meanwhile

meanwhile

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On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (168 comments in total)
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meanwhile: The field blur can be done far better, and easier, with other existing tools (just got a much better/natural result with brushing the blur in Aperture in a few minutes with that image for example, and I'm sure Lightroom would be similar). I think even Ps layers/masks and the existing blur tools would give easier and better results.

(Of course it's better to have a fast lens, that's a given, and not really worth mentioning ...)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 14:56 UTC
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (168 comments in total)

The field blur can be done far better, and easier, with other existing tools (just got a much better/natural result with brushing the blur in Aperture in a few minutes with that image for example, and I'm sure Lightroom would be similar). I think even Ps layers/masks and the existing blur tools would give easier and better results.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 14:39 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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Mark Devine: "The tripod mount is slightly offset from the lens axis. On the left is the latch for the sealed batter compartment."
Would that be waffle batter or pancake batter? ;-)

They do have, it was just setup as typas@dpreview.com.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 05:27 UTC
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KevinD65: Of course Fuji should address the issue, but I don't think they should hang their heads in shame. This is a great little camera and Fuji should be proud of it.

Is it defective? Well, depends how you look at it. No camera is perfect, just read dpreview's conclusions for any random camera. Every camera has flaws, be they build quality, mechanical failures, ergonomic issues, AF problems, color rendering, whatever. I remember when I bought my Nikon D200 and everyone was up in arms about the banding issue.

I bought the X10 because I wanted a camera that would fit comfortably in a belt holster for hiking, give me plenty of manual controls, and let me attach filters. I love the retro styling, the manual zoom ring, the way it feels in my hands, and for me the IQ is equal to or better than my D200 for like 1/10 of the size and weight. I'm not too worried about the orbs, and if I run into them I'll figure out a way of dealing with them.

What model number is the $100 camera you speak of?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 13:19 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners article (173 comments in total)
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chris00nj: Ninja checks pulse of guy whose neck he just snapped. What is so special about that?

While it would be extremely special as I don't believe you'll find many photos of ninjas, especially in action, that's in pretty poor taste.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 00:58 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: "This allows a host of accessories to be added to the camera, including stereo microphones, macro light LEDs or the PENPal bluetooth transmitter."

Super. One.... or the other.... or the third. Just not 2 or 3 at the same time. I hope others won't pick up this nifty Oly trick. :-((

You are sinking to a new low with this set of posts Francis. And that is actually quite hard to do.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 00:59 UTC

Price?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:58 UTC as 6th comment
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meanwhile: Hmm. If I see a chair I like in furniture store, and then come home and build one just like it so I don't have to pay for the original, am I infringing on their copyright?

Does that change if the day before I tried to take the chair out of the store, but was stopped by the staff?

Or if I was there with a friend, and they said they were interested in buying the chair, and I said "Don't worry, I'll build you one the same for less", is that infringing on their copyright?

And if I make the chair slightly different, so as to try and *not* infringe on their copyright, but it still is the same style, has the same number of legs, is a similar shape, has similar fabric and seat padding, is the same height and width, does that change whether or not I'm infringing?

I think what we really need is a w***er / d***head law. Then Nick could have been fined for being a d***head for not paying for the original, and/or Justin could have been fined for being a w***er for taking it to court. And we could have left the copyright law alone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 23:00 UTC

Hmm. If I see a chair I like in furniture store, and then come home and build one just like it so I don't have to pay for the original, am I infringing on their copyright?

Does that change if the day before I tried to take the chair out of the store, but was stopped by the staff?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 22:37 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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Michael J Davis: It seems to me that there are two principles involved:-

1. The infringement occurs because the photographer *set out* to produce a similar image, i.e. effectively to copy the first. In that the judgement is fair.

2. The judge referred to the similarities quoting Schindler's List as a prior example of spot colour. Now copyright is NOT Patent Law, but in the latter, it is possible to quote 'prior art' as an example to object to a patent. Well, many of us were doing 'spot colour' before Schindler's List; and I would have thought that was a contra-argument against the infringement in this case.

I have to say that I'm in agreement with Jane Lambert in her analysis. And we need to be. Ideas are great and I'm happy to credit those who inspire me for their prior art; but I'm still wanting to follow them until I can produce my own original stuff!

Will there be an appeal, I wonder?

"5. The sky that was digitally removed"

What if I just blew the highlights on a bright day? Do I have to add the sky back in from another picture?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 22:28 UTC
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QuentinUK: A red bus or a red telephone box in London with the rest monochrome is an old cliche. (pun). I can find hundreds of such images on the web:-.

Red bus + big ben B&W. http://www.maidenhead.cc/bin/view/Main/CompImages2009to10A

London Bus by Ingrid Gledhill (2009)

Careful, you'll give Justin more people to sue.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:04 UTC
On Olympus raided over accounting scandal article (83 comments in total)
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J2Gphoto: I don't see Fuji buying Olympus. They just purchased another medical image company for $995million last week. If Olympus medical imagery division stays profitable, I find it hard to believe they would sell off the camera division.
For those that are so appalled by these findings, you really need to take a good hard look out your door at all of the companies right in our own back yard that are run by crooks. Start with the banks.
Reading through the other comments, people seem to have quickly forgotten how many companies were bailed out here in our own country. If the numbers I have read are accurate Olympus employs 35,000 people. Many feel that the Japanese government will not let them fall due to how big of a corporation they are.
Here in the good ol U.S our companies are filled with crooks who mismanage their money and screwed the American people. But we saved em to prevent a bigger melt down didn't we? One way or another I think they will pull through this.

To be fair though, the bailout was only 7.7 trillion. And they did charge them a reasonable 0.001% interest. And it's not like 7 trillion of that was done without even consulting Congress. And then it's not like they then used most of that money to buy treasury bonds at 3%, so they literally got free money, and got paid for it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:01 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax Q samples gallery article (135 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: There's your horrible overpriced chewtoy camera.

There's your horrible overpriced troll.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:02 UTC
On Ricoh to make 16MP APS-C GXR zoom module article (136 comments in total)
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sorinx: So, you have to change all your lenses each 3-5 years when sensors become obsolete?
It is like a fixed lens camera only 3x more expensive. RIP ricoh. nobody will buy it.

It would make much more sense if the system was weather and dust proofed. Then a sealed system has more validity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 00:02 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review article (159 comments in total)
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SonyA77: how could A65 with less features and specs get a "GOLD AWARD" and A77 "Silver Award"? They have the same sensor and IQ! Please explain!

Maybe partly because the A65 is $999 and the A77 is $1800?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery article (113 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Fuji has forever rocked the foundation of compact cameras with the X10. You get m4/3 image quality from the 2/3" sensor plus low noise high ISO performance. There is just no competition for this camera right now. Glad I was lucky enough to buy one on release day.

$600 list price != $600.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 08:45 UTC

The RAWs look great overall, but what the heck is going on with that playing card?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 00:56 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus executive dismissed amidst loss revelations article (98 comments in total)
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ScottieC: hmmm Olympus + Kodak might make a good merger... they maybe able to save each other...

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 13:07 UTC

That shutter sounds extremely loud, does it have a silent mode?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 13:12 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic unveils DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera article (74 comments in total)

That shutter is extremely loud, does it have a silent mode?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:05 UTC as 21st comment
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