nnowak

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nnowak: I think there is a bit of false advertising going on here. Every OEM rear cap that I own has raised text in the center area of the cap, yet these stickers are all displayed perfectly flat without any wrinkles. Are they using featureless generic caps or sanding OEM caps perfectly smooth?

mpy, My OEM Fuji XF, Nikon F, and Canon EF caps all feature raised text and are not indented like your Sony caps.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 17:41 UTC

I think there is a bit of false advertising going on here. Every OEM rear cap that I own has raised text in the center area of the cap, yet these stickers are all displayed perfectly flat without any wrinkles. Are they using featureless generic caps or sanding OEM caps perfectly smooth?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 14:03 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Does anyone know how widespread this problem actually may be? Sony has been selling well over a million mirrorless cameras a year for several consecutive years. The A7 III was launched over three years ago and has been one of Sony's more popular models. The 1320 people that signed the Change.org petition could theoretically represent less than 0.1% of the total user base. That is 1 out of 1000 for those that have difficulty with percentages.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 20:17 UTC as 108th comment | 10 replies
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nnowak: "it can also be used to revamp photos taken by less advanced cameras from the start of the digital era" That is only true if your older cameras are supported. Sadly, mine are not. Then again, some of my more recent cameras are also unsupported.

For anyone else interested, here is the link to supprrted cameras. https://www.dxo.com/dxo-photolab/supported-cameras/

@André BARELIER
My first DSLR was a Kodak DCS 460 which launched in 1995. I picked one up used a few years later. I also have a couple X-Trans Fuji cameras which DXO continues to ignore.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 00:42 UTC

"it can also be used to revamp photos taken by less advanced cameras from the start of the digital era" That is only true if your older cameras are supported. Sadly, mine are not. Then again, some of my more recent cameras are also unsupported.

For anyone else interested, here is the link to supprrted cameras. https://www.dxo.com/dxo-photolab/supported-cameras/

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 20:05 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies

I wish there was a 58-72mm version that took 77mm filters, but a really clever design nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 16:56 UTC as 32nd comment
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ciccoritti: Fox is not news network. Therefore making this a non-story.

@LenneMC - I have no idea where you are getting your statistics, but they are not even close to reality. So far for all of 2020, there have only been 239 total homicides in Chicago. Of that 239, only 95 were gunshot victims and that is across all races and genders.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 22:08 UTC
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Kurgo: First journalists being deliberately targeted by the police and now Fox "news" blatantly modifying photographs to produce their own propaganda...I realise this isn't really a thing in present day America considering their president, but how are organisations allowed to lie about such important things and especially at such a troubled time? How's Fox (or quite literally anyone pulling this sort of scum) not fined millions for blatantly trying to misrepresent reality while being, theoretically, journalists? It boggles the mind.

Unfortunately, they are largely unregulated. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has jurisdiction over broadcast TV as it uses the public airwaves. Cable and Satellite broadcasts are paid/private sector services which leaves them largely outside the reach of the FCC. General libel laws are about the only form of recourse. Internet streaming services would also fall into this same loophole.

While it is not much solace, the flip side to this lack of regulation makes shows like Game of Thrones possible as it could never air on broadcast TV in the USA.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 18:55 UTC

This article is missing any mention of the free versions of Capture One software. Capture one basically has 3 levels:
1. Capture One Pro (subscription or perpetual) that supports all functions for all cameras
2. Capture One Fuji/Nikon/Sony (subscription or perpetual) that supports all functions for a specific manufacturer's cameras
3. Capture One Express Fuji/Nikon/Sony that is completely free software that supports a limited set of functions for a specific manufacturer's cameras.

For example, if you shoot Canon and Nikon, you would need Capture One Pro (Option #1). If you only shoot Nikon, you could choose between the paid and free versions of the Nikon specific software depending on which features you need (Options #2 or #3).

Capture One does not prominently advertise the free versions, but it is available here - https://www.captureone.com/en/products-plans/capture-one-express

Not positive but I think you can move between versions with just a code, no additional download needed

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 18:57 UTC as 19th comment | 13 replies
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(unknown member): excellent. Finally some affordably priced 3rd party lenses *with AF* instead of ever more useless manual focus shards.

Also good is growing selection from 3rd party makers for Canon EF-M mount. Finally they've woken up to reality and accept that EOS M is the best-selling MILC system in market. And a heartfelt LOL to all the naysayers declaring Canon EOS M system a dead end.

I especially welcome the 33/1.4 because I hope it will bring price for Canon 32/1.4 down. Up to now it is only available at MSRP where I live.

Would have been even more interested in a 50/1.4 and/or 75/1.8 lens, since Canon has no native EF-M prime lens offering in that focal length range so far.

While Canon is #1 in Japan for mirrorless, the last global numbers I saw had Canon in third place behind Sony and m4/3. Fuji was a very close #4

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2020 at 18:02 UTC
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nnowak: What a sad state the camera industry is in. The "flagship" Canon 1DX III uses a 1024 X 683 TFT rear LCD with no calibration. Meanwhile, a Chineses smartphone that cost less than 1/5 as much comes with a 3168 X 1440 color calibrated OLED display. Even if you crop the smartphone display to the standard 3:2 aspect ratio, it still has more than 4 times the pixels.

The X-A7 and X-T200 may have the "best" screens, but they are still just an uncalibrated 1280 X 720 TFT LCD

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 15:33 UTC
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nnowak: What a sad state the camera industry is in. The "flagship" Canon 1DX III uses a 1024 X 683 TFT rear LCD with no calibration. Meanwhile, a Chineses smartphone that cost less than 1/5 as much comes with a 3168 X 1440 color calibrated OLED display. Even if you crop the smartphone display to the standard 3:2 aspect ratio, it still has more than 4 times the pixels.

@Haim Hadar - Why would anyone choose to do image composition and review on a low resolution display with inaccurate color, inaccurate contrast and inaccurate brightness? Better solutions are readily available, but the camera companies are ignoring them.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 00:32 UTC

What a sad state the camera industry is in. The "flagship" Canon 1DX III uses a 1024 X 683 TFT rear LCD with no calibration. Meanwhile, a Chineses smartphone that cost less than 1/5 as much comes with a 3168 X 1440 color calibrated OLED display. Even if you crop the smartphone display to the standard 3:2 aspect ratio, it still has more than 4 times the pixels.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 20:20 UTC as 10th comment | 11 replies

Tokina really needs to repackage that 11-20mm f/2.8 in E and X mount.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 20:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

Personally, I found very, very few of his images even remotely compelling.
https://www.tatsuosuzuki.com/works.html

How is this even considered "art"? It is literally "spray and pray" in the lowest form.

Step 1: Set the camera to one of the B&W film sims
Step 2: Enable burst mode
Step 3: Walk around a crowded city thrusting your camera in people's faces while mashing the shutter button.

The only skill Tatsuo has over any other random person is the willingness to be a jerk in public.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 21:54 UTC as 254th comment | 4 replies
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Photato: This camera could have been more versatile and fun than what it is by combining 5X crops / Digital Teleconverter with OIS.
26 Megapixels is a lot to play around with and can endure significant crops from the lens center as long as the camera is steady.
I'm totally put off by the fact Fuji automatically upresize the shots back to a 26MP !
Fuji, there is nothing wrong with 3MP high quality crops.

3MP is a 2.94X crop. The thing you keep missing with your constant advocacy for crop modes is the effective sensor area. Cropping to 3MP on the Fuji sensor uses a sensor area equal to a 1/1.7" sensor. That is like shooting with a circa 2000 Canon Powershot G1. A smaller Canon G7X III with a real zoom lens and 1" sensor would completely outclass the image quality from your desired crop mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 16:33 UTC
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Photato: This camera could have been more versatile and fun than what it is by combining 5X crops / Digital Teleconverter with OIS.
26 Megapixels is a lot to play around with and can endure significant crops from the lens center as long as the camera is steady.
I'm totally put off by the fact Fuji automatically upresize the shots back to a 26MP !
Fuji, there is nothing wrong with 3MP high quality crops.

A 5X crop produces a 1248x832 frame. That is only 1.03MP on a sensor area equal to an ancient iPhone 5. If that extremely low level of image quality is adequate for your needs, then you should probably just shoot with a smartphone from the start.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 15:32 UTC

Or spend just $40 to get a version actually manufactured by DeWalt
https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCB090-12V-Power-Source/dp/B00EYSUK7W

Prefer Milawaukee tools?
https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-49-24-2371-M18-Power-Source/dp/B008PTP0SK

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 20:45 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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It's not a real camera review unless it includes a picture of daddy/Jordan in the fetal position.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 00:50 UTC as 42nd comment

Darn it! Requires Android 7.0 or higher. This would have been really fun with my 18.4" Galaxy View. It may still be worth testing with my 9.7" OLED Tab S3.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 04:58 UTC as 2nd comment
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