estorm

estorm

Lives in United States USA, AK, United States
Joined on Jan 29, 2008

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On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)

what's with the lady's hair (top back)? Looks un-natural for me. Is it due to the "artificial bokeh"?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 64th comment
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (141 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I hate to admit it, being a pro photographer, but except for the fake portrait shots, these images all look incredible for full-auto, straight out of camera (er, phone). I spend considerable time and resources processing DSLR images in Lightroom from pro photographers, with the goal of ending up with this final look. To have a phone just get it right without any legwork should really be a wake-up call to SoCaNikon. So far only the EOS-M comes anywhere near "kind of close" to this level of intelligent automatic image acquisition, and it isn't that close.

what's preventing them from including multi-core processors and 4 GB of RAM into their top of the line cameras? I don't think that this is a hardware issue. Instead, these traditional camera makers are struggling with the software part of the equation.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 18:07 UTC

Thanks for the powerful video, Asif. I grew up without electricity in a desert so developed the habit of looking up at the skies every time I go outside. I don't see much nowadays and it saddens me.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 38th comment

For me, the OLED display and the lack of home button (smaller form factor) seal the deal. The Cameras are also nice upgrades. Don't care much about the Face ID (or the lack of Touch ID).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:58 UTC as 176th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (590 comments in total)
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vinrouge0: Great upgrade but just wish they had put the 20mp sensor inside. I can understand why they didn't - but still wish they had!

Would have been an upgrade to my E-M1 i they have put a 20 MP sensor ...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:00 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)
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estorm: I just start to play with bouncing flash off ceiling while taking pictures at parties, etc and found that the lighting is not even - if the face is exposed right then the lower body (dress, and shoes for example) tend to be too dark. I do have a decent/name brand flash. I guess the exposure depends on the height of the ceiling and also the distance between the camera and the subject. Any good advice on this please?

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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obsolescence: What is the correct pronunciation of the name, please?

Z-nyet

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)
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estorm: I just start to play with bouncing flash off ceiling while taking pictures at parties, etc and found that the lighting is not even - if the face is exposed right then the lower body (dress, and shoes for example) tend to be too dark. I do have a decent/name brand flash. I guess the exposure depends on the height of the ceiling and also the distance between the camera and the subject. Any good advice on this please?

Thank you, sts2 for the tip!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)

I just start to play with bouncing flash off ceiling while taking pictures at parties, etc and found that the lighting is not even - if the face is exposed right then the lower body (dress, and shoes for example) tend to be too dark. I do have a decent/name brand flash. I guess the exposure depends on the height of the ceiling and also the distance between the camera and the subject. Any good advice on this please?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 107th comment | 5 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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keepreal: So many comments to "Reading some of the comments here" - replies there are hidden.

I prefer CDs to digital but only to avoid bad clicks and pops which are very distracting. If high end audio surpasses digital and the reason is audio engineers buggering up the signals, then we cannot stop them doing it - just like we cannot stop the overlays in digital cameras which you cannot always turn off.

The problem with digital is that it is so easy that quite unnecessary info is forced upon us. The media is overwhelmed with crap, so it is a chore determining correct factual information. The President violently complains about it but is quite happy to invent facts to his agenda...

I used to work in MISinformation Technology. Hated it. Many of those who prefer EVFs over OVFs were born into the electronic age, so ignorant of the real world deferring to an artificial interpretation of it. They do not have a clue so lose nothing by not seeing it through the EVF eyepiece. Not all of them though.

"I prefer CDs to digital" -

Sorry to be sounding like a smart*** but CDs are digital - they store info in digital format, that is. I guess you prefer CDs to audio files, or streaming because CDs are more mature and reliable. I think it is the same with OVF vs EVF - give it a few more years to become mature.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (184 comments in total)

Why does the JPEG Committee want to commit suicide? Start introducing DRM and people will start using a different format/codec. JPEG will become yet another historical note to the evolution of the Internet in 20 years. Imagine what will happen if MP3 adopts DRM.

There is a fundamental belief in many of us that the Internet should remain free - not just "free of charge", but also free of regulations and management.

So please keep JPEG alone.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On photo Tibetan Praying Flags in the Flags challenge (6 comments in total)

Love the colors!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 20:24 UTC as 1st comment
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Superka: OK, now we know that image is so poor quality because of dust, raised when landing. Who's gonna clean the lenses? I hope it will be Martians.

The "cleaners" will be cleaning the lenses, of course!
If you don't know what I mean, check out "Wool" by "Hugh Howey" :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 19:51 UTC
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