chromablind

chromablind

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On Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack article (71 comments in total)
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chromablind: Every time I see a backpack like that, I scratch my head - what is its mission? If the quick access to lenses is so important, why not carry a proper shoulder bag with quick access to everything, including cameras. Here you have to take your backpack off to get to the camera. It's obviously not for hiking because it has no provisions whatsoever for water, food, clothes, and first aid kit (and no, for those who confuse a walk from the door to the car with a hike, those supplies will not fit into your pockets).

And I do know why a waist belt is not shown - look at the video link provided by WilliamJ - the pack is too short.

> lenses that need to be deployed quickly throughout a typical shoot

Hm. If its mission is quick deployment of lenses, wouldn't fiddling with the revolver mechanism and having access to only one slot at the time be slower than an old fashioned bag like Domke F2?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 21:14 UTC
On Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack article (71 comments in total)

Every time I see a backpack like that, I scratch my head - what is its mission? If the quick access to lenses is so important, why not carry a proper shoulder bag with quick access to everything, including cameras. Here you have to take your backpack off to get to the camera. It's obviously not for hiking because it has no provisions whatsoever for water, food, clothes, and first aid kit (and no, for those who confuse a walk from the door to the car with a hike, those supplies will not fit into your pockets).

And I do know why a waist belt is not shown - look at the video link provided by WilliamJ - the pack is too short.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 08:10 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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Robert Hoffman: Can someone explain how I can scan a thread for posts I've already read? Is this an option, or am I missing the obvious? The color change worked effectively for the old layout.

"Try choosing the yellow color scheme"

Hi Pat, yes, that works when I tried it yesterday. Unfortunately, after a while the bright yellow color on a pitch black background starts doing a number on my eyes, and I had to return to blue. Very strange choices. I wish DPR would let us edit colors and save choices in our profiles. I would be happy (well, except for wasted space in top level forum view).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 00:10 UTC
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Vibrio: how long before apple sue them over somthing lol

Boerseuntjie wrote:
> It's no surprise to me that Sergey would say that, we all know his country love knocking off everything. if it wasn't for the German tech they stole, they would not even have running water

Australia stole plumbing from Germany??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 21:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)
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chromablind: > The Wi-Fi and apps combine to mean that the 5R can [...] allow the use of a smartphone as a remote viewfinder/trigger

That might be an interesting and a useful feature.

Just to clarify - *can allow* or *allows*? Anyone at DPR can clear that up? Is that functionality in the 5R, or is this a speculation on what might be in the future?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 20:56 UTC
On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)

> The Wi-Fi and apps combine to mean that the 5R can [...] allow the use of a smartphone as a remote viewfinder/trigger

That might be an interesting and a useful feature.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 16:56 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On Youth is wasted on the young. challenge (1 comment in total)

Why so many entries that have nothing to do with the theme of the challenge?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2011 at 02:24 UTC as 1st comment
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