BobT3218

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Has a website at www.bobtrlin.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2011

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On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (92 comments in total)
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jkokich: $34 million and they couldn't develop it? What a scam.

I guess they took a punt. Either their belief in their abilities pays off and they make a motza or it doesn't, they wild up the company and walk away with the heavy pay packets they have been paying themselves and create another "cool" startup. It's not right but it happens all the time because enforcement of corporation law is p*ss weak.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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BobT3218: It's a prototype! There must be half a dozen mind blowing sensor prototypes is the labs of the big players but they aren't telling. Most will never leave the labs.

No I didn't know that and wouldn't have thought it considering the article clearly refers to it as a prototype. So it's not a prototype?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 03:16 UTC

It's a prototype! There must be half a dozen mind blowing sensor prototypes is the labs of the big players but they aren't telling. Most will never leave the labs.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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BobT3218: They might be onto something. Digital has spoilt us. We now think nothing of firing off 1,000 shots a day. Those contemplating a little nostalgia will have to seriously think about technique before clicking.

Agreed! However, I once owned a Minox 35 GL. It was a 35mm film camera which in modern terminology is FF. It had a fixed 35mm f2.8 lens. I could slip it into my top shirt pocket while skiing. Try doing that with FF digital.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 09:24 UTC
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dark goob: It has scientific and archival uses that some are willing to pay handsomely for. This is not aimed at consumers.

Good point!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:02 UTC

They might be onto something. Digital has spoilt us. We now think nothing of firing off 1,000 shots a day. Those contemplating a little nostalgia will have to seriously think about technique before clicking.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies
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BobT3218: Can anyone explain to me two things:
1. Why would one let the camera choose the focus point?
2. Having let the camera do the choosing, why would one need software to tell the photographer which point it chose?

Who does? Yes, I would find that useful. That info really should be in the EXIF.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
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BobT3218: Can anyone explain to me two things:
1. Why would one let the camera choose the focus point?
2. Having let the camera do the choosing, why would one need software to tell the photographer which point it chose?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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Gray Photography: I'm fairly certain I can look at an image and tell where it is focused.

Maybe someone will write a plugin for Lightroom that improves eyesight.

Sorry! Didn't mean to sound like a troll. I'm just sceptical at the usefulness of the software but perhaps that shows my ignorance. I'd appreciate it if some could explain why this would be productive.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 08:18 UTC

Can anyone explain to me two things:
1. Why would one let the camera choose the focus point?
2. Having let the camera do the choosing, why would one need software to tell the photographer which point it chose?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 1st comment | 6 replies
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Gray Photography: I'm fairly certain I can look at an image and tell where it is focused.

Maybe someone will write a plugin for Lightroom that improves eyesight.

A camera reviewer or technician might find this useful. For the rest of us, if it aint sharp, it aint sharp.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:09 UTC

Just saw the movie La La Land. Great movie! A scene shows an archetypal professional photographer doing a photo shoot of the band. He used a Sony with a wireless link. Obviously, Sony offered the producers the best deal but also apparently the producers had no qualms about showing a "pro" photographer with a Sony. But then a band photo shoot is not a wedding is it?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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justmeMN: I guess Cannon brand is the Chinese counterfeit version of the camera.

Aren't Canons mostly made in China anyway?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 21:42 UTC

Brides Magazine? Ha ha ha! Wedding photography is the one photo genre where IQ is of least concern to customers. It's all about composition and that is in the eye of the photographer not the camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 274th comment | 2 replies

It had to happen. New wrench designs are like new mouse trap designs. Now there's and idea, a mouse trap that works like an iris. Ooh, messy!

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 21:48 UTC as 18th comment

Yeah, but are they any good?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 3rd comment
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BobT3218: I always thought MF was square. This is 6x4.5cm which incidentally is the same as my favourite aspect ratio fourthirds. Does this mean my upgrade path is m4/3 to MF? If I win the lottery :)

Likewise! I'm so over the letterbox view of life. However, with MF comes substantial memory upgrades and much slower upload speeds. The upside is unsurpassed resolution without compromising dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 01:38 UTC

I always thought MF was square. This is 6x4.5cm which incidentally is the same as my favourite aspect ratio fourthirds. Does this mean my upgrade path is m4/3 to MF? If I win the lottery :)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

I my view, flash photography is complicated enough without introducing additional complicated factors with a non-dedicated flash unit.
It says it is wireless and has m4/3 fittings but it is not clear if it can be triggered remotely by an Olympus on-camera flash.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Regardless of the pretty colours, one would have to be brave to carry about 5TB of data on a spinning HDD from a manufacturer not known as a benchmark of reliability. Surely these days SSD is the only sensible technology for a portable device. Does anyone remember the obsolete Microdrive CF cards with their little spinning discs? Jewels of manufacturing they may have been but no one would contemplate using one now. I'm guessing this offering by Seagate is probably their last hurrah on HDD's. WD who own Seagate have just bought SanDisk so there is the writing on the wall.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 4th comment
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