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What I want to know is, will it jam the controls of my Jetliner?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 48th comment
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (129 comments in total)

Move to Germany and you can get a quality photography education for close to free. I heard an interview with a guy who was finishing up his doctorate. It can be very valuable to have several years to focus on learning your art, and learning about art. The guy who was just selected to be the official photographer to document National Park architecture, guess what, he studied photography at school.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 00:35 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (146 comments in total)

Surprised they offer it in regular 4/3 mount in addition to micro 4/3.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Neat stuff

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:08 UTC as 12th comment
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stratplaya: What we need are higher bit rates, not more resolution. The current infrastructure in the states can't effectively handle the high bit rates that 4K video needs to shine.

I know. I typically still rent most of my online movies in SD to watch on my HDTV. It upscales well, still looks great, and the writing, acting, directing and cinematography all matter much more than the definition.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 14:00 UTC

I like Flickr. I'd be happy if they left it the same and slowly worked on the groups/social side. But I've hated Verizon ever since they claimed I never cancelled an account (no record) and kept charging me for months of unused service and then refused to write it off. Pure evil.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 7th comment
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (146 comments in total)

My dog wants me to buy it.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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kingslayer: If hasselblad could make a $3500 camera. They will sell like hot cakes

Thanks to the low carb fad hot cakes aren't very popular these days.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)

I've been using a K1 for a few weeks now with a couple old FA primes (screw drive). The 50 1.4 is not so great with single point af, but is not bad at all with the small group setting (9 points?). I would not count on it to catch a dog running at me, nor a child running at me. Mostly I bought this camera for slow walks in the woods, sometimes with a tripod, mostly without. For that it is superb.

There are still some new lenses in the works, so perhaps a combination of better motors and improved firmware can help the speed and accuracy a bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 404th comment
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)
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Mac McCreery: Great looking camera. Great images. I guess for those in the market for a top value tool who are not looking to produce top class video, or you feel the need to own every lens in a brand's range, you can't go far wrong.

This is my first Pentax. We all have our fingers crossed that they follow through with the lens roadmap and make the modern primes they plan in 2017. Right now I'm using film era FA lenses, not the limited ones. They work better than you'd expect and are surprisingly small, plus still cheap. Other well reviewed Pentax primes, the manual focus wide angles, are getting hard to find anywhere. Probably too many Sony users have bought them.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 01:28 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)

Some of the forest greens look a little funky. I've been having a lot of luck with my K1 by setting the auto white balance fine tune to amber +4 and magenta +1. I like the variety of samples.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:25 UTC as 58th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)

My camera is handmade in The Philippines.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 49th comment
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PedroMZ: One should bare in mind the huge carbon footprint of this type of photography. Fortunately few people can afford it.

It appears we are about to be squished by the carbon foot.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
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EcoR1: Aarrg. Read some commments below and I'm just astonished by the ignorance of some people. This Panasonic lens will gather as much light as any f2.8 full frame lens when mounted on the full frame camera. There is no debate. There is no "other" truth. If you think otherwise you are wrong, and that's it . If you wan't to consider the possible size/weight benefits for any full frame lens, the only comparison must be made for the 24mm f2.8 lens. That's it people.

Twong is right. It gathers more light per square millimeter, the same amount as a full frame f 1.4 lens. That's what matters as far as shutter speed goes. Full frame only gathers more light in that it covers a larger area.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:15 UTC
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noirdesir: I always wonder how good the centering of such add-on lenses can be. You probably would need micrometre accuracy (1/1000 of base lens diameter) for that not to negatively affect IQ.

True, but these are phones, so it doesn't matter.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:17 UTC

Happy about the K1 profiles. Now I just need the update to appear on the CC downloader.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 19:01 UTC as 37th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)

Well, my guess is that the remaining problems will eventually be fixed through software updates.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 37th comment
On article Processor designer ARM acquires Apical (29 comments in total)
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jkrumm: Olympus users, if they open the Olympus Viewer software, encounter Apical in the "auto tone correction" feature of the edit panel. Some kind of fill light algorithm that they license.

Yes, but for some reason the "auto tone correction" has always had the Apical logo right next to that part of the software, not by the auto gradation feature.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
On article Processor designer ARM acquires Apical (29 comments in total)

Olympus users, if they open the Olympus Viewer software, encounter Apical in the "auto tone correction" feature of the edit panel. Some kind of fill light algorithm that they license.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (143 comments in total)

Reminds me of the shades horses used to wear. VR is kicking a set of dead horse glasses.

Every time I see a group of people wearing virtual reality headsets I get the impression that actual reality has reached a low point.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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