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On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 comments in total)

CG rendered car, with obvious CG rendered "human" sitting in the car.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:41 UTC as 21st comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The "No 4K, no sale!" crowd will be disappointed that they can't complain. :-)

10min record time limit, and gimmicky "boost" mode.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
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VisualFX: I'm sorry I have my own 35mm slides to scan and process. The scanner I have takes about 12min to scan each slide once, more if i want noise reduction. No one gave me money to purchase this dedicated 35mm scanner. I had to buy it with my own money. Why cant you buy your own scanner? Lots of good ones on ebay for fair prices these days.

Correct. The guy should pay for more rolls himself before asking for public help.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
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VisualFX: I'm sorry I have my own 35mm slides to scan and process. The scanner I have takes about 12min to scan each slide once, more if i want noise reduction. No one gave me money to purchase this dedicated 35mm scanner. I had to buy it with my own money. Why cant you buy your own scanner? Lots of good ones on ebay for fair prices these days.

The Konica Minolta scanner will not scan any faster in 40MP mode. I want the full details of each slide, due to being my dad's slides he took in the military in the 1950's. They are really good scan quality but painfully slow scanner.

Anyway, this guy should just buy a scanner himself instead of asking public for donations to scan family photos that were hoarded in boxes over the years.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
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Tal Shachar: It's like scratch cards, you spend a lot of money and don't know what you get. If you like old rolls of films, just ask people to send you jpegs scanned from their wardrobe film collection. I have one on my Facebook that I scanned my grandparents album from 1947-1952 I know I can do better if I scan the negatives.

photographer personality: He liked to shoot pictures but didn't have money to process them, so he decided to put his money on films, preserve it in aluminum foil and then one day if he will have the money, he would process all those films. And now you have to do this job for his family.

If you want more funding for your project, you should take Jim Salvas idea and process some more films. Then put them online as images so we can all look at.

Ha, no money to develop! If he would have slowed down and developed each roll as they were taken...

This guy must have been a hoarder.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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DonM999: Two usable images so far does not make me confident in the outcome. Maybe the big story is in the photographer, Paul.

"Paul". Why no last name? Anonymity? He purchased this from someone selling it for the family, so should know the guys last name and his life details. Was he a pro photographer, or just a point and shoot guy that chronicled his family life? No one is going to be interested in developing point and shoot images of someones family.

More details needed.
Also the pdf here says that if you send them film,you basically give up your rights.
http://media.wix.com/ugd/e3cc3a_fe9aca7a41d449ba94eacbbb68dfad89.pdf
Not cool!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 15:58 UTC

I'm sorry I have my own 35mm slides to scan and process. The scanner I have takes about 12min to scan each slide once, more if i want noise reduction. No one gave me money to purchase this dedicated 35mm scanner. I had to buy it with my own money. Why cant you buy your own scanner? Lots of good ones on ebay for fair prices these days.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:20 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)

Pixel shift is just a mid-technology kludge, until higher resolutions image sensors become more affordable and mainstream. I would never rely on it, even for supposedly "static" scenes, since there is always some amount of movement in landscape scenes. What is needed is more dense sensors.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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VisualFX: How does this get better rating then Samsung NX1 that does 15fps, 4K, 205 Phase AF, 153 cross-type,etc, and fast AF of 0.055s, all two years ago?

The NX1 with battery grip has good battery life. Not in the 1000+ photos though that some pro cameras can do. Good enough for me. The NX1 is far from "dead", as long as the cameras and lenses work and are operational. Third party batteries are plentiful and can also use a USB power pack for video shoots.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

How does this get better rating then Samsung NX1 that does 15fps, 4K, 205 Phase AF, 153 cross-type,etc, and fast AF of 0.055s, all two years ago?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 55th comment | 13 replies
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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Arizona Sunset: The younger brother to the best APS-C camera ever made. Rest in peace little one.

It's not like the camera will just stop functioning. I plan to run mine and my lenses into the ground. Can always pick up a spare on ebay in the future.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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DiveDeputy: No need to contact the company, it's we the "consumers" getting the flush once again, not that this was any kind of standout camera.
What's continually being eroded here is the buyers trust. Definitely no need for this 'hobbled design' that was unable to find the elusive market sweetspot . . . because there isn't one for in-bewtween design concepts.

Give us what we want!!!

I guess it didnt help that you didnt add your Samsung products to your user profile, nor have you been active on the forum in two months and never in the Samsung forum.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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mugupo: I had this camera and disappointing no filmware update to fix very annoying problem with no always on flash function with the flash that come with the camera.

Flash is not always on. If it is down, it is off. If you retract it up, then it turns on.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Who buy Samsung NX system???? DPR buy?? LOL.

My NX500 is much better than my old Fuji X-E1 clunker. Even without viewfinder, I prefer NX500.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 04:22 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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tiberiousgracchus: Is that Steve Huff in the last photo ?? aha he is raving about this camera although his sample photos were not much to go by. . apart from the look of this camera not impressed by much else.

A lot of so-called "photographers" in Austin should just go work for the local camera store, Precision Camera. This would be better in the long term.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:30 UTC
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Padaung: As a long term user of Aperture and now Lightroom for the past year (and from before both of those, Photoshop) I have found Exposure X has filled a gap in my needs for a photo editor (this is in response to a post asking if another image editing application was required).

For me, the need was speed. To be able to navigate directly to a folder containing images (raw or jpg) and be able to instantly make adjustments without having to progress through importing and rendering of previews is incredible and really useful. Editing is then a breeze and exporting of images is really quick too. I've not done any timed comparisons but it certainly 'feels' faster than Lightroom at exporting files.

The program has its limits in functionality and its image rendering does not match the quality of Lightroom and C1Pro but the speed is incredible.

So, for anyone needing to do quick and simple edits (crop, exposure tweaks, etc.) where speed is of the essence I can recommend Exposure X.

The problem with making adjustments directly in Exposure X, is there is no histogram! Major oversight! How can you tell if you clip highlights or crush blacks in Exposure?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
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wishiwereaskibum: What's the likely timing to hear any official news on this subject? I Realize that no one can predict the future, but what are all your thoughts?

Jan 6th can't come soon enough. Unbelievable that Samsung doesn't announce something before the holidays.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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plasnu: Very welcome.Too many lens mount choice.

What? You talk about your MF lenses in another post and how you like mirrorless. There are never too many lens mount choices. At least it gives you a choice for your MF lenses, right?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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Timmbits: At these prices (and size), would you purchase a NX1 or a full-frame Sony?

For me, the answer is obvious.

If Samsung had made this a Full-Frame, they might not be at this point right now.

I would purchase the NX1. Even now if they are pulling out of the camera market, I would still take a NX1 over the FF Sony. FF is over-rated. There are pros/cons to aps-c and other size sensors too. Not everyone wants to lug around a large lenses dedicated to a FF sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 05:31 UTC
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Gesture: If Samsung retreats from APS-C, who stands to gain? Sony? Fuji? ??

Fuji will gain. I'll be going back to Fuji XF. They seem only ones dedicated to APS-C size sensors at this point.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
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