Jylppy

Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (119 comments in total)
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joe6pack: I would hazard a guess that it is because some executives in Canon has the brilliant idea of "quantity > quality". They want to beef up their patent portfolio so they can increase their bargain power. Exactly how patent trolls are thinking.

Have you went through their patent filings to make such a conclusion? It must have been lot of work.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 07:32 UTC
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AngularJS: Another $2k MFT? If the trend continues, FF cameras will start look like a bargain :)

And just how does that differ from cropping images post?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Does it have Nokia's off line Navigation app?

Here's POI search used to be ridiculously bad, but it has come long way since that. I remember searching "Carrefour" while traveling in France and getting the "nearest" fix to ... Haiti! There is a town called "Carrefour" in Haiti. That was those "OMG?" moments. But it is better now. Here's offile maps are great when traveling if you don't have big local / roaming data plan to spend.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Does it have Nokia's off line Navigation app?

Here WeGo is actually quite good nowadays. There is significant improvement since few years back. Recommended.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 02:35 UTC
On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: Irrelevant because of small sensor.

You mean no OVF? This is that mirrorless stuff, you know . But it has bigger display than Canon 1DX.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 02:32 UTC
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Jylppy: Wow! Innovation in PC space! Looks interesting!

Yeah, it's hard for a corporation to innovate without a visionary leader.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 01:02 UTC

Wow! Innovation in PC space! Looks interesting!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 03:22 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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AngularJS: Another $2k MFT? If the trend continues, FF cameras will start look like a bargain :)

@androole, there are plenty of people who don't care about video features, but shoot just photos. I get this Pana is for video-focused folks, but as still camera it is quite high-priced compared what you get.

And to the MF comments, as I clearly said, a camera choice is always a compromise over multiple parameter, but many of the parameters where m43 excels (compactness, price, IQ @price) are not evident in this camera concerning still photography. Market trends in still photography don't favor m43, but systems with larger sensors (Sony, Fuji, Canon, Nikon, and even MF players).

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
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Jylppy: USD 2000 !!! Ridiculously expensive m43-camera. Way overpriced. And weights roughly the same as Full frame Canon 6D camera. So what was all the talk about "carrying bulk"?

@Sigma82: Thanks for reminding, it has small sensor too :-D

I mean it is a OK camera and the ergonomics "look" good thanks to increased size of the body & layout, but if one's focus is in still photos, there are plenty of alternatives offering better bang for buck at $2k price point.

And if the m43 body size is increased to match APS-C MILCs bodies or even DSLRs, what's the point of suffering smaller sensor, higher noise, lower resolution lenses and limited bokeh? Fanboys must love, of course, but for me Sony or Fuji (once they abandon X-Trans crap) MILC are better _systems_ considering the fundamental _system_ limitations. Every system has their sweet-spots, but it seems market sweet-spot is moving beyond m43.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 02:20 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (222 comments in total)

Still haven't upgraded even into 4K, but 3K in laptop feels an overkill, especially when Windows and apps are not 100% adapted to high-DPI displays.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 02:03 UTC as 56th comment

USD 2000 !!! Ridiculously expensive m43-camera. Way overpriced. And weights roughly the same as Full frame Canon 6D camera. So what was all the talk about "carrying bulk"?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies
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AngularJS: Another $2k MFT? If the trend continues, FF cameras will start look like a bargain :)

Yeah, the sensor size is mostly a measure of camera's image quality. But to be honest, m43 are really good too unless you are not into wide-aperture bokeh images and can relax low-light-high-ISO IQ requirements few stops. Camera choice is always a compromise between multiple factors - you can't get them all (in one camera).

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
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jaykumarr: Could someone please help me:
What are the top features that Magic Lantern provide that are absent/incomplete in
(1) Latest consumer level Nikon SLRs
(2) Latest consumer level Canon SLRs
Are those missing features present in their remote controllers?

And oh, older ML builds included an Auto ISO that works as it should, but that seems to be gone in the latest builds that have ETTR instead. Modern cameras do have proper Auto ISO, Canon 5DII doesn't...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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jaykumarr: Could someone please help me:
What are the top features that Magic Lantern provide that are absent/incomplete in
(1) Latest consumer level Nikon SLRs
(2) Latest consumer level Canon SLRs
Are those missing features present in their remote controllers?

How about:
- Automated focus stacks for macro
- Intervalometer (highly customizable)
- Motion detect trigger
- Trap focus trigger
- Image voice tags
- Automatic Preview sharpness analysis
- Highly customizable Auto Exposure Bracketing
- Automatic AEB based on image analysis
- Dual ISO

Plus plenty of video features. I shoot stills only.

If you are truly interested and not intending to indirectly belittle ML, why don't you go check their web pages? http://www.magiclantern.fm/

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 02:48 UTC
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Aroart: Why would you want to play Dungeons n Dragons on your camera..

I have used MagicLantern for years without a single problem. It is super good piece of software and adds massive amount of features not available in any consumer cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 02:15 UTC

MagicLantern is the best thing in Canon-universe.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 14th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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davidgalavan: Canon needs to cop-on. The game is up. P&S are dead due to iphones. Canon should stop holding back on 'extras' and load their cams with everything.
Have 3 cams, one in each sensor size, and put everything on them. Send out constant firmware updates free.
Take a note/lesson from apple who are jumping all over the cam market- How many phone/models do they have? Biggest choice is colour and gb.

I do believe camera software will be in ever larger role in the future. Thinking mostly in-camera computational imaging, in-camera editing, AI to take care of settings (i.e. an Auto-mode that actually works), (semi-)automatic focus-stacks, making UI dead-simple.

I think there will be difference between semi-manual professional tools, and consumer-focused cameras where SW and user experience goes beyond 3-dials and 15 buttons in camera. That is not to say "photographers" would not leverage these features.

But camera companies are so clearly in "embedded software"-mode that these types of features sound science fiction in the context of their their low-level platforms and tools.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 07:35 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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davidgalavan: Canon needs to cop-on. The game is up. P&S are dead due to iphones. Canon should stop holding back on 'extras' and load their cams with everything.
Have 3 cams, one in each sensor size, and put everything on them. Send out constant firmware updates free.
Take a note/lesson from apple who are jumping all over the cam market- How many phone/models do they have? Biggest choice is colour and gb.

I agree with you that the companies should keep on updating the software and fix their own internal mess so they can update software to cameras 3-5 years in "iOS style". The best thing in CanonLand is Magic Lantern and that is an independent hack. ML is the proof how much value can be implemented in software in the existing HW. Camera companies are "HW-companies" by nature and in their minds SW is the one that adapts thus making maintenance over multiple code-tree branches unbelievable difficult. Been there, seen that.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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davidgalavan: Canon needs to cop-on. The game is up. P&S are dead due to iphones. Canon should stop holding back on 'extras' and load their cams with everything.
Have 3 cams, one in each sensor size, and put everything on them. Send out constant firmware updates free.
Take a note/lesson from apple who are jumping all over the cam market- How many phone/models do they have? Biggest choice is colour and gb.

Hi David, if you mean that Canon should sell bodys at low profit and cash with lenses I think that is a good way to win market share and lock the users into a system. That's how I bought my very first DSLR - Olympus E-510 just to discover the limits of (m)43-sensor and the sky-high prices of pro Oly-lenses. I sold it and went to Canon since I could not figure out how to use Nikons :-)

I believe Canon and Nikon are carefully assessing their lens vs. camera pricing at portfolio level. I am not sure the "razor and blades"- pricing strategy you propose(?) is an optimal strategy for the brand leader on a mature market where people buy limited number of lenses and market does not grow. People see value in the bodies too and there are 3rd parties making lenses so the strategy could easily "leak" (Canon sells zero-margin bodies and Sigma sells lenses).

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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davidgalavan: Canon needs to cop-on. The game is up. P&S are dead due to iphones. Canon should stop holding back on 'extras' and load their cams with everything.
Have 3 cams, one in each sensor size, and put everything on them. Send out constant firmware updates free.
Take a note/lesson from apple who are jumping all over the cam market- How many phone/models do they have? Biggest choice is colour and gb.

Well, he doesn't have slightlest clue about portfolio planning or making profit...

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
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