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Who would have thunk ?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2022 at 21:04 UTC as 52nd comment

Glad that Dell abandoned their torturous keyboard layout and resurrected dedicated End and Home keys. These could only be reached through the Function key, or Ctrl+Function for moving to the top / bottom of a document. For the XPS 17 Dell could have added a numeric keypad without compromising key size. Or become creative and adding dedicated video / photo editing control elements.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 14:57 UTC as 7th comment
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Jon555: One other thing you can do (for less money) is take a stereo image (Stereo camera or Stereo Lens or two cameras close together) and software convert that to have a depth map (plus one of the original images). Haven't tried the result in Photoshop though, one for later perhaps (maybe the depth map will need inverting, or can PS be told which way is closer?).

I've done this with a Fuji W3 3D camera to make 3D images for Facebook (which annoyingly, at least when I was experimenting, didn't accept actual 3D images), but you could combine two cameras on a mount to do it with bigger sensors (the software can auto-align them to take out small mechanical differences).
Obviously works best with deep DoF, so small sensors or stopped down lenses.

Details:
http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/makedm/index.html
(Although I think it's perhaps better to get DMag 5 and 9b from the original page than the archive provided by the author of the above page, as they are more recent.)

Holding on to my Fuji W3 for this reason. Too bad they didn't make a more advanced version. Would be great if the K lens would fit on a gfx100s.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2021 at 00:22 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3187 comments in total)

Congratulations, Nikon ! This is out of my price range, but I am sure there will be many well priced used D850s on the maket soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 14:42 UTC as 509th comment | 1 reply

Apple has always intentionally crippled their phones so they can charge premium $$$ for storage. It is ridiculous they are charging $500 more for the 1TB iphone 13s, or $300 more for the 512MB models.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 14:00 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (212 comments in total)
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Platinumkid: How often is smart to replace your phone, guys? I'm not talking about the youtuber in the video. I mean in general. Do you buy every new model? Or skip one, like buying 11, skipping 12 and buying 13? I'm asking out of curiosity. My personal phone just turned 3 years old, it's in good shape and I plan no replacement, for example.

Kept my iPhone 7 plus until 3 months ago when the (replaced) battery gave up and wasn't worth to replace. Had it for ~4 1/2 years. The dual camera worked great, and I especially liked the tele option. Apple supported the phone until at least this year. My new iPhone 12 pro is great but not much greater.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 03:33 UTC
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Zoran K: ZEISS Apo Sonnar T* 4/1700

The Zeiss comes with its own transport elephant.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2021 at 15:10 UTC

... no internal image stabilization, next !

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2021 at 15:07 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

It is puzzling that Apple decided to keep the front-facing camera on the short side of the iPad. In landscape mode, with keyboard attached, the camera is on the side, giving an awkward off center perspective on the user when conferencing. Samsung positioned the camera of Galaxy Tab S4 plus in the middle of the long side of the tablet, acknowledging professional users.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2021 at 23:09 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I wish Nikon would update their DC lenses. I still use my 135mm 2 DC for portraits but the focusing is loud, slow and often inaccurate. Congratulations, Canon, this lens looks great. Looking forward to tests in portrait settings.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 15:52 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

Canon had a decrease in ILC sales of 34% in 2020. All manufacturers are currently suffering. People just don't buy new FF ILCs when they can't travel or have to tighten their expenses. At the same time, phone cameras continue to improve, leading to further erosion of the consumer market.If you bought an ILC, either a DSLR or MILC, in the last 4 years or so, their quality is so excellent there is really no need to exchange it.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 22:44 UTC as 40th comment

I already have an A1, my Canon A1.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 22:11 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR: What's the difference? (133 comments in total)

I am holding onto my iPhone 7 plus for now. I really like the 2x tele camera of the 7 plus that the XR and 11 don't have. I don't care for the super wide angle and night mode really, and I am not willing to cough up >$1k for the 11 pro or pro max to get the tele option. Also, Apple's trade in offers are usually bait and switch. I was burned once when my trade in was valued much lower than quoted and basically held hostage until I bought a new model. I'll wait until 2020 to see what's coming next.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 13:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Stalin would have liked this. In the old days they had to "edit" out the fallen out of favor (and executed) comrades by hand in the dark room. Not sure what happened to these photographers after the editing, off to Siberia ?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2019 at 16:18 UTC as 10th comment
On article The PureView trademark is now owned by HMD Global (84 comments in total)
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Jake2046: I really missed the old Nokia...they lead the innovation in smartphone camera. Too bad MS/Nokia missed the train...and could catch up.

I agree. Windows Phone 8.1 was by far the most intuitive and fluid OS of its time, and fast. The Pureview cameras were indeed excellent. Glance function was great. Unfortunately I had to switch to iPhone. iOS is an antiquated complicated mess, getting more complex by the day.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2018 at 13:54 UTC

How does the app handle transfer of photos in HEIC format from iOS devices ? Do these files get converted into JPG files ? The Windows 10 Photos app doesn't handle HEIC files, hopefully, this will change soon.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 20:32 UTC as 6th comment
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mais51: Is this how they are spending their millions dollars in research - to produce a jack of all trades and good at nothing

Columbia has Dr. Oz on their faculty. Says everything you need to know.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 03:03 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)

My turn around was 2 weeks also. Shipped on Jan 21, returned Feb 4. I never observed banded flares, even when trying to force them. I am looking forward to years of great pictures in all situations. Thanks, DP review, for recommending this fantastic camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 18th comment

For my D750 (affected, according to serial #) it took just two weeks for shipping and service. I never observed flares, even when wide open and held against the sun above the frame, but wanted to get done with the service. I'll never regret purchasing this camera (and switching from Canon) last November to use it over the holiday season in dark northern Europe. The dynamic range is stunning. Low light sensitivity is outstanding for indoor and outdoor shots when flash is not advised (see the superb flight museum shots by DP review). Simply, a superb photographic instrument. I am looking forward to years of outstanding photos to keep. Thanks, DP review, your recommendation remains spot on.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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Simple man: Dealing with the Nikon corporation is like going to prison. Once your locked in your stuck with whatever they give you. And when that 6'4 260 pound bunk mate takes a liking to you.........

Where as Dealing with Canon....
Your innocently minding your own business at the laundro-mat. In walks Penelope Cruz. She asks YOU to walk her home. Begs you to come inside, insisting you please her.

Either way your screwed. It really comes down to preference. Hey some people really like prison.

Canon. The camera non-prison liking photographers choose.

Using the laundromat ? Did you lose your photographer job because of the badly flared wedding pictures you took with your 1Dx ? I feel really sorry for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
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