Under The Sun

Under The Sun

Joined on Oct 29, 2012

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aris14: 1. Υou create great software
2. You sell it dearly
3. Your s/w becomes industry's standard
4. You increase its price, so...
5. ...Non legit users/legit users ratio goes to 7/10 (2010)
6. You realize that users as a whole are the bad guys
7. You declare war against piracy by doing nothing, so
8. ...you go cloud
9. Revenge completed via "partnership"

Same stands, more or less, for all sw producers mainly because of poor customer relations management, but this is another story.

Irony is nothing has changed. The pirates still continue to pirate your software. It’s the legitimate users who are now paying more.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Iphone XR has better colors and stabilisation...

On my 5k iMac and my 4K flat screen the Sony footage is sharper even compared to my iPhone 11 videos. IPhone 11 video seems Okay when viewed on a mobile screen but softer and have almost painted look when viewed on a bigger high res screen.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:42 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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DtBB: I am still PUMPED for this little guy!

As a wedding photog I will DEFINETLY get 1 for the easier shots. Will just pass it around and let the GUESTS do some of the recordings as a fun BTS. Kinda like what I did few years ago with instant film. It was FUN!

As a YouTuber this will change my ENTIRE setup. Will start with 1 but my PLAN is to get 3 of those and put around the office. Price will STILL be cheaper than a GH5 with a lens. LOL!!!! AND it is TRULLY pocketable.

GAME changer!

But WHY, WHY, WHY in 2020 is Sony still INSISTING on this outdated touch screen implementation? Thank the maker it has OUTSTANDING AF tracking.

(and an I-TOLD-YOU-SO to the trolls from the thread that said they trusted only DPReview and NOT some YouTubers on the subject of stabilisation: Here it is!!! Chris says that it IS improved and their findings are INLINE which all the links I posted before. Thats the diff between us that WORK with this on a daily basis and BRAND aficionados on this webzine.)

Don’t mind Greg, he just needs to take his meds.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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panther fan: I know this camera is targeted at vloggers but you miss one large target audience in your last part of the video. The typical holiday/travel video shooters you see on every vacation.
-Tiny body
-Easy Interface
-Built-in ND filter
-Best in class built-in microphone, and slomo capabilities

With all this blogging, people tend to forget that this is also one of the most capable regular video camera at it's size

PS: @Jordan if you like the new Standard color but want more DR/ less contrast you can do that. Contrast Curve, Gamma, etc... can be set separately from the color profile in Sony cameras

I agree. I think this is an excellent camera for family vacations m. Certainly more capable and compact then any consumer video solutions out there. I’m planning to purchase one in the future for travel after all this virus and lockdown silliness.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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Platinumkid: Ironically, I would buy it NOT for vlogging. It's a tiny camera with great AF and crisp 4k video. Perfect for a tourist that want to film his/her summer vacation with ease, in great colors and perfect focus. But for vlogging? It's 25mm at the wide end and something like 28mm with the stabilization turned on. Pretty useless vlogging device.

I agree with you that it’s a nice compact tourist video camera but It’s not useless. Inconvenient but not useless for vlogging . People have been blogging with less wide lenses and less capable cameras for years.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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Mark3794: Judging from youtube coverage sony paid a lot of money for marketing this camera

I don’t mind the marketing. When we get a new camera in the market I find it useful to see many different perspectives, even if some of them tend to be overly enthusiastic. I treat it more like an ad the. An actual review and I make up my own mind.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (635 comments in total)
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zakk9: When I go somewhere, taking a digital camera, I mostly return home with a whole lot of photos that I may or may not look at again. When I take a camera with film, I often struggle finding interesting subjects and compositions that are worth the cost of hitting the shutter button. It makes me more quality conscious. That alone is worth the extra cost and effort to me. The value of thousands of more or less mediocre photos that nobody will look at ever again is close to zero.

Its psychological. It's not the camera its the photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 01:02 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (635 comments in total)
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GrahamHO: One of the really good things about using film is that with good processing and storage your originals could still be around in 50 or 100 years or more. The various film photography processes will be available forever as they don’t depend on ever changing software and computers. I have Kodachrome and other originals I took up to 70 years ago. Try starting up your present day computer full of photos in 20 years time. Will your or my digital cameras even work in 20 years? I have several fully operational film cameras up to 65 years old. I have had sensors fail in digital cameras but with film cameras a new film is a new sensor.
( I use both mediums )

I agree. So far the only reliable option is to transfer your files to a new hard disk storage every few years. Other archival mediums like LTO tape, M discs, and cloud storage have compromises that many of us here are not willing to deal with. I hope in the future for a reliable, universal, long term, cold storage medium for our digital files.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:58 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (635 comments in total)
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mwhyte: I have zero romantic thoughts of film photography. I learned photography in college in the analogue days...I learned how to process a roll of film in a black bag...use an enlarger, dodge and burn with tools and watch a picture appear in a bath of chemicals...

Sure it was fun in someways to watch a photo slowly appear before your eyes, but the cost of the film and the paper alone meant each shot cost me probably around $0.50 cents at least...

Simply because of this cost and effort required to make a photo, I dropped photography from my life for many years after college (I even gave away my 35mm camera and lens to a friend for free as I saw no value in it)...It was not until digital came about in the early 2000s that my prayers were answered...I could take photos and instantly preview and edit them on my computer...no chemicals, no praying you did not have a light leak...no waiting...I have never looked back.

I get it. I get why some have a love of film, I'm just not one of them.

I agree, fellow film shooter here since the 80s. Although I still shoot with my Xpan once in a while, I prefer the convenience of digital. Once I get my GFX 50r, I might say goodbye to film permanently.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:54 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: A thoughful article with which I totally agree. The R5 promises to be the top dog 35mm mirrorless camera. I wonder what will be Nikon and Sonys response to this.

I don't know about you but I bet 1DX m3 level AF with 20fps at 40mp founds like a very useful tool for action and wildlife photography. I know some wildlife photographers who love to crop the hell out of their images.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:48 UTC

I hope the hype is real

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:41 UTC as 22nd comment
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Greg7579: Richard, I know you think that Fuji missed an opportunity on the X100v by not including IBIS and weather sealing the entire lens, which would have made the camera a bit bigger, and I agree with you. But I certainly understand why Fuji close not to mess with the form factor of their beautiful baby. But FF? No way Man. You know more about the camera industry now than probably any journalist out there. Fuji owns APSC and MF and has no interest in FF. You know this. But your point is interesting in that it is a fixed lens so FF would not have altered the XF and GFX awesome lens line-up. But your tone is a little negative on the X100v in your writings, which is of course your right as a camera journalist. As you know, I shoot the Q2 and GFX (badly usually) and Fuji X. But I'm getting this x100v. It might be hard to grab when the Q2 is sitting there. But for those not insane enough to spend 5 grand, the X100v rocks. Greg Johnson
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

@Stephen Scharf. No its not. Does it have a leaf shutter? Does it have built in flash? Does it have a hybrid viewfinder? Does it have a custom built lens that makes it more compact then its interchangeable siblings? Does it have any built in ND filters? No

Saying that the 50r is the camera I'm looking for is like saying an xe3 with a 23mm f2 is the same camera as an x100 series. Like many regulars here I'm sure you are a seasoned photographer who knows your gear, come on!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 23:57 UTC
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Greg7579: Richard, I know you think that Fuji missed an opportunity on the X100v by not including IBIS and weather sealing the entire lens, which would have made the camera a bit bigger, and I agree with you. But I certainly understand why Fuji close not to mess with the form factor of their beautiful baby. But FF? No way Man. You know more about the camera industry now than probably any journalist out there. Fuji owns APSC and MF and has no interest in FF. You know this. But your point is interesting in that it is a fixed lens so FF would not have altered the XF and GFX awesome lens line-up. But your tone is a little negative on the X100v in your writings, which is of course your right as a camera journalist. As you know, I shoot the Q2 and GFX (badly usually) and Fuji X. But I'm getting this x100v. It might be hard to grab when the Q2 is sitting there. But for those not insane enough to spend 5 grand, the X100v rocks. Greg Johnson
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

A X100 styled camera with a GFX sensor will be an instant buy for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 22:24 UTC
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aris14: Fujifilm is doing great. Two reasons for this: Its people and its dedication to APS-C format (which practically will be gradually abandoned by CaNikons) along with its expansion to MF.

Not following Nikon but APS-C cameras are Canon's best sellers. So abandonment is unlikely.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 22:23 UTC
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Mik55fj: People have very strange reactions when you point a camera at them but they seem to have a more accepting attitude when you point a cell phone at them, which really does not make much sense.

Good observation. I have a similar experience when shooting travel. People seem to not mind me shooting them with my GRiii yet when I raise my m9 or Q to my eyes they cover their faces or turn around.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 22:09 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1 Mark III hands-on preview (134 comments in total)

Still the best hand held stabilisation in the industry with good video AF. I wish Olympus would just go all out with the video features and challenge the GH5.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 00:49 UTC as 1st comment

Computational photography has really helped the smartphone's IQ in many ways. I look forward to what interesting applications and tricks computational photography will offer to our future dedicated cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 01:28 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
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odpisan: Sorry folks - that's fact:

The market of photo-cellphones is growing every day, when market of photo-cameras is dying.

In the next ten years you'll see big old cameras only in museum. Pentax, Nikon, Canon & Co will be history.

Despite speculations of its death film is still alive and enjoying a resurgence. Dedicated digital will endure.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 01:17 UTC

I'm glad there is a technological arms raise in the smartphone camera market. I hope a lot of these interesting technologies (for me mostly software) are adapted to dedicated cameras someday.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 10:33 UTC as 106th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Review (383 comments in total)

One of the best reviews yet. This lens is certainly on my list for my small everyday walk -around lens. However, a good friend of mine is selling his used RX1 II at a very good price so I have quite a delemma (Yes yes first world problems). I wonder how does this lens compare to the RX1 series.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2019 at 23:26 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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