Impulses

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On article The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20 (21 comments in total)
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generikku: My, the things young folks take for granted these days. Back in the days, we had fax machines, telegrams, and ravens. No need for pixel peeping in those analog days of old.

Uphill in the snow and without shoes?

I for one am glad to have made it thru high school without camera phones (just barely)...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 07:28 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: 4:3 ratio, 55", 8k, IPS and you'll get my attention. This is a TV labeled as a monitor.

3:2 went the way of the dodo and even 16:10 is headed there (in favor of 16:9 and wider), so probably never? Unless you game on a Surface maybe... :p 16:9 is fine once the display is large enough IMO, or even preferable... At smaller sizes like 24-27 (or like, most laptops) I still like 16:10 but alas...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
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dash2k8: Had the resolution been a tad bit higher and color accuracy tweakable to near-professional levels, I'd be interested. 1080 pixels is not quite tall enough for me. I wonder how much head-turning will be required when using this monitor, whether for gaming or for work? I think of it like having 3 pieces of paper out in front of you and having 7 pieces. 3 is fine, but 7 kinda requires too much neck-turning and becomes counterproductive.

BTW, does anyone else think this is a Star Trek item?

It'll usually take multiple GPUs to run at 4K and higher, racing games might be the only type of game where I'd prefer going very wide instead of just larger all around and 4K... Already used to dual GPUs here with my 3x 24"... -_- Hoping to get away from it in the future, cost or whatever doesn't bother me (my rig is pretty quiet at idle and I mostly game with headphones) but it does take time for drivers to catch up with new releases and provide proper multi card support.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 07:18 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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elementare: For all the "Sony A9 like it should be" fanboys this article is not made to show them that this camera is better than mirrorless with new spectacular functions (buried by complex menus) that 90% of users will never use but it's just to show them that:

1) you can take good pictures without all those new "indispensabile" mirrorless features.

2) who really works with photography just need at least 3 essential functions. Ergonomics, autofocus reliability and battery life. Nowadays you need to spend 4,500 dollars just to have at least the last one with a Sony mirrorless camera.

Yeah I've never really understood that and I barely shot film (35)... If you're a pro on long assignments or shooting events I can see the inconvenience, or if you're like in a swamp or something, for the average amateur it's just not that big a deal tho. I think the misleading use of shot count rather than runtime is what causes excess panic over this.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 06:25 UTC

" Nichols had malaria 25 times before he was 35 and languished in countless remote hospitals with other life-threatening illnesses. But, he says, he’s much more at ease in the wilderness where there are what he calls “predictable violence.” "

Yikes, talk about dedication... The distinction he makes in thinking of his role as a photojournalist rather than a wildlife photographer is interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 06:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Alex Efimoff: That will be the end of Magnum Photos as we know it.

/Magnum Photos is one of the most prestigious photo agencies in the world, but its 70-year history has been dogged by financial instability. No more, says executive director David Kogan, announcing a new investment allowing it to "grasp the challenge of the digital age"/

Because money wasn't their priority, quality photography was. Not any more.

The article does point out they're only bringing in two investors (not like a board will suddenly be in charge), that members will retain majority equity, and the whole move is about better managing the group... Seems like they're being pretty cautious.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 06:07 UTC

Pretty low tech if you ask me...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 06:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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OlyPent: I like the rectilinear shots and some of the "kind of fisheye" shots, but the full circle stuff reminds me of 60's psychedelic album cover art.

Some might simply be cropped, or there's just nothing in the frame to make the distortion obvious. #4 is the only one where I see a very off centre horizon, the rest have mountain ranges and a bunch of stuff that feature very few straight lines so it's harder to spot the distortion (several have a slightly curved horizon regardless).

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: What focal length is a 15mm fisheye, if de-fished? 16mm? 17mm? 18mm?

It's easier to look at the AoV than the FL, there's more than one way to defish and crop the result (and more than one projection to choose when doing so, straight up rectilinear vs Panini etc), but generally it'll still present a wider view than an equivalent rectilinear UWA.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

#1, 4, 5, and 8 show how it's easily possibly to mask fisheye distortion in nature by just keeping the horizon centered and level. Well executed shots... Not sure I'd ever splurge on a FE zoom but I do love my little Samyang/Bower FE.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:53 UTC as 28th comment
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dash2k8: Had the resolution been a tad bit higher and color accuracy tweakable to near-professional levels, I'd be interested. 1080 pixels is not quite tall enough for me. I wonder how much head-turning will be required when using this monitor, whether for gaming or for work? I think of it like having 3 pieces of paper out in front of you and having 7 pieces. 3 is fine, but 7 kinda requires too much neck-turning and becomes counterproductive.

BTW, does anyone else think this is a Star Trek item?

I think for gaming the idea is that the sides are mainly about peripheral vision, which would minimize the head turning... BUT, some games do have UI elements in the corners, others won't even work well with a display this wide, and the vertical res and space is low even for gaming (plenty of things happen up/down as much as side to side depending on the game). Just too wide and too low res for anything IMO... This is like early 21:9 displays which were all lower res too, only it pushes the wide aspect to an extreme on top of it, meh.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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Niko Tod: As long as I know gamers care about refresh rates more than color accuracy.
And in no way it would replace my 30" 2560x1600 Dell.
125% sRGB = 100% sRGB + 25% sBS (Samsung BS).

Ehh, there's a cross section the carea about both... This does feature a 144Hz refresh rate and support for all the latest frame pacing tech in that regard (on the AMD side at least), plus HDR support too, so it's well off in that regard... If you actually care for such a wide aspect ratio anyway, I don't.

Some online games won't even work well because the devs are kinda shortsighted and they don't wanna allow ARs this wide (there's a lot of other competitive advantages gained by hardware but whatever), so you'll end up with a whole lot of black on either side. Even 21:9 displays struggle with this and they've been around for years now.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: 4:3 ratio, 55", 8k, IPS and you'll get my attention. This is a TV labeled as a monitor.

It's not a great gaming screen either! Unless you play a very specialized type of game only (racing maybe?) a lot of the more immersive gaming experiences happen as much on the vertical as on the horizonal... I've gamed for a few years with three 24" displays (bought when none of these ultra wides existed) and more often than not I have them oriented in portrait so they make one big 3600x1920 display rather than one really wide 5760x1200 display.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
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EdnaBambrick: This is certainly going to cut in on all of the buy and try returns at B&H.

Looks like more than a few in shipping and receiving will be unemployed soon.

The comment was actually aimed mostly at Jack btw. Only time I returned something to B&H because I changed my mind I actually sent it back unopened... Think I've only had two returns actually, that P&S and a 12-35 lens that had something wrong mechanically with the zoom travel (felt and sounded SO off).

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 01:48 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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elementare: For all the "Sony A9 like it should be" fanboys this article is not made to show them that this camera is better than mirrorless with new spectacular functions (buried by complex menus) that 90% of users will never use but it's just to show them that:

1) you can take good pictures without all those new "indispensabile" mirrorless features.

2) who really works with photography just need at least 3 essential functions. Ergonomics, autofocus reliability and battery life. Nowadays you need to spend 4,500 dollars just to have at least the last one with a Sony mirrorless camera.

Everyone!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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EdnaBambrick: This is certainly going to cut in on all of the buy and try returns at B&H.

Looks like more than a few in shipping and receiving will be unemployed soon.

AKA help insure prices keep climbing or CS keeps deteriorating for the rest of us... Serial but to try is dumb, if you do fully intend to buy I've not no issue with it but viewing it as a free rental is a little perverse.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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Impulses: I'm a pretty hardcore gamer and I'm not that impressed... For photography it'd be a hard pass IMO, even for panoramas. Working with a curved display will quickly turn into a nightmare when you're trying to do critical alignment/straightening/keystone/etc.

Even for gaming the res is kinda low... I've already had three 24" for a few years, which amount to 5760x1200 (granted I've got bezels in between, you get used to them tho)... Or I can use them in portrait so it's a 3600x1920 display. If/when move to a single large display it'll face to be 4K for sure, for the overall versatility.

Curved desktop displays have been around for quite a few years, and at higher res (albeit smaller sizes)... It helps a little for overall immersion and maintaining peripheral vision (in the same way that I angle my side displays in a little), but I'm still trying to avoid them like the plague for general productivity.

Thanks! Just read the review of the new one and it was useful, gonna read the older one later.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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elementare: For all the "Sony A9 like it should be" fanboys this article is not made to show them that this camera is better than mirrorless with new spectacular functions (buried by complex menus) that 90% of users will never use but it's just to show them that:

1) you can take good pictures without all those new "indispensabile" mirrorless features.

2) who really works with photography just need at least 3 essential functions. Ergonomics, autofocus reliability and battery life. Nowadays you need to spend 4,500 dollars just to have at least the last one with a Sony mirrorless camera.

That's a lot of generalisations... Here's one more, generally you'll be happier if you develop a self filter and ignore the nonsense comments. The article reads better like that than viewed as a response to Nikon/Sony fanboyism!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Unfortunately, it is still a very small business. Absolutely no effect to the whole camera market.

Ehh, ultimately it's still a business and I'm sure they'd love to grow their marketshare, possibly just not at the expense of other things (even including profit margins, which cuts into immediate R&D etc). They do have a heritage I'm aware of, so does Olympus and even Panasonic to an extent. I've never really understood the "appliance company" slights people lobby at any of them...

You're right, Samsung didn't have that kinda legacy, and I agree they could have been viewed as the least committed of the bunch from the start... In retrospect the NX-1 almost seems like going out with a bang kind of scenario, and their strategy previous to that wasn't as focused as some of the other player's. It was still a bit of a sudden move tho, but maybe that's a Korean vs Japanese culture thing too.

Either that or just a sign of the other issues Samsung has had as a large corp... The other markets they're in are also more volatile than some of the things Fuji/Oly/Panasonic or even Canon are involved in. Sony is similar in that regard, but then they're making every other sensor out there so... A lot more incentive to keep the camera division going and push it higher.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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Impulses: I'm a pretty hardcore gamer and I'm not that impressed... For photography it'd be a hard pass IMO, even for panoramas. Working with a curved display will quickly turn into a nightmare when you're trying to do critical alignment/straightening/keystone/etc.

Even for gaming the res is kinda low... I've already had three 24" for a few years, which amount to 5760x1200 (granted I've got bezels in between, you get used to them tho)... Or I can use them in portrait so it's a 3600x1920 display. If/when move to a single large display it'll face to be 4K for sure, for the overall versatility.

Curved desktop displays have been around for quite a few years, and at higher res (albeit smaller sizes)... It helps a little for overall immersion and maintaining peripheral vision (in the same way that I angle my side displays in a little), but I'm still trying to avoid them like the plague for general productivity.

Oh and I'm not terribly worried about speed or refresh rate, I've never even tried a 144Hz display so I literally don't know what I'm missing, heh... I'm not into competitive stuff tho and it seems like no display can be all things for all purposes, so a high refresh rate is low on my priority list. Ya need an even beefier rig to leverage that on top of 4K+ resolutions anyway! I'm trying to get away from multiple video cards at some point, not be dragged down by that forever...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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