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On article Macphun offers Aurora HDR Pro 3-month payment plan (39 comments in total)

Looks nice, but a bit expensive for my taste. Does the soft have adjustment layers like Dynamic Photo HDR 6?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Macphun offers Aurora HDR Pro 3-month payment plan (39 comments in total)
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avidly lucid: Sounds like not enough people are buying it> It may be good, but how do they expect to make money if it is only available in a Mac version?

Downloaded and sold is entirely not the same...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2471 comments in total)
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Thematic: Impressive results imo.

Hover the image loop over the asian girl and look at the balanced skin tone vs other cameras - or even the older 16MP XT1. Detail and no red color shift. Pleasing results.

IMO the new Pro-2 is the most accurate and pleasing results of any camera in the test.

Portrait photographers will love this camera and system and the results will only get better once Capture One Pro supports these files.

Well done Fuji. Its on my buy list this summer for sure. Thank you Dpreview for sharing these findings.

The "much improved" would work if the previous Fuji cameras were pretty lousy to start with. But they are not. I'd say the standard settings looks exactly like the standard settings on T1 or PRO1.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2471 comments in total)
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M H S: Pretty photos and nice form factor.

Does anyone think fuji will ever create a full frame cousin.

Why not to go even bigger. I mean 1900's big formats. that will show them, them pesky pixels, who is the boss.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 01:55 UTC

But wouldn't importing cats from china pose some administrative nightmare? Think about the certificates and required shots. They didn't think that through, did they?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 04:02 UTC as 10th comment
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DodgyPhotog: Waiting for a 4K Xiaomi. Most commenters probably haven't owned anything by them before, but recently in the UK we've had access to their products really cheap. The build quality is better than anything bar Apple. Massively surprised. Shocked actually.

FWIW. All designers rip off other designers. Look at Ive and Dieter Rams.

I forgive Xiaomi because they're a force for good (as far as any firm using up rare earth minerals to make things we don't need can be). They're going to make big waves in the next 5 years. No reason why companies need 8 billion in the bank when folk are starving.

As I understand Rams was actually pleased by the apple flattery following his design and Ive would mention Rams influence anytime they let him speak.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
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Mike FL: Interesting finding:

"Xiaomi CEO"net worth is estimated to be 35 billion US dollars. In 2011, Lei was ranked #201 on Forbes list of China’s 400 Richest. In 2014, he was named Businessman of the Year by Forbes."

"Xiaomi was co-founded by eight partners on April 6, 2010. In the first round of funding, institutional investors included:

- Temasek Holdings, a Singaporean government-owned investment vehicle,
- the Chinese venture capital funds IDG Capital
- Qiming Venture Partners,
- mobile processor developer Qualcomm.
- ...

The company has over 8,000 employees, mainly in mainland China, Malaysia,and Singapore, and is expanding to other countries such as India,Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil."

"According to IDC Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone maker."

I am just wondering, if they start doing big R&D, creating their own unique gizmos and we start copying their stuff, will they become furious, running around like mad and crying "intellectual theft"? Because this may happen.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:56 UTC
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(unknown member): I'll skip reading the article and jump to conclusion ignoring (possible) facts that may contradict my poisition.

I think of industrial espionage. Japan and most of the western industrialized world has set shops in China for the cheap labor. South Korea has joined the cheap labor venture and will soon be a victim on stolen intellectual property and patent infringement.

Am I biased? Of course I am.

What would they do when they run out of countries with cheap labor? War, to create new cheap labor frontiers?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
On article Google launches Cardboard Camera VR app for Android (20 comments in total)

At least google seems to have sense of humor with their new "cardboard" line of products. Well after all that nonsense how everyone will be already wearing google glass by now... the cardboard VR is more coupled with the reality.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

I bet the chinese are now getting furious. Someone is copying their own design.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:40 UTC as 4th comment
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cinemascope: GoPro is the biggest marketing scam ever. Action cameras with massive rolling shutter? WTF? If you are going to sell specialised gear, then at least do it properly? The whole of the last decade is now tainted with defective videos and there is no end in sight, as it gave other manufacturers the excuse to sell crappy gear too. How fitting they've picked the name Karma, really hope it does its job.

You may be onto something. Not even commenting on the whole ultrawide lens idiocy. You can't even watch it on bigger screen without becoming sick. It is just for totally self pleasuring youtubers because no-one else is willing to watch that.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:36 UTC

Well it seems next year people will need to start registering the drones in US. And few more drones in the air, few more tangled in the power lines and they may start banning them or allowing them only on certain locations.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:33 UTC as 1st comment

Wow, how come nobody came with the instant print before! Fuji is on the roll!!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:28 UTC as 5th comment
On article Video: a look at the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II (125 comments in total)

I had been big sony fan, I totally dig this, but I have mixed feelings how sony is trying to become a leica with their pricing. I thought the first R1 was overpriced.
On the other hand all sony branded stores in my city were closed down because of low sales - so they can wave in front of my nose the new multi-thousand $ camera and talk how they are reaching to new highs but the reality is different for sony.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:23 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

OMG, I remember having TRYX camera for about 3 days and returning it as soon as possible.
The image quality indoor was worse than any cheapest phone. Non existing battery life. I thought the $250 I paid was way too overblown for the *** I'v got. I don't understand this, doesn't everyone in china have a smartphone with hundreds of apps?
I don't understand china at all, but they really seems to be on the high horse of senseless consumerism. They totally out-west the west.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:09 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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fpvnoob: I heard the price of the camera is 1350 dollars or £850 if so sony can kiss my ass.
And by the way everyone is dumping their RX100 3 on ebay you will be able to buy it second hand for over HALF the price of this.

There are more people in line for ass kissing. Don't worry.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 23:37 UTC

And I thought the $600+ for the original RX100 was pretty steep when released for this type of camera.
But each RX model had higher and higher initial price and now we are in $1K category. Soon, I am not exactly sure who is going to buy these cameras because my yearly paycheck does not increase in the same speed.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 23:30 UTC as 12th comment

The images look pretty good but I fear it would have the same effect on me like the lumia.
Looks tempting on the paper but when thinking about buying it I would rather buy a RX100 for half of the money and just keep my $0 smartphone for the smartphone stuff, like calling, texting and...taking pics that no-one is going to see anyway.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 2nd comment
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