photogeek

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PWPhotography: Eye-AF that also works for animals will be amazing in wildlife and safari photography. One main reason ML will replace DSLR completely is that ML allows better and better AI-based pattern recognition from the main image sensor that something much smaller auxiliary AF/AE sensor in DSLR much difficult to achieve. Eventually top ML cameras AF-C tracking should be able to follow a specific athlete or a bird-in-flight or a running lion, tiger or bear reliably.

From a practitioner in the field: AI based pattern recognition is also currently extremely computationally intensive, and will therefore utterly decimate your camera's battery life, especially in AF-C mode. The only company that currently has decent low-ish power AI hardware is Apple, and they ain't going to share it with anybody.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 04:31 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)
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photogeek: Olympus can’t be far behind. MFT mount has basically saved them as a company, and L mount will do the same.

For a “hobby” they’ve put out a pretty impressive array of cameras and lenses. Maybe they can find a way to print money with FF. I’d pretty much kill for a compact, full frame OM.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 23:46 UTC
On article Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount (428 comments in total)

Olympus can’t be far behind. MFT mount has basically saved them as a company, and L mount will do the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 22:17 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (701 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Pretty sweet camera! I would actually really love a set of these at different focal lengths. 28mm isn't my personal favorite, although if you're a street shooter who's doing a lot of shooting from the hip at close-ish distances, I can see how it would be a solid choice. I'd love one at 18mm though, and I'd take another one at 40mm as well.

28mm equivalent is approximately the iPhone focal length, so people are very used to it.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 18:11 UTC

Some outdoor recreation company like Coleman (or rather whoever makes stuff for them in China). should easily be able to make a tent that’s white on the inside and takes 15 seconds to pitch. In fact I’m surprised such a product doesn’t already exist. I’d buy it if it’s 7 feet tall inside.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 19:48 UTC as 8th comment

Won’t sell a single copy unless it’s Leica branded.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 11:00 UTC as 19th comment
On article Nokia allegedly working on 5-camera smartphone (136 comments in total)

Reminds me of an old The Onion article: “Screw it, we’re going with five blades”.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2018 at 20:19 UTC as 28th comment
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P (514 comments in total)

Leica is literally *screwing* with us.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2018 at 22:48 UTC as 53rd comment
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photogeek: Also: apparently, no IBIS. Epic fail, if so.

FWIW the Sony 24-105 also has in-lens stabilization. As to the "macro" designation for 35mm, it's probably just "close focus". It's a known weakness of Sony/Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 -- it doesn't focus close enough. Fine lens other than that, but that alone kind of ruins it for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2018 at 03:29 UTC

24-70 looks pretty bad. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2018 at 03:27 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Also: apparently, no IBIS. Epic fail, if so.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 05:17 UTC as 319th comment | 7 replies

Seems like Panasonic is joining the Full Frame club too, end of September. No word on whether they’ll use their own mount or Leica SL mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 05:10 UTC as 322nd comment | 1 reply

Compared to Nikon, the Canon body looks rushed as hell. Lenses look better though. Let's see how it performs.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 02:13 UTC as 353rd comment | 1 reply
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1515 comments in total)
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photogeek: TL;DR: Aside from memory card and battery, everything is fixable with firmware updates. The one million dollar question is whether Nikon actually releases any updates. If they do, it’ll be a superior system all around.

Sharpness is not really an issue with a narrower mount, vignetting is. And it’s also not really possible to make super large aperture lenses. Full disclosure: I currently shoot with a7r3, but contemplating a move to z7, since I don’t have a lot of lenses for a7r3 and like the Nikon ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2018 at 21:25 UTC
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1515 comments in total)
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photogeek: TL;DR: Aside from memory card and battery, everything is fixable with firmware updates. The one million dollar question is whether Nikon actually releases any updates. If they do, it’ll be a superior system all around.

Small diameter mount is a problem for Sony. Canon will release their FF mirrorless later this year, and Sony will have the narrowest mount of the top 3. Not something you want to be known for. It didn’t have to be this way either, but they did not foresee FF becoming viable.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1515 comments in total)

TL;DR: Aside from memory card and battery, everything is fixable with firmware updates. The one million dollar question is whether Nikon actually releases any updates. If they do, it’ll be a superior system all around.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 03:39 UTC as 153rd comment | 7 replies

They'll keep being brave by releasing 3 different generations of their camera within the next 3 years. Nikon never does anything with their firmware after the camera is released, so I wouldn't hold my breath for any significant firmware improvements.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 06:44 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4476 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: nikon should release a pancake as well ... and price it cheaply

Unlikely to happen: flange distance is very short, so pancakes are only possible for very wide lenses, and maybe not even then: incidence angle is an issue.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 01:12 UTC

Finally, some competition for Sony in FF mirrorless. I hope this leads to better products, lower prices, and a rewrite of Sony firmware, especially the UI — the weakest point of Sony cameras. I shoot a7r3 nowadays and Nikon UI is a pinnacle of ergonomics in comparison.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 19:32 UTC as 42nd comment
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santamonica812: I have about 3-4 TB of photos. I am trying to calculate how long it would take to upload all this data with my high-speed internet connection at home. (Even though my download speed is quite high; upload speed is much much slower.)

I love the idea of traveling around the world for 11 months, and being able to upload my images to the cloud (in addition to keeping backup copies with me, of course). But if my upload speed is X on my home system, I have to think that upload speed will be much slower when I am in most of southeast Asia, India, Central and South America, etc.

Unless I am missing something, cloud storage seems fantastic for documents (ie, files that are extremely small), pretty great for music files, and not practical for photograph (and video!!!) files.

Do what I do: buy a cheap external HDD at Costco, and a $5/mo unlimited offsite backup for that HDD from Backblaze. If the drive craps out, you can download your pics from Backblaze. Best part is: you can encrypt your files before uploading them to Backblaze, so your data will remain truly yours for a change.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 07:41 UTC
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