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CCD FTW: Why wouldn't the lens be fixable?

"An egg has only 2 parts" you say but I can think of 4 obvious ones so I guess you've never broken an egg.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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David Rosser: " so we reached out to Nikon for confirmation" - What is wrong with " so we contacted Nikon for confirmation" ? One word replaces four and is much more comprehensible.

"So we asked Nikon ...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
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Marty4650: It is just a matter of time before someone invents an iPhone holder that looks just like a Nikon D810. You simply slide your phone into a slot on the side of this handsome device, and then you can enjoy all the superior handling characteristics of a real camera, while impressing your friends and family.

Maybe not aNikon D810 but it wouldn't be a bad idea to be able to use the screen, processing power and comms of a smartphone in a dumb mirrorless camera body. You may argue that would be awkward to receive phone calls but that would be on the linked smart watch. The watch could do remote control too and so on ...

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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Mark Turney: I'm sorry but these "make my cell phone into a real camera" accessories are ailly. If you're hell-bent on carrying another accessory, then just carry a Sony RX100 or Ricoh GR. They're not much bigger and give infinitely better IQ.

I have the Ricoh GR but I can't seem to find the slot for a SIM card. Can you help me?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
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Photoreader: Great work and congratulations to Brett for idea and execution. Though I'd prefer the film running a tad slower, maybe even 1/2 speed for some takes. It would match my feelings I have about wood better. But I think like that about most modern films and movies. Just too much hecticness.

I think this has been done before though I can't remember where I've seen it. Anyone remember? Not to take anything away from the present example which is well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Kodak 620 folding brownie around 1950 like this one:
http://www.brownie-camera.com/94.shtml

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 399th comment
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ogl: It's just 24/2.8 FF lens analogue in terms of DOF.

So true, you need at least FF to throw those distant galaxies out of focus ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using Mac for 7 years now and to this day never use iPhoto. I tried it for 10 mins years ago and was turned off by the fact it doesn't allow you to determine your own folder structure. No, Apple...you do not know better than me how to organize my own workflow.

You can use your own folder structure within iPhoto or you can have your photos in folders outside iPhoto and reference them. I'm always puzzled by these statements coming from people who say they don't use the program. However iPhoto is discontinued and the article is about Photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 07:22 UTC
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steelhead3: Tell Sony to come to Oregon and be safer from these natural disasters....with 12,000 workers laid off from Intel we have plenty of experienced workers available.

+1 for the really big one, though I think the ensuing tsunami will also affect Japan.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)
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Saman Shamim: I never liked the rangefinder cameras because of their viewfinder placement. I can't stand a viewfinder that is on the side. It's not about functionality, it's just a visual thing. Viewfinder must be in the center of the back or my brain gets irritated. Do I have OCD or something? I can't look at picture #5 more than 5 seconds!

Central eyepiece is not mandatory on SLR as exemplified by the Olympus PEN F/FT. The eyepiece was not quite on the far left but obviously it could have been if the designer had so chosen.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (188 comments in total)

Nobody cares how hard you worked:

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2011/05/no-one-cares-how-hard-you-worked.html

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:49 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Apple reveals Photos beta for developers (125 comments in total)
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FocusPuller: Aperture users should look into Capture One Pro 8. Very good and very Mac-friendly. I think Apple made a BIG mistake abandoning Aperture users and steering them to LR. Very fishy.

Or MediaPro for photo management.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
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LKJ: "Lenstag maintains a database of a user’s lens, camera body and accessory serial numbers and then trolls the web looking for photos..."

Trawls, surely!

Trolling and trawling are both OK in this context.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 UTC

How do they handle photos from cameras/lenses that have been in multiple ownership?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Connected cameras of the future: Crossover solutions (25 comments in total)

Why not put 3,5,7 or 57 phone camera units on the back of a phone and integrate the pictures in various ways? There seems to be no problem with doing this with sequential photos so why not with multiple simultaneous photos. Multiple small sensors would give greater resolution/ dynamic range/depth of focus effects and so on without adding greatly to the thickness of the phone/digicam. Any opinions?

My other suggestion would be 64 phone cam units on the back of an iPad equipped with tripod socket and built-in black cloth, call it the f64Pad.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 18th comment
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review (212 comments in total)
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VladimirV: Excellent review and I like tht you went into detail of how great and photographer focused the controls actually are.

All the people obsessiong over tiny differences in noise, DR or any other numbers between this and the Nikon A or any other camera miss the point.
If you pick any of the GR cameras up it will put a smile to your face and you will want to go out and take pictures. This is how good the camera feels in your hand, it will inspire you and by having al controlls easily accessible you will experiment (and by this learn) more. People forget that the handling and feel of a camera is way more important than numbers.

I believe "...will put a smile on your face" should have "(c) Ricoh" attached to it 😉

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review (175 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Fascinating X10-X20 comparison shots on page 8.

I resized from 4000 to 2000 pixel baseline, nudged the X10 contrast up by 20%. The images then looked identical to me. I would say, also, that at 100% full resolution the smudging artifacts were worse for the X20 than for the X10.

In all, I can't say I'm sold on X-trans for this sensor size at least.

In dpr tests the X10 at 6MP DR400 trumps every other camera (ie not just compacts) I have tried in the "comparator". Maybe the tests are faulty but the X10 dynamic range is very good in my experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:59 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review (175 comments in total)
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flysurfer: Where are the Dynamic Range charts?

But you did include dynamic range in the X10 review and it is outstanding at 6 MP.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 07:06 UTC
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