yslee1

yslee1

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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Paul Treacy: No reliable raw support. Just tried it. Not for X100 anyway. Good for tiff files though. At least that's something.

Surely as a storage facility it doesn't matter if they can read the file or not, no?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
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santamonica812: 12 bucks a year sounds great, even if used only as a third backup options.

I have about 9 TB of photos (RAW + TIFF & PSD). How do I get my photos from my computer to the cloud? Obviously, I can't upload them. . . by my rough calculations, that would take more than 6-8 months of continuous uploads (ie, 24 hours a day)--assuming that my upload speed stayed constant and at the advertised speed (hah!!!). In real life, probably about 18 months of doing this constant uploading, as I'll be using my computer to do other things at the same time.

I assume serious photographers will be uploading RAW and TIFF files, with JPGs used as images for web use only. So, I expect that pros, semi-pros, and serious amateurs will all have backups of 1 TB and higher. I'm not understanding the logistics . . . how are people managing to get such a huge volume of data uploaded in a reasonable time-frame????

Some of us do have fibre, so that helps.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
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yslee1: It's been years, but they still don't get it.

I don't know about you all, but I buy mirrorless system cameras both for their performance and their size.

Given it's all about power in small sizes, why in the blazes the accompanying computing power is either a underpowered tablet of some kind (with a few exceptions like the Surface Pro 2) or an overweight 15" laptop?

11-13" laptops are the key market here, and bag manufacturers almost always ignore that. Especially so now that laptop makers are starting to get clued in on the smaller sizes (see the Dell XPS 13 and Apple Macbook as examples of laptops with smaller than expected footprints for their screens sizes), making bags to ignore those for small system cameras is just silly.

If only! The Surface Pro 3 is now 12" and its width is comparable to an 11" laptop, which means it still won't fit many of these bags.

Also equally annoying (as you're finding out) is the assumption that photographer use Apple computers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 22:35 UTC

Another rant: Front opening backpacks need to die already.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies

It's been years, but they still don't get it.

I don't know about you all, but I buy mirrorless system cameras both for their performance and their size.

Given it's all about power in small sizes, why in the blazes the accompanying computing power is either a underpowered tablet of some kind (with a few exceptions like the Surface Pro 2) or an overweight 15" laptop?

11-13" laptops are the key market here, and bag manufacturers almost always ignore that. Especially so now that laptop makers are starting to get clued in on the smaller sizes (see the Dell XPS 13 and Apple Macbook as examples of laptops with smaller than expected footprints for their screens sizes), making bags to ignore those for small system cameras is just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)

Asus are releasing a proper flash for smartphones. Maybe you should feature that instead!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 04:49 UTC as 28th comment
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DotCom Editor: Looks interesting. Too bad it's not Arca-Swiss compatible.

That's just another point to introduce play and instability. I really wish Manfrotto would just use AS clamps already.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
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yslee1: *sigh* It's 2015, and Manfrotto are persisting with that useless QR platform of theirs.

No anti-twist flange
Small platform is less stable - does not conform to gear of various sizes
Awful feel - important when using vertical grips

There is a reason why Arca-Swiss style plates are the choice for photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

*sigh* It's 2015, and Manfrotto are persisting with that useless QR platform of theirs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 21:58 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (463 comments in total)
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Photato: Apple is now hanging billboard advertisements around the world including some dramatic large billboards on the side of skyscrapers.
All Shot with 8MP iPhone 6.
Goes to show that 12MP is too low. lol

No, but the apparent size you'll be looking at is actually larger than a billboard from far.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 04:17 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (463 comments in total)
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Photato: Apple is now hanging billboard advertisements around the world including some dramatic large billboards on the side of skyscrapers.
All Shot with 8MP iPhone 6.
Goes to show that 12MP is too low. lol

Actual size it's not what matters, it's perceived size. That's why 8x10 gallery prints are held to a higher standard - they tend to be scrutinised up close.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 01:25 UTC
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

So, luxury designer bags means they look like something from the 80s?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

A D750 body with the APS-C sensor would've been nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 05:01 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

I've always thought video is where Lytro will really find its place. Focus pulling in post is so much easier than doing it on the fly. I think small production groups will really benefit the most from this!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:50 UTC as 64th comment

I like the 42.5/1.7 for the IS, but I paid just US$230 for my Olympus... not sure if I want to upgrade!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 02:20 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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princecody: Is the Panasonic 42.5mm a mini Nocticron or an alternative to the Olympus 45mm (which I returned because of the akward focal length compared to the Nocticron & cheap feel)?

What, 2.5mm extra is awkward? How did I ever use my 125mm back when I was shooting film?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 02:17 UTC

This post is Depression Central. Fine work by all the photographers shown.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 74th comment
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prossi: An R&D guy that doubles as marketing manager?!!? I am loving Olympus more & more by the minute.
Definitely this one is low on the bs-ing and high on the doing. They need more of these at Canon.

Well, in technical fields, you need to have some knowledge. Used car salesmen tactics don't really work. Still I got a chuckle out of the used Subaru comment. :P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
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J A C S: "With no mirror action and no mechanical shutter in electronic shutter mode..."

Does the OM-D E-M5 ll have a fully electronic shutter (2nd curtain) or his comments are about future cameras?

There is nothing preventing the mirror in the dSLR to stay up with similar high resolution implementations.

" He said that resolution lost to camera shake in DSLRs reduces the advantage of having more pixels."

Unless you shoot with an electronic shutter, which is what you do with the Oly anyway for higher res. That was a really cheap shot.

Not saying that m4/3 is bad (I use it myself), but won't the D800 be better for the low light scenarios?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
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otto k: Regarding multiple shots without tripod: apparently samsung is able to read full 28MP sensor in NX1 240 times a second. It might be DR limited, we don't know yet, but if sensors are able to complete full scan in 1/1000s in few years time it would make multishot usable without tripod. For 8 exposures one would need to hold still for 1/125s which is quite manageable even on tele lens with OIS already. It could also bring CMOS sensors closer to dropping mechanical shutter altogether.

Prossi has stated the main challenge (as has Setsuya-san), but I'll re-state it again: The issue is the not sensor readout, it's the speed and precision of the IBIS motors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
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