Jefftan

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if prime lens at 25mm F2
no zoom
Olympus can easily put in a MFT sensor in it

Than it is really something

I have TG-5. It is a good small sensor camera.
but still small sensor with great limitation in dynamic range and noise

Olympus or Ricoh, please make a big sensor fix lens tough cam

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

would enable 40MP images and a high-quality 5x zoom.

if true will kill many camera
don't know if this is good news or bad news

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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CameraLabTester: Of course sales will be disappointing... cameras are not quick consumables you buy from a barista, gulp down, then chuck in the bin... you use it for a while... a long while!

What do these camera manufacturers want? We buy their cameras as regularly as cappuccinos?

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especially in Asia
the recent camera become more heavy and more expensive

expect young people start buying?
heavy big camera is not associated with style or trendy
and most young don't have a high income

nothing can stop the trend
camera will be a niche item increasing purchase by middle age up

not something for the young.
I suspect the younger the demographic the less use real camera (especially camera that are heavy and expensive)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 09:32 UTC
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turvyT: I love all new cameras, I think they are great. But I use my phone.

strange take pics is for sharing
to me the number one priority is to capture a scene for myself

sharing is not the motive or priority

today many think sharing is most important, ever think how much others value your share?
or just a nuisance to others with so many shares form others?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1500 (59 comments in total)

at least name a mirrorless best, many like me won't buy DSLR
my choice is Sony A6500

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 09:14 UTC as 4th comment

forever renting is the worst
I have heard it is difficult to terminate Adobe subscription

If I need it and I rent it for a $10 one time free for 1 month
or even $30 for 3 months
than that is OK

for any non-professional. Is it worth it to add $10 to your monthly budget?
Yes I know the daily coffee BS
normal people already have too many monthly bills, need to cut not adding to it

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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ewelch: That's some pretty poor competitive pricing. You can get Photoshop and Lightroom (both versions) for $9.99 a month.

Now, if you pay $300, you can get out from under that price difference in 15 months by buying the perpetual license. How often will users have to pay for upgrades after that?

Seems a bit flim flamy to me price-wise. You don't out-price the leader if you want to compete.

forever renting is the worst
I have heard it is difficult to terminate Adobe subscription

If I need it and I rent it for a $10 one time free for 1 month
than that is OK

for any non-professional. Is it worth it to add $10 to your monthly budget?
Yes I know the daily coffee BS
normal people already have too many monthly bills, need to cut not adding to it

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)
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Jefftan: I only own Sony A6500 and NEX-5N and don't know whether dual pixel is better than Sony for still

especially old NEX-5N some AF problem in low light, even A6500 in lower light (like cloudy sky or before sunset) not 100% reliable

only consider sensor IQ useless, AF accuracy (not speed as I do landscape) more important

But I have heard dual pixel don't work well in low light, is that true?

I don't think Panasonic low light AF is good as judge by the GM1 I own
even in cloudy dark sky is unreliable

whatever the -4EV low light the company claim

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)
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Jefftan: I only own Sony A6500 and NEX-5N and don't know whether dual pixel is better than Sony for still

especially old NEX-5N some AF problem in low light, even A6500 in lower light (like cloudy sky or before sunset) not 100% reliable

only consider sensor IQ useless, AF accuracy (not speed as I do landscape) more important

But I have heard dual pixel don't work well in low light, is that true?

A F1.4 lens help. I am using only using lens with F4

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Con someone with Canon camera tell me how dual pixel work in low light (cloudy, sunset, dark street scene...etc)

and AF accuracy too? Thanks

This is not so in my experience with CDAF system
especially without PDAF like my NEX-5N and GM1

AF is unreliable in low light (even cloudy sky)

I am talking about accuracy not speed
my A6500 is better in low light AF accuracy but still not totally reliable

I am only using lens with F4 on Sony (F3.5 on Panasonic) so fast lens maybe different

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 09:04 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)

Con someone with Canon camera tell me how dual pixel work in low light (cloudy, sunset, dark street scene...etc)

and AF accuracy too? Thanks

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 05:53 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)

I only own Sony A6500 and NEX-5N and don't know whether dual pixel is better than Sony for still

especially old NEX-5N some AF problem in low light, even A6500 in lower light (like cloudy sky or before sunset) not 100% reliable

only consider sensor IQ useless, AF accuracy (not speed as I do landscape) more important

But I have heard dual pixel don't work well in low light, is that true?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 05:00 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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pahnson: Ooooh, I am so excited. After a long time on Adobe Camera RAW and Capture One I was trying the newest version of Lightroom (classic) but the perfomance is still as awefull as 5 years ago...
if the new capture one improved it awefull perfomance and kept the great image quality, its a no brainer =)

one thing i now know that in the past don't is
if u shut down Capture One, look in task manager to make sure it really shut down
before re-opening it again

sometimes it takes a long time to shut down or won't shut down at all (if so just restart)
if it is not shut down and the program re-open again, it would cause serious error require program re-install

after i realize this , C1 no more problem, no crash on my win 10 system

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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nelmur: I have been using Capture One for a little over a year (version 9 and 10), and love it. The Luma curve tool, approach to color adjustment tools, and various other adjustments are incredible — much preferred to Lightroom, with very few exceptions.

My hangup with Phase One's approach to major releases for Capture One is that they stop offering new camera RAW support for previous versions.

Adobe doesn't offer support for new cameras on day one, but they have a good track record of offering updates to older versions of Lightroom for new camera models. Requiring users to pay for full .0 upgrade pricing if they choose to buy a new camera feels like bad sportsmanship for a professional tool.

I understand that paying for upgrades is a part of how these companies keep the lights on and continue building great new products. I just wish that they'd offer some ongoing support for older apps (for a time) at least in the form of RAW support for new cameras.

"since version 9 at least (maybe 8) and subsequent versions, you can convert to DNG and use that if you need. So, there is a work around. And it is good quality"

That is not true. In C1 support page it said DNG work only with supported camera
if camera not supported , convert to DNG won't work in C1

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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ewelch: That's some pretty poor competitive pricing. You can get Photoshop and Lightroom (both versions) for $9.99 a month.

Now, if you pay $300, you can get out from under that price difference in 15 months by buying the perpetual license. How often will users have to pay for upgrades after that?

Seems a bit flim flamy to me price-wise. You don't out-price the leader if you want to compete.

I just hate renting software
I would never rent any software

The day if Windows go renting I use Linux

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 07:24 UTC
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nelmur: I have been using Capture One for a little over a year (version 9 and 10), and love it. The Luma curve tool, approach to color adjustment tools, and various other adjustments are incredible — much preferred to Lightroom, with very few exceptions.

My hangup with Phase One's approach to major releases for Capture One is that they stop offering new camera RAW support for previous versions.

Adobe doesn't offer support for new cameras on day one, but they have a good track record of offering updates to older versions of Lightroom for new camera models. Requiring users to pay for full .0 upgrade pricing if they choose to buy a new camera feels like bad sportsmanship for a professional tool.

I understand that paying for upgrades is a part of how these companies keep the lights on and continue building great new products. I just wish that they'd offer some ongoing support for older apps (for a time) at least in the form of RAW support for new cameras.

I am not in defense of Capture One but it seem everyone including DXO
require point upgrade to work with new camera

one should understand they need to make money to stay in business
much better than Adobe unfair subscription model

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
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nelmur: I have been using Capture One for a little over a year (version 9 and 10), and love it. The Luma curve tool, approach to color adjustment tools, and various other adjustments are incredible — much preferred to Lightroom, with very few exceptions.

My hangup with Phase One's approach to major releases for Capture One is that they stop offering new camera RAW support for previous versions.

Adobe doesn't offer support for new cameras on day one, but they have a good track record of offering updates to older versions of Lightroom for new camera models. Requiring users to pay for full .0 upgrade pricing if they choose to buy a new camera feels like bad sportsmanship for a professional tool.

I understand that paying for upgrades is a part of how these companies keep the lights on and continue building great new products. I just wish that they'd offer some ongoing support for older apps (for a time) at least in the form of RAW support for new cameras.

That's not true if one is willing to convert new camera model RAW to DNG

but it is a major hassle and anyone want to do this to continue using LR is hard to day

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (156 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: 1600 for a stupid phone?
Or...
D7500 kit with 18-140
Or...
D5600 kit with 18-55 and 70-300
Or...
[insert your canon/sony/fuji/olympus/panasonic combo here]
Or... spend on travel and shoot with your "old" phone/camera.

I gotta tell you the world is so f-d up, it's getting unbearable.

I think the sale girl has sales skill that sold the house
not because she use a phone camera

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 12:58 UTC

Sony APS-C E-mount 50mm F1.8 have a 35mm equivalent FL of 75mm

Would it be similar to 85mm or not?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (156 comments in total)
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Jefftan: The only phone that get my interest is google pixel

only way to have higher IQ for small sensor is combining pics
and pixel do the best in my understanding

best video IS among all, its importance can not be understated, supposedly can have decent walking video (again I think no other phone can)

Unfortunately hardware still not there, must wait the next generation
give Google some time and it will sort it out, it is a software company

So u are happy with pixel 2

Have u use iPhone or Samsung before? Is Pixel 2 really got better still IQ and better video IS?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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