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happypoppeye

happypoppeye

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Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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happypoppeye: A combination of both. Smart phones are fun and cheap and are producing better and better IQ. Cameras are becoming just an extra expense and an extra item you need to carry.

Basically, its come full circle to around 40 years ago when the pros had the SLR's.

Earth?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
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riknash: By losing its emphasis on the square format, Instagram may yet become another boring flickr. I'm not surprised that the emphasis is to increase acceptance by all those who felt it was just too restrictive a format. Something will be lost and something will be gained by this change.

Agree. Wish they kept the square format. I don't think it is restrictive at all, just a size. Too bad. Went through my feed this morning and it has definitely lost something.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 16:31 UTC

A combination of both. Smart phones are fun and cheap and are producing better and better IQ. Cameras are becoming just an extra expense and an extra item you need to carry.

Basically, its come full circle to around 40 years ago when the pros had the SLR's.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:02 UTC as 189th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh offers GR II firmware version 1.10 article (21 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'offers' ?

What is this? Some kind of mawkish good-speak for 'releases'?

Yes, you don't have to update if you don't want - thus the word refuse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (241 comments in total)
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Gezzaroy: In the UK, and in probably most of EU, you can't take pictures in a public swimming pool because it's pervy. At the weekend I saw this mum trying to take a picture of her baby daughter at the outdoor pool and she was rugby-tackled by the lifeguard.

Ha.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 12:25 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (241 comments in total)
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Gezzaroy: In the UK, and in probably most of EU, you can't take pictures in a public swimming pool because it's pervy. At the weekend I saw this mum trying to take a picture of her baby daughter at the outdoor pool and she was rugby-tackled by the lifeguard.

...if only it had better video to record this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 13:40 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)

Some fantastic pics, as always, from Trey. It's ashame most of the commenters here can't appreciate a style that a photographer starts with, works on, builds an extremely successful career on, sticks with, and differentiates themselves from the masses.

Personally, I hate HDR but I can also understand that this is what Trey does and some of his work is absolutely stunning, whether it fits my personal taste or not. Open your minds people, maybe you will learn something.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 18:54 UTC as 65th comment
On Ricoh offers GR II firmware version 1.10 article (21 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'offers' ?

What is this? Some kind of mawkish good-speak for 'releases'?

I would think "offers" means that it is provided as an update that is not essential to the usability of the camera but does provide some options that some owners may like.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (74 comments in total)
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MeganV: The internet needs less photography-mediated-by-Marissa-Mayer and more photography-mediated-by-photographers.

I wish people weren't so intimidated by HTML <IMG> tags.

Because that's really what Flickr is, right--it's an HTML avoidance system. It lets you post photographs by learning to use Flickr instead of the <IMG> tag. It lets you share photographs with links to Flickr's domain rather than with links to *your* domain. It keeps your conversations and interactions within its walled community rather than within your e.mail box, on your messenger, or on *your* web site.

But basic HTML and <IMG> tags aren't hard! If you can use Flickr, you can whip up some tags.

True, web hosting isn't free. But you can get your own domain, comprehensive analytics, and unlimited storage for $5 - $8 / month with just about any provider you might choose. That's not much of a premium over this new Flickr "pro" arrangement.

One of the dumbest posts I've ever seen ...you are just replacing one item for another item and paying more for it. I have my own site and I have Flickr Pro and Flickr is much easier. To each his own opinion but to start bashing another person, than calling people intimidated as a whole reflects a very small minded person. For some Flickr is better, for some a personal website is. You can't see that?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
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MrTaikitso: Uhm, how about using a world-standard mount for gadgets! A simple grip mount that could alternatively hold a phone or GPS would suffice! That way, no brand can own the mount market.

Probably because GoPro went to Toyota with a product to hold their product and signed a contract with them because Toyota thought it was a good feature. So, until the world standard mount company goes to Toyota, this is it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
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Mister Roboto: I will sell or trade my truck so I can use a worthless GoGo camera sweet!

Why would do that? You can just buy a mount for a lot cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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Tom_A: I find it looks quite a bit like my XE-1.

Yes ...but with a smaller sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
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Dennis: What does Canon have against viewfinders ? Afraid it might compete with their DSLRs ?

Keep the viewfinders off of the compacts ...but this ain't so compact and at that price ...get an SLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:33 UTC
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winkalman: This should probably be renamed to "Spray and Pray" mode.

Why use a gun when you can use a grenade. Forget American Sniper, lets see American Grenader.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 14:04 UTC

A compact that's not so compact and for $2400.00/ Lets take a look at the specs: fixed slow lens, no RAW, 1 inch sensor and a tilting body AND tilting screen. ...should have charged $3500.00.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (500 comments in total)
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inorogNL: is this panasonic GM clone?

No ...the sensor is much smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (395 comments in total)

So it's a Gm1 with articulating screen ...for less then the Gm1. Sounds good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: Nice pics. So, can these photos be taken with a cameraphone or a basic compact? No i didnt think so. The tool does matter. I wish people could just stop with the notion that the equipment is not important.

@NZ Scott ...you put the smartphone on a tripod and set ISO high.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:52 UTC
On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: Nice pics. So, can these photos be taken with a cameraphone or a basic compact? No i didnt think so. The tool does matter. I wish people could just stop with the notion that the equipment is not important.

Actually, yes, most of them could in the right hands. The camera doesn't matter but equipment is very important.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

That's no man-purse, that's a full out no questions about it women's purse.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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