anthony mazzeri

anthony mazzeri

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On Samsung NX mini Review preview (100 comments in total)
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Todd3608: I doubt enthusiasts and those who want manual control are really the target for this camera.

Todd, actually they are. Search youtube reviews of the NX300 and lo and behold you'll see a teenage girl vlogger who bought the pink one listing this as one of its main features after the flip-up screen - i.e., in manual it doesn't keep refocussing as she moves while recording her vlog.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 01:53 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (100 comments in total)
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vladimir vanek: OMG, now everyone's going to produce "selfie" cameras to support that ill idea to shoot oneselves. Human vanity must have gone a long way to reach today's levels.

Vladimir, I assume those liking your comment don't realise the irony you using a selfie as your own avatar.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 01:46 UTC

The standard model should have all those gold bits in brass.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 136th comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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KAllen: So my 100,000 raw files will upload to iCloud. **ck you.

No, those can stay safely on your own hard drives. What we should be able to have now though is an iCloud folder within the app itself for our best final jpgs which will auto-sync onto our iPads and/or iPhones without having to go through any convoluted export import process every time just to get them onto those devices.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (221 comments in total)

Caption 21: "as clouds gather in the late summer of 1939". I see what you did there. Great pics. We can only dream of streets unclogged by cars now.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 40th comment
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bgbs: Nikon 1 failure.
It's simple, if you cannot sell it in the USA you've failed.

I believe it has a lot to do with the free returns policy in the USA unlike the rest of the world where it's being abused by people just wanting to test out a new camera and then returning it for a full refund when they don't like it, so it can only be sold again as 'refurbished' at a discount. This is the reason colour combinations aren't as available in the USA because it's difficult to re-sell a returned pink and purple Pentax K-50. In Asia where these cameras/combos are available, they have a no returns policy unless it's faulty.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 05:11 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

I imagine choice of micro-SD would enable the card to be swapped/loaded onto a smartphone if needed, rather than for space-saving purposes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)
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hiro_pro: it is interesting that cropping is allowed but cloning is not. i have seen too many photos taken completely out of context by cropping down to one dramatic part of a more mundane scene. you see it all the time when they crop down a few kids throwing stones to create the illusion of large scale civil unrest.

I agree wholeheartedly with this. The iconic napalm girl image is the classic example which is really no different to what was done here by removing the distracting peripheral objects. So if he had been able to crop the video camera out instead of retouching it in order to make the image more dramatic, what would be the difference? In fact, that's probably exactly why he did clone it out, because he couldn't crop it out effectively.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 article (64 comments in total)

I still dispute the misleading notion the X100s should even be in the 'compact' category in the first place. It's even bigger than an m4/3 camera like the GX7, or even the OM-D body without the prism. Compact is not even a relative term for 'smallish' open to interpretation - the very least definition of a compact camera is shirt-pocketable, which the X100s is most certainly not by any stretch of the imagination.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 05:06 UTC as 6th comment
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 article (91 comments in total)

Except the X100S and RX1 aren't compact cameras. I think the very least definition of a compact camera is it is pocketable, both in dimensions as well as collapsible lens. They are neither of these and not even in the same category as the Coolpix A or GR.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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Antony John: And the new lens?
At least I can afford that ;-)
If it's better than Nikon's other 50mm lens offering it's a possibility for purchase - but maybe it's just the 50 F1.8 AF-S in different packaging?

"Just checked. Same lens with different housing for $63 more (± 30%) for the privilege."

Yep, that just about sums up the whole camera itself too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:46 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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steelski: I am waiting for Pentax/Ricoh to do it right. The Ricoh GR vs Nikon "A".
Nikon are going backwards. :(
Not small, not retro, just a D600 with a 16MP sensor and a shell.

I would also expect the Pentax full frame DSLR due soon from Ricoh to be much more appealingly priced compared to its equally featured Nikon counterpart just as per the GR vs the Coolpix A.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:41 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: It's a shame that it shall be obscenely overpriced. :(

"Being the only retro FF DSLR basically gives it license to be overpriced, which is generally what happens in the absence of competition or alternatives."

Nikon proves you wrong on that theory. The Coolpix A wasn't the only APSC 28mm compact, yet Nikon still overpriced it $300 compared to the near identical, maybe even better, Ricoh GR competition.

Nikon simply price their new cameras to what they think the market will bear, and then some. Look no further than the Nikon 1 as a prime example.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 04:41 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Will the price be retro as well in 1982 dollars?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 03:29 UTC as 258th comment | 2 replies
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (134 comments in total)

So why doesn't Nikon just make their own smartphone? They could even make it operate as a plug-in LCD/control screen on their DSLRs to get up/downgraders.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:50 UTC as 63rd comment
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anthony mazzeri: Gaylord did not sign over his intellectual property rights to the sculpture when it was commissioned, so he can continue to derive income from it above and beyond the $750,000 he was originally paid for it. I need to get into the memorial sculpture business. And the number of Gaylord's manager/agent.

I think it would be fair and reasonable for anyone to assume that any sculpture they are paid to create for any national military memorial commemorating a major war will appear pretty much everywhere and anywhen the govt or its services or the American people deem they would like it to. And also being a public monument, it would be reasonable to assume the word public by the dictionary definition of 'shared by all' precludes him from having anything privately owned whatsoever about the monument to sign over or retain in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 23:12 UTC

I'm wondering now if Gaylord actually used photograph reference for his sculpture as per the Iwo Jima monument? Or did he get life models to pose for him? So it could be a print/stamp of a photo... of a sculpture... of a photo...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 22:56 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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psn: Did the USPS appeal this to the supreme court at all? I suppose it's probably cheaper to pay the award than to pay the lawyers for an appeal. Also, it sounds to me their lawyers are pretty weak...

I don't know how legal these two notions would be - 1: They would have sold those $17 million worth of stamps regardless because people buy stamps to mail their stuff and not because of the image on them, therefore the USPS did not derive that income from his work so he shouldn't get a cut of it. They just do as many public postal services around the world do and use their stamps as mini-billboards to promote public services or events etc. And 2: He was commissioned (and paid quite handsomely) by the public to create a public monument. The very premise of the word 'public' means owned/shared by all and so precludes private ownership as being its very antithesis, and so there was never any 'privately owned copyright' in the first place for him to retain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 22:28 UTC

Gaylord did not sign over his intellectual property rights to the sculpture when it was commissioned, so he can continue to derive income from it above and beyond the $750,000 he was originally paid for it. I need to get into the memorial sculpture business. And the number of Gaylord's manager/agent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 14:58 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)
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ppronovo: Despite being fond of Nikon products, this seems too little too late. I don't see what is superior in this to other options out there. I would never take this diving if it can only be used to 15 m. I know scuba diving isn't all of underwater use, but 49 ft seems limited. What am I missing?

@ppronovo, what you're missing is that Nikon already covers scuba diving with the WP-N1 waterproof casing for the J1 and J2 models or WP-N2 for the J3 model to a depth of 40 metres (130 feet).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 06:10 UTC
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