alexzn

alexzn

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Mar 31, 2002

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jl_smith: Scientists can't even accurately predict tomorrow's weather, yet we are to believe they KNOW any global rises in average mean temps are CERTAINLY anthropological in cause....pay no mind to surface reading stations in urban 'hotspots', ridiculous adjustment methodology for ship sensors, etc.

Yes, less pollution is bad. We all agree. We should also agree, then, that the ability to legislate the environment has, as a happy coincidence, the side effect of immense political power. Nothing to see here...move along.

JLMdp: Do you also believe that the earth is flat? Sounds like it to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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paulfulper: All polar bears will die one day , of old age ,disease and more......and all those deaths will look very sad , all of them.
I suspect global warming is invented by many scientists manipulated and coached by politicians

You are quoting a blog, which is equivalent to believing everything you read on the Internet... Here is a peer-reviewed research article from Ian Stirling, who even the blog you quote cites a a grand-daddy of polar bear biologists:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/09-1641.1/full
That analysis projects a "drastic declines in the polar bear population by the end of the 21st century".

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
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RobBobW: Fake news from the National Geographic? They should have checked with locals to get the real story instead of looking to sensationalize something that was not and try to push their activist agenda. I love this quote about how much earlier the ice is melting now compared to 40 years ago. Yup, that makes a huge difference! 😉.
"Since 1979, sea ice melted an average of 1.26 days earlier across the the four polar bear ecoregions and 19 subpopulation areas, the researchers said."

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4442887/viral-video-of-emaciated-polar-bear-may-not-be-what-it-seems-nunavut-bear-monitor-says-1.4442892

Sadly, it does make a difference. I suggest you brush up on basic statistics before you write another ignorant post like this. You are entitled to your beliefs whatever they are, but the fact may not support those beliefs.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
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alexzn: This company truly deserves its location in the Palo Alto's "row of ridiculously overfunded startups" on University Avenue. This is a seriously dumb idea. If I am out with a beginner camera, I want to see my picture, soup it up right there and then and share it to my social feed. All of which I can do on my smartphone that is getting better than this Canon Rebel in a fancy orange leather case. At least they had the guts to put in a prime lens, which is something every photographer appreciates. That is everyone except the beginners who want zooms. Oops...

Who gives a damn about what camera it actually is?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:28 UTC

It is a really nice camera, however it suffers from the same disconnect that Leica cameras have in the digital era. It's inevitable that the build quality and design is fantastic and me to last but the sensor will be obsolete on the years. You used to buy a Leica and know that it will last as long and deliver to performance as you own the camera. This is still true for Leica lenses but not Leica bodies. So you are putting for the tractor exoeriments of using a premium body. Small Cabins and Fuji bodies are not that far behind and are a 1/4 off the price. Oh yeah and the legs are just as good

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:27 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

This company truly deserves its location in the Palo Alto's "row of ridiculously overfunded startups" on University Avenue. This is a seriously dumb idea. If I am out with a beginner camera, I want to see my picture, soup it up right there and then and share it to my social feed. All of which I can do on my smartphone that is getting better than this Canon Rebel in a fancy orange leather case. At least they had the guts to put in a prime lens, which is something every photographer appreciates. That is everyone except the beginners who want zooms. Oops...

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 07:16 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

Creative and well done! Chapeau!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 05:36 UTC as 32nd comment

This is a strong demonstration of Google's chops in machine learning, and this is not even relying on Google's cloud services and software. It is also a harbinger of what to expect in the next generation of Android and Pixel phones. As soon as Google closes the hardware gap with Apple, the cellphone landscape will start shifting. Given the shortage of real AI knowledge and talent in Silicon Valley, it will be very hard (if not impossible) for Apple to close the software gap with Google.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 06:03 UTC as 9th comment
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princecody: Does Google outsource their phones to Samsung or HTC or something 🤔

They outsource hardware, not software, and they collaborate on hardware.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 05:59 UTC

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 3rd comment
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Affan: And all i hear is gear does not matter, LOOK at those shots from dany! d800+85 1.4. That is one of the sharpest combo according to Dxomark.

And you are judging sharpness from a video clip???

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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mick232: Strange video. Nerdy photographers, weird talking, a girl photographer that looks better than the model but struggles with the camera, some mediocre results particularly in sets 3 and 4.

And show us your beautiful portraits, please? Preferably with level horizons, like in this example:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1499551525/photos/2494410/dsc07100

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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barrym1966: never trust a photographer that uses a manufacturers neck strap

I am sure you have spent countless hours choosing the best neckstrap that fits your work aesthetics and lifestyle. I am sure your pictures benefited enormously. (hint: sarcasm).

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review (73 comments in total)

I am surprised nobody mentioned Billingham bags yet. Hadley Pro: Similar idea, a little more organization, and fully bombproof. Also stylish if you are into that kind of style.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 01:17 UTC as 17th comment
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

That's a B+W filter, those are not supposed to get stuck.... brass threads and all...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: those colors are not there, dark images, don't know...
I think i pass.

Adjust your monitor...

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)

Great article, and big thanks to the DPR editors for doing the legwork and talking to the real pros to lay down the issues. This is good journalism (as opposed to pontificating on the internet forums).

Short term, these issues are a significant barrier to switching. Long term superior technology always wins. This was the story with the EOS mount and Canon, which came to dominate the PJ community, then Nikon leaped ahead with better high ISO performance, now Sony is providing a drastic reduction in weight, higher frame rates, and better AF. There is no way we won't see a significant share of Sony get on pro sports events in some not so distant future, but as this article states, the key is the availability of a proper lens kit and a robust support/service/loan program. Both are clearly coming.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 93rd comment
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NCB: Is it just me, or are these pics not very good?

Got better pictures? Please post.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 17:39 UTC

Yes, Barney!!! Could not agree more. There is a whole slew of mirrorless photographers that were ingrained in Canon's universe, and then sold off their prized kit to move to whoever the king of the hill was at that time. I still remember shooting film with EOS-3, the interface was decidedly modern (i.e. not traditional) and devastatingly effective. Mirrorless was (and remains) a market that Canon completely missed, and it is a shame. No matter how good the M5 is, it will take a big leap in technology (and a collection of really good lenses) to make all those Canon refugees to sell their new systems and move back. I am not sure it is even possible at this point.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 9th comment

Dpreview should be weary of publishing posts based on press releases. As correctly mentioned here there is no energy density data in the article. It's a nice with but not as revolutionary as it sounds.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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