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On article Caltech research team develops lensless camera (52 comments in total)

I'm sure some now extinct highly advanced civilization that lived on some far-off planet a long, long time ago already thought of this.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 7th comment

So would this lens on a DSLR best the results from a RX10 or FZ1000?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies

I'm not so sure I want to remember the future.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 63rd comment

The subject is something of a hot topic for me. However, in other instances, it can be quite chilling, too.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:43 UTC as 3rd comment

I dunno. It just seems to me that the ultimate answer is never in the specs. If you are fortunate enough to try all of these fine cameras like me you may find you prefer using one or another more frequently than the others just because you like it or shall we say "connect" with it for unspecified reasons. Call it "chemistry" if you will. I don't see how someone could go wrong with any of these choices. I just hope we continue to have such a broad field to choose from in the years ahead. So we can argue and stuff! :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:32 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2697 comments in total)

I can't wait till 2029 when I snag one of these off eBay almost NIB complete with two G Master lenses and one of those ancient 512GB UHS-II SD cards for $327.90!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:01 UTC as 136th comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (275 comments in total)

It just seems to me that all of these cameras - each and every one - can be used to take pictures. But like Boris Steigner always said, "The wild horse in the mason jar is always the user." As for me, I come from Westchester. Born and raised. They said during childbirth there was a brief period where there was not enough oxygen. I still feel that way sometimes. So I usually buy the family sizes, even though I'm a bit overweight. (I know, I know!) So anyway I got the FZ1000. And I think these guys are right. It's a very good camera. (And don't forget the video!) Because many times now I've been a Doubting Thomas, but went ahead and took a chance, and let me tell you, these guys were right! Because remember that pretty girl on the train? Pretty girls almost never start conversations with me! But she saw the FZ1000 and said, "Hey, what kind of camera is that? It looks like a good one!" So consider me happily well-steered! Thanks for reading and now I pass to the next guy!

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 04:52 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Don't hold me to this, because I could be dead wrong, but if what I'm thinking is true, then I probably have no idea what I'm talking about.

This being said, in the recent past I have either bought or acquired a Nikon D7100 with a broken on/off switch; a Pentax K-3; a Nikon D5100; an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark I; a Sony NEX-7; a Sony RX100 Mark I; a Panasonic FZ1000; and the Leica version of the Panasonic LX100. The NEX-7 and the RX100 didn't stay long. I sold them.

I use the K-3 and the LX100/Leica D-Lux almost exclusively, and the FZ1000 every now and then. The E-M5 is greatly admired, like a shelf trophy, but seldom used.

There is a clear pattern of purposeless inconsistency here, so I guess everything's fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 10:23 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies

This growing mirrorless trend is especially good news for vampires. There are probably more pre-orders for the a9 coming out of Transylvania than anywhere else, no doubt. A mirrorless camera with exceptional low-light performance is certain to have broad appeal in that market. Now, if only worldwide garlic sales would diminish.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review (58 comments in total)

This is like soooooooooo totally awesome and perfect!!!! Why didn't anyone think of this sooner????!!!! I'm gonna tweet this out to all my peeps like right now, bro!!!! First those awesome selfie sticks, and now this!!!! How did people ever get along before? Sooooo happy I wasn't born in the stone age!!!! Bye bye stupid D810!!! Oh, and can I pay with Venmo? I like never carry cash, dude! Cash is like soooo yesterday, bro! # totallyawesomesphonestuff

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)

It's a gold award winner. The marshmallows of yesteryear gather crust. The alloy finish so shiny and new blusters and sparkles in the morning sun. Think of the employee of the month. Go now and face north. See the Styrofoam cooler with tiny blue dots full of ice while angry slack jaws grind. Fully-laden, the package delivery truck departs the regional sorting facility and turns onto the main road into town.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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pshummer: There is something for everybody but no camera makers can possibly satisfy everybody. There are always people who try to find faults with a new product before they even actually try it. If you don't like it's smaller sensor size, new 4k video, better weather sealing and a tilting touch LCD...then it's not for you and stick with your D7200 that is an excellent camera. But there are people who's looking for a camera like the D7500 and it will sell. One memory card slot? How many new cameras in this price range have 2 memory card slot? You can't take any pictures with one memory card? Live with it or don't buy. Next time when Nikon release a camera like this one with dual memory card slot....you'll be paying more and that's for sure. Keep on giving us new products, Nikon!

I'll never forget Robert DeNiro in, 'The Deer Hunter' when he said, "One slot!" Because that's all a man gets, not just in deer hunting, but in life. That's all you really get.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:41 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: The real question I have is how do you pronounce "Nikon"?

I keep getting different pronunciations from various people.

As the maker of in many people's opinion the finest cameras in the world I do not think common folk should even be allowed to utter the word "Nikon". They may point and gesture and allude, but not say it.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:30 UTC

Bergun is similar in many ways to Stowe, VT or Akaigawa, Japan. But it is quite different from Yonkers. I'll give them that.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 6th comment
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davids8560: Great news! I'm just a little concerned about the projected output being able to fit on a typical movie theater screen. A weight issue might exist too, with so many additional pixels. Likewise it's safe to say that the projector arms and spool wheels might need structural bolstering and reinforcement, as would the thrust-force of the projector light need to be increased to carry such dense imagery from the projection room safely over the audience's heads to land fully flattened on the movie screen all the way at the other end of the theater. That distance will vary. Warning signs might be needed outside the theater, too, as the imagery intensity from a device like this could be too much for some viewers. I'm thinking elderly viewers with migraines, and those with obsessive-compulsive disorders. Have tests been done regarding resistance to respiratory emissions and transparent flatulence distortion? I expect with that kind of density they're a non-starter, but it's always good to know.

Hey, I really gotta ask: are you one of those people who get paid by sponsors to "monitor" and "protect" a thread? Because I notice you've rebuked a few people in this thread. What's up with that? Look, I know there's a lot of money riding on these product launches. That's probably why, in reflection, some of the meanest rebukes I've ever gotten happened in product announcement threads. But I never said anything mean. You guys get really mad if anybody says anything critical or, as in this case, just creates in your opinion some sort of a distraction from the intended message. Well, the AU-EVA1 is indeed an exciting new camera. And I highly recommend Panasonic. In fact, I have three excellent Lumix cameras myself, and I have owned many more in the past. But since I am really just a camera community goofball who's apparently out of step with your agenda it is indeed probably for the best if you just block me. Best of luck!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 08:47 UTC

Great news! I'm just a little concerned about the projected output being able to fit on a typical movie theater screen. A weight issue might exist too, with so many additional pixels. Likewise it's safe to say that the projector arms and spool wheels might need structural bolstering and reinforcement, as would the thrust-force of the projector light need to be increased to carry such dense imagery from the projection room safely over the audience's heads to land fully flattened on the movie screen all the way at the other end of the theater. That distance will vary. Warning signs might be needed outside the theater, too, as the imagery intensity from a device like this could be too much for some viewers. I'm thinking elderly viewers with migraines, and those with obsessive-compulsive disorders. Have tests been done regarding resistance to respiratory emissions and transparent flatulence distortion? I expect with that kind of density they're a non-starter, but it's always good to know.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 01:21 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

While I view this development in a rather tongue-in-cheek way, I see it as an excellent starting point as far as defining the role and impact of all imaging technologies in the many fantastic directions the world's future might take. Google street view. Immersive VR technologies. It's not nearly just about FOMO. Not to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 23:14 UTC as 24th comment
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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davids8560: Great article! Thanks! In many ways these "first-hand user experience" articles serve me better than analytical reviews. I don't know if I'm going to actually buy one at this point, but you have definitely sold me on it! But I also gotta say that, unfortunately, I am an unremarkable, unimportant person, and so are my photos, and it appears that the new AI cameras will be better than me at everything anyway. So I dunno. I think I'm one of the 80 percent who will have no useful role in Tomorrowland. It wouldn't be right for Fujifilm to waste an entirely great camera on deadwood like me. If only the post-industrial, pre-cyberspace era would last just a little bit longer. Somehow "The Revenge of the Nerds" has turned into the Nerds making most of the rest of humanity irrelevant.

mepaca - I liked your reply very much! There is a fair bit of truth to what I expressed.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 11:37 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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davids8560: Great article! Thanks! In many ways these "first-hand user experience" articles serve me better than analytical reviews. I don't know if I'm going to actually buy one at this point, but you have definitely sold me on it! But I also gotta say that, unfortunately, I am an unremarkable, unimportant person, and so are my photos, and it appears that the new AI cameras will be better than me at everything anyway. So I dunno. I think I'm one of the 80 percent who will have no useful role in Tomorrowland. It wouldn't be right for Fujifilm to waste an entirely great camera on deadwood like me. If only the post-industrial, pre-cyberspace era would last just a little bit longer. Somehow "The Revenge of the Nerds" has turned into the Nerds making most of the rest of humanity irrelevant.

I just wish my Coolpix A had a cool viewfinder like the X100F.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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davids8560: Great article! Thanks! In many ways these "first-hand user experience" articles serve me better than analytical reviews. I don't know if I'm going to actually buy one at this point, but you have definitely sold me on it! But I also gotta say that, unfortunately, I am an unremarkable, unimportant person, and so are my photos, and it appears that the new AI cameras will be better than me at everything anyway. So I dunno. I think I'm one of the 80 percent who will have no useful role in Tomorrowland. It wouldn't be right for Fujifilm to waste an entirely great camera on deadwood like me. If only the post-industrial, pre-cyberspace era would last just a little bit longer. Somehow "The Revenge of the Nerds" has turned into the Nerds making most of the rest of humanity irrelevant.

I don't have money. I don't have good looks. But I could possibly write code. But it would have to be very good code to earn a seat on the lifeboat. I'm reasonably smart. But some pretty smart people are writing code. Even the robots are going to be writing code from what I've read. Yep. The world is definitely handing me my hat.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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