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On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (133 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)

Any "sales" I have made with photos posted on Flickr have come from third parties interested in a specific photos for their use, even if it is for use by a non-profit (who gets them free). Never used Flickr licensing...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 03:00 UTC as 3rd comment

I find it very remarkable that the people handle the print with great care. It shows how special the gift is to them!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 6th comment

Hey, it a SMARTPHONE with a teeny-tiny camera inside...and an EXPENSIVE one, too!

Good to see that it might take a great shot now and then, along as there's enough light...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 303rd comment | 1 reply

Inkjet technology hasn't really "improved" in over a decade. Inks themselves may have advanced (somewhat), but the basic function of raster scanning a sheet of paper and "spitting" out ink at the right time is the same...with minimal increase in resulting print quality.

What has changed is the OEM's continual "war" on the consumers. I still use a Canon i960, whose carts have no chips and are easily refillable with quality inks by several proven methods.

If nothing else, new printers seem to be the result of a continual race of ECM's (Electronic Counter Measures) between the OEM's and the consumers. First, chipped carts, then over-the-air silent firmware updates to prevent reset chips from being recognized, and now, over the air ONLY service mode operability connected to OEM servers, to prevent resetting the waste ink counters with local software.

Heck, I can reset the waste ink counter on my i960 merely with a series of front panel button pushes...no more...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article SpaceVR wants you to see the earth from space, in VR (14 comments in total)

Great...more space junk in orbit...

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Neat! What's the frame rate? Based on the exhaust plume internal details and ground dust movement, it's really fast.

And I always question: "Why test horizontally when a rocket is used vertically (most of the time)?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Le Kilt: No mention of F-Stop’s CEO's name...?


Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: when are we gonna get 2 built in cameras for 3d video/photography?

Buy a used HTC Evo 3D from eBay and use it as an android tablet. Don't pay more that $25 for a phone in good working order...

AND you can make 911 calls on it!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (129 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: To me, your white signature on dark background is the dominant (or at least a major) visual component of nearly every one of these images -- it seriously degrades the compositions. If you insist on marking each image, I'd strongly suggest making it a more subtle watermark, using tones more consistent with those of the area upon which you impose it.


Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)

The memory card race reminds me of all the film formats that were developed, then faded out (who remembers the Bantam format)...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 05:28 UTC as 26th comment

Does this mean a levels or gamma adjustment disqualifies the photo? Every camera and lens manipulates/alters the result in some way...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 06:02 UTC as 31st comment
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Turbguy1: ...and you can mount ANY F mount lens ever sold (not that they would all work)...

Gosh, I HATED that removable back...always made it clumsy to load.

Flip backs on later models were also removable...

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 17:13 UTC

...and you can mount ANY F mount lens ever sold (not that they would all work)...

Gosh, I HATED that removable back...always made it clumsy to load.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 23:21 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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Peiasdf: I don't understand how VR and IMAX can work at the same time. One is a small mobile screen while the other huge fixed screen.

Imagine a half-spherical screen, in full 3D everywhere you look (as long as you hold your head level with the horizon)...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (816 comments in total)

I wonder what cooling scheme is used for that large sensor being activated continuously...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:47 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply
On article Patents hint at camera on future Apple Watch (34 comments in total)
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speculatrix: this is absurd, there have been cameras in watches for years.

They even had FILM cameras in watches!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

I understand they have developed an entirely new type of light sensitive imaging device based on noble metals.

I understand that for some reason, this new sensor material must be immersed in water based fluids at some point...for cooling???

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 172nd comment

Looks like the rover needs a car wash! Also, see that damage to the tires??

BTW, how do you get to a stereo (3D) image??

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 21:02 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On photo Urban snowfall in the Show me the snow challenge (14 comments in total)

This really is a good photo. Wish I had taken it!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 5th comment
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