meanwhile

meanwhile

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On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (202 comments in total)
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photominion: Massive HDR halos in 1..

BTW, I wasn't being sarcastic, he does have amazing fighter photos in his gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:38 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (202 comments in total)
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photominion: Massive HDR halos in 1..

Oh yeah, where are your ph ... oh, they are in your gallery. Nice. Well, how about your aviati ... oh, they are there too. Stellar. Those fighter shots are stunning, minion.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (202 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Love the A10's Jon- it's unAmerican that they are retired from active duty. ;)

christom, it wouldn't matter if you were the chief designer and a test pilot of the F-35. AllaboutME knows more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
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Lassoni: Luckily I don't listen to pop music (which I despise), so I don't have need to use spotify or other streaming services (since they most probably don't have all the songs I want to listen). Been much better listening to free or subscription based internet radios!

I don't think that is a good enough reason to miss out on hearing it altogether.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 07:17 UTC
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Lassoni: Luckily I don't listen to pop music (which I despise), so I don't have need to use spotify or other streaming services (since they most probably don't have all the songs I want to listen). Been much better listening to free or subscription based internet radios!

You are missing out on a lot then, no matter what genre of music you listen to. Pretty much everything is covered. Everything. Yes, likely even that 1953 recording of that hard bop trio you love that is no longer in print.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 00:38 UTC

Does that lens hark back to the Topogon?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:59 UTC as 118th comment
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (173 comments in total)
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Dervast: Have you guys noticed faster start up times?

Same imporvement with 16-70, 16-50 and even with Metabones adapter. It's not a big deal because it was only about 3-4 secs previously, but it's down to 1-2.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (173 comments in total)
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Dervast: Have you guys noticed faster start up times?

Definite improvement here. It's now basically ready before I am.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:24 UTC

I think there is a small but important misstep in this article.

"If they’re being honest, I suspect that most enthusiast photographers have at one time or another aspired to owning a Leica. And really when I say that, I mean a Leica rangefinder. "

I think it's the glass, not the camera, that people aspire to owning.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 01:42 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: I wonder if it can AF with Nikon and Pentax lenses too (with an adapter of course)?

"Ah, I see their marketing claims improvement with the Metabones adapter for EF lenses"

Not really. DPR say that they experienced fast AF with a Metabones adapter. Not exactly the same thing as marketing spin.

(actually, I think that was in the hands-on, sorry)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
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ShootFilmNotMegaPixels: So what would the result be for a f/1.0 lens after using this adapter?

You know when they have night vision goggles on in the movies and then someone shines a light in their eyes? Kind of like that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 23:24 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

There's no magic button to get back the 6Ev of dynamic range you lost by going to ISO6400.

What reduces is the image quality - nothing to do with the lens.

You are right though, I don't even know what a RAW is. Never seen one, never adjusted one. Could you send me one of yours so I can learn about them?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"What "reduces" about the lens as the ISO increases? The optical quality doesn't really change"

Why are you repeating what I said?

"But most of those things can be added or changed during extraction--especially: "Colour accuracy, vibrance, saturation"."

Ha. There we go then. You must be magic.

Bye.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"Not sure what "colour fidelity" means"

Rubbish, but eh. Colour accuracy, vibrance, saturation, depth, etc. Nothing to do with the lens being optically better when it reduces as the ISO increases. Perhaps you are viewing them at wrong size?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Photographyblog ISO6400 shows noise a tie, with color fidelity and detail going easily to the NX1. Shadows recover as well in both. Not sure what you are seeing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 05:03 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"Hey, if you want to take over and have fun with him, be my guest. I'm bored with him"

There's nothing more to say.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"Generally the DPR studio scene isn't great for making solid guesses about higher ISO performance, and that's because there's little in the way of deep shadows"

If there is already noise in the midtones and the highlights, it's only going to be worse in the shadows. And there is already significant noise in the 5500 midtones - more than the NX1 at ISO6400.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Nah, once you look at it equally in the DPR Studio Comparison tool, the 5500 is behind the NX1 by a noticeable amount. RAW, ISO6400.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Papi, just stop. He lives for this.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 05:41 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

The other thing I'd say is, when the speed of storage outpaces the need, that fosters innovation and improvement in the products that use it, rather than playing catchup to just make existing uses more effective.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
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