LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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semorg: LOL! 32% is a joke. I guess the days of the Moore's law are over. Most NLEs are moving to GPU optimization anyways, and Intel using this number as a headliner, shows how bad their innovation cycles has become.

Furtunatly Capture One relies heavily on OpenCL acceleration.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

And add in plus 1000 dollar for a decent ethernet adapter wich will occoupy one of the PCIe slots. Dual gigabit is a bad joke.
And what would be the noise level of that thing working at full throttle?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:51 UTC as 77th comment
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vscd: Which Operating System will be running with 3TB of RAM?

Theoreticly 16 Exbibyte can be addressed with 64 bit.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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ozturert: When D800/E were released, entry level medium format camera prices came down quite a bit. Now we see a similar effect with D850. Maybe it's a coincidence, but...

Maybe the H6D-100c too.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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harlanerskine: Dear dpreview — please review medium format cameras! I would love to see comparisons with slr cameras. Thanks

The H6D-Series is a a series of SLRs.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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Enginel: why can't they make a tablet with HDMI input?
because it'd be taxed differently than a USB dongle?

DisplayPort connection over USB 3.1 is possible. So, maybe we will see something like than that in the future.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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M Chambers: So how is this better than just connecting the camera and phone via wifi?

USB has a much higher bandwith than WiFi, so theoraticly a much higher qualitiy could be obtained. But the text says "from 3Mbps to "about 18Mbps"", wich is about the sped of USB 1.1 and even less than old 54Mbit/s wi-fi (802.11g)(12Mbps) whereas USB 2.0 provides 480Mbps.
So, it is only better than wi-fi if you camera does not have wi-fi.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 13:18 UTC

That title is misleading. You will also need a camera. Oh, and Martini, of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 25th comment
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garyknrd: Great, I guarantee you with this announcement , which is very old news. . There will be another 10 year's of over priced, out dated cameras coming.

Maby they really mean what they say and it is not a mistake. And what if you have written "who" and really mean "how" or "why"?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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EcoR1: “Canon has revealed that it is building a new semi-automated camera plant in Japan, and that it expects to open the plant in 2019”

Ok, sounds smart.

“ The plant will focus on producing single-lens reflex cameras, according to Nikkei.”

Well, that’s not smart in 2019. Hopefully the machinery is well suitable for mirrorless too.

Something like that:
http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/tlr/im/036_Rolleiflex_2.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
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EcoR1: “Canon has revealed that it is building a new semi-automated camera plant in Japan, and that it expects to open the plant in 2019”

Ok, sounds smart.

“ The plant will focus on producing single-lens reflex cameras, according to Nikkei.”

Well, that’s not smart in 2019. Hopefully the machinery is well suitable for mirrorless too.

That is true.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
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Bambi24: China's wages are now the same as Eastern Europe, Mexico and Brazil. And far higher than they are in India, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Wages in Shenzhen are now higher than they are in Portugal and Spain.

Chinese wages TRIPPLED from 2006 to 2017.

The Chinese economy relies more and more on automation, domestic consumption, and infrastructure (incoming housing bubble?) that no one uses to keep their economy afloat.

US wages are still far higher, US average wages are the highest in the world.

Japan's problem really isn't the wages, it's simply the demographics, Japan does not have enough young people, and they flat out refuse migration. Combine that with Japan having the highest debt to GDP in the world, and it's a wonder why Japan has any economy left at all, it's all based on trust. Once trust in the Japanese bond market disappears, Japan will go bankrupt. They don't have the demographics to sustain their living standards.

But wages are not the same for the employer and employee.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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EcoR1: “Canon has revealed that it is building a new semi-automated camera plant in Japan, and that it expects to open the plant in 2019”

Ok, sounds smart.

“ The plant will focus on producing single-lens reflex cameras, according to Nikkei.”

Well, that’s not smart in 2019. Hopefully the machinery is well suitable for mirrorless too.

But how can they afford the cameras if they have no jobs? Or will they have other jobs with more spare time and what kind of jobs would they be?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
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garyknrd: Great, I guarantee you with this announcement , which is very old news. . There will be another 10 year's of over priced, out dated cameras coming.

I have found three pictures of monkeys at your website.
What makes a decent birding camera in your opinion?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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Sir Monty Golfear: Would an engineer from Canon,Nikon or any other camera manufacturer like to come on here and explain what bit depth really affects please 🤔.

It affects the depth of the bits, or not?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-P1 (62 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: I still use my E-P1.
It's old tech and slow AF, but the files are gorgeous until ISO400.
With the 45mmf/1.8, it's still an excellent portrait camera, thanks to its beautiful jpeg colors (IMHO, unrivalled by modern m4/3).
E-P1 and E-M5 were the two "milestones" of m4/3.

The largest print I have made so far (80cm*60cm) and one of my best pictures is one, made with the E-P1 and the 14-42mm kit-zoom, my only wide angle lense for that mount at that time. I had difficulties seeing anything on the screen, because the sun was so bright. Because that happend very often I bought the E-P2 with the very hany tiltable EVF.
The colours from this camera, ooc-jpeg or raw processed thrue Olympus Viewer3, are marvelous.
I have allways liked it very much despite some shortcomings. It has substantial controlls (two thumb wheels) and feels like a real camera, not like the small E-Pl models. I used them much with adapted lenses.
One thing I have always missed is a tiltable screen. My E-P1 and E-P2 are still in use. I gave them to my parents who are very content with them.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
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Zoron: Now my D300 can retire ;p

I once had a F4, until it got stolen. The F4 is a really beautfull peace of Equipment. A really good camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 08:05 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (115 comments in total)
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James A.: It be really cool if DPREVIEW did a new studio ISO test and dynamic range test with the camera. Like to see how far we've come since its release.

That would be nice. There are some cameras wich are present in both, the old and the new comparison tool. The D800, D4, D7100/D7000, Olympus E-M5, Sony A99 and others. But it would be nice to compare some of the older cameras directly to newer ones.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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Zoron: Now my D300 can retire ;p

Should I finally retire my F801s?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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mosc: I still think it would be less of a battle if we just expressed physical aperture diameter and angle of view rather than f-stop and focal length. F-stop and focal length both tell you nothing on their own, physical aperture and angle of view are much more tangible.

35mm film lead to a bad assumption of a standard format with variable ISO such that light per unit area was all people cared about. Telescopes shouldn't be described that way (and are mostly just referred to by their aperture) and it leads to this nightmare of people entrenched in a physical f-stop (to me nonsense) which only makes sense paired with essentially an equivalent ISO.

Lets just call it aperture, not equivalent f-stop. That's what it is. A lens with a 46.8 degree field of view through an 18mm aperture does what it does on any format. In FF we call that 50mm f2.8, in APS-C, we call that 33mm f1.9. In 1" we call that 18.5mm f1.0. Why are they all diferent? Because we want some kind of ISO equivalence across. Dumb

Yes, that is right, it is an aproximation and a very bad one for wide angle. One reason more to not use focal lenght as a measure for fov, it is nonlinear.
Diagonal FoV is:
α = arctan(d/2f)
I think the horizontal FoV is more intuitive too.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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