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First drone records a moving train, next drone records a plane or helicopter on take off.
Slippery slope.

Theres always somebody out there willing the push the limits.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 03:06 UTC as 3rd comment
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CanonM5fan: "So far there is no professional using their products." I was at the tennis US Open this month in New York. There is a front row section of the court designated for photographers. There was 1-2 Nikons and all the rest were using Canons at the matches I went to. Still, "no professional" could be reworded to something like, "less than 5% of the current sports and wedding photographers" and then cite some study or article to support that number.

I'm glad Nikon is working on a FF mirrorless. I will give it serious consideration. A Nikon FF might make the most sense since Canon as of yet doesn't have a product in this space so maybe Nikon can get some Canon users to buy their FF mirrorless instead of waiting for a Canon that hasn't even been announced yet?

An APS-C mirrorless is also a worthwhile product, the Canon M series and the Sony A6000 series are pretty popular. Too bad the Nikon 1 wasn't an APS-C system. Then a FF Nikon mirrorless would be the perfect addition to their line.

Is sports photogrpahy the only type of professional photography?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:42 UTC
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Sdaniella: NIKON

■ WYSIWYG-LV (think: Canon ExpSim-LV, Sony LV)
□ Framing-Only-LV (think: kodak LV, coolpix LV)

LV ... type will decide survivability ...
most □ mirrorless ilc have transitioned to ■
except those that always had ■ like Canon or Sony

■ Nikon FX: D3/4/5 series, D8##, D750
■ Nikon FX: MIRRORLESS <<< should be WYSIWYG-LV !!! (for it to be viable)
□ Nikon FX: D700, D6##
□ Nikon FX: MIRRORLESS <<< should NOT be Framing-Only-LV (or it will not be viable)

□ Nikon DX: ALL LV-generation APSC dSLRs
□ Nikon 1: ALL (mirrorless) ... faltering a la kodak (coolpix) LV
□ Nikon Coolpix: ALL

another incomprehensible post from sdaniella.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Dear Nikon, my ideal camera would be your D5600 with a D850 sensor/4K, with a huge EVF and internal NDs in the mirrorbox. Imagine such a little monster for stills and video.

LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 23:04 UTC

"Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm can only cover a small part of that. So far there is no professional using their products."

Out of touch Nikon? ... just like their all male campaign.
Panasonic GH5 is used by professionals for video production.
And many sony, fuji and olympus pros out there if you look. If they werent hurting nikon, there would be no need for nikon to release an FF mirorless pro camera. sounds like they are getting nervous.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
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angus rocks: When are they, Google, going to start their loss-less Jpeg compression? Are we going to have to upload all are pics, again next year?

Lossless compression is already available.
But you only have 15 gigs By default in cloud space
You have unlimited if you let google compress your images.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 01:26 UTC

Faith in Humanity.... restored.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 01:34 UTC as 15th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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AlexTU: No mic input - why ? 4 k video and no mic imput...

Alex

Em-5 bro. different market

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: This is a nice camera and the author points that out well. I'm not sure as to why Olympus has the E-M5, and E-M10. They both seem to basically fill the same niche on the small side of the ILC camera. Over the past three generations they have done a good job to refine, but basically both cameras are the same with the exception of waterproofing. I would not be afraid to use either for my shoots.

Other than WR - EM5 also offers better performance and features (like High res) better stability -etc. I am pretty sure the next EM-5 will get 20 MP and theres a chance it may also get OSPDAF.

There is room for all 3 models I think.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 00:51 UTC

LOL

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 67th comment
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Yannis1976: I don't have anything against the equipment the user used, but judging from the photos posted here (which are all good and nice), I think even the small and light 1" cameras (Canon/Sony/Panasonic) would produce similar results...

I know how DR works - but the fact remains that the PEN-F has the same DR if not higher than nearly all canon APS-C currently available and matches even their 50MP FF cameras (which would have similar pixel density to M4/3). DR is DR 12.4 EV will clip at the same point no matter what camera you have. The fact that the author chose not to push shadows or pull the highlights - thats irrelevant (and a personal choice) - These could be straight OOC - still irrelevant.

First you were talking about Clipping/DR.Now you are moving the goal posts and talking about noise and size of pixels, you are all over the place. Larger sensors have good DR, its well known - but these shots are exposed at BASE ISO or Low ISO - their DR is competitive or better than the larger cameras at least against canon, so your observation about "clipping" earlier than a larger camera is inaccurate or just misleading at best.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
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Yannis1976: I don't have anything against the equipment the user used, but judging from the photos posted here (which are all good and nice), I think even the small and light 1" cameras (Canon/Sony/Panasonic) would produce similar results...

Firstly I was talking about Canon APS-C - but considering canon is the biggest camera maker.. look at DXO mark Landscape score. PEN-F scores 12.4 Ev which is higher than nearly all of canons APS-C introduced in the last few years (all except 80D) - and equal to Canon 5Ds/5DR Full Frame.
So, compared to the most prolific camera maker - its DR is not as limited as you would think.

So if you are complaining about blown Highlights - I would say most canons would be doing the same at low ISO.

Again I am referring to Low ISO - and Not High ISO - where larger cameras obviously show their advantage

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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Yannis1976: I don't have anything against the equipment the user used, but judging from the photos posted here (which are all good and nice), I think even the small and light 1" cameras (Canon/Sony/Panasonic) would produce similar results...

You are stating the obvious - smaller sensors generally have less DR than Larger sensors. This article is about compromise.

But @ ISO 200 - M4/3 sensors match or even beat many canon ASP-C and are not far behind canon FF sensors. so this DR advantage does not always come into play until higher ISO.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 23:25 UTC
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Yannis1976: I don't have anything against the equipment the user used, but judging from the photos posted here (which are all good and nice), I think even the small and light 1" cameras (Canon/Sony/Panasonic) would produce similar results...

+100 Sactojim

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 03:53 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Nice images but I really think they'd benefit greatly from a higher dynamic range camera. Not under-expose-by-6-stops-and-crank-shadow-slider-up-to-max fake look, but just a bit enough to keep the slightly clipped highlight intact and keep the shadows noiseless for closer inspection. Not even change the actual contrast of the images because they look nicer this way with high contrast.

I mean it would REALLY make an appreciable difference.

Great images again. Thanks for posting the shooting experience.

@Ebrahim. I dont think you get the point of this article. Sure any situation can benefit from MORE DR. This article is not about DR but the benefits of travelling light. Sacrifice some DR for a smaller footprint.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 03:44 UTC
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Old Cameras: In my opinion Microsofts goal is to send you security update or service pack after another until your machine grinds to a halt. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but... sometimes I am. My laptop was so locked up it would barely boot. I wiped it and put Linux on it and it runs like a demon.

You say you hate to tinker with the OS, but in the previous paragraph you talk about RECOMPILING applications to make them run etc. You think the average joe is going to recompile code. There is a reason why windows still owns 90% of the desktop market. I'm happy you found Linux works for you - but you are in the minority.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
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Old Cameras: In my opinion Microsofts goal is to send you security update or service pack after another until your machine grinds to a halt. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but... sometimes I am. My laptop was so locked up it would barely boot. I wiped it and put Linux on it and it runs like a demon.

Linux for photographers _ cmon- no professional photog wants to waste time "looking under the hood" figuring out how to install drivers, scouring Linux forums on advice and SUPPORT, for software and OS that has little to no support. How many compatability issues with devices and peripherals a graphic designer or photographer would use. No one in their right mind should be recommending linux to photographers to use in a professional workflow.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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Old Cameras: In my opinion Microsofts goal is to send you security update or service pack after another until your machine grinds to a halt. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but... sometimes I am. My laptop was so locked up it would barely boot. I wiped it and put Linux on it and it runs like a demon.

66% is far from the "VAST majority" of servers - 33% belong to Windows which is 1 OS. Linux is made up from many OS's, variants and builds. 33% is not a small number considering 30 years ago this was 0%

99% of supercoputers wow. Like saying 99% of Offroad cars are not ferraris.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
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photoaddict: This is exactly why I switched from WinTel to MacTel starting three years ago. Apple products just work better. The software is much more clean and friendly. It's elegant. It's well designed. And the hardware part is also much cleaner and nicer.

Simply put, Apple just makes computing more fun, safe, and efficient. I cannot say the same for Wintel junk. Apple devices may cost more but you do truly get what you pay for - better computing experience.

Cool how does lightroom and photoshop run on Linux?

Oh wait....

GIMP please.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
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Old Cameras: In my opinion Microsofts goal is to send you security update or service pack after another until your machine grinds to a halt. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but... sometimes I am. My laptop was so locked up it would barely boot. I wiped it and put Linux on it and it runs like a demon.

@bobbbarber , I work in the IT industry and honestly your post is rubbish. There are just as many Windows Servers as there are UNIX etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
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