Dester Wallaboo

Dester Wallaboo

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Enter the horde of angry trolls.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 67th comment
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PaulSnowcat: Oh my god! SO MANY stupid iPhone propaganda lately! Again and again and again! DPrewiew, seriously, STOP TAKING MONEY FROM APPLE! Just Stop!

Are they taking money from Apple?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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Everythingis1: I've definitely had issues with the Surface pro, but only on the Pro 3 and older models. That being said, Microsoft has always just given me a brand new one in replacement for free, no charge for fixing it.

whoops!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
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ybizzle: Consumer Reports needs to worry about its own relevancy in 2017. In the age of first hand consumer product reviews on Amazon, BestBuy and other retail sites, the days of Consumer Reports are numbered.

ybizzle... you realize that you cited sources that take advertising dollars from the companies products they are reviewing right? Do you see the conflict of interest here? CR is $35 for a year. That's bloody cheap for having access to such valuable information.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
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Everythingis1: I've definitely had issues with the Surface pro, but only on the Pro 3 and older models. That being said, Microsoft has always just given me a brand new one in replacement for free, no charge for fixing it.

CR is one of the last reliable sources for reviews. Unlike the sources you cited, CR doesn't take money for advertising from manufacturers. They have zero pressure from these entities to produce good reviews of their products. CR doesn't even allow a manufacturer to send them a product, they go out and purchase the product themselves to ensure that they are getting what a consumer purchases.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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ybizzle: Consumer Reports needs to worry about its own relevancy in 2017. In the age of first hand consumer product reviews on Amazon, BestBuy and other retail sites, the days of Consumer Reports are numbered.

Forbes: Amazon's Rotten Core.... an article about how reviews are gamed on Amazon. https://www.forbes.com/sites/suwcharmananderson/2012/08/28/fake-reviews-amazons-rotten-core/

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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cosinaphile: what is the complaint rate for apple after 2 years

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498302,00.asp

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
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J A C S: Finally - I can use my 15mm fisheye all the time and zoom in when needed.

LOL

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
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Scottelly: Smart marketing. They'll sell the crap out of them along with the new iMac Pro. Those two products go hand-in-hand, and would appeal to a lot of independent movie makers, like college students with fresh student loans.

What is interesting is that the iMac Pro is really geared towards 3D creators not video creators. Premiere and AE both benefit from high clock speeds vs multiple threads. So the 4.2Ghz iMac will trounce the 2.8-3.0Ghz iMac Pro. We've done numerous tests pitting our iMacs vs our Mac Pros. And the iMacs consistently beat out the 12-core Mac Pros by 70% or better in render times. However, when it comes to 3D rendering, the Mac Pro is king of the bunch.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

But I digress..... my primary point was that gear doesn't make the shots. It's simply a tool. And in most cases you don't need a RED to get the job done. Meaning, the RED isn't going to give you significant or noticeable gains vs cheaper gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

The times when we absolutely need the RED cam for shoots are for a) shots to be used for compositing later where we need 6K footage, b) shots that have need for the DR because of the lighting, and c) when clients require projects to be shot on RED. Most other shots can be done on other cameras other than the RED. As the RED can be a pain to work with when shooting under 6K as you're dealing with crop-sensor shooting at lower res.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

Awesome.... then you know what I'm talking about.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

Let me tell you how it goes in this world. Some of what you do is part of the dog-and-pony show that a client expects. Show up to a big shoot without a RED and some clients will think you're simply a noob. So, you pull out the RED for their production despite the fact that, for their particular shoot, most any camera would work great. But some clients have expectations based on limited knowledge they have of the industry and how things work. Same is true with lighting... show up to a shoot without ARRI or Kino Flo and you may get a sidewards glance.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

I shoot professionally primarily for broadcast commercials. So yes... my video work requires it. http://mediagrabbers.com

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

It's like when people see my photos and/or footage... and the first question is 'what camera are you using?'..... as if the camera is what made the scene they are viewing.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

I never said that gear doesn't matter. I'm saying that gear matters a helluvalot less than people think. The kit matters, but the kit isn't making the imagery. Your lighting, setup, story, talent, contrasts, etc. are what make it compelling. I've seen some of the most amazing work produced from some of the crappiest gear ever. And I've also seen some very mediocre work produced from some very expensive gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: When Canon switched mounts to implement autofocus many users were dismayed. Now Canon offers compatibility between all its DSLRs and all its lenses while Nikon has many lens/body incompatibilities.
Apple has irritated many by going to USB-C, leaving legacy external hardware requiring a dongle. Soon, as the rest of the industry adopts USB-C, Apple will look like the forward thinking corporations they are. Even the lack of an SD card slot avoids the problem of future incompatibilities with new SD card specifications.

Here's to the future. Cheers!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 00:11 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: It never ceases to amaze me how people assume it's the gear that creates great photos.

Canon 5D III for still photography. Canon C300 II and RED Epic for motion.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 00:08 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: When Canon switched mounts to implement autofocus many users were dismayed. Now Canon offers compatibility between all its DSLRs and all its lenses while Nikon has many lens/body incompatibilities.
Apple has irritated many by going to USB-C, leaving legacy external hardware requiring a dongle. Soon, as the rest of the industry adopts USB-C, Apple will look like the forward thinking corporations they are. Even the lack of an SD card slot avoids the problem of future incompatibilities with new SD card specifications.

One last note on USB-C.... from The Verge: How's the USB-C rollout going? “We think it’s going great,” says Jeff Ravencraft, president and COO of the USB Implementers Forum, who calls early Type-C devices like the Nokia N1 tablet, the latest MacBook, and the new Google Chromebook Pixel “above and beyond our wildest dreams” for the first products to hit the market. Manufacturers like Asus have got on board with USB-C this Computex, too, and it’s hard to walk the show floor without coming across hubs, adapters, and cables that support the new standard. “This is the fastest transition we’ve seen in 15 years or more,” says Ravencraft, “so knock on wood everything’s going extremely well and we’re really excited.”

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: When Canon switched mounts to implement autofocus many users were dismayed. Now Canon offers compatibility between all its DSLRs and all its lenses while Nikon has many lens/body incompatibilities.
Apple has irritated many by going to USB-C, leaving legacy external hardware requiring a dongle. Soon, as the rest of the industry adopts USB-C, Apple will look like the forward thinking corporations they are. Even the lack of an SD card slot avoids the problem of future incompatibilities with new SD card specifications.

I never claimed the iPhone is an audiophile's dream. And I never called it 'headphone hatred'. Crikey, you guys are so overdramatic. The headphone jack needs to evolve. Let me ask you the questions again. Does the current headphone jack implementation support multichannel audio? Does it allow for power to be sent for headphones such as sound cancelling? Does it allow the headphones to talk to the audio device and identify themselves to the audio device? Does it allow the ability to send an digital signal over the connection for either the headphones to to have their own DAC or for another external audio DAC?

This is the natural evolution of headphone jacks. I'm not saying that Apple's implementation is doing these things, however, a lightning or USB connection COULD do these things. And I would love the whole industry to move this direction. Why be stuck in old tech?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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