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Franka T.L.

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Joined on Feb 10, 2003

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lol, back in my youth, the Trioplan was well known for its mediocre performance, low price and generally a down market alternative to decent lens like the Zeiss Tessar. Still got plenty of good old photo of mine taken with this baby .. do not recall though about anyone particular sacred about their Bokeh ( or rather more rationally termed defocusing blur back then )

I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad one ... \@.@/

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 15th comment

sounds interesting and seems well suited for scientific , and industrial / automotive / security use. Not sure if it had much for general photography at this moment of development.

Reading about it, it seems there is still quite a number of factors that need to be addressed , but that's new technology as they are anyway

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 11th comment

if this is what Hassy been saying , that exciting new product, then I must say I am so disappointed. Sure its got a new sensor, 4K UHD, bla bla bla, but all that pretty much expected as the sensor is nothing new and the capability of that sensor is well known already , the H series can hardly be termed a new product either. A evolution update it is, a new product it is not, let alone an exciting new product

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 8th comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)

for a $2.5K hybrid, that cannot even record RAW on still capture, I doubt it can really be termed a hybrid. A capable camcorder it is, but its not a hybrid by any mean. Any of those with a larger sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and far cheaper can do both quality capture on both Still and Video; those are hybrid for real ..

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 27th comment

I wonder if they still take order for Glass Plate like they used to .. oh good old days that is ...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:38 UTC as 10th comment
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DotCom Editor: Wouldn't this make more sense for APReview rather than DPReview?

That said, I sure do miss Panatomic X.

Well , Large Format Film capture incorporated into post development digital workflow is not uncommon. Or in reverse, Digitally recording to Sheet Film, or for the more involved, digital negative and expose to sheet film .. these are all very viable methods of imaging

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:38 UTC
On Connect post Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)
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dark goob: But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?

I think we are talking about different matter here, what I mean is not about Android not open to hack, what I mean is Android device do not need to be bound by using the factory OS and thus not bound by limit of the development, There are many indie / 3rd party ROM for various device that are update often .. But if its security, then all of iOS, Android and Window phone ( all version of them ) are all pretty open to hack and also all Device Mfr are guilty of lacking in security update. In a fashion I think this is partly to be blamed on the user. After all, once sold its also up to the user to maintain the system so can't really blame that all on Mfr or anyone else.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On Connect post Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)

this is no something of a news at all, collaboration in tech sector is nothing new .. cross licensing, licensed manufacturing ( OEM ) in this case commissioned by Samsung and fulfilled by Sony. And by any mean this technology is neither Samung nor Sony innovation, nor even Canon. it was just that they bring that to consumer electronic market but the tech had been used in prior application by others for a long long time

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 10:15 UTC as 8th comment
On Connect post Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)
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dark goob: But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?

Android Project is an open source one, so hardly one would cal that a hacker's job. No one need to reverse engineer anything. The only part proprietary needed is the Hardware interface part and this part also is quite standardized. This is where Android is in that fashion more future prooof than iOS and Windows 10

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 10:13 UTC

nothing confusing here, you state a protocol, the media and device need to support that to work full function, isn't that apparent and straight forward. Want a mess, take a look at DIY PC building and what they have

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 07:15 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On article Polaroid launches Eyeball panoramic tripod head (19 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The proble is it is incomplete, like a car with a wheel missing. It is ideal for mobiles but cannot hold them, as you now have to buy a holder, duh. Same fo a camera if you need to use it vertically to get best quality panoramas. Yes, I can put a tripod head on it and tilt it but results will then depend on how off axis the lens is and whether the Polaroid is able to rotate with that unbalanced load... It looks perfect for upright mobile fixtures though thats at least another £30 to buy a basic mobile tripod mount . And wobble.... Who knows?

that little thing on the left is supposed to be your smartphone mount .. though I wonder how stable it can be

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 08:38 UTC

For me, the culprit of all action camera is their sensor .. Ok Pentax do now switch to a lower MP 4K Video specific 8MP sensor and that's great, but its still a 1/2.3 and the limited DR and low light capacity is really limiting.

I would wager with all these 1" sensor we have now someone could made a vastly better action camera

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

IMHO DPR had politely not reporting that this is perhaps more an admitting defeat and " If you can't beat them, then join them " affair with Nikon's venture with their 1" aka CX sensor format.

With all these DL, its hard to imagine how Nikon can sell any Nikon 1 to any new customer. If one want the compact and do it all, the DL pretty much there, if one want true ILC Mirrorless, the APS-C and M4/3 entries are juicier.

So are we to see the end for Nikon 1 or will we see something radical about it, or will we finally witness Nikon's entry into the APS-C or FF Mirrorless ..

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 105th comment | 3 replies

Yes this rumor is now everywhere, but one must question the logic of such lens , I can see some use for it. BUT ... seriously how many would be in absolute need for an f/2.0 zoom in this focal range when more rational choice like getting a fast fix focal that sits well with ones specific need , 50mm, 85mm, 100mm lens are not hard to get and even at f/2.0 they are not that expensive and certainly far more portable.

One have to really have to had the zoom for loving this , nice piece of engineering though ..

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 39th comment
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (706 comments in total)
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ttran88: I have to wonder, Pentax releases the K1 and gets all sorts of kudos from different brands of shooters. But with Canon's recent releases it gets bashed left and right. Are people just against Canon as a brand? Or are the recent releases not very exciting?

likely both, notice that the G7X got digit 7 when this only get digit 6 imaging engine, this tell this cam sit in development for quite some while, that the major imaging backend is older than what it might be showing.

of course the big Q everyone asking is how does the sensor perform. Considering where Canon only trying to emphasis the dual pixel af on chip its likely only evolutionary and might be a bit of a letdown

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
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Rooru S: Now this is a good thing I would like to see for other lenses. (About the adapter)

will need new lens, there is electronic, and data coupling between lens & adapter

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:54 UTC

This got Digit 6 image processor but the G7X-II got the Digit 7 , made you wonder if Canon are just doing a stop gap here. This is clearly moving the platform towards amateur / consumer hybrid market sector than the traditional more enthusiast / hobbyist market.

I wager Canon probably do not want to spend too much R&D into these seeing that the market is pretty much shrinking and Mirrorless is something they need to look into dearly ( why bother with a DSLR when your intent is Photo and Video both )

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 06:23 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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Franka T.L.: I wonder what kind of computing capacity is required for these , but judging from the current info it sure do look like its got a very very long way to go before even feasible for any form of application

You know they were talking about utilization of such in device that typically do not have the best of processing power .. that look like a bit of a challenge

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 15:25 UTC

I wonder what kind of computing capacity is required for these , but judging from the current info it sure do look like its got a very very long way to go before even feasible for any form of application

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

one have to question why Oly keep refusing to give us a better quality fixed lens compact. Its not like they do not have a sensor to put into the cam. Panasonic and Sony do the Super Zoom with a 1" sensor. I am sure while its probably impossible to go that extreme with 4/3, its quite possible to build a proper fixed lens compact with quality. How about a 4/3 version of the Ricoh GR, Likely we can have a 14mm f/1.7 lens, or similar with a 17.5mm/2.0 to rival the Fujifilm X100T. An f/2.4 zoom of 12-60mm with a weather proof body can beat the LX100 outright.

For real, we will be seeing ever more capable smartphone with ever more capable photo modules like OIS, optical zoom build in , so these small sensor compact really do not made much sense. Especially when Android and iOS now support RAW and these Mfr's compact still stick with well JPEG ( and no option to use 3rd party app with ease )

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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