vlad2304

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vlad2304: I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

To hifimacianer:
I am talking about my reaction on new phone and you are referring to "many others". Market will show...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:14 UTC
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vlad2304: I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

Why should I pay $749? Will constantly carrying extra wire make my life easier?
In place of 3.5mm jack I will get extra speaker, I don't remember that I ever listened to music through my phone's speaker. Will the second one provide extra stereo base? It's useless to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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vlad2304: I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

In theory lightning connector should provide sound quality inferior to 3.5mm jack as the surface of its analogue contacts is smaller than that of 3.5mm jack. But I doubt that it can be heard in real life.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
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vlad2304: I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

Why should lightning connector provide better audio quality? It takes audio signal from the same audio chip. I would agree with you if I connected external DA converter to lightning connector and my headphones (that I do not want to sell) to 3.5mm output of this converter.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
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vlad2304: I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

I hope that my IPhone 6S will serve me at least another year and then we'll see what new models are on the market. Regarding the adapter - I don't need any extra wire to carry around. It would be nice if Apple (or any other company) offer wireless phones based on Air-Play technology that will accept lossless music.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 16:18 UTC

I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 13:14 UTC as 132nd comment | 12 replies

Agree! I also bought one for the same reason: smallest with APS-C, excellent lens and very good high ISO performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:35 UTC as 54th comment
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This lens is just fantastic!

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:17 UTC as 1st comment

I recently bought my new Canon OES M only to find out that its RAW files were not supported by my PS Elements 10 and I either have to use the bundled Canon software (that is quite good as standalone software) or look elsewhere.
I deliberately didn't consider PS Elements 11 as the way Adobe supports exsisting clients is beyond my understanding.
So, I end up with Capture One Express that they sold me for 34.5 Euro through their limited offer. From my perspective it is excellent bundle covering all my needs.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 23rd comment
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rgarijo: To all people making fun of the EOS-M...do you have one? or are you repeating what some photography gurus are saying in the internets.
It is an excellent camera, much better that what 90% of amateur users need. Great IQ, better than what m4/3 can deliver. AF is bad for moving objects (just like ANY other CSC system, even Nikon1 is only good in daylight), and usable for any other situation, faster AF than compact cameras, and I see millions of photographers using them daily.
The 22mm lens is excellent and only costs 190€, this 11-22mm lens is cheaper than the OLympus 9-18, half the price of the Sony 10-18, and cheaper than the Nikon1 6.7-13. Well done Canon. In three years Canon will be leader in DSRL and CSC markets.

Absolutely agree with you.
I bought EOS M a month ago, took it to my trip to China and the pictures it produced are excellent.
If you care about IQ and not milliseconds difference in AF speed it is a great small camera rivaling Canon 7D.
I bought it as double kit and both lenses are just great.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 10:07 UTC
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Jukebox?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 21:47 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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No special postprocessing - just converted the RAW file to JPEG in Corel Aftershot Pro

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
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esuohe: "reduce the humming noise generated by the camera's stabilization system"

This never used to bother me to begin with, but now that my EM-5 is whisper quiet.. I can't imagine what it sounded like before!

What is the right number of update? My camera shows 1.4 not 1.5.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 22:02 UTC
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Tee1up: These cameras make sense to me with short pancake lenses but as soon as you strap on anything bigger, you have to wonder why folks don't just pick up something like the T4i/T3i.

Those who already own EF lenses also have EF bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:22 UTC
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Tee1up: These cameras make sense to me with short pancake lenses but as soon as you strap on anything bigger, you have to wonder why folks don't just pick up something like the T4i/T3i.

When Nikon launched their One series, they offered at start 2 bodies (with and without EVF) and 4 lenses plus the adapter for Nikon full frame and APSC lenses that made sense when it is used with zooms because of huge crop factor.
People had choice but still there was a lot of complaint.

Now we are offered one body with 2 lenses and adapter that makes little sense for me ...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 06:10 UTC

Precise timing and a lot of details - thank you, Sony!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 01:09 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
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max metz: Divorce photography would be much more interesting and less pastiche.

I see it in black and white.
Seriously, a lot of people paying a fortune to the lawers for divorce and there should be a market for this kind of photos.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:23 UTC
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