mlewan

Joined on Feb 19, 2008

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boatphotog: The real "problem" with phone photography has nothing to do with the technical aspects of the camera related capabilities of the specific phone. The real problem for people serious about photographic images (please note that I didn't say "Photographic Equipment") is that the proliferation of throw away garbage images produced by people with absolutely no training or ability will lead to the numbing of public appreciation of photographic images produced by skilled photographers. Some, myself included, will say that phone photography has already achieved this effect. This in turn leads to turning a once respected artform into yet another ho hum, been there/done that victim of technology.

I heard almost exactly the same argument by a proud print worker, who had been laid off in the Wapping dispute. He was convinced that computers would never be able to set types with as much beauty and quality as skilled print workers. According to him the world was now a much poorer place because of this.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 18:56 UTC

ILC?

ILC Dover, an American engineering and manufacturing company
In Living Color, an American sketch comedy television series
Independent Learning Centre
Indigenous Law Centre
Indonesia Lawyers Club, an Indonesian discussion television series currently airing on tvOne
Industrial loan company or equivalently industrial loan corporation, a financial institution in the United States that lends money
International Labor Comparisons, division in the Bureau of Labor Statistics
International Law Commission
International Land Coalition
International Lutheran Council
Interprovincial Lottery Corporation in Canada
Irish Land Commission
Immanuel Lutheran College (disambiguation), multiple schools
Iterative learning control
International Labour Conference.
Inversiones la Construccion
Innate lymphoid cell, part of the immune system
Invasive lobular carcinoma, a form of breast cancer
International Linear Collider, a proposed particle accelerator
Inversiones La Construccion
?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 163rd comment | 4 replies
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MaxiMax: Wouldn't it be great if DPReview could feature a comparison test between "the best" iPhone, Android phone and "a good" medium priced DSLR to compare the image quality results? Or maybe it would be just a waste of time because most experienced and knowledgeable photographers know the answer?

That would be nice. First test: how well does it fit in a pocket?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 07:32 UTC

Gave random answers. Got 7/10.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

They should have a series called "Shot on an iPhone late at night after plenty of beer without any support except a shaking hand."

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 08:22 UTC as 7th comment

Latest news: journalist writes sensationalist headline!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 74th comment
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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scotthunter: I am really not interested in capturing images with a cell phone camera. When I want to take a good photo, I will use my Canon G7X Mkii. You can already transfer RAW images from a DSLR into the Camera Roll and then edit them in LR Mobile. Why don't they allow you to combine two photos from the Camera Roll into an HDR marge or panorama, like you can within LR Desktop?

I am really not interested in lager. When I want a good beer, I go for an ale. Why do they make lager? What a waste!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 06:03 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)

Never mind the new functionality. The big thing with this update was that it fixed a bug, so my DNG pictures finally update to the cloud. This means that they are finally accessible and useful. How many months has this taken, Adobe?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 06:08 UTC as 9th comment
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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skanter: Do people actually PP photos on their phones?

A phone screen is actually faster and bigger - in practice. Kind of.

To start with, you always carry your phone around. No need to wait with PP until you get to wherever you have your laptop or humongous screen.

Second, zooming in and out on a phone with two fingers is extremely quick and convenient, so you can check out details slightly quicker than you can do in Photoshop for Mac or PC. On a laptop, I press z to activate the zoom and then click and drag on the area you want to zoom in on. To zoom out I never seem able to get it where I want it in the first try, but I do on my phone.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 05:59 UTC

I was not aware that the state of a company was commonly judged by the goodies it produced for its 100th birthday.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

What about the really important question? Does it have a "Pet Portrait" scene mode?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 22:52 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

I would much prefer if they took used weapons and transformed them into working cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 09:29 UTC as 36th comment

If that photo is the best reason why the world needs professional photographers, it seems we do not need any professional photographers.

I really hope one can find more convincing reasons.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 13:24 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Dang it. I must have one of those ones. On my 50mm, there is clearly no space between the "N" and "IKON".

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 07:01 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Big fail! Do they seriously think anyone will buy a camera that doesn't come in pink?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 17th comment
On article Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures (56 comments in total)

There are loads of photo and camera apps out there. I'm afraid I do not see why this one would be more interesting than the other ones. Are the features really that amazing? Or is it mentioned just because Microsoft is a big company?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 4th comment
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digitalweddings: 200-500....$1399. wow! .... just 5 years to late. Think most people interested in a lens like this, in this price class, were forced to buy a tamron or sigma 500/600mm by now. I did. In the meantime, Nikon released the one DX lens after another...while most companies are gearing up for full frame. And mark these words, they will be to late when they finally discover that they are behind in the mirrorless game. I mean, their pro cameras that still don't have Wi-Fi? D300 replacement? Listen to wat your customers really want Nikon, otherwise you will loose them forever. Already lost me.

I got a Sigma 120-400, which I hardly ever use. Often the end result is better with a cropped Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 than with the Sigma. If the Nikon 200-500 is even remotely as good as the 70-200mm, I will look at it very seriously.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:31 UTC

I cannot afford this camera, and therefore it follows that everyone who can afford it is stupid.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 comments in total)

Digital zoom! Finally!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 11:54 UTC as 244th comment

The issue here is not whether BW is good or not. It clearly has a big place in photography, and arguably a lot of people could improve their photos a lot by using BW.

The issue is whether the Leica adds anything to mix with their dedicated BW cameras. And if they add anything, is it anything anyone except pixelpeeping enthusiasts can see?

I doubt it.

I would be happy to get this camera if it were not for its price. Limitations force me to think more about what I'm doing, and that's what I like with photography. I love using a DSLR in M mode with a manual focus prime lens and old fashioned aperture ring. That's what's fun.

But if my only goal had been great appealing pictures for non-experts to admire, then I'm pretty sure there are loads of other much cheaper cameras that do it better, faster and easier.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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