Impulses

Lives in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
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Joined on Apr 7, 2013

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ecka84: Decisions like that should never be based on opinions from mostly ignorant majority (including me, in many cases).
I find this situation silly and even pretty offensive, specially when DPR administration comments are like - "you can keep the page black" or "this was driven by user demand, nothing else" - which are just as inattentively & negligently unconcerning, as if a drug dealer would say - "don't buy heroin, if you don't like it, I'm not the problem ... you are". Many people don't care to learn about what's bad for them. Others are just careless in many departments (trust me, I'm one of them/you), even health or comfort, which to them is like an unpredictable and unmanageable magic, or god's will. That's just wrong.
"The white page makes it easier to read" - Yeah, sure, for a year or two, and then you start not seeing anything without glasses. Followed by endless discussions about 'not seeing the difference between crop and FF'.

Do you typically boycott sites whose color scheme offend your sensitive retina? Your concerns for others is touching, or offending, or creepy... Damnit I can't mimic your twisted logic long enough to finish this seriously, I tried.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
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sense601: So you basically left the EU, but gave every citizen a switch that says "no, I'll remain". Perfect.

DPRewind?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And it would be nice if switching back from white to black were easy over a slow interweb connection. But it's not. And yeah, people clear cookies.

So such arrogance.

" And I never said it's broken, try not putting words into my statements if you want to be treated seriously. "

Why so serious?

Hopefully that link fixes your bunched up undies, the world has enough crying over spoiled milk and the way free websites work... Or don't, but they're not broken when they don't, or are they? I'm confused, where's my serious hat when I need it...

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
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happypoppeye: Hahaha ...love it. From going digital to IS to a color change ...these commenters are consistently like old mad guys sitting on their front porch. Get Off My Lawn!!! Some things never change...

And by some things you mean the average age of DPR readers? :p Or is that age-ism discrimination? The comments section here has definitely always been one of the most crotchety in attitude of all the tech sites I visit, and it stems largely from a perception that this isn't somehow a tech site.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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odpisan: VERY good solution! Now can everybody have his favorite layout! Congratulation 4 idea!

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IT IS SHOCKING TO SEE how many users simply do not read or do not understand the text.
The think that white background is permanent & do not know that THEY CAN CHANGE IT IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS???
Did you understand the article?
YOU can change background!

You can choose between black or white background & if you choose black, it will stay black when you open the site next time.

Uuuuffff
>:o((

Simplemindedfolkspress

Why would you care how other people perceive the site? SPECIALLY in light of Simon's comments about internal data (wayyy down into the comments) that prove the white theme actually raised readability and eyeball retention when enabled. They didn't do this flippantly or without hard data to prove what the overall optimal default should be... Oh and I don't care for the white either, but I'm fine with logging in or flipping the switch. Maybe they should just charge $1 a month for access to a special black-default URL...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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Steve_: I don't really care about which theme is the default, but I do think you should put the pop-up back up for another few months, at least.

I don't suppose through all these user comments and polls you speak of you might have divined there are a significant number who simply don't care about your internal strife, and just hope you don't screw up a perfectly good site. Is it a leap of logic to figure out we might tire of an associated GD popup that cannot be permanently dismissed?

Further, could you possibly consider the notion that even if we cared we don't need to be bombarded with the life-altering news over, and over, and over. You guys are like fast-food employees. It's impossible to order anything without 'DO you want the MEAL!' being roared at you mid-sentence. Yeah, I know there is a meal and I can say the word if that's what I want, and just the same I damn well knew you had a new theme after having been told the first time!

Oh noes, news and change, whatever shall i do, I can't possibly... Not read it?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And it would be nice if switching back from white to black were easy over a slow interweb connection. But it's not. And yeah, people clear cookies.

So such arrogance.

It's not broken, just not working how you'd like it to. I'm fine with the switch and all the rationale of how it's implemented makes sense to me. They could probably come up with a URL tag that takes you directly to black or white but it might take a large backend rework for a relatively minor user base that's accuracy still unhappy.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
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Thomas Traub: NO, the site does not remenber my setting "black" because of safety-reasons my browser is adjusted to delete all cookies after shutdown of the programm. And I think most of the carefull users do this! So every time I start the browser (and it starts automaticly with the dpreview-site) I have the white screen ....... sorry, that's a no-go.

And I don't want to login every time, 95 % of the time I'm only watching the content, only in 5 % I login to write a comment or to post someting.

In German we have a word for this: "verschlimmbessern" - that means to make things worse by trying to improve them .......

sorry, white is unprofessional and it's bad for my eyes and pictures look completely differen with a white background. It has a reasonable reason that every photographer has his studio in black, every camera-man is dressed in black ......

In my defense, it wasn't there before, I had checked. :P

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
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Johannes Zander: White background consumes more power and is not eco-friendly!

" and then phone screen power consumption is much much much less than compter/laptop screen power consumption. "

As an absolute total, sure, but as a relative sum of the device's total power usage the screens on phones will feature much higher than on most other devices... And battery life tends to be more critical in the smallest devices with the smallest batteries, e.g. phones. This isn't about saving the planet (it's insignificant either way, in the grand scheme) but about optimizing where it counts.

I still think you're wrong about the number of phones with AMOLED screens, they've been using them on low end models for quite a while too... The lower end AMOLED tech usually gets bumped down to the midrange model that follows etc. I'd be happy to be proved wrong tho, in a way, I'm still not a big fan of the way AMOLED displays are usually calibrated.

OTOH i would like to see AMOLED production scale up already, so happy/sad I guess... LG makes AMOLED screens too btw.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:56 UTC
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Impulses: Can we get the same small reading mode theme switch somewhere on the mobile UI? If only for putting up with the annoying and much larger (relatively, within the UI) beta switch before... :p

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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Thomas Traub: NO, the site does not remenber my setting "black" because of safety-reasons my browser is adjusted to delete all cookies after shutdown of the programm. And I think most of the carefull users do this! So every time I start the browser (and it starts automaticly with the dpreview-site) I have the white screen ....... sorry, that's a no-go.

And I don't want to login every time, 95 % of the time I'm only watching the content, only in 5 % I login to write a comment or to post someting.

In German we have a word for this: "verschlimmbessern" - that means to make things worse by trying to improve them .......

sorry, white is unprofessional and it's bad for my eyes and pictures look completely differen with a white background. It has a reasonable reason that every photographer has his studio in black, every camera-man is dressed in black ......

Ahh, finally found the toggle buried in the menu, that IS a fair bit more annoying than the desktop UI but at least it's there.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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Thomas Traub: NO, the site does not remenber my setting "black" because of safety-reasons my browser is adjusted to delete all cookies after shutdown of the programm. And I think most of the carefull users do this! So every time I start the browser (and it starts automaticly with the dpreview-site) I have the white screen ....... sorry, that's a no-go.

And I don't want to login every time, 95 % of the time I'm only watching the content, only in 5 % I login to write a comment or to post someting.

In German we have a word for this: "verschlimmbessern" - that means to make things worse by trying to improve them .......

sorry, white is unprofessional and it's bad for my eyes and pictures look completely differen with a white background. It has a reasonable reason that every photographer has his studio in black, every camera-man is dressed in black ......

Except it's not possible to switch at all on the mobile UI, guess you don't view DPR from a phone at all?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
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Johannes Zander: White background consumes more power and is not eco-friendly!

Depends on the screen type, on most phones (see: Samsung's sales numbers and the number of other Android phones using AMOLED screens) black will consume far less power; and that's arguably the one scenario where power consumption is most relevant (the different in consumption on a tablet/laptop's LCD display will be relatively smaller).

I've got no dog in that fight btw, I actually have a phone with an LCD screen, not AMOLED, and I don't use my a laptop much... I do read in the dark often on my desktop and the bright white is a little glaring so I'll probably stick to what I'm used to.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:14 UTC

Can we get the same small reading mode theme switch somewhere on the mobile UI? If only for putting up with the annoying and much larger (relatively, within the UI) beta switch before... :p

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 198th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (789 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

I can't tell if he's trolling or he really truly believes both Sony AND Nikon will be going MF in 12 month's time... Either alternative is equally ludicrous but at least a troll attempt gives me more hope for humanity, so I'm gonna go with that. Nice try.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
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Chris2210: It will be interesting to see what battery life is like - my guess is that it will be in a similar ballpark to the GH4 [I note that's 500 shots against its predecessor's 540]. That rating surprised me because I would have pegged the battery life of my GH3 as comfortably into the higher hundreds. It's certainly nowhere near as frustratingly short as most other mirrorless cameras where you certainly need to have a spare for a full days worth of shooting. The GH cameras do of course also benefit from the possibility of an additional unit in a grip.

I suppose it's a minor niggle, but having to switch batteries mid-shoot is a pain - hopefully this camera will have the stamina last a moderate day's worth of shooting.

CIPA ratings are borderline useless for mirrorless, specially if you're trying to draw comparisons to DSLRs... The video record time rating from the manufacturer is often a better indication (possibly not as relevant with this Hassy, but for ML in general I mean)...

The constant video feed from sensor to screens and the power draw of the latter means mirrorless battery life has to be thought of more in terms of uptime than shot count. You don't measure a phone's battery life in emails sent or pages loaded, this isn't very different.

Generally turning a mirrorless camera off is the best way to extent battery life, whereas it has a negligible impact on a DSLR's battery. This is relevant even if you're a pro in a studio and you need the camera on at all times for X amount of hours, perhaps more so...

You're gonna get X amount of hours of use, period, you could trigger the shutter 3,000 times or merely 30 times in those X hours, battery life will end up being roughly the same. Leaf shutter in lenses on this might skew that a bit but the bigger power draw is still gonna be the screen/EVF and constant sensor feed, by far.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (789 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Not my cup of tea but i bet in time these will put most other ML out of buiz. MFT might be ok as they can sell their small size, all other ML systems are in trouble.

" In time as more and more MF are sold, price will come down. When the price gets low enough, the format will dominate for it's superior IQ. For those who prefer ML anyway. " -Max Iso

People said the same thing of FF/APS-C, never happened... Price of new FF bodies might've come down a few hundred recently, but they're still dang near a couple grand and there's still a thriving APS-C/MFT market, ML or otherwise.

The camera market seems to defy other markets in this regard, possibly because sensor AND lens prices aren't really that volatile (glass has been around for decades and, unlike other electronics, new manufacturing processes don't seem to benefit sensors nearly as much).

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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Max Iso: Not my cup of tea but i bet in time these will put most other ML out of buiz. MFT might be ok as they can sell their small size, all other ML systems are in trouble.

" MFT cameras aren't significantly smaller than APS-C cameras. " -JackM

The lenses sure can be tho... Also, I must've missed the APS-C ILC equivalent of the GM1 & GM5. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
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Sam Santana: Did they have to make it so ugly???

I think it looks better than the A7 line, speaking strictly to the aesthetics, and I've got no dog in the fight as I'll never own either (M4/3 user here who bought an E-M5 *despite* the retro chic looks)... Ergonomically, as far as control points, screen, etc the A7 line probably has it beat; but I don't think packing everything and the kitchen sink was Hasselblad's goal.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
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JackM: I'm still a fan, but on second look, there are no manual controls for aperture, shutter speed, or ISO. That's a pity.

You've been shooting Fuji for too long... Programmable dials are the way to go in this day and age. It does have some pretty slim dials tho...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:57 UTC
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