tkbslc

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20 years ago at one of my first jobs, we ordered a 19" LCD monitor for our CEO. It was $4600. Fast forward 5 years and we are buying them for every desk for 1/10 that price. And now, we pay less than $200 for a 24" monitor and give everyone 2 of them.

Point is, there is a HUGE premium on brand new technology. Not worth it at all for 99.9% of us.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 21:17 UTC as 4th comment

Everyone jumping on the hate bandwagon so fast, they probably didn't read about the advanced HDR, focus stacking, wireless control, and long exposure tools it offers.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (79 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems kind of expensive for those specs.

compared to what?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (79 comments in total)
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PhotoDiod: How does a relatively young and small company like DJI manage to keep introducing innovative products every several months, whereas a huge company like Canon takes forever to release a 6DII, SX70HS or SL-2? Is China a new Japan? Is Canon a new Detroit?

Your statement implies that Canon wants to release upgrades to those cameras and is unable to. I don't think that is the case. .

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Kodak should have emulated Panny by going for a 1" sensor like they did for the CM1. Photo enthusiasts will happily accept a phone with extra girth to accommodate a much more sophisticated imaging system. I'll pull the trigger on a camera-centric smartphone when a manufacturer incorporates a 1" sensor paired with a pancake lens similar to Oly's 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ. Even if the lens is 3/4" thick, that kind of focal length on a 1" sensor smartphone would be a game changer.

Panasonic did it and nobody bought it.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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WilliamJ: "a design reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras" + "for $399.99 USD" = oouuch !

When I was young, a film point-and-shoot camera could be bought for $39.99 USD.

but it cost a quarter every time you hit the shutter button for film and processing.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 19:12 UTC

So "special magic optics" = a teleconverter?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 20th comment
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ybizzle: In other words, a generic phone trying to capitalize on the Kodak name...

Yep. A $250 phone with a $150 Kodak emboss.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 21:22 UTC

This was already outdated when it launched in Europe last year. It's got the same sensor and lens as a 3 year old Sony Xperia and very little to get excited about in terms of phone hardware.

If you want a cheap camera centric phone, check out the new Asus Zenfone 3 zoom. It has dual wide + normal cameras like the iphone 7+, but it costs less than this Kodak.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article MIT previews autonomous tracking drone (8 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: One step closer to Terminator

We just need to add some heat and infrared cameras and some lasers.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Just make a limited zoom or fixed focal length with 1 inch sensor tough camera. it could double as a street cam.

Check out the Sealife dc2000. 1" Sony sensor and 31mm equiv f1.8 lens. Rugged and waterproof alone, but also comes with extra housing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:33 UTC

No mention of Panasonic Leica 15mm f1.7? That one on a Panasonic RF style body gets my vote.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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CaPi: Do assit me here friends:
I need al long lenses for a safari with my nikon aps-c body. The trip features a lot of traveling..
Is this a lense to get.. the lense?

I own an Fuji X-T10 I use for street btw. Is that another option?

Fuji makes a 100-400 as well that would work on your X-T10, but it costs a lot more than this Sigma.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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h2k: "I personally prefer my out-of-focus highlights to be defined circles or ellipses."
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Half agreed: Circles yes, ellipses no.

I just like them to look appealing. There are many paths to that end, not just perfect circles.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm all for progress and am far from a luddite. But 8K for video is utterly pointless. Your eyes cannot resolve the detail! The Pixels on a 60" 4K TV already become invisible to 20/20 vision at only 4 feet. Nobody is going to sit that close.

4K provided a nice resolution boost for larger TVs, but 8K moves past our biological limits.

No, I'm saying you have to sit much closer to a much bigger TV.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm all for progress and am far from a luddite. But 8K for video is utterly pointless. Your eyes cannot resolve the detail! The Pixels on a 60" 4K TV already become invisible to 20/20 vision at only 4 feet. Nobody is going to sit that close.

4K provided a nice resolution boost for larger TVs, but 8K moves past our biological limits.

It's more a matter of how close you are sitting vs the size.

With 4K, you already cannot see the pixels on a 120" screen when sitting only 8 feet away from it. That's probably closer than would be comfortable already. So moving up to 8K just makes 4x as many pixels that you still can't see.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
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Georgeee: Please get the 50-200mm f2.8-4 as soon as possible

I'd rather they release it after they have taken as much time as is required for it to be high-performing and issue free.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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cosinaphile: so since customers perceive log as having separate and distinct value from a camera body , they don't want to "devalue" log by simply incorporation it into a camera body by design

did he actually say that , more or less ?

wow .... just ,.....wow .... is there an understanding or agreement in the industry as to the stsatus of log, what exactly would explain that mindset against the fact
that multiple makers see it as a profit producing software enhancement ?

wow

Wow, Panasonic wants to keep making money off an in demand feature that cinematographers will pay for? How absurd of a corporation to do such a thing as try to make a profit.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm all for progress and am far from a luddite. But 8K for video is utterly pointless. Your eyes cannot resolve the detail! The Pixels on a 60" 4K TV already become invisible to 20/20 vision at only 4 feet. Nobody is going to sit that close.

4K provided a nice resolution boost for larger TVs, but 8K moves past our biological limits.

A single still frame encourages you to look closer at specific details, where video makes you want to step back and focus on the whole scene. Standing in front of a display and focusing on a small part of the screen you can see the difference for sure, but your eyes simply can't see 8K from the couch,

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
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JCoolowski: Would be nice if they improved video DFD on all cameras, not just the gh5

Give it time. Best tech always starts off in the flagship and then trickles down.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
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