ptox

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joe6pack: "At the moment however, JPEGmini only accepts JPEG files."

This is the key sentence. That mean most people here will consider it useless.

Are you saying that most people here never render JPEGs for distribution? Because I think that's probably not true.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On article Lytro unveils Immerge, a pro-grade light field VR rig (55 comments in total)
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KrisAK: Do venture capitalists still buy into these hand-waving, soundtrack-thumping sales pitches?

Also, wouldn't both Google and Microsoft be plowing full steam ahead in exactly this same arena, given their respective 'Google Glass' and 'Hololens' technologies?

Meanwhile, Lytro's 2nd gen Illum is now selling for 1/3 the original price.

Snark: 5 points
Cynicism: 7 points
Content: 0 points

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
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Sportsgal501: Oh my...was reading a few reports of knobs falling off the E-M5 II,still looking forward to getting (M10 II) one around black Friday.

Sportsgal: Not so! -- the cap on the rear dial of my original EM5 came unglued after about six months of use.

But I did have one of the first batch... I think they improved them after that.

It was easy enough to silicon-glue back on, anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)
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alfpang: Looking forward to real world test samples of this, and to buying Mark III.

I wonder, if it works out esp for consumer / prosumer level imaging, whether we'll see a new race in number of compound eyes/cameras rather than megapixels.

Is there a physical limit to how many lenses can be used for this? Can it scale up?

Boris: Yeah, "designed" is an obvious choice... and I realize it doesn't always imply "designed by". :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)
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alfpang: Looking forward to real world test samples of this, and to buying Mark III.

I wonder, if it works out esp for consumer / prosumer level imaging, whether we'll see a new race in number of compound eyes/cameras rather than megapixels.

Is there a physical limit to how many lenses can be used for this? Can it scale up?

"Today, cephalopods have the best-evolved eyes on the planet"

There, fixed it for you. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (717 comments in total)
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Sirandar: In some ways Oly is a victim of their own overall excellent design mantra.

I have a EM5 and really for most purposes what more could I ask for?

Only Sony has anything tempting for me because they are attempting to give me most of what I have with the EM5 is a smaller package with a single lens. Changing lenses is such a pain (but worth it usually)

They are not there yet and I think my EM5 has at least 5 more good years.

It is very nice having every photo tool I have (except tripod) fit right into a small camera bag (EM5) or a small Peilcan Case .... it would be nicer if it fit into my pocket. We aren't there yet ... but Sony made a good attempt.

SeeRoy: appalling? lol - exaggerate much? The EM5 has its quirks, but it wouldn't be considered a modern classic by so many people if it handled "appallingly".

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 19:22 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (717 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Can't beat the Nikon D7200 (excl. size and weight).

photomedium: outclassed by the D5500 except in size, weight, lens size, lens weight, IBIS, EVF (subjective, but I prefer to OVF), FPS, S-AF acquisition speed...

As usual, there's more to the story than is covered by a simplistic generalization.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 19:19 UTC
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Lassoni: Sounds like marketing hype? Is this one of those things that's "too good to be true"? Or is this high-end stuff not accessible for even high-end customers, but for commercial applications only?

yeesh

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:58 UTC
On challenge Gay love II (5 comments in total)
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Andycaps: why does this have to be marked up as GAY love - why not just LOVE and have it open to all sexual orientations?

Why would you even ask that question?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 20:30 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1568 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I see the usual Internet Warriors have assembled with their tired canards about so-called 'rootkits' - how dreadfully predictable.

Let's get this straight once and for all - there never was any 'rootkit' or any other malware on any Sony product, ever. The people making these malicious and untrue claims will no doubt have to defend their lies in court.

Wubslin: lol! You are pompous.

And they're not lies. The evidence is clear and varied. Look it up.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1568 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I see the usual Internet Warriors have assembled with their tired canards about so-called 'rootkits' - how dreadfully predictable.

Let's get this straight once and for all - there never was any 'rootkit' or any other malware on any Sony product, ever. The people making these malicious and untrue claims will no doubt have to defend their lies in court.

Wubslin: you're coming off as more than a little unhinged here.

Sony hybrid audio discs did include a form of rootkit installation as a copy protection method. That's well known--as is the fact that they backed off on it as soon as it was made public.

It's also ancient history and totally irrelevant to their camera business, so I'm not sure why it's even come up here.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
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Lil g: How can the earth rotate when its flat?

rockclimber: and the edges of the flat world are where?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
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Lil g: How can the earth rotate when its flat?

rockclimber87: please, please, please be joking.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 23:24 UTC
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Bill3R: Sorry, but YAWN.

What are you apologizing for -- your total lack of imagination, or an ego that presumes any of us gives a damn?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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ptox: What's the downside to the electronic shutter? -- I assume there is one, or why would they bother with a mechanical shutter as well?

Hmm. Why would an e-shutter that reads out at a given speed be any more prone to a rolling shutter effect than a mechanical shutter that traverses the sensor at the same speed?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

What's the downside to the electronic shutter? -- I assume there is one, or why would they bother with a mechanical shutter as well?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 245th comment | 11 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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K0d: It does have optional WiFi built in.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/misc/Flucard-Pentax-16GB-O-FC1.html
Upgradeable, full network compatibility and multiple OS - Just take out the card and its in flight mode.

"optional WiFi built in"? That's marketing doublespeak. :-)

WiFi is commodity stuff... it would cost Ricoh barely anything in parts and R&D to really build it in -- but no, they want to ding you with the (ridiculously named) Flucard instead.

There's no excuse.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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CRAPhoto: Nice upgrade for a great camera. Let's see how the sample images look like with this Sensor Shift stuff.
BTW, why compare this camera with Oly or Panasonic, we are talking APS-C vs Micro 4/3s. Even if the IBIS of a m4/3 is better, I would not buy into that system. Let's compare it to Canon, or Nikon, which of course have no IBIS. Easy win.

APSC and MFT are generally mentioned together because objective comparisons show that MFT IQ barely lags behind the other format -- and because in every other respect the two are direct competitors.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
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nerd2: I don't get it. $1099 body + $899 12-40 2.8 + $1499 40-150 2.8 + 45 1.8 = whooping $4K worth of gear, frequent lens changes and only 5fps.

I could use D750 + 28-300 lens combo to take approximately the same outputs, while much less hassle overall (cheaper and lighter, does not require lens change, faster AF, faster fps, comparable DOF, comparable resolution etc)

What I don't get is your motive for engaging in a sophomoric and reductivist campaign against m43.

What do you gain from repeatedly making a fool of yourself with oversimplified comparisons? What makes you think you know which gear this guy should be using better than he does?

Is it possible that a photographer might have good reasons - subjective or not - for using m43? Is it possible that you might have no idea what those reasons are?

Part of growing up is learning that other people know what works for them better than you do. Put down your ego and stop acting otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: All right, some will call me biased, but before you do that, please re-assure me with good answers. I am looking at the gentleman's picture above, and in his hands a camera with thinner profile, yes, but with a gigantic lens on it, no smaller that equivalent DSLR lens.

So what's the point he wants to make with this engineering "feat"? That laws of optics always apply and scaling down camera size is a myth? Or that DSLRs are still better ergonomically designed and made for big lenses .. but he won't admit that?

Or that overall imbalance of his design to comfortable handling .. is the new way to enjoy photography in the 21st century? Perhaps following the same route of thinking that the most simple and dumbest of cameras world has ever seen are also called "smart" (smartphone) in this 21st century?

Is there a problem with this 21st century or something?

"Why they don't choose a body wich sits in a hand like a glove?!"

You are hilarious. The XT1 has far from "crippled ergonomy", and your and the OP's points about DSLRs only stands for large lenses; when smaller primes are used it's the DSLR that looks out of balance.

DSLRs are only "clearly better ergonomicly [sic] designed" for a small number of situations -- handheld with large lenses being the obvious one. And a lot of large-lens photography is performed on a tripod, so what does it matter?

And then maybe people like other things about mirrorless itself -- like EVFs, which offer an enormous number of advantages over OVFs, especially those on non-FF cameras. (IMO the only advantage of OVFs is that they're subjectively more pleasant to look through.)

But whatever... if you haven't figured these things out for yourself already, I doubt I've made much of an impression.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
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