ohnodslr

Joined on Dec 19, 2019

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Photomonkey: I love the 50's German vibe they have with the silver focus ring.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Kangoo

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 21:54 UTC
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Photomonkey: I love the 50's German vibe they have with the silver focus ring.

Actually Mercedes-Benz puts Mercedes Stars onto Renaults.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 20:11 UTC

A bit simplified.
I trust my favourite computer magazine wrt cameras more than dpreview wrt build a PC.

E.g.: Ryzen 1xxx: not compatible with Win 11. Might be a problem if you use that OS.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 07:51 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article The Beginning of Photography: The Drama of 1839 (141 comments in total)

Thanks for this article, again. I need to bookmark this one.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 10:07 UTC as 41st comment
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biggercountry: Well you learn something new every day. I don't speak Russian, yet I thought I could read it... but I've had very little exposure to cursive Cyrillic. Turns out m̅ is written in place of т. That makes no sense to me whatsoever, but in case anybody was thinking the engraving on the pentaprism housing said "Smarm," that is not the case. :-)

In cyrillic cursive / hand written "m" is lower case "T".
1st table, letter "T":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_alphabet

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 13:43 UTC
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ProfHankD: Nostalgia, ok, but.... I think it really comes down to : "Will the camera let you make the kinds of photos you envision?" If the answer is yes, then feel free to get the cheapest, possibly old and used, camera. If not, don't.

I can still make lots of nice photos with some of my older cameras (e.g., my F828 still is nice for NIR), but a 1D really seems unnecessarily awkward without any benefits. That said, there aren't many things a camera newer than my A7RII can do that I care about. It pretty much takes the electronic shutter of an A1, the 61MP of an A7RIV, or 100MP of a GFX100s to really tempt me, and the incremental improvement in the kinds of photos I could make with those doesn't quite justify the cost for me... of course, I'm shooting primarily still with old manual lenses, etc., -- YMMV. ;-)

D800 is a very good camera. No need to replace it if it works fine. If it breaks beyond repair, newer bodies are available.
For me, personally, not the walk-around camera. For studio work I would try to get a used D850. But I'm not a professional photographer...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 21:59 UTC

Made in America
or Made in USA
?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 16:24 UTC as 51st comment | 15 replies

"Replacing the Ariane 6 launch vehicle, the Ariane 6's maiden test..."
-->
"Replacing the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, the Ariane 6's maiden test..."

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 15:58 UTC as 2nd comment
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sirhawkeye64: No surprise Seagate tops the list in terms of failures. I'm a bit surprised at HGST (Hitachi) although their drives historically have been good. Not enough to make a judgement of WD (WEstern Digital though).

I think a lot of industrial / commercial server and companies still use Hitachi drives in their servers. I know our servers came with them and we've had good luck with them (knock on wood... I probably just jinxed us now though).

Have to say though from a consumer standpoint, ever since Seagate had the firmware debacle where it would brick people's drives so they couldn't access their data, I stopped using their drives.

For now I'm using WD Red's in my NAS/computer, and Samsung SSDs (which I'd recommend SSDs for everyday consumer usage, and HDDs for storage longer-term/backup storage only as they are slow but the cost per GB is much lower on HDDs).

@spider-mario: Which WD Red do you have? With my old ones I set acoustic management to a more quiet setting. Which did not impact speed too much but is more quiet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_acoustic_management
Reading the article reveals that this is "obsolete".
:-(

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 14:26 UTC
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randfee2: I grew up speaking German and English and English speakers clearly seem to care the least trying to pronounce foreign names or brands correctly. Most simply modify them so they sound like having originated in English.

Canon, Nikon being two prime examples from the field of photography, most non-english native europeans pronounce it way more correctly, like the Japanese (kanon, nikon) , whereas in english the yankee-style (kæn.ən, naɪkon).

This applies to most names.
Angela Merkel is a good example, English speakers say something like: Ann-jella Mur-kle. which is way off! In actuality it's more like "Unclela M-air-kul"
On the other hand I've never come across any German, French or other pronouncing the name of a US politician like they would do in their mother language instead of English.
It applies to most Brand names too.

Josef Zwieden
"den" is already translated
:-)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 21:10 UTC
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DikkeryDok: As some already pointed, Agfa is the only minor mistake in the video. Other than that, great learning material? I wonder if similar video for Russian lenses would be useful? It always irrationally bothered me how many names and indexes are butchered by the English speakers

I wonder if typewriters with cyrillic _and_ latin letters exist.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 22:28 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: Love this.
Me being a Dutch migrant in Australia speaking fluent Dutch , German , English often stumble upon very funny spelling / pronunciation. But also mix it up myself.
The funniest one I ever found a label of a bottle of Australian wine:
'Leibfrauwein' - In Dutch and most likely it really means 'Crazy woman's wine'.
In German the wine brand exists as well there it is spelled 'Liebfrauwein' meaning: 'Lovely Ladies wine' or better translate 'the Wine by the Lovely lady'.
how does that happen? In Dutch and German the 'ei' combination is pronounced as 'y' as in by , why etc. But here in Australia they say it as 'ee' as in been , keen , seen etc. In German and Dutch the 'ie' combination is pronounced as ee exactly opposite ... Down Under .

Leib = Body or belly

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 22:26 UTC
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randfee2: I grew up speaking German and English and English speakers clearly seem to care the least trying to pronounce foreign names or brands correctly. Most simply modify them so they sound like having originated in English.

Canon, Nikon being two prime examples from the field of photography, most non-english native europeans pronounce it way more correctly, like the Japanese (kanon, nikon) , whereas in english the yankee-style (kæn.ən, naɪkon).

This applies to most names.
Angela Merkel is a good example, English speakers say something like: Ann-jella Mur-kle. which is way off! In actuality it's more like "Unclela M-air-kul"
On the other hand I've never come across any German, French or other pronouncing the name of a US politician like they would do in their mother language instead of English.
It applies to most Brand names too.

...my experience is that most (at least american) english speakers also try their best to understand non-native english speakers. So this the compensation.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 22:24 UTC

Exa
Beirette :-D

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 21:47 UTC as 62nd comment

AGFA: Actien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrication

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 21:42 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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Photoman: 1. Hard not to laugh
2. AF would have failed
3. Whoever would have imported this model, would have a list
of things they would need to fix, before they could sell it.
4. It would spy on Western countries 😉

@Photoman: Ok I see you live in Australia.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 10:47 UTC
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Photoman: 1. Hard not to laugh
2. AF would have failed
3. Whoever would have imported this model, would have a list
of things they would need to fix, before they could sell it.
4. It would spy on Western countries 😉

I guess you live in USA.
So last 4 years all us-americans were trumpists?
1871 to 1918 all east-germans were following the Kaiser?
1918 to 1933 all east-germans were democratic?
1933 to 1945 all east-germans were Nazis?
1945 to 1989 all east-germans were communists?

Who was this "Communist leader" you are referring to?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 10:28 UTC
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Photoman: 1. Hard not to laugh
2. AF would have failed
3. Whoever would have imported this model, would have a list
of things they would need to fix, before they could sell it.
4. It would spy on Western countries 😉

@photoman: thanks for the crappy post.
Who were communists? The workers?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 11:55 UTC
On article Leica introduces APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 L-mount lens (257 comments in total)

Just read 500something$ Wow that's cheap for a new FF lens ...wait, missed one 0.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 18:38 UTC as 35th comment
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s1oth1ovechunk: So 1/0.57, that sounds like APS-C
Would be great if samsung starts selling aps-c sensors.

I'll take 600mp. That sounds like enough pixels to do creative things with the color filter array, where you could use a cmy filter with a couple different kinds of CMY and still get good color accuracy while doubling the light hitting hte sensor. Could even do it with a lot of tiny notch filters. That's 50pixels per 12MP,. That's a lot of color information that could be deduced.

1/0.57" is more like "full" frame 36 x 24 mm.
Pixel Size < Pixel Pitch

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2020 at 22:42 UTC
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