hexxthalion

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Class A: This article creates the misleading impression that the M1 chips are performance wonders. They are not, in terms of top performance.

They are very efficient, so the performance/watt figures are great, but they are not the best choice if you want the best possible performance.

The M1 chips are currently a nice technology to be used in light laptops, but if one is talking about Capture One performance outside this context then there are better solutions.

It is unfortunate that Capture One make no statements as to whether the software redesign will also benefit Windows users.

I'd rather have anything that negatively affects productivity fixed first before the image pipeline is further optimised. There are many, many small bugs and missing features in Capture One that would be easy to address, that would make a far bigger difference to time spent using C1 for many photographers than squeezing out a bit more performance out of the image processing.

Sounds like you’re writing from your own experience (or not). My experience differs.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2021 at 17:08 UTC
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jpeghorror: I think I'd like that 907 better with a top-mounted LCD that flips up for eye-level shooting, and a grip that rotates forward. Viewfinder be damned!

907 is only a body to which you attach CFV-50II digital back that has flippy LCD.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 19:02 UTC
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Jones Indiana: Stunning specifications for the Hollywood film industry and its price is actually pretty low for what you get.

But I don’t see myself buying a 65” 12K TV screen anytime soon.
You can put your nose down onto the screen and still don’t see a single pixel.

Down the line this is the resolution we can expect to get in 5-10 years from now in any consumer oriented camera. This deflates the whole Canon EOS 5R. The last punch in its already deflating balloon. Last week we thought the EOS 5R was prestigious and a game changer, then came the overheating problems and now it looks even low specced compared to this Black Magic camera.

@Greg OH Would like to know what size of the screen or how close you’d need to sit to it to appreciate that 8K video. I have 65” 4K TV and at 3m away from it I’d say is on the borderline of seeing difference between 1080p and 4K

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 08:36 UTC

I’m really confused by this. Why would anyone get this over Leica CL? CL is cheaper, has better sensor, better EVF, has LCD... aahhh no point to list all that.

This thing is a really bad joke.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 18:08 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (376 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: In the 1960’s and 70’s anything made in Japan was considered junk and no one trusted electronics. You have to keep in mind that electronics are so good today that no one is afraid of them, but that was not the prevailing attitude years ago. My first real camera was a Nikon FE2, which I bought in preference to the FM2 and everyone lamented that I hadn’t bought the mechanical camera that could be used without batteries. If you’re buying a 45 year old camera you
might just be better off with a mechanical shutter. A more modern electronic film camera will fail for other reasons besides the electronics. Probably materials issues with the quality of the plastics used.

@M43hero Marantz wasn’t Japanese

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 19:04 UTC
On article 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera (236 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Hehe, my personal take is:
1. shooting film only worth it if I'd also develop myself
2. I'd only buy a late model camera - 1990s to current; too much risk with older cameras and lenses, any number of electronic, mechanical and optical failures; often impossible to find repair facilities today
3. I'd go with 120 film / 6x6 - ideally a Mamiya "New 6" (not 6 MF, not 7) plus the 3 lenses or
4. if I'd really want to learn all about Scheimpflug and take full control of the focal plane a 4x5 field cam - eg. Intrepid 4x5 Mk. IV
5. I'd only shoot the very best films available, primarily B&W, not cheap film and I#d never touch expired film. Enough possibilities for experiments with fresh film stock. 6. instead of scanning I'd digitize my negatives using digital camera + makro lens to get decent raw files, better quality and faster workflow

But I will never ever go back to film chemistry. Will have to wait until cheap 4x5 digital backs for Intrepid field cam become available. :-)

Oh yeah, been “scanning” with macro too and then stitching, probably not for everyone 🙃

Link | Posted on May 30, 2020 at 12:31 UTC
On article 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera (236 comments in total)

I would disagree with the medium format statement. Cameras like Mamiya 6 or 7, especially 6 are small MF RF cameras that are portable and easy to use and shoot.

Results are miles better than what you can get from 35mm camera and usage/ease of use is the same like any other RF 35mm camera.

Would agree that going for MF SLR (Hasselblad V, Mamiya RZ/RZ...) is more difficult to start with.

Also scanning larger negatives/slides at home would yield better results than scanning 35mm film.

I did start long time ago with Practica, then Zenit then Leica M6 and then I moved on to Hasselblad (also had digital back for it) but Mamiya 6 was the same fun as smaller format cameras without the drawbacks of MF SLR cameras (better to be used on a tripod)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2020 at 09:03 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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hexxthalion: I still own original X100 (it’s dead though) and never upgraded it as the latter versions use X-Trans.

What I don’t understand is why Fuji insists that has to be APS-C camera. It would be really nice if they created FF camera with 35/2 lens, proper build and perfectly working manual focus. There’s a place on the market for a camera like that.

If you can have a FF body for £2000 and 35/2 prime for £500, surely a fixed FF camera for £2500 should be doable.

There’s a reason why people buy Leica cameras. They just feel great in the hand and get completely out of the way so you can do what you need to do.

@John you do have a point there

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2020 at 20:45 UTC

I still own original X100 (it’s dead though) and never upgraded it as the latter versions use X-Trans.

What I don’t understand is why Fuji insists that has to be APS-C camera. It would be really nice if they created FF camera with 35/2 lens, proper build and perfectly working manual focus. There’s a place on the market for a camera like that.

If you can have a FF body for £2000 and 35/2 prime for £500, surely a fixed FF camera for £2500 should be doable.

There’s a reason why people buy Leica cameras. They just feel great in the hand and get completely out of the way so you can do what you need to do.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2020 at 12:59 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies

Have they improved manual focus?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 00:19 UTC as 292nd comment

Where, or at what point, does the blockchain come to a play here? Seems like a buzzword nonsense to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 21:10 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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paul simon king: budget friendly ha ha ha

@D_imagist - which Fujifilm camera is digital full frame rangefinder?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2019 at 16:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C (136 comments in total)
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Robute79: Hasselblad X1Dii looks great but not really. It does not have a joystick and a wheel. You have to touch the screen every single time to move the focus point.

Also it doesn't have eye af and face af like Fuji has. It's a bummer that Hasselblad have lack of technology for AF.

You can use dials to move focus point, the same like on the previous model

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2019 at 16:45 UTC
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hexxthalion: Are these official samples? Not much to like, a lot of fringing, not sharp...

@Magnar - I claim a t-shirt from you, spilled coffee over mine when I read your message 🙃

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 08:49 UTC

Are these official samples? Not much to like, a lot of fringing, not sharp...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2019 at 17:30 UTC as 105th comment | 6 replies
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Fly18: "Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 - $9,595"

Does it actually worth this price? I mean, I am not asking for dirt cheap, but is the price justifiable?
I am a Nikon user and I've bought $2000/3000 lenses. However, this ~$10000 is a different class for me.

@lili23

Just going to leave it here, maybe that will stop your senseless trolling on subjects you don’t know much about

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4364266

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2019 at 13:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 review (299 comments in total)
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hexxthalion: Great review, Z series definitely looks promising.

2 questions though:
- those summer trainers and snow, that looks like a recipe for cold and or broken leg
- ^ is that what happened to Jordan?

Hit post way too early:

Is his face going to be fixed for the Christmas special?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 review (299 comments in total)

Great review, Z series definitely looks promising.

2 questions though:
- those summer trainers and snow, that looks like a recipe for cold and or broken leg
- ^ is that what happened to Jordan?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:33 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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deep7: Did they scare Leica? They just announced a direct competitor! Who would have thought the screenless/easy-wireless, digital rangefinder camera would be a competitive market?

Did you miss Leica M-D?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 12:12 UTC
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Tom Schum: Next step is to add an EVF. This could be an accessory though. It could support focus magnification and anyone could nail focus then.
It is certainly not necessary to have a rear LCD anymore!

Great for sharing your captures with your partner - not

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 21:22 UTC
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