acidic

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Joined on Nov 23, 2003

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Benfr69: In the 1980's people would laugh at you if you brought any type of product which was "Made in Japan" .... it was associated with bad quality, poor manufacturing, ... well, all that is associated with the current "Made in China".
Behold, we won't have the same picture (pun intended) in 20 years from now.

By the 70s, Japanese cameras and watches among other things were considered quality products. In the 80s, the Japanese were innovating like crazy and surpassed the quality that western countries were capable of producing in many consumer industries.

In the 1980s, people took Japanese products very seriously and were starting to laugh at Korean made products. Think Hyundai in the mid-80s. This was when cheap junky products were still made in Taiwan, before China starting their manufacturing empire,

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 18:04 UTC

What a cutie!
(referring to the cat)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 17:44 UTC as 76th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)
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Imager of: People still use these filter things? That’s why you have lightroom no?

I used to use various graduated NDs back when I shot chromes and in the early days of digital. But sometime around the mid-2000s, I stopped using them. Digital dynamic range was good enough for my needs, and if I really needed to, I could shoot multiple exposures and stack them later.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 23:45 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)

I didn't realize there was still much of a market for ND grads, with great improvements in sensor DR in recent years.

With that said, the gradation seems awfully hard.

And round filters that are mounted directly on the lens results in a fixed horizon right across the middle of the frame. I've always preferred rectangular grads and filter holders for this reason.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 23:40 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

This is perfect. I am going to get one and mount a clamp-on cupholder onto it. Cannot wait.
Photo time = Chill time

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 23:28 UTC as 25th comment
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Ulfric M Douglas: According to the comments there are pretty girls in the video.
Should I click it??

No, save yourself 5 minutes.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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JaraLizzy: I never look at reviews from this guy.
He is always biased.

Yes, and dpreview is not biased.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 20:51 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: The largest International Dark-Sky Reserve in the world is the entire country of North Korea. True story.

I write one neutral post, and you tell me to "Let it go." Sensitive much? Apologies if I hurt your uterus.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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ozturert: Quite obvious: Buy new Iphone and Ipads!
Battery is an excuse. They could at least give it as option but no, Apple knows better!
This is really cheating and should even be illegal (not sure about law but if a car company decreases my car's acceleration or top speed during annual service without telling me...).

@Peter G
"I would definitely choose longer, more consistent battery life in trade for some speed loss."

That's great. Then maybe Apple should have made it a choice. But they didn't. Instead they felt it better to hide this "feature" instead of informing their customers that they should consider replacing the difficult (by design) to replace battery.

The class action lawsuits have begun.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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ozturert: Quite obvious: Buy new Iphone and Ipads!
Battery is an excuse. They could at least give it as option but no, Apple knows better!
This is really cheating and should even be illegal (not sure about law but if a car company decreases my car's acceleration or top speed during annual service without telling me...).

@lorenzo,
Having a car lower engine output when the gas is low is only a good feature if the driver is made aware of these changes. Imagine trying to merge on a fast freeway on ramp only to have your car stall because the gas is low.

Also your analogy is flawed, because with the iPhone, it's not only when the battery low that the phone slows down. The phone slowed down when the phone is fully charged as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: The largest International Dark-Sky Reserve in the world is the entire country of North Korea. True story.

That was my initial thought, but it looks like there are much larger swaths of darkness in Africa and Western China and even chunks of Australia. North Korea's darkness is tiny in comparison.

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/324350main_11_full.jpg

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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ozturert: Quite obvious: Buy new Iphone and Ipads!
Battery is an excuse. They could at least give it as option but no, Apple knows better!
This is really cheating and should even be illegal (not sure about law but if a car company decreases my car's acceleration or top speed during annual service without telling me...).

@Peter G
It's only to the benefit of the consumer if Apple disclosed this "feature" and its remedy (e.g. battery replacement). Otherwise it's just plain scandalous.

Imagine buying a computer with a 3.4Ghz chipset, only to later discover that the OS slowed it down to 2.6Ghz "for your own good."

Class action lawsuit, please. Or Apple could follow Google's lead and replace all Nexus 6Ps with Pixels due to batteries with excessive degradation of capacity.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)
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Class A: Some reddit users gave this course a less than favorable rating. It would appear to be wise to try and find out whether this course is what one expects before buying.

Many photographers drop money on gear they don't understand. $90 is nothing to them.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
On article When photographers become pitchmen (48 comments in total)
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FelixC2013: So what was the point of the article? Are some paragraphs missing from the story? DP?

@G Sciorio
Subscription services already exist for photographic works.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
On article When photographers become pitchmen (48 comments in total)
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ewelch: It's a sad age when photographers of this caliber need to market themselves to make enough money to make ends meet.

I wonder how many people know Elliott Erwitt's history. Many years ago he used to direct commercials and commercial TV. He was the creator of the original Australian series that was the same as the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous show here in the US. Of course he's too sharp to be compromised by such "commercial" compromise of his integrity. Thank goodness. He's one of the best of his generation, or any generation.

Who said anything about needing to sell their own "brand" to make ends meet? Being offered money to endorse a product is a business decision. I see nothing wrong with that.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: Still waiting for the 8TB Black drive from WD.

I'd pay more for them than these 14TB drives from Toshiba any day.

I have 5 1TB black drives. Going strong since 2009. Although these drives are all backed up, I feel like it's probably time to replace them.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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tonybelding: I have room on my desk for a pair of 24-inch monitors or one 32-inch behemoth. Which option would most of you take, I wonder?

Two monitors for multi-tasking office/research work. One big monitor for photo editing.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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sh10453: As if poachers, all along, throughout centuries, were doing their ugly business totally dependent on Instagram or FaKebook

Times have changed, and unfortunately social media sites have given traffickers new channels to traffic their goods.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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Weerterbos: I could be wrong, but it looks like he sits in the back of a car. So it's more streetphotography then a portrait made at a show where he did preform. Does that make a difference in needing a model release before one could use it commercially? (left alone that it's a little kid in the picture)

Edit, did a google, came up with https://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/street-photography-and-the-law-7-things-you-need-to-know/
#7 says something about it.

My understanding is that if there is no expectation of privacy, a photo could be licensed for editorial uses without a model release.

I don't see how celebrities have more rights to control an image of themselves than an ordinary citizen. How does a court define "celebrity?" Surely there is a lot of grey area there.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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Steve in GA: I often send photos to my kids and grandkids when Google photos tells me, "these are the photos you took in (e.g.) 2006" Everyone gets a smile from the way hair, clothes and faces change over the years.

But, little did I know that I can sue my kids and grands if they post those photos on Facebook. Looks like I may have a new income stream!

(Hopefully, you know I'm kidding.)

Your kids/grandkids might turn out to be mean people who take advantage of dad/granddad. In which case you now have leverage against them.

(Hopefully, you know I'm kidding.)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
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