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Bernard Carns

Bernard Carns

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Joined on Sep 14, 1999

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If seeing the advantage on a 52 inch 4k screen is hard.

How must it be on a 5" phone?

Will you eyes have to be 1mm from the screen?

It would have been better if they split the two sides of the phone into 3d "glasses"

:-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 03:31 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Gollan: No mention of the cost of the ZINK paper, a rather important data point for consideration of this product. Outside of people who have fond memories of the Polaroid Instamatic cameras, I am trying to think of a target market for this device. If people want to share photos they can transfer them by email or NFC (near field communication). If people want prints, a decent quality wireless photo printer can be had for around the price of this camera (and I'm confident the per-print cost would be significantly lower).

@Gollan
Several uses:
People who want instant prints of their sisters kids to put on their refrigerator.
People who want pictures to put up in their office cubicle.
People who want a hard copy but DON'T want the images plastered all over the internet.
People who don't want to have to use a microprocessor powered device in order to see something.
People who want pictures to be in more than one place than some little box in their hand.
The list is longer.
Just because you can't see any use for it doesn't mean there isn't any.
Think outside your cellphone!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 00:00 UTC

Well well well.

DPR has certainly learned how to draw a crowd.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 50th comment
On The new Canon 35L II will be a thing of beauty article (220 comments in total)
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Gary Martin: I can't tell the ads from the articles any more ...

Ah lighten up Barney!

What website worth its salt would have only oneeeeee sponsor?

:-)

Bernie

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
On The new Canon 35L II will be a thing of beauty article (220 comments in total)
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Bhima78: While it is nice that Canon seems to have successfully updated this lens to match the competition, I can't help but wonder who would pay $1,800 for this when the fantastic Sigma 35mm ART is about half that price at $900.

I agree with Hugo808.

Good luck on finding parts for a 10 year old Sigma lens.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:41 UTC

October 31?

They couldn't wait for April 1?

BC

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)
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Zero polycabonate: Hey look, another A7RII DPR article...

@Barney

"stop covering one of the most popular cameras of 2015."

And if so, this would be the first time DPR did something silly?

:-)

Bernie

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 17:21 UTC

Hmmm...Wonder if this technology can be used in CFAST cards.....they need something to bring their price down.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:19 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: DPR, I apologize for saying I think circular star trails, HDR, the "HO effect" and Yosemite have become clichés. You didn't have to go to this far in the opposite direction!

Well, what's done is done. Let's see Ken Rockwell top this.

The thing about KR is that there can be some truth and even more than some in some of the things he says.

But there can be some stuff that is bombastic.

That's something he readily admits he does to to help drive people to his site.

In person he's a pretty affable guy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 04:53 UTC

Who?
Sometimes its a coin toss to decide to waste keystrokes or internet electrons to comment on DPReview "articles."
It's more like badHassell
Lets make the word longer BadNikoCanoKoda
Smaller to larger company names with loss of vision.
The only players in this MF market these days are Pentax and Phase One.
Maybe they'll make something military.
I can't see them making any products that would be bought by DPReview readers.
It would have been more interesting if the BW shot had been taken with a monochrome Leica.
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 23:45 UTC as 56th comment
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Papi61: Sad truth: Apple is greedy, Taylor Swift is greedy, the photographer is greedy. This society has made greed into its main value. Despite what they claim, no one gives a crap if someone else is exploited in the process, as long as there's some financial gain. The hypocrisy is virtually infinite.

Will we ever reach a money-less society, where poverty, crime and ignorance no longer exist, as envisioned in Star Trek? Nah, more likely we will self-destruct in just a few decades...

Saying the photographer is greedy is like saying poor people are greedy. When the photographer has as much money as Apple or Taylor then you might have the right to apply the word greed. I saw something (paraphrased) that there are 58,000 professional photographers in the US. Their income has been flat since 2000. I'm sure we can't say that of Apple or Swift.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 21:52 UTC

At events of public interest I used to see 75% of the people with cameras that required a neck strap. Now I see 25%. The camera phone has replaced not just the compact market it's significantly impacted the removable lens market as well. I don't take out my SLRs nearly as much as I used to. I only grab them if I'm doing super serious work. To add to this the last 4 camera bodies I have purchased do not have optical viewfinders and were not made by Canon or Nikon, although I can use their lenses on the bodies. It seems like Nikon is in the most in trouble here. Canon, who knows how long before they feel the pinch. Times are changing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 108th comment

Nice of you to do this.

If I were in Seattle I'd come by.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 03:30 UTC as 11th comment

iPeople from the iPlanet deserve this iWallet picking device.

iFrankenstein.

Let's hope it's faster than DxO's website.

BC

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:44 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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Bernard Carns: It's even better if you can get 24 or 30 FPS and it's RAW!

:-)

Been doing this for over a year with my BMPC

And good luck keeping focus with a Panasonic!

The GH4 has worse autofocus in video than a GH2!

Unlike a NX1 which does a much better job but has a lot of jello rolling shutter and other problems.

Not to mention, none of these cameras have a global shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 14:06 UTC

It's even better if you can get 24 or 30 FPS and it's RAW!

:-)

Been doing this for over a year with my BMPC

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 13:47 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (689 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: That is really an object of great beauty and functional simplicity. I can't ever afford one with justification, but that won't cause me to make nasty remarks about it.
The thing that always puzzles me is what can't the design of cheaper cameras be simpler, and purer like this. Mass production can also be well designed - and simple - without loads of logos and MP and other attributes all over the camera. Good design for the masses need not be expensive.
Compliments to Leica for such a lovely, simple, obviously tactile tool.

@zodiac
If Sigma made a camera with Canon mount with their Foveon chip...I might be interested.
I have a BMPC with Canon mount and I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 17:12 UTC

The real spoof is between a cellphone camera and an ILC of any type.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 21:45 UTC as 120th comment

Oh come on now!

Everybody knows' this is just Apple's latest "feature."

:-)

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 22:15 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (155 comments in total)

At $1000 it needs to be called an iDrone.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 16:57 UTC as 57th comment
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