Daryl Cheshire

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Works as a Office worker
Joined on Feb 15, 2003


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On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)
In reply to:

inframan: Wanhhhh...Why not (faux) film rewind lever for my lonely right thumb. This just is not going to work. Boohoohoo...

I like faux film rewind, although the rewind is a folding crank handle, should it have a film advance lever?
You don't advance it if you want HDR

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)
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nicoboston: They call it "Graphite" because "Space Gray" is already taken?...
What a bunch of malarkey... Somehow I'm impressed by the ability of car and gadgets makers to rename "gray".

What about a grey camera that can only take monochome pictures?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:16 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (339 comments in total)
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5k5: "There is no image stabilization, with that option already very effectively covered by the Canon 35mm F2 IS USM. "

So you're saying you have to own both lenses: one for stabilization, and one for the best optical quality?

Don't think you need IS on a wide angle

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 08:46 UTC

The big hands point is a bit spurious, there are always trade-offs, I have read reviews that say product-x is the smallest I've seen and then downmark it because the buttons are small and fiddly, you can't have it both ways.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 19th comment
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Nathan8: Are you serious.

Only up to my grin

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
In reply to:

photosen: That keyboard kills the whole deal.

What if the whole keyboard is an OLED touchscreen?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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Nathan8: Are you serious.

where can I get some 'ostentatious ridulousness'?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: yes, why not gold, why?
plastic is so pedestrian

my shoes are so pedestrian

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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User9362470513: I am genuinely confused. Why would you use a naturally heavy material like gold? Are they making a lead plated version too?

only to save weight, and plating it with mercury only worked momentarily...

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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locke_fc: Does it come with a moron certificate?

an A3 one

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
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Sabud: Among the RC-hobby- people Lipo fires are rather common. I use a Lipo-safety-bag for charge and storage. Assume Lion is a little bit safer.

When I bought another battery for a RC helicopter, it came with a suggestion that you charge it in a dish of sand.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (156 comments in total)
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LF Photography: As much as I want Google to succeed, this is just sad. If this is the best Google can come up with in 2016, they should really stick to software. An ordinary looking phone, with the awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner on the back (try unlocking your phone when it's on a desk), in a ordinary case, and a "me too" 12MP camera with maybe 1% better images. The only thing even remotely special is the better integration of google voice, which is by definition a huge privacy risk, and was made not because people ask for it, but because Google wants to farm more of our data for their advertisers. Next to the S7 and iPhone 7, this is just a embarrassingly bad effort. Don't believe me? Just look at the google "keynote" on this thing... It's the most cringe-worthy thing I've seen this month.

I hope it doesn't catch fire

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 18:38 UTC

here summer is coming

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 61st comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2169 comments in total)

I dimly recall there was a bug on the 5D mk III where if you had a fast CF card and an SD card the camera then was restricted to the speed of the SD card and it was recommended that you only used one card inserted for maximum speed.
I don't recall if this bug was fixed on the mk III with a firmware update and if this problem remains on the mk IV

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 109th comment
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (181 comments in total)
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mosc: This feels like the last generation of the 5D that's getting any advantage in it's mirror beyond the TTL optical finder. There's already several reasons you might prefer to shoot in "live view" due to the internal functionality, not because you don't want a viewfinder.

In Live View the mirror is locked up and the shutter is silent. This is better than the other mirror lockup where it's locked up until you take the photo and then it reverts to normal.
On film cameras, you can lock up the mirror and it stays locked up until you release it. I suspect locking the mirror is by an electromagnet and uses up battery power, I think it self releases after some time.
Of course, you can't see anything with the mirror locked up but you can with Live View

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
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graybalanced: The main reason 8K is being introduced now is because the Rio Olympics offer something we haven't seen before that could change the course of the Games. With 8K, we can visually resolve the infectious microbes in the water.

I recall a recent incident where the police couldn't determine the shooter from all those citizens carrying AR15s

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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falconeyes: This is a test of feasibility (only).

Server farms will use what is most cost-effective, including power consumption, I concede. Large RAID arrays with 6-10TB HDDs have all the bandwidth. And the storage density is 1/6th.

As of today, server farms need a certain amount of CPU power and IO bandwidth to make use of the data, like searching thru it or serving requests over the network. Therefore, beyond some point, shrinking the storage doesn't make the computing center shrink.

Which means that cost/TB still is the driving force.
Which today is about $30 for HDD vs. about $300 for SSD.

1:6 in volume vs. 10:1 in price.

Still a long way to go for SSD technology to be adopted in server farms.

BTW, at $300/TB, this SSD would be $18,000. I guess it will sell for like $9,900 in 2017.

That's much more interesting for field recording (RAID1) than for server farms!

At 986 MByte/s (uncompressed 60fps 4.5k REDCODE RAW), the 60TB are good for 17h of movie or one working day. Perfect ;)

I don't trust RAID, I had a motherboard die with on board RAID controller.
Also RAID cards can fail or have driver issues.
A single disk drive can still be accessable from another computer.
Yes backup, but still a PITA if a boot disk.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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abi170845: I bring my pelican carry on case and abus cable lock, lock my pelicans with master locks and lock the handle with the abus to whatever object I was near like tables etc. When I rent a car, I put the locked pelican in the trunk and the abus cable lock around trunk hinges.

I did not use the supplied red and white Canon EOS strap which signals me a fat rich tourist and use a black neoprene strap.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 08:22 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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Daryl Cheshire: why do these companies market their equipment after elements?
Is helium used in any way?
other companies use titanium to flog the product without using titanium, like graphics cards.
Sometimes titanium is used in making torches or watches.
I did read about Seagate or WD selling hard disks filled with helium but what does it do with cameras?
If helium filled lenses prevent condensation, then it's cheaper to use nitrogen.
Why am i commenting about a company that is named after a colour?

It's a bit fake to market products after elements which have nothing to do with it.
Like selling brown shoes marketing as "Blue"

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 14:56 UTC

reminds me of the time a well known linux magazine revealed their server ran Windows NT, I forget which, a lot of people were upset.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 09:15 UTC as 6th comment
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