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entoman: It doesn't surprise me that Sony is ceasing manufacturing in Brazil, or that it would close down any Brazilian import and retail outlets that it may have. Times are hard and businesses have to contract in some markets.

But what does surprise me, and is a quite worrying aspect, is that their products will no longer be sold there, so the only way for Brazilians to obtain them would be to purchase them abroad, or order them from grey exporters.

I can't help wondering how long Sony will even be prepared to remain in the photography business. And if a company as huge as Sony is feeling the pinch this badly, what future lies ahead for Nikon, Pentax and Olympus?

Brazil doesn't require manufacturing to be able to sell products there. Having an assembly plant in Manaus is one of the few competitive ways since it is a duty free manufacturing zone. Duties and the cost of doing business is pretty high and taking advantage of the Manaus duty exemptions is a way to be competitive.

Sadly, doing business in Brazil is not easy.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 19:08 UTC

The Canon AV-1 would be a good choice in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2020 at 01:23 UTC as 91st comment
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vlado29: And it's still not possible to define own aspect ratio for crop (21:9 fan here) and still not possible to save crop as preset (would be a workaround for me, but no...) :(

@rollbah. Since you are comparing to C1, I'm going to assume you are talking about LR Classic. Here's a good article on the crop tool showing how to do those things you mentioned: https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2020/01/20-tips-for-cropping-in-lightroom-classic.html

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 11:12 UTC
On article Canon brings its EOS Webcam Utility Beta to macOS (52 comments in total)

I don't think this article should say Canon "released" this software when it is in Beta. This might give people the wrong idea.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 11:37 UTC as 8th comment
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Freeman-Jo: Disclaimer, jut to get this out of the way: I don't do arial photography not do I own a drown.

While I do not agree with government tracking the drone, there is a real safety concern here that are being igrore by many drone operator and it is largely shown that the industry and community themselves cannot control. Ideally, an registration should be required when purchase a drone and may be some sort of insurance is needed, similar to buying a car. But that still doesn't cover the entire community as Drone is not as expensive to make and it could be DIY relatively easy. I think treating drone owner similar to owning a car is a much better idea than what the government is doing.

No, I still don't get it. If drones and cars don't do the same things, like you listed, why do people compare drones to cars?

Dunno where you live but cars go over my head all the time where I live. But again, not sure why you are talking about cars..... I also suggest googling "cars crashes dunkin donuts" - you can add this to your list of things that drivers do and drone operators don't.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 12:52 UTC
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Freeman-Jo: Disclaimer, jut to get this out of the way: I don't do arial photography not do I own a drown.

While I do not agree with government tracking the drone, there is a real safety concern here that are being igrore by many drone operator and it is largely shown that the industry and community themselves cannot control. Ideally, an registration should be required when purchase a drone and may be some sort of insurance is needed, similar to buying a car. But that still doesn't cover the entire community as Drone is not as expensive to make and it could be DIY relatively easy. I think treating drone owner similar to owning a car is a much better idea than what the government is doing.

When you used the words "similar to buying a car"

Flying drones around airports is already restricted.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 17:39 UTC
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Freeman-Jo: Disclaimer, jut to get this out of the way: I don't do arial photography not do I own a drown.

While I do not agree with government tracking the drone, there is a real safety concern here that are being igrore by many drone operator and it is largely shown that the industry and community themselves cannot control. Ideally, an registration should be required when purchase a drone and may be some sort of insurance is needed, similar to buying a car. But that still doesn't cover the entire community as Drone is not as expensive to make and it could be DIY relatively easy. I think treating drone owner similar to owning a car is a much better idea than what the government is doing.

What is the real safety concern with drones?

Also, car crashes is the single biggest cause of injury and death in the US and requiring a registration and insurance hasn't ended this problem. Nor has it stopped stupid drivers from being stupid.

I really don't know why people always seem to compare things to cars. Cars are a 2 ton metal box that travel 100km/h with people strapped inside. Why do people think it can be compared to a photo drone. Boggles my mind.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 01:03 UTC
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photophile: This could open up a whole new can (jar) of worms. My favourite explorer during the age of sail was Magellan...or is it Majellan...? Any Portuguese speakers here?

In Portuguese, his name is spelled Magalhães, and the g is pronounced like in "magazine"

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 17:59 UTC
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mike earussi: It's just like driving a car, motorcycle or even an airplane. You have to get it registered and pay insurance on it. Welcome to civilization.

The wild west days of drone flying are over, now owners have to be responsible and some aren't going to like it. Soon insurance for drones will be mandatory.

You don't have to have access to the key to drive away in many keyless cars. Huge trend in thieves, teenagers, etc stealing cars from driveways because the fob is just sitting somewhere nearby. So no, you don't have to actually have the key with you to drive it away.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 14:57 UTC
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mike earussi: It's just like driving a car, motorcycle or even an airplane. You have to get it registered and pay insurance on it. Welcome to civilization.

The wild west days of drone flying are over, now owners have to be responsible and some aren't going to like it. Soon insurance for drones will be mandatory.

No, in many cars you don't.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 20:55 UTC
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mike earussi: It's just like driving a car, motorcycle or even an airplane. You have to get it registered and pay insurance on it. Welcome to civilization.

The wild west days of drone flying are over, now owners have to be responsible and some aren't going to like it. Soon insurance for drones will be mandatory.

Drivers kill 40k people every year in the US alone, so no a good comparison by any measure.

Meanwhile, there are no checks in place to stop someone from driving a car. Nowadays you don't even need a key to start a car and drive it away, even if you are not licensed to do it.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 13:56 UTC
On article The importance of emotion in landscape photography (108 comments in total)
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dpfan32: From what I see in the images presented in the article I can conclude:

A great photograph is the one of exotic places most people will never see with their own eyes.
This places are so amazing that you can point your camera basically everywhere and the result will be amazing anyway.

:P

Most of the pictures, if not all, are from the UK. I wouldn't consider the UK a place most people will never see with their own eyes.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 23:02 UTC
On article The importance of emotion in landscape photography (108 comments in total)
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dpfan32: From what I see in the images presented in the article I can conclude:

A great photograph is the one of exotic places most people will never see with their own eyes.
This places are so amazing that you can point your camera basically everywhere and the result will be amazing anyway.

:P

Most of the pictures, if not all, are from the UK. I wouldn't consider the UK a place most people will never see with their own eyes.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 23:01 UTC

@Kara, more content like this, please.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 17:15 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Review (330 comments in total)
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Ran Plett: I just came here to say that knurled control ring looks damn sexy. Anyone know if it's actual metal?

I have this lens and can confirm it's not metal

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:49 UTC
On article Sample gallery update: Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS Macro (271 comments in total)
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ecka84: It's a nice little lens and it should be offered as a bundled kit lens option for EOS R and RP. Which would help selling the new system.

It already is a bundle option with the RP in some countries.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2019 at 22:42 UTC

I tried the new adjustment on some detail shots of muddy/dirty mountain bikes and it worked really well.

Seems to work well in conjunction with the clarity slider also.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 20:31 UTC as 56th comment
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Gmon750: Still waiting for Adobe to address the elephant in the room... and that LR's anemic performance when doing even the simplest operations.

Doing things like spot-editing and flipping through images will put my Quad i7, 64GB RAM, 1TB-SSD iMac to its knees and make the fans kick in full speed. It takes up to 15-20 seconds for ONE clone operation to occur. It's just unacceptable Adobe!

Check your settings against this article. https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/optimize-performance-lightroom.html

I find Lightroom to work pretty well on computers with much lower specs than yours.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 20:24 UTC
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Jay A: I started using Capture One a few years ago and actually liked it, but for various reasons, went back to Photoshop. I think it's time to revisit Capture One and finally uninstall Photoshop. I never did like this subscription idea and it is coming to a head now for sure. Bye bye Adobe!

And cross your fingers that Capture One won't stop offering the perpetual license?

The whole professional software industry is moving towards subscription.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 16:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Drone photography in the Faroe Islands (109 comments in total)

Good quality video. The pano tip is awesome.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 00:25 UTC as 32nd comment
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