Elite83

Lives in United States PA, United States
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Joined on Oct 9, 2011

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1851 comments in total)

Even if you don't like Sony, you should love this camera. Why? Because without left-field cameras like this on the market, the older and more traditional brands have little incentive to push the envelope. Competition is nothing but profit for us users regardless of what you shoot!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 141st comment | 11 replies
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

Where's the camera? All I see is a big DIY honeycomb... there's no film nor sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:47 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Reason why there's an empty row? Looks to me like he had first class. Rarely do I see airplane photos from friends in FRONT of the wing... Seriously though.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Elite83: Buying a Leica is like a Manhattan business man buying a Ferrari to commute to work. It looks pretty, and a lot of people are going to think you're a special snowflake, but the top speed you'll ever reach in that thing downtown is crossing an intersection...maybe.

@Contra I actually agree, your analogy is even better than mine. I'm not trying to hate on Leica, but the IQ of those shots actually look awful IMHO. Maybe at least it's fun to use, I've never tried one.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
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Elite83: Buying a Leica is like a Manhattan business man buying a Ferrari to commute to work. It looks pretty, and a lot of people are going to think you're a special snowflake, but the top speed you'll ever reach in that thing downtown is crossing an intersection...maybe.

@MyReality I'm glad you still got my point.

You don't buy a Lecia for IQ for the same reason you don't buy a Ferrari for commuting in heavy traffic. They're both fun toys with quality parts, but at least in the case of the camera, that's all it is, a nice toy.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:34 UTC

Buying a Leica is like a Manhattan business man buying a Ferrari to commute to work. It looks pretty, and a lot of people are going to think you're a special snowflake, but the top speed you'll ever reach in that thing downtown is crossing an intersection...maybe.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:42 UTC as 142nd comment | 6 replies

Must've went office-campus shopping, right after the open-bar yacht launch party. If people can start successful companies out of their garage with only enough capital to buy a smart car, I can't see where 15 million dollars decided to wander off to...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:35 UTC as 5th comment
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Chris Yates: Most of the Lily footage was filmed with DJI drones. Lily was a scam from the start. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Lily, like the evasive Canon FF Mirrorless.

He did. Just now. Boom, rumor.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:32 UTC

Drones really should come with a built in parachute fail-safe. If the drone either has let's say < 2% battery, or loses radio contact with the transmitter/receiver (or loses radio contact for more than 5+ seconds), or if an accelorometer detects a "downward" acceleration greater than maximum controlled decent speed, a local circuit will deploy a parachute. Seems like a fun arduino project, anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:26 UTC as 15th comment
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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
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1155 comments in total)
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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
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1155 comments in total)

Finally, an A7RII killer. For video anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 132nd comment | 4 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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