Suave

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lightandaprayer: Some people criticize Apple for its control of the Mac and iOS ecosystem. But its that very control that makes Apple products the safest to use in a world with an increasing variety of cyberthreats.

@L&P - You know the joke about Elusive Joe, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:21 UTC

1.0 may snag them a few buyers, but a sharp 1.8 with electronic aperture, focus confirmation and EXIF would have been infinitely more useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 16th comment
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devonjk: PETA should be ashamed. PETA should have spent all that attention towards those animals in need. Not saying they are not doing that, oh god no. Just saying, they could have done more in that time instead of suing a poor photographer. They should have opted for a strongly voiced campaign that raises awareness that animals shouldn't be treated as money making machines. Going after a single photographer that didn't really harm those animals (at least physically) is really despicable.

PETA is one thing and that's not ashamed.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (47 comments in total)
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MEDISN: And when Google makes a compressed copy of your photo it erases relevant EXIF data including when the original photo was taken. I used it briefly as iPhone photo backup but reverted to OneDrive backup as it doesn't change the original and makes it simple to archive on my home server.

your Google Drive _free_ limit

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (47 comments in total)
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MEDISN: And when Google makes a compressed copy of your photo it erases relevant EXIF data including when the original photo was taken. I used it briefly as iPhone photo backup but reverted to OneDrive backup as it doesn't change the original and makes it simple to archive on my home server.

Your settings are incorrect, you can choose to upload without compression.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (47 comments in total)
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Suave: Google already had fast and powerful tool for syncing and uploading, called Picasa, but they just had to replace it with this cute and dumb pos.

Upload still works, as long as you upload to an existing pre-Google photo folder/album.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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bobbarber: All your bases are belong to us.

It's base, not bases.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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grasscatcher: It would be best to utilize a new lens mount, and provide a fully-integrated adapter to allow full use of existing lenses*. That way, Nikon 1) gets to sell new lenses, 2) doesn't alienate existing users, and 3) gives those already embedded within the Nikon ecosystem a reason to purchase.

"Not really full use, as there may be a crop factor. However, full support of AF and other attributes should be a huge selling point.

If they do it it will likely only fully work with the newer lenses with electronic aperture and that will tick off more people than it will please.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:26 UTC

I wonder if the picture of EM is hinting at the kind of camera we'll see.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:19 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (47 comments in total)

Google already had fast and powerful tool for syncing and uploading, called Picasa, but they just had to replace it with this cute and dumb pos.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:05 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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ProfHankD: Interesting. Aside from low production costs in China, it's useful to note that China still allows most types of optical glass to be used. The EU has banned most because they are doped with heavy metals, which makes it much more difficult to make competitive optics. Basically, it's a lot like the hit taken when slightly radioactive dopants were banned, but MUCH worse. Here's a set of slides from folks who are trying to deal with these restrictions: http://www.ora-blogs.com/files/uk10_spie_thompson_lunch_talk_glass_selection-2.pdf

Anyway, these Chinese lenses are very good news for people who don't want to spend their time scanning eBay and cleaning fungus out of old lenses....

If you don't dumpster dive you can find most every lens in minutes and in stellar condition.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
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BobT3218: I would find these attractive but only if the glass proves to be exceptional.

Vintage brand name glass is often in the similar price range, covers full frame, often exceptional, will work fine for dozens of years more, and can be rehabbed until the glass wears through.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
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Suave: That video has a 1 minute long non-skippable ad.

There's a browser/add-on that can block ads in youtube clips?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 15:36 UTC

That video has a 1 minute long non-skippable ad.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 03:19 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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007peter: Oh NO, I need to find another free photo host for eBay. Any suggestions?

Ebay max photo size is 1600x1066, that's pretty close to full screen.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 02:34 UTC
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007peter: Oh NO, I need to find another free photo host for eBay. Any suggestions?

Why not upload directly to ebay?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: Simple matter to register a domain and host it for $30 to $50 per year. You can then upload and link as many images as you want as well as have your own email domain and a website if you want one.

Not delusional, just math-challenged.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
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RobertG_Berlin: People better learn how get rid of image/mail/calendar/contact data hosting on wonky platforms. They should learn how to handle and host they data on their own.

It's not an easy task and there will be huge losses due to "no backup" scenarios here and there, but blaming a 3rd party service for weird looking forum threads is wrong. The fault is yours.

This had to happen one day and it will happen again when the next major hoster shuts down or changes its terms of services. Be prepared! o)

You need to clarify what exactly you mean by "hosting on your own", because as of this moment if you want to host a site or a gallery you either depend on a 3rd party host or have to get a business-level web service as, AFAIK, most ISP explicitly ban running a web server off your home machine.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 04:29 UTC
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Gediminas 8: Some people quoted in the article have the cheekiness - or is it plain stupidity? - to complain that they can no longer host their 'years worth' of blog content. If you are smart enough to keep a personal/business blog for years, maybe learn to host your data yourself instead of leeching off others?

Huh??? How do you mean "leeching"? It was a free service explicitly allowing hotlinking. No one broke any rules by using it.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 04:18 UTC

It took you a while to react to probably the most important photo event of the past month.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 04:16 UTC as 17th comment
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