pictureAngst

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fmian: Gamechanger.. photos still look flat and lifeless compared to the output from a $250 analog camera..

Oh no - please don't invoke another Gathering of the Pedants by using 'analog' to mean film!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:52 UTC

Integrating a DVD drive into the PlayStation - now THAT was a game changer.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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Tourlou: For a technology to be a game changer, it has to be within the reach of the people. Even the best technology will be a fail if no one can afford it.

The space shuttle was a game changer, but the last time I checked eBay, the starting bid for even the oldest model was still out of my reach.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:20 UTC

>>>Finally, Outex says the housing covers also have better longevity...

Hmm, mentioning the idea of housing failure - even with such a positive spin - is not exactly a good marketing strategy.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (738 comments in total)
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Marcin Mo111347cicki: And it's lighter than any m4/3 camera! If these trends continue, I'll have to swap systems, despite my feelings for oly and appreciaction of pana lenses.

You may want to factor in the additional weight of the lenses though. I've got Fuji and the lenses - while being fantastic - are likely to be significantly heavier than your MFT equivalent set.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)
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vinrouge0: That leaf shutter is going to allow for some very creative flash/ambients shots but doesn't get much of a mention so far. I understand most of the negative comments but it would be a very good travel/carry around camera for most people - not videographers though.

@Hachu21, high speed flash means you can use the flash on backlit subjects (such as a portrait shot where the sun is behind the subject) in strong daylight.

Without such a flash capability, you would need to reduce the shutter speed to expose the portrait properly, which would then over-expose the background.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (310 comments in total)
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twg: Why is 200-500 not included ??

I'm not sure, but I'll ask the person sitting next to me on my train - they might be in the Nikon lens testing team.

...nope, they're not in the team either - bad luck.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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ianp5a: And no screen on the back! That is so clever. Just like real film. So do you have to take the cartridge out and somehow develop it, before you are allowed to see what you have taken? Or maybe even send it away to a lab? Wouldn't 'that' be cool!

That'll be the Kodachrome digiFilm cartridge due out next year.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:22 UTC

For even more authenticity, if you open the back without selecting the 'rewind' feature, it could reprocess the last 36 images on the sd card to look severely overexposed.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:21 UTC as 71st comment
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PhotoKhan: Bim, bam, bang...It is THAT simple.

A moment before, it was a piece of seagrass, the moment after the q-tip wasn't probably there.

For those who keep making it about the gear, I can't think of a better example to demonstrate how it is actually about freezing light and time, while encapsulating a story, any story...

Bim, bam, bang...

...unless it's a full frame DSLR, in which case everything's normal.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Bim, bam, bang...It is THAT simple.

A moment before, it was a piece of seagrass, the moment after the q-tip wasn't probably there.

For those who keep making it about the gear, I can't think of a better example to demonstrate how it is actually about freezing light and time, while encapsulating a story, any story...

Bim, bam, bang...

If that's the sound your shutter makes, you need to get your camera serviced.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
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avicenanw: No need to upgrade to a Nikon D850.

Absolutely - imagine the embarrassement when you've set up your burger bounce box only to remember you no longer have a pop-up flash!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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pictureAngst: I'm waiting for the Burger King fanboys to start ranting.

Not to mention the KFC trolls - stand by for their usual my-14-piece-buckets-better-than-a-Gary-Fong rubbish.

@grock - like it!

KFC would do a whole YouTube marketing campaign off the back of it - imagine a chorus of Travolta impersonators singing 'Greased Lighting'....

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:13 UTC

I'm waiting for the Burger King fanboys to start ranting.

Not to mention the KFC trolls - stand by for their usual my-14-piece-buckets-better-than-a-Gary-Fong rubbish.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 20:05 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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GreatOceanSoftware: As soon as I get mine, I'm taking the mirror out.

Don't do it straight away in haste - give yourself time to reflect.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Why does DPReview ignores the a99II, the closest competition to the D850? No mention whatsoever of it.

Just to help clarify further...

dslR = Reflex = concatenation of Reflection = reflecting all light into VF prism
dslT = Translucent = partially reflecting light into VF prism

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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NickyB66: 2 please

@SRHEdD or configure a button for the DX Crop mode and get the same reach and almost the same res without carrying 2 bodies?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 08:05 UTC

I had a premonition of someone in a secondhand camera store of the future staring at this case and scratching their head - "so who was the 100th Ann and why was she so important?"

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 24th comment
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goblin: My first (Soviet) Zenit lasted till I gave it away. It probably still works.

My second (Russian) Zenit was purchased in the mid 90s at a Customs auction selling equipment seized from Russian tourists (there was one such auction every couple of months, always the same thing - binoculars, Zenits, and sometimes Minox 35 copies by Korsar or whatever the name was) lasted 12 shots.
The leatherette still had that typical Zenit smell of a cow not quite dead yet. The winding mechanism got stuck at frame 12, and that was it.

Could be a catchy marketing phrase there...

"12 shots, Zenit stops!'

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 22:02 UTC

Putting a hugely expensive camera and lens in hold luggage without adequate protection?

Result: Photography Darwinism in action.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 34th comment
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