locke_fc

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"...including an option to enable focal length-dependent minimum shutter speed in ISO Auto..."

AT LAST! What took you so long, Fuji? This is basic for ISO Auto.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

I absolutely loved my LX3. Still do, but stopped using it a while ago when I realised its sensor didnt' cut it any more, sadly. Great little compact that I brought along in many travels.
I was disappointed when Panny didn't give the LX5 sensor the update I was expecting.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 07:08 UTC as 23rd comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

It's probably been mentioned before, but Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer has a really funny piece about this kind of 'revolutionary' announcements.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 08:39 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoKhan: Simply stunning.

...and an apt "reality check" to those who happily keep claiming some shots are "photoshopped" just because they don't understand how Nature can, indeed, provide us with mind-boggling scenarios like the ones depicted.

To be honest, there's not that much differnce between using ND filters for long exposures and retouching the images afterwards. Both are fine with me.

If you were to capture what Nature provides without an ND filter, you wouñdn't get the same results the photographer has.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 08:11 UTC

The gallery could probably lose three or four photos that are too similar to the others, but great images all the same.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 08:06 UTC as 21st comment

Apple is definitely losing its way across the board, maybe for good. No innovation, poor design decisions, bad quality control...

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 08:36 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Great lens, no doubt, but look at the size of that thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:34 UTC as 9th comment
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locke_fc: Well said, Dan. The world is increasingly f*cked up and we need, more than ever in recent history, trained professionals to help us understand what's happening.

@Drive: The very fact that the image elicits such a strong emotional response in some people means it's more effective at helping them understand what happened than just reading a few lines about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
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locke_fc: Well said, Dan. The world is increasingly f*cked up and we need, more than ever in recent history, trained professionals to help us understand what's happening.

We need all of those, probably. As for the images, not necessarily sharper.

If viewing his kind of images doesn't help you understand, or you simply can't take it, don't assume they are of no value to others.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:34 UTC

Well said, Dan. The world is increasingly f*cked up and we need, more than ever in recent history, trained professionals to help us understand what's happening.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:15 UTC as 138th comment | 6 replies
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pepebe: This photograph documents especially that no one helped the russian ambassador not even the photographer. So is journalism more important than helping if you already decided to not care about your own life in this situation? Is this really the point to point on? What is the moral of your article?

How exactly were people supposed to help the ambassador when the killer was standing right next to him and holding a gun? Would you have helped?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
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Aroart: Sony, put a touch me screen and a bit of a grip and you would make alot more people happy.. oh and give it a $699 price tag... screw the view finder.. Oh wait, Panasonic just gave us that..

Those problems would be easily avoided by disabling the touch screen if you don't find it useful.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 08:30 UTC

Bad move to make the announcement as "at least US buyers ". What about the other buyers?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 8th comment

Pocket-sized drone - Great, I hope it pans out.

Selfie - Nope, sick of that fad.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (306 comments in total)

For me the answer is, unbelievably after 5 models released, none of them.
And it's not because I've not considered the RX100 many times. But Sony has done little or nothing to improve the ergonomics and shooting experience.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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Mateus1: Well, I would never pay in 2016/17 for camera with tiny 1/4 size sensor (of FF) and paying mad $2000 body that is also heavier and bigger then most APS-C (including X-T2) which cost $300-600 less and offer similar features (X-T2, A6500) or better (D500), including FF cameras (K1, A7II, 6D, D750) that all are also cheaper. Why should I buy M1mk2 for landscape (and have to use crop 3:2 that worsen IQ) if all new Fuji, Sony APS-C and a few FF are better and cheaper? For pro sport shooting or BIF? Really? D500 will eat M1mk2 and it's also cheaper. Even X-T2 would be better option. For street, wedding? Cheaper Fujis with bigger sensor and smaller/same size bodies with apertures on lenses can't be bitten by pricely M1mk2. Studio? Give me a brake. M1mk2 could tempt me only if the price is no higher then $1200. No way in 2017 with tiny 1/4 size sensor and such amazing competition on the market with lower prices. I think Oly counts I am blind or unreasonable.
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@DLGW: Only people who are heavily invested in m4/3 "understand" (meaning pretend it's ok) that this camera is $2,000.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:22 UTC
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Abdallah II: Warning: Dont watch this if you are having food or drink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XSC_UG5_kU

Lol!
That guy is known as "el risitas" (giggles). He became really famous in Spain in the 00s for making this kind of appearances in the talk show in the clip. I can't remember if some of the stories were actually funny, but of course it didn't matter because he was side-splitting anyway.

Perfectly suited for Apple's port/dongle debacle.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
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sh10453: Corporate arrogance of this kind has always lead to disasters.
This reminds me of a General Motors vise president who once said (in answering a question about what customers really want): "Who the hell is the customer!!! We are GENERAL MOTORS; we design and make the cars, the customer buys them".
Eventually, that mentality lead the giant GM to bankruptcy.

Huawie is already eating the new iPhone for lunch after apple decided to drop the micro SD slot and the headphones port, in addition to the iPhone 7 list of problems.
Just Google iPhone 7 issues and sagging sales.

It's stupid, arrogant, and naive to underestimate the power of the customer. You are nothing; you are dead without the customer.

"Except of course that Apple has a consistent record of telling its customers what they want before they knew they wanted it."

So did GM back at the time, probably.

Past record means nothing when you string a succession of partially tone-deaf releases and QC failures that alienate an increasing proportion of your user base.
It wouldn't matter so much for many other brands, but it definitely does for Apple, who's always targeted upmarket customers (by way of their prices) on the basis of clever desing, frictionless user experience and "it just works".

Then again, maybe I'm wrong and the Apple brand is much stronger than that.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
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locke_fc: I don't know. Apple needs to understand most people hate cables, dongles, adaptors and external devices in general.
Way more cumbersome (to worry about not forgetting when leaving home, to pack when travelling) than an SD card sticking out from a slot.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 15:30 UTC

I don't know. Apple needs to understand most people hate cables, dongles, adaptors and external devices in general.
Way more cumbersome (to worry about not forgetting when leaving home, to pack when travelling) than an SD card sticking out from a slot.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:13 UTC as 195th comment | 2 replies
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