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On Leica T and lenses herald arrival of mirrorless T-system news story (120 comments in total)

" The optical viewfinder has an MSRP of $595/£400."

How much for the EVF ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 19:29 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T and lenses herald arrival of mirrorless T-system news story (120 comments in total)

The Sony A6000 with some great E mount lenses cost a fraction of this system with the red Leica dot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6N2KQ26fd4

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 18:59 UTC as 27th comment
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riskinhos: not waterproof no microsd slot no irda no usb3.0 no wireless charging, no many other sensors. no tkx.

Who needs a microsd slot when you have a 64GB 4K smartphone for $349 ? BTW what is "no many other sensors" ???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
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Menneisyys: If my iPhone 5 + Retina iPad Mini + Nokia 808 didn't fullfill all my phone & tablet & cameraphone needs, I'd certainly took a closer look at this phone. Too bad, while it's indeed great value, it just doesn't do anything better than the combo of above-listed devices, apart from the 4K video, obviously.

And Apple charges $200 to go from 16GB to 64GB and here they only charge $50. $349 for a 64GB 4K no contract smartphone with 3,100 mAh battery and $99.95 for the 6000mAh powerstation PRO for a total of $448.95 would give you a high-end 4K smartphone with battery power to shoot 4K video and 13mp stills all day long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n53JZu7D938

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera news story (318 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: 5 megapixel images? That is so retro for a forward-thinking product.

If nothing else, Lytro is finally making a product that resembles a photographic tool. The relatively high price point will likely prevent the Illum from gaining significant traction from a wider photographic community.

Ultimately, I see the company's technology bought out by a smartphone maker like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, etc.

"There is also a refocus feature that lets you select the focus point in an image after it has been taken, similar to a Lytro light field camera."

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/9386067747/htc-launches-one-m8

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
On Eyefi announces photo sharing cloud service news story (14 comments in total)
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Jogger: The NSA should be pleased.

Right, the NSA must have put ten million people in the NSA prison by now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On Past and present: NYC's changing streetscape news story (49 comments in total)
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h2k: In today's New York, i'd go hungry.

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/restaurants/100-best-new-york-restaurants

http://www.urbanspoon.com/gf/3/100/225/NYC/Manhattan/German-Restaurants

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
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rialcnis: Hmmm. So how long will the wait be? Will Panasonic make this obsolete, by the time it's released?

The GH4 shoots DCI cinema 4K 4096x2160 and this 16.5 lb boom box shoots UHD 4K 3840x2160.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
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Johannes Zander: 4k is not enough! I wait for 16k.
Until then I I am happy with HD.
With me not resolution is lacking but the skil and the crew and additional gear. For me as an Amateur the Nikon V1 is just fine.
This modular camera is for the pros with crew.

If you are two years old then maybe you will see 16k before you die, maybe not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 13:55 UTC
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MrTaikitso: I wonder how long before Sony join Micro4/3? With the IQ difference between their larger sensor formats (NEX/Alpha) and 4/3rds slowly diminishing as technology progresses, and Sony being experts in miniaturisation, the Panasonic GM1 proves that you can only produce a compact body AND lens kit with 4/3rds, but NOT with NEX/Alpha. (I had an NEX 5R and even with a prime, it was much wider than the GM1 and not pocketable.)

And who better to make sexy do it all compact 4/3rds than Sony? They did it with the RX100, so have the ability.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/26/Sony-to-take-10-percent-stake-in-olympus

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
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Akpinxit: I wonder if the light-leak issue was addressed

Canon and Nikon have the same problem.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/03/07/do-concerns-about-sony-a7-light-leaks-hold-water

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
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peevee1: Doesn't GH2 require UHS-II for 4k video? UHS-II has extra set of contacts, it is not just about speed.

The GH2 only shoots 1080p30, the GH4 shoots cinema 4K (4096x2160) using UHS-1 U3 speed class 3 cards like the new Transcend cards shown above, The only camera with UHS-II support is the Fujifilm X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Canon launches XF205 and XF200 HD professional camcorders news story (69 comments in total)

The Panasonic GH4 is going kill this for wedding videographers IMHO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjlKypitzEk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg-6MYngkC4

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 14:51 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

Is that a tilt shift 50mm F1.4 ? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 127th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

The Nikon D7100 received an 85% Gold award so I wonder what the K-3 will get, hmm. Heck the D600 with all it's problems received an 87% Gold award.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies

The Sony Action Cam HDR AS100V looks like a better choice since it also shoots stills and Pro quality XAVC-S recording with 50Mbps high bit rate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pQRlylE68g

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:40 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup news story (179 comments in total)

The Kodak brand should do well at Walgreens , CVS etc were clueless consumers shop.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Samyang announces 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS wideangle for mirrorless news story (139 comments in total)
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Wolfgang Fieger: Samyang lenses are without any aperture control or EXIF information! Only for Nikon EXIF data and aperture control are offered. Without this a lens is quite useless as you are going to close the aperture actually before taking the picture, which leads to the fact, that the camera doesn't get the full light for metering and the viewer. If you are using an EVF you still have a viewable picture, but the focus peeking won't work as everything gets marked as sharp in the viewer: with closed aperture the field of acceptable sharpness is very widened, so the focus peeking will be fooled.
If you are using an optical viewer you won't be able to set the correct focus as you're viewer is showing a very dark picture that seems to be sharper than it is: this is an effect of small aperture with the fresnell mate.
As long as Samyang isn't producing lenses with chips and full aperture control they are no offer. Good glass alone would have been ok 50 years ago, but not in 21st century's photography.

I have been using the Samyang 24mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4 on my full frame VG900 without any problems . I guess some people just don't have a clue how to use MF lenses so they should stick with a fully automatic (AF, IS ) lens that does it all. I spent my whole life in the film days with a Pentax 6x7 and 4x5 cameras so complaints like this about MF lenses is just too funny.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: maybe should read oops?

Why ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)

Quad HD vs 1080p displays: closeup comparison :
http://www.androidauthority.com/quad-hd-vs-1080p-comparison-359430/

Samples of the Oppo Find 7′s impressive 50MP images :
http://www.androidauthority.com/oppo-find-7-50mp-camera-samples-359680/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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