hc44

hc44

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Joined on Feb 9, 2009

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He didn't create the scene, he just recorded it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (192 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: It comes in Brown!
Win!

Still no plaid :-(

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (141 comments in total)

More sun? No. The combination of drunkenness (relaxant drug) and low IQ (lower stress levels) results in steadier hands. Sony just know their markets.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 09:42 UTC as 4th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)
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hc44: Must be a lot of good lens glass is rendered junk because the body it's attached to is soon outdated. Makes abstracted lens a good idea.

It's a general observation. People tend to buy new cameras and let their old ones gather dust. Good lenses though tend to be useful even on newer cameras, especially if compatible with the mount.

Is that wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 00:45 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)
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hc44: Must be a lot of good lens glass is rendered junk because the body it's attached to is soon outdated. Makes abstracted lens a good idea.

See the dictionary; I'm using the word in its usual meaning and nothing you've written invalidates my point.

Picky picky picky... what's with camera forums attracting the world's biggest toasters?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 09:49 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)
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N13L5: what good does the slim camera do in my pocket if it has a soda can style lens that won't retract?

There are some high quality cameras with built-in, bright, retracting zooms.

For having a DSLR sized sensor in a Sony Nex camera I can understand the design compromise. For a 1" sensor, what's the point?

Camera body is pocketable by itself, detachable long zoom is pocketable by itself. Two pockets... (OK it's not perfect)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 08:44 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)

Must be a lot of good lens glass is rendered junk because the body it's attached to is soon outdated. Makes abstracted lens a good idea.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1600 comments in total)

Not sure if already posted. There are areas where detail is mashed up into something quite different to the original.

See Queen of Spades top right, the hair fringe (compare with Sony Alpha7 R). Also the Jack of Hearts, the bird shape at the rear of the head. In both cases contiguous lines become a mess of squiggles.

EOS 6D is doing something similar, though not as bad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? article (162 comments in total)
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domina: I'm a software engineer and into computer science and I never trust software, computers or programmers. Windows, Chrome and all your software crashes quite often, think about it. The last thing I want is bugs in my lens correction.

From a self described software engineer this is quite a naive comment. If you can't trust software in a camera I suppose you never indulge in air travel?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 03:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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wus: Nice try, but need better ... 15 m depth rating isn't even enough for snorkelling. I wouldn't mind an interchangeable lens system based around the CX sensor as long as I can take it down to 60 m and have at least 1 true wideangle lens, like the old Nikonos V with the 15 mm UW Nikkor. Although a bigger sensor camera with a (true!) phase detect AF and a couple lenses including a true macro would of course be better. And of course a strobe (or, better, 2) are mandatory for serious underwater photography.

Just make sure you don't use the 15 m snorkel with this camera and you should be alright.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 08:07 UTC

Was a bit worried about the less than rugged look - underwater equipment tends to get knocked around - then saw the protective rubber skin. I suppose not so bad.

But still, would you feel confident having the front glass exposed under water?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 07:51 UTC as 10th comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)
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twadger: Like many photographers I come here for reviews, not nostalgia.

Digital Photograph Review, the clue's in the name.

You should ask for a refund.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:12 UTC

Bugger Hong Kong - get a picture of yourself on Mars.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 13:09 UTC as 43rd comment
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audijam: so desperate

It's like, they want people to buy their camera products. Bwahaha, Phony!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:21 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review post (82 comments in total)

Just another gadget review site.

New owners should always ask themselves why the site/product became popular in the first in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 01:34 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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Joe Ogiba: 1080i ? Really ? Poor Fuji, they still don't get it.

1080i at 60fps. An option for 30fps?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 13:24 UTC
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dpLarry: The photographer didn't go 'calm down guys' but was like 'go go, damn! I'm getting good shots here'

I know the replies here are speculations said in mirth only and that the posters don't really know what happened.

Will present myself as a witness if it comes to that.

"Internet Posting - Serious Business"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 00:35 UTC
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atlien991: I like that this story appeared here. It serves as a welcome reminder that while we all (to various degree) share an interest and dare I say love for photography, our views and thoughts on the real world are quite a different thing.

As proven by so many of the comments in this thread. And it also stands as evidence toward a question that has become somewhat common: where are the women photographers?

If I were a woman I might decline hanging out in internet forums of mysogynist a-holes who believe women are the cause of their own oppression.

I appreciate the poster who pointed out that while we understand that most violence is perpetrated by men most victims are also men. That point and perpective really broadens the discussion in a healthy way, I feel. In that same vein, it is important to remember that violence comes in many shapes and forms for us photographers to document and for everyone to think on (and hopefully act on). Striking a person physically is but one manifestation. And it is NOT the most common or most deadly.

Women (and frankly anyone not a white male) are subject to an economic inequality which is deadlier by far and far more prolific and widespread. In fact, it is this inequality that so often coerces women into relations with men that they might avoid if they could ensure their own economic security without the man. While I havent appreciated many of the comments in this thread, I do find the space and willingness to discuss refreshing and encouraging.

Yeah just look at the economically privileged white male above - Maggie tolerated him because she needed his weekly pay cheque?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 14:43 UTC

Sounds like she did abandon him so why does it need be be quoted as if it's an inaccurate description of his? You don't like that characterization? Well how about when a couple go out and the man choofs off leaving her there, is he treating her well?

Then we see top left photo she's pointing her arm out while addressing him rather sternly. I suppose that is her "telling" him, but when his communication is described that is a "rage".

She is telling him to get out of the house, it's not her house!

From there it turns to crap and his physical violence is inexcusable.

They're two 'Jerry Springer' types (see below) who we laugh at on Jerry Springer, so why should we take them seriously now?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 14:13 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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RichRMA: I find many of these wide DR images are lifeless, flat and lacking in dynamics. If blacking out some shadows results in a more dynamic, engaging image, why go HDR?
As for Rambus, things aren't that pretty right now.

http://hothardware.com/News/Third-Most-Important-Rambus-Patent-Invalidated-Company-Share-Price-Craters/

I'd played around with the contrast and brightness and made it look better. Contrast especially.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 09:34 UTC
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