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Am I the only one who think the drone is pooping?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Does the camera move while taking multiple photos?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

I used Aftershot Pro (ver 1) for quite a while. It is very fast and has some nice features that is beyond image processing (swap color, heal photo, etc). However, support is non-existence. They would issue an update and screw up the white balance. From what I heard, all the original (Bibble) developers have left and the product have basically outsourced to the lowest bidder. Aftershot Pro 2 is basically a bug fix release for ver 1. Lens database is a joke. They would list a bunch of lenses but choosing them does absolutely no corrections.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 04:51 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

So many haters!

Would you guys have the same opinion if you don't know what took the video? I for one, found the video quite amazing. I am particularly curious how it managed to take the picture of the rocket separating in space.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 6th comment
On article Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE (49 comments in total)

This type of accessory is certainly not first of its kind. I would say, holding the camera with the screen in parallel to the lens is the most natural way because the image moves in the same direction of your hand. I am not buying their idea for shooting children.

I just cannot imagine that many people like to point their camera up while taking photos.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 06:00 UTC as 3rd comment
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DoubleDash: Zhongyi is making an FE 135mm 1.4 lens, though not Af. Also its proportions are quite bizarre; 3kg 105mm filter thread.....

Reasonably priced at 2999$.

Id wait for samyang to release it.

Minolta MD 135mm f2.8. $30. (used)

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (121 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Interesting... For those who don't have the resources a Helios 44-M-7 will be a bit less swirly but optically better alternative for $40-60.

there are instructions online to mod helios to give strong swirly bokeh

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:45 UTC

I don't understand how camera companies can claim removing AA filter as a feature. What is their solution of dealing with aliasing then? It seems all the manufacturer cares is benchmark.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 04:55 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
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neo_nights: You know when those rich people buy some exotic animals because they are 'cute' and 'trendy' (as in 'everyone else is doing it') and, after some time, the trend wears off, they realise that that animal should be taken care of (it's not just a 'thing') and then they just abandon it somewhere?

Well, that's Flickr for Yahoo!. Flickr never had a decent treatment from Yahoo! and now it's just being thrown away because Yahoo! failed to take good care of it (Flickr) in the first place.

If Flickr doesn't disappear altogether, I hope it gets bought by some company that will take good care of it.

Not likely. You know what happens to fully grown pets in animal shelter?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
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solarider: Just in case things go downhill and I need a backup to what I have on flickr... I'd appreciate very much knowing if there is an easy way to copy everything I have on flickr to say google+/former picasa or another free service? Thanks in advance.

Flickr is the backup of backup for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 15:24 UTC

You can totally see the checkerboard.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 106th comment

I'm still not clear after reading their webpages. Do they have a single software that can read and process RAW files? What are the supported formats?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)

I don't know why dpreview staffs make a big deal out of ACR support for XYZ camera.

This little trick lets me open A6300 raw file with my 5 years old DXO Optics 8 Pro. I bet the same will work for older ACR too:

exiftool -Model=NEX-6 -IFD1:Model=NEX-6 ~/Downloads/DSC00026.ARW -o .

And it looks identical to the one posted in dpreview.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 7th comment

I wonder why Sony don't just add a generic profile for PDAF lenses and then just enable that bit in the lens and they don't have to release new firmware. For example, NEX-6 has PDAF but it is not listed. I would assume NEX-6 won't be able to use PDAF with the new lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 21:16 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)

I did not know there is auto uploader. I am quite interested in backing up my 100+ GB photos to the cloud. The old uploadr and the web uploader would freeze for no reason and wasting hours of uploads.

Too bad I didn't have a chance to try before it went paid. That said, I believe there are free software that does the same. I am also interested in an auto downloader...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 19th comment

Looking at the pictures of sliding window with and without distortion correction. It seems the camera is over-correcting? It is quite obvious on the right side of the picture.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 18:22 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Not only B&H is taking preorder. They have 3 reviews too! </sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 28th comment
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nandbytes: Rishi, any comments on how well this works with with bodies that doesn't support OSPDAF with adapters? eg: A6000 or A7.

I'm not understanding. If the Sigma's native E-mount lens can focus quickly on all E-mounts, why can't a Sigma's adapter focus just as quickly with a Sigma EF lens? Seems like some engineers are picking the easier route.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)
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istreetshooter: I don't understand why Nikon and some of these other camera makers don't put some mechanism to get dust off of sensors. Yes, these lenses are not interchangeable, but the zoom lens allows in dust.

Is there is an engineering reason, e.g., keeping camera small?

I would say most people who use their compacts with retractable lens (which isn't?) will eventually get dust onto their sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 02:14 UTC

I would like to see an unedited photo of the same scene. i.e. not pushing color, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 02:11 UTC as 6th comment
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