Solarcoaster

Solarcoaster

Joined on Dec 8, 2011

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I'm pretty sure Adobe could just make more money by requiring a dongle or "ignition key" to use its software, preventing piracy, rather than bilking people who are essentially donating them money for software they could pirate for free if they wanted.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 29th comment | 9 replies
On CES 2012: Olympus article (34 comments in total)
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AV Janus: That new fancy "kit" lens is such a miss... not fast, not good macro, huge... what was the point!? Weather sealed. Really?
And I can just see it being "kitted" with the upcoming new m43 body in February... nooooooooooooooooooooo... :-/

That's why it's a KIT lens. You should be comparing it to the previous kit lens, against which it compares very favorably. Yeah, they could have made it fixed aperture, but then you'd get less zoom and probably higher price. I think the focal range is great, and what other kit lens has any macro at all?

And if you really don't like the lens I'm sure they'll sell the body by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 22:21 UTC

What exactly is wrong with this camera? Not exactly groundbreaking but it seems comparable to some travel zoom compacts offered by other brands. The zoom range is ideal imo. Aperture is a little slow but the premium auto mode might be interesting. Overall it could be a decent competitor if it's priced right.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 21:27 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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Jens_G: Meh. That 12-35/2.8 is basically equivalent to the Nex kit lens. It has the same physical aperture as a f/3.5 on APS.

Wrong, this is a constant aperture where as the NEX goes to f/5.6, and it's not the same in terms of light gathering ability, only in depth of field. So it's a much better lens than the NEX lens, and that is to say nothing of the advantage of a 24mm wide angle.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 21:21 UTC
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Solarcoaster: This could have been a great camera if they had made it more like the NEX - you know, PASM modes, reasonable autofocus, etc. This is a totally manual operation camera, and that makes it extremely limiting.

cyain you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. No matter how much you try to spin it, those automatic features facilitate speed of operation and ease of use for anyone, no matter how skilled a photographer they are. The fact that this camera lacks those basic functions makes it extremely limiting - you cannot deny it. The fact that it may be "good enough" for you, doesn't mean it's objectively satisfactory based on the demands of the market. What you also don't seem to understand is that it's actually possible to use both automatic and manual modes. It's extremely childish of you to claim that someone who appreciates automatic features cannot also appreciate manual operation. I'm disappointed in your perspective of photographic technology, which is as limited as this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 00:51 UTC

This could have been a great camera if they had made it more like the NEX - you know, PASM modes, reasonable autofocus, etc. This is a totally manual operation camera, and that makes it extremely limiting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 22:47 UTC as 98th comment | 6 replies
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)

Nice Camera, but I think they are trying to copy the Panasonic GX1 by calling it the G1 X

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 19:39 UTC as 374th comment | 2 replies
On At the Pump in the An edited picture and its original challenge (2 comments in total)

This should have finished much higher, not only for the great use of HDR but also the well-executed background blur. Outstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 07:10 UTC as 1st comment
On before_after in the An edited picture and its original challenge (4 comments in total)

The main tools used are Photoshop's Content-Aware fill, whereby you select an area and it is filled to simulate the background area, and also the clone tool, which is where you manually paint over an area after choosing a point in the image, also for simulating backgrounds.

This image was a decent effort but it is unconvincing as there was simply too much area that had to be "created," and it is clear that an edit has taken place. Also I'm not sure why the guy is holding her leg as she is diving in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 07:07 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4 overview article (860 comments in total)

Nice camera, but it costs $6000. Very few people need that many buttons on a camera. I'll be more interested in something at around $2000 like teh Sony A850 was.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:14 UTC as 224th comment | 2 replies

This is without a doubt the best pocket camera in the world.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 08:26 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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NoCoShutter: Anybody know if this will lock the user to lowest ISO for exposures longer than 1"? (like the Canon s100 currently does -- Grrrrrrr!).

Just out of curiosity, why would you want/need to use a higher ISo for a long exposure?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 06:48 UTC
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Solarcoaster: All together now,

"FILM IS DEAD!!!"

Oh, the guy who said he was quitting months ago, I guess you're still here reveling in your denial of the end of film. Have fun!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 23:59 UTC

All together now,

"FILM IS DEAD!!!"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 23:13 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
On Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced article (110 comments in total)

Fish and water drop look photoshopped. So much for real photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:11 UTC as 61st comment | 17 replies

The third parties strike another blow against the Canikon Colossus' grip on the lens market. Cameras like Sony NEX-7 and Sony NEX-5N now gain another excellent low-light performer that will work great with focus peaking, further improving the growing lens lineup.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2012 at 02:01 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (148 comments in total)

It's no Sony NEX that's for sure

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 00:41 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
On 10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers article (41 comments in total)

Most of these are really lame. The only decent gift is the clock.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 00:54 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Mirrorless Cameras: A Primer article (183 comments in total)

Also it is somewhat misleading to say there are only five lenses. There are two more that have been announced by Sony that figure to ship pretty soon, also there are two or three manual focus e-mount prime lenses from SLRMagic.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 23:28 UTC as 78th comment
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