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I was very keen to get this Loupedeck but then I read that it will not work in Camera Raw if images are opened via Bridge. Sounds crazy if true, as that is how most non-Lightroom photographers work. Can anyone confirm?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2022 at 23:42 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

carying around a lens totally defeats the advantage of having a pocketable camera phone that does wide, portrait and zoom. The software in the best camera phones have come a long way - unless you pixel peep, they are more than capable to replace a dedicated camera for non-professional work

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2022 at 23:21 UTC as 56th comment

And in other important DJI news; The Air2s is finally compatible with the RC controller

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2022 at 23:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Xiaomi 12S Ultra Sample Gallery (158 comments in total)

While the phone sounds promising, the software is a massive let-down. Check comparison videos between this and the Vivo X80 Pro. The Vivo crushes it (and most other phones) even if the software is also not perfect.
The Vivo X90 Pro+ is rumoured to be released soon with a 1" sensor too. Combined with the newer Qualcomm chip and Vivo's amazing camera tech, it will be worth waiting for. Btw, not here to promote Vivo, I'm just very excited having almost pilled the trigger on the X80 pro

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2022 at 20:18 UTC as 2nd comment

Finally time to retire my Hero 7 black - was about the pull the trigger on the 10, but glad I held off a little longer

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2022 at 00:35 UTC as 5th comment

Now please announce the Vivo x80 Pro Plus with the new SD processor that doesn't overheat

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2022 at 23:26 UTC as 2nd comment

Man, how many times have we seen the Death Valley salt flats in competition pictures?!? Stunning photos though!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2022 at 16:12 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma 24mm F1.4 sample gallery (52 comments in total)

I used to not care about weight, but as I get older I started feeling the strain when doing 8 hours+ weddings. Using the Sony 24 1.4 GM is such a pleasure - and the Tamron 70-180 is a life (back) saver (came from a Canon 70-200 2.8 with adapter). Never going back to heavy gear as long a lighter alternatives are available

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2022 at 16:09 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Been watching comparison videos between this and the Vivo X80 Pro. Decided on not getting any of them. The Vivo has overheating issues, the Xiaomi neglegted the periscope and selfie camera which are pretty bad. I am hoping other companies will embrace the large sensor (and using the entire sensor) while not skimping on the other cameras. Dropping 1k on a phone, you want everything to feel premium.
For now, my 4-year old Huawei P30 Pro is doing a great job

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2022 at 22:36 UTC as 13th comment

Reviews coming in already https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohltpJStiKc
Seems the ultra wide and zoom are sub par which is a big shame. The S22 ultra is all-round great. Though - most of the shots are taken with the main camera and if the 12s is the best on the market - perhaps still worth it? waiting for comparisons with the X80 pro before deciding (and hopefully a European release!)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2022 at 01:49 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Henrikw: As its unlikely this phone will have a global release, any reason for us to get excited? Anyone planning to import it from China?

It says the 12s is unlikely to have a global release. But fingers crossed.
I have a Huawei P30 pro and still an amazing phone.
Cant say the environment is the factor keeping me away from more regular upgrades, that would be money

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2022 at 10:04 UTC

As its unlikely this phone will have a global release, any reason for us to get excited? Anyone planning to import it from China?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2022 at 23:34 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

Sounds exciting, but these days it's all about clever processing. ie the Xperia Pro-I had the large sensor but poor processing/optimization.
The Vivo X80 Pro has a smaller sensor, but market leading image quality. I'm very close to pull the trigger on this phone but will wait a bit to see what clever tech Xiaomi comes up with.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2022 at 21:32 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

Looks impressive, but why would you go for this over over the S22 Ultra if the versatility and quality of the cameras is the main reason for upgrading your phone?
Seems Samsung still has the edge - I can't find a single reason why I would go for the Vivo

Link | Posted on May 20, 2022 at 10:26 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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MrBrightSide: Mirrorless cameras are doomed thanks to innovators like this. The camera companies should have stuck with DSLRs and improved them to far out-perform these imaging monsters. Instead they tried to develop a whole new camera paradigm—reinventing the wheel.
Pursuing mirrorless was a fruitless, and now apparently fatal distraction.

nah, I will never swap my two Sony A9's for mobile phones when shooting weddings. Mirrorless is the best thing that happened to wedding photographers who used to log around heavy equipment for 8+ hours.
I don't see how these are in direct competition with mobile phones.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2022 at 10:22 UTC

Wow, I was so close to buying the Air 2 after practicing with the Mini for 6 months.
1" sensor is awesome - I mainly use the drone for photography, often low light. The noise is pretty rough on the mini.
I do enjoy the small size and relatively low noise of the mini so guess I will keep it for certain situations

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 18:09 UTC as 8th comment
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Botifarro: :
And all of this in the same miniscule, dinky and most un-ergonomic body of ANY camera on the market.. and without even a built-in battery grip. If this is a "pro" camera, let me go outside to see if a meteor is coming, because I think maybe it is. What a joke.

If you can afford this camera, you can afford the grip. Many people - including pros - buy these camera in part because they are small and light. It makes perfect sence to leave the grip as an option as it's not needed by everyone.
I bought a grip because I have big hands and like the extra stability. Coming from Canon 5d MKIV's, I never felt they were too small. Much better button layout and customisation was something I immediately noticed. And my back keeps thanking me for shedding the weight.
No, this camera looks like a winner in every way

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 20:40 UTC

In what scenario are you comfortable to manually use 1.2? Tripod in a studio? Surely not on the move at shoot which offered no second chances.
I love the big apertures as it allows me to shoot low light at weddings (ie dimly lit churches).
I would be in a world of pain though if I attempted a wedding with a manual focus lens

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 09:34 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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EXkurogane: DJI has been accused of sending footage filmed on their drones back to China before. Now a patent infringement on mechanism that drives the rotors huh. That sounds like suing a competitor because their car has the the same wheels or driveshaft. Feels like a political move to me, because everything is china's fault nowadays. Even your momma suffering from diarrhea due to a bad meal is also china's fault.

@EXkurogane If the Chinese government imposed a permanent ban on consumption of the animals identified as being carriers of the virus, we would not have this current pandemic. After the SARS outbreak (another coronavirus) in 2002, wildlife sold at their unhygienic markets were identified as a culprit.
China acknowledged this and imposed a temporary ban on the sale/consumption of these animals. But the ban was lifted after just a few months and now the coronavirus is back. So no - this is not like "poisonous animals in Australia" - it could have been prevented but the Chinese decided not to as their cultural practices had greater importance. We should call them out for this disaster regardless how much money is at stake with them as business partners.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 15:05 UTC

man with large format camera takes picture of woman on computer screen. yes, we are all bored at the moment

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2020 at 16:46 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
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