TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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R Vaquero: Samsung releases its new iPhone

Like I said, if you think the S6 and especially the S6 Edge, look like an iPhone, time for an optometrist.
If anything, the regular S6 has as much or more resemblance with the Ativ S from 4 years ago.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/08/samsung-ativ-s-leak.jpg
https://bfor.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Back-Front.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: I've preordered the 85/1.4, and I'll reserve judgement for then. But I don't understand why this new lens is nearly 200 grams heavier than the fabulous 85/1.4 ZA for AMount. Heavier still than the original Minolta 85/1.4.

Glad these lenses are here. But I hope Sony makes a larger sized camera grip (and battery) soon. When the a7RII overheats, and it overheats a lot, it also cuts the battery life by 75%. It's just terrible to hold and use these cameras for client work. Last week shoot had to swap between two a7RII cams every twenty minutes. Seriously, each camera must have overheated ten times throughout each day... on a two day out of town shoot. Very frustrating and embarrassing in front of client.

Were they running the latest firmware? I haven't heard reports since. Best fix is an external recorder though and then trigger recording through the external recorder.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
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M. Mitchell: Why use big and heavy full frame lenses on an APS-C camera?

You misread my comments and generalized them. I made them in the context of these specific lenses, these focal lengths. To be more specific: longer focal lengths.

For shorter focal lengths, a difference can be made, hence why they do bother (well, to be honest, less so lately) with APS-C only lenses of shorter focal lengths.

Have a look at the Samsung 85mm f/1.4, APS-C only lens. It's similar in size and weight to the FF versions found on other mounts too.
Taking it a step further, the smallest current µ4/3 75-300 (Olympus) lens is similar in size (difference between 1 to 5 mm) and weight (within 30 grams) compared to the smallest FF 75-300mm lens, even though he latter has slightly faster apertures and covers an image format that is 4 times larger in size.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: I've preordered the 85/1.4, and I'll reserve judgement for then. But I don't understand why this new lens is nearly 200 grams heavier than the fabulous 85/1.4 ZA for AMount. Heavier still than the original Minolta 85/1.4.

Glad these lenses are here. But I hope Sony makes a larger sized camera grip (and battery) soon. When the a7RII overheats, and it overheats a lot, it also cuts the battery life by 75%. It's just terrible to hold and use these cameras for client work. Last week shoot had to swap between two a7RII cams every twenty minutes. Seriously, each camera must have overheated ten times throughout each day... on a two day out of town shoot. Very frustrating and embarrassing in front of client.

I wonder what prompts your A7RII's to overheat for stills, because I've mostly seen reports on that happening in (certain bodies, others wouldn't) 4K internal video mode, before the last firmware update. Especially if it happens to both bodies, where others can't make it happen once. Maybe in glitch caused by a certain combination of settings?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
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M. Mitchell: Why use big and heavy full frame lenses on an APS-C camera?

And there aren't any APS-C only lenses covering the same real focal length (no to be confused with equiv or same FOV), because there's no point. They would be practically the same size and weight. Thus, these lenses serve both formats well and are appreciated accordingly, only offering a different FOV.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
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M. Mitchell: Why use big and heavy full frame lenses on an APS-C camera?

Ask for example D300(s), 7D(II) and soon D500 shooters why they use 85mm and 70-200mm lenses on their APS-C cameras. Because, why not?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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noflashplease: The upcoming Sigma SA-E and EF-E adapters will be potential game changers. I sincerely doubt that Sony's new 85mm F/1.4 can compete optically with the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 ART, despite costing nearly twice as much. Sigma's upcoming 70-200mm F/2.8 will also be a plausible alternative.

First, there is no Sigma 85mm Art lens yet, just the EX. Second, the 10 year old Sony ZA 85mm already compares well with the Sigma 85mm, (sharper wide open). I'd think that the new G Master 85mm was designed to at least outperform the cheaper and much older ZA, by a margin.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
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Peiasdf: I love how feeble-minded Samsung marketing trolls are. They come in hordes bad mouthing other brands and up-voting their own comments. I hope Mister Roboto is paying them in Dollar and not Won which is not doing very well.

Every single thing on this phone is copied from the market leader Apple.

Metal body - check
Glass back - check
Touch ID - check
Bottom speaker - check
TrueTone Flash - check
Waterproofing - check
0.8mm camera protrusion - check
12MP - check
Apple Pay - check
NanoSIM - check
60fps UI - check
4:3 sensor - check

Samsung cannot even come out with a new exterior design because Apple haven't released iPhone 7 yet.

Funny how most of those things were found on Samsung phones, many years before Apple tried them, including Authentec scanner below the screen, 12 MP (I laughed loud there), 4:3 aspect ratio (and harder there), waterproofing, this time actually certified and not some half baked attempt like the 6S, no camera protrusion (the S7 one protrudes 0.46mm btw), metal body, bottom speaker etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
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falconeyes: Thats a great day I'll mark in my calendar.

It proves what I always said, that Canon Dual Pixel AF is a trivial patent which cannot be defended at court (Canon filed their patent the next Monday Fuji filed their orginal phase sensel invention patent in 2010 (the Friday before) -- a bold sign how obvious the idea really is).

I am so glad Samsng engineers were not stopped by those kindergaden games.

Now, we all will see good quad pixel AF (the correct execution of the dual pixel idea) from all vendors. Like everybody has already copied the much deeper original idea by Fuji.

Possible or licensed by Sony or Samsung.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
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Mister Joseph: does this mean no more stupid CDAF breathing that renders cellphone videos now useless?

The S5 already had PDAF.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
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R Vaquero: Samsung releases its new iPhone

Time for an optometrist.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 4k should be standard on every camera canon releases by now. Even smartphone mfgs aren't hesitating to put it in every new model now. If canon keeps trickling out these incremental rehashed updates, there will be nothing left for even die hard canonites to defend.

I wonder where and when they stated that, because the Note 4 in 4K and good light, already destroys anything else in 1080P, in terms of sheer resolution. And that's a phone from 1.5 years ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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straylightrun: The power zoom adapter is actually quite innovative (good to see it is compatible with future lenses). Im actually surprised this was released by Canon. I would have thought a manufacturer like Sony would come up with this concept.

The concept isn't new at all:
https://www.google.nl/search?q=PowerLynx+adapter&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixvY6PrYHLAhUBiywKHX6XCjYQ_AUIBygB&biw=1680&bih=955#imgrc=EBXy5byfRJsb9M%3A

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:51 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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LMBC: This is why I feel that Canon is trying to be the new KODAK company.

Since 2002 I have been loyal to Canon, and since my first Canon G2, I invested in several Canon Lens, a Canon 20D and Canon 7D which I still have.

In early 2015 I was hoping that Canon released a camera that could be an 7D upgrade, so that I can use it also for video, but I was wrong....

I checked for other cameras that could be great both for photo & video, like the Panasonic, Sony & Samsung, and decided for the latest, and bought Samsung NX1 for 1200 EUR !!!!! and 700 EUR for the lens.

Since then I have: 28 mpixel, 4K video, 1080p 120 fps, great ISO performance and a great lens.

Do I still use my canon 7D? No...
Why?
Because Samsung NX1 is so much better than my 7D in (almost) every way.

And I feel sad because all other brands are coming with great products (like SONY) and I still want to use my Canon Glass in the future, and also because I know that Samsung is leaving the market, and I hate Samsung for that.

I think what he's really saying is that Canon has failed to bring an update of his APS-C camera to the market at any pricepoint, even today (7 years later), that meets features found in APS-C cameras released in 2014.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
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dwill23: SO THIS MEANS WE'LL SEE IT IN ANDROID LATER THIS YEAR....AND IPHONE IN ABOUT 2 YEARS. MMHHHMMM.

Luckily no one follows Apple in not offering RAW and charging extra over an already $700 phone to get OIS.

If I cared about profits, I would buy stock, not provide those profits through insane margins.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
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