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BartyLobethal

BartyLobethal

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Lobster Grooming Consultant
Joined on Apr 21, 2011
About me:

Inventor of Dehydrated Water.

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micke69: This is going to make the majority of GH4 owners very angry. Having to pay $100 for something that should have been there from the beginning will give Panasonic a lot of bad PR. Remember rule #1: Don't f**k with the customers!

Why "should" it have been there from the beginning?

Why "should" you buy a product with a known set of specifications and expect it to be upgraded for free later on?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
On Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter article (133 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Holga: the pet rock of photography.

@b craw - the tiny sensor in the digital version is certainly not going to provide the same sorts of images the film version did.

Also, why not just direct your students to use only manual, only a given ISO, only a given aperture, only a given focal length etc? You can quickly see from EXIF if they've been doing other than as directed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
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RichRMA: Be interesting if we could study sound waves in a room that way, could lead to new ways of making speakers, and audio devices.

Or interesting audio-visual experiences. Imagine being able to listen to your favourite music and seeing acoustic waves emanate from your speakers, reflect and refract off the walls and furniture and interact. Trippy, man.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 06:42 UTC
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SSantana75: So does that mean the US will finally 'discover' the metric system any time soon?

@SSantana75 - I'm an Australian. We have had the metric system for over 40 years. I'm just old enough to have been exposed to the Imperial system in my early school years. I much prefer the metric system.

My understanding is that the Mars Climate Orbiter failure related to the use of non-metric units, where metric units were expected. As such it was a "conversion" failure. The comment was a response to @junk1's comment about conversion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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SSantana75: Why is this news? NASA actually did this over twenty years ago using a T-38 Talon aircraft on December 13, 1993

The headline makes it clear that it's a 150 year-old technique. If NASA are currently using the technique, then it's something they are "doing", as well as have previously "done".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
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SSantana75: So does that mean the US will finally 'discover' the metric system any time soon?

Mars Climate Orbiter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
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SSantana75: Why is this news? NASA actually did this over twenty years ago using a T-38 Talon aircraft on December 13, 1993

Oh right, so we'll all just go back to 1993 and read it then shall we? We apologise for not living in your personal 'present'.

It's "news" to many of us.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 01:19 UTC

Hey, that's great. I've been looking for some coasters to park my 4WD on.

So sick of the regular filters breaking.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 03:33 UTC as 10th comment
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BartyLobethal: Would something similar happen if you posted an image to a dpreview gallery, downloaded it, re-uploaded it etc?

If I'm bored on the weekend I might give it a go.

Are you sure? I'm reliably informed that it will degrade and that "it's just a "natural" consequence of subsequent JPEG compression/decoding of the same image, and something we know since 20 years ago: nothing new, nothing unexpected, largely documented".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
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Retzius: this is a first world problem

Yes people in Africa have cell phones, but that automatically makes them 'first' world. The secret to eliminating 'third' world issues is - obvious now that I think about it - massive air-drops of cell phones.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 22:05 UTC

Would something similar happen if you posted an image to a dpreview gallery, downloaded it, re-uploaded it etc?

If I'm bored on the weekend I might give it a go.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 21:38 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
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justmeMN: Coming soon - paparazzi drones, if it hasn't been done already.

I think the Royals are pretty big on hunting, so there is most likely a shotgun within reach (reach of the butler at least). That should sort that out.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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JCFan1979: Looking at all the negative comments all I can conclude is that many photographers (or wannabe photographers) are all a bunch of childish snobs. There's no right form of photography, there's no right way of painting, there's no right way of dancing. Art is art and you don't have to talk about how it ruins the picture for you if it's HDR. When you take a perfect photo with absolutely no modifications in Lr or some other software and no technical flaws period you let me know.....and also sell me your magic camera.

I think it was John Cage who said something along the lines of, "for something to be considered art you only need two things - someone to declare it's art and someone to accept it's art". I've yet to encounter a more persuasive definition.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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lookingforclarity: Give HDR a break!

We don’t see in B&W but many of us like to view photos that way.

If HDR is fake.......is B&W?

I like color, B&W and a well done HDR. Trey’s are well done.

Yes, B&W is fake. What's more, we live in a four-dimensional world so reducing geometry to two dimensions and freezing time in the process is also fake.

Basically all photography is fake. The only valid way to represent things to people is to take them there. That's why I spend less and less time here and more over at longdriveinthecountryreview.com

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 09:29 UTC
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yonsarh: price ?

read article?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 09:03 UTC
On What the Mouse Saw in the Cats & dogs challenge (3 comments in total)

Interesting. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 3rd comment
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digiart: This is HUGE! It's the final nail in HDD's coffin.
But what would be great was a quantum leap in sensor technology.

Richard - I take your point.

Given the ubiquity of Sony sensors and the way in which developments at Sony spookily appear some distance away in other factories (eg Nikon), I propose we now refer to this as 'Sony Entanglement'.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
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digiart: This is HUGE! It's the final nail in HDD's coffin.
But what would be great was a quantum leap in sensor technology.

@Richard Butler - the way the phrase is now commonly used is itself a complete misrepresentation of the phenomena it describes. The state change of an electron involves distances in the order of pico-metres. The state change is often followed by a reversion to the previous state.

So you're asking for a tiny change, followed by another tiny change is the opposite direction. I don't think this is the way forward for sensor development.

Yes, I'm being a pedant (and probably an uninformed one too - we'll see soon enough).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
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digiart: This is HUGE! It's the final nail in HDD's coffin.
But what would be great was a quantum leap in sensor technology.

You realise a "quantum leap" is a very small thing, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
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Zero polycabonate: Olympus users are always being slapped around....

We'll have to console ourselves with our excellent camera bodies and lenses.

Seriously, the longest focal length I have available at the moment is a Nikkor AF-S 300mm f4D (because I also have Nikon DSLRs). I've used that on an E-M1 via an adaptor and it's fun. It would be much *more* fun if it auto-focussed. I don't feel cheated by the fact that it doesn't, but this article does stir some mild envy for Panasonic owners with Canon lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
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