BBViet

BBViet

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On Exposing sharks in a positive light article (62 comments in total)
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BBViet: You can put sharks in a positive light all you want but they are still dangerous and should be known as such. Bears are often put in a positive light, but if you don't teach your kids that they are dangerous, bad things will happen the next time they see one and think of the cuddly ones in cartoons and toy shops.

Don't let the shark fanatics lead you to believe sharks are safe to be around even when you're not a professional.

Dogs, not supposedly but definitely, have 1000x more exposure to humans so they can't be compared. Sharks are all over the place but it doesn't mean they are in close proximity to humans often. They are dangerous creatures and that's unquestionable. What humans do to them or how are they portrayed in the movies is a different matter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
On Exposing sharks in a positive light article (62 comments in total)
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BBViet: You can put sharks in a positive light all you want but they are still dangerous and should be known as such. Bears are often put in a positive light, but if you don't teach your kids that they are dangerous, bad things will happen the next time they see one and think of the cuddly ones in cartoons and toy shops.

Don't let the shark fanatics lead you to believe sharks are safe to be around even when you're not a professional.

Statistics are often manipulated to further an agenda. In this instance, people often cite the low number fatal shark attacks but conveniently leave out how infrequently humans come near them. But since you're talking about statistics, I'm sure bears kill far less than 10 people a year in North America so I guess by your logic they are safe to be around. And if you surf around the web you'll see that the number of fatal crocodile attacks in Australia aren't high either :)

By the way, bees are dangerous, lions are dangerous, wild animals are dangerous. Now let's stop throwing out red herrings.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 03:17 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

With a lens that big you can probably get 10 shots off before the AF motor sucks all the juice out of the battery.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On Exposing sharks in a positive light article (62 comments in total)

You can put sharks in a positive light all you want but they are still dangerous and should be known as such. Bears are often put in a positive light, but if you don't teach your kids that they are dangerous, bad things will happen the next time they see one and think of the cuddly ones in cartoons and toy shops.

Don't let the shark fanatics lead you to believe sharks are safe to be around even when you're not a professional.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Where did the $500 difference comes from? The MSRP of the RX10 is $1300 vs $900 of the FZ1000.

And the RX10 just got a price drop to $1000, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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BBViet: Thanks for the review. Could you please comment on the performance of the stabilization in stills mode compared to previous version?

Thanks a lot!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)

Thanks for the review. Could you please comment on the performance of the stabilization in stills mode compared to previous version?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 176th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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RichRMA: These ISO 409,600 ISO claims by Sony and Nikon are ridiculous. The images at that ISO look like a P&S camera, shot at 6400 ISO, underexposed 2 stops and pushed.

@HowaboutRAW: do you feel that insecured because of the A7s that you have to go on a crusade to diss the camera and put down every comment that is positive towards it? I suggest you grow up a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
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tabloid: There is a thing in law called 'common sense'

The 'youth' either took pictures of himself (which we all know he did).

Or the 'youth' sold it to another' youth' who knew it was a hot phone, as there was no proof of ownership from the seller. (common sense)

If the thief was going to sell it to legitimate phone purchasing company, he would have to have given them a specific code number inside the phone. (common practice), which would not be a good idea from the thief's point of view, as it would have come up as 'stolen'.

So he has 2 alternatives.
Keep the phone, or sell it to another 'youth' without any proof of ownership.
The buyer will of course know that that if he is sold a mobile phone on the cheap from a dodgy looking youth...lol, then unless he is a total moron he will know that its stolen.

I rest my case

You ruined your argument with the first sentence. If we enforce laws based on common sense then we don't need facts, evidences and witnesses to put someone in jail, we just find the most probable culprit based on common sense and put him away.
By the way, do you ask for proof of ownership of every item you buy or make sure the thing was ethically made?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:22 UTC

By the way, how does one know the guy in the picture is the owner of the phone? My phones normally don't have pictures and videos of myself, just of my friends and family. Were there any pictures of the "selfies" type?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 06:39 UTC as 15th comment
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Paul Brown UK: Whilst it is likely that these are images of the thief, you should hold in the back of your mind that these could simply be images of an unsuspecting buyer of a secondhand phone, sold to him by the thief..........

Really? Do you assume any seller who refuses to let you take their photo a crook? Even if he lets you take his photo this does not mean the phone was not stolen either. You can't prove anything this way.
Besides, the guy you're buying from may not be the thief but the first, second, third owner of the phone since it was stolen.
The only way to prove a phone was not stolen is by asking the seller to show the originial receipt or contract/warranty card with the phone's IMEI or serial numbers on it. If you go this far to buy a clean phone I hope you trace every product you intend to buy back to its factory in whatver country it is made in and check if the working conditions meet your ethical standards.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 06:29 UTC
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ryansholl: The complaining here is just getting unbearable.

If you don't think it's worth the money when you're faced with the need for lenses of a different mount, go ahead and search ebay, risk getting an item not as described (because that never happens to anyone, right) pay your shipping costs, pay the 4% or whatever to ebay and 4% to paypal from the sale of your own lens, and move on with your life.

When you know you've got a great lens, could it just maybe be that $80-$250 to not F around with all the potential perils of ebay might just be worth it?

You are assuming that:
1/ The lens returned by Sigma is the same one you sent in.
2/ The conversion process does not have any impact on the performance of the lens. Just because it performed great with the previous mount does not mean it will do the same with the new mount. A mount that is off axis just slightly can turn a great lens into an average one.
3/ Ebay is the only place to buy lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 04:11 UTC

This seems pointless. At the price they quoted it should almost always be cheaper to just sell the version you own and buy a used copy of the version you want.

Besides, what I got from the article above is that if your lens has like 2 years left of warranty and you send it in for conversion, that 2-year warranty becomes 6-month. So that is another limitation.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:46 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Eye-Fi Mobi post (42 comments in total)
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DouglasGottlieb: I was really excited about this card. I gladly traded the "pro" features for ease of setup, not needing an external wifi network, and direct to iOS transfers, which would be for client display (and fun) only, but not needed for my RAW workflow (I still like to do that on a Mac -- but maybe that will change with a hypothetical Lightroom Touch).

The big issue for me is that it constantly drops the connection to my WiFi on the iPhone and my phone then connects to my home WiFi network. Any suggestions? I really want to like this, but it is pretty unusable as is. It won't maintain connectivity. I'm on an OLD Canon Rebel (XSi) if that matters. The card fits rather snuggly too. Not a comfortable click into place, as with my regular SD cards.

The old camera has no EyeFi support, so I assume that it keeps drawing battery power, even when the camera is off. A newer camera may have better control over the EyeFi. Another excuse to keep saving for one of those 2014 new Canon pro releases! :)

It is likely that your camera by design cut off power to the SD card after being idle for a while. With no more wi-fi coming from your SD card your phone will search for the next available network (your home wi-fi).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 16:51 UTC
On Fujifilm introduces XF 27mm F2.8 'pancake' lens article (88 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Hmm, and I thought the Sony NEX 20/2.8 pancake was expensive.

Quality in what aspect? The Sony E 20/2.8 has more or less the same build quality as this one. As far as optics go you don't know if this one will be better or worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 06:33 UTC
On Lumu turns iPhone into incident light meter post (14 comments in total)
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BBViet: Maybe I'm missing something here but what's the point of measuring the incident light falling on the Lumu sphere instead of the light reflected off subjects we want to capture? I mean, it is the light that is reflected off the subjects that hits the sensor. And how can the Lumu app suggests the right exposure if it doesn't know the level of reflectance of the subjects?

@JackM: I understand why incident light meters were useful back when cameras didn't have spot metering, but most modern cameras now have that feature so I just don't see the point.
You mentioned Caucasian skin vs darker skin requiring different exposures. That is one of the scenarios where the Lumu is pointless, it doesn't know the nature of the subject and just suggests exposure based off available light (that's how it works, right?)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 01:16 UTC
On Lumu turns iPhone into incident light meter post (14 comments in total)

Maybe I'm missing something here but what's the point of measuring the incident light falling on the Lumu sphere instead of the light reflected off subjects we want to capture? I mean, it is the light that is reflected off the subjects that hits the sensor. And how can the Lumu app suggests the right exposure if it doesn't know the level of reflectance of the subjects?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 16:30 UTC as 6th comment | 5 replies
On Exposure: Luis Rodriguez post (35 comments in total)
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absentaneous: can someone explain me what's the difference between mobile photography and photography? and why don't people say DSLR photography, compact camera photography, m4/3 photography, laptop photography, PC USB webcam photography, etc.?

Yep, they put the word "mobile" their to make them stand out from the rest of the photography world in a sort of "hey look at me!" way.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 13:49 UTC
On Nokia Lumia 920 Camera Review post (66 comments in total)

I wonder if even 1% of the target customers of this phone care for such technicalities in a review.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 18th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review article (546 comments in total)
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Stailick: Thank you for the hard work. Been waiting for a review like this.

I would like to point out that there are some inconsistencies in the final rating of the product. Specifically, when comparing to the G1X, the RX1 has a lower High ISO rating. Perhaps you have put the camera in the wrong category?

Have you considered going with absolute scores? No need to adjust anything, better performance = higher score, just like those DxO ratings.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:21 UTC
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