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On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (165 comments in total)

Duly impressed. Talented photographers with good eyes, and good hardware like this are exciting combinations.

Good job Pixel.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 01:05 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article Google Pixel tops DxOMark's Mobile rankings (116 comments in total)
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2eyesee: An HTC manufactured phone with a class-leading camera? What's the world coming to?

@tkbslc: I could be mistaken, but I think that was intent of the OP's comment.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
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avatar77: I'd like to see the Galaxy Note 7 results. Perhaps the exploding battery will help it ace the low-light test?

Re: cybertec69

Yeah, what in the hell was that all about?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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avatar77: I'd like to see the Galaxy Note 7 results. Perhaps the exploding battery will help it ace the low-light test?

For my part I'm blowing things up in my own Galaxy on Fire 2.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 03:30 UTC
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bubblyboo: The V1D concept looks good, but why does it need that box design if there is no mirror (assuming since there's only an EVF)? What else are they fitting in there?

As the article said, it is a study in design, nothing more. If people are interested in cameras with that style of haptic interface, well, I imagine the above quote will be right on.

That, or a large, internal battery.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (137 comments in total)

I really wanted this camera. I had the F505, which lacked the EVF. From what I remember, the 707 was the first digital camera with picture-in-picture or fine focus, or basically what Fujifilm did with the X-T series, which is why I complained endlessly about the Sony A7r (no such feature) and X-T1 whose picture in picture controls were, at least in my opinion, less elegant.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 37th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (337 comments in total)
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MuahMan: Yeah they aren't so bright and they pushed over a rock. You people are worse with your faux outrage and cries for prison sentences and death. Thank goodness they are white or SJW would have a hard time calling for their stoning and castration for fear of being called a racist. When did the Internet jump the shark? Like 1999?

'Kill whitey' appears to be the self-satisfied anti-racist catcall that best punctuates the SJW movement.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (337 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I'm not trying to be tough or anything, or say that the person who filmed it didn't do enough, but I certainly would not have stood by and watched them do that without at least trying to stop them, and threatening them with a report to the police. That kind of thing pushes a button for me.

People need to know it's NOT okay to do this, and people WILL stand up and tell you so. I'm so tired of the sit back and watch mentality.

I understand what you're saying, but let's be honest: if you're a lone photographer (maybe, maybe not), and you have four people busting up a rock, your decision to confront them may:

1. cost you your video
2. cost you your camera
3. cost you your health or life

This person did the journalist thing. Demanding everyone be a physical hero and accept possible physical harm is nonsense.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (337 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I'm not sure I agree with most here. I don't know the whole story but from the video it looks like kids just having some fun not thinking they are destroying something that we all look at as beauty. I mean a heavy fine and jail time? I know its sad and all... but maybe they should just be educated on the respect and care of our environment. That formation was going to fall on its own soon enough. Just my opinion of course. I have done some stupid things in my time that I wish I could take back.


Thanks for both: jumping to conclusions (that these kids were affluent) and the racism: that their whiteness made a single whit of difference in this video. I sure as hell hope a person who's not white isn't caught doing something like that or we may face your back-pedalling.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:41 UTC
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ttran88: No X trans 24mp, Why didn't they put this sensor in the new XT2?

In what way am I proving your point? And what point do you have? That you can have two people measure independently their system in completely different lights, environments, etc., and have those results equalise for exact measurements?

I hope that's not what you're thinking. I really do.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
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ttran88: No X trans 24mp, Why didn't they put this sensor in the new XT2?

@The Davinator:

It only makes sense for the same place to do the same test in the same light with the same support. Otherwise it is comparing apples and oranges. It's why studio scenes like DPReview's and Photozone's are so helpful.

Also note: I'm not supporting either filter array; I took issue with your assertion by marketing terms and anecdotes, both of which are fallacies. When I had X-Trans, I was reasonably impressed by its sharpness, just as I was by the D800. The A7r, on the other hand, was less sharp at the pixel level, perhaps due to compression. EDIT: But that is anecdotal. I'm sure that someone else could say something different.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
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ttran88: No X trans 24mp, Why didn't they put this sensor in the new XT2?

@The Davinator:

The problem with saying: 'I don't need any proof. I've done comparisons... ever time' is that another could say the same thing about Bayer filters and the conversation ends up being two people, dedicated to anecdotes and personal accounts, hurling rocks at one another.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
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ttran88: No X trans 24mp, Why didn't they put this sensor in the new XT2?

@The Davinator:

What proof do I need for _questioning_ your stance? I made no claims. You did. I'm sure you've heard: extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Anecdotes and marketing flimflam are not evidence, though I suppose you could call them extraordinary.

As for putting the highest quality sensors in cheap cameras, when did I say that? And how do you know that this sensor is any different to that in the X-Pro 2 or X-T2? Sure, it's not got the PDAF af system on chip, but its underlying light-gathering electronics could be the same. Also note that I'm not attacking Fujifilm, only questioning your assertions of truth.

Also, note that I said 'could' not 'is'. I have made no claims. You have. The ball is in your court to provide evidence.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 23:27 UTC

I dig the modern design.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 59th comment
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ttran88: No X trans 24mp, Why didn't they put this sensor in the new XT2?

@The Davinator: So, Fuji says so, so it must be so? That and personal anecdotes? Got it. X-Trans FTW!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
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photofan1986: Cool! Nice lens from Fuji. But am I the only one to find the design...kind of ugly?

It's got the classic tapered design of 35mm FF rangefinder lenses from Leica and Canon. If classic designs don't appeal to you, or if you are going to use this lens on a body that looks like and SLR (X-T series), I agree. On a rangefinder-style camera like the X-Pro, it should look amazing.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Marketing Lesson for Hasselblad:

Entice and tease the the public when you are well respected and well regarded.

When you have lost all credibility in announcing new products, you will only invite hecklers and scoffers...

Like what is happening now, in this forum.


@cosinaphile: you know, don't you, that Hasselblad also make medium format cameras with lens systems, backs, tilt mounts, etc., that have nothing at all to do with corinthian leather and wood. You know this, right?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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Kaso: Bill Cunningham used 24/2.8D on D5000 -- manually focusing.

The small focus screen of the D5000 requires keen eyes, but it is contrasty. Bill evidently had great eyesight (not to mention vision).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
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jacketpotato: English towns have local newspapers. Every edition has news of muggins, stealings, sometimes rape, horrible treatment of elderly in care hones, abuse of children in nursery, cruelty towards animals.

Same for every town newspaper in USA.
Over a thousand 1000 towns in England.

Painting a pretty picture is a smokescreen PR for films, TV, media, "outsiders" for waving a finger at "3rd World countries"


You literally deflected focus on Brasil in order to signal that you're a man of the world, able to forgive more egregious crime because a country happens to be 'third world' or 'developing'.

Your job, as a virtue signaller, is to condemn the developed world and pass the blame for everyone else's problems onto it.

The problem with this system is manifold. That it fails the Japan, the Korea, the Russia, the Italy, and many other litmus tests for crime stats, and that it does so in support of cultural Marxism... pitiful.

It goes without saying that Japan is safer for mugging than many countries with similar GDP, per capita GDP, and suffers a lot less homicide. It's not about money. It's about rule of law and about societal order.

Some countries don't give a damn about either. And those countries suffer violent crime at a grand scale. Funny enough, most also suffer way more building fraud, 'crime' against the elderly, etc., that you would virtue signal about in England

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Singapore have no such problems.
100 lashes with bamboo stick for stealing P@S, 200-500 lashes for DSLR and prime lenses. I don't think that they cut hands for stealing Hassy's and Leica gear anymore. Looks like their "education" works.

Starship Troopers for the win.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
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