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meanwhile

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SKPhoto12: This has to be the most ridiculous contraption that I have ever seen. Do you see yourself walking around with this stuff in your pocket?
Sony needs to get its head around a cohesive product strategy, starting with developing good glass for its slr's and mirrorless products, which have good potential, but all suffer from lacking lens offerings.

How about this. Back of concert, tall monopod - light and unobtrusive. Small enough to mount to drone. Safer warzone photography.

Yes, I think it's likely just a public experiment in making things as small as possible, but I can definitely see advances made in these products being useful in other areas and future "regular" products.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

I created my own full-frame version of this camera by gaff taping an LED torch to my K1000. Future retro!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 6th comment
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (37 comments in total)
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fuego6: Film!?! and how the hell does he just "throw" the hoop that high in the air? Terrible "inteview"...

Guessing the size change is from throwing it towards the direction of the camera from a distance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

I'm not critiquing your character, I believe you have much to offer the world, you just haven't put any of it into a single one of your comments for 2+ years. It's not the content, it's the container you send it in. Apologies though, it was obviously taken harder than it was supposed to have been.

Probably just should have said "Jeez, lighten up, the world here is not so bad." Carry on. *shrug*

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

No, afraid you've missed the point. Or just not admitting you've gotten it. Have a good day either way.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the character and class that comes through in your photos (France especially) is missing from your comments. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

We get it Mark Alan. You don't like new Apple stuff (presumably you thought OS7 was the bees knees) . Fair enough. You don't like Adobe CC. Fine. You don't like people who use smart phones. All good. Why not post comments about something you DO like?

It might even make you, I don't know, happy?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 13:03 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

"Well, except for those stubborn few who won't take the hint."

Or who don't find the current alternatives do the job as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 10:23 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

Yosemite 10.10 also runs fine on my iMac 2009. Supporting 5 year old hardware doesn't seem that nasty. Especially when you consider that a lot of the hardware older than that is multiple generations of CPU/GPU back, and not 64-bit architecture.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 05:10 UTC

If Slater is correct, does that mean I can loan my camera to another photographer, have him take some award-winning shots, and then rightfully claim them as my own because I own the camera?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:57 UTC as 222nd comment | 2 replies
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.

There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!

Stop it, quiquae and noirdesir. This comment was fact-free until you brought in this "logic" stuff.

Yes, there are things that require the latest OS to run, but this isn't one of them.

I also used my 6100/60 on many "unsupported" OS upgrades for years, so understand both sides of this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
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Philip Young: Put the motorized gimbals on the CMOS sensor itself and then you might have something. Better yet, make a ball-shaped CMOS sensor, then create matching algorithmic pattern software that will compensate for all gathered data and you'll have perfect stabilization. Wait... God already invented that, it's called your eyes and its even in stereo and 3-D.

Where's the clean HDMI out?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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Eleson: One thing that become apparent is that the jpeg engine in A7s i really, really good. Take a look at ISO 102400 and compare to Df (or anything).

I can clearly see why some say "you need to shoot RAW".
But then again, show a RAW picture that beats the out-of-camera jpeg from a7s @ redicilously high ISO's....

Agreed, although I'm not sure I'd say more than double is "somewhat" more expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Dianoda: Judging from these samples, it's really quite impressive how far we've come in the past 10-20 years of digital cameras. This level of imaging fits in your pocket, with a lens that covers a very useful range, and has a viewfinder.

I had an RX100 Mrk I, loved the pocketability and just about everything else, only complaints were the somewhat detached shooting experience and the corners at wide angle - but this new lens is noticeably better at wide angle, and I think the EVF will go a long way when it comes to an improved shooting experience. Wish the battery life was projected to be a bit better, but I might just pick one up anyways.

If you travelled back 40 years though they'd be saying how much better their optical viewfinder is, how much more DR they were getting from their film, and talking about how their batteries lasted years!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 05:28 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Brianj they look good to me. Does the rx100 seem better to you?

The default settings of any camera are just that - the default. Any camera I have ever had, I've needed to spend a few minutes when I first got it to adjust it's JPEG settings to how I like them - or at least I did when I shot JPEG. Now I just make an import setting or preset for Aperture/Optics Pro, and that gets automatically applied on import.

The majority of people who say RAW is too much work or takes longer than JPEG usually either haven't had the right tools, haven't adjusted their workflow, or have such a huge volume of images that any number of extra seconds per image (whether automated or not) is unacceptable.

For me, RAW is easier, and quicker, than JPEG - with better results. The latitude for extra processing is also there, but it's not *necessary*.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Boky: It is puzzling, really. I get more pleasing photos with my S90. The RX100 series is way too big to compete in size. I tried RX100 I and returned it immediately due to cold cast over all the photos it produced + not to mention the brick-like feel and size. If I go to an important event or holiday (or want to pixel peep) I take dslr and L glass with me in addition to S90. For P&S needs -> I have a camera that gives beautiful photo’s and I hardly know (or feel) it is with me. RX100 will have to shrink substantially to be able to compete with P&S cameras size-wise.
I did want to like RX100 III very much. But Sony needs to get the processing sorted and give us pleasing results that do not require couple off minutes processing per each photo to make them look nice. At the moment, to me at least, the RX100 is lost in space: way too big to compete with P&S segment, and with picture quality that is nowhere near dslr quality – yet it cost more than basic dslr and kit combos.

I understand, I really liked my S90 too. It grows on you, cute little thing with decent image quality. But at some point you will move on. It's OK to see other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
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Steve Balcombe: I find 'bullet time' sequences endlessly fascinating, but this has everything wrong with it. The subjects are not interesting enough, the arc movement is nausea-inducing, and the jitter is dreadful. Utterly hopeless, I'm amazed Microsoft let this be released.

I like the idea of the arc. I like the idea of the frozen moment. I appreciate the effort involved. I just wish that they'd raised the arc up a bit, and made the cameras either slanted towards one point, or away from one point. With the cameras flat, the image is flat.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 01:20 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

With so much in the world heading south, it's inspiring that cameras just keep getting better and better.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:24 UTC as 665th comment
On Seven photographic hacks, one short video article (35 comments in total)

BTW, nice to see you around again David!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 14th comment
On Seven photographic hacks, one short video article (35 comments in total)

Hmm. Looking at the shape bokeh, which has been around forever, obviously ... could you just make it a really smooth circle and fix a lense's bad bokeh characteristics (for certain situations)? :)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:55 UTC as 15th comment
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