LKJ

LKJ

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Apr 27, 2011
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Six year old camera
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On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: And will Canon Australia announce a similar price drop? I think I know the answer.

Aberaeron: If I made only 5% net on the hilarious prices they charge, I'd be embarrassed. And shortly thereafter, unemployed probably.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:35 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Chez Wimpy: I am sure they are doing it out of the kindness of their heart.

Photoman: While it's sometimes difficult to spot sarcasm on the internet, that one shouldn't have been a problem!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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Michael Fryd: Actually "Dual Drive Redundancy" means the Drobo has the equivalent of three copies of every file. Two drives can fail without you losing data.

The blinking yellow lights means that you are down a drive, and currently have less than the requested level of redundancy. The Drobo is redistributing your data in order to regain the requested redundancy. Once the lights stop blinking, the data has been redistributed, and you can safely lose another drive (unless you have more data than will fit on the remaining drives)

Had you left your Drobo in the typical single drive redundant mode, you would not have lost data when a drive failed. The Drobo would have been faster at redistributing data after the failure, and you would have more available space.

Ryan: RAID-1 simply mirrors the data, there's no parity involved in that level. RAID-0 has no parity either, obviously.

However, as far as I can tell it seems this device doesn't actually use a standard RAID level at all. It seems to be a hybrid of RAID-1 and RAID-5 (which does have parity).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
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JanMatthys: I have to give props to Sony for pushing the envelope, while Canikon execs are busy pumping out more rethread D-SLR's

Apparently you think Sony's the only company doing R&D!

And what's a Canikon?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
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pew pew: prob the new RX1 will use this sensor

Probably not

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
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thx1138: This is interesting, as the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design. Another case of woulda coulda shoulda Canon.

Forgive my scepticism, but what is the basis of this claim?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
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thx1138: This is interesting, as the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design. Another case of woulda coulda shoulda Canon.

"the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design"

It has?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:33 UTC

"Lenstag maintains a database of a user’s lens, camera body and accessory serial numbers and then trolls the web looking for photos..."

Trawls, surely!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: The opposite of popular is not dull.

Leave it to a PhD candidate to miss the real point.

Did he say that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (347 comments in total)
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forpetessake: This camera needs a bigger sensor with at least 20MP resolution, good interchangeable lenses, they need to do a serious work on the body to make it ergonomic and convenient to use, they also need to add a good EVF and tilting LCD and all other conventional features. Oh, by the way, they can drop that light-field silliness and make use of some good Sony sensor. Then people will probably start buying the camera as long as it's priced competitively.

Actually, Eric, it can be both.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (347 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: Design is cool, reminds me of an early Sony where the body tilted independent of the lens. Was it R1?

If only there was a website dedicated to reviewing digital cameras, where you could find that information...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 09:13 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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rfclark: One reason this didn't crash and burn like a lot of our early military test rockets is that this rocket is built with private money!
The engineers made sure they knew what they were doing before they lit the fuse!

Or perhaps it didn't crash and burn because of all the early blue-sky experiments and lessons learned on government money?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
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Menneisyys: I've very thoroughly tested it on my (factory; no rooting) Nexus 7 2013 and found out the following:

- the new panorama support is GREAT, particularly if you enable maximum resolution (the default is high-res). Up until now, Google's implementation was a joke - far-far inferior to either Apple's one on the iPhone 4S+ or Samsung's implementation in their Android handsets. Even Nokia's WP (but not Symbian) implementation has been significantly better.

- blurring worked just GREAT in my tests. While some people did complain about it being slow(ish), I haven't noticed speed problems on my N7, which, while "only" having a 5 Mpixel sensor, has a, compared to the SD800, significantly slower CPU.

What's wrong? Most importantly, all manual modes have been removed, which is a BIG-BIG minus. There's no

- scene selection
- manual WB and ISO setting
- timer

The first two is particularly painful as, with the new Camera app, you in no way can force the system to shoot at high shutter speeds.

It builds a depth map from multiple images, and applies blur to each pixel in proportion to its longitudinal distance from the focal point. You can dynamically place the focal point anywhere you like in the photo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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km25: They will not review this camera. The Pros that use it could careless. It must just fell great....like my old F2s with Md11 motor drive. It was not only a camera, it was nearly a weapon.

Careless pros use this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:49 UTC

"Visual engineer"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 18th comment
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ThePhilips: I wonder why there are no tablets with matte screen?

The glare and reflections are really really annoying. After trying several tablets for the casual tasks (web, video) for couple of days, I have simply given up on the whole "tablet" idea.

If you want a matte screen on a tablet then you can buy a matte screen protector.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
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Timbukto: The sensor is not even the biggest insult. Its the fact that Canon purposely is using this entry level camera to clear out existing inventory of its OLD kit lens when the sharper and far superior AF STM version is already released.

I actually find this more repulsive...nickle and diming the blue collared consumer or starting enthusiast is a bigger offense to me than Nikon milking the old and rich with the DF or 58. Nikon is doing awesome with entry level. The new collapsible kit lens looks almost good enough for the 24MP sensors. The 18-140 super zoom is looking good too, and the sensors and AF on an entire slew of Nikon entry level is now indisputably just better lately.

Insulting? Repulsive? So much emotion over an inanimate object.

You've seen the street price of the 1x00D series, right?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On Canon unleashes PowerShot SX700 HS travel zoom article (22 comments in total)

Unleashed! Better watch out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I hope Roger will do a dictionary of cliches as well, starting with "built like a tank". Is there any photo equipment that isn't built like a tank? Didn't think so.

I've got a water tank that's made of plastic.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 07:04 UTC
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I hope Roger will do a dictionary of cliches as well, starting with "built like a tank". Is there any photo equipment that isn't built like a tank? Didn't think so.

One that really gets me, although it's not exclusively photography related – but which appears quite often on these gear-oriented forums – is "pull the trigger on" in the context of purchasing something. Ugh.

Is it really too difficult to say "buy"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 22:20 UTC
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