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ebarak71: An amazing technical achievement showing a very boring view of London.

Electrophoto, that would really, really suck if you had to get releases from everyone. Could you imagine if there was a mass of people to see your favorite soccer (football) team that just won the World Cup and you had to get a model release from every single person that came out to see it?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 02:50 UTC
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Tom_Bruno: Yawwwnnn. I'm sorry, but this picture is like, so what? Just because you can do it?
It's London, day and night. I've seen that before. So what's new here? Are we impressed at its gigapixel size? Again, yawnnn. Who is going to actually look at this? Maybe it's of some use as advertising for the virtual reality sponsor, but come on. Art? A machine made it. Compelling? No.

But you can't zoom into the buildings and such with a regular photo. You're definitely missing the entire gist of it all.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 02:41 UTC
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Franz Weber: Microsoft is more innovative than Apple now.

You're right. Apple didn't invent it YET so it's not "innovation" in your eyes. Don't worry, they'll copy...I mean, invent it, soon.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 02:30 UTC

I just don't think that will fit in my camera bag.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 02:28 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

That contraption is huge (that's what she said). I'd rather stick with my Gigapan.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 15:07 UTC as 38th comment

I think I'd go for broke (in more ways than one) and choose the 800mm f/5.6E over this. I have a 400mm prime already and I notice I use a 2X teleconverter about 50% of the time. An 800mm would be perfect for me, though, I need to start lifting weights first.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 23:25 UTC as 10th comment
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Old Cameras: If I were the photographer, I'd sue the bananas off the monkey.

The problem is that you'll only end up with peels.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 03:42 UTC
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AKH: Sale down means prices up :-)

Buy high, sell low.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 14:56 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)

Those poor employees. Went from a failing company to one of the largest companies with some of the best perks around (free food and free dry cleaning!). Those poor people.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 02:11 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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M Chambers: So Nikon is admitting that you need an external recorder to use the D850 for video? Not a great endorsement of their own product.

The external recorder allows you to record longer than 29 minutes, 59 seconds.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 02:19 UTC
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Practilite: An interesting fact about Nikon and filmmaking: Anyone who has any education or experience in other-than-nikon (manually focusing) lens will not be able to use that counter-intuitive focusing direction. Infinity focus on the left kills it for anyone but Nikon born virgins which keeps them from switching. 4 to 1 loss at least.
And if bored: Try to mount native Nikon lens to Sony E mount - it is the same, sans contacts and flange distance of course.

At the height of film popularity with pros people used Nikon manual focus lenses. As you know they turn one way to get to infinity. Funny thing is that pros also used Hasselblad cameras and focused with their left hand. You know what? Getting to infinity using both those cameras were intuitive without thinking of which way to turn the lens. Strange how that is.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 02:16 UTC

Uh, okay. Here's 2.33 Gigapixels. http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/201788

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 20:28 UTC as 12th comment

'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'

Says Sony.

Don't forget that you MUST come out with a new variation every year...according to Sony.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 20:18 UTC as 16th comment | 12 replies

I quickly looked at the pictures and they had a certain look to them...yes, it was Point and Shoot.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 15:39 UTC as 112th comment
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Rensol: Red should be scared to death!

Especially their $79,500 8k Monstro.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 19:52 UTC

The video looks good, but truthfully I never thought video was as critical with image quality as still photos. Yes, there's some sharpness, CA needs to be corrected (or not, as was the case in the movie Contagion) and the out of focus highlights are perfectly round most of the time, but the lens characteristic doesn't get subjected to scrutiny (and 100% magnification) as still photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 05:36 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

If the picture quality is better than the Fuji W3 (not a hard task whatsoever), then I might be in on this one. Then again, this Yi doesn't have two zoom lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 03:52 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Rensol: Did you see a tendency of manufacturers to go into higher/more expensive markets?
Sub 1000 unit goes to ProPhoto filed already.
However (at least original godox ad600 (as well as other Godox flashes are built like garbage. I have over 10 units and 6 of them are dead. Once you took them apart you can see that quality of PCB assembly is on par with some really cheap stuff! Some of them have hanging interconnects inside to bypass defective copper lines, etc... Spilled solder pieces, broken ferrite transformers, you name it.
Read reviews. Majority of broken units have E1 error (no high voltage detected).
Before increasing price they should think about improving assembly quality.
Again, I am talking about PCB assembly, not about external appearance!

Your post makes me happy I purchased Paul C Buff lights. Over 2 decades of use without a failure. Made in the good ol' USA.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 17:56 UTC

Thank you for the insightful tour.

I was struck by the fact that there will be a lens FASTER than f/2. Wow! Are you sure that wasn't a secret? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 14:50 UTC as 66th comment

What's it like shooting in space? Let's put it this way, if you shot a Hasselblad EL camera in space (not on the ISS) it'll be more silent than a Leica M in a courtroom. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 25th comment
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