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On article Film Fridays: 20 film cameras worth buying right now (120 comments in total)

"20 film cameras worth buying right now"

That's a hilarious headline. I got a few others you could use.

20 rotary phones worth buying right now
20 floppy disks worth buying right now
20 best movies on laser disc
20 best movies worth renting at Blockbuster Video

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2020 at 03:30 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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dgumshu: They must just pick any high random number for pricing... and people pay it :-)


People pay it? No they don't. When was the last time you were at a camera store and saw someone buy a Leica product? When was the last time you saw someone walking around with a Leica camera? The only time I've seen someone walking around with Leica gear was years ago and his main purpose seemed to be to show it off and let everyone know he was better than all the Canon/Nikon/Sony users present. So yeah, they can pick random pricing, but they'll never be more than a niche company.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 16:45 UTC
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hfolkertsma: Seeing a lot of armchair-expert comments from people that have never even HELD an S camera. Leica’s will always bring out the same uninformed crowd. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

The output of the previous generation camera was beautiful, this one will no doubt be another stunning performer and a joy to use.

Yes, everyone is uninformed except you. It's always amusing to see people on here denigrate others while trying to elevate their own "expertise" in the same breath. Leica is for rich snobs who think their sh*t don't stink. No matter how great the images it produces, $20k for a crappy camera like this is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 16:42 UTC
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Photoman: What does FAA mean...Fools And A s s holes...

"Looks like the `New World Order` are gonna rake in $billions with these draconian measures" Hahaha hilarious and so dramatic! Everything is a conspiracy to screw *YOU* the little guy! Public safety means nothing. The most important thing in the world is YOU and your ability to fly your dangerous projectile toy.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 20:37 UTC
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JackM: Yeah I will not be complying.

Great plan! You should only comply with laws that you agree with and like. That's how society works!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 20:28 UTC

Personally, I will never ever "rent" any software. It doesn't matter if it's Adobe, Microsoft, Google, or whoever makes it. If people let this ridiculous trend continue then soon we won't be able to buy any of the major pieces of software out there. These big companies are not stupid. When they see Adobe report massive profits from their software rental scheme, they'll be like "Hey, we should do that too!"

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 05:07 UTC as 29th comment | 10 replies
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EXkurogane: My interpretation: "Our upcoming new cameras will not beat Canon but we have a very good excuse for this." πŸ™ƒ

Anyway, PS5 still make them more money than cameras or their own Sony phones so it's a decision that makes sense.

The same Canon that's been repackaging the same mediocre sensors in every camera for like 7 years now? That Canon? Yeah, no one can beat THAT! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 05:02 UTC

I always wonder when I see this kind of headline, who are these lenses for??

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 02:06 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

I used to be a Canon user, but moved on to a different brand years ago. I got tired of waiting for them to get into the mirrorless market or at least come out with a better sensor instead of reusing the same mediocre one in every camera for several years.

Anyway, although I would never move back to Canon I wish them well. More competition is always better for the people who actually buy these expensive toys.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 22:12 UTC as 66th comment
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Big Sonyfan: "illegally flying UAVs and who are putting other people at risk."

That sounds good, but is vague and open to abuse. Flying a drone 200 feet above someone could been seen as putting them at risk.
And since they can fine and confiscate drones "on the spot", the onus is shifted to the drone owner to prove he is not committing any offenses. In other words, they can punish you and you are guilty until you prove your innocence.

In this age of "drone paranoia" we are close to the point where anyone can complain with little reason and your drone will be confiscated and you will be fined. The police make some money, the person stops complaining and drone operators pay for it all.

Why do we need drones at all? They're obviously putting people in danger even when it's not intentional. A few years ago we didn't have these stupid drones flying around and nobody complained. Now all these idiot drone "advocates" are all gung-ho about their drone flying rights. Like being allowed to fly your stupid drone is suddenly a basic human right to these idiots. This is why they should've never left any unlicensed drones fly at all in the first place. You let people do something stupid long enough and they'll get so used to it that you'll never be able to take it away from them!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 20:31 UTC
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NDT0001: Good. The laws should be tough on un-licensed operators. I have seen so much stupidity around hobbyist drone use, including delaying emergency helicopter deployment due to drone presence. The naive attitudes should be no excuse and flying drones in restricted airspace or locations should be as tough as they are proposing. Un-authorised drone use usually means users don't have a basic grasp on the rules and the reason for their implementation.

Hilarious reply. Not all drone flyers break the rules so there should be NO rules, right? They should make the laws as strict as possible.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 20:27 UTC

This drone nonsense has gone on long enough. They should just ban all drones outright and be done with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 20:25 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies

Every time there's an article about Adobe on here I see a lot of hard opinions for and against the company. Many people are still very angry at them about the whole subscription model thing. Personally, I would never rent any software, but that's just me. I'm not against other people doing it though and it's been a profit boon for Adobe. My issue with this business model is the fact that we're getting to the point where every software and entertainment company now expects a never ending stream of cash flowing to them from our bank accounts every month. It wouldn't be such a big problem if they offered the option of either buying or renting, but of course we all know how most people would choose. I can see some sort of legislation in certain countries in the future where they force companies to offer both a rent-able and buy-able product.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 21:24 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

The specs on this lens look very interesting, but I'm not familiar with this ZY Optics company or the quality of their products.

Also, it says the lens is fully manual. I assume that includes aperture control? Good luck trying to see anything beyond 1x magnification and F8 or lower (have to use small aperture to get decent DoF). I shoot only live insects and spiders using 1-1.5x magnification and aperture range of F11-F13, so would this lens be of any use to me? I've tried a couple of manual lenses before (meaning no auto focus), but never one where the camera couldn't control the aperture.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 00:12 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

So their defense is that everybody's doing it and that makes it not illegal? (It is in fact illegal.) And the second part of their defense is, why are you picking on us? Go pick on a big box retail chain. I have no interest in any of it, but it's certainly a strange/comical approach.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 06:55 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies

$6,000 laptop for max specs. Hilarious.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 21:33 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

So they're adding a "feature" that every other platform has had since forever? Awesome, I'm going to sign up with Apple right away!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 21:31 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

I feel bad for anyone still investing in Thunderbolt tech when even Intel has more or less given up on it. Reminds me of the days when Apple and a few other companies were pushing FireWire, which died the same slow death too. USB is where the future is really.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 23:16 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies

A pro and his money are soon parted.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 00:31 UTC as 234th comment
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Marek R: These data exposures that we hear so often nowadays are controlled by agencies controlled by network of secret services.
Secret services are also controlled.
Officially by governments but in reality by key workers that are members of secret societies.
They work in every important companies, think tanks or governt agencies.
Why they keep collecting all this enormous amount of data and than still even more should be the question that is being asked.
You all will find out some time in the future but it will be to late than.
The perfect prison built by selfish, entertainment absorbed slave of global system.
Who is to blame - look to sentence above.
It was all 'prophesied'.

After reading your post I'm going to start wearing TRIPLE layer tin foil on my head. Seriously, not single or double, but TRIPLE layer!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 01:07 UTC
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