photogeek

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By far the most effective marketing campaign would be for Nikon to call a press conference, show the camera and lenses (there will be lenses for this, right?) and end the event by saying: “you can buy this at your nearest Nikon retailer starting today”. That’s it. That’s all you need to do. No need to shoot overwrought promo videos.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 08:12 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies

Canon/Nikon/Sony could we please get 14-stop HDR HEIF instead of JPEG at this point pretty please?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 06:21 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

In the order of priority:
1. Light, small, inexpensive f/2.8 primes for common focal lengths (24, 28, 35, 40, 50, 85)
2. Great IBIS
3. 4K OLED viewfinder with high refresh rate
4. Full width video capture

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 08:27 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Review: The Wandrd Prvke is a near-perfect camera bag (353 comments in total)

Some of my cameras cost me less than that. How does $20 in ripstop nylon and $10 in Chinese labor become an $270 product?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 03:04 UTC as 99th comment | 4 replies

Since when is 200mm considered “long”?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2018 at 05:20 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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MILC man: @barney britton - "Western societies are not set up to treat non-males the same as they treat males. It's a fact. Fact, fact, fact."

the same can be said about other societies, why single us out?

"An anthropologist discusses some common misconceptions about female genital cutting, including the idea that men force women to undergo the procedure. ...In fact, elderly women often do the most to perpetuate the custom.

...They brought in the bride, and they brought in the circumciser, a woman, and a couple of other women followed. And I just sat on the edge in this tiny hut, and watched what was going on. ...They had one woman working, and other women held each leg. The circumciser came in and lifted this cloth that the woman had been wearing draped around her.

...If we look at the data across Africa, the support for the practice is stronger among women than among men."
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/04/female-genital-mutilation-cutting-anthropologist/389640/

What a groundbreaking revelation from Barney! In fact, no society treats males and females the same. Males go to war, prisons, and dangerous, demanding occupations, women bear and rear children, work in less demanding occupations, and don’t care as much about status, because they don’t have to. If that’s wrong, tough luck, that’s how it is everywhere, and that’s how things are going to continue for the foreseeable future. There’s this weird perception among a small but vocal fraction of women that men somehow get everything for free and they’re immune from mistreatment. That is not the case.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 02:16 UTC
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J A C S: The 15" model kept its old 2880x1800 resolution. It is low by today's standards.

It’s sufficient. You can’t see the pixels at the normal viewing distance, and 2x scaled UI elements are shown at decent size that’s easy on the eyes. Same as iPhone: not the highest “on paper” resolution, but it’s utterly pointless to increase the resolution for the device of that size. You’ll just burn more battery and make developers’ lives harder, for no apparent benefit.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 22:25 UTC

Inching ever so slowly towards $4k in the “reasonable” configuration. Still the same busted keyboard. No physical escape key. Will have to use my older MBP for a while longer.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 22:20 UTC as 43rd comment

I work in this field and I’d like to point out that it’s not actually “removing the grain”. Grain destroys image information, and there’s no way to get it back. What it actually does is it makes up the detail destroyed by grain based on what it previously observed in its training data. This means the quality of output will be variable: the closer your image is to something the system has seen before, the better it can hallucinate and fill in the details.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2018 at 22:35 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Video: Pro lighting at hardware store prices (28 comments in total)
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LKFX_House: Yeah it says VIDEO everywhere on this post, you can always go to amazon or ebay and get high CRI bulbs, same brand you might still have problems with color but this is a great solution when on a budget, i started with these, then now i own high CRI led panels, and still use these ones to light backgrounds with gels with leds/fluorescent lights there's very low risk of fire, they don't get as hot

Incandescents have CRI of 100, the highest possible. Not efficient, but if metamerism is a concern, you can't do better than incandescent.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2018 at 00:32 UTC
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Mateus1: Leica lenses are special but its cameras are not so, including many problems with viewfinders.
In film time I would choose Bessa or Zeiss Ikon over Leica any time. In digital era Leica is not worth the price.

As an added bonus, Sigma lenses also double as weightlifting exercise equipment.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 22:33 UTC
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photogeek: Remember when 50mm f/1.4 lenses cost three hundred bucks and didn’t weigh 2 pounds? I remember. Where did it all go so wrong?

Sunshine: yes, really. Read up on it. Use this as a starting point for educating yourself: https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/06/the-glass-in-the-path-sensor-stacks-and-adapted-lenses/. There's a reason Leica uses such thin cover glass: the exit pupil distance varies greatly between the lenses in their lineup, and so does telecentricity, obviously.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 07:59 UTC
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photogeek: Remember when 50mm f/1.4 lenses cost three hundred bucks and didn’t weigh 2 pounds? I remember. Where did it all go so wrong?

Sunshine: you can’t shoot a Leica lens on a camera from another manufacturer and expect good corner sharpness. This has to do with Leica having the thinnest cover glass in the industry and offset microlenses. M mount Zeiss lenses are afflicted with the same problem. I used to have a 35mm Lux, and when deployed on a Leica M9 it had sufficient levels of sharpness across the frame for me to not worry about using it wide open.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 05:51 UTC
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photogeek: Remember when 50mm f/1.4 lenses cost three hundred bucks and didn’t weigh 2 pounds? I remember. Where did it all go so wrong?

Leica makes small 50mm f/1.4 which is sharp edge to edge wide open. So it is technically possible. The Lux is not $300, of course, but it mostly costs so much because they cater to lawyers and collectors, not because the lens is inherently expensive to manufacture.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 23:02 UTC

Remember when 50mm f/1.4 lenses cost three hundred bucks and didn’t weigh 2 pounds? I remember. Where did it all go so wrong?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 17:17 UTC as 52nd comment | 19 replies
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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photogeek: Making it the same color as a Canon is a mistake. Now “journalists” at sports events will say “look at that sea of Canon lenses”. They should have made it gray instead, to make it stand out.

Be that as it may, white lenses are associated with Canon L glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 21:07 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)

Making it the same color as a Canon is a mistake. Now “journalists” at sports events will say “look at that sea of Canon lenses”. They should have made it gray instead, to make it stand out.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 16:35 UTC as 36th comment | 13 replies
On article DPReview TV: Sony RX100 VI review (351 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I think Chris gets it exactly right. Really nice travel cam if money is no object. But if money matters, you can get BOTH the Panasonic LX10 and ZS100 for the same price. And if you are serious about video, then you probably want something that doesn't heat up quite so fast, has an ND filter, and has a high speed card slot. I suppose the RX10 might be for you in that case.

So this camera misses the mark for both the value buyer and the high end buyer, leaving only the "I have money to burn" market.

Counterintuitively, video does not require a super fast card interface, at least not until you get into uncompressed pro formats. Think about it, the highest bit rate these cameras offer is 100 megabits per second. That’s about 12MB/s, and it’s written in large, mostly consecutive blocks — the best case for the card’s controller. Just about any quality card will be able to handle this, no UHS2 needed.

High frame rate bursts of still photos, on the other hand, would benefit from UHS2 card support, no question there.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2018 at 19:47 UTC
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photogeek: Gonna have to drive to Oregon to buy expensive stuff in person now. No sales tax there.

Re: gas, starting in early 2018 most Oregon counties allow you to pump your own gas. I agree, though, the whole situation is idiotic.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 18:45 UTC
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photogeek: Gonna have to drive to Oregon to buy expensive stuff in person now. No sales tax there.

I’m in WA though. And I get a day trip to Portland out of it. WA commie politicians tax me enough as it is: real estate tax alone is over 10k.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 17:50 UTC
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