sportyaccordy

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On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (147 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: None are options until Canon sorts out its crop lens situation.

For anyone who wants more than kit glass, or in particular, fast wide angle primes (hardly esoteric or exotic in photography), Canon has presented quite the conundrum. Basically forego any hope of such lenses and deal with 2.8 zooms in crop or go full frame, and have to choose between the weak 6D2 sensor, or pay and weight significantly more (3-6x) than these crop bodies for the 5D4. Oh yea, no usable 4K with any of these options, unless you have a pocket full of SD cards and a NAS farm.

Or blow the dice and gamble on an A6300/A7RII.....

Here are some very basic lenses that don't exist at any price for EF-S:

- any 35mm or less equivalent prime (24/2.8 is 39mm, Sigma 30mm is 48mm)
- fast 24-xx equivalent zoom (15-85 is not fast)

Now I suppose you could use EF glass, but the EF 24/2.8 offers nothing over the EF-S pancake, and the rest are all either not very good (20/2.8) or well beyond the budget of someone spending <$1000 on a camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (147 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: None are options until Canon sorts out its crop lens situation.

For anyone who wants more than kit glass, or in particular, fast wide angle primes (hardly esoteric or exotic in photography), Canon has presented quite the conundrum. Basically forego any hope of such lenses and deal with 2.8 zooms in crop or go full frame, and have to choose between the weak 6D2 sensor, or pay and weight significantly more (3-6x) than these crop bodies for the 5D4. Oh yea, no usable 4K with any of these options, unless you have a pocket full of SD cards and a NAS farm.

Or blow the dice and gamble on an A6300/A7RII.....

A $1000 unstabilized 3lb 2x zoom? I'm OK

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (147 comments in total)

None are options until Canon sorts out its crop lens situation.

For anyone who wants more than kit glass, or in particular, fast wide angle primes (hardly esoteric or exotic in photography), Canon has presented quite the conundrum. Basically forego any hope of such lenses and deal with 2.8 zooms in crop or go full frame, and have to choose between the weak 6D2 sensor, or pay and weight significantly more (3-6x) than these crop bodies for the 5D4. Oh yea, no usable 4K with any of these options, unless you have a pocket full of SD cards and a NAS farm.

Or blow the dice and gamble on an A6300/A7RII.....

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 18:26 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies
On article Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode (51 comments in total)
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Dave Andrade: over on the blog: "A single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with a big lens has a shallow depth of field," wow Google. That is a HORRIBLE explanation.

I think a paragraph explaining the effect of aperture diameter on depth of field would help. Haven't ready the blog entry yet, but explaining why phones cannot generate that effect naturally should have been the jumpoff point for the blog.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode (51 comments in total)
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sibuzaru: does Sony/Canon cameras carry the PDAF/Dual-pixel data on RAW files? That can be an invaluable tool for PP if we had access to some kind of depth map

Only DPAF can generate depth maps at the pixel level, which is necessary for bokeh simulation.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode (51 comments in total)
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sibuzaru: does Sony/Canon cameras carry the PDAF/Dual-pixel data on RAW files? That can be an invaluable tool for PP if we had access to some kind of depth map

Sony does not have dual pixel autofocus.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (405 comments in total)

Canon's crop lens situation is so messy. The 15-45 3.5-6.3 is not much better in slowness. And they're asking a LOT for cameras without 4K. Good luck Canon!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 72nd comment

I would figure with their ability to capture RAW, as well as their class leading DR, they would just play with the curves on one shot. HDR should really just be called "Human Gamma"; I feel like cameras have been getting it wrong for the longest.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 53rd comment

Six hundred and thirty effing grams.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:40 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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Jefftan: amazing they keep pushing down pixel size and not the other way around
This would improve IQ? If that is possible they successfully violated the law of physics
Impossible !

"The 12MP sensor comes with a 1.28µm pixel size, which is slightly smaller than the 1.4µm currently used in Samsung flagship phones.

At 0.9µm, the pixel size is even smaller on the second new sensor, the Slim 2X7. Like the Fast 2L9, it is designed to fit into even very thin devices without the need for a camera bump, but this one comes with a higher 24MP pixel count."

They may have been able to improve the microlenses and sensor level optics. Or reduce read noise. We have seen plenty of pixel-size independent IQ improvements (i.e. sensors of the same resolution and size rendering better IQ than their predecessors)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
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Sdaniella: focus is as important as overall IQ

re: FAKE (contrast, colors, tones, wb, bokeh, focus-stacking, NR, sharpening, etc)

fake differs little whether its done in-camera or the fake done in post-processing
if one pp ... its all fake. get over it.

Dean66- why not?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:28 UTC

So this brings us from an 8x crop to a 4x? Useful

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (278 comments in total)

Well, we already know how small such a back could be- take a Sony QX1, add FF sensor, remove the flange depth for the mount, and remove the NW-FP50 battery and replace it with something that could go into the film space. Only hurdle left is syncing the mechanical controls with the electronics. It could actually work.

The question is, why, when you can pick up a used D600 for $750 shipped?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 13:42 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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sportyaccordy: Gah... $1K for the 40/1.2. If it's actually sharp wide open I might just have to take the plunge. 40mm is my favorite focal length.

Maybe I got a bad copy, but the difference between F/1.8 and F/2.8 was like night and day. It was so bad, and disappointing because F/1.8 was the only reason I got that lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
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brn: But will it hold my DSLR?

If this ever becomes reality, it might make a gimmicky phone toy, but it's not a photography tool. I can't imagine those suction cups holding very long in the car or on a bike, as they show in their examples.

As was the rest of that post, unintentionally.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Gah... $1K for the 40/1.2. If it's actually sharp wide open I might just have to take the plunge. 40mm is my favorite focal length.

I have the Konica Hexanon as well and I found it to be pretty terrible wide open. I've had most if not all the ~40s out there as well. EF 40 STM is awesome but just a hair slow. Nokton 40 1.4 is just not that good at big apertures. Rokkor-X 45/2 is perfect but just a hair tight.... I'm going to see how it does at an indoor baby shower this weekend. So this 40 1.2 would be great aside from the price.

gatorengineer I think it should be good to at least 1.4. It looks like it's only gained 1 element... but it's an all new modern design that's much bigger than the old one. I think it should do well.

Truthfully it would be nice if they made an Ultron in E mount. That would be my pick

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 21:09 UTC

Gah... $1K for the 40/1.2. If it's actually sharp wide open I might just have to take the plunge. 40mm is my favorite focal length.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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Barty L: Ever had your satnav suddenly detach itself from the windscreen? I think this product will have as short a life as any equipment that uses it for support.

Why on Google Earth are you still using a separate navigation unit instead of your phone????

I thought the whole "septugenarian DSLR user" thing was a joke but the continued lack of understanding here of this product is telling

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
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brn: But will it hold my DSLR?

If this ever becomes reality, it might make a gimmicky phone toy, but it's not a photography tool. I can't imagine those suction cups holding very long in the car or on a bike, as they show in their examples.

Why on earth would you use it for a DSLR? This is clearly for action. Would you strap your DSLR to a mountain bike or a wet suit? It's always the people who know the last with the strongest opinions

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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sportyaccordy: What is the advantage of this over an old desktop I have stashed away in the attic? I'm running FreeNAS on such a box now and it's working pretty well. I just want a mobo that can take like 8 drives since I have so many sitting around.

I have an ancient Dell with 2 drives in it next to my TV, but between the TV and A/C vents I have never noticed it. Thankfully I can hardwire that computer to a network switch so speed is pretty good.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
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