Lenny L

Lenny L

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Software Development
Joined on Jan 19, 2005

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GPW: Can anyone else see where these devices can become an invasion of privacy!!!

If they ever become widespread (I doubt it) I'll be walking around with a butterfly net.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: This is a photography site, yet morons here argue faked moon landings and faked photos. JEEBUS!

Look, the shadows all run in general same direction. It's the topography of the Moon that creates undulations and such. Think about it folks, once you impart multiple light sources you will get multiple shadows. You never see such from the moon. The Sun is the only illuminating light source. Now the Moon's soil is reflective and will kick back light onto subjects. Hence the ease of seeing Aldrin for one climb down from the LM in the shadow of the LM. First he's in a white space suit, second the Moon's soil is quite reflective or we'd not see it so bright in our night time sky.

As to flag waving, IT ONLY DOES SO WHEN THE ASTRONAUTS TOUCH OR MOVE IT OR THE POLE! Once it's left alone it comes to a stop and sits as still as if it were a statue.

God I want to punch these idiots in their faces.

"God I want to punch these idiots in their faces."

Something else that Buzz Aldrin did that I wish I was able to :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 22:36 UTC
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Vitruvius: Do a side-by-side comparison of the new SX 160 IS and the SX 10 IS from 4 years ago. The 4 year old SX 10 has the same size sensor with less pixels but a brighter and better lens and an articulated screen. 4 years of technology advancement???

IF Canon thinks that in 2016, people are only willing to pay $50 for a camera, and if they still want to stay in that business, sure, why not?

You're talking about 4 years of progress in technology, but there hasn't been much progress in optics in the last 4 years (or even 10 years). Look at the high end lenses by any provider. We still use the same material, the same methods for focusing, controlling aperture. I think your expectations are unrealistic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 05:56 UTC
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Vitruvius: Do a side-by-side comparison of the new SX 160 IS and the SX 10 IS from 4 years ago. The 4 year old SX 10 has the same size sensor with less pixels but a brighter and better lens and an articulated screen. 4 years of technology advancement???

I'm not too surprised at the inferior optics and lack of an articulated LCD - we're looking at 4 years of cost cutting here. One's a $400 (MSRP, 2009 dollars) camera and the other is $229 (MSRP, 2012 dollars).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 00:42 UTC
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Lawn Lends: Does it steal souls too. If so, I am in.

Wait for Mark II. This version merely sucks the money out of bank accounts.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 17:54 UTC
On Japanese garden in Germany in the Tilt-Shift challenge (7 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: did you use a Tilt-shift lens? beautiful picture.

According to the EXIF, he used a 16-85mm F3.5-5.6. I'm very curious about how he managed this effect with that lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 04:49 UTC
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bunfoolio: Goverment shoud just not be involved in issues such as this. What a waste of time, money, and ultimetly innovation in the industry.

@onlooker: but it was a limitation created by governments in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2012 at 01:06 UTC
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mick232: You people seem to ignore a couple of things:

1. there is more than one workaround available (don't open TIF files from untrusted sources, scan TIF file with virus scanner)

2. fixing a bug in old software is more expensive by orders of magnitude than in upcoming or current software; even if the fix is a one-liner, the software has to be re-built, re-tested, re-released. Don't underestimate the effort needed for all these steps. These processes have to be re-run for the fix whereas with software currently being developed they run anyway.

That is why any software company will assess the severity of a bug. No company will fix any bug, even if it is a security issue. That's just how it is and all your rants are not going to change it.

1. Many people get infected when they're sent infected files from people they know. People whose systems were compromised.

2. It's hard to put a value on this, but the negative publicity associated with their earlier move could arguably cost the company much more than releasing a fix for it.

Intel learned the hard way with the Pentium FDIV bug that customer backlash can be strong when you do not address a bug, instead telling customers "don't worry, it won't affect you". It is bad enough that Adobe products has so many security flaws. Refusing to address one of them in their flagship product is just irresponsible and amazingly bad PR.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 22:14 UTC

I searched but did not see it - was there any comparison done between this and a B/W conversion done on a photo shot on the vanilla M9? I know the preview listed a bunch of advantages, but it would be good to see examples of real life scenes.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 23:31 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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LoganVii: I'm thinking on buying a camera bag, what would you recommend, a backpack or a shoulder bag?

Bill, I have both. The Slingshot is easy to carry, just uncomfortable if carrying more gear for longer periods. So it all depends on the situation. For the Fastpack, slip right shoulder strap off, and swivel it around the front, just like the Slingshot.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2012 at 08:48 UTC
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LoganVii: I'm thinking on buying a camera bag, what would you recommend, a backpack or a shoulder bag?

Depends on how much gear you intend to carry, and for how long. Backpacks definitely make carrying heavier gear easier on long walks. I like the LowePro FastPack. I have the 200. It's way more comfortable to carry compared to a sling type, and you still have fast access to the camera without putting it down. And I use it as my carry-on when flying as well.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 05:12 UTC
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Lenny L: "When asked if he'd send his own Mark III back to be modified, Cicala points out that he doesn't 'do long exposure night photography with autometering.'"

Out of curiosity, didn't someone mention that this also affects auto metering when shooting in sunlight? I haven't observed this problem myself, but I haven't been looking out for it either. If it does under-expose when shooting under full sun, the effect is not pronounced.

Another reason for sending it in for the fix is if you care about resale value.

@raincoat Canon is offering a fix because some customers think that this is an issue and demand a fix. Making customers happy, when there is not a serious downside, is rarely idiotic.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 00:19 UTC

"When asked if he'd send his own Mark III back to be modified, Cicala points out that he doesn't 'do long exposure night photography with autometering.'"

Out of curiosity, didn't someone mention that this also affects auto metering when shooting in sunlight? I haven't observed this problem myself, but I haven't been looking out for it either. If it does under-expose when shooting under full sun, the effect is not pronounced.

Another reason for sending it in for the fix is if you care about resale value.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 22:27 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
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EJ Fudd: they fixed shopping cart issue but double the price of the camera connectors from $9.95 to $19.95

It's confusing, but it sounds like $19.95 includes both camera connector and mobile dongle - the article said $9.95 for only the mobile dongle. Doesn't make a difference if you have only one type of camera, since you need both to have it working. If you have more than one make of camera, though, you should only need additional appropriatel camera connectors.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 20:49 UTC
On Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III firmware v1.1.2 article (26 comments in total)
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John P.: Does it fix the light leak issue?

No (see my post below for list of fixes).

Canon claims that light leak has been fixed for future production, and offers to "inspect [existing] cameras free of charge starting mid-May". No indication of how (or if) it will be fixed in existing 5D3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 23:56 UTC
On Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III firmware v1.1.2 article (26 comments in total)

It'll be nice to list the release notes here, rather than just state "a number of small bugs".

The fixes :

1. Supports a new accessory, GPS receiver GP-E2.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where a pink cast may develop over the image when the shutter is completely pressed with the camera’s power turned off (by the auto power off setting).
3. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera operation stops after one shot when shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode.
4. Fixes a phenomenon where the Shooting Date/Time in the EXIF data of the image shows a later time than the actual shooting time.
5. Fixes the time zone for the Samoa Islands.
6. Corrects errors in the Finnish menu screen. (Products for the Japanese market do not display the Finnish menu.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 19:09 UTC as 8th comment
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djmm: If I send my camera battery back to Nikon, can I still take pictures without battery inside the camera?

Of course you can. It'll store it in the memory card that's also not in the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 20:41 UTC
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Ibida Bab: Soon in the News: Self exploding Chinese made Nikon DSLR causes interstate pile up.

Actually, more like : TSA detains photographer for attempting to board plane with incendiary devices.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 20:37 UTC

"though the company says no customers have yet reported the problem."

The service advisory said there have been 7 incidents so far (but no injuries).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 03:44 UTC as 21st comment
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AJG: Made in Japan - I'm surpised

Don't be. Remember the global lithium ion battery recall by Sony back in 2006? Everyone messes up sometimes. It's how they handle it that differentiates the trustworthy from the rest.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 03:37 UTC
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