LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)
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PieterB: I just wonder if you could a tablet as external screen.

A Tablet with HDMI input?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 14:43 UTC

I have 1200px verticaly for years now. No way to get back to 1080.
Btw., does it have a pivot function?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 17th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)

I still have some pictures taken with that camera here in my gallerie.
This one for example:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6379824642/photos/644266/img_5019

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 35th comment

The link for the A7II goes to A7SII.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 9th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)
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Johan Huang: Aha.. My first digital compact camera. Served its duty well. Still have it somewhere in my closet since my dry cabinet is packed with newer toy.

My first digital too. Still have it, still ready to use. Pictures taken with that camera still look good today. ISO is usable at the base value of 50 only.
I learned to love love the tiltable screen wich is really handy many situations, although it is very tiny. (And it is suitabel for selfies.) Shutter lag feels like a minute or so.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
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doak: Clever watermarks.

I did, but I still.. oh! Ok, now I see them. Cleverly made.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
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dbateman: With a name like Nikon Miami, I guess he is not going to be using an Olympus or Panasonic camera. But that D4 setup with 800mm lens just looks like an ad for the Panasonic GH5 with the Olympus 300mm with Tc converter. The 6k photo mode and olympus lens combo would just be so light, cheaper, faster (to move around) and fun to use. However you would not nearly get as many stares from the old men in the golf carts.

Isn't it a D810?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:47 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: I suppose he has a hydraulic hoist on his vehicle to lift it onto his shoulders too. ;)

That is only 13.6 kg. Still fine for the average female.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
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Kharan: What camera is he using? Because if it's a DX body, well, I can understand... but that ridiculous contraption (painted MAGENTA, because it wasn't ugly enough) for an FX with 800mm is just stupid.

Ok, I go and paint my rocket launcher magenta now.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
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doak: Clever watermarks.

I still don't see them.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Stop using Google for your searches, folks. Use Bing. I love it.

DuckDuckGo lets you search with all kinds of search engines. Type !g in addition to your keywords and it will search with google just like start page. !w uses wikipedia, !b bing and so on.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 07:30 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Stop using Google for your searches, folks. Use Bing. I love it.

DuckDuckGo

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
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Terkwoiz: At 32 inches the best resolution (to me) is 2569 x 1440. Anything higher than that and text becomes too small from a normal viewing distance. If you want 4K you should go at least 40 inches. There are some very nice 40" 4K monitors on the market now for around $1k. For mobile devices it's a totally different scenario as you're viewing the screen from 15" away or less. For anyone to say that we'll all eventually be using 8k displays doesn't make any sense unless they also specific the type of device - TV, monitor, or mobile.

Pixel density is a different story. The higher the pixel density the better - as long as the resolution makes sense for the type of device being used. And yes, scaling would then need to be involved.

This 32" WQHD is a great monitor and it's now less than $400:
Samsung 32” WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3KNOF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hdqkzbCQA6B2T

The point is, you could make a 8k-display for desktop use even with only 24" or smaller because fonts and GUIs can be rendered as big as needed. It would only be a waste of power. And yes, I am aware that this is not working as well as it should in all cirumstances with all software.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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Terkwoiz: At 32 inches the best resolution (to me) is 2569 x 1440. Anything higher than that and text becomes too small from a normal viewing distance. If you want 4K you should go at least 40 inches. There are some very nice 40" 4K monitors on the market now for around $1k. For mobile devices it's a totally different scenario as you're viewing the screen from 15" away or less. For anyone to say that we'll all eventually be using 8k displays doesn't make any sense unless they also specific the type of device - TV, monitor, or mobile.

Pixel density is a different story. The higher the pixel density the better - as long as the resolution makes sense for the type of device being used. And yes, scaling would then need to be involved.

This 32" WQHD is a great monitor and it's now less than $400:
Samsung 32” WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3KNOF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hdqkzbCQA6B2T

I don't think Retina is a great idea either. But the piont is, they just quartered the pixel count for the displays to make things sharper, not smaller. And about scaling: we have TrueType fonts nowadays, not pixel based. Everything is scaled allready.
I have a very nice 24"screen with a resolution of 1920x1200. At this size a greater resolution would be very beneficial. 3840x2400 would be a little bit overkill, but it is double in each dimension. And there are 4k 24" displays allready. So bigger screens would benefit from even higher resolution. 8k at 32" might be not neccesary, but will not hurt. And 8k would be enough even for 50" screens.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 11:06 UTC
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Terkwoiz: At 32 inches the best resolution (to me) is 2569 x 1440. Anything higher than that and text becomes too small from a normal viewing distance. If you want 4K you should go at least 40 inches. There are some very nice 40" 4K monitors on the market now for around $1k. For mobile devices it's a totally different scenario as you're viewing the screen from 15" away or less. For anyone to say that we'll all eventually be using 8k displays doesn't make any sense unless they also specific the type of device - TV, monitor, or mobile.

Pixel density is a different story. The higher the pixel density the better - as long as the resolution makes sense for the type of device being used. And yes, scaling would then need to be involved.

This 32" WQHD is a great monitor and it's now less than $400:
Samsung 32” WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3KNOF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hdqkzbCQA6B2T

No, apple introduced the retina display, wich is essantially a display with 4 times the pixel count of the conventional display of the same size, a few years ago. The trick with retina is the API wich makes it a little bit confusing. But the point is, on retina displays scaling is used. Fonts do not appear with half the size on retina but with higher resolution.
It is essantially the same dabate as HD vs. 4k. Does 4k make sense in a 24" screen? Some say no, I say yes. Would 8k make sense in a 24" screen? Probably not.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 09:27 UTC

How is color accuracy and uniformaty of brightness? Can it be hardware calibrated like Eizo ColorEdge series? No, not so good? Ok, I like to have one for text anyway. But it is too expensive yet.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 07:54 UTC as 23rd comment
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Terkwoiz: At 32 inches the best resolution (to me) is 2569 x 1440. Anything higher than that and text becomes too small from a normal viewing distance. If you want 4K you should go at least 40 inches. There are some very nice 40" 4K monitors on the market now for around $1k. For mobile devices it's a totally different scenario as you're viewing the screen from 15" away or less. For anyone to say that we'll all eventually be using 8k displays doesn't make any sense unless they also specific the type of device - TV, monitor, or mobile.

Pixel density is a different story. The higher the pixel density the better - as long as the resolution makes sense for the type of device being used. And yes, scaling would then need to be involved.

This 32" WQHD is a great monitor and it's now less than $400:
Samsung 32” WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3KNOF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hdqkzbCQA6B2T

I remember people arguing that 800x600 would be better becase at 1024x768 text is becoming too small.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)
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Chuck Yadmark: At that time major switches to Canon were occurring due to the advantages the 1D2 1Ds had over the D2X/H. I think to this day that advantage is being felt. If the D3 hadn't come along Nikon might have become Pentax.

P.S. Paul Simon defines how I pronounce Nikon.

Yes, but in the internet you can never know.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)
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Chuck Yadmark: At that time major switches to Canon were occurring due to the advantages the 1D2 1Ds had over the D2X/H. I think to this day that advantage is being felt. If the D3 hadn't come along Nikon might have become Pentax.

P.S. Paul Simon defines how I pronounce Nikon.

The one half of Simon & Garfunkel. Here is the mentioned Nikon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ltLp30KVs&t=56s

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)
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Impulses: Wow, all this time I'd been pronouncing it right? Nick-on was just my inclination when I read it phonetically as a Spanish speaker, but I'd long noticed no Americans seemed to pronounce it that way...

Nippon Kogaku

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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