xlynx9

xlynx9

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on May 9, 2009

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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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rishi o': Apple's biggest mistake here is not clarifying if Photos will have an equivalent or greater feature set as Aperture so we can know how to move forward. The whole statement about photographers being able to store all their photos on iCloud is extremely ignorant. How do I feel about it all? How many cuss words are allowed on this forum?

Marketing announcements are never vague by accident. They didn't clarify because the answer will be no. Just like the switch to Apple Maps or Final Cut Pro X, it will be half-assed for them, and painful for users.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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rfclark: One reason this didn't crash and burn like a lot of our early military test rockets is that this rocket is built with private money!
The engineers made sure they knew what they were doing before they lit the fuse!

Some Soviets were imprisoned when they were perceived to have screwed up. In many cases, their friends & colleagues were killed by failed launches. There was plenty of incentive.

Your premise you can't be fired from a public sector job for screwing up is also completely false. You have no idea what you're talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (218 comments in total)
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Rawmeister: Hard to believe anybody would shoot anything with film.
Oh well - some people still listen to vinyl on turntables too.
People will be people.

I've had a lot of fun with film, and it has improved my skills a lot, skills I can apply to digital.

Anyone serious about improving their digital photography should own a film camera and take it out now and then.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 00:59 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (218 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: Since when digital photography review drops 'digital' from name?

It is digital, just the digital part (the scanner) is sold separately.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

A real innovation would be automatic lens caps like many compacts have, but I guess it's kind of complicated to do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 06:59 UTC as 41st comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)
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Lonnie Janzen: or... You could just put it in your pocket.

hey, don't let the hipsters ruin skinny jeans for the rest of us. the pockets on them work just fine :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 06:52 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)
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Gesture: Real photogs don't use UV filters, lens caps, neck straps or wrist straps. They do use lens hoods.

Real photographers don't use cameras. They merely observe the scene then vomit a perfect reconstruction directly onto high quality paper.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 06:42 UTC
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sh10453: So many innocent lives have been lost, so many widows, so many orphans, so many destroyed homes, ...

The more killing, and the more destruction, the more profits for our (civilized) Western weapons manufacturers, and the more ego satisfaction to our corrupt politicians.

Photojournalism in war zones is an extremely dangerous business, but it brings to us the sad and ugly face of war.

What a sad ending for this woman!!

May all of those who innocently lost their lives be resting in peace.

Both sides really need some visionary leaders who can see above this primitive tit-for-tat attitude and begin to focus on giving and generating good will.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)
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ybizzle: This is truly an act of robbery. Samsung stole the Fuji XF-1 design and made into an interchangeable lens mount. What they couldn't steal was the feeling of holding a magnificent photographic tool with a manual zoom twist lens. The XF-1 along with higher end X cameras take us back to pure photography. Think Leica M6 Titanium if you have the tan XF-1. Truly a masterpiece in design with image quality to match!

It's not really that similar to XF-1. Mainly the trim, which are both inspired by film-era cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: I can't help it but I have a strong dislike for Samsung - they are the copycats of the tech world - copied the iPad, iPhone, and they have a camera that is remarkably similar to the NEX range. Now a knock off of the Panasonic GM1..
They might make ok household appliances, but I'm sure never going to trust my picture taking experiences to them.
Design thieves, that's for sure.

If you're talking styling, it does appear NEX like. But let's also not forget the Samsung NX pre-dates the Sony NEX, and Samsung was the first to do mirrorless APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 07:03 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)
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67gtonr: The M is Considerably larger than the GM1 in only one aspect and that is sensor size, and this M2 is even smaller than the M!

in terms of body:sensor size it might be better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 01:44 UTC
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

looool. Stop this Hasselblad stuff. I'm still recovering from seeing the looney at an expo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 05:53 UTC as 29th comment
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)

DPR: Would be nice to include the 2/3" and 1" sensor sizes in the camera feature search (: (:

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 61st comment
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (88 comments in total)
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fabiofirenze0104: It's a really lovely image.
But I'm not sure it is a photograph.

All the manipulation was only working around technical limitations of the equipment. The end result is what a future camera would produce automatically, so yes, it's a photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 10:20 UTC
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DylanHoen: As an engineer that likes to tinker with things, they added almost everything that I would have wished for.
In sensor phase detect for old 4/3rds lenses.
GPS image tagging - through cell phone, which gets around the GPS battery hog problem by using the phone's battery.
Remote control with image preview on a cell phone.
Automated multi-shot HDR built in.
One other wish that I've has for a while is open source firmware, but they put together such a well rounded product that I have almost run out of ideas for firmware modifications. Pretty much the only idea I have left is automated focus stacked macro.
The lens looks nice, too. 12-60 would have been nice but after you factor in the laws of physics, this was probably the better compromise.
This looks like the uncompromised upgrade to my E-510 that I have been waiting for.
The price, well, if you compare the feature set to what else is on the marked, it is technically a good deal, but not one I can afford to jump on at this time.

I love the idea of focus stacked macros!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 06:20 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Olympus made good on what they promised about 18 months ago, i.e. the OM-D being "The Beginning of The New".

This is the second OM-D model and another breakthrough, and this is significant, merging the pro grade 43 into M43 and adding all those high grade 43 lenses to the great lens system for M43. The new features are significant for those who need to get the very best in a mirrorless. Bravo!

All it needs to do is ensure there are no QC issues.

@Mike

I think it's worth clarifying that with native lenses, mirrorless still photography is very competitive with DSLR for focus speed. The weaknesses are in continuous AF and also legacy lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 06:17 UTC
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thx1138: Wow, all awesome except for one thing, they kept that woeful battery from the E-M5. Why is it that I can 3x the battery life from my 5D III battery yet is is maybe 50% larger.

Anyhow, looks like I'll be upgrading form the E-M5 in the next 12 months. New 12-40 f/2.8 looks good and I only recently bought the 12-35 f/2.8 from Panasonic, not that's there's anything worng with it, but I'd have preferred the longer range. Looks like I'll get the 40-150 f/2.8 however and with my 45 f/1.8 that'll be all the three lenses I need.

Live view is always going to use more battery, but I agree it should have improved on the em5, which is not even good by mirrorless standards. 5-axis IBIS and wifi would play a part too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 06:03 UTC
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KariIceland: FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS?! I am better off getting the damn Sony RX 100 for this price than buy this module!

Did you overlook the $250 version?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:47 UTC

I honestly believe this *conceptually* is the future. But this first implementation is not that exciting.

What would excite me is a range of pancake primes with larger sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 31st comment
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Andrew Butterfield: At first it seems clever, but then you remember that a Panasonic LF1 can connect to a smartphone too (though not clip to it), has its own screen, viewfinder etc and is smaller and cheaper than this, and does raw etc. Which makes it tricky to see the point of this, fun though it might be.

LF1 sensor is only half the size though (of the $500 version).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
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