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 Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2119 comments in total)
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Cipher: Canon...your DSLRs are so boring. The G7 X compact is a step in the right direction. You should get the same team who designed the G7 X to add some excitement to your DSLRs. Look at what Panasonic is doing. The LX100 with a large sensor and fast zoom in a small package. The GM5 with a large sensor and m43 mount in a teeny tiny body with EVF and wifi.

I've never used such a short zoom as standard - a 28-90, a 28-135, my 15-85, sure, I could even see the FF 24-105 but 70mm is too short.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 04:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2119 comments in total)
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BalasmicVinegar: The question is do I buy a 7D mk II to replace my 50D or do I save £1000 and buy a 70D which has wifi and a swivel touch screen?

I went from 50D to 7D - current xxD ergonomics too lacking to me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 04:27 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (874 comments in total)
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LiSkynden: "Appealing to the selfie generation..."
they have mobile phones and mirrors for that.

How do you shoot low angle portrait with this? Try it. If you flip out the screen, you dont shoot no portraits. ...ok, maybe selfies.
What is Canon thinking nowadays?

Another reason to shoot RAW...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
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Menneisyys: "For those who prefer desktop computers over tablets Apple also introduced a new iMac with 5K Retina display that offers a whopping 5120 x 2880 screen resolution."

This is THE best news for me. (Even with the $2500 base model only sporting a weakish i5 and a severely underpowered GPU, meaning anyone wanting at least a semi-decent GPU will need to shell out $500 more for the CTO options.)

I REALLY hope the new iMac screens don't use PWM (see http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm ) - that'd pretty much rule it out for me. (I hate the PWM screen of my iMac 2009.)

Where are you finding a $1000 27" 5k display? The only one before this was the Dell for $2500 by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (874 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I cannot understand why any camera, much less a €600 one from a big brand, is slow in 2014. My two-year-old iPhone can take pictures as quickly as I can pump the trigger. SLRs have responded effectively instantly for about a decade, during which time ASICs have advanced enormously. What is the excuse for sluggish response in a brand-new machine designed purely for taking pictures?

I was hopeful that the low battery life of the G7 X (itself not a problem for me) was indicative of significant onboard computing power and an end at last to the slowness that has plagued Canon compacts since the beginning. Evidently not.

That two year old iPhone has photography as one of a multitude of functions it does - this is a camera whose only function is to take pictures, and it can't keep up. There's no excuse for Canon not making sure this camera was as responsive as the competition, if not the iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (874 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is a great lens crippled by 4 year old technology.

Seems like they either severely underclocked it (in which case there's no excuse for the battery life) or have some real sensor read or card write issues. Not what I expect from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
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quiquae: Hrm! An "importer" for a non-destructive edit program that doesn't actually import the non-destructive edits!

I can't place a finger on it, but I'm pretty sure there's a Monty Python sketch hiding in this picture somewhere....

Would Lightroom read the tags on import properly?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
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GabrielZ: The iPad Air 2 is quite an impressive upgrade, even though I was hoping for an even higher 3x res screen to take it to nearly 400 ppi. But the new laminated display with antireflective coating is a worthy improvement in its own right and seems to solve the Air's only real display drawback - the visual quality out in sunlight and under bright lights.

As for the iPad mini 3, that was a real disappointment! They shouldn't call it the mini 3 but more accurately the mini 2+. Apart from Touch ID and that optional gold finish its the same model as last year, with that sub-par colour gamut display (you can see the difference in colour quality between the mini and the Air) and inadequate performance nowadays of the A7 SoC for this application.

@Menneisyys While true, especially for the iPad 1, there is a cost to additional RAM - it constantly required battery power and would have hurt the battery life of older iPads. Apple wants a minimum of ten hours of battery life, and other components weren't as efficient as they are today.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
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bronxbombers4: if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.

It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.

Perhaps you've heard of the MacBook Air?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I'm going to move toward real computing tablets that can run regular applications, nut just the crashy ones and filter apps.

The Pixelmator for iPad demo seemed interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:59 UTC
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Menneisyys: "For those who prefer desktop computers over tablets Apple also introduced a new iMac with 5K Retina display that offers a whopping 5120 x 2880 screen resolution."

This is THE best news for me. (Even with the $2500 base model only sporting a weakish i5 and a severely underpowered GPU, meaning anyone wanting at least a semi-decent GPU will need to shell out $500 more for the CTO options.)

I REALLY hope the new iMac screens don't use PWM (see http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm ) - that'd pretty much rule it out for me. (I hate the PWM screen of my iMac 2009.)

IPS monitors?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:53 UTC
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Stefanie: I coudn't care less. I don't rent software.

Excerpt from Corel's EULA:

F YOU AGREE TO THIS EULA, YOU ARE GRANTED A LIMITED, PERSONAL, WORLDWIDE, ROYALTY-FREE, NON-ASSIGNABLE, NON-SUBLICENSEABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO USE THE SOFTWARE, WHICH MAY BE LIMITED IN TIME AS SET FORTH BELOW.

Another excerpt:
LICENSE TO USE THE SOFTWARE. The Software is licensed to You, not sold to You. You must lawfully acquire the Software from Us, or Our authorized resellers. Otherwise You don’t have a right to use the Software.

Most are similar, so no, you don't own most software and your rights are extremely restricted according to most companies selling software.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 06:20 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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sproketholes: I want a mirrorless camera that has a bundled adapter for EF and FD lenses, in an insane flange distance which would allow anything to adapt to it. A high quality EVF, weather-proofing and hot-sht audio and video capability with all amazing port access, with the ability to connect to an SSD to record 4K output, a solid sensor that sucks in low light and be full frame, and about the size of the A6000.

All of this is really actually possible..

And I'm sure they'd sell three of them for $10,000.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:02 UTC
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justnuaces: For whom is asking if Apple is paying Adobe for develop the softwares for iOS (and cutting out Android)…

The answer is "yes", at least partially.

Some Adobe softwares are in the Apple App Store, and probably the delay for Android is part of the agreement.
Probably Adobe had to wait for the Android version in order to spare money (i.e. lowering the fee to Apple for staying in the App Store).

I've no proof, and this is my personal opinion, but it seems likely to me.
a_

@justnuaces,

FTFY:

The answer is "I don't know" blah blah blah

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
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Joseph Black: http://opensignal.com/reports/2014/android-fragmentation/
This is why developers hate making apps for Android-based phones.

You call it freedom, I call it a desert... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:23 UTC
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Marcin 3M: Unified drawing in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Another feature that average photographer can't live without.

Surprisingly, Adobe has non-photographer customers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
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Stefanie: I coudn't care less. I don't rent software.

So, then you only use public domain or GNU software?

Because, if you read your purchase terms, you don't own software you pay for up front either.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
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Peter Gurdes: yawn.... no lightroom 6 beta?

@Just a Photographer,

I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Adobe has stated publicly they have no intention of changing LightRoom to subscription only.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
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Zorak: Still waiting for a simpler way to synchronize pictures with my iPad...

From what to what?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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Reinhard136: something a fair way off ........ if they had anything ready, they would have done it at photokina, and saved themselves the embarrassment of announcing the best they could do after 5 years was to add 2 mp to one of their cameras....... assuming of course it is a camera, or not some usa only announcement.

Everyone Canon intends to sell the 7D Mark II - don't be angry at the new 7D because it isn't for you, complain because Canon hasn't built a camera that is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
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