monkeybrain

monkeybrain

Lives in United Kingdom Stirling, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 13, 2012

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TurkishTed: Well now that Yosemite has arrived has anyone downloaded it and looked at the features in the desktop version of photos?

It seems odd and unlikely that Apple would abandon a whole legion of supporters. Remember, much of the graphics and media industry have used Macs for years.

You have to applaud Adobe for their initiative but I am not going to make a hasty decision.

The new Photos app hasn't been released yet. Time will tell how good its plugin system will be (whether that allows advanced features).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (236 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Question to all: Digital cameras have the potential to support sophisticated, programmable (or at least scriptable), operation. There has long been an active community developing open source software to run in Canon cameras (CHDK and Magic Lantern) providing valuable improvements in camera performance and capabilities, but that community is unsupported by Canon and there is no process for validating or securely running such applications. Certainly, Apple has profited greatly from their support of in-device 3rd-party apps -- and most cameras now embed OS environments that easily could be augmented by an API and app certification process to provide secure in-camera execution of both simple user-written scripts and sophisticated 3rd-party apps. Do you have any plans to establish an officially supported, secure, method for powerful "in-camera apps" to be created by both commercial and open source 3rd parties? If not, why not?

The Samsung response will be particularly interesting in this regard. Have their android cameras been a huge success? The NX range run a tizen os but there aren't any apps - some sort of middle ground would be welcomed.

My guess is that support requirements are scaring everyone off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (236 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?

Well they could talk about the Pentax 645z, which is getting rave reviews everywhere and making medium format photography considerably more accessible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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tkbslc: 500 page per minute copier!!

With auto staple!!!

auto staple? hmm, it better have auto paper clips or it's a no buy!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
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Sambla: Dear veterans, it looks very ridiculous, but photo depicts officers somewhere in Russia. Bulk of officers are in uniform of Soviet Army (after 1943). Only three of them are in USAF uniform. Probably this picture was shot somewhere in east part of Soviet Union (close to Alaska) where the transfer of military airplane was organized from USA to USSR. But, from other hand, the airplane is very similar to soviet bomber Pe-2. In this case, this picture could be shot (for example) somewhere in defeated Germany. Not in UK.

You're referring to the first photography I assume and you certainly appear to be right: looks likes a soviet plane and there are Soviet and American uniforms there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
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srados: MR. Maeda world of cameras is moving in lighting speed.Slow and steady is not name of the game...Canon is lacking a vision to be a leader.(or is it to slow to show it).

Camera world is moving fast; the lens world is not moving as fast. Canon still leads in lenses because of the balance between comprehensive coverage and quality. Because Canon leads in lenses (and associated support) they still the lead the professional market, which filters down to the amateur market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (727 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am only reading the first page, and you ask me to spend $2799.99 on a Samsung camera..... Nah I don't think so!!

Cheap Samsung lens does not equal low image quality. The primes are all excellent and good value (the amazing 30mm especially so). The wide-angle zoom is also very good and the kit lenses are some of the best.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (727 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am only reading the first page, and you ask me to spend $2799.99 on a Samsung camera..... Nah I don't think so!!

So what you're saying is, you're not very Serious (about) Sam(sung)?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (727 comments in total)
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KameraFever: You know who will not sneer away from this camera? Videographers, care least about about what the name badge. If the NX1 delivers the goods in great 4k video, they will be all over this. Did you see the secondary market revolved around the Panasonic GH series? The same thing will happen here.

The DR of the Samsung sensors is higher than the Canon APSC, and there are plenty of people using Canon video cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:26 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (727 comments in total)
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rgs_45: Samsung reminds me of Radio Shack some years ago. They make excellent products but people try to stay away from them and go for the brand names.

I still have a couple of pairs of Radio Shack speakers I bought 20 some years ago. They still sounds good today, even better than brand names. Majority of people are still loyally branded no matter what whether they admit it or not.

I love their smartphones and lcd tv's though :)

I think Samsung's massive profits in many areas - phones, TVs etc - show that people certainly aren't staying away in those areas (and just think, Samsung was nothing in those areas 15 years ago). With cameras like this Samsung is trying very hard to establish its own name as a brand in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On Samsung announces premium NX 50-150mm F2.8 OIS article (43 comments in total)
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kevin_r: If I'm not mistaken, Samsung will have used Schneider's technology in this one. Could be an interesting outcome with the image quality.

All Samsung's NX lenses have so far been developed by a Korean company that specialises in microscope optics. Very good at it they are too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
On Samsung announces premium NX 50-150mm F2.8 OIS article (43 comments in total)
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Tan68: This i-Function button is another programmable button the camera will recognize ?

iFn works in this way: pressing the iFn button on the lens toggles the lens' focus ring to act as another dial. You can set what that dial does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)
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caravan: I own the X100 and this update looks interesting.The absence of gimmicks,articulating lcd,zoom lens,is most welcome.

It's full of gimmicks! Autofocus! Metering! Flash! Back to my box brownie, I think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
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Joriarty: This is a seriously good idea for people who are doing long backpacking holidays (like I'm looking to do myself). This is an awesome and lightweight way to make backups of my photos - the only electronics I'll need are my smartphone, camera, and this hard drive!

And a socket to charge them all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
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luben solev: IMHO 5,6 & 7 are much better than the goose that won 1st place. But then beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder.

The seal fin is ordinary I suppose in the sense that it didn't require any special technique, timing, or equipment - as long as the seal was there and the right equipment was used it's a very easy shot to take. The interesting thing about it, and no doubt why it is a winner, is that few photographers would choose to focus just on that fin, creating a unique impression of the seal.

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Outsider: Not my idea of wildlife.

What were you expecting, lions and tigers?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 12:03 UTC

The nesting gannets shot is superb. I advise also looking at the young photographers' photos on the BWPA website as well, some excellent shots!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 38th comment
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Photoman: The price is like WOW! So many action cams are cheaper or just sell the pod for phones like Richard said below. I'm sure a GoPro is cheaper than this.

Cheaper in Japan? Stuff in Japan is expensive and Japan is probably the main target market for this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (321 comments in total)

My eyes! Me eyes are burning!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (436 comments in total)

Does anyone else suspect that this model is really to introduce the new slightly larger design that can later accommodate a larger sensor more easily?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 94th comment | 4 replies
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