NetMage

NetMage

Lives in United States Danville, AK, United States
Works as a Systems Manager
Has a website at http://scw.us
Joined on Jan 22, 2006

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On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (180 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: If the Adobe business model is successful how long will it be before Apple and Microsoft go the same way with their operating systems?

How robust are Adobe? Even the largest companies can fold (remember Kodak?). If Adobe fail as a company what will happen to your ability to use the software after the first failed attempt to log into the Adobe servers? What will happen to your 20Gb of Cloud storage?

Why should a hobbyist have to pay to have the latest features they don't need and why would a professional place their work entirely in the hands of another company over which they have no control?

The business model stinks and the more people that refuse to engage with it the better. Low price offers are a good sign. It is an indication that insufficient users are renting to make the scheme profitable enough.

Or they will go up less than inflation and people will continue to benefit.

Meanwhile, it is a good deal.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (136 comments in total)
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NetMage: Since Canon/Nikon aren't using IBIS, it would be neat if they could use lens IS to do this, even if just for still subjects.

I think you misunderstood - if Canon/Nikon had camera control over lens IS, they could take three exposures shifted by one pixel for stacking full color just like this does. Or move the picture by half a pixel.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
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onlooker: I wish Canon, Nikon, or Pentax would make a rangefinder like this, with lenses to go with it. Then mere mortals could buy it.

I am not sure where the hatred for the M comes from. It's a fabulous, simple camera, with fabulous, simple lenses. I can't afford them, but it doesn't make them bad.

@onlooker

Unless you really want manual focus, what's the AF equivalent of a rangefinder? I think if the EOS M had an EVF (and the 70D sensor) it would be an excellent inexpensive alternative to a digital rangefinder. With focus peaking it could work well with manual lenses as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (136 comments in total)

Since Canon/Nikon aren't using IBIS, it would be neat if they could use lens IS to do this, even if just for still subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (136 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Shhh .... do not tell Hasselblad that anyone can do super high-definition photography using a technique called image mosaicing. In fact, pixel-shifting is nothing more than image mosaicing with extreme overlap.

I think we just call that stitching, and that doesn't improve the color fidelity the way this can.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
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onlooker: I wish Canon, Nikon, or Pentax would make a rangefinder like this, with lenses to go with it. Then mere mortals could buy it.

I am not sure where the hatred for the M comes from. It's a fabulous, simple camera, with fabulous, simple lenses. I can't afford them, but it doesn't make them bad.

What's wrong with the EOS M?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 13:54 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (180 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: If the Adobe business model is successful how long will it be before Apple and Microsoft go the same way with their operating systems?

How robust are Adobe? Even the largest companies can fold (remember Kodak?). If Adobe fail as a company what will happen to your ability to use the software after the first failed attempt to log into the Adobe servers? What will happen to your 20Gb of Cloud storage?

Why should a hobbyist have to pay to have the latest features they don't need and why would a professional place their work entirely in the hands of another company over which they have no control?

The business model stinks and the more people that refuse to engage with it the better. Low price offers are a good sign. It is an indication that insufficient users are renting to make the scheme profitable enough.

Actually the regular price is Euro 12.29 so it is like you bought every other update.

(Per Adobe here: http://www.adobe.com/ie/offer-terms/ccpp_offer.html)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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steelhead3: This is a continuation of the Pentax super auto 110 (now m4/3), a small camera that take great photos.

I have a couple myself, and I'm still waiting for someone to come out with a digital equivalent. Until then I make do with my LX5 with EVF :(

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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DDWD10: When the price drops to half, I'll buy one to replace my original Q. Glad to see a return to a metal case and good classic looks.

Too bad it still has a 460k LCD though.

I believe it is plastic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:32 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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steelhead3: This is a continuation of the Pentax super auto 110 (now m4/3), a small camera that take great photos.

Sensor too small, no viewfinder :(

I think the Pentax Auto 110 was a very serious tiny camera system, and the Q series needs a much better body before that is true.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:23 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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tarsus: As a long time Pentax user including DSLRs and the Q10, I ask what is the point? This is just a a stupid retread. How about a flip or articulating screen, bigger chip, EVF or optional EVF? What were they thinking?

I feel like the Q series doesn't live up to the Auto 110 history. 110 film is similar to m4/3 in size, and while digital limitations means that sensor size needs bigger lenses, I think a 2/3" sensor with tiny lens and a viewfinder should be possible.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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JackM: With a sensor this tiny, why on earth wouldn't every zoom be at least a constant f/2.8? What a worthless toy.

How much more will you pay for the IQ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:14 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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neil holmes: 2.7x focal length multiplier?

Now you have 5.6x - should it be 4.7x like the Q7?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: So what's the new button on the front for?

Apparently the new button is a decoration for symmetry (!).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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Harold66: Some NEWS. Nothing new except new color and a new button which is still a question mark?
Looks like another quiet year for pentax at photokina ...let s hope they have something between this " new " Q and the 645z

Apparently the new button is a decoration for symmetry (!).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:24 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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neil holmes: 2.7x focal length multiplier?

Based on sensor size, this should be 4.7x. Must be a typo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)

So wanted them to include a viewfinder...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
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AngryCorgi: I honestly couldn't care less about this light field nonsense. Taking photography further and further into the synthetic realm and removing some of the joy and skill of it is rarely something I'd sign up for.

Said every oil painter ever...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: What are the rumored dimensions of this 22MP sensor? If it were flat how many millimeters would it measure on a side?

16GB of internal storage seems small, if the camera shoots raw and is 22MP, unless that's separate dedicated storage.

Why do you think that is true?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (110 comments in total)
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Jogger: I switched to LR when I started shooting multiple camera systems. The manufacturer-specific RAW converter doesnt make much sense, imo. I guess OEMs have to make it in case third parties decide not the support their format.

Cameras that require LR often include it with the purchase. Adobe wants your upgrade money! (Or subscription money...)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
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