shutterhappens

shutterhappens

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They are going to announce they sold out of the phone in 1 minute to generate buzz. Almost nobody would be able to buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 04:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

Before online shopping, calumet's mail order prices were always higher than B&H. In the course of 20 years I may have visited their online stores a few times but never bought anything. Most of my purchases were from B&H.

I could not understand how they stayed in business. Going out of business, that I can understand.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 01:06 UTC as 39th comment

So you have to keep learning new stuff in order to reap the benefit of improved memory?

I'm at the age when I keep forgetting stuff. If I learn photography, I may forget what I learn in a month. If I relearn the stuff I forgot, would I also improve my memory?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 15:53 UTC as 11th comment

If this camcorder has high bandwidth memory cards, it is a shame they don't also offer a slow motion/high frame rate feature.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 17:04 UTC as 2nd comment

Now would be a good time for photoshop competitors to woe users away from adobe.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 16:52 UTC as 39th comment
On Nearly deleted photo helps shot putter secure gold article (37 comments in total)
In reply to:

Franka T.L.: The real question one must asked : how come the sport community had still not able to integrate better the technology available to them to better police and judge. Sport events usually happen at a fast pace, a pace that even the most trained might find challenging and missing some key event happening. This is where technology can help and should.

The judges would cry foul if you take away their jobs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 06:20 UTC

I can shoot a photo with my DSLR, check the histogram, and reshoot another one without having to fiddle with another device.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies

Gimmicky indeed. If you buy one of these, you lose most of the interchangeability. Now you have to buy the same color lense from pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:24 UTC as 4th comment

A photographer values cameras as tools. A camera nut values them as objects.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:14 UTC as 4th comment

You won't be able to use flash, and you can't blur out the background, you can't adjust exposure, and you're limited to wide angle. The only advantage is you can quickly post the photos online and apply some predefined photo effects.

I still prefer DSLR. I like to have control, and I wouldn't post any photo without retouching them in photoshop first.

The results speak for themselves. The photos samples look like snapshots and not professional photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:10 UTC as 12th comment

Sigma should be more actively promoting the advantage of this sensor and have some photos to show what it can do that other sensors cannot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 17:45 UTC as 6th comment
On Transcend releases new Wi-Fi memory card post (47 comments in total)

It would be even better if the card uploads the photos directly to a cloud drive (e.g. dropbox).

This way I don't have to run another background app on my computer to receive the photos, and the computer doesn't need to be on for the photos to transfer out of the card.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 16:19 UTC as 7th comment

"social camera"

yes, it implies your other cameras are anti social

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 15:45 UTC as 6th comment
In reply to:

chalnicolas: I wish they would offer their sensor in a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Ideally join m43 and become the third company to build bodies for that mount … I guess they could sell a lot and also foster the sales of their own current and future m43 lenses!

I also think sigma should license the sensor to other, more capable camera makers. It's been so long since Foveon sensor was announced, and no highly desirable camera has been made from it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2012 at 15:41 UTC

Can't say I feel sorry for them.

I used to be a loyal customer for years. Then I found a very annoying bug. Sometimes password protected albums cannot be accessed by guests. I reported the bug to them and after a long time they still didn't fix the bug, I moved to smugmug and has been happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 13th comment
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

A good compromise between bulk and sensor size. I hope the street price come down to under $500. But whether I buy it or not, I thank sony for creating this new class of camera. Hopefully other manufacturers would follow and give us more choices.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:57 UTC as 75th comment
On Editorial Lighting - The Minimalist Way article (89 comments in total)

If I was a professional photographer, I would make photos that cannot be mistaken for badly exposed snap shots.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2011 at 22:31 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Book review: 500 Poses for Photographing Women article (43 comments in total)

I haven't seen this book and probably won't because there are cheaper ways to see sample poses. Just search for images on the web or use any of the stock photo web sites. E.g. search "woman portrait full body"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 13:16 UTC as 4th comment
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (279 comments in total)

If nikon pick the smaller sensor because it results in a noticeably smaller camera/lense and lower cost, I'd say they made a good choice. But due to the overhead mechanics and electronics, this system with 2.7x crop factor is not significantly smaller than the 4/3 systems. So I'm more inclined to buy the 4/3 system with the larger sensor.

I hope when Canon enters the mirrorless large sensor camera market, they are not as timid as Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:21 UTC as 59th comment
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