dccdp

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In the mirorrless world Nikon produces hesitations (the 1 series), if clauses and statements. Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji produce cameras and establish themselves as serious manufacturers.

Good work, Nikon, we trust you will someday have a great mirorrless product we will all read an article about.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 79th comment
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dccdp: You realize that the picture became "viral" because people didn't know it was staged. This is the photo equivalent of fake news. People believe it true, are shocked or impressed by it, then share it compulsively.

I really doubt everybody knows it's staged. The main reason for the popularity of social networks is the feeling that one participates in real-life, not staged, interactions with the world. That's the heart of "socializing": talking to real people, sharing real events and sharing feelings about real events.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 06:30 UTC

You realize that the picture became "viral" because people didn't know it was staged. This is the photo equivalent of fake news. People believe it true, are shocked or impressed by it, then share it compulsively.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: In my experience, I have found the MicroSD cards to be very unreliable.
I have used various brands, including Samsung 64GB, SanDisk 128GB, ..., etc.
None of them lived up even close enough to the designated capacity.
In fact the SanDisk 128GB U1 stopped taking anything after 10GB of data.
The Samsung 64GB Class 10 is as bad or even worse.

I have given up on MicroSD cards beyond 8GB.

I would think that the heat would cook this tiny card before it completes loading the 400GB.

@karroly, Come on, you know what cosinaphile meant. And the "kibi, gibi" thing is the worst "standard" they could apply to measuring memory capacity. In computers, powers of ten have no useful meaning when referring to capacity. Powers of two are the only natural way to do it, as computers work and store data in binary. Technical stuff, but nevertheless true.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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iamphil: Don't leave your precious files on this thing for too long. Increasing flash memory density decreases data retention times. Copy often.

@miksto Waw, you are not really comparing top level SSD NAND with the thing they put in SD cards, are you? "Flash" is a lot of different technologies and qualities. Vastly different qualities.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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ottonis: At 600USD the M100 is directly positioned against Sony's A6000, which is Sony's best selling ILC camera.
I hope that Sony will feel the threat and lower the price of the A6300 in order to make it a more tempting, albeit somewhat pricier alternative to the M100.
In any way, competition is a great thing and I hope that Sony will make all the right choices and decisions which may all be slightly accelerated by the new competitor.

This brand loyalty thing may have been valid at the beginning of the mirrorless phenomenon. But now, mirrorless camera brands are already established, and no one would consider a Canon before a Sony, Panasonic or Olympus.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:43 UTC

Does the target audience also buy limited edition toilets?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

So, this is humor, now? For the 3 year old, maybe...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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fotonix: Put the shoe on. What if you were the celebrity or public figure and you are trying to have a private holiday when this long-lensed idiot keeps on keeping on? They should permanently take the paparazzi's gear away and shove him in jail for 10 years, and fine the heck out of his employer so they go out of business. Privacy is privacy, such low-life's give photography a bad name. No wonder we start seeing crazy legislation...
This is like the council putting in speedbumps and stupidly low speed limits on a road because of 2 or 3 fools on a weekend that race on through. Now everybody has to suffer, while a far better solution is for the Police to get those few drivers completely off the road.

@fotonix, Have you read my posts? I was only reacting to your extreme view of having the photog jailed for 10 years. But if you insist, no, I wouldn't ask the photographer to be sentenced to jail at all just for taking my photo. Are you living in a police state?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 09:05 UTC

So, you don't have to be smart in order to get rich?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 21:38 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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fotonix: Put the shoe on. What if you were the celebrity or public figure and you are trying to have a private holiday when this long-lensed idiot keeps on keeping on? They should permanently take the paparazzi's gear away and shove him in jail for 10 years, and fine the heck out of his employer so they go out of business. Privacy is privacy, such low-life's give photography a bad name. No wonder we start seeing crazy legislation...
This is like the council putting in speedbumps and stupidly low speed limits on a road because of 2 or 3 fools on a weekend that race on through. Now everybody has to suffer, while a far better solution is for the Police to get those few drivers completely off the road.

I was reacting to the extremism of the previous post. 10 years in prison for taking photos of a leader? Does this look like a good thing to do in a free country? Will the photographer also be flogged as well?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 10:57 UTC
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fotonix: Put the shoe on. What if you were the celebrity or public figure and you are trying to have a private holiday when this long-lensed idiot keeps on keeping on? They should permanently take the paparazzi's gear away and shove him in jail for 10 years, and fine the heck out of his employer so they go out of business. Privacy is privacy, such low-life's give photography a bad name. No wonder we start seeing crazy legislation...
This is like the council putting in speedbumps and stupidly low speed limits on a road because of 2 or 3 fools on a weekend that race on through. Now everybody has to suffer, while a far better solution is for the Police to get those few drivers completely off the road.

Yes, shove them all in prison for 10 years, how dare they bother the Leader? This is what democracy is all about, them nasty photogs!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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jazmo1: I know Bill and have spent quite a bit of time with him. I have never seen even a hint of any behavior alleged in this story. Never a single comment about or even attention to the appearance of a female. Nor even the slightest attitude of superiority, though he might be justified in some's view given his accomplishments. Much less threats against others for angering him? Seriously, this sounds like the opposite of him.
Bill is kind, extremely generous, and very very patient. He has always been a person who I would like to be like if I were to ever to attain any level of notoriety. Never once have I seen him try to take advantage of his fame, nor demonstrate poor character.
I am the first to admit that any of us, no matter who we are, are mere moments away from the most egregious of behavior, but I will be shocked if these allegations prove to be true - at least in the context they are being reported.

osv, you made the accusation, you must prove it. It's not the other way around, unless you live in North Korea. The fact you think the account is fake is irrelevant, people believe a lot of things, a lot of them are wrong. I may think you are a troll, for example, but I cannot state it unless I prove it.

Although you are kind of helping me to do it.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 12:02 UTC
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jackspra: Nikon needs a fresh design. It looks similar to a d40. Good camera but same old look.

That "old look" sells tons of their cameras to beginners, because it makes them "look professional". Why change it?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 20:45 UTC

Seems some people have too much time on their hands.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 5th comment

I wonder, how many researchers have access to a resource like dpreview to recruit subjects for a study? Is this fair and honest? Who knows.

I am waiting for the scientific paper they will definitely publish after this, because there are some important questions regarding the validity of the study:
- What is the formal definition of an "altered image" as per their purpose?
- How do they measure the degree and quality of alteration, and how do they correlate these two factors with the results of the study? Images can be altered in different ways, and the number of pictures spotted as photoshopped by the subjects will vary wildly because of this. If I change one pixel, nobody will notice. If I put an UFO over the Kheops pyramid, nobody will miss the alteration.

So, is this another "me-too" irrelevant and flawed work done only to increase the number of papers for the mandatory academic beancounting, or it is about proper research?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 06:13 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply

This is just another proof of what the modern lack of education does with people.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 12:17 UTC as 24th comment
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dccdp: Nothing at all. I have never owned one, and never will, there are a lot of better choices out there. And I also don't call phone snapshots and selfies "photography".

@retr I never said that. I only said that most smartphone users don't do real photography, as they lack the knowledge and skill. And frankly they are not interested in photography, just in snapping some shots and selfies. So the iPhone is not a tool relevant for photography, that's all. Owning a 5D doesn't automatically make you a photographer either, but if a person is genuinely interested in photography, a dedicated camera is a must.

@my-dear-follower-PhotoUniverse. I don't hate gadget companies. I use their products when they suit me, and in this case there are better options. I happen to use some other Apple products, incidentally, and I neither hate nor love them. Satisfied?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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justmeMN: I'm celebrating my 10th year of never owning an iPhone. :-)

More like 10 years outside a walled garden.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
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J A C S: "How has the iPhone impacted your life?"

I have never touched one.

@PhotoUniverse. It must be comforting to find out you are not alone in this world. ;)

Relax, I don't seek popularity. But I am really happy for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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