Sactojim

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Morris Trichon: Can you print a 11 X 19 inch from this phone and sell it or just hang it on your wall? How much noise will there be or pixelation? I will stick with my SLRs for the time being

I print about 40-50 of the 13"x19" a year, maybe 25 at 8x10 with my Canon Pro 100 printer and 4-5 photo books, usually with Shutterfly. They will be around for decades and see by many vs tucked away on a cloud or device.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:48 UTC

On the plus side, they have licensed out their camera technology to JK Imagining (US company) who continues to make very good p&s cameras, including a m4/3 camera under the Kodak Pixpro name. They have retained the Kodak color pallette and I've been very pleased with their performance. They also have a 4K 360 video camera that gets great reviews and has won a number of awards. In addition, they have a video camera called the SP1 that went head to head with the GoPro last year and the GoPro came in second by most peoples measure. Lots of really nice images on Flickr with their various cams.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 15:06 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (261 comments in total)
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Peter von Reichenberg: Well...this gallery can convince me only about the fact that you have had the camera for not longer than one hour. Marketingvise - I certainly understand you need to be the first bringing A7RIII's gallery to generate clicks. Is there at least one photo saying ANYTHING important about qualities of this camera? Wait...no. Despite your poor mediocre snaps I still believe (and I am not a Sony fanboy) that A7RIII is a bigger gamechanger than A9. The best service you can provide is not touching the camera anymore, leaving creativity to professionals.

So Peter, how about you post some similar images to show us all how it's done?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (261 comments in total)

Very nice, but I'll take the Pentax K1 thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 54th comment
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: I am happy with my 8+, but I would appreciate review of which add-on apps work well with it.

Not a iphone user, but for Android, the Open Camera app is great.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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veroman: How nice that smart phone makers are steadily improving the embedded cameras. But what they're NOT improving is the audio quality of cell phones, which is simply dreadful. Thin. Shrill. Often garbled. Often incomprehensible. Then there's that crazy-making delay when you try to say something while the other person is talking ... a common, normal (and, yes, often rude) way of having a conversation.

Today's cell phone audio quality really stinks, particularly when you compare it to the original analog cell phones and to land lines. Shouldn't the audio quality of a cell phone connection be nothing short of first rate? Being able to hear the sound of the other person's voice, after all, is what a phone connection is for! If the cameras in the phones were as poor as the sound quality, we surely wouldn't be buying them and/or paying top dollar for them.

Come on Apple and all the rest. Fix this poor audio quality. There's simply no reason or excuse for it.

The Alcatel Idol 3 and 4 have dual front facing features and the sound it great. I have hearing loss and this phone was exactly what I needed. When on speaker phone it's like a small boom box! Excellent value too.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: The detail level is abysmal. The entire resolution is on par with a camera mounted on a Nokia phone (not even the new state-of-the-art phones).

However all the other aspects of the image are very good, and even excellent when it comes to colour. The tonal range both luminance and chrominance are vast, the images are very alive when viewed on a Phone or an iPad. So if the output it for that, I think this is good enough.

I don't know what to think. The images look great, but when you check the detail, it's just unforgivable. The sharpeining algorithm is crushing, both radius and amount, just crushing.

Ahh, little cyber Ricky has gone all nasty. Medium format! Wow, impressive..but only by you. My photo books and prints will be around for ages and seen by many while your's are but a piece of data that's forgotten on the cloud.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: The detail level is abysmal. The entire resolution is on par with a camera mounted on a Nokia phone (not even the new state-of-the-art phones).

However all the other aspects of the image are very good, and even excellent when it comes to colour. The tonal range both luminance and chrominance are vast, the images are very alive when viewed on a Phone or an iPad. So if the output it for that, I think this is good enough.

I don't know what to think. The images look great, but when you check the detail, it's just unforgivable. The sharpeining algorithm is crushing, both radius and amount, just crushing.

Rick,
That's a typical distance a person views a large poster in a gallery or home. Fine detail is much more visible on a digital screen vs a print on whatever kind of paper from any online print shop or my Canon imagePrograff 1000 (excellent printer). Thanks, but I'll leave the cell phone images to you.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: simulating crushed blacks of film chrome (ye olde film slides) clips too much shadow details even of fujifim RAW files, no wonder noob fujifilm folks struggle with pp RAW

and more experienced fujifilm RAW pp, know better to leave the crushed blacks intact ... dial contrast high enough to hide posterized black blotches (like in DPR's own example of mountainview from inside restaurant)

Nonsense

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: The detail level is abysmal. The entire resolution is on par with a camera mounted on a Nokia phone (not even the new state-of-the-art phones).

However all the other aspects of the image are very good, and even excellent when it comes to colour. The tonal range both luminance and chrominance are vast, the images are very alive when viewed on a Phone or an iPad. So if the output it for that, I think this is good enough.

I don't know what to think. The images look great, but when you check the detail, it's just unforgivable. The sharpeining algorithm is crushing, both radius and amount, just crushing.

You are no doubt a screen pixel peeker and that's fine, but for us who actually print large, they should come out fine. I've shot many landscape images with my dslr's and at 100% they show lots of fine detail, but that fly's out the window when it comes to printing out to 16x20 or 20x30 when compared to my m4/3 cams. Standing 6' away one cannot see any lack of detail.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 05:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)

Wow, impressive jpeg's indeed! Tempting camera and ti would be a nice add to my X-S1.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 05:31 UTC as 5th comment
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Lensmate: I didn't realize seahorses enjoy cotton candy [wax flavoured] instead of hay...
cool photograph Justin.

BadScience, I see some humor is missing in your world. Pretty much everyone (hoping everyone) is onboard with doing their part to cleaning up their own mess and certainly others. I put my money where my mouth is and do a organized river cleanup 2-3x a year with the kayak clubs I'm in. Every time on the water/hike I take out items that the low life's have left behind. What's interesting is that the so called environmentalist minded Sierra Club members can be real slobs and don't preach what they spew as most NEVER bother to show up for a cleanup..but they love their little varous bumper stickers proclaiming to everyone what purists they are..not. Here in California we have lots of illegals from Mexico who treat our parks, rivers and lakes like a junkyard since they just toss their diapers, beer bottles, assorted garbage, etc. for (hopefully) someone else to cleanup. While I welcome legal immigration, these people have little or no clue and could care less about ecology/pollution.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
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Scottelly: At least the cotton swab us made of cotton and not plastic, right? I wish they made cameras out of metal again.

I just hope it's organic cotton because you know...ummm, it's better for our health (and seahorse health).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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Pritzl: For anyone tempted to crack a joke, ignore or shrug this kind of thing off: we may be further down the line, but inevitably, invariably, we're next.

Haha..good one.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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iAPX: The funny thing is traveling "all over the world" and talking about pollution.

We all have good reasons to pollute, to use non-renewable resources, but the most hypocrites are those doing so in the name of ecology. He's one of this crowd.

I am proud to *NOT* traveling around the world to do photography or whatever else, using walking, bicycling or metro using renewable hydro-electricity: at some point with 7 billions people here, you have to limit your impact on the world, instead consuming as much as you can using whatever excuse will fit.

Are you dissing Al Gore? Al NEEDS his carbon spewing Lear/Citation to get out the word that we are doomed!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 00:59 UTC

Taking the internet by storm? That would be a Category 1...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 00:57 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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englishfil: Peep into our coming chapter? Whilst everyone is musing over the Electro 35 GSN in the video, and 'Summer Feelings' stills, maybe we are seeing the future. After all, a camera was used to produce that video and those stills was it not? No doubting the video and stills looks good under some challenging lighting. Maybe the teaser is more informative than we first thought? Can anyone catch a reflection of the photographer and camera?

Loved those Yashica cams from the 70-80's..build quality and optics were top notch.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
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Shuttrfingr: I've been mulling the switch to the Pixel for several weeks now, photo capabilities aside. I'm just exceptionally bored of iOS and am being lured by how Android offers a lot more customizability.

Tommi: I still have my Moto G 3rd gen and it's a bullet proof phone! THe water proof rating is a big step above the following generations and certainly higher than other Androids (apple is a no show in water proofing). Another bonus is the 13mp camera of which I improved it with the Open Camera app. Bonus on the phone is the dual front speakers..excellent quality voice and for music. Huge bang for the buck.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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Sactojim: I got the Pixel at launch late last winter, compared images with it to my sister's iphone 7 plus and Pixel shows better detail, especially when viewed at 100% and much better DR. The annoying and s l o w itunes moved me from iphone and likely never going back. Waiting to see if Google offers a sweet trade up deal.

d750guy, if the image turns out well, I'll add it to my photo books for print. When printing large, detail in the print will show good or poor quality and why I peek at 100% often. I crank out 3-4 photo books (along with large prints from my Canon Pro 100) a year as I want people to see them vs buried on a sd card, flash drive, etc. where most never are seen again. I store images on a portable hard drive, never the cloud.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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Shiranai: Who cares about iPhone X or Google Pixel? Only people who need a status symbol to upvalue their self-confidence.

It will probably be the same expensive like last years Pixel, which started at a whopping 860 Euros here in Europe.
Who pays almost a grand for a cameraphone that you probably replace within 2 years? Especially when you can have the best cameraphone 2017 according to TIPA and EISA (Huawei P10) for half of the price and probably even less on christmas.

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Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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