Jylppy

Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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Truly amazing stuff! Has anyone tried their GitHub code (Python 3.6)?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 02:49 UTC as 9th comment

Yeah, mergers are always "great" for customer and competition...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 02:42 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (788 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Looks a nice & capable camera, but I think this category of cameras should shoot 4k video. For a DSLR I do not care about video at all, but this camera is not a DSRL replacement, but a "casual upgraded smartphone camera".

And yes, I shoot Canon and like Canon products.

@monkeybrain, you are right about the relative difficulty of processing/editing videos vs. photos. I was more thinking this camera as "better smartphone camera" and videos are must have in those use cases. But the reality is that most of those videos are for quick sharing through SNS services and even 1080p is often "an overkill"...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (788 comments in total)

Looks a nice & capable camera, but I think this category of cameras should shoot 4k video. For a DSLR I do not care about video at all, but this camera is not a DSRL replacement, but a "casual upgraded smartphone camera".

And yes, I shoot Canon and like Canon products.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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mpb002: All directions appear to point to one last major player that will dominate the camera industry as a whole. And that’s Canon. The remaining camera makers will probably be around, including Nikon on a much lower scale. Sad to see a once dominsnt brand throughout the industry now on its way to becoming a shadow of it’s former prominence in the industry.

As a Canon user I hope never there will be a situation where single company is clearly dominant in camera business. Competition is the only thing that keeps corporate greed at bay.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:50 UTC

The Pixel Shifting aka "Super-Resolution" mode is cool although it works only with static subjects. I wish they good really improve the EVF though. Otherwise a great launch.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 02:42 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

DPR, please make a review of Lightroom alternatives atm. While I like Lightroom, I do not want to pay so much since I don't use LR so much. LR6 will do for me still for long time, but eventually Adobe stops updating LR6 with new camera support.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 05:14 UTC as 50th comment
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EvilTed: @panther fan

Snapshots don't do anything if the hardware fails.
Repeat after me, RAID is NOT backup.
You need 3 copies of your data, with one of them being offsite ;)

@EvilTed, yes, you need at least 3 copies of the data and NAS is handy to serve as one of those. RAID can protect against HDD failures, but not against (RAID) controller failures. I have copies on 3 different physical locations and on 10 different physical media, using 3 different backup methods to eliminate systemic failure.

Snapshots are very handy too. Users are more unreliable than HW / SW....

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
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Jylppy: Hmmn. The system uses Btrfs filesystem. I thought Btrfs Raid 5/6 is still classified as "experimental" in Linux Kernel? Btrfs Raid 1 runs stable and with Btrfs one can make 2+ disks RAID1 setups and that it robust. Only issue is that with Raid1 you are locked to 50% space efficiency.

@kelpdiver, I have tried to agree with you all the time , that's why I got so confused from your response. ;-D

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
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Jylppy: Hmmn. The system uses Btrfs filesystem. I thought Btrfs Raid 5/6 is still classified as "experimental" in Linux Kernel? Btrfs Raid 1 runs stable and with Btrfs one can make 2+ disks RAID1 setups and that it robust. Only issue is that with Raid1 you are locked to 50% space efficiency.

@kelpdiver. Btrfs Wiki is THE official Wiki page for the Btrfs project. Certainly more up-to-date information is available at the devs mailing list if you have time and competence to dive deep into development discussions.

My point is that if the devs consider their product unstable or "mostly OK" that is still far away from being production stable (as ZFS is).

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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Jylppy: Hmmn. The system uses Btrfs filesystem. I thought Btrfs Raid 5/6 is still classified as "experimental" in Linux Kernel? Btrfs Raid 1 runs stable and with Btrfs one can make 2+ disks RAID1 setups and that it robust. Only issue is that with Raid1 you are locked to 50% space efficiency.

@kepldiver, pls quote better sources than: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Status.

--snip --
RAID56
Some fixes went to 4.12, namely scrub and auto-repair fixes. Feature marked as _mostly_ OK for now. _Preliminary_ patches to fix the write hole have been posted.
--snip--

Sounds all but "production-ready".

@Miksto, pls note there is HUGE difference between Btrfs RAID1 and RAID 56 what comes to stability. Single disk Btrfs and Btrfs RAID1 have been mature and stable for years. I have used it myself 5 years in three file servers and never had a single problem. But RAID56 is not "production-ready" yet in the sense the term is used normally (in conservative way). Quoting SUSE to make Btrfs a default filesystem is not a valid argument since RAID56 is NOT a default configuration in SUSE.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
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Jylppy: Hmmn. The system uses Btrfs filesystem. I thought Btrfs Raid 5/6 is still classified as "experimental" in Linux Kernel? Btrfs Raid 1 runs stable and with Btrfs one can make 2+ disks RAID1 setups and that it robust. Only issue is that with Raid1 you are locked to 50% space efficiency.

@miksto, You don’t know what you are talking about. Btrfs RAID5/6 has very recently had serious data-loss bugs that are “mostly fixed”. Just check the Btrfs RAID56 status page. It’s definitely not something ready for serious production use. https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/RAID56

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:08 UTC

Hmmn. The system uses Btrfs filesystem. I thought Btrfs Raid 5/6 is still classified as "experimental" in Linux Kernel? Btrfs Raid 1 runs stable and with Btrfs one can make 2+ disks RAID1 setups and that it robust. Only issue is that with Raid1 you are locked to 50% space efficiency.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 06:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 14 replies

Holy crap! The video quality is still on the low side but this system has potential.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 06:21 UTC as 3rd comment

"Highly illegal" and yet DPR celebrates it by posting it here. Keep up with your "high"-standards...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 06:17 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Thoughts: I would like a portable hard drive can copy photos from memory cards without the PC as I dislike carrying laptops. I can dream... :)

@David, the "WD My Passport Wireless Pro" does not support other than SD cards without external adapters and is not particularly rugged... Again. WD aims to the general consumer market and does not understand photographers' needs.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 02:20 UTC
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Petak: What makes it particularly suited for photographers? Does it have slot for backing up memory cards directly? Does it have a battery? Why don't you just post it as an add instead of coming up with such simple hooks?

As I see this, the product is borderline useless. Integrate card reader, battery and smart auto-backup for memory cards and you have a "product for photographers". This product requires a laptop and laptops have internal hard drives for images/videos. What if WD would actually interview an photographer before making a product for them.

This product is supply-driven vs. demand-driven.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
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Internet Enzyme: Canon has successfully flooded the front page with announcement. An obvious response to the D850

That was my very first thought too.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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steelhead3: Does Canon do photo stacking automatically like Nikon and Olympus?

For any serious focus stacking you want to use dedicated software on PC/Mac like Zerene-Stacker. Those are very computing intensive algorithms and cameras just don't have powerful-enough hardware. As said, some cameras only do the Focus Bracketing - not Focus Stacking (combining the photos).

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Despite all of the protests from the Nikon faithful - history will show that this was one of the last gasps for cameras with 'flappy mirror things' inside.

The game is almost up - the writing is on the wall.

One last hurrah for the FF DSLR and it's outdated technology. The Spruce Goose of DSLRs.

The path to the future is clear - not everyone wants to admit it yet - but the smart money in the room has already sold their DSLR lens collections, before their value crashes. You know who you are Lloyd Chambers!

By all means rage against the inevitable future - I'll pop back in a few years and link you to this post as a reminder that you were told it was coming.

For now - enjoy your new Nikon, and that legacy flappy mirror thingy...

I am glad you have found a system that fits to _your_ needs. But do not assume others "are stupid" since they have decided differently. Every year I evaluate mirrorless models from Sony and Fuji, and yet those do not match my needs. It's a conscious choice. It's funny how you elevate yourself to a higher chair by naming yourself an "early adopter" as if that would somehow made your choice better for others too.

I am certain someday I will use a FF mirrorless camera, but that someday is not here yet since mirrorless cameras do not perform well enough on those parameters that matter to _me_.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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