This could bring about a big change....

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by Flew, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Interesting article on Bayer filter replacement here.
     
  2. Thanks, Flew! This really does sound intriguing, doesn't it? Imagine being able to use a camera equipped with this AND a fast lens....
     
  3. I wonder how long this would take to get into the slr market, and how big of a curve ball it was to camera companies...

    Meaning, I'm sure products that will be new in later 2008 and 2009 are being worked on now, and this news will change all of that.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    My thoughts exactly. :smile:
     
  5. Very interesting Frank - thanks for the heads up.
     
  6. paradiddle

    paradiddle

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    Jun 1, 2007
    U.S.A
    Would this mean a f4 lens would act more like a ~f2 lens for light gathering but not change the dof characteristics?
     
  7. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    From the DPR news post: "the tradeoff is of course color resolution which is effectively a quarter of the traditional Bayer pattern."

    Is this a tradeoff we want to make? Maybe for people who spend the majority of their shooting time at high-ISO; but I mostly shoot at ISO-100 and don't have a problem with the noise performance of my camera at that sensitivity level.
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I didn't see the DPR post on this. I'll have to check it out tonight. Thanks Jeff.
     
  9. DBrim

    DBrim

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    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Yes but you can handhold in much darker situations. Either way, it seems like a Black and White photographer's dream.
     
  10. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
  11. HSNewman

    HSNewman

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    Aug 17, 2006
    Maryland
    It sounds to me that the most efficient demosaicing would then be directly into Lab, with RGB needing a futher transformation. If so, this could make for very intersting new work flows.
     
  12. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    That's great for people who shoot hand-held in low light. But like I said, what do I gain if I'm shooting ISO 100 from a tripod? My point is that with this technology, you're essentially creating a specialist camera; one that does certain things better, but other things worse. That's all well and fine, I just wouldn't want to see this technology ending up in all cameras simply because it's improves high-ISO performance. I chose the D2x knowing full well high-ISO was its weakness, because for the shooting I most care about ISO1600 is completely irrelevent.


    A B&W photographer's dream would be no color filter array at all; ie all pixels being panchromatic as opposed to just some of them. Thom Hogan and others have been advocating this for years now. A dedicated B&W digital camera without Bayer interpolation would be a very compelling product (albeit for a somewhat niche market, which is probably why no one as done it since Kodak tested the waters several years ago).
     
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