iamphil

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Joined on Aug 26, 2002

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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
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myung keun: "Criticism has been a bit of a surprise."

Just shows how delirious they have become. Still bathing in the glory of old times.
Wake up Apple. Please, take your users more seriously than your divine designer Ivy and if you come with drastic changes then make meaningful and tangible propositions as to how to make that change without losing an arm and leg as a user.

I am glad Apple is not building a car. Imagine the outcome. Oh my...bet the car dealer doesn't want to explain the missing tires because they are somewhat cumbersome and that there is enough technology out there to compensate for the missing tires.

They probably realized they wouldn't be able to sell a $30,000 car for $45,000 to many people and got out.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 03:09 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 235th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 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 (101 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 19th 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
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Wow the review is published exactly one year - to the day - from their last article touting it as the camera for a new era.

Do you know what's even more eerie? The same person is at it again and has amassed almost 10% of all comments in this article, just as they did last year when the initial release story came out.

If they're not being paid then they're being very dedicated.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)

They need to put their old 85/1.4 and 200/4 macro back on the market.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 10:45 UTC as 38th comment

CRI is meaningless. Show us the SPD curves.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 09:22 UTC as 6th comment
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (74 comments in total)

I can't help but think they should have sized it up just a little to make use of 2 AA instead of 2 AAA. AA cells are only 6mm longer and 4mm wider in diameter but 2.5x bigger in capacity. Battery swaps are annoying.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 07:56 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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ozturert: My Samsung Note3 takes 4K video, so this product is bad.
If this was produced by Sony, we'd all cherish and cheer up, and brag about how innovative Sony is and how Canikon lags behind :)

If Sony had decided to produce a camera like this, they would have done so about 5 years ago as a modern followup to their F series.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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PB47: If DPReview gets a chance to interview Canon I hope they ask them why they chose to go with such a slow lens that severely limits the ability for this camera to create anything with a shallow dof. And when the Canon reps respond that they felt reach was more important than speed I hope DPReview points to the RX10, which is a smaller and lighter camera with a similar lens that is a constant f2.8. Surely Canon could have made this lens a constant f2.8 at the least. Also, why is there no dual pixel autofocus, xlr inputs, etc. To buy this camera and a couple decent CFast cards you're looking at around $3,500. $3,500 for a lens that is equivalent to f7.6 to 15.2 in terms of depth of field. Think about what you can buy for $3,500. If you have to buy a Canon just get a C100 with the dual pixel upgrade for $3,500.

No need to ask that. I'll save you the trouble: "I wasn't actually aware that it had such a slow lens!"

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:04 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

The New Gold Standard.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:59 UTC as 64th comment

This interview sounds a lot like the last 'head in the sand' Canon interview posted here previously. Each Canon interview is entirely predictable.

It's also sad to see some of the more rabid (paid shill?) posters making excuses for Canon. One single person is responsible for almost 10% of the posts in this whole comment thread and each one is full of rationalizations and excuses.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:07 UTC as 126th comment
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StevenE: I bought the original EOS-M, with 22mm f/2, the 11-22 mm IS lens, and adapter ONLY because I expected a better camera body to come. Now I'm just very angry at Canon for withholding the EOS-M3 from North America.

Why sell us lenses and then withhold the body.... that's a scam!

rrccad sounds like he could be Maeda-san himself...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I can't understand why DP would justify their high score for the 750 with explaining that the total recall of a their favorite camera is not justified.

It's the Gold Standard.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 04:51 UTC

They invented tripod collars for a reason. The same principles extend to shooting handheld with heavy lenses... You shouldn't need to buy this thing at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 73rd comment
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