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I hope the real images are still there in the RAW files and the artists can go back properly edit the files.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 1st comment
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mosc: "I loved working with the files because of the insane amount of detail captured..." which we can clearly see from a 1600x1200 downsample. Thanks DPR!

If the author isn't willing to share at least 2-3 MB files, don't even bother with the article.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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Christop82: Great images.

They look over-baked, poorly processed to me. I'm sure this sensor has bene used for more better imagery. Hide the technique-THAT IS THE GOAL.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 21:45 UTC

Use it for something with extraordinary tonality and detail and get it right.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 28th comment
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Dante Birchen: The warehouses are closed environments out of sight of the customer. B&H found that Hispanics males would work cheap and created a warehouse class employee. All Hispanic so they would understand each other, all low paid, no perspective. You never move from warehouse to store front. Next step will be to outsource warehousing so B&H doesn't have to bother with employee rights any more and can just sign a performance agreement with a warehousing company. There is always a race to to bottom where working conditions are concerned. It's the lowest paid workers that pay for a companies cost effectiveness in order to be able to compete in the market place. With their lives.

Many detailed accounts of what it is like to work in an Amazon distribution center.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
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Marty4650: If there is any bias here then it is economic, and not racial. B&H has a "bias towards making profits and staying in business."

ALL well run companies hire the best candidates who are willing to work for the least pay. This isn't racism.... it is capitalism. If those workers happen to be Hispanic, then that wasn't because B&H wants to exploit them. It is because they are the best workers who are willing to work for the least pay.

Amazon, Walmart, Target, UPS, Toyota and everyone else does the exact same thing. But since they aren't owned by "religious Jews" no one seems to notice it or have a problem with it.

The only employer who doesn't hire the best people willing to work for the least salary is the U.S. Post Office. And this might explain why they are constantly losing money, and why FedEx and UPS are thriving.

Marty, can't agree about the USPS. It is one of the best run companies in the world in many respects. The real issue is that the USPS has to account fully and in-essence pay for all future benefit obligations in real-time, unlike most any other business or unit of government. There is a bounteous pension fund that I expect certain factions would like to get their hands on.

Let's take a simple example. Set up a small package pickup at 11 PM. The package was picked up next day at time of mail delivery as scheduled and by the time the carrier had gone 4-5 houses down the street I had a confirmation email in my in-box.

Joni Mitchell comes to mind if it is ever completely privatized.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 14:22 UTC

Cool guy but photography has moved on from this.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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pierre1: Samples from this lens and others! Worth a look! Credit to photographer WWU124
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwu124/albums

Thanks. I like the way the galleries are by lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Russian Helios 40-2 version (which is a 85) Has been for sale new on ebay for a number of years already.

http://vintage-camera-lenses.com/carl-zeiss-jena-biotar-258/

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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Gesture: Enough with the swirling bokeh. Experts will let me know, but wasn't the Biostar one of the budget lenses of its era?

Biotar, but I really think most people who understand I was referencing the article.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 15:23 UTC

Enough with the swirling bokeh. Experts will let me know, but wasn't the Biostar one of the budget lenses of its era?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
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landscaper1: While I'm somewhat dismayed by this news, I can't say I'm altogether surprised. I've noted in the DPR forums the number of members who've described their happiness with downsizing their equipment load. If you believe, as I do, that these forums are populated by enthusiasts and pros, then it's reasonable to assume that the casual snapshooter will be even more inclined to go to a pocket camera/phone if it's shown to be just as capable "most of the time." Whether that leads to the demise of entry level ILCs remains to be seen, but it's fair to ask how much of a dent in sales can entry level ILCs take before manufacturers question whether its worth their while to continue producing them at all.

Yes. The OEMS have been stubborn, not even trying new platforms with great sensors and processing but much simpler camera interface.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
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Zalllon: I do event photography, and I'm seeing less and less cameras being brought to these events by all ages, men and women. I have been to one wedding were there no cameras, only phones! It's not just the ease of the device, it's the apps that can process the image, how quickly they can share the image on their fave platforms, and the size of the screen to set up the image. If manufactures do figure out the focus piece in low light, why would anyone except the pro ever take a camera or even own a camera anymore?
I love shooting low light, long exposure, telezoom photos of wildlife which cannot be done with a phone. But, I am not the norm / majority.

And when in public, the smartphone user is unlikely to be challenged as would a "real" camera user, It continues to amaze me the smartphones pulled out at press conferences, etc.; people taking photos of each other on planes. It's so commonplace, it can't be challenged.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
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beenthere: Camera manufacturers had ample time to integrate the features of programmability, communications and apps into ILCs. They didn't. Many still don't see what's happening to them.

My Kodak DC90, I think was the model #, had rudiments of programming. Neglected since.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:35 UTC

Some wonderful comments below. Samsung and Panasonic has some inkling of what could be interesting, but didn't follow through.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:34 UTC as 133rd comment

Brilliant. Thanks for posting. Wouldn't it be great if OEMs hopefully still do these experiments. I remember when Olympus had integrated zone metering in some SLRs far beyond the competition.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:12 UTC as 79th comment

Consider the level or quality of photography that those popular and ubiquitous one-use film cameras used to deliver and what even a mid-market smart phone delivers today ... I constantly see people taking and sharing pictures and videos, photography is alive and well. And folks poking around with a smart phone are much less challenged in my experience as to "why are you taking photos?"

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 330th comment
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justmeMN: Nikon's next step is to make a KeyMission brand drone that crashes. :-)

Thanks for noting that.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 02:34 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon's next step is to make a KeyMission brand drone that crashes. :-)

Good question. Why aren't Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic leading the way in drone photography. The drone manufacturers just commission off-the-shelf stuff from contractors, I imagine.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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BBQue: And the copyright to this video belongs - no doubt - to the tiger, right?!

Not to mention possible animal abuse if the tiger swallowed it. Definitely must be secured and inaccessible. That was the real risk here.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
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