dark goob

dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2005

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linzdoctor7d: Sony why can't you add remote shutter release work with your Apps instead of this! If I want to use the Nex 5T with the Apps Multiple Exposure, Time Lapse or Multi Shot there is no option in the menu. I must therefore shake the camera by pressing the shutter button.

Because Sony already has your money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
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kierenlon: Good news.

I can only hope for a firmware update for the coolpix A to do the following if you are reading this Nikon...

1. Add CLS commander mode
2. Remember focus distance on wake (useful for pre-focusing with af-on)
3. Screen off (to save some battery in the absence of #2)
4. One touch zoom for image review

Santana I see what you did there. I love the CPA images though. Quirky lil thing but damn, I got such awesome shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
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The Davinator: Best sports camera just got better.

Yall just got trolled by the "take out the sensor" guy. Bravo... just bravo, "take out" guy!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
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agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.

I'm really disappointed in Apple's QA lately on the software side of things. It's mirroring an epidemic that I've seen across many companies in the past few years, where increasingly they push out half-baked software releases that are incomplete or buggy, and fail to cater to what users really want, instead focusing on idiotic "minimalist" design decisions that make no sense intend of improving performance, reliability, and usability.

In the old days, Macs were favored in many industries (including this one) because *they just worked*. It was worth the extra price to buy Apple because you knew that there wouldn't be driver conflicts to worry about. Professionals don't have time to screw around and average users don't want to. So Macs earned their loyal followers, including me, with relatively bulletproof setup and operation compared to PCs.

I'm not sure that ease of setup and upkeep is an advantage anymore with Macs, which have become far more complicated than PCs ever were.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.

@DaveE1… so, just because Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple, and I'm not, therefore I can't criticize them for an obviously crappy product launch that a vast majority of users abhor? I can't say how ridiculously stupid and brainless it seems to burn so many loyal users of Aperture by flat-out canceling it, when Apple could have easily afforded to keep it going?

I know it's easy to be an armchair CEO, and to be sure, they've done a lot of good things since he's been there. Also, to be fair, the debacles around Photos, Pages, and Numbers are all a result of shoe-horning all these apps into the iCloud paradigm, which was basically Steve Jobs' dying vision, not really Cook's.

Still, I REALLY don't like the practice that has become common for Apple, which is to cancel much-loved products and/or replace them with things that are missing a ton of useful features that previously existed in the old version. I hate it! Also, Xcode 6 is a terribly buggy IDE and Yosemite has been rocky as hell.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
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Fearless Spiff: It really is a joke. I am more than pi**ed.

Truth be told I have never actually used Aperture or Lightroom because I have not had the time to import all my stuff in there, and I don't like how either program works. I have tried them but actually I just use Adobe Bridge and that's it.

I am actually planning to use Mylio instead of either LR or Aperture but I just haven't gotten around to it.

That said, I'm mad about Apple ditching Aperture because it's just not cool. People say Jobs would've never done this, but in truth this is being done because of Jobs' insistence on moving everything to iCloud. At the last keynote Jobs ever did, made it clear that they want to transition the Mac from being the center of your data, to iCloud being the center of your data. He evidently did not consider that many people would not necessarily WANT that.

Anyway I could rant forever, I love Apple but sometimes they really upset me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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Fearless Spiff: It really is a joke. I am more than pi**ed.

I'm mad too. All Aperture users should be angry and protest at Apple HQ. It is ridiculous for them to abandon users and ditch a major app of theirs like this. They have no excuse.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:16 UTC
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agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.

Eventually it may have all the features of Aperture. After Tim Cook dies and someone with a brain takes over.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
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AD in KC: Really disappointed. Not going to use it.

I agree with others who have complained of losing control over files. That's a deal breaker. I'm not going to dump my precious images into oblivion.

I wish they had made it more like iTunes where all your songs are organized in folders you can see in Finder. And like iTunes, I wish you could sync a smaller copy of your photos to other devices, so your big full-res files remain untouched and stored where you want them.

I appreciate that it's a free program, but I'm not happy that this is Apple's one and only solution to being able to access my photos on both desktop and phone. Yeah I can buy an organizing app (Adobe Bridge) that gives me full access to my images, but it won't make my dumb iPhone snapshots sync with my macPro.

And it smells a lot like "world domination" was more important than usability. Can't use Photoshop or Capture One or Blurb..

You should try Mylio. It lets you sync files between all devices and use regular folders for organization. But it does not require you to store anything in the cloud. It was started by ex-Microsoft execs. Mylio is sold through local camera stores like PRO dealers. Really good.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
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DaveClark: We don't need more laws, thank you very much. How about enforcing the ones we already have?

It's not your right. There is no right to be able to take pictures of whatever you want. Sorry. Freedom of the press is a freedom to publish, not a freedom to record. They are two different things.

Don't like the fact that it's not a right? Then pass a law like Colorado did, and make it a right. Or better yet add it to the Constitution: freedom of photography or whatever you want to call it.

I do not think Freedom of the Press should extend to every schmoe with a digital camera. That's ridiculous. Many people have no interest in ever publishing what they're taking pictures of, and are not taking the pictures for the purpose of them being published.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 08:54 UTC
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DStudio: The right to record such incidents is absolutely a constitutional right, and must be maintained to preserve our freedom. I'd be VERY concerned to see this taken away.

However, we still have another problem, in that much of the media is more interested in a story then the truth. And much of the general public - as well as juries themselves - fail to view such video clips with common sense. The whole incident, situation and context must be taken into account. This problem goes back at least as far as the Rodney King incident, where people ignored the fact that King refused to pull over for 20-40 miles, driving at high speed under the influence, and was a big man who then charged officers just as a person under the influence of PCP would. The police had to use batons because their use of firearms (and even tazers now) is restricted. King's skin color and last name made it sound worse.

But the Texas law is an AWFUL response to the public's lack of discernment. There's no place for it!

DStudio, ignore my example then… I admit it was an extreme one. I know this information from direct involvement, not because I could link to "proof" on the internet. In fact the story was kept quiet due to being settled out of court.

What matters is that you do not have the right to film cops. What makes you think that you do? Please quote me the line in the Constitution where it says "You have the right to take pictures of cops." Go ahead.

Please cite the Supreme Court decision or legal precedent that proves you have the right to film cops. Go on. I'm waiting.

BTW nobody is infringing your right to publish stuff online or in print, when they block you from taking pictures of a cop. Because taking a picture of a cop is not the same thing as printing or posting online… duh! Those are two different things! OBVIOUSLY!

You still have the full unrestricted freedom to publish whatever you want. Obtaining content to publish was never a guaranteed right! Otherwise college would be free :P

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
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DStudio: The right to record such incidents is absolutely a constitutional right, and must be maintained to preserve our freedom. I'd be VERY concerned to see this taken away.

However, we still have another problem, in that much of the media is more interested in a story then the truth. And much of the general public - as well as juries themselves - fail to view such video clips with common sense. The whole incident, situation and context must be taken into account. This problem goes back at least as far as the Rodney King incident, where people ignored the fact that King refused to pull over for 20-40 miles, driving at high speed under the influence, and was a big man who then charged officers just as a person under the influence of PCP would. The police had to use batons because their use of firearms (and even tazers now) is restricted. King's skin color and last name made it sound worse.

But the Texas law is an AWFUL response to the public's lack of discernment. There's no place for it!

Actually there is no constitutional right to shoot pictures of cops. There weren't cameras yet when the constitution was written, which helps to explain this.

Therefore because there is no explicit "right to record" or "right to measure" etc., people have tried to say that taking pictures falls under freedom of speech or the press, even though it's not speech, and it's not the press.

Neither what you can say with your mouth, nor what you can say in printed words, are limited by not being allowed to photograph something.

What I have seen happen here in Portland is, there is this one jerk and his friend who game the system. Person A pretends to be suicidal and claims to have a gun (but does not show it). Inevitably the cops get called. Then the Person B shows up with a video camera and tries to get all up in the cops' faces and film the suicidal guy. The cops, being afraid that getting filmed will trigger the person to blow their head off, tell the guy with the camera to leave, but can't force him to, because they must attend to the suicidal guy. Inevitably then an employee of the place (transit authority member like a bus driver, or a library staff, etc.) will tell him he must stop filming. Then he claims his rights are infringed and sues them, and secretly splits the settlement with his "suicidal" friend (and they probably go buy more heroin or whatever).

This is the kind of BS that these people do. They are just random idiots with a camera and they think that therefore God gave them the right to interfere in a crime scene or a police interaction. They are NOT members of the press nor do they even have any intention of publishing their photos in the press, half the time. No, they are just vigilante self-appointed "watchdogs" who have not been shown to be the least bit effective in curbing police corruption.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 02:31 UTC
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JanRob3174: The rate at which consumers post either positive or negative comments, initial reactions and early reviews for each Nikon product bring released is enough to make Nikon execs realize they should just go on developing for the sake of photography and less about 'competition'.

999 = rate of intelligence of people who don't buy this paperweight that will be worth $0 USD in 8–12 months.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:49 UTC
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Sangster: Nikon will sell more units to upgraders if they offered body only at around $300-350.

"some countries" = not USA = not where dealers aren't stupid

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
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MFiftysomething: Nikon continue their pursuit of speed over image quality I suspect. 20megapix and lots of PDAF all on a 1" ?

If Sony can do what? Sell a P&S camera for $750 that is obsolete in year?

Nikon WISHES

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
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Photoman: Great, another Nikon 1 failure. It will be half price in 3-6 months time at Amazon/B&H.

No 1/3rd price ;p

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
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captura: And the DPR review is when?

2019z

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
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Papi61: 4K @15 fps?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Come on Nikon, who are you kidding? Might as well be 5 fps, useless anyway.

Yep. Nikon and Barnum and Bailey.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
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JackM: Only a fool would buy this camera

This is the only accurate post on this thread. Bravo, sir, bravo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:42 UTC
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brownie314: No selfie mode - me not buy. Oh wait - it has it - check.

Because people are REALLY gonna pack a crappy Nikon J camera around to take selphies instead of an iPhone. Really.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:41 UTC
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