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Lu64

Lu64

Lives in Luxembourg Luxembourg
Works as a Graphics Art Engineer
Joined on Mar 15, 2012

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On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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attomole: Does it fit a standard tripod mount?

sure!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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Osvaldo Cristo: "The camera will be able to process 30TB of data every night"

Ahaaa! The NSA big brothers will need more disks for their spy computers to record that massive amount of data...

Who would be able to provide you with a backup copy in case of a failure of your computer?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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jabilson007: Completed in 2022?! Who is working on this, the Canon 7D team?!

7 years for a project existing on paper until now is very optimistic. I would love to be the project manager of this!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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DesmondD: It's not all about test figures but interesting that it falls behind the D7100 and D7000. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7000___977_865_680

Low light performance with modern cameras impresses me most. Being able to get great quality at high ISO (in film, I never went above ISO 800) is simply amazing... But when you buy a brand new camera, you expect to get the best for the bucks...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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DesmondD: It's not all about test figures but interesting that it falls behind the D7100 and D7000. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7000___977_865_680

I now own a 7D Mark II and from what I have seen for the moment, it is quite impressive, but it's quite obvious, that Canon falls behind Nikon in terms of performance and resolution. :-(

If I would start today, I would probably go for Nikon. But still, despite all the problems that Canon has in the tests: I take wonderful pictures with my cameras and I don't see a reason to change NOW!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 14:33 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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Vignes: To the question about dual card format.
There are many users whom have heavily invested on high performance CF card. This enables them to continue using their card collection. The SD provides flexibility since it's the most common format. It shows Canon thinks about those users especially with legacy DSLR which uses CF cards.

Having invested in CF cards in the past, I do not use my 2, 4 and 8Gb cards any more, except for system upgrades...

My current card is a 32Gb card, which I have trouble filling up, even on extended trips or monster shooting sessions...

And the SD card allows for adding a WiFi card (which I have, but never used).

Even having never experienced a CF or SD card failure, I use the dual cards for security reasons, only taking out the SD card on my 5DMIII when doing continuous shooting (fast CF cards keeps the buffer of the camera empty!).

The 2-form-factor design helps keeping confusion out of the way: by my convention, the CF card is the main card, the SD card the backup.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (575 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

Proof of payment IS required! not that easy! If they let you pass, you are a lucky guy!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (575 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

I can assure you, when you pass customs and don't have the proof of payements, YOU will pay them!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (575 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

If you buy in the US (as an European), you need to pay sales tax and customs dues at the arrival. And please keep your receipts ... as there may be problems afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
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Neodp: "Here's your sign."

Gimp is free folks. What you spent with Adobe doesn't make it better.

ufraw yes, needs your camera color profile (file for ufraw and two settings) and a one-time setup (for Raw). Then the app that smoothly transitions to the Gimp.

Gimp is the kitchen sink. Will you complain now about all it can do? Don't forget the numerous Gimp plug-ins; because you don't have to do everything from scratch. It's easy. It's all there. Any platform. This way, why not try it and use the parts you need. That's the point. It does all that.

Many times we need to back up and ask what our goals are. Gimp does a better job for what ever you want to do. Nothing is missing. It's better for the profit minded professional and it's better for the enthusiast.

Future upgrades come with. No tiers and tricks. It just keeps improving everyday. There's nearly unlimited tutorials online. No camera brand app beats it. It's one set to learn and so your best time investment. The only limit is you.

Cmyk support is the least of my needs and I'm working also in print. I do cmyk conversion during the generation of my PDF file. But to be honest, there are reasons to do the conversion at an early stage!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: I'm so sick of the Nickel & Dime you to death economy of our age.
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My smart phone was $500 (free with signup, but I'm sure that I'll pay that $500 along the way). But if I want to do so, I can spend THOUSANDS MORE and my smart phone even better! With APPS....
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Adobe and TV companies and car dealerships, EVERYONE is getting in on this new economy. They all say, well it's only this much per month. Yeah, but if you add up this and that and that and this and that and this and that...
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@$(# adobe!
I don't mind buying software, but these guys are thieves.

You pay the phone provider the service to phone, not to own!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 06:08 UTC
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Neodp: "Here's your sign."

Gimp is free folks. What you spent with Adobe doesn't make it better.

ufraw yes, needs your camera color profile (file for ufraw and two settings) and a one-time setup (for Raw). Then the app that smoothly transitions to the Gimp.

Gimp is the kitchen sink. Will you complain now about all it can do? Don't forget the numerous Gimp plug-ins; because you don't have to do everything from scratch. It's easy. It's all there. Any platform. This way, why not try it and use the parts you need. That's the point. It does all that.

Many times we need to back up and ask what our goals are. Gimp does a better job for what ever you want to do. Nothing is missing. It's better for the profit minded professional and it's better for the enthusiast.

Future upgrades come with. No tiers and tricks. It just keeps improving everyday. There's nearly unlimited tutorials online. No camera brand app beats it. It's one set to learn and so your best time investment. The only limit is you.

16bit images are important for editing, colour correction and stuff like that. The final image can be a (high quality but small) JPEG image, and nobody objects.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 23:17 UTC

This is strange (c) law - as usual.

From where I come, you may take pictures and commercialize those of monuments that are permananently displayed in public places. The creator of the artwork has the right to be named, but that's it.

There would have been no problem, if the picture would have been taken to display the Corean war in a non-profit event. But as the stamps are sold for profit, this changes the fact. Notice also, that neither the artist nor the place of exhibition have been named.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 9th comment
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spidermoon: I guess tumblr user shake in fear too :)

Yeah... it's an earthquake for billions of dollars...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:46 UTC
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ScottRH: She is an idiot. I never use their products or services.

An idiot rarely gets paid that amount of money...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
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hugo solo: Maybe is time to leave Flickr.

please do so!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
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pookipichu: There's no such thing as a CEO that's worth over a million dollars a year....

True... as soon as you get more money you can possibly spent, you are overpaid.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
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Frederik Paul: So Marissa Mayer is an amateur...

earning that awfull amount of cash makes you a pro! It has nothing to do with your knowledge.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
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rowlandw: I'm suspending flickr-ing until I get the "opt out" or "return to old flickr" button which should be my option as a paying member.

please do so...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:43 UTC
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al_in_philly: Why can't somebody in a position of authority at Yahoo realize that, yes, the number of people who are serious about their photography isn't a high growth sector, and the real growth is in people snapping tons of not-really-great vacation photos with their smartphones, YET it's absolutely possible (and quite easy) for a photo-sharing site to enable multiple templates for its wide-ranging subscribers to use to showcase their photos? Actually, until this week Flickr users had the option of multiple configuarions for each home page. If they did so again, they might just become the dominant photo sharing site it once was.

You can take professionnel pictures with your phone... as you can take simple snapshots with your pro equipment!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:41 UTC
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