Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Lives in United States Milwaukee, WI, United States
Works as a Student
Joined on Jul 19, 2009

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On Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded article (40 comments in total)
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Damien Demolder: Drobo isn't getting great comments here! Has anyone else had issues with their products? Who makes the best storage systems?

Synology makes the best.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)

view of the cockpit reminds me of the scene from Airplane! http://youtu.be/LyUN40weqIk

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 13:46 UTC as 54th comment
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blue hour: - no touchscreen
- no Wifi
- can't record 4K video
- more expensive than the competition (Pentax K3, Sony A77 Mk II,Olympus E-M1)
- all of those competitors feature stabilization built into the body, that works with every lens you attach
- rumours of a hybrid viewfinder (like the Fuji X100 T) didn't make it to the production line- Canon should reinforce their innovation management

in body stabilization looks like CRAP in videos compared in in-lens stabilization. Why need a glitchy touch screen? Buttons work 100% of the time and are easy to use, and can be used with gloves on etc. Who needs 4K? What is going to display all that resolution? Just because a camera with a smaller sensor can do it, doesn't mean it will look any good or better (it will NOT). Wifi would be nice, but at least there are grips etc that allow that functionality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
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kadardr: They have to make damned sure that this is at least as good as the Sigma 1.4/50 Art lens. Otherwise there is no point.

Can't the bokeh on the new Sigma be quite busy in ways? There are better 50/1.4s & similar.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
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Edac2: Why can't a 60 x 60mm sensor be made? 43.8 x 32.9mm is nowhere near "full frame" and there will be a significant loss of focal length using this back (43.8 is 73% of 60, and 32.9 is only 55% of 60). Perhaps having the sensor plane further from the lens than a film plane compensates for this; then you would just lose some of the square image at the top and bottom of the frame. There would be other compromises, though, such as not being able to use the camera's viewfinder. Would one keep the mirror flipped up to use this back?

the perspective stays the same, what you see is cropped though (angle of view is less)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)

I love how that picture shows an iphone sitting atop an IBM Model M Keyboard! *types on one right now and loves it*

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 24th comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)
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rtogog: Surprise me, the role of human being are very dominant on the production line of the process of making of lens.

we wonder why it's expensive. Just a bunch of ground elements slapped together... much more then just that!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On In photos: The beauty of bees article (49 comments in total)

Need to have a set of moth images... there are some pretty ones!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 12:43 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)
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ryanshoots: Still offering two basic colors of skin-tone, peach or grayish yellow. This is a wonderful camera in may ways. Nikon colors not being one of them. Do they offer one with a b&w sensor?

What RAW and changing the WB is for.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 14:15 UTC
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io_bg: No filter thread and 6 diaphragm blades? Too bad...

If you're shooting wide open (which you will have to to get any kind of bokeh out of this lense) you're not going to see the aperture blades... the bokeh will be round. How smooth it will be is another matter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:25 UTC
On 'Rising Waters' documents Superstorm Sandy devastation article (29 comments in total)
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Greynerd: Living in gale battered England it is always intriguing how in the US you can build houses on the beach. You must have very good weather most of the time punctuated occasionally by storms of the like we never see.

The homes aren't "built on the beach" they're either literally moved out to sea, or the shoreline moved closer to the homes thanks to the storm.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:42 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (198 comments in total)

That new 40/2.8 pancake is sexy (more so than the older one). Wish I had a new K5 to pop that baby on!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 00:40 UTC as 52nd comment
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Gesture: We don't even have APS-C/Full frame digital SLRs with the capacity to "upgrade" the sensor.

Yes we do it's called getting a new camera

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:45 UTC
On Canon patent describes novel liquid lens design article (77 comments in total)
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SRT3lkt: My eyes got more efficient mechanism.

hence why they're trying to copy it and stick it in front of a camera sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 03:31 UTC
On Theme and Variations article (96 comments in total)
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Pati Feroolz: dpreview should really do something about this 520 pixel wide pictures. i use the site at 150% magnification put pictures look terrible.

No crap sherlock. You're magnifying those same small pictures by 150%... not loading the full high res pic and making it smaller. Magnifying the page will make those pictures look even more terrible compared to normal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 02:12 UTC

Nothing some gaffer's tape won't fix out in the field.

One of the reasons why I hate HDMI... the plug for it is pathetic compared to nearly everything in the past... and even new things like DisplayPort.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2012 at 19:43 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (146 comments in total)
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Carlos AF Costa: Nikon bla bla,, Canon bla bla, Fuji bla bla, Pana bla bla, XPTO bla bla,…
My God, how I like the good old brands: Kodak, Leica, Praktica, Zeiss Ikon, Agfa, Rollei ...
And always remember:
“Kodachrome They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's
a sunny day”

Might've been great in the film days, they never figured out the digital thing. = death.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 22:44 UTC
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Volkan Ersoy: At first I was suprised by the extremely small size of G1 X, then I understood that dpreview sent somebody with huge hands there, even the D4 looks small in his hands.

Most people seem to have micro-sized hands. Like with the original iPhone. I thought that phone was going to be WAY larger until I saw it IRL... it was tiny! what is it with small hands?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 20:51 UTC
On mmbbhhh.. in the Champagne taste on a beer budget challenge (7 comments in total)

Blegh. Where is the Clarity slider when I need it? This picture is ruined from the processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 01:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format article (84 comments in total)
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DioCanon: Oh come on!

WE DONT NEED ANOTHER CARD FORMAT!!!

SD is the STANDARD, make it less fragile and will be perfect.

Besides I have Canon, Canon users have already CF and SD (now in almost every model), do we really want a new DSLR with a different format?

NO THANK YOU!

The whole "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" thing in technology DOESN'T WORK. You WANT innovation. And if you can greatly increase speed, capacity, and replace both SD and CF... it sounds good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 15:24 UTC
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