Quisquis

Joined on Mar 15, 2016

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kelstertx: Glad my Huawei uses its own camera app and prolly doesn't have this vulnerability.

It says it's an Android vulnerability that lets you access the camera app, not a vulnerability in the camera app...

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2019 at 21:16 UTC
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Quisquis: I would've much rather they cut down on the wide end rather than the tele end.

Yeah, I know it wouldn't be as compact, but it still wouldn't be as big as a 70-200, and as a years long Sony mirrorless user, I don't really care about having anything be designed to be lighter than its DSLR counterpart.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 05:52 UTC

I would've much rather they cut down on the wide end rather than the tele end.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 04:06 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

If your options are buying flights or getting a drone, you do both.

The added cost on top of chartering flights is small, and it expands your options considerably.

If you're not considering chartering planes, then the choice is clear:

Get a drone if you can afford one.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2019 at 04:40 UTC as 4th comment
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Drogers23: DP Review is out of line with articles like this. I don't even shoot Nikon. But as a frequent user of the site, I have an interest in maintaining the journalistic integrity of one of my more trusted sources for information. Deliver the facts, and let the free market decide whether the camera is enticing or not. Whenever you try to guide consumers one way or another like this, is disrupts the free market. The free market is good for competition, and competition brings us cool new innovations. Not to mention, it just makes you sound like you've been paid by sony or canon to bash nikon. Please consider implementing a more neutral policy.

"IT'S AN OPINION!"

That defense misses the point... the influence of your opinion is what matters, not the fact that you're telling everyone that you're extrapolating from facts instead of just reporting facts...

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 20:37 UTC
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Phil Flash: I'll tell you who is going to buy it. Photographers who want good ergos in a dx camera instead of Sony's unintuitive handling and controls. Some people like their gear to feel good in the hand, and Nikon is very good at that. Sony not so much.

Man, Phil, that comment has the perfect level of pathetic to it. Bravo.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 20:35 UTC
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LoneTree1: It all sounds pretty harmless, despite the paranoid response. You really going to put someone in jail for a year or fine him $100,000, for flying a toy airplane and dropping leaflets?

That's exactly what I expect out of the mouth of a Trump supporter.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2019 at 01:39 UTC
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LoneTree1: It all sounds pretty harmless, despite the paranoid response. You really going to put someone in jail for a year or fine him $100,000, for flying a toy airplane and dropping leaflets?

@Paleodawg:

If your argument is "herp derp, that's just the way it is", your position is garbage and I challenge it by suggesting that you shouldn't advocate for more of "the way it is" when you concede that it's not the way it's supposed to be.

It's the kind of question that goes over the heads of people who say "Trump 2020", I guess...

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:52 UTC
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LoneTree1: It all sounds pretty harmless, despite the paranoid response. You really going to put someone in jail for a year or fine him $100,000, for flying a toy airplane and dropping leaflets?

Which means you should advocate for more of it, paleodawg?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2019 at 04:47 UTC
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LoneTree1: It all sounds pretty harmless, despite the paranoid response. You really going to put someone in jail for a year or fine him $100,000, for flying a toy airplane and dropping leaflets?

"need to set an example otherwise more lunatics will think of doing this"

Sorry, paleodawg, but that's not how the law works.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 07:09 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: I just wonder how much to put up a factory to manufacture knock-offs and marketing staff to sell fake batteries for $30.00 considering camera sales in units are dropping like a rock. Doesn't make sense at all. Somebody just have to admit subpar batch happens.

If I were to manufacture knock-offs I wouldn't bet on Nikon. Canon perhaps, yes. Regardless, the return in investment must a long time coming.

@Dragonrider: your comment should be an Editor's Pick.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2019 at 03:08 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Peak Design Travel Tripod (308 comments in total)
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Fazal Majid: The finger-pinching flip locks are a deal-breaker for me. I understand they couldn't use twist-locks given the non-circular cross-section of their legs, but I've lost enough skin to the baleful gods of Manfrotto to go back from twist locks.

I shoot every day, and hate twist locks... they take so much longer.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 03:36 UTC
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mfinley: Moving in the right direction but still too long folded up, and still too heavy. I can create awesome long exposure images with a $30 plastic tripod. It's all in using your head when it comes to travel.

Add another two leg extensions, reduce length to under 12" and engineer it to sell for $100 and you got a winner.

$600 and 16" long folded up and 2.5lbs or 3.5lbs, not me. You're getting closer

Bro... stop sounding so butthurt that you can't afford the tripod.

Quality things cost money, and I can't justify this expense either.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 03:34 UTC
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nabpaw: Nice lens, but just manual focus.
I prefer auto focus even for macro.
For portrait auto focus is a must,
at least for me.
I had enough missed shots with manual focus.

@CekariYH

Yeah, if you work out the focal length of the extension tube'd lens, you can input it in manually and the IBIS will work effectively.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 03:20 UTC
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nabpaw: Nice lens, but just manual focus.
I prefer auto focus even for macro.
For portrait auto focus is a must,
at least for me.
I had enough missed shots with manual focus.

@CekariYH

You can manually set the IBIS to compensate for the extension tubes.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 00:13 UTC
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(unknown member): In the naughties a British magazine for professional photographers in their review of a semi-pro DSLR stated “six megapixels is all you need for an A3 magazine spread. They proved it by providing an A3 spread from said camera.

This obsession with pixels and especially sharpness sells gear and fuels GAS. I have a few A3 prints on walls made by my Olympus E-1. Considering most people won’t even print their photos people have more than enough bloody pixels. Learn how to make good photos first then worry about pixels. Even some base models are better then their owner will ever be.

HowaboutRAW:

"If you're printing one trick is to increase the pixel count beyond 300PPI then noise can be hidden from the human eye."

Bro, you just conceded Ebrahim and article is correct.

The article is describing the digital version of what you're saying here.

Sorry.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 03:31 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: The author starts with the questionable premise that noise is the chief determinant of image quality; even worse, he does so without providing a scintilla of verifiable evidence. Who says noise is No. 1 in the hierarchy of image quality factors? If noise is No. 1, what then is No. 2? And what weight does each factor have? What about color consistency? White balance accuracy? Relationships between tones?
Moving on, photographs are provided as "evidence" of how much noise each camera produces, but eyes are imperfect devices at the best of times and incapable of making nuanced comparisons. Where are the lab measurements? What is the magnitude of the difference? Where are the statistical tests proving that there is a significant difference?
The story is rife with other issues, but to belabor them is missing the point. The reputation of science and scientific literacy is at an all time low in our society, its allies must hold themselves to a much higher standard.

lol Smiller, you sound silly.

And not at all like you're making some grand point about scientific accuracy...

And that's on top of the fact that your entire post is built on straw men.

*eyeroll*

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 03:20 UTC
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samfan: "and advanced technology make [makes] customers happy to shoot."

Couldn't be more wrong. While I do like some cameras filled with tech, what makes me 'happy to shoot' is well designed ergonomics and UX.

Sometimes, simpler cameras are actually more fun to use.

Heck, I've had a lot of fun just a few years ago rediscovering film cameras, including single-use ones. Technology is good only as long when it actually helps and doesn't create hindrances.

"Cameras have been tracking subjects with superb results for years. And this is a feature most people don't even use. "

Because those "superb results" actually suck... different from what Sony brings to the table.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2019 at 03:21 UTC
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Sharlin: News at ten: Canon releases a camera that is more than its spec sheet. Sony fanboys still can’t comprehend the idea.

So, this fact-less superiority... how does that work?

Is it based on truthiness?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 04:04 UTC

Jesus...

A 20% price drop on DJI products will really put the squeeze on already struggling competitors.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 02:57 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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