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Olympus OMD E-M5
Olympus E-P5
Olympus 12-40
Ricoh GR
Panasonic GM1
Sony A7 II
Sony FEm28mm f2
Sony FE 50mm f1.8
Olympus E-30
Panasonic DMC-L1
Olympus 14-42
Olympus MZD 14-42
Olympus MZD 40-150
Leica 14-50 f2.8-3.5
Olympus MZD 25mm f1.8
Olympus MZD 45mm f1.8
Olympus 9-18 f4.5-5.6
Panasonic 20mm f1.7
Panasonic 14mm f2.5


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tinternaut: Ummm.... Did Polaroid actually trademark a Square???? Who owns other types of quadrangle?

I did. I’m not sure in which parallel universe they could possibly be valid.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
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tinternaut: Ummm.... Did Polaroid actually trademark a Square???? Who owns other types of quadrangle?

I just re-read the article. Is it the white border around the square that troubles you?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 00:16 UTC

Ummm.... Did Polaroid actually trademark a Square???? Who owns other types of quadrangle?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
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HowaboutRAW: And does Microsoft, or Hasselblad, just pay for a Photoshop CC subscription for a lent out MS Surface Book 2?

In other words, all systems require set up, and installation of software particular to ones needs. Much of this software, Photoshop CS, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Adobe Premier Pro, requires paid licenses. And of course the 2 Adobe products are rental only.

Assuming Blair Bunting already uses Photoshop CC, so has that rental license, does Adobe just allow Bunting to run 30 day trialware on a different machine, if Bunting's current computers already have it up and running?

Did Microsoft allow Bunting to uninstall all of that Win10 spyware on the loaner unit? Removing this MS crapware not only stops MS telemetry, it stops Win10 from doing updates, and restarts, when you don't want such things to occur.

The Adobe side is pretty flexible, in my experience. You can use the subscription on two computers at once, plus a tablet plus (I think) a mobile phone. Want to use it on a third? Simplest thing to do is to sign out of the other two (which you can do via the Adobe website).

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:06 UTC

I’ve been trying to make the same transition. Then the Fall Creators Update took the best part of a day to install....

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:20 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On article Hasselblad launches 'Rent a Hasselblad' service (54 comments in total)

Tempted.... I have an end of year escape from the winter, and would love to try medium format.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 24th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (506 comments in total)
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exapp: Bizarre that the onboard flash cannot remotely trigger other Sony off-camera flashes like Olympus do.

I agree the Olympus solution is nifty, for something workable out of the box. But there are inexpensive radio controlled options for the Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
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TakePixWAnyDevices: Why there is no car company remake cars exactly like 1920’s and sell them at super high prices claiming keep driving simple and have everything manual? Because there are not enough stupid people willing to pay for them, unlike camera fanboys, we have plenty of them.

@The Davinator

You forgot Etch-a-Sketch.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
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Patrick50: Could be more exciting with the same sensor as Nikon D850.
It's a shame to see such good lenses mounted on 24Mpixels sensor.

The shooting pace and rate of an M makes it ideal for a higher density sensor. I think the 24MP limitation comes from manufacturer’s concerns about user perceptions viewing higher MP images at 100%.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 00:00 UTC

Having seen people simply start using drones wherever the hell they want, regardless of risk to others, I’ve come to the conclusion that all consumer drones should be killed with fire.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 23:02 UTC as 21st comment
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davids8560: Perhaps this will only remain an issue for the next decade or so. Any sort of travel may soon well-enough become a privilege reserved solely for people of a certain means and position. The rest of humanity may very well have to settle for experiencing much of the world by means of Google Streetview and Virtual Reality technologies.

It certainly does feel like Peak travel. I don’t see how mass tourism, to some of these places, can remain sustainable.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 22:58 UTC

"However, the system could also be used to enhance object detection"

Get this tech into a suitably equipped drone and the implications could be quite deadly.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 06:27 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

So do Google devices absolutely not take sneaky pictures of you?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 23:46 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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quiquae: >no lossless compressed Raw

/me has to re-read sentence three times in disbelief

Sony's capable of developing all these space-age functions, yet still has no capacity for a basic feature that's been on every Canikon DSLR for over a decade!?

What gives?

Sounds a bit bonkers, but bear in mind there's only a limited number of usage cases where lossless raws confer any noticeable advantage.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 06:30 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)

I'm surprised they took away the ability to share mages to s smartphone or tablet. That said, Play Memories is crap, allowing JPEG transfer only. Are Sony planning on replacing it with something a bit more grown up?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 05:28 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies

Well, they’re big but the overall package remains small. Definitely more suited to the OMD than the Pen F. As always, the economics lie with full frame when it comes to DoF control, but these look like excellent lenses beyond their ability to deliver pleasing Bokeh.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:40 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

Awesome. Means I don’t have to learn to do black and white conversions the hard way.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 63rd comment

Having checked out Classic, it seems to have had an awful lot of effort put into it for a product about to be sunsetted. In the meantime, I’ve upgraded to the 1TB plan. The idea of a cloudy/mobile workflow appeals. First results are promising, but the new Lightroom CC is lacking a few things I consider important. To make 1TB work, I’m going to have to get awfully good at culling.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)

The Canon screams "buy me," at this predominantly stills man, but there just isn't enough of a USP to justify that price tag. For the Canon shooter, there's better value in the latest EOS Ms.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 20:44 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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T Olivier: Maybe the scientists brain power should go to finally replace the lithium based batteries with safer and more efficient technology. I'd rather drive my non-autonomous electric car for 500 miles and, when it needs to be charged, it can be done in 10 minutes or have the battery swapped in 10 minutes and be able to check in my camera gear in if I chose so and not be told that I can't do that because it can catch fire.

I’d rather they solved cancer, heart disease, dementia and ageing first.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
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