M Jesper

M Jesper

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Joined on Jan 3, 2010

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GHPhotography: Oh, for goodness sake. Everyone buried the lede in Google's release, which is that Google **explicitly** described exactly how to improve watermarks to make them hard to remove by AI. Shutterstock is just following Google's suggestions. They didn't invent anything.

DPR is acting like Google was removing watermarks and that Shutterstock has cleverly foiled Google's evil plan, when nothing of the sort is going on.

Not normally the one to backup DPR, but i didn't read any sensationalism in this .. it's a perfectly reasonable article.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
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sts2: Amazing that they managed to keep the front element so small. I know it's 1mm longer and a bit slower than Sigma's 14/1.8... but dayum

It's very bad imho. Some truly horrible samples here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/137268551@N02/sets/72157687418075665

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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joe6pack: Come on, DPReview. Is it really so hard for you guys to publish the sensor size and focal length when you mention the aperture size?

Or just say, "we didn't bother to check the sensor size but we are sure you can find it from the comments below".

Oooh, a comment. Yet it still reads:

"In real terms, this means that the V30 will, [...] come with an F1.6 aperture which would be the fastest we have seen on a smartphone camera so far."

In REAL terms, seriously? Even if we were to know either focal length or sensor size, i don't think we know either, 'F' is still in fact theoretical. Without any of that it's about as far from 'real' as it gets.

If this isn't blindly buying into marketing, what is. I don't get it, as a photography gear site why wouldn't you question things. It would get the same about of clicks, possibly even more. So what, is it just too much effort to think for yourselves and not just copy press texts? It's just terribly disappointing.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
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Sean65: When they say 'conventional smartphone' are they referring to the iPhone 3? Never known a smartphone to wash out the colours like the graph suggests. Usually they over saturate.

It may be oversimplified, but at least there is some superficial truth to it. Better than for example OIS being portrayed as stabilizing subject motion.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 09:34 UTC
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Sean65: When they say 'conventional smartphone' are they referring to the iPhone 3? Never known a smartphone to wash out the colours like the graph suggests. Usually they over saturate.

The graph shows 'captured image', not a processed jpg. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 16:52 UTC

What if somebody else does this with YOUR photos though?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

For a moment there Shotoni sounded Japanese to me. "Must be something new they're trying to popularize like Bokeh ... oh, wait."

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 16:30 UTC as 15th comment
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toxotis700: there is no support for avchd or xavc-s codecs... so useless for most consumer editors.

What makes you say that, did you try it? Both are listed under video file formats where they link to this document: http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/Avid_Supported_Video_File_Formats.pdf

Not to mention that while these 'formats' say something about a camera's recording capabilities, they're basically just regular AVC to a video decoder.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
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mosc: Is that an aperture dial? This thing can't be for real.

Surely, using parts of an existing product to built a mockup doesn't make it real. That lens really wouldn't make sense at all on this, it physically cannot be 'for real'. I hope they didn't waste a perfectly good lens just for looks - as a lot of dedication went into making those.

Of course, they could very well be planning to built something with an actual aperture dial and a bigger than tiny sensor. For now it likely just aims to get us excited about the possibilities.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 08:31 UTC
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photosen: Mine died after 6 months, I'd rather have more reliability than !!! colours.

Just find a store and get one. HGST is its own brand and has many different types of drives available (mostly high-end Enterprise used in large scale servers). The Nas drive is just one of them aimed at us demanding consumers. WD isn't really in the picture, just thought i'd mention it as a disclaimer.

https://www.hgst.com/products/hard-drives/nas-desktop-drive-kit

It even makes fun of WD drives in the video. Not by mentioning them directly, but people know what they're talking about. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
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photosen: Mine died after 6 months, I'd rather have more reliability than !!! colours.

Mr Raw - Synology DS are empty NAS 'cases'. Though they are a little more than that, as it comes with a fully featured OS, like a Mac, but made accessible through any web browser.

The drives of choice are imho (and according to many) the HGST Deskstar NAS drives. They are made specifically for NAS usage, so that's why it's in the title. While HGST is technically owned by WD, it is a separate company that is known today for its reliability.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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photosen: Mine died after 6 months, I'd rather have more reliability than !!! colours.

HGST Deskstar NAS Drive + Synology DS

The ultimate (for consumer & small to medium business)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Another Sony camera...why doesn't Canon or Nikon follow the money?

Rumors are it's a Sony IMX378, but i don't know what good that info will do us. It's just a model number, and DxO is just a score. These samples are interesting though, even if they are hand picked to show best case scenario.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Another Sony camera...why doesn't Canon or Nikon follow the money?

The sensor dude, the sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)
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Lars V: Umm.. where's the challenge in those scenes?
Not sure what I should be impressed by.
OK, the sunset sky was a bit of a challenge, which the camera failed spectacularly by blowing the saturated highlights.

Colors are exactly the same here,
as are the files down to the last byte.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Another Sony camera...why doesn't Canon or Nikon follow the money?

It probably is a Sony though.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Sony users should wait for the A70000000000000000000000
BY then Sony may get it right?

Tom G

Well great, that opens the budget for a sarcasm detector.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Sony users should wait for the A70000000000000000000000
BY then Sony may get it right?

Tom G

Don't worry.

In about 8 months, the A6700 will tell us.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Sony users should wait for the A70000000000000000000000
BY then Sony may get it right?

Tom G

Release a new body every 5 minutes,
and you end up with addicts - not users.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Sony users should wait for the A70000000000000000000000
BY then Sony may get it right?

Tom G

Not until the Mark XIV arrives.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
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