HB1969

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On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (113 comments in total)

Next time, Mr Williams, consult me when your going to publish tips on landscape photography so that they are posted BEFORE I go hiking through the bush to take pictures of waterfalls ;)
Great tips. Looking forward to the next tutorial.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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bobbarber: I loved this! I'd love to have one to play around with to look at living things. Cost of the camera according to Google: $100,000.

From the list that Dr Jon has provided, the slow mo guys didn't even use the camera with the fastest frame rate. The Phantom v711 can do 1.4 million fps...THAT'S JUST INSANE!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
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maxnimo: Don't be sad - these new Pyrex cups are junk compared to those from the 1980's. The old ones were way better designed and manufactured, and they are now priceless because you simply can't get them anymore.

My Pyrex jug is label PYREX (all caps) AND "made in the USA" so that blows that theory out of the water ;)
I suspect the lower case pyrex is just a design change on the label and nothing to do with the type of glass.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
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maxnimo: Don't be sad - these new Pyrex cups are junk compared to those from the 1980's. The old ones were way better designed and manufactured, and they are now priceless because you simply can't get them anymore.

apart from a "made in the USA" label or attempting to blow it up with a blow tourch and water in the back yard, how can you tell if your Pyrex jug is made with soda-lime or borosilicate?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
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cgarrard: Its like time travel.

special relativity: time slows down the closer you get to light speed
general relativity: time slows down the closer you are to a massive gravitational source.
Your head is going slower through time because its taking a wider circular(ish) route but speeding up through time because it's further from the earths surface. The net result is......a headache at this point ;)
As for bats, well they're just crazy so who knows.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
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cgarrard: Its like time travel.

no your head's moving faster through time than your toes, assuming your standing or sitting upright and not hanging upside down

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
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cgarrard: Its like time travel.

unless your in motion or at an elevated position...then you are traveling at a different rate due to time dilation. Your head is moving slightly slower through time than your toes....or is it the other way around...damn you Einstein!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 04:54 UTC
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cgarrard: Its like time travel.

We're all time travelers. However, we can only go in one direction at an approximate speed of 1 second per second (relative to object at rest at earth's sea level)
....that's my smart a$$ comment for the day. I'm done here.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Since the first one is a XEEN, is the term "blockbusters" code that they are all Cinema lens releases?

That would be my guess but the second lens release, if it's a XEEN, will confirm suspicions.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (356 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Sounds like a game 'Spot the difference'. If we spot seven major differences between two different cameras with different names, do we go to up to another level?

no but you win the lucky door prize

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (356 comments in total)
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Jefftan: I am not trying to be a troll, but ask a serious question
Why should people buy either one and not A6300 which is $600 or $700 cheaper

if u answer lens, I disagree. There are many lens option on Sony side
seriously, why?

@Jefftan: As far as I can see on the Sony website, their lenses designed specifically for APSC are slower than the Fuji offerings (with a few exceptions of course). eg sony 35/1.8, 16/2.8, & 24/1.8, 50/1.8 compared to fuji 35/1.4, 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 56/1.2. Even fuji's kit zoom is faster...Sony 18-55 f3.5-5.6 compared to Fuji 18-55 f2.8-4
There are slower and cheaper fuji lenses on the way but I'm struggling to find faster sony equivalents unless you go to the ones made by Zeiss which are much more expensive, or sony's full frame offerings and then you loose the size advantage of choosing apsc.
This is what people talk about when they say Fuji have better lens selection.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 07:41 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: I can't tell you how many videos I have watched here, and almost all of them are garbage. To most people, music is an afterthought... something to be stapled to the pictures because the sound from their cameras is so bad and they don't know what to do. And most of the music chosen is also terrible.

BUT THIS GUY! WOW!!!!
He made the music a major part of the film. He understands!
The way things slow on the beat and the way the movie uses the rhythm.
The story unfolding, not just images and video in some haphazard way; but he's actually telling the story of being there, of witnessing it, and finally TORNADOES!

What a pleasure to view his work. Someone that artistically captures not only a single moment, but all the moments in a creative way that gives more meaning to the whole that just another slideshow.

THANK YOU!!
I don't often even get to see really nice pictures here often. But today, I got to see really nice video for a perfect length with good music. What a TREAT!!

Well done.

"The way things slow on the beat and the way the movie uses the rhythm."
This was my favourite part of the video too. I watched it on my computer then had to put it on my big screen tv to watch it again :D

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
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landscaper1: The film is, without question, one of the best demonstrations of the air movement forces that can create tornadoes. IMPRESSIVE!
On the other hand, 20,000 miles in 18 days seems a little difficult to believe. That works out to about 16 hours of driving at 70mph per day. Between eating, sleeping, personal hygiene, and, to say the least (?), time required to set up your camera and allow the time to elapse for those incredible images, I have to wonder if that 20,000 miles number is a wee bit exaggerated. :-)

perhaps its a misplaced decimal point :)
It's still an impressive video regardless

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:21 UTC
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Weegee: Same ( or better! ) shots could have been made with a couple of portable electronic flash units ( Photix Indra 500 ).

@Weegee,
have you thought that through?
The two speedlights (combined weight less than a kilogram) were attached to a drone. The Photix indra500 are 2kg each. I don't know what the weight limit for that drone is but my guess is that 4kg (2 flash units) might be stretching it.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: What about lenses choice?

I'm a compulsive question-answerer... even when I suspect the question might be trolling, I have to answer regardless. Besides, info on the availability of third party lenses is not as well known or easy to find

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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sai1: Hey DPR are you not allowed to do an in-depth testing of the new autofocus system yet? I'm wondering why you didn't add an exclusive page for this, because Fuji seems to certainly emphasize on this. I'm wondering if the camera is really useable for sports now.
Your usual bike test and a low light test would be awesome.

I would say that DPR wouldn't waist their time testing and then re-testing when the final firmware came out. I would say that the AF tests are more involved than simply taking real world shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 04:17 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: What about lenses choice?

Not sure if this is a serious question since a quick google search would give you the answer you require but there are 20 native lenses: 11 Fuji primes (ranging from 14 to 90mm), 9 Fuji zooms (10-24 to 100-400mm), as well as 2 Fuji teleconverters. There are also 48 third party lenses, mostly manual focus primes but includes 3 Zeiss AF primes. You can also adapt just about any full frame lens since the flange distance is very small but you lose control of AF and aperture (for canon EOS lenses).

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: I am glad Anselm Adams did not have to witnes this.

Get a room full of photographers and someone always has to bring up Ansel Adams ;)
...or in this case, his brother, Anselm :D

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
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justmeMN: No 8K, no sale! :-)

8K is for wimps...I'm waiting for 56K! :D

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: Can anyone verify that the X-T1 Lensmate thumb grip fits the X-T2 (my Pro 1 fits my Pro2).

"Sadly I've mislaid my verniers."

WHAT! As camera reviewers, I'd expect you to have them surgically implanted onto your hands! ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
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