LensBeginner

LensBeginner

Lives in Afghanistan Afghanistan
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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LensBeginner: Does "Window App" mean that silly contraption that forces you to enable UAC?
If that's the case, no thanks, I'll make do without.
Too much hassle getting installers & software to work with UAC enabled.
User control is a good thing, IF implemented correctly.

8.1 here, lots of programs don't work properly when installed as a regular user (if you forget to "install as admin").
Worse thing is that they appear to install fine, then don't work.
I've turned UAC off in Win 7, 8 and 8.1 on day two if not on day one.
My 2c.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
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LensBeginner: Does "Window App" mean that silly contraption that forces you to enable UAC?
If that's the case, no thanks, I'll make do without.
Too much hassle getting installers & software to work with UAC enabled.
User control is a good thing, IF implemented correctly.

if that means the ones you access through the Metro interface, then it's as I said: Metro apps don't work with UAC off.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 17:55 UTC

Does "Window App" mean that silly contraption that forces you to enable UAC?
If that's the case, no thanks, I'll make do without.
Too much hassle getting installers & software to work with UAC enabled.
User control is a good thing, IF implemented correctly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

A textbook case of a monkey behaving as a human, and of humans behaving as monkeys... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 149th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Please don't buy these cameras. This only encourages Canon to build more terrible products.

...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
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LensBeginner: I dare say that the (Ricoh-)Pentax XG-1 blows the better one of these two out of the water...

I'm a fan of OVFs, but I can do with an EVF in a small camera, if I choose portability over quality.
As you say, any EVF is better than no EVF...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 16:24 UTC

I dare say that the (Ricoh-)Pentax XG-1 blows the better one of these two out of the water...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Please don't buy these cameras. This only encourages Canon to build more terrible products.

...even vs. a 6-years old Panasonic FZ28 (model was out in 2008, just like the SX1), which had a pretty decent lens (I know, I've used it), RAW capture, color EVF, 1/2000s shutter, 8.5m range for the pop-up flash...
I could go on with the full spec sheet...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 15:26 UTC
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G3User: The demise of pro paid photography continues. Now, any soccer mom can have out of focus backgrounds. Again, another reason not to hire a paid photographer. Pro photography, RIP.

Egg Zachary...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (33 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: That truly was a blast...
There was, to be fair, plenty of the same: no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle; less is more, less is more, less is more (BTW even Kern Wellstone has been saying this since ages! :-D ), but if it is needed to hammer the point home, then it's good!

Beautiful photos, and nice insights into his compositional process as well (the "I took this one, then saw this and zoomed and took this other one, then took a couple steps etc." part).

Definitely recommended.

and, the proof, the pudding and all the rest...
Today I went trekking (did a mighty long trail too!) and tried to put his tips in practice.

...and I can at least say thay I tried something different, and the results are better than usual!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 16:43 UTC
On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (33 comments in total)

That truly was a blast...
There was, to be fair, plenty of the same: no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle, no horizon in the middle; less is more, less is more, less is more (BTW even Kern Wellstone has been saying this since ages! :-D ), but if it is needed to hammer the point home, then it's good!

Beautiful photos, and nice insights into his compositional process as well (the "I took this one, then saw this and zoomed and took this other one, then took a couple steps etc." part).

Definitely recommended.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: I've seen these in Poundland .... It's not a camera, its a drinks flask.

It has to be right ... Surely no one would build something so new using such an old screen and EVF specification .... Would they?

"tilted or articulated (screens) add so little"
sorry, couldn't resist ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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Sergeg: Lack of articulated screen, dated motion JPG codec and no progressive scan will severely limit sales to the serious video shooter sector.

Well, it's not aimed at the "serious video shooter sector"...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:25 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: I wonder what people have expected? That Pentax will break summer’s idle silence by announcing a digital 35mm camera first?
Pawn movements first. Them move Knights, Kings and Queens.

I'd say we'll have to wait for Photokina in September in order to see if something comes up on that front...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:21 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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Siddharth: At $250 it actually competes with all compacts with very limited zooms
Nikon Coolpix S800 series
Canon Powershot series (not all)
Even Sony H400 is more expensive..

This looks like a clever product strategy...

What? no "Law of Currency Equivalence" this time around? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: I've seen these in Poundland .... It's not a camera, its a drinks flask.

It has to be right ... Surely no one would build something so new using such an old screen and EVF specification .... Would they?

Because if they are Add's, then they are not yours...
(Who's Add, BTW?)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

...of course I was talking about trade-offs, a panorama mode is no substitute for a true wide lens, but OTOH it is also true that digital zoom is no substitute for a more "normal" lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1998 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Great article, I will surely read it more than once... :-)

a question:
which lens/aperture combination do you have to use, say, on FF and m43, in order to get the same circle of confusion on the two sensors and a different DoF (more DoF on FF due to enlargement) when bringing both pictures to the same viewing size (paper, screen), the subject taking up the same part of the print/screen?

I've tried to search this "sensor saturation" thing, which is new to me, I must confess.
You mean that with 4x ISO on the FF then noise levels are going to be (roughly) the same?
So:
same shutter speed, same noise, same FoV, but less DoF on m43 (due to higher enlargement needed to get from a smaller sensor size to same paper/screen size)?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

Panorama technology, both real-time and in post, has evolved enough to render a true wide lens on a smartphone not desirable anymore, IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
On Damsel Macro K100D photo in caractacus's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Since you asked for C&C on the K100D - K200D thread...
Photo is nice and well composed, it's just a pity that the tail of the insect is in focus and the head/eyes are not...
Doing a lot of macro myself (by the way I have a K100D Super, so it's nearly the same as yours) I can understand the difficulty involved in the process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 1st comment
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