Random Asian Guy

Random Asian Guy

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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electrophoto: what a load of nonsense.

what has it come to for so many?
"selfie ergo sum"?

I never understood the need to pose in front of stuff to basically have a photo that is crappy but shows me at place X...
I less then not understand the modern selfie at arms length.
Crappy photo and an absolute waste of everyone's time.
But the social sharing crowd seems to love it.
Amongst with heavily discoloured "vintage" style photos of every bit of food the selfie is going to eat and cat pictures.

I think you nailed it with 'I never understood' and 'I less than not understand'.

Different people have different taste and that's a good thing, Some like HDR, some like fisheye. I really wished my grand parents took more photos infront of 'X' place to see what they looked like what were they have been before they past away.

Just because it's not your taste it's not nonsense. You have to remember it's not 'selfies' or nothing. When I go on holidays I still bring a tripod to take nice photos, but I also take selfies or me and my wife in front of place 'X' and I'm sure most people here would also be in the same category as me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:30 UTC

This is awesome news.

I really like the timelapse straight into video, but I hope in future firmware you can take photos straight into superview or defished, or superview and defished.

As I often use a gopro on holidays, the more settings I can do in camera, the less I'd need a computer for the App.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 7th comment

I really like my Theta, but unfortunatly the image quality is not good enough. Might skip this M15, but hopefully the one after will be better. I don't even mind if it's a little bigger or a little more expensive if the IQ was there.

Also for the next version, please make an extender battery monopod with a shutter button :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 16th comment
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Tandua: Sony continues its improvments plan.It will be the leader soon.

I think it's a little naive to say it has 0 to do with Digital Imaging. If it's useful and can sell and make a profit, divisions will cross.

It's almost as good as Canon and Nikon saying. There is no way a Electronic company like Sony and Panasonic could put digital sensors in SLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:10 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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DaGurney: OH NOES my comment contained SWEAR WORDS.

Píss off, DPReview nannies. I thought this was a site a for grownups.

Real grownups don't need swear words to express themselves.

And I thought this site was for everyone and not just grownups. i'm sure there are plenty of minors reading this site.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 09:27 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Aroart: Fact canon and Nikon are a bit behind in mirrorless .. Fact canon and Nikon will eat any mirrorless up in sports photograhy. Fact canon and Nikon will catch up when there camera sales decline. Fact mirrorless is good enuff now to make em sweat a bit.. Fact mirrorless blows away dslrs in video....fact quality always declines to quik easy fast and cheap..

Fact cnon and Nikon will eat any mirrorless up in sports photography.


I don't know about eat, as it takes a flagship model to beat some of these so called mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Someone from another site said it best:

If you are disappointed make sure you give their videos a thumbs down in youtube so their management can truly see how unimpressed ratio is:



Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 18:27 UTC as 316th comment | 3 replies
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (111 comments in total)

I'd love to know if

- The Hero 4 Silver has excatly the same still photo quality as the black without what ever this 'x2 performance' is.

- Is the new Remote included in either and is it the same size as the old one? or even if the old one can be used on the new one.

- Is the new Remote wifi signal strong enough to trigger gopro underwater.

- Can they make a wifi flash? not very useful for most people since they would most likely use video lights :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)

I wonder can the flash be used with any other system. Would love something tiny like that just for a bit of fill-flash on the A7s.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply

Didn't think the QX1 would be my cup of tea until I thought of all the cool things that could happen to this series.

-I could mount a Samyang 8mm to it, set focus to 2 meters, put it in my palm and pretend to be Iron man and catching victim's expression as I blast them.

-If they made an EVF loupe, I could mount a sel55-210 and pretend to be a pirate with a telescope

-I could put a 1/4 inch mount in my car bumper opening, put a uv filter for the stone chips and get some pretty cool pictures while driving.

-Or for street photography, I could mount it on a tripod with a ultra wide angel. use a 10 inch tablet to really nail focus. The crop the picture you want.

If it drops down in price by a decent amount I'm really tempted to get one :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 11:21 UTC as 20th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (815 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I owned a Panasonic camera once and it made me give up photography.

Another Perspective

Wubslin : I owned an Ikea steak knife once and it made me give up meat.

Valiant Thor : So what are you doing here at a butcher? You need to get back to your Brussel Sprouts.

Wubslin : Thanks for your insulting and inappropriate comment. It really added to the discussion.

Artpt : Sorry to hear...I hope you get back to eating meat one day...it really is healthy for you and a good source of iron for some....

Wubslin : @Artpt: Thanks, it's just not really my thing at the moment though.

Artpt : Listen...consider eating sausages....as a meat eater, sometimes a steak is too much...the worst ham and cheese sandwich is still better than pea soup.

Jorginho :Only you can make yourself give up. Saying something else did is simply not taking the responsibility for your very own choices.

Wubslin : @caver3d: You don't get it, do you? Every time I come to the butchers it simply makes me despise carnivores even more. No wonder I quit, I'm glad I'm no longer one of you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Have not seen that any body tested RX10's weather sealed performance yet.

Hopefully, DPR will run the test.

Just mention it to Kai from digitalrev, I'm sure he would be more than happy to dunk one in water or put it in the freezer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 08:03 UTC

Nice range/price for a holiday lens. Just wish they can make something like this for e-mount. Eg without the need for an adaptor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 14th comment
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Random Asian Guy: A lot of my photos are from low light situations, So this camera interests me quite a bit.

But I'm surprised it can only manage 5 fps for stills with only 12 megapixels.

Unfortunately Stablization doesn't work for things like indoor sports in a dark school gym. At high level volleyball a close up would take 1/2000 to really freeze the ball or arm swing. And a badminton shuttle cock can reach 300-400kmph during a smash.

Granted in a professional court. The lightning is much better. much more difficult in a highschool or uni gym.

Also fast lens are nice, but with close ups. you can get face in focus but racquet/ball/arm etc out of focus.

I'm no expert, but these are my experiences.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 09:06 UTC

A lot of my photos are from low light situations, So this camera interests me quite a bit.

But I'm surprised it can only manage 5 fps for stills with only 12 megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies

I'm curious does it have the lens correction with the Gopro Hero 3+'s Superview.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 5th comment
On Getty and Flickr to cease partnership article (19 comments in total)
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plasnu: I feel that Flickr is dying, very unfortunately. Their search engine and the way of show pictures is so unsophisticated...

I used to really enjoy going through Flickr, but it's so annoying these days.
examples: Checking out Gopro pictures for ideas :
1-find photos not relating to gopro that belongs to 1300 other groups.
2-people posts 120 of almost the same photo for a timelapse sequence.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 08:53 UTC

I think with this type of camera you really need to actually go out and use it. Much like a Gopro, the specs are nothing special, but people have managed to get amazing results.

Here is one I found that I liked.


If the guy used some post proccessing before uploading it. it would even be better. I'm not aware of any other camera on the market that can capture a moment like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 3rd comment

I bought this camera knowing the picture quality is not great, but wanted to support the first generation of this product.

Turned out to be a really fun camera. when you get over the idea that this camera is not for pixel peeping but capturing the moment it makes sense.

There are so many things that can be improved thought such as:
Phone App - adding a intervalometer would be awesome
Phone App - controlling ISO and shutter speed, that could mean better night shots.
Computer App - save view as jpg without the 'white control' icons
Camera - syncing both cameras better so they always have the same exposure.

Really looking forward to a better version that has at least Gopro quality pictures even with increased size and price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:38 UTC as 10th comment
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (112 comments in total)

Interesting, but I don't know if it would do better than a Ricoh Theta. Sure it has that throwable ability, but the idea of carrying a ball around could be quite annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 08:39 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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