photoaddict

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I bought Canon 20D because at that time, it was a leader in low noise and now it's getting worse and worse with every generation.

Nikon finally catch up and went further to even perform exceptionally well when pushed up to 5 EV. This is a HUGE leap because before that, we had to expose to the right in order to minimize the noise but it comes at a cost of the shadows becoming darker and possibly completely blown highlights that can never be recovered. Now with many Nikon and Sony sensors, they are ISO-invariant and that's the biggest selling point for me.

I switched to Nikon and have not looked back. Canon is just not competitive at all. The fact that Canon's new sensor has a poor dynamic range only makes me happy with my decision with Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 185th comment
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)

I took pics with that camera on loan from my friend and I was never impressed. I continued to use film. It was until when Olympus C-3030Z sold me that the digital imaging was clearly feasible with good colors and good resolution. Olympus C-3030Z was way one of the best digital cameras at that time. Note that the resolution more than tripled in just two years.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 21:30 UTC as 13th comment
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photoaddict: The SD slot for any new or future MacBooks will NEVER happen. More cameras will have the WiFi capability and can transfer files to MacBooks wirelessly.

The goal is to simplify as much as possible and minimize ports to the point that they look simple and elegant. Thunderbolt 3 now looks like USB-C ports (it uses the same interface).
If you do just photography, then high end iMac is the FASTEST Mac money can buy, not Mac Pro which is bette for video editing. The iMac Pro should be the one optimized for video editing and AR/VR creation.

And iMac Pro is a better steal - you get the 5K for free!

And for the upteenth time, there will be NO TOUCHSCREEN for Macs. Apple has said that many times, even at Keynote! iOS is designed for touchscreen while macOS is designed for trackpad/mouse/keyboard use.

Work with me on this one:

MacBooks will NOT support SD slots. Ever. Get a dock or an adaptor. PC laptops will also follow that trend. MS will drop support for SD slot in next generation Surface.

Again, listen... when Apple drops support for some peripherals, so will the rest of PC companies. Apple was the first to drop support for floppy drives and people complained. Apple was the first to drop support for CD/DVD and people complained. Apple is dropping support for USB-A ports and people complain. Apple popularized the first generation of USB when PC support is poor. Now PC's are using the USB-A everywhere. And now Apple is trying to do with USB-C with Thunderbolt which is MUCH better. And here's the thing - Thunderbolt will become a standard next year. At a point, a PC must stop supporting legacy devices.

With that said, I am a professional software engineer and I have owned digital cameras since 1999.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:23 UTC

The SD slot for any new or future MacBooks will NEVER happen. More cameras will have the WiFi capability and can transfer files to MacBooks wirelessly.

The goal is to simplify as much as possible and minimize ports to the point that they look simple and elegant. Thunderbolt 3 now looks like USB-C ports (it uses the same interface).
If you do just photography, then high end iMac is the FASTEST Mac money can buy, not Mac Pro which is bette for video editing. The iMac Pro should be the one optimized for video editing and AR/VR creation.

And iMac Pro is a better steal - you get the 5K for free!

And for the upteenth time, there will be NO TOUCHSCREEN for Macs. Apple has said that many times, even at Keynote! iOS is designed for touchscreen while macOS is designed for trackpad/mouse/keyboard use.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 23:55 UTC as 55th comment | 26 replies

It tagged extremely well! And of course, being told that my black and white image of me as a young model was 99.9% awesome made me feel good. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 04:37 UTC as 33rd comment
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)
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rev32: Vlad, if you are a software developer, can you add a floating back to top button?
After reading a bunch of comments it's really a pain to have to scroll all the way back up!

If you have a Mac, press Command+up arrow which takes you to the top.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
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nekrosoft13: My Fujitsu ix500 does the same, for lower price.
https://www.amazon.com/Fujitsu-ScanSnap-Document-Scanner-PA03656-B305/dp/B01G3JYVYM/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Yes, its called a "document scanner" but works great with images, does 600dpi in highest mode, about 2-3 seconds per picture.

scans both sides at the same time.

I have that scanner and I would never recommend that for photo scanning. The image quality is just too poor to be a "photo scanner." It lacks the tonality. Its dynamic range is extremely narrow.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 22:40 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)

I am definitely ordering iPhone 7 as the camera is significantly better than what's available in my iPhone 6, especially the selfie camera which is currently 1.2 MP... too low... 7 MP is just perfect.

What I noticed is that the skin tones are MUCH more like the skin tones on film - the skin looks less red and more smooth without harsh highlights. Did anyone noticed that in photo samples on apple website?

Looking forward to what reviews have found with iPhone 7.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply

Camera manufacturers should NEVER apply a fix to cards that are clearly at the fault of card manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I shudder to think about the computing resources required to actually edit uncompressed 8K video.

but the sensor is smaller and the pixel is smaller too so it should be as quick as editing 2K.

/sarcasm

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:57 UTC

So, it glows when nuked?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 38th comment
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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dan801: I think it's too small. They should have made it the same size as the iPhone 6

I have iPhone 6 and it's too big. I am definitely getting SE because it's small and makes it much more portable. Size does matter when it comes to portability especially when you're well traveled. I have iPad Pro because it's light and thin, not a ridiculously bulky heavy laptop.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
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photoaddict: That is why I switched to Nikon. Canon still lags behind the sensor sensitivity and noise control. ISO-invariant sensors are the future and allows more latitude for me to edit images.

Canon has been nothing but years of disappointment when it comes to competitive image quality. I am fed up with noise when I increase the EV.

Canon doesn't seem to be innovative nor competitive anymore.

There's a dedicated Nikon for astronomy.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d810a.html

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
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photoaddict: That is why I switched to Nikon. Canon still lags behind the sensor sensitivity and noise control. ISO-invariant sensors are the future and allows more latitude for me to edit images.

Canon has been nothing but years of disappointment when it comes to competitive image quality. I am fed up with noise when I increase the EV.

Canon doesn't seem to be innovative nor competitive anymore.

rrccad, I've done shots with both Canon and Nikon and found no meaningful difference if both are shot with proper exposure and settings.

But the reality is that I am a human being and I will make mistakes from time to time. Having a Nikon gives me more latitude with fixing my human mistakes.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
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photoaddict: That is why I switched to Nikon. Canon still lags behind the sensor sensitivity and noise control. ISO-invariant sensors are the future and allows more latitude for me to edit images.

Canon has been nothing but years of disappointment when it comes to competitive image quality. I am fed up with noise when I increase the EV.

Canon doesn't seem to be innovative nor competitive anymore.

Wow, you're so way wrong. Nikon has one of the best high ISO sensors. Do you actually read reviews on DPReview? Nikon has consistently outperformed Canon at high ISO image quality when models and prices are similar.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
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photoaddict: That is why I switched to Nikon. Canon still lags behind the sensor sensitivity and noise control. ISO-invariant sensors are the future and allows more latitude for me to edit images.

Canon has been nothing but years of disappointment when it comes to competitive image quality. I am fed up with noise when I increase the EV.

Canon doesn't seem to be innovative nor competitive anymore.

you got that right! :D

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:03 UTC

That is why I switched to Nikon. Canon still lags behind the sensor sensitivity and noise control. ISO-invariant sensors are the future and allows more latitude for me to edit images.

Canon has been nothing but years of disappointment when it comes to competitive image quality. I am fed up with noise when I increase the EV.

Canon doesn't seem to be innovative nor competitive anymore.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 21:30 UTC as 79th comment | 8 replies

So far, it seems that only S3 Pro has the sensor with the widest DR ever. And since then, there's nothing like that. I don't know of any cameras (including successors of Fuji) capable of having that much DR.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms3pro/19

It's really a disappointment that they have not managed to be competitive with S3 and FujiFilm apparently abandoned that sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 4th comment

Hipsters are more interested in "analog" world where things are processed and could easily be interpreted via different mediums, optically.

Digital files are not analog nor optical. You would have to know how to write a code to decode a file. Digital image is made of zeros and ones and there is no way you can optically extract information.

Analog film is organic. It is also optical. It lets you extract data with the use of optics and chemicals rather than computers. That appeals to "hipsters" as it makes them feel like they can actually have a tangible value on it.

I appreciate them. At least they produce results than you people producing works as a result of your computers doing the work for you.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 6th comment
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