JordanAT

JordanAT

Lives in United States VA, United States
Joined on Mar 31, 2012

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junk1: Wouldn't customers prefer ink tanks on a $2000 printer?

"Ink tanks for printing high accuracy color stuff doesn't seem to be profitable"

FTFY

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

I'm just sorry that Getty isn't somehow listed as a defendant.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 10th comment
On article Rugged Fujifilm XP120 arrives just in time for winter (25 comments in total)
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Xentinus: I really would love to have such a camera with;
-1 inch sensor
-a lens wider than 24mm (at least 21 or 18 would be better)
-tilt screen
(I know it would be bigger and heavier but it is ok)

A durable version of the Panny ZS100 would probably be my ideal camera. I could even live with a lower zoom range (say 5x, tho the 10x is really nice!) and a fairly thick body if it meant turning the optics with a mirror and taking up much of the interior space with the zoom mechanism.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (235 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: Nice but I'm holding out for 16K.

I'd be good with a 16k ultra widescreen. I'd be okay with a slightly lower dpi to get a 60" wide x 20" tall aspect ratio.

Oh, and I want it curved with an optimal viewing/centerpoint of 30". Or maybe a Surface Studio style raising/lowering.

(you laugh, but I currently have two 4k x 42" monitors and a 12" touch/pen tablet, and it's pretty glorious, but I'd love to get a higher resolution on the screens, lose the center bezel, and/or be able to use the screen as my whole freaking desk.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 13:13 UTC

On paper, as a still camera, this looks like a rebadge and a price bump. Similar lens (range, aperture), same sensor, same size, same battery life, same sensitivity, frame rate, and shutter speed range, and a bit heaver. So, for still photogs, they're adding a touchscreen for $400?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:56 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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Arizona Sunset: You need to update this article with two separate f-stop and focal length charts. One to show a more granular increase between 24-100, and another to show the actual focal length represented accurately. Your current chart does neither.

I can see why you might want more points in the chart, but you know you could just write in the values below their chart since the sensors of all those are 1". Or we could ask DPR to simply start making their focal lengths non-dimensional by dividing the actual focal length by the diagonal of the physical sensor and make the charts useless for everyone, but satisfy the odd fetish you people have with equivalents.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)
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SimenO1: This method requires a PC as a middle man. There should exist solutions to avoid dragging along a laptop, but still have a large backup in case the camera is lost, damaged or stolen. Preferably wireless for continuously backups without the wire hassle. A battery powered Wifi NAS with the appropriate compatibility with wifi cameras.

IIRC, it didn't get great reviews. There's an instructables out there about building one, but it looks like more work than I'm willing to deal with. Esp when my laptop weighs barely 1kg.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)
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SimenO1: This method requires a PC as a middle man. There should exist solutions to avoid dragging along a laptop, but still have a large backup in case the camera is lost, damaged or stolen. Preferably wireless for continuously backups without the wire hassle. A battery powered Wifi NAS with the appropriate compatibility with wifi cameras.

You mean something like this? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/887222-REG/Sanho_shdcsudma2000_Casing_for_UDMA_2.html

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)
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JordanAT: I'm a little surprised none of these have either an optional RAID 1, like the CineRAID enclosure (about $50) for data integrity, or a combination SSD enclosure and SD card reader, like the SIIG (about $25).

I haven't tried either, tbh - I was hoping that a piece on portable hard drives would cover more than "roll-your-own" and "4 different, but expensive, shapes".

I'm lazy - I've got a bare 1TB internal SSD and a SATA-USB3 adapter. It's not - in any way - a durable or rugged option, but it's small and convenient (and, relatively speaking, cheap.)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)

I'm a little surprised none of these have either an optional RAID 1, like the CineRAID enclosure (about $50) for data integrity, or a combination SSD enclosure and SD card reader, like the SIIG (about $25).

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On article PogoCam is the world's smallest wearable camera (38 comments in total)

If it's got a global shutter, can be activated remotely, and the price drops by 50-70% it would make a fun model rocket camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 02:12 UTC as 16th comment

They should have renamed it "The President" because that bezel is yuuuuuge!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)

This looks exactly like a Surface Pro dock, but with the addition of 4-5 ports. I predict that the in-hand review will gush about the "feel" of the dock, as it will likely have substantial weight that makes it seem really premium. And then someone will do a teardown and find it to be filled with a pound of metal to give it that premium "feel" .

(note: the weight happens to make is stay in place on your desk better, which is nice. So in my "travel" version I popped open and liberated the metal then reassembled)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:39 UTC as 22nd comment
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User8303410032: My Surface has already Micro SD only so I'm hafway there, Micro SD to USB can be found for cents.
Oops, I have only one USB, how many in this one?

2 or 4 ports, but one of them will be taken by the power cord, and you'll need a more expensive adapter because they're USB C. For the same money as a USB C - SD/uSD, you could get a 3 port USB 3 hub with a built in SD/uSD reader, and it will be just as inconvenient to have to carry around. TANSSAAFL

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
On article LaCie unveils Thunderbolt 3 desktop storage devices (42 comments in total)

2800 MBps is faster than a passive Thunderbolt 3 cable can carry over cable lengths of more than ~20 inches (0.5m). Are there any optical/active Thundrbolt 3 cables on the market yet?

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 20:05 UTC as 6th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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DGYu: I hate this "upgrade", but people, there's the ESC button right in the picture!

As anyone who types on a real keyboard vs an on-screen keyboard (say, on the iPad Pro), the real keyboard will win out every time.

My only issue with the bar is that it requires the programmers intentionally add code to support it. Which means that outside of a few premiere programs it will be a non-tactile function row - a step backwards.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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AstroStan: It is truly surprising that the screen itself is not touch sensitive, as has been the case for Dell, Surface and others for some time now. Apple seems to have bogged down in terms of real innovation and in some aspects hasn't even caught up. Microsoft sees this and is making a bid for "creative types".

The issue isn't the touch functionality, but that OSX doesn't currently have the calls for touchscreen input. It's not that it can't be done, but it doesn't exist yet. IMHO, touch screens without a stylus don't really make much sense. I have a SP4, and I almost never use the touchscreen, preferring the mouse or touchpad, for interaction EXCEPT when I'm using the pen. Then using the touch for pan/zoom/rotate and some selections while using the pen as the primary device.
Apple still has several functions which blow the SP4 out of the water, power management chief in that list. With the same hardware, OSX squeezes out more battery life and nails the sleep/wake modes (better idle state management all around). They also tend to work with 3rd party software to get features included for launch, or very shortly thereafter. Compare that to the MS/n-trig pen which took literally YEARS to get proper pressure sensitivity into Photoshop after the pen was released.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
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cdembrey: Oooh, oooh, it's too spendy. $4,200.00 is a lot of money—money I don't have in this depressed economy. And many people complain about expensive Apple products. Meh.

If you think this is a depressed economy, you're eyes have been closed for the last 3-4 years. I work in building design & construction, including a lot of residential. It is one of the most economy-sensitive lines of work. I can guarantee you that the money and economy is back for the upper middle class, and these are just the kind of shiny they like.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
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JRFlorendo: It's definitely price not to sell, good luck MS.

You're seriously posting this on a forum where that kind of money ($3k-$4.1k) won't even buy a flagship camera body from either of the big two, and won't buy a top of the line body + high end zoom or 3xfixed lenses from any of the major producers?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: 6GB of RAM?

That helps drain your battery faster, while producing significantly less overall responsiveness than simply providing faster MLC storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
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