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Dimit: German made I presume..great choise..I love the brand,I love the A7 series combination with.

Fotomagazin says they're made in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
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Peter Galbavy: Canon, you've got it wrong again.

I have had a CP510 for years and it's a great little printer. When the media cost was low and online 6x4 prints costs about the same it was a nice idea. Since then the price of online prints (or booths in some shops) had dramatically dropped and the media for Selphys have skyrocketed it's become less of a value proposition *unless* you are isolated in a field somewhere. Then add the extremely poor Canon support for updating drivers and you have an even poorer proposition.

Now the CP1000 without WiFi for more than the CP910 which does it with only CF card support as an addition? I'm confused by who they are taregtting...

I'd guess they're targeting people with cameras that have CF cards and lack wifi, which makes up a lot of Canon users.

So if I wanted to make quick prints from my 5D3 (cf card and no wifi), this would be the one for me. Not sure I'd even use wifi. I'd prefer to just pull the card and save the battery power.

So I wouldn't say they're wrong, just that the CP1000 isn't the model for you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 17:34 UTC

What if I'm standing 15 ft away from the incident, but have a 15 ft long selfie stick?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:07 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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wetsleet: Great news. Glassholes will need to forever skirt 15 feet around any wandering police officers.

15 feet from an incident, not from police officers. So if a police officer is arresting someone, you have to stand 15 feet away in order to film them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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AlexisH: I wonder what they'll try after video? Sounds like no one wants the current tech for stills. And then I expect that video will not provide the resolution for professional use and that the amateurs won't have the time and interest to select focus themselves.

I've only rendered HD video, which is very taxing on my i7-4770k processor. So I can only imagine that Lytro video will be very demanding since it will have about 10x the data of conventional video.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
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M Jesper: I'm European, what's a 5lbs? ^.^

5 lbs is about 1/3 of a stone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 19:34 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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AlexisH: I wonder what they'll try after video? Sounds like no one wants the current tech for stills. And then I expect that video will not provide the resolution for professional use and that the amateurs won't have the time and interest to select focus themselves.

Maybe its more compelling for video shooters. But it seems a lot of video shooters want 4K. A 4K sensor is about 8 megapixels, so for Lytro to pull off 4K they need at least an 80 megapixel sensor.

Maybe they'll develop one? But then you're not just processing a 4K video stream ... but the equivalent of a 40k video stream (all that "light field" data). You're going to need some serious bandwidth, storage, and a computer upgrade...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: In 1974, maybe '75, IBM released it's first PC at a cost of something like $50,000, in mid70s dollars. (Irony the PC was at least assembled in Seattle.)

1981, different story.

Look what happened within 20 years to the PC market, and the usefulness of PCs. Every computer development for broad public use that has occured between 1995 and 2015 was well predicted in 1995 by anyone paying attention to computers.

Contrast 1975: Almost none of what came to pass in computers in the next 20 years upto 1995 was being predicted--even by people paying attention to computers. Maybe digital audio. Even into the early 1980s physicists who wanted to demonstrate a new program, software, they'd worked on at a conference would often travel to the conference with the program recorded on punch cards. That's cardboard.

No the Lytro is not likely to be as radical a change to photography as the broad use of a computer, but the nay-sayers here sure sound like many talking about computers in the 1970s.

You shouldn't have to tell stories or belittle doubters if Lytro was so compelling. I could tell another story about how most new businesses fail and most inventions never succeed as a viable product, but that’s irrelevant too. We can only judge the Lytro based on the Lytro technology.
Lytro is not a broad category like PCs. It’s a specific camera technology that accomplishes a single specific task. It takes a 40 MP sensor (the current example) and adds patented microlenses to capture direction data. That's it. Lytro is just the microlenses and associated software. The huge downside is that for any given focal plane, you're only using 10% of the sensor data. So it outputs 4 MP photos.

For any given sensor, remove Lytro's microlenses and you get 10x the detail. It seems that most photographers prefer more detail over being able to adjust focus after the fact.

*That* is the reality of Lytro, not a story about people who doubted PCs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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filmrescue: What I've always thought about Lytro cameras for photography...."Well that's really cool but I kind of know what I want in focus when I take the picture - most people do". Hope they have better luck with video...it actually makes a lot more sense. Focus pulling in post would be really useful.

Even for the very first hockey game I shot, most of my images were in focus. I missed a lot of plays, but I certainly didn't miss the game.

My major problems were to do with exposure settings with the ice. By the end of the game I had learned a lot: from exposure settings, panning/tracking subjects, to not missing plays because I was lost in the viewfinder. Lytro doesn't solve those problems. If I wasn't able to problem solve, I would have missed the entire game, and every game that followed. Improving my focus techniques was just one small part of my overall improvement.

Switching to a system where 90% of the sensor data is in a "light field" and only 10% ends up on any given photograph is not a desirable solution to any problem I have.

It sounds like one of those late night infomercials: have trouble using a blanket, get a Snuggie! Can't take an in focus shot, get a Lytro! No thanks, I'll figure both out myself.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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filmrescue: What I've always thought about Lytro cameras for photography...."Well that's really cool but I kind of know what I want in focus when I take the picture - most people do". Hope they have better luck with video...it actually makes a lot more sense. Focus pulling in post would be really useful.

If I miss focus, then I review the problem and see where I need to improve for next time. This usually involves different exposure settings and technique.

What I don't do is give up trying to improve and switch to a system that uses a 40 MP sensor to produce a 4 MP image. I'd rather have a few great 40 MP shots than trade all that information for an adjustable "light field" image that only outputs 4 MP.

If I was OK with 4 MP, I'd just use a point and shoot, where most of everything will be in focus anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: Canon is so far out in the weeds, it's pathetic.

Still no intervalometers in their cameras (a simple, essentially free feature that every modern camera should have). Their lenses still have shitty servo rings instead of real mechanical focusing action.

They don't even have a reasonable 35mm lens. They have two overpriced boondoggles with IS systems in them. At 35mm? Really?

It's as if no one over there knows anything about photography OR video.

The 5Ds and 5Dr have an intervalometer.

The 35/1.4L lens doesn't have IS.

IS is useful at all focal lengths when shooting video or handheld shots in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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Jogger: Sony A6000 looks best to me, esp. RAW and fine detail.

Keep in mind that the A6000 shots were taken with the rather excellent FE 55/1.8, which is significantly sharper than the EF 50/1.4 used for the 7Dii shots.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On P1010343 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Why would the camera choose 1/400 shutter duration in aperture priority mode in low light? That just doesn’t make any sense. 1/120 or perhaps even 1/60 would work just fine for this scene with no movement. Was this with Auto ISO or a manually set ISO?

My guess is a manually set ISO. The purposes of these photos is not to win a contest, but to show images at various settings and conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)
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jorg14: Did I miss something but with touting all the manual controls, where is the PASM.. knob?

There's on "A" (auto) setting on the shutter and aperture dials. Put one or both on "A" to select your desired auto mode.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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Greg Pavlov: I would really like to understand this: why the 5-6 articles about this "pocketable" camera "with a "large" sensor when during the same show Panasonic released a camera (DMC-GM5) that is smaller, has a larger sensor, includes a built-in viewfinder and accommodates multiple lenses? Compared to that, why is this Canon "One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina?"

Because this is a truly pocketable camera that, with its different feature set, is a real alternative to the RX100. The G7x and RX100 are the only two cameras in their class, so its still a new and exiting topic of discussion.

The GM5 on the other hand is not comfortably pocketable. You could take the lens off and stick the lens and body in separate pockets, but that's not really convenient. It basically just another iteration of your typical m43 camera. Its a perfectly fine camera, but there's just less interest in it. Nothing to get to worked up over (or "innovative" as so many say) just like each year's new Rebel from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)

My LX5 fits into a large pocket and from the published specs it appears the G7X is just a hair smaller.

On the other hand, the LX100 appears to be massive (in comparison). For the size and price of a LX100, why wouldn't I just get a proper M43 camera? If I'm going to have a camera strap over a shoulder, I'll just bring a full-sized camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 231st comment | 4 replies
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califleftyb: "Copyright law states that works not originated by a human author can't support a copyright claim...'

This would make sense IF is could be demonstrated that there was no human intervention at some point, either in pre or post, because until the point of completion it simply is not yet a "work". I assert that is impossible without human intervention. Since only a human can have legal standing the right to register the work falls to Mr. Slater.

The copyright office says that photos taken by monkeys (or any other animal) cannot be registered. The office considers this photo as being taken by the monkey.

Whether you call the monkey an "author" is just semantics, because they key thing is that photos taken by monkeys cannot be registered.

If you prefer, you can consider there to be "no author" and therefore no copyright.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
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califleftyb: "Copyright law states that works not originated by a human author can't support a copyright claim...'

This would make sense IF is could be demonstrated that there was no human intervention at some point, either in pre or post, because until the point of completion it simply is not yet a "work". I assert that is impossible without human intervention. Since only a human can have legal standing the right to register the work falls to Mr. Slater.

The copyright office considers the monkey to be the author therefore the work cannot be registered.... the end. There is no concept in copyright law that says the right "falls" to the next associated human.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 23:01 UTC
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Kipplemaster: The fact that the copyright office say they will not register copyright to an animal does not mean they are taking Wikimedia's side, it just means they will only register copyright to a human being, which I would have thought was blindingly obvious. It supports the photographer's case if anything.

I should mention, unlike the other 1465 people who have commented seemingly thinking that common sense is the same thing as the law, that I am not qualified to advise on this (I am a qualified lawyer in the UK but not a copyright lawyer).

They said they will not register a photo taken by an animal and specifically referenced photos taken by monkeys. That means they will not register it to ANYONE (animal or human). So according to the US copyright office, anyone in the USA can copy the monkey selfie, including Wikimedia (a US registered website).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
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Digital Mike0697: My thoughts on this subject would be that Zoo owns the pictures not the photographer. Why I say this is because they owns the primate, the photos where taken on private property and the list goes on.

Yes the photographer owns the camera, but my impression on the copyright laws, you have to physically taken the photos yourself not anyone else or in this case a animal (primate). True the photographer may have setup the camera to take pictures, but in this situation the Zoo owns images.

I have a question, If the photographer owns the rights pictures, should he/ she ask the Zoo to sign a modeling release and will the Zoo be compensated to allow the photographer to make money off of images?

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The issue is whether Slater's input meets the legal concept known as the "threshold of originality". When it comes to US law (Wikimedia is a US company), its never been ruled whether things like security cameras, web cams, or camera traps meet that requirement. When it comes to security cameras, the general opinion in the US seems to be that they are not covered by copyright because there is no creative input. So if you set a camera out and let nature take its course, its currently a legal grey area whether you own the copyright.

If this goes to court, the ruling will create a precedent for future cases.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 02:53 UTC
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