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On photo Towering in the Your City - Dark and Gloomy challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: Very nicely done. It's got that industrial kind of look.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
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maxnimo: I doubt that this lens can outsharp a Fujinon prime at F2.

"Well by trying most of them..."

Usually that isn't an objective test. It is good to hear an opinion based on actual *use*, at least.

That IR summary of the Lens Rentals test confirms this Leica is indeed outsanding: "the super-expensive Leica APO-Summicron bested every other lens in this test". I couldn't find anything like this - thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 05:29 UTC
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maxnimo: I doubt that this lens can outsharp a Fujinon prime at F2.

"the best lens in the world, optically"

That's quite some praise... how do you know it is the best in the world?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
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maxnimo: I doubt that this lens can outsharp a Fujinon prime at F2.

"Thats the 37 year old variant this is the new apo aspheric one with floating elements."

Aah, I see what you mean. I can't find any tests of the newer one, then.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
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maxnimo: I doubt that this lens can outsharp a Fujinon prime at F2.

"lenses are renowned for achieving extremely high MTF 50 numbers"

According to whose test, exactly? The only MTF test I could find of this 50mm Summicron was at Photozone, and according to that test it is outperformed even by Nikon's $200 50mm f1/8 G:

http://www.photozone.de/leicam/678-summicron50?start=1
http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/631-nikkorafs5018ff?start=1

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
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Danny: The problem is that all these expensive add-ons are for a mobile phone, and with all the technological developments on the mobile market, mobile phones have such a short lifespan these days.

Moto promised to keep the interface the same for a while across different models.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
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KoenDevisschere: My 2 cents:
They dumped the SD slot because people were using it to extend the storage capacity of their system. I know many people using a SD card as external harddrive for their photo's, video's etc. Of course Apple wants people to pay for an upgrade to the internal SSD drive, after they sold a kidney.

"When did you last upgrade? :)"

I believe I got my Thinkpad T530 about a year and a half ago.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 07:37 UTC
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KoenDevisschere: My 2 cents:
They dumped the SD slot because people were using it to extend the storage capacity of their system. I know many people using a SD card as external harddrive for their photo's, video's etc. Of course Apple wants people to pay for an upgrade to the internal SSD drive, after they sold a kidney.

Can't they buy an SSD from anywhere to upgrade it?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 07:01 UTC
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munro harrap: If you make something impracticable, people who NEED that facility wont buy it. THere should still be a proper RJ45 Ethernet port because wireless is ALWAYS slower and subject to positioning , interference etc, but they did away with it, as they did the CF slot... would YOU wirelessly download Adobe Premiere or Sierra OS? Or upload confidential or commercial files?
Now there are NO USB ports at all to put a card reader into! but 4 TB3 forcing you to buy adaptors at extra cost for all of the above. Schillier and Schillier!
The basis for purchase of MacBook Pros and the excuse for their cost is that everything works, that you can use them everywhere, and use everything with them, and this reality is being undermined by the manufacturers who now presume that, wait for it, they are just used as desktops adjacent to a wireless router, and that you want to go out and having already blown your life's savings on the machine, then pay a lot extra to be able to use it properly? Nein Danke!!

"Or upload confidential or commercial files?"

Sure. That's what cryptography is for.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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JHern: Awesome lens! Too bad it is practically useless on film SLRs.

Why?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
On article Google Panoramio to shut down on November 4 (60 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: They've actually quit a lot of projects they started.

Code, Checkout are two more.

I wonder how close they are to killing Plus.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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tjbates: I dropped WD years ago when they introduced a proprietary USB connector. Bad idea.

Which WD external drive had a proprietary connector?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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Nindy: This might pull me back to Andriod, I have been waiting for google to make their own premium handsets.

There have been Google-branded Android phones for as long as there have been Android phones. The first was the Android Dev Phone, succeeded by all the Nexus devices (a Google brand). At any rate, why does the branding matter?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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sh10453: The Honor 8 at $400 would be a good choice, and you can use your headphone and your micro SD cards too!!!
Do yourself a favor and take a look at its features. Then you'd never look at Apple phones again.

"What the heck is Honor 8?"

http://bfy.tw/7eTx

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 02:34 UTC

Ah, finally. The lens Nikon DX shooters have been clamoring for for over a decade - an 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 zoom.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'm really curious to see what Canon does with this at Photokina. If they speed it up and incorporate the viewfinder at a low price, it could be pretty successful. Of course there will be the usual DxO dynamic range graphs, etc, but looking at these shots, it's hard to see how an ordinary consumer, who just wants sharp pictures and too many megapixels, would be unhappy with the results.

"ordinary consumers" stopped buying cameras in general years ago.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
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ambercool: No photography means no photography. Why are some of you guys against this? If it's that big of a deal to take a photo we still have our cameras(existed way before cell phones) and film for press related things.

Voiding or not voiding the warranty does not change who owns the device. I owned it all along - they just ceased to have any responsibility for fixing it.

Anyway, the warranty is completely irrelevant to my point, as are software licenses or hardware patents or services provided by others.

A device can even be running licensed software on patented hardware that is fully in warranty yet *obeying commands only from me*. That's the way it should be. In fact, the opposite situation is typically considered a security vulnerability known as a "back door".

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:10 UTC
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ambercool: No photography means no photography. Why are some of you guys against this? If it's that big of a deal to take a photo we still have our cameras(existed way before cell phones) and film for press related things.

"You're still very ignorant. You don't control what you do on your device now do you? Clearly you don't. If you didn't know, now you do."

Really? I'm sitting in front of a Thinkpad running Linux. I have the root password and the passphrase to the filesystem encryption. Please explain how I do not control this device.

"You don't fully own your device. What you can and cannot do the company and carrier have control over that."

I have a Nexus 5 that I bought outright (receipt on hand) with an unlocked bootloader running Cyanogenmod. Please give me a specific example of something I cannot do on this device because the carrier won't let me. Please tell me who else owns *this device*.

"The fine print in your software and hardware agreements are extensive and very detailed to this fact."

I'm not at all talking about license agreements on the software that the device shipped with. And what is a "hardware agreement"? In my ~18 years in I.T. I've never heard of such a thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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ambercool: No photography means no photography. Why are some of you guys against this? If it's that big of a deal to take a photo we still have our cameras(existed way before cell phones) and film for press related things.

"When it stops you from videoing someone being beaten by the police, problem."

A very good example of why giving other people control over our devices is an utterly unacceptable compromise.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
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ambercool: No photography means no photography. Why are some of you guys against this? If it's that big of a deal to take a photo we still have our cameras(existed way before cell phones) and film for press related things.

"Saying it's your device and you can do anything with it..."

I *never* said people should be able to do anything they want with it without consequence. I only said the only person who should have control over the device is the device's owner. Super ignorant is not reading what you are arguing with.

If someone is photographing at a concert where the venue owners have requested that no photos be taken and security removes them, then more power to them.

"Art gallery type museums aren't going to turn people away with cell phones."

They absolutely do turn away people who *are actively photographing* things that the museum doesn't want photographed.

"Disabling media recording such as video or photography is a great compromise."

Giving anyone control over a device I own is an utterly unacceptable compromise.

"If you respect "no photography" private locations and zones then you should have no problem with this."

I respect "no photography" zones by respecting "no photography" zones.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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