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jaygeephoto: I think I saw this in Finding Nemo. The Pentax WG-3. Better camera all around and doesn't look like a tub toy (at least in black). Lets see that comparison! Canon makes some superb advances amateur and professional equipment; this stuff is beneath them. It's is as if Lexus made a skateboard.

"WG-3 doesn't look like a tub toy (at least in black)."
But hey, there is a reason why black boxes (flight recorders) are actually bright orange, not black. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 02:58 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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Gesture: I think this is a strong and useful concept. If Sigma could do the same thing with its Foveon sensor, it could an even more compelling camera. But you have to love PR speak: "The Leica X Vario is distinguished by an intensely focused design concept. " No doubt.

Another gem: "in Live View mode, the generously sized high-contrast, 3-inch monitor offers...", as if the camera offered another viewing mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:43 UTC
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)
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joe6pack: Interesting concept but I cannot see the application of this. You can do anyway with lens and get infinite DOF using pin hole camera as well.

With a single sensor, the camera needs to poll the sensor each time it modify the aperture array, which I believe is much slower than polling sensor.

Military applications, perhaps? According to their abstract, "the architecture can be used for capturing images of visible and other spectra such as infrared, or millimeter waves, in surveillance applications for detecting anomalies or extracting features such as speed of moving objects." Millimeter waves lie somewhere between far IR and the highest frequency microwaves.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 22:36 UTC
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Benarm: Canon definitely won't like Magic Lantern since they're loosing control over what features are enabled or disabled. The 6D is a great example of how Canon purposely handicaps a camera in multiple ways. The question is whether Canon will attempt to block Magic Lantern by a firmware update or make Magic Lantern really difficult/impossible to implement in future cameras. And of course, they can always sue.

"According to your definition of 'handicap', Toyota handicaps the Yaris by not equipping it with a V8 engine."
No. According to Benarm's definition, it would be exactly like Toyota putting a V8 on every Lexus — only to disable the fuel injection to 2 cylinders on the V6 models so they can charge more for the fully functional V8 version.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 22:59 UTC
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Lea5: Besides all the anger, we should see is as a chance.

Imagine....all the other creative software manufacturers are seeing this moment as a big motivation to design photoshop alternatives? I mean real professional alternatives? It would be very interested to see how the whole visual creative industry changes. It would be a change. I don't think Adobe realized yet, that they could feel the Kodak moment of downfall sooner than they expect.

Speaking of Kodak moments, after all Adobe will always be able to auction their processor-intensive-cloud-exclusive motion-deblurring patent.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 02:16 UTC
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Wojtegol: I think this poll is missing one very important option.
Lack of choice between cloud service and ability to buy "hard copy" of PS.
People, and not Adobe, should make decision what is the best choice for them, because thanks to millions of customer Adobe exists.
They ask people to tests new versions of their software but they do not ask us about this dramatic change.
We want to have a choice !

About the poll: I understand that, strictly speaking, yours would be the first option, namely "having to repeatedly pay to retain access" as opposed to paying just once for a "boxed copy" of PS.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Rick DeBari: Corel has already issued a public statement regarding the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription-based model today!

Here's the link to the full CorelDraw.com blog statement:
http://corelblogs.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/corel-is-all-about-giving-users-choice/

Note to Adobe: Your competitors are loving your move to Creative Cloud!!!!

Heh heh, loving it indeed. From the post you referred to: "Give us a try! If subscribing to software from Adobe is not your preferred choice, don’t cloud your judgment..."

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:43 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)

Last lines of the summary:
"...if you desire a larger sensor, more depth-of-field, an optical viewfinder, and a Hybrid AF system, then it's worth forking out the extra dough for the X20."
I believe you meant either "...less depth-of-field" or "...more control over the depth-of-field". Nicely done review as usual, though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 03:07 UTC as 64th comment
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mpgxsvcd: What is the focal ratio for the lens on this camera?

If you mean the factor to get the 35 mm-equivalent focal length from the actual FL... it's 5.6x. (4.5-45 physical, 25-200 eq.)
(However, what determines this so-called "crop factor" is the sensor diagonal, not a particular lens or camera.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
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Simon97: I "get" what this camera is for, but I don't get the $180 MSPR. No video, even smaller than the usual small 1/3" sensor. Price should be $49 and blister packed, hanging next to the Vivitars.

"a bit vague about audio though, seems to have no mic"
I know the specs say "no mic", I know, but there is definitely a mic pinhole at 11 o'clock around the polished lens collar.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 16:30 UTC
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edu T: From the sensor makers, http://www.truesenseimaging.com/news-and-events/34-msl-landing:
"MastCam-100 [based on a 1600x1200px sensor] can detect an object about the size of 2 golf balls from a distance of 1 km."
Do these figures make any sense, even taking into account local (martian air to glass) refractive indexes and whatnot?
Could they be relying on some kind of mechanical oversampling, namely by shifting the sensor by a fraction of the pixel pitch and then re-shooting?
Or is it 2019 Esper tech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkcU0gwZUdg) came true in 2012?

@ Biowizard: Right, it's a 100 mm lens / 300 mm eq. The sensor is the 1" KAI-2020, whose diagonal is 14,8 mm. Thus crop factor=2.92. (http://www.truesenseimaging.com/products/interline-transfer-ccd/31-KAI-2020)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:21 UTC

From the sensor makers, http://www.truesenseimaging.com/news-and-events/34-msl-landing:
"MastCam-100 [based on a 1600x1200px sensor] can detect an object about the size of 2 golf balls from a distance of 1 km."
Do these figures make any sense, even taking into account local (martian air to glass) refractive indexes and whatnot?
Could they be relying on some kind of mechanical oversampling, namely by shifting the sensor by a fraction of the pixel pitch and then re-shooting?
Or is it 2019 Esper tech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkcU0gwZUdg) came true in 2012?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 03:49 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
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guyfawkes: Hmm, just what does "Envisioning Family" mean? Shouldn't a book title let on just a little of what it is about?

The title of the book is "Envisioning Family: A Photographer’s Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family". I fail to see how it could have been made more descriptive.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 18:17 UTC

Looks like an engaging and very insightful book... but its publishers could well have hired a copy editor: “[the message to relax the hands] can be a soft reminder that can illicit a more natural reaction overall.” ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2012 at 21:12 UTC as 10th comment
On Gariz leather half-case for Sony RX100 article (49 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Gariz have been making some of the best cases for mirror-less cameras. I would say they are as good if not better than the OEM cases you can buy.

Masking tape works only with the camera you apply it on (besides lacking in style).
But at 2/3 the price of the Gariz you can solve the problem of fingerprints on the front of EVERY camera you handle (yet with style) -- http://www.patriciafield.com/browseproducts/Leather-Finger-Tip-Gloves.html

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:15 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)
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edu T: Does anyone know the true dimensions (width x height) of this 1/1.2" sensor?

Thanks Triggerhappy2 and falconeyes

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 13:50 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)

Does anyone know the true dimensions (width x height) of this 1/1.2" sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 13:17 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years article (108 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The guy second from the left has impossibly HUGE legs! Cool idea.

But as of 2012 he still has.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 05:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review article (357 comments in total)
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panometrical: Does it come with that hot shoe cover?

That little square dark little tab? See
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d3200/spec.htm ,
"supplied accessories" section.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 02:17 UTC
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Chaitanya S: I don't mind those cables as long as they don't come in the way of lens and sensor. this great news for many macro shooter as they can use their canon macro lenses to achieve higher magnification ratios with their canon macro lenses.

Never mind those cables, they're bound to be replaced by flat cables inside the barrel of the production model. Those Kipon photos are clearly an early "proof of concept" prototype, wtih hand-wired connections and all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 18:46 UTC
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