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turretless

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On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)

Throwing fish into the water this way harms it. Have some respect :/

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Whatever is known as VR right now is certainly NOT a "Virtual Reality". It's just a marketing doublespeek, meaning nothing more than yet another type of display technology. Real "Virtual Reality" (pun intended) is Matrix or something like that.
Therefore it's not a surprise that the sick puppy has been around since early 1990s (if not earlier) and it is still the same little playground for nerds and tech-heads. Let's just call it "3D viewing experience" and forget about it as we forgot about 3D TV. There are some limited uses in niche markets for "VR" as we know it, but otherwise it's a gimmick. And it will stay on sidelines until development of neural interfaces progresses beyond infant stages.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 54th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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CreeDo: It seems like everyone is happy with the narrative "Google bought them, then let them wither and die, so google = evil". Not saying that's wrong, but isn't it possible that's oversimplifying it?

• Maybe their products just weren't selling even after the price drop. It's not like google bought them and then fired everyone. They had people and money. So what did they do after making Snapseed 5 yrs ago?

• Sure, some DPR ppl use it. But even Nik said their market is just 150,000 people. Maybe the market is tapped out. The DSLR market's shrinking, people rely on cell phones more, so desktop apps are going down too.

• Maybe they just aren't the best. I know some of you swear by them. But does Nik noise reduction beat DXO? Does Nik's HDR beat Photomatix?

• Maybe Nik are the bad guys, because they sold out? Maybe they're on an island somewhere saying "screw it, I can't be bothered."

• Maybe they have other projects they want to do, but don't want to be associated with Google+ anymore.

Maybe. But Nik's story continues honored Google's tradition of acquiring, gutting and abandoning SW products while nastily pushing users towards its own inferior solutions. Picasa Web used to be the best image hosting for purposes of sharing on Internet forums and social media. Where is it now? Oh, yeah, let's make 'em to embrace buggy and extremely inconvenient Photos by killing perfectly capable, useful and popular product...
Google leaves a customary trail of devastation on various niche markets and there is no surprise ppl upset and unhappy with it.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Keep using free software and expect it to last?
Right...

It wasn't free. I paid for it and quite handsomely, all things considering...

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:40 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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duartix: One word, and it's not Rosebud: Snapseed!

Yeah, sure. If you can't beat them - join them. Google will be sooo happy.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

Google is a King of Abandonware. Nothing descent can escape its greedy paws and nothing good have ever happened to its acquisitions.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 106th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Najinsky: £4500 - USB 2

<shakes head>

£4500 - USB 2

<shakes head harder>

£4500 - USB 2

Nope. It won't compute. My head just doesn't want to let it in.

There is also an Ethernet port...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:08 UTC

So somebody opened the second envelope, eh?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 02:03 UTC as 26th comment
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turretless: Same old, same old. Similar things were happening during PC boom sunset. Where is IBM(Nikon?), Compaq(Fuji?), Gateway(Panasonic?), Dell(Pentax/Ricoh?)... There is a limited space on an over-saturated market with slowly evolving product lines.

In the final round there will be 2 - 3 large manufacturers (Canon, Sony, maybe Oly) and a bunch of Chinese knock-offs, all others photo manufacturers/imaging divisions will go the way of dodo. Good memories and throwback Thursdays will remain though...

#kociasek
<q>You are totally clueless.</q> You're completely right. I have no idea. Especially after being 30 years in professional SW development, starting from IBM 360, PDP-11 and still alive and kicking :)

Wait, a sec. Maybe it's you who just can't read and understand, eh? ;)
/sent from my Asus desktop/

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
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mario GTI: Cellphones kill camera industry, there is no doubt about it. Pretty soon only pros and enthusiasts will be using dedicated cameras, I'm pretty sure that the Olympus will be next.

I bet the next will be Nikon ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:19 UTC

Same old, same old. Similar things were happening during PC boom sunset. Where is IBM(Nikon?), Compaq(Fuji?), Gateway(Panasonic?), Dell(Pentax/Ricoh?)... There is a limited space on an over-saturated market with slowly evolving product lines.

In the final round there will be 2 - 3 large manufacturers (Canon, Sony, maybe Oly) and a bunch of Chinese knock-offs, all others photo manufacturers/imaging divisions will go the way of dodo. Good memories and throwback Thursdays will remain though...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 105th comment | 7 replies
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

HowaboutRAW:
Ok, I humbly admit, that Leica SL is the best invention since sliced bread and anybody buying cameras from other manufacturers don't give a flying hedgehog about image quality.

Keep up the good work. You'll have to convert only 99% of the remaining DP Review audience.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 01:32 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

HowaboutRAW:
So you want it frank and straight? Ok.
<quote>The market for the SL is those who care about image quality and lenses. Duh.</quote>
That's your opinion. I have a different one: the market for this camera is exactly the same nouveau riche as for Lunar (SL stands for Super Luxury, I guess). Care to agree to disagree or you prefer to beat this horse to the second death?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

HowaboutRAW: try looking beyond technicalities.
Hint, hint: What is the target market for this piece of equipment?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

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<q>How is this a rebuilt Sony?</q>
<a>Body: $1450. Red dot: $6000</a>

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)

Lunar SL ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 192nd comment | 9 replies
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justmeMN: OM-D E-M5 Mark II 417g (Body only).

Canon SL1/100D 370g (Body only).

Canon T6i/ 750D 510g (Body only).

Nikon D5500 420g (Body only)

Nikon D3300 410g (Body only)

Forgot to add the lenses, eh? :)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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Reactive: I've never had a Facebook account, so laugh every time one of these horror stories appears. I simply can't see the point of telling the whole world every time I go for a dump, or 'sharing' a false impression of my wonderful happy life and my overwhelming social standing. If you're stupid enough to give away all your personal details and photos on Facebook, stop whining when it gets used elsewhere.

Exactly! People inclined to social voyeurism don't understand that they're willingly participating in implementation of a wet dream for all kinds of Big Brothers. On the other hand they might even not recognize the reference. Ignorance is bliss :)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12 UTC

Facewhat?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 17th comment
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Freestyler: Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?

The same reason Apple doesn't support Flash?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
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