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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (345 comments in total)

Wow, another STF. But at a ridiculous price, gee, thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

I still think people using their tablets to take photos looks way more ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (171 comments in total)

Come on, it's not that old! Loved the concept and the fact that Fuji kept supporting it with firmware updates, a rarity for electronics. Never got it, having spent on... Yet more lenses for my existing setup, but I keep checking its price from time to time.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 46th comment

So everyone's photos look exactly the same, great.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)

Looking good! Hopefully a step up from the already decent 55-250, for people who would rather have more range than go with the 70-200 f4.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 14th comment

For all practical purposes your pics belong to us. Clear?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 5th comment

Douchebag voice over, douchebag song... Cringe worthy, couldn't finish it.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 9th comment
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Best deal now is sandisk 128gb thumbdrive for $30. Usb 3 interface around 120mbyte/sec, which is good enough. And sooooo tiny

Sure, but a lot less reliable, and once you try an SSD it's hard going back to something slower.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)
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Frederik Photography: The diy solution would perform better if they had used lager ssd's and still be cheaper...

No need to go ballistic, many SSDs with greater capacity are known to be faster than the smaller ones. The great thing is they've kept dropping in price so a 512GB, 1 TB solution is within reach for many.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)

I've had an SSD in mind for portable backup for some time, my one doubt is about SSDs for long term backup.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 13:52 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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Stephan Def: What Apple should do is admit their their mistakes and announce a new Model MBP that will hit the shelves in the next 12 Months which will address all or most issues based on actual customer feedback and input. That would be a true sign of greatness. Technically its possible to do this, question is if Apple internal corporate game playing will get into the way of doing the right thing yet again.

Or you can just shrug and buy the 2015 model which still ticks most of the right boxes:

1. Reliable OS.
2. Plenty fast SSD, RAM.
3. Decent keyboard.
4. Good display.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 14:42 UTC

Can't design an SD slot so it doesn't stick out... Sheesh.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 141st comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)

That keyboard kills the whole deal.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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Graham Austin: For £1200 I got an incredibly powerful windows laptop.
i7, 16GB DD4 RAM, 15.6" IPS 1920/1080 SRGB panel, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 2 USB3 ports, 1 USB 3.2/Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI, Mini DP, SD slot, Ethernet port, Dedicated Nvidia 970M GPU, in built DAC, great keyboard with customizable colours (geeky but cool), all metal 20mm thick chassis and only weighs 2KG. The battery is a bit rubbish, but usually 2 hours is fine without a plug.

Why the hell would anyone want a less powerful machine with adapters hanging all over the side of their laptops for £2000 (plus the cost of all the adapters)??

Why the hell would anyone spend money on nice hardware held together by the virus known as Windows?? It's like buying a Ferrari that falls apart every ten meters.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 15:26 UTC

Which is why Tim Cook is Apple's CEO; but there is a huge cost in coming out with a working ecosystem, including a stable, user friendly OS, the right incentives for Apps, filtering and managing them, beyond the device's design and engineering, and the risk of the whole project. How many of these has Samsung aka Kaboom! mastered? Google itself? I don't even use an iPhone, but there needs to be some recognition where it's deserved, particularly for a company who almost went down several times following these notions.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 19:58 UTC as 24th comment

Mine died after 6 months, I'd rather have more reliability than !!! colours.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 25th comment | 13 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)

Looks like the complete package; took a while, but you can't say it's been for lack of trying. With the 11-22 it might be irresistible for people who need interior shots like for real estate; the macro lens with included lights would make it very appealing for beginners; street photo? Hello 22mm. If an EF / M tilt shift adapter comes out I better start saving.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 307th comment | 1 reply
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)

I don't see the closeup action shots...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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keepreal: Is this pyramid selling? I mean the crowd funding part. Surely, nobody is going to tell me this is made to a very high tolerance for cine users. I am sure I am safe, unlike elsewhere where I commented on similar lens offerings.

If anyone wants it, I have a pack of six rolls of bread for $100 + PP $35. Please get in touch.

Nope, pyramid selling would imply the sellers resell the item for a fee, which usually has negative connotations for the quality of the product, as people buy into the pyramid rather than the product; this is crowdsourcing, people vote with their money and the brand has less risk and inventory costs; which beats producing stuff and hoping for the best or depending on marketing shenanigans.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
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Coliban: I wondered, how Benro get away with the barefaced and obvious copy of Gitzo. I always wondered, why Gitzo didnt sued them to hell. The Benro tripods where 1:1 copies of the Gitzo tripods (and also other brands, as here, Manfrotto). It was so clear, there have been endless discussions in the forum i used to hang around. One doctor even put those Benro copies in a kernspin tomograph to examine the structure and they were pure copies of Gitzo.

I´ve never figured out, how they get away with that.

Manfrotto and Gitzo are owned by the same people, maybe this covers both?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
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