joe6pack

joe6pack

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On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (355 comments in total)
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joe6pack: flip-down is only good for hand holding. You cannot put the camera on a table and take group-photos like flip-up cameras.

The benefit of putting a camera on the table is that you can take picture while looking at the screen and allow your subject(s) to adjust position. If the image is upside down, it would be hard to adjust.

Also, with the camera upside down, it would be hard to press the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 05:06 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (355 comments in total)

flip-down is only good for hand holding. You cannot put the camera on a table and take group-photos like flip-up cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
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joe6pack: Seems much better than Microsoft's hyperlapse.

That didn't change the fact that Instagram's video is much better.

So what if they used gyroscope data? Maybe it is the way it should have been done. Google / Go Pro maybe scrambling to add API to store gyro data to its video right now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:24 UTC

Seems much better than Microsoft's hyperlapse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 06:58 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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lacikuss: Unfortunately the water fountain photos were taken with high shutter speeds, I'd like to see those pictures taken at 1/10th or 1/6th of a second hand held...:(

"the water would blur" - I thought that was the whole point.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (36 comments in total)
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fuego6: Film!?! and how the hell does he just "throw" the hoop that high in the air? Terrible "inteview"...

some photos show the hoop from the ground and the loop appears to getting bigger as it go up but never seem to lost momentum. Can't be that simple.

My guess is the hoop is dropped from the sky or thrown from a distance not shown. I can't explain the size change though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
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Just another Canon shooter: Light polution causes serious problems! Really?

It is a serious first world problem.

Think of all the poor photographers with their expensive gears and cannot get a good picture of the night sky, from the comfort of their home.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 18:43 UTC

I just lost several minute of my life reading this article and the linked website.

These rocket scientists who can measure the micro dimming for a planet passing over a star 16 light years away and they cannot identify images of Earth right in front of them?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone post (21 comments in total)

Wish it can be made dual boot just like the HTC HD2.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 04:58 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (555 comments in total)

The 16:9 LiveView is still fine for stills. Make full use of the LiveView by taking picture at 16:9 and recover the original 3:2 image from RAW file.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 128th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography article (43 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Noob question: those photos with long exposure (i.e. photos #10 and #11) shouldn't have resulted in star trails?

With a 14mm lens, you can get away with star trails even at 30s. But I am skeptical for 60s (pic #10).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)

So Thailand is about the size of a football field?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US article (27 comments in total)

I still own the original DSC-W1. It is a fabulous camera with an 1/1.7" sensor. It even allows me to choose the focus distance from 0.5m to infinity (with increments in between). Even high end mirrorless these days can't do that.

The only downside is related to its battery. Both battery life and battery door are busted.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 18:06 UTC as 6th comment

Reddit Link:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2bixdd/i_climbed_mt_fuji_4_times_and_the_final_time_i/

My Opinion:
He posted to Reddit, what did he expect?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 04:53 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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RichRMA: "But wait! If you call in the next 10 minutes, you get not one, but two of these fine Lastrolite backgrounds all for 4 easy payments of $49.95, plus shipping and handling."

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

"Model not included."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 00:15 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: DPreview completely missed the point and fell for the marketing crap.

If you want to know the "equivalent" all you have to do is take a FF image and CROP IT by either x1.5 x2 or x2.7.

A 36mp sensor like the Nikon D800 will provide a decent 6mp image at the highest crop factor of x2.7 which is fine for a prints up to 8 x 10

If you need higher resolution at x2.7 and you find yourself cropping your images up to x2.7 very often then you should buy a 1" sensor camera, otherwise a FF sensor and good glass is really your most versatile option

You should read the first post that I was replying to.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop Express update brings Raw editing post (16 comments in total)

"the only way to open our Nikon D700 .NEF-file in Photoshop Express is to import it from Adobe's Revel cloud service. We also saved the file on our device's internal storage, but there it could not be recognized by the app"

This is a no go. Who can afford to upload a RAW file to the cloud on the go only for it to be converted and downloaded back?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies

"print an email on the office printer, there is nothing that can stop you now"

Yes, there are.

1. My office does not use Canon printers
2. Any sys admin worth his salt will not allow unknown devices to access intranet, printer included

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: DPreview completely missed the point and fell for the marketing crap.

If you want to know the "equivalent" all you have to do is take a FF image and CROP IT by either x1.5 x2 or x2.7.

A 36mp sensor like the Nikon D800 will provide a decent 6mp image at the highest crop factor of x2.7 which is fine for a prints up to 8 x 10

If you need higher resolution at x2.7 and you find yourself cropping your images up to x2.7 very often then you should buy a 1" sensor camera, otherwise a FF sensor and good glass is really your most versatile option

You actually need a 4.7mm F7 lens (to use OP's example of cropping the 1/1.7" sensor out of FF)

Not that I believe a pinhole lens can hold a candle next to LX7's.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)

I like to see some mentioning of focal reducers. A focal reducer focuses more light on a smaller sensor. Which means more light and wider FoV. But, AFAIK, the DoF is unchanged.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 270th comment | 1 reply
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