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On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best enthusiast long zoom cameras (28 comments in total)

The Lumix FZ300 with 25-600mm equivalent f/2.8 lens is not worthy of discussion?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

If this does nothing more than drive down RRS's outrageously exorbitant prices, I'll be pleased. (That said, all of my plates, clamps, and ballheads are RRS.)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Let's see what develops...

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 44th comment | 9 replies

Not exactly an efficient use of space.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 19th comment
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ncsakany: Just avoid looking at it off-axis

For a $1,000 telephone, I expect only one thing: perfection.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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panther fan: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Because of this app developpers will never change.

Here is how the pixel worked. The display has a dci-p3 color space, but by default it was SRGB. APP developers, could set a variable telling Android that they can manage color beyond SRGB and then the Pixel allowed the full use of DCI-P3. Firefox for example was one of the few apps which already implemented this, and could use the full color space.
This is exactly how it should have worked. Other smartphone manufacturers could adopt this and Android would finally become a color managed platform.

But no, ignorant people want false colors and now exactly nothing will happen. No App developer will feel the need to upgrade their app, because they think accurate colors could make the experience worse -.-

Of course, what many people want is pleasing color more so than accurate color. We all know those are two very different things.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:21 UTC

My Palm Treo 700p is fine, too.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On photo Gears in the Mechanics- Macro only challenge (4 comments in total)

Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 3rd comment

Don't think this will work on my 5D Mark IV. Perhaps next these people should sell pre-exposed Compact Flash cards. They could start on the first day of April. Yeah, that's the ticket...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies

My everyday camera is a Canon 5D4. But, for certain situations, like NFL games, where I can't bring in a DSLR and giant white lens, I'm using the Panasonic FZ-200 with its 25-600mm equivalent and constant f/2.8 speed throughout the entire range. The optics are terrific, but the one serious downside is the 12 megapixel sensor.

Looks like this camera, despite its hefty price tag, may push the FZ-200 into retirement. Opinions?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 01:34 UTC as 6th comment

This naming scheme of the two Lightroom products is an absolute marketing disaster.

Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud is the NON-CLOUD product.
Lightroom Creative Cloud is the feature-crippled CLOUD product.

Where are Chuck Geschke and John Warnock, the two founders of Adobe? We need them to fix this mess.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 159th comment | 2 replies

Go back to about 1983 when IBM introduced the PC/XT, which included a 10 MEGABYTE drive. We all wondered how we would ever fill it. Of course, today, that wouldn't even hold a single RAW file.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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stevo23: An Amana hard drive!

Yep, Amana (which I believe was a business unit of Litton Industries) was first to bring microwave cooking into the home. Unfortunately, the company chose one of the most bone-headed product names of all time: Radarange. Barely a couple of decades after World War II (you probably heard about that; it was in all the papers), people were petrified at the thought of having radar waves beaming throughout their homes.

The television commercials featured none other than the classy Barbara Hale, best known as Perry Mason's colleague Della Street.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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dstate1: No optical VF. Fail! Also too big for vloging.

Agree that this is an epic fail. A Red camera is of no use without a Blue camera and a Green camera. And so it goes.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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Stigg: imagine that! more rubbish to be filmed on super high spec equipment. its very funny or maybe not, how the spec never has anything to do with the story - except in marketing stories.

And reviews of cell phones NEVER examine how well the devices perform — get this — as a telephone.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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mbot: Medium Format is dead-in-the-water.

Give me the next forthcoming FullFrame backside-illuminated 24mp sensor from Sony and I'll never look back or forward, I'll be set for life. Combine that with 4K 10bit 4:2:2 video with no pixel-binning, no lineskipping & ALL-I 400mbps video with 7ms latency, and I'll blow you away on-time, every time.

Dedicated cameras will always have a place, oh unless Kim Jong Un hits that red button, then we're all screwed😁

Medium format? You mean 4x5-inch sheet film?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:54 UTC

Supply and demand. Too much of one, not enough of the other.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 19th comment
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SushiEater: Anybody wants to buy my wife so I can jump to a medium format?

Hmm. Do you have a spec sheet?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Only US dollars in the photo? No Euros? No pounds? No AU dollars? No krone?

As a certain quarterback would say, R-E-L-A-X. I was just having a little fun.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 21:32 UTC

Only US dollars in the photo? No Euros? No pounds? No AU dollars? No krone?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
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