AngryCorgi

AngryCorgi

Lives in United States NoVA, United States
Joined on Sep 5, 2006

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On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (127 comments in total)

$350 for a filter-ring-TC?? Ehhhh...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (323 comments in total)

Wowzers...the way reflective objects "glow" at f/2 reminds me of shooting with my old radioactive Takumar 50 at f/1.4. Ewwww...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:03 UTC as 84th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery news story (130 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: there is nothing new with this camera, same old sensor tech, inferior color resolution and dynamic range compared to modern sensors from Sony,Toshiba,Panasonic, Aptina etc

Aptina? Why did you toss that in there? Aptina sensors are actually WORSE than Canon sensors across the board.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery news story (130 comments in total)

I keep seeing strange pixelated halo-like artifacts near the edges in photos...must be the software correcting the distortion, but the artifacts are pretty strong. I guess the lens has a lot of distortion or fringing that's being corrected. This is a very unimpressive camera so far.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 21:41 UTC as 47th comment
On Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves news story (67 comments in total)

Magnificent!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 18:38 UTC as 19th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)
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straylightrun: The Samsung 17mm 1.8 looks promising. Not only is it smaller than the Nikon 18/1.8, but it also has IS.

Thx, stray!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)
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straylightrun: The Samsung 17mm 1.8 looks promising. Not only is it smaller than the Nikon 18/1.8, but it also has IS.

Smaller?? I have not seen the dimensions or a mockup of the 17/1.8. Can you link to the photo and/or specs??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 08:04 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)
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T3: Samsung is simply shameless in their copying and design theft, from their smart phone designs to their cameras. But at least the pricing of this NX mini is more reasonable than what what Nikon wants for their 1" cameras and lenses. Samsung's positioning of this system is more realistic than Nikon's. Nikon is still attempting to position their 1" system as a higher-end system for pro-ish use, LOL. Also, unlike the recently introduced Nikon 1 V3, this Samsung takes microSD *plus* standard SD. With the Nikon V3, even at $1200, Nikon only allows you to use microSD. What's up with that, Nikon? It's nice that Samsung allows you to use either one.

Uh...both cameras REQUIRE microSD and NEITHER supports full size SD.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 07:59 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)

Interesting and competitively priced. Wonder who they sourced the sensor from or if it's an in-house job. The rumored price of $249 for the upcoming 17/1.8 is also competitive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 124th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)
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Thoughts: If Nikon didn't charge this sort of money, they would make a bigger loss from 1 series.

So having no sales in the US is preferrable to a price cut or maybe at least a non-EVF and non-grip option? Zero sales = big loss.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)

$1200??? Go home, Nikon, you're freaking drunk!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 19:43 UTC as 29th comment
On Samsung explains the Galaxy S5's ISOCELL sensor post (45 comments in total)

I'll hold off on praise or criticism until we see actual results from this technology. In the past, Samsung's forte has NOT been their image sensors of ANY size. Here's to hoping that trend gets reversed, and they are able to apply some competitive stress on the industry with a successful product!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 19:39 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

Canon has now become the most boring digital camera manufacturer around.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 5th comment
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (120 comments in total)

Actually, the 1" sensor is 4x the size of the 1/2" sensor. When comparing sensor sizes, you compare surface area, not linear #s. Area, or rather photosite area, is a good indicator of SNR, which is always a square of the linear difference.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 24th comment
On Lytro adds 3D viewing capability to its photos news story (46 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Weak camera is still weak. 512pix x 512pix photos for $400 is comical.

Actually, the hardware resolution is 540 x 540 (sorry, I was a hair off). They say the native resolution is 1080 x 1080, but that is interpolated up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 17:32 UTC

$800??! If that rumor turns out to be true, that's some serious sticker-shock!

Rehashing a great camera is fine, but not at a HIGHER price.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:24 UTC as 44th comment
On Lytro adds 3D viewing capability to its photos news story (46 comments in total)

Weak camera is still weak. 512pix x 512pix photos for $400 is comical.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 22:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)

It's a shame that it shall be obscenely overpriced. :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 144th comment | 4 replies
On 'Rising Waters' documents Superstorm Sandy devastation news story (29 comments in total)
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Greynerd: Living in gale battered England it is always intriguing how in the US you can build houses on the beach. You must have very good weather most of the time punctuated occasionally by storms of the like we never see.

The reality is that there will always be an occasional bad-weather-event, so even if there is usually reasonable weather, building a house almost in the water to start off with is moronic. It never fails that the same idiots who build their houses on the beach or below sea level act surprised and shocked when weather does arrive. We are all supposed to pretend its a tragedy, but the real tragedy is that anyone was foolish enough to build in these locations in the first place. Stupidity is tragic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:43 UTC

absolute waste of money...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:08 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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