Valiant Thor

Valiant Thor

Works as a Research Scientist
Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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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 16th comment | 1 reply

It appears that the target audience for this kind of advertising is the mobile home, couch potato crowd whom I doubt would purchase such a camera anyway. I cringe when I think what good could have come from the money and resources it took to produce and run these ads. I really miss the thoughtful age of elegance, sophistication and taste.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:47 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (384 comments in total)
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ddtwenty: So much anticipation for in-body imagestabilizaer.

Yes, but it does have a more substantial plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the gold spurving contacts run in a direct line with the dual panametric micro-encabulators.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (384 comments in total)
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vroger1: Hi all. I am a total Lumix guy-but sorry, although it means nothing- my very first reaction is "G-d that's an ugly little sucker" I am sure it will prove to be a superb camera- but boy is it ugly. But that's just my opinion.Now I'll start reading the specs. VRR

That's OK, it's just a camera. You don't have to marry it or take it home to your mother.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
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lapomattiabarambaniviendalmare: Limited Editions always make me feel... limited.

Yes, I know the feeling. I'm still waiting for the Unlimited Edition.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 03:19 UTC
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Valiant Thor: Two of my happiest days:
1. The day I purchased my Apple computer.
2. The day I sold my Apple computer.

Blue screen of death? You must have been using Windows 3.1. We run many current versions in a large IT scenario and never once had a crash in the past 12 years. We even have one Windows 7 machine that has been running continuously without a problem for over 6 years.

Also, when it comes to viruses, Mac users are like hospital gowns - they just think they are covered. We have never had a virus attack, ever. There are over 2000 known viruses and exploits for Mac OSX and when the major security groups convene, Mac OSX is always the easiest to exploit. My personal 2014 MacBook Pro used to lock up more than any Windows computer I ever owned.

Also, just try upgrading an iMac or Mac Mini and you'll find out where all that hot glue from China ended up. Not to mention that the brand new MacBook Pro 2015 got the lowest iFixit reparability score ever.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 03:19 UTC
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marianco: AARGGGG. Photos is inadequate. The worse part is that your photos a trapped in its library. You cannot edit them in another app like with PHOTOS for the iPhone. I think Photos will mature and more features will come in to allow editing in other apps.

Apple IS A BRAND FOR PROFESSIONAL USE. However, for Apple is also a company of EXTREME FOCUS. Apple generally will only create a product only if it can do better than the competition.

For example, when it comes to pro video software, there is NOTHING BETTER THAN FINAL CUT PRO. And Apple continues to go whole hog in supporting it.

When it comes to professional photography apps, Apple has decided that it cannot do better than the competition - which is Adobe. Adobe - scared shitless - competed well against Apple's Aperture. And Apple acknowledged Adobe's win. Adobe even cloned the Aperture workflow so much the newest Lightroom acts like Aperture compared with old versions of LR. I was shocked and pleased.

Disagree. Almost all top film and video schools now use PCs. Apple used to be for the pros, now its for the bubble gum chewing consumer clan. I do some post production work for TV stations here in Colorado and all of them use Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas. If you even mention Apple, they just laugh.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 23:57 UTC

Two of my happiest days:
1. The day I purchased my Apple computer.
2. The day I sold my Apple computer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 23:48 UTC as 65th comment | 6 replies

"Selfies" . . . because no one else wants to take your picture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 34th comment
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (147 comments in total)
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mononk: And NO viewfinder... Keep it!

Using a viewfinder with a diving mask on? Please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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CharonPDX: Daaaaang. I have an AW1, and was hoping to get a second Nikon 1 with better specs for the nicer lenses - this may very well be it - inexpensive enough, while still decently powerful. The stock PD zoom is good enough as a prime, I have the "nicer" lenses already.

Although it would be nice if it did at least 24fps in 4K mode...

In your opinion, what are the "nicer" lenses for this camera?
Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 04:45 UTC

The Canon shoots another dud.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

Whew! I was hoping I wouldn't have to read about the "creamy bokeh" effect again.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 21:11 UTC as 54th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Papi61: 4K @15 fps?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Come on Nikon, who are you kidding? Might as well be 5 fps, useless anyway.

Well at least it's a start in such a small camera. I agree with the previous posters that it is the best looking J Series yet and it does 1080 60p which is perfect. Nikon might even be able to improve the 4K fps with a later firmware update.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 01:59 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

This one looks great. I pre-ordered it from Adorama. It's great to see that Nikon is warming up to this design and feature set which is right up there with Panasonic and Olympus. Time to start collecting some Nikon 1 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:07 UTC as 41st comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (481 comments in total)

Most customer reviews including on the Sony site are not good. Horrible rolling shutter during video is one big complaint. I'm waiting to see what the A7r MII specs look like.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 03:59 UTC as 14th comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?

We could explain it to you, however we can't understand it for you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (793 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: How do we process RAW Hi res. I downloaded the latest version of Adobe dng converter 8.8. However, none of my Adobe programs can handle the 40,000kb files and the 102,000kb have no chance?

The supplied olympus disc also states that it can't handle them, ... it states: "FILES TO LARGE"

I can't imagine the reviewers actually tested this out or they would have mentioned this problem? Or if they did, why wasn't it brought to our attention?

I probably would have put off purchase until it was sorted!

Also the shooting menue option is only jpeg or RAW+jpeg, can't seem to capture RAW only? not an option? (I don't shoot jpeg, far too limiting)

The logical question is: "What have I missed"

The new Adobe Camera Raw works fine for the raw files on my computer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (793 comments in total)

Silver Award? I've had this camera for about 2 weeks and it is fantastic! I like using it over my GH4 and I would rate the E-M5 M2 somewhere in the titanium ~ kryptonite range. Five stars in my book and I've owned a LOT of cameras; a fact for which my wife will be eager to testify against me.

P.S.: The M2 is far more than a minor, incremental upgrade over the E-M5 (which I also have). If the reviewer can't see that, he should seek alternative employment. This kind of work requires a high degree of perspicacity.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 02:43 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
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