Lan

Lives in United Kingdom South East, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Jul 12, 2001
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Oops, the train shot is cc attrib:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94418464@N08/8739884626
I don't see any attribution...

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (60 comments in total)

Time for some DPReview drone camera reviews!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 16th comment

Apparently a human came up with the caption "A dog walking next to a little dog on top of a beach"

Who refers to things as being "on top of a beach"?! On the beach, yes, but on top of the beach?!?!

This is my sister on top of a beach. Said by no-one ever.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (87 comments in total)

In the short term, great news for Leica - look at those shiny €€€. Happy shareholders.

In the long term I suspect, at best, bad news for Leica. Huawei will learn the secrets of the red dot, and then proceed to beat them about the head with it ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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STR54: Well folks, here we have another $3k plus camera anouncement. IMO if Sony along with the majority of other manufacturers (are you listening Canon) expect its customers to continue to plop down the big bucks, then they need to really step up their game concerning their 'limited warranties'. To promote 150 to 300K shutter reliability, weather resistance/sealing and tough body construction with a 1 year factory warranty? Give me a break! Make it TWO YEARS standard.
Just sayin.

@Abel89er: LOL; fair point!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
In reply to:

STR54: Well folks, here we have another $3k plus camera anouncement. IMO if Sony along with the majority of other manufacturers (are you listening Canon) expect its customers to continue to plop down the big bucks, then they need to really step up their game concerning their 'limited warranties'. To promote 150 to 300K shutter reliability, weather resistance/sealing and tough body construction with a 1 year factory warranty? Give me a break! Make it TWO YEARS standard.
Just sayin.

Move to Europe. EU law requires a two year warranty period:
http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:43 UTC

So, nail in a smallish sensor, and some smartphone linkage, and we have an Instagram camera that also creates real prints.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 8th comment
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blessingx: "With its 1:1 aspect ratio, square format photography is ideal for both portraits and landscapes..." What kind of landscapes?

At least one "big name" likes using square formats for his landscape compositions:
http://www.charliewaite.com/
I doubt he'd be interested in this though!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:22 UTC

Come on Fuji, deliver something truly unique - we want a single shot MF panoramic camera please!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 25th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

Please can we have non AA filter version? I'd buy a 5D4 R, but I'm on the fence about this one.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:19 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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Carlos Taylhardat: It says it has wireless, does anybody know if it has wifi? I love the wifi feature in the canon 6d and would like to continue if I do decide to upgrade and I may due to the focusing system although I hate the extra megapixels.

@tbcass: Higher MP equals larger file sizes, greater storage requirements both on card and on your computer, longer processing times, more memory required for processing, etc.

If you don't print large, or crop hard, you don't necessarily need those extra pixels! Personally, I do want them, but I can understand why someone else wouldn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:18 UTC

About the only real positive coming out of this is that the iPhone7 shoots RAW, which puts pressure on all the other compact/phone manufacturers to offer it too.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 394th comment | 1 reply
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AshMills: Shouldnt this be in "Connect"?

Connect is dead. It is an ex-website. Or maybe it's just pining for the Fjords? Nope. Definitely dead.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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princecody: I'm on my 2nd iPhone 5s! I decided to wait to iPhone 7 because 5s has all I could ever ask for & 6s seemed blah & flawed to me. The real question is why would I want to buy the 7 plus over the 7 when both will produce Great IQ & the 7 plus will weigh more than a mini laptop weighing down my pockets. Other than the cool bokeh effect of 7 plus it makes no sense.

Some people like a bigger screen?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:42 UTC

> You can take the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus out in the rain, or drop them
> in the bath without worrying. How many photographers can say
> the same thing about their 'proper' cameras?

... and how many warranty claims do you think they'll accept on that basis?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:41 UTC as 398th comment | 2 replies

On the basis that Lens Rentals say there's empty space in there, is there any chance of a 5D4 mini? I wouldn't mind a smaller camera, and I'm sure the Asian markets would love it.

I'm still waiting for the 5D4R non-AA version though; that's my priority Canon. Make the no AA filter version first please :)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

I wonder how large the market actually is for these? I understand that the margins are probably a lot higher for this side of the business, so it's a good area to play in, but given the fact that many/most manufacturers already produce "cinema" lenses, I'd be curious to know how well they'll actually sell?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 15th comment | 8 replies
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Lan: > How can we convince people that doing things like this for social media fame is just not okay?

Perhaps by not making it front page news on major websites? If there's no fame associated with it, that purpose disappears. Delete 'em.

That said, some people vandalise for no other reason than the joy of destruction. If you work out why that happens maybe you can stop it. My view is that many are disaffected and angry; so maybe you should try being nice to them, who knows ;)

I disagree - sending the video to the police achieves that. Showing them in the act just glorifies it IMO. "Hehehe that's us on Fox News. Hehehe. Front page of DPReview. Hehehe." Wrong solution, you've just given them exactly what they wanted. You've just made them minor celebrities.

Now they'll go out and repeat it, as will the other people this "inspires". The copycats.

All you've done is made the problem worse IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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RAD: A stiff fine and public shaming at the minimum.

Agreed! Public shaming is a good idea. It needs to be something that damages their "cred/face" though. If they're doing it for social media hits, delete their accounts. Then put up placeholders accounts which are embarassing. Redirect to their old myspace accounts maybe ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:17 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

I'm not convinced that's the answer. Look at the number of G7 countries with the death penalty. There's one. Then look at the homicide rates per 100k of population. Guess which country has the highest homicide rate? Yup, the one with the death penalty. Clearly harsher penalties aren't an effective deterrent in that case.

I think you need to fix the problems causing the issue, rather than focussing on making the penalties disproportionately harsh. I'd rather not be killed for witnessing someone tagging a lamppost ;)

All that said, I agree there should be real punishment, and I agree that the punishments need to be enforced.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
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