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Alternatively one can learn their gear, observe animal behaviour and grab excellent images with 7, 8, 10, 14 fps.

I'm not sure what the masses think but I enjoy the idea that I deliver some skill in getting a good image. Would we want a 100fps to guarantee a shot?

Are you asking if I'd want a camera that can shoot 100fps with full AE/AF at full resolution? Yes. Absolutely.

That'd be a nightmare choosing keepers.

You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.

Probably because there are a lot more subjective factors than contrast and sharpness.

Jack

You don't need AI based micro-anything to solve the core problem here.

I see two things needed. First, a burst id written when the picture is taken. Whereas the file name increments with every frame, burst id would increment only when the shutter is pressed for the first time. Single shot? Burst of 1. Hold down the shutter for 2 seconds on a 10fps camera, then again for 1 second? 30 shots, 2 bursts. To be honest, I'm kind of surprised this isn't already on some cameras (I checked my 7D2 files, but didn't see 'em).

Second, when you load up in your processing tool, it could stack/group by burst instead of frame. When selecting keepers, if you hit a stack you scrub through frames until you hit the peak of action—the moment a baseball is compressed on a bat, the moment before a diving bird hits the water—and flag that as the keeper. Processing tool would automatically reject all others in the burst and they get removed next cleanup.

I get it, the very concept of spray and pray is anathema to pro photographers, and I shoot sports like 3 times a year on a rented 7D2. The point though is that I don't think fairly mundane stuff like "hard to select keepers" should stop camera manufactures from pushing the envelope. These are easily solvable problems (and honestly I would love to have a feature like this at even at 7fps)
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The Lee (edit: + SINGH-RAY) buyback is a major selling point for me.
Quite aggressive marketing strategy. Interesting to see.

It isn't, due to the small letters: "With the launch of the X100 Filter System, Breakthrough Photography is also starting a new buyback program where they will buy any Singh-Ray or Lee GND filter purchased within the last 15 years from an approved retailer, and provide the photographer with 100% of the value paid on the GNDs in the form of a gift card, which never expires. Valid until June 1st, 2017."

It's a five weeks deal, which leaves precious little time to check if those new filters are as good as promised, and is good only if the customer kept the receipts to prove the filter was bought from a short list of sellers (B&H Adorama, Samy's, Creve Coeur Camera, Hunt's Photo & Video, Camera West or Amazon, Singh-Ray or Lee).

I actually qualify as receipts are fairly easy to obtain from my order history at B&H, Amazon, etc.  I could totally do this.  And 3 slots + CPL and no vignetting at 16mm with 100mm filters is a product I'd seriously look at if it could be substantiated.

But I'm sure as hell not going to opt in and replace all my gear on the promise of 'trust me'.  I'll wait for reviews and flip my gear independently of this deal if these bonkers claims turn out to be true and this passes muster as a solid product.

- A
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The Lee (edit: + SINGH-RAY) buyback is a major selling point for me.
Quite aggressive marketing strategy. Interesting to see.

It isn't, due to the small letters: "With the launch of the X100 Filter System, Breakthrough Photography is also starting a new buyback program where they will buy any Singh-Ray or Lee GND filter purchased within the last 15 years from an approved retailer, and provide the photographer with 100% of the value paid on the GNDs in the form of a gift card, which never expires. Valid until June 1st, 2017."

It's a five weeks deal, which leaves precious little time to check if those new filters are as good as promised, and is good only if the customer kept the receipts to prove the filter was bought from a short list of sellers (B&H Adorama, Samy's, Creve Coeur Camera, Hunt's Photo & Video, Camera West or Amazon, Singh-Ray or Lee).
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Software & Accessories / Re: RAW processing on an iPad?
« Last post by Eagle Eye on Today at 11:19:02 PM »
The SD card reader from Apple will get the RAWs onto the iPad. Be prepared for slow loading of thumbnails. After that, Google's Snapseed app, available through the App Store, will read the RAW files and is an amazingly capable little editor.
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You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.
Because some times, a picture can be so bad that it is art.....
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You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.

Because most people care more about whether eyes were open and children were smiling than how sharp it is.

Moments > Sharpness.

- A

Cue the HBC quotes!
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You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.

Because most people care more about whether eyes were open and children were smiling than how sharp it is.

Moments > Sharpness.

- A
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Alternatively one can learn their gear, observe animal behaviour and grab excellent images with 7, 8, 10, 14 fps.

I'm not sure what the masses think but I enjoy the idea that I deliver some skill in getting a good image. Would we want a 100fps to guarantee a shot?

Are you asking if I'd want a camera that can shoot 100fps with full AE/AF at full resolution? Yes. Absolutely.

That'd be a nightmare choosing keepers.

You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.

Probably because there are a lot more subjective factors than contrast and sharpness.

Jack
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Alternatively one can learn their gear, observe animal behaviour and grab excellent images with 7, 8, 10, 14 fps.

I'm not sure what the masses think but I enjoy the idea that I deliver some skill in getting a good image. Would we want a 100fps to guarantee a shot?

Are you asking if I'd want a camera that can shoot 100fps with full AE/AF at full resolution? Yes. Absolutely.

That'd be a nightmare choosing keepers.

You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on Today at 10:00:37 PM »
Nice series, rnl.   :)
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