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huyzer: I would like to know if we can still use an external battery (with the new USB-C) to run long recordings.

I found out my Yi 4K doesn't allow input from a mic to overlay my voice over directly, like GoPoor's. Does the new Yi 4K+ allow that with the USB-C? I really hope so!!

I do like that 4K allow e-stabilization, albeit with crop and 30 fps.

I'd still like to see a wireless mic option for either camera. Keeping the cam sealed up in a case while in wet or dusty conditions would be useful for audio tracks, and for voice command.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 04:34 UTC

Full spec sheet here:
https://www.yitechnology.com/actioncamera/specs/id/11

It should answer many questions.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:25 UTC as 7th comment
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ChrisH37: Big hands or is it really that small?!

Same size as my 4K, which is quite small.

https://www.yitechnology.com/actioncamera/specs/id/11

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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Yudi Hilmawan: The only thing that prevent me from buying YI Action cam is crappy sound recording, i hope the new version have better sound.

The 4K+ has external mic support.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:20 UTC
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huyzer: I would like to know if we can still use an external battery (with the new USB-C) to run long recordings.

I found out my Yi 4K doesn't allow input from a mic to overlay my voice over directly, like GoPoor's. Does the new Yi 4K+ allow that with the USB-C? I really hope so!!

I do like that 4K allow e-stabilization, albeit with crop and 30 fps.

I've seen speculation that a wireless mic may be coming for the 4K, so we may be in luck. It's an obvious fix that'd also protect the cam from the environment.

The 4K+ is ready for a wired mic, though.

"Fast and Convenient USB Connection

YI 4K+ comes with fully reversible USB Type-C connector which gives you the ultimate convenience. And the data capabilities are greatly enhanced, including faster data transfer with USB 3.0 support and external microphone support."
https://www.yitechnology.com/yi-4k-plus-action-camera

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: YI didn't exactly make waves with their M43 camera, but their action cam is downright impressive. GoPro's sales reps just fainted.

Same company:

https://www.yitechnology.com/yi-4k-plus-action-camera

https://www.yitechnology.com/yi-m1-mirrorless-camera

I have the last version of the 4K Action Cam. Great product.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:08 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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dave_bass5: What a pointless article, only of intrest to those who can't sleep at night because they have been pixel peeping al day.
Real photographers just get on with it and use what they want, not what they are told they should be using just because one man says he thinks they are eating.

"Some reviewer somewhere tested a single copy of a zoom lens and gave it their highest rating ever. Some people actually argued online about that, and then asked my opinion about that argument. So I wrote this post to explain why I thought it was all meaningless." - From the referenced article.

You know, the one a few didn't bother to read, which led them to make odd statements about pixel peeping and the like.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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dave_bass5: What a pointless article, only of intrest to those who can't sleep at night because they have been pixel peeping al day.
Real photographers just get on with it and use what they want, not what they are told they should be using just because one man says he thinks they are eating.

Seems you missed that the point of the article was to point out that much of the pointless whinging caused by one review of the IQ of one lens is often ... pointless.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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OlyPent: The main problem is the consumeresque approach to lens-testing. There is NO uniformity out there. Couple this with sample-variation and what you end-up with are gross "estimates" that a lens is good or bad. Why not have a seller who is capable of certifying lenses, who then charges a bit more for copies known to be superior or at least proven to deliver an image that meets some kind of specification? It's not been seen that I know of with cameras, but with telescopes, a company called, "Company 7" did do it.

OlyPent - One of the reasons I buy used lenses from Lens Authority (Lens Rentals used outlet) is that they have a testing process that gives me a little confidence that my money isn't going into a dud.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
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villagranvicent: Is this news-worthy?

What review? It's ad copy from the TT website, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
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El Chubasco: A re-do of my billingham hadley pro

I'm surprised they muffed such a functional design point, especially when their Retrospective bags do a better job of it. It's also heavier than I thought, considering the materials used.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 03:08 UTC
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RUcrAZ: If a very small percentage of the millions of annual visitors acted the way these self-centered, self-interested, rule-scoffing people behaved, there would be little beauty, little grandeur left for the rest of us; and perhaps none for the generations to come.

OlyPent, no one has suggested such a thing, and you aren't Ed Abbey. There are many miles of backcountry trails all over Yellowstone, yet these jackasses hopped the fence to enter a dangerous area because ... well, because that's what they wanted to do. Now they get to pay the (minimal) penalty. Boo hoo.

It's a national park. If the rules are too much to bear, there are literally millions of acres of much less restrictive BLM and NFS land to do as you wish. This was selfish stupidity on display, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
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Coopy looks like a whole lot of fun! Small enough to travel well, and big enough to not to break if he gets underfoot.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 04:16 UTC as 1st comment
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robert1955: Most if not all TT holsters are asymmetrical. If used as designed, the grip will be on the right-hand side. That side of the bag is wider, it tapers in the section where the lens sits. Carried that way, the lid opens away from your body.
All pretty much standard and not a problem.
This bag does not seem to have the fold-out extension the bigger models have. That means it will not fit longer [tele] lenses

^ Correction: I have a DH 10 v2.0, and the DH 5 does indeed lack the Pop-Down feature. I believe most MFT users with a DSLR type body would be better served by the DH 10 than the DH 5, especially if using any larger lenses. I think TT screwed up a bit by eliminating the Pop-Down from the DH 5.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/digital-holster-10-v2.aspx

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
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Skipper494: Another holster that's backwards. Their site shows it worn on the right, so the camera grip is to the rear, very awkward.

I wear mine on the left, which puts the grip on the right. Regardless of the photo, this is actually the designed orientation, but as was mentioned, it can be reversed for right side carry.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
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robert1955: Most if not all TT holsters are asymmetrical. If used as designed, the grip will be on the right-hand side. That side of the bag is wider, it tapers in the section where the lens sits. Carried that way, the lid opens away from your body.
All pretty much standard and not a problem.
This bag does not seem to have the fold-out extension the bigger models have. That means it will not fit longer [tele] lenses

All of the DH bags have the handy extension feature, including this one.

I have an Olympus E-M1 and a Digital Holster 5, as pictured above. The bag is a perfect fit for the E-M1 and attached 12-40/2.8 with the bottom in the compact configuration, and I can attach a separate case to the side if I need another larger lens. The DH 5 will hold an E-M1 and mounted Panasonic 100-300 with the bag bottom extended. It worked very well with my E-PL1 + viewfinder, too. For a better look at the bag, go to TT's site. It's full of small features that make it a treat to use.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/digital-holsters/digital-holsters.aspx

For the money, I don't think there's a better bag. My only complaint is that the included shoulder strap isn't the best, so I replaced it with one from my Ortlieb AquaZoom bag. For my uses, I need some kind of bag, and the DH 5 couldn't be any smaller and still do the job. Highly recommended.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On photo 20140102-_m5b8792 in the Downtown Outdoors challenge (9 comments in total)

That's a great series. Congratulations!

Trial by Snow (mine, and yours as well by invitation)
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52832589

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 3rd comment

We're well into 2014.

Where's the "breakthrough products", Lebowski?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 04:25 UTC as 6th comment
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This is such an honor!

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 22:08 UTC as 1st comment
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Andy Wilson: "One small f-stop for man, one decisive moment for mankind?"
The ultimate f8 and be there, I suppose. Not sure about the overall value of the space race for humanity but I certainly respect the men who went there. I remember watching this as an 11 year old and still think it is truly amazing. Looking back at how fragile the lander appears in the photograph and thinking there is probably more computing power in the 'caps lock' key of the computer I am typing this on than on board Apollo 11, it's incredible.

One of the things that impresses me most about Neil Armstrong though is not just this and his general piloting skills and achievements but his quiet humility. It's refreshing, in this day of celebrity posers, to find that in someone who has actually achieved something of note.

That's an odd statement, considering that Neil "Might as well be a dog or monkey" Armstrong took manual control of the LM because it was off the automated course the NASA engineers programmed for it, thus preventing a crash. I'm sure there are other instances where a dog or monkey wouldn't have risen to a challenge; Apollo 13 comes to mind. As plenty of people involved in Apollo have said, it was definitely a team effort, not the one-sided, Man in a Can story peevee1 believes.

Armstrong took some very fine photos in the midst of an extremely busy few hours. For me, their power and beauty will never be diminished.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 07:59 UTC
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