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random.lt: Standalone trial link:

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First link is only needed to generate "referrer" :)

Thanks been trying to find this link for hours. Nothing is clear the most obvious links all take you to signing up for CC .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ogl: Nikon with real 36 MP is far better than 40 MP mode from crop 2.

ogl EM-5 11 is not APS-C, yet I do concur with your original idea, yet again Olympus have achieved an amazing bit of kit, it is a tiny camera, as are many of the lenses and hats of to olympus and Panasonic for giving us this m4/3 tec.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: If it's as reliable and robust as my 1Ds' it will find a place in my studio. It looks like a serious camera for skilled professionals.

Wise words. Those who have the inability to understand such concepts shout very loud with all the callowness , nescience and simplicity, they can muster.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3440 comments in total)
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12fps: Besides Resolution advancements significantly outpace the advancements of the qualities of their image sensors, file-size especially in RAW is becoming a major headache. I don't know how big the file size for a full res image, but judging this advancement, just a couple of shoots, spaces in hard drives will run out in no-time. Also, the CF cards, even with more than 100 MB/secs, its not going to help, since the amount of data recorded will be ridiculously high. I guess Canon is using RAID in dual card formats, they need new file formats to lessen the footprint of RAW, and even JPEG.

I use a camera now which produces 50mb raw files which convert to 84Mb 16bit tiffs to work on and many PSD files, of hundreds of MB. Not an issue if the platform used is capable. 10 years ago your point would be valid, not today.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On high up photo in Uwe Hartmann's photo gallery (1 comment in total)


Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:46 UTC as 1st comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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The Squire: I thought, if there is a manufacturing defect, which this clearly is, that this is no limit on your statutory rights (in the UK) to return it for a refund or have it repaired. So I don't see how they can start charging for this after 3 years.

Sorry to say it is a pre existing manufacturing fault, as it has been acknowledged by Leica themselves to exist. In other words it will be known to happen by Leica's own words in replaced sensors, therefore it has to pre exist, too exist . Yes you are correct and the composite material is thinner than say the Sony sensors which is a prerequisite to being able to use their wide angle lenses on a digital sensor.
Not good news for all concerned I hope a good speedy conclusion can be found.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Since the previous A7 II thread has quiet down, I decided to write this here.

Just read another detail review from another site, some key points

1) The 5 axis IBIS will only work on lens that provide "Focus Distance information" which mean most FE and E mount lens. The other lens will run with only 3 Axis result to only 1-2 stop IBIS not 4.5.

2) IQ has not change much. that is expected as its the same processor. if you want improved noise performance you can almost forget about it.

3) The PDAF .....still sucks at 2.5 FPS. If you are looking to do a lot of action shots. This is not for you.

Got to go party now....more on this later :-)

Sam you may well be correct with the IBIS and lenses. All I know with my Olympus, using primes, in menu you select shoot without lens and then with prime legacy lenses you can put in their focal length for the IBIS to have that knowledge. The 5 IBIS on the Oly using this is absolutely superb. I wonder if the 7II has this function, I'd be suprised if not and may well have been missed by the other reviewer or possible anyway.
Not that I am about to get the 7II

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
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daMatrix: This is great for navigation at night on a boat. Especially in and around water cities.
However boats must carry lights and a traffic radio is obliged for large / professional ships, smaller (read amateur) ships are literally guessing in the dark about size and distance of the (tiny) boat lights on the water (and some even are ignorrant of light rule) .

Far from guessing there is a little thing called radar! Plus a wide spread use of AIS. Problem with using camera's for sighting other vessels is for one, a l;arge vessel needs time to change course and needs to know at a long distant where other vessels are. What distant will these cameras work? Especially in heaving rain? Fog? I do take your point on Amateurs but they would I suspect not know how to use any form of navigation, but having said that many amateurs are keen and clued up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On PENTEWAN in the Four Thirds Sensor Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Bryon, a suprise to me I had forgotten I'd entered.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 08:41 UTC as 1st comment
On POPPIES in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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BYRON MCD 77-81: Beautiful !

Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 08:35 UTC
On AFTER THE STORM in the Pollution challenge (2 comments in total)

Well by one or two people it is obviously of no value, but that's their choice.

Thanks for the kind comment it is appreciated and a superb image you produced.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:47 UTC as 1st comment
On The weeping church in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Very good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' article (105 comments in total)

An attempt to re-invent, intellectually it appears bland. Far to conservative. It is innate and you cannot get away from that,it is in the attempt to take ownership of something that has always existed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:10 UTC as 45th comment
On best this week at Ebey Island in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Being in the top eleven is good, yet an image of this quality does not deserve the two low scores it received.This goes for many of the images on here.
Nice pic well done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 1st comment
On MAGIC in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Mick

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 08:34 UTC as 1st comment

Wow just looked at this previously posted video.

This has been the clearest pointer yet to why the financial structures of the world are at the moment. Truly unbelievable that guys like this can be in charge of our futures in that respect. They make politicians look clever and if that is so something is seriously wrong. It is a great video demonstrating the lack of any community commitment to bettering peoples lives and shows pure true unadulterated greed and any kind of trust, truth and honesty.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 13:36 UTC as 480th comment | 2 replies

Big no from me,I cannot afford this type of on going payment. I got Cs4 and Cs6 at a time when there was bit of spare cash, which can happen occasionally.I cannot sensibly commit to monthly payments for something like this which is not actually needed. I am one of those who has Cs because it is there and it is a treat. Not because I have too. Do not get me wrong it is a wonderful bit of kit, but I need water, food and some of the utilities. This is a luxury, a hobby and as we all know we need to make choices with the little spare cash we have. Reality is more and more of those making this type of decision are paid very very well and they seriously do not understand, are out of touch,especially at this time as most peoples household income is being squeezed, this amount being asked for from Adobe is not trivial. Usually if you buy a utility on a monthly plan the price drops dramatically, as there is certainty for the supplier. That in itself rings alarm bells on this decision

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 09:39 UTC as 554th comment | 1 reply
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Horshack: The good news for Adobe is they have a near-monopoly in creative software tools. The bad news is their monopoly is in a discretionary market, where consumers aren't compelled to use their product and can do without. Adobe doesn't appear to be aware of this distinction but they soon will be.

you are correct that many use it because it is there at a reasonable price. Now people will only use it if they have too and that is a huge difference, as they will find ways not to use it.
People are not as stupid and as well off for money as many of these corporate decision mackers believe others to be.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:47 UTC
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shaocaholica: Can someone explain why when first party camera makers started making wireless flashes years ago they didn't just go straight to radio controlled? Was there some tech barrier?

I think probably legislation on using radio signals in certain parts of the world.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 17:47 UTC
On Amethyst deciever in the Amongst The Leaf Litter challenge (5 comments in total)

Well done d c very nice image.

Ruth is that a scientific evaluation? Or weird generality. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 21:59 UTC as 1st comment
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