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Gesture

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On Behind the Shot: Flames of the North article (67 comments in total)

Thanks for the generous sharing of your image and technique and doing something "nontraditional" and "different," which I think portrays this obviously magical place in a more profound way.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 5th comment
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dash2k8: Don't know if anyone already commented on this, but as an owner of the A7s, I absolutely HATE the position of the video record button. Would it have killed Sony to place it anywhere else? As it is, pressing the REC button induces a shake that ruins the first 10 or so frames of the video. This annoyance aside, so far it's been great.

Exactly. Silly red video buttons. Except cameras that put it on the top. Otherwise, these push forward buttons are terrible, especially with finderless cameras you are already holding precariously.

We don't know what we've lost until it's gone. If the camera has to be in Movie Mode, the more useful shutter button can be used to start and stop video recording.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 15:46 UTC

I think comparative reviews like this are a good idea:

Video
AF speed and precision
Dynamic range
Viewfinder systems (Although only Fuji and to a certain extent Sony have attempted to innovate)

Just 4 of the areas in which such reviews could be useful.

I know I need more knowledge about what it really means when a Canon PS 300HS and Canon EOS-M both do 1980 x 1080 HD video-think of the difference in sensor size!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 156th comment

Execution doesn't quite match from what I expected from the description. Overmanipulated. Underwhelmed. Great potential if done subtly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 03:32 UTC as 16th comment
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tipple: With the Sony RX100mk111, Panasonic FZ1000, the Samsung NXMini, Nikon V3, it looks as if nthe 1inch sensor cameras have a lot to offer anyone in the market for a new/different camera. Results are very good pics.

I agree except at these prices, even if somewhat larger, I'd go APS-C sensor, maybe even Sony A6000.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 19:13 UTC

Don't care if I get panned. USPS is superb. The speed packages go cross-country and the local delivery person knows you and watches for your items. The "deficits" are because of the way USPS must fund pension and health care obligations vis a vis other nonprofit organizations, as I understand it.

I find less "crush" issues when USPS and FedEx deliver a package. A great postal system is an important part of a democracy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 03:35 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (685 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: None of the images shown in the example require 79 AF Points nor 12 fps.

If DPReview was serious with their real world samples. Why didn't they go to a football match, motorsports or shoot birds in flight?

Good thoughts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (685 comments in total)

Good to see some Sony enthusiasts in the comments. This camera is quite appealing and I like that Sony (and Fuji, although in different ways) are trying to push the technology envelope versus some other OEMs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 45th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (203 comments in total)

I think Ricoh should focus on premium quality compact that would appeal to its APS-C owners. Olympus only has micro 4/3rds, but it has some excellent to outstanding compact cameras for its "family:" the XZ cameras, the Stylus 1, even the SH cameras are strong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)

MOD Manufacture on Demand.

Apology accepted.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 02:44 UTC as 90th comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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mwstebbins: I just bought this camera at the HIGHER price. IT has NOT yet arrived at my house. Does anyone know if SOny will rebate the difference? Or do I have to send the camera back to them UNOPENED, and buy another one? Thanks. M

Impressive and sensible response.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Poss: Thanks Apple for pushing me firmly into Adobe’s hands.
One of the deciding factors of getting a MBP instead of a “regular” win laptop was Aperture. I was opening my wedding business and wanted a good, project oriented, raw workflow solution that enabled me to post process and output stuff under an integrated environment all within a colour managed umbrella throughout. Aperture was that application. To this very day, its integrated album design/ book making is better than anything else on the market. I know some would argue there are better solutions out there and I agree to a degree but in terms of an integrated one app stop, Aperture is still better (no offence to other wedding folk out there with a CC-Fundy or similar workflow).
It is obvious Apple is more concerned now with its iOS/ consumer cash cows than its old pro user base. What this will mean for the working pros remains to be seen. My new workhorse is an 8 core Dell and my next laptop might end up being a high spec Asus….

Apple has gotten stubborn. For years now, many of us old-timers would like an affordable ($1,000) new tower. Would it sell like iPad or iPhone, no, but what does that matter. With modern manufacturing, Apple could offer an affordable tower. Companies get stubborn and not interested in upgrade path any longer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Stewart McKInlay: As there is no mention of the new Photos for OSX being able to manipulate photos like Aperture we can only assume a dumbing down as suggested is happening. Most of us who enjoyed Aperture will feel sorely let down. But as usual Apple will expect loyalty from us!

"As someone said here already: apple used to define their own markets and now they're just following the masses.:"

It's really about manipulating a photo on a smartphone or tablet screen. I plan on migrating to specialist pro solutions, i.e. PhotoNinja for RAW processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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BHPhotog: I should have seen it coming when Apple "updated" Pages, redesigned it for the iOS crowd and dropped (at last count) 87 features turning what was an elegant feature-rich alternative to MSWord into a piece of crap. Same thing here, throw the serious users under the bus. Good for Apple I guess, butmI remember when they created markets instead of following them.

Next up: taking away the computer mouse. We will be editing photos and writing documents by waving our hands in front of our field of vision with about 1/1,000 the proprioception if the best mouses. Progress is not always so.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Stewart McKInlay: As there is no mention of the new Photos for OSX being able to manipulate photos like Aperture we can only assume a dumbing down as suggested is happening. Most of us who enjoyed Aperture will feel sorely let down. But as usual Apple will expect loyalty from us!

Interesting to see. Photos for OSX sounds like an enhanced iPhoto? Interestingly, iPhoto and even Preview can manipulate RAW files.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:26 UTC

Non-event. The photo industry is getting awful mature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 79th comment
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similaar: That is unheard of!!
Oh, no, wait, I did the exact same thing 18 months ago...
http://www.similaar.com/foto/oldcam/oldcam.html

What surprised me most is that the image didn't look "old" by itself: the lens in that 100-year-old camera is slow but not bad at all.

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 14:45 UTC

There was a time when lenses had pictorial qualities and we treasured the idiosyncrasies of lenses. In the modern age, it's all sharper, more contrasty, more of this, more of that. That's why so many of us were excited about using vintage lenses on APS-C and Micro 4/3rds sensors. It isn't all about lpm.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 14th comment

Sounds great, DPR. I did quite a bit in the olden days with 9x12 and 10x15 folding plate cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 15th comment
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (184 comments in total)

Strange tone to the writeup. This is an incredibly impressive offering as a first camera from a newcomer. I can think of dozens of ways it could have been streamlined or cheapened. Taking a cue from Samsung, who doesn't hamstring lower cost models.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 61st comment
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