dark goob

dark goob

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On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1200 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: "The most unique new feature of the GX7 is its flip-up electronic viewfinder."


Something can't be more unique than something else. Unique is an absolute. Either something is unique, or it is not. There is no such thing as degrees of uniqueness.

DotCom Editor, you are 100% correct. LOL


Get it? 100% correct? Because correct is an abso- .... nevermind.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:44 UTC

Put a high power laser on that and you have something truly scary lol

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 05:38 UTC as 9th comment


The slow, loud focusing speed of the existing 20 is its only real drawback. I'll probably keep it and use the other one on dual GH3's to do 3D video.


Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 06:20 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (195 comments in total)

Sadly it's Apple who should have done this awhile back. I have been saying for years that Canon or whoever should make a camera that takes an iPhone inserted in the back and uses it for the control interface.

But kudos to Samsung for innovating. The claim of DPreview that it somehow lacks "external controls" is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Hasn't DPreview ever heard of gestures? They could easily make certain gestures correspond with certain controls, completely obviating the need for dials and buttons. You know, swipe right while looking through the finder to see ISO. Swipe left to do exposure compensation. Double-tap for AE-lock. Etc. etc. ad infinitum.

People lack imagination and clarity of thought these days. It's just pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

Victor is rolling hard right now. That 18-55 on there makes me want to puke. What's next, a Mamiya Nikon J3?!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 13:55 UTC as 17th comment

Hell yeah! C'mon Olympus, you're next!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 05:27 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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flipmac: For the price, you can get an E-PL5 kit + 45/1.8 with enough money left over for a nice SD card. Might be a better compact mirrorless set for portraits.

Or just get an E-PL5 and the 75mm f/1.8 and it's better and cheaper...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:50 UTC
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SunnyFlorida: $900 for the lens + $900 for a V2 14mp camera= $1,800,... or you can get a D7100 24mp camera with an 85mm F/1.8g Nikkor for the same :-)

Or an E-P5 with a 45mm f/1.8, 17mm f/1.8, and VF-2 :=p

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:49 UTC
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Jimmy jang Boo: $900? Even if it were $200 I'd pass. I waited a long time hoping to see just one real FW update that would address some of the simple quirks that cripple the V1. It ain't gonna happen. From my perspective Nikon doesn't believe their products or customers have any value after the sale. Going forward I'll pass on all things Nikon.

You had to buy it to figure that out? I am sorry man. There are a few good uses for that camera like for some video stuff, but yeah, it was really beta hardware and they've washed their hands of it.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:47 UTC
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alexander kooistra: crop or no crop the aperture stays 1.2 is it not? I see people multiplying aperture by crop, but thats not the case. So it's a 32mm 1.2 lens with a price that suits a 1.2 lens...

Light intensity is f/1.2 level meaning it will AF in very low light, OK. But depth of field is NOT the same as an 85mm f/1.2 or a 45mm 1.2 etc. The people who are saying the smaller apertures at the higher focal lengths are telling you what would give you the same DoF, light-gathering ability, and AoV ("equivalency"). Of course the Nikon 1's terrible dynamic range will make it suck anyway.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:45 UTC
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Zalan: 900 USD?? That is insane...

The entire 1-system is insane. It's all about Nikon making lots of money, lets be honest.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:41 UTC
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MarkInSF: I do think Nikon was a little too... ambitious in the design and pricing of this lens, but I don't doubt for a second that it's a high quality lens. Nikon has been introducing CX lenses into a publicity vacuum, so nobody who doesn't shoot with a Nikon 1 knows that the lenses are getting to be a strength of the format. This is the first one to feel overpriced, but to be honest, quality fast portrait lenses are always expensive.

Many other Nikon 1 lenses are also beautifully made (think Olympus build quality) with metal barrels and mounts. They're also small, fast to focus, and quiet. The telezoom 30-110mm, wa 6.7-13mm, and superzoom 10-100mm are all very nice, with the superzoom being remarkably small and far better optically than typical 10x zooms. The 18.5 standard prime is also a very nice lens and under $200.

Now we need a macro lens and a 35mm equivalent. A little cheaper than this, please, Nikon.

There is no such thing as equivalent. You want a 54.4-degree horizontal AoV. Just say what you want, instead of casting things in terms of nearly-dead, minority formats all the time.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:40 UTC
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ogl: 85/3.2 in 35 mm.

43.6mm f/1.8 in 4/3"

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:37 UTC

That's like putting racing tires on a golf cart.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:35 UTC as 122nd comment | 3 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

Your customers don't want subscription-based software. We want to buy and own it. PERIOD

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 08:41 UTC as 214th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

Adobe, you just don't get it.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 08:35 UTC as 215th comment

Everyone, flag gw5815's spam posts. Obvious Adobe employee is obvious...

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 404th comment | 2 replies
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CFynn: Seems like they are imitating the marketing tactics of the narcotics and tobacco industries. Get users completely dependent on a regular, time limited, fix of their product and they have a steady income stream.

Once users are hooked they can also jack up the prices whenever they like.

Nah it's the Comcast model! And the cellphone company model!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 07:08 UTC
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Smokeypossum: Aahh I love major life changing times of choosing between this system or another system. having been a long time user of Photoshop I will be moving to another platform for my life work after my current 5.5 becomes too obsolete. By then the "bleeding edge of technology" will have become the established front and I am more than happy to let others who think they "need" the latest find out how to solve someone elses problems. Like many of you I don't accept that I have to store my work on their machine in the cloud, only be able to access it when I have internet access. I've always paid for my software so have no problem with piracy. Some people thought they could get away with it! LOL

GW you are an obvious Adobe plant, I am flagging all your posts as spam. You keep spamming the same URL to Adobe as if we can't go there ourselves, and you are lying (there is nothing inherently faster about updates to subscription-based software).

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 07:05 UTC
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Horshack: It's kind of comical how Adobe refers to their CS offering as "the cloud", even though it's no different than their existing distribution model. The software is still downloaded once and executed locally, same as existing digital distribution; the only difference is Adobe gains an excuse to implement DRM/piracy controls, controls that would be unacceptable for stand-alone software. And they can charge more and earn their income on a more predictable basis. Adobe has become the vampire squid of the creative software world.

Amen Micheal. GW obviously works for Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 07:02 UTC
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