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On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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Captain Hook: Has anyone noticed the following?

The original page from Nikon USA (Google cache) about this lens says this about SWM:

"Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation."
(@ december 1)

At THIS (@ december 3) moment, the text has been changed to:

"Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet."

So the text " ... rather than a gear system..." is gone!

They do read lensrentals blog!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 03:25 UTC
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Flashback: If I read this correctly that's 48Mpixel for monochrome and hence 12Mpixel for colour.

Nope, that's not how demosaicing works. Instead of combine 4 neighboring pixels to create superpixel, demosaicing fills the gaps using mathematical formula.

The process you are referring to is called "pixel binning".

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
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Vlad S: I wonder what Phil Schiller uses to transfer his photos to his MacBook Pro.

A human being called personal assistant.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 01:22 UTC

Because adapter is not cumbersome. Ok. This must be true because Apple says so.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 01:10 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
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new boyz: What's wrong with XQD? I don't understand memory cards politics.

@HowaboutRAW
The end result may not be XQD, but the PCIe interface will replace the SATA interface, and XQD already uses PCIe.

Yes, this is the part I do not understand. It's easy to understand why CF and CFast have to be replaced with newer technology - they are using obsolete techs. CF uses PATA (or IDE, a 1986 tech) and CFast uses SATA (2003 tech). But XQD uses PCIe, similar to that to be used by CFexpress.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 22:24 UTC

What's wrong with XQD? I don't understand memory cards politics.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 8th comment | 24 replies
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Light Pilgrim: I am not a Sony user, but I read most photography news. It feels like Sony is updating cameras every 6-12 months. What is the difference between a6300 and 6500?

More expensive, higher tier model. It's not a replacement, A6300 hasn't been discontinued yet. They are going to be sold side-by-side.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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ottonis: From ISO 1600 and beyond the PhaseOne is clearly inferior w/r to noise when compared to contemporary FF cameras such K1 etc., even when scaled down to equal resolution/size.
I really wonder why these MF sensors are lagging behind FF sensors in low light performance, considering their significantly larger size. Is that possibly caused by tuning them for highest DR at base ISO? Or are the most recent advancements in sensor technology just too vulnerable in order to provide sufficient (silicon wafer) yield rates?

Best

David

Hahahaha... so you were comparing Pentax with Canon? No wonder! To be fair, newer Canons faired better.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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samfan: That's a nice lady.

This makes me want to see the gallery.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (198 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: We live in a world where losing your iPhone is way more dramatic than losing your virginity

Losing virginity to an iPhone? Hahaha.. Sorry, couldn't help.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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EwanMC: The form factor alone makes the A99II vastly superior in handling to a A7 series camera and the the PDAF sensor fusion with the ones, on sensor, is also beyond what could be achieved on an A7 series.

But A7 is smaller and more modular. Horses for courses, of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (130 comments in total)
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makofoto: The still shooters in the movie industry are abandoning their big heavy Canon and Nikon DSLR's, which require further heavy large sound blimps, for Fuji and Sony Mirrorless cameras.

There's EFSC to minimize the shutter sound. Also mirrorless doesn't have mirror-slap sound.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)

Sizzling yee mee? Hhahahaha...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 174th comment

Lens and camera look huge because of focal length used.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 19th comment
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gameshoes3003: Person ignorant of the A-mount here. From what I'm understanding, these A-mount cameras have a translucent mirror, right? Does that mean that there is less light reaching the sensor? Do you have to start cranking up the ISO earlier relative to other cameras?

Yes, less light but BSI tech compensate that. About the ISO, you don't have to manually crank it, it's been tuned to offset the light deficiencies.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:34 UTC

Wait, no XQD?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 164th comment
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (177 comments in total)

And Canon stuck with 1080 HD in 2016.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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peeyaj: 12fps at 42mp is huge in data processing! Hope it won't overheat!

It will, it's a Sony anyway. Still.. Holly fu@$..just insane.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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OzarkAggie: Reliability is a factor that seems to get short shifted in these critiques. Sony may offer 4k video but if it overheats the electronics then it's not practical.

I'm tired of all this angst directed at Canon. Choose your camera and be happy.

4k + overheat is better than no 4k at all.. people will find a way to cool their camera. How to fix no 4k feature? Canon's suggestion : Buy Cinema EOS. Right.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 07:17 UTC
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bernardf12: It may be late, but at least it looks like Canon is no longer ignoring the mirrorless market.

They are now just reluctant, no longer ignorance I agree.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
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