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HowaboutRAW: And the Samsung NX1 had lenses, this really doesn't.

However the NX1 is not the equal of this Canon for higher ISOs, nor does the NX1 compete with the Fuji XT2 or Sony A6300 for higher ISOs. And the Fuji X system of course has lenses.

Then whatever the Samsung's great strengths, there's the H265 video codec issue, just by way of example Macs still don't use the skylake CPUs necessary to easily work with H265. And I think it was a mistake for Samsung to withdraw from the camera market-- very powerful smartphones will be a basic cheap consumer item in 5 years.

"However the NX1 is not the equal of this Canon for higher ISOs, nor does the NX1 compete with the Fuji XT2 or Sony A6300 for higher ISOs. And the Fuji X system of course has lenses."

A day late and 2-3x the money (compared to NX500), I should they are better at somethings

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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Pitchertaker: So you give me something for free but I'm not allowed to sell it?

software is copy right-able. Automobile software is copy right-able. Check the licensing terms on your new automobile (as has been mentioned in previous posts)

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
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SVPhotography: Here is the actual legal document if anyone is interested...

Interesting that they are using the DMCA portion (specifically - Integrity of copyright management information portion) to sue. I suspect that the usual attack path of copyright infringement is not possible as she placed her photos in the public domain.

Here is one person's analysis of that portion of law and what protection it gives to the Moral rights holder of the work.

" she placed her photos in the public domain. "
Did she? Or did she just grant a license with specific terms to a different party?
Also, she should be properly credited, and her specific licensing terms displayed.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2164 comments in total)

Why show an image of the blond model smoking? This is a well know danger to the health of both the model and anyone nearby. Heck, today even 3rd hand smoke has been linked to cancer and other health problems.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 258th comment | 5 replies
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Peiasdf: "We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of Pentax cameras for now since there is already much better and upgraded cameras. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets. We will continue to thoroughly evaluate market conditions and will make further adjustments to maintain our competitiveness in emerging Camera categories"

-Pentax Europe.

One can only hope...

that's from a quote from Samsung! I checked using goggle:
""We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of ..."

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 04:11 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)
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Shiranai: Istead of adding DRM, they should better add lossless compression and support for transparency and layers. And a better compression.
(So actually they could just change it to a better Jpeg2000)

And to the whole DRM thing: Thats just silly. ALT+Printscrn to copy the screen and you have the picture.

learn something new everyday
Apparently it was added in 1993, however:
"Lossless JPEG has some popularity in medical imaging, and is used in DNG and some digital cameras to compress raw images, but otherwise was never widely adopted."

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 13:36 UTC
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PVCdroid: The odd thing about this is that current Sony users have been content with Sony's compressed raw. This article indicates otherwise. It really doesn't please anyone because only anti-sony types were bitching about it.
....for the most part..

To you it didn't make a difference. To some of us, it does. Also hope this is released to the A6000/A51000 and/or their updates

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
On article BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs (204 comments in total)
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photolando: I've been shooting jpegs most of my pro career. I have never once had a problem with "jpeg artifacts". I've sold 24"x30" and have seen larger made from jpegs. They look fantastic. And yes, I shoot raw as well if I feel it is needed so lets not start that stupid amateur argument.

Maybe this is aimed at pixel peepers because I've yet to hear anyone really complain all that much about the look of a jpeg image. Ever!

and it's not like the camera manufactures don't know how to improve their jpg output. So why imagine that they would do better conversion to some new format? Somehow they'd screw that up to

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On article BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs (204 comments in total)
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Poweruser: A solution to a problem that doesnt exist. JPG in best quality is already "good enough" for almost anything. If you want something losless, use PNG, TIFF, whatever.

14-bit is already obsolete so why push it? by the time it
became a standard everybody will be complaining about
all its limitations

ppl will expect this to be a "universal" RAW format which somehow every image application will be able to manipulate.
Remember DNG?

it's sad to see history repeat itself

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
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doctorbza: The question here isn't whether or not this is right or wrong, but whether it will produce compelling work. Seems to me the real reason behind the truck is that it's a "getaway vehicle" that allows the photographer an easy exit. If this elaborate rig exists solely for the purpose of keeping the photographer from having to interact with his subjects, then I doubt it'll deliver the content desired.

Why not just use a food truck?

First blast them with blinding light,
Then sell them midnight snack!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:53 UTC
On article Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database (186 comments in total)
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Anfy: A pity the camera has not a built-in motor for AF and AF-D lenses, it would have been the perfect choice for me.

at base ISO the D5200 shows CA at corners
check out the checker board pattern in the upper
left corner

maybe micro-lens problems at corners?

also the OOC jpegs lose lots of detail compared
to RAW at base ISO

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 07:31 UTC
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Asylum Photo: The most damning thing is the photographer taking a picture instead of trying to save a life. I don't buy the whole "I popped my flash to slow the train down" bit. Maybe this is why I could never be a photojournalist. Given the choice between stepping into the scene and doing good, vs capturing the scene, I'd choose the former every time.

don't jump on the tracks. Besides getting hit
by a train ppl can easily be electricuted by touching
the third rail

the photographer probably would have died trying
to save his life.

here's a case of a rescue that worked, but if
it hadn't the two childern would have been
fatherless, and had a bad traumatic experiense

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 22:15 UTC
On article DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting (35 comments in total)

YES! - supports winXP !!

in their new releases both LR4 and CP1 don't

i've compared it to both LR4 and CP1 and i'm very happy with
DxO and plan to upgrade

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Seduction in the Lace challenge (17 comments in total)
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RuthC: Wasn't this supposed to be a 'Lace' challenge? Not a flesh and (almost) nipples challenge? I freely acknowledge that I'm an older lady, and so have different values to younger males, who are the majority of the entrants and voters here at this website. However, I wonder how many of you who think this is a great shot would be comfortable seeing it on your young daughter's bedroom wall, or on Grandma's wall? Double standards perhaps?

have you seen all the women orientated magazines? totally jammed with images of women, in various stages of undress

btw, i agree with the contruversal subject of photoshopping images of models in advertisements - it's bad!

plus besides all the other issues the photoshopping always seems to be done "on the cheap" using unskilled workers
and such never looks natural or normal yuck!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 10:13 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony NEX-F3 hands-on preview (67 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Not sure what the point is of the car ISO 12800 shot (and the next one), which are shot at slow apertures and rather high shutter speeds… ?

The same issue with the EM-5 gallery (ISO 6400 with 1/4000th shutter on two shots. What is that supposed to show? )

These are not real world conditions and don't show much the high iso performance. True lower light conditions are really tough on the sensor. F2.8- iso 1600/3200, 1/25th-1/35th as a start.

My years old Olympus e-300 can take fairly good ISO 1600 at high noon. What's the point?

right on! totally agree. 1+

Link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 07:56 UTC
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