Elite83

Lives in United States PA, United States
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 9, 2011

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usernamealreadyinuse: Very sad that so many who understand absolutely nothing about the business of advertising, feel inclined to comment here and so freely demonstrate their ignorance.

@Saurat You mean... Moronic Tabasco? Mild, Medium or Spicy?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 02:58 UTC

And the sad thing is, stuff like this could be thought of as the signs of a "healthy society."

We're so well off, we actually have time to waste on this BS instead of worrying about hunting or scavenging for our next meal.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 75th comment
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Elite83: Wanted something like this for better timeline editing since... FOREVER. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg.

You're joking, right?

Screen size means nothing these days. One can be the proud owner of a FORTY, yes 4-0.. inch 4k Samsung (i.e. high quality) TV for only $500. Increasing sheer panel size may add $100 dollars to the production cost of one unit. That's certainly not where the price tag comes from.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
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Elite83: Wanted something like this for better timeline editing since... FOREVER. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg.

They're all quite overpriced for what they are; reason simply being is that the product by nature caters to the "pro" market where there's heaps of cash flowing. The electronics inside any of these digital displays do not cost more than a few hundred bucks for the manufacturer (who buys in bulk).

Heck, someone can buy an iPad Pro (an already overpriced Apple product) that is basically the same thing, only 12.9" yet it has a "camera" internet access, a functional OS, internal battery, buttload of sensors, powerful processor, and so on. Yet, it only costs $900. Where in the world does this insane $3600 price tag come from?? It's a large, chunky, yes, high-precision, desktop monitor. But that's all it is. It only costs that much because there's little to no competition, little average consumer demand, and they know the people who want it can afford it.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 05:16 UTC
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maciek sz: Apart from Panasonic, what the hell is happening in the camera market? Each iteration of cameras (Sony, Fuji, Oly, Pana etc.) is getting more and more pricy. Sad times... ;)

Right? It's slowly but surely pushing out young/startup (aspiring) filmmakers (like myself). Sure, smartphones can *get the job done* but you never get the chance to actually LEARN how to use camera equipment. Yes, yes, practically I know there's boat loads of old/used gear. But that's besides my point

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 02:08 UTC

Finally, an A7RII killer. For video anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

Wanted something like this for better timeline editing since... FOREVER. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 02:02 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

Dang, sold out on Amazon. Guy in customer service said they don't know when their next shipment will be in either.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 04:46 UTC as 11th comment
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electrophoto: I bet anyone buying that back in 2000 felt like James bond ;)... at least for the first two days,.... after that probably the tech related frustration would have killed the bond-factor pretty quickly.
and 17 years later your average 200$ smartphone would eat this for breakfast

On another note, it's crazy to think that my TI-89 Titanium engineering calculator is almost more advanced than all the computing power used to put guys in space.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
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entoman: Surprised it doesn't have Tetris and Space Invaders built in!

It can be unlocked in the hidden dev menu with the command: up up up left down up right left down down left left right up

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
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stevo23: Always a dilemma with photography and events like this. Why was he taking pictures and not helping? Why did he publish those photos and thereby give the guy a forum? If you're not asking these questions, you should worry. Journalism is at heart voyeuristic, crass and burlesque, but without it, I think we would be overrun by tyrants.

@Steve Not at all. This is a similar situation to being mugged at gunpoint. You have two choices: give the guy what he wants and hope you'll live, or try to combat the assailant with the self-defense moves you learned at the community Jiu Jitsu class. Chances are, unless you're a trained black belt with years of experience, you're going to end up dead and would have been better off complying.

Dealing with hostile individuals--especially those with guns and clear intent of violence should not be underestimated. Sure, could 3 or four men charged the assassin and taken him down? Probably. But I'm almost sure at least one of those men if not more would have ended up shot as well if not killed.

The biggest problem with people who criticize PJ's is that they are *assuming* that the PJ is *only* taking photos and not doing anything. I've had several years of overseas missions experience, did I bring my camera along? Of course I did. Does that mean I was not also aiding? You tell me.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:11 UTC
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stevo23: Always a dilemma with photography and events like this. Why was he taking pictures and not helping? Why did he publish those photos and thereby give the guy a forum? If you're not asking these questions, you should worry. Journalism is at heart voyeuristic, crass and burlesque, but without it, I think we would be overrun by tyrants.

"Help" Lol. That's funny.

Unless you're assuming every photojournalist at the event was packing heat, please tell me exactly how one would "help" in this situation? The job of bystanders in an emergency situation is generally to stay out of the way unless you, (as one of the bystanders) is trained to assist in some way or is capable of providing even amatuer medical/security assistance.

I'm sure even if the PJ was carrying, unless he was an ex-marine or combat trained, he'd just end up getting more people killed.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
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Conjure: Most of the news sites published similar pictures WITHOUT the corpse.

Is it really necessary to show the body of the victim? Is this the right way to show your condolence to his relatives?

Exactly. Once censorship takes hold there's basically no way to know what's real anymore. Just because someone "higher up" than you decided it was too graphic, you'll never know and experience the truth for yourself.

Besides, there's nothing exceptionally gorey about this photo at all. Yes, it is his body, but it's not like there is an excessive pool of blood or anything of that nature.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:07 UTC

A photo that will likely be in some history textbooks somewhere for the next generation.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 144th comment | 3 replies
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Elite83: No note of color depth? If it's not 10-bit then it's not of much use.

After switching to a 10-bit display it would be difficult to revert to 8-bit. Grayscale gradients on a 10-bit is a world of difference.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:49 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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Elite83: Seems like a large body for a M43 sensor in my opinion. If someone is shopping for a compact mirrorless, why not opt for a crop or even FF a la Sony? Sony owns a good chunk of Olympus anyway.

@Quarter
Well I certainly have other aspects of life to concern myself with in terms of worry; but thanks for checking. I wouldn't care if someone wanted to drop $10k on a diamond studded iPhone 2G. I'm just saying it just seems like an odd sector of the market for Olympus to target. It doesn't compete with anything in the Sony lineup, nor does it compete with anything in the mirrorless Canikon market due to its larger/less compact size. *One would think* those taking a stroll down the mirrorless isle would be looking for something small(er) than the bridge camera or dSLR. Price doesn't necessarily favor this camera nor do the tech specs. But I forgot, I can't give an opinion without implying someone somewhere is making a bad decision.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)

Seems like a large body for a M43 sensor in my opinion. If someone is shopping for a compact mirrorless, why not opt for a crop or even FF a la Sony? Sony owns a good chunk of Olympus anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 183rd comment | 5 replies

Thanks for the motivation, stuff like this is why I'm going to school for engineering. One more year.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1127 comments in total)
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noflashplease: The A6000 is selling for $400 right now, against $1,400 for the "new" A6500, and quite frankly there never was anything wrong with the autofocus performance on the A6000 to begin with. Sony just keeps on shipping A6000 updates with bigger and bigger pricetags while the original is still on sale....for the same holiday sale price as last year?

All the A6000 really needed was a firmware update to allow uncompressed 14-bit RAW files? Instead, we're seeing increasingly expensive, but incremental, hardware updates. Enough already.

It always seems to work for Apple, why can't Sony hop on board the strategic upgrade train?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)
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Elite83: I don't understand the fixation on the whole touch screen thing.
Sure, I guess it'd be nice to have as a feature, but why is it a dealbreaker for so many?

Personally, I'll take more buttons and dials over a touchscreen any day. As, any day I can spend NOT tapping through a menu to change a setting is a good day. And don't even get me started on touchscreen sliders... awful.

No, its really neat, you actually dislocate your nose.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
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