Chillbert

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Joined on Oct 17, 2009

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Amazing work and very surprising results!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 24th comment

An illuminating post. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:25 UTC as 6th comment
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tgchan: Meh...

You are either a true genius or have no appreciation for the ingenuity and discipline it takes to create breakthrough products like this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (108 comments in total)

As an interested amateur I greatly appreciate this and other of Erez Marom's articles. I don't understand why many commenters object to the photographer explaining how he thinks about his own compositions. To me it is both enlightening and stimulating. Erez, thank you!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (142 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: nice color saturation and contrast. Great shots.
@DPReview please list the location (GPS) information for all sample photos.

I particularly like #7. A nice, natural, portrait.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Cool. Truly creative.

Not digital though. DPR is losing its focus quite often.

Roland, would you mind explaining how "taken with a digital camera behind the straw grating" works? Is it as simple as positioning a camera, maybe with a 1:1 macro lens (?), to capture a reasonably planar view of the "output" of the straws within the camera's imaging area?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I sort of have one made from 78,400.

I have a piece of this, in 1/4", that's 70" x 70" (it's actually 4 35"x35" sheets put together):

http://www.plascore.com/honeycomb/honeycomb-cores/thermoplastic/pc2-polycarbonate-honeycomb/

Please share camera design details - photographic medium, physical design, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:28 UTC

Fascinating video - thanks for posting! I was glad to get a quick tour of what this strange blend of familiar items (ThinkPads!) and the somewhat alien environment of a space station. I can now more easily imagine some aspects of the life of an astronaut up there. Works for me, whether or not the art of videography was fully mastered in the process.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 11th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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NDT0001: Wouldn't it have been better to just replace the 2 god-awful thunderbolt connections in the current MacBooks with USB-c and keep the 2 existing usb3 connections? It would save the massive inconvenience of having to adapt.... EVERYTHING...

I'm guessing they couldn't fit the bigger USB slots in the thinner body. Basic design decision. We'll see if that pays off or not once someone actually uses one.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: This article does not answer the most important question: what's going to happen if you plug four chargers into the four ports?

It being Apple, they probably thought about that, and wrote software to handle it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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alexzn: A very disappointing update, rather iterative on the existing hardware. I was expecting at least the bezel-less screen like the new Dell laptop. Older processors, the mess with RAM. The port situation is another downer. The crippled standard configurations (who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???) is an added insult. Just like the iPhone 7, best to skip.

Anyone care to share some facts about how in practice this is falling behind? Preferably not just raw specs - in my experience Apple's tight hardware-OS-application integration still dances circles around higher spec'ed machines.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I can't believe the hate on here... I'm truly dumbfounded by the number of people here who don't see the value in TB3. Oh well, give it a year and they'll all be hating on MS's new ridiculously overpriced surface studio when it can't run any of the Thunderbolt or even USB-C devices that will have taken over the world by then. Not to mention the speed of the storage options that TB3 already offers...
You know what, in going to set a reminder to revisit this thread in a year's time.

I agree - seems like a lot of whining to me, and a distinct lack of curiosity. But I guess instant judgement is what it's about around here.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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exTEMP180: Soon our laptops will fit in our pockets and we'll use our laptop bags to hold our adaptors/ters.

It depends. With the great battery life and light weight of current laptops, a lot of people can truly just carry and use a naked laptop for several hours, without carrying even a charger. Of course if you're doing certain things, then you need accessories. For professional photographers, do you really travel with just a laptop on its own ever? I am sorry to see the SD card reader go - really love it being there all the time - but the reality is with the data size of photos and videos now, I can't do much with photos anyway without an external drive anyway, so for those times I end up carting a bag... Seems like a reasonable trade off for a lot of the population and maybe not that different than today for photographers in practice.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Gesture: Wow. Touch bar. INVENTED by Apple. Might win a Nobel prize.

Love the curiosity! The current laptop format (functional design and form) has seen very few fundamental improvements aside from miniturization in the last 20 years. This is a significant new user interface, tightly integrated with different apps. Don't you at least want to TRY it before passing judgement?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (122 comments in total)

I own three of these for myself and my kids - the original F10, an F30, and an F31. Any suggestions on what to do with them?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Kashim: The article says "an electronic shutter option allows the camera to shoot above this limit". Does that mean the camera has a fully electronic shutter as well as a mechanical shutter?

and I think I read somewhere that you can switch to the fully electronic shutter for near-silent shooting, at a much reduced continuous shooting rate (3fps?)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 00:48 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Chillbert: Can someone tell me why IBIS is such a big deal? Is it mostly about getting value from existing (older) lenses? Sony E-mount is my first system and most of my lenses already have OSS. Forgive my ignorance - just interested in learning how people really use these cameras.

@vadims - thanks for the 24/1.8 Zeiss example!
@RolliPoli, thanks also for your suggestions on K mount - I had no idea. Nikon is already in my sights. A little hard to take the plunge but I guess so long as I am happy with Sony backs I have a lot of flexibility.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Chillbert: Can someone tell me why IBIS is such a big deal? Is it mostly about getting value from existing (older) lenses? Sony E-mount is my first system and most of my lenses already have OSS. Forgive my ignorance - just interested in learning how people really use these cameras.

Thanks everyone. (My best lens so far is the Sony 35 f/1.8 OSS, so it won't help much there obviously.) I do sometimes hanker after a better macro option, for nature close-ups mostly... I guess IBIS would help with a used manual-focus macro lens. If you were starting with no legacy lenses as I am, which lens mount/family would you pick to optimize for best lens selection?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)

Can someone tell me why IBIS is such a big deal? Is it mostly about getting value from existing (older) lenses? Sony E-mount is my first system and most of my lenses already have OSS. Forgive my ignorance - just interested in learning how people really use these cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 50th comment | 7 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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nametaken: This seems like a wonderful camera, but I wonder why they continue with this form factor. I mean I like it for my a6000 - having a capable camera that's portable enough to take more places than a DSLR is nice - but I feel like the type of people who would use all of these new features are the type that would also appreciate a larger battery, more buttons, more memory card slots, and other advantages a big body can offer. So why not include this in an a3000-like body (and using some of that extra space for a bigger battery)?

There's plenty of small bodies in this lineup now, so why not another big one like the a3000 (only more serious)? I feel like the true advantage to mirrorless isn't just that it can be smaller than DSLRs, but that you have the OPTION to stay small OR go big as needed while staying within the same system.

To me, the compact form factor is a massive "feature". It means I can carry a super capable camera and one or two spare lenses in a small bag that I can lug anywhere and fits at the bottom of my in-flight carry-on, etc. I have been doing so for several years, and I have no intention of buying a bigger camera again, at least not unless I get a very significant increase in capability (A7*?)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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