MaxiMax

Lives in United States United States
Works as a IT/Telecoms Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2008

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On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (100 comments in total)
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micpri248: i've been looking for an inexpensive action cam with a lcd on the back for settings and review. most of which i've checked out require a smartphone and i don't have one just a computer. any help would be appreciated! george

It all depends on what you mean with "inexpensive". I have got the GoPro Hero 4 Silver, which is "only" up to HD in resolution, but the quality is excellent. It comes with a touch LCD on the back (the Black version does not), and is cheaper than the Black version.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

What a BS idea....

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 10:51 UTC as 56th comment
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anthony mazzeri: So does this printer cost $10, but then a quarter of a teaspoon of ink costs $29.95 each?

Considering it is one of the world's most valuable resources by weight - literally a few drops of ink is more expensive than a 44g barrel of oil - I'm surprised there hasn't been more investment into exploration and drilling for new ink wells.

This business model obviously worked brilliantly for them at the beginning but now is killing itself - the extortionate price of ink is why nobody buys or even scarcely uses an inkjet printer even if they do buy one any more unless they have no absolutely other choice.

Absolutely. I used to have many photo printers in the past. Not anymore. If I want one of my photos printed, I go for one of the online printing services available or to a print shop.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 22:21 UTC

For some strange reason, I still prefer the classical selfie stick. If this is bad enough, do it as they used to do in the old days: Ask someone to take the picture. By the way... the name "selfie" should be renamed as "selfish", because this what society has become today - selfish.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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m43er: That cat photo sold me...I want one.

A cat would probably be cheaper to get, but costlier on a long run.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Those labels are nonsense. A "pro" camera won´t turn the user into a pro photographer, but a pro photographer can turn an iPhone into a pro camera. so what´s the point?

Not really true. An iPhone lacks IQ, and much more... A pro photographer knows about image exposure and - mostly important - image composition. But, if he is going to shoot the image on an iPhone it would be the same as running a Ford Escort in a F1 race - He will not win the race.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 23:41 UTC

Those cameras were made for people with more money than sense. Fortunately, sense seems to have won.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 7th comment

The patent laws should be changed. There is just too much greediness out there for inventions that are not really inventions. Let' s say, the fork and the knive has been invented. Could I then make an exclusive patent for eating with two forks?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Hmmm.... something strange going on between Sony and Leica, and Sony and Hassy.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 514th comment
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (349 comments in total)

I wonder how useful this technique could be. From what I understand, the image effects can only be displayed on monitors. For printing, one selects the effect to be printed - but then, much of it can also be done with post processing sw.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (656 comments in total)

Congratulations to Fuji on the body design! Although the tech specs for this camera are not the best, the mechanical controls are something that a serious photographer always wanted in a good camera - ready and available. Fortunately, many other camera manufacturers have also started to move more towards physical dials and buttons instead of filling the cameras with those dreadful menus and sub-menus controls.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 03:16 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply

Aimed at snobs with more money than sense. Is Hassy that desperate to survive in the camera business? This is like "prostituting" the brand name.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 208th comment

I wonder why the big camera manufacturers don't produce HD dashcams for vehicles. Most dashcam manufacturers are made by unknown Chinese companies, and the quality is a bit poor. Dashcams, with continuous recording, are also increasing in popularity, and this should be a very profitable market for well-known brands.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 00:05 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive (217 comments in total)

For this sensor size, there is absolutely no DOF (aperture) control and no bokeh effect... As with any camera phone, It is just a snapshot camera aimed for image documentation and not artistic photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 17:18 UTC as 41st comment | 10 replies

I am definitely a maximizer (not only as a username :)) In my case, I am happy that I carefully analyze what I want to buy, and have no regrets in doing that!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 04:33 UTC as 62nd comment

Sounds like.... a useless idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 15:58 UTC as 16th comment

Photography is a very profitable business.... for the camera and gear makers.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:30 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review (338 comments in total)

Canon PowerShot G15: 76% score, given a gold award.
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100: 78% score, given a silver award????

I thought that 78% was higher than 76%.

Anyway, in my opinion, the RX100 is in a very different class than the G15.

-MaxiMax

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 03:23 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
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