Johan Borg

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On article Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review (216 comments in total)
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I have a dream: "Dual-aperture gives the wide-angle sensor more light in dim conditions"
I really don't understand that.
Why does the dual aperture f1.5 / f2.4 give more light than a single aperture f1.5 ?
More light is given by the wide aperture, not by the fact there are 2 apertures.

Sorry, English is not my mother language, I hope what I wrote is understandable.

Judging from the RAW sample, they need the f/2.4 aperture because the lens is far less sharp at f/1.5 than the fixed f/1.7 lens of my Note 8.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 20:56 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)

As long as sensor size matters among phone cameras, I'd say yes. The best phone camera on the market today is the Huawei P20 Pro which also happens to be the one with the biggest sensor.

Everything else equal - size still matters.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 15:14 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Well, how much can you charge for smartphone accessories? ;-)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 14th comment
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Lan: A 3D display married to a 2D camera; is it just me that thinks that's a strange design decision?

...and RED confirmed that quickly:

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
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Lan: A 3D display married to a 2D camera; is it just me that thinks that's a strange design decision?

Not only is it married to two cameras on each side of the phone, it also allows display of commercial 3D movies.

To produce a 3D movie, you would likely need to buy or rent twice as many RED cameras as for a 2D movie, so it surely makes sense for RED to push 3D adoption everywhere...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 14:43 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018 (177 comments in total)
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photo_rb: Thanks, this is really great for me as I was just looking for a camera like this. I am a little disappointed to find there is really nothing available with a larger sensor like APS-C. I guess that is where you get a little more serious and go with an underwater case.

Leica X-U

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 15:23 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (449 comments in total)
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MiraShootsNikon: The smartphone v. "real" camera trope is starting to feel much like the digital v. film trope. People like to fight, even though everywhere else the battle ended quietly, a while ago. Film is niche; "real" cameras are too, or will be shortly.

I think niches are fun, enriching places to be.

Nonetheless, I understand the substance of "adapt or die" barking, if not the abrasion and schadenfreude. ("Or die?" Sheesh. We're just talking about cameras.) But life *is* a series of meetings and partings; nothing lasts forever.

Personally, I will miss regarding photography as a direct expression of human craft. I suppose somebody will have had to train the AI choosing our exposures, our depths of field, our colors and tone; the AI culling our frames and laying out our presentations. So we'll thank Google researchers rather than each other. And I suppose we will still be pointing the camera ourselves--for a while yet.

Still, I will miss what it used to mean for someone to make a photo for me.

Well, give each smartphone a 360 degree camera and we won't even have to point ourselves...

But in all this talk about computational photography, it's refreshing to see the Huawei P20 Pro take the lead by primarily using a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 21:08 UTC

Why no DNG/RAW shots? That's where the 40mp sensor appears to make sense and where you *could* see a difference with a much smaller sensor like in Pixel 2.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 14:51 UTC as 69th comment
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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Gesture: Will there ever be another SIgma camera?

caterpillar, with a fast enough global shutter and modern processing power, it may be more logical to simply shake the sensor and capture all colors at the same position in rapid sequence.

Foveon cameras tend to have their own personality and being different from the major players is interesting in itself in these smartphone camera days.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 16:53 UTC
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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Gesture: Will there ever be another SIgma camera?

Yes, he confirmed the development of a new camera in a presentation at CP+, but without any details, like if it's the next DP (fixed lens) or SD (interchangeable lens) series.

Sigma has been piling on new patents in the area lately, will be interesting to see if they make it into that camera or if it's for a future sensor generation.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 15:06 UTC
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gordonpritchard: Over engineered?
In a world where major movies may be filmed using iPhones, GoPros, and DSLRs would these Canon lenses really make an image quality difference when viewed on a TV screen - even a UHD TV?

28mm equivalent iPhone vs 37-3200mm (6400mm with extender) equivalent Canon zoom. Yeah, that's visible.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:21 UTC
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WesPerry: “...a maximum aperture off f/1.7 at its wide-angle setting, which lets in more light than any consumer-grade zoom lens on the market—even the high-end DSLR lenses.”

Well, it's a constant f/1.7 up to 340mm. The article may focus on the wrong point, but it's an impressive tool.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:15 UTC
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osv: looks like it'll do 4kp60, nice

crop sensor with no e-mount option, unfortunately

No point in E mount when the sensor is slightly smaller than in a RX100.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 21:43 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Good for Samsung. I'm still waiting for someone to make a single FL multi module phone camera. There has been a lot of promise shown by separating out color and luminance channels

The Essential Phone does just that.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 09:03 UTC
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (225 comments in total)

Really cool idea. The resulting DOF is so extreme that it almost comes across as computational in these portrait-mode times :-D

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 17:38 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: What is the patent-able factor here?

@pannumon is correct, this isn't a general patent on fingerprint scanner on a camera - most phones would fall under that category after all.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:38 UTC
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jakdaniel975: But how do you compare them !!!
100% crop very large quality differences


You're being too nice to the iPhone, try a crop of the hair ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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cosinaphile: another wasted opportunity to use a 1 \1.7 or 2\ 3 sensor

why does sony ... the world leader in sensor technology ,... consistently fail at delivering a decent cameraphone ?

The lack of RAW support is particularly sad, preventing their own phones from delivering as good image quality as the very same sensor in a competitor's phone. Otherwise Sony phones are quite interesting, I'd buy one with RAW if only to get that dedicated two stage shutter button.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 20:44 UTC
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Artem Holstov: What is this lens equivlent to in FF terms then?

About 107mm, if you consider the G mount version.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
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Lordemed: The arrogance of Leica and other German manufacturers in overpricing their products amazes me. The more they charge, the more the 1% want to buy.

Sony's Mark XVII model scheme is starting to make Leica look affordable, though...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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