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On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (121 comments in total)
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JSmitty: Full resolution, free storage with Google Photos eliminates need for SD card or massive GBs. Period! Old school types need to learn how to utilize this technology. All of your images are at your disposal, on demand, whenever you want them. It works and it's far superior to the old way.

Absolutely not equal. SD cards are for my photos, to use/transfer to my PC, NAS, print them or share in ways I choose. G Photos is for Google to use my photos, and for me to have limited or no access (many great places in the world do not have free wifi or inexpensive mobile data).
I'd use and always prefer a 200GB microSD to any online storage, especially one from data-mining disrespectful-of-privacy Google.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (167 comments in total)
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Mister J: Been shooting with Pana since I chopped in my Nikons for an FZ50 years ago. Had excellent results ever since, and no regrets in saying goodbye to the mirror and all those lenses.

I wish they could shave an inch and a half pound off this camera so is a bit smaller than Oly em5 II. THEN I'd switch to a Penny setup.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:49 UTC
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pburness: I can remember when 10Megabyte hard drives were considered high tech... How far technology has moved on.....

That is a good one. I remember punching 80 character IBM cards for an IBM 360 / 70 and having the programs in Fortran IV blow up on line 17, so we resubmit the next night and get the results in the next day, and now they blew up online 23.
Long before a cathode ray tube, or "real computing."

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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pburness: I can remember when 10Megabyte hard drives were considered high tech... How far technology has moved on.....

Oh yeah, I paid 1000 dollars (not a misprint) for a 10 MB hard drive. And it had value then.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
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steelhead3: These I am sure are for server farms like Facebook and Apple (in my backyard, they are huge)

Of course we'll see 60TB spinning drives. These two media will coexist for years to come.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Ah .. but does this phone do great macro shots like my Blackberry Passport?i.e.

(Who cares I hear you all say):

The app for macros, flashlight and magnifier, is amazing! Variable zoom, can be greater than 1:1 with led light and pretty accurate color. Worked on my Xperia Z3, now LG G5. Check it out. (Oly m5 II photographer)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
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bigfoot_2001: Great work. Looks amazing and I love the scenes of the construction of the buildings.

I am more a nature time-lapse photographer. Here my work:

Very impressive Markus. I much prefer your time lapse, the respect for nature, the Galaxy and our place in it.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 15:45 UTC

I'm so disappointed it is lacking a 3 inch LCD flip out display, and 300 shot battery. Maybe I'll be interested in the next version... (sigh)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Well that felt like a teaser, designed to stimulate partly informed spur of moment buyers. Only 2 or 3 features usability discussed, one minor drawback (long lens partial viewfinder).

I much prefer a careful and balanced viewpoint with insights from studied use by knowledgeable staff or indie pros, semi-pros. Please consider not doing quickies like this.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:48 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

How thoughtful, for a government agency... Large format and modern, b&w and color. Wonder if video, time lapse or VR are of interest?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 33rd comment
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d2f: Speaking only for myself, the camera is secondary, it is the image that counts in the end. If a camera serves you well in creating the image you had in mind then so much the better. Also take into account the media in which the image will be observed. For example, posting on Facebook, web pages, small or large prints etc. etc..

Now ask yourself how many mega pixels do you need to meet the presentation media requirements?

Who is your intended audience of the images you create?

What are they looking for?

Start with the end product and work you way back to the camera. This way you will establish the requirements that the camera must meet in order to satisfy the observer of your images.

If you do not determine the requirements you will spend thousands of dollars and countless hours chasing after the wind. I know this from first hand experience.

Remember you create the image the camera merely records it.

Not pretentious at all ... _actually_ reminding us to not chase technology or numbers, but to remember the task(s) for which we need a camera. Much appreciated.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 02:06 UTC

These images cannot be viewed on my newer android smartphone. Pls fix ...

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 5th comment

Is this to be sold in USA, unlike Z2 (at first, anyway)?
Seems so little different than Z2, one might ask "why bother"?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)
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franta123: Just to be pedantic:
the abbreviation for "continued" is "cont.", not "con't".
It should not bother me, but it does.

Better yet, cont'd.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Fantastic! Is the Company a subsidary of the NSA? What better way to open up your PC to the Internet.

I only have laptop (travel with it) and NAS at home. Can Younity use my NAS (hooked to router) in the same way?
When will an Android smartphone and tablet version be available?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 07:32 UTC
On article HTC One X Camera Review (76 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I like the standard black background better. Easier on the eyes when pixel peeping.

One X's camera is not very impressive for a flagship smartphone.

I find the camera very impressive (and convenient). My others are Sony HX30V and A55 with 5 excellent lenses. But for well-lit everyday shots, the One X is plenty good. And for 1080p video, it's also quite good. Yes, the other two are slightly better; but nowhere near as convenient or available.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
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