DarnGoodPhotos

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ovlov: How the 1 percenters are enjoying their new tax cut!

Going to Norway on vacation and having a wedding photo shoot is hardly indicative of being a 1%.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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technotic: That shot looks incredibly dangerous.

Life is full of danger unless you just stay at home.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
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duchamp: A rather trivial picture. Could be also a staged fake. Would be nice to see more from that shoot.

It’s a popular tourist spot so there is no reason to cynically think it has been faked. Here are the rest.
http://www.priscilavalentina.net/trolltunga-norway-wedding/

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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KeepCalm: So does Apple own the rectangle and Polaroid own the square? Have I got this right? We need a list of what fundamental properties of nature and what ancient family names for that matter are owned by which corporations nowadays.
Whenever you get the geometry set nowadays or sign your name you are always terrified of breaching copyright.

This has nothing to do with Polaroid owning a square shape. It has to do with Instax prints looking enough like Polaroid prints that someone might reasonably confuse the two.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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pdussart: I guess that Niepce, Daguerre and Talbot Fox families should sue Polaroid. A sad swan song.

Why would they do that? Did they have instant photo prints which the Polaroids prints look very similar to?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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jkspepper: The key point is fujifilm profiting from the 'goodwill' derived from the polariod-copied shape. However how can you calculate that good will if polaroid can't make a profit?

Taking that logic, shouldn't Polaroid be paying Fujifilm since the Polaroid square format has shown to result in losses and as such the Polaroid-square format has negative goodwill.

The test is whether a person can reasonably confuse a Fuji print with a Polaroid print.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I'm considering switching from my Canon 6D system to the Fuji system. I'm a little nervous about stepping down to aps-c, but I like how small the Fuji system is, and I'm doing a lot more video these days with a GoPro and iPhone. It would be nice to have a 4k camera that could fit into what I'm doing.

Have any of you switched from a full-frame Nikon or Canon to a Fuji?

Do you need to switch your entire system, or can't you have Fuji in addition to your Canon?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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atamola: To each his own, but I much rather see a close up of happiness, love and connection in a tender moment --if we are talking about wedding photography.

"To each his own, but I much rather see a close up of happiness, love and connection in a tender moment --if we are talking about wedding photography."

Well it's not like that is the only wedding photo of the couple.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (122 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: Which one is capable to be used as telephone?

There is no reason to stop calling them smartphones, because they are phones.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (122 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Best phone with a stupid notch at the top of the display screen..... (opening envelope)..... and the winner is.... the Apple iPhoneX!

Face ID stores its data in the same place as Touch ID, which is inside your phone. The is no database with that info.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (122 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Best display!
Eyes of the beholder ...
You never see the pictures you took from your phone, in others’ phone, but only in your phone. So it is like self-hypnosis... that is...self-photopnosis

Man, if only smartphones gave you the option to share photos with another device.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (122 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: For me, a phone cannot be best if it does not have these basics (without dongles/cables):

- memory card slot
- USB port
- 3.5mm output
- robust build
- timely software updates

I must have these, before I look at any.other things like the display, camera, CPU speed and other features because these other things are all really good these days. So good that it's like comparing 95 with 93 or 96. Having no memory card slot is like comparing 0 with 100, no vs yes. Having a poor build is like 30 with 90 (% risk of damage). Reliability, both in a physical sense and a system software stability sense, is important to me, as a phone has become a major tool in life. I don't need system freezes, outage, or reboots.

So, Apple and no El Cheapo phones, no thanks, no matter how good its.camera is.

The Pixel 2 doesn't have a headphone jack so that takes it out of the ranking as well. Shame since it takes really nice photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (122 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: Which one is capable to be used as telephone?

All of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (122 comments in total)
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Filmie Up: So basically, Sony wins this race, as most of these flagships use some configuration of a Sony image sensor.

I used the Moment lens system (company is down the road in Seattle) paired with my Note 5 and actually got some decent results. I use the Cinema 4K app (Android) which lets me have access to everything except of course aperture, but of course Filmic Pro (company also in Seattle) is a good cross-platform option too. Only the new LG has a stock app that can rival, and 8n some cases exceed the features of the 3rd party apps mentioned above. Have you seen the zoom feature on the LG? The first smooth digital zoom. No one else has that.

Also, if Apple reportingly has the "best screen" then the credit goes to Samsung, not Apple. That's a Samsung screen right there. No one beats Samsung when it comes to screens. Sorry DP (DP is also based in Seattle)

Unlike dedicated cameras, the phone's software does as much work as, if not more work than, the hardware. So saying "Sony wins" is not necessarily accurate. For example, the Pixel would not rate as highly if it didn't have Google's HDR+.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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SammyToronto: Polaroid need to also sue Instagram; they use square pics. Lots of millions to be had.

So are you suggesting that someone might confuse a JPG on their phone with a physical instant print which can be held in the hand just because they are both square?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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medon78: The new Fujis' colors are quite cool and contrasty, at least with Provia.
My age old X100 was somehow a little more pleasing...
... can modern Fujis adjusted in-camera for the old-style look?

You can adjust WB, shadows, color, highlights, etc. in camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (31 comments in total)
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tailings: So..., we're blaming the easy dissemination of information via the internet and ever increasing population on Instagram? Instagram isn't the problem in this case, only an easy scapegoat. Humans by nature will continue to over breed and follow the pack long after Instagram has become a yesterday.

Feedback in the form of likes has been proven to increase the dopamine in your body so sites like Instagram are different from a regular site where you photos are hosted for viewing.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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Peter Sills: Running both I can say that I can concur with this article. Windows has caught up and in many ways surpassed OSX. The anecdotes of crashes and viruses are amusing, but antiquated. In general they come from third-party drivers and not the OS. This is the downside of an OS which can accommodate ANY hardware, which OSX can not. (Also of owning the majority of the market.)

I think Apple has done themselves a disservice by having multiple OSes. Clearly efforts have gone in to iOS over OSX and OSX has suffered as a result. At this point, there are MANY clear benefits in Windows that OSX is going to have to play catch up. For TODAY, Windows is the winner - suck it up!

I suspect Apple is working on it but OSX will need to be overhauled for touch. Its not just a matter of adding a touch screen, but everything needs to. Be redesigned to increase touch targets. Perhaps the new iOS drag and drop functionality will be the basis for that in touch OSX.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 13:20 UTC
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Parrallactic: So is it better than the Surface Pro?

Its more powerful.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
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tko: "If you ask me, it's just one more reason why smartphones will topple the mighty entry-level DSLR."

Try shooting your kid's recital and post those photos. Or a birthday party at a dimly lit Italian restaurant. Or your kid's soccer or basketball game. What is the zoom range of this cell :( ? How powerful is the flash :( ? Even my wife will tell me, "my phone is gonna be a problem, can you bring the dSLR?"

The point is, dSLR users can pick a thousand situations where the dSLR kills a cell phone. Cell phone user can only pick a few situations where their phone is more convenient, and no situations where it beats a dSLR.

So yeah, post those day light, stationary images and keep hoping.

I never said there was a trend in 1” senmsored phones,just that a sensor that large has already been used. They did release a follow up CM10, but it had the same body and not phone capabilities. The CM1 was thick because the guts were stacked and the body wasnt as wide and long as we are used to now. Now that phones are larger, there would be more room for the sensor and guts without needing thickness. Who knows what the camera modules will be in five years, but I predict larger sensors and a folded optic zoom or longer focal length which can be used to give the phones the capability, when combined with two other primes, of a zoom; maybe the software will be able to successfully mimic a middle focal length from the wide and long primes.

FWIW the CM1 was only that thick because they built a control ring around the lens. Without that ring the phone wouldn’t have been as thick.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
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