onlooker

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peterwr: << The M Monochrom has only been available in a discrete black chrome finish until now, >>

*discreet. Discrete means separate/distinct. Discreet means inconspicuous.

@SnappyUK -- I wish I could give you +100 for your comment on presentations. Oh, and don't forget different color on each word, "for emphasis".

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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engbert: I much prefer the black. Dark grey would be good too.

@nwcs Walk through the cube row of *working programmers* and tell me how many are using black on white. BTW, my VS defaulted to white on dark grey... or maybe I changed it subconsciously. I would have to install one on a clean computer and see.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
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engbert: I much prefer the black. Dark grey would be good too.

@Richard Shih "How much reading do you do in Photoshop?" -- Programmer's editors almost uniformly have dark grey background schemes to save people from eyestrain. Those are people who spend hours upon hours reading on the screen.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:06 UTC

I wish I could say , "If I only had more money than brains", but knowing the irony of fate, I would probably wake up the next day with the same amount of money but a lot stupider. So, I will just admire it from afar. Beautiful camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:49 UTC as 44th comment
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onlooker: s/commerical/commercial/

@surlezi -- DPR fixed misspelling in the title after my post.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ninja250: Impressive. If Hasselblad and Sony can do a mirrorless full frame, why haven't Canon and Nikon? I hope they both release something this year.

@Left eye -- It's 0.8 * FF crop factor. What are you arguing about? This is not a full medium format, and don't start with moronic terminology arguments.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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deep7: The rate of comments on this news story suggest Hasselblad may well sell a good number of these cameras - and they deserve to! Great design, competitive price, proven sensor. I really like what they have done.

The two current lenses fall into focal length "holes" for me, though I understand many people are happy with the field of view of that 45mm. However, I like the balance of size/speed they have chosen.

My own preferences run to smaller bodies with zoom lenses but I do like the idea of heading out for the day with one of these and a 60-65mm lens and just having fun. It will be interesting to see how lens development proceeds.

"The rate of comments on this news story suggest Hasselblad may well sell a good number of these cameras" -- Sorry, I don't see any correlation, particularly if most comments are snarky or sarcastic.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:37 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ninja250: Impressive. If Hasselblad and Sony can do a mirrorless full frame, why haven't Canon and Nikon? I hope they both release something this year.

"? this is not FF." -- No, it's a stretched FF, 0.8 crop factor to be precise.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:33 UTC

s/commerical/commercial/

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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LWW: Nice for people with money, not so good for those with enthusiasm or talent.

@LWW "Nice for people with money, not so good for those with enthusiasm or talent." -- So you have 37 (Thirty Seven) pieces of gear in your profile, including more cameras than would fit on my desk, yet you whine about people spending money on gear? WTH? BTW, false dichotomy is such a basic logic fallacy, it is really irritating.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ianp5a: Nice to see a sensible 4:3 ratio sensor keeping the size down. What Sony should have done. Instead of going for the panorama 3:2 legacy ratio.

@panther fan "Oudside the US we have DIN-Norms 1/sqrt(2). This is almost perfect 3:2. " -- No. Here are some of the most popular photo paper sizes (in cm): 18x24, 24x30, 40x50. None of them are 3:2.

"So basically the hole world prints in 3:2 in all Sizes." -- As proven above, no. Not even close.

"Here in Europe everything is 3:2." -- No.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (391 comments in total)
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onlooker: It would have been nice for Sony to include faster, more direct way of selecting AF point, like a joystick. More cameras now include it, time for Sony to improve its ergonomics. And please, fanboys, do not bother extolling the virtues of up-down-left-up-right-up-left-whatever button pecking.

@Douglas: (1) How do you handle the camera and operate smartphone at the same time? (2) How do you use the viewfinder and watch the smartphone at the same time?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 04:28 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (391 comments in total)

It would have been nice for Sony to include faster, more direct way of selecting AF point, like a joystick. More cameras now include it, time for Sony to improve its ergonomics. And please, fanboys, do not bother extolling the virtues of up-down-left-up-right-up-left-whatever button pecking.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 78th comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
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onlooker: 200+ comments, of which 150 argue over pro/semi-pro labels, and 50 over anti-Pentax bias. There, I summarized it for you.

See? They just cannot help themselves... it's an obsession.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
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onlooker: 200+ comments, of which 150 argue over pro/semi-pro labels, and 50 over anti-Pentax bias. There, I summarized it for you.

@Jeff -- You mean it isn't?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

"Underpromise and overdeliver" - remember that old maxim, Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 145th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)

200+ comments, of which 150 argue over pro/semi-pro labels, and 50 over anti-Pentax bias. There, I summarized it for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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rfsIII: With so much zoom range, noise and resolution are not an issue with this camera. Why? Because you can always get the exact framing you want so there's never a need to crop or enlarge; hence viewers always see the image at its best. The perfect camera for the exacting photographer.

Except when you can get an exact framing with a non-superzoom, which for me is 95% of the time. But I must not be an "exacting photographer".

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (155 comments in total)
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abortabort: PS - 3D failed because content creators failed to recognise the need to change the way content was created to suit the new medium. They continued to make films the way they have for decades, just with two cameras - This made for a less than enjoyable experience for many and was disregarded as a gimmick. 3D is actually incredibly good, though VR theoretically takes it all a huge step further and this time, by necessity of the way it is produced (currently at least) it won't have the same problems as 3D did.

It's all about the depth of field.

@Mnemon [VR makes storyline more difficult] -- Agree. I don't see however how 3D would affect that negatively. It just makes it more engrossing, but you do not lose the linearity.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
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adegroot: So even a scan should qualify.
I checked the work of these winners.
Truly awful depressing stuff.

I went through the first few. WTH?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
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