DotCom Editor: According to the list, five the top 100 gadgets of all time are video game consoles or handhelds. No doubt this list was compiled by a bunch of pimply faced males with no social lives or skills whatsoever.
It is a list of "Gadgets", not appliances, so I can understand them excluding things like refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, etc.
BradJudy: I like seeing the original Kodak Brownie in the list, but I'm not sure why DPReview chose to highlight an image of a Kodak model that was released 50+ years later.
Of course, Time themselves messed up many of the images, including the Polaroid, the VCR, the DVD player, the Walkman, etc.
I like seeing the original Kodak Brownie in the list, but I'm not sure why DPReview chose to highlight an image of a Kodak model that was released 50+ years later.
While the original mercury style batteries aren't around for the Canon F1 (and others from that time period), there are non-mercury alternatives that work just fine. I own a few cameras from that time (including an F1) and have taken many pictures with modern alternative batteries.
Editorial note - the prices on Kickstarter are in CAD, not USD. The cost in USD are $244 and $293.
extraone: I have LR that I use rarely. its gotten bloated and slow &it always seems to have lag. yes my pc is up to date. W/enough ram ssd, newest processor &all that crap. the software has gotten fat &slow.
Ive been using acdsee pro for 2 years for my wedding pics and its extremely fast and so intuitive. it destroys LR for speed. the fact that the sliders in LR are so small and if you need to make minute adjustments you have to be very accurate. it will give you cramps because youre straining UR fingers so hard for just 1 or 2 notches over. fail!
with ACDSEE PRO the sliders are bars (almost like the google search bar size) & U can simply hover UR move over this bar & make tiny adjustments just by using UR scrol wheel. its amazing. so simple &so quick.
LR got nothing on ACDSEE pro for speed. even loading thumbnails takes forever W/LR. ACDC? its instant. LR has more features, but its things I dont need. I simply do easy editing like exposure,contrast WB etc. PS for complex heavy editing.
Just FYI - the sliders in Lightroom can be moved in small increments by just tapping keys (+/-). No need to cramp your hand trying to move your mouse a tiny bit.
Do you want us to include camera model in the description field? The model is hidden in challenges.
Glad to see anti Newton ring plates being included. That was a popular after market addition for those scanning film.
I like the concept of articles of this type, but so far they have all been from the same photographer. It seems like the line of "behind the shot" articles would be best if it provided a variety of types of photography and processes. How about alternating them with skilled photographers in portrait, wildlife, sports, macro, travel, etc? This gives variety not just in the type of image, but also the differing techniques that are important to different situations.
As others have mentioned, there are better "on the go" battery-powered drives with card readers out there for photographers. I have had one of the older model Hyperdrives for at least seven years.
You can watch a preview on the film's website. Hopefully it isn't geographically restricted:
TangoMan: Why are the photos so small? 442x448 pixels for the first one. That is 9.5% of my monitor's available pixels. Can we get a full screen mode please?I can't tell for sure, but they look like very interesting pictures.
Follow the link to the Flickr source where dpreview got the pictures and you can see larger versions.
email@example.com: Interesting Mr Dickman does not use a tripod.
I was at an in-person session with Jay Dickman and Nevada Wier run by National Geographic a while back. Neither photographer uses a tripod when doing NetGeo style work because their kits need to be very portable and manageable by a single person. They talked about hand-holding shots up to 1 second in exposure.
budi0251: sooo, any marketing analysts have any ideas what sells a camera (phone)?
Guess pretty soon if not yet, connected mobile device will take more pictures than any dedicated camera system.
Any guesstimate when a cellphone camera will be use for space mission, or may be in mission to mars (so you can always call home while make selfie on mars for you social network profile pict)?
I think most of the innovation with consumer tech will stay on the Earth for a while. Space tech is largely pretty old relative to consumer tech because it needs to be tested for extreme conditions (rocket launch vibration/G forces, extreme temp, alternate atmosphere, etc) and the data transmission links are very slow. See this article by DPReview about the Mars Rover camera - http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/08/08/Curiosity-interview-with-Malin-Space-Science-Systems-Mike-Ravine
I think the issue that you've demonstrated with Ufocus is because the depth measurement is so much lower resolution than the actual photograph, not capturing small objects like the bicycle parts or doing a good job detecting exact edges. Because the Google app uses motion/parallax with the main camera sensor to identify depth, it's at the same resolution as the image and can (in theory) do a better job in these aspects.
Frank_BR: Pinhole lens is an oxymoron.
The aperture isn't different, it's the distance between the aperture and the film/sensor. On most cameras, the size of the sensor and the distance to the aperture mean there isn't a lot of difference between the center and corners, but in a medium/large format, wide-angle camera, the distance between the aperture and corners is noticeably longer than to the center (like 50% longer). Also, you start to view a very small aperture at an angle, causing it to be a smaller, oval cross-section.
vroger1: I cannot understand why 35mm (focal length) has become the new "normal" for street photography. I have had tremendous trouble in adapting. 50mm has always been my normal because I shot that way for most of my life. There is an indication in the article that the author agrees. (PS samples-IQ good but not great). VRR
I don't think it's new, my Canonet GIII from the early 70s is a 40mm fixed lens.
You can certainly think of it that way, but large and historic cameras don't necessarily combine the glass and the aperture into a single unit as is standard in modern cameras.
BTW: while the f-stop is f/160 at the center for this camera, it's f/253 at the edges and f/320 at the corners.