riveredger

riveredger

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Jul 10, 2010

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Photo_Joe: More information about limits:

* " Photos and videos must be smaller than 2 GB. "

"For photos: JPEG, BMP, PNG and most TIFF files (these files typically have the .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png or .tiff extensions). In addition, some RAW format photo can also be viewed. "

So, GIF, PSD seems like not supported, it's not unlimited storage for that formats.
But PNG, TIFF and RAW is nice.

Just how much of a pessimist are you??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:34 UTC

$1 per month for unlimited storage? . I am in!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 27th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (442 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Somehow, expecting a camera that modeled on a classic rangefinder camera to be good for video seems unreasonable. But I would agree that if someone wants a zoom lens, this would be a less than ideal choice.

Why would the aesthetics of a camera dictate that it is unreasonable to expect better video performance?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
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aarif: why Sony did not use this AF in the A7 bodies?

Why did Sony not ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:49 UTC
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BarnET: To be honest i think these 2 rebels turned out much better then what many expected.

It has the 19 all crosstype AF system which is still highly regarded.
More megapixels then the flagship 7d mk2
And the t6s/760d comes with many great features.

The top lcd and 2 control dials are not found on it's main competitor.
I am looking forward to reviews of this truly new sensor that has been pushed in 3 new models.

Canon has not made such a big move in half a decade.

Agreed. The T6s looks like a camera that will be plenty for most uses, and allow for advanced control for the more demanding enthusiasts. I am not sure about the compact camera like quick control dial on the rear, though. I was never a fan of those.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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caravan: Camera of the year/decade,blows everything else out of the water.

"blows everything else out of the water" ...yet your cat photos will still look the same to everyone who looks at them

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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farzee: I was waiting to hear if Canon is going to give us the DR close to or on par with Sony / Nikon cameras. Unfortunately, now I know that the DR is the same as my 5D 3.

I have spent enough on Canon and the reason I did over the years was because of its technological innovations. Now that it has run out of it, I'll be exploring options like A7R or A7S. Will still use EF Lenses for now, but Zeiss ZE lenses will be my first preference, if they are available in that focal length. I just simply cannot keep taking 5 shots to make up for the short comings of Canon's sensor and spend hours merging them in Photoshop when that could be done with usually 2 or max 3 shots with Sony and Nikon!

If the 5D3 doesn't have enough DR for you, then you are probably doing something wrong. I don't own a Canon now, but there are plenty of superb photos with plenty of DR posted all over the web for you see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)
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onlooker: I am curious how many of those that voted actually use any of those cameras...

Does that matter? Unless you used all of the gear in the poll you would just be introducing another form of bias.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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jkoch2: If one compares the 2014 operating profits, relative to sales, of the imaging segments of Canon (14.5%), Nikon (4.8%), Sony (11.3%), Oly (-8.3), or Fuji (6.3%), Canon is still king of the shrinking hill. Canon can't make the world buy more cameras, but it will stay in business so long as it outperforms its competitors where it counts. If not the smartest camera company, then certainly the least dumb. Canon's edamame-counters are doing something right!

Canon missed forecasts by a mile, not just be a few cents per share. Investor pressure will force Canon management to grow the profitable part of the business (printers and business machines) while reducing expenses in the shrinking part of the business (imaging). It's not enough to simply turn a profit. A growth company needs to meet or exceed expectations and demonstrate it can grow margins in order to attract and retain investors.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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Donnie G: No surprises here. Despite a market wide overall decline in camera sales that shows no signs of ending anytime soon, Canon profits while the competition starves. Canon's marketshare remains unchanged while its competitors can only manage to take marketshare away from each other. How is that possible? While the competition cuts each others' throats by slashing prices on their products to fire sale levels in a vain attempt to increase sales volumes in this constantly shrinking market, Canon has chosen to do the opposite, which is sell fewer ILC cameras at higher profit margins that reflect today's market realities, and sell more EF lenses. Canon rightly recognizes that their EF lens mount and EF lenses are much more valuable commodities than anybody's camera body. After all, even the competition depends on Canon lenses for sales success. I might buy a new camera body every 6 to 10 years, but I buy, trade, and rent lenses all the time. Which lenses? Canon EF lenses. :)

*my sales and margins comments pertain to the imaging division

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 01:20 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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Donnie G: No surprises here. Despite a market wide overall decline in camera sales that shows no signs of ending anytime soon, Canon profits while the competition starves. Canon's marketshare remains unchanged while its competitors can only manage to take marketshare away from each other. How is that possible? While the competition cuts each others' throats by slashing prices on their products to fire sale levels in a vain attempt to increase sales volumes in this constantly shrinking market, Canon has chosen to do the opposite, which is sell fewer ILC cameras at higher profit margins that reflect today's market realities, and sell more EF lenses. Canon rightly recognizes that their EF lens mount and EF lenses are much more valuable commodities than anybody's camera body. After all, even the competition depends on Canon lenses for sales success. I might buy a new camera body every 6 to 10 years, but I buy, trade, and rent lenses all the time. Which lenses? Canon EF lenses. :)

Wow Donnie, you interpreted this news in an interesting way. Canon missed its forecast, sales and margins were down, and you think the news is good. Lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 01:16 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: A mixed picture for Canon but profits are UP even when overall sales numbers are DOWN - the key to good business even in a changing marketplace. For all those who demand Canon do 'better' learn the lesson - Canon are making still MORE money from cameras and are still Number One compare that to their main rival Nikon - a series of great cameras pushing ahead at break neck speed but very poor QC and lots of problems. I still think that BOTH brands will end up as PHOTO APPS on some future device....

Canon is singular ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:54 UTC

It's quite interesting that SO many digital cameras have issues. I am not sure there is any other tech sector that sees so many defective products come to market.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:48 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (66 comments in total)

So much negativity in the photographic community ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I sent my Leica M9 into Leica for an M9P upgrade and was informed by Leica that they were replacing the sensor as well. My sensor displayed the "white spot phenomenon". But so did my old Nikon D70s. Leica refers to it as corrosion. I have read that it is a problem with the cover glass made by Schott.

Leica picked up this problem and are replacing sensors at no cost to the customers; a very expensive courtesy to the company that few other camera companies would do.

Leica has issued a notice to their customers to avoid chemical cleaning their M9 sensors, but send their M9 into Leica for a cleaning at no charge. I assume that dust removal by the owner is still OK. I use an Arctic Butterfly.

As for Leica,I know of no other camera company with the possibly exception of Fuji that pays such close attention to customer issues and satisfaction. With a company like Leica, I expect to get many years service out of my M9P and know that Leica will stand behind it. Bravo!!

I don't think they are extending a courtesy. If they did not offer these replacements, they would damage their reputation for quality and possibly be open to litigation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)

Pros: Low Cost

Isn't this the most expensive APS-C DSLR on the market? lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies
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riveredger: Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.

Photography is not that hard (the technical side - composition and subject matter is another story!). I think that's what bothers a lot of the folks who learned on film. They had to work harder to get the same results that the masses can get now with digital. They had to spend hours upon hours trying to learn the technical side of using a camera and then developing film to see their results. Digital has made it much easier for folks to learn photography. For some reason, it appears to bother them that newbies now no longer have to endure some sort of rite of passage to learn the mystique of taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:21 UTC

Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)
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BJN: I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.

Who said anything about throwing around gear?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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straylightrun: " Of course the origin of A and E mounts might seem different from a customer’s point of view, but they are fully compatible with one another using adapters."

Incorrect. The E-Mount system is not 100% compatible with Sony's own line of flashes, as the AF assist lamp on the flash is incompatible with adapted a-mount lenses or even native e-mount lenses.

The mounts are compatible, as he stated. You have changed the meaning of his statement to support your position.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
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