sportyaccordy

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I am not going to lie- that is one SEXY hard drive

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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sportyaccordy: Context is everything. According to Google Trends, Flickr traffic has been steadily declining. DSLR shooters and the like are getting a bigger piece of a shrinking pie. As they should. Instagram is a much better medium for sharing photos on smartphones.

Who said it was? Point is an increase in share of a shrinking market is not a good thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Context is everything. According to Google Trends, Flickr traffic has been steadily declining. DSLR shooters and the like are getting a bigger piece of a shrinking pie. As they should. Instagram is a much better medium for sharing photos on smartphones.

Unique monthly users or total accumulated users? Doesn't really matter; either way views are going down.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 00:36 UTC

Context is everything. According to Google Trends, Flickr traffic has been steadily declining. DSLR shooters and the like are getting a bigger piece of a shrinking pie. As they should. Instagram is a much better medium for sharing photos on smartphones.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

My takeaway here: arrays work best with a common focal length. Would be even better with an ILC system

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for video (140 comments in total)
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Karroly: What next ? A 2017 buying guide of the best movie cameras for shooting stills ?

Why buy a separate video camera if a stills camera can do the job, especially with much better IQ for the money?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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sportyaccordy: No sarcasm, I don't see why they are stopping there. Give each color channel and luminance an individual module and combine that info. Do away with the Bayer filter completely. Phone camera modules are cheap... probably even cheaper if they are monochrome with lower MPs (since combining them will equate to higher equivalent MPs). But I'm glad to see things moving in this direction.

There are already several dual camera phones... no parallax problems. For the field of view vs the size and positions of the camera modules I don't think it's a big deal.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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sportyaccordy: No sarcasm, I don't see why they are stopping there. Give each color channel and luminance an individual module and combine that info. Do away with the Bayer filter completely. Phone camera modules are cheap... probably even cheaper if they are monochrome with lower MPs (since combining them will equate to higher equivalent MPs). But I'm glad to see things moving in this direction.

Diminishing returns considering how the photos will be viewed. That first set of modules will make a much bigger practical impact than any beyond that.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 17:30 UTC

No sarcasm, I don't see why they are stopping there. Give each color channel and luminance an individual module and combine that info. Do away with the Bayer filter completely. Phone camera modules are cheap... probably even cheaper if they are monochrome with lower MPs (since combining them will equate to higher equivalent MPs). But I'm glad to see things moving in this direction.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 15:26 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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3DSimmon: The beauty of microSD is not just the fact that you can expand storage, most importantly it is the fact that you can SWAP storage, like from camera/drone to mobile or pc etc.

And let's not forget microSD has a huge price advantage too.

microSD cards are dirt cheap. Just buy a card for each device.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
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Steve in GA: Having a micro-SD on your Samsung may not be as great an idea as you think.

I have a Samsung phone that is a couple of years old, and I have run out of memory space for new apps. So, I put a new, larger micro-SD in.

And, did that fix my problem? Nope. I quickly found out that Samsung's operating system stores apps only on the phone's built-in memory. The micro-SD is just for your data. So, I'm still in the market for a phone upgrade.

Many phones have a workaround. I was able to turn my SD card into "internal storage" on my Asus.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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tonybelding: I have room on my desk for a pair of 24-inch monitors or one 32-inch behemoth. Which option would most of you take, I wonder?

Big monitor. Though at work I have a 32 inch UHD and a FHD laptop. Works really well

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:19 UTC

What does this do that my UHD AOC 32" can't?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Kurt Friis Hansen: These figures make it hard to take the ILC sector serious, compared to some other sectors - especially smartphones.

ILC's sold a bit over 3 million units in Q2 2017. Roughly 18 hours of smartphone sales in units on average during Q2 2017 (360 million units). Even compared to the retracting PC market, ILC sales are hardly impressive (in Q2 2017 PC/Notebooks etc. sold an estimated 60 million units).

Just to bring some perspective into the things, my smartphone cost a bit less, than my Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and far more than each of my latest cameras (Panasonic GX80 and LX100).

It seems that everyone and his dogs ticks want to enter the high price camera market, that makes out.. eh... how many thousand cameras a month, world wide? There'll be some interesting rebates, when it turns out that numbers will not stay the same i.e. a far smaller turnover in units for G9 compared to the much cheaper G8 camera - just to mention one example. Fiat owns Ferrari, but... ahem... unitwise, ehh..!

No, the last thing a smartphone user wants is to carry is another device.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 00:14 UTC
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Hugo808: Camera companies have had it easy for too long. Everyone used to upgrade their camera every year when a new one with an extra pixel was released, but we've wised up to that now. well, most of us. The metric enlargements still make some think that 50mp will be useful for what they do but we all know there's a limit and they won't have anything to tempt us with.

I just hope my Fuji is built to last so I don't have to replace it for a decade...

To put things in perspective, the ubiquitous Sony 24MP sensors are 6 years old, and with some new processors are absolutely cutting edge with 4K video and OSPDAF. What headroom is left in IQ is probably being limited by the Bayer filter more than anything else.

But features still warrant upgrades. I'd gladly buy a Sony A7III with the same 6 year old 24MP sensor if it had 4K and some other non sensor related features.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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Kurt Friis Hansen: These figures make it hard to take the ILC sector serious, compared to some other sectors - especially smartphones.

ILC's sold a bit over 3 million units in Q2 2017. Roughly 18 hours of smartphone sales in units on average during Q2 2017 (360 million units). Even compared to the retracting PC market, ILC sales are hardly impressive (in Q2 2017 PC/Notebooks etc. sold an estimated 60 million units).

Just to bring some perspective into the things, my smartphone cost a bit less, than my Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and far more than each of my latest cameras (Panasonic GX80 and LX100).

It seems that everyone and his dogs ticks want to enter the high price camera market, that makes out.. eh... how many thousand cameras a month, world wide? There'll be some interesting rebates, when it turns out that numbers will not stay the same i.e. a far smaller turnover in units for G9 compared to the much cheaper G8 camera - just to mention one example. Fiat owns Ferrari, but... ahem... unitwise, ehh..!

People don't buy smartphones for the same reasons they buy ILCs. You can't compare the two. There will always be a market for ILCs; just not cheap ones.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Does anyone else see that the Pentax K1 is conspicuously missing from this list? It has advantages over the Nikon D750, and costs the same, right? How did the D750 make this list, but the Pentax K1 didn't?

K-1 AF is good for landscapes, architecture, product photography and any human/animal subjects who have gone through a taxidermy process.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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snapa: I wish DPR would stop trying to tell us what cameras/lenses to buy and spend more time and energy posting full reviews of them. That way, we can all decide for ourselves what is best for our own personal needs.
I'm just getting a bit tired of having someone else tell me what they think "I" should buy. If you look at the first page on DPR, there is at least 10 articles trying (hinting) to buy something, and only 1 review, of a PHONE! :-/

They have reviews of all these cameras. Sooner are better than others. Rather than force people to read 300 pages worth of reviews, they've summarized them and made a best of list. What's wrong with that? Not everyone who wants a camera enjoys spending every waking how here.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Does anyone else see that the Pentax K1 is conspicuously missing from this list? It has advantages over the Nikon D750, and costs the same, right? How did the D750 make this list, but the Pentax K1 didn't?

D750 has autofocus

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 15:00 UTC

The point about 50 being too close to 35/85 is salient, but I think a fast 50 has its place. Personally I would rather run out with a 50 for street stuff than try and move between a 35/85 since I only have one body. But the 35, 50 and 85 each have their own place IMO.

This is a stellar lens though and it's definitely worth the money. I usually buy used but I had no reservations about buying this new and I wasn't disappointed.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 02:36 UTC as 24th comment
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