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Franka T.L.

Franka T.L.

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Well, this is nothing new , really, Medium Format digital backs had been using sensor shift to facilitate capturing of all chromatic info through multiple exposure. And stitching of multiple exposure. whether those could be employed in a more dynamic manner ( How about someone needing such an option on a scene that require using 1/4000 shutter , would be a bit hard to shift the sensor in such short duration and not to mention shift it in controlled and very precise manner ) But since pentax had already demonstrate similar utilization of sensor shift ( on their psuedo AA filer mode for K-3 ) it seems viable enough.

That which did employed in Medium and Large format digital back used to demand the photo to be taken on stationary subject and require very solid tripod fixture ( the multiple exposure is triggered as a series of bracket, sort of , except its not bracket of exposure value or WB but bracket of sensor positions ). I would wager it can easily be done on these smaller formats

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:51 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

As an old guy who used to like Hasselblad a lot ... I must say I am shaking my head wondering what they've come to be. For that price might be I'll get myself a fresh 500 series kit , after all that thing do not really go out of style in no time at all and yeah it work without battery too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 20th comment

Old idea come anew ... really, this had been done similarly in film days. But well it works then, it surely can work now (groups of stereo pair of lens for 3D capture arrayed in overlapping pattern to cover a full cylindrical panorama as in true technical panorama instead of wide field ).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 08:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (943 comments in total)
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Sabbion: Only SD card slot is not acceplable if they want to fight with competitors

really need 2 there .. guess they really do not understand

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report article (24 comments in total)

To be frank I like that CM-1 implementation .. better than your typical smartphone and totally integrated ( Sony's QX module is way too cumbersome in practical field use ).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 08:43 UTC as 1st comment

Yeah, what an insight .... really ... so Nikon think they might want to look into 4K, and that Full Frame sensor mirrorless cannot be denied ... great might be they should just check out all those smartphone we recently been seeing launched, no less also what others been delivering ( its not like we do not have FF mirrorless now that we have actually 3 different variant of the Sony Alpha-7 )

And oh yes we will have to take care of our DX customer also .. try tell that to those who really could use a PRO DX body , not that I try to downplay what the D7000, then D7100 can do. But they are not the DX top model that plenty are waiting for.

Too much about their FF diversification without proper care taken to see the other's need on the market. And even their CX ( aka Nikon 1 ) are not that great as they would want it .. in short Nikon's problem is Nikon's own making and it looks like they are not even half baked to the issue, no least any solution.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 30th comment
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

Humbly I think the Mfr should start exploring both old and new ... one of the problem with how they come up with zoom these days is that they are all to0o stuck with a said formula of coverage / speed.

In earlier years of Zoom being produced for photography ( when we use something called film ) the Mfrs; out of technical constraint, marketing, and various reasons deliver a whole lot more options, which generate good lineup of more diversified but yet marketable products. If you look at the old Tamron lineup ( Tamron had on their home market web page a link to their historical lineup right up to their very first , in Japanese though, but you can check them up ). The Long focal / Tele zoom is more diverse than what we have todays'

A wanting for more speed, more coverage, yet lighter, more compact package while holding the cost down is set of criteria that simply will not work together but instead work against each other and this will not change. About time they diverse I say

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 15th comment

So really there is nothing new under the sun. I was reading this and looking at my decades old Praktica Jenaflex, an early 80's film SLR and that come with a strap just as wide and with pretty much the same quick release ( except its a brass / metal button with a steel wire click in socket. I guess that goes way back with the medium format ( old Hasseldblad strap had pretty much that, but of course the button or rather metal stud is way smaller and fixed on the body )

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 16th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Know what, the question seems to be 4K or not , and super zoom or not ... look like if I need the all in one package, zoom range and 4K the Panasonic win, but if I am not into the reach ( and between 400mm and 200mm equivalent, that's not really that much ) and 4K then the Sony looks better.

And while at it, if I do not really mind the packaging those APS-C sensor DSLR with a suitable lens might offer better yet still

Its high time for diversification, really

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 08:05 UTC as 99th comment
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Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.

For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.

30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!

The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Well, from an old guys here, and I must say your logic about film photography as only art accessible to those chosen is totally wrong. Photography as a hobby or even a casual social experience is indeed pricey way back in the 50's and even so into the early 60's, but come mid 60's when the industry start to turn out reliable user friendly solution in term of cameras, systems, films, and no less D&P service, that is no longer the case. Film Photography for causal use by layman commons is well and truly there already since the late 60's.

What digital bring though is the instantaneous nature of the deliver of an image and the ushering in of new medium that simply outdo the old medium in term of how one can made, and share the social experience, and as sixtiesphotographer had put it, its really the Cellular Phone / Smartphone and of course the synergy of mobile computing , internet and all the associated that turn the old model obsolete

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
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Kirppu: So he told people how to use graphical editing software...?
did you know that you can print fake money with colour printer.
ps: it's illegal or in the grey area of legal, but is it illegal to tell people it's possible?

Theft as in stealing others rightful procession, and that's how I understand it, not exactly as in legal term but in a context mere mortals and humans can relay to. Like I've stated previously , its more a reflection of the evolving culture that do not have a consent and consciousness within that correlate

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 01:55 UTC
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Kirppu: So he told people how to use graphical editing software...?
did you know that you can print fake money with colour printer.
ps: it's illegal or in the grey area of legal, but is it illegal to tell people it's possible?

Telling people whether such thing is possible or not is something, but actually go out and instructing people how to do it is another. Still as the article say we've all pobably at one time or another done something stupid, or similar. IMHO that's not the issue. Its about standing up to one's mistake or not. The guy probably have no idea of the underlying implication when he post that Blog Post then, still its out there; and yes its an outright tutorial on how to theft, no less than tutorial instructing people how to rob .. like it or not that's the case with many of todays' , young or old. The society is evolving without a social consent and consciousness that can coincide

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (419 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: That 20MP Senor now seems finally delivering the performance on par with others in most area. That DR however looks still a bit challenged

am looking at both the samples and the data charted ( RAW )

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (419 comments in total)

That 20MP Senor now seems finally delivering the performance on par with others in most area. That DR however looks still a bit challenged

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (135 comments in total)

OK the way I sees it that technology benefit from a larger sensor and lens that highly resolve with very minimal Spherical aberration and Coma. The technology is evolving and would be interesting to see how it develop.

There is several area of photographic need that I can see very well suited for application but in the end I think it would be the display medium that would be challenged. This whole viewing experience is too dependent on a specific software and that can be an issue later and if we don;t bother with that and instead develop a de facto JPEG or print it, then its not more different than another 2D image though the development and capturing part would be different and the possibility to post exposure selecting the focal plane would be in some case beneficial

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 05:12 UTC as 22nd comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2307 comments in total)

Guess Leica is no more a reasonably honest manufacturer .. for the price they asked for, one would and should expect better. The Q now, and the argument is that we are talking a Zoom and a zoom somewhat build for size. How are the 23mm fix focal doing and how well it delivers or not delivering

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 237th comment
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munro harrap: Still using an AA filter? Tut, Tut!! No image will ever be as sharp as a D7100s, period

Or even the Pentax K-3

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
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Bjorn_L: Except for battery life it seems to be a well specified camera. But given Sony's recent support for a different mount it is a little confusing to see a camera maker competing with itself with two incompatible mounts.

I do really think there is indeed a use of both the E and the Alpha mount, but yes Sony's doing itself a dis-service the way they do product these days. They just have not been able to capitalize on the DSLR form factor.

The A mount just need a better implementation that what A77 and A99 did , I wonder if that Mirror can be made to operate true SLR style and move out of the way for true mirrorless ( Cine ) and Still

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 20:56 UTC

Yeah ... so 60 frames for 12FPS , but what on JPEG , what about RAW or RAW+JPEG, how fast is the streaming and how big really is the buffer. Shouldn't it be obvious .. the speed limit is not govern by who's the fastest, but by the one whose slowest ... :(

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)

This , now sounds more like it, let see how it actually come about

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 64th comment
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