The Tech Report offers a brief history of SLR and DSLR cameras as well as reasoning as to why they might be permanently consigned to the past thanks to new technology. In the heart of a single lens reflex camera, digital or otherwise, is a mirror between the rear of the lens and the film or sensor which allowed you to see what the picture you were about to take looked like. However the mirror adds some problems to fine tuning things such as wide angle shots, as well as requiring larger lenses to allow this trick to work. Recently mirror-less designs have been appearing, which are able to display a preview directly from the sensor such as the Sony A9, which also allow you to do things you cannot on a SLR. Check out the link up top to learn more about this.
"The single-lens-reflex camera has dominated interchangeable-lens camera designs for the better part of a century, but mirrorless cameras are coming to the fore. We examine some history behind the SLR and why its reign is likely to end."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Windows 10 July update. Surface Pro 4. Working fondleslab. Pick two @ The Register
- Linux 4.19 Preparing Better CPU Security Mitigations, New EROFS File-System @ Slashdot
- Xeon-bashing Tachyum claims its Prodigy CPU will run AI jobs as well as traditional apps @ The Register
- The adventures of lab ED011—“Nobody would be able to duplicate what happened there” @ Ars Technica
- Home8 Video Verified Security Alarm System Review @ NikKTech
GF is only going to be
GF is only going to be fabbing 14nm/12nm Zen/Zen+ generation Epyc/Ryzen SKUs with TSMC getting the 7nm business. They will be fabbing those Epyc first generation Zen/Zeppelin dies for at least some few more years as the Server SKUs have longer guaranteed availability! And this will also mean the will be first generation Ryzen SKUs available for a while as those first Generation Zeppelin die bins will also be needing to be sold. Looks like 7nm Vega for TSMC now. GF looks to be maybe SOI and some other specilized nodes in addition to the IBM/OpenPower power9/newer business. It’s all good.
“GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development: Opts To Focus on Specialized Processeses
by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on August 27, 2018 4:01 PM EST”
Go over to
Go over to [H]ardOCP. Lots of commenters over there would really appreciate your enthusiasm. I mean really, go start your own blog or website or something. You have a lot of opinions that deserve to be located in one spot and not spread around all these PCPer posts.
I bought a Sony NEX-5R, the
I bought a Sony NEX-5R, the precurser the the alpha5100, about 5 years ago. It takes fabulous pictures and is super portable. I love it!
AMD’s Jim Anderson is Lattice
AMD’s Jim Anderson is Lattice Semiconductor’s new CEO.
“Mr. Anderson joins Lattice from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) where he served as the General Manager and Senior VicePresident of the Computing and Graphics Business Group.” (1)
“Lattice Semiconductor Appoints Jim Anderson as CEO
Published: Aug 27, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET”