acidic

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Michael J Posner: If you have a Fuji or Sony and want a true round fisheye lens and do not want to spend 3k, check out the Yashura lens at http://www.yasuhara.co.jp/madoka/index-e.html. You get 180 degree of coverage for less than $400.

So shots: http://carfisheye.blogspot.com/2016/10/fells-point-50th-anniversary-festival.html

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 19:45 UTC
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Michael J Posner: If you have a Fuji or Sony and want a true round fisheye lens and do not want to spend 3k, check out the Yashura lens at http://www.yasuhara.co.jp/madoka/index-e.html. You get 180 degree of coverage for less than $400.

So shots: http://carfisheye.blogspot.com/2016/10/fells-point-50th-anniversary-festival.html

180<250

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: I am an iPhone user but love it when the other manufacturers are raising the level of competition.

Great job, Google!

I wouldn't call the removal of the headphone jack "industry backward". Maybe more progressive than most consumers are comfortable with. I think wired headphones will soon be a thing of the past for portable devices where convenience trumps sound quality.

Remember when Apple introduced their iMac without a floppy drive? Or when the iPad came out without print functionality? People were pretty upset, but Apple (Jobs) at least knew where the market was heading (or at least they steered the market in that direction).

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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tom1234567: more Google spyware

DPreview... spyware for Amazon.com (one of the big big-data companies)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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JSmitty: Full resolution, free storage with Google Photos eliminates need for SD card or massive GBs. Period! Old school types need to learn how to utilize this technology. All of your images are at your disposal, on demand, whenever you want them. It works and it's far superior to the old way.

"You are giving away your privacy for short-term convenience."
"especially one from data-mining disrespectful-of-privacy Google"
"I might also value my privacy.."

I hope none of you are using Google for internet searches, emails, navigation, translation, etc. Enjoy life with Bing, Yahoo, and Apple maps!!! Oh wait, they are all collecting information as well.

Maybe best to get your information from the library then.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: I am an iPhone user but love it when the other manufacturers are raising the level of competition.

Great job, Google!

Apple people are so sensitive.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (138 comments in total)

So here I was in Y2K making 4000dpi film scans from my 35mm chromes, thinking to myself "how can a 3MP camera compete with my 21MP+ scans?" So I dismissed the D30 almost immediately. It wasn't until later that I saw results from the D30 that I realized that there is more to a file than megapixels.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 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 (654 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 (109 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 (654 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 51st comment | 4 replies
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 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 (654 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 9th 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 (100 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
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