tkbslc

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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: the dirty secret of apd lenses , is the fact that they make a fast lens slow ... they really sacrificed light gathering for bokeh that looks artificially manipulated because IT IS manipulated ,,, ill take a normal prime with respectable bokeh and true speed any day

its why i chose the 56mm 1.2 fuji over apd which was really 1.7

You shouldn't be buying an STF lens for light gathering. It's for the bokeh. Professional portraits (which is the target for such a lens) should have controlled lighting, regardless.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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mgrum: I find it very interesting from a technical point of view and it's good for the company to have more unique (well almost, Fuji have their APD lens) products to attract people to the brand...

but I personally strongly dislike the bokeh it produces, especially the way highlights and point lightsources are rendered, in the examples above I much prefer the image on the right.

Oh well it saves me some money I guess!

I disagree! The regular bokeh looks so harsh next to the STF samples.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)
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OlyPent: They aren't the only ones who have fallen. Look at the crap Vivitar is making/rebranding:
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-east-hillsborough/plant-city/exclusive-ear-phones-exploded-in-plant-city-mothers-ear-while-she-was-wearing-them

Polaroid is right there with them.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (652 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why is the EVF so ugly?

Black and square? Sure looks Looks silver and round to me.

And it's not very retro, because typically a big round top mount VF like that would have glass, not a flat silver back with an ugly logo.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)
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tkbslc: This has nothing to do with photography at all.

Most of the other products at least are used in photography. Drones and nice phones make sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)
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seta666: I will wait for official kodak underwear...and maybe some kodak salt & vinegar crisps...

Just don't mix the two...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)

This has nothing to do with photography at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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Jefftan: I have heard RT can read data from RAW and correct MFT lens distortion, correct?

any others like Sony E-mount got automatic lens correction?
Thanks

I am 99% sure it uses it's own database of lens profiles for corrections.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:32 UTC

I've always had trouble with very noisy files on RawTherapee. I'll have to try it out and see if that has improved.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (652 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why is the EVF so ugly?

I don't really care. It just struck me as really odd looking.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (652 comments in total)

Why is the EVF so ugly?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 28th comment | 9 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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seloo: 80D is soon to be replaced with 4K capable model with better AF on stills? Makes one wonder.

I doubt it. Canon only does 4K for >$4K. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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ms18: As a prime only shooter I found canon APS-C useless only after purchasing it. What canon has to do is provide some dedicated prime lenses for APS-C. I'm really happy with recently released EF=S 24mm STM. What about another 55mm f/1.4 APC lens which can focus faster?

At least now canon make entry level cameras with nice AF so they can be used for wild life which is the only thing canon APS-C are used by Pros any way unless they make APS-C only general primes.

@rccad - While those are awesome lenses, the problem is that all of those are normals to short Tele on 1.6x crop. There's nothing really to use for fast lenses wider than about 39mm equivalent. Of course we now have Sigma 18-50mm f1.8, but it's a bit of a beast for someone who likes primes.

Contrast that to newer crop-only systems, like Fuji and M4/3 where there are almost too many choices for fast primes in the 24-35mm range.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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Josh Leavitt: Yes Canon, we're still waiting for the 6D Mark II...

No kidding. The 6D is in its 5th year already.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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jhmaw: If Panasonic was introducing a camera at this price it would probably have 4K. Come on Canon. Get off your bloated backside and be competitive again.

As a long time Canon user I would love them to return to being leaders rather than lagging behind.

@Suave: Even the people that don't do video can surely appreciate the 4K photo modes.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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Arhire Adrian: The need for a small status display on top isn't mitigated by large rear displays, on the contrary, it helps by not draining the battery using those large screens to check basic info.
The other way camera manufacturers could achieve this is by using AMOLED displays that can display basic information while being able to turn off parts of the display (text on a black background) or switching to a mode that has a simple UI which doesn't keep the SoC usage high. Some smartphones do that.

Since you typically shoot an SLR with the viewfinder, all the information is in there. No need to use the rear display if you don't want to.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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photo02: According to the spesifications sure a good camera , but why not 4K,Canon?

Canon is super stingy with video. Same reason none of their compacts have it even though mid-range cell phones do.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: How many current model SLR's does Canon have for sale?

Do you have trouble working a web browser? Looks like 19 models:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/list/cameras/dslr

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: All these canon model numbers do is endlessly confuse the non-gearhead consumer.

Non-gearheads buy phones these days.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Development costs were sunk already. They just admitted they cannot compete with Sony and Panasonic in this segment.

If an extra year and (likely) millions more dollars didn't get the product shipment ready, then management probably decided nothing would. And even if they kept going, by the time it's done, it's a 2015-2016 design competing with 2017-2018 models from everyone else!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
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