Goodmeme

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On photo Madrid subway in the Your City - Public Transport challenge (6 comments in total)

Brilliant!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 6th comment

It's an old fashioned white bordered square with a larger border at the bottom to prevent fingerprints. Easily replicated and reinvented or whatever. It's certainly not a polaroid instant film print...case closed to all sane courts...surely?!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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AbrasiveReducer: I wonder if there will be an HDR showdown. These samples are impressive because they look more or less like reality. But they woudn't suit Trey Ratcliff (or a lot of Flickr users) because there are no halos and no over-saturated color. I suppose they could build in a "false" mode as well.

The most useful aspect of hdr in a phone is surely to combat the sensor's reduced dynamic range from being so very, very small. Google appear to have caught on to this, and run with it. Now they just have to add automatic shallow depth of field effects to match Apple.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 09:41 UTC

I'm impressed thanks for the write up.

I do have to say though...I have never bought an Apple product, but the iphone is hardly 'catching on'. The new ones have excellent fill flash and shallow depth of field effects to boot. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 09:36 UTC as 5th comment
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fmian: 'The manufacturer expects the body to retail for $1500 when it ships in August 2018'

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT THE!!!!???

'but early backers can get it for $530'

1/3 the price but still WHAAAAAAAAAAAT THE!!!????!!??

That is insanity, especially for such low specs and NO LENS!!

It's nuts. I looked the other day and you can get the first digital rebel aka 300d used for about the same price as a couple of rolls of film plus developing costs...:) That camera is pretty retro in my opinion, and will provide more pleasant handling and better results in 99% of situations. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 11:52 UTC
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BillGarrett: Meh. The pixel-shift image only minimally sharper than the standard image. It's barely noticeable at 100% magnification. It would have no value in print unless you're doing an extreme crop.

"Check the crane around the cabin. It's like with or without Vaseline."

BillGarrett has it right imo. You would need a massive print or an extreme crop to notice the difference in a print or non-zoomed screen image. The loss of detail just looks like depth of field issues, i.e. very natural and not a bother. Don't get me wrong, I like the resolution, I just wouldn't bother to use it...:)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 20:50 UTC

It's impressive but I think it only really shows the potential opportunity from non-Bayer sensors. If / when the future camera e.g. 5DS R mk 5 (or more likely Sony equivalent) can have a 50-80MP full RGB sensor then the detail will mean much more as every shot will have it- most images have some movement at this resolution after all. As much as my jaw dropped initially, it's also a bit creepy, and not something I personally would care to use even for an almost static landscape/cityscape. If you look closely in the windows there are people in the real image that have been removed by the processing (I presume) and artifacts left in their place. Yes, you could edit those areas if you have a lot of time and are printing across an entire wall, but more interest is arguably lost than won.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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travelguymiami: someone convince me that all the human energy that went into making this $63,000 camera was best spent making that camera instead of....idk, feeding 10,000 starving children?

Finally, you must see the irony of asking a question only to then act like you already know all the answers - it's a waste of other people's production time. which is ironic given the subject. I was attempting to send you in the right direction so you wouldn't remain confused/unhappy...I guess I should ignore these sort of posts. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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travelguymiami: someone convince me that all the human energy that went into making this $63,000 camera was best spent making that camera instead of....idk, feeding 10,000 starving children?

as for the morality of pricing, I guess like many economists you have not yet discounted communist-esque systems hence your - to a more conservative less idealist chap - odd question about the morality of pricing your own creations for maximum profit / or just to suit your own emotional goals as opposed to the less human notion of 'production' where you artificially decide what society should be working on and indirectly remove a huge chunk pf the motivations for creation and self fulfillment....

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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travelguymiami: someone convince me that all the human energy that went into making this $63,000 camera was best spent making that camera instead of....idk, feeding 10,000 starving children?

Okay I'll bite.

@ travelguymiami go read Dawkins selfish gene ( actually read it don't just assume you can guess the contents - it's probably the most incorrectly referenced text) then apply what you have learned about gene theory to the concept of charity (whether individual or national) as a means for saving the world or nations as opposed to just being to feel good and apply to specific non-parasitic, sustainable elements/people/memes...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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travelguymiami: someone convince me that all the human energy that went into making this $63,000 camera was best spent making that camera instead of....idk, feeding 10,000 starving children?

I'd suggest some time (probably years based on the openness your question) studying economics, philosophy, evolution and game theory, and perhaps some soul searching regarding what makes us human. But this is a photography website. You don't have to buy somebody else's creation to be interested in it or respect it.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (319 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Images are OK but i still like rendering of 85/1.2 II much better.

That was my thought too, but it all hinges on autofocus speed in my opinion. If it can match the 85mm f1.8 usm with 90% of the 1.2's image quality then they have a real winner.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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Goodmeme: I bought Lightroom 4 for a decent price, was happy. A bit annoyed with the speed...So I upgraded the PC. Works fine even if it doesn't use all ~6 cores. Understand and am okay with having to upgrade lightroom for a new camera if /when I upgrade from 5d classic. But the pricing sucks. I don't need cloud or Photoshop. I don't really NEED Lightroom I just like it....Lightroom should be available on its own as a subscription without cloud and without photoshop at much reduced price in line with its previous -and competitors- retail pricing. I would pay £3-4 per month, no more. I will investigate other options starting with dxo. So long and thanks for all the exposure compensation...

I just bought a copy of LR6 so I can ignore the problem for a few years. I will upgrade to a 5D4 or 5Ds at some point and live with it/them for the foreseeable future...

I anticipate Lightroom getting even better over the next few years, with potentially a lot more investment available from the subscription revenue. I can see the lens profiles getting better to compete with dxo in that area for example. But I'll be fine with LR6 for at least a few years. I haven't even installed LR6 yet, I only bought it for future camera support...I would have happily paid half of what I pay Netflix per year for the subscription model of Lightroom on its own...but the current price with photoshop or cloud included - is not justifiable for me as a hobby when put against other family expenditure.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)

The 85 will hopefully be amazing and I really hope the highlight is not "the most obvious update...". The IS will be a bonus, but surely the major area for improvement is autofocus. Anyone who has ever used the 85Ls - even for a minute - will be hoping for autofocus like the 85 1.8 usm with the image quality of the 1.2s... :)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 8th comment
On article Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode (81 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: Nice photo...the catchlights suggest use of multiple large reflectors...:)

@Sdaniella I was speculating about the one outside with the model in the orange hat @BPSuisse, well done, it's an exceptional photo!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)
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just someone: 90mm f/2.4 equivalent, don't forget.
It is not equivalent to a 90mm f/1.2

Gee whiz. @Triplet.

This is not a Canon 85mm f1.4 usm on a 5D. That is what equivalence means. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 09:30 UTC

I bought Lightroom 4 for a decent price, was happy. A bit annoyed with the speed...So I upgraded the PC. Works fine even if it doesn't use all ~6 cores. Understand and am okay with having to upgrade lightroom for a new camera if /when I upgrade from 5d classic. But the pricing sucks. I don't need cloud or Photoshop. I don't really NEED Lightroom I just like it....Lightroom should be available on its own as a subscription without cloud and without photoshop at much reduced price in line with its previous -and competitors- retail pricing. I would pay £3-4 per month, no more. I will investigate other options starting with dxo. So long and thanks for all the exposure compensation...

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 130th comment | 5 replies
On article Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode (81 comments in total)

Nice photo...the catchlights suggest use of multiple large reflectors...:)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:21 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Well, after having a good laugh, I have realised I quite like it. If your purpose is specifically to create something like a watercolour print but with all the advantages of raw processing, it could be useful. It's not my style but there is something about it...this is a lens for creating art and abstract -can't put your finger on it - emotion, or perhaps just nostalgia and fatality. Not all photographers are interested in that sort of thing, including me most of the time. Saying you can create the effect in photoshop is to miss the point - and probably the capture. The same can be levelled against most speciality lenses including tilt-shift etc. Not seeing the effect through the viewfinder means it is harder to visualise and you may miss or retain elements sub-optimally.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 08:34 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (285 comments in total)

As with many things, this concept is arguably prohibited by current battery technology. At the point where an all-in-one film size sensor can be inserted as a digital back, providing full-frame sensor, battery, storage and either a usb or wireless type technology to get the images off the gizmo afterwards, then it could be a reality. The time it takes to get there - this could be hundreds of years or merely decades - I doubt many people will be interested.

I personally would never be interested and agree with the author. There really is very little societal point to re-using such small devices made of a little metal and glass. While it may have cost people some money to accumulate their collections, nothing is stopping them from using film. Society - as in the world or whatever - loses very little in terms of natural resources by letting film cameras stay antiquated. It is silly to try to keep them going as digital when the know-how exists for equivalent, but much better devices.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 91st comment
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