ksgant

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On article Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout (194 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: Canon loses again...yawn

Near the end of the review: "For an all-round camera for video the 5D mkIII would suit my needs best."

This guy is mainly a video shooter too. So...not a "Canon loses again" type thing. Seriously, read the entire thing. It's interesting. Well...it was to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 20:03 UTC
On article Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout (194 comments in total)

So..to sum up...no matter which you decide to get, you'll be fine. If you already have Canon equipement, stick with Canon. If you already have Nikon equipment, stick with Nikon.

There you go...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 19:56 UTC as 49th comment

Nice to see that they're still improving on this through firmware updates that are more than just "bug fixes".

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 19:56 UTC as 63rd comment
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GrahamDuthie: Damn, my mac is an obsolete 10.5.8, so no updates for me. Should teach me for keeping a computer for more than three years.

Hey may be a Windows user or coming from that world...where many never upgrade their OS to the latest version and just stick with what came on the computer itself.

Many I said...not "all". Though I'm sure there are those that do the same with Macs too.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:20 UTC
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (108 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Where is tha Samsung Tegra 3 tablet? Several Android tablet makers promised 4-core tablets to compete with the new iPad 3, but why are none for sale? There is only the Asus Transformer Prime, with its bad speaker and hobbled GPS. Why does Samsung have 4G trouble with FFC while Apple does not? Wither Acer, Toshiba, or Lenovo? Why the postponements until July or later? Delays until October, just for the sake of Windows 8? Troubles with ICS and Jelly Bean? If no other contestants show up at the race, Apple will win by default.

KEG:

I was referring to Android in the tablet space. There they have floundered, and floundered hard. In the phone arena, that's where they shine.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:43 UTC
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (108 comments in total)
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ksgant: Would love something like a base camera system. Has a great sensor (at least APS-C sized), good lenses and then have a connection to plug in your smart-phone to control everything. Give us a great API to program to, and just unleash developers on it to give us all kinds of things.

OR, build in a device that can be programmed extensively. I don't care...and don't care if it's Android or iOS or whatever. But look at all the neat things that can be done on a small little camera phone on the iPhone 4. Now just imagine that control...and even more...on a big-sensor camera system.

HowaboutRAW:

Yes, I know. Which is why I said use camera equipment with a large sensor and give us a port and API to program to, and CONTROL it from an iPhone or Android phone. That way, use the strengths of having a camera with interchangeable lenses, a big sensor that's good in low-light, and the ability to write your own apps to it and control it any way you want.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:41 UTC
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (108 comments in total)

Would love something like a base camera system. Has a great sensor (at least APS-C sized), good lenses and then have a connection to plug in your smart-phone to control everything. Give us a great API to program to, and just unleash developers on it to give us all kinds of things.

OR, build in a device that can be programmed extensively. I don't care...and don't care if it's Android or iOS or whatever. But look at all the neat things that can be done on a small little camera phone on the iPhone 4. Now just imagine that control...and even more...on a big-sensor camera system.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 16:41 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (108 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Where is tha Samsung Tegra 3 tablet? Several Android tablet makers promised 4-core tablets to compete with the new iPad 3, but why are none for sale? There is only the Asus Transformer Prime, with its bad speaker and hobbled GPS. Why does Samsung have 4G trouble with FFC while Apple does not? Wither Acer, Toshiba, or Lenovo? Why the postponements until July or later? Delays until October, just for the sake of Windows 8? Troubles with ICS and Jelly Bean? If no other contestants show up at the race, Apple will win by default.

Apple never misled anyone. They state right up front that it's a "4-core GRAPHICS processor". It's the tech-press that keeps spouting "4-core" all over the place.

And seriously, Apple is on it's 3rd generation already and Android is still floundering around...still thinking that a nice spec-sheet for a device is what sells it. Obviously that's not the case.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 16:37 UTC
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cwmartin: Does Adobe offer any sort of "Upgrade Insurance" for people who just purchased LR3 less than a month ago? Some companies will not charge for the upgrade for new users who purchased the then current version just prior to the release. Does Adobe do this?

I bought LR3 from Adorama just a couple of weeks ago. If I had known that LR4 would be released this soon, I would have waited to purchase.

Check to see if you're qualified:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/153/tn_15304.html

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 17:10 UTC
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Stollen1234: do you think photoshop cs6 upgrade will be cheaper too?

I wouldn't get my hopes up. It would be nice, but I seriously doubt it.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 17:10 UTC
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Karsten Dam: Fine. I just purchased Lightroom 3.6 a month ago in an Adobe shop and paid 150 euro. If I upgrade now I'll have paid double for v. 4.0 !!
Phoned Adobe "customer service" a few minutes ago. No free upgrade for me. They were literally laughing at me.

I'll never buy any Adobe products more in my life.

You probably weren't qualified because you didn't meet their qualifications. I suspect you bought it over 30 days ago or didn't provide a receipt for your purchase or whatever.

There is a process you have to go through. They don't summarily dismiss you and laugh at you. Besides, when did you call them? They are getting HAMMERED in their CS department right now. I suspect you were on hold for a very long time.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 17:00 UTC
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Karsten Dam: Fine. I just purchased Lightroom 3.6 a month ago in an Adobe shop and paid 150 euro. If I upgrade now I'll have paid double for v. 4.0 !!
Phoned Adobe "customer service" a few minutes ago. No free upgrade for me. They were literally laughing at me.

I'll never buy any Adobe products more in my life.

Actually, yes, you should be qualified for a free upgrade if you bought the product in the last 30 days.

No, they didn't laugh at you. Come on. Adobe calls them "Post Announce Upgrades" and they give a page to see if you're qualified:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/153/tn_15304.html

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 16:06 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (457 comments in total)
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rjohnson8: The comments so far have been hilarious. Just had to register to throw in my 2c.

Seriously, you lot are the definition of what ken Rockwell calls measurebators

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/7.htm

People here are talking about how they are going to dump all their gear because there are phone cameras with higher resolution? It's pathetic. Even if you have half the gear you claim you have, you are the same people who run a mile when anyone asks to see your portfolio.

How about all you armchair experts get off your fat ass*s and actually take some photos rather than bitching about numbers? Yes I know all about the importance of equipment when it comes to commercial photography blah blah but you would get a hell of a lot more work if you put half the energy that you spend on bitching about canon/Nikon into learning how to take a more creative shot. That's why there are kids with 3Mp camera phones who can smoke you.

Lol, so true

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:51 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (457 comments in total)
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John Chaser: The camera body is simply too rounded and lose some of the signature boxiness of Canon professional cameras. I hate this used soap brick look.

I agree, because you take better photos with the boxy looking cameras as oppose to rounded ones. It's a fact...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:32 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (457 comments in total)
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rjohnson8: The comments so far have been hilarious. Just had to register to throw in my 2c.

Seriously, you lot are the definition of what ken Rockwell calls measurebators

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/7.htm

People here are talking about how they are going to dump all their gear because there are phone cameras with higher resolution? It's pathetic. Even if you have half the gear you claim you have, you are the same people who run a mile when anyone asks to see your portfolio.

How about all you armchair experts get off your fat ass*s and actually take some photos rather than bitching about numbers? Yes I know all about the importance of equipment when it comes to commercial photography blah blah but you would get a hell of a lot more work if you put half the energy that you spend on bitching about canon/Nikon into learning how to take a more creative shot. That's why there are kids with 3Mp camera phones who can smoke you.

I agree, though in the future it probably would be best not to invoke the name "Ken Rockwell" if you want anyone to take you seriously.

Otherwise, you're spot on.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:31 UTC
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rickpoole: It's a shame all the new Canon equipment is so expensive. All but one of the Canon shooters I know have decided not to buy the latest and are buying the prior generation lenses. Only one is contemplating the new 5D MK III but only after the prices goes down and only if he can get enough for his 5D MK II. The most frequent comment I hear is to the effect of not being able to justify the high prices unless the person can sell their photos thus it appears the majority of amateurs will be priced out of the new equipment market. Regardless of why the new equipment prices are so high the market size is going to shrink which in turn may result in even higher prices or prices not dropping over time. As much as I would love an updated 100-400 with the newest IS and AF the resulting price would make it completely out of the question.

But, it's always like this when brand-new equipment is announced. It's always more expensive...and there's always the people that moan and groan about how they're not going to upgrade and blah blah blah.

Seriously, I saw this way back when the Nikon F3 came out, then the F4-F5 etc etc. The more things change the more they stay the same. People will complain about anything and everything.

I too will not be buying the latest and greatest gear that they just announced, but a year from now I may be looking...and the prices will certainly have come down. If not, there's always the year after that.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:28 UTC
On article Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video (309 comments in total)
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Russ Houston: Many of the comments here sound just like the film forums when the first digital cameras came out.

And, they were right at the time. Digital wasn't anywhere near ready for prime time...hardly even for consumers. In time though, it took over.

We'll see how this technology does 10 years from now.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 00:19 UTC
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (376 comments in total)
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Sam Carriere: Still can't figure out for the life of me why someone who wants to shoot video doesn't get a video camera.

Yeah, why not use video cameras like professional TV studios use when shooting a TV show. Wait, several episodes of House are shot on the 5D MkII, and most of the first season of the reboot of Hawaii 5-0 were shot on it also. Guess those guys shooting those shows don't know what they're doing.

Also, show me a video camera priced at the 5D or D800 level that has the sheer amount of interchangeable lenses available to it.

Sometimes, you people need to back away from your computers and stop with your assumptions. Seriously...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:11 UTC
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (376 comments in total)
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The Man With a Mask: These updated versions are just pointed for those who makes huge loads of money via photography and those collectors who have no idea to where to spent there cash on.

There are no Visible differences in the sets of photos shot on each other than the resolution details, but who needs to pump it up in the size of a moon ?
My feelings are like they should not jumble and mix match the features, one in this and the other in that, but i should also point htis out that these matters to only those who buy Dslr s reading the attached specification sheet which i haven't gone through even once till now.

the speed and low light capabilities with a good sensor reflex is something i welcome the most and i don't want to hear and remember these much model numbers.

Please Nikon/Canon Please. Make it uniform.

I'm a professional, and I don't make 6 figures, but I hardly would say I make "very little money".

It's hard work...as in you constantly have to be chasing that buck, but it's doable if you're persistant. Some get rich off of it...like the ones that charge $30,000 on a wedding (which isn't unheard of in certain parts of the country).

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:02 UTC
On article Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom (187 comments in total)
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Infrabasse: Pentaxians feeling the love :(

FF lenses work on APS cameras you know. All of Pentax's legacy lenses will work on it...albiet with manual focus.

As for the IS, there's a little switch thingy that you can turn it off on the lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 17:40 UTC
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