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Franka T.L.

Franka T.L.

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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 )

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 1st comment
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Franka T.L.: I used to do a lot of large format, still occasionally do. I see a couple of issue here. while the aperture control is great, does it have any signal feedback to the camera, also if I read this right, the rear need not always be a canon body ( or am I wrong ).

the other more pressing one is that most lens simply will not have the image circle required to allow for any degree of tilt and shift with reasonably delivered quality in the projected image. That's why we need those big TS-E lens.

What instead I think should be made is some sort of Electronic aperture control plate so we can put on some of the better current medium format lens like Leica S, Pentax 645, Phase One / Mamiya, or Hassy H series.

well one of the usage could be for close up and Macro. Am not so sure about todays more advanced IF Macro like Tamron or Canon's own 180mm. In thoery , at close up and Macro range they should have a much bigger projected image circle and thus with tilting suppose to help with the DOF. That could be very useful and its this kind of lens ( that are not typically TS-E that can benefit from the view camera setup. If none so, might be I would just stick with the good old Rodenstock or Schneider

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:46 UTC

I used to do a lot of large format, still occasionally do. I see a couple of issue here. while the aperture control is great, does it have any signal feedback to the camera, also if I read this right, the rear need not always be a canon body ( or am I wrong ).

the other more pressing one is that most lens simply will not have the image circle required to allow for any degree of tilt and shift with reasonably delivered quality in the projected image. That's why we need those big TS-E lens.

What instead I think should be made is some sort of Electronic aperture control plate so we can put on some of the better current medium format lens like Leica S, Pentax 645, Phase One / Mamiya, or Hassy H series.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 07:30 UTC as 3rd comment | 7 replies

well at least its something , for real though, this concept only really work well for a fix focal lens with a relatively mid range aperture and not moderate wide coverage and upward. The difficulty of making the sensor anything of more substantial size also mean it will be something of typical consumer DC only .. good for phone I guess but not really too inspiring.

There is more to just distortion that needed correction.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 11th comment
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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guest2015: crippled camera, crippled phone, has lte. makes no sense. android 5.0 lol

Well sure the CM1 is a good if not spectacular platform but that's becasue it fuse 2 much needed and wanted function into one, an Android Smartphone and a decent large sensor camera ( large when compared to typical DC and Smartphone ) Well CM10 is not that, again it get us back to needing to carry two instead of one , defeating the whole purpose of the concept .. I've tried the CM1, but am not really too impressed with the camera part ( Nikon 1 and Sony RX competing ) but its decent. So CM1 still stand as good one , what Panny should do is improve the build, and give us better Android sided integration / support. Its an only OK smartphone , a decent sensor ( without a proper camera app / UI that hobbyist can work with ), and CM10 kill the one significant advantage of it

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 10:08 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

while the bundle deal being the right idea, am not so much with the CM10 though. Now it revert back to the same old issue. Needing to carry the phone and the proper camera both when the CM1 is suppose to fuse the two in an agreeable manner. IMHO this defeat the purpose of it all, and if I want a proper large sensor camera to be ready, why not the Sony RX100s or even Panny's own recent TX1. Its not like you cannot connect your mobile device with these and perform the editing and sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

while the bundle deal being the right idea, am not so much with the CM10 though. Now it revert back to the same old issue. Needing to carry the phone and the proper camera both when the CM1 is suppose to fuse the two in an agreeable manner. IMHO this defeat the purpose of it all, and if I want a proper large sensor camera to be ready, why not the Sony RX100s or even Panny's own recent TX1. Its not like you cannot connect your mobile device with these and perform the editing and sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 53rd comment

Ok so someone re-invent the flip phone , and just put a bigger camera and lens there and call it new !!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 24th comment

Would be a great platform for time lapse, it seems, can leave it in the open with continuous running capture say a shot every 5 minutes

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 09:11 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

at 24fps it will record two and a half minute, OK, I suppose Nikon's 3 Min 4K recording on the D5 is not so bad right ... LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:04 UTC as 39th comment

why is there even a need for 2 version of the same lens .. ???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

It would be most interesting to see real world field test on that sensor .. and I wonder if any new tech incorporated

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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ChrisH37: The lens is f2.8, meh.

And if it doesn't have an AF tracking system capable of tracking a dog in flight coming straight towards you, forgetaboutit.

Well we have action shoots before AF come along. Camera come in various form and usage, just blindly asking for feature isn't going to do any good

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
On article Sony bringing Alpha SLT-A68 to the US and Canada (106 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: have to ask, what's the point .. there really is little sense for an SLT form factor lower mid range ( Hobbyist ) grade body , not making any sense for Sony .. wouldn't something like an updated A6000 really be better for all .. What Sony had been unable to do is to fix their own not so sweet attachment to the SLT architecture and reluctance to modernize the Alpha A mount.

Its quite clear now, the A mount really could benefit from the FF sensor now Sony have and the APS-C is best left for the E mount. Just as Nikon had tiers of FF bodies, so the same for Sony. The clear advantage of the A mount over the E mount form factor is literally the bulk and space allowed. I had said that before and will state it again , a new Sony A mount body without mirror box nor the SLT architecture would allow incorporating some thing more useful for hybrid body say ND filter array .

agree with the FF for A mount in like of a new A99-III ... but am not so sure about the SLT architecture. Do highend mirrorless doing AF having any problem, not seeing that really, Sony FS5/FS7, their A7 II series, Panny GH, and well Samsung NX1 .. Nikon and Canon had it both old and new, when doing Video , their body essentially a ( thick ) mirrorless. I sure do think A mount can be of value to the whole lineup. Especially on the more mid to high end. Am not so sure about the range from mid-low down.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 07:07 UTC
On article Sony bringing Alpha SLT-A68 to the US and Canada (106 comments in total)

have to ask, what's the point .. there really is little sense for an SLT form factor lower mid range ( Hobbyist ) grade body , not making any sense for Sony .. wouldn't something like an updated A6000 really be better for all .. What Sony had been unable to do is to fix their own not so sweet attachment to the SLT architecture and reluctance to modernize the Alpha A mount.

Its quite clear now, the A mount really could benefit from the FF sensor now Sony have and the APS-C is best left for the E mount. Just as Nikon had tiers of FF bodies, so the same for Sony. The clear advantage of the A mount over the E mount form factor is literally the bulk and space allowed. I had said that before and will state it again , a new Sony A mount body without mirror box nor the SLT architecture would allow incorporating some thing more useful for hybrid body say ND filter array .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 09:52 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)

there are plenty others making imaging sensors, the consumer camera sensor business as a whole is only a very small portion of it

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 22nd comment

we've had this in Asia market for over a year already, hardly news at all .. FOV Go Pro not the first one who champion action camera, but its the first one who got it big, and with that come many who's already in there and many new comers. After all there really is little challenge in term of engineering to have such product.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 22:12 UTC as 40th comment
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brownie314: Why all the talk of Samsung ditching the camera business. As far as I can tell, this article only says they are taking one camera out of one regional market. Not sure how to get from a to f on that one.

as Samsung's own statement had put it, its all the camera and camcorders, not just a single one

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 03:07 UTC

well, I consider myself a steady hand but I do not think I am steady enough to the point that I can safely warrant shake free capture for a whole second or more. Practically I think this still demand some form of proper support if wanting to maximize the quality to the capture.

Basically its old school routine now combined and automated, which is not bad. It would still be a better one still if the crop is not there or at least not so severe and that RAW data could be captured

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 00:49 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies

sounds like more a cost-effective and cost cutting measure to simplify and speed up any work needed between submission and delivery.

It does not actually made much sense in term of avoiding over processing post capture, as todays in camera jpeg are more geared towards processed for eye candy rather than preserving captures. RAW then developed data is more suited for that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:17 UTC as 36th comment
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