Spectro

Spectro

Lives in United States WA, United States
Joined on Jul 9, 2012
About me:

architect and photonerd

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On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (94 comments in total)
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Spectro: I was driving on that freeway between LA and SF and thought this area looked like the window desktop, ha I guess it is. The valley rolling hills were cool looking and thought about that commercial, happy cows come from California. this is cattle grazing area.

actually I drove all the way way up to Seattle (moved).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:17 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (94 comments in total)
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snegron2: Ironic how this digital icon image was created with analog film.

those were the film days and digital scanner. Sometime in early 2000s digital became popular (had my p&S digital in 97/98 (parents money), but we were still shooting film as a family in the late 90s and early 2000).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (94 comments in total)

I was driving on that freeway between LA and SF and thought this area looked like the window desktop, ha I guess it is. The valley rolling hills were cool looking and thought about that commercial, happy cows come from California. this is cattle grazing area.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (374 comments in total)
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Sirandar: Looks like a great camera and the image quality seems almost as good as a Oly EM5 and it is about the same price.

I image this being a little better the om5 especially in low light. I do believe they are both Sony sensor with different pattern layer on top, so the color should be similar. Processor is a factor more in jpeg then in raw. If I was in the market for another milc it would be this camera. I am fine with my setup now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 news story (232 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: the iso 1600 seems grossly underexposed
the person working under dark skies can evidently see fine under the bright night skies (city lit or dusk lit after sunset?) with back turned from the fire

if the moon was out (it didn't appear so from lack of harsh shadows, unless it was overcast: stars not visible means it is overcast skies) it would be very bright blue skies identical to midday sun on a clear day.

likely video was captured well after dusk with enough light to see without fire (as the busy person shown indicates) on an overcast evening, rather than full moonless clear skies starry night. any civilization nearby means overcast evening skies quite bright to see without fire. distant lights on horizon tells us it's at least dusk (after 8 - 8:30pm)

it will be awhile before SONY catches up to Canon sensors, which already can capture on video in realtime both flying fireflies or shooting stars (in the dead of night without moonlight or city light)

That is quite a fangirl defense for canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 23:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (208 comments in total)
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Spectro: Didnt like the smallnsensor spec and price. But since it is small was going to give a try, the orginal v1 sample I took him didn't convience me to buy. Maybe check out the newer sensor someday.

"Took home" tablet spell correction is annoying at times.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 00:12 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (208 comments in total)

Didnt like the smallnsensor spec and price. But since it is small was going to give a try, the orginal v1 sample I took him didn't convience me to buy. Maybe check out the newer sensor someday.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

sigma is making a corporate decision to get better and not break the bank (relatively to other). They used to produce Quantaray, the joke of lenses. My favorite lens is the sigma 85mm1.4, but I can't fully recommend it because it is kind of soft at times and has some Af issues. I probably past on this f1.4 since I just got a 50mm 1.4 last year, but the sig 35mm f1.4 is currently #1 on the wish list and next to buy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 18th comment
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras news story (54 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I wonder if Nikon's experience with the D600 encouraged Canon to be extra forthcoming. Not only did they recall the cameras (and apologize, for those who think that matters) but they threw in a chemistry lesson with the exact details of what's going on.

US is more strict on company products that are health risk, you probably know this, stop acting like they are the same thing. US injury liability lawsuit can be in the millions per person. Nikon oil spot won't kill your or do physical harm. This is the second canon chemical issues that might effect people physically (t4i was discontinued so fast), I remembering them explaining why too.

GM cars killed some people with the key ignition issues. Sony is recalling vaio fast because the battery might caught fire. Product defects are service adversity, physical harmful product are recall.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
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DafO: $949 US
So let's guess say 9% sales tax ~ $1034
= £617 inc VAT UK
But UK price is listed as £850
Ouch.

in the US you can avoid tax by buying online from another state. Most state taxes are 8.5-10%

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On IMG_0115 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

yes, we need more cat photos in this world

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 05:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)

Nice, life time warrantly almost for the shutter. Nikon is finally getting it right.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 70th comment
On Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, part 1 news story (113 comments in total)
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M Lammerse: Is it only me, or do many see it as the 2014 Sony World Photoshop awards?

yeah quite a few are heavily processed like on instagram level. Not saying they aren't good, they are very good to me. But it does say more about the photographers then the camera. Each their own.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail news story (272 comments in total)
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Shunda77: I can't imagine a single woman on earth being comfortable with this!

no, I done some portrait and the hotter the girl, the more photos they want. heck even the not so hot one want photos taken of them, it is more of a personality thing. Just watch out for the ones that want to get paid, call professional models.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 02:13 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (519 comments in total)
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Spectro: wow, that is thin. But with a lens attached it still not that pocketable. Maybe if they had a pancake lens.

I see it now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:02 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (519 comments in total)
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Spectro: wow, that is thin. But with a lens attached it still not that pocketable. Maybe if they had a pancake lens.

I don't see the pancake model photo yet. They plan to have a 9mm, no other physical description is here. "" It's only 22.5mm thick, and with the diminutive 9mm prime"" that the camera size nothing on the 9mm except it is diminutive?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:46 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)

the irony here. China hardly enforce illegal knock-off/fake products produce in their country, all the game, software, and window os being ripped off. Crazy working environment and hours. The environment is so polluted from low industrial standard effecting their water and air quality. They turn an eye on. Nikon figure nobody would noticed, sending all the remaining unwanted/ discontinued d600 around the world to sell in China.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:36 UTC as 43rd comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (519 comments in total)

wow, that is thin. But with a lens attached it still not that pocketable. Maybe if they had a pancake lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 160th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)

The price is just too high, maybe if it was like $200-300 (well I see a lot of last year 1 series models at this price). Actually if the waterproof aw1 was around $400-500 it would sell like hotcake but not at $800.

Nikon is being stubburn with the 1 series. Should be discontinued and replace with at least an DX sensor. No R&D cost just use all the nikkor AF lens for DX out there and maybe try to design a few flatter lens here and there.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 87th comment
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)

I like froknowsphoto unboxing video where he sniff the camera and said it smell like.... He also does a lick and blow on the camera wind test.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 129th comment
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