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Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:50 UTC as 36th comment
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eno2: A Key Mission 360 killer.

Keymission video has decent quality at the centers of the two cameras, but the side views are terrible, with low quality and bad stitching.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)

Choppy pan, what shutter speed?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 17th comment | 14 replies

Is that an Arca dovetail on the tripod collar?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Chaitanya S: That tripod collar doesnt inspire confidence. Also 10-24mm is quite compact, when is that lens expected to release?

What's your concern with the tripod collar? It appears to have an Arca dovetail, so that's a nice plus. And it doesn't have a long cantilever as many collars do.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Flat metalenses now work with a range of colors (43 comments in total)

From bluish green to green, in a lab prototype. That's an interesting advance, but a long, long way from having any utility in consumer imaging. There are much more immediate uses in microscopy, but that doesn't get the widespread press attention.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Gaaaak. I hated the twist body. I wonder if I have any of the noisy, low res images saved on ancient hard drives?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 18:40 UTC as 52nd comment

Okay, I'm getting rid of all my Nikon equipment.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (140 comments in total)
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wetsleet: "... By protecting consumers, we protect confidence in our system of commerce."
Is that not exactly what they failed to do? Consumers were left unprotected to the tune of $34 million because the "system of commerce" was left wanting. Now that the horse has bolted (or more truthfully dropped dead in the stable), they take "action".

Consumer protection is rarely ever proactive in this political climate. Even in California. Lily did its own crowdfunding...I can't imagine it would be possible for any consumer agency to police all the independent crowdfunding campaigns on the planet. I'd be pleased if sites like DPReview would stop treating crowdfunding campaign press releases as if they were normal consumer products. Lily got a lot of press coverage that made them look trustworthy and viable.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 21:45 UTC

Bringing Kodachrome back is much more difficult than resurrecting Ektachrome. Kodachrome essentially had to be processed by Kodak. Ektachrome E6 processing was ubiquitous.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 103rd comment

Looks like the scratch prone finish that Fuji used on the Hasselblad X-pan I owned.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:43 UTC as 28th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: USB 2.0? Is this 2005?

The lack of USB3 or a headphone jack are trivial compared to laggy touch operation, erratic AF tracking, and lossy raw files — among others. The A6500 is a lousy phone, to be sure, but I'm not looking for a phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:53 UTC

Good news, it won't crash if the battery has a problem.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 17th comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (712 comments in total)
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NAwlins Contrarian: Beginners?!* No, this camera only makes sense for experts who know how to live within its severe limitations, and want something very inexpensive / disposable for use within this camera's narrow performance envelope. Beginners would be much better-served by a used MILC from Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus, or maybe even--dare I say it?--even a used Canon EOS M. In fact, I think in most cases beginners would be better served by an original Sony RX100, which is still available new for just a little more than this camera.

*"Conclusion ... Good for: Beginners looking to move from their smartphone to a platform that delivers higher quality photos ...."

It isn't a good choice for anyone, no matter how carefully you couch the language.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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W5JCK: Oh goodie, another dumb bleeping Kickstarter project slash stupid non-photographers gadget. Buy a real camera from a company that knows how to secure financing. Kickstarter is just a ripoff web fiasco that allows undesirables to take money from morons to pay the salaries of lazy jerks who have no intention of ever bringing a final product to market, much less support that product. Vaporware would be the better term to use.

A product on Kickstarter isn't a product. A few companies have a good track record, but treat everyone else with extreme skepticism. I don't like equipment news sites giving coverage to crowdfunding campaigns for products that don't yet exist.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 21:00 UTC

Nice work on the gallery images.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 89th comment
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (78 comments in total)
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Lan: "The company bills its software as a much cheaper but no less robust alternative to Adobe Photoshop"

Well it is in beta afterall ;)

The license for the non-beta Mac version is $49.99. I'd assume the pricing for the Windows version release will be the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (78 comments in total)

Poor noise reduction via the raw image engine. There's no alternative engine option as on the Mac version that uses Apple's engine. And the platform is 32-bits, meaning 8 bits for RGB plus one 8-bit alpha channel. For someone who just needs an 8-bit editing application, it's cheap and seems versatile.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Can you guys quit using bokeh as a synonym for shallow focus? The word describes something much more subtle and very specific...the quality of out-of-focus areas. By misusing the word you also rob it of its utility.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 20th comment | 12 replies
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Denis of Whidbey Island: I gave up my search for a belt clip that works with Arca-Swiss plates. Seems strange that vendors don't cater to that large market.

The Camera Clips do indeed use an Arca-compatible plate. The plate isn't large, but it works with Arca clamps on my monopods and ballheads. There's an accessory that creates a soft belt mount. If I'm using a backpack, I prefer to hang the camera from a shoulder strap.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
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