Fog Maker

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Fogbank: Too bad they don't have Pro Software to go with their Pro Computer ... Aperture !

What up with all these silly usernames?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 04:09 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (377 comments in total)

I always been a huge fan of the 85mm 1.2 II and written quite a lot about on here.
However, that kind of photography where parts of the face is out of focus doesn’t look good in 2019. ‘Buttery’ shots is not what people are looking for these days and it seldom translates well into smaller displays, not to mention huge prints.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 15:57 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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wjansen: I know this is a camera site, but I would like to know the audio capability as well. Many of us like to listen to hi res music with our phones.

Audiophiles is a strange breed.
They love to talk about clean unadulterated
audio, but use speakers that colours the sound
and use extra EQ to destroy what’s left of the audio
at that point.

If you buy a $2000 DAC, you’ve been had.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2019 at 22:47 UTC
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c h u n k: I keep saying it - what they need to do is integrate smart phones with a larger sensor camera. And do it right. Not like Yongnuo did. Use the phones interface and at least mostly use its processing power, though add whatever is needed for acceptable focus. Then, have designated camera units that people would want to migrate to when they want more function, but will have gotten a start with a $200 camera add on + lenses.

Another thing. Though some of us might still prefer a viewfinder, I believe “seeing what you get” has been a tremendous help to many people and that includes composition (you don’t have to translate what you see, just adjust what is shown and that makes a huge difference to many people

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 02:45 UTC
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c h u n k: I keep saying it - what they need to do is integrate smart phones with a larger sensor camera. And do it right. Not like Yongnuo did. Use the phones interface and at least mostly use its processing power, though add whatever is needed for acceptable focus. Then, have designated camera units that people would want to migrate to when they want more function, but will have gotten a start with a $200 camera add on + lenses.

Mermaidkiller

Try to get nice steady video from a DSLR/larger mirror less camera without a rig during, say, a concert... I most cases my iPhone will provide superior footage and handling.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 02:33 UTC

I said it many times before. With the release of the 5D II, not only did they have the old generation in it’s grip, but managed to capture the young, hungry, creative generation’s imagination as well. Some would even call it an open goal.
But somehow they managed to blow one of the biggest opportunities of the century

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 23:45 UTC as 122nd comment | 4 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: That is the most hedious apple design ever made. I'd never believe this would come out from those who designed the iphone 5, 6 and X!

I somewhat got used to the notch. But enough is enough now.
So I thoroughly hope they won’t release anything like that...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 00:15 UTC
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cosinaphile: social media is as damaging to society as any drug addiction ,vice,or religion ever to threaten humankind ...now that facebook has deleted any police or government accountability pages with millions of subscribers , according washington funded "thinktanks" directives ,facebook has clearly sided with the brutal and triggerhappy police and the policestate that decides what social media sees and even thinks

It’s like the whole net has gone to the dogs.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 17:35 UTC
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Fog Maker: Please DPreview,

don’t post links to sites where the content isn’t free.

Ha, ha

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 04:45 UTC
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RUcrAZ: Interesting...we seem to be going from a gearhead forum, where most everyone disdains the "Auto" settings in digicams, to praising the "you press the button, we do the miracles" in cellphones such as the Google 3.
(I am all in favor of miracles, in cellphones, but also like to tinker with settings in my Nikons, but it's an interesting observation.)

It’s interesting times still.

Why for instance waste time merging images (like HDR) if the camera can do it perfectly during shooting?

At the end of the day photography is about vision, not the tools used to get there.

DSLRs and Cameras in general up until now are very simple tools and a mature technology and when you’ve learned the basics, there’s not very much to talk about, even for gearheads other than sensor performance.

These new and exciting technologies should be a gearheads dream.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 04:43 UTC
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Fog Maker: Please DPreview,

don’t post links to sites where the content isn’t free.

For me the link lead straight to the subscription page. Yes, they do offer a couple of free articles per month. And there’s an easy work around, but the site is subscription based, not free.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 04:13 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: My usage of Instagram nearly ceased to exist once I couldn't understand why it was "intelligently'' showing me random posts. I understood things when it was chronological. Just killed the entire soul of the platform.

Yep, I agree.

They made a total mess out of FB as well

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 04:02 UTC
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Fog Maker: Please DPreview,

don’t post links to sites where the content isn’t free.

(I am talking about Washington Post)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 03:59 UTC

Please DPreview,

don’t post links to sites where the content isn’t free.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 03:57 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
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Jon555: Rather curiously doesn't support .CR2 files, which is probably about 500 Billion pictures...
Also won't eat full-res 5Dsr JPEGs despite just about everything else being okay with them... (plus was testing on an iPad Pro, not the phone).
If I had to guess I'd say it doesn't have DLO, which IMHO is the only reason to use DPP...

Ha, Ha

CR3 to the World

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 01:02 UTC
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lattesweden: This is defiantly a step in the right direction. If standalone cameras are to survive they need to connect, "realtime" edit and share much better than they generally do today. I hope this pushes more companies, both camera makers and software makers to speed up the development in similar directions. The new Zeiss camera with built in LR is also a good example of what can be done.

Yep. We can talk all day about Nikon and Canon entering Mirrorless very late, mirror contra mirrorless etc. But what you bring up is another strong reason other brand’s been able to snatch market shares. Connectivity is everything to today (as a canon shooter it’s been quite a frustrating experience way too long)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 00:58 UTC
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Kostasm: Not buying iPhone again till they find a way to remove this ugly notch.

I am glad they didn’t.

Otherwise my X

would scream last year

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 14:13 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: At first glance I thought this might be the 6D MK III

3FPS
1 card slot
NO IBIS
Small buffer
cropped video w/ DPR noted 'significant rolling shutter'
More expensive than all competition

Something about the design reminds me of 5D II

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 15:38 UTC

We are in the midst of a subscription/service bubble. It’s not sustainable long term and will burst.

Just look at your own bills piling up.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 23:43 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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DualSystemGuy: I can't say I was surprised to see that all Canon has done is update the coatings. At least it's something I guess...Looks to be more like a new product money grab.

I think many were hoping for an update to put the lens more in line with Nikon's 70-200FL.

Money grab?

You do realize there are many people who don’t own this lens.

It’s quite expensive and buying a ten year old lens
don’t feel too, uhm, fresh

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 17:32 UTC
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