AmateurSnaps

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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (239 comments in total)
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PortraitLover: sigh. i knew i am screwed. I know these seems like acceptable image quality to many.
But i been shooting 645Z for few months now and i found images from the rx100V and even my fuji despicable in quality now when i viewed them, its not because these cameras are bad in anyway. Its a problem with the mind.
Some examples of the 645z images, natural light.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmm8soju

Not certain why you would compare a medium format camera to a small (albeit expensive) travel camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 10:07 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (434 comments in total)

Here's the touchscreen you all wanted, but we are taking away the ND filter?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 08:30 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (560 comments in total)
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Alexsfo: So Sony is the king of superzoom (RX10VI), the king of compact (RX100V), the king of mirrorless (A7iii), the king of consumer video, the king of sensor technology. They made great R&D investments and I think it will soon payoff in marketshare.

Just not the king of market share. It is still baffling why Nikon/Cannon are so slow to move forward.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 12:34 UTC
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Spectro: PETA overall is a good organization, their idea and concept. I think they went overboard on this case, lost some common sense. Somebody up top there, got over zealous on what is animal rights.

PETA is not a 'good organisation'. They are a disgrace who are more interested in themselves than any animal. People should never give their hard earned money to PETA, there are many more alternative, genuine charities who are far more worthy of your money and praise.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 12:13 UTC
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Sezano: People are still getting married?
Incredible to me the length of the comments here.
Like no other subject.

and yet here you are.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 15:49 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I've had my iPhone X for six days, and it's darn near perfect. It's a huge leap forward compared to the previous models.

A huge leap forward? It really isn't.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1256 comments in total)
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RTSIMON: What really scares Nikon / Canon is that Sony is large enough to buy them out when the time comes.

Canon is a huge company.

Sony market cap $40.4
Canon market cap $41.6

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (560 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Just struck me that I never see cameras advertised on TV. Was it about 10 years ago that Cheryl Tiegs was pushing Canon Powershots? Cheryl could sell me anything.

"...and us old folk remember David Bailey doing Olympus. ;-)"

Don't remember her, was she a model?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
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FencerPTS: This is good business actually. Someone somewhere pays full price, sells to Brazil. Liability for tariffs is on the seller. Nikon sells just as many cameras but now doesn't have you write a check to Brazil.

Can't wait to read Nikon' s financials with a footnote explaining the decrease in taxes.

Exactly this would mean that people will just buy another make of camera that is supported and available with full manufacturers warranty. Their sales in Brazil must already be abysmal.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (322 comments in total)
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Max Thunder: I love that blurred background effect. It looks pretty much like what I get with my new iPhone...

"Pretty much what I get with my iphone" Oh dear.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 11:13 UTC

April 1st really comes around quicker each year.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:07 UTC as 28th comment
On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (154 comments in total)
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Lawn Lends: Wonder if my tongue would work on the touchpad.

Your tongue......

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (240 comments in total)
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ISO1: NONE

Yeah must be horrible been poor.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:38 UTC

$1300

Sony, is that you?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 14th comment
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sh10453: Some unusual and interesting things in this release.
- $360 for the top i7 - Normally that's priced at least twice this price. Clearly Intel is feeling the heat from AMD's Ryzen line of processors.
- Only i7 provides multi-threading.
- Only dual channel memory instead of quad channel.
- A bottle neck has been reached (and this has been for a while), around 4GHz. Of course. It is not easy to control EMI and RFI in such a confined environment once you get to frequencies this high. Not only for processor manufacturers, but motherboards manufacturers as well.
The solution would be the multiprocessor systems for consumers, which already exists, but mainly in commercial servers running a pair of Xeon processors.

Thankfully, we now have choices. I'd go with the Ryzen 7 1800X anytime over Intel's consumer processors, although my recent 10th gen build was around a 14-core, 28 threads Intel Xeon E5.

Mainstream i7 is usually around £300-320. Their HEDT models are.

Hopefully the boost of 4.7 means a minimum of 4.7 on all cores so 6c/12t's at 4.7 with Kabylake IPC should be good for gaming performance.

AMD 1700 stacks up much better compared to 1800x for price/performance.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
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MaxFury: For 1, AMD Ryzen annihilates this intel rehash processors.
And for 2 I didn't see any similar AMD Ryzen article on this site.
Makes you wonder.

"miksto
Ryzen does not annihilate. It rather gets annihilated. It is generally behind. Including in how far it can be pushed in overclocking since i9-7980xe has already been overclocked to 6.1Ghz "

On liquid nitrogen while pulling 1000 watts. What does that have to do with anything lol

Essentially Ryzen has given a cheaper alternative that comes close, and for many it will be the cpu to get.

Intel still have the lead but they have stuck to their pricing structure meaning you pay a lot for that often small amount of performance. Plus they are at the extremes of how far they can push their current architecture.

Even if you are an Intel fanboy like miksto we all need to be thankful AMD are back in the game as Intel would still be drip feeding us 4c/8t mainstream and charging stupid money for their 6c/8t + CPU's while restricting them to their HEDT systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:14 UTC
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RichyjV: Overclocking means running at higher speeds than the default, this doesn't overclock to 4.7, it boosts to 4.7 on its own without your input. If I deliberately run it a 5.0 then I am overclocking it. It probably overclocks to a very high number, well above 5.x with specialist cooling, so the statement is just plain wrong.

Above 5Ghz wasn't guaranteed on a kabylake (same archetecture) so it will be interesting to see how the 6 core coffeelake managers the thermals. It looks like, purely for gaming, this could be the one to go for. As always, its Intel, and you will pay more.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:57 UTC
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faterikcartman: I'm not sure you're really getting a full 40 PCIe lanes here. Which is important with multiple GPUs and NVME drives. I think there might only be 16 lanes to the processor. I will be investigating further before I embrace this. I still think you have to go with Intel's more expensive chips for more PCIe lanes. But I want the lanes with the high speed and fewer cores to maximize Photoshop and Lightroom. Will Adobe ever be more multicore friendly?

Also, I note that I've read AMD has left ECC memory a functional possibility on its Rysen chips (dependent on motherboard). I had to get my laptop with an Intel Xeon chip so I could use ECC memory.

I think these new Intel chips are really going to be great for gamers and fast, but simple, systems. But I'm not convinced this is going to be the Grail for fast photo and video editing machines. Still appear to be some compromises necessary. But I'm not an expert. And will wait for more info and real world results.

You are correct there are 16 PCIe lanes connected directly to the CPU. Intel still protecting their HEDT systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:51 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: Every year Intel launch a new generation processor to boosts its sell. Is an easy way to increase profits. Probably this one was made 5 years ago to be launched now.

Fact is people have wanted more cores for years on the consumer chips but Intel could make more money by restricting the additional cores to their HEDT systems. It is only down to AMD that we are finally seeing the desktop market move forward. I am not a fan of either company (and have never undertood the insane loyalty people give to a company that only wants your money!) but the last 5 years have been remarkable in the lack of progress thanks to Intel drip feeding c6% IPC updates from year to year.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (43 comments in total)
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Gary Martin: Disclaimer: I own and use Apple products - and they are very good - but the way the tech press fawns over them is nauseating. Stop feeding the hype machine already!

My feelings as well. My wife has the iphone8 and the camera is very good. BUT that article is bought and paid for apple marketing.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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