Jylppy

Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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Thoughts: I would like a portable hard drive can copy photos from memory cards without the PC as I dislike carrying laptops. I can dream... :)

@David, the "WD My Passport Wireless Pro" does not support other than SD cards without external adapters and is not particularly rugged... Again. WD aims to the general consumer market and does not understand photographers' needs.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 02:20 UTC
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Petak: What makes it particularly suited for photographers? Does it have slot for backing up memory cards directly? Does it have a battery? Why don't you just post it as an add instead of coming up with such simple hooks?

As I see this, the product is borderline useless. Integrate card reader, battery and smart auto-backup for memory cards and you have a "product for photographers". This product requires a laptop and laptops have internal hard drives for images/videos. What if WD would actually interview an photographer before making a product for them.

This product is supply-driven vs. demand-driven.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
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Internet Enzyme: Canon has successfully flooded the front page with announcement. An obvious response to the D850

That was my very first thought too.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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steelhead3: Does Canon do photo stacking automatically like Nikon and Olympus?

For any serious focus stacking you want to use dedicated software on PC/Mac like Zerene-Stacker. Those are very computing intensive algorithms and cameras just don't have powerful-enough hardware. As said, some cameras only do the Focus Bracketing - not Focus Stacking (combining the photos).

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Despite all of the protests from the Nikon faithful - history will show that this was one of the last gasps for cameras with 'flappy mirror things' inside.

The game is almost up - the writing is on the wall.

One last hurrah for the FF DSLR and it's outdated technology. The Spruce Goose of DSLRs.

The path to the future is clear - not everyone wants to admit it yet - but the smart money in the room has already sold their DSLR lens collections, before their value crashes. You know who you are Lloyd Chambers!

By all means rage against the inevitable future - I'll pop back in a few years and link you to this post as a reminder that you were told it was coming.

For now - enjoy your new Nikon, and that legacy flappy mirror thingy...

I am glad you have found a system that fits to _your_ needs. But do not assume others "are stupid" since they have decided differently. Every year I evaluate mirrorless models from Sony and Fuji, and yet those do not match my needs. It's a conscious choice. It's funny how you elevate yourself to a higher chair by naming yourself an "early adopter" as if that would somehow made your choice better for others too.

I am certain someday I will use a FF mirrorless camera, but that someday is not here yet since mirrorless cameras do not perform well enough on those parameters that matter to _me_.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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Majauskasson: When digital came in about a decade ago the DSLR was a novelty with no smart phone or mirrorless alternative. Things have changed and the D850 and DSLRs in general are not for 99% of people any more. Nikon and Canon's market has crashed and they're gearing up for an exclusive higher end market. That will see some really good equipment coming out. DPReview should actually do serious smart phone and mirrorless reviews reflecting that fact.

You are on the wrong site, dude. There are enough review sites for smartphones.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Despite all of the protests from the Nikon faithful - history will show that this was one of the last gasps for cameras with 'flappy mirror things' inside.

The game is almost up - the writing is on the wall.

One last hurrah for the FF DSLR and it's outdated technology. The Spruce Goose of DSLRs.

The path to the future is clear - not everyone wants to admit it yet - but the smart money in the room has already sold their DSLR lens collections, before their value crashes. You know who you are Lloyd Chambers!

By all means rage against the inevitable future - I'll pop back in a few years and link you to this post as a reminder that you were told it was coming.

For now - enjoy your new Nikon, and that legacy flappy mirror thingy...

What a troll you are @Chris! Are you really so uncertain of _your_ choice that you need to try to convince others that their well-judged choices are somehow wrong. Once the EVFs reach 120 FPS and 16+ EV dynamic range, let's talk again. And there is little that make the current FF lenses useless for mirrorless-camera. If you want the same aperture & focal range, the lens size is practically the same. Sure, mirrorless will replace DSLRs someday, but today there is no better photographic tool for serious photographers than DSLR.

"In the long run we are all dead."

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:17 UTC

Looks simply fantastic and makes me think ditching my Canon FF gear.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 8th comment
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Jylppy: DOA?

But is that enough volumes and business to cover significant fixed costs in this cut-throat market? Zenit is not Leica. My father used to have Zenit loooong time ago.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 13:04 UTC

DOA?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:39 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Mister J: Just like being forced to wear glasses for 3D cinema, toting a clunky viewing system is where VR tech presently fails the mass market.

I try always to choose a 2D version for this reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 09:00 UTC

VR has been "coming" for what, 15 years? Oculus restarted the enthusiasm to the topic, but the tech is not there yet and won't be for 5-10 years what comes to mass-market adoption.

I think AR will make to the true mass-market before VR, but that's not easy either.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 09:00 UTC as 26th comment
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ratboy2008: The headline is somewhat misleading. Less dynamic range than the A7RII maybe. Comparable to Canon 1D Mark II and the Nikon D5. In other words, top notch performance.

@osv. It's in the DPR article. And have a look the sample photos.

"well-behind" is my trollish emphasis added on differences one needs to laboratory test setup to verify. But that seems to be inline with the terminology used here to express one's unwavering fanboyness towards a commercial corporation. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
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Mike FL: This kind of NEWS are getting old:

- Three years ago, 2014 "First Photo Taken with the Sony Curved Sensor",

https://petapixel.com/2014/07/04/first-photo-taken-sony-curved-sensor/

- Last year, 2016. "Canon Files 2 Curved Sensor Patents, One You Can Control"

https://petapixel.com/2016/12/09/canon-files-2-curved-sensor-patents-one-can-control/

- Now, MSFT.

- Next year, will be....

Yeah, it's bit far-fetch/weird that MSFT patents things like this, but MSFT research is one of the very few real corporate research centers that do research on many things not directly related to today's business. So they may have silicon experts that decided to ... file a patent. That's all.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:53 UTC
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Mike FL: This kind of NEWS are getting old:

- Three years ago, 2014 "First Photo Taken with the Sony Curved Sensor",

https://petapixel.com/2014/07/04/first-photo-taken-sony-curved-sensor/

- Last year, 2016. "Canon Files 2 Curved Sensor Patents, One You Can Control"

https://petapixel.com/2016/12/09/canon-files-2-curved-sensor-patents-one-can-control/

- Now, MSFT.

- Next year, will be....

@Mike. Please read complete sentences instead of twisting my words based on your own bias. I said:

"The point here was that MSFT has accomplished to produce curved sensor in a _different_ way they claim to be "better" (whatever it means)." (emphasis added on "different").

There are several ways to do things, each having their pros and cons. I take no position whether MSFT's way is better or even as good as e.g. Sony's. It is just different and MSFT thinks it is "better" and thus they have patented it.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 07:31 UTC

Great PR move :-D

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 5th comment
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Mike FL: This kind of NEWS are getting old:

- Three years ago, 2014 "First Photo Taken with the Sony Curved Sensor",

https://petapixel.com/2014/07/04/first-photo-taken-sony-curved-sensor/

- Last year, 2016. "Canon Files 2 Curved Sensor Patents, One You Can Control"

https://petapixel.com/2016/12/09/canon-files-2-curved-sensor-patents-one-can-control/

- Now, MSFT.

- Next year, will be....

Patents are different from "ideas". The point here was that MSFT has accomplished to produce curved sensor in a different way they claim to be "better" (whatever it means). The idea of curved sensor is probably as old as image sensor itself. But the question with innovations and patents is a feasible way of implementing an idea in practice. Thumbs up for MSFT Research.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
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ratboy2008: The headline is somewhat misleading. Less dynamic range than the A7RII maybe. Comparable to Canon 1D Mark II and the Nikon D5. In other words, top notch performance.

Sony A9 is well behind Canon 1D X Mk II, but I understand some folks have double-standards for favorite brands...

Btw. Canon is now ahead of Nikon in dynamic range with 1 D X mk II. But I guess now dynamic range does not matter anymore, right?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 05:36 UTC

I use averaging with my 5DII. I can shoot reasonably sharp images at 1/10s handheld with an IS lens (16-35/4L IS, 24-105/4L IS) and use ISO 1600 that is the max reasonable ISO for 5DII considering the sensor noise profile. But that is not enough for dark conditions like museums, churches etc. I shoot a burst until the buffer gets full (i.e. 7-8 images) and combine those photos with PhotoMatix HDR software using averaging (i.e. not a HDR processing).

This results good improvement in noise and sharper images. Recommended!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 20th comment
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PhotoKhan: Won't an engineer bundled along with each Google Nexus 6P present a bit of a logistics problem for both Google and the buyer?

At least there might be issues with Visas etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
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