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PKDanny: Don't forgot about Pentax Macro lenses!!??

Ricoh not pentax.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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Richard Murdey: In defense of the micro-Nikkor 40 DX, it's a dSLR, F-mount lens. If the minimum focus distance was any shorter, you'd have to paint your subject onto the front element.

(That said, kudos to Canon here. I was expecting Nikon to do this first with a Nikon 1 macro with the LED ring light, but that died on the vine evidently. If you are going to have a mirrorless short macro lens with 1:1 or better, a built-in light is practically a requirement and I'm surprised it's not already a common feature.)

I think the whole nikon 1 line has died in favor of DL cameras yet to be available.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (161 comments in total)

You can print a 6MP image the size of a football/soccer field too. Obviously that photographer doesn't understand printing!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 13:35 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (42 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I wonder what the ratio $$ spent on research for mobile phone photographer to dedicated cameras is.

I've also wondered why Apple does not come out with an IOS based large sensor camera or DSLR.

There would not be much overlap with the existing iphone market but there would be a lot of overlap in the expertise required to bring out a consumer friendly "real camera".

Apple knows standalone cameras are on the decline. They won't enter a contracting market.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
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Toddler's eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller - BBC News
26 Nov 2015 - Oscar Webb's eye was sliced in half by a propeller after the operator, ... It was the first drone injury Oscar's surgeon had seen, but she said it ...
Drones WITHOUT Blade covers are disasters

The Dutch Police Are Training Eagles To Take Down Drones
CityLab-3 Feb 2016
... and eagles in London offered a real bird's-eye view of the city. ... One minute, a four-propeller drone is whirring about in a enclosed space; ... hit the d
rone in such a way that they don't get injured by the rotors,” said LeBaron

Columbus model left with a bruised eye after being hit in the face by ...
Daily Mail-11 May 2016
... 25, from Columbus, Ohio, was filmed being hit in the face by a drone ... on top of a rock when the four-propeller craft veered in her direction,

Parents shake and beat babies and toddlers to death or serious injury too. What's your point?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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Jay A: Obviously this product is not meant for me, but somehow the idea of sending almost $30,000 worth of gear up in the air and possibly out of sight just does not sit very well with me!

Many high end drones go for the 10s of 1000s without a 50 mp camera!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)

A dead format even at launch. Samsung now sucks.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 09:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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kimsch: It is almost scary to go to 100 per cent details....

Impressive images.

100% is relative to your screen. 100% on my high ppi phone screen isn't very large.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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PhotoKhan: In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

Agreed. Canon has a $3000 50mp dslr that has dozens of different lenses to use with it for whatever your need!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:25 UTC

I don't trust any photo Fox News publishes. NG is now owned by Fox.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
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Joe Ogiba: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza taken with the 42mp Sony A7r II and FE 55mm F1.8 :

I'm sure he's given other gear to try out or play with.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 22:19 UTC

Nice photos Allison. Was it cold there?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 22:15 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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steelhead3: As mentioned in many pro-Canon comments, this camera is not designed for creating art, it is a low resolution reportage camera that now has a sensor that the photographer can work with in post processing.

Since when is 20 mp "low resolution "? LOL!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: "a switch to a more conventional ‘black on white’ design"

That's backward. Light text on a dark background is more legible and comfortable to read, which is why it was the default on computers for many years. This black-on-white stupidity is a vestige of a failed late-'80s/early-'90s attempt to make an analogy between the screen and a piece of paper. It fails because paper doesn't EMIT light.

Why would you want to read black text off the surface of a light bulb all day?

Black text on a white background is called INVERSE for a reason. And it's not something to use everywhere, every day.

No. Inverse is a black page.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)

So it's like Facebook.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:06 UTC as 17th comment
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PhotoKhan: I can see what the concerns might be, yes...

It is a pity though because this must be one of the most important tools ever developed for traveling.

I can't express enough how this Google tool helped us on the other side of the globe, in Japan, a country where English is not very common and the cultural idiosyncrasies take a bit to get used to (...things like the door numbering in a block, for instance...).

I will be forever in awe over how we went to a Okonomiyaki place in Tokyo with very good reviews, buried deep in the streets mesh of Harajuku area and were able to do so directly, as if we had lived there forever, courtesy of just a previous "sortie" made with Street View.

If these security concerns spread we will be loosing a great tool and the fanatics, once more, step up another notch curtailing our freedom.

This "service" by Google is all about selling advertising to businesses to finds.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:09 UTC

Google Street view on Mars soon!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 22:46 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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webber15: What happened to Connect??
I liked the sub-site and preferred to check out smartphone's with their congeners there...

It's now the phone page of dpr.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 01:26 UTC

Facebook can't leave well enough alone.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Nikon is including 3 year old batteries? ! LOL!

This mean the d500 was delayed 3 years?!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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