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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

@RawBob - "it sums up why using an iPhone is not practical unless you don't care too much about the final output quality, especially if it is going to print..."

I think you should really re-define what you mean by "practical". The reality is that for most people, a good smartphone is the most "practical" camera to have because it delivers sufficient quality for their needs, allows immediate editing if needed, allows seamless backup, allows the easiest viewing (digital photo album in your pocket), and allows the easiest sharing. Most people are not interested in pixel peeping.

This snobbery reminds me of the medium format vs 35mm format debates in the earlier days of film. MF users scoffed at "tiny" 35mm format as too inferior in quality to be "practical unless you don't care too much about the final output quality." But 35mm cameras ended up taking over the world. That's already happening with smartphones. Practical, and good enough, won out. Not everyone needs ultimate IQ.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

@cosinaphile - Let's just face it: you're an angry old man shaking his can at the world.

https://progressiveretirement.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/image001.gif

You're the man screaming that rock and roll music will rot people's brains. You're the man who's ranting that fancy newfangled gadgets like television and radio will bring about the downfall of society. LOL. Keep shaking your cane at the world, you angry old curmudgeon. "Get off my lawn, you crazy kids!"

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Canon predicted the overall ILC market would fall by about 4% to 11M units this year and others have said it will be flat at best (Thom for example) so picking the figures for a short period and reading all that much into them seems brave (meaning it really won't give much of a clue).
Oh and the figures suggest mirrorless will probably stay at the exact same level as they have been for several years and DLSRs sales will probably depend on the number of new models launched. It looks like there may be a number of important ones this year, so they could do well (new 5D, 8xx, 6D).

"It looks like there may be a number of important ones this year, so they could do well (new 5D, 8xx, 6D)."

I don't think new DSLR models are as significant or as impactful as they used to be. Most people are pretty happy with the DSLRs they have. But that should be expected, because DSLRs have been around for a long time and they are a mature product. You have fewer people waiting with baited breath to upgrade their DSLR. The products are mature, and the market is mature. As a result, less room for growth. This is being reflected in the numbers.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Lots of unsold inventory being dumped. If the previous generation model was terrific when it came out then it is still terrific and a deal at the bargain prices currently available.

@Franglais91 - "The baskets are full of MFT gear"

FYI, not all mirrorless is MFT. That's just one particular system, one particular format. That's like if I saw Pentax DSLRs on sale, and concluded that *all* DSLR inventory from all brands was being "dumped".

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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Holger Bargen: It's Asia that wants mirrorless. In America the trend towards mirrorless is not very strong - and regarding Europe classic DSLR is recovering strongly.

Did you even read the article?

"The mirrorless bug seems to be quickly catching on in the USA, with the region showing value growth of 390%"

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

@cosinaphile - "bigoted im not ... but i will never abide or accept what i see as a growing mental ilness masquarading as 'social media'"

You sound like a sour curmudgeon. All new technology and forms of media are lambasted by curmudgeons like you. That's nothing new. There is a long history of media technology scares:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2010/02/dont_touch_that_dial.html

Radio, rock and roll music, television, personal computers, the internet, etc...all feared and lambasted as being "damaging to society" by people just like you. Even writing and books were thought to be bad for society. In fact, the rant you wrote sounds eerily similar to the quotes you see in this article:
http://lenwilson.us/11-examples-of-fear-and-suspicion-of-new-technology/

You are in good company when it comes to having fearful, elitist, and ignorant attitudes towards new forms of media and technology. But it doesn't make you (or these others from history) right.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: If you're still buying cameras with flappy mirrors in them, you're at the wrong end of an adoption curve. Canon seem incapable of embracing change (same goes for Nikon) and are being left behind at an increasing rate of knots by more nimble companies, with more innovative technologies. Sad to see. It's another Kodak moment, and not in a good way.

@John- You know it's a ridiculous comparison. It's not apples-to-apples. If you want to shoot with a 41 year old medium format manual-focus film camera, go right ahead. But I wouldn't give up the convenience, portability, and features of a FF or APS-C mirrorless camera just because I want to manually focus through a giant optical viewfinder. It's all about your priorities.

It's funny how you complain about having to press a button to activate focus magnification. It's just a simple press to activate, and another press to deactivate. I don't think there's a more precise way to focus than with high magnification. (I can see details with focus mag that I can't even see with an OVF.) If you think pressing a focus mag button is such a pain, how do you even bother with pressing the shutter button? LOL. And you seem fine with the far greater annoyance of changing the roll of 120 film every 12 shots! Besides, what's the rush? You're not exactly rushing with a manual Mamiya 645 always!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

@cosinaphile-- You've got issues, pal. People love taking pictures with cameras. It just so happens that the "people's camera" is now in the form of an ultra-slim devise that is only millimeters thick, and can do a lot of other things besides take pictures.

bigot- "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices". You are clearly intolerant of something that the overwhelming majority of the world enjoys. And you're highly prejudiced against it!

iPhone photography:
http://www.ippawards.com/gallery/

https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/shanghai-china.jpeg

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/jun/27/iphone-photography-awards-2017

https://iphonephotographyschool.com/100-iphone-photos-2015/

https://img.igen.fr/2016/6/macgpic-1467146170-253653768232597-jpt.jpg

Just goes to show, it's not the size of the tool that matters; it's what you do with it. Smartphone photos will be here long after you are gone.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

@cosinaphile - Your rant is nothing more than an elitist, derogatory generalization. You just sound like an angry old crabby bigot. I've seen plenty of banal images shot with a smartphone, and I've also seen a lot of wonderful images shot with a smartphone. Smartphone images run a wide gamut. To pigeonhole every smartphone image as narcissistic crap is just ignorant.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 03:20 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: If you're still buying cameras with flappy mirrors in them, you're at the wrong end of an adoption curve. Canon seem incapable of embracing change (same goes for Nikon) and are being left behind at an increasing rate of knots by more nimble companies, with more innovative technologies. Sad to see. It's another Kodak moment, and not in a good way.

@John - Focus peaking and focus magnification in EVFs make easy work of manual focus. For example, focus magnification in a Sony mirrorless camera's EVF magnifies the image 11.7x. This allows for very precise manual focus.

And yes, you can set mirrorless cameras to automatically activate focus magnification the moment you turn the focus ring. Or you can assign focus magnification to a particular button.

Other cameras, such as Fuji mirrorless cameras offer focus peaking, focus magnification, AND digital split image.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FR3l6S12JA

As for comparing EVFs to a 645 camera's OVF, that's a bit ridiculous. No DSLR will have an OVF that can come close to a 645 camera's OVF either. But yes, if a camera manufacturer wanted to have an EVF that was as big as a Mamiya 645's viewfinder, they could do it. Or you could add a hood to a mirrorless camera's LCD:
https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2016/02/24414104440_0bfb5ed121_c_d.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)
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lambert4: No word of a Nikon version, might be fun and at sub $200 reasonable if it can be shot wide open.

This is an APS-C mirrorless lens. Nikon don't have APS-C mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

@cosinaphile - "trends involving computers and social media of the last 15 years or so has the privilege of redefining what a camera is or should be..."

Cameras are still what they "should be": about capturing moments and memories. If anything, the shift to digital has corrupted what photography and cameras should be about. These days, some people think cameras are all about anal pixel peeping. I love smartphone cameras because they bring photography back to what it should be: about capturing memories, capturing moments, and sharing those things with others. I don't think that is "sad" at all. It shouldn't be about pixel peeping and having images accumulate-- unshared-- on your hard drive. The only people who should be "sad" are camera snobs who are more interested in nitpicking images at the pixel level.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

"to convince the masses that their crap sensor apple phone is worth something"

Depends on what your idea of "crap" is. If it means pixel peeping lab test images, it might be "crap". But that's not the criteria for most people. Most people are a lot more practical. If iPhone camera images are good enough for magazine covers and billboards, that's certainly good enough for most people. Don't be such a camera snob. Frankly, at the height of the DSLR camera boom, I think a lot of buyers should have never bought a DSLR in the first place. The would have been much better off with something like a good smartphone camera: something that still delivers good images, and something that they can have with them all the time. Instead, a lot of people bought DSLRs that mainly just sit at home now.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)
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NicoPPC: Well, maybe the canon EF 50mm f1.8.. offer even better with af for.. even lower price

Bokeh is not great on the EF 50/1.8. It only has 7 aperture blades. I find bokeh on the 50 STM to be a bit harsh and distracting. The bokeh on this SainSonic looks better, much smoother.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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noisephotographer: Maybe the iphone 7 Plus Portrait mode makes people buy a "camera"?

I'd think the iPhone 7 Plus's Portrait mode would have the opposite effect because the Portrait mode is so good, more people would decide they don't need a stand-alone camera. All of these magazine covers were shot with iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode:

http://mashable.com/2017/02/16/billboard-magazine-cover-shot-with-iphone-7-plus-portrait-mode/#9uwKI9kIFqqA

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/18/bon-appetit-iphone-cover/

https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/18/conde-nast-iphone-traveler-and-bon-appetit/

https://petapixel.com/2017/06/16/elle-australias-latest-fashion-cover-shot-iphone/

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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T3: In ten years, this video of a flapping mirror and mechanical shutter is probably going to be the equivalent of watching a video of an audio cassette tape or VHS tape rewinding. Kids are going to be like, "What's that?!?" By then, almost all cameras will probably be mirrorless, EVF, and have solid-state electronic shutters.

@webber15 - What in the world are you talking about? Electronic shutter simply turns on or off the pixels, which creates the "shutter" effect, without needing a physical, mechanical shutter. There's no additional heat generated in the process. It's really the output of the image from the sensor, processed through the digital image processor, that would generate the (minimal) heat. But that's going to happen with both a mechanical shutter or an electronic shutter.

You can turn on and off the pixels, or you can have a motor move a mechanical shutter up and down. Does turning on and off the pixels of an image sensor create more heat than running an electric motor that drives the shutter? No.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 20:21 UTC

In ten years, this video of a flapping mirror and mechanical shutter is probably going to be the equivalent of watching a video of an audio cassette tape or VHS tape rewinding. Kids are going to be like, "What's that?!?" By then, almost all cameras will probably be mirrorless, EVF, and have solid-state electronic shutters.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

I had an NX30. Great camera. Very comfortable. Curvy like a DSLR but squashed thin. Perfect for people who want a camera that looks and feels just like their DSLR in shape and form, but much slimmer. I really wish Samsung had stuck in the game. I still think the NX30 had one of the most user-friendly, most attractive UI's I've ever used in a camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 35th comment
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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: #over-reaction

100+ years ago there were similar articles about 4 wheeled-motored-monsters causing damage to horse traffic. I am sure many people also cited unrelated causes for horse drawn carriage accidents.

Go ahead and arrest that guy in the model T. Burn his house down. Accuse of him of being a pioneer.

They don't allow you to ride your horse onto the freeway for a reason. That's not an "over-reaction".

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
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BobORama: Do large birds obey the flight restrictions?

No, but humans can. It's all about minimizing risk. You can't control nature. Nature doesn't follow man's rules. But man can follow man's rules. And in doing so, you are minimizing risk.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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