wootpile

wootpile

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Jahled: How exactly are they going to enforce that? I mean your average Joe or Jane is going to go on a hike in the 'wilderness' with a rucksack..

It's these kinds of laws that slip through the net that later, one day allows for example rangers to stop you and confiscate you camera if they find it. makes a delinquent of everyone taking a snap with a phone in the wild.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:52 UTC

Why overcomplicate this type of legislation? The US legislators should make a hint from Sweden's way of handling this through 2 types of wilderness protection.
1) national park, no commercial construction, no vehicles (apart from supporting tourism) allowed (I assume this is similar to US national parks)
2) nature preserve, usually smaller in area and often located near suburbia. just about equally restraints on commercial (or residential) building, no vehicles and often dis-allowing camping or tents

In both cases though, all areas free to use for recreation walks and of course photography.

If you let this go through in US what next? Will they also prohibit un-licensed painting? How about mental memories?

One can only wonder if the forest service lawyers drafting this have gone to a proper law-school.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies

LX100 is very close to perfection - and it looks good!

I would have paid 100 more for the lx 100 if it had also sported a tilt screen for easier macro

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply

I read this as something like "4-k.. aha, yes we might have to think about that, someday"

Seriously 4-k will be replaced by something better by the time they arrange their first meeting about it.

Nikon reminds me of the telecom co Ericsson. So in love with their own inventions, so much that lethargy is making them loose market. Ericsson finally had to team up with some fresh blood: Sony so they became Sony-ericsson for a while. In the end, Sony got tired of the sluggish "swimming through syrup" experience. Ericsson, shocked by the quick-minded Sony, sank back into the comfort of blocky, decade-spanning masterminding of telecom infrastructure.

I know because I was there. However, I don't know why Nikon seems so extremely reluctant to test new waters that are based on customer demand, and not on their own masterminding.

Too much in-grown pride, tradition and love of heritage. Doom.

is this a rant? yes. bacause I am.. or perhaps was, a Nikon fanboy. I used to like Ericsson too..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

Very impressive. reasonable price. As Dreview noted, it will be excellent for macro. But where is the flipscreen? Try doing closeups at ground level with your eye in a mini viewfinder. You'll take the single shot and be done with it on account of clumsiness.

Since the lx100 is quite deep anyway thanks to the viewfinder sticking out a bit.. I don't understand why they didn't add a flipscreen and simply slap 60 more bucks on the price.

I may end up buying this simply because of the large sensor tech. but as soon as a similar device with a articulating screen hits the market.. bye bye.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 281st comment | 3 replies

Nice to see Tammy moving in. Now please make us a small 14 - 50 and a fast but cheap 15

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I have never shot anything at over 200mm. Still, the fz1000 seems like a pretty good grab-and-go camera. I would prefer a shorter lens and smaller size though. Good to see the 1-inch sector growing! Nikon - are you zzz?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:11 UTC as 216th comment | 4 replies
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micksh6: It is practical to glue battery cover to a battery. When battery swells and becomes fat in few months you will still be able to use it, if they place elements perpendicularly, of course.

Fat battery will stick out of camera but it will be usable nevertheless. Very utilitarian solution.

@micksh6 I couldn't agree more! It's ok though because most owners won't ever use it much ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 06:39 UTC

The new on this phone/tab is just a face tracking selfie camera with movable lens so you don't have to center your face to get centered. betcha!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 08:06 UTC as 7th comment

Too late. I am a Nikon fan, been using the brand on an off since the days of film. But their handling of the D600 problem was inexcusable and has tainted the good name of the brand forever. Shame on you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)

I think it's a fair review. 77% feels adequate (perhaps even a bit high?) and the graphs tell the real story. The silver award.. is just an award. A pat on the back for including a oddly tilting viewfinder.. good effort, better luck next time, etc.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 19:42 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Dpreview:
I think you got the specs mixed up between

Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97″)
Macro focus range 30 cm (11.81″)

EDIT disregard - I guess it's the macro at tele distance

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 671st comment
On Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera article (73 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: From the news release: "Available in June 2014, the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm . . ."

Pardon my nit-pick, but "kit" is not a verb. Nikon's new cameras look interesting. The company shouldn't let a flack's mangling of the language detract from its announcement.

to OP SW Anderso
You do realize the instance of kit in the above "the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the" has no relation to "verbs" even if another word were used--

it's not actively kitting

KITTED is adjective - could be as ATTACHED

if you want to nit pick grammar, learn it first =0

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: This isn't so much macro photography as art. The macro bit is practically incidental. the insects themselves are indistinct and even barely even visible. What would be distracting backgrounds/bokeh is an attractive part of a whole. I wouldn't want to do this with my kind of portraiture but I have to applaud the use of what's normally termed 'bad bokeh'.

Bravo on some marvellously inventive photography.

While I like the colors and the compositions... I disagree. This isn't art. It's animal cruelty of the worst kind. Ask yourself how the animals come to carry the poses they do, and inhabit the photographic environments they do which often do not coincide with their natural habitats.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Posing dead animals isn't hard. Neither is killing them it would seem...

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 95th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 comments in total)

Apart from faster lens / dof difference... the GM1 with kit lens runs circles around it in studio IQ scene. Smaller sensor, more pixels, much smaller package, same price... go figure.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 06:39 UTC as 129th comment | 6 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

Thanks for the laugh! This is on the same level as inches, acres and printing money to uphold financial vapor. Patently American :)

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 47th comment
On Create your own DSLR external battery pack article (66 comments in total)
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wootpile: Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.

LOL - dumbest hack I've ever seen. Irreparable material fatigue in one day flat.

If you must try this: mount it on the base.

@ Andy - of course, but none of them have such a lopsided balance. The part you incline forward on a flash weighs nothing compared to the battery compartments/main housing and the extended part is a lot shorter, thereby balancing themselves quite nicely.

This example on the other hand, carries the majority of its weight on the extended part. People will do what they want but you won't find that setup wobbling up and down on my cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On Create your own DSLR external battery pack article (66 comments in total)
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wootpile: Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.

LOL - dumbest hack I've ever seen. Irreparable material fatigue in one day flat.

If you must try this: mount it on the base.

Here's an example of what you need
http://www.amazon.com/Desmond-5-5-Inch-Release-Compatible-PC-140/dp/B0087G0NYM/
http://www.amazon.com/Easyfashion-Velcro-Adhesive-Sticky-2mtrs/dp/B00GUDGH6M

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 07:20 UTC
On Create your own DSLR external battery pack article (66 comments in total)

Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.

LOL - dumbest hack I've ever seen. Irreparable material fatigue in one day flat.

If you must try this: mount it on the base.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 06:59 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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