Andrey K

Joined on Jan 24, 2018

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Andrey K: Fast and reliable AF is THE main feature of any phone camera. Because if I'm using my phone instead of dedicated camera - that's because I want to capture something happening right now. That's why I've chosen Samsung 12mp over Nokia 41mp several years ago - Nokia had excellent resolution, but Samsung AF was much faster. That's why I'm choosing Plus over Ultra, AF speed over resolution.

For me "press shutter, get every capture possible from all cameras, choose later" will be very useful.
For someone who uses phone as a main travel camera (landscapes, cityscapes etc.) 108mp might be very useful as well.

from DxO review of Xiaomi. Mi 10 Pro has very similar (but not identical) 108mp sensor. That sensor also very large and also lacks dual pixel AF, like the one inside S20 Ultra:

"slight focus errors are sometimes noticeable on faces, with the focus point set behind the face towards the background (you can spot this in the portrait shot back up in the color section, for example). This is a slight drawback of the Xiaomi’s unusually large image sensor"

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 19:20 UTC
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Eric Calabros: That absurd moment in history of photography that a APSC camera with optical superzoom kit lens is cheaper than a phone with digital super zoom.

Its almost like when a large format camera is cheaper than a digital APSC camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 09:03 UTC

"This sensor foregoes the speedy dual pixel AF of the main cameras on the lower end modules, opting for only the lower-performing sparse phase-detect AF." - that is the most important piece of information for me. Thanks Dpreview for including it.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 08:36 UTC as 22nd comment

Fast and reliable AF is THE main feature of any phone camera. Because if I'm using my phone instead of dedicated camera - that's because I want to capture something happening right now. That's why I've chosen Samsung 12mp over Nokia 41mp several years ago - Nokia had excellent resolution, but Samsung AF was much faster. That's why I'm choosing Plus over Ultra, AF speed over resolution.

For me "press shutter, get every capture possible from all cameras, choose later" will be very useful.
For someone who uses phone as a main travel camera (landscapes, cityscapes etc.) 108mp might be very useful as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 07:15 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Video tripods vs photo tripods (87 comments in total)

Just use a Pentax 645 with video tripod, it has 2 tripod sockets.
Or any camera with an L-bracket

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2020 at 15:00 UTC as 31st comment
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Foskito: I with those rumors are true so I can buy a ”lowly” R at a bargain price.

@sohus EOS R was modelled after EOS 650, the first EOS. 650 was a midrange camera, no match for 50mm f/1.0; 85mm f/1.2 and 200mm f/1.8 L glass that was released at the time.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 12:53 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: "Canon's next mirrorless camera could have 45MP sensor with IBIS and possible 8K/30p video."

These outlandish fantasies really crack me up.. people are so bored in life that there is little left to give them any kind of excitement except getting high on absurdity wishlists.. dream on!

Hey, they forgot to mention it can also fly like a drone, take pictures without a lens, make breakfast in the morning and order pizza at night.. plus it will be able to walk your dog on the weekends with a future firmware update.

PS - And there was a misprint on the article: the camera can actually shoot 16K video, at up to 960fps, all at 27 stops of dynamic range.. with global shutter needless to say. And it will be on sale starting next Thursday at just nine nighty nine!

In fact I want one but rumour is that Nikon will release a new camera with even better specs, shooting 32K video and for less than three nighty nine.. so I guess I'll wait for that one instead!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will have 8k video. Smartphone! Canon camera definitely could have it. It is not a question "could Canon do it?" It is a question "will Canon do it, and at which price point? "

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 19:45 UTC
On article Stellina: imaging the sky with a smart telescope (229 comments in total)
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Andrey K: So you just select any object in the app, and get a low-rez picture of that object? Is this experience much different from Googling the picture of the same object?

Those tourists also take pictures of themselves in front of Eiffel Tower, or at least they wish to remember exactly how it looked like during their visit - light, weather, time of the day, people
around etc. That is understandable, and something I'm doing myself.

But I would imagine it is not possible to take a selfie with Andromeda galaxy in the background using this telescope. And I suppose Andromeda looks about the same any time it is visible in the sky... Nightscape could be different, but it is not for capturing nightscapes.
Astrophotographer could enjoy own quality work, but that telescope is so automated - does the picture it would produce still feels like own work of the person who pushes the button (even if we forget about quality of that work for a moment)?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:23 UTC
On article Stellina: imaging the sky with a smart telescope (229 comments in total)

So you just select any object in the app, and get a low-rez picture of that object? Is this experience much different from Googling the picture of the same object?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 19:50 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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AshleyMC: Thanks for taking time to review the XC 35mm.

I have been shooting digital cameras long enough to NOT care about FAST, HUGE, HEAVY and EXPENSIVE "professional" prime lenses. I am not interested in "near-perfect optical engineering marvels" that cost me USD 3K+ a piece. My ego is old and wise enough to NOT need fancy gear to justify its fragile existence.

Heck, with every camera buyer and their brother/sister/grandma chanting "IBIS", let's reduce complexity and costs by eliminating "OIS" from lenses.

There is practical sensibility in low-price (around USD 300) f/2 or f/2.8 prime lenses like the XC 35mm.

Agreed, except OIS is still nice to have when it works together with IBIS. You can never have too much stabilization.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 12:39 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review (767 comments in total)
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chev3100: And another wedding lens.

Physics and engineering rock. Now this 'perfect' lens is maybe 0.1% better than other good lenses of the past 20 years. This is a waste of engineering resources. Bokeh is getting boring and non decklicked apertures are a thing of the past and autofocus is still only of use if you want to shoot your pets..or a wedding. Canon. Firmly rooted in the past and the sales have dropped of the cliff of corporate oblivion.

Nikon has similar optics in Z 70-200 2.8, to eliminate chromatic aberrations. You might want to check it out...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 19:47 UTC
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James Pilcher: And this is important why?

Yes he did, here's the link:

https://luminous-landscape.com/hartblei-cam-review/

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 19:05 UTC
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James Pilcher: And this is important why?

If I remember correctly late Michael Reichman had tested Canon TS 17mm and 24mm even on full frame medium format (technical camera + digital back) and found 24mm to be really good

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 19:02 UTC
On article Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020 (174 comments in total)
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Andrey K: 400mm option is interesting. Assuming image quality will be much better than smartphone telephoto zoomed in.

iPhone 11 Pro Max telephoto camera = 1/3.6" sensor, 50mm field of view.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/8211993333/apple-debuts-iphone-11-and-iphone-11-pro-with-ultra-wide-camera

That means the latest and greatest iPhone has to use 8x digital zoom on top of that tiny 1/3.6 sensor to get to 400mm.
And that means even 1/3.6 sensor with 200mm lens or 1/2.3 sensor with 100mm lens could be a big improvement if done right.

That thing is small but sure you could fit inside it a bigger lens than in a smartphone - smartphone doesn't even have any space for headphone jack.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 18:59 UTC
On article Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020 (174 comments in total)

400mm option is interesting. Assuming image quality will be much better than smartphone telephoto zoomed in.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 14:34 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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dlb41: JCristina was critical of this lens because of the possibility of dirt ingestion. It zooms externally rather than internally.

I'm sorry but it reminds me of Ken Rockbuster argument:

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/03/hammerforum-com/

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2020 at 21:54 UTC

It's good they fixed it soon. Instead of denying there ever was an issue, then releasing a fixed MkII version a year later.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2019 at 18:39 UTC as 6th comment
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bufo vulgaris: How many of the voters have actually used the gear they voted for?
Nikon 58/0,95, Canon 85/1.2, Sony 135, gfx 100...

My guess: You can count them on the fingers of one hand.

...So it all boils down to internet hype, the marketing band wagon and plain old spec sheet masturbation.

Oh well.

And how many of us get to know personally politicians we are voting for?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2019 at 17:54 UTC

It's good to hear that. I hope sometime in the future they'll also learn to launch new products with new sensors, not 5 year old sensors.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 06:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Have your say: Most important cameras of the 2010s (421 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: The correct answer is the original Sony a7. The mirrorless FF that started it all and took years for the other manufacturers to catch up.

Yep, I voted for a second place for A7 - right after iPhone 4

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 14:10 UTC
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