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On Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60 article (68 comments in total)
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Cipher: I still have my Casio CFX-200 calculator watch from high school! It even works!

hooray!
not to to mention my casio databank DBC-610 nerdy watch (or faux-chic? it's a silver finish/steel bracelet version) from the 80's which still ticks on, within, believe it or not, ±5 sec/mo!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 02:45 UTC
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Mark Banas: Life decisions via The Clash.

(awesome)

Indeed.

"Should I stay or should I go now? | If I go there will be trouble | And if I stay it'll be double | So com'on'n'let me know . . . OOH!'

Anyway, I'm still longing to see 'The Only Band That Really Matters!' thru Leigh Brewer's vision . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
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Lil g: How can the earth rotate when its flat?

@ Vlad
Please stop spreading misinformation! You know pretty well sound doesn't propagate through ether, so it follows that the buzz you hear comes from inside our hollow earth.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
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fedway: I'm from the Seattle area too. Where did you go to get those Northern Lights shots?

Nothing personal, but I wonder why every now and then do some people seem to be unwilling to read earlier comments *before* commenting themselves?
a) for the sake of redundancy; b) short attention span; c) little belief in others having the same idea or question first; d) . . . ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (233 comments in total)
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MayaTlab0: The orientating grip is interesting. I have no idea if that is a thing that will prove beneficial in practice (well at least it's better than the immobile camera body-like grip and doesn't force users to change their hand's position when going from head-level shooting to waist-level shooting like most barrel-shaped video cameras), but I wonder : If you want to shoot from above or below, I suppose you'll most often want to change the orientation of both the grip and the rear LCD (or "EVF" attached to the LCD). Right now, on the XC10, it seems like it's going to be a two steps process (change the grip's orientation, + change the LCD's orientation). Would it be possible, and more importantly useful, to create a mechanism to synchronise both movements (Basically, rotating the grip would rotate the LCD at the same time) ? Or totally useless ?

FYI, moving the LCD and the grip together is not only perfectly doable, but it's been done a number of times in the late 90's / early aughts.
Check these swiveling body designs:
www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf707/3

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: t6i/t6s, but no EOS-M3?

barry,
on a somewhat personal note, I thank you for showing me how much I was thinking INside the box. It simply hasn't occurred to me that "it isn't just a matter of the raw encoding format; differences in the CFA colours [too]". BTW, this would be a hot topic, methinks, in these 6-figure-ISO days when camera makers apparently try harder than ever to balance sensor sensitivity vs color fidelity by tweaking CFA "transparency".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: t6i/t6s, but no EOS-M3?

barry,
sometimes the raw encoding doesn’t change at all between successive camera generations and it's only the value of the "model" string in the exif header that changes. (I've seen that along incarnations of fuji exr-sensor travel zooms; I used to fool LR3 into digesting some newer RAFs by first opening the file in a binary editor and replacing the string with an older value.)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 19:25 UTC
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edu T: Slog3 curve > cubic > "3D LUT"?
This Marketese language never ceases to amaze me... :-)

pgb
Thanks for clarifying.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 17:38 UTC

Slog3 curve > cubic > "3D LUT"?
This Marketese language never ceases to amaze me... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 04:18 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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Just Ed: 1,3,6 and 7 seem the best to me. 8 makes no sense as a fine photograph...possibly I am missing something

I guess the author's intention was to depict a stark contrast by sandwiching the gorgeous garden patch between both human-made "forced" colors and asphalt gray.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 02:07 UTC
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ChuckTa: I looked at the full size photo of the Japanese man in outdoor and I see a greenish outline to the right side of the face down to the neck and suit. Is that CA but green colored?

What if we put "pretty wide range" in perspective?
We're looking at a 7,360-pixel _w_i_d_e_ sample, mind you... (a whole 36Mp a7r shot)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
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ChuckTa: I looked at the full size photo of the Japanese man in outdoor and I see a greenish outline to the right side of the face down to the neck and suit. Is that CA but green colored?

Please take a 2nd look, it's the regular longitudinal CA we all know and abhor. The purple component is right there, only much less conspicuous; look at (his) left side of the hair, above the glasses.
Wouldn't you say it's a relatively well-controlled CA, though?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:07 UTC

"...Canon has reverted to using a *sensible* + on top, - below' labeling for this [exposure compensation] dial after confusing us thoroughly..."
To me it's just the OPPOSITE as I tend to associate it with a volume control, so it's rather counter-intuitive to turn it COUNTER-clock wise to INcrease exposure. OK, maybe I should start associating it with an old-fashioned rotary faucet...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:51 UTC as 67th comment
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PerL: Is the image on top a fake? Othwerwise it looks very compact - very interesting. Imagine a FF DSLR the size of a 70s SLR.

"an FF dslr the size of a 70's slr"... like their own 1976 pentax ME, wow!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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nerd2: One fun fact - guess who made the first FF DSLR? It's Contax.

Another fun fact: the first autofocus interchangeable lens *SLR* was by Pentax, 1981. A bit of history here,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_ME_F
(The futuristic 1972 Polaroid SX70 was a fixed-lens SLR.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Is this constructed using CCD's and not CMOS? I seem to remember someone saying that CMOS lacked "Something" which is why they don't use them in most science projects.

Probably a broader spectral response, near-IR to UV considered. Just a hunch.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
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King Penguin: Quality, quality, quality........mmmm, I wonder if any of these photographic winners have posted a dis on DPR about a camera they didn't use because it's shutter speed only went to 4000th of a sec..........

@b craw,
I'm not sure it's the same photo we're talking about.

Nevertheless, if it's indeed tjhe same, would you be so kind as to point out some demonstration of "unsophisticated method" or some "formal decision in favor of restricted use of DR" in photo 11, "Sichuan Opera, The Leading Actress. Photo by Haixing Liu (China)" ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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King Penguin: Quality, quality, quality........mmmm, I wonder if any of these photographic winners have posted a dis on DPR about a camera they didn't use because it's shutter speed only went to 4000th of a sec..........

I believe that not every accomplished photographer is gear-oblivious. Case in point, it looks like the author of "Joie de Vivre" (the horse) likes fast shutters; the tips of the hairs of the mane and the tail look frozen in air.
And, on other technicalities, one staple discussion here (more often than not scoffed at as pointless) is about sensor DR, especially across brands. I wonder, though, if the author of Leading Actress/photo 11 would settle for a so-so sensor? (No crushed shadows, nothing miserably blown next to the light bulb... yet probably shot at a high ISO.)
So yes, there is a possibility that they are around here right now bitching & bickering about shutter shock, compressed RAW, equivalence...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)
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FRANCISQUAN: I'm just amazed that the Canon 7D mirror box can film at 10,000fps yet Nikon struggle with their flare ridden 6.5 fps full frame camera.

I guess Canon is the way to go for the newer technologies like 4K..

It's not only the 7D mirror box; actually, there are many, many things that can be filmed @ 10,000 fps to be better undestood. Nikon FF mirror boxes, bullets ripping thru apples, H-bomb deflagrations...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 04:09 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (316 comments in total)

Would'nt
"Canon's Q4 report shows THEIR camera sales are down"
be a more, err... journalistically correct headline?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 22:08 UTC as 50th comment
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