TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Joined on May 17, 2010

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On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

Yes, my S2 has full remote capability with the A99II (including AF), so your S4 should work fine.
It works as explained in the link I posted, page 233 and further. And here's more info:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/disoft/int/playmemories-mobile/en/operation/dsc_remote_and.html

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

"no reason to ruin it with one in my hand if i can avoid it entirely"

You can use the self timer, even with smartphone control. 10 seconds to put away that phone/remote. Next excuse.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

$80 "crappy" smartphones can do everything you need to do if you need to use it as a remote. For $175 you get one with a calibrated 5.2" OLED screen and a metal (alu) build on top. Any more excuses? This stuff works fluidly on my 6 year old S2, in 2017 it's not even a challenge for a budget phone...

The video posted by Surfish already shows the LCD can be set parallel to the the lens axis, as did the Alphalab video (https://youtu.be/PDDKbSbXeAM?t=3m39s) no need to do more searching.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

http://sonyalphalab.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/a99m2-13-625x625.jpg

"nor the budget to buy another device"
Uh. It requires less money (< $80) than you pay for a decent filter for a $3,200 (let's not even mention lenses) camera. That's the weakest argument I've heard so far. 2 beefy memory cards can cost more.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

So first you claim it can't, then you are shown proof that it can so you claim to have been wrong for the first time (insert capitals for lol here) and now you're back to claiming it can't because it's every so slightly tilted backwards?

Wow. Picky are we. Side hinged means the photographer isn't able to see the full LCD when part of the group, standing on the left when the camera takes in the scene next to the group. Hmm, trying to find unique scenarios that make something look weak is fun.

On a more serious note, if that isn't enough to do your desired "overhead panorama group shots" then try the smartphone app through Wifi. You can operate the camera through your smartphone with a remote app, with full live view on your phone.
http://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1630/v1/en/print.pdf
See page 233 for example.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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turvyT: A99ii, A 7Rii, 810, D5 and K1 have similar IQ. But in Pixel shift mode, K1 beats them all. Static subjects, that's right, but nonetheless.

And where it's useful, it can be done with other cameras too, by combining exposures yourself. It just adds a little convenience (at the cost of some control).

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: I'm so confused as to why Sony seems to think their menu system is superior. It's horrendous. Haven't they heard from customers? Don't they ever read customer feedback? My A6300 is a great camera but the menu makes me want to throw it out the window at times. There are some mirrorless features I love and at times I need this camera, but if I need a quick shot and an easy menu to quickly retrieve a feature from I tend to pick up my Nikon D810 to get the job done. Sad to see their latest SLT camera's menu sucks too.

That's why you assign the features needed for a galloping horse or baby to one of the dedicated buttons or the FN menu, so it only takes 1 or 2 actions.

Most menu functions don't require changing for the scenarios above.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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tinternaut: Given what Google has been doing with larger sensors, from the 5X onwards, this would definitely be a little disappointing,

The Google apertures are smaller though, resulting in similar light gathering. Where the latest Google camera wins is combining multiple exposures in the default (HDR+ IIRC) mode, to get better DR, resolution and apply temporal noise reduction. With faster read out and processing, this could be achieved with a the module used in the S7 too, so I'm not too disappointed before knowing the results.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: It is surprising to see a company today say "yes we screwed up, yes we are sorry and yes we investigated what happened and you are allowed to know, also we have reinforced our quality control too"

Normally companies won't own their mistakes... So bravo to Samsung.

Just this week, Apple removed critical reviews of the (LG) 5k display on the Apple website, because of widespread issues. That's another method of making problems go away...
https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/5p3srp/apple_shutters_reviews_of_lg_ultrafine_5k_display/

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
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jonikon: The question is whether or not the consumer will trust Samsung products not to catch fire again. As the saying goes, "Once burned, twice shy!"

The answer is already in, 90 million smartphones sold in the 4th quarter, more than a year earlier, 50% boost in profit for the electronics giants as a whole over the year before.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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marike6: Best, most inspirational president in my lifetime. Master orator, good family man, like him or not, he always carried himself with class and dignity. Leaving office with a 60% approval rating in such a polarized political climate speaks volumes.

"Getting rid of the electoral college?? Why"

Ask your president. He was all for getting rid of it, until he won thanks to it.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/266038556504494082?lang=en

Such an elitist.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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MikeF4Black: The political exchange in the comments below is harshly revealing, for a Western-European anarcho-liberal like myself.

Oh, these words have different meanings where I live. "Liberal" does not equate "Communist" over here.

@ Arbux:
Living on both sides of the ocean myself, I can only say you're very confused.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: What is Samsung doing with so many patents?... Are they patenting copy cat techs stolen from others...-;)..Soon patent office will be flooded with Chinese tech patents.. Chinese and Koreans are clever in copying brands better than the original....-:).

Yes, what's one of the largest electronics companies, active in so many different fields and leading developer in some of those fields, doing with so many patents.

*rolls eyes*

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (216 comments in total)
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Joed700: I have a 5K monitor and there's hardly any media that plays 4K, so what is the point of 8K?

Wait what? This is a photography website and pretty much every half serious still camera sold today is capable of outputting >4K resolution. As is pretty much every recent OS and editing program capable of displaying 4K or higher resolution.

It's like asking: what's the point of cameras capable of shooting 8MP or more?

Never mind the fact that even most mid- and high end smartphones sold today already shoot 4K videos, never mind more serious video cameras. Editing your files on a monitor that natively supports those higher resolutions, is more than welcome. Same goes once 8K capable cameras are as widely available as current 4K cameras. The usual chicken/egg story.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
On article Samsung patent shows dual-camera tracking feature (28 comments in total)

Let's not get too excited. The first patent from Samsung describing a telephoto plus wide angle lens taking photos at the same time on a mobile communication device, dates back to 2006. That's over 10 years ago. Sure, we could see these now with software features as described above, but...

https://www.google.com/patents/US20070285550

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 01:18 UTC as 5th comment
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (193 comments in total)
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Sam Bennett: The Pixel may "show better dynamic range than most competitors in bright light" but that doesn't mean the photos look good. In my experience the photos generally look flat, phony, and really awful with skin tones in portraiture. This is an area Apple's processing, while it may technically yield less DR ultimately yields a more pleasant-looking photo. It's a shame, because due to Google's insistence on re-enabling HDR+ even after someone's turned it off means I ended up switching to a different camera app. That said, the Pixel is an excellent phone overall - the best Android phone I've ever used - but for now I prefer the iPhone 7 Plus as a photographer.

Do I need to if I see it in spades, in practically every test and comparison of out of camera images posted? It's an issue that's been plaguing them since the iPhone 6.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (193 comments in total)
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Sam Bennett: The Pixel may "show better dynamic range than most competitors in bright light" but that doesn't mean the photos look good. In my experience the photos generally look flat, phony, and really awful with skin tones in portraiture. This is an area Apple's processing, while it may technically yield less DR ultimately yields a more pleasant-looking photo. It's a shame, because due to Google's insistence on re-enabling HDR+ even after someone's turned it off means I ended up switching to a different camera app. That said, the Pixel is an excellent phone overall - the best Android phone I've ever used - but for now I prefer the iPhone 7 Plus as a photographer.

"This is an area Apple's processing, while it may technically yield less DR ultimately yields a more pleasant-looking photo. "

Absolutely disagree. The yellow veil that Apple throws into daylight pictures (probably to mimic the golden hours light for every shot), makes many people's skin look like they have a liver disease... The very samples taking for the iPhone 7 review on this website, are a good example.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (193 comments in total)
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AKH: "currently offers the best image quality of all smartphone cameras" - can't agree on that. I have seen much better images even from older iPhones, Lumias and Samsung phones. It seems to have better high ISO performance than other mobile cameras, but that is about it.

The RAW files from the iPhone 7 are relatively soft (both lenses) and have more noise for the same physical exposure, for using a smaller sensor (especially the one in the tele module). So no, the iPhone does not have better RAW performance, au contraire.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (193 comments in total)
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melgross: Well, for a supposed photo site, it's interesting that RAW quality images wasn't mentioned in real way. As we all know, the JPEG engine is better, or worse, in different cameras. But it can have little to do with the RAW quality of the image. As can be seen in the tests, moving to RAW shows that the iPhone 7+ camera is quite a bit better, even if the Pixel jpegs are somewhat better. This needed to be stated.

In reviews in Anandtech, the problems with Android cameras, in general, and particularly with video, are noted. That stuttering is considered to be a major problem in Android Phone videos. For some reason, whether it's based in the OS or not, all Android phones have problems with video, though Lars seems to have low standards for that (among other things).

There are other things in these reviews that are lacking.

I'll have to continue this in the reply to my own post because of character Number limitations here.

"iPhone is very competitive based on RAW data. Slightly less saturated, but details look similar."

It's not even close. The lenses (both the wide and the tele) on the iPhone 7 are MUCH softer. It's like the difference between a cheap zoom and a sharp prime. For jpegs, the heavy NR that Apple applies, adds insult to injury,

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (193 comments in total)
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Samuel Jessop: Having had the Nexus 4 and currently Nexus 5, I'd been waiting eagerly for this to launch. The pricing is impossible to justify however, at up to £819 for the 128GB XL.

I'm now faced with a difficult decision:
1. Buy a OnePlus 3T and make do with a camera which is a step down from my Nexus 5. Sobering that the 3T and a Ricoh GR is a similar price to the XL.

2. Buy a Galaxy S7, which has an excellent camera, is more weatherproof than the Pixel, and has impressive build quality. However using TouchWiz is annoying and I want lighter, cleaner stock android, plus ideally 64GB or more on board storage. It also has OIS which is welcome.

If I was pushed I'd get the 3T, but for now I need to wait for either the price gouging to calm down or for someone like OnePlus to use a better camera module.

The regular Pixel starts at about $650, the S7 at around $500, so the former is about 30% more.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
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