futurewah

futurewah

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On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (249 comments in total)
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barry reid: Oh dear. Another 2x-70 FE zoom and another 85/90mm prime from the brain-dead half sits who run Sony. Guys please try to think about product differentiation. There's a reason Canon have a 24-105 and Nikon a 24-120 - people like the extra reach. Idiots.

This zoom is a f/2.8 lens, which many have been asking for. Show me Canon or Nikon's f/2.8 constant aperture zoom with a range greater than 24-70mm. Sony already have one long reach travel zoom. I'm sure they'll be another similar to the Canon or Nikon you mention at some point.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
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Claudio NC: And me that was thinking, until few months ago, that was gold inside, as in all high-end, but not only high-end, electronic circuits ...
May be will be in the next generation.
From aluminum to copper?
To me this still seem a poor, low-end tecnology, that cannot offer the maximum of the efficency.

You use the materials and technology available, that do the job at the right cost. You don't use gold if a) it's too costly, or b) gold hasn't been used successfully or cost effectively in this particular application before.

Your post is an excellent example of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (382 comments in total)
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Bob Feaster: I currently use a D90 and am considering the D5500. Will the lenses I use on the D90 work on the D5500?

You'll be fine if they are AF-S.

AF-D lenses on the another hand will not auto-focus, as they require the body mounted screw drive absent for the D5500.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
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onlooker: Even in the photo above you can see the light reflecting off the gold rim. Facepalm.

Read the quote I posted. It certainly doesn't say only half of it is plated. Given it's being kickstarted, one can safely assume the filter pictured is a pre-production model. Why assume they would leave it as a brass finish, when it would cause the problem you yourself indicated?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:57 UTC
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otto k: Thank you for taking time to check with them as you are big enough that they might actually reply, but this supposed email used *exactly the same text* as did this regarding laptops a year ago:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/laptop/samsung-exits-laptop-market-including-chromebooks-3573470/
"We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets," said a Samsung spokesperson.

Also, "our product is not good enough" was said by no company, ever.

Also, the source was not Andrew but someone else on forum who in the mean time received clarification that they are actually making new model so they are pulling old one (?) and now he's waiting for additional classification.

Head, meet hurt.

Actually, Samsung did kill off their laptops in some markets. You certainly can't get them in the UK, unless it's old stock.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
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Gionni Dorelli: Too bad. It looked like a lovely camera...
Samsung are good at home appliances. period.
A part for doing good solid state product there is not a lot they are good at.
Samsung produce good cars. Yes they do.... in joint venture with Renault. They are called Samiyang and they are only sold in South Korea, but they practically are Renault cars produced in Korean plants.
Forget theirs lousy phones. Since they have been succesfully forbidden to copy Apple, their phone business is going downward. No wonder.
Theirs TV have good image quality, yet they are ugly and they do not last long as the Japanese brands. That is why they are cheaper.
Samsung are great at vacuum cleaners. They recently made a competitor of Dyson and they have done it better. Incredible but true.
They do very nice refrigerators and kitchen appliances.
that is what Samsung are good for.

Eh?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:49 UTC
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onlooker: Even in the photo above you can see the light reflecting off the gold rim. Facepalm.

"The X3 CPL's Traction Frame is based on Breakthrough's X3 ND model, featuring CNC machined brass with an electroplated matte black finish."

The one shown is not plated to show it's made of brass.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 05:24 UTC
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onlooker: Even in the photo above you can see the light reflecting off the gold rim. Facepalm.

Oh boy. Someone commented without reading the full article. *facepalm*

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 01:34 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: Lens is extremely impressive

It's still impressive though ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 08:52 UTC
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Prairie Pal: It's only a matter of time before Sony decides to enter the printer game and shake things up the way they did with DSLR dinosaur companies. Then we might have Reasonable print costs.

I didn't say they have never made printers. They just won't enter the consumer printer market and shake it up. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 00:44 UTC
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Prairie Pal: It's only a matter of time before Sony decides to enter the printer game and shake things up the way they did with DSLR dinosaur companies. Then we might have Reasonable print costs.

Never going to happen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)

No doubt the price of this enterprise drive will make your eyes water.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Anybody know if the drive is 7mm or 9.5mm?

Looks more like 15 or 16mm.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: The images seem to have good contrast and sharpness and the camera looks good. However, when the lights go out, a lot of noise creeps in. My Canon 6D beats it hands down. Unacceptable for an expensive piece of electronics that will be redundant in a year or two.

Why would it be redundant? 24mp is enough for most things. It will still take great images. Oh, unless your a geek who's only interested in having the latest and greatest.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:19 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)
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Reactive: Oh, not again. Leica, makers of beautifully built cameras and superb lenses decide to design a new camera. Once they have a great spec sorted, they all sit down and decide what major limitation to build-in to make the camera 'quirky' and deter plenty of customers. Surely it should have a choice of perhaps 3 different prime lenses?

I do hope Leica never move into car design - I would hate owning a car without a reverse gear.

I doubt they'll have any trouble selling it to very happy customers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)
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Zephir 750: It's a disguised Panasonic: Leica makes now German copies of Japanese cameras.

Please show me the Panasonic equivalent of this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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R Vaquero: Good images, but obviously things like this are not a real wedding work when they are not shot in the same celebration day. Not this case though...

What exactly is the point of this comment?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

For the difference in size, I can't see why anyone would choose this over a RX100 II or III. Either can connect via wifi to your iPhone (or Android phone), and although not the best ergonomically, they are streets ahead of this combo, have decent optical zooms and a host of other features.

Very odd.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 40th comment
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Charlie boots: I thought it was illegal for the driver to have access to a video screen and the photo shows a video screen. Dont really see the difference between a gopro and a dash cam. There are enough russian dashcam videos on utube to satisfy anyone. Another redundant accessory.

It clearly states the mount is on the passenger side.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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Francis Carver: Desperation Alley for Toyota. Can hardly wait for the recalls re. the flimsy GoGo mount, as well as the ensuing civil lawsuits when one of these Toyota drives plies into some poor school kids crossing at an intersection -- only because he/she was fiddling with the GoGo camera controls whilst driving.

It clearly states the mount is on the PASSENGER side. Maybe they should ban radios or sat navs, given that a driver could easily be distracted by either in your hypothetical example? Hell, even the aircon and heating controls could distract you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
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