tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Joined on May 30, 2008

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On article Portrait mode shootout: iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 (121 comments in total)
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Max Iso: The Pixel seems to do better but neither are reliable. If they are going to blur based on depth mapping, it needs to be just depth mapping, otherwise you randomly have rediculous looking focal planes with checkerboard patterns of blur and sharpness.

People are calling this impressive, im not impressed at all (and i own the iphone 8+). When they can actually make it work, i will be impressed.

I'd rather solve problems with our own planet first.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (136 comments in total)

So far Sony (a-mount) was the only one to offer a nice, modern, AF mirror lens. I wouldn't mind seeing another one.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (392 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: We recently ordered Dell Precision workstations at my job for Revit and Autocad work and it was €&£$% expensive and not very fast, and t takes a looong time to start (no flash/ hybrid disks). And I have to say that Windows is (still) as bad as it's reputation. iMacs are way cheaper and definitely faster and I would never, ever use anything but Macs if it was my own decisions.
(Have an iMac 27" and a MacBook Pro 13")

Yeah, we have windows workstations with nVMe drives that bench in the 3GB/s range. They are so fast you can't even believe it.

Really, though, nobody that isn't doing CAD or 3D should be touching these kinds of computers. A standard topped out i7 system for $2K ( or $3k if apple) is going to be your best option for regular photo/video editing.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (392 comments in total)
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newe: If it comes with a screen protector I'll take 4!

It doesn't come with a screen protector, but I can throw in 5 dongles for only $100.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
On article LG V30 camera review (132 comments in total)

Needs a portrait mode, IMO.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:33 UTC as 2nd comment
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Steve in Scotland: I honestly think that the word 'Milvus' hasn't helped their cause one iota. I hope the marketing dork who instigated that 'name' rests uneasy!

It must sound prestigious in some language, but certainly not in English!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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mxx: Battery life is only 235 shots, but is that really so bad? That's equivalent to more than 6 rolls of 36 exposure films in the old days. I don't think I've ever shot that much film in one day. Maybe one just have to take more care with planning your shots, like we did back then?

CIPA battery life test is pretty unrealistic. It involves lots of power cycles, idle screen time, and 50% shots with flash which probably won't be how you use this camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (392 comments in total)

100% absurd.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 91st comment
On a photo in the iPhone X sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Hard to believe this came from a phone!

On the monitor I'm using it's displaying 8x12" That's a pretty good sized image and it looks very good.

Pixel peeping is not something I am concerned with. I don't print posters and look at them from 3 inches away.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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The Squire: What no 4K?

Ironically the most whiny post I've seen all day is the one calling others whiners!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 17:25 UTC
On article Have your say: Best zoom lens of 2017 (56 comments in total)

Does anyone pick lenses based on release date? Not sure the practical application of this poll.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 5th comment
On a photo in the iPhone X sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Hard to believe this came from a phone!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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Branko Mitic: You cannot mark only LX10 lens green in the table when you have chart just little below where is shown that G7X Mark II has the best lens. Generally G7X and G7X Mark II have the best lens in this 1" battle. 100mm f2.8 makes all the difference for making this cameras replacement for aps-c+kit combination. LX10 has the better lens then G7X (Mark II) only from 24-27mm and then worse from 27-72mm and then not at all range from 72-100mm. All of this cameras looks like cell phone on 24/28mm, no matter do you use f1.4, f1.8 or less, but when you zoom in for portrait you are getting separation from cell phone and actually there is significant difference between 75mm f2.8 and 100mm f2.8 in terms of bokeh.

G7X II will not win a pixel peeping contest at wide angle. The extreme distortion correction at full wide angle kills corner resolution compared to some of the competition. Through the rest of the range, it's a sharp lens. But aside from that, it's got a much bigger zoom range and faster aperture through most of the range. "Best" is always dependent on the individual. I like being able to take half body portraits with subject isolation using the 100mm E. 2.8 end more than I needed to pixel peep the corners at 24mm. So it's best for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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The Squire: What no 4K?

Sure, but Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was shot on 8K RED. Those are all pretty old movies.

I don't need 4K that bad, so I picked a G7X II. But I'm not going to try to pretend that having 1080p max is a positive when all the competition has 4K.

And with regards to the average consumer, they are probably already shooting everything in 4K on their phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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rrccad: "The G9 X Mark II has a time-tested 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor that is unfortunately let down by a mediocre lens. The focal range of the lens (28-84mm equivalent) doesn't have a lot of reach, and starting at 24mm would've been a better choice. At wide-angle its F2.0 maximum aperture is relatively fast, though it slows down quickly as you zoom in, topping out at F4.9. By comparison, the lens on Canon's step-up model, the G7 X Mark II, has a more versatile 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens, that also offers more control over depth-of-field and superior low light image quality."

While I agree with this, little is said that most of this is because of the size of the camera, the lens will certainly be compromised to fit into the smallest possible form factor.

Well yeah, making it 24mm while keeping the 84mm tele end would make it bigger. But what if it was just 24-70 like many of the others? Or even 24-60 like the original Panasonic LX series?

It probably speaks to the market it was intended for. Enthusiasts would prefer wide angle over a little more telephoto. But Enthusiasts would also probably be more interested in the features offered on the other models they offer (like G7X or G5X). The G9X is probably just supposed to be a happy snapper for regular consumers that want better IQ than a phone. And for them, the more general kit lens range of 28-85 equivalent is not a problem.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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Branko Mitic: You cannot mark only LX10 lens green in the table when you have chart just little below where is shown that G7X Mark II has the best lens. Generally G7X and G7X Mark II have the best lens in this 1" battle. 100mm f2.8 makes all the difference for making this cameras replacement for aps-c+kit combination. LX10 has the better lens then G7X (Mark II) only from 24-27mm and then worse from 27-72mm and then not at all range from 72-100mm. All of this cameras looks like cell phone on 24/28mm, no matter do you use f1.4, f1.8 or less, but when you zoom in for portrait you are getting separation from cell phone and actually there is significant difference between 75mm f2.8 and 100mm f2.8 in terms of bokeh.

If you really want the thinnest and most pocket friendly 1" camera, the G9X series is all there is. RX100, G7X, LX10 are thick bricks in your pocket.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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Jefftan: this is the smallest and cheapest 1 inch
problem is 28mm

if it is 24mm I will have already buy
Canon please make it 24mm

"Slightly thicker" is just not accurate. 42 vs 31mm thickness may not sound like much, but it's a completely different class if you want to carry this in your pocket. G9X is also 130g lighter. 200 vs 320. That's also a big deal.

Basically it comes down to the fact that the G9X is the only one you'd actually not mind having in your pocket .

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: Great review. The one use case you might be forgetting is that there is a vast army of people in the social media industry (like me) who would jump on a camera that takes better-than-iPhone pictures which can then be quickly uploaded onto Facebook et al using their phone as the relay point.
The one area where iPhones fail is at taking pictures in dim ballrooms and other weirdly lit spaces. This little guy would be a godsend.

Yeah, if comparing wide angle only. But then maybe Ricoh GR is better?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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Branko Mitic: You cannot mark only LX10 lens green in the table when you have chart just little below where is shown that G7X Mark II has the best lens. Generally G7X and G7X Mark II have the best lens in this 1" battle. 100mm f2.8 makes all the difference for making this cameras replacement for aps-c+kit combination. LX10 has the better lens then G7X (Mark II) only from 24-27mm and then worse from 27-72mm and then not at all range from 72-100mm. All of this cameras looks like cell phone on 24/28mm, no matter do you use f1.4, f1.8 or less, but when you zoom in for portrait you are getting separation from cell phone and actually there is significant difference between 75mm f2.8 and 100mm f2.8 in terms of bokeh.

LX10 has a pretty deceptive lens. It's only f1.4 at 24mm. It drops already by 25mm. It's f1.8 at 28mm and then slower than the G7X lens until they meet at close to 60mm. So for all of the most common general purpose focal lengths, the Canon is faster. And often over half a stop.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (208 comments in total)
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bluevellet: The G7 X II appears like the most appealing camera...

That's the one I bought, but the G9X II is significantly cheaper and thinner. I can see why it might appeal to some people.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
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