acidic

acidic

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Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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WeddingEtCetera Com: Completely STUPID. A photo bag is a photo bag. No less. No more. A woman photographer equals a man photographer. And reciprocal.
Where is the difference ? A special pocket for Tampax ?
This way of cataloging is even more stupid in the sense that some men will not dare to buy this bag.
Apologies for the harshness of the end.

Ps : Sorry, I am a man and I really like this bag. Will I be cataloged "Gay" with such a bag?

"A special pocket for Tampax ?"

Are you Donald Trump?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 01:03 UTC
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RichRMA: Too bad no Sony mount. It's a lot better deal than nearly $1500 for a Zeiss 21mm Loxia that's slow at f/2.8

"If I image my sony with this lens attached on a tripod? Lot of stress on the small body and mount."

Are Sony's built so poorly that its tripod mount and lens mount cannot handle a 950g lens?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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samhain: Very impressive lens, sigma is really on a roll.
Making Canon/Nikon lens division look like they're stuck in molasses :)

The Nikon D810 and Canon 5DS are not flagship cameras. Please take a look at D4S and 1DX for actual flagship cameras, both of which go for over $5K.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: Print screen, paste.

I can't see how drm could get round that. It's a difficult problem, which unfortunately - like most issues in society - might be best addressed with education and an unlikely moral, economic and social environment wherein very few people are overly selfish or desperate.

The thing is that the majority of people who use photos without permission will not bother with "stealing" via screenshots. Only those intent on actually stealing will go through the trouble. At which point, a stronger case can be made with regards to copyright infringement.

So adding DRM will be effective to some extent. But at what cost? If user (consumer) functionality is hampered by the addition of DRM, then most content providers will probably do without it.

I do think that there needs to be more metadata preservation when images are posted online. It's 2015, the retention of metadata has zero impact on how long it takes to load a website.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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acidic: F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.

Thank you John Bean :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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acidic: F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.

I make up for my small sensor by driving a big macho truck.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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mosc: I'm surprised this is manual focus. Probably won't be cheap either. Canon's EF 20mm/f2.8 is pretty cheap and small even with an adapter (and offers AF on A7R2)

It's so nice of Zeiss to name lenses after birds, since it will be challenging to photograph them in action with manual focus lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)

F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 12 replies
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acidic: Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Oh why do young people love irony... They buy these crappy toy phonographs with equally crappy stylus to play their tiny collection of LPs, while primarily listening listen to spotify streamed over Bluetooth. And then they shoot with film SLRs and scan the developed film into their iphones via crappy app so they can post it on instagram and apply crappy filters so they can show their friends how so not crappy their lives are.

If these youngsters you speak of are shooting chromes, let me know who they are. I have around 100 rolls of 35mm Velvia 50 (RVP) and Provia 100 (RDP) sitting in my freezer that I would love to unload.

P.S. I so miss being 25.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
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acidic: Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Film's weakness? It's not used by young people. Except Holga toting hipster millenials, which is a waste of perfectly good 120 film stock.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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acidic: Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Wow, I started a thread for old people. What are you guys doing here? Shouldn't you guys be shooting film?

;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 20:25 UTC

Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 11:00 UTC as 11th comment | 13 replies
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Joed700: The big question is what will happen to Nikon's future? Since Nikon solely depended on Sony sensors for their FF DSLRs, Sony could easily drive Nikon out of business by not supplying Nikon with newer sensors....at least Canon is making their own...

"There is no reason Sony would kill off their number one customer for FF sensors."

Unless it's to up the ante on more profitable mobile sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 20:17 UTC

Neatly packaging up their sensor division allows them to set it up so for a nice clean sale.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
On photo Bianca VI-7820 in the The Modern Girl challenge (7 comments in total)

The halo is distracting and unnecessary. Maybe try processing it so the entire image is exposed like the haloed part. Or if a vignette is a must, make it more subtle with a larger gradient and much less exposure difference.

Other than that, nice photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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chlamchowder: I don't understand this move. They might be able to respond faster to market forces (i.e., other companies like Nikon buying Sony sensors), but Sony sensors are already quite popular. On the other hand, it'd reduce the camera division's influence over sensors. With Sony going for mirrorless, developing on-sensor tech like PDAF pixels is really important.

I feel like the Sony camera division has more to lose than the sensor division has to gain.

Sony sensors have far more potential for growth than their cameras. Sensors will make money, cameras will not.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 22:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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dcolak: I just returned my A7RII.

Can someone explain to me how to use both front and real dials at the same time, without contorting the hand?!

Can someone explain to me how to press C1 and C2 without the help of the other hand?!

There is no way in this world one can use A7RII with one hand or use front dial without braking hold of the camera.

The old A7 and A7R are BY FAR MUCH BETTER ERGONOMICALLY!

Why are front and rear dials so important?

Well, THAT IS HOW YOU MOVE YOUR FOCUS POINT!

You use front and rear dials to move the focus point, both with electronic and manual lenses!

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MOVE THE FOCUS POINT WHILE HOLDING EYE TO THE EVF!

You have to let go of the camera, contort your hand and start moving front and rear dials and then, you have to grab differently the camera, to be able to press the shutter.

I am so disappointed.

DP Review of A7II mentioned this fact, but I didn't know it was THAT bad, until I started using the A7RII.

NEX7 and TRI NAVI are far better.

Dude, relax. Everyone raves about how this camera is a landscape photographer's dream camera, so you need to chill out and do what landscape photographers do, use a tripod. And take a deep breath before adjusting those dials. Adjust them one by one, no need to adjust them at the same time while holding your eye to the EVF. Take your time, the landscape ain't goin' nowhere!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 00:44 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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MBell: Does it get a Gold in the full review though? Can't wait to read it.

I'm pretty sure DPR is going to create a Platinum award just for this camera, as they deem it worthy of its own pedestal, haha

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Good I hope it hurts Canon's bottom line so they will update there sensors or change to Sony.
Interesting days are a coming. Cannot wait to see what the new Canon updates will bring.

@garyknrd
"or change to Sony."

A short 10 years ago, Nikon sensors were noisy pieces of CCD turd. If Nikon had started using Canon's advanced CMOS sensors, sensor tech likely would've stagnated.

Canon is still heavily invested in sensor tech. And while it's sensors are behind Sony's with regards to DR, Canon is still for the most part the leader in pro glass and that will continue to attract/retain professionals. The A7R2 is undoubtedly a fine camera, but any of the pro Canon bodies are still very capable of producing results, which is all that matters for most pros. Well, that and CPS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
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