SantaFeBill

Lives in United States Santa Fe, USA, United States
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Joined on Apr 28, 2005

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taktak91: It may, or may not be future of photography.
The future's not ours to see , anyway.

"The future's not ours to see" que sera, sera. For those of us old enough to remember ... .

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
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sh10453: What's the big difference between the DC and the DG line of Art lenses?
The 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art ($499 Retail Price), while
the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($899 Retail Price)

@Joed700: f/1.4 is still f/1.4, regardless of body. And the correct exposure is the same for either body (assuming other factors affecting exposure are the same, e.g., ISO, exposure comp. etc.). If the correct exposure is 60th of a sec. at f/8 for ISO 100, then it's the correct exposure (again, other factors as well being equal) whether for a M4/3 or an 8x10.
That's why exposure meters don't ask what format you're using.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
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Yake: The smartphone camera is the problem. He's not worried about it, but he should be. Very, very worried. The smartphone solves so many photo problems for the typical user, and it's much easier to carry. And it's already paid for. I'm not going to try guess what it costs to create that fancy case and stitch a camera up inside.

@Yake: "and it's much easier to carry" And they're _already_ carrying it for other reasons.
As others have said, why would anyone who's just interested in having photos the easiest way use this instead of a smartphone?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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SantaFeBill: I want to know how the couple got out there. The gap between the ledge on the left and the rock they're standing on seems too wide to have been jumped across. Helicopter?
Or was the couple really competing for a Darwin award? They would have to have tried it both ways.
Or I'll be admittedly snarky and say 'Photoshop?'.

Look at the photo again. There's no path shown to the rock they're standing on - no steps, ladder, or rope up the side. The only way in the photo is from the ledge on the left, and there appears to be a sizable gap from that ledge to the rock.
It's of course possible there's a way up the rock on the other side, the side not visible in the photo. Probably the explanation.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 00:05 UTC

I want to know how the couple got out there. The gap between the ledge on the left and the rock they're standing on seems too wide to have been jumped across. Helicopter?
Or was the couple really competing for a Darwin award? They would have to have tried it both ways.
Or I'll be admittedly snarky and say 'Photoshop?'.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 22:14 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
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AlanG: How come Kodak never thought of this?

@AlanG: I thought they did: "Push the button, we do the rest."

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 16:38 UTC

Instead of leather, put it in a waterproof rubber case and it can replace your rubber ducky.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 77th comment
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jwasturias: Reminds me too much of those American estate cars with fake wood effect on the outside. Hideous.
Even if this is real wood, I prefer a Nikon F3 or Canon F1 or Pentax Lx1. Or my all time favourite the Rollei 35S compact camera.
Nostalgia talking :)

Actually, FWIW, some of the 'station wagons' of the 40's had real wood on the sides. I remember it didn't weather too well.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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SantaFeBill: No GPS? I don't understand, on a camera of otherwise this feature set.

@tkbslc: Well, using the external GPS units on my Nikon DSLRs doesn't seem to hurt battery life. And if it were built-in, then have a menu item or switch to turn it off when you didn't want to use it (shooting at home, etc.).

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:43 UTC

No GPS? I don't understand, on a camera of otherwise this feature set.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies

Strange no rapid wind lever, at least none that I can see.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 19:53 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies
On article InVisage reportedly acquired by Apple (32 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: If the technology really works to give increased light sensitivity (and no major drawbacks), too bad we'll see it only in Apple devices. Would be great to use f/4 lenses (smaller, lighter) where we used to need f/2.8. Wish Sony had bought it, assuming the tech can be made to work, so it would have shown up in ILC sensors.

@cdembrey: "What make you think that Sony would have spent the money needed to develop the technology for ILCs?"
Well, Sony keeps spending money to develop and market ILCs, so it must think there's a market there somewhere. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 02:53 UTC

"Leica Camera reimagined the photographer’s everyday camera ... ." Yes, just your $4300 everyday camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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SantaFeBill: The Windows beta gave excellent results on some difficult images, so I pre-ordered 2018. The feature set sounds as if it meets well what I want to do, and potentially could replace multiple programs with one. (Not Lr, I'm not a Lr user.)
Of course, the proof for me will be in the RAW conversion - if that's not as good as I get from Photo Ninja, then I'm less interested, as I have other programs already that I can use if I need capabilities beyond PN.

@SETI: They had a beta for Windows available for a while. Unfortunately, the beta for Windows is not longer available, but others have said that the 2018 version will offer a 30-day refund.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:57 UTC

The Windows beta gave excellent results on some difficult images, so I pre-ordered 2018. The feature set sounds as if it meets well what I want to do, and potentially could replace multiple programs with one. (Not Lr, I'm not a Lr user.)
Of course, the proof for me will be in the RAW conversion - if that's not as good as I get from Photo Ninja, then I'm less interested, as I have other programs already that I can use if I need capabilities beyond PN.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 54th comment | 7 replies
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Franz Weber: So why not create cameras that can compete with phones? Why can the cheapest phones connect immediately to Wi-Fi and expensive cameras can’t? Why isn’t there a single camera in the whole world market that sports wireless charging? Why is Apple the only company that applies True Tone flash which adapts to the color temperature of the surrounding? Why do cameras not have full hd displays with a proper touch interface? Why is only 8bit JPG and Raw offered and no modern codecs like 14 bit HEIF or JPG2000? All of this is already achieved by smart phones at lower price levels

@Franz Weber: Thom Hogan's been asking similar questions for a long time. Still no answers from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
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plantdoc: The ultimate objective is develop AI that will take very good pics without having to know anything or learn any skills. I believe this is just what most people want. You can then jump into your self driving car because you don't know how to drive. Can't type either because voice AI is perfect and can translate immediately into any language. No need to learn one anymore. Travel and see the world? Not necessary. Artificial reality is just amazing and no crowds to deal with. So it goes....

@panther fan: You're being facetious, right? Please tell us you're being facetious ... .

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
On article InVisage reportedly acquired by Apple (32 comments in total)

If the technology really works to give increased light sensitivity (and no major drawbacks), too bad we'll see it only in Apple devices. Would be great to use f/4 lenses (smaller, lighter) where we used to need f/2.8. Wish Sony had bought it, assuming the tech can be made to work, so it would have shown up in ILC sensors.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 02:59 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

"... we are absolutely going to continue investing in [it]." Until they don't.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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razadaz: Nothing seems to draw more responses than an article about Adobe subscription software. Whether you are pro or anti there is no denying the strength of feeling here. Whilst the cries for wanting perpetual license software seemed to have fallen on deaf ears with those at Adobe, it has been heard by other software companies. The irony is that in the long term Adobe may have opened the door of opportunity to such companies as people who would never have dreamed of using anything but Adobe software (myself included) find themselves jumping ship. Some people seem to think that Adobe will go on forever, but Adobe are adopting the same smug attitude that Quark had in the 90s. And for those that say it is all about the future and how software will be delivered I would say they are wrong. I think it is all about trust, and not wanting to trust everything to a company that has consistently back peddled on its assurances for years.

"Some people seem to think that Adobe will go on forever ... ." Yep, just like Lotus 1-2-3, VisiCalc, dBase, WordPerfect ... . (Yes, I know the last two are still around on life support, but would you adopt them?)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
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