dmartin92

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What happens if I don't register my image on their site, but someone else registers my image in their name ?

Happily, it wouldn't really mean that I lost the copyright.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 06:53 UTC as 11th comment

One interesting thing is that I clearly recall that ten years ago in the forums there were often "full frame is dead" discussions.

At that time, it wasn't clear what the future would be. But now, ten years later, it is clear, full frame is not dead. Medium format may even have a future. But at the least, full frame is here to stay.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)
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Dennis: I know the whole thing represents the frenetic pace of the city, but it seemed like 1/3 of the time was spent in annoying zoom transitions ... I gave up on it a minute in. It reminded me too much of hyperactive kids videos designed for miniscule attention spans. Otherwise, some good footage in those small bursts.

Frankly, at a minute, you got farther than I did. I see plenty of stuff I like, so if there's something that's annoying me, I don't waste my time waiting too long for it to get better.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 21:20 UTC

I would think the reason it is expensive is because they wouldn't be selling many of them. Not enough customers. But in theory, per unit, it would be cheaper to manufacture, if the production quantities equalled that of a color camera.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 35th comment

Oddly, I too upgraded from a 10D to a 1D Mark II.

I was one of the first people to buy a 1D Mark II, in May 2004, and it was only in November 2015 that I bought a new DSLR, a 6D.

The only issue I had with the 1D was dust. Otherwise, a great camera. Oh, but a bit heavy.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 64th comment
On photo spain (221) in the Spoof challenge (9 comments in total)

Yeah, I was shocked to see it too. It's the image on the coffee machine in my office. Or very, very much like it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Within a few years these things will probably need a license to operate, even for recreational users. They are just a snoopers tool in the wrong hands, let alone a possible terrorist weapon, as we have already seen in some locales in the middle east theatre, let alone close prom flying to aircraft, these drones are a menace. If one approached my land I would happily take the thing down and track the operator and show him the error of his ways.

"within a few years"... lots of things would be illegal if they could have been nipped in the bud before they became too popular. And drones may already be too popular to require a license. In fact, probably, they already are. 2016, that's when they really went big time.

"In a few years", a license, I don't think so.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: Why is this news? There have been portable SSDs for longer than I can count. I guess anything is news these days when there is no news and something needs to be news..

Well, I wouldn't want to debate whether it really is news, but the short answer is because it's from Western Digital, and it's their first product like this. They're a big player, and that's probably why it's being called news.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 17:15 UTC

I have been recently seeing that I like 4K video. But this talk of 8K video, it's starting to look like what happened with still images and the endless increase in pixels...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 9th comment
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (199 comments in total)
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M Chambers: Still no expandable storage. Google wants to squeeze every last drop out the consumer making them pay more for larger internal storage.

You'd think they would have learned from the mistakes of others.

The Cloud is a better backup. I would not want to have 128 gigs of storage available to me and then leave the phone on a bus and lose a ton of photos from the last 18 months .

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 18:56 UTC

I remember a few years some guy in the forums spouting a lot of techno babble and telling me I was an idiot because I remained skeptical, and reluctant to just accept what he was saying about pixel size. He seemed like he knew a real, real lot. An engineer in the sensor business. Lots of other folks in the forum too seemed to think that I should just believe everything he said. He knew soooo much. The text written above about this new Casio product contradicts what he was saying.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 9th comment
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)

Thanks for these photos. I have been searching the Web via Google Images, and I find some images from Google Pixel phone, but not a lot. You have made the decision much easier.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 23rd comment

There was a mention of real-world samples once the weather gets better. I would be interested in seeing them.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 19:58 UTC as 6th comment
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newe: So much for a phone...and yet there are so many who lose their photos because they don't back anything up. We just got back from summer holidays and met people in a number of different places who couldn't wait for this phone to be released. It didn't matter what the cost was. Then ask them if they have a backup plan. Answer was always no. Same holds true for android...hardly anybody backs their photos up. How about getting a lesser phone and using the savings to get a backup system going; QNAP, Synology or whatever.

The last truth is that while there may be many more people taking pictures than ever, the vast majority will be lost forever without a proper backup plan.

Whatever phone you choose, enjoy it, but don't take for granted the memories you may have on it. The phone may be disposable in the end, but the photos and videos are likely not.

Oddly, my camera phone photos are backed up better than anything else, via Google Photos. As soon as the phone has a Wifi connection, it starts working.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Yeah, it's fine. I like it. Maybe in a few months I'll go back to the old color scheme, if I start getting nostalgic, but this seems better for now. Nice change, seems more modern.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 296th comment

Funny... it says it will work with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows Vista.

But it doesn't mention Windows 7.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Much talked about at CES 2016... then forgotten about, later fully discontinued. My prediction.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 19:54 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)
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dmartin92: I read too that for the music industry vinyl is making a slight comeback. I don't doubt that that is true, and this Super 8 product, it will find a few customers that will be happy with their purchase, but in both cases, the "ceiling" for the level of success that these products can hope to obtain, it's not high. But maybe they can make some money.

But vinyl records wear out. It may be growing, because it is coming back from near death, but I stand by my belief that its top end of popularity will soon be reached. Yes, statistically, it's growing, but don't expect this growth to continue forever.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)

I read too that for the music industry vinyl is making a slight comeback. I don't doubt that that is true, and this Super 8 product, it will find a few customers that will be happy with their purchase, but in both cases, the "ceiling" for the level of success that these products can hope to obtain, it's not high. But maybe they can make some money.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:29 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply

This is a bit interesting. I'd bet they'll still be making a bundle even after the 40% price cut. Long term, the price of medium format will come down.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:27 UTC as 36th comment
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