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ZorSy

Lives in Sydney
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Joined on Dec 15, 2006

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Just what Dilish Parekh needs for his camera collection. The only problem - he would have to move to China to find the wall big enough to hang them ...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Good idea - that is where most of the drones belong to. Just a few days ago one smashed into the car 'parked' on the Sydney harbour bridge (rush hour in Sydney makes most places parking lots), of course none to claim it being his drone. If you watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHd0o7PAyg8) you can see one of the arms with motor being stuck in the car bumper - it it can penetrate that, it can surely do one's skull. Drones should be licensed and registered with compulsory 3rd party insurance. Like it or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 01:16 UTC as 1st comment

next in the news: fish gape VS duck lips: which reveals stupidity

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 00:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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Astroprojector: And yet no BULB function support.

did you mean BLURB as for printing?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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Dirtistasty2: The model sold me. She's super cute!

@joe6pack - that is an example of people who would preorder this

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
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Owen: So everytime you blink it's going to take a pic? What if I get dust in my eye?

Too late - the dust is already in your eye.....V2 will take the series of pictures BEFORE you blink so you will know what hit you....

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
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Ken Takes Photos: If this is cheap enough, it will spawn a lot of copies. And once this cat is out of the bag in mainstream culture, there will be no putting it back.

Ever.

Don't say Ever. The Lawmakers will come up with something, various groups will raise the strong voice making the public uneasy about all this... As a novelty it is kind of cute, I wear glasses thus 'clip in' design is nice and much more practical then wearing the GoPro on the top of the head...to prove someone ignored you as a bicycle rider...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
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Cameracist: When I'm selling anything on eBay in the future I'll make sure to send info to DPR.

@Everlast - wish it would go a bit further - my older F (Nippon Kogaku SN is 6523849) and the youngest F (Nikon) is 7159869. Both still in working order (albeit no PX13 batteries in prisms, one Photomic, one FTn)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 02:57 UTC
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (42 comments in total)
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Woody W.: Neat products. My only question is regarding origination. One of the neat things about sending/getting postcards is having them actually "come from" the (relatively) exotic destinations. Do (or can) these get sent from your actual touring country, so they have the foreign postmark and everything?

Great question Woody! The whole purpose of sending the postcard is to arrive from THAT place, not the mass print run place somewhere. The stamp is as important as the card itself, though not many collect stamps anymore. But I am looking at my teen kids and 'importance' to send the actual postcard from places they visit. And the sheer joy when they receive the card from their friends at random places far away. Now obsolete Agfa AP1100 (still use it) actually has the backing of the photo with the address/text/stamp design, if only it wasn't as weighty as is. But, the idea for the service is valid just the execution is not. They need to get some 'outposts' at the most visited tourist places around the globe... or direct wifi/nfc printing kiosks or something like that (Fujifilm/Kodak/Agfa - anybody listening here?)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 02:31 UTC
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Old Cameras: Okay I had to look at mine... This one is really pretty beat up, and the lens doesn't belong AT ALL of course, the 1.4 came later. You'd need a close look to determine if it's original and they should have included a pic of the focusing screen and the fire finder removed. There's a sucker born every minute you know, and this is eBay... where everything is MINT!!!

Agree, not the greatest looking F out there - much worse than either I have and they went through a lot in life (including the civil war). I actually had an original prism and traded it for a 'new' one at time.....http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/0342468985/photos/1720599/dscf6659

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
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Fujica: Good news for Sony users - Bad news for Canon owners.

It won't be long before Canon now will:

1. Come out with a news lens mount
2. Encrypt the communication between camera and lens
3. Go mirrorless, make a very short flange range and make the combo impossible at the expense of shadow cornering.

Canon lens division loves this, body division hates it. Sony? Probably absolute hate in their eyes - the closer the adapters come to 'native' behavior, the less lenses Sony will sell (and yes, those expensive ones everyone is talking about). On the other hand - perhaps that is the plan..... Agree users win here but I reckon Canon users in particular: they no longer need to wait Canon delivers either mirrorless body or sensor if this combo works...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I am suspicious of the type of people who would do this.

Most people would simply get another camera.

If the WiFi connectivity is the primary criteria for buying the cam, for sure yes. Yet, buying the mobile phone could be even a better choice : like, phone calls and messaging, G4 connectivity, NFC, BT, WiFi (including hotspot), torch and egg timer plus myriad of apps. Because each may be the reason above the image quality (and little bit of ergonomics), right? My Nikon 7100 banding may count as the real photographic flaw. World needs to end, here and now - the best solution for the humanity.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

So, everyone gets a free WiFi SD card until they write the firmware and iOS app?
Solved.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 09:48 UTC as 89th comment

I'd rather think gov. officials being concerned the street view would show the truth how they 'manage' their citizen's living conditions...Head in the sand and all good...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:14 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)
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ZorSy: This is such a hogwash - When I bought D7100 with 2 OEM Nikon batteries, I contacted Nikon as both genuine batteries have different markings: one having writing 'Sony E-D' next to PSE circle, the other one Nikon. "All good" they said as this was an early release of D7100...Second to this, these batteries tick off one 'bar' per year (camera battery indicator) therefore will be 'rejected' by the camera in due time (programmed obsolescence) despite no changes in battery performance (number of shots). They are both 01 series - so unless I buy D500 I am a sucker and have to live with this 'discharge profile' nonsense. As we haven't noticed it, Nikon!

@Richard - those 2 bars to come down to 1 and then 0. Just for sake of saying 'replace me'... Because D7100 is the first model which brought this 'counting a bar per year' scheme... I'll let you know in 2 years, then.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 13:58 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)
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ZorSy: This is such a hogwash - When I bought D7100 with 2 OEM Nikon batteries, I contacted Nikon as both genuine batteries have different markings: one having writing 'Sony E-D' next to PSE circle, the other one Nikon. "All good" they said as this was an early release of D7100...Second to this, these batteries tick off one 'bar' per year (camera battery indicator) therefore will be 'rejected' by the camera in due time (programmed obsolescence) despite no changes in battery performance (number of shots). They are both 01 series - so unless I buy D500 I am a sucker and have to live with this 'discharge profile' nonsense. As we haven't noticed it, Nikon!

@Richard, there are 2 bars left - so let's wait. My D80 batteries are still on 'new' after all those years. As said, I have not noticed any batteries issues or loss of performance (the same shooting habits) so what would be the point of bars getting down tack on the year? I'm not stressing much about this but being in E-industry I know well what programmed obsolescence is about. My D7100 will not generate revenue unless some 'consumables' wear out. Though, I must say Nikon batteries last much longer than (in my case) Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)

This is such a hogwash - When I bought D7100 with 2 OEM Nikon batteries, I contacted Nikon as both genuine batteries have different markings: one having writing 'Sony E-D' next to PSE circle, the other one Nikon. "All good" they said as this was an early release of D7100...Second to this, these batteries tick off one 'bar' per year (camera battery indicator) therefore will be 'rejected' by the camera in due time (programmed obsolescence) despite no changes in battery performance (number of shots). They are both 01 series - so unless I buy D500 I am a sucker and have to live with this 'discharge profile' nonsense. As we haven't noticed it, Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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siggo: Good start. Now would be the appropriate time to establish a policy to include use of bundled software in all reviews. Use third party (Adobe) as well if you wish to show what might be achieved, but learn from this that review should always reflect what the customer would receive.

I think quite an opposite: the bundled converters have been finely tuned to work with raw files and that is nothing new. Remember when Fuji had their 'super ccd' Adobe was failing behind few converters at time working beautifully with those raw files. I still state that CNX2 was (is) the best raw converter for Nikon nef files (albeit slow, if the camera is supported). And so is likely Canon or Pentax bundled software maybe the best tool for the job: popularity and widespread of Adobe does not always mean it's the best for everything. This case proves it without doubts. Using 'universal developer' for sake of equality is pointless when the lenses used for testing are not the same on every camera. In discussing systems' strength all elements should be taken in account, including external raw converters.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 11:53 UTC

The fact it goes into ISO1000 territory and still produces enough details should not be ignored (for a smartphone). RAW isn't as impressive though but wouldn't expect many users would care anyway. I still prefer the LG5 approach in 2-camera setup as much more usable and fun to have on smartphone.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Keith57: Very interesting. But I question the use of paying 'influencers'. In my offline life, road cycling and sea kayaking, my friends and I don't value the opinion of any pro paid to use a particular brand of equipment. Why would we? Any endorsement paid for is worthless in our eyes. Reviews in magazines often aren't much better either.

The only opinion we listen to, sometimes, are on-line forums or word of mouth from real people !!!

Hi Keith,
I oversimplified listening online forums to trust - may be on the extreme side but forums are very mixed bag of lollies. Even the real friends - we are all different. Sadly, many tend to justify their decisions providing subjective advice, so I take everything from everyone with the grain of salt.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
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