sportyaccordy

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Not clear in the video, but it would be cool if they could use one camera for front and rear shooting. I'd also be much more comfortable with a sturdier and manual pop up mechanism, though that would be hard to do with 1 camera facing front or back.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:55 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article New 6-bay NAS from Synology offers 72TB of storage (29 comments in total)

I just got a 4 bay and it's great. I was hoping for better video streaming performance but otherwise it works really well. Much easier to configure and deal with than FreeNAS.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 19:22 UTC as 3rd comment

This is an interesting proposal... I think there is room for this kind of complimentary body in the lineup, but I also think a MILC A9 fighter is a must. Keep the new mount but offer up a fully functional adapter with screw drive and mechanical aperture control. If said A9 were ~D8xx/5D sized there would be plenty of room for a huge battery.

Canikon have to fully leverage every advantage MILCs have to offer across the range. That means going for small size and simplicity on one end (they could even make the VF optional), and the super high speed and performance enabled by ditching the mirror on the other end. Only addressing one end of the spectrum, even well, will be troublesome.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 210th comment

Project Maven >>>>>>>>>>>>>> silly civilian stuff. "Dont Be Evil" has been scrubbed from their M.O. I'm sure the feature was put back into their drone camera algorithm.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 20:00 UTC as 3rd comment

Space station using commercial GoPros? I'd figure they'd have some kind of literal space age WiFi server setup.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 19:56 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Lot of snark here, I imagine from people who only look at their 16MP + photographs on a 2MP 16:9 laptop screen.

I just bought a car this weekend and we signed all the paperwork on a huge desk tablet. In the photography realm I could see this really enhancing workflow- I imagine doing stuff like masking with a stylus would be incredibly easy. I think the collaborative aspect is probably oversold but I can definitely see plenty of industries finding uses for this.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 22:00 UTC as 7th comment
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Fly18: They produce lots of cameras. I'll give them that!
Innovation? Making the grip and battery bigger and better buttons are not innovations.

Do you use cameras or just look at them?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 13:33 UTC

Looks like they finally added built in shadow/highlight recovery (I never figured out how to use curves to that effect). Will check this against Capture One to see how it deals with ARW files.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 16:08 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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Charrick1: To DPReview: You may feel a desire to promote yourselves through their videos. However, PLEASE DON'T. Their videos should be their videos. Intruding will only ruin them. I come here to read reviews and the comments section. I watch their channel on YouTube. I don't need a merry assortment of DPReview people in their videos, neither do I need them mimicking your site (including by focusing on test charts). Don't ruin their "Best of" Christmas episodes. Please stay separate. And best of all would be to have a separate channel for them. I don't want to be subscribed to a channel and get notifications for both a 45-second lens motor noise test and also for a 20-minute outdoor review by Chris and Jordan. They don't mix. And if they are mixed too much, I am likely to not be subscribed at all. Let them do their thing, and let them make money for you. But I hope you will not ruin what they currently have by making "new and cool changes that we think you'll love!!" Okay?

Agreed. Their format is great. DPR's format is terrible. A separate channel called "DPR Technical" or something to that effect would be great.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 20:14 UTC

Weekend at Anteater's.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 103rd comment
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sportyaccordy: No 24mm, no sale for me. Other than that, highly impressive. I still would love for a light 24-xx, even if it's "slow". Primes are for speed.

There are plenty of 24-70s, but none of them are light. The FE 24-70/4 is not good, especially for the price. A 24-70 3.5-5.6 would be fine for me, especially for the right price.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 21:53 UTC

What a time to be alive.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 18:45 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply

No 24mm, no sale for me. Other than that, highly impressive. I still would love for a light 24-xx, even if it's "slow". Primes are for speed.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 16:56 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Budget wide: Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE sample gallery (72 comments in total)

Review coming soon?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:23 UTC as 16th comment
On article Report: Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro (93 comments in total)
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BackToTheBasics: I think the time of action cameras for regular people are over for all manufacturers. Only extreme sport athletes will keep buying them. People bought action cameras when they saw cool videos on youtube and thought they will make as cool videos if they had the same camera to only realize that only action they had in their lives was on tv when watching a friday night movie. Smartphones are a lot more practical to use and very few actually shoot real action or underwater where Gopro is needed. Action cameras are yesterdays news and drones are the next big thing. All the people who bought Gopros are now getting drones instead only to realize that they don't actually shoot anything interesting with them either and the drone will end up next to their Gopro collecting dust.

@RED i hit the nail on the head. I use my cheapo 4K Chinese action cam for track days and vlogging my workouts. I am actually editing a video now. I looked for something from the conventional camera makers and either found nothing or found stuff that was way too expensive. I'd gladly have paid ~200-300 for something small and rugged with a ~17-28mm equivalent zoom, but no such compact exists and ILCs are too expensive/delicate. There are a lot of active people who would love a good rugged ultrawide but camera makers are too insolent to captitalize.

*EDIT* Just saw the specs on the FDR X3000.... I will see how my Git2 does this riding season; that looks like a very nice and viable option

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Of course mirrorless guys have their rights for opinions, so do I.

Just yesterday I was handling my GH4 (unused for many months. I keep it for video only), and looked into the EVF.

Absolutely boring. Boring, boring, boring.

Just like looking into a tiny TV, what's so special about that?

Is that what mirrorless guys really want to take over?

A world where you can't escape from electronic screens even in your photography time?

BTW, I have little reason to care, as I have decades of amazing DSLRs to choose from even if we had no new DSLRs announments from now on.

But it seriously amazes me, how can you guys prefer to see the world throw TVs instead of a clear, real window?

@marcio_napoli still odd that you have dedicated so many keystrokes to something you don't care about. I tell you what. I will answer all your questions when you can make a convincing argument as to how me "looking at a TV screen" affects you and your photography. As you said, you don't care as you have decades of DSLRs, so this doesn't matter. Nor do any of our opinions, because we are inferior hobbyists. So I'm really confused as to what the point of this all is. If you can tell me that I can answer each and every one of your questions.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 11:28 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Of course mirrorless guys have their rights for opinions, so do I.

Just yesterday I was handling my GH4 (unused for many months. I keep it for video only), and looked into the EVF.

Absolutely boring. Boring, boring, boring.

Just like looking into a tiny TV, what's so special about that?

Is that what mirrorless guys really want to take over?

A world where you can't escape from electronic screens even in your photography time?

BTW, I have little reason to care, as I have decades of amazing DSLRs to choose from even if we had no new DSLRs announments from now on.

But it seriously amazes me, how can you guys prefer to see the world throw TVs instead of a clear, real window?

By this logic, why bother with a digital camera at all? Do you print every picture you take?

Also LOL @ you typing up essays and asking questions about things you "don't even care about". Thankfully you are the exception to the DSLR shooter rule.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 00:35 UTC
On article Quick look: Canon's new compressed Raw format (241 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: I shoot RAW because I want to maximise data capture and postpone a lot of decisions, since I usually don't have much time when shooting. With RAW I "just" need to nail exposure and composition, but I don't need to nail WB, contrast, saturation, sharpness etc.

To compromise on the amount of data captured, it becomes suboptimal for its intended purpose.

To the commenters below: comparing a jpeg to an "unprocessed" RAW (except for the fact that talking about "unprocessed" RAWs probably means you have never seen one - without even a contrast curve, I mean) is like comparing a roasted chicken from the corner's deli shop to a raw one from the butcher. The latter you have to cook it yourself.

Computers and storage are cheap. I shoot JPEG + RAW... keep the JPEGS that are good out of the box, keep the RAW files I want to process later, delete the rest. I have various 4k screens and an A2 capable printer... 2MP on anything bigger than a laptop looks terrible.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 07:25 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)

This is more a demonstration of Canon's throughput availability. I could care less about the resolution; this is showing Canon can do high frame rate stuff. Bodes very well for their future MILC stuff

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 22:11 UTC as 53rd comment
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Nikoncanonfan: I wish dpreview would split into stills and videos news sites so I could completely ignore the latter...

This article was tagged "VIDEO-NEWS", and yet you still chose to click on, open, read AND reply to it. This is not a DPR problem

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 12:41 UTC
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