landscaper1

landscaper1

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Yet another reason to avoid Instagram. Why on Earth would a human being desire a machine to decide how good his photograph is?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 15:22 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

"It's not the most practical gadget we've seen, but it certainly catches your eye."

That, and it will cause others to seriously doubt your sanity.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 18:44 UTC as 83rd comment

Ooh! Ooh! A new way to blow through my limited gear budget.

Seriously, I hope when someone gets around to actually testing these puppies, they also make an effort to tell us in quantitative terms how much of a difference these fused quartz filters will make in actual use compared to the current crop of quality filters (i.e B+W et al). Roger Cicala, you're being paged. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 17:50 UTC as 3rd comment
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cosinaphile: its so damn advanced its being suppressed and derided by the united state government .... thats how good ...it is

the use of a 1.1\7 sensor is the first time a cellphone has a respectable sensor , of the type that defined the enthusiast compact camera like the canon s90 , s100 the older ricoh gr`s, the lumix lx,3...and many others .....the addition of a monochrome and an 80mm equiv make this a great computational sensor grouping ... too bad such a machine gives the power structure in the us such a heart attack ..... of course everyphone has backdoors and spyware look at apple google the nsa the cia .....who do they think they are fooling .....dji, lol

@cosinaphile ... If the bridge you're selling is the one I'm thinking of, then I've got to wonder just how smart you really are to have purchased it in the first place.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 16:58 UTC
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cosinaphile: its so damn advanced its being suppressed and derided by the united state government .... thats how good ...it is

the use of a 1.1\7 sensor is the first time a cellphone has a respectable sensor , of the type that defined the enthusiast compact camera like the canon s90 , s100 the older ricoh gr`s, the lumix lx,3...and many others .....the addition of a monochrome and an 80mm equiv make this a great computational sensor grouping ... too bad such a machine gives the power structure in the us such a heart attack ..... of course everyphone has backdoors and spyware look at apple google the nsa the cia .....who do they think they are fooling .....dji, lol

No, it's being suppressed because of concerns that it could be used by the Mainland Chinese government's notorious intelligence services to further penetrate our American infrastructure. The government's concern has nothing to do with the quality of the camera in this phone.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 13:15 UTC
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D500 001: Law enforcement officers in the US are increasingly making poor decisions which result in the killing of unarmed and innocent American citizens. They use the excuse that they felt threatened with deadly harm (in their mind) is what they have to state in order to be held unaccountable for their poor judgement. It is typical conversation across the US in police stations locker rooms (just say you saw a gun and you were scared for your life). These guys plan ahead to protect themselves at the expense of other human beings.

Unfortunately these young to middle aged officers are still cocky and full of testosterone with a typical (I am authority) syndrome. They grew up playing first person computer games that include weapons of all kinds. They are trigger happy and know what it takes to get away with their personal desire.

Let's not underestimate the reality that many police departments are actively recruiting veterans who have served in combat in the Middle East. I'm all for employing military veterans, but we need to consider the fact that many of them haven't been able to discard that combat mentality ("If it doesn't wear our uniform, then it's the enemy until proven otherwise.") that was essential to their survival. Unfortunately, that's precisely the wrong mentality for an armed officer of the law sworn to serve and protect civilians.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 16:53 UTC
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cosinaphile: from 120 mp apsh to 2mp ff seriously wt f

Grinch, grinch, grinch.
First you grinch 'cause you don't like what Canon has;
then you grinch 'cause Canon ain't got what you want.
Grinch, grinch, grinch!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 00:27 UTC
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Bas Bridges: I'm fathoming in what angle of view a tripod can look like any gun/shotgun/assault rifle, but there is none.

The only possibility is that the three legs of the tripod could make it look like a minigun.

See now, the photographer should have known that, right?

The larger issue has a lot more to do with than just how distinguishable a tripod and camera can be. The fact is, a lot of cops have a genuine antipathy towards reporters and photographers. Another fact is, and ought to be evident from the apparent increase in the number of unarmed persons shot by cops, that cop training is apparently focused on firing on mere suspicion of a weapon rather than visually confirming that a weapon is being brandished in a way that poses an immediate danger to the officer or bystanders.

Too many cops seem to feel the individual's life is worth less than their own and if that individual dies it's O.K. just as long as the cop gets home safely that day. It's a mentality better suited to a battlefield than among those whose motto is "to serve and protect."

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 20:49 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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Necip: This shows Canon may have the advanced technology that their R+D can produce but chose to throttle it by their poor management who haven't got a clue what the market want or chose to ignore it. This just looks like desperate measures! they can show off all they like. On my favourite ebay HKong supplier to the UK called Kacha I see absolutely no sales going through for any of their Canon DSLR Cameras at all only a few just watching but they are selling many hundreds for each of the various Nikons and Sonys have a look they've got about almost 19,000 camera sales to their name. Even very old Nikons are selling by the bucket load. Check them out great service.

@Necip ... Poor analogy. Cell phones and ILC cameras are two entirely different industries. Cell phones were a new and emerging technology whose most popular forms were still to be discovered. Nokia simply bet on the wrong development track.

Canon dominated the electronic 35mm film technology and was, therefore, primed to dominate even further the ILC digital camera market, as it indeed has.

The day may well come when Canon will have to yield its dominance to another manufacturer, but that day is nowhere near. Take my advice; don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen because even if "blue" is your favorite color, it never looks good on new customers at any morgue.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 02:15 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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nickolas84: We have had similar pixel densities in cellphones for years! Why is it so difficult to deliver this as a consumer product?

Canon better step up their game, otherwise Sony and Samsung will take over!

@kelstertx ... You presume to know what Canon users are thinking. Besides being presumptious, it's also a statement that illustrates your own close-mindedness.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 21:17 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Industrial applications? Sure. There might be an obscure application. Consumer market? What's the need? A 120MP sensor is great calling card and a conversation piece.

Where does it say in the article that this is the end of Canon's attempts to develop and refine this sensor? I must've missed that sentence.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 19:04 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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nickolas84: We have had similar pixel densities in cellphones for years! Why is it so difficult to deliver this as a consumer product?

Canon better step up their game, otherwise Sony and Samsung will take over!

Yeah, yeah, and yeah. How many years have we been hearing that tired refrain now? Are either of them really any closer yet? Don't think so.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)

Not the first weird photography idea to die aborning, and almost certainly not the last.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 23:32 UTC as 44th comment
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (363 comments in total)
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landscaper1: "still an incredibly reckless and stupid thing to try."

Hey, he's Russian, and these days that seems to be a very Russian thing to do.

Wow! All I did was make a tongue in cheek observation about the intro paragraph and all this started. Wow!!!

Anyway, mladencoko, here's where we stand, and there's no opinion involved. Only facts. Nasty little things, facts.

My picture and my name and location are plain to see in DPR for anyone curious enough to look. In this way I take personal responsibility for what I write and post.

You, on the other hand, hide behind a convenient veil of anonymity. No picture, no name, no location. I wonder why??? At a minimum, it does seem somewhat cowardly.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (363 comments in total)
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landscaper1: "still an incredibly reckless and stupid thing to try."

Hey, he's Russian, and these days that seems to be a very Russian thing to do.

@mladencoko ... Oh, fer pete's sake, lighten up, will ya! By the way, I've also been known to make very pithy observations on things that happen in the USA.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 01:27 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (363 comments in total)

"still an incredibly reckless and stupid thing to try."

Hey, he's Russian, and these days that seems to be a very Russian thing to do.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 20:52 UTC as 66th comment | 38 replies
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landscaper1: Look, if you like film, then shoot film with the best film camera you can afford. If you like digital, then shoot with the best digital camera you can afford.

Trying to put both technologies into a single body is all about creating a Rube Goldberg camera that has nothing to do with excellent photography.

Let's not confuse the topic of this news item with something that has nothing to do with this particular news item.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:03 UTC

Look, if you like film, then shoot film with the best film camera you can afford. If you like digital, then shoot with the best digital camera you can afford.

Trying to put both technologies into a single body is all about creating a Rube Goldberg camera that has nothing to do with excellent photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 21:12 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
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RavelR: First

And that's about all being "first" is worth.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 21:06 UTC
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TMHKR: So in fact, he's being prosecuted by the current government (which was placed by the West in a classic "bring the democracy" manner)? Am I missing something here?

@Peiasdf ... "What do you think all those military aid to the current government is for?"
Most likely, it's just to keep the Egyptians from cozying up to the Russians again and keep them relatively friendly with the Israelis. We have to support a dictator to help protect an ally. That's probably as good an example as you could find of just how complicated international relations have become, especially in the Middle East. Of course, naive idealists usually don't think in that many dimensions.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 18:31 UTC
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