Rbrt

Rbrt

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On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (111 comments in total)
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matt1941: The Hero "basic" will kill all chinese knock-offs...

Great move.

now Gopro have an even stronger position all over the action camera market.

Very well done, I could not imagine how they could strengthen their position in the market but they did on both end.

I own 2 Hero 3s and I'm very happy to see the heightened FPS for 1080, as well as the high fps for higher resolution modes.

What I would really like to see is support for different lens configurations. Right now, the GoPro supports one fixed very wide angle lens. Some way to narrow the field of view would be welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)
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Zerixos: I've got both the 28 and the 85 1.8G what are great lenses to use, even on the D800. This will be a nice add to the bag for landscapes. If They come with a new 105 or 135G, my bag will be pretty much filled for the next coming years.

I'm with you on the need for a 135. Would be very nice to have.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: 82x80mm so it's a big honker... but it's only 355g, I'm guessing due to the plastic construction

Pretty cool, but still... Nikon we need lenses like this on DX. 16 1.8, 24 1.8 in addition to the 35 and 50 1.8s, and then an 18-70/2.8-4 and 18-50/2.8 or even 18-50/2-2.8 like Samsung has, with VR of course.

Really looking at things now Nikon could use a big upgrade... some mirrorless bodies, an in body IS, and making DX a viable pro option. It's getting a little silly at this point.

A new 135 would be nice for those of us who shoot prime.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:48 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (108 comments in total)
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KameraFever: What does this have over the GoPro beside being waterproof?

LCD monitor (a separate optional attachment for the GoPro)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 09:07 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

That WT-5A Wi-Fi is not cheap. $900 or nearly a third the price of the camera body!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 325th comment | 2 replies
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Rbrt: Ultra wide angle lens may show a wide field of view but is not good for details like license plate numbers.

Thanks everybody!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:22 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)

Imagination and creativity. I like it.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:21 UTC as 50th comment
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)
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Rbrt: Very useful but why have the thing looking like you are viewing it through a white translucent screen? Would be nice to see more contrast.

Thanks for your response. Perhaps tooltips would help. Still in all, a very nice contribution to the community. Don't let the comments get under your skin.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

Very useful but why have the thing looking like you are viewing it through a white translucent screen? Would be nice to see more contrast.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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ZhanMInG12: WTF is with no. 7?

Why do you say its the weakest? I thought it was one of his better images myself.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 10:25 UTC

Anybody else have trouble with the sound? I got to about halfway through and the sound cut out. Now, even when I replay it, I get no sound. Its not my equipment - sound checks out fine on other sites and locally stored videos.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 11:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)

I'd like to know if Sigma has any intention of producing Art primes for 135mm and something below 35 - say 28.

Would love to see a 135 Art. Just long enough to shorten perspective artfully but not long enough to be severely limiting to hand held shutter speeds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 157th comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)
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Jogger: I like my Nikon 50/1.4G because its small and compact for when i travel light... if youre going to carry a monster like this, might as well take an f2.8 zoom for add flexibility, better AF speed, etc.

If you shoot primes, is it really about flexibility?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Too bad it was tested on a low resolution camera.

Please don't feed the trolls ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (611 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Great, but you wont be able to use it. Today a certainly ill-judged judge decided to give Paul Weller £10K because the Mail published pics of his family. Several years ago JK Rowling got far more from a Scots judge for same reason. The current ruling must be opposed as otherwise anyone taking you to court will win damages for photographs which include them, and as poor people are as likely to be greedy as Weller and Rowling , it'll go on happening. I hate the Mail, its a rag, but there are a lot of incompetent judges in their dottyage in the UK now so why buy a camera??????

The fines weren't for taking photographs but for publishing them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (119 comments in total)
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jimvandamme: I replace XP with Linux anywhere I can, usually Mint, sometimes a flavor of Ubuntu, maybe Bodhi or Puppy. I usually use DigiKam for tweaking photos, and Gimp for retouching. Hasta la Vista, Microsoft!
Sometimes I use a Bliss wallpaper with an overlaid rude reference to the inferiority of Windows.

Ive used Windows for years. Never had a virus or trojan problem. Why? Because I used to take the time to shut down open ports. This is less necessary these days but I use a virus scanner, hide my presence behind a router, stay away from dodgy web sites and never click on attachments or links in emails from people I don't know. A couple of times I've been suckered by attachments from people I do know, but the virus checker saved me.

Other than that, things seemed to have worked pretty well for me over the years. Right now I'm on 64 bit Windows 7. I had to abandon XP because my Dell computer hardware failed after a number of years of good service. The 64 bit Win 7 is definitely a performance boost over the old machine.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:50 UTC

Ultra wide angle lens may show a wide field of view but is not good for details like license plate numbers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D610 Review preview (340 comments in total)
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Dimit: 87 ??????????????...The two numbers should be reversed !

Really? How come?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)

Still no USB 3.0.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 213th comment | 1 reply
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RobertSigmund: An overpriced piece of glass. There are better and cheaper alternatives (Sigma and Canon are mentioned), just not for Sony E mount!

The Sigma is in the same price range - at least here in Canada.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
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