LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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realmadeira: Is there any phone with modern OS that has 1 inch sensor? There was Panasonic few years back, but what is the current state?

@Lars Rehm
Who's this "Consumer" everybody thinks they know everything about?
I would be perfectly happy with a phone up to, I don't know, 15 mm thick? and I know plenty of people who think just like me.

That's 0.60 in, for the contrarians.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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Gravis: young beautiful girls should not make love without being paid because this devaluates service from professional sex workers and is killing prostitution :-)

"What I mean is, the cheapest woman
tends to be the one you pay for."
(Jack Reacher, 2012)

So, yeah, he thinks they don't actually work for free... a bit like Adobe's subscription model XD

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:14 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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panther fan: Minimimimimimi
If some hobbyist can "kill" the industry, than this only indicates that the industry has been uncompetitive for years and it's probably a good thing it gets replaced by something better

That's a more reasonable approach.
I was under the impression that your position was something along the lines of "one has to be cunning and find a job that can't be done for free, the others that aren't so smart be damned".

A world where only so many jobs are viable, and there's no need for so much workforce means very, very few rich people, and a social time bomb ready to go off anytime.

"change your system" I'm not American... I'll take it as a compliment for my language skills :-P

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:12 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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panther fan: Minimimimimimi
If some hobbyist can "kill" the industry, than this only indicates that the industry has been uncompetitive for years and it's probably a good thing it gets replaced by something better

My examples are not "picky", and I could make hundreds more, from different fields.
You, OTOH, are only bringing up examples from the IT field. We don't eat silicon.

I never said that "you know what the next ten years will bring"... only that I fear it.
It's funny... because by reading what I got the impression _you_ thought you knew... or maybe you're just not trying hard enough to imagine the consequences of the very things you are praising.

It's so dishearteningly sad... a guy comes and waves a 1$ bill, everyone is happy because they are 1$ richer, and nobody thinks about looking at the bigger picture.

BTW I'm done arguing with you, since you appear to purposefully distort everything I say. And that's sad as well, but not unexpected on this site.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 21:44 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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panther fan: Minimimimimimi
If some hobbyist can "kill" the industry, than this only indicates that the industry has been uncompetitive for years and it's probably a good thing it gets replaced by something better

Tell me what's the difference between Jasha Heifetz's way of playing the violin and Leonidas Kavakos'.

Then tell me the difference between a Guarneri del Gesù, a Vuillaume, a Sderci and a contemporary violin.

You'll see that the technical "advancements" are mostly a matter of taste in the first case, and in the second case are non-existent. The issue here is a little bit more complex, but the bottom line is that you can't say that a modern-day violin is better than a 1700-built one.
In both cases, it's not something Joe Average can grasp.

That's just one field. How significantly has the way we build pots and pans, or WC flush changed in the last 50 years?

In the '90s you coulnd't buy a PC that it was totally obsolete in a matter of months, now I'm using a 4-y.o. PC and is as usable as ever, and it could potentially serve me forever, if its obsolescence has not been induced (that last Spectre / Meltdown bo11*cks really was over the top).

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 21:11 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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panther fan: Minimimimimimi
If some hobbyist can "kill" the industry, than this only indicates that the industry has been uncompetitive for years and it's probably a good thing it gets replaced by something better

@panther fan
One of the byproducts of the global sharing of informations, is that the number of people that can do (or _think_ they can do) most things "good enough" raised dramatically, and I fear the day when no one will pay a professional to do his job...

I was thinking that workers' rights (in the '60s) have probably been made possible (simplifying) by the burst in technical innovation, the reconstruction after the war, a world population which was less than half what's today, global inequality and other factors.
Now we have more than 7 billion people inhabiting this planet, innovation is hitting a plateau on many fields (that aren't nano-tech, DNA, and somesuch), automation has reduced the need for low-specialization workers, and there's no need to rebuild entire cities.
Too much workforce = no leverage.

The truth is that very few jobs are so critical and so difficult that you can't avoid paying a professional, but 7 billion medics and lawyers are a little too much...

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 20:38 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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panther fan: Minimimimimimi
If some hobbyist can "kill" the industry, than this only indicates that the industry has been uncompetitive for years and it's probably a good thing it gets replaced by something better

Only if the public can discern.
I work in another field, but same considerations apply... Joe Average can't tell an apple from an orange.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
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josh bailey: He will be happy until he prints or views at 100% lol. In his defence, easy camera to disguise and carry all the time. Good shots at 25% view :)

@String
ad hominem.

BTW Josh didn't judge the man, but the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 23:05 UTC

What, no Pentax? XD

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 13:45 UTC as 2nd comment
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mick232: Take a flashlight, light the subject from as many angles you like during a long exosure in complete darkness.

Ah sorry you meant light painting.
Got it now!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 08:36 UTC
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mick232: Take a flashlight, light the subject from as many angles you like during a long exosure in complete darkness.

It's not that easy...

If you are taking a single exposure, then flash power must be adjusted to produce a correct exposure with the number of discharges you're going to do, so it's not "as many as you like", rather "as many as needed", which can be difficult to calculate, especially if you handhold the flash and its distance from the subject varies (inverse-square law).

Then there's flexibility... his method allows him to decide the relative strength of each "virtual flashlight", while yours doesn't (once done, it can't be undone).

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 22:43 UTC
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dmartin92: Is it just me, or does the camera look huge there in the guy’s hands ?

@Jorginho it's a gal, not a guy...

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 16:02 UTC
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dmartin92: Is it just me, or does the camera look huge there in the guy’s hands ?

On Camerasize it looks just a little bit smaller than a K-30.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 15:10 UTC

"If only Seattle would drop out of Log mode for a moment..."
A good chuckle there, well played!

Edit: beaten to it :-S

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 14:06 UTC as 56th comment
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)
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madsgrand: This slideshow format is still annoying!

@dmurphey
Ad space? You mean you're seeing ads without uBlock Origin? :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 18:03 UTC
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LensBeginner: The image from the camera lacks contrast.
Given that it was processed from a RAW, there's no reason why it couldn't be added during development, I guess.

Also saturation looks different, but it's strange... in the phone picture the face looks much more saturated, while the curtains look almost the same as the camera picture.
Maybe it's because it's darker that I perceive that way, or maybe because the phone's software automatically boosts saturation on the subject's face.

Final note, detection errors are very apparent in the last picture: near the mouth, cheekbone, eyebrow (amputated), hair (a mess).

My point is, for a comparison, it's quite loose.
True, there are merits in leaving all the RAW parameters to default, but we don't even know it that was the case.

To me, it's two pictures one next to the other, not a comparison.
They are perhaps sufficient to observe where the phone falls short, but don't allow to go deeper than the surface.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 20:55 UTC

The image from the camera lacks contrast.
Given that it was processed from a RAW, there's no reason why it couldn't be added during development, I guess.

Also saturation looks different, but it's strange... in the phone picture the face looks much more saturated, while the curtains look almost the same as the camera picture.
Maybe it's because it's darker that I perceive that way, or maybe because the phone's software automatically boosts saturation on the subject's face.

Final note, detection errors are very apparent in the last picture: near the mouth, cheekbone, eyebrow (amputated), hair (a mess).

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 19:22 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
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LensBeginner: As far as I understood it, Leica's strong suit is lenses, not bodies.
Why would one buy an expensive, "ok" body, and then pair it with a "so-so" lens?
Wouldn't it be better to, for instance, adapt an M lens on an A7 body?

Unless it's for "the look"...

@james s. kennedy
I know, but HCB didn't use a Handevision lens :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 22:11 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)

"3. Change (something, typically colour or shade) gradually or step by step."

As already pointed out below, not much point if the steps are... just one.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 20:03 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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sirhawkeye64: Of course, then there's the frustration of You get done re-assembling and find you have an extra screw or two (or more) left... If you're careful in how you take them out and keep track, then this probably won't happen, but in some devices these days, there could be 50+ tiny screws holding the thing together...

I just draw a rough outline on a sheet of paper, and then stuck the screws in the paper thread-first...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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