Klarno

Klarno

Lives in Neutral Zone The Romulan, Neutral Zone
Has a website at http://www.photoklarno.com
Joined on Mar 3, 2009
About me:

Lenses paired with Sony Alpha A3000 and Metabones Speedbooster:
Olympus OM 28mm f/3.5
OM 50mm f/1.8
OM 135mm f/2.8
OM 50mm f/3.5 macro
OM 35-70 f/3.6
Soligor 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5

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erichK: Mega- corp Apple is a disgusting company. Its suppliers (FoxPro) have to put up suicide nets outside their factories. They have every yuppy gimmick but any kind of daycare at their huge megabuck office. They treat their users like illiterate, childish idiots - and do everything they can to turn them into And their products are all about toxic waste and designed obsolescence: Neural Net, the local repair centre just informed me the Apple refuses to supply parts for computers more than three years old ...or even keep them on the part info on their database.

Fun fact: Even when Foxconn's suicide rate was at its peak, it was still lower than the suicide rate of the rest of China, or of any American university.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

Surprising that no one's tried this technology again. Machine vision has advanced so far since then (just look at Snapchat for example) that it should be much easier now to design such a system that works more reliably.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 06:36 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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GoremanX: I'm confused... is this digital or Instax? If the image is captured by a sensor, then how is it transferred to the film? The Instax cameras I have are entirely optical and analog, the image from the lens is projected directly onto the film which then gets spit out the top of the camera. What they're describing here doesn't sound like the same thing at all...

The Fuji SP series mobile printers Have an LED light bar inside that scans across the image plane. The light bar creates a contact print on the instant film.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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Wally Brooks: Hmmm. I'm, an Ex View Camera shooter who owns Sigma Merrill’s and this makes me re think my workflow... It’s still show up at dawn, shoot at ISO 100, use a big heavy tripod, use a cable release, and pray for no wind...... now without the clunky workflow. Well Done Sigma. Many bloggers have postulated about DNG in Camera and only Sigma has the courage to do this for cameras most of us can afford.

DNG is nice and all, a nice universal RAW format that anyone can use. It's well suited to smaller camera manufacturers. But the real big deal here isn't that Sigma DNG, but rather that you're no longer limited to Sigma Photo Pro.

If you've been using anything but Sigma cameras, this is probably not a problem you've experienced, because guess what--everyone else's RAWs are well supported by mainstream software including the Windows and Mac OS operating systems.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: A Gold award for a six thousand dollar camera that won't focus. Great!

The speedy AF crowd isn't this camera's (or any similar camera's) target market.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
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W5JCK: Just look at Polaroid photos from a few decades ago. What happened to your memories? They faded away, or nearly away. Instant film is notoriously short lived. I doubt the film for these is going to fair much better. So the irony is, you have expensive film that produces a short lived, lackluster photo, and you need to scan and save it to a digital file if you want to still view it a decade or more down the road. Hmmm....pass!

I bought the instax printer a couple years back. I get the tangible lo-fi print when I want it, and the backed up digital file every time.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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sh10453: Quite an unexpected pick, Allison.
I think the biggest challenge to Fuji is to find a way, or a process, that will drastically cut down on the cost per print for a new generation of this type of cameras.
If they can slash the cost (some day) to 20 cents per image, many more pockets would be carrying this type of cameras almost all the time.

Fuji instax cameras are plenty popular and made status this year as a must-have gift, they've been as relentlessly sold out as Nintendo products this year..

I wonder how much the cost of silver is the limiting factor.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: I don't like the fully articulated screen to the point it is a deal breaker for me. Has Olympus decided that fully articulated LCD screens are now an "Olympus signature"?

Have the managed to put two batteries in the grip? as having to remove the grip to replace the inner one is idiotic.

Have they reworked the menu system that has been growing like Topsy and quite out of control.

Nice camera but I am afraid I am not a videographer and I can already create more images with the E-M1 than I can rationally deal with. I need even more images like a hole in the head. It is not necessarily good to be able to gather images like confetti.

Two SD cards? Why not just one larger card?

Think, think ... oh and the body still has too many buttons on the back plate with to little to do. Olympus should check out the other brands who seem to actually make fewer buttons do more things quite gracefully.

This isn't a consumer-grade camera, and you just might not be part of the target market.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Klarno,

The "socially unacceptable" claim is a different camp. Anyhow 75 dollar, open backed Grados, destroy Beats for sound quality, and Grado is not new to making headphones.

Bose is joke for sound quality, still is, was in say the year 2000 too. First with noise cancelling headphones for general use though, got a pair in 2002, used for jet travel, not great sound, after light use busted by 2005.

For the most part, New Balance makes running shoes for general use that are much more comfortable than those by more famous brands, one has a name that also begins with an N. And good New Balance shoes, have been expensive for at least 30 years.

"The fact remains..." Not a single thing you've said has any basis in fact. Only in faith--and blind faith at that. Blind studies have consistently found an inability to tell the difference between cheap and expensive cables. Audiophiles consistently tell themselves and everyone around them that they can hear a difference. If you feel that your sound sounds better because of your cables, fine, I'm certainly not going to stop you, but don't try to push your neurosis on anyone else. $400 speakers will never, ever, ever benefit from anything more than Monoprice cables.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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marike6: Removing the mini-jack feels like fixing something that isn't broken. But iFans are fiercely loyal, if Apple removed the LCD, defenders would say "but they are including a Lightning-to-HDMI cable in the box you can plug into your laptop should you need to". ;-)

For people who enjoy shooting with their phones, the camera could be interesting.

raindance: Analog is how digital devices interact with anything that doesn't exist inside the digital domain. If the digital to analog conversion isn't taking place in the smartphone, then it's taking place in the headphones--and what a brave new world, where the consumer electronics industry gets to charge more because they had to put a DAC and amp in their headphones just to be compatible with something that never was a problem before! With your logic we should also be removing screens from digital devices, because they represent digital information in an analog fashion. If the user hasn't learned how to think in machine code, well, that's just their problem isn't it?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Klarno,

The "socially unacceptable" claim is a different camp. Anyhow 75 dollar, open backed Grados, destroy Beats for sound quality, and Grado is not new to making headphones.

Bose is joke for sound quality, still is, was in say the year 2000 too. First with noise cancelling headphones for general use though, got a pair in 2002, used for jet travel, not great sound, after light use busted by 2005.

For the most part, New Balance makes running shoes for general use that are much more comfortable than those by more famous brands, one has a name that also begins with an N. And good New Balance shoes, have been expensive for at least 30 years.

"80 dollar AudioQuest RCA cables"? Before you insult everyone by suggesting that's a cost effective option, you've just proven your lack of knowledge in this field. I have no doubt that you're one of those audiophiles who thinks they can hear differences between 44.1 and 96 KHz and that skin effect is significant when dealing with cable runs of less than several kilometers. Thankfully your breed is a dying one, being replaced by people who actually respect the science, who value objective measurements over using subjective wine tasting language while pretending thats the definition of objective to everyone else and aren't allergic to ABX tests.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 15:18 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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mezastel: I'm still wondering why Apple decided to buy Beats, headphones so awful no self-respecting music lover would ever consider buying. It totally tarnishes Apple's image to be involved with Beats.

HowaboutRAW: Yes, rare earth magnets were a game changer, but I'd like to point out that before Beats it was socially unacceptable to spend $300 on headphones, it was something only doctors, lawyers, jetsetters and executives did, and as far as the public was concerned, they were buying Bose. Last time I was shopping for headphones, back in, oh, 2007, there was much less choice available. It was pretty much, if you want portable headphones, you buy PX100s--and you don't even know those exist unless headphones are a thing that you already knew you wanted. Beats made it into the public consciousness, and Sennheiser didn't. Rare earth magnets made the technology possible, but MP3 players and smartphones gave it a market, and Beats made it acceptable to look upmarket.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 23:40 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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mezastel: I'm still wondering why Apple decided to buy Beats, headphones so awful no self-respecting music lover would ever consider buying. It totally tarnishes Apple's image to be involved with Beats.

HowaboutRAW: Grado has a radically different sound signature from Beats, so you can't really compare them. If treble-heavy sound sounds good to you, or you listen to genres that benefit from treble heavy sound, then yes, you'll be better off with Grados than with Beats. That's not necessarily true for the next person. The treble-heavy sound signature of the Grados works well with rock music, while the bass-heavy (with balanced trebles and mids) sound signature of the Beats works well with hip hop and electronic music. Neither are anywhere near neutral enough to work with all genres, unless your ears are simply biased in favor of one sound signature or the other, and neither will work well as a studio monitor headphone.

And I don't plan to sing the praises of any Beats headphone but the Solo2. The rest are junk, but the Solo2 has caught the attention of many audiophile reviewers and communities, and when I tried it with compatible genres it sounded brilliant.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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mezastel: I'm still wondering why Apple decided to buy Beats, headphones so awful no self-respecting music lover would ever consider buying. It totally tarnishes Apple's image to be involved with Beats.

The Solo 2 is as highly respected within audiophile communities as it's possible for a mass market product to be: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/time-rethink-beats-solo2-excellent

And you can't deny that the existence of Beats itself has created a renaissance in headphones. Before Beats, there weren't nearly as many viable audiophile-quality headphones that could be driven by mobile devices. Now you can find one for every taste in sound signature.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 20:38 UTC

Wonderful, yet another camera backpack aimed at people who shoot outdoors and designed by people who still don't understand what outdoor photographers need. Where's the water bottle holder? Where's the capacity to store a jacket? Where's the waist support? Where's anything that makes this bag useful for more than half an hour of hiking?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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acidic: All of the haters of this product:

- don't live in Japan where this product will be offered,

and/or

- are too old to realize many people communicate just fine on a day to day basis without using their voice minutes on their cell phone plan.

Who is even restricted to minutes anymore? Most plans have unlimited voice and messaging because data is where the profit is at now.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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AV Janus: There is a typo in the article.
The flash is built-ON not built-in

Well, if we're going to keep being picky about prepositions in an effort to keep using this phrase in a way contradictory to general usage, it looks like the flash built above the lens or beside the lens. If it were built on the lens, that would be a problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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utphoto: An aluminum top plate with some normal wear and tear abrasions, won't do well in salt water. Salt corrodes aluminum and a protective coating or a hard anodize won't be 100% secure forever.

Aluminum is actually quite corrosion resistant on its own. Like stainless steel, it forms a stable oxide coat. Corrosion of aluminum in marine applications comes into play only when you have more than just aluminum--when you have two metals with dissimilar electrode potentials in electrical contact with each other via an electrolyte, one functions as an anode and the other as a cathode and the system basically turns into a battery. That's galvanic corrosion.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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AV Janus: There is a typo in the article.
The flash is built-ON not built-in

What does that even mean? Nobody says "built-on". Built-in makes sense, built-on makes none.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
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