noirdesir

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
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Joined on Nov 4, 2006

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ZJ24: Always amuses me that some FF owners like to promote the superiority of larger sensor sizes ... Until a sensor larger than 36 x 24 is being discussed. I'm happy with my FF and APS-C options but this looks like a fantastic camera and lens set, looking forward to seeing some photos taken with it.

It looks like a great camera but it crosses a price boundary that probably puts it out of reach for most people.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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Filipic: Hmm...not sure if it's good deal for many to switch to em1mk2 from original em1. There are improvements, but for me, in this case, it's better to invest in lens, or maybe two than in new body.

To be a successful technology company in the consumer space you have to have technological excellence as well as a certain emotional wow factor. People buy the product because of the wow factor and then remain happy because the technology delivers.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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triton76: please let me know the purpose of a lens with approx zero dof ...
@1m F1.4 ~ 3mm
@2m F1.4 ~ 20mm
@3m F1.4 ~ 60mm

maybe astro ;o)

Well, let me know what the purpose of a lens with approx. zero angle of view (eg, a 600 or 800 mm) is.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
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SnappyUK: While I applaud Fuji for this camera and would love to be able to justify its cost, I'm disappointed that they've either chosen, or had to for technical reasons, use a conventional Bayer array instead of X-Trans.

There probably would have been a similar amount of people that would have been disappointed if it had been the other way around.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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Yxa: I think I'll be waiting for the 33 Mpix , 8k model with global shutter =GH6 in 2020

DxO hasn't tested any (at least none of the good ones) on the 20 MP m43 cameras. So that 13 MP has been achieved on 16 MP sensors. Moreover, it might have been achieved on cameras with AA filters (cannot find that info quickly at the moment), which cannot be compared to results on AA-filter-less cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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Yxa: I think I'll be waiting for the 33 Mpix , 8k model with global shutter =GH6 in 2020

Close, however the 1" sensors are 3:2 not 4:3. Using the 20.16 MP and the 8.8 x 13.2 mm sensor size, we get 2.4 μm as their pixel size. Still not very far apart (roughly the relative difference between the 36 and 42 MP FF sensors). But clearly also not completely wasted by diffraction.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
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photolando: Heck, I've wondered why they don't make all sensors square. Shooting AND PROCESSING changed with digital. Square it up to fill as much of the images circle the lens produces and let us decide how to crop it later. Or give the whole image circle until it fades and let me crop out what I don't want later. Kind of like putting an 8x10 back on a 4x5 camera. Actually use to do that sometimes. Square worked with Hasselblad back in the day for eons it seems. Could work for dslr'd today. Call the ultimate raw. You get EVERYTHING the camera sees.

"Sensor cost is a very small part of total camera cost." Yeah, right.

Compare various Canon/Nikon/Sony models where a FF version cost about $1000 more than a very similar APS-C version. Depending on the model, sensor cost thus was as much as between 1/2 and 1/3 of the camera cost for FF cameras.

Or look at the absolute top end: The Phase One IQ3 100 MP back is listed as costing more than 6x the Phase One XF body, I guess 87% of the combined price is 'a very small part' (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/reviews/digital-slrs/phase-one-xf-iq3-100mp-review).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
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fmian: No mention of sensor size?
In my eyes, if it's not the same format size as the original, then it won't do it justice.

A square 40 x 40 mm crop from the 100 MP 53.4 x 40 mm sensor gives you almost exactly 75 MP. Thus, Hasselblad can take this 53.4 x 40 mm sensor, mask off a 6.7 mm wide strip on both sides, and get a square sensor (that costs as much as the 100 MP 53.4 x 40 mm sensor).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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vscd: Bring on the original 56mmx56mm sensorsize and you will be welcomed. Otherwise.. meh'

If you are willing to pay 50% more than what the 100 MP sensor currently sells for, you might be able to get a 54 x 54 mm sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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photolando: Heck, I've wondered why they don't make all sensors square. Shooting AND PROCESSING changed with digital. Square it up to fill as much of the images circle the lens produces and let us decide how to crop it later. Or give the whole image circle until it fades and let me crop out what I don't want later. Kind of like putting an 8x10 back on a 4x5 camera. Actually use to do that sometimes. Square worked with Hasselblad back in the day for eons it seems. Could work for dslr'd today. Call the ultimate raw. You get EVERYTHING the camera sees.

Cost. The reason why we don't have square sensors. If you build a camera with a square 44x44 mm sensor instead of a 44x33 mm sensor, you have to pay for 33% more sensor area, which will likely cost at least 50% more. So are you willing to pay 50% more just so can decide in post whether you want a portrait or landscape framing? And if only a minority is willing to do so, the lower sales volumes will drive up prices even more: aka are you willing to pay twice as much just so can decide in post whether you want a portrait or landscape framing?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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Yxa: I think I'll be waiting for the 33 Mpix , 8k model with global shutter =GH6 in 2020

All the 20 MP 1" sensors have smaller pixels than a 33 MP m43 sensor would have.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
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BeefCoffee: I didn't see anything, but was there any mention of the zooms being parfocal? Or is it safe to assume they wouldn't be?

Given the specs, it is a pretty safe assumption that the optical design is identical to the ART series (except for the 85 mm which probably just foreshadows a new ART lens). That means the zooms are not parfocal.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: It looks like the A mount ( Minolta) is dead.

For video, for sure. Note that the F-mount is also missing.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
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Vobluda: Company without full address and VAT number on its www claiming that is Swiss is a joke.

You are only looking at consumer goods (cheese, pocket knives, watches) and you forgot chocolate in that list. Then there is Nestle, the largest food company in the world, though their production is all over the world.

And for non-consumer goods, Switzerland hosts the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Novartis, and other large chemical and biotech companies (eg, Sygenta, Roche, Clariant). It also is the home of one of the largest engineering companies in the world, ABB, and the largest construction materials firm, LafargeHolcim.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (96 comments in total)
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EdnaBambrick: Global warming is really having an effect on ski resorts. Just little strips of snow where just 20 years ago were giant fields of snow.

In August.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
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haziz: My one fear is that a slightly inebriated customer will drink his fixer and fix his prints in Scotch!

According to some people, photographic chemicals can be quite stimulating (or maybe that was just artistic license).

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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FuhTeng: I think I saw that one was taken at 1/40th (Spencer) and the other at 1/50th (Kai). If that's right, I love the neat display of the difference 1/10th of a second can make! If it's not right, well, my brain done failed me.

I think the difference is not due to the different shutter speed, but rather a slightly better panning motion by Kai. And the difference between 1/40 s (25 ms) and 1/50 s (20 ms) is not 1/10 of a second but 5 ms or 1/200 s (5/(5*40) = 5/200 and 4/(4*50) = 4/200). A more intuitive difference would be that 1/40 s is 25% longer than 1/50 s.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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piratejabez: I saw Pfaffenbach's used in the memes I saw—Bolt's expression is just a tad better :)

And sharper.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Just goes to show that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II can be used for sports as well as landscapes. We must remember that Dpr recommended the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (the camera that took both pictures) for landscape photography and 4K video in there review.

In your binary world, maybe.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
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FuhTeng: Dear DPR - if you get a chance to ask Nikon what they were thinking, please do so. This reveal is insulting.

The 55-300 mm was launched at $400 and weighs 530 g
The 70-300 mm f/x-6.3 VR is launched at $400 and weighs 415 g
The non-VR version is launched at $350 and weighs 400 g.

Some people might appreciate the weight saving of 22% (for the VR version).

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
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