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On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)

Have they fixed the "mirror image bug" on the front camera (or the "selfie camera") already? This is probably the most obvious bug that remains unfixed over the years but the fix should be really simple.

If you don't know what this bug is, simply take a selfie picture with some words behind your head and the image will be captured mirror-imaged - with the words reversed, e.g. "SH!T" becomes "T!H5". Mirror imaging should only be done while you are composing on the screen, but when the image is captured, it should be flipped left to right to appear correctly. Every iPhone model does it the correct way but I don't know why XiaoMi don't realize this obvious bug. I mean, when you take a look at your Facebook friends' selfie photos and you see they stand proudly in front of a landmark with some words on it and the words are reversed, you just think this is a little stupid and they must have used a Xiaomi phone.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 08:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Sorry to say, but for me, personally weddings would be one of the most boring and annoying things to shoot (at least the traditional ones). Let us see how they arranged the documentation for an upcoming one I am going to attend.
(note: you might find it the best thing since sliced bread, and the stuff that interests me you might yawn about, and that is fine).

I know these "mug shots" (I mean group photos) are not the norm in most countries, but in Hong Kong/China it is the predominent type of wedding photography. Reason 1 is that they make the most money for the photographer, because typically they set up mobile print stations at the venue and immediately print out hard copies and distribute to the guests - they amount to revenue per print. Imagine the other pictures taken during the ceremony - why would anyone other than the bride & groom themselves who would buy these prints? Reason 2 is that these typical weddings are big parties for both side's extended families, colleagues and friends, and the older folks treat these group photo sessions as an important part of a wedding.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 08:27 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
In reply to:

ShatteredSky: Sorry to say, but for me, personally weddings would be one of the most boring and annoying things to shoot (at least the traditional ones). Let us see how they arranged the documentation for an upcoming one I am going to attend.
(note: you might find it the best thing since sliced bread, and the stuff that interests me you might yawn about, and that is fine).

Of course each to their own, but in some locales, "wedding photography" would be almost the equivalent of mug shots, uh I mean documentary, of every guest who attended the wedding, and nothing else. These are group photos of different combination of guests depending on their relationships with the bride and groom mostly. A high school kid could have done the job with a tripod, some fixed lens sent to auto focus, and be able to hit the shutter button. Of course if he had some skills, he could have count to 3 and ask the guests to say 'cheese' before he fires the shutter. That's the most boring type of photography a monkey could almost have been able to do.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 09:53 UTC

Regardless of sensor size (crop MF vs. 35mm FF), f/1.4 lenses or not, when we finally see in-lens leaf shutters for digital MF then all this argument goes out the window. External flash and X-sync speed baby. The GFX 50S doesn't seem to have it yet, but who says it never will.

Hmm... Fuji X100F anyone?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 04:22 UTC as 57th comment
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