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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Danyyyel in Nikon could leave camera market   
    Any one ever saw a iPhone teardown?

    It is a battery, a tiny mainboard, two or 3 camera modules, screen module and some connectors. The BOM cost for this in the iPhone 12 Pro is US$406 (https://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_12_pro_bom_come_up_to_406-news-46442.php), probably much less, since Apple could get massive discounts buying it in bunch. Let's say it goes to US$300.

    Almost no mechanical adjustments needed, the assembly might be very cheap. Easily the profit is around 300% per unit.

    Now get a Nikon camera, see the immense complexity of it, the much higher price of a much bigger sensor (made in fractions of quantity of smaller smartphone chips), the amount of mechanical adjustments needed, which translates in much costly labor.

    Probably the profit is MUCH lower, with more complexity, and in 2019 Nikon sold around 1.73 million units between DSLR and mirrorless. Apple sold around 37,7 million units of the iPhone 11 in the FIRST HALF of 2020.

    My bets is that they don't give a damn to the traditional camera market.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to BTM_Pix in Nikon could leave camera market   
    Are they in dire straits because, by courting influencers, all the other companies are getting their money for nothing and their clicks for free ?

     
     
    * I'll get me coat.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from maxmizer in Apple M1 crushes Intel – benchmark results   
    HUGE media blitz with glowing reviews...remember me the launches of certain images devices that we are used here... 🙂

    Looks like the new Macs are really good, but if I was looking to buy one, would wait until some real world users put it to their paces (and maybe the Rosetta caches becomes full).

    The 16Gb ram (not expandable) max and the restriction of having only one external monitor could be deal breakers to some video editing setups.

    (and with the "Apple dollar" here in Brazil, you could buy a top last gen Ryzen with 32 gb ram, top video card and 2TB SSD with the local price of the new Mac Mini, and have some money to spare...)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from sanveer in Apple M1 crushes Intel – benchmark results   
    HUGE media blitz with glowing reviews...remember me the launches of certain images devices that we are used here... 🙂

    Looks like the new Macs are really good, but if I was looking to buy one, would wait until some real world users put it to their paces (and maybe the Rosetta caches becomes full).

    The 16Gb ram (not expandable) max and the restriction of having only one external monitor could be deal breakers to some video editing setups.

    (and with the "Apple dollar" here in Brazil, you could buy a top last gen Ryzen with 32 gb ram, top video card and 2TB SSD with the local price of the new Mac Mini, and have some money to spare...)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Emanuel in Apple M1 crushes Intel – benchmark results   
    HUGE media blitz with glowing reviews...remember me the launches of certain images devices that we are used here... 🙂

    Looks like the new Macs are really good, but if I was looking to buy one, would wait until some real world users put it to their paces (and maybe the Rosetta caches becomes full).

    The 16Gb ram (not expandable) max and the restriction of having only one external monitor could be deal breakers to some video editing setups.

    (and with the "Apple dollar" here in Brazil, you could buy a top last gen Ryzen with 32 gb ram, top video card and 2TB SSD with the local price of the new Mac Mini, and have some money to spare...)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Neumann Films in The Dark Side of B-Roll   
    Holy shit, this is HILARIOUS.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Neumann Films in The Dark Side of B-Roll   
    I'm here if you need to talk.
     
     
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Katrikura in Zoom's 32-bit Tascam dr-10l Competitor   
    Waiting for our sound specialist @IronFilm to give his remarks. 🙂

    But really, no audio level monitoring needed? "Clipped audio could be recovered", is it real?

    (my interest is for record concert audio, high SPLs)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to MrSMW in Fuji X-S10   
    Had one for a short time this Spring/Summer after I decided I really needed more than my phone as a personal camera.
    Decent range, good for stills in good light, didn’t use it for video as f4 on APSC is not really my thing, especially when I had the Sigma 18-35mm, Tamron 45 and 85mm all f1.8’s.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Matias Mayolo in Fuji GFX 100 loses to Huawei P40 Pro Plus smartphone for dynamic range   
    According to FUJI: "On FUJIFILM cameras, Dynamic Range works by first deliberately underexposing the image to protect highlight detail, then boosting shadow brightness when the sensor data is converted in a JPEG file by the image processor"
    Pretty much all the brands offer a function like this, but in fuji it works way better. And it works very good in video. In photo mode, it DIRECTLY affects the raw files
    I've found out testing that at the lower isos, 320 at DR200 and 640 at DR400 the amount of noise that this modes add, in a daylight scenario, is pretty negligible, but the detail you recover in the highlights is very noticeable. So I change it depending on the DR of the scene. If I just need a little bit of DR I use DR200, if I need more I use DR400, but if I don't need any, I just leave it at DR100 (Which is the base) to get the cleanest image possible. But when shooting at high ISOs in dark conditions (above 1600), both modes, specially DR400 add too much noise, purple noise and some weird artifacts start to show up, the image becomes pretty ugly, so I don't recommend at all leaving it always turned on. Use it ONLY when you need it. It does not change the shadows, mids, colors, or anything, so you can use totally match DR100, D200 and DR400 in a scene
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from karin in Fuji X-S10   
    Yeah, this one with the 18-55 or the 16-80 probably will be my start (always liked the 18-55 but I've got use to the 24mm eq. in my trips.

    XT-3: yeah, could be another option. But it have two usability-ish issues: no IBIS (I know that the 18-55 OIS is very good, but IBIS stills works better in video) and go back and forth between stills and video (I remember that it was one of your complaints about it). And for hybrid use, PASM dials are better than the usual Fujifilm dials (terrific for stills, not so much for video). The XS-10 even have separated meus for still and video.

    Grip: yeah, I'm used with external grips (always attached in my E-M10 and GX9), but a grip with a shutter button usually works better than a external grip with the shutter in the original position.

    Liked the S5 a lot, but FF is a distant options especially now (live in a country that, with all the taxes, photographic material have a 100% increase over US prices, with average income about 50% of US...is like cameras as 4x more expensive here). 

    And I like to shoot a lot in concerts (er, before the pandemic and a small daughter 🙂 ), and crop factors are beneficial in this scenario. Got some amazing shots from far with m43 cameras with the amazing 135mm f/2.8 Contax Zeiss. 
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Andrew Reid in Development Update - AFX Focus Module For PBC   
    It's out there!
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afx-autofocus-adapter#/
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/exclusive-cda-tek-announces-afx-module-for-lidar-autofocus-featuring-tilta-nucleus-motor-drive-and-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera-compatibility/
    Congratulations to @BTM_Pix
    It looks superb and the example shot is silky smooth and natural looking.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    Maybe not, considering that Z-Cam could be forced to stop their production very soon because it uses HiSilicon chips.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from ntblowz in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Oh, boy, Curitiba post center is slow as hell to release goods...

    (I lived there - in Curitiba, not in the post office - for 20 years)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to MrSMW in Will Canon & Nikon leaving the DSLR market boost Pentax?   
    No mention of it at all...except the 11 page (so far) thread.
    Apart from that though... 
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Video Hummus in Would anyone be interested in a camera gear reviewer ethics website?   
    It would be great. But probably will be flooded by lawsuits from the reviewers cited (with eventual financial backing from the companies). 
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to MrSMW in Would anyone be interested in a camera gear reviewer ethics website?   
    I’m only interested if it’s going to be sponsored by Sony and Squarespace.
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from IronFilm in Would anyone be interested in a camera gear reviewer ethics website?   
    It would be great. But probably will be flooded by lawsuits from the reviewers cited (with eventual financial backing from the companies). 
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Kisaha in Body/System recommendation   
    Remember that the Panasonic's DFD only works with Panasonic lenses. With Olympus lenses, it falls back to usual contrast detection.

    (It is the kind of thing that undermined the m43 system "alliance", and I suspect that they will do the sma with L-mount...)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from John Matthews in Would anyone be interested in a camera gear reviewer ethics website?   
    It would be great. But probably will be flooded by lawsuits from the reviewers cited (with eventual financial backing from the companies). 
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from PannySVHS in Would anyone be interested in a camera gear reviewer ethics website?   
    It would be great. But probably will be flooded by lawsuits from the reviewers cited (with eventual financial backing from the companies). 
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Video Hummus in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    Could be, but it is in line with all the last Panasonic "signs":
    - When asked about GH6 and MFT, they said "are studying how to make best of format", "evaluating possibilities", and talk about high frame rate and telephoto. Always vague information;
    - In another interview, they said that "have the intention in transforming the L-mount in a video standard";
    - Then Nikkei published a rumor that Panasonic is planning a "structural reform" on the Lumix business;
    - Then Panasonic releases the S5, which looks like a GH5, much more than the rest of the line.
    Since everybody looks like that could not do a single shot without a full frame camera that have 3 milimeters of DOF and clean output as ISO 102800, it is kind of a logical path to Panasonic. Since now GH5 "became" a camera with "shitty" image, and probably Sony will not develop a newer sensor, "pros" will not buy a GH6 with the now needed higher price (to cover the development costs  of features to make them "competitive" with the FF ones, plus much less units sold).

    Vloggers make sense as a market target for m43: they prefer simpler cameras, portability, IBIS, not much time in grading, and lower costs. Make them with reliable AF, and they could have a winner (Olympus even more indeed - probably the E-M1 MK II and the E-M5 MK II are already the best budget vlogging cameras).

    Make one more generation of m43 cameras, sell to vloggers, and after the technology moves ahead, phase out the mount. Since Olympus will target "higher end" and probably fail (after all, no 3mm DOF or ISO 102800, hence is "unusable"), unfortunately (since I have only m43 gear) each day I see more that the days of m43 are numbered, except as a very niche cameras.
     
     
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from channing in Body/System recommendation   
    Remember that the Panasonic's DFD only works with Panasonic lenses. With Olympus lenses, it falls back to usual contrast detection.

    (It is the kind of thing that undermined the m43 system "alliance", and I suspect that they will do the sma with L-mount...)
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Lux Shots in Sony A7c   
    First picture leaked.


    Looks like the result of a Panasonic GX85 and a Sony A7III having a date and forgetting to use condoms. 

    Talking seriously - as in the A6xxx line, no front dial AGAIN, Sony?
     
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    Marcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from kaylee in Sony A7c   
    Holy shit, in full flesh is even worse.




     
    No front dial, no joystick, almost no custom buttons, af-on in a very bad spot...

    Sony was always kind of a ergo nightmare, but they outdone themselves.
     
     
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