B1ackhat

B1ackhat

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Oct 12, 2010

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B1ackhat: That is a completely ridiculous defense to copyright infringement. If I set my camera up on a tripod remotely controlled by my phone and one of my dogs licks the screen thereby triggering the shutter, the photo then becomes the property of no one. That's ludicrous.

Easycass, my pack is spoiled rotten so I think they would be quite pleased. :) Besides, it costs us ~$300/month just to feed them so they should start earning their keep. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 00:49 UTC

That is a completely ridiculous defense to copyright infringement. If I set my camera up on a tripod remotely controlled by my phone and one of my dogs licks the screen thereby triggering the shutter, the photo then becomes the property of no one. That's ludicrous.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 06:41 UTC as 212th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (759 comments in total)

Sony has produced yet another excellent pocket cam ... with the same problems as its predecessors (awful IS, poor color accuracy, less malleable RAWs, etc.). I ditched my RX100 when I had paid $550, but just picked up another for $280. I would gladly pay $800 for the M3 if they could fix those same damn problems, but until then, I'll just wait until I can snag one for $400.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 96th comment | 6 replies

So Firefly is essentially going to do what the apps I have already do. Tell me why this would be appealing?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:38 UTC as 24th comment

Well accurate color is a lost cause with either camera, so that's a wash. The better sensor is almost inevitably going to be found in the Sony. Panasonic, however, is (imho) a far better camera maker. And that price is very reasonable!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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chris100uk: Richard...how does the stabilisation compare with previous models? Is it true 5 axis?

According to Sony's reps, it applies to video only.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

"However, one significant change is that you can now use Auto ISO when in Manual mode - effectively creating a Pentax-esque 'Shutter and Aperture Priority' mode."

OK, this is huge. The IS on the RX100 series sucks and the camera often chooses a lower shutter speed than it is capable of stabilizing, so adding auto ISO to manual mode is truly a godsend. I still can't wrap my head around the price tag for this thing, but I am thrilled to see this change implemented.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 439th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Altruisto: Sony don't have the best colors, their jpegs can be messy, their skin tones yellowish, but they are the most innovative. Rx100 iii will do a lot of harm to other companies if the lens quality is decent. Let's pray to Zeiss.

It is this issue with color (and the fact that they cannot be fixed in raw 99% of the time), that gives me the most pause when considering a Sony camera. I look back at all my RX100 photos and am wowed by the image quality, but terribly disappointed by the color inaccuracies and general haze present (the latter of which IS fixable, but I get tired of having to do so).

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Nice updates, but the horribly inaccurate color (which remains unfixable in raw in most cases), poor AE system, senseless auto behavior (e.g. often choosing too slow a shutter speed), and nearly nonexistent IS still persist. I still think the RX100s are all great cams, but I am frustrated by Sony's seeming inability to fix these very basic problems. :/

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 673rd comment | 7 replies

Now they just need a few patents for a decent IS system, color accuracy, and non-epileptic continuous AF.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:47 UTC as 20th comment
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (206 comments in total)

Nice ad for the Xrite ColorChecker Passport. Get yours today from DPR's parent company, Amazon.com.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:39 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings article (47 comments in total)

If you love nature, then leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures. This reminds me of the article regarding the incredible, one-of-a-kind, massive wild boar - that some buffoon shot and killed. These are simply expressions of human greed, not a love of nature.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 08:56 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (333 comments in total)
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Artistico: Surely you could have come up with a better and less obvious April fool's joke than that, DPreview? Not to mention a better photoshopped picture with the lens. And, as everyone(?) knows, the reason the old Zuiko lenses are so compact is the large film-to-flange distance of the old OM cameras. It simply wouldn't work on a body like that.

Oh well. Better than no joke, I guess. Kudos for trying. I'm sure some people were fooled.

You will need lots and lots of wine (or drugs) in order to find any Monty Python film funny.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (333 comments in total)

April 1st? OMG? C'mon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 124th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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topstuff: Image Quality is not fantastic. Seems on a par with my RX100.

I do not think it really matters here.

I think I will buy one, if only because of G.A.S.

Shame about the 30p video though.

Let's face it though: The RX100 color accuracy, tone curve, and AWB are just nasty. I like my RX100, but if it had decent color output - or could even be fixed 100% in post - I would LOVE it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)

This is a complete load of s**t. I've been to Sochi and the entire premise behind this series of photos is a farce. Sochi is a dump and a city of savages. The buildings are crumbling, the water is contaminated, and they poison/shoot dogs in the street.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)

How much does Cicala pay to get his advertisements disguised as articles posted here? I'm just curious.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

Great set of photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 281st comment
On Choir Dress Rehersal in the Christmas Trees challenge (3 comments in total)

Love the photo, but not crazy about the color.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 3rd comment

Capable of taking fantastic pictures ... at the beach.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:58 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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