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This looks lovely for adaptation. Where's the AF m4/3 adapter for Nikon?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:14 UTC as 20th comment

Given the average smartphone user seems to take upwards of 20 photos a day, we're going to have a new RSI category coming if this takes off. :P

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 50th comment

I'd rather take a side opening bag like the recent Peak Design bag. This one requires a hand to hold it when off, it seems.

Mindshift/Think Tank's rotation design adds weight and bulk.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:32 UTC as 10th comment

The 20L backpack looks good - I've been a fan of side-openers that completely open at the side, vs a small flap like the ones on the Lowepro Fastpacks.

30L needs a better waist-belt though.

And holy cow, the 20L early bird offers are all gone already!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 06:43 UTC as 10th comment
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vscd: It's always awkward to see "up to 100 MB/s" and the small "C10" which guaranties 10MB/s, only. Why not C30? Can't the SDCard assure at least 30% of the nominal speed? Hmm.

Because there is no Speed Class higher than 10, so even if it was truly faster, manufacturers can only stamp SC10 on their cards.

Similarly, for UHS cards, the fastest is the U3 class. Even if it were capable of a U10 rating, manufacturers can only print U3 at the time of manufacture, until a higher speed class is ratified.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 03:10 UTC

Whatever you guys do, please don't implement infinity scrolling.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:34 UTC as 127th comment
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nwcs: Very happy to have the white background be permanent. Any class in usability of human factors or any UX background shows that black text on white background is easier to read. But for those who prefer the opposite, nothing's stopping you.

I have no idea why that keeps on being taught - I find for long reading sessions, the opposite is better.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
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tom1234567: I relay relay hope more people sign up for the beta Affinity,
and test it to the limits, because Serif is very good at producing updates quickly
and I think after 12mths it will be favoured over Lightroom
Just my opinion
Tom G

Yea, it looks like more of a Photoshop replacement, which is cool, but I'm more eager for a Lightroom replacement. PS is still good, but LR is ugh.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:08 UTC
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PedroMZ: One should bare in mind the huge carbon footprint of this type of photography. Fortunately few people can afford it.

I hope you don't own a car then, and are taking public transport wherever you go.

Small drones have much less of a carbon footprint compared to many other activities, it's one of the smaller concerns compared to the others (like safety).

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: Enjoyment and recall are two different things. Also, it's one thing to take a few snapshots, it's entirely another thing to practically view the entire experience through your mobile phone. And, from a research standpoint, it's a very difficult thing to measure anyway because of the difficulty in controlling for confounding variables and setting up a proper test vs. control design. Here's what I do know: when I go to a concert or event for my kid, I enjoy taking a few pictures to preserve the memory. However, I find it incredibly strange when others take our their iPhones, and view the entire event on that 3" screen instead of just watching it "live" in front of them. I also find it strange that people in museums take pictures of paintings. Why? Also, food...again, why? What exactly are you going to do with those pictures??

Food is simple - sometimes you want to remember what you had!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 03:39 UTC
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yslee1: Bleah, we have a lot of lenses in the 12mm area, where's something wider?

Like for like please; rectilinears are more useful in general, except for winning photo competitions.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:10 UTC

Bleah, we have a lot of lenses in the 12mm area, where's something wider?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:40 UTC as 137th comment | 4 replies
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straylightrun: A 24mm f/2.8 equiv for $1300? That is madness.

How can Micro Four Third lenses be more expensive than FF?

" pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but we'll keep you posted."

Where in the world did you get the price?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
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photogeek: What's with the goofy names? Why not call it Zen, or at least Zen Phone? Why mutilate a perfectly good English word? At least in Apple's case "i" stands for "internet".

Because there're a ton of products with the Zen moniker. There's the phone, the tablet, laptops, and small AIO desktop computers.

Edit: I forgot the watch and the cute little "robot" as well.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

Ugh, I thought Snapbridge would be a bit smarter - stay on Bluetooth to maintain a connection, auto-switch to Wifi when the volume of data it needs to transfer becomes too much for the Bluetooth connection to handle.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply

Rest in peace, Michael. Thanks for everything.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 155th comment
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (88 comments in total)

With those speeds, why isn't this a PRO card?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 05:46 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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Kiwisnap: What is this - "Unoriginal Bag Week"? Lowepro did this ages ago.

Still does not get round the biggest PITA that backpacks have - complete inability to easily and quickly access gear when shooting. They are fine as transport solutions but as shooting solutions they are as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle.

Side opening backpacks generally are pretty good, at least the ones with large enough access flaps.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (81 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Unless you're trying to mimic a gopro, then a telephoto seems a better option.

Nothing wrong with a wide-angle, but I think most of us would prefer a proper rectilinear ultrawide.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 20:20 UTC

Does anyone notice that Sony has lumped in their medical division, which makes flow cyometers, with imaging? The medical business had a good year, though how good is hard to tell as they've strangely lumped in Operating Revenue in there as well.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 08:31 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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