Clyde Thomas

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Image Creator
Joined on Dec 4, 2010

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That's because they never tested the Panasonic Lumix CM-1.

But DPReview did...
"The CM1's 1-inch 20MP CMOS sensor has the same dimensions as the chips in premium compact cameras such as Sony's RX100 or Nikon's 1 series, and is around seven times larger than the 1/3"-type sensors that are most common on mobile devices."

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 00:43 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Were this inarguably true,
then we'd have seen a Nikon branded smartphone by now.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

I like it. Hope those who can afford one will enjoy it.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 156th comment
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)

Congrats to all who want the a7RIII. Though it's popular to compare with D850, I think it more appropriate to compare with AMount a99II, which got most of these upgrades over a year ago, and still has higher frame rate, more LCD articulation, front multi controller, full matching vertical controls, more compatible battery, larger lens selection with linear MF, etc...

As welcome as the a7RIII is, I'm always amazed how the same or better specs from a year ago in AMount a99II go unappreciated. Yes this a7RIII is groundbreaking for EMount. Compared to AMount, not so much.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 02:36 UTC as 85th comment | 7 replies
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Clyde Thomas: Looks like the logical upgrade to my beloved and powerful Vaio Z Canvas.
Vaio is nice with SD card backup full flush inserted into computer at all times.

No dongles! Hear that Mac...?
Last week hotel room I plug TV HDMI from cable box straight into computer without carrying anything extra.

Very good HP! You've got this long time Mac user's attention.

There is nothing mysterious enough about USB C to invoke Jesus upon.

Why would I want a dongle to do what's already built in to the Vaio or HP? When Mac provides an SD card reader that allows the card to sit flush inside, then I will revisit returning to MBP. I've had a number of them over the years and I like Mac for many reasons. I'll go where things are "going" after they get there. Until then, I'll work happily without the need for external drive, dongle, card reader because one thing I've learned over the years is that adapters bring woes to the reliability chain... Or did Mac provide a locking mechanism for the dongle?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:11 UTC

I still have two NX-1's beyond full Sony EMount and AMount kits.

NX-1 is incredible. Both hacked beyond 30min video limit, big battery small camera. I keep them around for extended hassle free clips that would cause Sony to melt.

Run the video through the Samsung movie converter and the IQ is stunning. Much better than importing into Premier without converting.

Clients loved that I could email their buyers straight from camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 100th comment
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Clyde Thomas: Looks like the logical upgrade to my beloved and powerful Vaio Z Canvas.
Vaio is nice with SD card backup full flush inserted into computer at all times.

No dongles! Hear that Mac...?
Last week hotel room I plug TV HDMI from cable box straight into computer without carrying anything extra.

Very good HP! You've got this long time Mac user's attention.

Glad that works for you.
My Vaio is the mobile solution without the need for backup external drive because SD card is always installed and ready to transfer to faster desktop back at studio. The Vaio has all that other stuff built in so I can tether, ethernet, display with just a single USB cable in the camera bag.

Vaio pen is decent, but not like Wacom tablet for my desktop. That's why this HP is so attractive with Wacom technology. I have, and have had the best Macs available since the Quadra and Power PC (Radius) days. Typing on a 5K IMac right now. But I'm happier and better served by keeping Windows 10 and Android running right beside the Mac.

I'll reconsider MBP when they address my needs for today. Tired of watching them abandon their promises for tomorrow before tomorrow comes.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Why DSLRs lenses are heavy compared to mirrorless lenses ?

Sony EMount 35/1.4 weighs 630g.
Sony AMount 35/1.4 weighs 510g.
Nikon 35/1.4 weighs 601g.

Mirrorless is heaviest of all... And the largest.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Looks like the logical upgrade to my beloved and powerful Vaio Z Canvas.
Vaio is nice with SD card backup full flush inserted into computer at all times.

No dongles! Hear that Mac...?
Last week hotel room I plug TV HDMI from cable box straight into computer without carrying anything extra.

Very good HP! You've got this long time Mac user's attention.

Jacques, do you really think in three years I'll not be using SD cards? Do you think hotel room televisions won't be using HDMI cables and boxes?

In all honesty, I'll probably not be using the VAIO in three years. But my business needs are now and current... like today.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:53 UTC

Looks like the logical upgrade to my beloved and powerful Vaio Z Canvas.
Vaio is nice with SD card backup full flush inserted into computer at all times.

No dongles! Hear that Mac...?
Last week hotel room I plug TV HDMI from cable box straight into computer without carrying anything extra.

Very good HP! You've got this long time Mac user's attention.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:56 UTC as 23rd comment | 8 replies

In this age when latest Nikon/Sony continue using outdated protruding metal strap lugs from 1940's... This little retro Yashi finally does away with them.

Not judging... Just noting.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 193rd comment | 1 reply

Wait...

Wha?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 197th comment

Great shot!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 01:31 UTC as 122nd comment

"...customized version of Digital Director..."

Worth a looksee. But PlayMemories and Capture One for Sony are quite robust already. Digital Director could make waves by offering zebras.

Manfrotto also has interesting video lights that could in theory work intelligently with multi interface shoe...

Hope they're not just trimming everything in orange... (read Cinnabar). That would smell of Hasselblad refit embarrassment.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)

Way to go Niko! A fine camera amidst a field of many fine cameras.

Hope this does well for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 71st comment

I blame Barbie.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 04:20 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
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quietrich: “Social, Health and Economic Impacts report, commissioned by Beat and produced by PwC in February 2015, estimates that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder”.
https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-beat/media-centre/information-and-statistics-about-eating-disorders

“Western culture and society may also play a part. Girls – and, to a lesser extent, boys – are exposed to a wide range of media messages that constantly reinforce the idea that being thin is beautiful”.
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Anorexia-nervosa/Pages/Causes.aspx

Is there a problem with "thin is beautiful"?

Are you insinuating that fat is ugly?

BTW... the eating disorders you link list binging and obesity.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Fashion photographers know that clothing designers use ultra thin models because their body shape does not intrude upon the haute couture or pret-a-porter concepts. It's not about the model. It's about the clothing.

Certain body styles are preferred for all types of industry including horse jockey, basketball player, sumo wrestler, astronaut... and yes, designer women's fashion.

Neither laws, policies, bans, fines, jail time, nor the opinionated snap judgements of mass market fashion Walmart shoppers will change that. But they will worsen the problem of anorexia and bulimia.

So since we cannot control our own children, then shall we control others?

Your opinion is false and degrading. You offer it to your children. Others find truth and beauty in what they do. Will you allow them to pursue it?

Real fashion models don't offer your children anything. Your children simply notice there are people who act differently than what you approve of. Easy for a parent to deem that as a threat. But that doesn't necessarily make it a threat.

Some guide by example. Some guide by controlling judgement.

And you apparently didn't read the second half where I said:
"...they should be having seriously fun talks with their "children" about how desires of the heart can often cause sickness in the body."

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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Barty L: Good. People are people, not cartoons. That type of image alteration sets up an ideal we are supposed to aspire to, but can never attain. The purpose (obviously) is to provoke consumer desire, but the dark side is masses of women (and some men) who aren't comfortable in their own skin. So altering the body shape of models amounts to deliberate antagonism - just more corporate psychopathy. It deserves to be snuffed out.

Please don't confuse and/or conflate propaganda with marketing.

One creates a problem, and manipulates via deceptive tactics.

The other identifies a problem, and answers the market demand.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 23:49 UTC

Banned by Getty Images.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 13th comment
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