mpgxsvcd

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mpgxsvcd: Have fun enforcing these new registrations. There won’t be anything that is visibly identifiable for these drones so I am not sure how the registration will be enforced without infringing on rights against illegal search and seizure.

This will just be an Epic waste of money and Police will just use it to harass people using drones. It will give them the power to stop anyone using a drone and demand to see the registration without any reason to suspect they don’t have a registration to begin with.

People will still fly these drones in flight paths with or without the registration requirements.

What sounds more likely? The police are going to develop and use sophisticated network sniffing devices or that they are simply going to stop everyone with a drone and ask to see their registration.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:26 UTC

I will wait for the Panasonic only version to come out for 1/10th the price.

Come on Panasonic. Make a full frame mirrorless camera. You know you want to.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:23 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply

This is the only camera that Hasselblad would make a copy of but actually charge less.

It is a very nice camera with an utterly stupid price.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 93rd comment | 5 replies

I couldn’t figure out what I was looking at in the Photo by Lizzie Shepherd – “Zigzag, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England”.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 14:16 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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ZoranHR: Regarding "Countryside is great" award and this years winner: Maybe to rename award to something like "Cartoon Network Awards"?!

It was cartoonish or HDR like but it was also very well done.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 14:14 UTC

The Photo by Robert France – “Freightliner Coal Train, Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire, England” was really poorly framed and had no contrast. It was hard to make out what you were looking at in the picture and the mountains at the top were chopped off and distracted my view. I would hate to see the pictures that this photograph beat.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

The Photo by Damian Shields – “The Annunciation, Stob nan Cabar, Glencoe, Scotland” was my favorite picture. It took timing and some skill to shoot it the way he did. I really liked that photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 14:10 UTC as 20th comment

Have fun enforcing these new registrations. There won’t be anything that is visibly identifiable for these drones so I am not sure how the registration will be enforced without infringing on rights against illegal search and seizure.

This will just be an Epic waste of money and Police will just use it to harass people using drones. It will give them the power to stop anyone using a drone and demand to see the registration without any reason to suspect they don’t have a registration to begin with.

People will still fly these drones in flight paths with or without the registration requirements.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)
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vadims: Look at the "Yosemite National Park, California" shot.

That was done with a pretty long lens; I bet there wasn't great many landscape patches as interesting as the one that this kid managed to identify and shoot. This requires pretty good "photographic eye".

Next, "San Francisco, California". Have you seen many Golden Bridge images more "original" than that? In recent years (or should I say decades?), I've seen precisely none.

Prodigy or not prodigy, his work is very good.

I really did not care for his gold gate picture. Everything else was very interesting though.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:39 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)

I really wish I had the opportunity to go to half the places he has been to at the age of 17.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Michael Thompson: lets see how a F8 image with sharpness from front back looks, I bet that its max sharpness is at best F4
after that defraction kicks in so all sharpness and details is lost as you close the aperture down, even FF suffers at 42MP from F8 so this?

"lets see how a F8 image with sharpness from front back looks, I bet that its max sharpness is at best F4 after that defraction kicks in so all sharpness and details is lost as you close the aperture down, even FF suffers at 42MP from F8 so this?"

I wish they would bring back the dislike button just for this post. So much wrong with those statements that I don’t even know where to begin.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:41 UTC

I almost wonder if Sony was holding this information back just waiting for Canon to announce something. Then they could spring it on everyone the next day.

I never have had any interest in fixed focal length cameras but this one caught my attention. It made me think “Could I get away with a fixed focal length if everything else was so good?”. In the end it probably doesn’t fit my style of shooting to be worth the price but it did make me stop and think about it.

With the Canon announcements yesterday there wasn’t a single moment that I even considered placing an order for any of those cameras and all of those cameras were aimed directly at my style of shooting.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 200th comment | 4 replies

I really am not a fan of Fixed focal length non-interchangeable lens cameras. However, if I was this certainly would be the one I would buy.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 205th comment
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mpgxsvcd: "Canon has dropped a trio of new cameras on the world - one mirrorless and two fixed lens"

Aren't all three of the cameras mirrorless? One of them is interchangeable lens and the other two are fixed lens.

I guess the question has already been answered. This is what Dpreview changed the sentence to now.

“Canon has dropped a trio of new cameras on the world - one M-mount interchangeable lens model and two fixed lens compacts”

I am fine with what they have written now.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 14:28 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (271 comments in total)

I was really wondering if this camera would get the Gold award or not. It is a great camera but it definitely has some drawbacks too. I think it stands out from some of its competitors. However, I am not really sure that it stands out quite enough in my opinion for the Gold award under the new standards that Dpreview uses.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

The Canon market share of mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras is non-existent in the United States.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I am a little confused at why Canon gets a pass with this camera because they label it entry level or budget? The cameras from the competition are cheaper, better in every category, and smaller and I am not talking about the new cameras. I am talking about the ones from 2012 and even before that.

I still fail to see why Canon users insist on paying today’s prices for 2012 technology just because Canon has slapped a “New Model” sticker on it. They had the ability to make this camera in 2012 they just choose not to in order to protect their DSLR business.

If I told you this camera was from 2012 but “New in the box with a warranty” you wouldn’t pay $600 for it. You probably wouldn’t even want to pay $200 for it.

I think you will find that you are in the minority with that opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:25 UTC

I miss the days when Canon would issue a press release and I couldn't resist the urge to reach for my credit card.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:22 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

"Canon has dropped a trio of new cameras on the world - one mirrorless and two fixed lens"

Aren't all three of the cameras mirrorless? One of them is interchangeable lens and the other two are fixed lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies

These really aren’t bad cameras. They offer some nice features. Sure there are better options out there but these cameras will get the job done. The cameras are no longer the limiting factor.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 34th comment
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