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On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (274 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: >equivalent aperture also gives an idea of low-light performance, since it also describes how much light is available across the sensor's area.

Absolutely not true.

Equivalency Police are back ...net neutrality is dead.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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Tiefenunschärfe: About 3 millions of children die every year from hunger - THAT is really sad.

No sadder than a polar bear. Both biological creatures starving to death.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 20:15 UTC

For some reason the following statement stuck out for me: "I love having Raw on the TG-5, as it lets me get rid of the overly blue color cast that sometimes appears in underwater photos, even when using the u/w white balance setting"
...and it seems to be an on-going issue with photographers where they blame or praise a camera feature for something that can be done without that feature. Sure, RAW is a great feature, but you can easily remove the blue haze from a JPEG.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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Potemkin_Photo: So if Ccd sensors are all the rage then the original canon eos 1d should be king of the hill.

One person does not make "all the rage".

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
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zavart: The reason I love B&W photography is not because I hate colour ! Quite contraire. I love it because it lets me focus on the mood and then it allows my imagination to fill it up with colour !

@englishfil - I know what you're saying but you can use any program, algorithm or whatever you want, its still a best guess and nothing can really yield more than that for some of these photos. Can it be 99% correct absolutely, but you're never going to be able to confirm, 100%, that the coloring is accurate. Take that into account and you are now creating potentially inaccurate photos. Is that a big deal, not at all, but one just needs to realize what they are looking at and when coloring becomes the norm, history could get skewed - in as little a way as coloring a photo matters.

Honestly, I don't get it. I see no reason to color black and white photos. They were taken in B&W and there is nothing wrong with that. Don't fix it if it's not broken ...and by fixing it you have a chance of breaking it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 11:38 UTC
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zavart: The reason I love B&W photography is not because I hate colour ! Quite contraire. I love it because it lets me focus on the mood and then it allows my imagination to fill it up with colour !

Imagination is slowly being replaced by cell phones. I don't get the whole B&W to color thing. One is neither better or worse, it just is.

...and lets face reality - the colorization is just a best guess because no one has any idea what the real colors were.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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Sdaniella: most drones would be "mulch" if ingested in commercial fanjet engines as much as large flock of geese being gobbled up, or hitting cockpit windshields or leading edges of flight surfaces

YET no one makes significant DAILY commercial air traffic redirections due to natural LARGE bird traffic, or do they?!

large birds loitering lower down near take-off/landing is taken care of with "sentry predatory birds" (falconry), but does not cover higher altitude large bird traffic at all

so, ... knowing the above ...

terrorists (anywhere & everywhere) could arm* large (wild) high flying birds with small, light, yet "hardened" chunks of metal (ball-bearings), so as to serve as more effective "penetration solids" (less mulchable) to wreak havoc on commercial aircraft engines, cockpit windshields, and leading edge flight surfaces (wings) ... undetected ... unmonitored ... over plenty of commercial airways

Alrighty than.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 21:01 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

People love paying on a monthly basis...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 535th comment | 2 replies

Just a note - the G2 did come in black. I'm staring at it right now on my desk.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

You pay a subscription because your keeping up with Joneses...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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Coliban: Oh, i can´t wait for the remake of "Titianic" with the iPhone.


Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:41 UTC

The French have nothing better to do than make laws surrounding photoshopping models? ...hehe ...hehe ...ahahahhahahahaha.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 44th comment | 10 replies

Its called "Vintage" photography ...and since your in the used car business now how much? That's a clean looking mazda.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:30 UTC as 30th comment

Bad title for a water proof camera. What depth did it leak at?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Ummm, the monkey doesn't own any rights because that is kind of a human thing and the monkey can probably neither comprehend nor understand the concept of rights on that basis. That is just plain dumb, really dumb. I can't really say why the judge would make that ruling, and I'm sure there is a lot more to it, but give me a break.

That said, if PETA has an ounce more intelligence than the monkey, which is questionable, they used this case as a stepping stone to make a case that monkeys own the land they live on, even though monkeys don't know they own the land they live on. Which would be a good thing but to even have to go to court for any of this shows the entire stupidity of humanity, the judge, PETA and everyone on this planet.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Ok. An article on twitter with statements that would actually provide an argument against photography.
Neither good or bad, just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 73rd comment

This is news ...a real photo.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 83rd comment
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happypoppeye: Only giving photographers a bad name with a lawsuit like that ...and probably losing a lot of jobs for future photographers trying to work with large companies.

OK @nachos how does it work? Photographers start suing large companies for astronomical amounts that are absolutely ridiculous trying to get a big pay out so large companies see this and say hey, lets hire even more photographers and use more photos we don't have the rights too? ...ahhh, no. Good try though.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:29 UTC

Only giving photographers a bad name with a lawsuit like that ...and probably losing a lot of jobs for future photographers trying to work with large companies.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

It's a selfie - if anyone should have rights to the photo it is the monkey. If the photographer wanted rights to it or make money off of it he should have sold it before posting it on the internet. It's the internet. He made a few thousand dollars so be happy with that.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:47 UTC as 255th comment | 1 reply
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