Thomartin

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On article Zeiss ZX1 real-world samples gallery (237 comments in total)
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Jones Indiana: Proof that a 6K dollar camera does not take any better pictures than what can be done with any other FF camera. Except this one has a fixed lens and therewith makes it quite useless at this pricepoint.

@Froskito "at this pricepoint" you get all of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 15:20 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (706 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Have you tried buying an intel powered laptop? Should you go with the i7-1065G7 or i7-10710 U? The first is "ice lake" the second "comet lake", if that helps.

By the way, if you are looking for an intel powered laptop I suggest you wait for the i7-1185G7. Clearly it will be better.

At least Intel follows a precise nomenclature for the name ( or shall we say reference) of its processors. Although quite obscure at first glance, its actually easy to remember (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html)

Now, shopping for a monitor is where it gets really weird.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2020 at 19:26 UTC

How do you film a high-speed performance car capable of reaching speeds up to 300kph (186mph) filmed by a high-speed performance camera car capable of reaching speeds up to 300kph (186mph)? You simply take another one to be used as a high-speed camera car itself.

You'll probably get tired of this before me.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 20:16 UTC as 21st comment
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hectorpatrick: Interesting that every winning image was taken with either a Canon or Nikon full frame DSLR with the two exceptions being a Sony A9 and a Fuji X-Pro2 - none of them a 'travel camera' as categorised on this site among others.

It'd say this has to do with the fact that most nominees are veteran photographers that probably shot those images while on assignments.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 12:47 UTC

You don't want to eat in front of the screen anymore...

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 23:12 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

To the people raging over the lack of mech release in modern cameras,

It's fun, I like it and has some welcome vintage swagger.
That being said, I don't think there is need anymore for mechanical shutter release: we have 2s timer for the jitter, apps for the remote control, and even physical remote for the serious users. These solutions, although they might not have the cachet of the mechanical release, are objectively superior; so it makes sense most camera ditched the mechanical release. Now, don't get me wrong, I wear a mechanical watch.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2019 at 17:52 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

That 70-200 is very interesting but we only ever get images of it at 70mm. What about 200? It's collapsible and I'm curious to see by how much.
I'm not a fan of Canon's ml bodies, but the lenses sure are sexy.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 07:25 UTC as 63rd comment | 7 replies
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Imager of: My MacBook Pro sd card reader is fast enough thanks. Don’t need another thing attached to it.

To be honest, with most modern cameras having reliable USB connection, there is less and less point in taking the card out to discharge it.

Yes, it is still necessary for professionals who have huge loads of data, need the most speed etc... but it will eventually get there.

I'm pretty sure we will eventually get to the point of the Zeiss camera, with integrated ( and upgradable?) storage.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 19:59 UTC
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ZeBebito: Leica special editions are getting more common than Leica common editions.

Genius ! Lets make a special common edition !
But we can't call it common.... what about "Vanilla edition" ?
We'll make fortunes my friend !

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 07:04 UTC
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ttran88: proprietor lens Mount like Z and RF don’t deserve any third party support. Open mounts like E, L mount and m43 should be the future of photography.

None is an open mount, it's just that Sony is more willing to make business with 3rd-party manufacturers.
When Sony says it's "open" that's just marketing bs, hoping people will get that they are cool and sht. It seems it worked because many figured E-mount would be the linux of photo, it's not.
Sony got the best 3rd-party lens support because they gave the permission (sold/licensed) to those 3p brands more easily than Nikon/ Canon ( that currently maintain a firm no).
The difference is not open/closed standard; it's debatable//non debatable authorisation.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 09:04 UTC
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kristian2000: Normally, I would never go negative on a contest like this, but some of those photos would be completely forgettable without the context of a back-story. I would think that a photo contest sponsored by a camera company would showcase images that stand on their own.

There is a big difference between a photo that tells a story, and a story illustrated by a photo.
In the case of the skull, I feel focusing on the skull but in the setting of it being held high in the protest would actually tell the story we got in words.

That being said, some awards are for photographers and series, so one would have to look at the entire series before saying if yes/no the entry is worthy of the award.

I'd be curious to learn more about the weighting of the different elements in such a contest.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 12:21 UTC
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tailings: Heat moldable plastic, nothing terribly new there. The fact that it isn't heat cured means this will become a tacky mess inside a car, on hot pavement, next to a motor or other heat source, etc. 2-part epoxy is better in that regard. The fact that it's rigid when cool means it's not great for cables, at least not better than gaffer or electrical tape, or something like Sugru. I do appreciate it is biodegradable, but at the end of the day, tofu bacon isn't and never will be bacon.

That was exactly tailings's point.

The OP points out drawbacks to having the plastic being solid in its stable state and sensitive to heat. In both cases, he points out limitations caused by those characteristics and presents solutions that aren't affected by the issues discussed

Your comment doesn't make any point and the quote actually second tailing's stance without adding any information.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2019 at 11:44 UTC

Coming soon : Panasonic season pass.
Will they do a "camera of the year edition" where they bundle all the add-ons ?
They should partner with EA games for the software part.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 14:05 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

I remember a film entirely done on S8 ( or maybe 7). Turned out the the thing was strapped to a Zeiss Master zoom using a funky adapter to juice the aperture and range of the cine lens.
Nowadays, wiith adequate lighting, any sensor can perform well; the difference is the glass used and the light sources ( not only gear related).

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2019 at 13:35 UTC as 16th comment
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Relaxed: Now if we only knew how to properly interact with each other in real life.

@Relaxed :
Sadly yes. But I consider those as revealing of the true self of people, without the filter of police / physical threat / surrounding judgement.
I believe the reason most people behave differently irl than on forum is just that they fear they have something to lose, not that that the thoughts they express online do not spawn in their mind irl.

But I digress.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 09:10 UTC
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Relaxed: Now if we only knew how to properly interact with each other in real life.

online interactions are now part of the real life.
These may not be the people you are close to geographically, but they are usually those with who you share hobby / passions.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:37 UTC

Kodak is fast becoming my preferred company ! Love the creativity, wayy funnier than any talk show right now!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2019 at 16:22 UTC as 114th comment

At this point they should start making dslrs !

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 17:49 UTC as 144th comment
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Foto64: LOL but where is his Fuji

Yo! Fuji and Oly are just fake-hipstering retro look to cater to the vintage vibe; that is so 2018-mainstream. They traded their grassroots spirit for profit margin.
*insta buys the Q2 to upgrade his Q*

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2019 at 09:41 UTC
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Marty4650: If the question is "can computational photography make a cell phone image look better than the same image without it" then the answer is yes.

But if the question is "can images taken by cell phones with tiny sensors using computational photography be as good as images taken by cameras using much larger sensors and real optical zoom" then the answer is a resounding no.

It really just depends on what your quality needs are. If all you need are selfies for your facebook page, then the cellphone is perfect for you.

Sure I use my smartphone only to take selfies for facebook and not at all every time I'm not lugging my A7 and something interesting shows up!

Computational Photo is developing on smartphones because that's where the money is, but I'm pretty sure we'll soon seen it on dedicated cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 17:13 UTC
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