grafli

grafli

Lives in United States AK, United States
Works as a student
Joined on May 6, 2007

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On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (112 comments in total)

Cool Story! I also thought it was Photoshoped!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 21:02 UTC as 54th comment
On LensRentals.com needs name for massive lens calibration tool news story (133 comments in total)

Lux Capacitor

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 93rd comment
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Smeggypants: Doesn't make any sense. you're already looking at the subject, so why the need to look at the subject twice over laid with two different perspectives

Well, the camera must have a 3d scanner to know what you are seeing trough the display frame. Those scanners still cost a lot of money. So samsung did make a solution witch looks cool but is a little bit less functional, but i bet you can buy it in a year or so for a competitiv price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 09:14 UTC

Lol, Sony Ericsson made a Mobile phone in this form factor years ago!
Where the Diplay goes, there was a huge transparent Plastic Block. The Display was in the middle.
It was called "sony ericsson pureness".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 00:11 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Question:

Is this ISO stuff smoke and mirrors, or is it legitimate? I admit I'm in the stone age, shooting an Olympus E-410, E-420, and Panasonic G6. I know that this camera is light years ahead of those cameras in high-ISO capability--that isn't my question. I've done some experimenting with my cameras, and I don't see any difference between high-ISO settings and low-ISO settings. That is, an exposure of 1/60 second, ISO 1600, recommended by the camera, gives me the same noise as an exposure of 1/60, ISO 400, two stops slow according to the camera, once I equal the exposures in post.

So is there more going on to these fantastic ISO numbers other than calling what you've always been able to do by a different name? My E-410 tops out at ISO 1600, yet if I shoot a stop slow, I'm at ISO 3200. If I shoot two stops slow, I'm an ISO 6400. Does it make a difference that the manufacturer tells me that's what I'm doing on the menu, or not?

@bobbarder:
The nikon D4s tops out at 25'600 ISO. When you go higher than that, the camera does exactly what you described. The camera underexposes a ISO 25600 picture and boosts it 1(ISO 51200), 2(ISO 102400), 3 (ISO 204800) or even 4 (ISO 409600) stops. Because the nikon sensor is Fullframe (35mm) it does have less noise than your olympus e-420 (@ISO1600) even when set to iso 25600.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (138 comments in total)
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kimchiflower: They look the same except for an added converter lens on the end. Aside from the 8.5mm, I can't see what the other can offer that is not already available.

I suspect these will be manual focus only, and the 12 & 25mm are already suitab;e covered by other MFT glass.

It's nice to see choice and another manufacturer signing up, but these would have to mainly compete on price.

@paul: I guess he's talking about the outside look of the lense. The picture with all 3 lenses. The picture shows 3 identical lenses with just the front a little different. In the 12 & 25mm lense they photoshoped a F1.8 stop on the aparture ring. Thats the only difference seen in the back. It's strange that even the focus distance ring shows the same numbers. My guess: all photohop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:07 UTC

179 focal points --> 179 focus points?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:37 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)
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JohnP: There is no cable release remote control similar to the 20D, 7D, etc? Is there only a remote control that attaches to the hot shoe?

I know what you mean. The cable release is the same as in the 350D-700D. Not the one wich is implemented in 20D-50D or 5D or 1D.
Its the cheap cable release with the 2.5mm jack.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (351 comments in total)
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DonThomaso: A very good alternative if you don't want a MacBook Air is the Sony Vaio Pro 11/13-range. I recently bought a 11-inch (a nice Panasonic IPS 1920x1080 display) with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for €850. Best of all - magnesium body and weighing in at 0,87 kg! That's portable! I do most of my work on a desktop, else I would have considered the 13-inch.

100gramms lighter??
No the 13 inch model without touch is 934gramms. The MB air is a wopping 1350gramms. Thats almost 50% havier. The sony vaio pro 13 has "ac" wifi. With 567Mbit/s.
The 11inch model is even lighter.
But the wifi card in the vaio pro is bad.
It always loses connection...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (351 comments in total)
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grafli: MY Sony Vaio pro 13 makes the MB Air feel like a russian tank. The sony is only 938gramms, because its made with UD Carbon fibers. Even with a second battery its still lighter.
But i like the sturdiness of the aluminium. And the trackpad on the MB.

Carbon Fibers are stronger than Aluminium and lighter. Elastic moulus is higher with UD Fiber in the autoclave process. The sony vaio pro 13 only flexes more because its built thiner than the MB.
The difference is the cf will break at a much higher load than the aluminium will bend.
But bending isn't as bad as breaking...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (351 comments in total)

MY Sony Vaio pro 13 makes the MB Air feel like a russian tank. The sony is only 938gramms, because its made with UD Carbon fibers. Even with a second battery its still lighter.
But i like the sturdiness of the aluminium. And the trackpad on the MB.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On CES 2014: Sigma Stand Report news story (40 comments in total)

I hope it's as good as the 18-35mm F1.8
I love the lense.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G for FX format SLRs news story (114 comments in total)

Well this lens is obsolet with the existence of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:06 UTC as 13th comment | 10 replies

Is this some kind of new razor? :-P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 06:47 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)

Dual Pixel AF, cool if you have a bad Copy of a superb Lens ;-)
Otherwise i prefere Phasedetection... I'm old school.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 06:37 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
On Canola Fields in the My best picture this week challenge (13 comments in total)

The image quality doesn't match the Camera...
It looks like a Iphone HDR shot... (sorry ;-) )
Was the Picture a lot smaller and did you enlarge it again?
There are not details in the fields at all.

But the Windows XP flashback make it worth the win!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 06:31 UTC as 5th comment
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Peksu: Hopefully they add adjustable speed soon, two second trips across my city are surreal.

haha, 2 second trips across my country seemed sad :-P (Switzerland)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
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Reg Natarajan: With every camera capable of ISO 12800 these days, tripods are about as useful as slide rules to me. (I'll bet some of the younger people here don't even know what a slide rule is. Trust me, you're not missing anything.)

Night photografie isn't realy possible without a proper tripod.
But if you're just shooting holiday snapshot, and only by day... then you really don't need a tripod...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 13:10 UTC
On "Smeg" eighteen footer in the Sailboat challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow, very nice shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 20:06 UTC as 1st comment
On CES 2013: Hands-on with Samsung NX300 article (150 comments in total)
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jpr2: yet another MILC from Samsung with no built-in VF?
what a failure - it really starts to get tiring :( !!

@ DigitalVista: well the Nex 6 costs 1000$!! with the kit.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 10:51 UTC
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