Tan68

Tan68

Lives in United States Western Slope, CO, United States
Joined on Oct 5, 2008

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halfwaythere: Hopeless guy shooting with inferior Canon equipment this day and age. Just imagine how better this image would've been with a Sony sensor-ed camera.

Different softwares produce different effects at clipping. It is possible the same images could look different with different RAW converter.

But, maybe he didn't use RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
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Valiant Thor: Depends on how long you're planning for your lifetime to be.

Yes, I saw a miniature of this yesterday.. The area where the sun had broken through was smaller. But there was a double rainbow and I even saw a nice lightening through the dark clouds.

Only had view of neighbors house across the street... I like the light around here but not much of interest in my view.

I imagine Las Vegas makes the image special and I would have to live a couple lifetimes to accomplish a LV sunset photo; I don't really see me as a LV visitor :^|

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 14:33 UTC
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technocamper: Move the power switch away from the shutter button, it's annoying.

patient.. or just what you end up being used to using :^)

+ glad my sense of humor is okay; i don't mean any harm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
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technocamper: Move the power switch away from the shutter button, it's annoying.

I haven't ever inadvertently turned my camera off. Haven't ever accidentally turned it on.. While it is possible this could happen, I don't think it is that common occurrence.

So, in order to not be a cliche, here is another thing the on/off switch at shutter button does:

It can be set to do a couple different things if the on/off is rotated.. beyond the 'on' spot. When it is rotated, it acts as a momentary switch and, when released, a spring returns it to the 'on' position.

It can be set to stop the lens down to check DOF or it can be used to take a picture that is not stored to SD card. This second is very useful for chimpers as test images aren't stored to card so there is no need to later delete them.

Anyway, having the on/off at the fingertip is nice but I like these other features. I suppose on/off could be at the bottom of the lens mount with the momentary switch still at shutter button, but why move it. I like my cliches.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
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KL Matt: I wonder if there is a product safety issue here (risk of fire or battery explosion). Otherwise why this wording(emphasis mine): "*should* call ... even if the product appears to be functioning properly...."

I don't think too much s.. should be read into the use of 'should'. Here, I take 'should' to be 'we recommend'

When documents are prepared in a way to be all official and/or legal, there is a difference between 'should' and 'shall'.

Of course, Ricoh can't require people to send in a camera and 'shall' would have no teeth, if used. Still, I think if there was any serious (other than annoyance) reason to send the camera in, there would be some more specific mention of it.. no mention of fire, then likely no risk of fire.

+ i think the recommendation to send the camera in even if it functions properly has no sinister meaning.. some defects present immediately and if it aint there then there is no worry. Some defects may manifest at a later date.. this must be the latter type of defect so Ricoh recommends sending the camera in as a prophylactic measure...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
On Baptismal Font photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Basilica St. Ursula in Köln

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 23:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Fish Tails in the What were they thinking? challenge (3 comments in total)

Should be an album cover for.. some album.

+ looks like more than three fish in there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 3rd comment
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photo perzon: Does the flash bounce?

I believe it was born to do this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
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Franz Weber: Is the promblem solved, that the Rx100 turns off when the viewfinder is closed to be stored back in position?

i imagine press and hold power button while closing the viewfinder

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:21 UTC
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czajunia: "Sony's engineers judge that their new 1-inch-type stacked CMOS sensor is roughly five years ahead of anything else on the market"

Those engineers sound like they have just been moved to the marketing :))))

Another qualified statement.
Either it is or it aint 5 yrs ahead.

Does anyone know if the 60 mos claim is also for the '1-inch stacked-type' sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:09 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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skysi: Nice, but the same old Sony color profile with the bluish cast to it. I'll pass.

Cane, I think cool is the problem..?
Unless 'cool' was intended to be a double meaning ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:57 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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joe6pack: I wish it is also dust resistant like the RX10 II. All my compacts literally "bite the dust".

boca del dust

i don't carry the compact in any pocket without case first. the case mainly to protect from.. pocket lint.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
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designet: The engineering time spent on this 'nice to have' could have been spent on any number of 'must have' features to add in firmware upgrades for the whole a7 family.

Minimum shutter speed in A Priority mode.

I wonder if it responds to hands only ?

Eskimo kisses and finger puppets would be a good option to include in future revisions.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 05:09 UTC
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Fogsprig: It looks unpredictable, but kind of useful, so kudos to Sony.
P.S. I dream of making a photo with an eye's blink to make myself a shutterlord! :D

I am not sure 'unpredictable' is a good word to use, then.

The little app could work quite predictably and churn out hundreds of unintended mages if the setting is left enabled...

Now, the little app could be misused.. just the same as any other camera setting can be misused or mistakenly left enabled. Exposure Compensation or Bracketing or etc.

Just another flavor of user error :^)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
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aut0maticdan: I think this is very clever and useful. it really demonstrates the benefit of having extensibility via an App Store. I really appreciate having that in my a7s.

Unfortunately, it also highlights how bad Sony is at UX and design. I also don't like that some common features have become a $10 add on. Hopefully all this will improve over time.

"...some common features have become a $10 add on"

I think this demonstrates the benefit of having apps rather than adding features via firmware.

Buying the common features for $10 and so removing the need to buy the next camera model is a benefit only if the new common feature is incorporated into the new camera.

If the new camera does not have the feature built-in and the owner still needs to spend $10 then there is no benefit [to the owner] for the paid app model... everyone is paying whether new or old camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 05:01 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (522 comments in total)

Okay. There have been many complaints about DPR being slow with reviews or etc. or Pentax cameras. But nice to have this extra section/series of pictures with more infos.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 00:00 UTC as 27th comment
On The Hydration Of Anthony in the Spoof challenge (8 comments in total)
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The dusky lady is giving the pale fellow water.
The pale fellow is Adam and he is thirsty.

I like it.

- - thirsty guy is Anthony..
I think I understand the confusion now :^|

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:23 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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TheDreamingWatchman: A lot of people seem to believe that - if you buy and own software - you can use it forever; or at least for the next 25 years.

Sorry to be the one to break the news: You can't!

In 10 years your current computer will be old and retired or slow and useless or dead without chance of resurrection.

You will have a new computer and the new computer will have a new OS.

And there's a good chance your current Photoshop (or Capture One or whatever you own) will not work with the new OS because the OS will be new and your software will be old. Real old.

But don’t worry! You can still put the box with your software on a shelf and tell your grandchildren: This it Photoshop (or Caputure One) from 2014.
I bought it! I own it! It's mine! (My precious!)

And if only I could find an Emulator for Win7 (or OS X) for my Win 14 (or OS XIV) I could show you, what I can do with this little darling.
I’m sure it still works like a charm.

I don't expect we will have mouse and/or pen in 25 years.

I expect to have a little implant in my finger. It will connect by sourtooth to the computing device. I will just gesture with the finger to make my selection.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 18:33 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

Now PS will qualify for a reduction in cost for auto insurance.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 18:30 UTC as 18th comment
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Petroglyph: The new lenses are built to cover slightly more than FF image circle to allow all the things Pentax does with sensor shift. Astute observation DPR. Let's see that would be IBIS, pitch/roll stabilization, astro-tracker, scene recomposition, AA simulator, sensor-shift high resolution (someday probably not this year).

More orange juice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
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