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 Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (78 comments in total)
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sapporodan: What ever happened to their MFT camera? Last I know they released a hand full of cameras, the build quality was terrible and it vanished!.
Hopefully the release of the YI-M1 will make them try again. God knows we need some cheap MFT cameras to counter the overpriced stuff recently released from Panoly.

The thing is, the recent releases from Panasonic and Olympus are VERY good cameras, and both brands have lower level offerings too.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 11:05 UTC
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (78 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: Well I guess the product development cycle is long, otherwise they'd have seen the similar Panasonic CM1 is not a hit, and stopped work.

The only real problem with the CM1 was the original price at around $1000. At $500 it was actually a good deal. They also serious messed up the marketing. The CM1 is defined as a camera (DMC-CM1) by Panasonic, so never made it into the smartphone shops. It was made by the Panasonic camera division.

As a smartphone it is actually very good. It is also a very good camera. Panasonic was on the right track, but unfortunately messed up the marketing and never did a real follow through product (the CM10 doesn't count).

No other manufacturer seemed to get the hint and pick up the gauntlet either.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 03:52 UTC
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (78 comments in total)
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a voice of reason: when olympus makes a cellphone with a 1 \1.7 sensor or fuji or someone
nikon canon ..... panny tried the the cx1[1 inch sensor] , but a crappy lens and medeocre 1st gen product .... in a cowardly fashion...... they ran away..... the second from panny wasnt even a cell phone .... how....pathetic samsung did exactly the same thing with a zoom .... first a camera phome .... then just a camera .... now theyve fled cameras entirely

that will mark the turnaround for the camera industry .... and bring new blood into the customer fold

The CM1 does not have a 'crappy lens'. It is in fact a very good lens. Maybe you wanted a different focal length, or a zoom, but the lens it came with is very good.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (78 comments in total)

Well, if you want a 'photography first' smartphone, Panasonic beat everyone to it with the CM1.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 03:40 UTC as 19th comment
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (201 comments in total)
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RadGuy: why not just use a 256GB Thumb drive with a USB 3.0 connection? Plug it into your laptop and transfer the data. Much smaller and much cheaper. No cables necessary. I saw a Lexar 256GB thumbdrive on Amazon for under $50. Need more than 256GB? Just use multiple Thumb drives. If one fails, you don't lose everything.

I think write speed is one issue. I have a 256GB USB3 thumb drive, and while it is VERY useful, it is slow as mollasses to write to, especially if there are a lot of smaller files.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 02:44 UTC

Expect GoPro to fade into insignificance in the next couple of years.

I stopped buying/using GoPro when the Hero 4 came out.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 01:13 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (58 comments in total)

My first 'real' digital camera was the Casio QV-3000. It was what convinced me that digital had real potential.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 5th comment
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GodSpeaks: Interesting, but I need a lot more information. In the meantime, my AW1 fits the bill.

Yes, my AW1 is fine. But then I was an avid diver and Nikonos user back in the day, so I know how to take care of the waterproof seals.

I had hoped that Nikon would offer more AW lenses, and even updated bodies, but alas.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:25 UTC
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GodSpeaks: The Sealife site has some interesting info, but also confused info. The site talks about OIS and CCD shift. Somebody is probably confusing terms. The camera, sans housing, is rated to 60 feet, so not bad. The housing takes it to 200 feet.

However they do have additional images of the camera, including the camera, sans housing. I wonder if the camera is available without the housing? That should drop the price at least a couple hundred dollars.

I wonder if the addon lenses work without the housing, or maybe they only work without the housing.

No 4K video though. That's a disappointment.

You missed my point. OIS is Optical (ie: in lens) stabilization, while CCD Shift is IBIS.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
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maxnoy: Wish they would sell it separately from housing. Looks perfect for beach/pool/snorkeling.

The camera, sans housing, is waterproof to 18 meters. The housing increases the depth rating to 60 meters. I found that info on the sealife site. They really do need to sell the camera without housing also. That should knock a few hundred off the price.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1241 comments in total)

Just curious, but why is the highest bitrate offered ONLY on the DCI 4K video? Why is it NOT an option on all 4K video?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply

Anything that gets us away from LiIon or other batteries is a positive step forward, especially if it is durable and extends capacity.

Electronics with non removable batteries should be outlawed. Why consumers have accepted this I have no idea. Another brilliant idea from Apple.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

The Sealife site has some interesting info, but also confused info. The site talks about OIS and CCD shift. Somebody is probably confusing terms. The camera, sans housing, is rated to 60 feet, so not bad. The housing takes it to 200 feet.

However they do have additional images of the camera, including the camera, sans housing. I wonder if the camera is available without the housing? That should drop the price at least a couple hundred dollars.

I wonder if the addon lenses work without the housing, or maybe they only work without the housing.

No 4K video though. That's a disappointment.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 01:29 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Interesting, but I need a lot more information. In the meantime, my AW1 fits the bill.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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rfsIII: Awesome. Except for the fact it's a Microsoft product which means it will come with a ton of bloatware, be taken over by ransomware as soon as it is connected to the internet, have an overly complicated and unnavigable UI, will crash at the worst possible times, and Microsoft will offer its usual "blame the user" non-support. Apple, for all its many faults at least has a base of users who are somewhat helpful.
Microsoft: Beloved by IT managers, hated by users.

Microsoft computers come only with windows loaded. Of course, a lot of what MS includes can be considered bloatware. But vendors, such as Dell or HP do tend to overload what they sell with crapware.

Now whenever I buy a new computer I always format the HD and reload a fresh copy of the OS. AFTER making sure the computer is working properly, of course.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 15:18 UTC
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Kiwisnap: Just....Wow.

Microsoft have out-Appled Apple!

The Surface Pro tablets blow away Apple too.
I bought a Surface Pro 3 over a year ago, and can never go back to the Apple/Android toys.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
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cosinaphile: wowie

3 grand , but quite awesome

Over 4 grand, fully decked out.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
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yslee1: I love the screen. Will someone make something like this in a larger size? Don't like tying something as major as the screen to hardware that'll obsolete much faster.

Lan, yes LARGER. At that display resolution, 28 inches is quite small.
I have a 28" 4K monitor on my desktop and I find it too small for the resolution.
You are right though, about using the pen with a screen of that size. In fact, I think a mouse would function MUCH better and with far greater precision.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:37 UTC

If there is one thing I absolutely do NOT want in a desktop computer, it's touchscreen.

That said, I can see where this would be attractive for graphics intensive applications when used in a dedicated environment.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:28 UTC as 89th comment | 5 replies
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volks 1: Heck, I don't like a drone flying over my property, and especially one with a camera.

junky, does the word PRIVACY not mean anything to you?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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