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Like it or leave it, this is one of the most potent areas in photography. The good news-people are taking pictures again; among the trivial will be some gems.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 03:10 UTC as 2nd comment

+ Does 5x7. Many of these compact printers only do 4x6.

- Don't see any memory card slots? $100 too expensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 03:09 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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belle100: First, printer companies are notoriously not green, so why all these complaints. To profiteering from dirt cheap ink, they let the users to dump millions and millions of printers in the landfill. I hate HP.

Second, I don't understand why they have to put a monitor panel and all these buttons on a printer, can't they just put a single LED and one button on the panel and allows a phone/tablet to run an app to do the controller instead. It would make a huge saving for all parties involved and do the Earth a big favour. Thank you.

Not all of us are into smartphone apps. This product would be nice if it has slots for direct printing from memory cards. Overall, a welcome product.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Field Test: Desert dance photo shoot (101 comments in total)

Knock $250 off the price and you would have an excellent value.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 54th comment
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Lan: OK; sounds great - what's the catch?

R220 one of the best printers Epson ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 02:30 UTC
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Gesture: DSLRs-the cockpit of the space shuttle is less complicated. Pentax tried to simplify the DSLR interface with the K-01, but was never followed up. No courage to rethink the camera and clearly the OEMs are locked in standardized subassemblies, dial placement, etc.

There is something like 25 buttons, dials, sliders, etc. on a typical Canon-Nikon DSLR. There has to be better way. Look at the Nikon Df-it's almost a parody of a camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:07 UTC

DSLRs-the cockpit of the space shuttle is less complicated. Pentax tried to simplify the DSLR interface with the K-01, but was never followed up. No courage to rethink the camera and clearly the OEMs are locked in standardized subassemblies, dial placement, etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 02:57 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies
On article The new Canon 35mm F1.4L II will be a thing of beauty (230 comments in total)

Nice work.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 01:35 UTC as 31st comment
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rfsIII: Looks like a perfect second camera for video. Or buy three and you could produce some very sophisticated television programming.

Use manual focus in video.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:27 UTC

Does this system have a 60mm macro lens and better manual focusing??????????

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Wow. Canon, Nikon and Pentax. Now, if I were to base the award on the best achievement with the least resources,the winner would be ...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Greg Krycinski (44 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: How nice to see these. I like ultra-saturated travel photos as much as the next person, but these images have a certain directness and serenity that just seems more meaningful to me.

Minor White. Ansel. Wynn. Etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)
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Scott Nicol: If the filter on the sensor is letting through 380-1000nm light, isn't this a full spectrum rather than IR specific camera? To generate IR only images you would still need to add an IR pass filter to the front of the lens (e.g. a 590nm pass IR for example for near IR) otherwise what stops you blowing the exposure with visible light? If so do Fuji plan to manufacture them / sell them as accessories? Of course, an advantage of this approach is you can change the filter to IR cut off (or UV) pass for visible or UV use, increasing the flexibility at the expense of IR photographic convenience (I don't know how many filters would be required to cover all fuji lens filter sizes). My only experience is of a converted NEX camera but on that, some lenses (typically cheaper kit lenses) also create IR hotspots at smaller apertures - I'd be interested whether some of Fuji's lenses also suffer from this. Nevertheless, an interesting little niche camera for Fuji here which I applaud.

Look through this seller's listings:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/image-laboratory/m.html?item=191588484323&hash=item2c9b9044e3&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

They show mounting filters on the inside lens surface in some ads.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)
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Gesture: Professional-grade infrared technology

Just what does that mean?

As a proud customer of Kolari Vision, among other IR conversion vendors, I think so.

I've also worked with most every vintage digital camera that had strong IR sensitivity or a way of moving the IR filter out of the way. Sony V1, Sony V3, Olympus C-2000 and C-2020, Minolta 5 and 7, Epson PC850Z are your best bets for an inexpensive venture into "IR" photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)

Professional-grade infrared technology

Just what does that mean?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)
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Scott Nicol: If the filter on the sensor is letting through 380-1000nm light, isn't this a full spectrum rather than IR specific camera? To generate IR only images you would still need to add an IR pass filter to the front of the lens (e.g. a 590nm pass IR for example for near IR) otherwise what stops you blowing the exposure with visible light? If so do Fuji plan to manufacture them / sell them as accessories? Of course, an advantage of this approach is you can change the filter to IR cut off (or UV) pass for visible or UV use, increasing the flexibility at the expense of IR photographic convenience (I don't know how many filters would be required to cover all fuji lens filter sizes). My only experience is of a converted NEX camera but on that, some lenses (typically cheaper kit lenses) also create IR hotspots at smaller apertures - I'd be interested whether some of Fuji's lenses also suffer from this. Nevertheless, an interesting little niche camera for Fuji here which I applaud.

Exactly. Rather go Kolari Vision dual mode. Or have a specific wavelength, say 650 nm, installed in place of the hot mirror.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)

I keep hearing Dolly Parton in the background: "Here you come again" subscription model.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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Gesture: What happens when you carry it in a pocket and dust/sweat/humidity causes an issue. WHAT IS WARRANTY-SERVICE response? How durable are these modern $1K marvels proving.

Good suggestion about extended warranty. What ever happened to Gear Shop BTW.

DPReview should do a serious article on warranty repair in the camera industry in light of how expensive so many of the cameras are. Yes, many of the early digitals were expensive, think $1,500 for a Minolta 7!, but today's industry is different. With modern manufacturing I am astounded how many cameras, like this one, hover at $1K.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)

What happens when you carry it in a pocket and dust/sweat/humidity causes an issue. WHAT IS WARRANTY-SERVICE response? How durable are these modern $1K marvels proving.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 125th comment | 10 replies
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)

I can get a nice APS-C DSLR kit for so much money. Silly.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
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