pdelux

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"You can choose from an easy-to-find-when-it's-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean red or a slick-looking black"

Actually its quite likely that both cameras will look black at the bottom of the ocean - since sea water absorbs red light more than other colours - depending on how deep you go.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 26th comment
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straylightrun: No USB 3.0 port? No fully articulated screen? No proper weather sealing? At this price point.... 😬

@Everlast66 Anything higher than 1Gbit requires a switch- but seems like its only a 1Gig port anyway so only advantage is for tethering over a long cable.

USB-C would not replace the ethernet - just the USB 2.0 port. This is just a silly choice made by Sony Those micro USB connectors are prone to wear down very quickly and easily - Iguess you will have to invest in a usb3 card reader.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
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straylightrun: No USB 3.0 port? No fully articulated screen? No proper weather sealing? At this price point.... 😬

Whos going to carry a Router/switch with them to get Ethernet Data Transfer?

Whats that use a cross-over cable with your laptop? 1Gbit limited if you are lucky.

Abdoozy is right you will need fibre to achieve 100Gig ethernet.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)
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Karroly: Still don't understand why DPR says going from a 5.1K recording down to a lower resolution 4K recording is "oversampling"... This is downsampling. Oversampling is the process of creating ADDITIONAL samples usually by interpolating new sample values between two previously recorded sample points. However, the process of downsampling may create new samples points that do not exist in the original recording for a clean result, but many, if not all, of the original sample points will be discarded in the end, so the total number of samples will be lower, thus the term downsampling.

Or I should say "less crop" if its not full sensor readout.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 04:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)
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CaPi: "For stills shooters (..) there are arguably more better options out there"
What might those be? I have high hopes for the improved autofocus.
An thoughts on those options?
I am looking for a new body / system.

Some reasons why EM1-2 may be a better Stills option for you:

Panasonic IBIS is rated to 5.5 (with DUAL IS) -
EM1 2 IBIS is rated 5.5 (with IBIS only), 6.5 with SYNC IS.

ISO 64 on EM1-2 blows away ISO 100 on the GH5 look at the comparisons from Imaging Resource etc

Em1-2 Hi res - theres no competition here

Throw in Pro capture mode, - Less rolling shutter, 60 FPS, live composite etc

Smaller body. Lighter (GH5 40% heavier)

PDAF can benefit all lenses not just Panasonic ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)
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Karroly: Still don't understand why DPR says going from a 5.1K recording down to a lower resolution 4K recording is "oversampling"... This is downsampling. Oversampling is the process of creating ADDITIONAL samples usually by interpolating new sample values between two previously recorded sample points. However, the process of downsampling may create new samples points that do not exist in the original recording for a clean result, but many, if not all, of the original sample points will be discarded in the end, so the total number of samples will be lower, thus the term downsampling.

THe benefit is no CROP in video i believe - otherwise all lenses would be cropped to accomodate the 4K resolution.

Also downsampling has other benefits like reduction of Moire etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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Toshier: Sharpness is beyond belief, but something weird about bokeh transition or I just did not used to it, like two pictures blended together one out of focus and one in focus, maybe this happens when isolation becomes too good, not sure what to think, not happy at this moment. I would easily forgive color being flat (as I heard is expected) or is just gray weather, but we certainly need more classical portrait photos in full color intent at wide apertures and distant backgrounds.

hes not talking about bokeh as in the quality of the OOF areas. He is talking about the transition from focus to OOF areas. This is very abrupt - which is normal for telephoto lenses which gives a more "diorama" type effect (like 2D paper cutouts subject with lots of lots of blur in front and behind the subject and little transition in between). This is different to wide angle lenses like 35 and 50 with large apertures which produce a more gradual transition between focus and OOF giving a more realistic 3D look.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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attomole: Apple screwed up in this market and it's hanging by a thread of loyalty, one killer product is not the answer, as the trash can Mac demonstrated, it's quickly out of date, they seem to be doing the exact same with mackbook pro. The price is not such a big deal, perceived quality is ( and they have that in buckets) but sustainability and trust is not there, they lost the plot with pro apps and pro hardware.
They can still have this market but they need a committed strategy

Hes talking about the "pro" market.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
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dennis tennis: To be anti-Apple, is almost as treasonous as being anti-Trump. Nothing Trump doesn't is less than perfection. Nothing Apple does is slightly less great than what Trump would have done had he could spare 5 minutes per day to run Apple instead of Making America Great Again!

I see what you did there.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 23:50 UTC

If a Robot could do a turd -- this is what it would look like.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 14th comment
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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Toshier: Sharpness is beyond belief, but something weird about bokeh transition or I just did not used to it, like two pictures blended together one out of focus and one in focus, maybe this happens when isolation becomes too good, not sure what to think, not happy at this moment. I would easily forgive color being flat (as I heard is expected) or is just gray weather, but we certainly need more classical portrait photos in full color intent at wide apertures and distant backgrounds.

This is the Focal length - flattening the image - with shallow DOF subject isolation

This is why wider lenses like 50mm are much better with showing the smooth transitions.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Bring back the Luna!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

Personal choice for stills I think, however when it comes to video a good EVF is clearly superior, there should be no question. Considering that nearly every camera now is a hybrid video camera to some degree, this may signal a shift towards EVF.

I think OVF/mirrors are a remnant of an analog time where EVF technology was not ready but times are changing, I think everything but the high end specialist cameras will be mirrorless soon.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 01:59 UTC as 192nd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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Sangster: To me EVF is like the WYSIWYG innovation in word processing. OVF is like WordPerfect for DOS for those who recall the keyboard template glued above the function keys.

Brilliant analogy! What happened to wordperfect??

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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Kerensky97: What is with the obsession over EVF lag? Do a lot of photographers have Parkinsons? I may be weird but when I take a picture I'm trying to hold the camera steady instead of wiggling it around to see if there is lag. Yes, I know that high speed sports photographers will notice lag, but most of the militant comentors arguing camera stats aren't sports photographers, just keyboard photographers.

agree this lag is over emphasized.

its getting smaller and smaller - almost to the point where only the fastest action/sports photographers should care

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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108: So Olympus settled on the 4/3 sensor size ( how exactly ? ) and designed the lenses accordingly . I have often wondered if it wasn't the other way around , like they determined how to manufacture lenses so as to get the best result possible and then came up with the sensor size that would match .

agreee Portraits in 3:2 look ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
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Raist3d: Virtually none of the m43rds lenses are as good as the best 4/3rds lenses. Perhaps the new high ends by Olympus and Panny are, but tele centricity was lost and is not part of the standard of m43rds- and in some ways it shows. I have shot the 4/3rds Panny Leica 25mm F1.4 vs its m43rds counter part and clearly the former is the better one. Same with several Olympus 4/3rds originals.. there's a certain contrast that is harder to get on the new system.

They also didn't have in the specification software distortion correction- they didn't need it pretty much for the most part. Chromatic aberrations were far less common than on the m43rd lenses counterparts.

This kind of bite is something Fuji seems to be doing from the get go in nearly all their X-system lenses. That said, the high end of the m43rds lenses are pretty darn good, finally.

The cost of going small.... 4/3 lenses were regarded as huge for their intended sensor size.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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Alunap: This is why I abandoned Olympus. Back in the 80s I bought into the OM system and loved it. The OM-4Ti was a jewel of a camera, with innovative things like the dual macro flash attached to the front of the lens and the tele-auto tube. It gave beautiful results without the bulk and weight of Nikon and Canon systems. But then they abandoned us, releasing nothing more, just a re-release of the OM-3 at an absurd price. When they went to digital they threw us to the dogs and developed an entirely new lens mount.

So when I went digital I decided the main criterion would be a manufacturer that doesn't abandon its users, and bought Nikon. Seems I was right, Olympus have done it again.

On the contrary Olumpus didnt abondon their users, they gave them another - even better format to use their lenses on.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)

Are these new GH5/EM1-II done with the final version of ACR - not beta?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 03:07 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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pdelux: Nexus devices are (were) the only android devices to buy. If you had a bad experience with Android, most likely you were using Samsung or some other crap - with their own UI and bloatware pre-installed. Pure android is the only way to use it. Like apple - therefore comparisons with apple should only be made with Nexus devices.

Apple does make good hardware though, but their OS and UI drives me up the wall, too linear, no shortcuts, always makes me feel im deep diving down into the menus/OS, then having to come back exactly the way I came when I find what I need. 10 cliicks to get simple things done.... no shortcuts, its made for the masses of non tech savvy people. I get why they are successfull, but I am a tech Savvy guy I feel iphone is too dumbed down for my tastes.

Don't get me started about putting files from your computer (like videos etc) onto your apple devices. Its virtually impossible. Itunes what a pile of stinking crap, I cant believe theyre still sticking with it.

I didnt know that about the Motorola Devices, I will definitely consider them next time i need a new phone/Tablet

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
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