forpetessake

forpetessake

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sibuzaru: Too bad the photography market is shrinking, it would be awesome if sensor manufacturing got to a point where you could swap the sensor as easy as film

You would have to switch not only the sensor but all electronic parts, and possibly a battery and even shutter. What's left is a plastic shell, which is hardly worth saving.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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zsedcft: If my photos are worth anything to history once I die, I'd want them to belong to the public. Art and the record of our shared history shouldn't be in the hands of collectors. If you want to treat art as a financial investment, buy it and lend it to a museum for people to experience.

Thanks to whoever made this donation.

I'm putting in my will that my images to be donated to the Library of Congress.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 19:44 UTC

They haven't mentioned RBGW CFA which are soon to come to the next camera near you.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:20 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

Not a good gallery, looks like random snapshots demonstrating nothing.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: The gallery failed, not because it's poorly executed, but because of the subject, which is of no interest to an average photographer. The DPR staff going to a shooting assignment should always ask themselves the questions about the purpose and goal of that exercise. It would be better if they are handed a check list with the subjects they need to photograph.

Where are the landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes? All that industrial/abstract/random style photos are of little interest to a large portion of the photographers. You can shoot a detour sign with any camera/lens and it will look fine, I only doubt there are too many people who are interested in having those pictures in their collections.

Agree, a terrible choice of subjects, they definitely need a checklist.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)

I would buy it for $100 just for the heck of it. They clearly mispriced that thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)
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kgreenhough: Guys, it's time for some tough love. This lens but the latest symptom of the disease that breeds when photographers spend too much time with other photographers. You are lying to yourself if you think that the "unique characteristics" produced by these lenses are anything but ugly. A quirky, overpriced paperweight is not going to set your work apart in any way.

Many things are sold simply because they are different, not because they are better. You can call it 'bored photographer phenomenon.'

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Real-world Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

The flower in this shot looks plastic. There is no texture and all subtle color hues are obliterated. It looks like X-Pro2 has all the same problems as the previous Fuji cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (212 comments in total)

Does the shutter fire four times in the pixel shift mode? Did you notice shutter shock related to that? Does the electronic shutter work in this mode?

Also since it takes four exposures per image to complete the shift, the effective ISO is four times lower than for a single exposure. I wonder if Pentax reporting ISO per image (i.e. full exposure) or per individual shift. Or do they instead report shutter speeds per full capture or per single shift?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

So, do you have a separate monitor or a TV in a portrait orientation to look at the pictures in vertical orientation? Or are you one of those who like to look at small pictures on a large screen monitor mostly filled with black or white color?

God gave us two eyes and wide screen monitors for a purpose. Think about that!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

I don't know why anybody would want articulating LCD, I had Panasonic before and it's a nuisance. So much so that I don't want any other camera with an articulating LCD. Sony tilting LCD is much more convenient.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 00:06 UTC

More and more businesses realize that paying for the ads in Google, Fakebook, social media sites is mostly a waste.

The game becomes more convoluted though, when a company owns directly or indirectly a big part of the advertisement company. Then it's mostly paying to itself for ads while boosting popularity and trying to sign in as many suckers as possible.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 23:01 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies

And the only relevant question is whether it works with MC-11 or Metabones.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)

Browsing through those pictures I caught myself thinking, why am I wasting my time? -- they look just like any other random snapshots from any other camera. What am I supposed to glean from those photos?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 23:36 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)
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Stepanfo: I dont know that much about art of photography but whats up with that woman with boob cut off ???

@Thematic: "The beauty of photography is that is all personal taste."

How did you figure that? No, I understand if you sit in your den watching your pictures ... but as soon as you ask others to look at them your personal taste becomes irrelevant.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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aftab: Few months ago a Canon executive stated that by the end of 2016 they want to be #2 in mirrorless market and #1 in 2017. As per some estimates they are currently #3. Their strategy seem to be making small, optically good and cheap/affordable lenses to lure and hook people in M system. Once they have done so, they can make more expensive lenses (and cameras) later. 35mm/1.8 is rumored for later this year.
If nothing else, this lens indicates that Canon is serious about their plan to make M system a success.
Like many, this lens has made me interested in M system for the first time. I will probably wait for M4 and another smallish prime (around 85mm equivalent). 22/2 pancake, 28/3.5 and a longer prime would be excellent to carry for travelling and for many other situations.

The M system is a dead end as it tries to compete with cell phones -- a battle which is impossible to win.

If Canon wants to be #anything in mirrorless they need to think about a compact FF system.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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forpetessake: Good idea and another point of failure.

@rrccad, read the PEARL testing data about early failures, that will give you an idea about real failure rate.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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forpetessake: Good idea and another point of failure.

@rrccad: you don't know much about led light failures, do you? Here is a hint: it's typically not the LED itself that fails.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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Gesture: The EOS-M is a lifestyle camera. The idea is to have fun.

Competing with cell phones is a tough place to be.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
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justmeMN: This is a "constant on" ring light that is activated with a button on the side of the lens, not a flash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrGXwtyCWuU

It's good that it's not a flash. You need that light to focus and frame the shot at the work aperture.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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