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Something I don't understand. While the Times behaviour seems both unethical and illegal, why would someone put up with this for ten years?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 02:41 UTC as 29th comment | 11 replies
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (310 comments in total)
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photo perzon: They are charging a lot for the miniaturization. This might be a Nikon A repeat, killing a model with a price too high since the beginning.

You could always use it to take photos of your wife's hair while she is asleep. Like with the Nikon A.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:59 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1517 comments in total)

Instructions to buy Lightroom as a standalone license are still available here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-single-app-Lightroom-6.html

I haven't tried this yet as I've been working with LR 4.4 for years and transcoding newer camera files using Adobe DNG Converter. If it still works, I might buy this as the last version of Lightroom that I will use, or continue to use LR4.4 and DNG Converter into the future.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:38 UTC as 439th comment

In the days of the Canon G7-G10, this camera would have made me flip out. Since the Sigma DP1, I've maintained that Canon have the tech and ability to put an aps-c sensor in a compact camera body, and they finally have. It's just too bad that they have attempted a balance between sensor size, aperture and zoom range and come up short.

The 24mp sensor at base ISO will likely produce some amazing images, but we can't think of this as a daylight-only camera. The slower aperture at longer zoom ranges will mean that it will have to hit higher ISO's to freeze action in low light, which may negate the larger sensor advantage compared with 1" and m43 camera with fast lenses.

If the market didn't include very decent 1" and m43 cameras, the G1X III would clean up the high end market. As it stands, there are a lot of good alternatives for a lot less money that offer other features and flexibility.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:57 UTC as 28th comment
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Vegetable Police: Microphone port = no. Goodnight. Coulda been a nice little vlogging camera.

Like YouTube needs another vlogger. Yeah.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:37 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: Good news, everyone: If you're not happy about the limited zoom and the slow aperture on the G1X mark III, the Mark II has a larger zoom range AND faster aperture: 24-120mm equivalent F2-3.9 lens .

I agree, the G1X III makes the G1X II look even better than before.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:26 UTC
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zaqfalcon: Nobody 'goofs off' with an A7R II and Sony 16-35mm F4 lens in a Nauticam housing with a Sea and Sea 240mm dome and two Sea and Sea ys-d1 strobes.

@lawny13 - there is no 'problem' to be a part of, unless you're talking about values regarding consumerism and global ecology. What you're describing is a hobby, and people can do what they want as a hobby without judgement as long as it doesn't negatively impact someone else. It could be said that buying multiple items has an impact on the environment, but it can be countered that the money you spend goes towards employment. So it's checks and balances all round.

Personally, I balk a bit at conspicuous and outlandish consumption, and think about how things can be recycled and upcycled to help maintain natural resources. But this doesn't extend to someone buying multiple whatevers for their hobby.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: 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.

I'm still on CS6, LR 4.4 and DNG Converter. Haven't paid Adobe anything for years. I'm not the customer they are looking for.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
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zaqfalcon: Nobody 'goofs off' with an A7R II and Sony 16-35mm F4 lens in a Nauticam housing with a Sea and Sea 240mm dome and two Sea and Sea ys-d1 strobes.

I try not to judge the financial decisions of others unless it affects someone else negatively, like buying overpriced items and blowing the budget, or expecting someone else to cover their debt.

Having said that, I once saw test footage shot by a guy who had just bought a RED Epic. It was footage of what I presume was his daughter jumping into a pool at 200fps. It was a bizarre juxtaposition of rank amateur composition and cinema grade slow motion. I tried REALLY hard not to judge his expenditure when the output was utter trash.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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zaqfalcon: Nobody 'goofs off' with an A7R II and Sony 16-35mm F4 lens in a Nauticam housing with a Sea and Sea 240mm dome and two Sea and Sea ys-d1 strobes.

@dash2k8 - some people place high value on capturing memories of their beloved children and have interest in technology. That 'rich guy' is no different from the multitudes of people who buy mid - pro level cameras and take photos of their kids. Are they wasting their money, too? Who are we to judge how someone else spends their money?

Some years ago, a man was dying of cancer, and bought his wife a Nikon D700 and 35/1.4 lens to take photos of their as-yet unborn child. She learned to use it and is presumably continuing the legacy of her husband and also benefiting from the gear. Was that a waste of money? Or a heartfelt investment for the future?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: What happens if Zeiss buys Blackstones 45% of Leica?
Zeiss will have its own camera.
Is it bad for Sony?
Bad big time.
What will happen to Summilux, Elmar and Elmarit?
Gone forever?
Would Zeiss allow Leica to compete against Zeiss?
This is very interesting.

Any takers for Nikon?

45% isn't a controlling majority interest, and it's shares, not ownership.

Leica is continually profitable at this point, and for a competitor to buy it and then axe the brand, were this even possible, would be a foolish financial decision.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 23:42 UTC

At the first announcement about this phone, I commented that my dreams of seeing Princess Leia projected from the Hydrogen's holographic screen were not going to come true. But now...!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 03:16 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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M Chambers: "Sony has just unveiled a new, groundbreaking (at least for them) cinema camera."

Whom exactly does DPR thinks dominates the cinema camera market if not Sony?

It's like saying, "Nikon has a groundbreaking (at least for them) SLR lens." That's what Nikon does! They make lenses!

The number one digital cinema camera manufacturer is Arri, with the Arri Alexa, Alexa Mini, Alexa 65. The majority of high end movies and television shows are shot on the Alexa.

Panavision cameras and lenses dominated the film industry for decades and have only recently been overtaken by Arri. Panavision has recently released the Millennium XL, which is a collaboration between Panavision, RED and Lightiron. Panavision provide body design knowhow. RED provides the sensor. And award-winning colour grading company Lightiron provide the colour science.

And that brings us to RED Digital Cinema, who rapidly gained a lot of headway in recent years. Quite a few documentaries and online TV shows are being shot on RED, especially since Netflix has a list of approved 4K acquisition cameras and RED fits. RED has a lot of owner operator cachet, too, which makes it an aspirational brand for many film makers in the same way that Mercedes or Audi is an aspirational brand for car owners.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-P1 (61 comments in total)

This was a very exciting time in camera development. The long development and prototypes for Micro Four Thirds, the promise of high quality images and video in a camera 'you could carry in a jacket pocket', and finally the release of the first cameras. I was all agog when I took photos of it at the Sydney PMA show in 2009. Fun times. Now I don't carry a huge DSLR any more, just a tiny Panasonic GM1 and a prime or two, and a Panasonic LX7.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/archiver/3696201178/in/album-72157620650855624/

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 6th comment

This has to be Leica taking the mickey out of themselves. There have been some really dumb limited editions over the years (Lenny Kravitz Leica M, anyone??) but at least they have some effort put into them, with customized paint jobs and high end lenses. This is a joke. Let's just slap the name of a city on the camera and call it a day. Pathetic. And I'm a diehard Leica fan, and even I think this is bollox.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 30th comment
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pixelTwister: Clearly Zenit are buying Leica:
https://www.dpreview.com/news/5710804150/report-45-of-leica-is-up-for-sale-and-zeiss-is-interested

Clearly!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
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Billiam29: The Smarter Every Day YouTube channel has posted a video of his experience capturing the ISS transit from a location in Wyoming. It includes normal speed video if you want to get an ideo of how quickly the transit actually happens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lepQoU4oek4

I saw that video a day or so ago, the excitement in the video is palpable.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 07:00 UTC
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Slatan: Looks like it's been through a plane crash rather than checked in. Anyway, if the lens looks like this, I assume everything else in the bag is smashed to bits. I can't imagine what they could've done to bring it in this state.

Have you ever seen baggage handlers with suitcases? They pick them up and lob them into a steel bin like the winner of a dwarf-throwing contest. Seeing that made me think very carefully about anything that goes into check-in luggage.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:35 UTC
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Mike FL: After Microsoft killed Nokia, Nokia is not too easy to regain the market.

I had Nokia phone as it had the best camera back to then, but none of camera makers write APPs for windows Phone to control real cameras. Also other APPs are not available for windows' phone too. So I uses Android phone now.

English is freeware? I thunk you're mislandering your redefinitions. Mayhap you consider revisiting the ducktionary.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:28 UTC
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35mmBlueSky: It's about time Sony test the water with their 1' sensor in their next gen smartphone like the one they used for RX 100 V, Panasonic tried this before and I'm sure Sony could use a much better design to the advantage, their current offerings do not sell well, so might as well try that to dethrone Samsung and Apple in an unique way.

I've been considering getting a Pana CM1 to replace my Note 4, primarily for the much better quality images. Sony could do it, but will they?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 07:29 UTC
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