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Max Iso: I wonder if Canon will eventually allow augmentation of bokeh through depth mapping with DPAF. I would bet it would look far better than what's on phones since you already have greater DOF control on the larger sensor. Take an 85 f1.8 and add a stop or two blur?

never. They make more money by selling fast lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
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Triplet Perar: This is just horrible. Unfortunately, millions of photographically illiterate noobs who salivate over Noctiluxes and fast portrait lenses are feeding and encouraging these companies to spend time creating horrible things that excel in delivering something obviously fake, rather than something real.

Optical or digital, they are both faked.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
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Gato Amarillo: Kinda sounds like fun, but not near $250 worth of fun. I'll wait for the $50 Chinese version.

except you will share your images with the Chinese.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 02:52 UTC
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DesoloZantas: If Google or (Modern) Samsung made a Mirrorless Camera at this time of age, it would immediately be at the top.

LOL, it's the supplier who made the camera. They are just the highest bidder.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
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matthew saville: Wow, $32M is all they're worth? The camera bag industry really is rough... Poor Lowepro. I hope they keep their quality up...

They paid with real cash, not paper money though.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 04:54 UTC
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toni2: AMD brought us 64 bits. Now, AMD brings us more cores.

Intel is doing nothing in innovation. They only move if another company moves before.

Wait, that is not correct people. AMD offered more cores for many years before. Their old cores were suck until now.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 01:02 UTC

Perfect timing. My i7-3700 is due for a refresh. I want a mini-ITX cube case this time. AMD Ryzen 1800X has a mixed result against i7-7700, only faster at multi-core workload which does not help my Adobe task. This new 6 core/12 thread will surely kick the 1800X butt, with only a small price bump. Good.

The next step up on AMD side is 1900X series, but the chip/socket is so huge. I don't know if it can ever fit in a mini-ITX (maybe even mATX).

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 04:21 UTC as 20th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (155 comments in total)

I bought this camera and a flash for $1000 on its release. It was sweet thing back then. The camera suddenly died on my about 4 years later during a trip.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 04:20 UTC as 32nd comment
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neatpicture: I had Iphones at the the beginning, had android for the last 5 years... getting ready to go back to iphone. I am tired of having a phone that needs to be babysat a like a PC. I want a phone that just works with no fuss and no maintenance from my side.

Go ahead. Switch to Apple. They don't drop price because more people are buying.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
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malabito: the answer to all those questions is very simple... because its Android :(

You can have both. Just buy last year model, For example Samsung Galaxy S7 is only $300. Nobody can upgrade the phone every year anyway, so why have to buy the latest model.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 02:10 UTC

The starting price is sooo misleading. Lucky you get the case and motherboard for that price. The Quadro graphic card alone costs a few grands. 3TB of ECC memory will cost you dearly.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 Review (1520 comments in total)
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BBnose: I set to ISO100 1/320 +6EV then checked some dark objects such as the bottle at the lower part of the photo.
I compared four cameras, D850, Pentax K1, 5Dmark IV, 6D mark II
D850 and K1 are quite good and very similar with moderated noise.
But 5Dmark IV and 6D mark II have so much noise. I didn't expected it. The reddish noise of 6D mark II is nearlly cannot be accepted

Where have you been? According to Canon, wide DR is not that important.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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NickyB66: So now the Chinese government departments can see all the nice images we take with our multi-mega pixel cameras.

Bought a very cheap Xiaomi Yi netcam online for like $30. Same camera from Nest would cost me $200. The Yi camera sent video to its server in China. I was concerned but have nothing to worry. I turned it offline, and one day I noticed the light turned ON and OFF by itself. So the camera has been off-line ever since.
I also bought a ASUS Zenfone for $100 less, but this one is made for China market. All my text is routed through their server in China. I tried to erase the software and install stock software from Taiwan source but it did not let me.

I think we should not buy any products developed by a Chinese parent company like Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi PERIOD. Just can't trust them.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)

Get used to it. Chinese companies snapping up old brand. Motorola = Lenovo, Nokia=Foxconn, Volvo=Geely. If you don't like it, don't buy it then the brand name will go away. But then you will have to put up with Chinese brand name like Huawei, Ji, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Meh.
Never bought anything branded Lexar after their card blew up irreversibly, no recovery possible, not even by the pros, many, many a moon ago in my then-new Canon 40D.
It's SanDisk all the way from that point on with zero issues.

What do you mean a card blown up? How?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 15:38 UTC

Help Sony making a lot of money on sensor again.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 201st comment | 3 replies

The most impressive part is the price <$3300.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:03 UTC as 244th comment
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MannyZero: An interview with Monsieur Henri Cartier-Bresson
- Say, M. Cartier-Bresson, Did you see all those lines before shooting?
HCB- No.
- Do you visualize Bokeh effect and Zebra Pattern to establish critical focus on your pictures?
HCB- ....?
- How do you calibrate your Histogram?
HCB- I don't know what the hell are you talking about...Are we talking photography here?

BTW, there was no continuous shooting, no picture review, and each roll of film only last for few clicks.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 05:30 UTC

There is no time to think about the composition pattern in street photography. The opportunity arrives within a matter of second. It must come from intuitive. You have to mentally train your eyes and brain to detect those patterns all the time.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 18:14 UTC as 105th comment | 5 replies
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Terry Breedlove: Heading to Vietnam I had to check some of my equipment through simply because I couldn't pack it on with me due to weight restrictions. I packed my equipment good enough to withstand a hard fall of the tallest building in NY. :)

what if the security guy have to open to check the inside, do you think they will put everything back like the original?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 03:20 UTC
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