Jylppy

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justmeMN: BTW, today Canon announced that they sold 1.5 million interchangeable lens cameras last quarter, and projected sales of 5.5 million interchangeable lens cameras this year.

zxaar-troll and troll88, Canon knows exactly what kind of threat iPhone has been since it destroyed their compact camera business. But to extrapolate that to DSLR business requires ignorance of prevailing laws of physics and photography. Maybe the tech develops to overcome the limits imposed by the physical constraints in smartphones, but we are not there yet.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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halfmac: Boy, that 50mm lens is so small. NOT!

I think treakj meant "flange distance"

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:29 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Wow! So light! Only 778grams. Mirrorless systems are so compact.

@brendon1000, no I'm not. And I am not negating Sony FE system - I think it is the best mirrorless system there is.

I just saw an opportunity to be bit sarcastic about the size of the lens since mirrorless fanboys are tirelessly reminding the rest of us how "compact" their systems are... But once one starts to demand the same level of optical performance (sensor size x focal length x aperture) the lenses have ... [drum roll here] ... similar size to DSLR lenses! The laws of optics don't care about camera tech.

There is no need to explain me the benefits of mirrorless etc. I know the stuff and I might someday buy a mirrorless camera myself.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Wow! So light! Only 778grams. Mirrorless systems are so compact.

Apologies for hurting people's sensitive feelings.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Wow! So light! Only 778grams. Mirrorless systems are so compact.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 19:17 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (220 comments in total)
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Jylppy: This is something where Canon excels thanks to MagicLantern firmware. It has focus stacking inbuilt. No need to touch camera between the shots.

@duchamp. Could you please explain how any other method is any better in managing subject movement? Only Light-Field-camera can take a photo with all focus distances covered. What Magic Lantern does is to move lens focus point between the shots. One needs to input settings (number of images/focus steps and size of single focus step), then camera takes series of photos with single shutter press. Works well on landscapes. On macro world focus rail is better option since lens cannot move focus so accurately.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:24 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (220 comments in total)

This is something where Canon excels thanks to MagicLantern firmware. It has focus stacking inbuilt. No need to touch camera between the shots.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

My concern is that Canon EOS M system is being profiled too "casual" to my needs. I am looking for a smaller second camera with semi-pro quality. Must have superb EVF and good selection of "bright", high-quality zooms. I would so much have an opportunity for occasional re-use of my Canon EF lenses, but maybe adapters will do it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 9th comment

Good news my loved camera brand is doing relatively OK on declining market. I also hope at least Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Pana and Olympus continue to survive have enough money to fund product development and innovations. Competition and choice is always good for a consumer. Every company grows lazy without competition.

And pls, give us a semi-pro mirrorless with superb EVF. M3 is not enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:50 UTC as 55th comment
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Jylppy: Nice innovation from Canon! Haters, now you can hate again!

For example latency, resolution and DR problems of even the very best EVFs while enabling more information on VF vs. traditional OVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
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Sdaniella: with OLED tech getting so thin and transparent
it could easily be embedded into the primary prism (diagram: part#4)
pick a surface closest to the focusing mirror so one looks at the ExpSim LV
simultaneously as the optical image reflected onto the focusing screen

or:
combine focusing screen and OLED on same plane (close together): part3
and allow switchable VF:
1) optical only
2) ev only
3) both optical and ev
tri-modal ... as I suggested before ...

Canon already using a transparent flippable mirror, for its AF sensor, so it isn't entirely opaque like the old days

thereby eliminating EVF screen "hump" elsewhere (parts 6/7/9/10)

Are you certain there are production machines out there that can grow OLED on pentaprism surface?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 13:31 UTC

Nice innovation from Canon! Haters, now you can hate again!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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Artpt: With a genuine lack of insight, what reasonable situations would an iso of >1 million be necessary?....

DespondD, that day might require some very genuine technologies since the camera would need to use single photon to guess contents of multiple pixels... But maybe someday a single photo is all what is needed to record a full-length 8K movie, maybe...

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (109 comments in total)

Please fix the very last link in the press release.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 24th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Jylppy: The price is really low. When will Pentax sales cause price pressure on Canon & Nikon? I wish it would happen, but I doubt it to have material impact.

For me as business strategy professional it seems really hard for Pentax to enter a (declining) mature market without having hard, differentiating core assets. DSLR is a system market and there are limits how long a single great product can carry. So Pentax relies basically price competition. Due to the systemic nature of DSLR market, I doubt it will work. My guess is that after few years Ricoh will close the whole exercise. And would I want to be the consumer with Pentax gear then in my hands? No.

So sorry tech-freaks and CaNikon haters, sometimes there are other factors contributing success than just "features".

Don't get me wrong. All competition is good, especially for the consumer. It is just that Pentax needs to do awful lot of work to get its lens portfolio competitive. DSLRs are system products. While individual components are interesting, the whole system needs to be competitive. Having said that, I honestly wish all the best for Pentax. Competition is good and it keeps Canikon's prices in check.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

The price is really low. When will Pentax sales cause price pressure on Canon & Nikon? I wish it would happen, but I doubt it to have material impact.

For me as business strategy professional it seems really hard for Pentax to enter a (declining) mature market without having hard, differentiating core assets. DSLR is a system market and there are limits how long a single great product can carry. So Pentax relies basically price competition. Due to the systemic nature of DSLR market, I doubt it will work. My guess is that after few years Ricoh will close the whole exercise. And would I want to be the consumer with Pentax gear then in my hands? No.

So sorry tech-freaks and CaNikon haters, sometimes there are other factors contributing success than just "features".

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 12:37 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
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miksto: And after all the talk about light weight of Sony cameras (at the cost of poor battery life and poor ergonomics).
Looking at the example of most common general purpose 24-70mm lens it comes larger and heavier than corresponding Canon lens. Sony's 'light' camera will feel awkward with these lenses. Poor ergonomics.

Sony SEL2470GM: 886g, 87.6 x 136 mm
Canon 5175B002: 805g, 88.5 x 113 mm

According to DXO report Canon's can resolve 32 megapixels. We are yet to see Sony's optical resolution but so far Sony was poor on optical resolution front.

Mind it the Canon's is a 4 year old technology. Sony still struggling to beat it.

@miksto,

Please do not get into personal insults.

Sony G 90mm is a 1:1 capable MACRO lens. Zeiss and Sigma 85mm are NOT. So we are talking lenses of different category. Could it be more clear?

So please give Sony credit where they deserve it. But yes, that is just one lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
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miksto: And after all the talk about light weight of Sony cameras (at the cost of poor battery life and poor ergonomics).
Looking at the example of most common general purpose 24-70mm lens it comes larger and heavier than corresponding Canon lens. Sony's 'light' camera will feel awkward with these lenses. Poor ergonomics.

Sony SEL2470GM: 886g, 87.6 x 136 mm
Canon 5175B002: 805g, 88.5 x 113 mm

According to DXO report Canon's can resolve 32 megapixels. We are yet to see Sony's optical resolution but so far Sony was poor on optical resolution front.

Mind it the Canon's is a 4 year old technology. Sony still struggling to beat it.

@miksto,
The Sony G 90mm macro has the best resolution among ~100mm macro lenses. It is near pointless to compare different focal lengths to each other.

But you clearly have a point, Canon has far larger (and often even more affordable) lens portfolio with several best-in-class lenses. Sony has one (the 90mm macro). Also, 3rd party lens makers still prioritize Canon and Nikon mounts over E-mount although E-mount support is improving.

Br, A Canon FF user with 10+ EF lenses

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
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miksto: And after all the talk about light weight of Sony cameras (at the cost of poor battery life and poor ergonomics).
Looking at the example of most common general purpose 24-70mm lens it comes larger and heavier than corresponding Canon lens. Sony's 'light' camera will feel awkward with these lenses. Poor ergonomics.

Sony SEL2470GM: 886g, 87.6 x 136 mm
Canon 5175B002: 805g, 88.5 x 113 mm

According to DXO report Canon's can resolve 32 megapixels. We are yet to see Sony's optical resolution but so far Sony was poor on optical resolution front.

Mind it the Canon's is a 4 year old technology. Sony still struggling to beat it.

But at least Sony's new G 90mm macro beats competition. So definitely this G-series is something to watch after. I wait LensRentals test runs since they test multiple units and sample variance. Test results from "Golden Samples" does not too tell much.

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/EF100mm-f-2.8L-Macro-IS-USM-on-Canon-EOS-5DS-R-versus-Sony-FE-90mm-F28-Macro-G-OSS-on-Sony-A7R-versus-AF-S-Nikkor-VR-105mm-f-2.8G-ED-on-Nikon-D810__346_1009_1517_917_261_963

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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Jylppy: 600mm/8f lens at $2500. How exciting...

It costs only 40% more than Canon equivalent (300L/4f IS + 2x extender) and it is 16% lighter. But it seems to be a great lens for m43, definitely.

But let's not indicate it is comparable to 600mm/4f lenses on FF, it is not. It is a 600mm/8f lens on FF terms.

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Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
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