Hachu21

Lives in France Lyon, France
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On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (85 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: 27" is too small for a UHD monitor. I have a 28" monitor, and wish it was larger. I would say 32" minimum for UHD.

24" because I have a small desk where 27" are too big. And bigger screens means higher pixel count for the same density.
The 24" I described is already 16mp... If you don't want to need a gaming computer just to manage your photo base, it's a sweet spot.
16/10 because I do many things on my pc (photos, film watching, web browsing and gaming). 16/9 is awfull for some of them (browsing especially).
16/10 leave you more vertical workspace. again it's a sweet spot between different constraint.
I love the 3:2 ratio from the Surface pro 3 I worked with. But I have no hope for a 24" 3:2 screen to be released while I'm still alive :)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (85 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: 27" is too small for a UHD monitor. I have a 28" monitor, and wish it was larger. I would say 32" minimum for UHD.

Personaly, I wait for 24" 16/10 ratio WHXGA (5 120 × 3 200) screens. @250PPI, I'll consider that sufficient resolution is reached.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (85 comments in total)
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ThrillaMozilla: With a 27 inch monitor the pixel size is around 0.3 mm. Years ago, 300 dpi (0.08 mm) became hopelessly obsolete for laser printers because everyone could see the jaggies.

Now I find that I often go to my 4K TV instead of my very good 2K computer monitor to see how my prints will look. I very much welcome 4K in spite of the cost.

Ultra HD (3840x2160, no DCI 4K here) on 27" 16/9" screen leads to 163ppi and 0.155mm dot pitch.
Still far from all high dpi screen we can get nowadays on smartphones, tablets and notebooks.
300dpi big screens will come sooner or later.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:39 UTC
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NumberOne: ...Still can't understand why not one single manufacturer makes/offers a 16mm (or even 14mm) to XXXmm instead of 24mm to XXXmm zoom!?
IMO, a bad choice of range - and at least for me, the reason why I will never consider buying a pocket camera like this - 24mm is not wide enough for many situations! :(

Sure there's a market for this newly annouced Nikon 16-50 1" sensored!

oops! :(

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:12 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: We know the life is not easy... Those photos remind us fortune is not forever.

If I agree with you litteral meaning, I'm a bit concerned by the reactions and behaviours that can follow such thought.
Please people, don't think of building a wall around you to protect yourself. History is full useless walls, just slowing down life.
I hope there's other ways.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: Gloom, despair, suffering, agony, violence and the dark side of life wins again. Let's get as many people to focus on this negativity as possible, which is likely to create more of it. Once again, Pulitzer Prize reveals what low life pathetic scum they really are. They prove once again that their "prize" means nothing.

@Hugo808 : Because you think the only positive things in this arsh reality are "kittens-like"? Thankfully the world is not so binary.
Things are changing all over the world, lot of atrocities, yes; but also lot of positive experiments. While our old "modern world" run towards its ends faster and faster, some people are trying other path in every domain.
So I agree with Quantum Scientist, we need more focus on positive things that are happening right now.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 06:53 UTC
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Impulses: It looks pretty sweet, personally I would've liked to see a model with these slim bezels but a 5.2" screen size (in the body of like a 4.7" basically? that'd be glorious)... And after the Note debacle I kinda expected them to come back with something more innovative than slim bezels and Bixby... But smartphone hardware has easily outpaced the average software usage cases IMO, we're fast approaching a plateau.

We already are... Outside benchmark geeks, who have problems running their daily smartphone use even with a middle-range from last year?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Confusing naming, is this a successor to the M5 that came out yesterday or a budget friendly camera? Canon releasing cameras faster than Sony it seems.

Edit: No EVF, so a cheaper model. Got it. Still stupid, sounds like it's a successor not a budget version.

It's not a "budget" version.
It's a M5 without the viewfinder, for those who doesn't want or need it.
As simple as that.
And, for once, I thank canon to give us the choice.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)
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Gesture: Nice gallery, Sam. Interested to see how the dynamic range compares to the original model and if there is a better implementation of manual focus. Many of us never imagined Canon getting beyond M2 or M3, so this is good news. I think this form factor could be turned into an even simpler interface. Let's have a box camera for APS-C!

For simpler interface/box camera you already have the M10.
it's smaller and cheaper.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 15:00 UTC
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CQui: Does it take into account mountains in the way and location altitude to calculate real sun set time?
Does any one know an app or web site doing this?

TPE for IOS do that.
Need a bit of learning.
http://photoephemeris.com/tpe-for-ios

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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scotthunter: If you want an idea of what this camera is capable of, have a look at my images taken with the G7X MkII, which shares the same 1" sensor - www.scotthunterphotography.com

Some really nice pictures Scott!
But I wonder why you make astrophoto with the G7X mkII when it seems you also have a D600? Portability?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
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barrym1966: I always chuckle when I see lightroom catering for iphones

Now off to google Casio EX-ZR3200

Because of you...I saw this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUAX4p4WHqE
:-) :-)
Different cameras for different people, I guess.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
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tetsumo: I wonder why they take all the pictures using the LCD and not the Viewfinder, for me a viewfinder is a requirement.

Since I'm a french native speaker, I really appreciate your comment.
But it seems that Alphaville was even more efficient! :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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tetsumo: I wonder why they take all the pictures using the LCD and not the Viewfinder, for me a viewfinder is a requirement.

That's what I don't like with viewfinders : your framing is somewhat "locked" to face level and some natural orientation for the usual human.
Rear flippy screens give much more creative freedom IMO.
Edit : grilled by Najinsky

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
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achim k: For me: I don't enjoy taking pictures with my phone. The images are not bad when I look at them on the phone. But on a bigger screen? ?
No real zoom, no viewfinder, no release button, laggy operation, it's not a real camera for me. A stopgap.

On my new smartphone (sony x-compact) I have a two-step dedicated release button, and the operation is quite snappy with a fast AF.
Even if the quality is on par with entry level compact camera (same sensor size), what I find the most unpleasent is the akward handling. That flat and slippy soap bar ruins the shooting pleasure for me.
And I'm not even a DSLR shooter (my main camera is an EOS M with Franiec grip).
And there nothing the smartphone industry can do against this.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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Ergo607: The moment they ever manage to put a viewfinder on a cellphone is when I will consider them to be camera's...

why ask for a tiny view finder when you have the biggest we'll never see in the camera industry.
That 5+" high DPI screens are better than all our 3" lowres screens or small EVF we have.
a big bright OVF is another story, but I wont start this endless war here.
Smartphone shooters want to see what they will get anyway.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:23 UTC
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zzzxtreme: can camera makers profit if they only sell cameras to professionals ? (sports, weddings, film, advertising, etc..) ?

Sure, see hasselblad, Phase One and in a certain way Leica.
But it's a different world from a business point of view :
- much lesser volumes means longer product life cycle
- for sales force and service people, working for pro only need a totally different approach than in wallmart
- lesser volumes often means less heavy money to invest in R&D (see the different evolution speed between smartphones and medium format market).

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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Average User: The most important part of any picture is that someone took it. Maybe the reproduction isn't perfect, but you have the memory. Smart phones can produce better photos for amateurs than ILC's because they have greater depth of field and stronger jpg image processing to produce "pleasing" results. Allows many memories to be saved that would not have been. But it has its limits... More sugar doesn't make better coffee.
Then you start pixel peeping. Looking for nuance, reproducing complex colors, tones, moods, drama... little details that most folks don't care about, but that you see and want to portray ... not for everyone ... not for even a large minority... There will be demand for ILC cameras. With the Kodak Brownie/cell phone crowd growing, more will inevitably become enthusiasts.

We "reached" the dedicated camera sales level from 1988. At this time the world population was roughly 5.5 billions people. This year we'll pass the 7.5 billions...
So (with a huge simplification) we can say that more smartphone shooters does not bring more enthusiasts shooters.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
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Hachu21: This graph explain something important :
I see frequently -and I tend to agree- that even high end dslr are missing important features that you get with you sub 1000$ smartphone (high dpi screen, fast and easy UI, straightforward possibilities to share images, quite good 4k video (I'm looking at you Canon), some powerfull integrated feature and easy to use (the panoramic mode on the iphones come to mind).
On this graph, you can see the abysmal difference between smartphones sales numbers and dedicated camera sales numbers. It means that the funds, people, technical innovation and concurrence pressure involved in the smartphone market is just in a different galaxy compared to the "old and small" camera world.

It also means that R&D costs are divided on a much higher volume that allow high tech to almost affordable prices.

I would like to have a comparative article between, lets say, the brand new Digic 7 and the latest qualcomm snapdragon... Are the production process comparable (28nm? 14nm?), what about raw power? number of cores?
My bet is that those "small scaled" dedicated processor are well behind the latest smartphone tech. But I can be wrong.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 00:21 UTC

This graph explain something important :
I see frequently -and I tend to agree- that even high end dslr are missing important features that you get with you sub 1000$ smartphone (high dpi screen, fast and easy UI, straightforward possibilities to share images, quite good 4k video (I'm looking at you Canon), some powerfull integrated feature and easy to use (the panoramic mode on the iphones come to mind).
On this graph, you can see the abysmal difference between smartphones sales numbers and dedicated camera sales numbers. It means that the funds, people, technical innovation and concurrence pressure involved in the smartphone market is just in a different galaxy compared to the "old and small" camera world.

It also means that R&D costs are divided on a much higher volume that allow high tech to almost affordable prices.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 102nd comment | 6 replies
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