zsedcft

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zsedcft: The winning portrait is incredible.

It is very rare that I am so impressed by a portrait but the framing is great, the subject is powerful and the scene reinforces the treacherous journey by showing the dirt on his clothes and the expanse of the ocean. Even the color contrast is perfect. He almost looks desaturated against the vibrant blue background. 100% deserved winner.

Enjoy your weekend talking to yourself.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
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zsedcft: The winning portrait is incredible.

It is very rare that I am so impressed by a portrait but the framing is great, the subject is powerful and the scene reinforces the treacherous journey by showing the dirt on his clothes and the expanse of the ocean. Even the color contrast is perfect. He almost looks desaturated against the vibrant blue background. 100% deserved winner.

@drive
It was an insult with a smiley face.

You know what is suspicious? Nobody has commented on this post for 19 hours yet you replied to my comment within an hour. Nobody would have received a notification apart from Interim. That is an amazing coincidence that you randomly chose to reply to my comment so quickly and supported his unpopular opinion after I called him out. It's almost as if Interim and Drive are the same person and you have a second account to back up your opinion. That would be beyond pathetic though, so it must just be a coincidence.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
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zsedcft: The winning portrait is incredible.

It is very rare that I am so impressed by a portrait but the framing is great, the subject is powerful and the scene reinforces the treacherous journey by showing the dirt on his clothes and the expanse of the ocean. Even the color contrast is perfect. He almost looks desaturated against the vibrant blue background. 100% deserved winner.

You seem like a disgusting human being based on your comments. I am sorry that your life sucks so badly that you have to get pleasure from insulting strangers on the internet. Maybe one day you will be brave enough to actually create and share art and not just criticise people who do.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 17:45 UTC

The winning portrait is incredible.

It is very rare that I am so impressed by a portrait but the framing is great, the subject is powerful and the scene reinforces the treacherous journey by showing the dirt on his clothes and the expanse of the ocean. Even the color contrast is perfect. He almost looks desaturated against the vibrant blue background. 100% deserved winner.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:12 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies
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jvasco: This article is just ridiculously biased. If that was not enough the author imprecisely refers to the touch bar as "scroll bar". Now we know this guy opinions price: you just have to offer him some gear.

@DL Cade
It is part of the human condition that you favor stuff that you don't pay for. Why do you think that all of the amazon sellers give out free stuff in return for reviews? If you don't have to spend your hard earned on something it automatically becomes a far better value to you so you give it a better review. If you review something scientifically (like DPReview) you will be less likely to give a biased review - even then your reviewers can be influenced by hype and branding for the things that aren't scientifically tested. This guy was clearly giving a qualitative assessment of the product so it is likely that he was influenced by the warped "value" of a free product.

His review may not have been biased but I would still prefer a review from a professional who bought it with their own money. This, after all, is probably a $3300 laptop.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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FLruckas: No thank you....
All the Sufaces we've had have had problems...
Randomly want to reinstall the OS...
Forgetting they had hard drives in them....
No longer in production use here....
Bye bye...
I think even Blackmagic cameras have better QC than the Surfaces we've owned...
I'm not a MAC guy....
But if you offered me a Surface or a MAC?
I'd take the MAC.....

@fujica Sure, everyone is making it all up. Nobody has any issues with surface hardware. Your sample size of 1 proves everything.

We have 10 surface pros (3s and 4s) in the office and they constantly break. A friend of mine spent the same amount of money on his original surface book as I did on my MBP and you can see the anger in his face when it bluescreens once a week. I am happy to have left searching for drivers, bluescreens, disk issues, slowdowns, reinstalls, viruses and all of the other windows related issues behind. The hardware costs more than it should but it works well. If this "surface beast" is anything like all the other high powered windows laptops I have had you can probably fry an egg on it and it will sound like a jet taking off when the fans kick in.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (125 comments in total)
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lambert4: A nice review, as someone who constantly checks out the drone market but has only played with the "toy" category, this seemed informative and easy to understand.

I wonder how it compares to the Mavic Pro though, in my mind it was the compact DJI not the Phantom?

Another thing to consider is the mavic platinum which is quieter and has a longer flight time. I recently bought the low noise propellers for the mavic pro but I have yet to test them (you basically aren't allowed to fly a drone in NYC so I need to wait til I'm out of town).

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (125 comments in total)
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lambert4: A nice review, as someone who constantly checks out the drone market but has only played with the "toy" category, this seemed informative and easy to understand.

I wonder how it compares to the Mavic Pro though, in my mind it was the compact DJI not the Phantom?

I have the mavic pro and would recommend it. The 16 minute flight time of the spark must be very limiting, the gimbal is inferior on the spark and it also doesn't shoot 4k.

The other thing that goes against the spark in that its arms don't fold in. The Mavic is a very similar size to transport and obviously has many more features.

I just hope they release a Mavic with a 1" sensor and 4k60p. That is the only reason I would upgrade.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 14:43 UTC

These drone threads are terrible. You just get the anti-drone nuts liking each other's comments rounding on everyone who has an opinion that differs from their own.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 18:12 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
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M W B G: Crazy how many planes are in the air at any given moment.

@Paul Boddie. I think a 3rd runway is supposed to reduce the circling because they won't have to wait so long for a landing slot.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 18:00 UTC

I hope this story gets spread as widely as possible. It's really bad publicity for CBS. They should just admit their mistake and settle for half of what he is asking for. The worst thing is that they did the same thing twice so they don't have a leg to stand on.

If I was that photographer I would be crawling their site looking for other photographer's unlicensed work. Start a class action lawsuit and really take CBS to the cleaners.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 46th comment
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zsedcft: Why do fanbois exist? Why are you so intent on pushing the brand you bought into?

I use a Nikon D800 for serious stuff, a Sony RX1 for when I don't want to carry the weight or family vacation (or need to be less obvious) and an Eos-m for timelapses (because of ETTR in magic lantern and I don't care about wearing out the shutter). I use a mac and have an android phone.

The worst thing that could happen in the camera industry is for one company to "win" and be the only supplier. Do you think Sony and Nikon would be innovating so much if they were out in front? Canon dominates the market so they only put in the R&D money they need to maintain their position. If there was only one manufacturer imagine how bad things would be. I would actually argue that it is advantageous for your chosen manufacturer to be the minority player because they will be putting in the extra effort, unless they do a Samsung and give up :)

It does if you say stuff like: "look at Canon and Nikon with their outdated DSLR bodies. I think Nikon will go bankrupt soon. hahahaha".

If that doesn't sound like you, then you are safe.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 18:49 UTC

Why do fanbois exist? Why are you so intent on pushing the brand you bought into?

I use a Nikon D800 for serious stuff, a Sony RX1 for when I don't want to carry the weight or family vacation (or need to be less obvious) and an Eos-m for timelapses (because of ETTR in magic lantern and I don't care about wearing out the shutter). I use a mac and have an android phone.

The worst thing that could happen in the camera industry is for one company to "win" and be the only supplier. Do you think Sony and Nikon would be innovating so much if they were out in front? Canon dominates the market so they only put in the R&D money they need to maintain their position. If there was only one manufacturer imagine how bad things would be. I would actually argue that it is advantageous for your chosen manufacturer to be the minority player because they will be putting in the extra effort, unless they do a Samsung and give up :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
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Adam Sharp: Upgrades profit and small improvements. Film cameras could last a life time digital slr and prices drive me nuts

I don't understand people who talk about how much better the film days were. You can buy a used D800 or D800E for $1000 and take 150,000 shots without having to buy film or pay for developing. You get better quality for less money. Nobody is forcing you to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:45 UTC

It's an interesting concept. Shame they couldn't fit a 1" sensor in there. Camera phones often have a bigger sensor than that.

It could potentially be a good resource for photography students as they don't really have the constraints that we grew up with which forced us to think on our feet. Some of my best pictures come about when I have limited time, lenses, equipment etc. A properly exposed and framed picture will always be better than one that needs heavy alterations in post - a limited camera like this would certainly teach you that.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 240th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (107 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: DPR could invite readers to submit photograph for this section and the staff could choose one photo every week from the pool to honor as photo of the week. Could be a popular segment.

I suggested that before and questioned why Erez was featured every week and Barney got mad. At least Erez isn't being featured every week now (probably as a result of DPR being called out on it) but the user-submitted photo of the week suggestion was ignored.

This is actually a better picture than we normally get told is "photo of the week" although Erez still manages to get photo of the week 80% of the time.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 00:34 UTC

Mirror blackout time shouldn't be an issue because this is only at 7fps and the d5 shots way faster so you would think that the D850 would have as much time to focus.

If the technology and components are the same then you would think that this is just a problem with the software that can be fixed with a firmware update. Nikon usually releases one fairly soon after launch and then possibly another one in a few years. I'm interested to see how it performs with the grip.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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zsedcft: I really wish he hadn't harassed the train driver. I don't really have a problem with the rest. I don't think a drone could realistically damage or derail a train. The guy is clearly extremely talented.

@vik2012

The comparison is appropriate. An f22 is the most computerized fighter jet in history. The level of automation is WAY beyond what this drone has. The pilot still needs to be highly trained and talented to fly it well.

The D850 is one of easiest cameras to use because the autofocus and metering are so advanced. That doesn't mean that you can give all credit to the camera and not the photographer.

If you fly drones you will understand that the control and spatial awareness of this guy are very impressive. I mean, he flew a drone under a moving train. How is that not impressive?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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zsedcft: I really wish he hadn't harassed the train driver. I don't really have a problem with the rest. I don't think a drone could realistically damage or derail a train. The guy is clearly extremely talented.

Daryl-G congrats on posting the most stupid comment in this entire thread (you beat some pretty strong opposition, too). Did you even watch the video?

So is the pilot of an F22 not talented? What about an F1 driver? What about a professional photographer using a D850? The fact that he builds his own drones makes your comment even more farcical. I mean, that's not even good trolling. You are just making yourself look bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 22:22 UTC

I really wish he hadn't harassed the train driver. I don't really have a problem with the rest. I don't think a drone could realistically damage or derail a train. The guy is clearly extremely talented.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 108th comment | 8 replies
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