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On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (569 comments in total)
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justmeMN: nt


Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 16:18 UTC
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)

Nice! Works well, and gives me much better control over exposure, etc., than the built in app :)

Apple should implement this as a toggle (e.g., automatic / manual) for future releases.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 21:02 UTC as 20th comment
On article Adobe announces new 'Focus masks' feature in CC update (16 comments in total)

When will this update be available? Creative Cloud shows no updates currently available :/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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beavertown: How come every manufacturer can make better products than Nikon?

Nikon's VR II only has 2 stops in reality.

The Tamron's VC kills Nikon's VR II by miles.

Now Fuji's OIS is going to insult Nikon's VR II.

Get a grip Nikon!

Four stops. Quite a difference from "2 stops".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On Connect post Updated HTC Gallery app offers adjustable UFocus feature (16 comments in total)

Cool idea :) but really poor implementation - looks like what I used to do with Photoshop before I learned to use Photoshop :/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 9th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery (187 comments in total)

Besides the design and features of the camera, I have to comment on the handling of noise at high ISO. Now seeing shots at ISO 6400 that look like 400 just a few years ago. Amazing what APS-C cameras can do these days!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 61st comment
On article Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' (373 comments in total)

I'm short of cash right now :( but this goes on my wish list if it performance is even equal to X-E2 (and it sounds like it will be better) :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 94th comment
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (919 comments in total)

I was thinking this would be large, but looking at other rumor sites on the web (that have apparently real leaked photos), it's actually *smaller* than the X-E2! Ergonomics look great - *very* tempting for me :/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply

I think it's great they're finally releasing an upgraded grip, but why would they not just have designed the camera properly in the first place?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 05:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On Connect post Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images (64 comments in total)
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belard: My 2014 resolution:

Ditch the word 'phablet'.

Partially yours,
The World

"Commonly used"? By whom? Have never heard this term before except in "print" / on the web.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 23:04 UTC

Sounds like I'm in the minority, but Xtrans is the reason I bought my X-E1. An X-series camera without XTrans? Why?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:28 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On Connect post Check out the first images from the iPhone 5S (71 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Also note that the high-speed video modes may be suffering from pixel binning. That is, the 720p120 mode may, in reality, only capture at half the resolution in both directions; that is, 640*360.

At least that's the case with the iPhone 5 running on iOS7 (see http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/will-ios7-indeed-support-60fps-video-recording-yes-it-will for some precise resolution measurements.)

All in all, the photo-related improvements are indeed minimal, even if you take the, compared to the iPhone 5, double-Megapixel panorama mode, the somewhat (not much - the difference is WAY smaller than, say, between 1/3" and 1/2.3" or 1/2.3" and 1/1.7") larger sensor and brighter lens into account:

- still no double capturing (which would HIGHLY be useful when you'd like to include the image of the person taking the shot in the final video / pic too), unlike in LG G2

- no OIS (see LG G2 and Lumia 1020 - or, if you're looking for something cheaper, the Lumia 92x or the HTC One)

(contd below)

You keep mentioning "OIS" - on this and the other thread. iPhone has had image stabilization for years - what specifically are you looking for?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 21:03 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1853 comments in total)

Yep, confirmation they're abandoning photographers and only providing old and or dumbed-down versions of the software I (used to) use. Hopefully another company will be able to pick up the slack.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 00:40 UTC as 806th comment

Guess that's the end of Photoshop for me - no way in h*ll I'm paying a monthly fee to use it :/

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 18:36 UTC as 750th comment
On Connect post Google to offer all of Nik’s software plugins for $149 (222 comments in total)

So cool - I bought Color EFex a couple years back, and now I have the whole suite for free :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 71st comment
On article Nikon posts sample images from new D7100 (95 comments in total)

That second / middle shot is stunning - be sure to check it out full-sized.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 20:27 UTC as 35th comment
On article Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S (62 comments in total)

I love it - I know they can't retrofit the Digital Split Image and faster focus to existing X-E1, etc., as those are hardware-enabled, but hope they give us a firmware update for focus peaking, which can certainly be done with the existing hardware :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 21:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview (149 comments in total)

I was *very* happy with the 24-105 when I shot Canon - can't imagine paying $600+ more for shorter focal length. What were they thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 22:59 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting (35 comments in total)

Some of the new / updated features look like real improvements (Smart Lighting, enhanced detail / sharpening, etc.) - I've recently re-instated DxO 7.x in my workflow, and look forward to the new version :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 17:51 UTC as 24th comment
On article Shooting with the Leica M9-P (629 comments in total)

I checked out an M9 at a local camera shop to see what all the fuss was about. It was a lovely experience: the camera is clearly a fine piece of work, the rangefinder experience is enchanting and the lenses are to die for. But it's also heavy like a brick, has no hand grip to speak of, and has a *very* noisy sensor which was outclassed even when it was released.

I just can't buy into the idea of an $8k camera (no matter how seductive the look and feel) with a fixed, antiquated sensor. Unless you simply have money to burn, it doesn't make sense with a device you'll need to upgrade every 2-3 years.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 15:16 UTC as 143rd comment | 5 replies
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