plastique2

plastique2

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Tears come into my eyes reading about this marvelous device for I have no use for it since I have abandoned all my apple hardware (well, except my imac which i'm using with windows installed).

For the apple protectors: whatever you say in response to so called apple bashing like "this can be done on apple devices too" - well, yes, but on non-apple devices it can be done with much less hassle and without workarounds. Example: i plug in my android phone to my pc, i open in any file manager of my liking the phone's drive letter OR device name (both is available) and start copying and whatever else is needed. Please notice: the mentioned steps are THE ONLY necessary steps. No WinSongs or iTunes or any other jumbomumbo-no-other-can-do-it-miracle-software-or-super-duper-in-between-device is necessary. That's what the apple protectors always forget to mention.

When hacked, apple stuff is quite cool. So what the heck, let's hack it ;)

He Leute, lasst euch nicht verappeln ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 12th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

I own now an A3000 for some ten days. I am very satisfied with the image quality and with the shape of the camera and the ergonomics. I really don't understand the previous post by Neodp. I don't share his/her experience. And yet there is a thing that keeps nagging and annoying me more and more. This here is now intended for the engineers from SONY to read, maybe to respond, and just, just maybe to do something. I'll put it in a sarcastic form:
What is the benefit of shooting in RAW + JPEG without having the option to shoot just in RAW ? I would like to know it so I can enjoy fully the benefits of this most likely very wisely implemented restriction in the A3000 too! Please tell us! OR FIX IT!
For years now I am shooting only in RAW with all my cameras. I don't need the in-camera jpegs. Does that make me a bad person, dear SONY?!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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Michel J: @ plastique2

The whole 38 millions accounts was hacked by the N$A through Adobe itself?

I don't understand, thanks to explain to me. ;-)

Did I say or write "The whole 38 millions accounts was hacked by the N$A through Adobe itself?" No, I didn't. So what exactly do you not understand?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 13:09 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

No need to panic. All this was hacked by NSA and CIA and who not else a long time before. So they maybe know who hacked Adobe now ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 47th comment
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)

Excellent work! This gets very close to how I see scenes like these with my eyes. I would love to see these images in a higher resolution so that I can "delve" into all these details.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 20:58 UTC as 62nd comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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Jogger: i really dont understand all the pandering over the retro design.. who cares what it looks like as long as its not offensive.

oh boy, of course i care how it looks like if it looks like as it looks like just to look like as it looks like and therefore has no grip and i get cramps from holding it even after a short time - so what does that that look like? soon we'll have cameras without a shutter button - but you'll have to lick the touch screen to release the shutter, sorry, not the touch screen but the lick screen, that would be fancieee

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:58 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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Jogger: i really dont understand all the pandering over the retro design.. who cares what it looks like as long as its not offensive.

Could you please list me some cameras looking like a fisher price toy? (although i have no clue what a fisher priced toy is in the first place)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:53 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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plastique2: Like all the other PEN cameras and many other similarly designed cameras by Sony, Pentax, etc. - a fine piece of engineering - but NOT as a photographic tool should look like! Simple as that. Pretty camera? Maybe. A matter of taste. Ergonomic camera? Surely not. As so many cameras recently. I hate that. Who needs a pretty camera anyway? Any camera that would have an outstanding performance and would be easy to hold and easy to handle would be pretty because of that. Everybody would want to have it. But these new (ehm, old retro whatever design) cigarette box cameras are a hurdle to serious photographic work, amateur or pro ...
When will this 'who makes the camera with the smallest grip and the most invisible viewfinder' craze end?

And yes, maybe the E-P5's images are shaky because it is difficult to hold it steady without a viewfinder pressed against the face to hold it even steadier ... it's meant to be a joke, but maybe it isn't so far from the truth ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:50 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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plastique2: Like all the other PEN cameras and many other similarly designed cameras by Sony, Pentax, etc. - a fine piece of engineering - but NOT as a photographic tool should look like! Simple as that. Pretty camera? Maybe. A matter of taste. Ergonomic camera? Surely not. As so many cameras recently. I hate that. Who needs a pretty camera anyway? Any camera that would have an outstanding performance and would be easy to hold and easy to handle would be pretty because of that. Everybody would want to have it. But these new (ehm, old retro whatever design) cigarette box cameras are a hurdle to serious photographic work, amateur or pro ...
When will this 'who makes the camera with the smallest grip and the most invisible viewfinder' craze end?

At the moment I have only two Olympus cameras, E-620 and PEN PL1. I have had and used most of the main camera models of all camera makers. I know what I am talking about. I have nothing against good design. But the design has to be ergonomical, otherwise what is the point of a photographic tool? Yes, a tool. You are happy with the OM-D. I would be too. It is much more ergonomical than the E-P5 and that's the model here in discussion. The new OLY which is about to come is even more ergonomical. Yet it is not am OLY PEN. Why did we have to go through the PEN phase with exceptionally good image quality, but with show off design of the camera body? That's what I'm talking about. And you go on being happy. By the way, herd followers are those who are prepared to use and praise a product even if it is clearly impractical in one or another way, just because it is fancy, modern, rare, designed by somebody famous, etc.
So do you understand what I am saying?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)

Like all the other PEN cameras and many other similarly designed cameras by Sony, Pentax, etc. - a fine piece of engineering - but NOT as a photographic tool should look like! Simple as that. Pretty camera? Maybe. A matter of taste. Ergonomic camera? Surely not. As so many cameras recently. I hate that. Who needs a pretty camera anyway? Any camera that would have an outstanding performance and would be easy to hold and easy to handle would be pretty because of that. Everybody would want to have it. But these new (ehm, old retro whatever design) cigarette box cameras are a hurdle to serious photographic work, amateur or pro ...
When will this 'who makes the camera with the smallest grip and the most invisible viewfinder' craze end?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 13:59 UTC as 129th comment | 3 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

As if Sony were reading my mind: the superior NEX image quality in a NORMAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA BODY ! Finally. Unfortunately the lenses of the alpha system don't fit. Hopefully there will be a solution to that, or at least a series of really usable NEX E-mount lenses.
What I like with Sony is they are experimenting around. What I don't like: they produce something fantastic like the DSC-R1 and then completely drop the concept.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 14:36 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (359 comments in total)

And so the metabones speed booster isn't that fast after all - although it increases the speed without any doubt! What?!?!?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:27 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (359 comments in total)

It is really about time to change the term used in the English speaking photography community for the capability of a lense to let through more or less light. The term "speed" is absolutely misleading. We from non-english speaking countries have to endure the torture of reading photography related material translated from English by people who have no clue about photography.

This can look like this (my attempt to make an impression of what we actually have to read in our language - because someone translated literally something he didn't understand what it's about - but then who can blame them given the English text):

"This lens is very fast, although it isn't fast at all."

When we say in our language that a lens is fast, it always relates to it's ability to perform any kind of mechanical operation in a short time period. Yet when we wan't to address it's quality of light gathering, we use two words, the translation would be: "light power". Doesn't that make more sense?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:25 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
On Lytro Light Field Camera now works with Windows article (39 comments in total)

I see I'm not the only one with similar thoughts about this toy thing.
Well, I like all kinds of technical toys, no matter how still imperfect, but I hate ridiculous and absolutely useless design. This Lytro thing is obviously designed for people who love to be pushed to the limits of their ergonomical tolerance. Same thing with the apple mouse, after ten minutes cramps in the fingers and palm. Apple faithfuls tell me: you give up too easily! - Isn't that cute as an explanation :)
On the other hand I love this idea of focusing after focusing (I don't know the proper name for it). But designwise ... you guys said it all with your comments before ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 09:59 UTC as 11th comment

So if we think the camera companies aren't reading our complaints on this and similar forums, then we are mistaken. I think they are reading them very carefully and when they see what we would like to see on cameras - they try to avoid it more or less to incorporate in new models - so that they'll never make THE perfect camera! Why?! Well, once you buy a perfect camera you will not feel the need to buy another one.
My suggestion: let's do the opposite! Let's write here how happy we are with all the new camera models, how perfect they are, how unnecessary all further improvements would be, and so on.
...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 20:57 UTC as 149th comment

It is interesting to read how different the reasons for disappointment are. And I don't see them all to be logical since Canon most certainly isn't closing the DSLR program - and the EOS-M system isn't trying simply to make the DSLR's two or three sizes smaller. I understand that. But here goes my story of disappointment (and not just with this new Canon system, but with all similar mirrorless systems so far): where is the grip???
You can have a camera without a built-in flash. You can have a camera with just 3 fps, with most of the functions accessible only through menus ... but you have to hold the camera in your hand all the time - and without a grip you will soon get cramps in your fingers. So this is my reason for saying: I don't get it!
On the other hand: I do get it! - We buy a sophisticated camera only to see it doesn't satisfy us for some reason. So after a while we buy a camera from the other class - hopefully (for the respective company) from the same brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 150th comment | 1 reply
On DSCF1145 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

what's wrong with his ears??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 22:01 UTC as 1st comment
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DtEW: I have no problem with Joe Klamar. Every photographer will have great days, off-days, and WTF-days, which is apparently what happened here.

I don't know why nothing has been said about the editors who chose these images to be published. As far as I'm concerned, they were the ones who completely dropped-the-ball on this one.

exactly !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2012 at 21:37 UTC

LMOF

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2012 at 20:29 UTC as 50th comment

Theh photo of Try Harder is hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2012 at 20:28 UTC as 51st comment
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