mister_roboto

mister_roboto

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StevenMajor: I understand the image having value but not the camera. The buyer will be someone's vain moneyed attempt to associate themselves with greatness. Or maybe an investor who will seek a similar client.

Seriously? It's a historical item.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 19:24 UTC
On Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6 post (49 comments in total)
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Jogger: Not going anywhere near Android, iOS, or Windows Phone... they are basically NSA data collection devices.

But you computer on the internet isn't?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.

equivalent dof does not equal exposure. There is no film/sensor size format switch on the side of a light meter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
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Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.

For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.

30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!

The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Ironically, it was Kodak that put easy access cameras into the hands of the masses. IT's just that they totally failed in changing their business model with cheap cameras and making money from film.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 01:42 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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davidjlee: Which venue denied this camera? The Showbox?

Always the Showbox. I'd rather have some superzooms in there than the tons of cellphones being held up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Bridge cameras like this one and the RX10 or still what I consider to be sub-enthusiast level. The 1" sensor is too small to deliver quality IQ at any low light level. That f/2.8 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/5.0 lens on an APC-S camera. Pretty darn slow for wide open, and thus rather lacking in low light capability. A f/4.0 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/7.1 lens on an APC-S camera. So this camera basically has a f/4--f/7.1 zoom lens compared to APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Meh! For the price of the RX10 you would be better off with a a6000 and a few good lenses. This one is cheaper, but still not worth the price for anyone who wants an enthusiasts level and above IQ. This is a mom/dad camera used to take little pictures to post on the internet. Again, meh!

f stop is a lens property, and just a formula at that. f2.8 is f2.8 no matter what. Is there a "1", µ4/3, APS-C, FF" switch on the side of your light meter? No there isn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (711 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: I love the 'concept' of this camera, but if you have to stick a $1000 prime onto it to get quality shots from it, then you're looking at a $1600 package....with only one lens. For that sort of money you could get an EM5/10 with THREE f1.8 primes, or the EM5 Elite with the Pro 2.8 zoom.

I think Sony is an incredibly innovative and adventurous company, but they really do lack the 'X-Factor' that companies like Fuji and Olympus have.

Sony is a fabulous electronic company... not so much in the lens dept.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:37 UTC

That's only a f2-2.8 ff equivelent- pffft ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 7th comment | 7 replies

My girlfriends sister is on one of those teams, and I bring my E-M5 with me on occasion, and I always spot a guy that I *think* has a µ4/3 camera- heh confirmed!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)
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Kevin Omura: Yikes, first lets take one component out of the equation. The wealth of one of the participants... Then we clearly see that this is basically an issue of who owns the copyright to the images. Once you get past this it's pretty straight forward, Mrs Huff does.

The other component of this mess is somewhat hidden in this story and that is that Walmart used one of these images though unclear how and that seems to be how this ball got rolling.

The importance of this case is that if Mrs Huff should somehow loose then it signals that the photographers ownership of the images is being removed and that the persons depicted in the images are the owners to the photographs. Which would have far reaching effects on every portrait/school photographer/ studio in the country.

And yes it is morally reprehensible that a large corporation should bully some little old lady whose family owned a photo studio. Would be interesting to see what Sam Walton's take on this would be if he were still alive.

"It sickens me that you actually know little facts about the case, yet choose sides based on stereotypical liberal bs." Agenda much?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
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yabokkie: it doesn't look like a usable camera to me.
(very unprofessional design = doesn't look like Sony or Canon cameras)

it's a studio video camera. there a lot of things you don't understand.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
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Peter K Burian: Research confirms that Phase Detect AF is not available. (The a7s is the same as the a7R in this respect)

25-area contrast AF

Except if you're using a FF 4K camera... you're probably not going to use AF on a lens, it'd be manual focus.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
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ConanFuji: Pics.. or it didn't happen.

"some people stuck thinking in brand too much." I think the irony of your statement is lost to you

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)
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peacefrog33756: "Inspire strong feelings...?" Here's a strong feeling for you, DPR: you are going downhill fast!

To be fair- you're whining.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)
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peacefrog33756: "Inspire strong feelings...?" Here's a strong feeling for you, DPR: you are going downhill fast!

To be fair- a K3 review probably requires a bit more effort than reviewing a camera strap.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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NewForce: Pentax was never a big player in 35mm film camera, and I've believe they not going to be the 3rd big player in 35mm digital camera.

Having said that, the 3rd camera big player position still open for all.

"Pentax was never a big player in 35mm film camera" You have no clue what you're talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
On Camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction article (110 comments in total)
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jadot: Interesting, if only for the fact that I've not seen what the 'space cameras' look like until now. It's be nice to know how the astro's used the equipment, if there were any special considerations with film/radiation or whatever. I don't know a lot about being in space!
Anyone know of a resource where this stuff can be found out?

With regards to the auction, it seems turning a blind eye to some facts is enough to get you a little closer to history. It's a shame if it's not a camera that actually went to the moon, it's not authentic, but there you go.
The buyer must know that it's [story is] not genuine?

Hopefully the bidders know that most never returned back from the moon- they're still up there. Though, if someone were able to bring one back, that's be quite the high price at auction.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
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Alan Lai: FF equivalent whine....check
M43 sensor too small whine....check
Too big whine....check
Too expensive whine....check
Aperture ring whine....check
Olympus is better whine....check

Back to topic: Good lens and handy focal length. Price is a little bit too high.

Hmmm, I could really go for some wine right now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
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dodgebaena: thanks to focus peaking, I am quite comfortable shooting my Bower (a Samyang lens) 85f1.4 on my a99. This will be a nice walk-around lens for my NEX-6.

Hey, maybe he likes big noses ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
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historianx: LOL love the we need autofocus comments, they crack me up. If you need A/F for a 12mm wide angle, then you should probably not be in photography LOL

"Looks like somebody who thinks he knows everything. Can you shoot M with action, kids, sports? lol"

You're proving his point with that comment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
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