iamphil

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Joined on Aug 26, 2002

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Is this camera (aside from the paint job and price increases) any different from the last 3 or 4 E-PL cameras?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 09:26 UTC as 58th comment
On article PNY launches 512GB microSD card (105 comments in total)
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LakeSuperior1: The only cards that I have ever had fail on me were all PNY. Fool me once....

That sounds like you haven't been buying very many SD cards if they're the only ones that have failed on you.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 09:17 UTC

Name a more iconic duo than Fuji and firmware issues? Go ahead!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 07:43 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)

Whew lads. Now I can buy with confidence knowing my dog and cat photos can be repaired safely.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 14:29 UTC as 167th comment

This is like Nikon acknowledging and apologizing for the D600 disaster only after lawsuits had been filed. You can feel the remorse from a thousand miles away!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 08:53 UTC as 108th comment
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2stepbay: Isn't this type of photography better suited for a drone?

Regulations say you're not allowed to break into bridge towers either...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 02:08 UTC
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Deardorff: WHY confiscate the camera gear? Just the cops being petty. They can inventory and account for it, log it in and give it back.
What the two did was foolish but... a Felony? Nope - and the prosecutor who pushed it should be tarred and feathered after being castrated.

I fully support the prosecution because this trespass photography fad is becoming a plague in cities everywhere.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
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Lees Channel: You'd think at least the Canon 600mm L series lens would have metal aperture blades.

Only if you put it under a magnifying glass.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 02:02 UTC
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iamphil: Don't leave your precious files on this thing for too long. Increasing flash memory density decreases data retention times. Copy often.

The Ultra line most likely uses TLC flash and (speculating) probably the ones that wouldn't grade well enough to use in Sandisk/WD's own SSD products.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 01:54 UTC

Don't leave your precious files on this thing for too long. Increasing flash memory density decreases data retention times. Copy often.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
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Jonathan Brady: Looking at production...
Worldwide Production of Mirrorless Cameras - Year Over Year (YOY) is up 44.1%
Worldwide Production of DSLR Cameras - YOY is down 4.7%

Looking at shipments...
Worldwide Shipment of Mirrorless Cameras - YOY is up 45%
Worldwide Shipment of DSLR Cameras - YOY is down 8.3%

Breaking down shipments by region...

Shipment of Mirrorless to Japan - YOY is up 36%
Shipment of DSLR to Japan - YOY is down 9.3%
Shipment of Mirrorless to Europe - YOY is up 44.9%
Shipment of DSLR to Europe - YOY is down 15.8%
Shipment of Mirrorless to Americas - YOY is up 78.1%
Shipment of DSLR to Americas - YOY is down 11.7%
Shipment of Mirrorless to Asia - YOY is up 39.1%
Shipment of DSLR to Asia - YOY is down .9%

Again, worldwide shipments of Mirrorless are up 45%. The ONLY region with shipment growth above the worldwide average is the Americas which has increased 78.1%. Diving into those numbers further...

We've heard for years about the low mirrorless sales in the Americas compared to Europe and Asia. This sounds like the continent is finally starting to catch up with the rest of the world.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
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galone: why is it important the feature "de-clicked aperture control ring" ?
What happens then with the aperture control located on the camera body ?

I don't believe there is any electronic communication for aperture control on your K5. Rather the camera just moves the mechanical control lever in the lens mount as you adjust the aperture setting on your camera. The m43 mount lacking such a lever has to communicate settings to the electronics on the lens and ask it to change the aperture.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 09:45 UTC
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nicoboston: PS: If Apple was a camera maker, I think they would remove the shutter release button because it sticks halfway out...

Pssshaw. Who needs a fancy schmancy two-stage shutter release with surrounding on-off lever switch when we can have a touch button?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
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vFunct: Good. SD cards are slow and unreliable, and higher-end XQD cards aren't widely supported yet, so we need the industry to move forward to wireless.

The best way to do that is to remove the SD card slot, so people stop using that crap.

Put the pipe down. No cameras have the multiple antenna arrays needed to reach those speeds.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 03:34 UTC

Sounding a bit like talking to a Canon or Nikon executive.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 240th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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gunkan: No SD card slot, no network RJ45, can't change memory or hard disk, removed my precious ESC key (i love VIM), no MagSafe, no mate screen.

Sorry Apple, what you think that i need is not what i need.

It seems Apple has decided to combat falling PC sales revenue by increasing prices significantly, both the base unit and the almost usury level pricing for configuration upgrades.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 08:50 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)
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iamphil: I wonder what the data retention times on this would be.

Quite the opposite actually. High density high capacity flash cards by their nature retain data for shorter periods than smaller cards. I'm fairly certain I wouldn't leave cards like this one laying around waiting for bit rot to claim its contents.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (114 comments in total)

Olympus' entry line seems to have fallen into the same malaise as C&N's entry range the past few years where the camera is "updated" with little to no changes. Probably one of the least endearing behaviours they should be copying.

The least they could do is push one feature down from the next higher tier every year or other year to give us plebs a tiny bit of advancement.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 22nd comment
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

I wonder what the data retention times on this would be.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 24th comment | 18 replies

At least they included lens hoods this time.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:21 UTC as 8th comment
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