Joe Tam

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On article DJI Mini 3 Pro 10-bit video: What you need to know (42 comments in total)

How do you grade D-Cinelike on Final Cut X? I tried manually and was never happy with the results. I am using Sony A1 and use Phantom LUTS. Is there a LUT for D-Cinelike?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2023 at 12:23 UTC as 1st comment
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TN Args: Definitely a marketing driven decision: when a technology has a widespread prejudice against it, then the accountants will tell the engineers not to bother even if they could make the tech better than the tech with the better reputation.

IMO the same thing happened with Foveon: Quattro tech became unsellable because of market prejudice against the *principle* of being anything other than 1:1:1, so Sigma abandoned it despite being inherently the best IQ possible from any given area of Foveon sensor real estate.

So Panasonic has to abandon CDAF-DFD because every vloggerhead and every pimply kid working in camera retail is running around saying "don't buy Panasonic because they don't have PDAF". Even if CDAF-DFD became completely superior it won't matter because of the years it would take for it to sink through the 'wall of middlemen'.

I used gx7-gx8-gh4 professionally at times when my Nikon DSLR was too loud or wanted to stay low profile. The gx7 was an amazing camera for it's time and size. It was like the poor man's leica. Only downfall was the autofocus along with iso range. Once I switched to Sony I dumped everything except the gx7. Love the camera for what it allowed me stay invisible when taking pictures. I can't believe Panasonic STILL hasn't implemented pdaf.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2023 at 04:51 UTC

Is there any option to buy the Mavic 3 with dual cameras and DJI RC Pro? The standard option doesn't include this.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2022 at 17:48 UTC as 3rd comment

My Capture One subscription ends in March 2023. Will purchasing one year subscription at this rate extend my subscription to March 2024?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2022 at 05:03 UTC as 33rd comment
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Fred Mueller: well a little love for the schizophrenic AF C in my Z6ii would be appreciated as well ...

I heard the z6i and ii af was really unreliable. I am sorry to see you confirm this. Wonder why Nikon can't improve the ii series.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2022 at 05:25 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: I'm so glad I switched from Nikon to Sony and the 200-600. I don't have too many years left!

Z9 was only hyped because the rest of the lineup was horrible in the AF dept. Just like how the D3 was hyped because the D2h sufffered from low megaxpiel count vs Canon 1dm2 and had magenta issue. I considered Z6 when it was released but the autofocus was simply unreliable. I have even heard Z6ii even hasn't got it right yet. Z9 is too big and conspicuous for a range of photography. Can't imagine what A1x could do if they stuffed it to fit the size of the Z9. Could probably fit a 6g chip, flip out keyboard, juice box, and a toothbrush compartment for those long days.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2022 at 08:46 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: I'm so glad I switched from Nikon to Sony and the 200-600. I don't have too many years left!

TeilaDay This is the advantage of first mover and why I see so many Sony converts. If money was not an issued I'd probably get the Z9 or Z9 mini. However, while Nikon was busy designing the 50/1.2 instead of pouring all their resources into Z9 level camera Sony was busy delivering and converting people with electronic shutter that could capture fast action.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2022 at 02:10 UTC
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s-trap: When comparing to Godox Ad100 it's worthwhile to ask about color quality / stability. Some Godox strobes have pink or green casts which people try to fix with permanent application of filters.

I wander how good Profoto is in that area.

I started with Profoto and ended up with Godox. Every piece of equipment I have purchased from either brand still works but I use Godox on more occasions. The AD200 is really versatile with multiple accessories and I can also use it on OCF Profoto modifiers. I do not have to lug 3 B1/B2/B10 around anymore. I do use B1x when needed but I am glad I don't have to carry everything in a cart anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2022 at 06:16 UTC
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D135ima: - Canon, look, other manufacturers have very balanced telephoto lenses, as close as possible by aperture diameter to the low end of heavy class, like 300 2.8 and 400 4, but at the same time accessible to mere mortals. Can i have something like that ?
- Listen boy, highly polarized lens line is fine ! You don't need intermediate solutions. And we have well-balanced good value telephoto lenses at home !
Well-balanced good value telephoto lenses at home:
RF 800 11

just get the 100-400S. unless this is f2.8 or f4 there is not a major difference with 100-400 and you have the versatility of zooming out.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2022 at 01:26 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: I'm so glad I switched from Nikon to Sony and the 200-600. I don't have too many years left!

I am too. Waiting for Nikon to come around is like waiting for Mets to win another championship. The Z30 and this lens do not build the kind of excitement other companies are creating.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2022 at 01:20 UTC
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photography-lover: Another remarkable lens from Nikon.

What's not to like about it.

Half a stop doesn't give you that much more separation of background
Depth of field calculator shows for subject at 100 ft away
You get extra foot in depth of field at 5.6. If this was
F3:5 would be impressive and more useful for intended
Purposes

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2022 at 13:40 UTC
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photography-lover: Another remarkable lens from Nikon.

What's not to like about it.

What's the point of this when the 100-400/4.5-5.6 is so much more versatile and also just a little slower f-stop at the longer end. You won't be using either in exreme low-light so why not just save with 100-400.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2022 at 04:44 UTC

So glad I switched from Nikon to Sony. They shovel this out instead of Z7iii with Z9 tech when every other manufacturer has top quality products such as R5, R5c, a7siii, a74...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2022 at 04:37 UTC as 58th comment | 12 replies
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@mikeran the 8k 4:2:2 is as useless as Rolex because my iPhone
Has a clock. This is their argument.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 20:14 UTC
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@JPM29 Your reading comprehension is -3 on a scale of -3 to 10. How can a feature be "worthless" when it is useful to photographer and appreciative clients? I don't deliver in 8k now but shoot it in so I can harness the power of 8k frame grab as well as have flexibility in post. If you think this is useless please hold up your right hand and type: "I swear I have never ever cropped a photo in my life"

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 05:31 UTC
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@MikeRan they know not what they do.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 04:30 UTC
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@JPM29 Don't need any solid arguments because the work I deliver with A1 pays very well. But then you wouldn't understand the benefits of any of this modern technology what with the content you watch on the PAL/SECAM tv/vcr combo in yo mama's bazement.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 02:07 UTC
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@JPM29 To educate trolls who post stuff like this ad nauseum:

"Another useless feature. Wonder how of those praising it here will be able to present it 8k, none I guess, or at home for themselves."

"Yes, I am Canon, it does not mean I like all the new senseless features they propose, like the 8k or the supposed new 100 mp cam."

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 01:45 UTC
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@PAntunes I wonder why people are so concerned about something that is so useful to a lot of professionals and gives picture editors the ability to crop a photo for print layout requirements.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2022 at 23:20 UTC
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KaisDB: Come on... 8K, seriously??
Who on earth edit 8K footage (not proxies) on an aging Macbook???

Who still believes in the marketing BS??? Who???
(I mean, which so-called photographer)

I'm eagerly waiting for those who will justify the need more than 6K (the last 007 has been shot in 6K, but maybe it wasn't "pro" enough..).

@PAntunes If Dbag had his way we would all be forced to wear tacky Rolex watches and deliver content to our clients in 480p.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2022 at 23:20 UTC
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