armandino

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StephanBG: Wow, love DP, same people who played up the difference between APSC and FF now downplay the difference between FF and MF.

@Steve Balcombe
I really agree with your opinion. If Fuji was in a vacuum, than yes from APS-C to 33x44 is a great step up. But diminishing returns when compared to a FF and it isn't just much more money for a more limiting system, these cameras offer weaker AF, no IBIS, no 4K, slower sync speed... Hell I do not know if I would switch even if it was sold at the same price as my A7RII, which offers close IQ and a far superior flexibility. I am sure that it will find a nice homes somewhere and I would really like to own one for studio work, but really I cannot justify it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
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arhmatic: Smart move on Fujifilm to skip full frame and go directly to medium format.

@Astrotripper
I really hope so. I wish that given the effort of starting a new system, they picked a larger sensor differentiating in a more significant way from FF 35mm

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
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arhmatic: Smart move on Fujifilm to skip full frame and go directly to medium format.

@Astrotripper
The D810 will produce images that are competitive with the Fuji with an adequate lens.
In studio I use side by side a Pentax 645D and a Sony A7RII. I do not see a difference worth the money gap with MF. Although a bit older, the Pentax CCD still delivers a comparable IQ to the Fuji in studio settings. On the other hand The agility, IBIS and other functionalities make me reach for the Sony before the Pentax most of the times.
I personally like the MF idea a lot, but the sensor needs to be bigger or cost + performance more competitive. I.e. I would start considering the Fuji or equivalent only if it comes with IBIS, better AF, video etc. Or I would deal with the sluggish performance if the sensor is closer to true 645.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@Tristan Jones
Cheated on me! That is so unfair! that must have been why I could not sleep last night! :-)
See you around! Maybe we will have another flirt in the future...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
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arhmatic: Smart move on Fujifilm to skip full frame and go directly to medium format.

Agreed, but I think that this size sensor is too close to a FF. I am not sure if that offsets the benefits or much more flexible, inexpensive and mature FF cameras. I would have tried to go for a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

On a different note I would agree that if the monitor was in the 40" it would have been a better choice.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@Tristan Jones
I am going to say it one more time, since, I guess, you are either unable understand others's posts message (often an issue blinded by arrogance, case one), or you deliberately do not want to for the sake of argument - inflammatory (thus troll, case two):
A 32" 8K will deliver a detectable improvement in the displayed image. This can be beneficial in many ways, i.e. when working on photoshop at very small detail level (at times watching the screen close up), or when using multiple windows. Clearly there are diminishing returns, but that is true with any product in real life. While most definitely not needed it, there are people out there who will appreciate that, just like some people will choose a Porsche over an Audi, or an analog record over a CD, a 100MP Phase One over a D810, a $1000 botte of wine over a $50.
If you still argue that you are just further confirming that you fall either in case one (arrogant), or case two (troll), or a combination of both.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@Tristan Jones

"In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community" -Wiki-
your responses I think could be quoted as perfect example here :-)
I am very sorry for you if you are unable to see yourself in that. But that is ok, you do not see your blunt arrogance either (it is indeed generally a self feeding loop, an arrogant does not see much his own arrogance by definition). Maybe you should thank me for giving you some self reflecting opportunity.
And again you like to interpret my statements your own way:
"so you speak for everyone". Well a very grossly erroneous conclusion, not even worth arguing agains, but, expected and thus not surprised. I think I got you know well enough by now. I this point a responding for pure entertainment.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:03 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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pahnson: So many people make fun of this... Someday one company has to offer the next step. These steps will come, its only a matter of time. Even when HD hit the market many people told me "My tv is completely fine, who needs this?" - All of them now has a HD TV.
8k may not be necessary for 99,9999% of the people, even in the next 5 years... but some people can utilize it.
I always like to see new technologys, no matter if I actualy need it. Innovations and seeing things at the edge of the current limits of technology is great.

I very much agree.
I just wished they went for a 36" or even more. Definitely diminishing returns otherwise

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

.... additionally, I am entertained by the way you like to drift away with your interpretations of other's statements. At what point did I state that " apple invented high-dpi". By stating "taking the screen to the next level" I meant that they took a technology to the market in such a way to turn a niche product into a mass product. That is thank to the marketing, and being the first to develop an operating system that effectively displays higher resolution. They made the masses aware and eager of the "pixel-less" digital experience. Other companies just followed suit. Just like in many other occasions.
The fact that you assume that I intended that Apple manufactures screens and they invented higher density screens is just so ridiculous. You must really think that who has a different opinion from you is a total ignorant idiot. Your condescending tone is just beyond laughable.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@Tristan Jones
"we" are all the photographers interested in. Read the rest of the thread, it is not just me, and it is very obviously so. Or you think you know better than Dell? I do not think they are making this one monitor just for me, although it would be very flattering. Thus you are not nit picking, just being a plain silly troll.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

Also, just stop trashing Apple for being the first brand taking screen resolution to the next level while realistically other brands jumped in that same wagon pushing the resolution of mobile devices and laptops much past Apple's to truly ridiculous resolution playing the numbers game. Apple indeed, differently for many others, maintained a very reasonable balance between resolution and performance across the entire spectrum of their products. "retina" is just a marketing name like "quantum dot" and many others. You do not need to share your hatred toward Apple here, we might not agree but most importantly we cannot care less about your personal opinion in this regard.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@Tristan Jones
it seems to me that you are confusing "necessity" with "optional personal preference". I am not arguing that 8K or even 4K are a "must". However there are people, like me, how appreciate the extra. And the are many of us, trust me, and it is not "bandwagon brainwashing". Anyone with a decent experience in photography is likely to understand the meaning and value of pixel density and will choose their preferred "recommended ppi" based on their screen size, taste, and budget. Brainwashing is likely to happen to the average mass consumer. Glad to hear that you will never ever need more than 4K on your 32", now just stop trying convincing many other qualified professionals that there is absolutely no reason to go past that now and ever, waving on their face your glorious expertise.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@Tristan Jones
as you well put if you are any further than 10 inches. When printing 200 ppi is the minimum recommendable and a 4K 32" is 150 ppi. For instance, if you liked the same density as an Ipad Pro on this screen you would need more than 8K (264 ppi), while macbook pro sits at 220 ppi which is till far more dense than a 4K 32" (150 ppi). And you are not the only one with 4K technology sitting on your desk: "copy and paste" was to bring some quantifiable evidence which as you can well see can be meaningful as your perception is different from mine. Someone is happy with and Audi, others have appreciation for a Porsche. You might want to dial down your arrogance too, it is not helping here and it hardly helps in any worthy conversation.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 03:55 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

@ Tristan Jones
"Retina Display is a marketing term developed by Apple to refer to devices and monitors that have a resolution and pixel density so high – roughly 300 or more pixels per inch – that a person is unable to discern the individual pixels at a normal viewing distance." - Wiki -

4K @32" monitor gives you about 150ppi while 8K about 300ppi. I do not care if you have personal issues with marketing definitions but numbers are numbers. Unless you need an ophthalmologist difference is visible.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
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EdnaBambrick: What's the status of Sony and 12 bit vs 14 bit ? I don't follow it anymore but the last I noticed their cameras only deliver 14 bit under specific settings and may deliver 12 or 11+7 bit in many circumstances. Thanks.

Not continuous AF but continuous drive

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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Scottelly: 8K will come down in price over the next two or three years to a level that competes with 4K, just as 4K came down to compete with 1080 screens.

I have a 4K TV and I use use 90% of the time for displaying my own media (photos and videos). And yes, it makes a huge difference from 1080 because you can appreciate the content to the same extent at half the distance.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 04:54 UTC
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Frank C.: personally waiting for the 1024K or 1M version myself, need to break free from this K nonsense

Why now bringing digital experience close to reality is nonsense? If your eyes only resolved 2K would you be happy with that?
Here you basically get a 32" retina display. Why in the world you would not want that?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)

All the D3-D4-DF fanboys can now use their images for high quality icons on this screen :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 04:46 UTC as 6th comment
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superwave: Stupid suggestion. The trend is sony mirrorless.

@trungtran
do not worry, the A9 is around the corner
on the flip side I am pretty sure Canon will have very soon a remarkable mirrorless soon. They have all the ingredients they need ready (touch screen and fantastic Dual Pixel focus), they are just milking the DSLRs as much as they can. The drag is that they will likely not implement IBIS.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
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