hellocrowley

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On article Flashpoint 180 Monolight Review (49 comments in total)
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Big Sun Photography: Question to Anyone:
What advantage does this have over simply using a speedlight?

With a guide number of 48 which equates to even most cheap speedlights in the $100 range it's not producing any more light.

At five seconds for recovery, it's slower than any speedlight I have (even my cheap'o Yongunuo).

And it's still five times heavier and larger than a speedlight...

I fail to see any advantage here.

I had this light.

First you gotta remember that it's not very useful comparing GN between strobe and speedlight. It's best to compare them inside a softbox. In practice it's a bit more powerful than a Yongnuo 560.

Its strengths are: more efficient and even in a light modifier, can be used with many Bowen modifiers, more shots per charge, can be used in semi-barebulb mode. Anyway it's an ok strobe to learn on, I eventually upgraded to more powerful portable ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
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techmine: Ambitious project. As of now, their flagship Nexus 5 is plagued with multiple issues around the camera. As I own one, I can confirm that the autofocus is painfully slow (slower than iPhone 3Gs that I acquired in 2009). Its impossible to take photos indoors. Videos have all sorts of noise/hiss. I just hope that there is a big firmware waiting to fix these issues before we jump into the RAW world.

Manual focus would be interesting.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 06:29 UTC
On article Curved smartphone screen from Samsung coming soon (27 comments in total)

Great techs, but the commercial made me cringe.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:38 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies

This article has nothing to do with photography. Why should photographers care about the sale figures of certain phones?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 17:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-M1 Review (221 comments in total)
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tinternaut: "Areas of fine green detail can be 'mushy'"

Have our intrepid reviewers yet determined if this is an issue with the X-Trans design, or if it is merely software?

Nope. It's the sensor. Even JPEGs have mushy greenery.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 06:26 UTC
On article What Apple announcements mean for mobile photographers (67 comments in total)
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hellocrowley: This is a big update that brings all the desirable Android and WP8 design/features into iOS. Good job Apple.

Relax, I was being sarcastic.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 22:23 UTC
On article What Apple announcements mean for mobile photographers (67 comments in total)

This is a big update that brings all the desirable Android and WP8 design/features into iOS. Good job Apple.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 22:10 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies

Pretty good video for an obscure metal band.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 01:53 UTC as 3rd comment
On article NASA uses smartphones to snap photos of Earth (7 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: Then I am sure had this been taken with an iPhone, it will be posted there on the header in all glory. =D

That's quite true. "NASA uses Apple iPhones to snap photos of Earth".

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 17:17 UTC
On article Canon Pixma Pro-10 printer review (27 comments in total)

My Pixma died just after the warranty expired. Never buy from Canon again.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 20:00 UTC as 17th comment
On article Google+ app integrates Snapseed (12 comments in total)
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JackM: wait... people are still using GooglePlus?

G+ photo sharing has better quality and you can even share the full res now with GDrive. FB has been emulating G+ UI for a while now.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 16:33 UTC
On article Google+ app integrates Snapseed (12 comments in total)

GooglePlus has a huge photographers community. This update is a step in the right direction.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 03:26 UTC as 7th comment
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