HowaboutRAW

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ZeBebito: Leica will end up following Hasselblad's route swallowed by some huge Chinese corporation or otherwise disappear.

Selling reading glasses and cell phones won't save them.

james s. kennedy:

I blame valuing the making of the deal over the thing(s)/services made.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (136 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Amazingly, the Canon G1 cost $1,100 when it was released 17 years ago. That means over $1,500 in today's dollars. Which is more than twice the cost of a Canon G7 X II, Panasonic LX10, or LX100 and a lot more than a Sony RX100 V cost today.

It seems we have come a long way.

Marty:

The sensor and chip factories are cheaper, per pixel, now to set up.

A 2017 laptop is vastly more powerful, and cheaper, than one from 2001 too.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (136 comments in total)

Where was "throw back Thursday" on Thursday last?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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ZeBebito: Leica will end up following Hasselblad's route swallowed by some huge Chinese corporation or otherwise disappear.

Selling reading glasses and cell phones won't save them.

ZeBebito:

"Oh here comes again the eternal Leica troll mr Raw to defend their brand."

Defend the brand? I can, and will.

But how about you start by reading the very brief DPR post before posting your Leica bashing.

As for brand defense: Leica Camera seems to have no great trouble selling cameras and lenses--I see digital Ms about once a week on the streets of my city. And the best Leica lenses sure are optically better than what Canikon offers.

Again start with reading.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:09 UTC
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ZeBebito: Leica will end up following Hasselblad's route swallowed by some huge Chinese corporation or otherwise disappear.

Selling reading glasses and cell phones won't save them.

So you didn't even read a tiny bit of the post by DPR, skipped even the headline.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:05 UTC

And I'm going to trail Affinity Photo 1.5. V1.0 wasn't great.

My copies of Photoshop CS5 and CS6 will function perfectly for years.

Let's hear it for Adobe DNG converter too.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 20:52 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: So I finally shot some lossless compressed D850 NEFs, and the smallest I got was 58MB.

Most were about 65MB, some as big as 80MB.

So why are these DPR lossless NEFs as small ass 44MB?

Now lossy NEFs are between 45 and 58MB in my shooting experience.

MrBrightSide:

File size goes up with higher ISOs but ALL of my NEFs shot uncompressed with the D850 are in the 91-94MB range.

The size dependent on image complexity system you describe is more akin to jpegs images.

Lossless should simply write the same data into a smaller package. Lossy doesn't interest me except academically. Well, and lossy NEFs from the D850 look washed out--even when shooting with the optically excellent 105mm f/1.4.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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daddyo: If in fact, this is a 'Q-tip', it is totally biodegradable. The tip is cotton and the shaft is a paper product.
All this angst, by a bunch of people owning and buying plastic filled cameras and lenses produced by smoke belching factories in China.

If the shaft/stem has a colour that often means the "Q-tip" stem is plastic.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)

So I finally shot some lossless compressed D850 NEFs, and the smallest I got was 58MB.

Most were about 65MB, some as big as 80MB.

So why are these DPR lossless NEFs as small ass 44MB?

Now lossy NEFs are between 45 and 58MB in my shooting experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Will it mount real Leica SL mount lenses and focus them?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 71st comment
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M W B G: Ya buy one and have them spy on you even easier now. Google goal is to have at least 5000 points of information on everybody on earth.

PhotoFactor:

The fact that Google hasn't had a data breach, doesn't mean such an event couldn't happen.

And more importantly: Google can choose to share your data, the records you generate from say your YouTube searches.

Now, no, Android, assuming you know what you're doing, is not a major way that Google can track your online activities.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Fake news, an interview with an imposter.
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No one at Nikon could possibly be ignorant enough to believe that no professionals are using Olympus, Sony or Fujifilm.

panchorancho:

A lot of Fuji and Olympus ILC gear and Fuji X100 cameras in your gear list.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Fake news, an interview with an imposter.
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No one at Nikon could possibly be ignorant enough to believe that no professionals are using Olympus, Sony or Fujifilm.

panchorancho:

What is a "fake photographer"? Do you mean that someone using say a Fuji XT2 doesn't bother to put a memory card in the slot?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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BJL: In response to a "push question" that essentially demands agreement with the idea of a Nikon full-frame mirrorless, this curmudgeon for whom the Df is not old-fashioned enough so he had his customized his back to the early 1960's replies:
"we must consider doing full-frame"
which only says that this option must be _considered_, even if mirrorless Nikons in the more mainstream DX format are also offered, or if in the end only DX format is chosen.

So where does the headline get "it must be full-frame" from?
UPDATE: "must be" is from a human translation. I trust that the computer translation did not spuriously add the word "consider" and suspect that the human translator overlooked it, maybe out of wishful thinking.

P. S. definitive news about future products does not come though back-door chatter like this!

P. P. S. Or maybe this curmudgeon is from the part of Nikon management which thinks that "D850 users must be male".
UPDATE: he is retired, so yes: a nostalgic curmudgeon.

Well don't you know in postmodern speak "must be" can be read to mean "must consider". Sarc.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Fake news, an interview with an imposter.
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No one at Nikon could possibly be ignorant enough to believe that no professionals are using Olympus, Sony or Fujifilm.

Did seem like a strange claim.

So is ignoring Leica mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Bet it will have a 3.5mm headphone output.

NetMage:

Right, I understood that about USB-C headphones, but DACs of any decent quality need some space, that's why I'd wondered about the AirPods.

Now, no, I'd say higher audio quality playback is not great concern for users of Apple hardware, absent a serious external DAC.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Bet it will have a 3.5mm headphone output.

ZeneticX:

The "leak points" is a bogus Apple excuse.

And an 1/8 inch jack is a high quality standard that can transmit more and better data, while using less power, than wireless headphone systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Bet it will have a 3.5mm headphone output.

RS:

"remove the DAC"? Does each of the Apple wireless headphones, each individual AirPod, have its own DAC then? Unlikely, and if each does, that degrades the sound quality. Yes, there are headphones with DACs.

Also there are vastly better headphones, and they have nothing to do with wireless protocols.

Then yes, there are excellent, non-Apple, wireless headphones for those who care about sound quality--however bit rates matter.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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Mark Turney: It’s still Android 🤢.

MT:

Well one can download files that the OS can't immediately use, like downloading an .exe file and storing it on a Mac, before installing in on a Windows system.

iOS stumbles if you try to download files it can't immediately open, this can apply to say NEFs from a Nikon body.

Perhaps iOS 11 will fix this issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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M W B G: Ya buy one and have them spy on you even easier now. Google goal is to have at least 5000 points of information on everybody on earth.

Use a browser other than Chrome.

Also it's the ISP, or data provider (the phone company) that can do the real tracking.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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