budi0251

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On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)

I suppose mirrorless tech can only getting better, it's just time before DSLRs become obsolete, just as celluloid films not dead still there but for a very small percentage of really dedicated people.

As TLR become an odd word in a world of SLR, now DSLR; we'd pretty soon need to think a better name than "mirrorless", cause people might wonder why & where'd you put a mirror in a camera?

I taught computer class for kids, and when I said to save their files by clicking a diskette icon, they're asking me "What a diskette looks like?"
Kids these days....

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 04:17 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies

Nice, i imagine people would start hacking it, put stronger hull, stronger radio link, get a bigger one for more capability.

Flew multiple drones, some equipped with speelights, others with better camera capability and we could start seeing mariana trench in a whole different lights :D

Heck, soon ocean floor will be swarmed with those drones, especially there's no FAA regulation as for flying one.

even better, put a lot of them for autonomous swarm of underwater patrol to thwart MAD nuclear submarine strategy, equipped with 1Kg of explosive would enough to deter any military submarines.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)

what about lens' optical formula?
ain't it being patented for particular manufacturer?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

my 400D could do exactly like that.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 58th comment
On article Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option (102 comments in total)

By introducing it into professional market, means that consumer market will follow soon; let's say 5-10 years on Canon 5D Mk VIII Sr or Nikon D8Xs :D
Eventhough by then they'll need to invent new things for the professional market to stay unique & competitive.

How about Arri, Imax, Panavision, etc.? will they follow the death of Kodak as well? (not now, but soon. Evolve or Die!).

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 07:42 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

wonder how canon's 11-24 f/4 would perform, sure it's f/4 but it's an UWA rectilinear lens for 5DsR (50MP!!!).

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 14:47 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom (194 comments in total)

Will it use ED & super ED lens element with Nano Crystal Coating & Fluorite for best image possible?
Combined with phenomenal sony BSI 1/2.3" and you get unbeatable price-image quality performance compared to any other similarly priced camera-lens combination.

600US$ is the price to beat, try to come up with similar combination (and price) on any other system, compare with normalized image size/quality parameter ie. DXOMark 8MP A4 sized print.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 24th comment
On article More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) (136 comments in total)

Notable words : "Blood Boil(-ing)" & "Buttock-Clenching".

The last two has great wise words.

Great report, Love it! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 05:50 UTC as 74th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1990 comments in total)
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budi0251: From ISO-Invariance test, seems like D750 base ISO is 200 as we can see @ISO 100, photo picture of the Asian girl have nasty blow out (typical effect on "pushed" down ISO to match exposure).

Other than that, "Super Flat PC" could be used as "Economic RAW" :) as it has so much DR as JPEG file could handle (8 bit JPEG?).
Sure you have to PP otherwise you'd get a sickeningly flat image.

Scratch that, ISO Invariance test @ ISO 100 is "pushed" @ 6 stops, that's insane! Sure it'll blow up the highlight as most conventional digital sensor around 5 stops from middle gray (standard DPR test?).

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1990 comments in total)

From ISO-Invariance test, seems like D750 base ISO is 200 as we can see @ISO 100, photo picture of the Asian girl have nasty blow out (typical effect on "pushed" down ISO to match exposure).

Other than that, "Super Flat PC" could be used as "Economic RAW" :) as it has so much DR as JPEG file could handle (8 bit JPEG?).
Sure you have to PP otherwise you'd get a sickeningly flat image.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 331st comment | 1 reply
On article Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples (111 comments in total)

7D Mk. II = 1799
This Lens = 600
Around 2400 US$ in total.

Now, compared to "premium" superzoom at less than half the price, you get similar lens reach & capability, pretty darn close IQ, lighter body for travelling, etc.; heck, you can even get a decent superzoom camera for the price of the lens itself.

Id imagine the reason people would use DSLR because of lenses not available to "non DSLR" camera, like UltraWide, proper Fish Eye, Tilt-Shift/Perspective Correct, Super Macro, f/1.4 or f/1.2 lenses, very fast AF, Fast Super Tele, Anamorphic, etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon (50 comments in total)

This is 2014, let's wait another decade to 2024 where it'd be the norm in consumer sub 5000$ camera.

Heck, in a decade everything would be so different already and we'd ask ourself, "What am I goin' to do with these old tech?"

Remember the most revolutionary DSLR ever to reach below 10k$ back around a decade ago? Available to (rich) consumers & big news agency with money to invest.
What has it become? (though it is still a D1, but nobody wants to use it anymore today).

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home (73 comments in total)

can we use spot or CW metering instead?
With such a bright BG, I suppose that'd need less EC.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

Whoaa, they're comparing to medium format system? (D810 + OTUS?)

OTH, digital medium format class start to introduce sub 10,000 US$ camera these day.

It's all 2001 again when Nikon introduce a sub 10K US$ DSLR compared to the (then) Kodak king of DSLR (with 3rd party body & lenses though).

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 14th comment

I supposed that no matter what medium being used, in the end it'd be digitized anyway (DVD, blueRay, Digital Cinema, Youtube, Hulu, Vimeo, etc.).

How many of us still having those film reel projector at home (and being used regularly)?

In light of that and with rapid advancement in digital tech, I suppose pretty soon enough we'll getting IMAX sized digital sensor with better light properties than any celluloid film, coupled with dedicated-specialized 4k/8k RAW digital video processor for any effects imagineable (film like?) at realtime speed 60fps progressive scan without any tearing/jello effect.

Sure it won't be priced for the masses, but (if) at the same price with current IMAX camera, then I suppose we have a good deal :)

By then, video data would be measured in TeraBytes :D

{the opening should be "In the not so distant Future,"}.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (201 comments in total)
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budi0251: How could they do that?
How on earth they paid for the production cost?
300 US$ would be around a little less than a quarter or the initial selling price, Would there be enough money left per-unit to pay for materials, production cost, employee, ads, logistics, etc.??

Unless of course their initial price profit margin was more than 30% (could it be up to 50% profit margin? :D )

now I wonder, how much Panasonic's set-up profit margin for FZ1000?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:36 UTC
On article Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (201 comments in total)

How could they do that?
How on earth they paid for the production cost?
300 US$ would be around a little less than a quarter or the initial selling price, Would there be enough money left per-unit to pay for materials, production cost, employee, ads, logistics, etc.??

Unless of course their initial price profit margin was more than 30% (could it be up to 50% profit margin? :D )

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nokia Lumia 1020 becomes a tool in medical research (12 comments in total)

sooo, any marketing analysts have any ideas what sells a camera (phone)?

Guess pretty soon if not yet, connected mobile device will take more pictures than any dedicated camera system.

Any guesstimate when a cellphone camera will be use for space mission, or may be in mission to mars (so you can always call home while make selfie on mars for you social network profile pict)?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E (73 comments in total)

How on earth they could get 36mp image out of 36mp sensor?
What about bayer CFA, and problems with microlenses design on the very farthest corner I suppose can't really get a properly perpendicular light streams towards the sensor, not forgetting physics of light fall-off.

Or maybe the lens design is so good that it actually fit to handle medium format imaging area and being used as "cropped" on FX sized sensor?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 7th comment
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