Kaelis

Kaelis

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Logistics at Apple
Has a website at http://www.alexispillon.com/
Joined on Jan 11, 2012
About me:

Semi-pro photographer.

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TN Args: Surface problems are all superficial. Apple problems go to the core.

Being the first company likely to hit 1 billion in stock worth is hardly a problem but ok.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (87 comments in total)
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Ergo607: My heart aches if I read this sentence: "Of course the Sony RX100 came out the following summer and, '...) the $650 MSRP was a sign that dedicated photography tools capable of truly better output than a phone were going to be pushing ever further up-market."

Really? A $650 camera is expensive, but a $800 iPhone is about the right price? To each their own I guess...

Point being you don't buy a phone ONLY to take pictures..

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1057 comments in total)
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KubeKube: The score should reflect the overall conclusion of the pros and cons of a given camera. This doesn't seem to be the case here. For example, back in 2014 DPR awarded the same, 80 percent score to Sony A6000 recognizing the camera's novelty and excellent overall quality. Giving the same score to a camera which even the reviewers admit falls short compared to most of its peers and even compared to crop-sensor models indicates a positive bias toward Canon or lack of consistency when calculating score. At this price ($1,999) 6D II should be recognized for what it is - a technological and marketing failure on the part of Canon.

The lack of any kind of award is saying plenty don't worry.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1057 comments in total)

I hope people will stop saying you're sold to Canon, Nikon, Sony or whatever when they see this honest review.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 225th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1057 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Somebody screwed the formatting up. The Conclusion page is Page 4.

@avicenw

As we say on Reddit : savage !

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Question: Will there ever be an article written about Apple where the writer does not feel compelled to include some kind of superlative in the title?

Don't need more phones when it's the best available.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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Sdaniella: a great way to commemorate 2017 Apple's iphone sales falling well behind Samsung's Galaxy ...

meanwhile ... next apple iphone to get gazillions of AMOLED displays from Samsung

while both Samsung and Apple continue to get gazillion SONY sensors for their smartphones ...

(almost) everyone is happy ...

They sell less than Samsung but they make way more on each phone, they have something like 70% of the smartphone market revenue.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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BadScience: this is where the real creativity seems to be.

The most interesting photography I see now is shot on smart-phones.

Sure, if you're into pancake photography and the selfie art form, they're the best out there.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 16:47 UTC

For everyone making fun of DSLR's for lagging behind phones in 4K video, the explication is very simple : phones have very small sensors that are way easier and faster to read and record than a 24x36mm FF camera.

Not to mention the smaller color depth, you won't see phones recording in 4:4:4 nor being able to output raw uncompressed footage like some DSLR's via the HDMI port.

To put things into perspective :

iPhone 7 4K 30FPS bitrate : 45mbps
Panasonic GH5 4K 24FPS 4:2:2 bitrate : 400mbps
Canon 5D MKIV 4K 24FPS 4:2:2 : 500mbps
Arri Amira 4K 25FPS 4:4:4:4 XQ : 1600mbps

That should give you an idea of the differences between details, color depth and luminance depth informations captured.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies

So I went ahead and did some research on the topic. The registration fee is $55. The price to pay for being able to defend yourself against corporate greed as an individual. Nice.

Please note that you can submit multiple pictures while paying the fee once, but any further picture you take in your career won't be protected unless you register and pay the fee again.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 19:51 UTC as 49th comment
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Mariano Pacifico: "... final adjustments ..." ? Wonder what those are. Bugs? Factory defects? Please, Nikon, tell us we wanted to be entertained.

They're adding "6D2 DR" memes in the release firmware, take some time.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 03:54 UTC

Canon : "The demand for more DR on the 6D Mark II has exceeded our expectations, so we won't change anything but just do a PR move instead so people get hyped to buy a 2017 camera with 2011 dynamic range."

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 20:06 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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Kainecons: ouch. the fact that my 3 year old d750 outperforms in nearly aspect says a lot about canon and the 'canon tax'

Yeah difference is Apple hasn't true competition in some segments (like tablets for instance), whereas Canon shouldn't "tax" his customers in a market full of worthy competitors.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
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ttran88: Nikon will probably release a new body for Nikon 1 and a set of new fast primes. Or if they are brave enough they will make a camera for micro4/3 and join Olympus and Panny. Putting high hopes on an A6500 or A7 competitor is all wishful thinking for a sinking ship.

This "sinking ship" meme overused by Sony technowhores spec sheet lovers fanboys is itself sinking into the oblivion of a meaningless void. Find a new way to make fun of Nikon so you guys can, for lack of being relevant, at least be funny.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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ttran88: Nikon will probably release a new body for Nikon 1 and a set of new fast primes. Or if they are brave enough they will make a camera for micro4/3 and join Olympus and Panny. Putting high hopes on an A6500 or A7 competitor is all wishful thinking for a sinking ship.

This "sinking ship" meme overused by Sony technowhores spec sheet lovers fanboys is itself sinking into the oblivion of a meaningless void. Find a new way to make fun of Nikon so you guys can, for lack of being relevant, at least be funny.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: If it has a headphone jack (on the bottom, of course), it's a win.

If you can update its OS, it's an even bigger win.

After all, the iPhone is approaching $1000 anyway, and it's pathetically crippled with no headphone jack and almost no battery.

@Zdman

To save money, really? You didn't instruct yourself on this matter. For starter the jack headphone cost is ridiculously low, and moreover the plug was removed to make the iPhone 7 water-resistant. The headphone plug was always a weak point on all iPhones too and removing it increases the durability of the devices.

As for the Bluetooth headphones problem, I'm 100% sure that 99% of the people can't tell the difference between a FLAC file and a 256/320kbp/s AAC one (the kind of which you can find in good APTX Bluetooth headphones). Especially since a lot of people don't have anything more than 320kpbs MP3's to begin with, and because streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube) music is an increasing source of listening for people and those services stream at best in 320kbps too. And to finish, even with a good wired headset and a lossless file, phones have terrible DAC and low drive power. Just plug a HD650 into an iPhone 6s and tell me if you can hear something, hint, you can't.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: If it has a headphone jack (on the bottom, of course), it's a win.

If you can update its OS, it's an even bigger win.

After all, the iPhone is approaching $1000 anyway, and it's pathetically crippled with no headphone jack and almost no battery.

Hey, another Apple hater. You can find very good MP3 players if good battery and headphones jack are the only thing you care for :)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 08:55 UTC
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supeyugin1: Never had an iPhone and not planning to pay premium prices for subpar hardware. Nokia and Samsung always had an edge over iPhones in terms of cameras. Before iPhone was released, I used HTC smartphones running Windows Mobile, then I switched to Android. Also tried Nokia smartphones, and while thier cameras were great, but the OSes were not as good as Android. So iPhone didn't affect me at all.

Subpar hardware ? Ah. Look at some benchmarks instead of spouting non-sense, the iPhone 7 is up there at the top despite being nearly a year old. Apple is leagues ahead in processing power, graphics and memory speed.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 07:04 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Satyaa: All the theory and specs are OK, but these samples didn't compel me to put this lens on my lottery list (list of things I would want to buy if I win a lottery).

kaka12moto aka "The Nikon ship is slowly sinking" non-sense guy. Give us a break and go play with your plastic mirrorless things please.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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VadymA: Very nice pictures. Now Nikon, let's add 10 1.2, 18 1.2, and 25 1.2 to a great 32 1.2 for N1 as well :)

10 1.2 ? I'll have what you're drinking 😁

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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