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Stephen McDonald: I've done this a couple of times, but I had a backup. I have a micro-SD card in my cellphone, with 16 GB and I carry an adaptor for it, to full-size, in my wallet. I don't suppose an astronaut could reach inside his spacesuit for his wallet, however. There is something to be said, for cameras that have some built-in memory.

Why don't you just carry a full SD card in your wallet?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 02:39 UTC
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MiraShootsNikon: An EVF Fuji WITHOUT X-trans? Count me *highly* intrigued. Thank the gods!

From a non Fuji shooter, why not x-trans?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 21:47 UTC

For those poo pooing cloud storage and to get a spinny disk hard drive... I had two hard drives, clones of each other, fail simultaneously. By simultaneously, I mean I used them both the night before and the next day one did not work, so I went to the other, and it did not work. External drives, separate cases, separate power supplies. There may have been a power surge to them, or they may have just failed. Either way, it does not take a major catastrophe like a fire, flood, or tornado to take out all your images. Fortunately, I was able to get one drive recovered, copied it again, and never have both plugged in at the same time.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 14:28 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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b0k3h: It's interesting to see how far they've come. All of their products predating the introduction of the NEX line, was just abjectly horrible. All of those Cybershots P&S models really were an embarassment to the Sony brand.

The R1 was a very acclaimed camera. The A700 was a fantastic camera, as was the A900/A850. They may not have had all the bells and whistles, like live view, but they had great image quality.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:47 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: There is too much hype on here for Sony's so called innovation.

Eye AF is useless if there is any more than two people standing in front of you. These are gimmicks professionals mostly don't use. Same for zebras and focus peaking in the EVF: Inconsistent and at times not accurate; IBIS is a good feature for video but even then the movie makers turn it off when the camera is mounted to a gimbal.

The EVF's in most cameras today are still quite a way off of being crisp enough to provide relief for the human eye. The only one I tried that was any good was on the Panasonic G9. The silent shooting features are at least usable for shooting in theaters or golf courses etc... for mine that is the best feature on The Sony's. The other aspects - build quality, ergonomics, menus and colors are all a step or two behind the big two.
The biggest hurdle for Sony in achieving market penetration is their grossly overpriced lenses.

Why must a feature be useful to a professional before it is implemented in a camera? Far more amateurs buy cameras than pros, and there are plenty of amateurs that are better photographers than many who make money from photography.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: FinePix pro line looks like Nikon top of the line !!! Is Nikon selling out their design as part of their restructuring that eked out 8x more profits?

You do realize the Fuji S3 is 13 years old, right? It was a Nikon body, with all Fuji guts, but has nothing to do with recent restructuring.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:35 UTC
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biza43: Lots of folks here just need to grow up...

Now that Toys-R-Us is out of business, there are no more excuses for not growing up!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 19:49 UTC
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99tollap: Here is the list of all the countries (that I'm aware of) were you can buy this camera for under US$2000:

-USA

Please stop with this biased price nonsense. There is an entire world outside of the USA you know. In Europe for example, this camera costs more like $2500-$2800.

I don't know the rules for all celestial bodies. But I have seen many posters from Uranus.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 18:39 UTC
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99tollap: Here is the list of all the countries (that I'm aware of) were you can buy this camera for under US$2000:

-USA

Please stop with this biased price nonsense. There is an entire world outside of the USA you know. In Europe for example, this camera costs more like $2500-$2800.

I am not saying it isn't true for Switzerland. But Switzerland was not the only country absent from your list. The list implied that the majority of major world markets is out of line with the pricing of this camera. I spot checked Canada and the UK, and found the comparative pricing to D850 and 5DIV to be similar, and actual USD pricing in Canada to be about the same as the US. I dont really have time to do world analysis over internet sniveling, so your mileage may vary. In the end, DPR is owned by Amazon, which is based in the U.S. and is a massive retailer here (not sure about elsewhere). Taking a guess, but I would imagine that U.S. based readers are the largest demographic, if not the majority demographic, on the site. I would not go to a Swiss site and expect prices to be listed in comparative USD.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 15:47 UTC
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99tollap: Here is the list of all the countries (that I'm aware of) were you can buy this camera for under US$2000:

-USA

Please stop with this biased price nonsense. There is an entire world outside of the USA you know. In Europe for example, this camera costs more like $2500-$2800.

So what currency should an American company quote, particularly one that is an American based retailer?

While the absolute price, after conversion, may be above $2000, but the relative price point is similar among its peers. Also, it is not uncommon for tax to be included in the retail price in some countries, where it is assumed as not included, and potentially additional, in the U.S.

Also, Canada's pricing is very similar to US pricing, so there's another you can add to the list.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 14:23 UTC

Gawd, camera bags are getting ugly these days.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 13:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Bershatsky: How does this article add anything to digital photography? Is it a photo? Was it made with a camera? No? Then...

Obviously, it was taken with a crypto-camera Probably a Nikon C750.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 18:26 UTC

DFQ is "crypto art"? This article is like somebody sneezed while eating alphabet soup, and then published it online.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 14:55 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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Osa25: “Budget”? I smell a rat.

This past summer both parties voted in the biggest increase I. Military spending- for a military budget that is already 5x that of next biggest country. They are swimming in money.

So why is transparency being cut?

Here is an excerpt, but have to read past the headline to see it.

>>Therefore, as an overall cost savings measure, the decision was made TO PROVIDE THIS CAPABILITY to the fleet from the existing Navy Public Affairs Support Element command.<<< (Caps added for emphasis)

They are still providing the capability, but through a different (official) command. Same Navy. Same Capability. Different unit assigned to do it.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 22:58 UTC
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Osa25: “Budget”? I smell a rat.

This past summer both parties voted in the biggest increase I. Military spending- for a military budget that is already 5x that of next biggest country. They are swimming in money.

So why is transparency being cut?

By what basis do you determine it is the end to record combat operations? Simply because there is not a unit specifically named for such?

And even if that were the case, do you not think the images produced by the combat camera units were not susceptible to censorship by the same Navy that would be in charge of the new structure of documentation?

I am not an apologist, I am neutral on the matter. I am a realist, and know there is not going to be a real-world change to what the navy does or how it is documented.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 21:56 UTC
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Osa25: “Budget”? I smell a rat.

This past summer both parties voted in the biggest increase I. Military spending- for a military budget that is already 5x that of next biggest country. They are swimming in money.

So why is transparency being cut?

A- This article is not the military as a whole, rather a branch. B- There is nothing that infers that even the Navy is going to quit taking photos. It's basically a reorganization, the Sailors who are in these units are not going to go peel potatoes from here on. The will do their jobs in other units, possibly cross trained in other mass com fields (if they are not already). To think of this announcement of two photo specific units as the end of photography (or even the beginning of the end) in a world where image gathering is at its peak as growing shows a lack of critical thinking skills.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 20:47 UTC
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Osa25: “Budget”? I smell a rat.

This past summer both parties voted in the biggest increase I. Military spending- for a military budget that is already 5x that of next biggest country. They are swimming in money.

So why is transparency being cut?

Except, these units are not the only ones photographically documenting the Navy. Yes. How stupid of you.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 20:04 UTC
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David 247: I was a US Navy Photographer. Combat Camera was an elite photographic unit but not the main source of photography. But they were some of the best. Navy rolled the PH (Photographer) into a Mass Media rating a couple of decades ago. MM is a rating that includes Photographers, Journalists, graphic artists, Public Relations, and all prior visual arts ratings. While individuals still have specialties within the rating, it is expected you will have knowledge and skills across a broad discipline of graphic and mass media and be able to take the image from shooting to final product.
Sad to see it. But the Navy has already changed in so many ways to adapt to new and really more efficient technologies. The passing of Combat Camera, is the sound of the final trumpet for media specialists. You have to be multi-faceted and able to work in multiple graphic disciplines. But you can still take photos when needed.
- Formerly PH2 (E5) US Navy,

Wow, someone that hasn't pulled a random opinion out of their backside, then smeared in politicized drivel.

Thanks for your service and informed input to the discussion!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:12 UTC
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Osa25: “Budget”? I smell a rat.

This past summer both parties voted in the biggest increase I. Military spending- for a military budget that is already 5x that of next biggest country. They are swimming in money.

So why is transparency being cut?

We may spend more, but we also (likely) pay our service members more (as low as it may be), and there is a lot of r&d and a lot of expensive military equipment to pay for and maintain (Aircraft carriers and the aircraft they support).

Having a large budget does not equal to swimming in money.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:08 UTC
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xPhoenix: Legal questions aside, it is some pretty sweet footage.

define "close". In the world of aircraft to aircraft, it was quite close. Since everything went right, all are safe. This time. The problem is if there is no enforcement, every Tom Dick and Harry are all gonna try it, and see who can get the closest for internet fame. Bird strikes happen all the time. So does FOD. Thats why the military does FOD walks on carriers and airfields, to prevent damage from even small items (screws and bolts) while at ground level. Some big impacts may not bring down a plane, but some small damage can.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 16:42 UTC
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