FelixCigars

Joined on Jun 11, 2020

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ecka84: Finally something usable.
Wait, how much?! :))

19USD isn't the most ridiculous price for a cleaning cloth. Have you seen what polishing clothes for Riedel wine glasses cost?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 13:53 UTC
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Photato: Impressive specs, but is that SD slot a SDXC II or a I ?
I couldn't find that information, but this is important because that makes a huge difference in reading/writing speed, specially for Raw and Video.
One disappointment is the WiFi though, it is only Dual Band not the latest WiFi 6E which offers an additional 6Ghz band, great for crowded places or if you live or work in a condo or high rise building.
Most people don't get to upgrade these pro laptops every year, nor the WiFi module is user upgradable AFAIK, so it is a let down considering the other nice features and price.

They're making an active push for ProRes market. That said, if they would have made that HDMI port bi-directional and gave it Atomos-like recording capabilities to record ProRes Raw directly into FCP.. then it would have been an instant-buy for many looking to make that next step.

That would make a combo like a Panasonic S5 and MBP 14-inch an instant buy for documentary and interview workflows given the HDR screen.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 13:48 UTC
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ABW: Just here to see all the people bent out of shape of the notch

It's like a Shakespearian play.

It's a notch for the webcam. Otherwise, we have to deal with an unused bar across the top. I don't see what the big deal is; it's a better use of space.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 13:36 UTC
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Tailslol: Until R5, Sony had the highest specs available for a comparable price.

Now Canon's R5 looks much better compared to this.

Almost 3000$ more for 30 fps instead of 20 fps? No thanks.

If I was looking for a high mp high fps camera right now, I'd get the R5. This is simply too expensive.

The only way this would be a better buy than R5 is that if the AF is so so so so so much better that it basically tracks the animal itself. And I highly doubt there would be such a dramatic difference.

Not to bash Sony because this is a beast of a camera.. but, 30FPS is using the electronic shutter. What's the mechanical shutter FPS?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 15:49 UTC
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Kiwisnap: Fair enough. I did not pay $2000+ for my phone to be dumb enough to have some amateur hour wannabe backstreet cut & shut fix it if it goes wrong anyway.

Except.. this would also apply to the budget iPhone SE’s of the future as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 13:31 UTC
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Einride: They even use the same sans serif typeface as Profoto. The same white letters on black background on their marketing material.

Some say copying is a form of flattery, but I don’t know, it doesn’t sit right with me these shameless copycats.

Do something that is your own like for example Elinchrome.

Godox is reliable. If you're in the US, buy from a reputable dealer; ideally, Adorama. They'll take care of you.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 12:40 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7S III review (189 comments in total)
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trungtran: Great camera. Next model will have a higher res sensor.

It won’t.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7S III review (189 comments in total)
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JimmyPragmatic: If this had a 18+mp sensor. And an electronic shutter like the A9 this would be perfect and I'd replace all my camera's. I suspect this will happen. Maybe 2023? I'll wait :)

They made this camera 12mp because that’s the base resolution for 4k so video is processed at a 1:1 to cut down on processing.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:29 UTC
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ProfHankD: Well, I can think of little more likely to cause disgusting problems than injecting food products like soy milk into a lens... but perhaps growing lots of fungus and bacteria in your lens would add to that special Lomo uniqueness?

Aside from that, the idea of a cheap ultrawide film camera does have some appeal, and it's cute how the image spans the sprockets... pitty 32mm isn't very wide....

I would imagine that washing it out with a detergent/alcohol solution will fix that concern.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 19:19 UTC
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TacoTruck: Rotten Apple, there is always a worm.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/13/21514850/apple-iphone-12-magsafe-wireless-charging-speed

Not sure I buy into that. Sure, USB-C is preferred but alienating everybody who bought a bunch of lightning accessories would be a bad move for them. More likely, they introduced people to MagSafe so manufacturers can start using that for accessories.. then either do away with the port altogether or replace it with USB-C with their next gen.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 00:43 UTC
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TacoTruck: Rotten Apple, there is always a worm.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/13/21514850/apple-iphone-12-magsafe-wireless-charging-speed

If that’s not fast enough, use a PD charger? Not sure what the issue is

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 19:44 UTC

The Spectacular Failures podcast has a GREAT episode on Kodak.

https://www.spectacularfailures.org/episode/2019/07/15/kodak-misses-its-moment

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2020 at 01:59 UTC as 46th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D) sample gallery (130 comments in total)
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NemanRa: DSLRs are still the main source of income for both Canon and Nikon:

Mirrorless camera unit share 2019
Sony 1.65 million units
Canon 940,000 units
FUJIFILM 500,000 units
Olympus 330,000 units
Nikon 280,000 units
Other 240,000 units

Share of interchangeable lens cameras 2019
Canon 4.16 million units
Nikon 1.73 million units
Sony 1.66 million units
FUJIFILM 500,000 units
Olympus 330,000 units
Other 280,000 units

Regards

Two separate product development cycles.

DSLR tech is mature; no sense in developing them much more over a MILC as that's where the year over year growth is trending. I don't have exact YoY numbers, but that's what drives the R&D budgeting.

So, yeah.. DSLR sales are bad from a growth perspective, and there's no R&D taking place.

I guess the best way to think of this is Kodak film versus their digital tech (regarding CCD tech and the related patent portfolio).

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2020 at 06:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1352 comments in total)
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m224nu: Cons: Big and Heavy. That's like buying a SUV and want it to be a Mercedes Smart when parking it. Or buying a large house and complain about how much space it is to clean.

Except, many lenses paired with this camera will exceed the weight of the body.. even by multiples. Disagree that it's a con to anybody who /needs/ this camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 19:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1352 comments in total)
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love_them_all: I'm stilling using the 1DX. Takes great images and the sensor is still very good compared to cameras in 2020.

Same here. The original 1DX is a great camera; I grabbed a BMPCC4k for any video work on the side (not much). Spent less than 2.5k on both bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 19:13 UTC
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Camera Conspiracies: I hope the IBIS is smooth, and that they start releasing some good f1.8 or f2 primes.

*Toneh

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 16:57 UTC
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Jer81: I hope it has a MFT mount en sensor and it takes MFT lenses.

But I'm pretty sure that DPR has a unit for testing already for some time now and knows exactly what the camera has. So why such an rumorsite article?

There's an information embargo and it's the same news cycle that the camera is going to get announced on. This sort of article makes all the sense since they can't say anything else.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 13:18 UTC
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Camera Conspiracies: I hope the IBIS is smooth, and that they start releasing some good f1.8 or f2 primes.

Would it be the perfect camera though?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 13:12 UTC

Bonkers ISO performance that'll allow it to use the 11/600mm on cloudy days for action.. and more importantly, a 1.8/50mm at night with a quick shutter.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 13:11 UTC as 252nd comment
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