LKJ

LKJ

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Apr 27, 2011
About me:

Six year old camera
Some other bits and pieces

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On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 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 news story (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 news story (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 news story (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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IchiroCameraGuy: I looked at this Note 3 when picking new phone a few weeks back...didn't seem enough of a difference between this and LG Optimus G Pro for the Sammy to be 3x the price.

If camera quality is at the top of the list then Nokia's best seems the choice.

I didn't expect to have to explain this!

Convert the example to Fahrenheit. Now the comparison is 86°F vs 50°F. Did it suddenly become only 1.72 times as hot? Remember; the conditions haven't changed, only the system of measurement has. Celsius and Fahrenheit are not absolute scales (they are relative; their absolute counterparts are the Kelvin and Rankine scales), and neither are subsidised phone prices.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 21:54 UTC
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IchiroCameraGuy: I looked at this Note 3 when picking new phone a few weeks back...didn't seem enough of a difference between this and LG Optimus G Pro for the Sammy to be 3x the price.

If camera quality is at the top of the list then Nokia's best seems the choice.

Three times the price? Surely you jest.

Unless you've been comparing subsidised prices, which is a bit like claiming that 30°C is three times as hot as 10°C.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 07:09 UTC

Fascinating

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:43 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies

"Design" students!

Bless 'em.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 41st comment
On Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review news story (127 comments in total)
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Rupert Bottomsworth: It's great to see DPR spending their time reviewing the really important stuff.

While we're being sarcastic and making up statistics, I'm sure you'd agree that the vast majority of non-μ4/3 users (a larger group, I'm sure you'd agree...) would be more interested in this lens as a curiosity. I know I am, and that's evidently all that matters.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 11:28 UTC
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor news story (174 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: Im disappointed.... I really feel they could have done more with it. Heck I could have improved it more then this(front dial, 1/4000 SS, Improved the lens)!

Well....Im sure its a good camera.

But... it's been unleashed!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 04:12 UTC
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rb59020: That's 1,265.00 US Dollars, or 1,987.00 Euros or 6,421.00 Quid ;-)

No Sony E-Mount? NEX users can't catch a break.

Well, being designed for a µ4/3 image circle, it probably wouldn't be much good on a NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:09 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM available in July for around $799 news story (327 comments in total)
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Cameron R Hood: Wonder if THIS front element is held on with double-sided tape? I will NEVER buy anything from this company, and I won't let the photographic community forget the foundation on which they built this company.

You say you "won't let us forget", but we have to know what you're talking about before we can move on to forgetting about it...

I'm not sure what's going on here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM available in July for around $799 news story (327 comments in total)
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mosc: True or false, this is the brightest zoom * crop factor ever? f1.8 x1.5 = f2.7

???

I'm not sure what is but this certainly isn't; Angénieux produced a 28-70 f/2.6 in Nikkor F-mount more than 20 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM available in July for around $799 news story (327 comments in total)
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exp1orer: Clifton Cameras shop in UK actually sells this lens for £649 and you can pay it monthly (12/24/36/48 months) at 19.9% APR. DPR's quoted price is much higher than what most UK retailers have.

That's because it's the suggested retail price.

And also when you buy something on credit at 20% interest, they can afford to "discount" it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 15:35 UTC
On Nokia EOS rumors surge post (93 comments in total)
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OneGuy: Win8 is terrible on my PC, with touchscreen no less. I don't see how anyone with Win8 experience would get a phone based on that.

I am happy Microsoft has a competitor and hope to see Android in a 7in tablet with a removable (Bluetooth) earpiece for voice.

Nokia? HP? Too close to MS. Camera with instant connection to social networks? Nice, but will not set you free.

Windows Phone 8 != Windows 8

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 23:20 UTC
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hwttdz: I finally realized why I dislike the name ultrapixel so much, because 1 ultrapixel = 10^42 megapixels. It's an si-prefix.

Where did you hear that?

Official SI prefixes go as far as 10^±24, and ultra isn't one of them.

IMO the only reason you need to dislike "ultrapixel" is that it's ridiculous and marketing driven. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 23:17 UTC
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kevin_r: So here we have a team of highly intelligent engineers work together, using the latest equipment and techniques in technology to create a very complex piece of equipment - which just so happens falls far short of the capabilities of the eye of the dragonfly.

The eye in the dragonfly is connected to an unbelievable control system which allows it to keep track of parallel flying insects and keep itself perfectly synchronized in order to fool the prey that it is not pursuing it.

So how does the dragonfly get to get it's eyes and control system together, all by the mindless, random machinations of biological mutations?

Me thinks it's a bridge too far. But then, your mileage may vary.

About the tech itself- great stuff! The possibilities for applications are almost endless.

It's funny how creationists manage to shoehorn their screwball beliefs into completely unrelated discussions.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 01:49 UTC
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