PStu

PStu

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On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

I like the design. The blue ring around the lens and black plastic reminds me of the Samsung NX cameras, but the simplicity of the approach makes it look like something out of Apple's design lab.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (132 comments in total)
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Retzius: Folks will gripe and moan about a developer charging $40 a year to give them a web based app with seamless photo editing integration across platforms but then go out for dinner and blow $50 for a couple burgers and beers and think nothing of it...

@lenseye: Before you quit the subscription, export everything as TIFs or JPEGs and you have your final versions as well as the original RAWs. This has me thinking seriously about an iPad, which will cost the equivalent of more than 3 years of my subscription.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 02:18 UTC
On Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods article (30 comments in total)

Looks like just the thing for a mirrorless kit. Now when are they going to go on sale? Nothing at the Giottos weblink provided.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 5th comment
On Sunflower.. in the Sunflowers challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting use of a narrow focus, but the blurry green area in the lower left corner is distracting. It could be cropped out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 1st comment
On _MG_2425_resize in the Sunflowers challenge (1 comment in total)

Need to be more careful with use of focus. Suggest a smaller aperture to get more sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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Psychic1: $50K in assets is totally incorrect, NYC had inventory that exceeded that value sitting on the floor.

Maybe the writer was talking about net assets. I was a bit baffled by the initial articles that talked about assets being $50m higher than outstanding liabilities. The reports that they were way behind with suppliers is more consistent witht he bankruptcy filing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

@ Havani. I read elsewhere that they had $50k in assets, not $50 million. There is good coverage over at PetaPixel, including an interview with an employee and a link to a website with reviews of the company by workers (http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Calumet-Photographic-EI_IE262122.11,31.htm).

Sounds like they were struggling to get any stock, which meant low sales that led to more merchants refusing to send them stock on credit. Another big signal was a recent set of missed paychecks to employees.

Many employees seem to be blaming the current President, who came from Ritz after running it into the ground.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On green heart of sunflower in the Sunflowers challenge (2 comments in total)

I like the close up view and the colors that leap off the page. Nice range of colors from bright green to yellow to deep orange.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Thorny back in the Sunflowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice idea but unsharp when seen on full screen.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:10 UTC as 1st comment
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qwertyasdf: 20+4.9+4.9 = 39? I don't get it!

If the grip is facing backwards, then the thumb needs to exert pressure to hold the camera. How can i use my thumb to press the buttons on the back?
I just tried holding my Canon 1D backwards, it dropped on the ground.
(But the scrollwheel, which is now in the front is very convenient for the index finger to turn)
Am I holding it wrong? I don't get it

Anyways, I'm gonna get it no matter what! ByeBye DP2M

I'd like to see a picture of someone actually holding this. I can't figure anything out based on these pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 15:13 UTC

Would this be the first weather-resistant APS-C lens for Nikon and Canon users? It would be nice to have something for those 70D users who don't want to buy an L-class lens for that feature. The press release doesn't offer many details on how good the moisture-resistance is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 15:25 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

Why only add SmugMug? How about 500PX or other sharing services?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 02:23 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: Sorry, but what's the point of comparing a clearly misadjusted conventional PDAF to a perfectly working on-sensor AF?

When I find my gear producing images which are as clearly out-of-focus as those, I either fine-adjust the AF, if possible, or have the camera and/or lens serviced, but I don't go on shooting with such a setup.

An interesting result though is that the Sigma 18-35, while exhibiting an untrustworthy AF behavior by design, seems to work well with on-sensor AF.

Another thing I find interesting is that Canon seems to think on-sensor PDAF doesn't ever need AF microadjustment. While the test results seem to be in favor of such an assumption, Olympus, on the other hand, does offer AF fine-adjustment for the on-sensor PDAF of their E-M1.

I agree with Shawn that there should be an easy function for the DPAF to calibrate the PDAF. But since Canon persists in keeping the most awkward process for setting a custom WB in its DSLRs, I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 13:10 UTC

The 70-200mm f4 is about one-third heavier than the Canon equivalent. It will have to be cheap to make it attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 16:30 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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B1ackhat: 479.99 GBP = 756.74 USD ... $756 for a 1/2.3" sensor with 5x zoom? Seriously? We already saw this one-trick-pony with the Nikon P300, which is available for 1/3 the price of the XZ-10.

That's the price for the white XZ-2, which I agree is overpriced. GBP prices don't convert directly by the exchange rate. My guess is $499 for the white XZ-2 and $350 for the XZ-10.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:39 UTC
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thincrust88: Just viewed the pics on the Panasonic website...

I'm sorry, but not a single image stands out.

Maybe one or two pictures stand out. This shot from the weightlifting competition, http://www.lumixlifestyle.co.uk/london-2012/photos-of-the-day/day-4-1st-august/mens-69kg-weightlifting-3/#galleryimage, is really interesting, but it goes for a long exposure rather than high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 10:44 UTC
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