Ademeion

Joined on Aug 24, 2011

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A Owens: Wow, a mirrorless camera with a fast intuitive UI, a lens option for any application, great AF and no frippery. Who the heck is going to buy that?

"Wow, a mirrorless camera with a fast intuitive UI, a lens option for any application, great AF and no frippery. Who the heck is going to buy that?"

I wonder why a strawmannish comment like this gets so many likes. Nobody said that this camera won't sell. Also the native lens selection is just adequate, and "no frippery" seems to tell that you are a little short of selling points.

Time will tell how well EOS M5 sells, but potential buyers are going to compare the camera to others in the same class, and while that comparison does not look actually bad to EOS M5, it realistically doesn't look very good either. The name Canon will help, but how much?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 02:46 UTC
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caravan: Will they ever have the courage to remove the fake prisum hump?

No, that's not "the EVF". Only a small part of it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: According to this poll http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1405233, only 2.6% of current Canon users put 4K as the feature they wanted the most.

First one being Better dynamic range at 51%, it is safe to say Canon has achieved that with the 5D Mark IV. Then comes Better ISO performance, while not a major improvement, it tops the performance of the 5D3.
Next, more megapixels and more FPS. Canon delivered just that.
Next, faster and better AF in low light. Canon delivered that too.
Next, bigger AF points coverage, not a major improvement here but again, Canon offers a slightly taller coverage with the 5D4.

It is not a videographer's dream, but for pro photographers who need an incredibly good AF, a reliable camera with good customer service (unlike Sony's) and a good overall performer, I see the 5D4 as the perfect DSLR.

People fail to understand that the 5D4 inherits the 1DX MkII autofocus, which is a major improvement over the already excellent AF in the 1DX.

"...only 2.6% of current Canon users put 4K as the feature they wanted the most."

You seem to think that the result means that only 2,6% of the respondents consider 4K important. It of course doesn't mean that. The respondents were only asked what they think is the most important feature, not to rate each of them. It may very well be that for example one third of the respondents consider 4K quite important, although it's not the most important to them.

Let's read statistics, polls etc. carefully, so that we are not lead astray by them.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Raintitan: It is wonderful that nearly everyone has a good-enough camera in their pocket so that so many people can learn, enjoy and experience photography.

I don't understand why so many are being critical.

Yes people, why are you so critical?! It's a phone camera and this is a camera hardware review site. Where's the connection!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The last 6 news about cellphones releases have 112 comments (together). This iPhone 7 more than 450. Seems like Apple is doing something right.

"Seems like Apple is doing something right."

A lot of talk isn't always a consequence of someone doing something right.

"This website is populated by photo enthusiasts, and 455 of them commented on the Apple iPhone7, with most comments being positive."

I find the share of negative comments remarkable, and remarkable is also the amount of low quality comments among the positive ones.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Raintitan: It is wonderful that nearly everyone has a good-enough camera in their pocket so that so many people can learn, enjoy and experience photography.

I don't understand why so many are being critical.

It is wonderful that so many people have a good-enough car in their garage so that they can enjoy and experience car travel.

I don't understand why so many are being critical. Be it price, fuel economy or safety, there always seems to be something to criticize.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
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privatebydesign: Really? On close examination the difference between the 5D MkIV, which you call "significant" and the 1DX MkII which you say "exhibits pretty low levels" is minuscule.

The link below is to an overlay comparison.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=30636

The overlay comparison may confuse the eye somewhat. I think the overlaid red bars look more aligned in it than they actually are. This can be partly also because the YouTube frame grabs are so fuzzy. In this case the difference in skewness is easier to see when the frames are placed side by side. Also when you look at the actual video the difference is quite visible. The original frame grabs presented in the article are quite clear. Why did you choose the fuzzy YouTube grabs over them?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
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ottonis: First of all, DPReview did a great job here, testing the rolling shutter effect as objectively as it gets.
That being said, it is a fascinating to observe all those folks feeling seriously insulted whenever testing procedures unveil some faults on their favourite gear.
I vividly remember people here being upset when dpreview tests revealed the infamous banding and compressed raw issues in early Sony A7 series cameras. Now, people are crying foul because their favourite camera was shown to display some nasty rolling shutter effects.
I really hope that humanity will eventually, in the distant future, develop a sense for reality and take positive and negative test results for what they are.: pieces of data meant to inform people. The daily paranoia some people carry out whenever some gear is being tested is really mind staggering.

"I stand corrected..there is 1 article !!!"

Did you count them this time, or did you just admit what you had to?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 09:47 UTC

I don't think the word "iconic" fits very well here, although the shots have deservedly gotten a lot of attention.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 20:46 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)

I don't care so much for prints, but in a party it might be a nice option to have the photos being shown on a display somewhere on the party location as a slide show (you would be able to disable this when you see your photo after it's taken – if you are a coward ;-) ). It would also be nice to have a keyboard next to the camera, which you could use to give your e-mail address, and then get your photos sent to your inbox.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 5th comment
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tonyreidsma: I'm surprised that people are surprised by this. Things are not stable there at the moment.

I'm surprised that you think that people are surprised.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
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tkbslc: Pickpockets hit 1700 per day during the London Olympics, so lets not be too quick to throw Rio under the bus.

"Pickpockets hit 1700 per day during the London Olympics, so lets not be too quick to throw Rio under the bus."

To make the comparison we'd need the daily Rio figures too.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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Neez: I don't think they should use chemical elements in the name, unless it's involved in the manufacturing process or something. Do they use helium to make this sensor?? Otherwise, it doesn't seem right to call it the Helium Sensor.

Like if i were to call a car, the Toyota Propane vehicle, people would be all kinds of confused.

"Yes, fully agreed. But do you have examples?"

Speaking of cameras, at least Kodak Instamatic, Leica Minilux, Olympus Tough. In a wider sense Canon PowerShot, Fujifilm FinePix. There are probably more.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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Neez: I don't think they should use chemical elements in the name, unless it's involved in the manufacturing process or something. Do they use helium to make this sensor?? Otherwise, it doesn't seem right to call it the Helium Sensor.

Like if i were to call a car, the Toyota Propane vehicle, people would be all kinds of confused.

I like names which have some connection to the device they represent, be it a feature, something the device excels in or perhaps the way it looks. To come up with a good name from that starting point actually takes more imagination than picking a random, nice sounding name. I don't think this is very important, but still.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (488 comments in total)
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Grig: I don't see destruction compared to FZ1000... Sorry... May be good idea to change it to "outperforms" or something like it if you really think so, but not destroys for sure... But to me FZ Leica lens is sharper and less CA... Especially on the sides at F8 at 400mm

@ Barney Britton

Headline is the most influential part of an article. There is no such thing as "just a headline". When misleading is done on the headline, that should be seen as an aggravating circumstance.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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beavertown: When I clicked the Like button, it became Unlike? Anyone???

@ Daniel

I'm a long time and active Internet user, and I have never seen this kind of like/unlike arrangement before, so I don't think it's strange to ask about it.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 08:57 UTC
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Battersea: I just won't comment. Oh I already did. Yeah it's cool.

Was it your drone? And your pals registered to vote your comment up? I'm sorry if it's not so, but such a juvenile comment getting so many likes seems suspicious to me.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
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mmarian: I have had similar setup with video feed to a ground station and servo triger on the shutter on auxiluary channel and been using it commercially in Australia ( having a proper certifications and license) for years. The only difference is that I am not dropping mediocre quality instant photos from the drone. But than again I am a commercial operator and not a Rochester Uni student. And I am not allowed to fly over heads of unsuspected spectators!!! It can only end up bad in case of any failure of the drone....Do not they teach students at Rochester Unif basic safety rules and a common sense ?? Sorry and what was the news worthy DPI's reporting?????

No longer interesting? So this news is interesting? There are many things that are interesting or fun for an individual, but don't really have newsworthiness, and I think this is one of such things. I don't say that this news item shouldn't have been published, but I think it's good to bring up how uninteresting it is for a very large majority of people and even photographers.

BTW, I have noticed during my life that in most cases when people ask others to lighten up, they are in a state of mind that calls for the same advice.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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ozturert: So should we be happy with the fact that they kept selling overpriced equipment (that's how you make profit if number of sales is low) and made big profit out of our pockets?

The fact that Sony made more money doesn't mean that it's products have become overpriced. Number of sales also isn't low; it just decreased 1.7%. Finally, the operating income of Sony's imaging products division was about one tenth of the sales, which is a normal, healthy figure – also from a consumer point of view.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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yslee1: Does anyone notice that Sony has lumped in their medical division, which makes flow cyometers, with imaging? The medical business had a good year, though how good is hard to tell as they've strangely lumped in Operating Revenue in there as well.

@photomedium

You write in reply to yslee1, but the content of your comment doesn't seem to have anything to do with what yslee1 says.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 10:47 UTC
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