yellodog

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Joined on Jul 18, 2011

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photophile: Unf***ing believable! But I have two questions:
1. Was the first sawing off an act of vandalism that somehow went completely unobserved?
2. Why oh WHY did the authorities (I presume it was the authorities) saw off the rest of the trunks ?

There are trees around the world that are hundreds of years old - which saw damage either through natural disaster, or war/vandalism. And although the damaged parts fell off - the rest of the tree still survived - for hundreds more years. So why did they saw off all the trunks ?

I'm even more perplexed that happened in Sweden! I spent over a year living in Scandinavia and the authorities there have a low tolerance to vandalism. Scandinavian district councils and governments are among the most eco-friendly on the planet. So can anyone shed any more light on this story?

My bad, the explanation was in one of the first comments.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 13:10 UTC
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photophile: Unf***ing believable! But I have two questions:
1. Was the first sawing off an act of vandalism that somehow went completely unobserved?
2. Why oh WHY did the authorities (I presume it was the authorities) saw off the rest of the trunks ?

There are trees around the world that are hundreds of years old - which saw damage either through natural disaster, or war/vandalism. And although the damaged parts fell off - the rest of the tree still survived - for hundreds more years. So why did they saw off all the trunks ?

I'm even more perplexed that happened in Sweden! I spent over a year living in Scandinavia and the authorities there have a low tolerance to vandalism. Scandinavian district councils and governments are among the most eco-friendly on the planet. So can anyone shed any more light on this story?

1) Yes
2) If you read the article you would have noticed the point that the only way to get that particular sort of tree to regenerate itself is to prune all the branches.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 08:25 UTC
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Teddoo: Wouldn't it be better with a noisy 80mp sensor that would produce 20mp files to counteract the small sensor's noise?

Why not, if it's good? Why do "acceptable" improvements have to be incremental?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 21:55 UTC
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Teddoo: Wouldn't it be better with a noisy 80mp sensor that would produce 20mp files to counteract the small sensor's noise?

@ozturert Nokia squeezed out 40 MP sensor many years ago, 80 can't be impossible now. Unfortunately it didn't make Nokia rich even though it was one of the best mobile cameras ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 08:28 UTC
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Nixyz: The wooden grip design is nice tho.

No. Looks like plastic.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
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Sean65: They haven't really thought about this.

The only thought necessary these days is "Never give a sucker an even break."

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Is there any good reason to buy Olympus' $1200 17mm f/1.2?

Define "good reason". Like all photographic equipment the reason "'cause I want one." is the most important.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 08:48 UTC

Mehh. Now, if it was to be a digital Kiev 6x6 with lots of swirly bokeh lenses they would have a guaranteed hit.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 06:56 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

I saw it in 70mm from the first row. Almost got PTS (or maybe just motion sickness).

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 06:42 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Giklab: How (un)lucky do you have to be to hit the exact point on someone where a 3x5cm camera is mounted.
I'm sure the journalist doesn't mind though.

@dash2k8 think about how boring it must be to lie around on a rooftop in 45+ degrees shooting people all day long. If he get's a chance to do some trick shooting of course he'll do it.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
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otto k: I know it's a slim chance, but Nokia 808 Android edition would be a phone for me.

I still use my 808 as a second phone, it's not that bad and as a mobile phone camera it's still unsurpassed what ever DxOMark say.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
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Lars V: Looking at RAW images, Pixel XL is fairly close to Lumia 950XL, has a slight edge in microcontrast but also more moire.

@Lars V We're talking about mobile phone cameras of which many use the same sensors and other components. If you imagine you can see a noticeable difference in their raw files then more power to you. I prefer to compare the resulting picture that can be posted online.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 20:40 UTC
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Lars V: Looking at RAW images, Pixel XL is fairly close to Lumia 950XL, has a slight edge in microcontrast but also more moire.

@Lars V Of course schemes like HDR can improve IQ. By combining several exposures you can greatly increase the dynamic range and reduce noise, rendering an image better than what can be squeezed from a single raw file.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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Lars V: Looking at RAW images, Pixel XL is fairly close to Lumia 950XL, has a slight edge in microcontrast but also more moire.

@Lars V The "quality" of the camera in mobile phones is in most cases irrelevant since software can boost the IQ to a level that is way above what the hardware can produce, for example through HDR+ and clever algorithms.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
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Lars V: Looking at RAW images, Pixel XL is fairly close to Lumia 950XL, has a slight edge in microcontrast but also more moire.

I think what probably gives the Pixel an edge is the clever software handling of the images. If you use the raw files you miss out on that.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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yellodog: If only it could emulate Kodachrome 25...

Yes, I've be tempted but I'm not sure it's worth the cost...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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yellodog: If only it could emulate Kodachrome 25...

Do their best isn't good enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:12 UTC

If only it could emulate Kodachrome 25...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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Zdman: Sorry Barney but you're biased articles only seek to divide the community and sew hate in the DP community. Other sites just don't do this and I cannot see what you're hoping to accomplish besides dissing Canon. Canon has made sound business decisions that have seen them remain profitable in tough times (those great innovations all came at boom times). Sony took some risks as did Samsung. Samsung failed and Sony is suceeding for now (good for them and me because I own one). You should be celebrating the fact that Canon is getting it right now. In time with probably better and almost certainly cheaper lenses (Sony cannot compete long term on that front) it will introduce mirrorless to the masses (not just enthusiasts). Your dissapointment of a camera is most likely the start of Sony exiting the market which is probably what you're actually dissapointed about.

When I was in grade school they never taught us to sew hate, just embroider flowers and write our names. Maybe sew a purse or two...

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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yellodog: The posted samples look awful. Could be down to poor kit lens and bad NR but still.

It's certainly not fair on the kit lens but the sensor should still perform and I just can't see that the images are better than what most would expect from their mobile phone now a days.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
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