elmo

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OFF topic, but... on Flickr, they're touting "Smugmug + Flickr" -- some sort of partnership. It says "click here to find out more." I click, and, all it's just a Youtube video that says "Smugmug + Flickr." Figured I'd find more about it on dpreview or slashdot, but... nuthin'.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 22:28 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery (76 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: I am just amazed in the color and clarity of these pictures ... way much better than my Grandpa's Kodak 110 Ektalite ...

@Sirandar, I recently made a few photos with a Rollei A110, one of the best 110 cameras that had been made. I bought the camera for a couple of bucks, but, the original price tag is still on the bottom: $359!!! I have not looked at a 110 image in about 40 years, but found the format to be worse than expected, even with a good camera. Can't believe the format achieved the popularity that it did. Here's one:

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5375584660/download/3756623

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 11:55 UTC

I confess, I'm not interested in watching video. But, looking at the 5 tips, above -- come on, those are not deep insights, and they apply to any artistic pursuits, or, even to all human pursuits.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 21:04 UTC as 58th comment
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Max Iso: I can't wait to see the selfies people take with this.

I'd like to see someone using this with a lightweight selfie stick.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:30 UTC
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elmo: I'm surprised at that flip-up peep sight being attached at the front, rather than behind the full-frame sight, where it belongs.

Hey, THAT is interesting. Small-time collector, here, and, I've never seen a finder like that. Offhand, it reminds me of sight pictures I think I've seen, of some early airplane gun sights.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:45 UTC
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elmo: I'm surprised at that flip-up peep sight being attached at the front, rather than behind the full-frame sight, where it belongs.

@stevo23, look at an old Graflex Crown or Century Graphic, for example. The small sight is always behind the large finder frame.

http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/camera-11033-Graflex_Pacemaker%20Crown%20Graphic.html

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 22:55 UTC

I'm surprised at that flip-up peep sight being attached at the front, rather than behind the full-frame sight, where it belongs.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 21:10 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
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Ilia Snopchenko: Haha... My wife went to Baikonur as a tourist last year and shot a lot of pictures without such cheap 007 antics - the launch, the Buran, the whole nine yards. My acquaintances in the media do the same and get to see a lot of interesting stuff too. But this guy wanted it the hard way - well, he got away pretty easy. Wonder if he ever tried breaking into an American, European or Chinese space facility, and what would've happened to him if he did that? :)

I enjoyed the guy's tale. As you noted, your wife went AFTER the subject had gone, so, things may have changed. And, he did have free run of the place, while a tour group would be restricted by time, and, likely by locations.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 21:07 UTC

Bah, this could have been a LensRental return story.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 12:41 UTC as 10th comment
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GrapeJam: So it'll be like 10 years from now till this technology reach a full frame 50mp form?

I'm still enjoying some 8 to 12 Mp cameras. Maybe on the way to full frame 50 Mp, some low Mp sensors will become the hot setup.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 14:31 UTC
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crsantin: It’s a great development. I suspect the price of new cameras will rise significantly once this technology hits the market. I’m pretty much priced out of the new camera market. In Canadian dollars the starting point for any camera I would be interested in seems to ge $1500 at least, often 2k or more. I buy strictly used now and even those prices can be outrageous. It’s getting tougher for regular folks to find this hobby and that’s a shame.

I would think the prices would not necessarily go up, since leaving out the mechanical shutter would offset some amount of additional expense.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 14:25 UTC

This review is 2 weeks old. Seems unusual that it's still in the prominent display position on the DPR home page. Right? Idunno.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 20:36 UTC as 3rd comment
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Kirk Bruner: What about an individual who is not part of a workshop or anything pertaining to commercial photography? If I go as an individual under amateur status, can I not take a tripod? It's ridiculous.

Yes, an individual can take a tripod. Where's your ridiculous?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 14:47 UTC
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elmo: Not an entirely bad idea, since there are wait-y situations where sitting would add much comfort. The obvious problem, though, is that it will not be useful for using the standard viewfinder -- that would entail awkwardly leaning forward, and maybe lowering the camera support. Would be for LCD wait-for-it and video use, only.

Using a camera viewfinder is a more intimate or unified or "focused" or natural/old-school experience. I do agree that LCD can be useful. But, I prefer the viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 02:48 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I'll give my opinion:

Cons:

-This, (and actually all tripods) is not very compatible with fixed back viewfinders, so the LCD is going to be the main viewfinder when shooting with this product product (even more so than tripods),

-It doesn't have separare contact points with the floor for the camera, therefore not very suitable with very long exposures, say 4-5+ seconds. (Due to the non-fixed stability of human seating of course)

- Camera platform is positioned very anterior to the seat and due to the much higher weight of the camera, sitting up will cause the whole assembly to fall forwards, with an impact point being lens' front element.

(Both 2 & 3 are fixable with adding an extra small leg/rod with a hinge at the bottom of main camera-carrying rod/leg so it could optionally swing open forwards giving an extra counter-tipping and stabilizing contact point)

Good point about the weight distribution.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 21:15 UTC

Not an entirely bad idea, since there are wait-y situations where sitting would add much comfort. The obvious problem, though, is that it will not be useful for using the standard viewfinder -- that would entail awkwardly leaning forward, and maybe lowering the camera support. Would be for LCD wait-for-it and video use, only.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 21:14 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)
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Peter Dhaeze: Nice flexible filter. My idea of the ideal ND/grad-filter is a in-build layer in the lens which is light-sensitive (like smart windows) that darkens in bright areas. The strength of darkening can be electronically controlled on the lens or in the camera.

That should be do-able. Like my welding helmet -- the lens is LCD, and "instantly" reactive to the flash of light... and the light blocking intensity is adjustable.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 14:44 UTC
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)

Meh, would be much more interesting using the same poses and light, so the images could be A/B swapped for inspection.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 14:21 UTC as 81st comment
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (220 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: I have a Samyang 300mm F6.3 catadioptric lens for my Fuji X-E1. It is very difficult to focus since depth of field is very thin, and needs to be used on a sturdy tripod. Also the lens vignettes strongly at the edges.
So Canon might have to include optical stabilization as well as autofocus. Has anyone heard of an optically stabilized catadioptric lens?

Focus is difficult. I was shooting a few months ago, with an old Spiratone 500mm f8 mirror lens, on a Canon 1D MkII. Some of my subjects were coming at me -- specifically, on a zip line cable. All I had to do was pre-focus and blast away at 8fps. Some of those were decent.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:54 UTC

"...suffered an injury after being hit in the knee by a cameraman..."

The accusation does not pass the smell test. It almost a sure thing that the player careened into the photographer. At worst, the photographer may have made a clumsy or counterproductive attempt to get out of the way.

Likely, the accusation came after 3rd or 4th hand reports mashed up an initial witness account.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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