AbrasiveReducer

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lylejk: This is BS; as soon as you broadcast information to the masses, you no longer own it. Now if it's a screenshot of a logo and that person wants to use a logo for their own company and such, then possibly this is a copyright issue, but if the screenshot's of a crime that was reported on, then the information is not public domain. :)

As a pratical matter, once you put it out there, you lose it unless you can afford to sue. I'm not an attorney (that would be Perry Mason, not Marshall Dillon) but a company the size of CBS suing anybody for $150k is pretty weird. Sounds more like the Time Tunnel.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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fnannini: Shouldn't they just shoot it down? What a waste of time!

In the U.S. we have so many guns, the bullets aimed at the drone would collide with other bullets.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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mostlylost: There are now, I have read, technologies to allow security personnel in restricted areas to take control of or force down drones. Considering the seriousness of the issue and the tendency of some people to ignore regulations and common sense, I suspect the use of such technologies will become common place. And I hope soon :)

What is to stop bad guys from buying a device on Alibaba and taking control of Uncle Ted's drone? Maybe not today, but soon.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 16:39 UTC

The differences are getting so small, it's almost like they had this capability in the previous model but decided to keep it in reserve.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies

I guess this means more Nikon products made in Japan. I can live with that.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:21 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon G1 X Mark III pre-production sample gallery (133 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: Bear in mind that these are only pre-production images - quite unusual for Canon to allow this IMO.

I think it has some real potential. But it's also a bit too early to judge or compare.

Downloading them and looking on Photoshop show far better quality than not downloading them IMO

Image 21 shows some lovely detail from close to far. No mushy watercolour effects there.

What, exactly, is "pre-production"? At this stage, they are not passing out prototypes and Canon must have produced this camera, or it wouldn't exist.

On the other hand, if there really was such a thing as a pre-produced camera, the examples would be meaningless since they could be better or worse than the "produced" camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
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neo_nights: DxO Mark: the site everyone loves to hate.
:p

DPR loves it. Camera smashes through the 100 barrier--it's more than perfect! What's not to like?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 04:56 UTC
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zubs: DXOMark is becoming like Marmite

Not really. Some people like Marmite so there's a reason for it to exist.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 04:55 UTC
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entoman: I know all the mirrorless guys will jump on me for saying this, but that lens looks huge on the Sony, and is surely going to be massively front-heavy and uncomfortable to hold for any period if fitted to a tiny little Olympus!

A balanced feel is great but heavy is heavy unless you hold the camera in your hands at all times.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 04:28 UTC
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Dan_168: Nice " little" lens, especially when mounted on the tiny M4/3. LOL.

He was referring to the size of the lens. He's counting ounces, not pixels.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 04:22 UTC

I doubt DxO bought NIK to offer the plug-ins for free. But the U-point concept is superior to anything Adobe has and DxO software does have some good features.

An application combining NIK's plug-ins with some of DxO's better features--without the unnecessary complexity that DxO seems to thrive on, could be really nice.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 67th comment

Is there a difference between a fully-manual flash and a manual flash?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Whatever you believe, the next few months to a year will be a golden opportunity for hobbyists to switch to inexpensive non-subscription software. When the time comes, just say no.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 123rd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)

These are both nice and the Canon will come down in price (the Sony would too, if they didn't have so many other models.) But neither of these seems to be a complete all-purpose camera with a reasonable telephoto and a lens fast enough to justify the price.

But if you buy one of these, there will almost certainly be something better by Photokina. In Sony's case, even sooner. And that's not even addressing other manufacturers who may jump in the ring. On the other hand, if you need a camera tomorrow and have pockets that are deep (and very large) these are impressive, for now.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 06:14 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: I will stick with my Panasonic ZS100 with its 25-250mm lens for favorite compact camera.

An interesting choice. Aa soft telephoto vs. no telephoto.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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Mike99999: 1) This looks like an iPhoto / Photos competitor, not a Lightroom competitor.

2) Is anyone still using Lightroom? There are much better tools now such as C1.

If it's synecdochic, I'm in!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: And this, is what COMPETITION looks like.

Capture one should by them and turn it into a powerhouse, make adobe think twice

Not Macphun, but you can bet Adobe has their eyes on Serif (Affinity.) It's already a thorn in their side, and when a $50 Affinity image manager arrives, it could be lights out for LR. The E.U. frowns on monopolistic practices but Serif is in the U.K. For now, no worries. ADBE is up 12% today.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:54 UTC
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photo_rb: Can you imagine if Adobe followed MacPhun's model of a paid upgrade every year? LR and PS would cost a heck of a lot more than $10 a month.

And yes, I know you don't "have" to upgrade.

It's silly to argue. Some people like paying for things on the installment plan, even if the installments never stop. It's like rent-to-own, just without the "own" and because the monthly payments are small, some people think it's a bargain.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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Georgeee: This is one of the best article I have read on dpreview!
I am leaning C1 express (for Sony )now and find it so far so good for my purposes

It is. It's thoughtful and tells you more than a press release.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)

Adobe is right that subscriptions are the only way to guarantee steady income. But why is that? A: Because newer versions of the software didn't have enough useful features to justify buying them so people skipped the upgrades. It's not Adobe's fault; the software already does what most users need to do, and when you look at something like Affinity for $49, you realize how out of whack things have gotten.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 02:18 UTC as 452nd comment | 1 reply
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