WalPhoto

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On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (248 comments in total)

I'm waiting for the special gold edition folks - and that one is coming as the sells for this guy are going to be unexpectedly low :-D

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 90th comment
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (248 comments in total)
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unlearny: 10,000 Want It
0 Had It
and inexplicably 3 Own It, as usual.

Not exactly: it should go as usual a few folks already had it :o).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 07:28 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (248 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Does it do 4K video?

The sensor is for sure not big enough for some :-D. From this perspective all the FFFB (FF fan boys) should stop shooting or upgrade now ;o)!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On article Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down (314 comments in total)

Anybody else shocked or is it just me :-D? It's time now for a golden brick edition of 5D! I loved that camera so much.. - would it have been in gold, I would surely still shoot with it :o)..

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 08:58 UTC as 31st comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)
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Miike Dougherty: Buying a FF body is NOT AN UPGRADE to cropped frame if you are shooting larger depth of field images, macro, or fast moving sports. Cropped frame has twice the depth of field as FF and 1.5 X makes a lot of difference in sports. Cropped frame equipment is also lighter, more compact, and easier to carry. FF also has its advantages but why use a hammer to hit a tack. CF and FF are tools and neither one is an upgrade to the other. They're just used for different purposes. BTW, my keeper rate with a D7100 is twice that of the D810.

@nerd2 You are right with the diffraction, but only for stuff like landscapes, where you would like to dial like f22. The OP was talking about action shooting, where you need something like f2.8 on your tele - and because the DoF is larger on the cropped, chances are your fast moving subject is still in focus thanks to the DoF-factor - on larger sensors with the same small aperture you are pretty soon out of luck. Btw: I feel the same shooting in the churches, where I need f2.8 and am not allowed move myself as I would like - thanks to smaller sensor I have in focus more of the folks standing pretty near head-on-head, but with my FF last decades they were lost on the same low aperture.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
On article Quick Look: The art of the unforeground (81 comments in total)
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overnightparking: Uta Barth famously (?) studied the effect of a non-existant foreground in her 1994-97 studies called Field, and Ground. http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artwork/5345

I never remember how to link to google images and am too lazy to search for how at the moment but if you Google "uta barth ground and field" and tap images instead of web you can see her work. Barth was a 2012 MacArthur Foundation Prize winner for her photography. http://www.macfound.org/fellows/859/

Sadly DPReview articles rarely explore photography as contemporary art other than landscape "fine artists" or the street photography lineage and Barth is probably not a familiar name to photographers here but she's done some incredibly interesting work in my opinion.

Interesting idea, thx for sharing! To the OP: you can quick-link to image search with http://images.google.com - cool tip: you can even search for _similar_ images by the image itself, uploading yours - I use it running my web-portal when users upload their profile photos to find out, if they are fake ;-).

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 07:17 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)
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WalPhoto: Hehe, I "upgraded" from FF to MFT :-D! And I feel totally happy, shooting with much more love and joy, like 30 years ago on film; I never felt that joy with digital being it D30/10D/5D until I've got the EM5. The whole idea "upgrading towards FF" is BS - why not "MF" or even "LF"? Why to stop at FF? I don't print larger than A2 on my 3880 from EM5, so MFT is more than adequate. Much better invested money is for lenses, books, courses, lightning etc. - one should "upgrade" the skills and not the HW. I watched recently Dean Collins' DVDs and I "upgraded" my understanding about photography much more than ever changing cameras - DPR should definitely point the readers to sources like that.

@arbuz I'm still thinking somehow which concrete lens would you miss @MFT? I mean really, not some fancy T/S lens for specialized sessions, but a 99% shooting lens for "general photog" (you know what I mean ;o) ). Here is an almost-complete MFT lens list I use myself to poke around: http://m43photo.blogspot.ch/2010/01/micro-four-thirds-lens-lineup.html - it has some really nice glass there which I shoot often with, like the 12-40/2.8, 45/1.8, 25/1.4, 7.5/3.5. I had a few of Canon L-glass before and can assure you, I never had sharper images than with this guys, point. What I actually got lately is a Hoya ND-10, to counter against the diffraction above 5.6-8 @MFT sensor, which is needed for the dreamy landscapes; with FF I could dial in 22, now I hesitate. But f8, DoF is still similar to f16, so the bigger problem is too much light and not so DoF (paradox: the practical DoF is too shallow). I needed seldom ND before, now it's a must ;-). For portraits I might get an extra ND3 may be.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)
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WalPhoto: Hehe, I "upgraded" from FF to MFT :-D! And I feel totally happy, shooting with much more love and joy, like 30 years ago on film; I never felt that joy with digital being it D30/10D/5D until I've got the EM5. The whole idea "upgrading towards FF" is BS - why not "MF" or even "LF"? Why to stop at FF? I don't print larger than A2 on my 3880 from EM5, so MFT is more than adequate. Much better invested money is for lenses, books, courses, lightning etc. - one should "upgrade" the skills and not the HW. I watched recently Dean Collins' DVDs and I "upgraded" my understanding about photography much more than ever changing cameras - DPR should definitely point the readers to sources like that.

@arbuz My point was: when you just take the "IQ is better with bigger sensor", you can argue the same for FF->MF, because IT IS MUCH BETTER IQ. The same goes for MFT->FF. I'm not sure how many lenses do you really have for your current system? I have around 10 of them for MFT and never had more for FF before. And how big did you print in the last 10 years? I'm ok with my Epson's 3880 A2 - you need a magnifier to start pixel peeping to tell @200ASA it's from MFT. Yes, AF-tracking is poor here. But I don't shoot car racing for Sports Illustrated; I used only once in my whole life AI-servo with my 5D and was blown away :-D. And never needed it again. I'm more like selecting one frame and waiting until I shoot. It did cost a lot of money many years, I never relearned holding the trigger and shooting away, stacking/selecting/wondering later in Lightroom. Darkroom was pretty much different. No "pro" shooting action will care about MFT, but I guess a lot of folks here are not in that class.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)
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WalPhoto: Hehe, I "upgraded" from FF to MFT :-D! And I feel totally happy, shooting with much more love and joy, like 30 years ago on film; I never felt that joy with digital being it D30/10D/5D until I've got the EM5. The whole idea "upgrading towards FF" is BS - why not "MF" or even "LF"? Why to stop at FF? I don't print larger than A2 on my 3880 from EM5, so MFT is more than adequate. Much better invested money is for lenses, books, courses, lightning etc. - one should "upgrade" the skills and not the HW. I watched recently Dean Collins' DVDs and I "upgraded" my understanding about photography much more than ever changing cameras - DPR should definitely point the readers to sources like that.

@Zeisschen Only partly true; the bigger sensor be it with or w/out a mirror, brings always bigger/heavier lenses. Just grab any combination at camerasize.com and tell me, if you are able to find any APS-C/FF + lens as 24-70/2.8 to be the same. And please don't start now the DoF equivalence debate ;-). I wonder always how many people bring this as a disadvantage - it's 50:50 actually an advantage, just try to shoot in a church in low light a baptism, where you need the 2.8 for light but how often you hate it as of the shallow DoF: not being able to move here and there at your wish nor use the flash more often than not, as it's a sacrament celebration within a church - and just the second face from the side is lost, little brother few centimeters away from his sister out of focus etc. - often in the last three years I thanked for the deeper DoF of the MFT as of this. Of course I need an 45/1.8 for portraiture later on and I looked at the Voigtlander for even shallower DoF. Size rocks.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)
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WalPhoto: Hehe, I "upgraded" from FF to MFT :-D! And I feel totally happy, shooting with much more love and joy, like 30 years ago on film; I never felt that joy with digital being it D30/10D/5D until I've got the EM5. The whole idea "upgrading towards FF" is BS - why not "MF" or even "LF"? Why to stop at FF? I don't print larger than A2 on my 3880 from EM5, so MFT is more than adequate. Much better invested money is for lenses, books, courses, lightning etc. - one should "upgrade" the skills and not the HW. I watched recently Dean Collins' DVDs and I "upgraded" my understanding about photography much more than ever changing cameras - DPR should definitely point the readers to sources like that.

I can't believe this :-D! It was just an ironical question - it's THE SAME stupid pointless question "MFT to FF = upgrade", as to discuss "FF to MF = upgrade"; yes, because of bulks/size, the IQ is not enough to take the compromise. All those BS debates why FF is an "upgrade", could be applied to why MF would be an "upgrade" from FF, and then LF would be an "upgrade" from MF - I hope there is no more confusion ;o). When you don't print above A2, there is a chance you would live happy with MFT. I was shooting a few decades on film and spent years in darkroom and for me the move from my previous DSLR FF to current MFT was an real upgrade, not the other direction.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)

Hehe, I "upgraded" from FF to MFT :-D! And I feel totally happy, shooting with much more love and joy, like 30 years ago on film; I never felt that joy with digital being it D30/10D/5D until I've got the EM5. The whole idea "upgrading towards FF" is BS - why not "MF" or even "LF"? Why to stop at FF? I don't print larger than A2 on my 3880 from EM5, so MFT is more than adequate. Much better invested money is for lenses, books, courses, lightning etc. - one should "upgrade" the skills and not the HW. I watched recently Dean Collins' DVDs and I "upgraded" my understanding about photography much more than ever changing cameras - DPR should definitely point the readers to sources like that.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 494th comment | 16 replies
On article Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card (52 comments in total)
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Yurko40a: 16GB really? Why no 4GB? Or 2GB?

Amen. 640KB is Enough For Anyone. Is Bill @DPR now as well :-D?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 19:34 UTC

You see, in the time we discuss MFT vs FF IQ, smart photogs find out how to sell a BW canyon for 10 mega :-D..

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 167th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (378 comments in total)

..seems somehow ironic the "I want it" button below in this context :-D

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Strange to include the RX1R, a great compact fixed lens camera, in a roundup named "Heavy Hitters: high-end full frame roundup". While it is "full frame", it is not, nor does it pretend to be, a "heavy hitter".

Stranger still to exclude the D4S and 1DX because "they're aimed at working photojournalists and sports photographers." Its like excluding the Klitschko brothers from list of heavyweight boxing contenders because they're too tall.

Debating MFT vs FF could be taken to FF vs MF (medium format), to explain that nonsense. And then again MF vs FF(ormat). It's only relative, but the same story. Most users arguing FF(rame) is needed so much as of IQ against MFT would tell you MF would be too big&heavy for them :-D - welcome to the world of those who switched from FF(rame) to MFT. The only valid IQ argument is the very final output resolution (e.g. print size) needed. Printing up to A2 from my EM5 is still such beautiful IQ that it's an overkill anyway for most of the FF users.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Strange to include the RX1R, a great compact fixed lens camera, in a roundup named "Heavy Hitters: high-end full frame roundup". While it is "full frame", it is not, nor does it pretend to be, a "heavy hitter".

Stranger still to exclude the D4S and 1DX because "they're aimed at working photojournalists and sports photographers." Its like excluding the Klitschko brothers from list of heavyweight boxing contenders because they're too tall.

@quezra

No, that's not correct ;-). 1. MFT IQ has improved in the last 3 years, I own the EM5 and am pretty aware of it's not the very latest/best technology/IQ anymore; 2. The IQ of MFT _is-already_ much better than my first D30 (read: not 30D, but D30) ever was, or the later 10D I had - I would say it's pretty on par with 5D markI I've sold lastly. This means: the MFT already produces better IQ as the IQ for which folks thought they need FF and not APS-C few years ago. It's still not perfect, but nor is the FF - they all are improving, it's not the sensor size, it's the sensor technology itself which improves. Of course will bigger sensor have better IQ - but for most folks the pain in back for the added IQ is more important. I was developing in darkroom 30 years ago - and never had the same IQ as I have with my EM5, so for me it rocks :).

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 20:49 UTC
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Strange to include the RX1R, a great compact fixed lens camera, in a roundup named "Heavy Hitters: high-end full frame roundup". While it is "full frame", it is not, nor does it pretend to be, a "heavy hitter".

Stranger still to exclude the D4S and 1DX because "they're aimed at working photojournalists and sports photographers." Its like excluding the Klitschko brothers from list of heavyweight boxing contenders because they're too tall.

It's pretty well a 'heavy hit': if the body and lens hits your foot you know it's _heavy_ :-D. Some time ago the heaviness got importer than the relative quality - it's "relative", because what we call "IQ FF" will get the same "IQ MFT" in 1-3 years. And these monsters stay 'heavy hitting' - your wallet and your back.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream (103 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: I'll probably get suspended again but frankly the final result wasn't worth all the bother

This is a very subjective topic, but I for myself tend the last years invest more time/thinking into taking the picture than to photoshop it later. Anyway, the result is nice I think and the author as well sharing his technique - but it's somehow different than taking one shot ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)

For me the winner is still E-M5 - super small, fast-focusing, IS, weather-sealed, touch/flip screen. The article should have tell you:
1. If you already have the E-M5: keep it & spend your $ for PRO lenses
2. If you don't have it yet: get one until it's in the shops & low-priced

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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GSD_ZA: Hasseblad are well aware that there are enough idiots in the world to make this re-branding and uglification worthwhile for them.... or are there?

I thought the same and until I could post you wrote it :-D. I think these companies are not stupid but smart, as they know there are not so smart potential buyers. But it's somehow sad anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
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