SHood

Lives in Canada Markham, ON, Canada
Joined on Sep 4, 2009

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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: "I also find the EVF can take a fraction of a second to engage when one’s eye is brought to the finder."

I feel like this almost has to be the case with an EVF. Anyone who uses an EVF knows the annoyance of the eye sensor being accidentally triggered by things like a stray finger or dangling camera strap, which causes the LCD to black out until the offending object moves out of the way. There needs to be a balance between responsiveness and reliability on that sensor, so that the number of accidental activations remains low while the speed at which it activates when you donput your eye up to the EVF is acceptable. Possibly that is always going to be a compromise, unless they start using something smarter than just a light/dark sensor for eye detection.

This was not an issue with Panasonic bodies that I have owned but noticed the slower EVF turn on with my E-M1ii. I think some do better than others and there is still room for improvement

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 14:41 UTC
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RUcrAZ: Are we approaching the "asymptotic" curve? Used to be that new generations of chips would double (or more) their previous speed. Now I read in this article that they are talking about "only" 51% higher speed than their predecessors.

Where have you been. This jump in performance is much greater than any new chip since 2011.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:13 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: Nikon's space cameras (262 comments in total)

I guess this marks the conclusion of Nikon's very successful 100th anniversary, that started with the cancellation of the DL series.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 04:05 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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matthew saville: Dual card slots! Finally, an affordable threat to the Nikon / Canon wedding photography sector. D750, you have been warned.

With only one slot supporting UHS-II.

"These include dual media slots, with support in one slot for UHS-II type SD memory cards."

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 01:49 UTC
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bubblyboo: Less than half the price of the A9 for 90% of the functions. 4K + SLOG2/3 too. Impressive.

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Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 01:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1025 comments in total)

The user manual mentions that burst needs to drop to 7fps in order to provide a live view experience. I wonder if this would also increase the EVF reslutiom as well?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 15:45 UTC as 230th comment

Fortunately the G9 was supported with this update.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 97th comment
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tkbslc: I would bet hardly anyone is asking for a camera for Christmas.

My 15 yr old daughter asked for a Fuji Instamax.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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SHood: I find it interesting how the size of this lens seems acceptable to many, while the Olympus 17mm f1.2 is considered huge even though it is faster, lighter and smaller.

390g for the Olympus. Are you looking at the 45mm lens?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 22:20 UTC
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SHood: I find it interesting how the size of this lens seems acceptable to many, while the Olympus 17mm f1.2 is considered huge even though it is faster, lighter and smaller.

Yup, just checked again. The Olympus 17mm is both lighter and smaller while providing a faster aperture.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 22:00 UTC

I find it interesting how the size of this lens seems acceptable to many, while the Olympus 17mm f1.2 is considered huge even though it is faster, lighter and smaller.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 21:38 UTC as 71st comment | 9 replies

There seems to be some confusion in these comments. Version 6.13 is not the last update. There is still one more update coming at the end of this year.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 44th comment
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Aaron801: This is probably obvious, but if your using an old version that you're happy with, why not just use that thing and not worry about it? You might need another solution if you buy a new camera that isn't supported by the version of LR that you have, but if you're anything like me and don't upgrade gear very often, you might be able to use the next to latest version of the software for a very long time and have no complaints... so it isn't as if you necessarily have to be looking for a replacement right away because you don't love the subscription-only model that they're putting fourth.

I happen to use a pretty old version of Photoshop that for the most part still serves me very, very well...

I am in the same boat, having purchased an E-M1ii (replacing a 4 year old GH3) that I don't plan to replace for a few years. This will work as long as I don't replace my original RX100 from 5 years ago, but so far I don't see that happening.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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ozturert: Cannot print, doesn't recognize keywords from Lightroom Classic.. What else?

Haven't you heard? Printing is passé.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:06 UTC

Exactly 2 stops better than the 80 score from the E-M1ii. It looks like the same basic sensor tech is available on all formats now. The main differences are sensor size, sensor read-out, lenses, body and how the camera processes the images and videos.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 225th comment | 1 reply
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melgross: He’s wrong about OIS. Apple’s specs for the 8 and 8+ clearly state that OIS is there with both still photos and video. It’s right there on their site.

He was referring to the telephoto camera. Only the X has OIS for that camera.

"the second camera was improved at a point where you can actually use it for video. Bummer it doesn't have OIS like the iPhone X."

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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KrampusClaus: how much apple money does it take to buy a good review ?

what is dx0's price ??

know if you can respect your reviewer !!

Unfortunately the iphone 8 teardown showed the sensor size to be the same as the iPhone 7

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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0lf: 3.99mm focal length, same as iPhone 7, so 1/3" sensor diagonal.
DPreview staff : can you check this, as Apple state on their own website the sensor is larger ?

Maybe it has a multi-aspect sensor now.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (43 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: At some point it is not photography anymore

With Sensor readout getting faster every year, I expect in-camera stacking to be come standard across all cameras. I hope they can find a way to do this at the hardware level where the camera provides one stacked RAW file that we can use for editing.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (43 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: Exif data from https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/review-iphone-8-8-plus/ states a focal length of 3.99mm and an equivalent focal length of 29mm. This would be a crop factor of ≈7.25 , hence 1/3" sensor , even a bit smaller than the iPhone 7/6s sensor with crop factor 7.0 (≈1/2.95" sensor). That's strange because Apple says the sensor is larger. Therefore I assume that it is a multi aspect ratio sensor.
By the way allegedly ( http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/smartphones/iphone-8-and-8-plus-are-decent-upgrades-but-shadow-of-iphone-x-looms ) the tele camera now has an equivalent focal length of 63mm

That would suggest a 1/3.6" sensor, the same as in the iphone 7.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 03:05 UTC
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