freediverx

freediverx

Lives in United States Miami, FL, United States
Joined on Jan 11, 2009

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On article Apple's iPhone 14 and 14 Pro: Imaging tech examined (179 comments in total)
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borat21: so the 12 mp crop is in fact a 3 mpx img as the 48 mpx is in fact a 12 mpx without any improvement in real resolution, lol apple

That article makes pixel binning seem even more disappointing than I already thought. I was expecting either significantly improved low light images and/or higher resolution images when shooting in bright lighting. Sounds like we’re getting neither, just a big number for marketing purposes.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2022 at 22:53 UTC
On article Apple's iPhone 14 and 14 Pro: Imaging tech examined (179 comments in total)
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Rob890: Why doesn't the iPhone 14 come with Android 13?

Yeah, and for that matter, why doesn’t Porsche use Chevy engines and interiors?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2022 at 20:13 UTC
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JimKasson: "The triple-camera array on the rear of the device features a 6x focal length range, and includes a 77mm (equiv.) focal length (3x) telephoto module, a 13mm (equiv.) F1.8 ultrawide module and a 26mm (equiv) F1.5 wide module."

The focal lengths are FF equivalents, but the f-stops aren't, right? Isn't that stacking the deck?

Also missing: A side by side spec comparison with last year's models.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 12:31 UTC
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Nate Kong: Yeah. It's revolutionized for Apple to make 4k 30fps recording exclusive to the higher storage sku.

This is for Pro Res format, which creates enormous sized files. The vast majority of users should never turn this on.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 12:31 UTC
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Luis V: Most photgraphers never used a 13 mm FL lens - why is it that phones now come with these super wide angles?

Ultrawide lenses were bulky and expensive, making them impractical for occasional use. But the ability to include them virtually for free in a smartphone that's always with you opened up this focal length/field of view to millions of people who could never have justified the purchase of a standalone lens.

Also, this makes the camera's photos stand out from those taking with more conventional lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 00:52 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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Ring A: Why not design the camera slightly larger for a larger battery?

if the camera doesn't fit in my pocket it's not coming with me most of the time. Everything else is secondary. The battery life is currently more than enough for my needs, and when needed I can carry a couple of spares in a tiny soft case.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 00:44 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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Walker Truly: This is a PERFECT camera! It would be even PERFECTER if Ricoh had made every design decision completely different. Especially if they could simultaneously just keep everything the same too.
So, in conclusion: this is a perfect camera that could be vastly improved my making it a different camera.

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Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 20:25 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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cn_a75: My phone doing exactly the same.

Please show us some sample photos taken with your smartphone in low light at ISO 3200 or 6400.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 20:23 UTC
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flektogon: I am afraid that you won't find an uglier camera on the market. Pity that Pentax didn’t design it.

I don't find it ugly at all. It's minimalistic and understated. In your hand, the materials, build quality, fit and finish are superb—far better than Fuji X100-series or most cameras from Sony, for example.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 19:54 UTC
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kierenlon: I'd love to own a GR. Can't justify any more camera gear at the moment though but I think they are awesome

An internal focusing design would result in a bulkier camera that's no longer pocketable (or lower optical quality.)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 19:52 UTC
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ScanSpeak: I decided to step away from my iPhone when not working. Too addictive.

So, I bought a Apple Watch 5 with cellular connectivity (no social media/news apps installed) and the the GRlll.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Doesn't the Apple Watch's battery die pretty quickly on cellular while away from your iPhone?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 19:42 UTC
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aerorail: whatever works for barney...when many others have higher ratings

The Q and Q2 are magical, but nowhere near as compact and portable (nor as discreet) as the GR III. I don't say this from the perspective of bragging rights for the smallest camera, but from that of a camera that's small enough to fit in any pocket and light enough to confidently use single-handed. This is a camera that you will take places you would not bring a Q.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 19:38 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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fitzrovian: Out of all of my cameras, the GR III, has proven to be the only one mostly invisible on the street, allowing me to get the shots I want.

It's also extremely responsive, which is also key for street/candid photography. Startup times and shutter response blow away everything else in this class.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:51 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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Leandros S: Since Ricoh also brought us the G700, an IPX8-rated camera with about the same form factor as this one, I wonder what the hurdles are to making this one weatherproof. How much more would it cost, being weather-proof? It looks to me like the demand is there.

Cost aside, weather proofing would make it considerably larger and heavier, which goes against its primary design objective.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:48 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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Ring A: Why not design the camera slightly larger for a larger battery?

Because the primary objective here was "pocket-sized". I will happily trade battery life for pocket ability and light weight,. especially when spare batteries are affordable and take up little space when needed.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:45 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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BrexitDefCom3: i donna Leica price!

You have to pay for quality. There's nothing else on the market with comparable portability, image quality, and usability. The closest competitor from Sony is actually more expensive, with considerably worse build quality and usability.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:43 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (666 comments in total)
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sprouty115: I think one of the most important changes in the GR iii is the proper implementation of live view during all shooting modes. Now as you adjust the exposure on the new camera the screen darkens to show the effects.

This is not how the GR ii worked. On that camera only the manual mode showed the effects of changing exposure and then only up to a point. So if you weren't paying attention to the exposure slider you could end up with a black image even though it appears to be properly exposed on the rear screen.

This is one of the best changes to the new camera.

I'm still familiarizing myself with the GR III, but live view doesn't always simulate the final exposure. Haven't yet figured out under which settings...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:42 UTC
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Terrera: A lot of companies have been leaving Brazil during the last decade. Since 2014 ,the country has been either in recession or stagnant. It has a lot to do with the endemic corruption, but ultimately manufacturing anything in Brazil is just too expensive.

The working laws protect employees so much and impose so many tax burdens, that even though then people earn little, it costs a lot to the company. Roughly for every real paid to an employee, the company disemburses 2 reals. Add to that: super inefficient labour in general, very high costs for firing and bad legal system, companies just prefer leaving. Even some European countries have starting to have cheaper labour than Brazil (considering more efficient labour).

The final nail in the coffin is that the pandemic (and a terrible president) made the currency devalue a lot. Since 100% of the components are imported, it became more expensive to manufacture. That taxes are getting higher too.

So this is not exclusive to Sony.

Brazil's main problems are systemic corruption, obscene levels of wealth inequality, and more recently, it's Trump-esque authoritarian government.

Import duties and worker protections may be inconvenient to corporate profits, but they are good for the vast majority of the population who are neither business owners nor independently wealthy. Many Scandinavian and Western European countries share similar worker protections while doing well economically.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2020 at 12:12 UTC

Neither Lightroom Classic nor Lightroom CC is acceptable as a standalone solution for anyone seriously into digital photography in the modern world. LR CC is missing a ton of basic features, and forces your entire collection to be stored in the cloud, which is a non-starter for anyone with a large image library or privacy/security concerns. LR Classic has an ancient, cluttered, unintuitive, and inefficient user interface that makes me cringe every time I open the application, and its bloated source code is a huge resource hog on any computer.

So there's a huge backlog of critical features missing from both Lightroom Classic AND Lightroom CC that are required to make either product viable on its own.

This update addresses none of them.

This is what happens when a company moves to a subscription-based business model. They now have a captive audience, so they're under no real pressure to enhance the service.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2020 at 18:50 UTC as 3rd comment
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BigBen08: I'd rather have the information in a book form, either printed or online.

These are clearly no good for quick reference. No way to quickly find the one you want. They’re meant to be a variation on a stack of index cards used to learn or study something.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 11:06 UTC
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