ZorSy

Lives in Sydney
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Dec 15, 2006

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I know one thing - it will be a nice camera with great optics which will not come cheap.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 106th comment
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adegroot: Seems a bit expensive.

As a photo scanner, yes. It is certainly on par with Xerox Documate 4440i which is a 'document' scanner and its bundled software is more document oriented. I actually believe this Epson has the Visioneer engine (as well as Xerox and few other scanners out there) so should be good. The only annoying thing is how marketing twists the data in their claims. Many ADF document scanners are rated based on US Letter/A4 size media. Epson in its claim chose 4X6" as the base instead, saying 'lower speed when scanning 8.5X10' - which I guess would end up somewhere around the same mark as other scaanners built around the same engine. BTW, Visioneer One Touch software (bundled with for example any Xerox DocuMate) has as well all those 'auto rotate, auto fix' options - in other words and again - nothing new. But, competition is good for consumers.
edit: the proof it is a 'generic' scanner is the fact it has double scan-heads, normally not required for photography scanning.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 00:36 UTC

Sadly, without 'hands on' following the announcement DPR has stepped on the blind advertising, trying to do 10.5 steps convincing to ditch whatever we are using and buy the new iPhone. This is a bit disappointing - we know the new smartphones are getting better and better, iPhone has always been a solid choice (at least for anyone who does not want to dwell in detailed technical specifications and comparisons). Likewise, Apple always sets the benchmarks in many ways, yet the innovation is actually elsewhere. Twin cameras, screen size and resolution, absence of the headphones jack, 4K and water resistance are already out there. I am expecting DPR to tell us how good it actually is, not to interpret advertising material. Be it phone or the camera, the same. In all fairness and still staying on the same front page it would be interesting to see preliminary iPhone 7 VS LG V20 'comparison' which one to buy because it is 'actually' better....

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 310th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Spongemac: geez peeps, look but no touch. as for vandals, they should pay large sums of money. jail will just cost tax payers' money.

oh, and on the top of that, give them the glue and order to put together. No food or water before finished.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:09 UTC

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 17th 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
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