Gerard Hoffnung

Joined on Oct 17, 2011


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On article Google Glass inspires etiquette guide and SNL mockery (27 comments in total)
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Andreas Stuebs: Regrettably the SNL footage cannot be viewed outside USA

You Tube

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 20:30 UTC
On article You'll have to wait a "year-ish" for Google Glass (73 comments in total)
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ryansholl: It WILL change how humans interact.

Namely, the frequency of people randomly being spraypainted in the face will skyrocket.

You're probably right, I really do see fist fights or maybe much worse taking place over these intrusions on peoples privacy.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 21:01 UTC

Powerful images that show the relationships between some people, that those of us lucky enough to be in long term stable relationships, sometimes struggle to understand.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 02:10 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Pentax to ship more affordable WG-10 waterproof camera (19 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: Regardless of the fact that it is just another of tub & shower resistant frustration to divers which wait for some manufacturer to understand what waterproofing is all about, this model is an anatomically undefendable ugly piece of design. There is no ergometry that would require such form.

Waterproof to IPX8 33ft. I really want to see some images of your tub.
Regardless of style, this camera would be great for my kayaking and other outdoor pursuits.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 01:22 UTC

I'm a certified old fart and sadly, my hands are not as steady as they once were. I make frequent use of a monopod but sometimes would like to a carry a lightweight compact tripod. My old tripods are nice but cumbersome, so even at the price point, I'll be checking this out when it becomes available in my area.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 8th comment
On article Google+ introduces topic-focused Communities feature (17 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Wish they would pay tax on their profits in the UK , their actions show no social responsibity.......only greed

So by your reasoning, individual tax payers should not take advantage of any legal tax reduction programs available to them but should pay more taxes than they need to, correct?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2012 at 20:09 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (554 comments in total)

Interesting list. I was smart enough to read the text first :) so I was not surprised at the variety. As always, personal preferences, brand loyalty etc. will have many disagreeing. It is after all only recommendations.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 18:59 UTC as 139th comment
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tallshorty: I have this lens with my 5DIII but continue to experience AF problems. It requires AF adjustment (unlike my canon lenses). But the real headache is that I cannot adjust the center AF point to match peripheral AF points. When the center point is adjust perfectly, the peripheral points are back focused. Then when peripheral points are adjusted perfectly, the center point is front focused. I tested 2 more copies at the store and they all had this problem. Had mine sent into Tamron and they acknowledged this problem and couldn't even fix it and instead sent me a new lens from a new batch. It is a lot better than my original lens but problem still exist just difference between center point and peripheral points is not as severe.

Not sure why they included that image, it's pretty ugly. The US flag image shows the lenses capabilities better, particularly the loose threads on the edge of the flag.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 22:30 UTC
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GordonAtWork: Is that why it costs over a grand ?

UK Price without contract for the 32Gb version is £600, nearly $1000 US
64Gb is £700 ($1135 US)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 00:47 UTC
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Kukaduro: The Pontiac Aztek of the cameras!

Man, you sure know how to hurt Hasselblad :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 23:20 UTC

Possibly the funniest comments on a camera I've ever seen.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 23:13 UTC as 219th comment
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HGFGKM: It is a fantastic looking camera with enhanced performance.....I only wish I had the money to buy it...for all those with negative comments and derisive remarks, I am only asking the question: Would you buy it if it cost $1,000?

In a word "no" It's just plain fugly.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 23:11 UTC
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godzen: This is what happen when samsung tries to innovate. My goodness. Go back and copy what apple and motorolla does but only this time, do it more Subtlely.

I notice it has rounded corners. Didn't Apple patent rounded corners :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 22:04 UTC
On article Lightroom Photo Import (117 comments in total)
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RPJG: How do people manage their catalog when they take RAW + JPEG?

I guess one option is to just ignore the JPEGs, as to a greater or lesser degree they'll be "inferior" to properly-developed RAW images. But if I want to manage both image formats within LR, I don't know enough about functionality like stacking to know if there's an easy way to manage RAW + JPEG side-by-side.

(This is similar to nixda's question below.)

Use ACDSee, it neatly puts your JPG's into a folder of your choice and automatically creates a sub folder that contains the RAW files.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 14:40 UTC
On article Lightroom Photo Import (117 comments in total)
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rikkus: The article implies that the author immediately formats the card after import. Please don't do this.

After import, I set cards to read-only and put them in a specific place. Only after I've seen that the on-site backup and both off-site backups are complete do I enable writes on the card and format it.

I couldn't agree more with your comment. I do much the same thing. When traveling, I backup on to a thumb drive (and my laptop if it is with me) and keep it in a separate location from my camera. Having lost data on a failed hard drive years ago I now believe in backing up to multiple locations.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 14:36 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)

Good point about the 20x. Didn't think that out did I :)
I still would like to see some compact cameras that have optical viewfinders though. Maybe the latest LCD's are much better, but the one's in my wife's Canon SD850 and my Canon T3i are essentially useless in bright sunlight. That's not a problem on the T3i as I rarely use live view anyway but I know I would have missed good photo's on the SD850 without the optical VF.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 02:46 UTC as 15th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)

My usual complaint. No optical viewfinder, no sale.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 21:20 UTC as 16th comment | 8 replies
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