PLShutterbug

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On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (156 comments in total)
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Bobby Handal: After looking a those photos, it makes me worry even more about handling my lenses, its a miracle they last like they do. A lot of plastic, a lot of "fragility", wow.

Did I misread? I read "... a lack of incomprehension." If you wrote "lot" then my apologies. It had been a long week ...

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (156 comments in total)
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Bobby Handal: After looking a those photos, it makes me worry even more about handling my lenses, its a miracle they last like they do. A lot of plastic, a lot of "fragility", wow.

"That comment shows ..."

That comment shows a lack of understanding... of English.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
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CopCarSS: To all the posters remarking about how quickly table tennis rubber will wear: I'm pretty sure that none of these will ever be used as cameras. They'll most likely be a part of some fanatic's collection. A few may be displayed. I'd guess that most will be locked in a vault someplace. But the wear characteristics of table tennis rubber in everyday use will never be a concern.

Better vacuum seal it too or when you pull it out in 10 years you'll have a bunch of red fuzz all over the bottom of the box.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
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Pedro M C: "Sofart"???

Kodak came from the sound of the shutter, so it was applicable.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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princecody: Is Apple a sponsor of this site? I've never seen Dpreview write 10 reasons to buy a phone before. Lol

Not buy, care. The two words have different meanings.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It is inspiring when we see such passion, drive and engagement at such a young age.

(Photo # 1 is intriguing. It seems there were two rockets launched in the time frame used to obtain the exposure. If it was the case, I wonder why.)

Read the caption ...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
On article Lenovo Yoga Book features unique 'on-demand' keyboard (90 comments in total)
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damian5000: I've used several 2 in 1's with X5. It's actually a decent processor for medium CPU intensive work. I use it to edit 20mp images with only minor frustration when doing very processor intensive edits with Photoshop. Important to know which x5 this is using. There are several variants.

If they had heat problems are they really superior?

Perhaps the phrase you wanted was "more powerful."

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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Nuno Souto: And after so many years, GIMP still does NOT support 16-bit colour depth in any tiff image! Unbelievable!

Well ... so ... it's open source. Add it and then it will have it.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (160 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: And what is so special about these shots?

They are designed to illustrate technique. This is not a gallery.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (100 comments in total)

One issue not mentioned is lens zoom and focus smoothness. I find it very difficult to get a smooth zoom from my still lenses ... Maybe the more expensive lenses solve this but the ones I use all tend to jerk a bit as I zoom.

I never had this issue with video or film movie cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)
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Earth Art: What year will it be when camera companies stop using the letter "D" to let us know the product is one of those new digital doohickies? LoL

Or is the fascination with the D some sort of Freudian subplot?

Perhaps when no one makes film cameras anymore. Nikon still makes the F line so a D line is very apt. Similar with Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)
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Phileas Fogg: Interesting camera. Still pricey for me, especially with lenses. But it's time all 'pro-grade' cameras put at least flip up and down screen. My OMD EM-1 is imo a pro grade camera and I like the flip up and down screen options I have with it.

The nice thing about an articulating screen is that you can do very low angle shots without contorting your body. I too wish more serious cameras had them.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Classic... Another gazillion "sarcastic" jokes about the RX100 and Nex-7 rebadges that has been said for the same guys over and over again. I wonder how many of you have actually seen/touch/use one of those prior to talk crap?

What exactly did you get out of your Hasselblad-badged Sony that proves the naysayers wrong?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: I work for a rugged computer manufacturer. MIL STD-810G means basically nothing since manufacturers have wide latitude in implementing the standard.

My son has the S6 Active. He dropped it from a short height and there was a small ding in the lower left corner of the case, it stopped charging and AT&T said the ding voided the warranty.

Unless manufacturers are willing to back up their claims with real warranties that reflect the "active" intent and their advertising, these phones must still be treated as if they are fragile.

Ah. Apologies, I see that you said that.

My wife and I recently got S7s and she got an Otterbox. So far, so good.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: I work for a rugged computer manufacturer. MIL STD-810G means basically nothing since manufacturers have wide latitude in implementing the standard.

My son has the S6 Active. He dropped it from a short height and there was a small ding in the lower left corner of the case, it stopped charging and AT&T said the ding voided the warranty.

Unless manufacturers are willing to back up their claims with real warranties that reflect the "active" intent and their advertising, these phones must still be treated as if they are fragile.

WetCoast, you miss my point.

The S6 Active is advertised as meeting a spec that is supposed to mean it can withstand rough treatment, yet the manufacturer refuses to allow any claims due to the advertised use.

Why should one have to buy a case to protect something that is advertised as already having that protection built in?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)

I work for a rugged computer manufacturer. MIL STD-810G means basically nothing since manufacturers have wide latitude in implementing the standard.

My son has the S6 Active. He dropped it from a short height and there was a small ding in the lower left corner of the case, it stopped charging and AT&T said the ding voided the warranty.

Unless manufacturers are willing to back up their claims with real warranties that reflect the "active" intent and their advertising, these phones must still be treated as if they are fragile.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 23:49 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
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Zigmont: I like the no filter photo better than the weird one with the filter. Just because a slow shutter is good doesn't necessarily mean a moribund shutter is better.

You're missing the point. There are things you can do with an ND filter that you cannot do without. Some users want such a filter - this is just one option.

Your opinion of that photo is not relevant to the discussion - and neither is mine (which is that I like the way the water looks in the filtered photo).

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
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Hugo808: I always thought that my trusty polariser is the one filter they'd never be able to emulate but here we are.

You can't stop progress.....

Well, no you didn't. You said, "the only reason to use a circular polarizer is if you use an SLR camera."

If you use a camera and its TTL metering system is not optical, or you are manually focusing, then a linear polarizer will work fine.

If you use any kind of camera with optical TTL metering or autofocus then you must use a circular polarizer rather than a linear polarizer if you want either system to function.

Merely saying that you use circular polarizers with SLR cameras is inaccurate at best and misleading at worst.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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Hugo808: I always thought that my trusty polariser is the one filter they'd never be able to emulate but here we are.

You can't stop progress.....

Roland,

"The only reason to use a circular polarizer is if you use an SLR camera."

Not correct. Circular polarizing filters were developed for use with autofocus systems and in-camera meters. Linear polarizers were used for decades on SLR cameras.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
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techjedi: Hopefully this will reduce the price of traditional coated lenses.

Techjedi I, you said "lenses" in your original post. I think that is what the respondent replied about.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 19:04 UTC
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