dccdp

Works as a software engineer
Joined on Apr 1, 2008

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rsf3127: Why do we need an "Authority" to tell us if the pictures are good or not? Can't we just judge by ourselves?

Because for about 20 years our Western world has abandoned its tradition of democracy and begun building an authoritarian society. And continues doing so day by day. Common people are trusting "the state" more and more, rely on its "wisdom", and it shows. Good luck with that, to all of us.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 11:36 UTC
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bs1946: I agree, it is definitely about time. half of the follower I get are people with Eastern European sounding names and thousands of followers. When I look at their page, they have a couple of dozen poor quality photographs posted, some don't have any, and some are just click-bait for whatever they are pushing you to buy. If I don't follow them in a day or two, they very quickly unfollow me.

How does an Eastern European name sound like? You know, there are many language/nations there.

To dpreview: are discriminatory/intolerant posts allowed now?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 23:00 UTC
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dccdp: So you suggest illuminators be of a color the PDAF sensors can detect, however you don't want them orange which is exactly the required color?

This article looks like nitpicking to me.

@Rishi, you also seem to have a great quantity of condescendence toward us mortals that only visit this site to be blessed by your benevolent wisdom. Great for you, nice way of having a civilized conversation.

"Also, they tend to be bright, uniform orange or green lamps which are visually distracting [...]"

So, indeed, you don't mind if they are orange, you also mind if the are green.

I maintain my observation, obviously.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 12:51 UTC

So you suggest illuminators be of a color the PDAF sensors can detect, however you don't want them orange which is exactly the required color?

This article looks like nitpicking to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 18:00 UTC as 160th comment | 6 replies
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dccdp: Talk about cluelessness. But what can you expect from an "experimental philosopher"? ;)

The next artistic feature will be about exploring magic and the ways of Harry Potter, right?

Seeing that it's still not April 1st, the fact there are at least one or two people that take this seriously saddens me.

I am, and it saddens me even more.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 06:49 UTC
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cosinaphile: a more interesting project would be a set of 11 pinhole canisters t be opened n the following sequence 1 year, 2year 4year 8...16...32...64... 128year...256...512...1024

aah round to even 1000 years, just because ....at least we could see if pics are recording correctly ... he could also use some data to fine tune the last exposures aperture pinholes

is he leaving detailed instruction of chemicals and darkroom procedure in multiple languages? engraved n the copper?
he could also supply 64 canisters with the same opening timetable ,but that would add a new problem
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_and_chessboard_problem

@Tungsten: I wonder how non-traditional chemistry looks like. Does it involve magic?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 06:36 UTC

Talk about cluelessness. But what can you expect from an "experimental philosopher"? ;)

The next artistic feature will be about exploring magic and the ways of Harry Potter, right?

Seeing that it's still not April 1st, the fact there are at least one or two people that take this seriously saddens me.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 06:31 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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Jeffjeab: Really ? I see Chinese names claiming Apple copied infringing. Seems strange reporting. Apple has factories in China workers are Chinese. Go figure.

Well. The world changed and as surprising as that may seem, Chinese people actually do represent solid competition to traditional western-born individuals. And if these two were raised in China, it may as well mean they were better educated, too.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2018 at 08:29 UTC

So, instead of carrying this contraption along with your phone, why not carry a small dedicated camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 12:17 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Thematic: Samsung at it again.

A7

Should sit well next to their Galaxy Alpha

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-alpha-review/

If Apple and Sony make something or name something - Samsung will copy.

Are you for real? What did they copy from Sony? Letter A? The Samsung A series was launched many years ago, they have both phones and tablets in that range.

And, if they were copying from Apple, how come iphones didn't have OLED screens until recently, while Samsung uses OLED even in entry-level phones since a long time ago? (this is only an example, obviously)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2018 at 00:32 UTC
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Horshack: Seems kind of a waste to have one of the cameras dedicated to facilitate the portrait/background blur mode when Google has already demonstrated it can be done so well algorithmically with a single camera.

Yes, but those 7-15 dollars are paid by customers, not by Samsung.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 00:41 UTC
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Fly18: Gillette Mach 3.

Actually, those work pretty well, although your point is valid. This one is more like those "improved" versions with 5 blades. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 00:38 UTC
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rcl100: This is so boring. Yet another wide angle. Seems people want a decent telephoto, but smartphones continue to give us wide angle. I guess wide angle is cheap and more profitable. A decent telephoto must be just too much engineering/money for smartphones as yet.

If you need a telephoto, use a camera. Almost any camera will do. Seriously, you shouldn't expect a general purpose device, such as a phone, to be that versatile while still working well. They are simply not built for that, and there is no reason for them to be built that way.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 00:34 UTC

So, this is the new thing after rounded corners and shiny glass backs. The number of cameras on the respective shiny gadget. A status metric, a bragging right.

Too bad those protuberances look like the phone was infected with smallpox.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 23:12 UTC as 15th comment
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multisystem: Nice and very useful gadgets, but Apple is forgetting the iPhone SE market. And so are the Android companies. There is still a healthy market for a high quality phone small enough to easily grasp with one hand even a small hand (eg, a lot of women out there )but that market has been abandoned.

@badi: I mentioned that one has to get over the "status" thing to enjoy a midrange phone for what it is. In my view, this means being less... naive ;) I don't think flagship phones feel that faster than midrange phones such as A series, at least not in tasks people usually do. You can feel the difference in games, but that's another story.

But hey, midrange phones are ignored by many mainly because advertisment pushes for the flagship prices. And people won't believe you that they should at least try one. I remember a friend that didn't even believe me when I told him the A and J ranges feature OLED screens. To the extent we had to check several "reputable" sites to make sure it wasn't a mistake or a prank. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2018 at 22:30 UTC
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multisystem: Nice and very useful gadgets, but Apple is forgetting the iPhone SE market. And so are the Android companies. There is still a healthy market for a high quality phone small enough to easily grasp with one hand even a small hand (eg, a lot of women out there )but that market has been abandoned.

No, I don't think any phone equals a camera system. Flagship or otherwise. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2018 at 18:02 UTC
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multisystem: Nice and very useful gadgets, but Apple is forgetting the iPhone SE market. And so are the Android companies. There is still a healthy market for a high quality phone small enough to easily grasp with one hand even a small hand (eg, a lot of women out there )but that market has been abandoned.

@badi: Samsung A is indeed considered midrange. But it is very well built, fast, has enough memory, expandable storage, etc. There is nothing you can do with a "flagship" phone you can't with an A series. Except probably for games, the only area where processor speed begins to show. But if you really need serious gaming on a phone (strange concept, really) you will also need a larger screen, so the point is moot.

Flagship smartphones are thoroughly overrated, if you get over that "status" thing, that is.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 19:08 UTC
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multisystem: Nice and very useful gadgets, but Apple is forgetting the iPhone SE market. And so are the Android companies. There is still a healthy market for a high quality phone small enough to easily grasp with one hand even a small hand (eg, a lot of women out there )but that market has been abandoned.

There are a lot of such phones out there, at least in the Android world. Just look, for instance, at the J and A series from Samsung. Small, high quality, OLED screens, even dual sim if you need that.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 00:49 UTC

It doesn't have a pen.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 00:47 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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Retzius: Bundling these cameras with the NON VR 70-300 will just result in soccer moms with blurry photos

@diffractionltd What's with the hate speech? Do you know them all, and their kids, or do you generally hate people having children?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 09:31 UTC
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