StevenE

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On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (186 comments in total)
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Bmark: Those are all good choices but I went a different route and based on the fact that I use a maxed out Lenovo Yoga for my travel computer and my travel drives are the drives I use for permanent storage. I chose the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4 TB drives, presently available on Amazon for $180 each. These drives use USB 3.0 and have maximum transfer rates of 220 MB/s. Not as fast as the SSDs, but I've found them to be fast enough that my workflow is pretty seemless. These drives are also a little larger, but certainly small enough for travel and they hold 4TB. The 2TB T3 is $800

"HDD versus SSD is not the topic of this article"
Really? Seems like the author of the article disagrees with you:
"If you're still using regular hard drives for your mobile photo work, there's never been a better time to make the switch to portable SSDs"

I recently bought a 4TB Seagate for CAN$180, which is about US$135, for travel. I store in triplicate, so 4TB in triplicate costs US$540. With SSDs that would cost US$4800. There's zero chance that I'm spending that for travel. And before anyone says you don't need 4TB, well, you haven't covered any events even in 1080p, never mind 4K.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (57 comments in total)

The look ugly to me

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (173 comments in total)
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pdelux: Where is the photo of the cosmic background radiation - which essentially proves the universe had a beginning? Cant think of anything more influential than that?

Kharan ...True, the big bang theory is not as solid as evolution for example. In fact two top physicists recently (within the past 2 years I believe) published the first credible steady-state universe theory.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (173 comments in total)
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pdelux: Where is the photo of the cosmic background radiation - which essentially proves the universe had a beginning? Cant think of anything more influential than that?

naturetech ... except that the picture of the distribution of CMBR matched the predictions of Big Bang theorists. When a theory predicts a result that is later found to be true ... that is a big deal.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 04:26 UTC
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StevenE: This is great if you don't use very much data (too $$$) ... but if you don't need much data, why do you need it so fast?
Oh, it matches the Macbook Pro ... my bad

ColinMichael ... true ... my main laptop has two internal drives. One for the OS, and one for data. Your comment is especially true for video rendering.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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Dheorl: Do the Chinese even have a word for copyright?

Yes ... it translates to "Copied Right"

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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StevenE: This is great if you don't use very much data (too $$$) ... but if you don't need much data, why do you need it so fast?
Oh, it matches the Macbook Pro ... my bad

Fujica ... I put an SSD in both my laptops. You can buy a 250GB SSD for a little over $100 today. I'd install a 1TB SSD internally to my laptop long long long before I would bother with an SSD for data storage. Internal SSD drives are not only much more durable, but will speed up the performance of your laptop. That's effective use of an SSD. It's hopelessly over-priced as a data storage device, and since you need to back up your data anyway, the extra durability of the SSD is superfluous for data drives.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 22:44 UTC

This is great if you don't use very much data (too $$$) ... but if you don't need much data, why do you need it so fast?
Oh, it matches the Macbook Pro ... my bad

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies

Photodiox has one already ... https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1277008-REG/fotodiox_fusion_ndthrtl_eos_snye_fusion_nd_throttle_auto.html

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 13:53 UTC as 9th comment
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BBQue: Curious - why didn't they make this concentric with 19 lenses? Looks like there are 5 extra lenses not really needed. And I am wondering, if they can take the lenses home on weekends, hahaha - WHAT A COOL JOB !!!

they are stacked as closely as possible together

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
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Tazz93: Half a million in Canon glass... you would just think there is a more efficient way to get this done.

But it's definitely interesting.

jeesus lord... they explained in the article that they achieved a 10-fold improvement over reflective telescopes due to the lens coatings.
Does anyone read the articles before commenting?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
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Mikity: This article is missing some fundamental facts. Like.... where is this CCD array actually located?

The article states that a science-grade CCD is attached to each lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: Why not use a bunch of Nikon 400/2,8 ? better 400mm lens couldn't you find

Photoman ... he didn't read it the first time... cut and paste probably won't help

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:30 UTC
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Max Iso: Here's the weakness i see, the AF tracking (at least in video). When the last shot used face tracking and when you guys used single point on Sam's face, it was the same both times. It starts in focus, then the camera is moved towards or away and the camera doesn't get the face back in focus till the movement stops.

You could almost get the same results just using S-AF at the beginning and then after movement stops at the end. There wasn't anything "continuous" about it. I know it's harder to do in video but we have seen how many generations of OSPDAF? Canon is on their 2nd gen of DPAF and they do much better at actual continuous tracking for video.

Maybe not a deal breaker for people who want this cam but C-AF in video just isn't there yet in anybody but Canon. Reason i bring this up is i assume DPR are implying it's good and i just didn't see that.

Rx100 and EOS-M5 are the same price, the 80D is only a little more. Focus performance comparison is perfectly valid. The Canon DPAF system is the gold standard for video right now, and it's available in cameras at the rx100 price range.... bonus: the Canons have larger sensors!
RX100 wins in other areas, but not focus in video.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 06:13 UTC

I'm here for the comments. lol

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 03:06 UTC as 111th comment

They should have stayed with the replaceable batteries ... would have saved a fortune!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 00:56 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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AKH: 5-axis..hmm..the Olympus marketing nonsense continues. There is an x,y and z axis which can account for movement in all directions.

Androole ... good explanation. Also, in practical terms, the Z translation is taken care of by the auto-focus system.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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AKH: 5-axis..hmm..the Olympus marketing nonsense continues. There is an x,y and z axis which can account for movement in all directions.

Wrong ... x, y, z stabilization can only account for movement of a sensor whose orientation does not change. But in the sensor can and does rotate about 3 axes, 2 of which are included in the 5 axis stabilization. This is especially useful for video.
Edit: 2 translation axis and 3 rotation in IS .. see Androole below.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:33 UTC

Too expensive. B&W mrc are awesome and about the same price

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 20:55 UTC as 13th comment
On article Aura is a next generation digital picture frame (74 comments in total)

If it was at least 27", 4K, double as a TV and computer monitor it might be worth a look.
As it is? Maybe $50

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 20:16 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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