Doug Frost

Lives in United States Chicago, IL, United States
Joined on Apr 3, 2002

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On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Doug Frost: No surprise here. It was a tantalizing concept, but it never lived up to the hype.

@HowaboutRAW
I have no doubt if you ruled the world you would require everyone to buy one of Lytro's crappy cameras just so you could pretend how popular they were. But the simple fact is no one wanted them. And yes, banding was very definitely a problem. But delusional jackasses such as yourself will always live in their own little dreamworld.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 14:34 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Doug Frost: No surprise here. It was a tantalizing concept, but it never lived up to the hype.

@HowaboutRAW
The marketplace obviously disagrees with you. Nobody wanted their worthless junk. Lytro failed utterly, completely, totally.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 23:40 UTC

Hopefully the 9th Circuit Court's ruling will drive the last nail into the coffin of this frivolous lawsuit. PETA deserves to have its ass handed to them.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 23:36 UTC as 34th comment
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Doug Frost: No surprise here. It was a tantalizing concept, but it never lived up to the hype.

@HowaboutRAW

It worked well? On what planet? Call me old fashioned, but an overpriced camera with terrible ergonomics that produces unsharp, low resolution images plagued by banding and lousy dynamic range is not working "quite well". Of course they went under. Their products were a massive fail.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 20:21 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Doug Frost: No surprise here. It was a tantalizing concept, but it never lived up to the hype.

@HowaboutRAW
It worked, but not very well. At the end of the day it was a disappointing niche product in search of people who wanted what it promised. Perhaps one day someone will produce a light field camera that delivers on that promise. And just as importantly there may someday be enough people who care about it enough to support a market for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 19:19 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)

No surprise here. It was a tantalizing concept, but it never lived up to the hype.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 20:30 UTC as 58th comment | 12 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1092 comments in total)
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Mateus1: When Nikon will make FF pro mirrorless then everybody will see how ugly a7 line is and how perfectly Nikon is designed with best ergonomy and everything at right place. This is Nikon. Sony is still behind Minolta although it bought it many years ago.

@keepreal - My point is acceptable precisely because it's NOT bull. Nothing beats being able to nail both the framing and the exposure in the viewfinder. The A7RIII with its EVF lets you do that. The Nikon D850's OVF does not. If you had ever shot with a state-of-the-art EVF you'd know that, but obviously you have not.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1092 comments in total)
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Mateus1: When Nikon will make FF pro mirrorless then everybody will see how ugly a7 line is and how perfectly Nikon is designed with best ergonomy and everything at right place. This is Nikon. Sony is still behind Minolta although it bought it many years ago.

@Mateus1 - Sony is "still behind Minolta"? LOL ON WHAT PLANET?
Sony makes the best sensors and most innovative cameras on the market today. Nikon is a tottering old DINOSAUR! The D850 doesn't even have an EVF, for chrissakes! And don't give me any bull about electronic viewfinders being inferior to OVFs. They aren't. Not in 2017. Not even close.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 18:49 UTC

I can pick up a used Nikon F3 in great condition on eBay for under $200. Why the heck would i want this thing?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
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Doug Frost: If the "unprecedented" hype has any meaning at all, it had better be full frame. Because there's no shortage of precedence for compact APS-C and M43 cameras. The world doesn't need another one of those. But a decent compact full frame camera is always welcome.

@Richard Murdey There are major differences between the various models in the Fujifilm X100 series, and every one of them can still be purchased through Amazon, eBay and other retailers. And while styling may be important to marketability, that's entirely besides my point.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
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Doug Frost: If the "unprecedented" hype has any meaning at all, it had better be full frame. Because there's no shortage of precedence for compact APS-C and M43 cameras. The world doesn't need another one of those. But a decent compact full frame camera is always welcome.

@Richard Murdey Retro style is just that--only styling. It's unimportant as far as a camera's ability to take good photographs. If Yashica is saying this camera is "unprecedented" for its styling that's very lame indeed. Take away the styling angle and there's no shortage of small sensor compact cameras out there. Even if you include retro styling, there's still the X100, X100S, X100T and X100F. All of which are readily available for purchase. But if Yashica really does have a truly unprecedented camera up its sleeve, and not merely something "goofy", serious photographers might just be willing to pay a premium for it.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 02:46 UTC

If the "unprecedented" hype has any meaning at all, it had better be full frame. Because there's no shortage of precedence for compact APS-C and M43 cameras. The world doesn't need another one of those. But a decent compact full frame camera is always welcome.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 22:22 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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Doug Frost: Animals don't have property rights. It's highly doubtful that a monkey, or, for that matter, any animal other than Homo Sapiens, has any concept of what property rights are. And it goes without saying that PETA has no standing to file a lawsuit on that monkey's behalf. I hope Slater takes PETA to the cleaners over this insane misuse of our legal system. I'd like to think he'll win enough to retire to some tropical paradise. He's earned it.

@cosinaphile - The courts don't give a damn about what you don't give a damn about. Animal territoriality has nothing to do with property rights.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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Keith57: Who on earth still uses any MS stuff for personal use? I hate using their non-intuitive crapware for work. Couldn't bear to use it at home as well.

@Keith57 Stating that I think you have zero experience using Windows 10 is hardly an "ad hominem comment". I suggest you acquire a better grasp of Latin terms before trying to use them in a forum. We wouldn't want people thinking you're a moron. And by the way, that wasn't an ad hominem comment either.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 02:16 UTC
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Keith57: Who on earth still uses any MS stuff for personal use? I hate using their non-intuitive crapware for work. Couldn't bear to use it at home as well.

@Keith57 I think you're someone who has zero experience using Windows 10. I was a Mac user for 20 years. I switched from Mac to Windows three years ago and have never looked back. Apple no longer innovates. It makes incremental improvements to existing product lines, but hasn't released "the next big thing" since their founder died. No, the Apple Watch doesn't count. Apple has switched places with Microsoft to become the 21st century tech behemoth that rests on its former glory, while Microsoft is now innovating much more than they ever did under Steve Ballmer. Since Jobs' death, the Mac has become the iPhone's poor relation. MacOS has morphed into a bloated mess of dumb features no one wants on hardware that is consistently at least 2 years behind everyone else. Windows 10 is a breeze to use, very stable and has a more intuitive design than the current iteration of MacOS. But most importantly, it's very good at getting out of your way and just letting you work.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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Keith57: Who on earth still uses any MS stuff for personal use? I hate using their non-intuitive crapware for work. Couldn't bear to use it at home as well.

The vast majority, that's who.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 17:09 UTC

I've had a Surface Pro 4 for almost two years. For over a year I experienced random freezes an average of about once a month, which required a forced shutdown and reboot to recover from. But it was more of an annoyance than a critical problem for me. However, since a system upgrade 4 months ago I haven't had any freezes at all. It's been very stable. The SP4 has a beautiful display and it's fast enough for Photoshop work. It's a great small laptop to take into the field.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 67th comment
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Doug Frost: Animals don't have property rights. It's highly doubtful that a monkey, or, for that matter, any animal other than Homo Sapiens, has any concept of what property rights are. And it goes without saying that PETA has no standing to file a lawsuit on that monkey's behalf. I hope Slater takes PETA to the cleaners over this insane misuse of our legal system. I'd like to think he'll win enough to retire to some tropical paradise. He's earned it.

@citizenlouie Sure, cats are the rightful rulers of the galaxy. Everyone knows that. But getting that to hold up in court is another matter.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: You can have diverse opinions whether monkeys can hold Copyrights or whether the guy holds the Copyright to images taken by monkeys. We can discuss that till the sun goes down.

But one thing I am quite certain is true is that he has only himself to blame becoming broke. How on earth could he have been better off if this picture never was taken?

It's hardly a matter of opinion as to whether monkeys can hold copyrights. Only human beings have property rights of any kind. The law is unequivocal on that. Opinion doesn't factor into it. PETA had no case and no standing. And whoever in that organization decided to file the lawsuit deserves to be sacked. Slater can't be blamed for defending his copyright. He may be broke at the moment, but that's about to change. PETA will end up shoveling money into his bank account over this farce of a lawsuit.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 00:29 UTC

Animals don't have property rights. It's highly doubtful that a monkey, or, for that matter, any animal other than Homo Sapiens, has any concept of what property rights are. And it goes without saying that PETA has no standing to file a lawsuit on that monkey's behalf. I hope Slater takes PETA to the cleaners over this insane misuse of our legal system. I'd like to think he'll win enough to retire to some tropical paradise. He's earned it.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 16th comment | 8 replies
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