teddoman

teddoman

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Joined on Nov 20, 2012
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J A C S: Nothing to worry about, the Russians have the photos and the videos.

CovPeePee

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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ewelch: There's plenty of software out there that can undelete photos. Make the cops happy, and then undelete.

Easy when you're oppressors are incompetent.

This would be a good dpr article: "How to recover recently deleted photos from your SD card"

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 14:06 UTC
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dennis tennis: I find discussion about this pointless. Only Trump can bring back true freedom and democracy to America by having all press, social media, email, private conversations be approved beforehand by the Office of Free Speech.

It won't be true freedom until the Office of Free Speech becomes an inherited family position to be run by a Trump. Long live the drama queens!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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Vahab: It reminds of some big audio brands that initially wouldn't embrace compressed files like MP3, until they realized market share loss.

I wonder what the culture is like at Canon and Nikon. Are they full of contempt for mirrorless? "Look at our market share even now!"

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
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brentbrent: The town I live in has become concerned that its beautiful, sensual ambiance is contributing to world overpopulation, since couples who come here cannot help but engage in sex multiple times daily. To protect the planet from overcrowding, new local regulations will require all visitors to certify they are in possession of ample supplies of birth control products, or, sadly, they won't be allowed to visit. The town just cannot be responsible for the excessive procreation that would otherwise occur. Press release to be issued worldwide tomorrow with full details.

I'm living in the wrong town. Geez, I can't even pick the right parking garage apparently.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
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miles green: So they're actually charging for the right to take pictures, not forbidding it. Some think of ways to charge for anything and everything?

Tourism stuff was surprisingly cheap when I visited. A guided tour of an old bunker was US$15. So $5 for photos does not suggest it's a non-price to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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miles green: So they're actually charging for the right to take pictures, not forbidding it. Some think of ways to charge for anything and everything?

If it was truly a PR stunt, wouldn't they make the penalty something silly instead of actual money? Makes me think they are actually serious about monetizing photography views that they now give away for free.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 13:03 UTC

Modern equivalent of getting saved by your metal cigarette case in your shirt pocket

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 03:24 UTC as 20th comment
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (389 comments in total)
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I have a dream: In the table on page 1, why do you compare it with Sony a6000 which is 300$ cheaper and not with the a6300 which is only 100$ more expensive than the M6?
I guess the comparison would have been painful for the M6

In some ways the A5100 really may be the more direct competitor, making the price comparison even worse. But some buyers may pay the premium to get the Canon brand. And an M6 buyer is probably someone who has or needs Canon lenses, or perhaps wants Canon colors. That fact may make the premium on the body seem less important.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm all for progress and am far from a luddite. But 8K for video is utterly pointless. Your eyes cannot resolve the detail! The Pixels on a 60" 4K TV already become invisible to 20/20 vision at only 4 feet. Nobody is going to sit that close.

4K provided a nice resolution boost for larger TVs, but 8K moves past our biological limits.

I'm sure they're amazing, but how large does the screen need to be to get the benefit of it?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Well, there is no perfect casual video-still hybrid camera at the moment

Sony's stabilization sucks
Pany's AF sucks

Let's see who can overcome their biggest weakness first

(I put my bet on Sony)

For enthusiast and pro videos, video AF or stabilization are not deal killers, neither is really mandatory and there are workarounds.

But for the casual consumer market, you need video AF that knows to focus on faces and not the nearest tree trunk. Even enthusiasts have families, kids, pets and soccer games that they want to capture effortlessly. This is why I shoot Sony now.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Well, there is no perfect casual video-still hybrid camera at the moment

Sony's stabilization sucks
Pany's AF sucks

Let's see who can overcome their biggest weakness first

(I put my bet on Sony)

I owned Panasonic cameras in the past, but I'm now a Sony owner. You can hold your camera more steady, but what can you do if you're unhappy with the AF?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 12:14 UTC

It'd be smarter for Panasonic to figure out how to imitate or surpass PDAF in video including eye AF and facial recognition algorithms to know who to focus on.

To me, smooth movie AF is a real differentiator for casual uses. Everyone wants to use their cameras for casual situations and need smooth movie AF without focus hunting.

On the photo side, most cameras are a lot more similar. So having a big difference on video AF makes Panasonic stand out (in a bad way).

There might be a market for 8K one day, and I'll go with it when it comes, but it will be harder to push that boundary than 4K. Isn't there a physical limit to screen sizes (and consumer willingness to pay)?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 69th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (373 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: When you are going to buy this camera for dual pixel AF you might as well buy a EOS M5 or M6. DP AF is useless in OVF mode.

Could you explain how OVF makes it useless?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (373 comments in total)
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photomedium: Let Sony innovate and Canon cash in on some quick gold.

The addition of dual pixel AF seems to place it in direct competition with the 1080p-capable hybrid autofocusing Sony A6000. Though the A6000 lacks the touchscreen.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
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Suntan: Serious question (no snark) as I really don't have a dog in the fight w/ regards to the camera, but do a lot of you all actually set up that many overrides/custom shooting settings on your cameras?

Personally, switching back and forth from A to M is about my limit.

My custom modes on the A6500 are reserved for video settings. Would love to have more custom presets.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)
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teddoman: LOL, that swimmer appears to be wearing a hammer and sickle Soviet Union (CCCP) swimsuit

Sure does seem like the A9 is beefed up on steroids. How can others compete when Sony uses better specifications to give their cameras an edge?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)

LOL, that swimmer appears to be wearing a hammer and sickle Soviet Union (CCCP) swimsuit

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 342nd comment | 7 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Enough of Sony!

"Enough of Sony," says person who clicked through to read an article about Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (140 comments in total)

Curious to see how it compares to the 70-300mm at 300mm. Almost like paying $1300 for just the 300-400mm component (since the 70-300mm is $1200). But you get 2 lenses in 1 so it's more compact.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:12 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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