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The fee for photography at Positano is cheaper there, than in Napoli. There, mere "looking" has a killer price: "Vedi Napoli e poi muori" they say.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 02:57 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (179 comments in total)

Would it make more sense to work with a cellphone company to make the proper connections, and simply attach a "matching" big-screen cellphone to the cam's back? (Keep the -rather flimsy- tilt/swing mechanism, however.)
Also, the article is not clear as to whether a patent has been applied for, or has been granted.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I want to see them remove a telephone cable in front of brick walls with shiny windows. What they showed was very simple, can be done (with a little extra work) with current "magic."
As an aside, it's also interesting to watch a company essentially "trash" their own previous creation ("content aware") in order to promote the new one. They would certainly not have shown this type of result, while "selling" their "content aware."

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 60th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: Meet the world's fastest camera slider (34 comments in total)

If the distance traveled is to be limited to only about 2 meters, a bungee cord could serve as the spring-load power behind the slide. It's results are cute in a "niche" sort of way, but hardly rocket science.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 09:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (172 comments in total)

Photo quality in Smartphones is still regrettably behind; I would have thought that, with such fierce competition, their photos would be even better. (We haven't seen the "culls," of course, either.) But I'm glad of the improvement; now I can have a half-way decent "always with me" cam and a DSLR or equivalent for "photos of a lifetime" for trips, or special events, or "artsy stuff".
Now...if they can keep their batteries from exploding......

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 8th comment
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (172 comments in total)
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jmmgarza: It's amazing what a professional photographer can capture on an expensive smartphone with the help of a crew and several damn good looking models. Congrats! say nothing of the unsuccessful photos that never made it on the showing...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:36 UTC
On photo 2017-10-07 Naval sailing ship in the Warship challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful ship, but just because it - administratively - may be used by a war-navy, does not make it a warship, any more than a military truck is the same as a tank. There are no apparent fixed weapons on it, or other indications such as gunports, that would qualify it as a "warship."

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 09:05 UTC as 1st comment

Much less risky than the Nike hanging people off sides of buildings, with unsuspecting walkers below.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 3rd comment

Took 43 seconds to get to the first example. Sorry, I have been attuned to brilliant 30 second commercials, did not watch it beyond that point.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 06:03 UTC as 8th comment
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)

Did I miss it? Does the article refer to "macro" or closeup photo capabilities? Does it mention "flash" (not just a light turning itself "ON") and comparing the two? Does it mention remote control capabilities? Since it mentions video, does it refer to audio output and any adjustments?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:04 UTC as 11th comment
On challenge Bubbles or bubble (7 comments in total)

What are the sample pictures' bubbles made of? They look like soap bubbles, which your challenge specifically rejects.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:09 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

I hardly ever use flashes, except fill-in flash using the DSLR's built in. However, just to comment on the design: 1) It appears to be very heavy, for its intended mounting on a camera's accessory bracket. 2) Regarding its (rather large) diameter, they should have might as well made it even somewhat larger and in the form of a "ring-light" to serve other purposes as well. 3) It's missing extra accessory brackets on its top and sides, so other, "lightweight" "stuff" can be attached to it, e.g., wireless microphone receivers etc. and 4) as best as I can tell, it cannot be tilted to use as a "bounce flash."

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the warning! 44 minutes, are you serious? I've graduated from 20-minute color slide presentations, to 5 minute presentations, to seminars: "If you can't get your point across in 3 minutes you've failed", to 30 second commercials. And even shorter.
However informative it may be, it's....out of...time. Oops I wrote too much already!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies

The pics/video could have even been shot with a smartphone-cam, for showing on little computer monitor screens it would have been fine. But that would not allow the advertising "hype" that the piece's title tries to convey. But the "behind the scenes" piece on the shoot is very boring!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Why all the fuss? Accomplished typists can do 140 words per minute = 12 keys per second. With lots of practice, of course, and identical rhythm and poses. Set up could be constant lighting and video at say 30 frames per second. It's work, in a comfortable environment, and sure beats riveting a giant oil tanker at the shipyard, for the same hours each day. They picked one of the fastest models to show, that's all. She is deliberately expressionless, as the "style" requires; if asked, she could bat her eyelashes just as fast!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 2nd comment

Great fun with a camera! I love having fun with a camera! (I guess one could do it in post-op, by adding humans to a photo of an architectural shape - not that I suggest the artist/photographer did this.)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 7th comment


Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 7th comment

Interesting "ad-gimmick" that failed, in that it delivered poor quality results. I'm in favor of having fun with experimentation, I'm sure that I would enjoy doing it, but would discard the results if they were not successful. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 7th comment

Whoever wrote that it does an "excellent job explaining...." is badly mistaken. It is mainly a sales pitch, with less than 10 seconds (I did not measure them) truly explaining how it works.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 3rd comment

Too small, too darn small ! Why don't they come up with something that shatters previous an order of magnitude increase? (We can take it!!!)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 06:49 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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