Andrey K

Joined on Jan 24, 2018

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It would be great to see a new sensor in Olympus, with improved resolution, dynamic range and even better AF tracking. Like Nikon designed own sensor for D3...

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2020 at 05:46 UTC as 9th comment
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Horshack: Benchmarks I've seen show it close to Nvidia's mobile RTX 2060. At $700 the upgrade price is steep though - an RTX 2060-based Windows notebook can be had for $900...and that's for the entire notebook.

Wouldn't HP Z or Dell Precision be most direct rivals from Windows side?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 14:04 UTC
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The Fat Fish: It's the cost of simple things like RAM and Storage that makes being an Apple user increasingly harder to justify. Back in 2005-2015 this wasn't a huge problem but now it really is. I moved off iPhones a couple years back, now it's likely time to move on from Mac.

An Apple premium for the most part is justified but £400 for an extra 16GB RAM is really not justifiable.

What makes a lot of this worse is how low specd the base configurations are, forcing you to pay the insane markup for a more suitable configuration.

It seems to be that I'm alone...
I really like Apple hardware, but prefer Windows over Mac OS and Android over iOS...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:30 UTC

I suppose it is difficult for Korean photographers to participate in such a boycott. What's left: Leica, Hasselblad, Alpa?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 20:29 UTC as 17th comment

Good news 👍.

I've chosen S20 plus instead of S20 Ultra because S20 plus has dual pixel AF on its main camera (and much better AF - played with both in a store).

In next generation we'll have dual pixel AF AND bigger sensor. Now they only have to make sure lens focuses fast enough to keep up with the sensor.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 07:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (656 comments in total)
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Tibor1: I own a Pentax k10, K5ii and K1. I am a proud pentaxian who loves photography.

I don't consider myself being a techno geek, but I bought a Sony few weeks ago (a7riv). Reason - I wanted an excellent, reliable AFC which supports me in capturing dynamic moments with my children. I want to concentrate on photography - mood, light, angles, composition, timing - and not on fideling with my camera just to find out later that the best captured moments got an irreparable front or back focus.

Dear Ricoh, I am ready to invest to your new Pentax DSLR bodies because of great OVF, handling, UI, perception of quality, and most importantly EXCELLENT Limited primes.

But give me please, finally, a reliable AFC. Buy the know-how, search for experts in this area. Or, just give me a fully manual focusing DSLR without AF, with great mechanics and handling. And take my money!

It is very likely Pentax would have to replace not only bodies, but lenses too in order to give you AF-C to match A7RIV... I wish they do it soon, but don't have much hope. Besides, it would be about as expensive as starting a system from scratch for me.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 11:11 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (656 comments in total)
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Andrey K: Will it accept AA batteries as an option?

@CaPi
My old Pentax cameras with CCD
sensors still work fine with Eneloop rechargeable batteries.
Remnants of other cameras from the same time are polluting your beloved environment because proprietary batteries they used are long out of production.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 11:42 UTC
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (656 comments in total)

Will it accept AA batteries as an option?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 04:47 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
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TerryV81: 1" sensor has a 2.7 crop factor. For honesty and comparison, it should be presented as a 25-400 f7.56-10.8.

Imagine what should be written on the large format lenses then ))
Schneider used to make XXL lenses for 20x24 inches "sensor format". Should those lenses be labelled as f/1.0 aperture? Because of equivalency.
Better yet - shall we start labeling the Great Full Frame aka small 35mm format lenses based on the Large format scale? Your puny 50mm f/1.2 really has f/11 aperture in terms of real 8x10 inch cameras, the ones Ancel Adams used ))

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 11:15 UTC
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JimBoyXL: First time I've heard of a paid firmware. I'm not surprised it's from Canon...

Actually this trend is decades old in the consumer's market. Ever heard of paid mobile apps and paid computer programs? Like Adobe Photoshop, you know. You've bought a computer and you do not automatically get for free every piece of software ever developed for that computer. How shocking and unacceptable, I say.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2020 at 12:27 UTC
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zodiacfml: 🙄 Too late and I don't get it. Why use high end cameras mostly without constant DC power when most people have a laptop and/or smartphone?
I guess the attempt is to stay relevant as the quarantines/lockdowns will stretch to months for most countries

Some people don't need dedicated cameras, some people do. It's OK, that's why we have a diverse market.
Smartphones are also designed not to be constantly connected to DC. Doesn't mean they couldn't be used for online conferences.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 09:15 UTC

It is quite possible all the other images are stolen as well, they just haven't been caught in other cases.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 14:41 UTC as 24th comment
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Andrey K: Fake Noctilux

It is designed to look almost identical from outside, despite having very different optical formula.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 13:39 UTC

Fake Noctilux

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 13:34 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1371 comments in total)

Better extreme low light AF with live view than with OVF and down to f/11 vs f/8...

Can it use EVF from M6 mark II?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 13:32 UTC as 138th comment
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Peter62: I won't buy a new camera until they implement computational photography! My Galaxy S10 delivers better exposured images than my X-T2. And I can do hundreds of other useful things with my phone.

Camera industry must wake up - or die!

Peter, Galaxy S20 Plus has bigger sensor, better OIS and faster Dual Pixel AF than S10!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:44 UTC

Where did I put my Spotmatic F with 50mm Super Multi Coated Takumar since I've used it last time?...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:42 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon unveils $400 RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM (508 comments in total)
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Andrey K: In the good old film days Hologon was considered extremely good lens. It was very expensive. And it was a prime lens with f/8 as its widest (and only) aperture.
Now so many people are complaining about zoom with f/7.1...

And before Hologon was Goerz Hypergon. Now that was strange and unusual lens...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 13:09 UTC
On article Canon unveils $400 RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM (508 comments in total)
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Andrey K: In the good old film days Hologon was considered extremely good lens. It was very expensive. And it was a prime lens with f/8 as its widest (and only) aperture.
Now so many people are complaining about zoom with f/7.1...

Also no distortion, that was more important in the film days than it is now.

Zeiss says about Hologon:

"The Hologon from 1966 was an extreme wideangle lens with a 110° diagonal field angle, which was popular for its high definition up to the corners of the image and its complete absence of distortion. Thus it's no surprise that we are asked time and again when it will be reintroduced. Unfortunately, we must disappoint its fans, because a beam inclination of about 55° in the corner of the image is not compatible with digital sensors, at least not today."

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 13:06 UTC
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KLO82: Do people really find faster than 10 FPS useful? Not being sarcastic , just want to know.

I do find more than 20 fps useful for capturing moment. Even with a phone it is sometimes very helpful.

By the way, after a phone that has practically unlimited buffer (limited to 100 images in one take, but ready to go immediately after, just press the shutter again) it is difficult to go back to "real" cameras with limited buffer capacity.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 07:56 UTC
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