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Paul Farace: After eight years of his highness I think the editorial slant should have been 'what did I look like on the first day of the Trump presidency!'

How uneducated. These photos (with only a couple of exceptions) were taken before the swearing in of the small-handed orange vulgarian.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (98 comments in total)

$6595/€6500

Is April Fool's Day here already?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:31 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies

How about putting a wooden handle on it, slapping a Hasselblad logo on the front, and then jacking up the price?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)

A single data point does not a trend make.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies

Will Kodak ask for Steve McCurry to return his "last roll of Kodachrome?"

Will Paul Simon have to record a new song?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 107th comment
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dash2k8: It's a great trick that in the wrong hands will produce really bad results. As with any effect, when used right it can be amazing, but when abused can incite colorful language.

Yes, I've swapped faces on occasion, especially in a group shot when one person has his or her eyes closed. But, I was jesting that I'd like to swap people, say, get rid of Mary and replace her with, perhaps Stephanie.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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dash2k8: It's a great trick that in the wrong hands will produce really bad results. As with any effect, when used right it can be amazing, but when abused can incite colorful language.

Agreed. I'd like a feature to replace people with others.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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Bruno E: The sample images don't look very appealing to me and this doesn't change by swapping the sky. I mean, isn't the goal of the picture with the girl to show, that she was there with that building? Does the sky really matter? And wouldn't the rainbow not distract completely from her?

In the end it probably will be a tool that can be used in a convincing way by some people, but with many others it will turn out the same overprocessed look like many HDR shots out there.

It's a beta image with beta people and a beta building. Eventually, this feature will use real people and real buildings.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: The age of fake is only just beginning. Next replace all ugly people with stock models.

The problem is that when you photograph models, you have to pay THEM. But, when you're photographing fat, short, ugly, bald people with bad complexions, they're the ones paying YOU.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)

So, let me get this straight... Gray market, bad. Gray marketed, ok.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 01:02 UTC as 24th comment
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)

Recalled products. Horrible reviews. Major staff layoff in early 2016. Revenue projections missing plan by miles and miles. Hero 5 essentially a flop missing key features. New drone can't fly level. New Nikon action camera could win significant market share. This is a company in deep, deep trouble.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 17th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

Is it FX or DX jobs that are being cropped?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Apple's Phil Schiller explains why the new MacBook Pro doesn't have an SD card slot?

How about if I explain to Phil Schiller that I not buy this product because it lacks card slots and lacks USB 3.0.

Dongle me to death, Phil.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 362nd comment | 4 replies

Could be worse. Could be exploding.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 8th 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 (97 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 (181 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
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