GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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PLShutterbug: What is a “one meter to infinity” focal length? Some kind of new zoom? Cool If I can get images of the inhabitants of the moons of Antares IV from my back yard, but Isn’t a shortest focal length of 1,000mm kind of long - assuming the film format is 35mm?

Sarcasm...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 12:57 UTC
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thx1138: That's a pretty darn good price. The term entry level is getting blurrier all the time. Camera looks very nice too in both silver and gold, looks up market.

But does it feel upmarket? If it’s based on the X-A5, then that worries me because that’s feels like a plasticky piece of dross! Much worse than their more upmarket offerings. But if it is well built for what it is, and at that price, I might consider it as a backup body.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 12:53 UTC
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huyzer: 4K is not what I need, let alone 60 fps. <sarcasm>
Just getting the comment out of the way. ;P

Started using 4K video recording on my newest smartphone, and there’s no going back! 1080P looks distinctively inadequate and old fashioned now by comparison.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:47 UTC

The spec and price of these types of Windows laptops is making me seriously consider moving back to that platform from the Mac I currently own (purchased in 2013) and now almost unbearably slow when it comes to photo processing.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:40 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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PLShutterbug: What is a “one meter to infinity” focal length? Some kind of new zoom? Cool If I can get images of the inhabitants of the moons of Antares IV from my back yard, but Isn’t a shortest focal length of 1,000mm kind of long - assuming the film format is 35mm?

What they meant to say was the lens has fixed focus from 1 meter to infinity. So it doesn't need the extra complexity and cost of an active focusing mechanism. It’s a compromise used on super cheap lenses and ideal for a disposable camera like this.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:25 UTC

Disposable film cameras used to be everywhere before digital took over. You could buy them in packs. It’s curious that they chose an 800 ISO film speed though. Good for indoor low-light situations, but a bit overkill for outdoor daylight situations IMO. Maybe they’re using such a high speed film to make up for the lack of a built-in flash maybe?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:20 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

$630 for the 8MB/256GB version of this phone in today’s market is very good value compared to similar spec phones from the more well known established competition IMO.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 11:33 UTC as 2nd comment
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Melchiorum: I'm always glad to see interesting products like that, but my personal experience with the Surface line was absolutely terrible. Got a Surface Pro: the screen's defective. Sent it back, got another one... which was somehow even worse (just google Surface flickering). Sent it back. Got the Surface Book. Worked fine for about 2 days... then one of the backlight LED's died leaving a dark blotch. Returned it. Got another one: the keyboard/touchpad kept getting unresponsive. Had to draw a line at that point.

Maybe I got extremely unlucky, but I doubt it, because the surface-dedicated forums and other resources are filled with people having the EXACT same issues and the only person I know who owns a Surface Book too has keyboard/touchpad problems as well. Microsoft quality control is garbage, which is a pity, because on the surface (ha-ha) their products look great.

Wow! Didn’t know the Surface range was that problematic! Go get an iPad maybe?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 08:18 UTC

A nice bit of pro office kit I’ve never heard of...up until now.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 08:16 UTC as 18th comment

Well done Nikon! They’ve made a much better than expected turn around. And in only 1 year too! I thought it would take them longer if at all! Looking forward to see what they come up in the MILC department soon. Photokina this year?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 08:01 UTC as 14th comment

What is Goggles RE?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 07:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article ESA unveils most detailed 3D star map ever captured (159 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Why show this star map in the format of a video? I watched about half and it seems to be just a still image.

Oh right...

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 17:38 UTC

That 100MP BSI sensor is going into Fuji’s next MF camera! Probably with a reveal at Photokina this year. Of course it’s coming to other brands cameras too (Hasselblad etc...) but still...

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 16:55 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article ESA unveils most detailed 3D star map ever captured (159 comments in total)

Why show this star map in the format of a video? I watched about half and it seems to be just a still image.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 16:44 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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milkod2001: Still waiting for monitor to 'have it all'
All i want is: 32'', IPS factory calibrated screen,99% Adobe RGB good enough for photography and content creation, 120Hz refresh rate so i can play games on it too. No curves nonsense. All at €1000.

If you want it all, why not 100 percent Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 coverage too?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 09:07 UTC
On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (93 comments in total)

Interesting stuff!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 17:55 UTC as 34th comment
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TheDarmok74: I wish them the best but after the first try and the DL desaster I don't believe anything they say.
The next step has to be some Google style smarts in the image processing, that will be the biggest step in a long time.

Computational photography is overdue for this market. The traditional camera brands really need to get on that bandwagon. Because I don’t believe it’s going to be too long before Apple, Samsung etc... get dangerously close to the image quality of current large sensor cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 17:17 UTC
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Mortal Lion: So it should be there by 2021?

Burn 🙂

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 17:07 UTC
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petreluk: Go to any international awards final and chances are you'll find it dominated by Canon and Nikon DSLRs, not of of them new models either. In a conservative industry there's a good reason for that: professionals use what they know is proven to work and they don't change it on a whim. If Nikon play this carefully they should do perfectly well and insure against the future while continuing to sell plenty of the excellent DSLRs for which they are rightly celebrated. Sony fanboys will just have to put up with it.

Sony is currently doing very well in the MILC market in general, but I still don’t think they’ve had any major inroads into to pro stills market yet. Video is another matter, both disciplines are converging of course. But at major sports events for example, still a lot more Canon & Nikon than Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 17:06 UTC

And about bloody time too! Even though it’s still a year away. I think Sony should indeed be worried, just a little anyway...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 16:56 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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