mdmarqphoto

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I bought the Blue Gray Polaroid Now+ on Amazon two weeks ago, so it's not exclusive to the Polaroid online shop.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2021 at 15:15 UTC as 18th comment
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mdmarqphoto: I've been thinking about getting a warmer like this for awhile and thought this might be the one for only $20...until I saw on Amazon that there others that look just like it for $14.98.

@JMB711 They look almost identical, so I bought one and it works fine.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2021 at 16:16 UTC

I've been thinking about getting a warmer like this for awhile and thought this might be the one for only $20...until I saw on Amazon that there others that look just like it for $14.98.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 14:40 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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sprocket-docket: Always kinda knew they would try this at some point, and I'm not surprised at the end product. Smartphone-type sensor and printing of digital images instead of actually exposing the Instax film to the light coming off the lens, so the charm associated with instant photography won't really be here. But I bet a fair amount of people will get it at some point or other who find it hard to adapt to the idea of analogue-only instant photos.

They already tried this before - Instax Mini LiPlay. This one looks nicer though and has all the effects which should make it more interesting.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 18:27 UTC

Being an Instax fan I will likely get one to add to my collection, but doubt the digital images will be that great. I have a couple of Canon CLIQ cameras and although the prints look fine and fit the purpose, the saved images aren't anything to brag about.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 18:25 UTC as 43rd comment

Silver on top and black on the bottom...for vertical video. Yuck.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 17:58 UTC as 11th comment
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It will be fine: If I add a small softbox on it, how is this a modeling light? This is just a led attached to the front of the flash.

Exactly what I was thinking. Also, if you bounce the flash off a wall/ceiling it certainly isn't going to show how the light from the flash will look.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 15:29 UTC
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sh10453: As an electrical engineer, I am not convinced. The heat is still trapped inside.
I'm sure engineers know what I'm saying.
Nevertheless, why did they use a "heat conducting silicon" plate and not a copper plate, out of curiosity?
Will there be an air conditioner on wheels next??? It'll need a portable generator!

@sh10453, yes, they could, but then it wouldn't be so temporary (as it's described) and folding the display back in it's original position would be quite messy.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 15:42 UTC
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sh10453: As an electrical engineer, I am not convinced. The heat is still trapped inside.
I'm sure engineers know what I'm saying.
Nevertheless, why did they use a "heat conducting silicon" plate and not a copper plate, out of curiosity?
Will there be an air conditioner on wheels next??? It'll need a portable generator!

I would guess they went with silicon because it's only mounted temporarily, and the soft silicon can mold itself to the texture of the plastic back for better cooling (of the back, not sure about the inside :-) )

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 17:01 UTC
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MichaelInUK: I got 8 out of 10 right simply by picking the less fuzzy photos. Then at the end I was informed I'd got 20% of the answers correct!
Conclusion: don't let the Canon ad department design cameras!!

I chose 9 out of 10 legit items and got 10% correct. I then reread the wording above and realized i was supposed to pick the fakes!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 15:35 UTC
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lightandaprayer: This is an example why it is important to have an offsite Cloud backup in addition to local backups.

With the better services Cloud backups can be configured to continuously monitor a computer and initiate nearly instantaneous uploads whenever data is created or altered. The main thing a user needs to do is perform regular data restoration tests to confirm that things are working as they should. Data is encrypted and 2FA using an app or USB key provides additional account security.

None of this is difficult or time consuming to do. . . I pay Backblaze $5/month for unlimited data storage, about the equivalent price of a typical espresso drink.

I feel the same way about my setup, but things can happen. Someone posted in the forum recently that their NAS got a ransomware infection, apparently via an update automatically downloaded by the device. Would your precautions have prevented this?

Not arguing with you, but not everyone protects their systems equally and your advice, although quite good, could be bad for people that don't have it configured optimally or don't have local offline backups as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2021 at 21:03 UTC
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lightandaprayer: This is an example why it is important to have an offsite Cloud backup in addition to local backups.

With the better services Cloud backups can be configured to continuously monitor a computer and initiate nearly instantaneous uploads whenever data is created or altered. The main thing a user needs to do is perform regular data restoration tests to confirm that things are working as they should. Data is encrypted and 2FA using an app or USB key provides additional account security.

None of this is difficult or time consuming to do. . . I pay Backblaze $5/month for unlimited data storage, about the equivalent price of a typical espresso drink.

I agree with you, but with ransomware infections this can be a problem - the encrypted files will get backed up. Depending on the service and configuration one may not be able to restore from a cloud backup.

Of course a local backup should help out in those cases.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2021 at 20:41 UTC
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Rolf Brenner: For sure you can't get a negative from Supersense in the same way as you can get it from Fuji FP100 you can't even get a negative in the same way from any other Fuji product (FP-3000B for example). Supersense is based on Polaroid not Fuji. Posting the video would be okay many years ago when Fuji FP100 was available now it's just odd! Why you are posting this it's odd! Show a video how someone get's a negative from Supersense. This video isn't relevant anymore!

I am aware if it but it's been awhile, so this was simply a reminder. Nothing wrong with that.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 15:20 UTC
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Rolf Brenner: For sure you can't get a negative from Supersense in the same way as you can get it from Fuji FP100 you can't even get a negative in the same way from any other Fuji product (FP-3000B for example). Supersense is based on Polaroid not Fuji. Posting the video would be okay many years ago when Fuji FP100 was available now it's just odd! Why you are posting this it's odd! Show a video how someone get's a negative from Supersense. This video isn't relevant anymore!

I still have 4 packs of FP-100C, so it's still relevant to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 16:33 UTC
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bmcnich: This guys entire defense is that he didn't understand the rules and that they're too complicated. He takes no ownership for his actions and his only regret is that he got caught.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_GgqTMvx-I

That video is a joke - he simply doesn't care about the rules and now that he was caught he claims he didn't know about them. I not much of a drone flyer but even I know all the rules! Why? Because I have subscribed to one channel on drones for a few years now where the rules are discussed often. I sought out that info, this guy doesn't seem to feel any rules apply to him. The comments on the video crazy too, so many people supporting him.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2020 at 21:45 UTC
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marc petzold: I don't know the Focal Length of the old Lens, but this one here is 31mm @F9 only, the old Sprite original was with 3 Speeds, F8, F11, F16 Aperture, albeit without Flash. ;-)

Ilford should sell this new Sprite-II for 19.95 USD, but then, i would guess, they won't make any kind of Money with it. The Miniscus Lens is for sure a Plastic Lens.

For $19.95 I'd buy one, just for fun. $34.95 is just a bit too much for the fun factor when I can buy old point and shoots for $5 at the thrift shop.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2020 at 18:30 UTC

Good read, thanks Roger!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 14:47 UTC as 97th comment
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DotCom Editor: It's a good thing I wasn't in the middle of swallowing my coffee when I read the price.

Sadly I was...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
On article Atomos launches Connect, a $79 capture card (95 comments in total)
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Horshack: If you're looking for a basic HDMI to USB capture device then I recommend this one for $14:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0897YM9W1

I use mine to connect a camera for Zoom meetings and it has worked flawlessly. No proprietary drivers are necessary - driver support is built into the operating system.

Funny timing, I just bought this one https://amzn.to/3mW0GWZ for $12.00 on a Lightning Deal two days ago. Looks like the same shell, but like others have said, the Atomos could have custom hardware/firmware.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 14:28 UTC

Why do they keep calling devices like this "scanners"? They're really "dupilicators", and less so for this one since it doesn't include a capture device.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2020 at 16:10 UTC as 9th comment
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