ctransj

Lives in United States san jose, United States
Works as a SW Eng
Joined on Dec 3, 2003

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first time i saw everyone agreed it would be stup*d to give them your hard earn money.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2022 at 17:09 UTC as 5th comment
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wareyes: It's short-sighted for Canon to not open the RF mount to third party manufacturers. I know this year it will likely happen, but it's too late for many people like myself that realized the excellent results were not quite enough to offset the exorbitant price and cumbersome size of the premium RF lenses.

any third party lens that you crave for and have to get instead of Sony lens?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2022 at 19:13 UTC
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wareyes: It's short-sighted for Canon to not open the RF mount to third party manufacturers. I know this year it will likely happen, but it's too late for many people like myself that realized the excellent results were not quite enough to offset the exorbitant price and cumbersome size of the premium RF lenses.

@wareyes: I think they make money from the lens sales, not much about the bodies so why would they give that away?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2022 at 21:20 UTC
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wareyes: It's short-sighted for Canon to not open the RF mount to third party manufacturers. I know this year it will likely happen, but it's too late for many people like myself that realized the excellent results were not quite enough to offset the exorbitant price and cumbersome size of the premium RF lenses.

Protocols is the same for all mounts so why would they share the secret with the a third party?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2022 at 21:17 UTC
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ProT3ch: As a software developer this screams like an ugly hack! They basically cannot be arsed to port their video features to their stills camera firmware. So instead they just put two firmware to the camera. You have that wired power switch, because every time you switch you have to reboot it to the other firmware. I really hope that other manufacturers do not follow this and create a proper firmware to their camera.

@ProT3ch have you ever worked with an embedded system and the memory is too small to fit a big program?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2022 at 02:53 UTC
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pidera: Smartphones also have geotagging... how hard can it be to add that (in the next cameras) ?

@pidera "Smartphones also have geotagging... how hard can it be to add that (in the next cameras)"
Because you started with the smartphones, it sounds like you underestimated the complexity of adding the gps chip/antenna.
Workaround: pull out your smartphone and take a picture of the place you want to tag unless you want the gps coordinate of every photo you take.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2022 at 21:09 UTC
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pidera: Smartphones also have geotagging... how hard can it be to add that (in the next cameras) ?

@pidera. do you know how tight is the space inside the camera? you need to find space for it, you have to tune the antenna and $10 is a big deal, not counting the testing effort. Like JB(UK) said, it will take much more time to lock the signal from satellites and that drains the battery.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2022 at 17:59 UTC

this is the last gasp :) even Leica is still around, the others who made cameras for them will have been gone in a year or two

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2021 at 17:06 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

i am amazed that people still put money into all these projects that fail before they start. Only when you steal the designs and clone them them then they would be relatively cheaper.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2021 at 07:06 UTC as 4th comment

they could have paid the chinese hackers to steal the old SLR design and just rebadge it.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2021 at 03:18 UTC as 56th comment

even with $1M, still not enough to get the prototype working. I can guarantee you that.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2021 at 03:09 UTC as 58th comment
On article In-depth tripod review: ProMediaGear Pro-Stix TR344 (110 comments in total)

what can you improve with a three-leg tripods?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 17:42 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

What happened to the CCD sensor?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 05:21 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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Ellis Vener: The comments on this article are full of (possibly warranted in some cases, like photojournalists or people involved in political actions in some regimes) paranoia.

How about some discussion of how this feature will be useful for photographers and if they are professional photographers, their clients?

The title of this article is annoying :), sounds like a big announcement.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 17:56 UTC

yeah, awesome. It could tell I would be 1ft away from the cliff. What is so big deal about this?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 04:01 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
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Bigsensorisbest: In my work experience as a pest controller, if you work for a big firm and sign up contracts, you get a salary and a commission fee. If you leave, the contracts belong to the firm, you have no right to call the customers as your own. Surely this is the same, you took pictures for the agency while employed, they are the agencies pictures I would have thought?

I would say it's true if he submitted the photos to the agency. If he never submitted then he has the rights. it's my 2c.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 08:38 UTC

don't forget how much weight added with the copper heatsink.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 04:17 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony a1 review (2569 comments in total)
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whitelens: I think most people who think this camera (or any high end camera) is expensive just have the wrong priorities!
The average price of a new car in the US is $40 000.
That means millions of people could buy a $30 000 car and this camera with a great lens, but I guess it is more important to sit in a traffic jam in an expensive car than owning a really nice camera!

a 10K camera to take traffic jam photos? car and cam are no longer my priority, a "nice" espresso machine is :)

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 17:45 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (706 comments in total)
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Txoni: "most motor manufacturers manage to avoid the obsession with the letter 'x' or calling things Mark II"

Not quite:

Tesla Model X
Opel Grandland X
Audi X6
BMW X6
Mercedes Benz Class X
Toyota Aygo x-wave, x-play...

And instead of adding "Mark II", it gets worse, since there is:
Opel Astra G,H, J...

Actually, I wonder what your mobile phone version is too ;-)

X means crossover SUV. There is no such crossover in camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2020 at 22:10 UTC

is it a sign of a dying company? last breaths?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 15:38 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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