dccdp

Works as a software engineer
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Focus Shift Shooting: I'm all for this stuff. I absolutely completely love it when Sony or Samsung rolls out a $14,000 TV and people buy it. Whenever I see those price tags I smile.

The reasoning is simple. I'm letting rich people who aren't all that smart, but just want to brag or whatever, buy equipment that otherwise wouldn't even be on the roadmap yet. Then in a couple/few years, I get the exact same specs for $3,000. WONDERFUL!!

@Clint Dunn If you switched from LCD to OLED, then probably the most important factor in being impressed about the picture quality was the higher contrast/lower black level, rather than HDR.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 01:33 UTC

With this mentality, you wonder why companies engage in petty fights such as refusing to sell each other's services (see google and amazon) on a supposedly free market while pretending they are open and smart?

It's a photo, a nice one, they posted it. And suddenly the world is outraged because they inadvertently exited the feudal close garden mentality?... Nice, and you deserve the consequences.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 23:30 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Micro-SD card storage is good not because of its capacity, but because of its convenience. Easily swapping cards containing different collections of data (music, pictures, videos, etc), without going through the hassle of copying or downloading is a big plus.

Not to mention the fact that if a SD card fails, you just replace it; if internal storage breaks, you change the entire phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:39 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (461 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: The presence of an observer changes the nature of the phenomenon observed. Maybe Its not Sonys unsophisticated noise algo, perhaps it is the act of shooting the stars that causes them to wink out. Murderers.

Yes, because all stars are quantum phenomena, and are therefore murdered by astrophotographers.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 12:34 UTC

Now, that button backlighting is already taken, I intend to patent a method of illuminating homes and workplaces by means of independent lighting devices driven by electricity, combustion, or chemical luminescence.

Don't worry, royalties will be small and friendly.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 36th comment
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Mark Turney: I’ll stick to my IPS display for now.

@toughluck Samsung is the largest manufacturer of OLED screens for phones and tablets, with a higher quality than LG. What you mention is large screens for TVs, but that is another market and large screens have different properties and present different challenges.

On the phone and tablet screen sizes, Samsung is the OLED leader, uses its screens in a lot of phones (from flagships to entry-level) and they are the very best available.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 07:57 UTC
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Mark Turney: I’ll stick to my IPS display for now.

I'll stick to my proper OLED screen, made by Samsung. That LG experiment of making small OLED screens is not indicative how real OLEDs look like.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)
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dccdp: Comparing this with A6000 and giving it a Gold Award in this context is... weird. If you decide they belong to the same class, the Sony wipes the floor with this toy, even if you only consider the controls. If they are not in the same class, why compare them?

So, when you have no arguments left you avoid the main topic then attack the person? :) Great, very mature.

And, who said toys cannot be sophisticated? ;)

Bye,
Dan

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)
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dccdp: Comparing this with A6000 and giving it a Gold Award in this context is... weird. If you decide they belong to the same class, the Sony wipes the floor with this toy, even if you only consider the controls. If they are not in the same class, why compare them?

Yes, obviously, because A6000 it is not a beginner's point-and-shoot toy. Different classes of cameras. The comparison in this article is apples to oranges.

And no, A6000 does not compete in the same beginner market as this Canon, precisely because of the very differences that place them in separate classes (controls, features, ease of use for people that never intend to become enthusiasts, etc.) Price is not everything. If I'm not a pilot, I won't buy a plane instead of a car, even if you sell them to me at the same price.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)
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dccdp: Comparing this with A6000 and giving it a Gold Award in this context is... weird. If you decide they belong to the same class, the Sony wipes the floor with this toy, even if you only consider the controls. If they are not in the same class, why compare them?

The fact they are at the same price point but belong to different classes is an additional argument NOT to compare them. So, we have a Canon camera that only provides for entry-level P&S scenarios, and we have another camera that costs the same, is better in basically every way, as it was built for enthusiasts. And somehow the Canon is still "Gold" in this context? Weird.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)
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dccdp: Comparing this with A6000 and giving it a Gold Award in this context is... weird. If you decide they belong to the same class, the Sony wipes the floor with this toy, even if you only consider the controls. If they are not in the same class, why compare them?

@retr It's not about Sony's identity or other fanboy topics, it's about comparing cameras that were built for entirely different target markets.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)
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dccdp: Comparing this with A6000 and giving it a Gold Award in this context is... weird. If you decide they belong to the same class, the Sony wipes the floor with this toy, even if you only consider the controls. If they are not in the same class, why compare them?

@NZ Scott Then they should not compare them with cameras that have real controls (and other more advanced features), because they are simply not for the same market. The review is highly misleading in this respect, it suggests that in the class containing the A6000 they are "Gold", when in fact they are little more than P&S upgrades.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)

Comparing this with A6000 and giving it a Gold Award in this context is... weird. If you decide they belong to the same class, the Sony wipes the floor with this toy, even if you only consider the controls. If they are not in the same class, why compare them?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 81st comment | 11 replies
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (614 comments in total)

Maybe it is because English is not my native language or culture. But I find these headlines "What you need to know" (or worse "All you need to know") condescending, and in a way offensive. How could a complete stranger know what I (and all others) need to know? And indeed, when reading most of these presumptuous articles, I find that I needed a lot more.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1631 comments in total)

Excellent article.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:24 UTC as 365th comment

So, that's it, then. Bye, Adobe.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 151st comment

Sure. Heartbreaking. What about those homeless people that live on streets and collect garbage? You see them every day and somehow feel that they are a normal part of your environment, right? You may even think they deserve it. Great. Focus on bears, and preserve hypocrisy. Until you get in their place.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 53rd comment

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 86th 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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