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On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (180 comments in total)
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Stefan Sobol: Using the DJI Phantom 2 (or anything like it) to take real estate pictures is currently illegal in the US even if you have permission from the property owner. The use of "drones" for commercial purposes (i.e. in exchange for compensation) is illegal. This law applies to hobbyist aircraft as well. If you give the images away you might be ok, but then the Phantom will not be paid for in 4 shoots.

However, it is perfectly legal to hover a big helicopter over the poor neighbor's house so you can take some pictures and you can charge whatever you want for them.

The FAA can't even enforce anything below 400 feet, as the thrown out court case (which was the only time the FAA even raised the matter) shows.
Shooting real estate in the US with a drone is about as common as lice on mice, and not one single case has ever come out of it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)

$1600 for the top end device is a small price to pay for HD slow motion like this...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 12th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)

Uhhh, will 99.9% of people really be able to tell the diff between the images this one makes and a much cheaper, similar model?
In my opinion, there are two types of camera: One you carry in your pocket and a DSLR.
This is neither.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 19:57 UTC as 436th comment | 8 replies

I wonder if they'll make a way to extend the cable?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Finally something that can shoot faster than what Casio has been selling for years...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 18:38 UTC as 12th comment
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer article (131 comments in total)

I've been using mine for real estate photography for over a year now. Just too stupid to know the law, I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Gorgeous. Wish I had the money and time to pursue this kind of hobby...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (183 comments in total)

That may have some validity, and I've found that it's very important to take the shot, and then put the camera away and sit down and observe, taking it all in, and not always thinking about photographing, which I do... :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (590 comments in total)

Great camera, just wish it fit in a pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:48 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

720p at 120fps is cool. Like the Hero3 black.
I really wish they could come up with 1080p 240fps soon for less than 4 figures...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

1080p at 240fps.
That's what I want. THAT'S what makes action videos cool.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 02:20 UTC as 14th comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (592 comments in total)

Part of the problem seems to be that if you don't show up with an slr, people don't take you seriously. Can you imagine shooting a wedding with a pocket cam? Everyone would laugh at you, even if you pay attention to light, detail, posing and editing like no one else there can...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:08 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

I have the 700, it's the ONLY camera that can capture 30 frames in one second and has easy to use HDR in many levels. Love it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 23:57 UTC as 6th comment
On Preview:ricoh-gr (293 comments in total)

Quick question, can this camera do timelapse using HDR images? I know it can do timelapse, and I know it can do HDR, but can it do both at the same time, in camera?

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 23:15 UTC as 47th comment

How much?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 04:21 UTC as 17th comment

These ultra high speed cameras are the only ones out there that can really capture certain events, like a bunch of kids jumping into the water. 30fps is incredible. I've had several, and their 4 HDR levels are very nice when shooting in high contrast settings where a flash won't fill enough detail. I hope they bring back the "Move in CS" feature, it was the ONLY way to take an action shot of yourself by yourself.
That said, yes, the image quality is not as good as a Canon or Nikon if you are looking at the finest details in Photoshop or huge prints, however, my guess is that 99.9% of pictures taken with these level of camera are usually just put up on Facebook anyway, or looked at on a digiframe, and for that these cams are perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 19:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? article (291 comments in total)

Instagram is simply a way for people who don't know how to take or edit a picture to make the picture look cooler than it would if they left it alone or took it and edited it correctly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 22:21 UTC as 142nd comment

Very cool pictures. Make as much fun of the backward Russians as you like, they have a rocket to carry people into space, we don't...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 18:46 UTC as 6th comment

I just got mine from Japan.
I picked it for only one reason: Speed.
I shoot a lot of stuff like people jumping into pools at full size and 30fps, and videos of ATV's in mud at 120fps at 640x480. No other camera can do that out there. I find the quality decent for a small pocket camera, if I want really amazing stuff I pull out my DSLR. And I have 2 FH-100's for the "Move-in CS" feature which is the absolute only way to capture action shots of yourself by yourself. Go ahead and tell me how you would capture this shot by yourself with any other camera (this shot is the best one of 30 shots taken in less than a second when the camera detected movement)...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 23:46 UTC as 4th comment

The older Casio FH100 is the ONLY camera out there which allows you to take action shots of yourself:


I really hope the new one has the "Move In Continuous Shot" mode again...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 03:05 UTC as 3rd comment
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