antares103

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antares103: considering flag ship OEM flashes can be nearly $600, $1000 does not seem so outrageous, if you consider it part of the Profoto eco system, much like a $1000 iPhone is part of the Apple eco system.

Both are certainly out of my price range, but I am not the target demographic.

@ozturet. Sorry I didn't infer that whole thought with "Eco system?"

Otherwise, I am not particularly defending anything, I am just stating it is not all that out of line as compared to other similar systems in different aspects of life.

A nikon or canon flagship speedlight is 500-600 dollars, add to that a transmitter at 250-300, you are at 750-900. If you try to mix the lights, you now are juggling two systems. Same for Godox or whomever. No other manufacturer sells something speedlight sized on up to 2400Ws packs that can all work together on the same remote system.

I would also expect build quality to be better than Godox, and guarantee better than YongNuo. There are other expenses that may come into play as well, particularly labor costs. I am not sure if Profoto heads are still made in Europe, but labor costs there are much higher than China.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
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antares103: considering flag ship OEM flashes can be nearly $600, $1000 does not seem so outrageous, if you consider it part of the Profoto eco system, much like a $1000 iPhone is part of the Apple eco system.

Both are certainly out of my price range, but I am not the target demographic.

Not a literal Ecosystem. But it is a term used, at least in the U.S. to describe things designed to work together, like Apple computers, iPads, iPhones, iTunes, Apple TV, etc. Or Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Fire Stick, etc. Or Google, Google Drive, Google Play, Android, Chromebooks, etc.

In this case, all flashes use the same triggering system from a speedlight to a 2400Ws power pack. One can control the others, the modifiers may or may not be adaptable to interchange to some degree, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 20:49 UTC

considering flag ship OEM flashes can be nearly $600, $1000 does not seem so outrageous, if you consider it part of the Profoto eco system, much like a $1000 iPhone is part of the Apple eco system.

Both are certainly out of my price range, but I am not the target demographic.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
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IdM photography: Film photography has no point, if you end up scanning the film or slides...

Graham. He said scanned film is no longer FILM photography.

He did not say it was not photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (404 comments in total)
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antares103: Hold on. Every iPhone I have seen has a broken screen. Now they are making the ENTIRE phone out of glass?

It is mild hyperbole. But the truth is, BY FAR, I have seen more iPhone screens broken than Android. Also, the broken iPhone screens are almost always the glass parts, where the Androids were, I believe, all the LCD screen.

I understand the glass is supposed to differ, but it is still glass, and glass from the same company that has bendy metal phones.

Perhaps the difference is not the mechanical aspect of the phones, but the users?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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IdM photography: Film photography has no point, if you end up scanning the film or slides...

One's smug is not on fleek, unless you add extra archaic steps.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 21:03 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (404 comments in total)

Hold on. Every iPhone I have seen has a broken screen. Now they are making the ENTIRE phone out of glass?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 64th comment | 8 replies

I got one of these after my 7D was stolen. Ergonomically, not as good, but IQ was soo much better. Sold it to get an A77. Sold that to get a NEX6, and never looked back.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 41st comment
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BattleBrat: Looks like Final cut didn't make
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The final cut
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DPR needs a heart button

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
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TedsEclipse: I didn't know I would make it to the path of totality, but I did.

I had read the posts that said 'dont bother other people will do a better job' and recognized the possibility they we're right but still figured I could give myself 20 seconds (out of 100) to get something.

That was my first total eclipse, next time I will do things differently.
1. Forget about the partial eclipse.
2. Set two alarms on a clock that's visible in total darkness (I was not prepared for the sudden darkness at totality). The first alarm goes off 3 seconds before totality the second goes off 3 seconds before the end of totality.
3. Set the exposure to manual according to what works. I wasn't expecting proper exposure to be so predictable. It's a joke, just like the time of totality is known to the second the right exposure for photographing totality is well known - it takes almost zero photographic skill - the problem is you have no time to think and you're completely blown away by the experience.

I would disagree, insomuch as there is not one exposure for a total eclipse. It depends on the detail you wish to get. I have two different exposures (one from a telescope, and one from a lens), and each are unique. I would suggest setting a series of brackets.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 21:03 UTC
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bocajrs: Upgraded to s8+ from note 4 ( still think it was the best phone samsung desgned and now will be given to my daughter)

s8+ does everything better than. Note 8 including lower price and 3500 mha batteey..btw you can take notes on s8+ so no note8 in my future :)

can you take notes with an s-pen?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 19:31 UTC

They should have one advertised as Hasselblad compatible, and charge $35 for it.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Almost 100 years later, and there is still not a firmware upgrade for better noise and light leaks? Small wonder Zeiss and Sony have a co-op agreement.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:34 UTC as 13th comment

The water they use is the salty tears of some of the posters here.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 4th comment

Praise the lord they are clamping down on Boise! Never has there been such a hive of scum and villany.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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antares103: They are probably developing new and innovative ways to recall thier cameras, porportional to thier costs.

The D850 will not be released, until the D860 is ready to correct the former's faults.

That's Nikon's commitment to quality.

There were more Note 7 phones that didnt explode than did, too...

Also, I believe the D750 also had a recall, and the SB900 was replaced with the SB910, for a reason.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

They are probably developing new and innovative ways to recall thier cameras, porportional to thier costs.

The D850 will not be released, until the D860 is ready to correct the former's faults.

That's Nikon's commitment to quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
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ozturert: Of course, 75 million makes sense...

And this is what courts are for. (Partially) To determine intent. If it is a reasonable mistake, then that is a mitigating factor. However, even if it was a mistake, then the company should be held liable for more than normal pricing, or there is no incentive to not "make mistakes". All of us are subject to this, P&G is no exception. While the photographer may not deserve 75M in any case, having soft penalties makes IP theft a fail-safe practice.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
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ozturert: Of course, 75 million makes sense...

She had negotiated a fair price before, and they have (allegedly) circumvented that. She is not going for fair, as they did not go for fair. She is going for punative, and good on her. Plus, going against a company that large, I am sure she will have high legal bills that will need to be covered as well. If there were not punative damages available, then what is to stop IP theft? Without punative damages, it would be use them, and we might get away with it. Worst case, we will have to pay the same we would have up front. Even with modest punative damages, they numbers game would mean they would likely win more than they lost, so it still doesn't stop them. Once this becomes the norm, then IP rights are worthless, and it is not long before innovation ceases.

In any case, I doubt she actually expects that much.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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Roland_Lislevane: A few years ago I bought a set of three brand new Bowens monolights. On the second job, one of the lights popped a capacitor and the chemicals spilled on the client's hardwood floor. The repair took a full month. Needless to say, I now use a different brand of studio flash.

blown caps happen. But thats a bit long on the repair side, if that was the in-house time.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 04:00 UTC
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