liquid stereo

liquid stereo

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QX1 and QX1 for E-mount

Dumb and Dumber.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 51st comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: Aperture is still the application with the best UI for pro users to manage large image libraries. No tedious switching between modules, full flexibility in comparing images while adjusting them, complete keyboard shortcut customization ... I already switched to Lightroom because of its better sharpening, integrated distortion correction etc., but miss the Aperture UI each day.

Sorry to see that Apple has become a toy company. They care more about the iPhones in 13 years old teenagers' pockets than about their (former) loyal pro user base. I remember how the presentation at Photokina 2006 finally convinced me to use Aperture, it was completely targeted at pro and enthusiast photographers. But boy, did they spiral down since.

The toys sell. A lot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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msdeneen: It is certainly interesting to see a new Leica camera. What I don't understand at all is all the chatter in reviews about the "solid aluminum body." There's no achievement of merit there. An CNC machine can spit these out in minutes. What's the perceived virtue or value of this? It's far more difficult to mate multiple precision pieces into a whole body than it is to hog out a block of aluminum.

I don't see this body having any special characteristics that relate to taking pictures.

This is somewhat silly. Why is difficulty important?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 19:30 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

Damned with faint praise:

"I wouldn't say the a6000 is suddenly my favorite camera - or even my favorite in its class - but it's the first E-mount camera I've used where my enjoyment of the camera is in proportion to my enjoyment of the results."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
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TimT999: Wow. I'm surprised that DP Review made such an amateur mistake. The review compared the Zeiss' image quality against the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8. Canon has two 50mm lenses that are considered far better than the 50mm 1.8 -- the f 1.4 and f 1.2. So why use the 1.8 -- at $100 it's the cheapest lens Canon sells.

It's true that the Zeiss is a 1.8. But anyone who is a pro shooter would be looking at Canon's 1.4 or 1.2. So DP should have used a Canon lens of comparable value and cost and then dialing one of those lenses up to 1.8 to do an apples to apples comparison.

Canon's 50/1.4 is a true dog. There's no way around that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)
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itzhak_: Settle down people. The article is not about photography in general, it is about the effect of "Point-and-Shoot" photography on the recording of memories. It even says so right there in the title.

The author concludes that people should pay MORE attention when they photograph (i.e. study the object, photograph details, and so on), rather than just taking a quick snapshot and move on. Does anyone in here really dispute this?

I think it also "suggests" what many photographers know experientially - the camera sometimes prevents you from truly absorbing the experience.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)
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danmar: Why is it that in the past 10 or so years almost every study I've read about has told us something we already knew? I hope these people don't get paid. :-)

Everyone knows everything. Few people can prove or demonstrate something.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 16:27 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Another installation/version of a less-than-excellent sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 18:24 UTC as 124th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

This is nikon begging for your money. Not asking but begging.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 743rd comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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liquid stereo: Deck chairs on the titanic...

Oly/Pana/Fuji/Sony: Here are different/better offerings — ergo, sensor size, solution size, high ISO performance, etc. — at a lower price.

Nikon: Here's one of our cams — same features, in an angled body — for the same (high) price.

Canon: What's all this then?

Canon... Their strengths are their lenses, professional services, dealer network and market entrenchment.

Fanboys, its about "bank" and rate of profit, or the derivative. Canon's derivatives are not good. Worse still, Canon has poor sensor tech. I love my 7D and the fantastic L lenses. They have a long time to sleep. Hopefully they'll wake up before their decreasing profits affect their market position. But this is about cameras and not "business" nonsense.

In terms of cameras, the advances seem to be coming not from Nikon nor from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 14:34 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Shamael: What makes me smile is that eternal comment, "great camera" while all we know is 39 focus point and 1/4000 second, no video. Now, what is there so "great". With those 3 features alone, it is an entry level FF with retro look. All I wait for is the price.

Here's what you've been waiting for - price = high :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 13:59 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Deck chairs on the titanic...

Oly/Pana/Fuji/Sony: Here are different/better offerings — ergo, sensor size, solution size, high ISO performance, etc. — at a lower price.

Nikon: Here's one of our cams — same features, in an angled body — for the same (high) price.

Canon: What's all this then?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 13:58 UTC as 121st comment | 13 replies
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leisurefix: The bickering and criticism by such a large number of people here is just crass and depressing. I am not particularly philanthropic, but I will defend those that are.
These two designers have given up a huge amount of their time to curate a charity auction. Leica has collaborated with them to create one camera for inclusion in that auction. They should all be applauded for their willingness to help a good cause. The functionality, usability, or whatever of the camera is very much secondary to the creation of an object that all people involved hope will sell for as much money as possible (for the good of the charity).

leisurefix:

As a design object, I find this thing to be hideous. What's wrong with saying that?

This has nothing to do with Apple. Its about those who subscribe to form over function. And really principle over form or function.

Why is it here on DPR? Are we being goaded into bidding on the object? Its because its news. Surely we can offer opinion on news.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 20:24 UTC

Jony Ive should give back all his awards. The guy is a design goofball.

First IOS 7 and now the POS M.

He really did need Steve Jobs to say "no, that's a turd."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 15:21 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On Old Lake Marian in the Mountain Sound (Song Meaning) challenge (7 comments in total)

Excellent!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 16:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)
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liquid stereo: I love the fact that this article comes at the same time as the Lytro CEO announcing layoffs et al.

Sony is still flinging dung at the walls to see what sticks. This is going to bounce right off the wall and hit them in the face.
FAILURE.

They're the same in that they're sophisticated solutions to problems no one had.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:06 UTC
On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)
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Mark Schretlen: Hmm ... I wonder if they will make a super-dorky iPad version.

APS-C & iPad means the ultiimate view camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)

I love the fact that this article comes at the same time as the Lytro CEO announcing layoffs et al.

Sony is still flinging dung at the walls to see what sticks. This is going to bounce right off the wall and hit them in the face.
FAILURE.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 16:50 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

camera enthusiasts... never before has so many people argued so strongly about so little.

as alan said, they're r'tards.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 22:43 UTC as 45th comment
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Frank_BR: No compromises… except for high price, great weight and size, and lacking of autofocus and image stabilization.

If they designed a so big lens for a camera with 36 MP, I wonder what will be the size and weight of a Zeiss lens for the 100 MP cameras that will come to the market in the next few years.

@Frank_BR, your logic is problematic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 14:32 UTC
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