webrunner5

webrunner5

Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
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Joined on Feb 23, 2007

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QuikFrame: These look like great pics from a phone.

With that said, I'm continually floored by phone prices and that people are seemingly OK with paying them. yikes! I usually end up buying "last year's flagship" as my typical strategy every few years.

Quickframe Maybe you need to buy that phone they advertise for pocket change on TV. Consumer Cellular LoL.

I am double crazy. I have a Samsung Note 8 and a iPhone X.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 04:13 UTC
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mxx: Amazing how far cell phone photography has come, albeit with some computational trickery. The elephant in the room is of course still a lack of telephoto capability.

They are not far away from Folded Optics in a cell phone. It will be a game changer.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix GH5S sample gallery (123 comments in total)
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Photato: Big pixels magic !
Really liked these shots.
Wish there was an APSC body with big pixels like this camera.
10 Megapixels is plenty resolutoon except for Lanscapes or extreme cropping.
Folks that need higher resolution there are plenty of other bodies out there.
Glad Panasonic is offering this option.

Well a Sony FF a7s is the same concept. Large Pixels, small MP count.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
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starwolfy: What I like with photoraphy, especially landscape photography, is that you have to work very hard for it. Usually you have to trekk, scout for composition, hope for good light, often lose the game so that you have to come back later (or during another trip in months or years), endure weather, etc.
Then you have to be ready, have your tripod and filters setup, be reactive, and hope for a great reward : a picture you do like.
The fact that the all process is hard and needs technic is what interest and motivates me. I am totally not in look for an easy "one button" and the camera does all for me solution. I have this feeling the society want us to become "one button" idiots.

I would argue that most people even on here have been using Auto one button things for years. Maybe Aperture Priory mode but most of the time it is "one button".

Modern cameras are now Very good at auto everything. I really don't think we are going back to glass plates and 11x14 view cameras anymore.

Cellphones are Not going away. A DSLR well yes, they probably are.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:58 UTC
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Kharan: See? THIS is how you launch a new mount - with 16 lenses announced, and maybe even available, right from the get go.
Canon, Nikon, take note.

They Have to be new lenses,. The old ones would not be able to cover the FF image circle.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 01:15 UTC
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princecody: GH5S with updated firmware could compete??

Actually if Panasonic let the Gh5s shoot in Raw it would not be much less inferior than you think.

We have some pretty amazing cheap video cameras out in this day and age.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 01:09 UTC
On article Google Pixel 2 gallery updated (54 comments in total)

I am not liking the Color Science out of it. Just dull and drab looking. I know a lot of shots are shot in overcast conditions, but that ought to make colors Pop even more.

Ehh, not for me I don't care how sharp they are.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 16:21 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone X sample gallery updated (188 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Other than really low light stuff, for it interned use, I see this hard to beat, and I have a new Samsung Note 8.

I never owned the X, so can't comment on that part. Newest I have is the iPhone 6s plus.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 23:21 UTC
On article iPhone X sample gallery updated (188 comments in total)

Other than really low light stuff, for it interned use, I see this hard to beat, and I have a new Samsung Note 8.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 18:41 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Improvement suggestions because we at DPReview know everything better:

Constant changing of segments to keep up with the music means you can't see many of them long enough to appreciate them.

Many of the shots I didn't know what I was looking at. Would have helped to have subtitles explaining what is being seen and at what magnification.

Music is a bit too 'bond villain' for a subject involving natural beauty.

Yeah I made the mistake of watching the video without reading the article LoL.

I, like you, was pretty clueless what I was seeing. Was a great video, but agree with your statement about sub titles.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 21:06 UTC
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russbarnes: Wildly embarrassing for Canon. This tops off a horrendous product year for Canon, now using fake images and standing by the decision Trump style? Canon have quickly become a pale shadow of what they used to be, the also-ran of the camera industry. It's sad to watch their demise.

@PhotoKhan

If that is the lying, stupid company you want to tie your wagon to, have it.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 17:38 UTC
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FlyinDoc: Nikon is exactly where Sony were when they kind of, but not quite, abandoned A mount and went all in on E mount. F mount will become a road to nowhere in the future. So if you are starting out now, which eco system would you invest in?

@Slideshow Bob

Because it would end up looking like the Sigma SD Quattro, H body. Might as well keep it as a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:07 UTC
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The Silver Nemesis: Bravo - the right way to get rid of the obsolete F!

Ehh , because they need the money?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
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matthew saville: Am I way behind the times if I have no clue what bitcoin "mining" is? How the hell do you "mine" something that is man-made, and from its birth is 100% owned by investors? Are bitcoin currency creators just going out in the real world and sprinkling this stuff on the ground, for "miners" to go around hunting for? Or is it a similar situation, but entirely cyber?

I'm so confused.

@matthew saville

Well if you don't take chances, risks you are never going to make lots of money. It is easy to do everything the person next to you does, it is really hard to succeed.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
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matthew saville: Am I way behind the times if I have no clue what bitcoin "mining" is? How the hell do you "mine" something that is man-made, and from its birth is 100% owned by investors? Are bitcoin currency creators just going out in the real world and sprinkling this stuff on the ground, for "miners" to go around hunting for? Or is it a similar situation, but entirely cyber?

I'm so confused.

No it actually really works if you have Lots of Machines, and Lots of time, and well Lots of electricity to run them all!.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:49 UTC
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (158 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: I stopped using GoPros years ago. Just too many issues. I switched to the Sony Actioncams when I switched to 4K shooting and have been quite happy with them. So much better than what GoPro had to offer at the time, and almost zero issues. The Sony just worked.

I am not surprised GoPro have been having so many problems, especially since all the Chinese clones arrived at a fraction of the price for a GoPro. The writing has been on the wall for a while now. The market is flooded with actioncams of all types. GoPro does not stand out anymore, is no longer unique and is mostly overpriced for what you get. Not a winning combination. If GoPro actually sells, it will probably sell for a song.

The Rx0 is a overpriced turd.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 03:44 UTC

I like it. Great conversation piece on my wall.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 03:39 UTC as 15th comment
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mmmbop: "...designed primarily for professional video creators working with smartphones..."

JOBY hopes all 3 of them buy these things.

Well that is why they invented lighting LoL. But you make a good point.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 18:39 UTC

I have a New GoPro HERO5 Session and I can tell you it is an amazing product.

As for Drones, I agree the governments will ban all of them before it is over with.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 18:25 UTC as 17th comment
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woerd: Beware of LG 4k screens. I owned 2 LG 4k large screens. Both were sudden death after two years. No support from LG because the warranty period was finished. Never again.

I have a HP ZR30w that is going on 5 years old and going strong. I think all the high end stuff holds up pretty well.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 04:56 UTC
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