Valiant Thor

Valiant Thor

Works as a Research Scientist
Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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On White House ban on photos and social media has ended article (52 comments in total)

The Mooch did something useful!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 21:09 UTC as 5th comment
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Valiant Thor: JPEGs show signs of obvious panametric defamulation.

"..but what is panametric defamulation?""

It occurs when one of the inner plates of pre-famulated amulite loosens, causing the spurving contacts to become mis-aligned with the hydrocoptic novertrunnions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 22:20 UTC

JPEGs show signs of obvious panametric defamulation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies
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Lil g: How can the earth rotate when its flat?

It's not round or flat. Technically, the earth is an oblique spheroid.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 02:07 UTC

Nice, but I wonder if it would work on the Los Angeles skyline?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 03:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)

This camera is kind of like inventing an electric toilet seat. You could do it if you wanted to; but why?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1045 comments in total)
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bartolyni: It can only be groundbreaking if it was designed in India, produced in China and reviewed by Rishi in USA! otherwise its just another camera on the block...

I'm now totally convinced that mental illness is as prevalent as they say it is.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: A mirror is just a component in a camera. The distinction has defacto become obsolete. It is more and more about the form factor, the usability, the menu's and the question if a 300mm telephoto lens is usable with a certain form factor or not.

The wars about Sony, Nikon or Canon on this forum are first and foremost about (a) the rate of change and the retrofitting of functionality through firmware updates and (b) the sensor that captures the image. To be honest, mirror or no-mirror is hardly something that people tend to get worked-up about. Mirror-less as a category is rather a substitute for 'a camera maker that caters for user demand more quickly'.

"That's why mirrors tend to get out of the way once the sensor is struck by light :) See? People don't even haven't got a clue what mirrors and shutter leafs are for in camera's these days ;)"

Thanks for the advanced DSLR technology lesson. As a former post-warranty Nikon tech I would never have known such things. Not to mention your little smileys and smiley winkies give you that aloof persona that elevates you (in your own mind) to levels far above we mere mortals. I yield to your encyclopedic grasp of this mysterious technology. When I worked as a Nikon tech, I sure wish I would have had someone like you as a mentor so I would have known what that little mirror thingy thing was for. Thanks for resolving the mystery for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: A mirror is just a component in a camera. The distinction has defacto become obsolete. It is more and more about the form factor, the usability, the menu's and the question if a 300mm telephoto lens is usable with a certain form factor or not.

The wars about Sony, Nikon or Canon on this forum are first and foremost about (a) the rate of change and the retrofitting of functionality through firmware updates and (b) the sensor that captures the image. To be honest, mirror or no-mirror is hardly something that people tend to get worked-up about. Mirror-less as a category is rather a substitute for 'a camera maker that caters for user demand more quickly'.

I understand that the mirror gets out of the way when the shutter button is pressed (I used to do post-warranty repair work on Nikon cameras and problems with the mirror assemblies were the most common issue). I am referring to the fact that the mirror is just another component which can cause light issues inside the camera even when it is out of the way which is why Nikon provides a outside cover for the eyepiece to prevent light leaks from coming through the viewfinder and getting past the mirror to the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 01:26 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: A mirror is just a component in a camera. The distinction has defacto become obsolete. It is more and more about the form factor, the usability, the menu's and the question if a 300mm telephoto lens is usable with a certain form factor or not.

The wars about Sony, Nikon or Canon on this forum are first and foremost about (a) the rate of change and the retrofitting of functionality through firmware updates and (b) the sensor that captures the image. To be honest, mirror or no-mirror is hardly something that people tend to get worked-up about. Mirror-less as a category is rather a substitute for 'a camera maker that caters for user demand more quickly'.

"A mirror is just a component in a camera"

It's not a component in a mirrorless camera. The more surfaces that light has to interact with, the greater the chance of some image degradation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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Dennis: What does Canon have against viewfinders ? Afraid it might compete with their DSLRs ?

Didn't take the EVF whiners long to wake up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)

Another Rebel without a cause.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 53rd comment

Sony is da' bomb! Time to start rounding up any expendable gear for Craig's List and ebay to prep the wallet for the pre-order date!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 38th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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Double WOW!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 02:39 UTC
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Valiant Thor: I'll wait for the Panasonic version.

"Hope you haven't been waiting for the Panasonic versions of the X1, X2, X3, X Vario and the T."

Nope, sure haven't. But thanks for asking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:47 UTC

I'll wait for the Panasonic version.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:16 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On GoPro unveils Hero+ LCD with touchscreen display article (42 comments in total)

I wish they would Go Pro.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 00:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Last time I shot with Panasonic was 4 years ago. I didn't like it because of poor colors. Now 4 models later Panasonic still has the same poor colors... On the other hand they make very good rice cookers... Maybe they should stick with that.

I have a GX7 and the colors are outstanding. Panasonic's rice cookers are lined with Teflon (a cancer causing chemical). Some people are just backwards on everything.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
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SeeRoy: "Never give a sucker an even break"
W.C. Fields

Thank you for the completely non-related quote by one of history's great thinkers and philosophers.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 20:07 UTC

I'm a bag-a-holic as I'm sure many here are. I used to be a bigger fan of the messenger-style bags, but not so much anymore. If it is a messenger bag, the flap should secure with HIGH POWER neodymium magnets which eliminates trying to operate clips and buckles, often with one hand. (Boconi and Tumi are big into high-power magnets)

The design I like the most on this type of bag would be soft leather across the top with a nice, large, brass zipper running right down the center (like the previous poster) so everything is accessible from the top without having to "slap the flap" out of the way.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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