RPJG

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User3787089555: In my opinion, FE12-24 is way too small to be a top quality lens, compared with Canon 11-24L and Sigma 12-24.

Jesus mate, give it a rest before you embarrass yourself further. Judge a lens on its performace, not its size.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (45 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: The video is all-right. And the scenery shots are ok. But the giant-balloon-head portraits are just horrible.

...which has got everything to do with capture distance / perspective, and nothing to do with the camera per se.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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alcaher: See, with trump administration world's economy is
recovering fast from the mess it was.

Lol.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 02:56 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't understand if one is not cropping (digital zoom) , what is the use of these extreme sharpness and detail

Today detail in a 24MP full frame camera cannot be fully seen in a 4k TV/monitor
or in any reasonable size print

I don't even understand the point of 42MP or 50 MP full frame , let alone foveon

From what I see only sharpness/detail excel, color (which is most important to me) is not better and high ISO terrible

Jeff, do you actually take photos and print them?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't understand if one is not cropping (digital zoom) , what is the use of these extreme sharpness and detail

Today detail in a 24MP full frame camera cannot be fully seen in a 4k TV/monitor
or in any reasonable size print

I don't even understand the point of 42MP or 50 MP full frame , let alone foveon

From what I see only sharpness/detail excel, color (which is most important to me) is not better and high ISO terrible

You answered your own question. High resolutions enable cropping, which is extremely useful / compulsory in many many use cases. High resolutions enable large prints, for which there are obviously many use cases. Etc.

So many readers here get trapped in the "I can't use this feature, so why would anyone else need it?" mindset. It's bizarre, considering that this is an enthusiast site.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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FLruckas: SanDisk technology?

No thank you!!!!

Almost as bad as Crutial.

We've had a much higher percentage of SanDisk media fail than Samsung.

We only buy Samsung now.

You get this type of post on most tech sites whenever a brand is mentioned.
Anecdotes are basically worthless.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
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Fujica: This is the camera that does not provide me anything better then my phone. For $399,- I can buy myself a smartphone that can do more then taking images.

This is nothing more then a showcase camera to let people know that Canon did not yet abandoned this market. Even though this is a dead horse.

This comment section is in serious need of a downvote/auto-hide feature.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
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Toselli: There is a big problem: there's not a focus scale window. I usually take macro pictures setting the reproduction ratio using the scale (depending on the size of the thing I have to take a picture of), and then frame and focus simply moving the camera towards and away from the subject. With this lens it would be impossible...

Then I strongly suggest that you don't buy this lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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Boissez: It's nice and all, but at 10Gb per minute of recording - is anyone going to really care?

...for *you*.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
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matthew saville: Why am I not surprised. Canon has been doing this since day one with their DSLRs.

The Canon 300D (the original rebel) was just a 10D with gimped firmware. They even left the firmware relatively unlocked, and you could turn your 300D into a 10D, at least inasmuch as the hardware would allow.

This just proves that Canon's corporate philosophy has been the same all along: strategically protect their flagship lines by using any means necessary to stagger each "inferior" cameras spec sheet, in order to entice gullible folks to waste money on an unnecessary upgrade.

Also, it's proof that Canon is still deeply entrenched in their elitist philosophy, thinking that their brand name and their flagship bodies and lenses are status symbols to be envied and coveted by "lesser" folks who cannot afford them.

Reason #2 why I always stuck with Nikon. (Reason #1 being, of course, actual superiority in various ways over the past 10-12 years.)

Hey Matthew, look on the bright side. How about "Isn't it great that Canon (and other manufacturers in many fields) make available cheaper versions of their gear for those who can't afford and/or don't need the high-end stuff?"

Life's so much more pleasant when you just re-laaaaaaax :-)

More seriously: I get your point that some of these lower-priced items are gimped and could potentially offer more functionality for zero, or almost zero, money. But being a manufacturer isn't a roll in the hay, so let's just be thankful we have such a massive range of gear to choose from, and that we have people like Black Magic undoing *some* of the gimping that gets you so wound up.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
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Boissez: It's nice and all, but at 10Gb per minute of recording - is anyone going to really care?

Right, because if you can't find a use for it, no-one can.

Sheesh this comments section gives me the irrates sometimes.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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CameraLabTester: This is a trend that will creep even into the big major players such as C, N and S.

Too much of the same mundane offerings spread over model after model after model. In an effort to round up [not glyphosate] all strata of affordability, they spread themselves too thin.

Offer a high end and a budget model. That's it! Let the also-rans fight the middle ground.

The big guns will follow suit because market dictates, not the bean counters behind their laptops.

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Not bad, Archiver! Our family plays that game on WhatsApp quite often, but I think you'd be an easy winner :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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kristof93: Camera manufacturers should implement this sooner rather than later. Bit embarassing that a phone has better iq than few years old dslrs.

Sheesh. Let's not confuse "Better in one small aspect" with "Better overall".

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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Leandros S: Sooo.... prime lenses have a bad rep at Canon? Among the ten lenses mentioned, there wasn't a single prime. Are they considered too easy?

Infrared, there's "technically worse than prime", and then there's "so good that it doesn't matter for most people, most of the time".

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: I never understood how they employed so many people around one relatively simple set of products.. I suppose the simplest explanation is it was smoke and mirrors to inflate the stock price so the CEO could buy a 20 million dollar body, but man seriously what were investors thinking they were gonna be another redbull?

Well yes, it depends at what point the hindsight kicked in.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: I never understood how they employed so many people around one relatively simple set of products.. I suppose the simplest explanation is it was smoke and mirrors to inflate the stock price so the CEO could buy a 20 million dollar body, but man seriously what were investors thinking they were gonna be another redbull?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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Stemu: Much more important for most of us would be if Olympus would give us better 1080p. Now many people shoot 4k in order to scale it down to good 1080p. Why can't cameras give us good 1080p in the first place? It would make storing and postprocessing so much easier. And would be enough quality for most.

Sure, I'm not hating on the A5100 at all :-)

But your raw iPhone footage shows that it doesn't hold a candle to the raw A5100 footage, so naturally the cropped/scaled version is going to look even worse.

Somewhere on the interwebs there'll be a like-for-like 1080-vs-downscaled-4K comparison, which will (presumably!) show the (maybe slight) superiority of the downscaled version.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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Stemu: Much more important for most of us would be if Olympus would give us better 1080p. Now many people shoot 4k in order to scale it down to good 1080p. Why can't cameras give us good 1080p in the first place? It would make storing and postprocessing so much easier. And would be enough quality for most.

Thanks Miki. However, I don't think it's a big surprise that the iPhone footage is nowhere near as good as the "real" camera's footage.

In general, I think we're all discussing the difference between HD and cropped/downscaled-4K from the same camera/lens, in which case the cropped/downscaled video *should* look at least as good, if not better.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (903 comments in total)
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Favorable Exponynt - "Different formats give you different perspective. People always forget about that and just focus on resolution."
Favorable Exponynt - or anyone - Please explain, if you'r using a lens with the same field of view how is the perspective going to be different?

I think quite a few people are conflating "field of view" with "perspective".

As Karl said, perspective doesn't change when you change the focal length or aperture or anything else. It only change when you change where you're standing.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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JoeWall: And who will watch 8K videos? Nobody who uses a m43 camera has an 8K monitor

Tommi, pedantry regarding sensor/mount names aside, I realise that the Mk2 has this feature, The massive difference is that it only happens when you ask for it; it's not the battery-sucking always-on feature that was being discussed.

yortuk, sensor/processing efficieny is always improving, but at the same time they're being asked to do more, e.g. processing more pixels at higher bit depth at faster frame rates and faster storage speeds etc. So that *roughly* balances out. Hence, I think an always-on mode for a large-sensor camera with large EVFs/displays will need much-higher battery capacity than we have today, unless other features are allowed to stagnate.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 04:16 UTC
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