acidic

acidic

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I think Dick Cheney should take Donald Trump on a hunting trip.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 21:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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AshMills: Congrats DPR, some crappy photos on a dark day for the planet, as a handful of idiots condemned thousands of innocents to death, and awoke a whole new army of enemies.

I know, and to top it off, the photos are clearly not digital. These photos belong on the rival site APReview (Analog Photography Review).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (66 comments in total)
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MeganV: The internet needs less photography-mediated-by-Marissa-Mayer and more photography-mediated-by-photographers.

I wish people weren't so intimidated by HTML <IMG> tags.

Because that's really what Flickr is, right--it's an HTML avoidance system. It lets you post photographs by learning to use Flickr instead of the <IMG> tag. It lets you share photographs with links to Flickr's domain rather than with links to *your* domain. It keeps your conversations and interactions within its walled community rather than within your e.mail box, on your messenger, or on *your* web site.

But basic HTML and <IMG> tags aren't hard! If you can use Flickr, you can whip up some tags.

True, web hosting isn't free. But you can get your own domain, comprehensive analytics, and unlimited storage for $5 - $8 / month with just about any provider you might choose. That's not much of a premium over this new Flickr "pro" arrangement.

Yes, Flickr is a crowd sourced site, full of user generated content, and that's how they make money. DP Review creates it's own content, but there is also a crowd sourced, user generated content aspect to it as well, and it helps them drive traffic to its bread and butter (advertisers). And guess what, MeganV? YOU are a participant.

It's called web 2.0, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 22:30 UTC

Yes, because GoPro users are incapable of sticking their own GoPro mounts to their windshield.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 26th comment
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K I E N: It looks to me that such a connected camera is designed for the emerging IoT (Internet of Things) applications. There will be 26 billion 'things' by 2020. They will be used mainly by online applications. Check out a recent paper on 'ThingStore' in the Proceeding of the 2015 International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS'2015). ThingStore is a market place or ecosystem for collaboration on IoT applications development and deployment. A user can deploy 'things' with software thing operators and sell the services in ThingStore. Some software developer can then develop IoT apps that subscribe to these thing operators and sell these apps in ThingStore to consumers. IoT apps can also enlist the help of other IoT apps; and we have a web of such online applications. They are running all the time much like a Web page.

your post has very little to do with the actual announcement

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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ThePhilips: I can't understand why there are so few 4.0/100mm macro lenses.

2.8 is useless for the macro, and it only hikes up the price and size of the lenses.

Macro lenses are not restricted to macro uses. I use my macro lenses for non-macro purposes all the time. I welcome that extra stop that f/2.8 provides over f/4. And I'm not talking about bokeh either.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 01:07 UTC
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RPywell: Too much money if you only do macro occasionaly.
What we need is a modern equivalent of the "plastic fantastic" Vivitar/Cosina 100mm macro lens, ideally in all the mirrorless bayonet fits.

The Vivitar/Cosina 100mm macro is hardly too heavy for m4/3. And at the prices they were selling for, would hardly be considered expensive.

It was a fantastic budget lens. I had one in EF mount and one in FD mount, and absolutely loved them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 01:05 UTC
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Peiasdf: It is not going to be on the 6S but will arrive with some nice new features on the 7. Apple never rush to put half-baked stuff on products.

The iPhone4's antenna was thoroughly tested too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
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acidic: My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.

Thank you everyone for pointing out how useful this particular lens is. I was wrong all along. I will order this lens now, as you all have explained in great detail why I need it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 01:59 UTC

I will buy this when factory refurbs are available on ebay for $69. So maybe in two months.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 01:57 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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acidic: My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.

I can simulate a 35mm image taken @f/1.4 by cropping a 24mm image taken at f/1.4. Photoshop -> make selection -> Lens Blur. Heh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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Average User: Size of lenses doesn't really detract from the A7 series...especially the A7r for the reason that there are high quality 1.8 primes like the F1.8 55 and the F2 28 that are quite small...admittedly the fast zooms are going to be much bigger, but with the number of pixels, zoom gets to be less important because there are sufficient pixels to crop and still get really good images.
It's also a little dumb to say that because you have to carry a big lens for a particular purpose, you should always have to carry it and you should also always have to carry a big camera body. There are things my D750 does better, but as a light versitile camera for scenery type uses night and day, the A7r has been awesome and the A7RII will be even better.

I'll take a 14/25/45 trio on a mft body, and.. oh wait I already have, and my back is happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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Parallax1: I've noticed how over the past 2 years I've found myself more and more without my D800 with me, mostly because of the annoyance of carrying such a big camera with me.

In dedicated shooting situations, I still take the D800 and 70-200, but I find myself more and more settling for the phone because of the convenience factor. I've been looking at MFT, but the Olympus bodies are annoying replicating the viewfinder bump, making the bodies too big.

This article really has me hitting the preorder button on Amazon. My last hesitation is that it seems like all of Sony's focus is on using Canon lenses, it does not seem like there is any discussion about using Nikon lenses on the sony system - guess the adapters aren't there yet?

Besides the belabored to death 14 bit (which is a huge and curious issue) the things that would cause me to switch would be a good nikon lens converter and a pancake lens (protrusion about the size of the handgrip)

You haven't looked at enough MFT bodies if all you are concerned about Oly's viewfinder hump.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 00:17 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)

"That can mean the difference between an in-focus vs. totally out-of-focus shot when you're shooting with fast primes, where it's critical to nail focus on precisely the right feature on a face."

"with fast primes" should be replaced with "at wide apertures."

That is all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 00:11 UTC as 74th comment
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acidic: My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.

@RichardBalonglong - The perspective of a 24mm can be made to be identical to a 35mm if cropped appropriately. Same with digital zoom. The perspective only changes if camera to subject distance changes. Go ahead, try it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 01:48 UTC

My 24mm 1.4 can also do 35mm 1.4, and everything in between. It's called Crop Tool.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:32 UTC as 13th comment | 11 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum article (33 comments in total)

Nerd alert! (I am referring to you, dear DPReview readers).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:28 UTC as 11th comment
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: 16 cameras with microscopic sensor each worth $400 bucks. No thanks!

@Mr Roboto,
You do realize that the results from the GoPro array will allow you to see crops of the entire fov at high resolutions. Crop the Kodak footage into normal perspective and you will have low resolution garbage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)

Wait until the adult video industry gets a hold of this.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 23:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)
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rialcnis: The full frame killer.

Every wedding videographer needs one.

No need to hire a videographer when the bride and groom can each wear one of these at the ceremony.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
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