PicOne

PicOne

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DPR must be scrambling.. They seem to have missed the fact that this was an announcement of new Teleconverters, with an also-mention of the WR filters. If they did see the TC mention, kinda odd they made no mention of them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 7th comment
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (160 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: For $800 I will just buy Ten 128 GB off brand cards. I would rather not keep all of my data on one very expensive card.

PNY is "off brand" ? I think my first camera memory card was PNY (purchased in 1999 I think and had 256mb storage). It still works, fwiw..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 01:06 UTC
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Photo Pete: No gloss optimiser. Vast tonal range and gloss differential too!

Not interested until Epson make a pigment printer with 3 black shades, matt black which doesn't need ink to be purged before use and which has a gloss optimiser. Oh, and which only purges the cartridge which was replaced when one runs out rather than all of them.

Perhaps even with an Epson own brand continuous ink system.

There are a lot of things Epson could have improved in a new printer.,, black density was very low on my list.

who says this is a pigment printer?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:54 UTC
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PicOne: Some things I'm not understanding:
1. How to access the battery?
2. How is this different than a eg. RRS plate that has built-in area to thread in your own quick release strap?
3. How did this work for the DPR reviewer "when shooting in the vertical format" -- is there an L-Plate edition of this?
4. I don't see any demonstration of how a camera actually hangs on your body using this.. the photo with woman up top has her having to hold the camera while wearing the camera.. that doesn't seem very ideal.

So, the benefit of this, over just connecting a QR strap to the camera's lugs, is basically it's more comfortable to hold vertically if you have some other square/hard-edged uncomfortable QR plate attached to your camera?
and, you can spin the camera.

Downsides are:
1. doesn't work with cameras that don't have battery grip attached. Can't access battery.
2. doesn't allow L-Plate tripod usage

I just never recall having any issue walking around with a 1dII with whatever lens attached with a normal QR strap attached to the camera's lugs. I know I'm missing something here, but can't tell what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 23:39 UTC

Some things I'm not understanding:
1. How to access the battery?
2. How is this different than a eg. RRS plate that has built-in area to thread in your own quick release strap?
3. How did this work for the DPR reviewer "when shooting in the vertical format" -- is there an L-Plate edition of this?
4. I don't see any demonstration of how a camera actually hangs on your body using this.. the photo with woman up top has her having to hold the camera while wearing the camera.. that doesn't seem very ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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PicOne: that 24-70 f/4 now very competitive against Panny's equivalent 24-70 f/5.6 lens going for only about $2 less.

Good point! It's even more impressive realizing that equivalence was only being referred to from a FOV standpoint. Of course, Canon's lens is really a 24-70mm lens (not 12-35mm), and the $999 price is even more astounding.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

that 24-70 f/4 now very competitive against Panny's equivalent 24-70 f/5.6 lens going for only about $2 less.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies

How would say, the image quality of this paired with a Leica top-o-the-line prime lens, compare to that out of say a Sigma DP merrill (or Quattro) of similar FL?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (373 comments in total)
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photoshack: I preordered today based on the timing of things: I was looking for a "backup" camera to my 5dMkIII and was not having much luck with a used 5D and didn't really want to mess with the rebel series. I don't care about sensor size...I can take a good photograph with 6 mp. I have had a X100S (loved it but returned it because fixed lens was not flexible enough) which had the EVF that worked great. My hope is this little camera's EVF is also as good.

The fuji film simulation was really nice, and got me thinking in "chrome" colors again. Anyway, my X100S experience led me to this camera...we'll see how it goes.

in your circumstance I probably would have recommended an EOS M.. well under $400 and get the EF lens adapter.

In this age, with so many apps that do color (and B&W) film emulations (eg. Alienskin's Exposure), and do it better and with a lot more control, not sure why it's such a selling point built into camera OS.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (373 comments in total)

How much different than a Sony V3 ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 63rd comment

A bit off topic. But can say a 6 month old baby who accidentally pushes a button on a camera own copyright? I guess I'm asking if it was the fact that an animal took the picture, or whether the issue is that an "author" of a work, in order to claim copyright has to have mental capacity to be aware of what they're doing?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:51 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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raincoat: These pixmas come with full sized inks. The cheapest one is $99. The replacement ink costs $90.
Should I just buy a new printer each time?

that only works if all colors run out at the exact same time.. or do these printers use those all-in one cartridges, when one color runs out, you have to throw out the rest anyway?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 01:52 UTC

I thought Slater paid the monkey as a contract photo assistant in bananas? Does this help his case?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 211th comment
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arhmatic: 5.5 - 6" is more and more common. This will be standard in not too much time. If Apple is not doing at least 5" on the next iphone, they are pretty much out.

I should qualify my statement.. larger screened phones than my current iphone 5 would fit in my pocket.. however, I want to be able to also sit down without bruising myself.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
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arhmatic: 5.5 - 6" is more and more common. This will be standard in not too much time. If Apple is not doing at least 5" on the next iphone, they are pretty much out.

If it stops being able to fit in my pocket, I wouldn't be interested. I don't carry a purse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 22:28 UTC

Well.. no wonder this is happening if the photo above is of their shipping boxes. They should consider plain corrugated cartons instead. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 23rd comment

So evidently from reading comments below, this camera is assumed to have taken photos other than the staged (fake) setup shot shown in the article. Today, isn't it true a photographer would be fired if he did this for his news agency?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 23:23 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

If LR ever goes to being exclusively CC, what are folks' guesses as to what LR only would go for on subscription basis (ie. without PS as part of it)? I'd guess about $3 or $4 per month for a prior user/owner of LR.

Or is it surmised we'd be forced to the $120/year even if all we want is LR and don't need the editing tools of PS. Or perhaps they'll come up with a LR/Elements CC deal ($5 per month)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 25th comment
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KHemmelman: And to think I have full functionality forever with my non-cloud version of Lightroom.

"And to think I have full functionality forever with my non-cloud version of Lightroom."

True, but only with cameras that are on the market today or prior.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

I'm waiting for a similar statement from Nike on the availability of a pair of Jordan Concords..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 106th comment
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