skytripper

skytripper

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On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail news story (272 comments in total)

As many others have said in so many words, I totally fail to see the point unless one is obsessed with closeups of nose hair or something like that. It is very easy to capture a pin-sharp image of any face by mounting almost any DSLR on a tripod and attaching a garden variety portrait lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 19:12 UTC as 58th comment
On Miggo Strap and Grip review article (85 comments in total)

For starters, this camera strap is ugly as sin!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 23:36 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

Ugly as sin! Otherwise... Hey look, it's a camera!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 18:43 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Tamron develops 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 superzoom for APS-C SLRs news story (211 comments in total)
In reply to:

louisjaffe: As owner of the Sony-badged E-mount Tamron 18-200 used on a NEX-7, I have to echo the previous comment: How lousy will this new super-zoom be? The 18-200 is only passable at wide-to-mid angle settings, and unusable at tele for any serious work.

I don't know why it's so hard for some people to understand that lenses like these are not meant for people who think super zooms are an incarnation of the Devil himself. For many, many amateur photographers, a lens like this will be a dream come true. Must everyone in this forum always trash everything that doesn't meet their exalted standards?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (216 comments in total)
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oldman1234: Have several of the Sony camera including rx100....Migrated from Minolta to Sony. About 3000 in cameras 3000 in lenses..Guess what the $95 point and shoot does 95 percent of any of the highend camera. The present day digital camera has 20 more years to catch up with film......if ever

"The present day digital camera has 20 more years to catch up with film......if ever"

Baloney! Even pros struggled to capture low-noise photos in low light in the days of film. In a head-to-head test of low-light capability, even the best film camera would fail miserably because of the limits of film.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 18:17 UTC

Most people who think a smart phone is a camera don't even know what RAW capability is. To each his own, but carrying a small, high-quality pocket camera at all times is the easiest thing in the world. Who needs a phone that deludes itself that it's a real camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips article (88 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: Anyone still using Photoshop?

Dumbest question of the year by a wide margin.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 20:12 UTC
On Adobe adds Perspective Warp and 3D printing to Photoshop CC news story (158 comments in total)

I want a virtual toaster and I refuse to sign up for Adobe CC until they include one!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 33rd comment
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (351 comments in total)

I think it's hysterical that some people insist that a MacBook Air doesn't have enough power for photo editing. I was editing photos in Photoshop on a 12" powerbook G4 for months on end more than ten years ago with no trouble whatsoever. By modern standards, that computer was a dinosaur.

But consider this: No laptop is ideal for critical photo editing because the brightness and contrast of the image change as the viewing angle of the screen changes. Because it is very difficult to position the screen at exactly the same angle every time you use the machine, it is almost impossible to edit consistently from one session to the next.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 18:33 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (81 comments in total)

Do you all think Fuji is likely to add wireless remote control to the X-M1's capabilities in the future? And if so, could they do it with a software upgrade? To me, this is one of the most interesting new features now appearing on some of the newest cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 08:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo news story (185 comments in total)
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Jim: That study sounds like complete nonsense to me. I've never heard of anyone expressing ANY lack of memory of an event due to having a photograph present. If anything, the complete reverse is true. Nonsensical studies like this are a waste of time and money. I just hope it wasn't funded by taxpayers.

As an aside, why is this even posted on this website? Helloooooo.

Jim

When you photograph an event, you also HAVE THE PHOTO—which allows you to retrieve far more information about the event on demand than anyone could ever remember.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 18:58 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (306 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: This is better than the EOS M I bought for $299 how exactly?

The Fuji X100S is NOT better than your EOS M I. The M I is the BEST camera in the world and you are a GENIUS for buying one!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:59 UTC

Cute... but a year's work?! I dunno...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 29th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)

$3,000 for such a camera is just plain nuts!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:58 UTC as 162nd comment | 1 reply
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition news story (92 comments in total)
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oselimg: Leica know something but the enthusiast and the pro's don't? It may be that Leica don't make these cameras for photographers instead they make them for the richest 3% which we have no idea about where they live or what they do. I can't imagine any hard working middle class going for it. Errm there is the third possibility too; Leica are trying to bankrupt "elegantly" for tax reasons.

Your opinion of the intelligence of the richest 3% is entirely unjustified. Have you ever actually talked to any of those people?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 19:35 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)

Fuji is releasing too many models, if you ask me. And why do so many wi-fi implementations fail to include the most useful wi-fi feature by far: remote control of the camera from a smartphone?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 20:11 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

Cute, but calling these apps "must have" is taking things too far.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 18:36 UTC as 15th comment

There is no question that a skilled photographer can capture beautiful images with almost any camera. Nevertheless, iPhone photography is for those who basically don't care about fine detail because there is very little of it in most iPhone photographs. Is smartphone photography lowering the standard of what is considered a technically good photograph? Definitely!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 18:36 UTC as 30th comment

A thoroughly boring and uninspired design. Jony Ive should stick to designing computers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 73rd comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (350 comments in total)

In the comparisons between jpeg and raw, the raw images have obviously been tweaked but it appears that the jpeg images have not been. A much more meaningful comparison would be between tweaked jpeg and tweaked raw. While it's true that one can get more out of a raw image than a jpeg, jpeg's can most certainly be substantially improved with minimal tweaking.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 19:13 UTC as 80th comment | 10 replies
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