RJB138

Joined on Jan 22, 2012

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RJB138: Easy to just max out the configuration, but hopefully, DPR will test other less expensive configurations. Maybe a basic configuration and one in the middle?

That will help readers understand what type of performance they will get at different price points and what are the trade-offs.

Doug - So "base" 14" configuration? 8-Core CPU/14-Core GPU/16GB Unified Memory?

I ask because the "other" base 14" has a 10-Core CPU

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 13:39 UTC

Easy to just max out the configuration, but hopefully, DPR will test other less expensive configurations. Maybe a basic configuration and one in the middle?

That will help readers understand what type of performance they will get at different price points and what are the trade-offs.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 14:33 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies

If you think these would be useful, you could also just buy a pack of Avery round labels (they do come in colors other than white) and print up you own with your computer/printer.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 13:41 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Interesting comparision, but would have been more helpful if they had compared the M1 iMac to other desktops in that price range rather than laptops (usually also more expensive)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 21:46 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Sigma fp L and its new viewfinder (150 comments in total)
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SteveAnderson: How long were you able to hold it with one hand on the "grip" before feeling like you might drop it?

Unless this thing was made to have a tonne of attachments in a gimbal and such.

Edit: Should have read comments first, many saying the same thing.

Sigma offers 2 types of hand grips just for the fp series

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fpl/#accessories

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2021 at 22:16 UTC
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FujifilmXT3: 8K is not really useful at this point. What are you gonna view it on?

Check out Thom Hogan's July 2020 article "Who really needs 8K?"

Seems that pro videographers need it, because the movie/streaming companies (Netflix, Disney, Amazon, HBO, Comcast and many smaller media companies) want it. 4k is the minimum.

Gist of the article is those media companies want some "future proofing" - production costs a lot of money and over the next several years (or even decades), it is easier and much less expensive to reformat 8K down to whatever.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 23:16 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon Powershot Zoom Review (80 comments in total)
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RJB138: Interesting review, but this is NOT for photographers.

BUT this could work for birders, with some additions. Delete the card and add WiFi, so you can connect/send photos to your smartphone and save them there. AND add a swappable battery.

How would it work? Svarovski has introduced the "DG Monocular" that takes photos and sends them to your smartphone, where the Cornell Ornithology app "Merlin" can recognize the bird. 8x monocular and not a great camera. But it works.

The kicker? The Svarovski "DG Monocular" costs a bit over $2,000! So take the Canon, make some changes, charge $500 and you would have a winner for birders. It would be a great tool for beginning (and perhaps intermediate) birders helping them id birds and learn.

Almost there, then.

The Svarovski monocular also includes an app so that photos are automatically sent to your smart device. App is also works directly with Merlin. There are some YouTube videos demonstrating how it all works easily togther.

https://www.swarovskioptik.com/us/en/birding/stories/apps-unlock-the-d-g-s-full-potential

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_wOOsnOyEE&feature=emb_logo

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2021 at 21:14 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon Powershot Zoom Review (80 comments in total)

Interesting review, but this is NOT for photographers.

BUT this could work for birders, with some additions. Delete the card and add WiFi, so you can connect/send photos to your smartphone and save them there. AND add a swappable battery.

How would it work? Svarovski has introduced the "DG Monocular" that takes photos and sends them to your smartphone, where the Cornell Ornithology app "Merlin" can recognize the bird. 8x monocular and not a great camera. But it works.

The kicker? The Svarovski "DG Monocular" costs a bit over $2,000! So take the Canon, make some changes, charge $500 and you would have a winner for birders. It would be a great tool for beginning (and perhaps intermediate) birders helping them id birds and learn.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2021 at 18:27 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

FYI - Engadget reported "The Smart Frame has a 1,920 by 1,080 FHD resolution plus an 85-degree viewing angle"

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 00:32 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On photo Raj Dam in the Composite.. challenge (1 comment in total)

So Panoramas are acceptable? I see 2 posted.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 16:52 UTC as 1st comment
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Jason: Attention haters: Real film scanners are expensive and slow. This is cheap and fast. There is room for both.

I have an Epson flatbed scanner for "serious" negatives. I have a cheap Wolverine scanner for a quick preview. It's kind of like this:

Wolverine scan: JPEGs of everything (adequate for snapshots)
Epson flatbed scan: RAWs of important shots

I can run a roll of 35mm through the Wolverine in less than five minutes with decent results. I'm guessing the results from this Kodak gadget are similar.

Edit--All that said, $40 seems at least $20 too much for this.

Hey with "expert installation" on AMZ, it's only $200!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2019 at 22:24 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)

Guess I can't photograph landscapes any more - I only have APS-C cameras. ;~)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 22:16 UTC as 204th comment | 6 replies
On photo draped in neon in the Neon challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow, where is that?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2019 at 22:32 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Isolated animals (4 comments in total)

Please define "animal". The biological - Kingdom of Animalia or a more "common" definition that limits it to mammals, i.e. no fish, birds, insects, etc.

And only in the wild or is domesticated and caged allowed?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 19:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Balancing Rock in the Slab challenge (3 comments in total)
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User4286416121: Amazing! Should be a bit more famous. Nicely done. Notice a bit of blue in the limb shadow extreme bottom right corner. Looked like a blue bird at first!
How tall is this? Weight must be 45 tons or more.

Pretty out of the way - on Long Island out on the "Digby Neck". It's about 4ft wide and 20ft tall, so if you say 4x4x20 or 320 cf, and assume 188#/cf (average weight of basalt - heavier than granite), that's about 30 tons.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 22:12 UTC
On photo Mevagissey Harbour in the With a phone challenge (11 comments in total)
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B Shepard: Amazing image! Just shows it's the eye of the photographer, not the camera gear that makes a great photo.

If you read the comments, someone asked about post processing, etc. I did crop a bit and did some processing (read below). Original (before) is posted in my gallery.

The colors are real - the light was fantastic, which is why I ran out of the pub to take the photo. Mevagissey is about 50N latitude (further north than the 48 states in US) and time was almost 6pm (UK) and it was mid-October.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 14:58 UTC
On photo Mevagissey Harbour in the With a phone challenge (11 comments in total)
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MannyZero: Great picture, but....
Let's be HONEST. Iphone4 take?
So RICH in detail, color & HDR?
NO post editing..?
NEVER!!!!
I've been taken pictures & videos using IPod Touch5, plus every IPhone from 4 to X, and NEVER, NEVER, ever since the term Iphoneography was coined, never an image came out looking like this one, unless going through rigorous post editing.
*They look like red dot camera colors to me.

If you are interested, I posted the original iPhone 4s photo, as imported from the iPhone, in my Gallery

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 14:34 UTC
On photo Mevagissey Harbour in the With a phone challenge (11 comments in total)
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MannyZero: Great picture, but....
Let's be HONEST. Iphone4 take?
So RICH in detail, color & HDR?
NO post editing..?
NEVER!!!!
I've been taken pictures & videos using IPod Touch5, plus every IPhone from 4 to X, and NEVER, NEVER, ever since the term Iphoneography was coined, never an image came out looking like this one, unless going through rigorous post editing.
*They look like red dot camera colors to me.

Yes, with an iPhone 4s. There were no rules on "processing" in the contest, but I did process in LR, no HDR. A small crop, then highlights and shadows. Used Viveza (NIK) to tone down one distant building and bring out the boat a bit.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 13:13 UTC
On photo Mevagissey Harbour in the With a phone challenge (11 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Nice.

Thank you. First time I have received a DPR first place.

My wife and I were sitting in a pub on the waterfront there, having a pint, when the overcast sky opened up, and the sun came out. Both our "good" cameras were back at the flat, so I pulled out my iPhone. The "best' camera? The one that you have on you.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 02:16 UTC
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GHPhotography: :-0

According to the video, the passengers were all tethered into the sinking helicopter by **fall arrest** harnesses, the kind use by high steel workers and that are made to be slow to get in and out of, unlike a seatbelt.

I like the idea of being securely anchored to the helicopter if it has the doors open, and this kind of thing never occurred to me. Instead, I always worried that the seatbelt that is all to easy to open is the only thing keeping me from falling out the open door. Seems like there needs to be a middle ground.

In the small helicopter that I was in during a flight in Kauai, the "seat belt" is really and seat and shoulder harness (harness straps go over each shoulder) with the release buckle just below your sternum, IIRCC. Also a very positive latching mechanism. I have been in small gliders, too and they have a similar setup. Very different and much more secure than car seat belts or airline seatbelts.

Also no arms, legs or leaning out. You and everything you have stays inside the chopper.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 19:46 UTC
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