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photophile

photophile

Lives in United Kingdom UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Science/Technology
Joined on Nov 10, 2004
About me:

To live & learn. Then live some more :-)

Current cameras: Olympus EPL-6 + M. 14-42mm + M. 50-150mmOlympus E510 + ZD 14-54mm, Olympus E-500 + ZD 14-45mm Olympus C-8080, Olympus C-750UZ, Olympus stylus/mju 840

Previously owned: Olympus Trip-35, Olympus OM-10 + Zuiko 35-70mm

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1553 comments in total)
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photophile: "This creates more space behind each pixel so that the high speed processing circuitry can be fitted into the middle of the chip, rather than the data having to work its way to the edges, first. This allows much faster data readout..."

Surely electrons travel a good fraction of the speed of light even in circuitry...hardly matters over millimeters....

Der Steppenwolf: "Carl Sagan, in his work The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark said: "There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question"

So, what's your excuse ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1553 comments in total)
In reply to:

photophile: "This creates more space behind each pixel so that the high speed processing circuitry can be fitted into the middle of the chip, rather than the data having to work its way to the edges, first. This allows much faster data readout..."

Surely electrons travel a good fraction of the speed of light even in circuitry...hardly matters over millimeters....

to rhurani: Crikey! Good thing YOU wren't my physics lecturer at University. "If you don't know - don't argue." Inspiring words indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 10:05 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1553 comments in total)

"This creates more space behind each pixel so that the high speed processing circuitry can be fitted into the middle of the chip, rather than the data having to work its way to the edges, first. This allows much faster data readout..."

Surely electrons travel a good fraction of the speed of light even in circuitry...hardly matters over millimeters....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 08:08 UTC as 288th comment | 6 replies

wow - I must have been on another planet these past few...decades. I'd like to think I have my finger on contemporary popular culture - but Taylor Swift - apparently "one of the most successful commercial pop stars of all time " appears to have slipped my radar. Maybe its because i don't listen to radio anymore. Do radio stations still compile the Top 40 every week ? Or is it all downloads nowadays ?

Anyway - wonder what became of pop stars from my own youth - Queen, The Police, Blondie....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 12:46 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Bet they didn't stitch it using OV3!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:14 UTC as 35th comment
On A Rose in the My favourite lens challenge (6 comments in total)

Very, very lifelike. Superb.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 4th comment

Lets make cameras small so they can fit in a pocket! erm...too small...lets now add bulk to make them big again! Up next....lead casings to make cameras feel heavy and hence "pro."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:10 UTC as 54th comment

Calenders people

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 14:33 UTC as 8th comment

Maybe...between one and two hundred.

Quite specific then.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 09:46 UTC as 56th comment
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)

Looks almost exactly like any place in Manchester....or Birmingham...or Glasgow....minus the red sky.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Just visited their website. Two offices in two cities (that can't be cheap) - a "fun" team (in fun poses) . But its website says little about strengths of the core technology, or vision, and almost nothing on building investor confidence. Reads more like a facebook page, than a corporate portfolio. Constant references to favourite cockctail drinks with liberal use of the words "awsome" and "cool" might amuse friends but will not win over many investors. The youthful team needs to mature-up a bit - and understand corporate management/business finance etc. Tech start-ups need a good grip on the purse strings and run a tight ship. The "awsomeness" part comes later. Much later in some cases.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:02 UTC as 20th comment
On 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things article (25 comments in total)

Is that Rover in #1 ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:03 UTC as 1st comment

Superb images. Found myself looking at he sycamore picture for ages. Note safety specs for the balloon burst :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 12:44 UTC as 5th comment
On Scary Dudes in the Canon Powershot G Series challenge (6 comments in total)

Superb capture! I agree - I think scary dude junior looks considerbaly scarier than dude senior!! We should watch his progress - carefully!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet article (39 comments in total)

3.42 ounce (!)...lets see....that would be roughly 100 grams for the benefit of the rest of the Planet (not to mention the scientific community).

As someone already mentioned, roughly large key-fob sized. Specs not too bad for size. One for the clandestine user.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 13:56 UTC as 7th comment

Oh! A bag then.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

LOL! well....I do have that sort of money to throw around - but without the tilt/swivel screen and lack of neck-strap - I don't know. Would have preferred sea cucumber skin to sting ray too.

'nuff said.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 42nd comment
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)

Still no mention of RAW support! I have had the Nexus 5 for a few months now. Great phone/gadget etc - but less than stellar camera output. Crunches 8MP worth of data down to sub 2MB - with fairly strong detail smearing. Was hoping RAW would offer a bit of headroom to PP my own pics.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Langusta: “What do you call 500 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?”

Nervous wrecks

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Lesson: If you post your image out there, and a big entity likes to use your image, without compensating you, without regard to copyright ownership or your original work, and is prepared to bury you with a mountain of lawyers and litigations costs...

Make sure the monkey is your next of kin.

.

Might have been his uncle!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
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