nicoboston

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scotthunter: Why is this the fourth article in a month about the Sony RX100? There are better value alternatives such as Canon G7X Mkii which offer nearly identical still image quality with the added benefit of a touch screen and longer reach zoom lens, in a package that is equally as compact and well-built, for $300 less. It seems as though DP Review are biased towards Sony.

@scotthunter "Why is this the fourth article in a month about the Sony RX100?"
Because it does not sell well?
Because winter, sorry Christmas, is coming?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 21:30 UTC

Nope, not for me. I want the yellow one.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The Canon G9 X is apparently the smallest 1" sensor camera on the market, but DPR never reviewed it.

@Carey Rose
Obviously it is very subjective because DPReview wrote "There isn't much of a grip and what's there feels cheap and plasticky."
I think people have to go in a store and try it.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The Canon G9 X is apparently the smallest 1" sensor camera on the market, but DPR never reviewed it.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2016-roundup-compact-enthusiast-zoom-cameras/6
The G9X is too small IMO. Very flimsy in my hands. I would not spend $500 for this.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

"Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you?"
Geez... The RX100 V does not sell well?
For me, the right choice was Panasonic ZS100. Sony sensor + 10X zoom + great interface + surprisingly interesting 4K modes. More versatile and intuitive that the RX100. It's far from perfect but it's a very good compact travel camera IMO.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 45th comment
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nicoboston: I have been using a MacBook Air with a cheap, fast and convenient Kingston SD card reader for many years. The lack of SD card slot should not be a major issue.

I'm more concerned with the absence of USB-A ports (totally premature IMO), the sickening removal of MagSafe, the additional backpack we need for dongles, X-to-Y adaptors and cables and, more importantly, the outrageous price tag.

I have some Apple products that were built like tanks, have been working flawlessly for many many years, looked cool and were affordable. My relatively cheap MBA was (is) my best laptop ever. My very first iPod Mini (2004) still works.

To Mr. Schiller: please send back Ive to the UK, and Make Apple Great Again :-)))

It was precisely my initial point... I have been using a 11" MBA for many years and the absence of SD slot has never been crippling. That's why it is not my major concern about the new MBPs.
I'm not sure what "LightRoom is not raw extraction software" means. I use LR or DxO to process my raw files (not on the MBA). If you talk about Bridge, it can generate previews of any file compatible with ACR, which is exactly what I need to sort and select my pictures on the MBA.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 17:55 UTC

Dura lex, sed lex.
If they don't like local laws, there is plenty of space in Canada or elsewhere on Earth.
If we allow idiots to do whatever they want in NPs, that's the end of NPs. US NPs are priceless.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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nicoboston: I have been using a MacBook Air with a cheap, fast and convenient Kingston SD card reader for many years. The lack of SD card slot should not be a major issue.

I'm more concerned with the absence of USB-A ports (totally premature IMO), the sickening removal of MagSafe, the additional backpack we need for dongles, X-to-Y adaptors and cables and, more importantly, the outrageous price tag.

I have some Apple products that were built like tanks, have been working flawlessly for many many years, looked cool and were affordable. My relatively cheap MBA was (is) my best laptop ever. My very first iPod Mini (2004) still works.

To Mr. Schiller: please send back Ive to the UK, and Make Apple Great Again :-)))

Actually for very basic photo work, the 11" MBA is great. Of course I'm not talking about Lightroom processing of raw files ;-) Just really basic work while on the go (backing up pictures on an external drive and in the cloud, making a pre-selection, eliminating bad pictures, organizing pictures in folders). These tasks do not require a lot of power; the MBA (with Adobe Bridge) saves me a lot of time.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
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bdbender4: Neither serious photographers nor serious audiophiles are part of Apple's target market. They are pushing their vision of each person having several apple devices, all connected wirelessly to their proprietary cloud. Photos with iPhones/iPhoto, audio with iTunes, who needs more except a few cranks on the margins of the big picture? Google and Amazon are similarly trying to mortgage the future, and want you to use their respective exclusive "total environments", too.

If we enthusiasts have to live in dongle land, well, that's the price of progress. If we have to buy new cameras and digital audio equipment, better for the electronics industry as a whole, no?

"Neither serious photographers nor serious audiophiles are part of Apple's target market"
The question is: what is their target market in 2017?
US students with wealthy parents who want to look cool at Starbucks with their amazing touchbar that sends emojis?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:45 UTC

"One, it’s a bit of a cumbersome slot. You've got this thing sticking halfway out."

Here is what Apple suggests to replace the cumbersome slot. The picture is from their website.

Sigh.

http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4973/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/H/KR/HKR62/HKR62_AV4?wid=2000&hei=2000&fmt=jpeg&qlt=80&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5%2C0.5%2C0%2C0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=1477428460359

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 129th comment | 3 replies
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contadorfan: "You've got this thing sticking halfway out."

Quelle horreur!

And if you have to buy a SD to USB reader, then you've REALLY got a thing sticking out.

:-)))

The SanDisk USB-C reader recommended and sold by Apple does not sticks halfway... Just 400% way.

http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4973/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/H/KR/HKR62/HKR62_AV4?wid=1144&hei=1144&fmt=jpeg&qlt=80&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5%2C0.5%2C0%2C0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=1477428460359

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:27 UTC

PS: If Apple was a camera maker, I think they would remove the shutter release button because it sticks halfway out...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 137th comment | 2 replies

I have been using a MacBook Air with a cheap, fast and convenient Kingston SD card reader for many years. The lack of SD card slot should not be a major issue.

I'm more concerned with the absence of USB-A ports (totally premature IMO), the sickening removal of MagSafe, the additional backpack we need for dongles, X-to-Y adaptors and cables and, more importantly, the outrageous price tag.

I have some Apple products that were built like tanks, have been working flawlessly for many many years, looked cool and were affordable. My relatively cheap MBA was (is) my best laptop ever. My very first iPod Mini (2004) still works.

To Mr. Schiller: please send back Ive to the UK, and Make Apple Great Again :-)))

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 138th comment | 5 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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MikeStern: My next door neighbor heard me falling out of my chair in laughters when I saw you gave a silver award instead of gold.

You guys are hilarious. Don't know what to tell you. You must have something even better. Did wall-E time traveled and left you a camera?

On the contrary, it makes perfect sense.
And WALL-E does not time travel.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)

The V should be the last RX100, and not a camera I want to buy. End of cycle camera. Sigh.
Next year, the RX200 will be nice... but imperfect, like most 1.0 cameras.
The 2018 RX200 II should be really cool though.
It will complement nicely my iPhone 8S.

I consume, therefore I am.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 17:19 UTC as 145th comment

"Apple offers such high dynamic range and night modes in its iPhone cameras"
What are the "night modes" in the iPhone?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

"software fix" LOL... It reminds me the Fujifilm X10 "orbs".
A poorly designed device cannot be fixed with a software update.
Nice try though.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (262 comments in total)

Why not showing the EOS M5 and the EOS 100D/SL1 side by side?
Canon can make a small, cheap and reliable DSLR that works well with most EF and EF-S lenses.

OK, they want to sell mirrorless body and new EF-M lenses... Good luck! I have been very happy with various Canon products for over 20 years, but this camera and this system are pointless IMO. All the photos and videos shown here highlight the fact that the M5 is a bulky and very ordinary, yet very expensive, camera. We can get a new 100D body for $400!
On the other hand, the release of this $1000 M5 body explains clearly why, more that 3 years after the release of the 100D/SL1, we are still waining for a successor. Beware Canon... If you want to make me jump in the mirrorless black hole and invest in a new system, I might explore alternative brands ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:42 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)

This is absolutely pathetic. Morons Without Borders.
Earth is such a beautiful planet. Our natural wonders and, in some places, our cultural heritage, are being irreversibly destroyed by ignorants. Fortunately, these morons are also transient and will also return to earth. Unfortunately, they are abundant. I guess it's part of Nature :-(

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 57th comment

Modern cameras, fast lenses and high speed imaging give really nice olympic images. A lot of nice images.
Heavily equipped photographers shoot continuously, take millions of images every day, and show us the most spectacular or fun ones.
Ultimately, sport will be "imaged" from multiple angles with high speed video cameras, and the best frames will make nice "pictures".
Nevertheless, as far as I'm concerned, the Games and most resulting images are more and more boring. Action cameras and smartphones can generate nice images. Now everything is possible, but the magic is gone. Most "technically perfect" images captured during the games will not even be archived. And the public will spend more time talking about crappy selfies of doped athletes.
Is the magic really gone? Or am I already an unimpressed old fart? ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 12th comment
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