wakaba

Joined on Oct 10, 2012

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On article Huawei P10 camera review (72 comments in total)

A phone is never a premium product. It's a subscription service with a hardware dongle.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 07:07 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (300 comments in total)
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chshooter: Looks promising. Computational photography is the future and with cellphone sensors advancing and prices for sensors and CPUs coming down, things will only get better. The camera is already significantly smaller than a DSLR with the corresponding focal length lenses

That would be the case if they use large chips and real lenses. Here software is used to mimick that scenario. This is the classic upsampling and amplification trap with vendor lock in and not sound engineering. Not buying it.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 15:30 UTC

Nikon FF are missing simple and meaningful 4k vid. I would like to progress to MF vid. I am tired of the same FF feature rehash. I live the Nikon lenses. Sony? Never heard of them. 1979 Trinitron and Walkman...

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 05:15 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

Xeon and ancient motherboard from Apple...thats 7-12k.
Most are yesteryears i5-i7, motherboard with an old and slow bus, awful graphics and no software available to run...just like 1991...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:28 UTC

Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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RJSNIKON: My first DSLR. I was so proud. Fantastic camera. I made thousends of fantastic photo's with it. And so robust. I'm working in archeology, with moist and mud. Dropped it in an excavation pit once. It fell 1.5 meter ans ended up in de mud. No big deal.

But after a few years the D300 was launched. That was a big step ahead...

Gifted mine to Kids. They used it for a long time. It quit after 10 years of heavy use in Africa. My D600 fell 1.5m and sprang into a thousand pieces. Need a new main cam...hate my 7000 backup.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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GiovanniB: I love Swiss German! This language is so cute.

It's the new "native" Means cookie. Swabian is an abomination ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 04:55 UTC
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jwasturias: Can a small mobile phone sensor with even the best possible lens resolve 28mp?
I read somewhere that a 18mp dslr far outresolves that super high resolution Nokia phone (Nokia Lumia 41 Megapixel Camera Phone) in terms of real pictures.

Agree. The max 28 is also only the lenscenter and only on a perfect cold day in a lab in a closeup. At 28 or more you start to see the air vibrating and the sensor vibrate when heating up.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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jwasturias: Can a small mobile phone sensor with even the best possible lens resolve 28mp?
I read somewhere that a 18mp dslr far outresolves that super high resolution Nokia phone (Nokia Lumia 41 Megapixel Camera Phone) in terms of real pictures.

A full size sensor in a Nikon 600 and a good prime lens - is waaay better. Its does not compare whatsoever - with any kind of phonecam - and I had the Lumia. I downgraded to a Lumia 640xl because there was no gain - phones are just crappy sensors with crappy plasticlenses. This chip however might just be what Nikon needs to make a Mediumformat DSLR Back with 4k vid.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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Rob890: lot of business experts here, maybe Nikon should hire some of them

Look, Nikon people, they dont let them out very much. Company people. Its a fault thats engineered into the system: 1. Do the same over and over again, cheapen it down over time, expect the business model to break because your consumers have moved on and now you lack resources to keep going. Start at 1again. Change the word camera to car, phone, healthcare...

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 18:33 UTC

Could do a waterproof Nikon phone that doubles as a Nikon MEDIUM format back running on Windows and the lensring on the box would take fullsize lenses. No autofocus crap. Just marrying great prime lenses to my storage.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 12th comment
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lkent18: Why not make a digital Nikonos? But better.
Seriously.
It's a major niche.
Full frame 35mm sensor. Good battery. Low-light performer. In and out of water. Small - every decent underwater set-up is bulky.
A camera for those who like to go everywhere and don't mind shooting 1 shot to keep every day, rather than 1000 shots to throw ever hour.

I for one would buy one.

Agree. A Nikonos. A, M and P. 2 Dials. 30mb and real 4k. No orange or yellow. Decent heft. Small does not work well underwater.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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galone: why is it important the feature "de-clicked aperture control ring" ?
What happens then with the aperture control located on the camera body ?

I own the declicked Samyang Fisheye. Very good and very usable.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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wakaba: Those filters are wonderful. Live in a town at the bottom of a mountain with some seriously large t-scopes. We have very dim and few streetlights and most homes are also dimly lit because of the scopes. No need for astro-filters anymore. Almost zero light pollution. Sleepquality is amazing without all that pollution. There really is no need for leaving lights on at night in buildings and on the street. Its time to turn of the lights worldwide and enjoy the nightsky again.

Streetlighting, robbing and roadsafety cannot be linked reliably. Sleepproblems, unnecessary waste of energy and environmental impact, however, are.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 21:35 UTC

Those filters are wonderful. Live in a town at the bottom of a mountain with some seriously large t-scopes. We have very dim and few streetlights and most homes are also dimly lit because of the scopes. No need for astro-filters anymore. Almost zero light pollution. Sleepquality is amazing without all that pollution. There really is no need for leaving lights on at night in buildings and on the street. Its time to turn of the lights worldwide and enjoy the nightsky again.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 00:24 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

Full frame iq is maxed out. Die pricings coming down. FF Dlsr pricing is down. Next step is going MF for makers. Big sensors rule since APS and FF Are too similar.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 40th comment | 8 replies
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)
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saiko: I like Samyang for bringing affordable yet high quality lenses for the masses.
But sad to see that these lenses are a ripoff of Zeiss Batis Lenses!
They could have easily invested for an original Samyang design.

Like Samyang. I own a fisheye. Supersharp, no ghosting, no noisy clickstops on my vid type lens on Nikon FF and pretty sturdy. There are only so many ways to build a lens. It all comes down to process and accuracy in manufacture. With this lens we can establish that building a very good lens must not be costly and Zeiss is just a rogue brand marketeer with no desire to innovate and invest.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
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Oli4D: The camera might have it's uses.
But I think the fisheye lens was a huge mistake by Olympus. Fisheye is ok as long as there is not much movement in a video. Or for stills.
But for video with a lot of movement it's super annoying :/

Fisheye is good. Action has to be centered. Shooting and viewing expectations and habits have changed a lot. The old "photographic" school principles don't hold much truth anymore. Most were built around mediocre cam performance anyway and turned into artistic dogma by the followers. I wait this one out. I want a bigger sensor, better lens and no interpolated 4k and deeper dive. Good package, though.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 16:13 UTC

Just crushed my Nikon compact at 75f freediving. Will give this a try if IQ good and the switching near surface isn't funky or can't be turned off.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)
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webrunner5: And they have a NEW CEO and this is pretty much a flop. Well done!

BMW and Mercedes are equally boring. Not much visioning going on and each vision is drab. Curbs are littered with their poopy visions.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
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