vFunct

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razadaz: An old lecturer I had at university once said to me “art is art by consensus”. Basically it doesn’t matter what you paint or photograph, if you can find enough influential people to say its good art, your laughing all the way to the bank.

That's basically true.

Art is what other people say it is.

A real artists works to influence his audience, via publicity or other marketing methods. No one is going to just assume your art is art. You have to convince people of that, which is your responsibility as an artist.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 04:36 UTC
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vFunct: Good. SD cards are slow and unreliable, and higher-end XQD cards aren't widely supported yet, so we need the industry to move forward to wireless.

The best way to do that is to remove the SD card slot, so people stop using that crap.

WRONG!

The fastest SD cards are at 90MB/s. The average SD card speed is 30MB/s.

802.11ac averages 100MB/s, and the fastest MIMO versions can hit 900MB/s.

SD is really slow.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
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BadScience: the proof of the pudding will be in the sales. I'm guessing they will be poor. Pro-range laptops need to have much more functionality for customers that want-and are willing to pay for-a pro-range rather than standard-range laptop. that is: more screen options, including 17" and matte options. More RAM (16, 32, 64 GB). Better graphics card options. More connectivity options.
Yes, the machine will be bigger, but that's the point of a pro machine isn't it - you want more power and more options, and that takes more space.
very disappointed, and will be sticking with this 2008 17" macbook pro for another few years, or until it gives up the ghost; at which point it may well be replaced with a windows laptop if Apple do not sell what I want or need.

I'd also add, this is the first time I can remember die-hard Apple users (and fanboys), including myself, being utterly dismissive of a new Apple computer. These are not the machines we waited for or want.

In the article, Schiller states that Apple has the highest pre-orders of any Macbook Pro now.

People are loving the new Macbook Pro. It is a sexy machine.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:52 UTC

Good. SD cards are slow and unreliable, and higher-end XQD cards aren't widely supported yet, so we need the industry to move forward to wireless.

The best way to do that is to remove the SD card slot, so people stop using that crap.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 284th comment | 8 replies

All I ask for in life is 240fps Raw shooting. Is that too much to ask for???

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 02:05 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

6.25 seconds of cinematic RAW footage in a pocket-camera is a very good start.

Could have used a longer/infinite length, but I'll take it.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:54 UTC as 59th comment
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (201 comments in total)
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vFunct: The iPhone is best.

Android phones should be banned for being bad and trying to copy the iPhone all the time.

Apple is just too good, and they invented the smartphone industry.

Subtlety is overrated.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (201 comments in total)

The iPhone is best.

Android phones should be banned for being bad and trying to copy the iPhone all the time.

Apple is just too good, and they invented the smartphone industry.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 48th comment | 16 replies
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)
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dennis tennis: This does look like a click bait linking to a paid advertising campaign. DPR controls the content so they can of course show whatever they want but it doesn't seem like "news" to me.

You're confusing public-relations with advertising. Advertising is paid media. PR is earned media.

News is anti-media.

There's a saying in the news industry: News is information that someone, somewhere doesn't want to be known. Everything else is public relations.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (100 comments in total)
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cinemascope: I'm a video guy who got into photography a few years back.
To me photography is the pursuit of perfection, whereas truly beautiful video embraces chaos - which can sometimes feel almost like opposite endeavours. Perfection in video is multi-frame and emotional, it resides in people's heads, and you'll never find it in a single frame - that's not the point anyway.
My romantic advice to a photographer would be to drop the perfection chase, dump the control freak mindset and stiffness, and embrace motion and chaos. Beauty will slap you in the face in ways you never anticipated.

Yah, but no. Video is one of the most controlled environments around. That's why videographers generally use tripods instead of hand-held.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (100 comments in total)

You'll also find that smaller sensors actually work better for video than full-size 35mm sensors, mostly because of the increased depth-of-field. In fact, most high-end video cameras are around 1" sensor size, which would be smaller than APS-C.

The blurry F1.4 depth-of-field that photographers love so much is actually very distracting in video (unless you want some horribly cheesy romantic shot).

In video, you generally want a smaller blur, where F4+ lenses are fine.

If you're shooting full-size 35mm sensors with F1.4 lenses, you're never going to have anything in focus.

Never hire a videographer that uses a 35mm full-frame camera for their main rig.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)

Big news! Raw image processing coming to iOS 10: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2016/505/

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 9th comment | 8 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (492 comments in total)
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Peter62: Dynamic range is a joke!

Look here:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D5,Nikon%20D750

2 EV (!) less DR compared to the D750 is nothing short of a disaster!

Nobody uses low ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 02:57 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (492 comments in total)
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Peter62: Dynamic range is a joke!

Look here:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D5,Nikon%20D750

2 EV (!) less DR compared to the D750 is nothing short of a disaster!

Where? I see an +1 EV improvement over the D750.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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Vitruvius: Interesting that Sony isn't even considered. Typical. I have used Canon and Nikon for sports. My Sony A77ii with Minolta 80-200mm f2.8 HS and a 2X teleconverter is much better than both these cameras. The Sony has IS built into the body, 12FPS with RAW and full time phase detect AF linked to real time object tracking. It also has adjustable front and back focus limiters. And the high speed shaft drive AF is much faster than any Canon or Nikon lens. All this with an old lens.
And of course everyone is going to spam me now with all the Canon an Nikon propaganda defending their investment. I love(d) Canon but they stopped innovating many years ago and now I have to use what works best and that is my Sony. I know there is very little chance that DPreview will ever take Sony seriously either. Oh well.

Didn't I tell you that no one cares about Sony?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
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JRFlorendo: The noob disclaimer, we're "NOT pro sports photographers" ....Blah blah blah. What that practicality means, is that, they have no idea how to customize the complex AF system to fully take advantage of its potential that ONLY a Canon pro sport shooter have acquired from YEARS(not days) of field experience.

Despite that, they definitively concluded, "the Canon still can't match the Nikon's uncanny ability to track objects reliably and accurately as they progress across the frame while also coming toward or moving away from the camera."

Reviews between the two are coming in before DP, most including D5 users, have concluded X is still the superior pro sports camera due to its AF speed/in focus reliability and video. One reviewer suggest to take D5 at night indoor stadium venue, where lighting is flickering(off & on), 50%-30% of images will be dark. Canon wins at base iso(dr) and night venues(flicker mode), according to one reviewer.

Hopefully you have charts in your reviews of these cameras that show how many shots were in focus out of all the shots you took per camera.

I'm curious about the Canon side.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
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Vitruvius: Interesting that Sony isn't even considered. Typical. I have used Canon and Nikon for sports. My Sony A77ii with Minolta 80-200mm f2.8 HS and a 2X teleconverter is much better than both these cameras. The Sony has IS built into the body, 12FPS with RAW and full time phase detect AF linked to real time object tracking. It also has adjustable front and back focus limiters. And the high speed shaft drive AF is much faster than any Canon or Nikon lens. All this with an old lens.
And of course everyone is going to spam me now with all the Canon an Nikon propaganda defending their investment. I love(d) Canon but they stopped innovating many years ago and now I have to use what works best and that is my Sony. I know there is very little chance that DPreview will ever take Sony seriously either. Oh well.

Nobody cares about Sony.

Get a real camera.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 06:22 UTC

Broncolors are the best lights in the entire industry.

Top of the food chain.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (112 comments in total)

This is the best video you guys have made so far. Production is dead on perfect.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 03:21 UTC as 31st comment

lol these guys keep trying to figure out a business plan.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies
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