DivineMadcat

Joined on Jun 19, 2017

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Pfff... 40k? There are less investors than that in just a few blocks of lower Manhattan.. that is pathetic on the global scale of tens of millions. Come on Kodak, that is a pathetic number to be bragging about.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 11:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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User3366538285: Ι like the idea of a built in screen. I love my Spark but having to hook up my phone everytime I want to do a 10-minute flight, always annoys me.

The Mavic has a text based display; you cannot see what the camera sees. In theory, since FFA guidelines "require" (i say that, since most don't) you stay within sight of the drone, you should be able to control and land it based only on instruments (which the display shows well)..

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 14:36 UTC
On article 2019 Buying Guide: Best drones (118 comments in total)

Just an FYI -
In the Mavic review, you state:
"The Platinum battery offers more efficiency as well, providing an additional 3 minutes of flight, but is not compatible with the Mavic Pro."
Which is incorrect. The Platinum has more efficient motors, allowing for longer runs. The battery is the same in both.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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sirhawkeye64: I wonder how many people will start lying about taking pictures with their DSLRs when in fact they are shooting 4k videos.

Im not a professional, but if i was in a place like that, i would have a tripod; as it is, i have a non-small camera. So if i stand out, how do i prove i am not doing it "commercially"?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (504 comments in total)
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sh10453: Why the heck do I "need" to convert to DNG to begin with???
For me, DNG stand for "Do Not Go there"! Or I "Do Not Give'a ..."

Very much every editor on the market, including the FREE ones, can handles RAW files without any problems.
There are countless alternatives at a fraction of Adobe's prices, or even FREE.

Invest in YOUR "Future", not in Adobe's.

Not sure i would agree with the "Sony" bit. Virtually every DSLR they have (admittedly, i can speak only for the A mount line.. i am not nearly as up on the E mount) has a compressed RAW that is plenty efficient, and a full size raw for getting every last little bit.

My A99II can spit out 85MB 14bit uncompressed raws, or do 40MB compressed (which isn't bad for 42MP overall).

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (71 comments in total)
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rugosa: I'm amazed at a comment in here regarding the Chinese manufacturing and snooping. I just went through all my memory cards that I have bought since 2006 and they all were made in China including Sandisk except for an old Panasonic 2GB sd card from 2006 that was made in Japan. Most manufacturing is done in China recently, including some great Nikon lenses that I own (85mm f/1.8 ect.). This is the worst site for uninformed comments and know it alls that I've come across on the internet since my first encounter with computers!

ill own my comment - there is a difference between Chinese manufactured products and full blown Chinese companies (whom my be manipulated/forced by gov agencies to be more... nefarious)

And to be frank, my comment is not just out of the blue. By all means, take a look for yourself about companies recently and in the past who have been dinged for spyware (Blu, Lenovo, Huawei). This isn't me trying to be racist; i know the Chinese can make damn good products (and as if it matters, i am 1/4 Chinese). But there is a known history of companies stealing info.. so yeah.. i am suspicious of new companies getting in the game...

http://www.androidauthority.com/lenovo-zte-gionee-running-adups-spyware-737101/
https://www.pcmag.com/news/355320/amazon-pulls-blu-smartphones-over-spyware-concerns
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1748900-spy-software-found-pre-installed-on-lenovo-huawei-and-xiaomi-smartphones/
http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.html

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (71 comments in total)

I have to say, this news still doesn't change my feeling that i was better off buying Sandisk cards over the Lexar cards i was thinking off. At the risk of upsetting some people, the Chinese have not had a stellar track record recently in regards to data snooping ( Blu android phones, ZTE, etc), and as good as they may be.. i just don't have consumer confidence right now.

Cool if they prove themselves, but time will tell.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Aleks7: and the RAW is with lossy compression like in all Sony cameras?

Correction - "like in *some* Sony cameras?"; because many Sony cameras have lossless uncompressed RAW..

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (646 comments in total)
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DivineMadcat: Why compare to the A7RII, and not the far more comparable A99II?? The Sony A mount is still going, with a more comparable lens range, and the A99ii body and features more similar to the 850 than the 7RII... its such an odd choice..

Well, i can certainly claim myself as a rpodu user, and having followed the forums here and elsewhere, it seems like Sony was really pushing them out. To be fair, short of the obvious spots of world wide sporting events, i have never seen a D4/D5 in the wild, but they are popular too.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (646 comments in total)

Why compare to the A7RII, and not the far more comparable A99II?? The Sony A mount is still going, with a more comparable lens range, and the A99ii body and features more similar to the 850 than the 7RII... its such an odd choice..

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 16:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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ThatCamFan: I hope he goes down in glory on fire & looses everything he owns. He has stolen enough already.

Why do (we) care? Because for many of us, photography is a source of income and a way of life, and thieves can greatly disrupt that. And everyone in the community suffers when thieves are allowed to steal without repercussion; it damages public image, and cheapens the work talented people do.

I don't have to be dead to want to see a murderer rot, and i don't have to be the victim to applaud the stopping of a thief.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
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