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KennyXYZ: You can buy a 2tb harddrive for about 60 bucks.

You can't buy a reliable backup solution for 60 bucks.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:18 UTC
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Josh152: For those commenting on HDD prices. If you have no offsite back up and/or only one back up on one fragile, prone to failure, spinning magnetic disk, you really have no back up at all. Some people will read and understand. Some will find out the hard way then understand.

Hmm, the discs of my 3 TB drive are spinning. All the time. And more than one disk does not count as long as they are at the same place.
I agree with josh152. Backup is a bit more complicated than most people think.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:16 UTC
On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (94 comments in total)
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digiart: Great article. So much skilled work. It reminds us why very good optics are so expensive.
Could the lens blanks for the cheap 18-55mm & 55-200mm Nikon kit lenses come from this factory? More probably from somewhere in China, no?

You may not even have had one in your own hands. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:58 UTC

Absolutely amazing content. Just a short thought: The meadows now covered by the park may well have been formed by the families use over such a long period of time. So if they are no longer allowed to do that the meadows will change and the original goal of the park - preserve nature as it is - is not met. Also I'd see the Gujjars as part of the nature and thus should not only be allowed into the park but be part of the preservation work.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:28 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Debankur Mukherjee: wondering what will be the price .........

"enterprise" means that prices are negotiated and dependent on order size. Feel free to ask for an offer, but you might have to sign a NDA before.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:52 UTC
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Shiranai: Am I the only one who first read Nokia and after realizing its Noa thought "uh never mind".

They just left out the ki (or qi: from Nokia. That phone here's what's left.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:31 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: If this is available in Canon and Nikon mounts, it could be a very tempting buy...

The camera on the first pics is a Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:17 UTC
On article Leaked: Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 EF lens coming soon (83 comments in total)
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CaPi: Are we certain that this is a leak and not cost efficient marketing?


Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:16 UTC
On article Leaked: Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 EF lens coming soon (83 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Isn't the iPhone X portrait mode going to make these type of lenses redundant? /s

No. There's no MF option from Apple.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:15 UTC
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mxx: Reading the comments here, I see an interesting parallel between the photo industry and the news industry regarding the sharing of free content on the internet. The expectation of free content has led to the demise of many respectable newspapers/news sites. I hope everyone commenting on the dangers posed by free content for the professional photo industry, is just as vehemently supporting payment for quality news.

The bigger problem of the mainstream news-industry might be, that since the advent of free news on the internet and access to alternative (read: non-mainstream) media source established, people noticed that most of the time the content they get from the respectable newspapers is streamlined and tailored to let the public know what they should. I dont't talk conspiracy theories here, but there's definitely more in the world than 10 headlines.

Regarding photography: The whole thing mentioned here, together with iPhoneography and all the other new things regarding imaging is disruptive for the established photography business. It's not good that many artists can't (anymore) make a living of their work. Think family-portraits done by the local professional photographer around the corner. But we can't turn it back, and it does make no sense trying to or whining about it. Things change and the best advice for everyone is to adapt and take the new chances that emerge.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:20 UTC

Sometimes the curtain in the theatre lifts a little bit for the plain population to have a glimpse of the big play.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:35 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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OlavM: Observing this from Norway, Europe, a thought comes to one's mind: Can this 'initiative' possibly have its origin in a certain mind in a certain house in a certain capital?
Thinking of a certain nations intelligence services, having this strange habit of tapping the phones of European heads of state?
And the expression 'big charade, the biggest' also comes to ones mind ... and: 'The age of lying'.

No, it's not just that house in that capital. It's simply a glimpse of all the decisions and planning that is happening, but normally don't show up in the headlines, or even footnotes.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:34 UTC

Please read this line in the article very carefully, and think about it's relation to your planned comment before posting:

"The camera is aimed at the art digitizing market and other industries that require super-resolution and accurate color."

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:31 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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Slinky5: Why didn’t you help it?

Because it's natural, it's wild life. While heart-breaking this is just normal.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: I Am Legend (170 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Many commenters here are claiming that the photographer got the exposure wrong, that the sky shouldn’t be burned out, that the composition should have cropped this element or put that element somewhere else. We are all experts, it seems ;)

I think that photography is the only art form that begins with the real world as a starting point, rather than a blank canvass. Therefore any scene in the real world is subject to the artistic interpretations of the photographers, none of which (assuming the results are deliberate) are either right or wrong. If there was only one correct interpretation of a particular scene then that makes photography a purely technical exercise, rather than a creative medium.

Personally, I like that the sky in this photo is white.

To me the "blown out sky" is part of the image and it's creative work. With a blue or textured sky it would be a different picture and lacking the ethereal impression.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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Albert Silver: Not sure why he needed a $4500 action camera for that portrait shoot, or an f/1.4 lens that he will only shoot at f/2.8.

Why not just a Sony A7 II ($1500) with a Zeiss Batis 85 f/1.8 ($1139)?

A simple answer could be: because he used what he had or likes to use in his everyday work?
For me that would suffice as a reason.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 08:09 UTC

Fascinating footage. Wouldn't it have been possible for him to ask some authority for allowance to do this performance? He could have proven his skills before and would so have made this video more enjoyable for a bigger audience.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 09:34 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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silentstorm: This is just like removing that 3.5mm jack.

Next... Apple car with triangle tires. Why? Because the round wheels are more than 100yrs old, dated back to the 1st locomotive. Time to remove that!

"...more than 100yrs old, dated back to the 1st locomotive"

Not really:

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
On article Capturing the same sunset, 2 years apart (125 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This is totally amazing.

The branches of the trees are exactly positioned and shaped and configured and spread out the same as the previous years!

If you merged both image layers into one and each at 50% opacity you will see it stand out. [each layer subject to scaling, as the photos were taken at different positions and lenses.]

As if nothing grew or branched out, or even changed position in all those years.

That is an amazing tree.


I don't know how you did the comparison, but I can see differences with the bare eye. Also in the lower vegetation on the banks. Also some trees grow very slowly. I could imagine that the Montreal climate - short summers and long cold winters - does also contribute to that.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: Phones are for making phone calls. Camera's are for making photographs. I keep it simple :-)

And smartphones are designed and used to do more than phones. It's your choice which of them you use. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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