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cosinaphile: red to commemorate all the suicide deaths at the foxconn plants where overpriced apple products are produced?...the sidewalk on the building perimeter only occasional primary color

.. oh aids ....ok then

cosinaphile you are totally ignoring the fact suicide rates are high in China. Both ABC News and The Economist reported that the suicide rate of Foxconn employees was actually lower than the country's overall suicide rate.

http://www.economist.com/node/16231588

In 2010 when the rates were higher at the Foxconn factories they were still lower than in all 50 American states.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-and-dell-investigating-the-foxconn-working-conditions-2010-5?IR=T

Yes they could employ American workers but it would push the price up of their products. Do you think Samsung would suddenly start making their products in America to... no.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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cosinaphile: red to commemorate all the suicide deaths at the foxconn plants where overpriced apple products are produced?...the sidewalk on the building perimeter only occasional primary color

.. oh aids ....ok then

Yes Peiasdf he ignores the fact that suicide rates are high in China anyway and not just in Foxconn. A company that does not just make products for Apple. Add Sony, Nintendo, Amazon, Sharp, Toshiba, Motorola, Huawei, HP, Dell, Acer and Cisco.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:05 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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Windeguy: Once you use a good EVF like the one on the X-T1 it makes you think twice about how much you think you like an OVF.

The "What you see is what you get" image from the OVF is quite helpful.

armandino you are kidding yourself if you do not think the A7rII does not have an issue before it is so dark a OVF is useless. You try taking the two cameras, lets say a D700 or a 5DMKVI and a A7rII into a London, say a fringe venue. Then take about 800 photos on single shot of different compositions during a 100 minute period and you will soon discover how useless the A7rII EVF is compared to the OVF. You edit through those photos and you will have lost vital images and getting the timing wrong on others due to the issues the EVF has. You will have also have lost that production company or venue for any future work.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Seems like to go with the GFX50S, one has to compromise quite a bit on camera performance for a relatively small IQ gain.
Judging from the rapid advancement of the FF mirrorless cameras since the A7 came out, I can't wait to see what happens in a few years' time.

Slaginfected even the 5Ds r does not resolve fine detail as well. Better than the Sony yes but not as good as the Fuji.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (494 comments in total)
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cshyde: So for eight thousand dollars you don't get autofucus?? Ithough the whole point of a rangefinder was to easily find the range to the subject. I guess the hundred or so one percenters who can afford one can also afford a tape measure to get their distance correct. Stupid millenials. Next they'll start shooting film because digital images offend them.

So you clearly have no idea about this camera or how it works? Your comment has to be the funny comment of the day.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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Zaptrax: Why does the ostrich feather (lower left) only show in the Fuji tests and is not visible at all in the tests of the other cameras?

Can you remember it even being there before because I can't. Maybe a new addition?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Seems like to go with the GFX50S, one has to compromise quite a bit on camera performance for a relatively small IQ gain.
Judging from the rapid advancement of the FF mirrorless cameras since the A7 came out, I can't wait to see what happens in a few years' time.

The difference is large when you start looking at the hair samples. The Sony A7r II can simply not resolve the fine detail.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Daylight. For non-critical manual focusing, OVF. Looks better, if that matters. Dimmer lighting. EVF. Much better view owing to gain. Focus FAR easier, if needed, compositional quality as good or better than OVF. Very dim lighting. Neither is perfect, but the EVF will probably let you see something where the OVF will likely only show specular highlights, if any.

Take a EVF into a theatre production in low light, which is what I photograph as a profession and you will find how hopeless they are. Especially if your subject is moving or your moving the camera. A decent AF will work just fine if it goes down to -3 or -4EV and you know what your doing with it and have set the AF up correctly. You simply do not have the time to MF as you will miss shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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Windeguy: Once you use a good EVF like the one on the X-T1 it makes you think twice about how much you think you like an OVF.

The "What you see is what you get" image from the OVF is quite helpful.

Used a X-T1 it but it is not that great. Certainly not in low light when you are moving or the subject is moving.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Daylight. For non-critical manual focusing, OVF. Looks better, if that matters. Dimmer lighting. EVF. Much better view owing to gain. Focus FAR easier, if needed, compositional quality as good or better than OVF. Very dim lighting. Neither is perfect, but the EVF will probably let you see something where the OVF will likely only show specular highlights, if any.

Generally EVF is worse in low light than a decent OVF. What you are seeing through a EVF in low light is not reality. I shoot theatre productions for a living and EVFs are just not there yet by a long way. The lag in low light is hopeless.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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Hanoise: Adobe is a company who has worked out how to rip customers off completely and utterly.
They have worked out how to charge all adobe user to pay for EVERY SINGLE UPDATE and pay through their teeth!

My subscription has finished this month, and I am looking for different options now for video and stills editing software. I would be much happier to pay a one off fee of many hundreds then keep giving adobe money mo th after month for ever.

It will be much more affordable to pay a lot in one hit, then have money ripped out of your account every month forever,.

ADOBE, YOU HAVE BECOME THE TWO HORNS OF THE WHOLE INDUSTRY.......

Well said Paul Grupp. How much did it use to cost to buy Photoshop outright... about £650 and then the updates every 18 months or so... about £200. Then the cost on top of Lightroom and the updates that go with it. The monthly cost is a bargain in comparison.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Michael S.: As an actual SL-user I can say the review is 90% very fair and describing the pro and cons of that camera-system correctly.

What I'm missing is a clear statement that the lenses are superior compared to the ones from Nikon and Canon - like the 24-70 or 70-200. THAT's actually the part where the SL systems shines - and I've used NIKON's finest lenses for 15 years and its best cameras of the period of time.

The two main drawbacks for me, so far, of the SL-system are:
1) AF-C takes too long (compared to top-DSLR) to start following and your percentage of keepers is quite low.
2) The SF-64 and SF-40 flashes (rebranded products) are not as good as you are used too like getting with the Nikon system.

And all that whining about size and weight - a D5 for D810 with 24-70 f2.8, SB-910 flash on it is neither small or light weight too. Seeing the better performance of the SL with the 24-90SL lens really compensates for the little difference.

Tiscal so if you are aware of the Zeiss QC criteria being similar, to the one Leica use, then you know it adds to the expense of producing the lens.

Now if English is not your mother language that could explain and you being forgiven for some of the things you are writing and how some people are taking what you are saying at times as being insulting.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Michael S.: As an actual SL-user I can say the review is 90% very fair and describing the pro and cons of that camera-system correctly.

What I'm missing is a clear statement that the lenses are superior compared to the ones from Nikon and Canon - like the 24-70 or 70-200. THAT's actually the part where the SL systems shines - and I've used NIKON's finest lenses for 15 years and its best cameras of the period of time.

The two main drawbacks for me, so far, of the SL-system are:
1) AF-C takes too long (compared to top-DSLR) to start following and your percentage of keepers is quite low.
2) The SF-64 and SF-40 flashes (rebranded products) are not as good as you are used too like getting with the Nikon system.

And all that whining about size and weight - a D5 for D810 with 24-70 f2.8, SB-910 flash on it is neither small or light weight too. Seeing the better performance of the SL with the 24-90SL lens really compensates for the little difference.

Tical you really are embarrassing yourself over this. Leica lenses as I pointed out are more expensive because they test every single one before it leaves the factory. That cost a lot of money to do because a lot of lenses will be rejected. It is very time consuming. Now if you have used Leica you should be well aware of this. I have sold all three brands in the past and the Leica lenses for the SL being better quality than the other two brands is no real big surprise to me. With Leica lenses you generally get what you pay for. Not so with flashguns but to be fair Canon and Nikon do not make their own flashguns either.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Michael S.: As an actual SL-user I can say the review is 90% very fair and describing the pro and cons of that camera-system correctly.

What I'm missing is a clear statement that the lenses are superior compared to the ones from Nikon and Canon - like the 24-70 or 70-200. THAT's actually the part where the SL systems shines - and I've used NIKON's finest lenses for 15 years and its best cameras of the period of time.

The two main drawbacks for me, so far, of the SL-system are:
1) AF-C takes too long (compared to top-DSLR) to start following and your percentage of keepers is quite low.
2) The SF-64 and SF-40 flashes (rebranded products) are not as good as you are used too like getting with the Nikon system.

And all that whining about size and weight - a D5 for D810 with 24-70 f2.8, SB-910 flash on it is neither small or light weight too. Seeing the better performance of the SL with the 24-90SL lens really compensates for the little difference.

Tical he is talking about lenses not flashguns. All you are doing is showing a lack of experience of using Leica lenses. Each Leica lens is optically tested before leaving the factory. If it is not up to scratch it does not get sent out. That simply does not happen with Canon and Nikon lenses. That adds to the cost for a start. Perhaps when you have used a Leica lens you can contribute more to this thread.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Michael S.: As an actual SL-user I can say the review is 90% very fair and describing the pro and cons of that camera-system correctly.

What I'm missing is a clear statement that the lenses are superior compared to the ones from Nikon and Canon - like the 24-70 or 70-200. THAT's actually the part where the SL systems shines - and I've used NIKON's finest lenses for 15 years and its best cameras of the period of time.

The two main drawbacks for me, so far, of the SL-system are:
1) AF-C takes too long (compared to top-DSLR) to start following and your percentage of keepers is quite low.
2) The SF-64 and SF-40 flashes (rebranded products) are not as good as you are used too like getting with the Nikon system.

And all that whining about size and weight - a D5 for D810 with 24-70 f2.8, SB-910 flash on it is neither small or light weight too. Seeing the better performance of the SL with the 24-90SL lens really compensates for the little difference.

So was the lens quality the main reason you went for the SL or did you appreciate the superior build quality of the camera and the huge EVF as well?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: ill take a 2 d image from a sensor larger than 17.5 sq mm .... i cannot abide the smallest sensor , if apple wants to stop this slide get a larger sensor and a better optical stack ....the reversal of the audio port debacle could also improve things

cosinaphile in less than a year Apple has become the largest seller of cordless headphones in the world. They are outselling every existing brand in the HiFi market and that is a lot of brands. Cordless headphones already have more than a 1% share of the total headphone market. Also look how cordless speakers have taken off. They will not reverse their decision of removing the socket when it has already proved to be so successful for them in sales.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: Just a couple years ago 3D was all the rave. All movies were being released in 3D, all TVs were 3D capable, video projectors all 3D ready, some phones had dual 3D cameras and & glass-free 3D screens, Graphics Cards were all on the 3D spree, all high-end laptops w/dedicated GPUs were 3D ready, some laptops even had glass free 3D screens, handheld gaming consoles were getting 3D displays, camcorders were all getting 3D capabilities & dual lenses, still cameras were starting to get 3D interchangeable lenses..

BOOM! All has died quicker than any fad Ive witnessed to date. Its all so over, so nowhere-to-be-found-anymore, so dead & so buried.. its like.. well.. priceless:) The push of whole world for 3D & the speed it all gets killed is hysterical. Some new TVs even make the point they're NOT 3D capable anymore, thats how badly this is to be KILLED OFF!

NOW, Apple is talking 3D stuff? Now?..just to show you how late, retard & lethargic this innovation-less company has pathetically become.

3D was dead before it was relaunched again. Every time it is relaunched it dies and it will continue to do that. What Apple is doing though is not 3D in the way you are thinking Zoom Zoom Zoom. It is being used for depth and security.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: New technologies are welcome

TheEmrys Minolta do very much still design lenses. They have designed 3 Micro four thirds lenses that have not come to market yet. They produce digital camera lens units for other manufacturers and also projector lenses. The staff also did not go to Sony. At the time Konica Minolta made redundancies. Sony bought the rights to a lens mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: New technologies are welcome

It is possible Minolta has designed this lens and not Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (446 comments in total)
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Linerider: These cameras may not seem like much, but when you compare them to the Nikon D5600, they are on another level!
At-least canon are making improvements.
Nikon seem to think that crippling cameras and taking features away, whilst charging your customers an extra $100 for inferior rubbish is the way to go.
No wonder they've recorded record losses.

'I still say it has the worst Af unit in any 'modern' crop camera.'

EDWARD ARTISTE so you own a 6D but still do not realise you own a full frame camera opposed to a crop camera. Interesting...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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