Impulses

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dwill23: Google ONE? Like Microsoft ONE DRIVE?

Google $10/mo w/2TB
One Drive $8.33/mo w/1TB and OFFICE, and you can share it with 4 others (5 total) all get 1TB of their own space. Auto upload from all devices, easy.

No brainier. One Drive.

I've used/setup One Drive, G Drive and Dropbox multiple times in small business settings, where people are indeed collaborating on stuff and where there isn't necessarily an IT guy on staff 24/7 to figure things out when sync fails... And One Drive was by far the biggest headache out of the three, enough so that I tell clients to look elsewhere unless they've already paid for it as part of an Office sub. The (separate) client app they have for businesses is also a pain compared to the consumer one, as is the convoluted method they use for sharing thru it.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 21:50 UTC

I recently bought their SP-3 printer and I'm liking it...

Hopefully this continues driving down the price of the square film some more... It's already down to $12 and change for the 10-pk (from $16-ish?) but I'd like to see $1/exposure like mini.

There's a two pack (20) for $22 listed at some stores but it never seems to actually be in stock.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 17:06 UTC as 6th comment
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panther fan: Sony already has that even with an APS-C camera, called QX1. And yes usability is terrible and nobody uses it

PS: I owned the QX100 and I would not recommend it to my worst enemies. That has nothing to do with Sonys execution and everything to do with the fact that the idea is a terrible one

I'm well aware of them, I actually bought my mother a Z Play (got the excellent battery life even sans mods) along with the battery mod and the wireless charging style mod... I'm just disappointed their camera mod was basically a Hasselblad branded crappy P&S zoom.

Moto's is the only credible / somewhat successful modular execution so far tho, they deserve credit for that. It limits all their Z line phones to the same size/shape but that's about the only drawback. The mods slap on easily without a reboot or any nonsense (cough LG) and just work, at least the ones I've tried.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 05:23 UTC
On article CMOS image sensor sales at all-time high (77 comments in total)
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ttran88: Something tells me Canon isn't benefiting much from this sensor boom, with their end of the barrel sensors.

Canon and Sony have a far more diversified business than Nikon does tho... Even Fuji, Pana, Oly and Ricoh might be better diversified than Nikon. A bad year in the camera market for them is gonna hurt more than most.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 07:41 UTC
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panther fan: Sony already has that even with an APS-C camera, called QX1. And yes usability is terrible and nobody uses it

PS: I owned the QX100 and I would not recommend it to my worst enemies. That has nothing to do with Sonys execution and everything to do with the fact that the idea is a terrible one

Nokia had a grip mod that added a shutter button, but nothing as far as sensor/optics IIRC (maybe an extra battery? I forget). Seems like there's been a bunch of disjointed ideas that could make something decent if properly executed as a whole... I think Moto still has the best overall modular phone execution but their camera mod was just more of the same, tiny sensor + zoom.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 07:36 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: It's probably using the Sony IMX269 sensor (20MP BSI) that the YI M1 uses. It would be pretty cool if they just made a full-fledged mirrorless camera with this sensor using the Canon EF mount, but having a built-in speedbooster in place of the mirror box to make better use of the EF glass.

And the port attachment arrangement was weird IMO, I get that is quicker and more stable than wireless but it wasn't very appealing... Not that I had an iOS device to even try it.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 03:48 UTC
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panther fan: Sony already has that even with an APS-C camera, called QX1. And yes usability is terrible and nobody uses it

PS: I owned the QX100 and I would not recommend it to my worst enemies. That has nothing to do with Sonys execution and everything to do with the fact that the idea is a terrible one

I guess that sorta counts, tho they went for a really weird and fragile looking form factor IMO... Not that clip ons are that much better, but hanging off the port wasn't too appealing.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 03:41 UTC
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panther fan: Sony already has that even with an APS-C camera, called QX1. And yes usability is terrible and nobody uses it

PS: I owned the QX100 and I would not recommend it to my worst enemies. That has nothing to do with Sonys execution and everything to do with the fact that the idea is a terrible one

The one variation on this concept that would make the most sense is the one nobody has made IMO... 1" sensor with a sharp, fast, fixed focal length lens. If properly executed that would be smaller than all the other similar mods with zooms, mounts, or extra long zooms on small sensors, while still being an actual upgrade in IQ. The only thing resembling that is the Pana CM1, which was a brick of a phone but proves just how small said mod combo could be.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 20:55 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: It's probably using the Sony IMX269 sensor (20MP BSI) that the YI M1 uses. It would be pretty cool if they just made a full-fledged mirrorless camera with this sensor using the Canon EF mount, but having a built-in speedbooster in place of the mirror box to make better use of the EF glass.

A speed booster would make it even larger, and I don't think having it built in would be any smaller than adding your own... They've tried so many iterations of these clip on mods (plus some sleeker mods with magnets like Moto's Hassleblad)... Sony's QX were all zooms with various sensor sizes, others had a mount like the Olympus Air, most had smaller sensors but some used 4/3 or 1"...

Yet, nobody tried the most obvious and compact combo for a phone IMO, 1" sensor plus a fixed focal length lens sans bulky mount in between, why?? Why the infatuation with zooms and mounts, smartphone shooters already conceded that compromise... But a 1" sensor with a sharp, fast, pancake-like lens would still be a big leap from smartphone IQ.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 20:52 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Compacts are almost dead. Only super superzooms will live. So peffect these phone cameras.

I'm not sure what the CM1 proved, AFAIK it flopped and it was a brick of a phone that most people wouldn't favor carrying these days... If 1" sensors could be shoehorned unto phones any better than that it would actually be kind of a big deal, I don't see how you get there within the constraints of the modern smartphone tho.

I think if the modular concept ever gains any ground, a module with 1" sensor and a prime lens a la CM1 needs to happen... We've had all these different camera mods that also flopped or were mostly experimental (Sony QX, Moto Hassy, Oly Air, etc etc.) but not one of them paired a 1" with a prime. It was always zooms or lens mounts or smaller/larger sensors.

Computational photography is great and all, but it isn't an equalizer over the long haul unless the dedicated camera industry just fails colossally in getting with the times.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 06:17 UTC
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panther fan: If my account history shows anything, than that I am a big fan of Sony. But seriously those firmware upgrades are great, and other manufacturers should adopt it.

I was always really mad that my Sony A7 II didn't got some of the features/ bug fixes the Sony A7R II got just a few moths later. So I was upset, but wanted the new A7 III, which would have solved all my issues, but in typical Sony fashion they screwed it up and disabled many important functions on the A7 III, I already had on my A7 II. So currently I cannot upgrade to the A7 III and all of that because Sony doesn't offer any new features via software updates -.-

Please Sony if you could adopt anything from Fuji, adopt the firmware updates. I am constantly tempted to switch systems if you continue your business model

That seems like a list Sony could easily address via firmware update... Dropping the app support without any hint of replacements for the lost functionality still seems so weird, with the A9 it sounded sorta forgivable since that was a very purpose-focused body but two new A7 models later it's still all up in the air.

I'm guessing the team that developed that was dissolved or something but you gotta imagine they'll get around to this at some point...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
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EthanP99: Sony a6500... same features since release as fuji, only 1 month newer :D

Can't issue updates for better ergonomics and dials tho.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 23:55 UTC
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denooyer: Unfortunately a bit pointless, as you can't tilt & shift with this lens. So for pure architectural work, you are still better off with Canon/Nikon body + their own brand shiftlenses.

Crane rental plan optional!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 18:10 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Why MF glass so expensive ??

And UWA primes are kinda nichey to begin with...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 18:08 UTC
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dlb41: Being nit-picky. Could we go back to calling them Programmers?
Engineers are people who design three-dimensional structures like buildings, bridges, aircraft, etc.

It might vary by college, mine has had a computer engineering degree for years and the curriculum is certainly different than that of the electrical engineer curriculum my younger sister took.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 19:09 UTC
On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (37 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: I'm gonna guess nobody has bought their mum a $400 flash in the last 25 years.

That's kinda pessimistic... The flash I bought mine was about half that but the camera and lens I bought her a few years ago were at least 4x that, she deserves it. /shrug

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 07:04 UTC
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dlb41: Being nit-picky. Could we go back to calling them Programmers?
Engineers are people who design three-dimensional structures like buildings, bridges, aircraft, etc.

That's a pretty narrow definition of engineer, computer engineer majors design a lot of the hardware the world runs on... That being said, it's not what DPR is looking for, those are computer science majors, tho there's plenty of overlap.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 06:59 UTC
On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (37 comments in total)
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Paul Barnard: How is kid going to afford any of those? This is just a sad reflection on the consumerism of these "commemorative days". As a kid i always made gift for Mother's Day and as an adult it's a visit, a trip out or a dinner that shows I'm thinking of her not just logging into a random on-line sales site to make a contribution to some corporations bottom line. Pass the modelling clay and finger paint!

Plenty of bitter and cantankerous people who are never happy tho.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 19:09 UTC
On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (37 comments in total)
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Wu Jiaqiu: first two are bags...brilliant

I'm surprised they chose the backpack, modern or very mobile moms I guess... I actually gifted the PD Tote to my mother last year and she seemed to like it, easily fits her G6 and some lenses on the side compartments with the middle still free for her purse and other stuff. Seemed like a good idea for a travel bag, and can be worn as a backpack (not the most supportive but it's an option).

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 19:08 UTC
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Max Iso: Yea i think they are pretty much just yankin our chain here, plus there's not nearly enough context in the study. Are they saying 'ONLY' one photo improves heath, as in 1 rather than 100? Or are they saying somebody who does not usually share any photos (and who is a hermit), shares one, and it's an improvement?

Everything i have seen, read and heard suggests social media is an overall bad thing that hinders real human interaction, which is fueled by endorphin addiction as users crave attention and likes. If people like that only took and shared 1 photo per day, they would literally go into chemical withdrawals.

This study seems carefully worded/designed to promote social media.

I never denied it is, I'd apologize if a sloppy analogy gave that impression... But I also don't think it's exactly the norm or the majority behavior.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 01:22 UTC
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