forpetessake

forpetessake

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forpetessake: Outrageous intrusion of government. Ansel Adams must be turning in his grave. First they annexed the land for the 'public' use, and then that government bureaucracy made themselves judges and de facto owners prohibiting that same public from the free use of the land.

"When a wealthy nation chooses..."

A nation doesn't choose, people do. And the primary problem is that the government bureaucrats are those people. Instead of nationalizing the land they should have been privatizing it, then none of those problems would have existed, a free market always provides what people involve in free market activities want, not what some bureaucrats sitting on his fat behind waiting for a cushy pension wants.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
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falconeyes: IMHO, there is something wrong with the US national park concept.

Compared to, e,g., Europe, the Alps in particular,, only a fraction of the US is preserved for giving priority to nature. No signs to restrict building activities outside national parks. So it seems to Europeans. Where are all the opportunities to hike and spend time in nature, outside nat. parks? And why is access to nat. parks restricted and costing money. It shouldn't. It is just nature. The US is so sparsely populated compared to Europe that it seems almost absurd. And to restrict photography of US nature certainly IS absurd.

Because Europe's both feet steeped deep into the socialistic/communistic morass, and the American society is only one foot there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:33 UTC

Outrageous intrusion of government. Ansel Adams must be turning in his grave. First they annexed the land for the 'public' use, and then that government bureaucracy made themselves judges and de facto owners prohibiting that same public from the free use of the land.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:24 UTC as 91st comment | 12 replies
On Exposure vs. Brightening article (22 comments in total)
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David Hull: Barryhk --

The exposure slider in LR is adjusting "brightness". In earlier versions of LR this control was called brightness. Essentially it takes the "raw numbers" and scales them multiplying them by a constant to make the image brighter and dividing the numbers to make the image dimmer. This is digital "amplification".

Look at how he defines "brightening".

Dave

Another thing is the "exposure compensation" on the cameras, which depending on the mode can actually adjust the exposure or the brightness (ISO).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)

People find so many faults with this cute little bugger, but the most important one nobody noticed -- you can't make calls with it :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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george2013: Finally an articulating viewfinder. A touchscreen. But no hotshoe. That is a no no. Or in other words. My money stays in my wallet.

Ridiculous comment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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tutek: I'm waiting for the G17, I hope that Canon has not forgotten, slightly larger body, a longer zoom lens, external flash, grip ... and most importantly, a better quality lens.

You don't need to wait, Canon is already producing 5D-III with everything you desire. This type of camera is designed for carrying in a pocket, and the only requirement to it is to beat the cell phones in reach and image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Le Kilt: Sounds like a very nice lens and sensor.
As usual with the G series, Canon make a great camera with one or two important things missing.
Canon, please add a viewfinder (and don't remove something else like you usually do).
A full tilt and swivel screen would have been nice too, there are many more uses than just selfies!
But just a good viewfinder and I would get one... for now, I'll wait.

Nobody cares about EVF on such a tiny camera, it's targeting cell phone crowd, which don't even know what EVF is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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veroman: There's no hot shoe! How could they have left that off?

What kind of dork attaches something to a hotshoe on a miniature P&S camera? There isn't one because it targets normal P&S shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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sdh: I don't see the review discussing whether this camera has a focal plane or compact camera (whatever it's called) type of shutter.

And more to the point, will this camera have the max sync speed limitation that hinders DLSR shooters trying to use the on-camera flash for fill in bright sun.

Oh snap.

Geez, this is a P&S camera, it's for people, who want something better than their cell phones but still fitting in the pocket. None of them could care less about the shutter type or sync speed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2072 comments in total)
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photohounds: Further ...
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"That's the way we've always done it" is not enough to fool everyone into thinking large equipment is needed for quality pictures. It is FUD - there are many articles like the one below, from PROs who have switched and never looked back.
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http://www.smallcamerabigpicture.com/how-to-overcome-fears-using-micro-43rds-cameras-in-a-professional-environment/

The "big" advantage mostly isn't. _ Both my EM-1 and my EM-5 trounce my 6x7 camera in every sharpness/grain/noise measure I can muster. The MARGIN by which these small Olympus EM cameras defeat this great (but huge) camera (Mamiya RB-67 Professional S), astonished me.
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Large is NO longer needed except for SOME extreme technical photography.
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Most of the larger format adherents use maths to support their quasi-religious belief that a faster lens is "needed" to compensate for photographers who have no skill or inclination to watch the background.
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see .. http://photohounds.smugmug.com/6x7-early-80s/

It's like saying most people don't need large trucks, or big cars, because I bought a small scooter and it works better than all other vehicles I had before.
This article talks about the physical limitations of the cameras and lenses, you can't have both smaller and more light, because there can't be more light collected by the sensor than the light collected by the lens aperture. Everyone can choose what he needs, whether he wants less noise and bigger lens or a smaller lens and more noise. Arguing what other people should and shouldn't want is simply stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)
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HeyItsJoel: Fuji colors are great when photographing portraits and people. For everything else, it's awful.

They are great for low light indoors, bad weather, for portraits, and everywhere where weak pastel colors look good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)

Wow, that's the biggest EVF anybody ever built :-) Sigma must be very proud -- not!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 58th comment
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (223 comments in total)
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maxnimo: 23 glass elements? Anything over 6 glass elements makes me real nervous. I hope they know what they are doing.

Hello? Modern lenses, even inexpensive ones routinely have 10-15 glass elements. Fuji is famous for its low loss coatings, so 23 doesn't seem like a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 23:18 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (223 comments in total)
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nerd2: I don't think anyone will enter fuji system just for this lens, but I think this lens is at least somewhat comparable to FF f4 alternatives, being APS-C:

D610 + 70-200 f4 VR : $1900+$1400 = $3300
6D + 70-200 f4L IS: $1900 + $1300 = $3200
X-T1 + 50-140 f2.8 OIS : $1300+$1600 = $2900

Don't forget the A7 + 70-200/4, which can cost anywhere from $2800 to $3200.
And here is the problem. Most Fuji enthusiasts will prefer cheaper, slower, lighter 55-200/3.5-4.8 lens, and those on the other end, who need faster glass with higher resolution will opt for FF 70-200/2.8 lenses. So the customer base for that lens is going to be small. Probably, Fuji will discount this lens to around $1000 to get some sales boost.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 23:12 UTC

Here is an idea for Sony how to make those QX modules more useful for the ordinary people, who have only two hands and no dirty thoughts. They should release a helmet/cap/hat with a smartphone holder, large battery, connectors, etc. Then one can use a QX module and free hands from holding the phone. The helmet visor can also flip 180 deg to show a message, "Hello, I'm a photographer. I'm shooting with Sony QX1, I'm not a spy or a creep."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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Kirppu: I personally don't get this concept. Buy a lens mount, that work by it self no matter that the ergonomics seem to suck. Use your lens mount with your smart phone that acts as you camera rear screen. Still you're far from ergonomic nirvana.
Plus, you still have to buy lenses for your system.

Heck why not just buy the E-mount camera body?
This is one of those things I just don't get it.

@HowaboutRAW: "Mount the smaller camera almost anywhere and control from 50 away with your smartphone. Does that expand your idea of what this can do?"

Looks your ideas are revolving around spying and voyeurism. Not everybody needs that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 19:17 UTC

There is already largely improved alternative to QX1, with similar weight, size and a bit more expensive, but a lot more functional -- A5100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)

The images are soft, and noisy, and lacking dynamic range ... and still they are pretty good for such a tiny sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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ravi532: I expected that people will start moaning about this "small" sensor than one compared to current industry " standard " 1 inch sensor. This craze for size of sensor is reminding me of good old days of megapixel war incidentally started by sony...If sensor is so important then nikon D3000 TO D7000 must take same quality picture but it is not...most people buy without knowing what the sensor does just buy because it is larger in size..difference between {x20 and rx100 ii} is marginal during on-street morning and evening shoots...only at night rx100 ii performance stands out...eventually its for people who are nocturnal..for day light to me x20 performs better/equal to rx100 ii..[ I used both of them] and undoubtedly colors of fuji is unparalleled
camera is much more than sensor.. For god sake there is something called aperture...fuji[2- 2.8] is way better than its competitor rx100 II..
But yes without OVF the charm and retro feel is certainly missing.. overall to me its good one..

@JohnFredC: "For very-closeup-all-the-way-to-infinity everything-in-focus images, larger sensor/lens combinations simply fail to deliver, even with the shortest focal length, highest quality lenses available."

This is just ignorant. A smaller sensor doesn't have more DOF, it's the lens, not the sensor that have DOF. The smaller lenses typically found on those small sensor cameras have more DOF simply because they have smaller equivalent aperture. They don't add anything, they lack the shallow DOF you can get from the larger lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
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