Franka T.L.

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On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)

By stripping away some important and much loved D7200 but yet do not offer proper true enthusiasts level in key performance area. NIKON is trying hard to sway people to buy D500. I think its too hard in fact. The 4k 2.55x crop is a joke. People want super 35 coverage when they have a super 35 sensor. Lack of dual card slot is a big disappointment not to mention lack of support for up to date fast i/o on memory cards. I was on the fence waiting for the D7500 but NIKON give me now every reason not to get one and no not the D500 either.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies

In fact I think its way too late for that. 4/3 suppose to bring the same quality at much reduced package but the promise never come through. Even today with Micro 4/3 we are not seeing the package size advantage though finally we are seeing on par performance vs APS-C but then we have FF now so the arguments keep going around. That stated the M4/3 had establish itself.

As tech advance we will see such like the Ricoh GXR; the 4/3; and then some

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Oh so nostalgic ... I fondly recall so many I've handled over the years

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 3rd comment

Finally here, I like this application, its been a while they working for this major upgrade. The underlying processing and possibility to tweak the processing with regard to the RAW data using RT is simply mind boggling and offer far more than most. I'll have to get this one once it hit the repository

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 14:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (173 comments in total)

They would be better off just giving us good old Ektar 25 neg film ; afterall the d&p of such can still be found. Despite a long time lover of film I fail to see any advantage of the media unless you go extra slow on ISO or real big in format say 8 X10

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)

Does that mean the big guns like Getty can get away of making money on works some other made and donate to the public domain .. ?? food for thought indeed, and what does donate to public domain means by copyright legal term. My understanding ios that unless copyright is intentionally given away ( as legal documented ); otherwise the Author would still retain copyright. Allowing the public to use the image does not mean the copyright automatically get transferred.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 5th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1635 comments in total)

I suppose that pretty much prove the original concept placed by the Panasonic G1 to be sensible and pretty forward looking. For a long while the mirrorless community was too concerned with the concept placed upon by Panasonic's GF-1 that is for a slim, compact LCD only body but in the end, ergonomics, needs and reality catche on. We just cannot have everything needed in such slim compact package, or if we do we need to made fairly significant sacrifice ( as in Panasonic's GM ). The new slew of real EVIL, are to a size that's more ergonomic and still compact relatively speaking. Canon had do the wise thing not to stick with the original EOS-M form factor. Not that the form factor itself is anything bad, but its not really hitting the market sector as it should be.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 231st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (138 comments in total)

Oh , that really bring back memories ...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 14th comment

Finally, this one and its contemporary peer, the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58/2.0 were the premiere standard lens of its age and they work real great as a portrait on APS-C, not so great on FF though. Wonder if new coating of todays and advance in all the know how and material would made any difference

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:03 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (153 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: I guess this mean the first version actually sold enough to make Canon a profit despite of it being panned by critics everywhere.

Its more like the namesake, a version 1.5 of the game .. for real I cannot say the camera is bad, but then for its price its definitely not attractive. The still camera part is a joke, glad that came off. But then the slow lens still a major culprit. In short , a decent sensor, a solid backend ( codec, imaging engine ) but only a so so front end ( nothing fancy about the control , it works but its well so so, ergonomic is somewhat a limitation or an advantage depending on how you shoot ).

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

it does not take a rocket scientist to lnow that what's being asked for basically is not physically viable. Its not the camera or Pentax, its just a n in build limitstion of the sort regsrding thr techniques.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies

the old Dental Macro come back to town ... >o<

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:29 UTC as 73rd comment

There are many others that should have made the list. I think this list is way too , well, recent , in a fashion ... there are gadgets that are far more reaching and turn into far more involving tech in daily life. Electricity ( both on battery and main ) is a curio in its days as show props, but what will we be without it.

The Honda Cub , and of course the Piaggio Vespa ; say . All the early automobiles ( more plaything for wealthy, aka gadgets ) ... many many more

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 05:11 UTC as 24th comment

I suppose if they do not want their copyrighted image to be searchable, then they should give " right to forget " request to all search engines. And might be they should even not be putting those image online.

I can understand their frustration but its no reason to ask others not to provide their service ( search engine function ). This is not something that any legal wrangling could ever resolve.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 52nd comment

lol, back in my youth, the Trioplan was well known for its mediocre performance, low price and generally a down market alternative to decent lens like the Zeiss Tessar. Still got plenty of good old photo of mine taken with this baby .. do not recall though about anyone particular sacred about their Bokeh ( or rather more rationally termed defocusing blur back then )

I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad one ... \@.@/

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 16th comment

sounds interesting and seems well suited for scientific , and industrial / automotive / security use. Not sure if it had much for general photography at this moment of development.

Reading about it, it seems there is still quite a number of factors that need to be addressed , but that's new technology as they are anyway

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 13th comment

if this is what Hassy been saying , that exciting new product, then I must say I am so disappointed. Sure its got a new sensor, 4K UHD, bla bla bla, but all that pretty much expected as the sensor is nothing new and the capability of that sensor is well known already , the H series can hardly be termed a new product either. A evolution update it is, a new product it is not, let alone an exciting new product

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 9th comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

for a $2.5K hybrid, that cannot even record RAW on still capture, I doubt it can really be termed a hybrid. A capable camcorder it is, but its not a hybrid by any mean. Any of those with a larger sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and far cheaper can do both quality capture on both Still and Video; those are hybrid for real ..

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 32nd comment

I wonder if they still take order for Glass Plate like they used to .. oh good old days that is ...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:38 UTC as 10th comment
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DotCom Editor: Wouldn't this make more sense for APReview rather than DPReview?

That said, I sure do miss Panatomic X.

Well , Large Format Film capture incorporated into post development digital workflow is not uncommon. Or in reverse, Digitally recording to Sheet Film, or for the more involved, digital negative and expose to sheet film .. these are all very viable methods of imaging

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:38 UTC
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