kpaddler

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Ze De Boni: No way... it is mirrorless!
I will consider the next generation 8x10" DSLR.

No need for waiting....

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4010407

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 13:48 UTC
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qzm: Hmmm...
Without digging (not enough time today, sigh).
300mm wafers are FAB industry standard. 450mm are used for high quantity production (Intel, Samsunm TSMC).
To fab a single 8x11 inch sensor takes a 360+mm wafer, so somewhere in between.
So it really is a wafer scale sensor, assuming it is not using some optics inside to play some trickery..
But the costs? would be astronomical. 450mm wafers only exist on EXPENSIVE lines, and the next size down is 300, which wont fit.
The cost per RAW wafer is likely to be in the $5k+ region, however other costs (masks, bad chips, packaging, bonding, and simply fab line start/stop) would be much much more than that.
Without really running the numbers, I would be surprised if they could make these sensors in quantities much under 1k for a cost under $50k per.. and that is assuming 'help'.
But.. but.. WHY would you not make it higher resolution, after going to all the trouble?

A very very strange product indeed.

These sensors are not made the same way...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 13:46 UTC
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GarysInSoCal: NO WAY... hold the presses... we haven't heard from the sniveling Sony and Canon fanboys yet... but they'll be here fur sure... you can take that to the bank!... :D

@gary

Ohhh, they have been here...you are late:-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 13:31 UTC
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PerL: That Nikon and Canon shift the dominant position is probably more or less random. But that the two brands totally dominate is clear, and has been so, not for years, but for decades. And for good reason.

System cameras= extensive camera accessories and support

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 17:14 UTC
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kpaddler: An EVF is its own curse, the better they are the bigger the curse. Pros looking through VF for hours assessing the scene for one reason or another without taking many pics. That means keep waking up the VF, or run out of battery quickly. Non of my EVF systems last longer than 2-4hrs if I keep them on, I can go for days without draining the battery by just looking through VF...this is a serious flaw in design and premise. My early days EVF lasted longer because it was lousy EVF...

"You know _nothing_ about the EVF."

Ok then

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 13:37 UTC
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kpaddler: An EVF is its own curse, the better they are the bigger the curse. Pros looking through VF for hours assessing the scene for one reason or another without taking many pics. That means keep waking up the VF, or run out of battery quickly. Non of my EVF systems last longer than 2-4hrs if I keep them on, I can go for days without draining the battery by just looking through VF...this is a serious flaw in design and premise. My early days EVF lasted longer because it was lousy EVF...

Have you watched sport shooters how with 2, 3 cameras aimed at different things, and jumping behind a potential shot between cameras? Well that is one example. Or, I don't know many product photographers that machine gun their shots, or wild life shooters who wait for hours for the fleeting moment, etc....So, NO, actually pros don't machine gun every moment that they are behind the camera....

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (371 comments in total)

An EVF is its own curse, the better they are the bigger the curse. Pros looking through VF for hours assessing the scene for one reason or another without taking many pics. That means keep waking up the VF, or run out of battery quickly. Non of my EVF systems last longer than 2-4hrs if I keep them on, I can go for days without draining the battery by just looking through VF...this is a serious flaw in design and premise. My early days EVF lasted longer because it was lousy EVF...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 19:06 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
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PerL: That Nikon and Canon shift the dominant position is probably more or less random. But that the two brands totally dominate is clear, and has been so, not for years, but for decades. And for good reason.

@mariano

You may be right about wedding photogs, anyone with $1000 in their pocket can call themselves "wedding photographer", who produce hips of garbage for a $1K package. Fashion and product people need system cameras, which sony doesn't have one...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 14:01 UTC
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Dedecos: Some conclusions and thoughts:

1) Pro photojournalists don't change their gear every year. The 3 top cameras, by year: D5 (2016), D810 (2014) and 5DmIII (2012!!!).
2) They don't change their gear because: 1) journalism crisis; and 2) Photojournalists are very conservative. This is easy to understand: to capture the crucial moment, the camera must be an extension of the body. You must know your gear deeply. They prefer what they know a lot.

3) I believe mirrorless system became competitive in photojournalism only since Sony a9 - before that, Sony didn´t have a good fast auto-focus system and didn´t release enough full frame lenses. Remember: a9 was released last year!

4) The most important thing: this is just a part of photo market.

Sony is not known as a company that stays in a market that doesn't sell well. If a9 doesn't pick up you can be sure it'll be gone.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 13:55 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: OK. Got it.

Photojournalists prefer Nikon.
Fashion photographers prefer Canon.
Early adapters prefer Mirrorless.
Those that are none of the above prefer cellphones.

What I noticed in the graph these are old cameras 2012-ish. This means they do not buy cameras as soon as they are introduced unlike cellcams they buy every two years because cellcam technology half-life is 6 months while dSLRs is every ... what? ... 5 years for top-of-the-line? Ohhhh Mmmmm Geeee !!!! That is so back then ....

@mariano

How can you tell, when a d5 is replaced with another d5 or d810 with another d810?

At the time, I bought 4 d700 about a year or so apart. Right now there are great deals on d810, it is a better value if it bought. Not every pro has limitless budget...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 13:45 UTC
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PerL: That Nikon and Canon shift the dominant position is probably more or less random. But that the two brands totally dominate is clear, and has been so, not for years, but for decades. And for good reason.

"...pros do not buy as often as the models are introduced..."

You smoke the good stuff, aren't you.

Most of pro gear are leased and gets replaced annually. I used to buy my stuff but I would replace them annually for tax benefits

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 13:40 UTC
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kpaddler: You ruined the day for sony fan boys. Come to think of I just realized I don't know anyone who owns a sony...On a up side, there are almost 3 times sony owners as DJI(whatever that is)

@PA

"I'm sure that if canon released a 5DV mirrorless, it would be on the top positions"

It might. Just once the EVF gets as functional as OVF....

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 23:36 UTC
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kpaddler: You ruined the day for sony fan boys. Come to think of I just realized I don't know anyone who owns a sony...On a up side, there are almost 3 times sony owners as DJI(whatever that is)

@PAntunes

This is not so much about sony actually, for time being it is about OVF vs EVF.
I use dslr, mft, and fuji GFX. In comparison, EVF is for sunday afternoon walk about...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 22:48 UTC
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You ruined the day for sony fan boys. Come to think of I just realized I don't know anyone who owns a sony...On a up side, there are almost 3 times sony owners as DJI(whatever that is)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 20:22 UTC as 101st comment | 7 replies
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mrmut: This is one of those things that cost a lot, but are actually worth it. Leica comes to mind immediately, as they are exact opposite.

@mrmut

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Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 17:01 UTC
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mrmut: This is one of those things that cost a lot, but are actually worth it. Leica comes to mind immediately, as they are exact opposite.

What is there to debate, fast lenses are unforgiving and need extra care. They are not best used as a snap shots.

I have owned noctilux lenses in the past(when they were not $12K) and like many others have taken great photos with them. Most noctilux(s) are sold to rich wanna be artists these days( judgemental). Leica invented the concept of really fast lenses when non existed.

So, I dismiss your comments that fast lenses such as noctilux are not workable, because this is an unqualified comment. Take a look at this guy's work, though he is a leica boy and fan of noctilux lenses but a good photographer too...

http://www.overgaard.dk/thorsten-overgaard-photography-lounge.html

As a side note, a fast lens apart from light condition demand is meant to separate the subject from its background, and not to get so close that separates the subject from his/her nose or ears. Most people don't understand this these days and foolishly are mesmerized by "bokeh" as if it is the actual subject

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:20 UTC
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mrmut: This is one of those things that cost a lot, but are actually worth it. Leica comes to mind immediately, as they are exact opposite.

"@kpaddler Try it."

When I was trying you likely were potty training, no offense intended.

As far as 25/1/2 on mft goes, good on you if you like it, certainly a 25mm 2.4 has a lot of DOF and forgiving. I use mft these days only when hiking long days, but if I feel energetic I play with big toys and realize the difference...to each his own. Don't go knocking other people's choices, they are living their own lives, not yours.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 23:26 UTC
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mrmut: This is one of those things that cost a lot, but are actually worth it. Leica comes to mind immediately, as they are exact opposite.

@mrmut

Here is a trick I learned long time ago, I keep the eye that is behind VF open when trying to focus, the other eye can be open or closed. It makes a huge difference in outcome....

BTW. I live in Canada, I can tell you for fact in country of Canada we don't follow your principal, or your witness...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 13:18 UTC
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mrmut: This is one of those things that cost a lot, but are actually worth it. Leica comes to mind immediately, as they are exact opposite.

Maybe you and that lone canadian(dien) find it hard to shoot with fast lenses, well, then say something yourself. Don't make universal declaration about fast lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 20:54 UTC
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mrmut: This is one of those things that cost a lot, but are actually worth it. Leica comes to mind immediately, as they are exact opposite.

@mrmut

So you are saying you were considering buying a $250K set of leicas or maybe this canon instead for whatever imaginary reason you had in your head. At the end your evaluation pointed you at maybe a $150 kit lens instead and be done with the hard decision.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 01:30 UTC
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