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On article Adobe achieves record revenue (168 comments in total)
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ozturert: Then increase monthly fee and make more money!

That's probably because the pound took one hell of a beating. Blame the Brexit campaigners, not Adobe.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
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Aaron801: Too bad that they don't make this for m4/3... though I wonder if it can be used without the TTL features. if it was useable with HHS, but not TTL it might be good enough to satisfy me. Seems like off-camera flash is more often than not done all-manual anyway.... and then using it manually would mean that there wouldn't be the limitation of the =/- 3 EV compensation...

If you don't need TTL you can buy the V850 II instead, which is just a single-pin dumb flash.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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sh10453: Actually it has to do with photography ... OK, videography. Neat.
Too bad the 787-10 is not on Amazon.
I guess I'll have to wait for some time!

Maybe it'll be on sale during this year's Black Friday!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
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razorfish: Or just get a m43'rds Leica 100-400mm...

I'm not sure I'll trust the AF though!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 02:35 UTC
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photoaddict: The SD slot for any new or future MacBooks will NEVER happen. More cameras will have the WiFi capability and can transfer files to MacBooks wirelessly.

The goal is to simplify as much as possible and minimize ports to the point that they look simple and elegant. Thunderbolt 3 now looks like USB-C ports (it uses the same interface).
If you do just photography, then high end iMac is the FASTEST Mac money can buy, not Mac Pro which is bette for video editing. The iMac Pro should be the one optimized for video editing and AR/VR creation.

And iMac Pro is a better steal - you get the 5K for free!

And for the upteenth time, there will be NO TOUCHSCREEN for Macs. Apple has said that many times, even at Keynote! iOS is designed for touchscreen while macOS is designed for trackpad/mouse/keyboard use.

I agree with you all in principle with regards to SD card slots, but I'd like everyone to pay attention to reviews: Many laptop manufacturers saddle their laptops with a card reader that can only reach USB 2.0 speeds!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Arsenal is a football club.

"I did not see that."

— Arsene Wenger, every season.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 11:28 UTC
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sh10453: Aside from the obvious, such as Wi-Fi, I think any device of this caliber needs to have a few essentials:
- SD card slot. Real cameras use SD cards, not Micro SD.
- USB-C
- Audio in and out plugs.
- HDMI.
Any one of the above missing on a device, that device will not get my money.
Nice to have, and would give the device an edge:
- e-SATA port.
- Multiple USB-C ports.

DisplayPort does as well!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
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ewelch: That it doesn't have Thunderbolt 3, let alone USB-C is a sad commentary on the lack of clue on Microsoft's part.

If it had Thunderbolt 3, not only would it support any USB Device (with a tiny dongle attached to a USB-A cable), it would have Thunderbolt 3 (faster by far any any USB), as well as the latest DisplayPort and HDMI, and USB-C that supports USB 3 gen 2.

Don't care about Thunderbolt 3 at all. My workflow doesn't depend on it. It'd still be nice to have another USB port though...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:14 UTC
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sh10453: Aside from the obvious, such as Wi-Fi, I think any device of this caliber needs to have a few essentials:
- SD card slot. Real cameras use SD cards, not Micro SD.
- USB-C
- Audio in and out plugs.
- HDMI.
Any one of the above missing on a device, that device will not get my money.
Nice to have, and would give the device an edge:
- e-SATA port.
- Multiple USB-C ports.

And to add on to mosc, I think e-SATA's time has come and gone.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:12 UTC
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Don Wiss: I see the function keys are still backwards. The defaults on the keys are the never used functions to control the screen, volume, etc. And to get to the function keys, you have to shift. I use the function keys dozens of times a day: F2 to rename a file, Alt-F4 to close the program, Ctrl-F4 to close the window. Whomever designed the keyboard must be brain dead. I wouldn't touch it.

Some, or maybe all, Lenovos are also backwards.

There should be a setting that lets you switch the defaults around. What's really irritating is when the keyboard doesn't even have the F keys at all...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Add Nikon F2. The most beautiful camera in Nikon history.

Add Leicaflex SL and Leica M4. The perfect cameras.

Add Pentax Spotmatic. A long lasting camera

Also add Olympus Pen FT. The most innovative camera..

Those film cameras could not take video, therefore we need a Beaulieu 4008 ZM4 too!

C'mon, it's Excellent and Affordable, not a list of your favourite cameras to use!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Olympus OM-4, while not maybe the cheapest but with its spot metering with highlight and shadow averaging, it could perhaps be added to the list.

Rarity means the price won't be great — I think the purpose of this list is to show the young digital photographers what they can get for not too much if they want to have a go with film.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

I think you can just about make a shoutout for any fixed lens rangefinder produced in the 60s/70s.

Ooo, also, Nikon fans can take a look at the F90X's successor, the F100. It's the smaller F5 that's the basis and influence for the Nikon DSLR lineup even today.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 366th comment | 2 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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dhewi: The Nikon FM3a is analogue perfection.

The FM3a is not really affordable. Newness + Limited production run = higher price than any of the cameras in this list.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Jacob the Photographer: The Rollei35 with retractable lens. First made in 1996 and last made as the Rollei35 Classic but 95% identical until about 2015. Unfortunately the 'Classic' series was more targeted as a very expensive collectors item in a great variety of colors. But like its 1966 ancestor it was / is a extremely well made camera , the very first compact camera and even by today's standards a master piece of engineering. The cameras are 100% mechanical and only have a near for ever lasting battery for the light meter. More info can be found at the web site for historic rollei cameras : www.rolleiclub.com

They're also extremely fiddly to use and for the price you pay I wouldn't call it good value.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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tugwilson: One of the Mamiya TLRs. Cheapest way into 6X6 MF. Buy a C330 and pretend to be Diane Arbus!

Mamyia RB67s are relatively inexpensive. Good if you want to experience larger MF negatives.

I'd say a Seagull TLR if you really want to be cheap about it.

I do have a soft spot for folders though. You can get fairly cheap reconditioned (always make sure to get one that's been restored, the bellows are usually in need of some thing) ones. They might be a bit challenging to shoot with but it's nice to get a 6x6 out of a relatively small camera!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:25 UTC

I know everyone is going to sneer at the small sensor of these things, but for those who've actually used the camera before, the super macro mode on this is pretty fun to use. I'm glad Olympus noticed and gave it a bit more thought.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:02 UTC as 62nd comment
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Azfar: Has dpreview changed its 'Review' format ? Four pages ?

If this lets them review more cameras it's better! Not every camera requires a 20 page writeup.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

Those of your chiming in with your anecdotes, please mention if you wear glasses as well. Apparently it doesn't work so well if you do.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 67th comment
On article NAB 2017: Hot products and trends (50 comments in total)

Blackmagic really hitting it out of the park. Totally missed the web presenter product; how'd that slip by me?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 9th comment
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