk. Amazing the super smart people I work with who will open almost any email in their inbox, even when we tell them we run periodic phishing tests. They think its IT's job to stop all threats from reaching them.

Could not agree more: since the inception of the micro-computer virus it always was the end-user that was the weakest link in the security chain.

It's a lengthy and costly process to educate end-users.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:13 UTC

My colleagues are pragmatic.

My studio fashion work and my portraits could not be done yet with smartphones, for one because of the flashes and for the other due to the size of the printed result (you really need FF for that, or medium format).

I used DSLR for my vacations during the 2000's, then a compact camera on the 2010's, and now it seems to me that the same photo IQ could be delivered by a good smartphone, fair enough to instantly capture an impression and be able to share it whenever I want with anyone else.

And yes, i use LightRoom on my phone too, to do a RAW capture and process the result according to my personal taste (not predefined or AI).

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2020 at 11:28 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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