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Could be worse. Could be exploding.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 3rd comment

Gotta wait for Really Right Stuff to make an overpriced L bracket. Arca-Swiss compatible, of course.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 33rd comment
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Bershatsky: Cool, awesome, and neato, but how will it function as a family or event camera? How about sports? How's its autofocus? How does it compare to the competition?

In college, I learned to shoot football (American) using a Speed Graphic and a satchel full of 4x5-inch sheet film magazines. (Doing this was was a requirement for joining the photography club.) THAT's what I call full frame. Yep, developed in HC-110, the result was gorgeous, magazine-quality images -- but only if you got the shot -- which I mostly didn't. This wasn't 7 frames per second. It was closer to three minutes per frame.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Ok, anything you find online is in the public domain. De facto, as the lawyers say. This makes sense, because if a thing can be stolen, it will be.

But charging money for something that's available for free, that's pretty low.

"...charging money for something that's available for free, that's pretty low."

Like when Red Hat started selling packaged versions of Linux?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)

"...and just head of this year's Photokina trade show..."

Just head? Who's doing the copy editing there?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 53rd comment

What percentage of KickStarter campaigns are total scams?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies

A lens with ED? Is there a blue pill for that?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 64th comment

Motorola Mobility -- sold to Google, dumped by Google to Lenovo at a fire-sale price. Yet, I see no discussion in this interview about the viability of Motorola as an ongoing concern. If the company is a mess, it doesn't really matter how good the technology is.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:51 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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DotCom Editor: That tripod has the skinniest, flimsiest legs since Ruffian.

No, that's not correct. Ruffian was a she.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:34 UTC

That tripod has the skinniest, flimsiest legs since Ruffian.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:14 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (296 comments in total)

This will make me a better photographer how, exactly?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:14 UTC as 106th comment | 4 replies

Even the Chinese rely on Japanese cameras.

Remember, back in 2008, the proposed acquisition of 3Com by Huawei was blocked by the U.S. government on the grounds of security concerns.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 64th comment

Infrared signals are line of sight. To avoid that, just carry a small mirror and point the phone's camera at the mirror instead of at the stage.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 179th comment | 4 replies

One snap of the shutter to get it right with 4x5-inch sheet film. And then to transport a satchel of film magazines to a field lab for processing.

No 13 frames-per-second silliness. No autofocus. No image stabilization. No automatic metering. No blinkies. No instant image review. No auto ISO. No TTL image composition. No histogram. Just history.

Could today's photographers get the shot?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1191 comments in total)
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LWW: Nice for people with money, not so good for those with enthusiasm or talent.

Enthusiasm, talent, and money are by no means mutually exclusive.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1191 comments in total)
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beckmarc: Great travel camera but it will be a target for thieves

Just make a label with the Canon logo and apply over the Hasselblad logo. It would no longer be a target for thieves.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1191 comments in total)
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Teru Kage: First of its kind, yes. Game changer, no.

It's too expensive for most of the consumer market, and the transition to mirrorless isn't a strong enough reason for pro Hassel users to convert.

Nevertheless, it proves the concept that mirrorless medium format can be done. That may be enough to spur aggressive thinkers Sony, Pentax, and perhaps Nikon to develop their own products, priced within reach of a much larger audience. Canon, as usual, will have its head stuck in the sand and do nothing.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:59 UTC

Definitely not an Arca Swiss compatible lens plate. Useless...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 22nd comment

Not likely I'm going to put my faith in this when I need gear to be at a particular place for a particular shoot at a particular time. I'll stick with the tried-and-true LensPro To Go and its high level of service.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On photo Boston sunset in the Your City - HDR in overdrive: cityscape challenge (10 comments in total)

Very nice. Can almost see Whitey at the courthouse around the corner. The only thing I'd change would be to fix the verticals, especially on the building at far right to the right of the Customhouse tower. Just grab that top right corner in PS and pull to the right until the verticals are, well, vertical. Other than that very nice. One of my favorite spots to shoot, though I tend to shoot above the chain. I like yours better.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 3rd comment
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