GabrielZ

GabrielZ

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Another interesting new technology coming to the photo market.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 05:49 UTC as 22nd comment
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eno2: And now the Leica SL viewfinder undergone a huge resolution downgrade to only 4.4 million dots from pixels: "The highlight of the SL is undoubted its 4.4 megapixel 'EyeRes' EVF".

You should change the viewfinder description of that camera, it has only 1,41 Mp not 4,4 MP as most of the internet folks (including you) wrongly advertised it. :)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4830978874/2015-roundup-high-end-interchangeable-lens-cameras-2000/12

@Revenant - Yes of course! A big faux-pas on my part. I got mixed up with displays (which have the RGB sub-pixels) which is what this Epson part is, and sensor tech which has the discrete pixels and Bayer array...as you just explained.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
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eno2: And now the Leica SL viewfinder undergone a huge resolution downgrade to only 4.4 million dots from pixels: "The highlight of the SL is undoubted its 4.4 megapixel 'EyeRes' EVF".

You should change the viewfinder description of that camera, it has only 1,41 Mp not 4,4 MP as most of the internet folks (including you) wrongly advertised it. :)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4830978874/2015-roundup-high-end-interchangeable-lens-cameras-2000/12

@HowaboutRaw - No...the Sony sensor is 42MP, that's 126 million RGB dots if you like.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 06:44 UTC

"GoPro has UHD 4K video capability in its Hero 4 Black camera, but it is difficult to tell at this point whether the company will equip the Karma with 4K video, or choose to make it more accessible with a lower price point. Perhaps it will offer both 4K and HD versions"

I find this paragraph odd. I would of thought that this drone won't have any built-in video capabilities of its own, but will instead provide an image stabilised platform to place your GoPro cameras onto...the accompanying promo video shows a Hero4 camera at the end...mind you I'm not into this field of videography, so what do I know?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 10th comment

What can this GoPro drone offer that isn't available already?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:03 UTC as 11th comment

I hope this EVF turns up in the rumoured X-Pro2, supposedly making its debut in just over a month, on the 15th January.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 5th comment
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eno2: And now the Leica SL viewfinder undergone a huge resolution downgrade to only 4.4 million dots from pixels: "The highlight of the SL is undoubted its 4.4 megapixel 'EyeRes' EVF".

You should change the viewfinder description of that camera, it has only 1,41 Mp not 4,4 MP as most of the internet folks (including you) wrongly advertised it. :)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4830978874/2015-roundup-high-end-interchangeable-lens-cameras-2000/12

Yes...1400x1050x3(RGB)=4.41million dots.The actual resolution is 1.41MP not more.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:58 UTC

The first photo in this gallery is stunning! To me anyway.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 23rd comment
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The Photo Ninja: For just a little bit more now, you could get an X-E2.

@BarnET - True...I've got that duo and they push above their weight.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 17:37 UTC

Well that peeked my interest! I'm definitely considering purchasing the standard version. Most of my photos are no more than 16MP anyway. And I could really do with the harddisc savings on my laptop. Uploading and then accessing photos from the Cloud is still too slow, and if for what ever reason I can't pay anymore for that storage, I'd be cutoff from my photos I presume. And external SSD storage for the capacities I need and speed I'd like are also still prohibitively expensive.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 35th comment
On article Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)

Just another example of Apple dropping the ball lately. Its a similar story elsewhere with their services, apps etc...they seem to have become a victim of their own success...sad.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 06:13 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

Another week another new Leica, they're really pumping them out lately ! Anyway the loss LV and video recording capabilities in such a camera is perfectly acceptable for a reduction in purchase price, and the more refined shutter is a desirable bonus. But I don't like the replacement of the brass top-plate with an aluminum version. I think that's a step to far for such a traditional (and tank-like) camera. M's should have brass top and bottom plates!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 16:36 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)

Many class-leading features and capabilities with this camera, the sensor is especially impressive! But there are too many important things in the 'cons' list that put me off a bit. The poor tested battery life, unergonomic body and controls and menu issues especially.

Battery life and an oversensitive viewfinder eye sensor are my main bug-bears with my current ILM camera, I wouldn't want to spend thousands more and and have a repeat of those issues...overall then despite leaps and bounds in capability with this generally excellent camera, I still don't think ILM's are quite there yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 18:07 UTC as 235th comment | 2 replies

Very interesting tech with potential. The QuantumFilm is similar in principle if not application to QuantumDot layers increasingly used in very high quality displays, monitors and TVs. Some mega corporation is going to buy up this startup I'm sure!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 16:54 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)

I whole heartedly agree with one observation here in particular...battery life, it's still truly abysmal! At least with my X-E2 it is. While I like my Fujifilm, I have to carry around with me at least 3 batteries to get a decent days worth of shots out of it! That was definitely not the case with my former Canon DSLR, I could shoot for a few days in a row before having to recharge. It's the only thing...performance wise...that I miss from that camera. I also believe that high speed sports photography would of been a lot better with that camera too, but I was never into that, so I don't miss it.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 15:46 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)

Who's going to want this camera? Its spec seems to be from 2010 or something...plastic lens-mount! I haven't seen one of those since my Minolta film camera from 12 years back. And isn't that Alpha-mount (also of Minolta origin I believe) almost dead in the water by now too?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 21:51 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

This is what I was expecting unfortunately...that the Nikon and its Sony sensor would outperform the Leica by what seems to be a considerable margin. How much longer can Leica get a way with this premium price/inferior performance thing? Even the new lenses are oversized and underperforming. Makes me start to doubt the image quality of their esoteric M and S series lenses too, are they really as good as everybody seems to think they are?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)
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M W B G: All the haters are out in full force as per usually with any Leica announcment. Lots of positive reviews out there for this beast. Ill admit it does have some funky industrial design and seems rather large for a mirrorless, but it does what its meant to do and does it well. People here tend to forget these are just tools. I don't think many of the people commenting on here actually take pictures. Leica doesn't care what the haters say. They will do just fine without them. I don't know why everyone is comparing it to sony. Leica never stated this was made to compete with Sony. Its seems to be geared more towards dslr competition. It also looks more like a mini S than a sony. Sony does have some great sensors in their cameras but I just hated the clutter and the crap menue (a7 II) It's never inspired me to want to go out to take pictures. I found myself reaching over the sony to grab my old canon f1. If the price was maybe $4000 I'd probably buy one but it is overpriced for sure. Edited

@shigzeo: I like Apple products a lot...my laptop is a Mac and I use an iPhone. But as you know probably from forums on various tech websites, there are a lot of Apple haters out there, claiming they're products are overpriced and under specified with a closed ecosystem etc...those claims are the similarities between the two companies that I was getting at...people who don't use Apple products don't understand them, just as people who don't use Leica products don't get them either. I'm fond of both companies which is why I criticise them at times.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)
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M W B G: All the haters are out in full force as per usually with any Leica announcment. Lots of positive reviews out there for this beast. Ill admit it does have some funky industrial design and seems rather large for a mirrorless, but it does what its meant to do and does it well. People here tend to forget these are just tools. I don't think many of the people commenting on here actually take pictures. Leica doesn't care what the haters say. They will do just fine without them. I don't know why everyone is comparing it to sony. Leica never stated this was made to compete with Sony. Its seems to be geared more towards dslr competition. It also looks more like a mini S than a sony. Sony does have some great sensors in their cameras but I just hated the clutter and the crap menue (a7 II) It's never inspired me to want to go out to take pictures. I found myself reaching over the sony to grab my old canon f1. If the price was maybe $4000 I'd probably buy one but it is overpriced for sure. Edited

They're the Apple of the camera world. Except for the people that regularily use their products, everybody hates them!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
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