Jon Stock

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On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (77 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Smudging of details even at ISO 80. Right?

Is it worth ≈$400?

Plus 4k and best of all RAW. View images at 100% - need to spend much more than $400.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 05:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (77 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Smudging of details even at ISO 80. Right?

Is it worth ≈$400?

Half the price of a Nikon P900. Most of the functions. Good enough for many people.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 04:55 UTC

Olympus was the first to include pixel mapping as a menu function instead of a service performed at a repair depot.
My 3mp Canon camera developed a 9 pixel cluster stuck as fuschia, plus many other 1 and 4 pixel clusters. The fuschia cluster was always visible even in short shutter speed daytime photos.
I map my current Olympus cameras every year or two and it has never been an issue.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 03:19 UTC as 75th comment

Telecentric lens designs have been adopted by more manufacturers. The recent high quality primes/zooms are much larger than the earlier designs.
Sigma 50mm 1.4 has 77mm Filter Thread and weighs 815g.
Canon and Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF lenses have 58mm threads and weigh 281g and 290g.
Shame that the Olympus designs were criticized when the Sigma Art lens gets the credit it deserves.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 03:09 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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kelstertx: Haha, looks like all you pros are out of a job! Just kidding. It will probably flop. Who's going to go to a pro photographer who himself thinks he can be replaced by a machine? And who besides a photographer would want one?

If you have a luminous-landscape subscription they have an article from 2009 showing a company called Pi Media that does photographing and printing for large companies including the Sears catalogue. They were using medium format backs and had editing computer screens calibrated to match the printer output. https://luminous-landscape.com/pi-media-networks/ Expensive set up.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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kelstertx: Haha, looks like all you pros are out of a job! Just kidding. It will probably flop. Who's going to go to a pro photographer who himself thinks he can be replaced by a machine? And who besides a photographer would want one?

Still going to suck for the real photographers who may lose income from the large companies, even if it is assembly line work.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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kelstertx: Haha, looks like all you pros are out of a job! Just kidding. It will probably flop. Who's going to go to a pro photographer who himself thinks he can be replaced by a machine? And who besides a photographer would want one?

Sears, Amazon, Walmart, and anyone else who has 1,000+ items to photograph / video in a consistent manner. Add a motorized moving table for "still" product photography / video.
Not all content creation is artistically creative.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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dav1dz: I don't know why people are all raking on Apple for using "yester-year" parts. If anything, Microsoft is the culprit. At least the new 15" MBPs have Polaris GPUs. Surface Book's Performance Base is still using Maxwell. Both are on Skylake CPUs, but for the life of Microsoft they can't figure out how to fit a quad-core SKU into their thermal envelope.

If you're looking to attack Apple on the spec front, you should know that Microsoft is not even close at the same price segment. Some things are not so obvious, not all PCIe SSDs are made equal. Not all Intel CPUs are made equal even with the same branding. Look at the power requirements!

Oh, and you can't carry a Surface Studio around town. It's supposed to compete with the iMacs but once again is using only dual-core SKUs and Maxwell GPUs.

Dell XPS 15 touch would be a competitor. Good build quality, similar resolution, wide gamut, replaceable battery, upgradable memory, and upgradable hard drive. The current available model is better than Mac specs and the new one will have pascal video card.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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iAPX: The whole camera business is declining, DSLR are declining faster than mirrorless, but they are both in decline. Smartphones are killing them softly...
It is a clear disruptive technology, in the sense of what have been presented on "The innovator dilemma" book.

Nikon is pursuing sells with more expensive cameras (see D500 price, even pricier than D300 at it's launch), but it's clear non-sense on the long run.
Sony have took it right by selling sensors to smartphone makers, and making affordable high-end cameras (see a6300!).

I fear that within 10 years Nikon and Canon are nearly out-of-business, or selling only very high-end cameras (that is the same for most of us).

I need reading glasses and *for me* the advantage of a mirrorless viewfinder is having all of the information from the back LCD screen displayed in the viewfinder (that has diopter adjustment). I can review images, change menu settings, and take photographs without using my reading glasses. Your milage may vary.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1056 comments in total)
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caver3d: I own an E-M1. For me, from this point on, any Olympus (or Pany) camera I buy must include hybrid AF (CDAF and PDAF). Otherwise, forget it. At that price, it is outrageous that Oly left this feature out. And I happen to be an Oly fan.

This may not be how Olympus wants it either. Does the new 20mp Sony sensor support hybrid AF? The GX8 does not have hybrid either. With no real improvements on the sensor Olympus had to market the camera somehow - build quality and interface are what is left.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
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Jerry Pruce: The more pixels the better. But why does it have to be so expensive? If it was around $3000 I'd buy it. And I wish they would make it smaller. Maybe in the next year or two, they'll come out with the 200mp version and the 100mp one will drop in price more to my liking. I think their shooting themselves in the foot by not offering the camera at an affordable price for the masses.

Sometimes a piece of trolling is written so smoothly it becomes a thing of beauty; it is like watching an expert fly fisherman casting his line.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 01:50 UTC

Nice to see reasonable levels of photoshop HDR / saturation adjustments.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 22:07 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Is the Sony RAW format for this camera truly lossless? Not trolling just curious.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 263rd comment | 1 reply
On article Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's (109 comments in total)

The online photographer did an article about old Kodachrome

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/08/the-color-disease.html

This site sells prints of hundreds of 4x5" format of Kodachrome color photos, and other library of congress pictures:

http://www.shorpy.com/Large_Format_Kodachromes

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 16:03 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? (51 comments in total)

Good for Olympus, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Especially publicity that costs you nothing.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 29th comment
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Joesiv: Seems strange why would someone spending 10's if not 100's of thousands of dollars on a camera (from what I gather these are priced in the market of arri and such) for a camera body just to put consumer grade lens' on it? Seems strange. C-mount, PL-mount, even EOS seem more in relavant.

While I welcome them to the fold, it just seems odd.

Oh well, hopefully panasonic's new x series lens' offer something worthy of thier cameras.

The SHG 4/3 lenses are good lenses for video. 14-35mm, 35-100mm 150mm are all up to it.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 23:35 UTC
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Simon97: I was wondering if anyone was ever going to put a sensor in a manual style SLR body. Sounds interesting if not a niche product.

Epson Seiko and Voightmander's parent company made the R-D1. Manual lever between shots. Mine still works well.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:20 UTC
On article The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching (168 comments in total)

Thanks for the information. I will have to try the red channel technique.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 22:14 UTC as 35th comment
On photo DSC_0019 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Photo of the target demographic.

Floral patterned Nikon camera and lens to be released by Christmas

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 15:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Nikon J1 Preview Samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Photo of the target demographic.

Floral patterned Nikon camera and lens to be released by Christmas

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 15:43 UTC as 2nd comment
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