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seri_art

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (353 comments in total)
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KBarrett: The flash sync speed is 1/50? Holy K1000, batman!

Flash sync speed 1/50 sec is unbelievable and unacceptable. Flash fill in direct sunlight would not be possible. What were they thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2064 comments in total)

It's the same size as my XSi and 10% heavier. What did it do with the should-have size advantage of the 4/3 sensor and lack of a mirror?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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micahmedia: Anything yet that will transfer directly to a computer or server via internet, without going through a third party server? I talked to Eye-Fi a couple weeks ago and they admitted they still couldn't do it. Had to go through their servers.

You mean that all file transfers from the Eye-fi card go through Eye-fi web servers?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 01:55 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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seri_art: Can you shoot RAW + JPG and have the card transfer only the JPG files?

I'm assuming only one card slot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 01:52 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)

Can you shoot RAW + JPG and have the card transfer only the JPG files?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 23:27 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)
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seri_art: >I would recommend direct connect (card straight to device) rather than an ad-hoc<

I'm not clear what direct connect and ad-hoc mean. Where there is no wifi network available (many outside locations), how do you effectively transfer photos from the card to either an iPhone, iPad, other phone or tablet, or laptop wirelessly?

If you are where you have a good wifi connection (fast), is it better to use the ad-hoc method?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 21:11 UTC
On Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend article (179 comments in total)

>I would recommend direct connect (card straight to device) rather than an ad-hoc<

I'm not clear what direct connect and ad-hoc mean. Where there is no wifi network available (many outside locations), how do you effectively transfer photos from the card to either an iPhone, iPad, other phone or tablet, or laptop wirelessly?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 19:52 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: I hate to say this but "smart" phones and their integrated camera devices are eating some of the market share of the entry level digital cameras.
Anywhere you might go in the world, most people take souvenir/family/vacation pictures with their telephones.
Now, how to explain the drastic drop in shipment re DSLRs and even on the relatively new concept of mirrorless cameras? Economy, lack of new technology, prices?

> since the product has pretty much matured feature and IQ wise there's no real reason for present owners to update<

I couldn't have said it better myself :-) I said the same thing differently above.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 15:14 UTC
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)

After I got my first digital camera in 2002, I upgreaded often as new cameras arrived with much-improved ability, especially image quality. But now, I've had my XSi for five years and see no reason to spend the money to replace it, because it's so good. Same with my S100 pocket camera I've had for almost two years.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 61st comment

I'll vote with my feet by staying with my current version of Photoshop. If I decide I want more or improved features, I'll find different software. Photoshop isn't the only game in town and will be even less so in the future.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:58 UTC as 257th comment
On Sunset Moonrise in the Sunset in the mountains II challenge (7 comments in total)

Where is this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 05:33 UTC as 5th comment
On Simple Photo Tips: Square format images post (26 comments in total)

Jirka and Mark H below have it right, that the Rolleiflex and other cameras like it were square format because of practical necessity. What they didn't say was that photographers who used those cameras often cropped their photos to make non-square images. That said, square is an option that probably isn't explored often enough.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 15:19 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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caterpillar: Sounds good! We'll just have to wait to see how it actually works before more comments and suggestions come in!

I have a question though, how will this revamped pages work out with android OS or tablets/smartphones accessing it? Do you have a separate/alternate template for that or it will work just the same?

On another subject, I bet those stats on complaints column is going to be a subject by itself! A positive or thumbs up column would also be helpful.

I second (or one-hundredth) the Skip the 'Voting on threads and individual posts'. If would very much degrade the forums and quite possibly push me right out the door.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 03:41 UTC
On DSC_6638 in the Something old and something new challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot, whether the perfect alignment between the two planes is perfect execution or perfect luck :-) Don't let anyone tell you that you should have used a slower shutter speed so the propeller on the P-51 would be blurred; it's just fine as is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 13:00 UTC as 1st comment

In the RAW comparison, from ISO 1600 on up, the 650D image is noticeably worse than the 600D.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 03:07 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
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GirinoFumetto: OM1 was small, its lenses where small and it was, obviously, full frame, had prism and mirror and was small.
How many years have to pass before the new technologies can make something similar? OM1 was a jewel to hold.

I bought an OM-1 soon after they were released and later paired it with an XA. I now have a Canon XSi which is quite small and light compared to more "professional" DSLRs, and also a Canon S100 which often takes the place of the XSi. As you can tell, I like small :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 16:13 UTC
On Preview:canons100 (323 comments in total)
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Lyonesse: I have read two professional reviews that mention focus issues with closer subjects. Has this been seen by the regular users?

Here's a shot focused on an object less than 2" from the lens using P mode, no macro mode at all. ISO 800, RAW with no NR in DPP.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16620406/IMG_0598_800h.jpg

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 21:05 UTC
On Preview:canons100 (323 comments in total)
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BBsLX5: Buy it for the 1080p HD video w/ optical zoom, but not for much else. Learned today that, adding to the known for awhile now facts of the same size sensor (which for this year has been *newly stuffed w/ more megapixels!!!*) & switched from CCD-->CMOS, it doesn't appear that the lens came out of the "new & improved" model yr. retooling as unscathed as Canon would have one believe @ first glance. Yes, this years 24mm wider wide-end stays at the premium f2.0, but that's as good as the news gets afa the lens is concerned. Not nearly as loudly trumpeted for obvious reasons is the fact that the lens stops all the way down to f5.9 at the tele end of the newly-extended zoom, & that @ last year's s95 equivalent wide end of 28mm, this year's "new & improved" lens aperture value is a narrower f2.2. Boy oh boy, the news of this new camera drop just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it??? ...well, it IS even more pocketable than last year, *that's* REALLY all that matters, isn't it?

I love the 24mm wide end of my S100, and the lens opening available as you increase focal length is just a bit smaller than with the S95 a the same focal lengths. I call that a low price to pay for the increased zoom range in a same-size camera. Nothing is free.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 21:03 UTC
On Preview:canons100 (323 comments in total)
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lola94925: I have had the SD4000 for a couple of years and love it. I wanted the latest greatest and this fit the bill. It has been on order with Amazon for a month and nothing. On their forum, several people found them at BB. There are none in the SF area. The Canon USA website says the camera has not yet been released. Please go to the Amazon forum for this camera. There is an excellent review posted today and is like five thumbs down. It is complete with excellent sample photos. The camera always seems to focus on the far background and focus or lack of it is a huge issue. Also the HDR photos are terrible. The owner says the camera has to be on a tripod as the exposures are taken so far apart they cannot be merged. There are cars in the background with ghost images of the separate exposures. This guy seems to know his stuff and is returning the camera. I am pulling my order until I hear more. Please find his article and look at the photos before making what could be a mistake! Good luck!

There's a lot of bad information out there about the S100. Here's a shot focused on an object less than 2" from the lens using P mode, no macro mode at all. Also, at ISO 800, RAW with no NR in DPP. I've taken almost 600 shots with my S100 and have had no focus problems at all.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16620406/IMG_0598_800h.jpg

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 20:47 UTC
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