Lan

Lives in United Kingdom South East, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Jul 12, 2001
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Peter62: I'm impressed by these pictures. Another reason for many people not to buy a dedicated DSLR or system camera. At least in good light those images from the Pixel 2 and iPhone X are indistinguishable from those of a DSLR. And sometimes their computational photography is even superior to a SLR camera.

Do we pay too much for our classic photographic equipment?

Having seen some of the prices on these high end phones, I think you should just be wondering whether we're paying too much for our equipment in general!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (125 comments in total)

Given your target audience I would have liked more insight into it from a photography perspective?

What photographic tools do we get? Bracketing? WB? HDR? Panorama (sorry thinking outside the box there, we do have a gimbal afterall)? Are all feature available in both on stills and video, or..?

Also would have liked to see a full sample gallery, and some info in the article as to which shots were taken with the drone, and which weren't. Guessing all the shallow DOF shots weren't.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (776 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "First off, that's a mini USB port, not the far more common micro USB port, so good luck finding a cable should you need to transfer over USB." -DPR

Wouldn't that be "USB Type A-to-5-Pin Mini-B Cable" , available at (USA) Best Buy?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-3-usb-type-a-to-5-pin-mini-b-cable-black/5884142.p?skuId=5884142

Does everywhere in the world have BestBuy stores? No. Does every town in the USA and/or Canada have a BestBuy? No.

You've just said the cable can be found in 1000 places around the world. Hint there's lots of world, and 1000 locations in the USA and Canada doesn't cover much of it ;p

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
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J A C S: They should charge double for horrible photos like the one in this story...

J A C S: It's a trap! riknash is just a Positano lawyer waiting for his cut ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 22:25 UTC

What they should do is open source their firmware, and then let the community add their own touches to it - like an official Magic Lantern/chdk.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 32nd comment | 15 replies

> "but we're told that they're cosmetically near-final"

Optically they haven't even been designed yet, but cosmetically they're near-final. Cynical? Me? Yes.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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minababe: Here we go again, another product catering to the dumb hipster millennial mindset that something retro isn't properly authentic unless it's backwards and crude. How soon until we get retro turntables in which the sound is passed through a filter that distorts it and adds a large, crackling sound effect?

Thought we already had those? If not, get yourself along to Twitstarter pronto!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 21:58 UTC

Leaving aside the general idiocy of the concept; my issue is that it doesn't appear to be done very well? These seem to lack character. You'd be far better buying a thoroughly mangled camera on eBay (say "mint-"), and sticking some normal film in it!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 21:58 UTC as 30th comment
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jefmcc: Would rather SL2 with kit and 50mm 1.8.

You do realise that the whole G1X (including the lens) would almost fit inside the SL2 body, don't you?
http://camerasize.com/compare/#723,715
The point is this is a small(ish) camera!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7R III sample photos sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Strange maze artifacts in the iris of her eye there...

Ahh, looking at another shot I'm guessing she has some funky contact lenses in!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 1st comment
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)

Looks like an excellent lens from the samples, surprisingly sharp wide open - albeit probably not exactly taxed by the demands of a 20MP sensor. About the only thing I'm not happy about is the nonagonal specular highlights; the aperture blades aren't quite rounded enough IMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 46th comment
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MikeFairbanks: There doesn't seem to be a photo on this site showing scale. Every photo has a white background. Maybe I missed something, but I'd like to see how it compares to the human hand.

Thank you JJoyce4699!

Mike: For reference this is about the same size as the EOS M10 ignoring the EVF hump. It's somewhat smaller than the EOS M5.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 21:02 UTC

So, how long before the version without the EVF hump, a la EOS M5/M6?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 20:46 UTC as 63rd comment
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MikeFairbanks: There doesn't seem to be a photo on this site showing scale. Every photo has a white background. Maybe I missed something, but I'd like to see how it compares to the human hand.

Or better yet some devices of known size... Like that EOS M5, or a well known compact? Unfortunately human hands vary in size quite significantly.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
On article The magic of ultraviolet nature and macro photography (72 comments in total)

One thing I would recommend when experimenting is wearing glasses (or safety glasses) that block UV. The human eye doesn't benefit from large doses of UV.

I was surprised to find that one of my pairs of glasses block UV, but others appear to pass it with relatively little attenuation. If in doubt, test them out - UV source on one side, fluorescent material on the other - If the fluorescent material lights up, put some safety glasses on as well!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article 6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2 (79 comments in total)
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mckracken88: i rather would take no pictures and memorize them with my own eyesight longer, than use a phone.

is there a phone news filter? These news are annoying.

I would rather read no comments and imagine them with my own mind, than read these comments.

Is there a curmudgeon filter? These curmudgeons are annoying.

*tongue firmly in cheek*

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 18:51 UTC

Does anyone else think they need to overhaul their product naming strategy? This is the RevoltingCam, and the other one is the Shitcam...

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Charlie Jin: An intrigue to make the waiting lines long... From the onset, Apple should have known the shortage. This scenario was already written at that time.
But what surprised me was the dpreview actually said, "Many photographers and photo enthusiasts are very excited about Apple's newest smartphones."

Of course they are, there's millions to be made in advertorials from Apple ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-A10 samples photos sample gallery (1 comment in total)

That right hand side is not happy; not happy at all!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 1st comment

I'd be curious to see how much power it actually does draw. I'd expect the power consumption of a 4500lm panel to be approx. 45W (@ 100lm/W).

Is a 30x30cm panel really going to be dissipating 45W into a fabric sleeve? Still, I suppose it would make a nice (shiny) high tech electric blanket if your models get cold ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 12th comment
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