meanwhile

meanwhile

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Ran Plett: Does DPReview get paid to sponsor these campaigns?

People send in a press release. If it's decently written, the product seems of interest, and the photos are a good quality, they'll likely use it. Same as any other site of this type.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:17 UTC
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Vahab: Just a gentle reminder: there is out there the Panasonic CM1 cellphone with a 1" 20 meg pixels BSI sensor and Leica lens, introduced in 2014 (two years ago). I'm curious to know how Apple 7 fares here.

I've been waiting for something like the CM1 for years. But I didn't buy one, did you?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
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samfan: All this nice great photographic technology and it's all bundled in something that's so cumbersome to use as a camera.

I'd happily buy a pocket camera that has all these features but also a grip to hold onto, a proper shutter button and a battery that I don't need to charge every couple of hours. No to mention controls in the form of buttons and dials (if applicable) so the damn thing can be used with gloves.

How much would it cost to repackage just the camera tech into a separate product and how big would it be? Tiny and cheap, that's how.

"but that DPR is making a statement that if you don't have it you're going to miss out on something"

I don't think that's what they said at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:03 UTC
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princecody: Raw @ 1st glance seems stupid especially for a small sensor that's in the iPhone.

It will be interesting to see what, if any, difference it makes.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
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Mike Davis: I have to hand it to Apple for using sufficiently fast lenses relative to the sensor size and pixel count - f/2.8 and f/1.8 - to avoid visible diffraction in a non-resampled 360 dpi print, measuring 8.3 x 11.1-in., suffering an enlargement factor of 57.5x, yet still supporting subject detail to a resolution of 5 lp/mm after enlargement, when viewed as closely as 25cm (9.84 in.). Viewed, instead, from 50cm (20 in.), an uncropped capture could support 2.5 lp/mm (180 dpi) in a 16.6 x 22.2-in. print from the iPhone 7. Lots of other factors could inhibit that resolution, but at least diffraction would not inhibit a post-enlargement goal of 5 lp/mm and 2.5 lp/mm, respectively, for the two combinations of print size and viewing distance I've given.

This assumes the CMOS sensors actually do measure 4.9 x 3.7cm, that a 30% loss of resolution will occur due to an AA filter and the RGBG algorithm, and that the lenses cannot stop down to smaller apertures.

The DPR comments section is not the place the that kind of reasoned, thoughtful comment. What's wrong with you?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (129 comments in total)
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Miwok: Thanks Sony, this is exactly the standart zoom the owners of A6xxx are desperately waiting for.

If Sony APS-C camera owners just worked for the time that they whinged, they'd likely already have enough to buy whatever they needed ... there are also plenty of deals out there on the 16-70 for around US$500.

Yes, a new better zoom for APS-C would be great, but given that everyone here already knows that and Sony don't care what you write here ... try sonylistens@am.sony.com

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (129 comments in total)
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themichaeledge: Any idea how good the manual focusing will be? I have the Sony 18-105mm f4 and it's very frustrating to use, doesn't function like a real manual lens. Anyone else find that?

18-105 is fly-by-wire, this lens has mechanical focusing and zooming, as well as fly-by-wire, so should be much better.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (129 comments in total)
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ObelixCMM: Overpriced when compared with its older sibling 28-135mm f4.0

The older one is a much simpler, less refined product. The improvements seem to be what was lacking in the old lens, and what the market wanted.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:33 UTC

Would this technology work more effectively on cameras with lower pixel counts?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 43rd comment
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Howard: Another prime lens for FE? Maybe should divert some effort to making a decent and fast midrange zoom for APS-C E-mount?

I know apples and oranges, but Sony hasn't released any APS-C E-mount lens in 3 years!

Decent, fast midrange APS-C zoom would be great. A design that fixed the issues with the current 16-70 would likely suffice.

Perhaps with the smaller primes they could put a sticker in the box with the APS-C equivalent label that owners could stick on "E 2.8/75 MACRO"? *ducks*

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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meanwhile: Fully agree, Dan! Ricoh/Pentax are probably the only ones who would do it.

If it's not a clamshell design, then they didn't do it. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
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dialstatic: "The combination of super high frame rates and exceptionally low energy consumption makes the technology useful for other types of technology, including self-driving cars, robots, gesture-recognizing gadgets, and more."

..."more" obvioulsy including "mass surveillance". I'm glad to hear that in the near future, governments will be able to invade our privacy in a more environmentally friendly fashion. But hey, cool tech!

"they're coming you know, right behind your flying car"

Hmm. Maybe you need to watch the news a little more, or I'm confused by what you mean? There are already self-driving cars.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 00:19 UTC

Fully agree, Dan! Ricoh/Pentax are probably the only ones who would do it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 23:06 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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Valiant Thor: If it was a Canon camera, the plane would have crashed.

"grammar Police"

Come now, surely it is either Grammar Police or grammar police?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Given the small amount of money I'm inclined to take their story at face value:

If it turns out after the project is greenlighted that the design infringes on a patent you are in a bit of mess. It means a total re-design, costly even if it's practical, which it may not be if the patent is carefully written. The money may have already been spent and the bag could have been in production, before they were made aware of the infringement.

I would imagine that this happens to Kickstarter projects moderately often, as the people behind them likely neglect to search patents before going ahead.

"I'm inclined to take their story at face value". Sure. But no refunds changes the outcome.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"The two rear elements Samyang diagrams on http://www.samyanglensglobal.com/product/detail.do?SQ=48 sure look interesting!"

Ha! Indeed they do. I don't know 1% of what you know about lenses, but that does seem an unusual design, even to me. That said, the order of the others seems a little unusual too, though there are lenses that are similar (Otus 55, Sigma 50, even the Zeiss 21 Biogon), so maybe it's not.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

Yes, I have. There aren't many sharp edges, but I think a lot of people focus so that what they want in critical focus is in the middle of the peaked range, and that's not how peaking works.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"and it was impossible to focus more open than that"

This seems to be a common thing that is said. Is it because focus peaking works in a different way than people (including me) think it does?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"If you bought an LTII with an EOS mount on the front, you didn't make as universal a choice as you thought you did; the most universal SLR target mount is Canon FL/FD/FDn"

I don't think they were making that one yet at the time, but I could be wrong. I was able to use most mounts with it (M42/OM/Nikon/etc), but in the end opted to go A7II and use the lenses "as intended"-ish. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

ProfHankD: I had the LTII and a number of lenses when I had the a6000. It's a good solution. But I still think a dedicated, new lens will do better - especially in the corners. (Plus that $10 Minolta is likely to have other issues too, and you need the EOS-MC adapter too, and then the second one to replace that one when you can't get infinity with the first - that sub-$200 investment turns into $300+ in no time)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
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