5inchfloppy

Joined on Jun 21, 2011

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PhotoSenpai: What type of lens do you find most useful for photos from helicopters? What was used in the shots above.? Some great photos above.

Photography is one of my hobbies. Ironically, one of my other hobbies is flying and I own a helicopter and am a private pilot. I get to see some great sights/views; however as I'm the one on the controls, can't do both at once

well, yes, Senpai did say he cannot do both at once.

this is where a camera capable of recording 4K would be of use I guess, since you can set it to record while flying, and grab 8MP stills from some frames and possibly do some stitching to create a panorama.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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abi170845: Why not just get a Sony Z series?

Whilst most Z series are IP68, this is MIL STD-810G standard compliant and has shatterproof glass.

It's nice to have a 'flagship' phone with this level of ruggedness, previously only available through the China brand Runbo rugged phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 07:39 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (540 comments in total)
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miksto: Ultra-compact? This camera is not pocketable. Why is it ultra-compact? What is then Sony RX100 line up? Super ultra compact?

The title just seems silly and inadequate in this part.

@milksto

From page 1:
"Between the continuing evolution of the RX100 and a7-series', Sony is on a big roll when it comes to small tech. And in this case, 'small' doesn’t mean 'insignificant'. With many of its recent cameras, Sony has achieved the miniaturization of technology and functionality traditionally reserved for bulkier DSLRs and the like.

With the Cyber-shot RX1R II for example. Sony has somehow managed to cram a high-res electronic viewfinder, a Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens and the same full-frame 42MP BSI CMOS sensor and autofocus system from the a7R II into a coat-pocketable body"

Whatever they meant, they did say.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (540 comments in total)
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miksto: Ultra-compact? This camera is not pocketable. Why is it ultra-compact? What is then Sony RX100 line up? Super ultra compact?

The title just seems silly and inadequate in this part.

I guess they mean Ultra-compact for a full frame camera. Compared to any other non-rangefinder style full frame cameras, it is relatively small.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review (62 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: What is the size of the sensor in this device?

It's mentioned on page 4, it's a 1/3.2" sensor

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
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rrccad: without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?

@rrccad

guess what though?

"It will, however, be equipped with LTE communication facilities, and will be able to send text messages and send and receive data via telephone networks with an appropriate SIM card in place"

It CAN receive SMSes.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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rrccad: without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?

people in Japan use e-mail and text most of the time, and most texting apps have built in call functionality, so they're not missing much

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)
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lbpix: Yes I too will wait for the X-T2. I love the X-T1's evf better than SLR. Mostly use 14mm and 18-135 zoom, so ovf is no good for me.

you do realize that you can switch the OVF to EVF? a 2.36 million dot EVF with a refresh rate of 85fps? (the XT-1 has 54fps EVF)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)
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love_them_all: I'm gonna hold on and see what the XT2 is like. I like the range finder form factor but I got no real use with the OVF.

you do realize that you can switch the OVF to EVF? a 2.36 million dot EVF with a refresh rate of 85fps?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
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ProfHankD: The "interchangeable lens mount" is a bit odd. It looks like it has a very short flange distance which should make adapting any lens to it easy, but the process to change mounts looks fairly awkward. I find Sony E-mount (or even Canon EOS-M) more appealing as a universal mount, but both those are proprietary. I suppose cinema shooters are more likely to use lenses with just one mount anyway, and this makes that one mount choice appear almost native for the body while giving you the chance to change your mind after purchase of the body.

Interesting thing is that there are electronic contacts at the bottom part of the interchangeable mount, so I would assume you get full compatibility (i.e. auto-focus, electronic aperture control, OIS, etc) by using the interchangeable mounts as opposed to using an adapter.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:19 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (148 comments in total)
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sailorman: Five Canon models - but no room for a single Nikon camera ?

What am I missing ?

but then again the Canon S120 is included (it has a 1/1.7" sensor) so i dunnoes lewl ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 06:38 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (148 comments in total)
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sailorman: Five Canon models - but no room for a single Nikon camera ?

What am I missing ?

There is the P7800, but probably not included since it has a 1/1.7" sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 03:38 UTC
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OBI656: This is hilarious ... LOL ... Polaroid must be in DEEP TROUBLE if they sue GoPro just because of cube shape of those cameras ... Because what's inside of those two cubes is like Fish & Bicycle.

It's not Polaroid that's suing, it's C&A Marketing.

Maybe read the article?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 07:00 UTC
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PetaPi: Polaroid is really desperate.
Nobody loves a patent troll !
This is so frivolous !

It's not Polaroid that's suing, it's C&A Marketing.

Maybe read the article?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
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RichRMA: Talk about putting pearls on a pig...

3D printer anyone?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 07:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (514 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: Good review, inane comments as usual.

Your analysis is spot on, good sir.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
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justmeMN: In the long run, I suspect that large-sensor, fixed-lens, compact cameras will become increasingly popular. Many/most people who buy ILCs never go beyond the kit lens, so they don't benefit from the ability to change lenses.

Agreed, the Sony RX10 and Panny FZ1000 is more than enough camera* for most people and purposes (they're not quite compact though).

But we're also seeing more and more 1" sensor compacts (ie G3X, RX100iv, CM1), and these too, are actually more camera* than most people need/can handle.

And larger sensor compacts like the Ricoh GR and Leica Q shows that a fixed lens matched perfectly with the sensor delivers results better than ILCs.

*In case I sound confusing, by camera I mean photographic-capability-in-a-box.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
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nicoboston: Questions: "Was this image taken with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? If you can't tell from looking at the final image, does it matter?"
Answer: "Of course I know it doesn't matter, but I'm going to write 2 pages of blahblah about this anyway because geeks love blahblah and it will generate traffic on DPR".
Suggestions for new "opinion" pages for the summer:
- Canon or Nikon?
- Apple or Samsung?
- Cookie dough or chocolate chips ?

Cookie dough, when baked in an oven, is delicious. All the more so if said cookie dough has chocolate chips.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:45 UTC
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