James Van Artsdalen

James Van Artsdalen

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
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Joined on Sep 5, 2002

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On Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (146 comments in total)

The CEO is admitting there is no plan to save the company and all they hope to do is just stick around and collect executive bonus payments as long as possible before liquidating the company.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

What color space can this achieve? Does is look realistic?

How fast is it? Does it allow for lag-free viewing?

EVFs work fine for framing, bit for composition I still have to look around the camera and eyeball the subject directly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 23:50 UTC as 66th comment
On Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR article (228 comments in total)
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Sanook777: Unbelievable, USB 2.0 Transfer! = Slooooow

No fire-wire, USB3.0 or Thunderbolt.

Ethernet is far more widely available than USB3 or Thunderbolt and the drivers in Windows already work today, as opposed to a decade from now or so.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:56 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop Touch App For Android article (32 comments in total)

Since when is 1600 x 1600 "real high resolution"? I have never owned a digital camera with resolution that low! Maybe a camera-phone years ago; I no longer remember.

I did try to use it with a Toshiba Thrive but I was not able to pan after zooming the image. There are no tutorials or instructions on *using* the app, only on how to make various edits, and nothing on how to view or inspect the picture to decide what, if anything, to do.

Everything is driven by unlabeled icons. You won't get anywhere unless you're already proficient with Photoshop/desktop.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 00:23 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Leica M9 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (149 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: Would be nice to know which lens was used (50mm Summicron would be good choice or Zeiss 50mm f1.5).

Btw. why no review of M9 (or M9-P), no love for Leica? :)

The M lens system does not report the aperture setting to the camera. The M9 guesses the setting based on shutter speed, TTL measurements and non-TTL measurements.

The chart really ought to have an asterisk to make it clear this is the Summerit. That's a very different lens than the Summicron. It's an odd choice, I assume no summicrons were available?

Finally, f/11? Someone had to deliberate chose f/11, so why?

If you measure the distances first then a rangefinder shouldn't be that hard to focud. The 1.4x viewfinder magnifier might help.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:42 UTC
On Leica creates mount adapters for S2 medium format DSLR article (36 comments in total)
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Vladik: People stop bashing, Leica has to make money somehow, after all they probably sold only 3 S2 cameras and 10 M9 :)))))))

Actually Leica is badly oversold an unable to meet demand, and that is the reason for the adapter. Right now, if you manage to find an S2 for sale you may have to wait months to find a lens for it. The adapter lets buyers use a lens that is already available rather than park the $$$ S2 in a closet waiting for a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2011 at 18:34 UTC
On Leica creates mount adapters for S2 medium format DSLR article (36 comments in total)
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TechOutsider: An adapter that costs almost as much as a lens. Brilliant.

The S2 lenses cost a *lot* more than that. It's more like, an adapter that costs as much as a couple of S2 camera batteries...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:53 UTC
On Leica creates mount adapters for S2 medium format DSLR article (36 comments in total)
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TechOutsider: An adapter that costs almost as much as a lens. Brilliant.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:49 UTC
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