dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
About me:

Plan 9.

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On article Nikon announces development of D850 (416 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Too bad it won't be mirrorless.

Yes. I know that. But my meaning was that Nikon may have missed an opportunity to really upgrade the D810. Clearly, Nikon is not where they want to be on mirrorless, but they will be some day. I have no doubt the D850 will be an excellent camera, by any measure. It's not for me, but not too many of them are.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (416 comments in total)

Too bad it won't be mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (416 comments in total)
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Winslow H: Well...one thing we know is that it will have more dynamic range than modern APS-C cameras....

Man, that's just cold. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: LOL i still use a 2004 canon 20D for weddings and guess what it still does great.

No, what I'm saying is that you could produce technically superior images if you upgraded your camera and provide a superior product to your customers. The 20D was a great cam, but if it were me I'd want the greatly improved AF, DR, and lower noise of modern sensors. But hey, that's just me. It has *nothing* to do with being a "throw away" society.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: LOL i still use a 2004 canon 20D for weddings and guess what it still does great.

Well, this is one that surprises me. Advances over the years since the 20D include not only resolution, but great advances in AF ability and DR. I'm betting when shooting a wedding the increased DR of newer cams would be very valuable.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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CameraLabTester: If you lust to much on this sort of brand, it could break your wallet, without giving you a big break in career opportunities.

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Careful. The Leicaphiles will claim you are just jealous.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:28 UTC

How could they release a camera like this without ever trying the viewfinder? Damn, this is embarrassing. Again.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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whakapu: Ordinary cameras that no longer function are said to be "bricked" but I'm not sure of the correct term for Leica. Maybe "Lego 25"? (This would refer to the solid gold Lego bricks Lego used to give to employees after 25 years service and which now sell for about $20K)

"Gold Brick?"

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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WryCuda: Many years ago, one of the silliest people that I ever met was wildly enthusiastic about on-line selling, so that was enough for me.

Seriously, I knew a complete idiot who was wildly enthusiastic about driving, but I haven't sold my car. I've bought and sold lots of stuff on line and have never had a problem. Just use caution and think before every transaction. Had one minor issue on ebay with memory cards, but it was resolved.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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Mescalamba: Yea that happens if you cant really make new tech for CMOS. Or dont want to.

The reply sounded like CMOS in general was topped out. Well, it sounded that way to me, anyway. I don't think Canon sees this as an issue. This camera is not designed for professionals and prospective buyers won't do much digging about DR, noise, or anything. They'll just see a FF Canon at a decent price and buy it. And given Canon's massive market share, they're probably right. That said, well, it's not a bad cam, is it?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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Mescalamba: Yea that happens if you cant really make new tech for CMOS. Or dont want to.

Except that Sony and Nikon are doing much better. With CMOS. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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BobORama: And Linux? I guess they don't generate much DPR ad revenue.

Right. So the answer is "no." GIMP isn't bad, but it's no PS. Not even close.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:10 UTC

I'd love to see the direct price comparison. I've spec'd out laptops and if equally configured, they're a lot closer than a grand. But the lack of ports is a very valid complaint. Apple really blew it on this one. Hopefully they'll correct the error when I need to upgrade my Macbook.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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BobORama: And Linux? I guess they don't generate much DPR ad revenue.

Is Photoshop available under Linux?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
On challenge Your City - Curved Buildings (1 comment in total)

Surprised that no shots of the brain health center in Las Vegas were entered.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:36 UTC as 1st comment
On article Leica M10 1.9.4.0 firmware arrives with major bug fix (59 comments in total)
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Denbettes: Thank God for this update... but what a pity I'm a bit short in cash to buy that faster SD card. Maybe I can take it out my e-reader...😵

It was a pretty good attempt, but I expect a few more about the usual combination of Leica's priciness and flaws. Then the usual replies about how those comments are born of jealousy by those who can't afford one, and so on. I'll sit this one out since my much less expensive camera has never produced a black image. Granted, the perfectly exposed ones aren't works of art, but they aren't black.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
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nerd2: I cannot understand why a well grounded company like Red is speaking utter bulls**t like " 3D/VR/AR/holographic display thanks to nanotechnology"

Wait....didn't the Borg use nanobots to enhance their beings? Is it possible that Red is a front for the Borg?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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nerd2: I cannot understand why a well grounded company like Red is speaking utter bulls**t like " 3D/VR/AR/holographic display thanks to nanotechnology"

I guess they needed to make fully buzzword compliant.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Yes, the M8 can be had relatively cheaply, but not because it was superseded. It's because it's crap.

Martin, I've looked for Brooklyn Kings and found, well, nothing. Can you post a link?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:31 UTC

The iPhone replaced the Instamatic. Except with much better image quality. It's wonderful for what it is, but limited.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 01:32 UTC as 29th comment
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