Tom_A

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an affordable, compact scanner for decent medium format scans would make me use my rolleis etc again

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 16:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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dansclic: Clever American should ask their « clever » president to make a law voted that says 1. batteries have to be removable, 2. That software upgrades must be provided for at least five years without causing disfunctioning.

I don t mind the non user replaceable batteries, phone is slimmer and can be more water-resistant. I recently got the battery changed at an Apple store and it took 2 hours without a phone. After 4 years of use, that is ok for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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andyus08: At least Apple do something about it. I own Iphone 6 and it is extremely slow on everything...email, facebook,...all apps. It takes 5 seconds or more to start the app. I thought it was new app couldn't run smooth on old iphone 6.
So for $29, I'll take a chance to replace it because my phone is still in good shape, working fine and I don't see the need for new phone.

My iPhone 6 Plus battery was in a terrible state, holding max 1/3 of the original energy according to an app, so I had it recently replaced at the Apple shop and indeed it works quicker now, esp at lower energy %.
I did find it quite reasonable to manage battery life and shutdowns with their OS, but they should have been transparent about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 08:38 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2017 (201 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: Can we assume that everyone who voted in this poll has either owned or extensively used all the equipment? Otherwise I don't see that it has much validity.

Spot on. It is just some light entertainment.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
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panther fan: Options are nice. But the lenses will not work as you are used to.
The XPan "Sensor" is 65 mm × 24 mm
The X1D Sensor is 43.8mm x 16 mm (in 65x24 crop)

I was rather refering to the idea of a new exposure standard. Total light has no influence on exposure. Angle and depth of view have an influence of the picture of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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panther fan: Options are nice. But the lenses will not work as you are used to.
The XPan "Sensor" is 65 mm × 24 mm
The X1D Sensor is 43.8mm x 16 mm (in 65x24 crop)

If you use a hand light meter you do not need to know the size of a sensor.
If in some way you think you that when a bigger sensor receives, say, double the light, you should change the exposurej with a stop, then you’d be mistaken.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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panther fan: Options are nice. But the lenses will not work as you are used to.
The XPan "Sensor" is 65 mm × 24 mm
The X1D Sensor is 43.8mm x 16 mm (in 65x24 crop)

The total light isn t that important, just fun to know.
For the light metering the aperture stays the same.
The angle of view of the 30mm will become a pleasant 45mm, should be nice in use.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 02:11 UTC
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tonywong: http://www.thecamerastore.com/blog/stolen-hasselblad-gear-reunited-with-the-camera-store-.aspx

Stolen Hasselblad Gear Reunited with The Camera Store
by Evelyn Drake
Within 48 hours of thieves leaving The Camera Store in shambles of shattered glass and robbing us of nearly $35,000 of specialty camera equipment, Constable Tony Hogendorp and Constable Paul Teworte from Calgary Police Service have recovered our stolen Hasselblad equipment. Two suspects were taken into custody outside a Calgary mall Monday afternoon, after meeting an officer who answered a Kijiji listing.

(more in the link, Leica still missing)

I was thinking that these items would be difficult to resell and indeed, they were found out quickly.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 07:19 UTC
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aramgrg: Hilarious! Have you ever heard consumer car website claiming Rolls-Royce as the car of the year?

Actually I happily use Fuji and I am humble enough not to say that Leica doesn't deserve its price. A friend has a Q, I found it a perfect walk around camera with great results. An experience with an M240 a few years ago was also very positive.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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Atomez: Leica cameras and lenses are 90% made in Portugal. Then they're shipped to Germany where they insert the imaging sensor from Japan (Sony), the red dot and "Made in Germany" logo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMGKEdn4ULk
(the video is portuguese spoken, but you'll get it)

CMOSIS get a lot of their business from space agencies. Highly specialist sensors for satellites and the like. Hence, they sure know what they are doing.
I seem to remember that I once read that they use a fab in France, but honestly I might misremember.
I tried a friend's M240 when it came out. Camera is indeed a bit bloated as Barney remarks, the indoor evening pictures I made were very, very nice.
Based on that experience I have no problem believing Barney's statement that the sensor is "good enough". It is really more a matter if you are happy using such a truly manual tool compared to say a top fight nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
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(unknown member): And it has NO software for editing video included, or for editing photographs from RAW properly either, but here Apple are just like every other phone manufacturer. This is a deterrent if you are someone who ONLY uses their phone, because then you wont have anything to do such stuff already. Chances are that existing softwares that do work may not with the new phones. DXO11 cannot read LG G4 dng files for example, even though it is the latest version. Lightroom 4.4 can, though it is much older than the phone: such is well worth finding out first!! And if you do own a Mac, must you upgrade to High Sierra to be able to use it to read the latest iPhone's videos and images, and edit them? Can you edit them on a Mac OS own software, or do you have to buy expensive Apple softwares, on account of the fact that having been forced to upgrade to use your new phone at all, you have obsoleted your perfectly good video softwares!!??

Apple’s iMovie is a free download. Same with Garageband, Pages, Numbers etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:49 UTC

I tried it in the local Apple shop. Camera is really quite ok, sufficient for people who are not really into photography. There is a reason why P&S cameras are disappearing.
Very quick with good skin colours. Of course, if you zoom in afterwards you can see the difference with a "proper" camera, but I can perfectly understand why snapshot/souvenir photo takers like my parents and my brother only use a phone.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 8th comment
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coreyweb: $1000 though? No thank you. That's a pretty high price for very little end user improvements. I mean, don't get me wrong, the tech is cool......but it's just not THAT cool.

why is the 64gb "completely unusable"? for people who use iCloud and listen to streaming music it is plenty?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
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newe: Every few weeks we get a headline like this...honestly it is becoming boring.

but interesting enough to post a comment?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (386 comments in total)
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mailman88: Canon could throw the cellphone market off a cliff. If the new 7D mkIII can shoot, post on facebook and make phone calls.

“Is that a Canon phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
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Najinsky: Today's lesson for the armed chair critics: Joined up thinking.

So Sony RX100v has a fast F/1.8-2.8 lens, but this lens is slow? Equivalent apertures:

RX100V: f/4.9-7.6
G1X.3: f/4.5-9

Well holy poop, it's the slow Canon that actually has the faster comparable aperture, 1/3 faster at wide, but 1/3 slower at tele. Tie?

Do you really shoot at max aperture most of the time? Most of the time you'll be shooting with the appropriate aperture for the scene.

My APS-C compact has f/2.5, but on this day: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60236163 I never had cause to use it once, yet the AP-C sensor was used for every shot.

Max aperture would account for less than 2% of my shooting, for example, shooting a group of friends around a beach fire. For this I would use the wider faster end of the lens. And be thankful for the dust protection too.

New cameras = more choice.

Pretty dumb to hate a camera just because it doesn't fit your choice, no? You wanted an RX100 clone?

Saul Goodman....

We actually agree. So many factors impact quality. It is just the often recurring remark that x is “faster” than y based on an equivalency calculation that I object to. Larger aperture is faster, period.
And indeed other factors are important as well for quality.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 02:59 UTC

A colleague has the black one. Very very nice walkaround camera. He actually rarely uses his more functional dslr gear anymore. The Q makes beautiful pictures, the lens angle is hood for general walking around and the resolution is sufficient to crop a little if required.
I find this probably the most attractive camera in the Leica range. Happy Fuji xt2 user myself these days, yet I can imagine using this for almost all my photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 02:56 UTC as 41st comment

Whether we like this effort or not, it is an example of “algorithmic imaging” becoming ever more important.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 47th comment
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HeyItsJoel: Steve! Come back and save Apple! Because right now, your company is looking like a lemon.

A lemon laughing all the way to the bank.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
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Najinsky: Today's lesson for the armed chair critics: Joined up thinking.

So Sony RX100v has a fast F/1.8-2.8 lens, but this lens is slow? Equivalent apertures:

RX100V: f/4.9-7.6
G1X.3: f/4.5-9

Well holy poop, it's the slow Canon that actually has the faster comparable aperture, 1/3 faster at wide, but 1/3 slower at tele. Tie?

Do you really shoot at max aperture most of the time? Most of the time you'll be shooting with the appropriate aperture for the scene.

My APS-C compact has f/2.5, but on this day: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60236163 I never had cause to use it once, yet the AP-C sensor was used for every shot.

Max aperture would account for less than 2% of my shooting, for example, shooting a group of friends around a beach fire. For this I would use the wider faster end of the lens. And be thankful for the dust protection too.

New cameras = more choice.

Pretty dumb to hate a camera just because it doesn't fit your choice, no? You wanted an RX100 clone?

Saul Goodman....

Hi, yes, I can agree with the enlarging analogy in the sense that the pixels in a large sensor (when compared to a smaller one of the same resolutionJ are bigger and hence will be of better, less noisy quality.
However it was mainly the comment that the 1/100s for handholding rule of thumb that i am not convinced about. When I make photos with my 6x9 medium format film camera it still seems to apply.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:58 UTC
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