photophile

photophile

Lives in United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom
Works as a Science/Technology
Joined on Nov 10, 2004
About me:

To live & learn. Then live some more :-)

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JEROME NOLAS: Can you make a phone call with this device? :)

Yes you can, but its not great. If you are serious about calling, you need to use a "proper" phone.
;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 21:58 UTC
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PhotoKhan: A company decided to acquire the "Kodak" name for god-knows-what.

Following that strategy, they're now into crypto-whatever.

Why is DPR, a photography site, continuously publicizing these mega-shenanigans?

...Is it because of name nostalgia?

Should we expect full coverage of the "Kodak-crack" if and when it appears?

@Focus Shift Shooting: OK, you're new. But mind your manners in future.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 17:50 UTC

I got it completely wrong - I thought it was the other way round with all the slides! Back to a phone cam for me...

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:11 UTC as 25th comment
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chrisno: I predict it will take another 10-12 years for smartphones to match this speed if they can solve the heat issues, from current 1080p 240fps to over 2000fps in 2024, and over 10000 fps in 2028-2030.

However, it's gonna take forever for APS-C/FF cameras to achieve that performances because of heat.

Maybe he only closet cares.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 13:57 UTC
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fnannini: R.IP. cinema.

Didn't cinema die sometime in 1980 when VHS video recorders came out? Or did video only kill the radio star?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:59 UTC
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Old Cameras: Google must be destroyed.
You hear me you vacuous nincompoops? Do something useful for a change!

..for example bringing back Picasa!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:59 UTC
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ozturert: But can we lift shadows by +5EV? Is the sensor ISO invariant? What is DxO Mark score? Or how much is dynamic range?
That's what matters nowadays, you know...

What a surprise.

I think large umbrellas are great - far better than wearing a water-proof hat! Sure, the wind can play havoc and upturn umbrellas - plus you have to carry them around in your hand all day, but just look at the huge size! Who wants a tiny hat ?? etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
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MEDISN: I can't help but hear a German accent when I pronounce this new Nikon mount.

Doesn't work work when you say Zed.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:43 UTC

I bought a similar machine 5 years a go (German brand). It had a 9MP sensor, but even at the highest quality setting, the saved JPEGs were were heavily compressed, ranging in size from 900K to 1.2MB. Basically, very poor IQ. So I'm not really sure what this sentence for the Kodak means: "Content is scanned as 14MP JPEGs, though users can enlarge the resolution up to 22MP."

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:39 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Did DPReview get a call from higher up to spin the earlier story about the mining scam?

What about a high horse?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 20:41 UTC
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zsedcft: These photos are terrible. The old saying "pay peanuts, get monkeys" come to mind.

The more annoying thing about this story is that stupid rule of thirds grid. Everyone with a rudimentary knowledge of photography (usually a class at college taught by some professor who couldn't make it as a real photographer) is confused by the word "rule" in "rule of thirds". It is not a rule, it is a compositional technique that CAN be used if you like. There are no rules in art. If you think it looks good and you have a good eye, other people will like it too. Being bound by a set of rules stifles creativity.

"If you think it looks good and you have a good eye, other people will like it too.."
Not sure about that.

The old saying "pay peanuts, get monkeys" come to mind.
We're not told if the photographer was paid, or what his/her rate was.

As interior group shots at weddings go - these seem fairly typical fare.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 08:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix GH5S vs GH5: What's new? (89 comments in total)
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snapa: I think the sensor is too small for the size of the camera, and it is way too expensive.

Wow - a whole TWO hours before someone mentions sensor size! People must be starting to get bored of the topic...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 16:29 UTC

Let's see how long it takes before someone somehow manages to turn this into an argument about the many disadvantages of tiny, minuscule, m4/3 sensors...

(and yes, I'm aware of the irony of mentioning it, if only to decry it)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:50 UTC as 23rd comment

Let's see...which of the following tag words will generate the most comments I wonder ?

action-cam, action-camera, crowdfunding, drone, kickstarter, modular

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 17:16 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: FINALLY!!!!!

The camera that *ALL* sports photographers were waiting for. Time to ditch your nice L-glass boys and girls, forget about the amazing speed with better IQ of the A9 and D500. We finally got THE camera we were waiting for with a minuscule sensor size and passable DR.

Said no pro sports photographer ever....

Sad....It was all going quite well, until he deiced to spoil everything by using the "d" word.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 17:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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sbu: Here we go again. Another article about a small sensor camera that will cause unbearable pain among a smallish number of very hurt individuals shooting completely different formats. Let me get my popcorn.

No, I'M Spartacus!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 17:05 UTC
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ZeBebito: That's why I never fund Kickstarter crap. I rather pay full retail than giving my money to scammers and then deal with reality.

eh ?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 20:20 UTC

That reminds me...I really need to get my Kamrella (a rain cover for cameras) idea off the ground. Better register with kickstarter.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:14 UTC as 26th comment
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PhotoKhan: You'll notice that, as repeatedly seen on the video, while you can take them off with just one hand, two hands are needed to put it on.

This means you can't hold the camera/lens with one hand and put the cap with the other one but rather that you'll have to rest and stabilize the camera against something in order to use this product.

How detrimental it might be on the field, it is up for you to decide.

That's too much information PhotoKhan!
;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:11 UTC

First there were telegrams, now its instagrams. Up next: temporalgrams - its when tomorrow's messages arrive yesterday.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 14th comment
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