Wally626

Joined on Oct 2, 2011

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WillWeaverRVA: Can that electronic ND filter be adjusted manually?

I think some of the adapters are being designed with electronic ND, but in that case you can just slide the filter pack out when not needed. Built in a acamera you need room to move them out of the optical path when not needed. Possible with a 1-inch sensor tough with FF

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: Can that electronic ND filter be adjusted manually?

Yes, it has manual settings for clear (filter removed) and several common levels of ND. You can also manually set the level to anything in the range or let it run in auto mode.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

I do not remember the name of my first camera, although I remember it had a fixed shutter speed and no focus. I think it was some sort of roll film, but do not remember exactly. Certainly all plastic. My first decent camera is also of a forgotten name and used a 126 film cartridge, fixed lens but it did have manual focus, aperture and shutter speed. It was stolen on a skiing trip and replaced with a Minolta MD5, which was an interchangeable lens camera, it got damaged while climbing (whacked by an ice-axe) and was replaced by a Minolta X700. My back-up camera from that era, a Minolta SRT201, is still in use.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:42 UTC as 479th comment

If the trade was a Thunderbolt 3 port or a SD card, I would certainly take the extra TB3 port. At work my SD card slot has never been used, at home I do use it quite a lot but I had no issues using an external card reader with previous computers that did not have card readers built in.At work I have a Firewire 800 CF card reader connected via a Firewire to TB port adaptor. At some point USB-C port to SD car readers will be numerous and cheap and this will be less of an issue. Apple does tend to change ports slightly before the market as a whole is ready, a pain for Apple users but a boon to the industry as a whole as it drives the component makers to start offering devices with new connection technologies. Apple's new ports are not proprietary and it would be good to see many more computer makers adopt them.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:31 UTC as 162nd comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Need an adapter for the SD-card reader
Need an adapter for my iPhone
Need an adapter for my thunderbolt photo editing drive
Need an adapter for my USB-3 backup drives
OH GOD

I fully expect Apple to have a lighting cable that will hook in directly to the Mac. The other devises should also just need new cables, unless they have non-removable ones. Now granted after spending a lot on a new Mac Book spending even more on new cables (or adapters) is not ideal but still a small fraction of the price of the computer itself. If you have followed Apple for any length of time you know they have been trying for many years to have a "one cable does it all" solution, perhaps they have finally reached nirvana.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (281 comments in total)

Took out my new iPhone 7 plus. Was expecting a cloudy day and got a bit of rain. Did a bunch of shots, iPhone at 1 and 2X then with my Sony A77 at 18mm, 37mm and 105mm of the same scene. I have not gone threw in detail yet, the A77 was better, but at web size not a huge difference. See Flickr for today, Oct 1, shots.
https://flic.kr/p/Mki9pY
Did get a little heavy rain, other than phones finger print reader not working the phone did very well while dripping water. I had the A77 camera pointing down to protect the lens, which was not water resistant, so only could use the phone during the down pour.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 22:01 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces new flagship EOS C700 cinema camera (169 comments in total)
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Aroart: I would really like to know who was the genius that came up with the term global shutter when it was invented.. I know what it does but why did they use a term like global ... Same with the term mirrorless .. Why are they calling it what it doesn't have.. Oh one more nag I was flying the thing they call drones 6yrs ago when they called them multicopters and you had to build them your self or have a pro build them...

For Blu-ray they also changed the frequency of the laser being used from Red to Blue (actually violet), thus some justification for the name. Plus they required a new type of player. I think calling it Blu-ray is better than DVD Pro or some such name.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
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webrunner5: Trouble is it will cost 8k to buy 8k!

Depends on when you buy. Now 8K is a lot more than $8K, 4K can be more or less than $4K depending on size or tech, LCD vs OLED, 42-inch 90-inch etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
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agentul: by why?

how many Ks do you need to watch anime and batsu games?

8 K is the similar to the still image output of the Sony 7Rmii in 16:9 mode. Overkill for a 42-inch set 12 feet away from you but not for large immersive screens. Broadcast even in 4K is a long time away in the US let alone 8K.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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Eleson: Anyone else than me that is a bit surprised with the flange diameter?
(I hesitate to use the word disappointed as I'm not even close to being in the market for this one.)
But it seems to be designed around the sensor size, which leaves no or very little room for a camera with a larger sensor at a later stage.
To me, it seems a bit shortsighted from an MF manufacturer.

Sounds like, from the report, that building a mount and lenses to cover the full 4.5 x 6 image circle made the camera too big. Eventually they will make a mirrorless for the bigger sensors, but it will require a new set of lenses or a mount that can take the old lens line-up directly. Makes some sense sell small sensor MF with small lenses for small money (comparatively) and the medium sensor MF for large money. To me large MF would be the classic 6 x 6 and 6 x 7 formats, which are not even on the horizon yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
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PhotoKhan: ...Yes, but does it do Macro?

I have a 1000mm, I stick my entire stack of extension tubes on it to get it to focus at 30 ft. A bit short of macro, good for head shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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jon404: Money aside, and looking at the other side of this, why not a fixed-lens full frame, like the Sony or Leica Q, and then crop to get that extreme telephoto effect?

Sony RX1mii, 42 Mp with 35mm lens, crop to 70mm and you have 10.5 MP, Ok for most uses, crop to 140mm now you are down to 2.6 MP, ok for web pages and small prints, go to 280mm you are down to 0.66 MP, Ok for small web images, maybe a 4x6 print, at 600mm you are at 0.149 MP good for thumbnails. In most cases on a hike you do not need 600mm, unless doing a lot of wildlife shooting but you can crop a 35mm or 28mm image only so far and still have a usable image.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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Smitty1: I would really like to see a 24-85mm (equiv) pocketable, fixed lens compact with an APS-C sized sensor and optional EVF.

Looking at the example photos, the 1" sensor just doesn't resolve enough detail imo.. APS-C is closer to a goldilocks sized sensor for a compact.

Closets thing right now is the Sony A6000 or A6300 with the kit 16-50mm collapsible lens (24 to 75mm). Big pocket pocketable, not for jeans.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
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dahod: Sony must have their rational for compromising the RAW files on their Pro camera. While some have minimized the potential effects, the end result is that they are compromised.

While we never can be sure, can anyone speak to legitimate reasons that would possibly drive Sony in this direction, particularly in this age of large files?

Reply to Azimuth46, The 42 MP sensor has little to do with still photography it is the heart of a future 8k camcorder. I think you will see this sensor a lot in the future in various incarnations. If only still was important, Sony would have gone to 54 MP not 42.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
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ET2: DPR puts a note under the image: " Copyright NASA"

NASA images can't be copyrighted. They are public domain as everything else produced by the govt

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.html

"NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted."

Please remove that false claim the image is copyrighted. It's not

NASA may use in publications images copyrighted by others, they would then be noted as having a copyright, but no picture taken by NASA itself is copyrighted.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:51 UTC
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ET2: DPR puts a note under the image: " Copyright NASA"

NASA images can't be copyrighted. They are public domain as everything else produced by the govt

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.html

"NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted."

Please remove that false claim the image is copyrighted. It's not

NASA should be credited for the image, but yes, if it is a NASA image no copyright.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1572 comments in total)
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justmeMN: 4K video with low-fi sound doesn't sound like a good match. (No external microphone jack.)

If you need quality sound you probably want the RX10m2, which does have sound inputs.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1572 comments in total)
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Average User: So stupid me. Headline spec above (1" type) sensor. I thought it meant the camera has a one inch sensor. 1" sensor is also the stated size in specifications, followed by the following parenthetica; (13.2 x 8.8 mm). I didn't even stop to look at the parenthetical. One inch is one inch. Right. So I bought the camera. Oh oh. Not so fast. I should have. One inch is 26 mm. So I'm trying to figure one inch. Well multiplying the length by height, it's actually .18. less than 20% of a square inch. Ok the diagonal...oh oh. That's just 16mm or about 60% of a lineal inch. Wait. If I add the two dimensions I get 22 mm; hmm not even.
OK Risbi this is too hard of a problem for me. Why is it ok to call 18% of a square inch a one inch sensor?
Serious. Sony is making an outstanding camera here. Why do they have to lie about the sensor size?

It is just the outdated naming convention for video sensors, a 1/2.3 sensor is not 1/2.3 inch in diameter either. Nor is a 4/3 sensor 1 1/3 inch in diameter. Most manufactures do tell you the size of the sensor in mm, so you do get the information. The same sort of naming conventions also apply to the larger formats, APS-C either Nikon(Sony) or Canon are not the same size as the old film format, nor are full frames sensors 24 x 36mm, although they are normally pretty close.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
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toughluck: Apple goes to new lengths in greed here.
Normally, when you launch a new enterprise, you risk that it may fail and if it does, you're the only one to bear the brunt of it. But if you succeed, you're also the only one to benefit from it directly.
Apple is launching a new service, and what they planned to do was reap all the benefits of revenue while dropping the burden of cost on somebody else.
About those photographers' contracts: Don't you guys know how to shoot in bursts? Take 5-10 shots of the same scene, publish one picture, if there are interested buyers, sell the remaining 4-9. Technically, you're not breaking the contract. Or contact Swift's management to obtain a permission, like they're saying here.

Apple negotiated with the major labels to get three months free in exchange for a higher rate of return once the paid sales started. For established acts and labels it was a good deal but for new acts that may have big earnings for a short period of time, and that time was the three month trial, they would have been hurt.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
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xeriwthe: wow serious innovation in sensor tech hitting the real time (sure, foveon's done it before but certainly not in a mainstream way). mad respect for sony's silicon engineering.

hope my favorite manufacturer can hold out long enough in today's insanely competitive camera business to bring their version to market!

The invention is not on the sensor side of the sensor. It is a normal back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor like Sony has been using in smaller cameras for a few years. The change is putting the memory on the back of the sensor chip so it can read out the pixel values much faster than a normal sensor can.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
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