antares103

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antares103: So, she embraces, perhaps even craves, a nostalgic semi-antiquated feel (like digital HOLGA), yet 5MP is still her threshold for resolution?

I did read the whole article. I am refering to her low end threshold. I find it ironic she wants kinda-bad IQ, but sets a threshold for resolution that is higher than necessary. I have seen quite large prints from 3MP and 4MP files. You can make a decent 8x10 from 2MP.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 18:47 UTC

So, she embraces, perhaps even craves, a nostalgic semi-antiquated feel (like digital HOLGA), yet 5MP is still her threshold for resolution?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 139th comment | 3 replies
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Autriche78: I know you'll all miss me, but I just packed my multiple tinfoil hats and RFID blocker into my lead suitcase and am momentarily going to disconnect my phone battery and go hide in an unspecified cave for the next couple of decades.

Based on the article, or the comments?

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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Androole: Is this the direct analogue of copyright trolling?

Consider...

1) It is highly unlikely the photographer has a model release of any description, meaning that the image cannot be used for commercial, and only for editorial purposes, putting a pretty hard cap on its monetary value.

2) She posted the image on her own Instagram account. This would seem to suggest that she considers Instagram to be the realm of editorial, rather than commercial images. At the very least, it represents a mixed bag, with strong room for interpretation.

3) Bruno Mars then posted the image, without permission, on his Instagram account. While he does not have the right to post it, since she has no right to use it commercially but posted it to Instagram on her account, doesn't that suggest that Bruno Mars' use is non-commercial, and so the profits made from the image in this context must constitute nil?

Clearly there is room for a judge to find damages. But it seems like the copyright itself is worth little.

Good Lord, no, you do not transfer copyright by posting to IG. You grant them a liscence, that could be considered broad, but in practicality, it probably is so they can legally use images posted so they can show how their product works or looks.

Regardless of reason, this does not infer she no longer owns the right to the photograph.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 20:15 UTC

I can't speak to the law, but I would have to see the context in which the screen shot was used to make a moral argument. If it was a "Hey, look what I am watching" context, then the CBS suit is absurd. He would have to use a screen capture in a way that promotes his buisness, like a marketing piece, to really have a case against him. Perhaps CBS is coming from the angle of his social media is marketing, whether or not a specific post is directly tied to his image making.

While I have not seen the context of thier use of his photo, I infer it was to use as an illustration for a story they were running, i.e. using it as part of their businees, thus, a suit against them is reasonable, barring any disclaimer of submission without compensation.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 21st comment
On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (132 comments in total)
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rurikw: Interesting motto: "make.believe". Suppose that's different from "make believe". Clever?

Yeah. That gag was made several years ago when sony used this tagline. Not really a clever joke now or then.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
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Hello123: I don't even want to fly anymore... It has become such a hassle and now they're talking about in some states that a drivers license may not be compliant with TSA requirements. Between going through x-ray machines, being felt up by TSA agents, to a whole host of banned items, to now exploding batteries.... I just don't want to put up with it. This all reminds me of East Germany and the Stasi police. Papers please.

*Plane explodes from Li-Ion/liquid based bomb by a guy without a DL.

"The president didnt do enough!"

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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photo perzon: Cell phones? They are 99.9% of all devices.

but not typically checked. Usually these are carried on.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: China is ready to copy and sell cheaper. Do we need tripod when we have 5 axis stabilization? Only for panorama or heavy lens or sports photo,

Tripod for sports photos?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 14:50 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.

@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 40th 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 (418 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 (418 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 70th comment | 9 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 44th 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
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