Peiasdf

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Joined on Sep 12, 2008

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Have to buy all new lenses again when curved sensor is a thing. Or maybe the 16-cameras camera will make curved sensor obsolete. Or maybe there will be a 16 curved sensors camera... I actually like this idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies

Please don't make a habit of posting YouTube clickbait videos as news. I see at least 3 "why I switched to..." videos a day.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 30th comment

Shipping in October? They are going to finish all the engineering and manufacturing work in 3 months?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

I come here as soon as I head the news on phone sites. Can we expect a review? (I think there will be a riot if there is no review. Ha)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

Do we need to buy new lenses of existing mirrorless cameras change to curved sensor?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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CallumG: I doubt they will keep the F-Mount. It would be nice to have an updated mount (probably bigger circumference, and shorter flange) and keep F-Mount going for at least 10+ years until current technology becomes more obsolete. Canon changed their mount and it seems to work great for them. (Granted customers got very angry!)

The APS-C and FF standard mount is E-mount. X-mount is just a slightly smaller E-mount that's 0.3mm closer to sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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Karroly: Great news ! The more choice, the better for us photographers.

Too many choices that led some companies to live on legacy and hamper technological improvements is not a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
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Albert Cuino: Took their time. If they won't release one, they'll be left behind. And the fun will grow on the other side.

They already took their time with the 1 series EVIL/mirrorless and DL compacts. They are already behind everyone except Pentax and being ahead of Pentax just means when Pentax close shop in 2 years Nikon will be last.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:40 UTC

Reading that PR statement and you know Nikon is going to release a safe product that brings little if any advancement to what's already on the market. In fact, consider how far Nikon is behind others in electronics, the Nikon EVIL/mirrorless might undercut SONY and Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 171st comment
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cosinaphile: ten years of denying customers removable storage to ensure planned obsolescence is
simply unavoidable for their customers , ever. and ensure upgrade cycles can be managed with an almost fascist efficiency, and with exacting revenue expectations fully realized .

i could go on but that's enough for the time being.

@cosinaphile
I think you are the one waking up in cold sweats. The long and punctuation-missing replies pretty much show you are exactly what you claimed you are not. Guess hating Apple finally drove you up the wall.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: If it has a headphone jack (on the bottom, of course), it's a win.

If you can update its OS, it's an even bigger win.

After all, the iPhone is approaching $1000 anyway, and it's pathetically crippled with no headphone jack and almost no battery.

It all depending on perception. The 3.5 mm jack was developed in the 50s' as a mini version of the 1878 jack. I consider the port outdated like all the analog ports that have long being replaced so I consider Apple courageous in calling out the white elephant in the room and push the industry towards digital interface.

Other people, like Francis Sawyer, believe 3.5 mm jack is still state-of-art and they can rightly so purchase phones with this legacy port. I am not going to say their phone is too outdated and they shouldn't tell me my phone is too ahead of its time either.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:02 UTC

I think someone is trying to make a quick buck selling $500 Chinese phone with bundled software

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 20th comment

I don't think some of you are thinking this right. The concept photo I've seen is just a backplate with a mount over the phone camera for attaching Zeiss ExoLens lenses. It is essential a more elegant case for attaching the existing Zeiss lens.

It couldn't be a mount for any of the existing DSLR/EVIL/mirrorless mounts because the flange distance would mean the backplate have to be at least 3~5cm thick. Thicker if there is going to be a sensor inside it.

It doesn't make sense to carry around a thick box to attach to your phone so you can attach big lens and capture only the very center of the image circle or an even thicker box with sensor inside it when you can just buy it as a camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 6th comment
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Thrashbarg: For those who may have missed it at the time, a lot of the imaging talent left Nokia for Apple when Microsoft took over.

It will take more than a name to return to previous form.

HMD Global is just a name licensor and marketing department. The company only have a few hundred employees. The actual design and engineering of Nokia phones is by Foxconn

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
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theory03: Not buying an iPhone, and keeping a modest phone with a pre-paid plan, has helped me to afford 5 international trips and some lovely lenses in the past 10 years. That has done a lot for my photography skills.

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish. iPhone usually have the best carrier deal because it is always the hottest phone. My iPhone 7+ retails for $869.99 but I am only paying $3xx as part of a trade in deal. Sprint is doing iPhone 7 for $1 promotion and a bunch of carrier are doing B1G1.

You didn't shop around means you have been using a lackluster phone for years unaware everyone around you have been getting a better deal. I hope you are at least on T-Mobile so you are not paying for international roaming. It comes in handy on my twice a year international trips (again, shop around for good deal)

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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cosinaphile: ten years of denying customers removable storage to ensure planned obsolescence is
simply unavoidable for their customers , ever. and ensure upgrade cycles can be managed with an almost fascist efficiency, and with exacting revenue expectations fully realized .

i could go on but that's enough for the time being.

Who cares what you think? You think by next week people will remember your petty rant? Apple have proven time and times again it is ahead of the curve when it buried 3.5" floopy, optical disc, removable battery, removable storage, headphone jack.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
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Negative287: To me… It meant the dumbing down of the world.

Siri is downright retarded.
The camera is over simplified.
The Email app has been bug ridden for years and Apple refuses to fix it.
Maps is still flakey.
Safari has fallen behind on web based standards.
They refuse to make the Apple keyboard faster and more functional to use.
They gimp 3rd Party Keyboards.
The desktop and app management is absolute chaos.

In many ways, Android is Better, but thanks to google, they also have a fair number of reasons to hate their phones too.

What phone or single gadget have smarten the world then?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 17:42 UTC

iPhone changed things so much. I told myself if I pass the probation period at my job I am going to buy the recently released iPhone 4. I did and I casually ask my father if he wants one as well thinking he is going to say he will continue using his old Sony Ericsson S700i. He say he wants an iPhone as well and so did my sister when she heard us.

Quite a bit of money out but iPhone 4 changed everything. Now we have an always on computer in our pocket and sending text, email, photos are so easy.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 22:20 UTC as 21st comment
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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Magnar W: The article: Very informative!

The comments: Most of them not worth reading, wasted time ... and that's bad.

Joel is in California. They are doubling down on being snowflakes because the rest of the country aren't buying their nonsense.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)

What a piece of engineering marvel. So much tech packed into something so small trying to solve physics with electronics.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 17:34 UTC as 59th comment
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