IcyPepsi: "Some customizability in camera app"Sorry, I think its way more customizable than iOS. The best would be Nokia 1020's camera app.
Love the awesome S4 features. But hate its build and how thin its plastic back is.
Either ways, start copying, Apple!
Yeah.. its time for Apple to copy.. With their high noses, they would now be beating around the bushes how to copy such that no body says they copied..
dpLarry: 13mp on a tiny sensor in a phone. Huge grainy file. I'd prefer 5mp with over 2 1/2 light gathering ability.
dpLarry, did you have a look at in-depth reviews of HTC One full resolution with its Ultra Pixels and Samsung's 13Mpix tiny pixels??Downsample the 13MPix file to 4Mpix and you'll see the difference. S4 is far better.
armanalom: i think this is a best smart phone of the world.
In fact it is. Owning it since June 2013, 3 months now. Going fantastic. Smooth and Easy.
Tazz93: STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE!
I hate to say it, because I liked it, but the fact remains its just too fragile. The plastic body is just not up to par. I broke the LCD in my pocket purely from tension from my jeans and my leg. No contact with anything else. A hard case may help but you shouldn't need it.
Buy Nokia 3310
Cyrus A: Are samples 41 and 42, with the over-exposed crappy photos, indicative of the new and improved BSI sensor? Or is it a failure of an auto setting? I NEVER get this out of my RX100. They look to be out of a much less expensive P&S.
seriously? bad photos are mostly result of bad photography skills, not a bad camera.Just a bit of over-exposure makes you think they are taken from a CHEAP P&S? Wake UP!
JeffLunt: Anyone notice the folks on the right hand side of the pano seem to be coming out of a different universe. Nice effect, if that is what you are going for.
I couldn't notice any such weird phenomena.
yabokkie: I'm using an old version of ACDSee on my notebook for fast browsing and simple edit on the run. would like to buy a slightly updated version just to say I like it but the powerful new ones scare me away.
Google Picasa does a pretty good job in case of Photo Viewing.. pretty quick.. but Viewing only..
Glen Barrington: ACDSee Pro 6 is a Developer/workflow tool similar to Lightroom but is less database centric which means it's FAST. (I am moving to it from Lr) It opens dng but won't write to it
The newly released ACDSee 16 is a raw aware organizer not unlike FastStone. By RAW aware, I mean it can open and do the normal organize stuff to a raw file but it can't process it. It's code will likely be the foundation for the organizational portion of ACDSee Pro 7 when it comes out.
ACDSee Photo Editor 6 is a pretty good (but not perfect) photo editor. It offers full 16 bit editing functionality, opens raw (incl dng) and auto converts to a 16 bit, bit mapped image file.
I like ACDSee Pro 6 well enough to move to it from Lightroom and I look forward to the advancements that Pro7 will offer. I'm currently using ACDSee Photo Editor 6. It has great potential, butit needs some work.
ACDSee does do a terrible job in naming their products. Don't know why.
Agree with their product naming strategy. There was an ACDSee V6 back in 2004/5 and there is another ACDSee (Pro) 6 in 2013.
WTD: An Unholy Crap series
By the way.. what the Heck is that lady trying to do with her hands??
ACDsee Pro is a pretty good software for non-destructive type of photo development. Using it since a couple of months and it does the job pretty well unless you are a Graphics Designer and looking for extreme photo manipulation.
seilerbird666: You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.
Love it..!! :D
Ermac: Hmmmmmm.... No artists here.....
you think science is different than arts?
PolygonSandwich: Hi guys, Patrick here. Glad you like the project. Hopefully one day i'll have the time and skill to grab a large format camera and try this thing out with proper film :)
Man, it was really a nice job. I highly appreciate the initiative. Myself, I am an engineer by profession and a photographer by ambition. 3D printers are my specialty and I am very glad to know, this technology is proving to be useful for home users too.
Hugo808: You hear a lot about 3D printers these days, but this is one of the first times I've seen how useful they could be to hobbyists of all stripes. A lens mount accurate to 200 microns!
Fair play to the guy he's got a unique camera that obviously gave him a lot of pleasure to build.
I shudder to think how much the printers cost though.....
200 microns.. means 0.2mmSome of the 3D Printers are accurate even upto 0.01mm. ZCorporation (now 3D SYSTEMS) makes some home or office use 3D Printers too.. that we can use readily. All you need is a 3D Model.
ProfHankD: A lot of folks use 3D printing for camera parts. In fact, my MakerGear M2 is primarily for building custom camera parts, and I own & use over 100 non-native-mount lenses. I can't believe anyone would take this hack seriously. It's cute in a "steampunk" sort of way, but photographically a bad joke.
Incidentally, the adapters for getting shallow DoF on camcorders work by photographing a ground glass image... but they keep the glass moving so that the surface roughness of the glass "averages out." A speaker driver could probably vibrate it enough in a slotted holder; some adapters simply spin the glass.
as a matter of fact, 3D printing is also called RM (Rapid Manufacturing) and it is an ideal method for producing customised parts in small numbers (say, less than 100).
nice and simple
dpLarry: 13 mp on a phone with a tiny sensor is ridiculous. Who needs 13 mp on a phone?
Just a huge ugly grainy file.
ROFL.. bitter but TRUE!
Thats a commendable innovation.
Wilmark: Serious photographers hardly use crop bodies. Sigma announces lenses and take very long to deliver. 1.8 at that focal range is not really so critical - that range is of interest mainly to landscape photographers where smaller fstops are used typically. On the flip side SIgma seem to be taking advantage of an area that is completely neglected by canon and to a lesser extent by nikon. Maybe its in anticipation to the upcoming 7DII. Wonder how it would perform on a FF body - will it vignet?
What are you upto? You have posted the same comment on Peta-Pixel also.
I suspect, you're a paid poster!
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