GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 6, 2002
About me:

Livin' la Vida Loca

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On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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ogl: It's some kind of revolution for DSLR's card speed.

I absolutely DO NOT want a microSD card in my DSLR or any ILC.
Actioncams and phones, ok, but not in real cameras. They are simply too small to be handled easily and conveniently.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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Stephen McDonald: Can't wait to spend my money on one and then think about how nice it would be if there was something that could use it. For now, it's in the fish on a bicycle category.

But just think how much they could hold with the same technology, but as full-size cards. Miniaturization without reason serves no useful purpose.

I understand the need for small in things like phones and actioncams, but when it comes to most other devices, such small size is considerably less important. I would NOT want to be forced to use these small cards in cameras. They are too small and far too easy to lose and difficult to handle.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 00:53 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)

Based on the pin layout alone, not compatable with any existing devices, so now what? When will new devices (phones, actioncams) start using these new cards?
Once again, the marketing emphasis seems to be on READ speed, not write speed. To me, WRITE speed is FAR more important and is often a very difficult spec to find, even on a manufacturer's site.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 00:49 UTC as 36th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: Kind of a silly stunt. If the cameras still work, why destroy them? Can they not be donated to some school program or at least sold to a collector. I have some old film cameras that I only use rarely to shoot a few rolls of slide film, but I would never destroy them for the sake of being funny.

AngelicBeaver, that these guys make money off of people viewing their videos makes a very sad statement about the state of our society.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 04:00 UTC

Oh please, this is a tempest in a teapot. Do you really believe ANY advertizing you see/read? I take it all as only a possibility of what the product may do, not as gospel that it can/will do it.

However, the absolute worst for false claims has to be the cosmetics and weight loss industries.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:42 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Yea.. Chinese companies are pretty shady and offer virtually zero support compared to the long standing smartphone companies...

You mean like Apple, whose phones are made in China?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:38 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Typical Chinese branding

You think this is unique to Chinese brands? Wake up.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
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Rumplestiltskin: 1 step forward and 10 steps back. I guess the next iPhone patent will be to shut itself down when it detects an Android phone in the same room.

LOL... That would be very funny.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 02:40 UTC
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Cipher: A better patent would be to allow companies to put cellular phones into silent mode automatically. Like in a movie theater or at a restaurant.

The problem is, how do you put the user into silent mode?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 02:39 UTC
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BadScience: ipads, iphones, cameras with lcd screens....are a complete nuisance at gigs and the anti-social muppets who wave their distracting gadgets in the air should be shot.

Not shot. But certainly escorted to the exits.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
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Deardorff: FCC might have something to say about interfering with communication devices. Cell Phone jammers are already illegal in the US and this is just one more of them.
Maybe someone will end up in Prison when they try using it?

The IR only prevents taking photos/videos, it does not, as far as I am aware, interfer in any way with cell phone communications.

DocS: a cell phone is not a communications device? Really?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 02:25 UTC
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Brian Hedrick: Remember folks, patents are all about control. It doesn't mean Apple will implement this. It just means they now control the technology. They may have patented it for the sole purpose of PREVENTING it from being implemented.

Do you really believe that? I don't.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
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ybizzle: Phones are meant to take calls. Use a proper camera for the job. For me it's always the Leica M.

My camera has a phone built in. What should I do?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 11:37 UTC

A new market for IR cutoff filters. At least to apple lovers (for now).

One has to wonder why apple would build such software into their phones in the first place, and what other hidden gems exist inside the iOS software. That's one advantage of android, it's open source, so can be scrutinized by everyone. Not so with iOS.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:56 UTC as 163rd comment | 1 reply
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De Fotoman: Black is better!

Black not being the default makes new visitors probably miss out on this rare but great feature. I wish more websites where like this.

The black is one reason I visit dpreview late at night. It's easy on the eyes and my screen doesn't light up the room so much.

Most software developers (hardcore screen users) I know have their color settings inverted (white on black) while working.....less strain on the eyes they say.

I agree, the black theme works great at night, especially if you are in a hotel room, can't sleep and your better half is snoozing away. The white theme would be like an arc lamp in a dark room, illuminating the room completely.

Even during the day, the dark theme results in less eye strain.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 01:28 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

Gosh that's bad. If y'all would like to make your page look less 1999 how about adapting your width or designing your page for wide monitors. So much wasted space and nothing says "old" or "dated" like wasting 50% of my screen space.

Simon, were we not also supposed to get a control panel in our profile that would allow us to tweak all sorts of site settings? What happened to that?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 01:21 UTC

I am just glad you allowed us the option of black or white. Choice is always best.
Now if we could just have some more options for how the site appears on OUR computer. Options such as text and background color. Font and font size would also be nice.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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StevenE: This thing is barely medium format. The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.
Previous Hasselblads were 50% wider than full frame

Yes, this is my beef with MF in general. It is all really SuperFF and not true Medium Format at all. It should be a full 645 frame instead, which would be a 56x42mm sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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stereo: I suppose it's like a Leica camera. It looks a bit boring at first sight. When you hold it in your hands, it all makes sense!

T3: Unless it is the Sigma Quattro. LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: The design is sleek, but they've mucked it up by plastering their branding all over it. "Hasselblad" on the front is normal, but the chrome "H" on the side and the "Hasselblad" below the LCD are gaudy and distracting.

Jacques, so not for you then. LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:20 UTC
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