mosc

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mosc: I used to worry a lot more about trash and not try to get disposable anything and compost what I could but then I learned more about landfills. Yes, there are worries about toxic things (mostly from batteries and other electronics) getting into your water supply but for the most part, a landfill is better thought of as stinky landscaping. Plus in today's modern world we capture the stink and burn it for electricity so even that's greatly reduced.

If you want to fill in a few square miles with plastic and cotton qtips, I really don't think the earth is worse off. You pack em down and build a beautiful golf course on top of them. Plastics are, for the most part inert. I'd rather they were underground than in the ocean, no doubt, but I don't think the earth has much to worry about too many plastic shopping bags accumulating over the eons. Similarly, throwing out compostable material may make the landfill a little stinkier and take a few more years to settle but won't do any real harm.

But I don't see why you would need to dump a q-tip in the ocean.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 16:50 UTC

I used to worry a lot more about trash and not try to get disposable anything and compost what I could but then I learned more about landfills. Yes, there are worries about toxic things (mostly from batteries and other electronics) getting into your water supply but for the most part, a landfill is better thought of as stinky landscaping. Plus in today's modern world we capture the stink and burn it for electricity so even that's greatly reduced.

If you want to fill in a few square miles with plastic and cotton qtips, I really don't think the earth is worse off. You pack em down and build a beautiful golf course on top of them. Plastics are, for the most part inert. I'd rather they were underground than in the ocean, no doubt, but I don't think the earth has much to worry about too many plastic shopping bags accumulating over the eons. Similarly, throwing out compostable material may make the landfill a little stinkier and take a few more years to settle but won't do any real harm.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (364 comments in total)
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mosc: Too big.

Both of these phones exterior dimensions are too large in the height and length dimensions.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (364 comments in total)

Too big.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (458 comments in total)

How is a partial coverage viewfinder not a major negative? It's also a smaller viewfinder than... well... practically anything?

And a pentamirror is barely a DSLR

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 58th comment
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)
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arhmatic: One thing I want to know - focal length of the two cameras - should I guess 24mm and 56mm?

I think last time was 25 and 50.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)
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FeDost: Now seriously, anyone who considers himself a photographer, from professional to amateur, would never spend 1000e on a phone just because it has a fabulous camera. C'mon guys, is still a phone with a 1/3-inch sensor, mini lenses, terrible battery life and only on screen commands, no dials or buttons...

Despite all the good words everyone will say about the new iPhone you can't expect to do serious photography from a mobile device. If you really need a compact camera get a Ricoh GR from 2013 with is much better in image quality, dynamic range, ISO performance and real controls.

I don't wanna open a compact cameras debate now, that was just an example, I'm sure that any premium compact camera can make better results over the iPhone (or any other over priced mobile) for 1/3 of the price.

This is only a marketing move because everyone wanna do "cool pics" but no one wants to bother to learn photography basics so leave this cool device to those people and grab a REAL camera!

It could well have a 1/2.8" sensor, or maybe even 1/2.7". Clearly that makes it the most awesome thing ever.

Only fake news would contradict and say 1/2.33" camera phones have been around since Sony decided to...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: What exactly does Apple mean by bigger sensor? What size are we dealing with now in the 6 and 7 series, and what will the 8 and 10 series be?

Does anyone have actual dimensions? Thanks

They don't like to tell you sensor size. They never really have. Surprised they say aperture now to be honest. Focal length on the lenses will come out whither they like it or not because it's straightforward to measure.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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mosc: It's still brayer and it's still 3 colors but it's been "tweaked" for better color reproduction? We know what that means, don't we? It means less color overlap (probably a stronger green filter cutting off red/blue better) giving better color resolution at the cost of some luminance (ISO 35 is pretty dark already so why not?).

Yeah, you're right I fixed that. Better color separation, less light sensitivity.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
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Sdaniella: why not have a triple filter wheel (3 color + 1 blank non-filter) of R+G+B used on an achromatic (B+W) Sensor?

given medium format is so slow-poke static subject shooting, taking triple exposures is not so bad, like pixel-shift shooting, multi-shot NR shooting, and HDR shooting, all have limitations with "moving subjects"

having no bayer array, means every pixel does a rapid color light "tour-of -duty" during capture, and less complicated than pixel shifting sensor rigs

combine all three "color" data capture into a "color" output pic

How could a filter wheel possibly be as fast as the stabilization system shifting the sensor by a pixel width? MF may be used for slow, but what you're talking about is SLOOOOOW.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 17:52 UTC

It's still brayer and it's still 3 colors but it's been "tweaked" for better color reproduction? We know what that means, don't we? It means less color overlap (probably a stronger green filter cutting off red/blue better) giving better color resolution at the cost of some luminance (ISO 35 is pretty dark already so why not?).

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

I was expecting something more difficult to put together. It might be a few different purchases but nothing really needs to be taken apart, soldered, permanently damaged, etc.

I mean if you really hate this contraption it still contains a flash and the adapter you could sell used along with a perfectly good 40mm f2.8 lens. That's really not much sunk cost at all.

Thanks for sharing this.

Could you share some focusing tips? Do you just adjust the aperture in camera and it works?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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SmilerGrogan: The real underlying problem is that once Michael Reichmann of Luminous-Landscape.com passed away there is no prominent figure advocating for the benefits of digital medium format anymore.
Couple that with the hegemony of the "equivalence" zealots who stuff the photographic information channels with their propaganda about m4/3rds cameras being able to take photos identical in quality to a Phase or a Hasselblad and it's no wonder that medium format cameras are on the ropes.
Consequently it won't be long before Hasselblad will just be a sad memory and photography will be the worse for it.

Do you use flash sync past 1/250 you could get with a conventional FF system? Are you really talking about a leaf shutter lens and less about the camera itself?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: This is the camera for me when I give up on M43 and on MiLCs. With the continuing increase in size, weight and price of those products with sufficient quality, and Sony's 1-inch sensor catching up to the 16MP sensors in IQ and AF capability, it makes sense to spend the money to buy this and forget any more purchases.

Supposedly Tameron was making a 14-300 f3.5-5.6 for m43 but it doesn't exist and even then it's not near as wide. Also I'd wager it weighs just as much as an RX10 anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:39 UTC

I understand why you would want an 800mm mirror lens but I can't fathom the 400mm. You can get zooms that go out that far for not much more money and they're SO much better (and AF)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:19 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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SmilerGrogan: The real underlying problem is that once Michael Reichmann of Luminous-Landscape.com passed away there is no prominent figure advocating for the benefits of digital medium format anymore.
Couple that with the hegemony of the "equivalence" zealots who stuff the photographic information channels with their propaganda about m4/3rds cameras being able to take photos identical in quality to a Phase or a Hasselblad and it's no wonder that medium format cameras are on the ropes.
Consequently it won't be long before Hasselblad will just be a sad memory and photography will be the worse for it.

I'm an equivalence zealot but most medium format guys would never shoot off of ISO-100 for most things. m43 can match a couple of the lenses (if you're talking the handful of f0.95 keeping up with f2.8's on the much larger format) but it can't get it's base ISO down to 33 with full well depth. Dynamic range is quite different.

Though you'll forgive me if I have yet to see a single shot taken with one of these x0.79 crop factor "Medium Format" systems you couldn't get with a D810, it's ISO64, and much faster glass.

Unless you have well into the five figures worth of modern MF glass laying around, I see no reason why you'd operationally prefer the h6d-50c to the D850 and 80% of your $18,000 in a nice stack next to it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:02 UTC

Yes! Small printer with a sh*t camera attached. Next sell us the small printer on it's own, same capabilities, and let us bluetooth things over to it. I still really want to carry a big camera and be able to print snapshots for people. If they like it you sell the file. Inexpensive, belt wearable color printers don't need to be spectacular in quality to be valuable.

People are so used to cell phone esque quality too. Let us quickly and cheaply (40 cents for a 2x3" wallet seems close) show off what a better camera can do.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Mikhail Konovalov: Does the "Auto" switch disable RAW recording? If so, it shouldn't be listed under advantages. Flip it by mistake and lose the RAWs you thought you would have.

Yeah, Auto should shoot RAW+JPG. Why would that bother anyone?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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RMGoodLight: I think people would not complain that much if Fuji named the damn thing right.

X-E30

Fujis naming convention is way off with its X-A and X-E line.

Yeah, I was just about to post the same thing. An X-E3 would hopefully be closer to the T2 than this is to the T20.

Even less confusing name for this would be the X-E20

That said, the T2 is a lot more money compared to the T20, which packs most of it's punch so I'm not so sure an X-E20 wouldn't be the ideal rangefinder to offer.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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Ruekon: Thank God the photographer survived!

Next time better ask the policemen before setting up a tripod for taking photos of his actions.

"Bad decisions on both parties involved." implies equal blame. It's not helping to equivocate responsibility between illegal and legal actions.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
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