mosc

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Bgpgraebner: I don't know if I'm amused or sad with the enormous amount of people saying that 4k doesn't matter. Sure, it might not matter to you, but come on. I'm a broke ass college student living on the equivalent of $450 a month and I watch 4k content DAILY. I am genuinely bothered when I watch a youtube video and it's 1080p only. Of course, I'll watch it regardless, but 4k DOES make a difference. Even 8k does.

I don't think more than 8K will ever matter to me but I agree.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 22:36 UTC

The grip is included?

It has 3 dials you can use for ISO/shutter/and aperture independently?

I always complain the cheap standard zooms aren't wide enough. That's... that's wide enough.

man. I'm sold. Fuji I relent that just looks like a blast to take pictures with for a reasonable amount of money.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 22:33 UTC as 45th comment
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BSandu: All my past experiences with Asus products show highly advertised crapy products.

I wouldn't buy a motherboard from anyone else.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
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mosc: I am done with laptops. Convertible tablets just don't concede enough meaningful performance to make up for what a pain laptops can be to use for the typical use-case of media consumption.

I'm starting to wonder if I can replace my PC with a glorified docking station, maybe with a GPU (hi thunderbolt) but for anything on the go ripping off the keyboard just wins.

Surface pro with thunderbolt. Hopefully that's the next one.

There are some convertibles from HP and a couple others that do it but they're pricey.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 13:45 UTC

I am done with laptops. Convertible tablets just don't concede enough meaningful performance to make up for what a pain laptops can be to use for the typical use-case of media consumption.

I'm starting to wonder if I can replace my PC with a glorified docking station, maybe with a GPU (hi thunderbolt) but for anything on the go ripping off the keyboard just wins.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 23:01 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies

Is that the problem? They decided all their innovation was incompatible with FF and APS-C sensor sizes?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:38 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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Krav Maga: "It also seems pretty likely to me that both brands will do everything to maintain compatibility with their existing lens mounts. Avoiding the need to design a whole new lens range, maximizing the value of the investment in the existing lineup and side-stepping the kind of anger that Canon generated when it abandoned its previous 'FD' mount"

To do anything other than this would be suicidal insanity from a business perspective. There's a reason Canon users were angered. Maintaining cohesion with a gigantic established user base is common sense.

Also, the whole size and weight thing is puzzling. I'm a guy in my mid-fifties. I've traipsed many miles carrying a camera. The size and weight difference of a pound or two is pretty meaningless unless you have some serious health issues; the kind of health issues that would probably make it moot anyway.

How much better do they really need to do than something like the MC-11? Doesn't that work? How much better could they really do anyway without a dedicated AF module (doubt they're making an SLT or something)?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:36 UTC

I think a big part of this is recognizing the joy or taking a photograph can sometimes exceed the joy of looking at a photograph. As the camera utility is increasingly filled by other devices you already have, a camera becomes something that must be enjoyable to use. I don't think the rangefinder approach is a bad one, it's just not as practical for a dedicated tool. That's the point though, right? Don't make me the most practical camera, make me one I love carrying around (easy to carry and easy to look at) and I love to take pictures with and a lot of other stuff falls away.

I thought your point of telephoto lenses ruining the system was very on point. Telephoto should get it's own tools. Honestly the RX10m4 is probably what most people want for telephoto already. I feel like any lens itself for a noticeably better system would out-price it.

Richard's camera is a joyous impractical sports car
The RX10m4 is a minivan
big DSLR's are construction vehicles

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 153rd comment | 1 reply

I didn't know they still made magazines...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 17:37 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

You realize you just asked Canon and Nikon to make an M9, right?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 17:13 UTC as 225th comment | 2 replies
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Shurato: ...in 10 years we'll have this technology packed in the "DJI Mavic MaxRes SuperPro Compact"...

that's a lot of glass for a drone...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 16:11 UTC

270 watt-hour battery is pretty big.

amazon says... $570!

wow.
Ravpower sells some cells that can output up to 20 volts (certainly can power those 14.8V lights he's got) and have 23,000 mAH (which at 5V specified is 106 watts or 106 watt hours for non-morons. Don't tell TSA) and are less than $100. 2 or 3 of those maybe?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 21:47 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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panther fan: Did I miss it or how much is 4k+, like in pixel?

Also now that we have a 50.5inch 3:2 panel can somebody make a digital picture frame out of this, please?

4K covered in 3:2 implies 3840 width minimum. 3:2 height for 3840 width is 2560. I'd guess 3840x2560 which is 3:2 and can display 4K 16:9. That's 9.8mp

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 17:14 UTC
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GreatOceanSoftware: My team at work is already drooling over this. But it would be a “nice to have” and I probably couldn’t justify the cost. I assume the 4-panel setup would be $15K-ish+?

probably 50k-ish

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 17:11 UTC

It would be novel to offer limited run variable size prints. It's all digital so why not, right?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:30 UTC as 6th comment
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PaulSnowcat: Extending part is um... REALLY uncomfortable to use. Today many macro lenses have no extending part so this is a bit outdated really...

I don't think it matters much if it extends provided the working distance is decent.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 18:38 UTC
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tkbslc: Many modern macro lenses have internal focusing. The extension at 1:1 on this lens is really going to destroy your working distance.

I don't disagree. tkbslc but there's a lot of fudge factor in your estimate. Why can't they just tell us it's got a 50mm working distance 1:1 and let us compare that to other choices on the market?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 18:37 UTC
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tkbslc: Many modern macro lenses have internal focusing. The extension at 1:1 on this lens is really going to destroy your working distance.

What is this destroyed working distance?

Why can't they quote this s***.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 17:50 UTC
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evogt500: Everything about the lens sounds good, but I prefer a mechanical focus ring over focus-by-wire technology, especially for macro work. Maybe thats just me though.

I think for macro work it matters less. Camera on a tripod (or rails if you're fancy) and you move the camera a bit, not the focus. That's not the way you do it?

I still don't know the working distance for this lens.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 17:49 UTC

how are these lenses going to look with a 100mp sensor behind them wide open?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 18:03 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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