zkz5

zkz5

Joined on Dec 1, 2011

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Triplet Perar: Samsung NX1? Wait a minute, Samsung produced system cameras? When was that, for how long?! What have I missed?

Welcome back. You may want to be sitting down for this, but not only did Samsung produce a camera system, it outlasted one of Nikon's...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:08 UTC
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walker2000: I know every companies want their own proprietor lens mounts. Besides that, what's the technical advantages of this DL mount that other existing mounts cannot do?

@walker2000:

"I thought a standard is open if you don't have to pay royalties although you have to be a member. I guess that's wrong?"

Look at the standards that make the Internet happen for good examples of truly open standards. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7230 - there's one right there. No royalties, no membership, no NDAs, no central authority deciding who may read & implement the standard or not.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
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walker2000: I know every companies want their own proprietor lens mounts. Besides that, what's the technical advantages of this DL mount that other existing mounts cannot do?

If I have to sign an NDA to see it then it isn't an open standard.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 03:22 UTC
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walker2000: I know every companies want their own proprietor lens mounts. Besides that, what's the technical advantages of this DL mount that other existing mounts cannot do?

Micro Four Thirds is not open. It is covered by patents which must be licensed and the specification is not publicly available.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 23:05 UTC

Another proprietary lens mount - just what the industry needed.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 04:26 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2 (114 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: No Dual-camera, No 3.5mm jack, No small bezels, No SD card, No way to change the baterry, No thanks, Google.

SD card and removable battery?? Has *anyone* made a phone with such things lately?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 21:23 UTC
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Andrew S10: Reading between the lines, I surmise that the deputy shot the photographer because he was jumpy; he saw something in the photographer's hand and didn't identify whether it was innocuous or not. I seriously doubt that the deputy is so incompetent as to not know the difference between a camera and a gun.

Law enforcement can't just shoot people out of suspicion that they might have a gun, they have to 1st have a gun & 2nd be using it unlawfully, e.g. threatening with it.

"In the dark? You expect the cop to tell a gun from a camera?"

Why on earth would you think it's OK to kill someone any time you can't figure out what they're doing?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 05:15 UTC
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tom42: Comes from not minding one's own business and interfering in a police action.

Police action is, by definition, the public's own business.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
On article Unsplash is (still) bad for photography (23 comments in total)
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zkz5: An ironic article given that Photoshelter is powered by software (WordPress, jquery, Apache traffic server) which is given away for free in much the same manner as the photos on Unsplash.

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Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Unsplash is (still) bad for photography (23 comments in total)

An ironic article given that Photoshelter is powered by software (WordPress, jquery, Apache traffic server) which is given away for free in much the same manner as the photos on Unsplash.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Aroart: Sorry but my Fuji 35 f2 will eat you for breakfast lunch and dinner with better build and less expensive .. Don't understand why M4/3 lenses are so over priced compared to Fuji...

Sorry but my Nikon 50mm F1.4g will eat you for breakfast lunch and dinner with better build and less expensive .. Don't understand why Fuji x mount lenses are so over priced compared to Nikon...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

"The vast majority of Android phones never receive an OS update."

That's not your original statement.

And like tkbslc said, in order for your comparison with an apple device to make any sense, you need to be comparing with something like a Nexus or Pixel, which have, in fact, received major OS updates for years after their release.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

Ok. But your original statement is still false.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 06:59 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

"If it works, and if the apps are made to work with it, then there really isn't any significant need to update to the latest operating system, is there?"

Security updates. And sooner or later new versions of the apps will inevitably stop working with it.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
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photogeek: Too bad it's Android. Android == no OS upgrades after you buy it, and garbage software.

"Android updates are often downgrades. Often something won't work correctly after the update (even(or in particular) when it is a Google phone)."

What didn't work correctly after updating for you, and on which Google phone? I've had a Pixel nearly since the release date.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:30 UTC
On article iOS 11 will cut photo, video size in half (82 comments in total)
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bartjeej: Would HEIF also allow even lower compression (or atleast, less lossy compression) than current low-compressed jpegs, or more than 8 bits, at sensible file sizes?

"Willl the day of mass-market lossless images be a thing?"

It has been a thing for around 20 years now thanks to PNG.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
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virtualreality: Creativity is no longer required for making interesting photographs. The camera will be smarter than you are.

For most people, creativity never had anything to do with it in the first place. They're trying to preserve a memory or communicate, not make a work of art. This is just a tool to get a job done.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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webber15: Who gives a ****!!

Around 166 million people, according to their IPO documents.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
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piratejabez: Very cool solution—I like it!

"Sure I could take a screenshot, or piece the images together in PS"

The later could be done programmatically, and I wouldn't really say that taking a screenshot was all that much work in the first place.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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piratejabez: Very cool solution—I like it!

Why? It doesn't even remotely work. The comments here are filled with people successfully copying the sample image using a variety of methods.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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