SHood

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

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mmcfine: Define slow? I've been using LR since version 1 and never felt that it was slow for my needs. Yes, it might take time to add many hi-res raw files but that equals to adding Gigabytes of data from any 'heavy' source. The advantages overshadow the weaknesses of LR for me. There are no flawless applications out there of any kind.
Nonetheless good on Adobe to address performance issues even if it sounds too late for some.

When going quickly from one photo to the next you can see the pixels being formed. This is on an i7 16gb with SSD and fast graphics card. This only started happening after I upgraded to LR6 from LR4 earlier this year. Now I know first hand what everyone has been complaining about.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 01:48 UTC

Initial testing with card readers show the Lexar 2000x is still faster in both reading and writing. The Sony fell well short of it's rated speed.

https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/reviews/sd-cards/sony-sf-g-series-uhs-ii-128gb-sdxc-memory-card/

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 1st comment

We have the same issue with the hoards of people at High Park in Toronto. Our Cherry blossoms will likely bloom during the 1st week in May.

Those near Toronto and interested in this event can follow the weekly progress at the following link. New updated pictures of the buds/blossoms are posted every Saturday.

https://www.highparknaturecentre.com/high-park-cherry-blossom-watch/

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 31st comment
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stratplaya: The UK has issued a similar ban. They must know something concerning those countries.

The article I read mentioned that the US carriers do not have any direct flights to these countries. Hence there is no need to enforce this ban for US carriers.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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DDWD10: It's alright, but I really think Panasonic will have to implement some form of PDAF to bring it to the next level. It will pay off in video AF too.

Keep in mind that DFD needs to do small continuous movements of the focus in order to compare DOF and then decide if a change in focus is required. AF speed of the lens becomes more important with DFD and when comparing apples to apples with the same processor capabilities, on-sensor PDAF will always be faster.

On-sensor PDAF can determine if the subject is out of focus without making adjustments to the focus of the lens. This means fewer movement in focus unless change is required.

I think the real reason why Panasonic went with DFD has to do with Video. DFD doesn't require the on-sensor PD with the more complex calculations to "fill-in" the PD pixels based on the surrounding pixels. This allows for a simpler video codec and allows them to stay ahead of others with their video specs.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 20:05 UTC
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Damien Demolder: Mines been working with Leica M10 and Olympus OM-D EM-1 ll files since I had the cameras, but I'll be glad to have it for the GH5 and GX800. Silkypix has been wrecking my head!

The previous support for the EM1ii was only conditional (ie not fully tested). The update from today now provide full support.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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SergioMO: If you love photography take a look at this (click the plus button at the photos) http://www.phonearena.com/news/First-Xperia-XZs-camera-samples-from-Sonys-new-Motion-Eye-camera_id91507 ... The same Sony software again and again.

It seems like some things never change with Sony. thanks for the link.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 17:19 UTC

Just to give some perspective, the UHS-II standard was announced in January 2011 to support 312mb/s.

https://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/sd-association-triples-sdhc-and-sdxc-speeds-with-uhs-ii-standard/

6 years later the fastest cameras (E-M1ii and D500) can support 163mb/s. That would suggest in 6 year from now (2023) the faster cameras would be able to support ~300mb/s.

It seems like we are going at a snails pace in supporting new SD standards

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 21:41 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Promit: Oh man, that's going to be awesome in my high speed A99 II that...can't actually write at more than UHS-I speeds. Damnit Sony, left hand and right hand need to start talking to each other.

That is coming in the 3 year with the A99iii.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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sibuzaru: The faster readout could be a great sign that we might not need a global shutter camera to finally get full-electronic shutter without distortion or sacrifice bit-depth in near future

I agree that there will be diminishing returns to a global shutter with faster sensor readout. It will be interesting to see if a global shutter ever gets down to the consumer level with comparable IQ to a CMOS sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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FLruckas: Now will the smart phone display darken when they're shooting with this sensor?
:-)

Only the Xperia

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: When I look at this, I'm like: I want it. But when you think about it there are not that many things to film in slomo that are not gimmicky. You could film your cat jumping or attacking or a watergun squirting. This is cool once or twice, but it hardly warrants a three layer sensor specifically made for this functionality.

I can only think of two frequent uses for this: sports and adult industries.

You can also grab 4 shots in 1/30s for stacking to reduce noise or increase DR. At 1/30s there would be less movement between shots so it should work better than existing implementations.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 20:26 UTC

It looks like the Pixel 2 will be improving its camera.

https://9to5google.com/2017/01/26/source-google-pixel-2-camera-chipset-waterproof-budget-price-details/

I am still hopeful for the top end Nokia that is expected to be announces at the end of February. Otherwise everyone else will have minor camera upgrades this year.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)

I am surprise that few people noticed that Qualcomm had the new top end Nokia with 835 at the CNET. I am curious about the specs of the camera.

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokias_2017_flagship_images_leaked-news-22709.php

The camera on the left is from the high end Nokia.
http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/nokia_8.jpg

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment
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fatdeeman: I still have the non video G1, a nice red one. I use it occasionally when the mood takes me.

I'm still impressed by how fast the AF is in AF-S. It focused just as fast as my Canon 350d at the time in most scenarios. It's easy to forget just how good it was compared to contrast detect systems that had gone before, still very much usable today and much better than my Sony 5n even though the G1 is a few years older than the Sony.

I love all the external controls too, it's impressive that they hit the market with two models that were so enthusiast oriented. I do wish I had held on for the GH1 though, especially after the hack!

I had a red G1 as well. It really set the standard for CDAF in both accuracy and speed, especially in low light.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Did I miss something or did DPReview not comment on dynamic range???

They are waiting on final version of ACR. See their comment below

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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photofisher: Where is the DR testing. Incomplete review. Olympus marketing promised us 1-stop improvement in something. So far no one is seeing a 1 stop improvement in anything.

Maybe they are waiting for the final version of ACR support for RAW before doing this test.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)

Unless I missed it, did dpreview take a look at the 3x crop mode in video? My understanding is that this is basically a 1:1 pixel crop for 1080p video. Is the detail in this mode similar to a C4K crop. If so and if I can shoot 1080p60 with this crop mode then this would be a nice alternative to C4K for wildlife as C4K is limited to 24fps.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 297th comment
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Androole: I'm assuming that the studio comparison isn't quite complete.

No RAW pixel shift, and no extended low ISOs are included here.

From Imaging Resource's testing, the ISO 64 images showed dramatically more detail and better colour rendition. It was actually really, really surprising. Call it a "fake ISO" if you want, but it made a big difference in image quality.

If the ISO 64 setting uses a different tone curve then there might be some advantage to using it over increasing the exposure.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:51 UTC
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Androole: I'm assuming that the studio comparison isn't quite complete.

No RAW pixel shift, and no extended low ISOs are included here.

From Imaging Resource's testing, the ISO 64 images showed dramatically more detail and better colour rendition. It was actually really, really surprising. Call it a "fake ISO" if you want, but it made a big difference in image quality.

But that is what ISO 64 is doing as well. See above quote from IR.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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