Tom_A

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I was able to compare the camera of an iphone 8plus with a samsung s9. On the phone screen.
Initial impression was indeed that both are surprisingly good, compared to my iphone 6 plus. And photo quality impression was roughly similar between them.
So yes, focus on what you like using.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 01:37 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (399 comments in total)
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Tom_A: I find it a really interesting product. One question: would lenses with OIS be able to function with OIS on this camera? I don’t think so.
I understand that it will mainly be used on tripods and steadicam-like contraptions, yet “simple” in lens OIS would be a benefit for hand held shots at this high resolution.

Thanks both for replying.
So the OIS in the lenses is a passive system? I had expected it would need energy from the camera body.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 06:06 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (399 comments in total)

I find it a really interesting product. One question: would lenses with OIS be able to function with OIS on this camera? I don’t think so.
I understand that it will mainly be used on tripods and steadicam-like contraptions, yet “simple” in lens OIS would be a benefit for hand held shots at this high resolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 02:25 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (399 comments in total)

Looks like an excellent product for serious videographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 08:03 UTC as 76th comment

I tried the SL in the shop with the standard zoom. Very big and heavy indeed.
However quality perception was excellent, the viewfinder is incredibly good and tye few photos I made with it there looked stellar when zoomed in.
It is not my kind of camera, but i respect it.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 30th comment

Skimming through a few replies, I find it surprising how negative people can be about something that other people enjoy using. Similar to immature bashing between smartphone camps.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 01:57 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
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Ruekon: Looks like an interesting portrait lens for APS-C -- about 75mm f/1.4 equivalent ... wondering how may X mount versions they'll sell.

I would rather buy the fuji 56 f1.2

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 04:22 UTC
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snapa: I think Canons priorities are way out of whack. Why put all this R&D and resources into something less than .05% people will actually buy. Instead, why not try to keep up with the competition in APS-C cameras that most people are interested in, or can afford?

Canon going off on tangents like this makes absolutely no sense.

It is not going off on tangents, it is a branch offering products for a different audience. I also bet that the profit margin is healthier than in a dslr.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 01:30 UTC

I always find these Fuji interviews so refreshingly to the point.

Years ago, Fuji had a certain reputation with unique compact rangefinder medium format cameras. I still occasionally use my GA645, it looks like an AF compact camera on steroids. Made absolutely wonderful pictures with it on backpacking holidays.
Imagine such a fixed lens medium format digital camera, like an x100 with supersized sensor... niche but so appealing!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A5 sample gallery (111 comments in total)

This looks good quality.
I had given my wife an earlier model in the series with the old 16mp sensor, perhaps the xa3 if I remember well, and it is a pleasant amateur camera with good results. Expect the same of this one.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 13:23 UTC as 26th comment
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anyway: 10 minutes of boasting how everything was part of his plan.

Totally useless, zero value-add comment by anyway...

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 00:19 UTC

I occasionally use some of my film cameras. Favourites are my Nikon F3Hp and a Rolleiflex. Love both! I wouldn’t mine a back to turn them digital but this is not what I would find a real solution.
I also wonder how your shutter speed is tranferred to the back, or does it set its own shutter speed independent of your camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 23:37 UTC as 21st comment

Wouldn’t it be great to see monochrom variants of more affordable cameras?
In general i do like black and white photography, i used be film more than colour in my film days.
I have seen pictures of the leica monochrom and the quality was absolutely superb, it was indeed better for bw than the traditional M.
Currently i use an xt2, which i think is pretty good and yet i can imagine that a monochrom variant would also be excellent.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 20:37 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Absolutely love my xt2 and its lenses. Sturdy, stellar results and ergonomic. AF is usually fast enough except I can still miss shots of my kids jumping around when using the heavier 23 and 35 1.4 lenses.
I use mainly my phone for video souvenirs. The xt2 is mainly for stills. As such the main improvement for me in the xh1 is the IBIS.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 02:55 UTC as 5th comment
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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Sactojim: iPhone X=dead phone. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2018/01/29/apple-iphonex-failure-sales-estimate-truth-marketshare-production/#2521be633bd5

They sold 1 million mess phones in a quarter that had one week less than last year’s. Hence it would be the same or slight year on year growth if adjusted. With more profit.
It is obvious that many commentors for some reason would like apple to fail. And that precludes neutral reading of the facts. Neutral fact is that they did very well
Across the board, only macs slipped a bit.
I wouldn’t mind failing in my work the way Apple does, if Inwould believe all the conjencture.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 06:42 UTC

Soderbergh is one of the top directors. Provided the script is good, it may well look good enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 07:25 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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princecody: An iPhone X SE I read online already is set to be Apples next phone lol. Maybe that means a normal iPhone X will ONLY be $500 soon??

Rumors are only rumors

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:18 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Apple has decided to half its original number that it said it would manufacture. The people don't like it nor want it.

Well. Not one report is an apple statement, as I thought. Lots of conjecture about why. Last year they also reduced production after the superbusy holiday season, that is not abnormal.
In other reports it seems that the X was a very solid seller in tye holidays, despite the high price.
We will soon hear more on their earnings call which I think is next week. If I were a betting person, my money would be on them having had a stellar past quarter.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Apple has decided to half its original number that it said it would manufacture. The people don't like it nor want it.

Rumor mill. Please point me to that Apple statement.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 05:48 UTC

Looks like a sensible camera for a backpacking holiday, for people who want memories of all activities.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 11:13 UTC as 36th comment
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