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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (317 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Price is not a negative point because the cost of K-S1 is not associated with any similar model. The design is all new. Say, Nikon D3300 is cheap because there is nothing in it that makes it stand aside from D5xxx whatever. It is even more dumbed down that any Nikon's model. Same goes for Canons.
The K50 was cheap because it was built on K5, K5II, K30, etc. tech. This model is brand new, and it involves all new imaging engine, new parts, new tech, new design. You cannot compare that approach of Pentax with Nikon's or Canon's strategy of putting technological waste in low end products.

Pentax always had good bang for buck but the loss of the 2nd control dial is puzzling.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
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obl97: The monkey took a camera and start shooting
without worrying if this lens/camera is good "enough"

for me, that was a better job than a lot of techno heads will ever do.

(BTW, not from the monkey's agent).

A lot of people take selfies that look like that. Only difference is they weren't happy when they were told they look like a monkey.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
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ecube: 1. What is the monkey's position on the subject?
2. Can Mr. David Slater prove the Monkey retained him as his (Monkey) agent?
3. Who posted the photos in Wiki, The Monkey or David Slater.

Based on the copyright law, Mr. Slater cannot own the copyright for any photos taken by any other individual using his (David Slater) camera. The individual who took the photo, using ANY camera owned by ANYBODY owns the copyright to that photo. In this case, the Monkey owns the copyright to the photos.
In hindsight, David Slater should be swallowed his pride, be dishonest and claim he took the photos. He Should not have bragged about his buddy, the Monkey. He should have not posted the photo in a public forum or at least put a water mark of copyright ownership on the photos he posted.

I wonder if the Monkey set the camera image capture to RAW . . . LOL

"It doesn't hurt to say what you mean."

You must be new to the internets.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
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Dezzz: If Mr Slater hadn't taken the camera he owned to Indonesia, there would be no photo, so I say it's his equipment he owns it.

he means "wouldn't have"

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
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JonathanFV: Also, I'm wondering about something else. Let's say I have my camera on a table in my room, and that I own a cat, who happens to bump head first on the table leg, making the camera fall and the impact triggering the shutter and taking a picture of the cat whose head is still smashing on the table leg. Then I get home, find my camera on the ground, take a look at the photo, and surprise! It's a good photo. It happened randomly. I didn't really take the photo. I could claim a copyright for it, lying and pretending I'm the one who too the photo. But if I told the truth, and if I was honest with myself... I was just lucky. It's okay that not everything belongs to someone.

The difference here is that monkeys are intelligent enough you can argue it had intent to take the photo => owns copyright

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:52 UTC
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SawanHembram: So another big question...

Who gets copyright for pics shot with CAMERA-TRAP?

Easy, the school had the kids sign over the copyright before the event.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:50 UTC
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Dan1964: I'll never buy another Canon pixma. Never had a printer that used so much ink just turning it off and on.

I had an Epson. It needed head cleaning. It then cleaned through the existing inks, and a full set of 6 brand new original inks, and was still clogged. Needless to say I threw it out.

At least Canon heads are removable to be cleaned with water.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 22:31 UTC

These pixmas come with full sized inks. The cheapest one is $99. The replacement ink costs $90.
Should I just buy a new printer each time?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 22:30 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (573 comments in total)
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OBI656: Get it strait, this is NOT HASSELBLAD nor Phase One this is very inexpensive pocket cam. Therefore make your judgement with " precocious" ...

Some photographers took great pictures with almost primitive cams and so here you have it. 24Mp cam which is R&R compare to those just 10 years older which use to cost "arms and legs" ...

what on earth are you babbling about?
are you battling some unseen demon with a strait jacket?
when did any pocket cams cost "arms and legs" ? much less 10 yrs ago?
you're thinking of the 1800s?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (573 comments in total)

interesting. the nex had a good brand image
alphas trying to give EVILs a DSLR credentials?
or more likely trying to boost the alpha line which isn't very well received in the DSLR world?
is the next EVIL going to have an alpha flash hotshoe?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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Raw Jaw: Posted this on the FilmPack news frame in error.
Meant for this news frame:

Just bought the upgrade that includes my NX30 Raw / Jpeg files
It also included an update for the LR DXO plug-in..

Now I have the best of both worlds for my NX30: LR & DXO.

What benefits do you get from DXO that it's worth the processing time and the mangled copyright metadata?
I've given up on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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DStudio: I'm trying to write down all the times a deal with Microsoft has benefited the other company, and I'm still staring at a blank page ...

MS bought Excel, and the writers of Excel benefited

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
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raincoat: "make faster burst shooting possible at full resolution "

how does software make generic hardware faster?

On existing generic hardware.
Buffering doesn't increase shooting speed. It and more efficient API may increase the burst size available but does NOT increase how fast the bits can be read off the sensor.

Would you believe me if I said a firmware upgrade would turbocharge your car?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:25 UTC

"make faster burst shooting possible at full resolution "

how does software make generic hardware faster?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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MrTaikitso: 64GB of SSD in 2014 is pathetic. I'm using 1TB of SSD on my MB Pro 15", and will need more in a year. I had 256GB on my excellent MB Air 13", but filled it up in a year too before getting the MBP.

What are MS thinking? Where are people going to store all their images? (I keep all my content locally AND in the cloud, for peace of mind.)

So you want to put a $799 1TB SSD into a tablet selling for $799. Good one, retard.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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B1ackhat: "However, one significant change is that you can now use Auto ISO when in Manual mode - effectively creating a Pentax-esque 'Shutter and Aperture Priority' mode."

OK, this is huge. The IS on the RX100 series sucks and the camera often chooses a lower shutter speed than it is capable of stabilizing, so adding auto ISO to manual mode is truly a godsend. I still can't wrap my head around the price tag for this thing, but I am thrilled to see this change implemented.

Obviously the 3 space axes X,Y,Z then 2 time axes

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Nikon issues firmware update for D800/D800E article (38 comments in total)
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samfan: Nikon adding features via fw, eh? That's new. Seems like they finally fired the old management and hired someone competent.

Waaa? No ram doublers via fw?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 00:15 UTC
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magneto shot: these phone raws are getting serious

Speaking of Long overdue promises, DXO promised 1 shot HDR back in v6. It's been quietly swept under the carpet.
They also promised to bring back the multi-point color tool, which was taken out in mid v6 or v7 I can't remember.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
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dpmaxwell: Yay!!

I mean - who cares!!

I'd like to see which phone user will spend 200 on raw conversion software

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)
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B1ackhat: Nice ad for the Xrite ColorChecker Passport. Get yours today from DPR's parent company, Amazon.com.

Yeah. I expected to be informed, but the 'article' is lacking in any 'information' at all. I don't even know how the product works.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
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