LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (108 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?
Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?

Well I'd rather have 60p than 4K in an action cam, all other things being equal.

Besides, 4K is still in its infancy, it is not widely supported, and at present is only good for giving more headroom in the editing process, with the output being a 1080p movie.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (108 comments in total)

I think I can see Ricoh's intentions...
they're selling rebranded products like this one and the megazoom sustaining low costs, and then they're researching and producing quality items like the cameras in their DSLR range.
It makes sense, IMHO

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:19 UTC as 30th comment
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Jogger: "There is also a new M8 co-processor which is coupled with a barometer and allows for accurate tracking of changes in elevation. "

And this is critical for phones because???

Because GPS.
However, the barometer on the Galaxy SIII (only one I have experience with) is not accurate at all, and any barometer it is next to useless without knwing the humidity & the atmospheric pressure at sea level.
And then those two values should make you the favor of staying still for the duration of your walk/trip/whatever (ie no abrupt change in weather) if you can only get them at home...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 20:31 UTC

Some serious chops there...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 47th comment

Looks like a donkey riding a horse... 8-|

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 78th comment
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Maklike Tier: No red dot? Brand strategy fail. But at least they did the research and found out that there was a market for an even more expensive Leica.

You guys are talking about the red dot as if the very existence of a camera depended on that...
Try to explain that to a 6-yo boy and he'll tell you what he thinks (and he'd be damn right! :-D )...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
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aerorail: i drive a car worth about the same as that junk

@panpen that's a logical fallacy...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
On HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone post (22 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: I thought HTC abandoned the 4MP low-light camera concept...?

I have recently tried the LLS (low light shot) mode on a Galaxy S3, and must say I'm impressed.

From the limited number of shots I made I'm guessing it uses some sort of multi-shot tech in order to reduce noise.

The end result is an impressive, noise-free, at least 4MP-worth image.
AND you still have 8MP pictures in daylight.

With high computing power, fast burst rate (S3 is excellent in that regard) & high MP count you don't need bigger pixels.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 21:42 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.

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 29th 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 289th 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
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