onlooker

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Tom Schum: The in-lens shutter is the wave of the future. Otherwise, a large focal plane shutter flapping around in front of a large high resolution sensor causes constant problems.
Sigma has a good idea to put a dust protector filter at the point where the lens attaches to the camera, except they still use the dust and oil-splatter producing focal plane shutter. But they're not doing large sensors either.
My guess is the Fuji medium format mirrorless product will be plagued by shutter-dust and oil-splatter problems.
Nobody other than the medium format guys wants to do in-lens shutters. Too much of a leap.
Now, if I could just get the Hassy for $1500 or less....

"The in-lens shutter is the wave of the future." -- Global shutter is the future. The technology is just not here yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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itaibachar: Oly needs to rethink their naming strategy.
It used to be OM-1, 2 etc.
Now its a weird bunch of letters and odd numbers.

Let's take a page from Microsoft's playbook. OM-1 2016.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 00:45 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (33 comments in total)
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thubten: Why the old sensor?

This line always got hand-me-downs.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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onlooker: "121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points" -- Great. Where is the AF joystick/pad?

@Flint OBrien -- Hey, that's good info, thanks. I didn't know it used the right half of the screen. I thought it was the whole screen, hence my concern.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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onlooker: "121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points" -- Great. Where is the AF joystick/pad?

@aliasfox "do you make a habit out of poking yourself in they eye with your thumb on the back of the camera?" -- No, but I normally do not move my thumb aimlessly on the rear LCD while looking through the viewfinder :). Since you're saying it works fine, I will give it a try, thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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onlooker: "121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points" -- Great. Where is the AF joystick/pad?

@aliasfox -- Interesting. And you're not poking your eye when moving a thumb around the screen while holding the camera to your eye? Seems almost like texting and driving to me. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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onlooker: "121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points" -- Great. Where is the AF joystick/pad?

@Hachu21 & aliasfox -- Thanks. Not very intuitive for an ancient like me, but I will test it when it comes out. I assume you would use left hand for that? Doesn't seem very stable, particularly with heavier lenses. I am of course talking when using a viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)

Barney, did you get to test manual focus assist? Does it open a smaller assist window near the selected focus area, like GH4, or is it a full screen affair, like E-M5II?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:55 UTC as 99th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)

"121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points" -- Great. Where is the AF joystick/pad?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 101st comment | 13 replies
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WillWeaverRVA: And we now have the Hasselblad X1D killer. Could also give the Pentax 645Z a run for its money, too.

"Could also give the Pentax 645Z a run for its money, too" -- Considering that Fuji actually follows up bodies with lenses, then yeah, it probably will.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: D810 killer. Seems like Nikon and Canon don't seem to notice they're falling behind.

"D810 killer" -- I think Burning Man is over. That must have been some strong stuff if you're still hallucinating.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:07 UTC

Looking nice. Pity they shortened the grip.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:04 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply
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Kostasm: In the next five years Sony and Fuji will take the place of Canon and Nikon.

"In the next five years Sony and Fuji will take the place of Canon and Nikon." -- Just shaking my head in disbelief...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
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onlooker: All good, but: "Image files should be uploaded to the site as jpegs (72ppi)" -- ?? ppi is a measurement of monitor pixel density, and has no relationship to jpegs.

"pixel density, which is a function of the static jpeg resolution set when editing image size." -- No, it isn't. JPEG images are measured in pixels horizontal by pixels vertical. Pixel density is a function of output devices. Please do not argue this. I will not respond to you anymore because I do not want to be impolite.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 04:23 UTC

All good, but: "Image files should be uploaded to the site as jpegs (72ppi)" -- ?? ppi is a measurement of monitor pixel density, and has no relationship to jpegs.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:30 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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cdembrey: Hidebound DPR readers, ya gotta luv them. The people who abandoned the DSLR for the cameraPhone, are the intended market, not you.

"The people who abandoned the DSLR for the camera Phone, are the intended market" -- Those people already have a camera phone, and they will not switch back to a clumsy instant camera. And almost none of them prints their photos. I think those people are the worst market for this camera. Perhaps a hipster might get one?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:18 UTC

Like.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 28th comment
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: America has other priorities than education, which is why we are a nation stuffed to the gills with ignorant hillbillies. Any Canadian high school student will mop the floor with a typical American college graduate in a test of general knowledge. We value neither knowledge nor the ability to reason (deconstruct.)
My daughter has three degrees, one each from McGill, Ottawa U and Osgood Law for a grand total of about $10,000, which she paid off in full in a couple of years. Canadians are happy to allocate their tax dollars in aid of education, because they know that when a well qualified individual starts out at 80-120K a year that the taxes on that income will repay the cost of tuition many times over.
Americans are not that smart. 59 percent of American tax dollars will go to military spending instead of improving infrastructure, education, medical care, all the things that make a decent society. We are in thrall to the masters of war and getting dumber by the minute.

Can you people kindly take this political sh* over to Off Topic?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
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youngjohn: Leica aren't putting it up for auction. The original cameras from the tree have been transferred to their new museum and the tree structure was sold to a UK dealer who has replaced the cameras and is now auctioning the whole thing.

I don't even own a Leica, and yet I felt dismayed they would dispose of their history this way. This makes a lot more sense, thanks, youngjohn.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

"Everyone is free to do what they what. Just don't take a pig and tell me it's a show pony. "

I am sorry, discussing anything with someone as arrogant as you is pointless. Enjoy your bitter disdain of naive hard working people. Ciao.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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