acidic

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On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (108 comments in total)
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acidic: I remember paying $250 for a 1GB CF card.

Oh look, a deal through dpreview:
https://dpreview.com/articles/0229836797/vikingcfoffer

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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acidic: No mention of how many megapixels... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?????

Resolution is also clearly mentioned on a number of other websites. But you see, when I comment on this page, I am referring to the editorial content on THIS PAGE.

See how that works?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (108 comments in total)
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acidic: I remember paying $250 for a 1GB CF card.

I had 32MB of RAM in my old Apple Mac Performa in 1997. I think it came with a 1.2GB HDD. My friend upgraded his 10GB WIn95 PC at around the same time, and my reaction was something like "why would you ever need that much storage?"

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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acidic: Ummm, if I am able to print out a photo, wouldn't that suggest I also have the original digital file from which the photo was printed?

What a useless invention.

film? Is that a new iOS app?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)

No mention of how many megapixels... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?????

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:43 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (108 comments in total)

I remember paying $250 for a 1GB CF card.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:39 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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Fredy Ross: I wonder how Photomyne which is only $4.99 measures up to such an expensive scanner for old photos? I have been waiting for the Android version to come out for my mobile phone as it could be bought a month ago for iPhone. Says it scans edits and digitizes old photos. What do others think?

3MP is probably adequate for scanning snapshots from the family album. Will it compare to a purpose built hardware device? Not a chance, especially for high quality photos. But most family snapshots that were taken with consumer grade negative film and processed and printed at the drive through Fotomat are not high quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:56 UTC

Ummm, if I am able to print out a photo, wouldn't that suggest I also have the original digital file from which the photo was printed?

What a useless invention.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Maybe it's just me, but "OM-D E-M1 II" (12 characters total) is a little of an overkill... Why put "E-"? Is there a "non E-" M1? Sure, all letters mean something, but do I care as a buyer? Look at car naming. "Audi Q5" is easy. "Olympus M2" is similarly easy.

This applies, in my mind, to all camera makers. Not picking just Olympus in particular. 2-3 characters would do just fine. Just a suggestion. For simplicity and ease. Win-win for all.

"Win-win for all."

But then you'd have nothing to complain about.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
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JOrmsby: Congrats Canon, your new flagship all-arounder still isn't as good as my year-old APS-C D5500.

Congrats Nikon, the 5Ds has been around over a year and you still can't match its resolution.

Congrats Sony, unlike you competitors, you released your flagship A7RII in 2015 without weather sealing.

See how stupid your remark is?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 17:59 UTC

In the youtube video promoting this product, I think they should have reversed the gender roles. Because really, the target market for this thing is creepy men.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 8th comment
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dougj7: and I thought the clapper was a dumb idea..

That's because you don't know how to seduce women.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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acidic: From the article above (page 3):
"Sadly, there's no ability to have just one LED on at full brightness and the other dimmed."

An easy fix for this is to get some 1 stop and/or 2 stop ND gel filter material (no need to spring for optical quality, unless you like throwing away money) and carefully cut it out into a 'C' shape to cover half of the ring light. Stick it on with some clear removable tape, and boom, you have more control over your "main" and "fill" lights. You are welcome.

Masking tape will leave a color cast.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)

From the article above (page 3):
"Sadly, there's no ability to have just one LED on at full brightness and the other dimmed."

An easy fix for this is to get some 1 stop and/or 2 stop ND gel filter material (no need to spring for optical quality, unless you like throwing away money) and carefully cut it out into a 'C' shape to cover half of the ring light. Stick it on with some clear removable tape, and boom, you have more control over your "main" and "fill" lights. You are welcome.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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CreeDo: The value from these photos is seeing how the world would look if someone suddenly abandoned a modern urban area in a rush and just left all their worldly goods behind. That's not something that is easily seen every day.

That's exactly what I got when I viewed the images, and I was happy to see something I normally wouldn't.

Whether the photographer is a nice guy or a POS, a publicity seeker or a narcissist or whatever... that's all irrelevant to me. I don't know or care about some stranger's personality and motivations.

I'm content to know that the photos are authentic and unstaged. I'm glad dpreview published it.

He has made himself the subject in many of the photos, and has made the rest of the setting just that, a setting for himself. The story I see the photographer telling is, "this is me going about my life in an abandoned, post-earthquake, radioactive town." Doing laundry, reading magazines, etc.

Staged? Yes, very much so.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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"Who would pick up the tab if he did become ill through exposure?"

I assume the Malaysian healthcare system funded by the people will pay the tab. Unless he has supplemental health insurance.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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takenori: You can see "Abandoned video rental store" just out of the gate on Google Map.
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@37.4937924,141.0013275,3a,75y,216.73h,89.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sn_lKunNgpCmnohPNnqnm9w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

This one is just a block to the east in 2013:
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@37.494035,141.0024475,3a,75.2y,67.86h,75.26t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sM2_OEjUpWVd26OmrolPIeg!2e0!5s20150901T000000!7i13312!8i6656

If you "turn around" you can see the video store and traffic off in the distance.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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Leonp: This website should be about photography, not about journalism and definitely not about radiation protection. Seen the comments it's obvious to me why. (See Henrik Herranen's explanation)

Photography is a tool used in fine art.
Photography is a tool used to sell and market things.
Photography is a tool used in journalism.
Etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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CreeDo: The value from these photos is seeing how the world would look if someone suddenly abandoned a modern urban area in a rush and just left all their worldly goods behind. That's not something that is easily seen every day.

That's exactly what I got when I viewed the images, and I was happy to see something I normally wouldn't.

Whether the photographer is a nice guy or a POS, a publicity seeker or a narcissist or whatever... that's all irrelevant to me. I don't know or care about some stranger's personality and motivations.

I'm content to know that the photos are authentic and unstaged. I'm glad dpreview published it.

Unstaged? Ummm, okay.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
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ThatCamFan: He will suffer so many various illnesses in the future because he "had to" get shots of that place. His ignorance is going to be his slow and painful death. Good job...

"His ignorance is going to be his slow and painful death."

A slow and painful death is a small price to pay for 15 minutes of fame.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:28 UTC
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