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DotCom Editor

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Might not be a prudent choice for those of us who enjoy night photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 21:40 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

I just checked the calendar, and it's January 6, not April 1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:29 UTC as 165th comment
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grasscatcher: EVF vs OVF

Just wait, someone will come out with a bi-optic camera.. an EVF for one eye and an OVF for the other eye...look through them like a pair of binoculars.

You have two eyes, might as well use them both!

You have two eyes, might as well use them both!

Good point! But, I note that while we all have two ears yet only mouth, few of us (including me) listen twice as much as we talk!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 14:42 UTC

That enormous red-and-white Pentax badge is not particularly attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

So, a camera company announces it is developing a new camera? And the camera will deliver an "even higher level of performance and image quality?" And every photography website and pundit gets all gushy? Must be a slow news day.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 74th comment
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rfsIII: GuraGear acquired Tamrac? It seems like it would be the other way around.

Tamrac filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States in early 2014.

In June 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the asset sale through the Chapter 11, Section 363 Sale of Assets process. Thus, no, it would not be the other way around.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On Connect post Macro stick-on lens brings close-up capability to smartphones (33 comments in total)

"...made from a soft plastic that is optically similar to glass..."

Can you say #FAIL ? The samples are woefully out of focus. Make this sucker out of high-quality optical glass, like the Canon D500 close-up, screw-in macro accessory and I'd seriously consider it.

In fact, how about Canon itself making this product?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 21:59 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

Looks like it does not accept rolls. (But, neither do Canon's cameras.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:11 UTC as 23rd comment
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DotCom Editor: $3,299? Fixed lens? Um, no.

Nope. The whole ilk seems unnecessarily overpriced.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 03:37 UTC

$3,299? Fixed lens? Um, no.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies

Another underlying issue is data storage.

An 8-bay NAS in your home with 32 TB of RAID 5 storage is going to end up being utterly inadequate. Cloud storage won't really work, because the I/O times will seemingly be very, very slow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 18:23 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

Probably just a Chinese knock-off and not a genuine Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 01:31 UTC as 86th comment
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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Alan Williams ZA: Its time for the once-leaders in the field, Corel, to close the gap. I think subscription software is a greedy method of sales. If Adobe reduced subscriptions by x10, I'd probably use it -its way, way, way too expensive.

The problem with Adobe's subscription model is that the software simply stops working if you stop paying. Then you're really screwed. At least with a product like Qimage, if you don't pay the $20 ANNUAL renewal fee, you still have fully functional software forever. You just don't get any new updates.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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Alan Williams ZA: Its time for the once-leaders in the field, Corel, to close the gap. I think subscription software is a greedy method of sales. If Adobe reduced subscriptions by x10, I'd probably use it -its way, way, way too expensive.

Agreed. The subscription model is based on greed and the need to sustain revenue streams. Nevertheless, that's the way nearly all commercial software is headed. I don't like it any more than you. But, for $10 USD per month, I can deal with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
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yodog: I would gladly pay $10,000 for a 600mm telephoto and shoot it from below or maybe rent a helicopter...but then I would have to charge them $11,000 for the shoot. I'm so acrophobic that I am afraid of the word "heights". The photographer didn't say much about the descent down the cables, but I think that would be worse.

Agreed. I find the descent far more harrowing than the ascent.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 19:38 UTC

As one who is so acrophobic as to have trouble standing on a chair to change a light bulb, this is an assignment on which I would have to pass.

But, it's a good reason to dump the big, heavy DSLR gear and go with lightweight mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 19:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Google to phase out Google+ Photos (36 comments in total)

Google+ itself has been a bust. Expect to see it eventually phased out or morphed into something else.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 26th comment
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Jorrit: Great shot(s). If it were mine, I would print it large and hang it somewhere.

No doubt, someone else will steal it, print it large, and hang it somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 00:06 UTC

Will it mate with an iPhone that's in a case?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply

Shouldn't this be covered on APReview.com -- Analog Photography Review?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 21:51 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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