WT21

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sleibson: Sentence the van driver to community service... on the salt-flat repair team.

Agreed. We don't need more people in jail. A fine, restoration work and maybe even more community service beyond that (6 months worth, instead of jail). Based on the van, though, I'm guessing the person is not exactly rich. $5K could be hard to cough up. Community service (with an anklet to track whereabouts) would be good. Maybe national parks restoration work in general?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
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WT21: I didn't get a TZ until the TZ5, but it was that camera that broke my love affair with Canon -- when I realized all the cool stuff I wanted was never in a Canon pocket camera (super advanced things like 720 video, 28mm wide, long zoom in pocket cam, etc.) Canon was always like 2-3 years behind.

lol. Yes, I'm in m43 land, too. I have a number of TZ5 prints around the house of the kids from back then. It printed nicely in small to medium sizes.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:56 UTC

I didn't get a TZ until the TZ5, but it was that camera that broke my love affair with Canon -- when I realized all the cool stuff I wanted was never in a Canon pocket camera (super advanced things like 720 video, 28mm wide, long zoom in pocket cam, etc.) Canon was always like 2-3 years behind.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 01:59 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

I stopped with "crowd funding" big projects a while ago. Never got any return from any of them

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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Kona Mike: Why all the love for DNG? Sign me up so I can pay Adobe monthly forever! NOT.

@Kona Mike -- not converting locks you into whatever RAW proprietary format the vendors use. Are you sure Pentax (as one example) or Oly will be around long term? You gotta lock into something.

I don't see any way that Adobe can lock down DNG. All that can happen is software vendors drop support, which could happen with any format. Your link does NOT show that C1 doesn't like DNG, but shows C1 optimizes better on native formats. For whatever reason, C1 doesn't seem to associate the post-captured converted DNG with the camera, but the article says it does with IN CAMERA processed DNG. It seems it's a C1 issue, and a note to C1 might help.

Do you have any other examples other than C1 of lack of DNG support?

I get it -- you hate Adobe and their monthly rent -- but I don't think this example is really valid.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 14:07 UTC
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Kona Mike: Why all the love for DNG? Sign me up so I can pay Adobe monthly forever! NOT.

That's a good link, and I enjoyed the read, but that's not at all what that article says. What it does say is that Capture One uses profiles specially targeted for each camera. When you open a DNG in CaptureOne, IF YOU CONVERTED FROM A PROPRIETARY RAW FILE, then Capture One doesn't know what to do with that file, and can't apply it's special format. It does say if you open DNG from a camera that produces DNG, then Cap1 handles it with the right profile. This is nothing about Adobe locking you into their products. It's about how C1 has better out of the box profiles.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
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Kona Mike: Why all the love for DNG? Sign me up so I can pay Adobe monthly forever! NOT.

DNG is an open format. You don't have to pay Adobe anything

from wikipedia "Digital Negative (DNG) is a patented, open, non-free lossless raw image format written by Adobe used for digital photography."

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 13:59 UTC

three words -- DPR click bait.

Worked on me, lol!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 06:06 UTC as 194th comment
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Robemo: I was at a Christmas party where someone had a Fuji Instax camera with him. He took quite a lot of pictures that he gave away to those present. Very generous considering the price of a cassette.
Thing is that after the party most of these pictures were lying around on the floor and scattered all over the place. Only very few took a photo with them. Although I recognize the 'joy of instant photography' as described, I realisticly have to ask myself how much joy it actually gives people to have an instant photo that often doesn't look that great. From the experience of the party not that much.
When so few people care it then becomes a bit of a waste of precious recources.
By the way, I was one of the few that took one photo with him. A funny but not brilliant photo that is now lying on my desk. Now what? Put it in a shoebox and forget it forever? A photo-album with a so-so picture?

I understand your point, but the counter point is I have 17,000 pics that almost no one looks at. Probably doesn't use as many resources, but I do have them backed up, etc. and to take them, I keep recharging (and buying) batteries and gear. Maybe I need to pick up gardening as a hobby instead ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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Eloise: You have to "love" counterfeiters mentality... they go to all the trouble of making a lens look identical to the Canon, then fail to put a space in the most basic of detail!

But now they know! That will be corrected for "version 2" :)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 23:20 UTC

Did you hear about the counterfeit ring the feds left intact? They were rubbing the 0s off of $20s to make $2 bills.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 57th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (114 comments in total)
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Coliban: Thank you Olympus, i will embrace the roll out of this camera:

- same Sensor as the E-PL7
- same Monitor as the E-PL7
- same control dials as in the E-PL7
- same battery and card slot as in the E-PL7
- same flimsy battery door as in the E-PL7
- same rear screen mechanism as in the E-PL7

So, prices will drop for the E-PL7 and since i have broken my E-PM2 (was my own fault), prices for the E-PL7 will drop significantly and i will save probably about 200 €/$. As a small travelling camera these Olympus line is really nice, sufficient IQ, and they are still smaller than my backup camera for the D800E, the D3300.

Thanks!

That's what I did!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:30 UTC
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Tomasz_Wk: "On the face of it, the Olympus E-PL8 is an E-PL7 after some plastic surgery and a few added art filters."

At least with Fuji, you get those through firmware updates, no need to buy a new camera. That's what happened with my 3 years old X-E2.

Fuji is wonderful!

Except for the sensor.

They should go back to Bayer

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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roninlim: stupid flip down lcd screen again,no selfie or vlogging on gorilla pod

up is assuredly better than down

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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Halina123: Looks like a good solid introduction to the m43 system.
Only complaint is that they should have made the slight upgrade to latest 20MP sensor.
I don't understand people commenting about not wanting to upgrade from pl7 to pl8. Why should they upgrade every year? A good camera should last at least 3 or four years.
This camera is aimed at new users and people upgrading from much earlier models.

agreed, a 20MP sensor would have gotten more EPL6 and 7 upgraders. Maybe EPL9. side note -- I like the selfie screen. Good for vacation shots when paired with a wide angle lens

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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Wildbegonia: Tilting screen is limiting if you pursue other takes than self-portraits, it is very limiting to say the least. At this level of camera, it should have fully articulated LCD.

There are sooooo many other articulating options. Not every camera has to be the same. Get a GX8. GX8 also has better video support anyway. This EPL series is not a video camera, and the tilt is perfect for a pocket cam

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (151 comments in total)

"Adds the ports" Apple refuses to give you

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 13th comment
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cxsparc: One of the frustrating things about humanity is that Apple will continue to find buyers for their product, regardless how they milk their customers or detached ignorance of their needs.

As long as it is "cool" to own an Apple product, they will sell it to those in need of that.

Logically, upping the price of the MBP by 200 USD, dropping all current port standards except for the headphone, requiring the "Pro" customer to hang a set of expensive dongle on each USB-C port just to get SD/USB/ext HDD/HDMI connectivity should result in raising a finger to Apple and boycotting.

And that status bar thing is a joke compared to the added functionality of a touchscreen - and even that isn't even included in the 200USD raise.
Jeeezzz...

During my last encounter with an Ipad I learned that NO you can't quickly share pictures from your camera or another smartphone over bluetooth with an Apple product.

OK. Thanks. Also, I suppose, they are making it up with the new MBP prices, lol.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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cxsparc: One of the frustrating things about humanity is that Apple will continue to find buyers for their product, regardless how they milk their customers or detached ignorance of their needs.

As long as it is "cool" to own an Apple product, they will sell it to those in need of that.

Logically, upping the price of the MBP by 200 USD, dropping all current port standards except for the headphone, requiring the "Pro" customer to hang a set of expensive dongle on each USB-C port just to get SD/USB/ext HDD/HDMI connectivity should result in raising a finger to Apple and boycotting.

And that status bar thing is a joke compared to the added functionality of a touchscreen - and even that isn't even included in the 200USD raise.
Jeeezzz...

During my last encounter with an Ipad I learned that NO you can't quickly share pictures from your camera or another smartphone over bluetooth with an Apple product.

as I understand it, they raised their prices for the most part on this gen

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:08 UTC

It's simple. I bought a 2015 MBP. I will not buy this gen. I'll wait to see if Apple gets its head right. Otherwise, Windows machines are looking better every day.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 39th comment
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