hydrospanner

hydrospanner

Joined on Sep 21, 2012

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Wye Photography: In the not to distance future...

Voice 1: If you move a little to the left the composition will be better.

Photog: Yeah! OK!

Voice 1: May I suggest Ansel Adams mode!

Photog: Yeah! OK!

Voice 1: Your horizon is not quite straight.

Photog: Oh! OK!

Voice 1: Just wait until those people have move out of the frame.

Photog: Sure!

Voice 1: Now is an optimal time to take the photo.

Photog: Fine! (taps shutter).

Voice 1: I think you have a really great photo there John.

Photog: (smiles to self).

This just may your photography in the next few years. Voice 1 of course is your camera. Camera51 may be a step in this direction. Do you want this scenario?

Now all I need is an app that says "Yeah OK" to this one, and can electronically trip the shutter...we're almost there!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 17:07 UTC
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PhotoKhan: This is SO funny...

Brands are so embroiled in competing at any cost that they actually end up cannibalizing their own line-ups most probably, because in glorious corporate tradition, groups of persons inside are more busy taking care of their own "clout" then actually looking for the company interests.
...and then comes a photography site diligently and engagingly trying to make sense of it all by deeply analyzing (mostly) non-existing differences.

SOOO funny...

...to say nothing of the commenters.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
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Mike_PEAT: It still has the same fault of other similar straps...it goes in front of the neck causing me to gag (I can't even wear a tie). Another company came up with a gadget to pull the strap away from your neck, but then it feels like you're wearing a bra. No thanks, I'll stick with the tried and true traditional neck strap which doesn't bother me at all, and it's FASTER to pull the camera up to a shooting position than the neck gaggers!!!

Sling straps gag you?

You may be strapping wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 18:21 UTC
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Jogger: "a work owing its form to the forces of nature and lacking human authorship is not registrable." .. a lot of remote photography would apply to these.. e.g. those camera traps that are triggered by animals braking an infrared beam.

So Erik,

If ownership is dependent upon intent, and I accidentally drop my camera and it clicks a frame, I don't own it?

How can the photographer bringing his gear to the area to take pictures of monkeys not constitute intent to obtain pictures of monkeys? What if he'd specifically left his camera sit out to get the pictures?

Are you saying that because he didn't specifically intend to get that exact frame in those exact circumstances that he doesn't own the product of his equipment, effort, and presence?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
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Jogger: "a work owing its form to the forces of nature and lacking human authorship is not registrable." .. a lot of remote photography would apply to these.. e.g. those camera traps that are triggered by animals braking an infrared beam.

So what if I set up my camera with a Triggertrap or something?

Are we saying that all bullet photography, and most photos of lightning and drops hitting liquid are not registrable?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
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drummercam: Mr. Slater owns the work. Once he saw what was happening and allowed the macaque to continue what it was doing, the macaque became a mere assistant. This is a shameless power grab by a huge organization with money to pay a slick lawyer to present a wholly specious argument if it comes down to a court case. Wikimedia should take the photo down, and Mr. Slater should pay the macaque a banana.

Pretty much where my train of thought led as well.

By Wikimedia's rationale, if a wildlife biologist fits a seal, shark, or whale with a camera, when they recover the footage they don't own it, but are rather stealing it from the animal.

My guess is that Wikimedia just wanted the threat of a protracted legal battle to intimidate him into giving them their way. Hopefully he gets his justice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
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nerd2: Digital already surpasses film in every aspects (resolution, dynamic range, noise) and can closely simulate any film we had. I think we should ban film photography, just for environmental reasons.

Environmental reasons?

I take it you're only considering the post-consumer waste if you're saying that, which totally ignores the environmental impact of the mining, petroleum industry, and chemical processes necessary to produce many electronic components.

That's like saying your double quarter pounder with cheese & a large fry is a healthy meal because you got a diet coke with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 12:30 UTC
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mandophoto: Presently, film stuff is but a fraction of the waste that goes into the environment. Consider the billions of plastic and electronic devices that are tossed yearly. Yeah, all this stuff should be recycled but.... it isn't. Film now is the least of our environmental concerns.

It's good and cool to keep film going (for a few more years anyway.)

"Also before you imagined your math. Have you looked at the links I have included in my previous post? Before your next reply, please educate yourself."

Not only that, but you could at least bother to get the math at least mathematically correct...0.1% of ten gallons is about 1.3 oz.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 12:24 UTC
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hydrospanner: I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

Hey man, whatever floats your boat. You're obviously atypical and myopic.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 22:13 UTC
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hydrospanner: I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

If all you care about in a phone is RAW capture in the camera, just get a camera and be done with it.

If you want a useful tool, steer clear of Windows phones, and deal with the horrible agony of being reduced to JPEG output and no more 20x30 prints of your masterful cell phone art.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
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hydrospanner: I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

If the lack of RAW on an iPhone is a dealbreaker for you, then I take it you just don't own a phone then.

I feel pretty confident not valuing your opinion on such matters going forward, so thanks for clearing that up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
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hydrospanner: I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

Again, a few might like it, but the majority have no use for it. It's likely just a feature that, for the market, doesn't add appreciably to their sales figures.

RAW on a smartphone is like having a towing hitch on a Mini: doesn't necessarily create a drawback, but if you're really going to make use of the feature, then the device it's attached to is far from ideal.

Obviously, from your name, RAW means more than just about anything else, but I don't think most of the rest of us will be losing any sleep over lack of RAW on a phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 19:17 UTC
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hydrospanner: I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

Yeah, I don't want or need RAW for my mobile photo needs. I just want to snap, edit, and share.

Same with the card slot. I never swapped them out when I had them, and when I got my current phone which didn't have a removable card, I was skeptical, but I haven't missed it at all, so that's a non-issue for me as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 18:14 UTC

I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 8th comment | 12 replies
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The Smoking Camera: I can only imagine how much better the IQ would be from those other mirrorless cameras if it got the shot I was able to with the V3.

Then I suppose the V3 is the industry leader in beehive photography.

Outside of that, though (and a few very specific other niches), the fps is at best a fringe benefit, that doesn't outweigh the cost/IQ ratio in any respect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:11 UTC
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The Smoking Camera: I can only imagine how much better the IQ would be from those other mirrorless cameras if it got the shot I was able to with the V3.

If you're relying on 20 vs 11fps to get your shot, i think it speaks to a fundamentally flawed approach to the photography itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
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Kipplemaster: Could DPReview please start listing lack of USB charging a a con rather than the current practice of listing "lack of included charger" as a con for cameras with have the advantage of USB charging. Particularly for cameras which might be used for travel, for those of use who are not fans of packing random proprietary massive plastic accessories USB charging is a major plus.

TIL that there are apparently real people out there who would rather plug their entire camera in and let it sit instead of just slapping a battery into a charger while they throw in a spare and keep shooting.

Who knew...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
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TylerQ: Still not signing up. Monthly fees for software? No thanks.

Flipside: If getting both Ps and Lightroom is no incentive to you (raises hand), you're getting no additional benefit, with the drawback of always being chained to that payment. After paying X amount for a disc, you have it. And as long as your machine will run it, it's always yours, no question...and if it continues to meet your needs, you don't have to upgrade.

This is nothing more than a corporate measure taken to ensure that its customers are forced to provide constant revenue, nothing more. And attempts to sugar coat it are unconvincing at best, and deceptive kowtowing at worst.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:49 UTC
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tkbslc: I might finally cave.

That's about 5 years of $10 a month to add up to the retail cost of buying the software retail before.

tkbslc,

Better still, they could give the customer the option to decide what's best for them. The forced tradeoff of paying more for things you don't want/need is never a positive...same with someone else deciding what's best for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
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peevee1: What's the point? Cheaper than the lens alone, these days you can get E-PM2 (with IBIS and better sensor and EVF support)+14-42 +40-150, and that 40-150 is faster, sharp and 70g lighter and focuses with the speed of light.

What UWA are you using in the EOS M line vs the m43 offerings? There's no basis for comparison, which kind of proves the point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:45 UTC
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