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RPJG

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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Paul Kersey Photography: This is a nice camera for a youth photographer.

That was a nice attempt at a putdown masquerading as a compliment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
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alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:
http://baltermants.com/#/

BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.

Err.. ironically and somewhat amusingly, you're the one bringing politics into it. The other were discussing history.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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forpetessake: After the detailed article about the lens equivalence one could expect DPR would stop writing "24-1248mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens", but here we go again. I guess the advertising dollars are more important than truth.

Huh? What they wrote is exactly correct. The focal length is 24-1248mm equivalent, and the minimum aperture is f2.8-5.6.

Please don't blame DPR for your lack of comprehension skills.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:19 UTC
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McLuhan: what happened panasonic? you are now using sony's ARW format as uncompressed image storage. So it is not only the sensor, but the imaging processor from sony now?

Thanks Dr_Jon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
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McLuhan: what happened panasonic? you are now using sony's ARW format as uncompressed image storage. So it is not only the sensor, but the imaging processor from sony now?

And even if they were, is that actually a problem?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:00 UTC

If you want to read a bit about WWII aerial reconnaissance, try this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spies-In-The-Sky-Intelligence/dp/0349123403.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 6th comment
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DotCom Editor: Here's the thing that these stories always leave out: How well does it work AS A TELEPHONE?

They leave it out, because they all work well enough as phones.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 04:44 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)
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maiaibing: Interesting. But I think 99% of all DSLR photographers would get even better color correction if they could be bothered to set the camera color temp correctly. No - you can't just rely on doing it in post because you shoot RAW - as you are likely to introduce tonality shifts (not sure about the English term here).

Just saying...

True or false... if you shoot RAW, the as-shot colour temp is just the initial value used for rendering the image in your converter software, and hence it makes no difference what the colour temp is set to at shooting time?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On GoPro files for $100 million IPO article (30 comments in total)
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Andrej99: GoPro,IPO,hmmm...? I do not belive in GoPro anymore,Sony will eat them with new ActionCams! I saw a lot of comparison on youtube and I just ordered that camera (AS100V) and waiting for delivery. Much better sound recording,longer battery life,smaller...and the best feature:GPS! (and who really need 4K video on SPORT camera? Full HD is more then enough!) And I found no issues on Sony cameras...

Err... resolutions over HD mean that you can crop what might (will) be inexactly-framed images/video, and/or use anti-shake software, while still retaining HD output.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Lux Painter: Some great (and innovative) features:

- pop-up EVF (although I am not sure I would ever use it on a cam that size)
- flip display
- great lens (wide!)

BUT $800?! Increasing the price by 100 bucks with each iteration of the cam.
What are they smoking? I'll keep the original RX100.

I didn't say the cam should be free; the obvious point is that the lens and packaging innovation will come will a cost.

It's not "just" electronics, where fab improvements give near-free performance improvements. It's incredible mechanical packaging work, and apparently-very-innovative lens work. That doesn't come free.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:43 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Not good to change the models so fast...There are so many rx100 and rx100ii in the markets. What will happen now?
why RX100 series change so fast??? What is wrong with it? is it a strategy or deficiency?

"What will happen now?"

That's obvious. All exisitng RX100 and RX100 MkII will simply disappear in a puff of pixels, leaving all those owners bereft.

Oh wait. Nothing happens. Your existing RX100s will continue to work exactly as they did before. Do you also get your panties in a twist if *other* manufacturers release similar cameras? No, of course not (I hope!). So, who cares if Sony improves the breed?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:21 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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LX5er: Still no timelapse feature.

No interchangeable lenses either. What a crap camera :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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eddie_cam: Why is 800x600 stated when the EVF resolution is 1.44 MP, actually XGA?

It's slightly annoying that EVF resolutions are still advertised in terms of sub-pixels, not pixels as with every other imaging device in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

Oops, did I exaggerate there? :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:18 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Lux Painter: Some great (and innovative) features:

- pop-up EVF (although I am not sure I would ever use it on a cam that size)
- flip display
- great lens (wide!)

BUT $800?! Increasing the price by 100 bucks with each iteration of the cam.
What are they smoking? I'll keep the original RX100.

You're right, of course. All that innovation and incredible packaging should be FREE I tells ya!

Sheesh.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
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nerd2: There are a lot of real innovation in this camera! It seems now Sony is the only one innovating in camera department...

But personally I prefer CHEAPER version without expensive pop-up EVF system.

Sure. It's called the RX100 MkII.

Can't people just be pleased with an amazing camera?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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km25: Big deal. Frist it is a movie, that is impressive, but for stills? Second the lens on adapter is F2.8. Just think a lens that is F1.2 would use iso 105k. Where would tht put a D4s. 12MPs has been past up years ago, a specially in FF. In APS-C and M43 we know of the two cameras their. It woud have served Sony much better to have cut the MP of the 36MP sensor in half for 4k movies with 18MP. Like the D4s Nikon and Canon camera. This super low light is a one trick pony, after you do some real low light stuff, then comes what. No lens and narrow use, Sony do you think before you leap?

Wow, took quite a long time for the this post to appear!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
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0MitchAG: And what is the relevance to photography here? This is not longer battery life; a solar charger for this battery would be useful though.

Yes, let's not bother with technology advances if they don't (yet!) directly address your corner case. Thanks for posting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
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Peiasdf: I really don't see the point of these lenses. If you don't care much about IQ, just get a superzoom compact. If you want some IQ and are willing to pay for it, Sony RX10 is much better buy.... way smaller with way faster lens. I think this is for people that wants a DSLR but don't care to learn how to use a DSLR.

Every time, we get these comments...

Have you considered scenarios where someone has their SLR and "good" lenses for one type of photography, yet uses a lens like this for travel or other situations where you just don't want to carry a bunch of primes or larger/faster zooms?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:31 UTC
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras article (53 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Canon should have left this part removable like any camera of this size as it has been since the invention of the modern SLR, but in their tradition of purposely handicapping cheaper products in the name of profits, they are now paying the price for their greed.

Damn a company for wanting to make profits on its products!

DAMN THEM!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
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Scottelly: Wow! If you told me a few years ago that by 2015 there would be hand-held, interchangeable lens video cameras that could shoot at 60 frames per second progressive in a format that held 4 times the pixels of a 1080 video, AND these cameras were going to be able to take lenses from a bunch of different manufacturers, I would have said, "You're smoking crack! No way manufacturers are going to get together to make cameras that can take each others' lenses!"

This is just AWESOME! I really like where micro4/3 is going.

yabokkie, why do you bother? You make this forum a depressing place.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 03:04 UTC
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