morinor

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On article Sony teases January 26th 'Alpha' launch event (491 comments in total)

Oh God! Are we going to see the Alpha and the Omega?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2021 at 19:59 UTC as 127th comment
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Andrey K: Would be interesting to add APO VARIO-ELMARIT-SL
90–280 f/2.8–4 to the mix, just to see what you get for that price...

If we had Leica lens in the review, the Noct unit of measurement would not be enough. We would have to introduce the kidney type of measurement, based on how much you have to offer in order to get it. Doctors have access to much more at the end.
Kidding aside, it would be interesting to compare Leica lenses with consumer lenses in order to see if their reputation is justified. I think that at some level they were taking advantage of shorter flange distance.
The mentioned lens though is one of its kind due to the focal length and the aperture range. It isn't a 70-200mm f/2.8 or a 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. It could be though compared with a 70-200 f/2.8 with 1.4x teleconverter as it will work as a 98-280mm f/4 lens then.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 14:54 UTC
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Mortal Lion: Panasonic may be the heaviest but the S1R is also over a kg so It's balance is almost as good as the Canon. Weight ratio's where the camera is 1:
-1:1.54 Pana
-1:1.45 Canon
-1:2.22 Sony
-1:1.92 Nikon.

Actually with this type of lens the relative contribution of camera weight is something to care less, unless you have a really heavy camera greatly exceeding the lens weight. When I carry my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, I hold it from the lens and very little from the camera during shooting. The spot where you hold it doesn't matter, as there is a large area to find the right spot to hold. I am not aware if there is any 70-200mm f/2.8 that you need to hold it very close to the camera body that could be an issue.
The camera+lens weight is what matters with this type of lenses. The relative weight is important on much shorter lenses, which have a lot of weight. Not much relative with the camera body as the relative with the length of the lens. That can be a concern in my opinion with Sigma 40mm and 105mm f/1.4 Art or Nikon 58mm Z f/0.95 lenses which they haven't a large area to catch the system from the lens.
Camera body does matter when you talk about how much easy is to hold it and operate it.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 14:33 UTC

Great! Now you can utilize all those Zeiss lenses... Oh the lens is build in!
Another way to stole from some the money. A smartphone or a tablet paired with any camera can do the same job and even better as even the screen can be larger. The camera can also be more capable and have more lens options. For certain you should try hard to select camera, lens, smartphone and SD to match that price.
It seems like the smartphone trying to attach a more capable camera on the reverse. It will have the same fate especially with this price.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 16:39 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
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DotCom Editor: I had a water-filled lens once. Canon declined to fix it.

Now you know that this was actually a feature and not an issue.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 19:37 UTC
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Foskito: I would love to fill it with my Stout beer...

@piratejabez Most probably Tequila Sunset shots!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 19:36 UTC

If the lens is not waterproof and dustproof, it is a deal breaker for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 19:34 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Is it only I thinking that what was explained as "hyperfocal distance" was not correct?
The marking actually indicate a focal range that subjects can have at least an acceptable acutance based on the aperture setting and the focus position. Hyperfocal distance actually is at that state that infinity is barely inside those markings. This means that at some distance and beyond everything will be in focus.
Hyperfocal distance is actually the "minimum distance that we can need to have something in focus and everything to infinity based the lens focal length and aperture.
It is a technique that I had used some times when I was using old manual focus film camera. This is widely used on small cameras like those on smartphones, especially those old one, which didn't have AF.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 16:20 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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borissimo86: It looks wonderful, barring the name "neutrino" for the coating which doesn't make sense to me. Neutrinos are fermions that pass through matter; you certainly can't coat anything with them.

@LoneTree1
Still Nvidia for almost two decades releases its Ti version of cards. My first "good" GPU was actually first Nvidia Titanium product: GeForce 2 Ti.
Actually who remembers the "innovation" of T&L back then?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 20:37 UTC
On article Nikon D780 Review (1194 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: kind of not worth the upgrade from 750D , although sure grate body as a new buy

No the upgrade from a 750D is worth it for sure! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 17:45 UTC
On article Nikon D780 Review (1194 comments in total)

Conclusion: A D750 with better video and live view capabilities.
The worst thing is not the features is the price. A D750 owner (as me) can get a Z6 to shoot video, use Z-mount lenses if he wants and pay less.
A new comer would be tempted if the price was at 1500-1700 $ price range. It is non-sense to sell at higher price now and drop prices later. You get a lot of negativity, you can't tempt a newcomer and you be will still behind when you drop the price 6 months or 1 year later. It is not a bad camera but there should be some weird or special reason to be selected.

As with D6 I would wish that we will had those AF points spread. D6 AF module is an improvement, with nice added feature of eye detection, but it must be seen how those improvements materialize in real use cases.

Now after those two releases, I think DSLR are not dead, but corporations little by little are executing them by cutting R&D on them.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 16:48 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply

Except the exterior colors, the only other things that I have noticed are the modification of filters, the option to use electronic shutter not only on silent mode but also under PASM modes and the option to use flash with electronic shutter still limited at 1/20s.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:52 UTC as 19th comment

The other "hot" stuff is the usage of an "unknown" 60-600mm 4.5-5.3(?!) lens...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 18:17 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Stephen McDonald: Why do those support brackets have to be orange?

The pictures show a PG2-R(ed) actually which is included in the package. I just got one mic yesterday together with a on camera shock mount (SM3-R) and it has the same color. It has also a sticker saying "Now with red lyre", like being something revolutionary. The image outside still show a black one version.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 19:04 UTC
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supersteelman: Uncoloured. What other complex terms are there to talk about besides sound.
Unsounded scent
Unscented sound waves

Those marketing folks...

I accidentally read the following article this morning:
https://www.cinema5d.com/put-away-the-shotgun-microphone-and-what-to-use-instead/
So it is logical that if you are not 100% in axis that you can receive more low frequencies than high ones. Which changes the transparent characteristics of shotgun microphones.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 18:57 UTC
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morinor: If the LCD was able to face down at a maximum of 45 degrees, the camera would be better although it is a strange one. For sure it is much better design and logic has been kept compared to what Leica had done. It is actually more mirrorless as a design because you care less about the LCD on the back. Still you can have one when you want.
Also when I read about the wider color range of EVF, I though at last the limitation of EVF with limited colors is over. I was disappointed that it is still in the RGBs color space. Only JPEG can really be previewed before capture. For RAW we have still to wait.

I think somebody is playing it smart and he is not responding with facts in order to prove something told is wrong. End of conversation.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 18:28 UTC
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morinor: If the LCD was able to face down at a maximum of 45 degrees, the camera would be better although it is a strange one. For sure it is much better design and logic has been kept compared to what Leica had done. It is actually more mirrorless as a design because you care less about the LCD on the back. Still you can have one when you want.
Also when I read about the wider color range of EVF, I though at last the limitation of EVF with limited colors is over. I was disappointed that it is still in the RGBs color space. Only JPEG can really be previewed before capture. For RAW we have still to wait.

@Brick_Shooter_Pro "RAW", "raw image format" and "raw file format" are all used for the same thing. But using capital letters is a little more emphatic on distinguishing what I am talking about.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:21 UTC
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morinor: If the LCD was able to face down at a maximum of 45 degrees, the camera would be better although it is a strange one. For sure it is much better design and logic has been kept compared to what Leica had done. It is actually more mirrorless as a design because you care less about the LCD on the back. Still you can have one when you want.
Also when I read about the wider color range of EVF, I though at last the limitation of EVF with limited colors is over. I was disappointed that it is still in the RGBs color space. Only JPEG can really be previewed before capture. For RAW we have still to wait.

RAW is a format that stores information usually in 14 bit and even Adobe RGB color space. This cannot previewed during shooting a photo with those EVF. A JPEG can be represented as it supports 8 bit and sRGB color space.
RAW still contains information coming directly from sensor it has nothing to do with postproduction or any conversion. Even RAW it is not a direct representation, but we do not care as the output file is what we care about. One clamming advantages of EVF is that preview, but it is not always WYSIWYG.
Chimping can be done for many things. But I was not talking about this. I was talking that you cannot always see what you expect to see through the EVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2019 at 08:39 UTC

If the LCD was able to face down at a maximum of 45 degrees, the camera would be better although it is a strange one. For sure it is much better design and logic has been kept compared to what Leica had done. It is actually more mirrorless as a design because you care less about the LCD on the back. Still you can have one when you want.
Also when I read about the wider color range of EVF, I though at last the limitation of EVF with limited colors is over. I was disappointed that it is still in the RGBs color space. Only JPEG can really be previewed before capture. For RAW we have still to wait.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 13:29 UTC as 128th comment | 8 replies
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Max Iso: Fake motion blur, fake bokeh, fake star brightness. To each their own but this kind of "photography" is not the direction im interested in. Im all for image stacking advancements but this stuff is too much fakey fakey for my taste.

Photography for me includes some kind of technique. By removing it is losing its meaning.
Who wants a painting that was painted by a machine? Even having a picture of a painting it still represents a persons approach about a subject.
Because you are not capable to take some photos it means that you should not learn how to do so?
Technology is used just to make more sales on camera phones. They try just to expand the phone camera capabilities beyond with an ugly way. We have seen here and there how much artifacts, unrealistic representation and drop in IQ those tries result in.
Computation technology it would be good to be used on real cameras for not cases such as those used on phones. AF and metering are some good examples. Those abilities are actually what our eyes are doing automatically. Everything else should be left on user's judgement.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2019 at 08:38 UTC
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