HatWearingFool

HatWearingFool

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Joined on May 6, 2009

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madecov: My Huawei has a Leica camera, says so right on the back. Guess were they got the phone

No it has a Leica lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 22:02 UTC
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Gesture: Where does all of this (Panasonic plus others) leave the 1" sensor cameras, as I think Panasonic, Sony and Canon all have compelling products on that platform.

If Fuji would just release a new updated x30 with a 1” sensor that might be my grail camera if they didn’t needlessly handicap it in some way.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 20:04 UTC
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blse59: I'm not a rocket scientist but a loss of $387,000,000 seems like a pretty big number???

It's all a matter of perspective. Apple could afford losses like that for 542 years.... before taking on debt

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2021 at 16:20 UTC
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derfotograf: If they claim to be an »imaging company«, why do they discontinue the production of so many famous film products?

Because no one buys them.... this isn’t rocket science.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2021 at 20:26 UTC
On article Some versions of Capture One are now more expensive (203 comments in total)
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J A C S: Who would have thought of LR as a bargain?

Tons of people. It’s been a good deal scree since they packaged LR and PS together. But some people have always whined and claimed they would be willing to pay much more upfront to avoid a subscription. I guess this is the option they were asking for.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2021 at 03:06 UTC
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Boss of Sony: From what I can see X-H1 prices are similar to (or more than) the Panasonic G9. But the G9 is a far more capable machine. If you're already invested in the Fuji system I guess it makes sense though.

This is a solid point. People like to talk about what a sales disaster the x-h1 was, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the G9. Which like the late great gx8 will likely never get a true successor.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2020 at 12:56 UTC
On article Slideshow: 2020 World Press Photo contest winners (109 comments in total)
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entoman: I'm puzzled by the text accompanying #15.

There is a car with an aluminium engine that has melted, requiring a temperature of 660.3ºC, yet there are trees right next to it, which still appear to have their foliage.

How can this be?

Air is a tremendous insulator. Heat your oven to 500 and see how close you have to be to the open door to be uncomfortable.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 19:40 UTC
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TonyC5D: More than passing resemblance to the Tokina lenses just announced .

Rumour is both companies purchase the rights to the same design from an unspecified manufacturer. I would have thought that Viltrox designed these and tokina licenses them (since viltrox is coming out first and cheaper) but the rumours say both are licensing the design.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2020 at 16:33 UTC
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Bobby Supardi: As Fuji user, this is great news. Viltrox promised to release theirs on dec 2019, but there are no news/rumours about viltrox keeping their promised.

i hope these standard focal sell well, so they (viltrox/tokina) can create 14mm f1.4/1.8. Fuji 14mm is expensive and slow.

They said they were delayed until March 31. But that was before the virus, so it’s anyone’s guess at this point (probably why they haven’t updated yet).

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 21:51 UTC
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Jozef M: So, in this competition, a landscape has to look pretty weird and unearthly to get a chance at first place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcxcGBbLIwk

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 16:15 UTC
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Astro Landscapes: To those who say, "it's a minor quibble", or, "just use the adapter!"

...Yeah, but one huge advantage to having direct pass-through of USB power (something Canon and Nikon mirrorless still doesn't have, while Sony does) ...is that you can just velcro an Anker 10-20,000 mAh battery to your SmallRig or tripod leg, and shoot video for an entire 10-12+ hour wedding without ever changing your battery.

I guess it's a good thing the X-T4 battery pack allows you to use THREE batteries, lol; that's probably enough to get through any long day, even shooting video...

@matthew Saville. The x-t4 supports high speed charging. This is usb-c you can go way higher than 5v.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 22:06 UTC
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Astro Landscapes: To those who say, "it's a minor quibble", or, "just use the adapter!"

...Yeah, but one huge advantage to having direct pass-through of USB power (something Canon and Nikon mirrorless still doesn't have, while Sony does) ...is that you can just velcro an Anker 10-20,000 mAh battery to your SmallRig or tripod leg, and shoot video for an entire 10-12+ hour wedding without ever changing your battery.

I guess it's a good thing the X-T4 battery pack allows you to use THREE batteries, lol; that's probably enough to get through any long day, even shooting video...

You could just use a USB splitter to plug in a battery pack as well. That’s part of the brilliance of USB-c, it isn’t single use.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 18:37 UTC
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HatWearingFool: I don't get it, can't you just directly plug in usb-c headphones if you don't want a dongle? Basically dongle for backwards compatibility while supporting the new tech (usb-c headphones)?

@LingoDingo but everything is moving away from the 3.5 jack. It's just a question of which pieces you replace first. This is like people complaining when the jack went away on phones. Get over it, the 3.5 is going away.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 16:52 UTC

I don't get it, can't you just directly plug in usb-c headphones if you don't want a dongle? Basically dongle for backwards compatibility while supporting the new tech (usb-c headphones)?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 15:44 UTC as 162nd comment | 7 replies
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Don Kiyoti: What a load. "Unsplash" didn't partner with any of these institutions. They simply harvested the images that were already digitized and available to the public.

Funny that's not how the institutions themselves describe the situation.
https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/01/library-makes-an-unsplash/

What's the source of your information?

Edit: Also I see that unsplash is using the organizations copyrighted logo's on their pages of each institutions collection. I doubt they harvested those.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 20:06 UTC

ILC camera makers need to get with the program and offer better smartphone integration. Not just so people can share on social media easily, but because many households don't use laptops or desktops anymore. Most people just use a smartphone or tablet these days.

It really seems like traditional ILC manufactures expect you to have a traditional computer to store and manage your photo's but today that is just less and less likely. They really need to get with the game and figure out how to integrate their cameras with a modern lifestyle. Or they really will be just left with pro's as customers.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2020 at 16:59 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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Robert1975: Artificial intelligence is just human, natural stupidity applied to the machines. They won't become more creative than us.

And they'll never beat us at the game of Go either!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2020 at 19:53 UTC
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cosinaphile: eventually nothing of photography will actually be left

thats my feeling for the endgame of the computational garbage necessary to make pathetic cellphones images passable

we are n the era of the death of things

photography
books
magazines
music created by the artist
art
film
count just two or 3 generations ahead
and the childlike concerns , microaggression obsessions , fruit flavoured beer
food based of frito chips and other childlike garbage

its been said that average greek slave had more culture and learning in their pinky that a phd of our modern age in the entire being .... sounds about right

and the endgame of this train wreck of decent is within sight, the death of all current culture, by the death of a million cuts , to be replaced by the concerns of children:
food becomes snacks
photos become cartoons
iconic archetypes become comic book characters
reading becomes optional
life becomes a cellphone social construct

@cosinphile
"its been said that average greek slave had more culture and learning in their pinky that a phd of our modern age in the entire being .... sounds about right"

Has this really been said anywhere else or even by anyone else? Citation needed.

I suppose since many greek slaves where prisoners of war it's certainly possible a great deal of them were captured kings and scholars but I find it doubtful. Or if you ended up in slavery through debt... Of course if you were a slave involved in wage labour you probably got out and about decently.

But since I've never seen this claim before I'm going with "OK, boomer"

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2020 at 19:51 UTC
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otto k: A better article covering this
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/will-lithium-sulfur-batteries-be-in-our-future/

Yeah, batteries based on this chemistry have a long way to go before they'll be market ready. On the plus side we will be reaping the benefits of the next ten lithium ion batteries soon. I think the next Telsa's will have much longer charging lifecycle.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 22:05 UTC
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Horshack: A product that emulates the ergonomics of what an entire generation of consumers has shunned - standalone cameras.

@Horshack, everyone that I've talked to that has switched from a standalone camera to smartphone only photography.

Basically they all say the same, smartphone makes it much easier to get a better photo (better at auto exposure, wb, and hdr), easier to share, easier to instantly edit a photo if needed, easier to always carry, etc...

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 17:45 UTC
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