Mark9473

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On article Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016 (190 comments in total)

I don't know if it is my settings, but it used to be that galleries such as this one could be clicked on to get a "gallery view" and then you'd get a bit larger images to look at than these postage stamp sized ones. Lately this only works very exceptionally. Has something changed on the site or is there a trick I'm not aware of?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 14:28 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
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fluppeteer: I've asked them (on Kickstarter) to clarify how this isn't just a gimbal head, and also if they can comment on stability/centre of gravity with their flip-up portrait orientation. I'll see if they respond.

I'm confused that they're "ready for production" but are only trying to raise $9000, which (not my area) doesn't feel like the set-up cost for a production line as much as an order for aluminium. I guess they're not planning to sell many?

This is a well established company selling well known very high quality mounts for astronomical telescopes, capable of high stability at very high magnifications (much more stable than a gimbal head): http://www.halfhitchtelescope.com/

They are in close contact with their astronomical user base. As this is their first foray into photography, I think they went to Kickstarter just to reach out to a user base not yet known to them.

The production equipment and raw materials is all there and waiting to start, I am sure.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:03 UTC

I saw it and am happy to report that it was every bit as beautiful as any other Full Moon rising.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:24 UTC as 24th comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Wow .. the pixel shift image quality is no where as good as that for the Olympus OMD- EM5 MK ii

In many places of the test scene, the advantage of the pixel shift mode is not that obvious. It is obvious here though:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k70&attr13_1=pentax_k70&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr126_0=normal&attr126_1=highres&normalization=full&widget=413&x=-0.049479316495023434&y=0.304224902002719

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
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Yxa: The don't mention the D610 in the press release , is it on it's way out?

Look again at footnote 2.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)
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Mark9473: "the camera won't touch-and-track general subjects in video mode"
Rishi's recent first look video appears to contradict this.
So what is it then?

Sorry, I don't understand anything of what you say.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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Mark9473: Just what is a "front-end LSI"?

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)

"the camera won't touch-and-track general subjects in video mode"
Rishi's recent first look video appears to contradict this.
So what is it then?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 18:29 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)

Just what is a "front-end LSI"?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)

A small error: the specifications table says it's a tilting LCD instead of a fully articulated one.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:16 UTC as 158th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)
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Tim Love: Please let the rolling shutter be better controlled.

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Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)
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Boissez: Looks nice. Any word on whether the body is made of plastic or metal?

Did you read the announcement? ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:15 UTC

"If you take a look at Canon's camera and lens lineup from PowerShot to Cinema EOS, it's clear that the company is capable of formidable technical achievement."

If you have a chance, tell Canon that a technical achievement in the EOS-M lens line would be appreciated by many. It doesn't even have to be 'formidable'. But clarify for them that zooms ending at f/5.6 or f/6.3 are no achievement at all.

These comments will pretty soon fill up with a multitude of personal opinions, so I might as well give mine. As a prospective buyer, I don't see the M5 ticking enough boxes on my list. If it had a desirable lens line-up, I might forgive the absence of 4K video. If it had a good 4K video implementation (with something like Panasonic's 4K Photo) then it might tempt me to make do with the available lenses. Missing both, it makes little sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 12:41 UTC as 329th comment | 1 reply

A computer and it happens to take pictures. Good job, Canon, at pressing so much in that shell.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 22nd comment
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utphoto: I have never understood the justification for using inkjet printers primarily for printing text, spread sheets, etc, with photo capability thrown in as a sales feature. Most people don't print images any longer. Larger format photo printers are required for serious photographic work while for non-photographic printing, a low cost laser printer is far more cost effective and faster.

You must have pretty simple documents and spreadsheets if you don't need colour at all. As soon as you do need colour, inkjet wins the battle for cost effectiveness IMHO.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:24 UTC
On article Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5 (118 comments in total)

Not my kind of shooting, but that was excellent to watch. Impressive camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 36th comment
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Mark9473: 50 mm f/1.4 becomes 70 mm f/1.0? Wow...

"the equivalent aperture which results in the same DOF, diffraction, and same total amount of light projected on the sensor (for a given exposure time)"

So what? Do you need f/1.0 DOF? Do you need noise-free ISO 51,200 images? 99.99+% of photographers don't.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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Mark9473: 50 mm f/1.4 becomes 70 mm f/1.0? Wow...

f/2 is a stop slower. Don't give me that nonsense about the crop factor applying to the aperture too; my exposure meter strongly disagrees.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 20:51 UTC

50 mm f/1.4 becomes 70 mm f/1.0? Wow...

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 26th comment | 60 replies
On article An introduction to our studio test scene (110 comments in total)

"we trust our readers not to read too much into very slight differences in apparent performance"

You must not have spent a lot of time on the forums these last couple of years. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 20:29 UTC as 33rd comment
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