landscaper1

landscaper1

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landscaper1: If this device performs entirely as advertised, it would take out all the joy of creating one's own unique image of the scene being photographed. As long as just one monkey (no need for the rhetorical "infinite number of monkeys") could hold the camera steady on the subject, his results would be every bit as good.

The final image IS everything ... to the viewer. For the serious photographer, it's the journey to that final image that matters just as much. And that journey encompasses the thought processes that go into recording the image as well as the skill in post processing to make the most of the image.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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landscaper1: If this device performs entirely as advertised, it would take out all the joy of creating one's own unique image of the scene being photographed. As long as just one monkey (no need for the rhetorical "infinite number of monkeys") could hold the camera steady on the subject, his results would be every bit as good.

There are other tools already available at low cost, or even free, that provide those other automated tools.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 20:37 UTC

If this device performs entirely as advertised, it would take out all the joy of creating one's own unique image of the scene being photographed. As long as just one monkey (no need for the rhetorical "infinite number of monkeys") could hold the camera steady on the subject, his results would be every bit as good.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC as 111th comment | 6 replies
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samhain: "We put faulty sensors in your $5,000 camera. But give us another $1,000 and we'll replace it... "

And where else in the world of expensive digital cameras do you know of the sensor having a rated life of just 5 years?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 06:09 UTC

I dunno ...

I thought "Gravity" was better. At least it kept you on the edge of your seat. :-)

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 3rd comment
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landscaper1: I hope DPReview will let us know if and when the plaintiff actually collects any of that $900K. I'm betting the payment won't happen any time soon, if ever.

All true, but the preferred defendant's tactic is to file an appeal to a higher court. That's a process that can eat up months of delay and can cost the plaintiff a lot more in additional legal fees than it will the defendant.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:55 UTC

I hope DPReview will let us know if and when the plaintiff actually collects any of that $900K. I'm betting the payment won't happen any time soon, if ever.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

I first encountered eye-controlled focusing in an Elan IIe and then later upgraded to an Elan 7e. Loved it, and would seriously consider it if it somehow made its appearance in a modern digital SLR.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 105th comment

I can't help but wonder ...
Is the price $50K because it actually costs a substantial part of that amount to manufacture it?
-- or --
Is the price $50K because PhaseOne feels confident the market will pay that much regardless of the production cost of the item?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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trungtran: EVF's are getting better.

One day we won't need windscreens on our cars.

Many photographers prefer an optical viewfinder and will continue to do so regardless of further improvements in EVF. I suspect that would prove to be even more the case with automobile drivers. The reason for both is simple: EVF electronics could fail, but simple optics are far less likely to do so.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

Considering the obvious technical improvements in the a9, could there be an a7RIII in our not-so-distant future?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
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landscaper1: At this rate, a mere shotgun won't be enough for the serious anti-drone crowd.

Now, surely somewhere on the black market there's a ZSU-23-4 to be had. :-)

The ZSU-23-4 fires 23mm explosive shells. "Bullet-proof" won't help.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:29 UTC

At this rate, a mere shotgun won't be enough for the serious anti-drone crowd.

Now, surely somewhere on the black market there's a ZSU-23-4 to be had. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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seahawk: In the end ever DSLR user will have to make the switch to the future one day.

@ EcoR1 ... you presume that mirrorless is and will be the ONLY way to go. If that kind of reasoning were actually valid, then it would no longer be possible to buy and use view cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
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minzaw: Why change why switch ???DPR article ?? Sony was/is an primarily audio company venturing all popular fields......such as computers/cameras/phones/minidisc/games bought Minolta for DSLR tech....

@PAntunes ... you missed my point. A real pro sports shooter is likely to be busy with paying gigs all the time. If so, then when does he get the time to shoot sports events without pay so he can familiarize himself with the new system?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Nice idea. but 100kg? Pants down around the ankles? Not so nice. I don't see that this has any advantages over the Lowepro belt and lens sack approach or the similar design by Think Tank and have disadvantages by exposing the lenses to potential damage. At least those other systems distribute weight around the midsection and offer some protection to the lenses. I have used both Think Tank and Lowepro systems and they work really well.

100kg? Seriously? I suspect most photographers weigh less than 100kg in their birthday suit.

On the other hand, if you're afflicted with one leg seriously shorter than the other, this could help you even things up.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
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minzaw: Why change why switch ???DPR article ?? Sony was/is an primarily audio company venturing all popular fields......such as computers/cameras/phones/minidisc/games bought Minolta for DSLR tech....

Then there's this issue: missing the shot while becoming familiar with new gear can be a career wrecker. Ergo, a real pro is going to have to find the time to shoot the new system on non-paying gigs before he feels confident enough of it and himself to use it on paying gigs. I heard one pro say he practiced with his new system for about a year before he felt confident enough to bet his professional reputation on it.

The question is, how many non-paying events can a real pro find time for?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:56 UTC

You know what I like best about these videos at dpreview? You don't have to sit through a 30 second commercial before you get to see what you were interested in.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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landscaper1: So much for all the malarkey that Canon needs to fill out its bankruptcy forms.

IMO the biggest thing holding Sony back is its utter proliferation of camera bodies and systems. It smacks of "throw everything we can think of against the wall and we'll see what sticks." It implies a lack of focus and a lack of an overall strategy, to say nothing of squandering limited resources. This does not instill confidence in discerning prospective customers.

@leonche64 ...
The a9 is a FF camera. FF and APS-C are two unrelated camera lines. The a9 has nothing to do with APS-C.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 06:10 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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landscaper1: So much for all the malarkey that Canon needs to fill out its bankruptcy forms.

IMO the biggest thing holding Sony back is its utter proliferation of camera bodies and systems. It smacks of "throw everything we can think of against the wall and we'll see what sticks." It implies a lack of focus and a lack of an overall strategy, to say nothing of squandering limited resources. This does not instill confidence in discerning prospective customers.

Since the a9 is a FF camera, my original comment was only intended to address FF systems. Admittedly, "proliferation" was an exaggeration. In any case, Canon has just one FF system, the EF. Sony has two, the A and the E. If a camera maker is serious about FF photography, how many different systems does it need?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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