falconeyes

falconeyes

Lives in Germany Germany
Has a website at falklumo.blogspot.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2008

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digilt: "it is officially the best camera DxOMark has ever tested."
How about best camera sensor?
As DxOMark does not test AF, shutter lag, UI, etc.

@Barney, that's a rather ignorant reply you are not normally known for.
DxO itself calls their score "DxO Sensor", so come on...

I'd really appreciate you changing the title. Seriously!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
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falconeyes: Regarding the sports score, esp. the difference between D800E, K-1 and D850: well, the graphs almost match, with the DxO measurement dots in the SNR chart touching the lines of all three cameras: Insignificant differences.

Where the D850 wins is its measured ISO 50 color depth. It is second to none. The score matters too as it is (resolution set aside) what differentiates MF from FF.

And I still don't get all the negativity about DxO scores: It is JUST three sensor scores (sensitivity, color, dynamic range), but the absolute best of that kind to be found. Of course, one has to add sensor resolution and all other camera/system metrics to come at an overall camera score. But nobody says otherwise.

This articles title should read though:

"The Nikon D850 has the best full frame sensor DxOMark has tested so far"

Replace "camera" by sensor, drop 100 as 100 denotes nothing special in DxO's ranking scheme!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
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falconeyes: I wonder what they changed, if anything at all. I guess a standard SD card would work at -40C and +85C too (the latter is about the temperature SSDs do withstand).

I would be much more concerned about contacts at the extremes than anything else.

I could find this additional info:
The test requirement for the automotive cards includes:
- -50C to +105C temperature cycles, 1000x
- 85C temperture operation, 1000h
on 77 x 3 samples with zero failures.

It is called AEC-Q100 'Grade 3' where 'Grade 4' is pretty much everyday consumer level. Grade 2 and Grade 1 are a lot tougher ...

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:52 UTC

I wonder what they changed, if anything at all. I guess a standard SD card would work at -40C and +85C too (the latter is about the temperature SSDs do withstand).

I would be much more concerned about contacts at the extremes than anything else.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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PanoMax: I had a few SD cards destroyed when my car caught fire after it crashed a month ago. I guess there is still work to do to make them impervious to fire. Two of my cameras were also destroyed...a GX7 and a Sigma DP3 Merrill.

I thought car fires are pretty rare now. Why did it catch fire? Broken tank?
Good you made it out in time!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:31 UTC

Regarding the sports score, esp. the difference between D800E, K-1 and D850: well, the graphs almost match, with the DxO measurement dots in the SNR chart touching the lines of all three cameras: Insignificant differences.

Where the D850 wins is its measured ISO 50 color depth. It is second to none. The score matters too as it is (resolution set aside) what differentiates MF from FF.

And I still don't get all the negativity about DxO scores: It is JUST three sensor scores (sensitivity, color, dynamic range), but the absolute best of that kind to be found. Of course, one has to add sensor resolution and all other camera/system metrics to come at an overall camera score. But nobody says otherwise.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:17 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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ScorpiusOB1: As others have explained, one can but hope that they'll control so well cargo, catering service and cleaning & maintenance personnel. Otherwise it's just a security theater to screw up passengers and give a fake sense of security.

It's entertaining to see movies from the 60s and how things were so different back then.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eschede_derailment

A high speed train derailed at 123 mph into a bridge it collapsed. 101 died, not everyone. That's why I mentioned ICE in my post above.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
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falconeyes: I've read the most popular comments and they are all jokes.
Is it what DPR became? A kindergarden?
When the technically most advanced FF sensor gets unveiled?

Every sensor with 43.3 mm diagonal is FF, as it perfectly fits FF glass. The crop factor is 1.

Actually, I'd like to see 40 x 26 mm sensors as they can make better use of FF glass in wide angle cinematic shots, and still support both 3:2 and 4:3 with the full image circle.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:30 UTC

I've read the most popular comments and they are all jokes.
Is it what DPR became? A kindergarden?
When the technically most advanced FF sensor gets unveiled?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 12th comment | 10 replies
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falconeyes: What is this road? Fantastic, must go there!

@Kanano
Thank you for your very helpful answer. Very much appreciated!

Here, I found a link for others to follow:
-> https://royalenfield.com/rides/rides-calendar/details/?rid=5486

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:51 UTC

What is this road? Fantastic, must go there!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:10 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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falconeyes: The tone on DPR will change entirely.
Now, only a minority of photographers fly drones. By the interest I receive from fellow photographers from my Spark, I'd guess it won't be long to invert.

And then a "photography ban" for US landmarks will trigger an upcry from citizens. It is hard to believe that the US has turned into a no freedom society this much already ...

@KrisAK, you may be correct. My point actually was that this is going to change, with new technology I see the average photographer of today becoming a drone operator. Or the average camera becoming a drone, if you like.

What I was going to say is that all these "authorities" (air space, park, county, ... you name it) which exist in the US which all believe that they all can individually ban drones or sell permits for, must be against some higher principle in any meaningful law system.

I remember some US train station "authorities" which tried to ban photography in their stations. And it turned out to be illegal because it was considered public space.

If too many parties are in a rally to forbid something, my instinct for freedom gets triggered ...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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J A C S: 8k of resolution from a tiny camera mounted in a moving car...

8k is low resolution for 360, much less than a 4k action cam.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 03:25 UTC

$3500 is for the camera, not Google.
It is an interesting camera, and it has the best price/performance beyond the crappy 4k league. And it does 3D VR which is nice. And now Google Streetview.

I wish this camera success, so cameras like this can become cheaper. The street price for this camera will hopefully drop too.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 03:22 UTC as 14th comment
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falconeyes: The tone on DPR will change entirely.
Now, only a minority of photographers fly drones. By the interest I receive from fellow photographers from my Spark, I'd guess it won't be long to invert.

And then a "photography ban" for US landmarks will trigger an upcry from citizens. It is hard to believe that the US has turned into a no freedom society this much already ...

I guess the distribution of Likes answers my last question ...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 03:11 UTC

The tone on DPR will change entirely.
Now, only a minority of photographers fly drones. By the interest I receive from fellow photographers from my Spark, I'd guess it won't be long to invert.

And then a "photography ban" for US landmarks will trigger an upcry from citizens. It is hard to believe that the US has turned into a no freedom society this much already ...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 22:20 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

in burst, the blackout time w/o the grip is considerably higher than with the D5 or D500. Therefore, 3D tracking has simply less time to track with the D850. I would expect a tad worse results then.

Using the grip is therefore mandatory to compare the two AFs.

It is another story though in AF.C mode when shooting a single image. The AF point should move the same with both cameras. If not then we have an issue here ...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies

In Germany, the same rule as Newton's is the national regulation: you need the permission of ALL owners of private (residual) properties you fly over!

This court's ruling says this regulation is absurd and illogical, what it is indeed (otherwise, the FAA rule wouldn't have been superceeded). I'll take this into account when planning my next flights, even now in Germany. After all, logic is universal, isn't it?

However, I wonder: Newton can just ban drones, can't they? (they basically did, but an explicit ban may not supercede FAA ruling).

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:36 UTC as 12th comment

Before whining a little FPV drone weighting less than a little bird could cause harm to a moving train, maybe make trains in your country move faster than a snail. Then we'll talk ...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 04:03 UTC as 55th comment

Eventually, an MF camera emerges which isn't equivalent to an FF.
Equivalent iso 22 may yield a new kind of medium format feel again.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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