boogieboogie

boogieboogie

Joined on Aug 11, 2011

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boogieboogie: So that's £400 for the camera that cost £200 to make and £800 for the purse that cost £10 to make. Go figure.

I find it incredible that we they can throw together a bit of leather with a few metal trinkets, attach a designer label and sell it as an expensive premium/luxury item and yet something so materially complex and precision built is thought of as cheap/consumer/plastic/crap. Funny world we live in.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 22:45 UTC

So that's £400 for the camera that cost £200 to make and £800 for the purse that cost £10 to make. Go figure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 11:19 UTC as 18th comment | 10 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

Great first impressions review thanks. All it needs now is the studio comparison...please please please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 66th comment
On Camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction article (110 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: The Chinese, with their current lunar missions would definitely love to expose the USA of staging the missions, but nothing. The Russians, would love exposing the hoax to the world about those fake missions, nothing would boost them more during the Cold war, but nothing. The Indians with plans to land an unmanned lander close to the Apollo 11 site and will show pictures someday but the conspiracists will scream "props!". The LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) have been taking Landing Site pictures since 2008 but NOOOOO... those are obvious fakes.

Need Proof? Take it from a master Cinematographer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs

Wow! I've not considered that angle before.....great video thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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accupix: Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

has 5 HDR modes according to the brochure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Domo P1000: I like the look of this. I am one who appreciates a fully articulated screen - very useful when photographing with arms stretched above head height, but may adapt to cope with the less manoverable screen supplied.
However I do have one on-going bugbear: in the US this will cost just under £500 ($799) in the UK it will cost £750 (almost $1200) – why? WHY?!

US price is £483 at current exchange rates. Add sales tax (vat) of 20% should make it £580 ($959). So theres another £170 ($281) going on somewhere making it £750 ($1240!!!!)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (155 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Of course I just got a 3n weeks before the replacement. Still at almost twice as much I'll just enjoy the 3n for a year then pick up one of these when they are on clearance next year.

Power zoom ... slow? Yes but as a dad with kids having an APS-C sensor with a nice zoom range that I can operate one handed (including zoom) is priceless. Love it.

Wow ISO 100????? Maybe there is hope sony will enable this in the 3n after it is discontinued and no longer a threat to pricier models?

You expect sony to support previous models with updates. Ha! dream on!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
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Najinsky: Is anything actually being painted here?

When I paint with light, I paint an object. So the object is in the scene, and during the long exposure I paint it with light from a flashlight. The object being painted is in the scene, the flashlight isn't.

But here it looks like the flashlight itself is the subject. I'm guessing he wore a dark outfit, went into the scene, drew the shapes in the air and then left the scene.

The mind boggles at how much effort this must have taken. Bet he got a lot of out-takes too!

Splitting hairs....he's painting light onto the camera sensor...the resulting output is an image painted by light over time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:31 UTC
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Elmo678: So, NEX f3 in a smaller body, without the accessory port and a downgraded screen

As soon as they started downgrading parts...knowing that my old C3 is in some ways actually better - well that killed it for me.

Pity because my C3 dial is a little tired and unresponsive now and done right this would've been a cheap way to buy into the 16-50.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
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boogieboogie: Pretty body but no apps, no touch screen, lower res screen and still no mode dial which is a shame.

I don't see much of a step up.....it's an NEX F3 with a downgraded screen in a smaller body or a C3 in an identically sized body with a downgraded screen but onboard flash.

The only real 'feature' is that they presumably included the jpeg lens correction firmware for the 16-50.

With the lack of any external control the 3-series needs a touch screen more than any other NEX. Meanwhile apps and wifi are a p&s/phone upgraders wet dream. Not so much for the high end buyer.

But When have camera manufactures ever made sensible design choices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:03 UTC

Pretty body but no apps, no touch screen, lower res screen and still no mode dial which is a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)
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bigjay: according to sony usa site the nex 6 does have a touch screen ""The NEX-6 features a perfectly designed control dial, Fn (function) button, and touch screen with touch shutter function lets you focus on the shot instead of the menus."" and again ""Mode control dial and Quick Navi assure quick and intuitive operation comparable to DSLR cameras Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) combine to greatly facilitate operation and speed getting the shot.""

So it looks DPR have it wrong or at least their preproduction model had incompelte firmware.

hmm... the preview on sgnl by sony on youtube, the guy only ever uses the dials. I wonder if the sony sites actually have it wrong. There's no mention in the spec sheets.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 20:06 UTC
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)
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bigjay: according to sony usa site the nex 6 does have a touch screen ""The NEX-6 features a perfectly designed control dial, Fn (function) button, and touch screen with touch shutter function lets you focus on the shot instead of the menus."" and again ""Mode control dial and Quick Navi assure quick and intuitive operation comparable to DSLR cameras Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) combine to greatly facilitate operation and speed getting the shot.""

So it looks DPR have it wrong or at least their preproduction model had incompelte firmware.

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 19:41 UTC
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Francis Carver: Shadows are all over the place in all directions, and the USA flag is waving proudly in the Moon's no atmosphere surface. And a few other dead giveaways to show the these "historic" pictures are rather poorly doctored.

Also, it is rather hard to fathom how NASA could have placed men on the surface of the moon back in the late 1960s -- when 42 years later, they cannot even send a single human into near-Earth orbit, let alone on to another celestial body -- and back.

Somebody had to win the USSR-USA space race, no matter what the means and evidence.

Mandophoto, I don't know where you've heard that but it isn't true at all. if you watch any videos of any of the moon landings the flag is always stationary once the astronauts have finished installing them. Some of the stills on apollo 11 give the impression of wind because the flag is bunched up as they were unable to fully extend the horizontal rod intended to stretch it out. The only time the flag flaps around is when the astronauts are struggling to insert it deep enough into the surface and when initially let go the flag swings slightly more than you'd expect due to lack of air resistance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 20:53 UTC
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Francis Carver: Shadows are all over the place in all directions, and the USA flag is waving proudly in the Moon's no atmosphere surface. And a few other dead giveaways to show the these "historic" pictures are rather poorly doctored.

Also, it is rather hard to fathom how NASA could have placed men on the surface of the moon back in the late 1960s -- when 42 years later, they cannot even send a single human into near-Earth orbit, let alone on to another celestial body -- and back.

Somebody had to win the USSR-USA space race, no matter what the means and evidence.

More conspiracy nonsense. The flag only moves when two guys are trying to extend the rods that stretch it out. After that it remains stationary even when those very same two guys skip by it demonstrating that they are in fact in a vacuum.
Your second statement is ridiculous after over 20 years of successful shuttle flights or are those all faked too?
Your 3rd point is exactly why they never went back. The Apollo missions were powered by a political and ideological race which was won by the USA. There is no political will to provide the money to go back. Perhaps when the Chinese start planting flags.
The radio communications were tracked from all corners of the Earth - the UK, Autralia, New Zealand, radio hams across the globe and including the Russians. So you're saying it's some kind of global conspiracy?
Do some proper research and stop reading this conspiracy nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 20:34 UTC
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Taikonaut: I thought NASA recently admit those clear moon landing photos were faked.

Ha! In your dreams.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 20:25 UTC
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Triggr Happy: Shadow of the flag in one direction and shadow of Buzz in the other? hmmmm
some strange lighting ;)

More conspiracy nonsense. Sad.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 19:44 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review article (129 comments in total)

Corrections to the differences table:

C3 ISO range: 200-12800
C3 Focus Peaking: Yes
C3 Face Detection: Yes

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:01 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX20V Review article (61 comments in total)
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KoKo the Talking Ape: 10th paragraph: "PlayMemories Home is essentially a re-skinned version of Picture Motion Browser, which does it's job pretty well."

That should be "its", not "it's".

I knew a copy editor who would search the document she was working on for every instance of "its" and "it's" just to make sure they were used correctly.

I don't recall finding such errors in the material written by DPR staff.

xpatUSA is incorrect...in Britain it's = it is and therefore makes no sense in this context.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 20:08 UTC
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