zorgon

Joined on Nov 14, 2006

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Sezano: These kids are a cute group but too young to matter.

So many jealous bitter comments here

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
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eivissa1: Would there any profit (speed) to use the T5 or T3 on my mac when editing 4k video?
My mac has a USB 2 connection.

No, you would need a newer mac with USB 3.0/3.1. With USB 2, you won't see ANY benefit over a mechanical hard disk. A firewire 800 drive would give you more speed (If your mac supports it), but still won't be able to max out a mechanical hd.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 10:59 UTC
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photog4u: Dual EVF/OVF, IBIS and D5 AF for the win! ;)

My body has IBS and my lens has ED.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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roustabout66: Is the Canon 85 F1.8 really that much sharper than the Nikon 85 F1.8? At any sane manipulation the Canon images seem so much sharper.

Probably just different amounts of default sharpening. The Nikon lens should be sharper.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 17:18 UTC

One hundred BILLION dollars!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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Majauskasson: Also, I don't believe posting the panorama twits lowers the bar as long as the readers are here to see serious photography in all its glory from the sublime to the ridiculous. Showing once-in-a-while-stories of fools who should not own a camera (or be out in public) doesn't, in my opinion, denigrate the overall content. You don't click on this site to get that - you go to Facebook.

I bet you're fun at parties.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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Tomtandee: Besides having so many more software options I would never buy an Apple as I hate the arrogant attitude of Mac users towards the rest of the planet Brainwashed inside the Apple Store Temple and showing off with their latest gadgets is all that boosts their ego, so sad.

So you're going to let a bunch of arrogant hipsters dictate what you can and can't buy? That's even more sad.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 17:18 UTC

Houston we have a problem...

https://leicarumors.com/2017/07/17/report-leica-tl2-sales-halted-due-to-visoflex-viewfinder-issue.aspx/

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:31 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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Farmer in the Dell: I applaud the innovation and look forward to receiving my copy. I am an enthusiast, not a pro, and have fun trying new technologies. It is easy to attack innovators, but I would rather cheer them on and contribute to the efforts to make it better than to shoot it down and to forever stand with the status quo.

Judging from the full res images I've downloaded, the image quality doesn't even compare to a Canon G9x; a camera that is 1/5th of the price and just as portable. The results are what matters, not the innovation.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
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zorgon: I've owned and used many Dell computers in the past. The reason they're cheap is because they use the cheapest junk components possible. My university uses mainly Dell computers and we've had so many problems with them including an entire computer lab with failed cooling fans.
If you're looking for the best bang for the buck, or if you're a gamer, then absolutely get a PC, but some of us appreciate build quality, reliability, good design and an OS that doesn't change completely every couple of years.

Don't confuse iOS with OSX. I've only ever experienced occasional issues with OSX upgrades and never had software stop working completely. I've experienced similar problems with Windows.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 09:33 UTC

I've owned and used many Dell computers in the past. The reason they're cheap is because they use the cheapest junk components possible. My university uses mainly Dell computers and we've had so many problems with them including an entire computer lab with failed cooling fans.
If you're looking for the best bang for the buck, or if you're a gamer, then absolutely get a PC, but some of us appreciate build quality, reliability, good design and an OS that doesn't change completely every couple of years.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 08:52 UTC as 169th comment | 8 replies

I downloaded some of the full res samples (~20MP). The resolution and sharpness are decent, but there's some unusual noise along with purple and green blotching in the shadows. Poor shadow graduation too. The images look as if they have had too much unsharp mask applied with over-sharpening in some areas and fine textures smoothed out in other areas. IQ looks to be worse than the Sony RX100.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies

PETA's lawsuit is the most unbelievably petty act imaginable. It just shows that they couldn't actually care less about animal rights, as they're willing to waste so much time and money on this complete nonsense instead of what really matters. The actions of these extremist groups like PETA undermines the efforts of those people who genuinely care about animals.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 163rd comment
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Midwest Camera Guy: Imagine pulling up to the charging station in your Tesla after driving for 500 miles and having it fully charge for the next 500 miles in less time than it takes to fill your current car's take of gas. This could be amazing!

Tesla's supercharger already does 120kW. A supercapacitor should easily be able to handle 4 times that. In fact tesla have already stated that a 10min charging time could be possible in the future.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 23:25 UTC
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dwill23: Wait....what?? What is this thing?

Can't I go out and buy a 512GB SSD for $125 and get a quality USB 3.0 enclosure for $12 on ebay?

USB 3.0 = about 600mb/sec...a faster interface than what this product is advertising, thus don't give me crap about this product is USB C, when USB 3.0 is plenty fast for this device.

Real world testing shows that transfer speeds are limited to about 435MB/s with an external SSD drive through USB 3.0, so yes USB 3.1 is necessary.
Also USB-C is a type of connector. It has nothing to do with whether or not it is USB 3.1.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 09:47 UTC

Just done the update. It's fairly straight forward to do but takes about 20mins and uses about 20% of the battery.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

I get why the judges chose these photographer's portfolios; they are unusual and all have very strong themes. But a lot of these images are weak with poor composition and lighting. At the end of the day, the standard of the images themselves have to count for something.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 09:46 UTC as 4th comment

I'd like to see a telephoto only model.
If they can make a 24-600mm with this level of image quality, then surely they could make e.g. a 200-800mm version with even better image quality?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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sirhawkeye64: After reviewing the image sample, I'd still go with an a6000 instead. Pictures seemed soft and a decent level of noise even at ISO 800, but then again, it's a 1" sensor. But the images should be able to be clear at least in my opinion.

"If you get 4x as much light and spread it out over 4x as much sensor, you've gained nothing with regard to your shutter speed."

You get a cleaner image, or you increase the ISO to match the noise level and then you get faster shutter speeds.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 22:00 UTC

Very sad news indeed. When I first started photography, I regularly visited the Luminous Landscape website and enjoyed reading Michael's articles.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 63rd comment
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