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Mark Turney: Fake bokeh ... 😤. I’m so over all this VR, AI, simulations, algorithmic living and anything to do it.

Big tech is shoving 💩 down out throats under the guise of advances, but really it’s dependece-building which lines their pockets with our money.

I guess you don't like to process your images.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 16:55 UTC

Someone gotta teach these bears how to sort out the plastics.
They could work for a real meal. Bet you not many bears have had McDonalds or a bucket of KFC.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 04:08 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (820 comments in total)
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skanter: Still fixed LCD? Deal breaker.

No 4k!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
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Ruekon: Thank God the photographer survived!

Next time better ask the policemen before setting up a tripod for taking photos of his actions.

@Mosc

whether its legal or not, doesn't change the fact that he got shot. I am sure he would be more weary next time he decides to setup a tripod in the middle of the night.

When i was 10 years old, a fellow classmate got run over waiting at the curb for the light. A truck had made a turn and clipped the child who was standing right on the corner.

Kid was legally allowed to stand on the corner, but it doesn't mean you should.
Just use some common sense. The law does not put a shield around you.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 16:10 UTC

Sony DSLR's are best used bang for buck cameras at the moment.

Good sensors for its time if you don't mind shooting at low iso

Get the 50 1.7 and the beercan and you have a nice setup for less than 200 USD.

Just get one in good condition, they do have a tendency to have failing steady shot feature and CF slot.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 49th comment

It might be portable, but that thing is ginormous.

Get the tripod mount so you can attach another one to the base of the camera.

Use it in portrait mode and you can then blind anything 20 feet away.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Jared_Willson: To those who think the photographer was in the wrong, that it's stupid to photograph the police at night... Keep in mind the photographer was a member of the press--monitoring and recording police activities (both in terms of reporting on crime and in terms of reporting on law enforcement) is presumably part of his job.

I can not imagine that a police officer who uses deadly force against a perceived threat without first being more diligent in trying to identify that threat is following police procedures. The officer should probably find a new line of work. Not worried about charging him with a crime, but certainly losing one's job would be appropriate.

@TN Args - we have to disagree here, no photo is worth a human beings life.

You assess the risk, you assess the reward. Is your life or any else's life worth getting that shot?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
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Jared_Willson: To those who think the photographer was in the wrong, that it's stupid to photograph the police at night... Keep in mind the photographer was a member of the press--monitoring and recording police activities (both in terms of reporting on crime and in terms of reporting on law enforcement) is presumably part of his job.

I can not imagine that a police officer who uses deadly force against a perceived threat without first being more diligent in trying to identify that threat is following police procedures. The officer should probably find a new line of work. Not worried about charging him with a crime, but certainly losing one's job would be appropriate.

Doesn't change the fact that he still got shot. Doesn't matter if you are right on wrong. You cannot assume everyone has their head screwed on correctly.
Better to assess the situation before placing your life in the line of fire.

The worst thing happened to him, to think that there is no possibility you will get shot by a police officer is ludicrous.

You play with fire, you will eventually get burnt.

Teach kids to respect the law and firearms.

No picture is worth your life.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 21:23 UTC

Now imagine if all rubber neckers got shot. Traffic wouldn't be so bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:24 UTC as 144th comment
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Ruekon: Thank God the photographer survived!

Next time better ask the policemen before setting up a tripod for taking photos of his actions.

Not sure if you guys have ever been a cop.

Working the night shift, you are on high alert. Doesn't matter what profession, risks increase substantially after hours.

The police officer should have yelled hands up like the movies, but i guess he didn't believe he had the time to do so.

Bad decisions on both parties involved.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS M10 real-world samples (61 comments in total)

M3 and then this? The M4/5 must be just around the corner. These reviews will help to get rid of surplus stock.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 11th comment

Nothing on SARs about this lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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RLBur: The thieves are caught, here are the amazing details...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/olympics/rio-olympics-photographer-recognizes-stolen-gear-on-venue-trespasser/ar-BBvkLTE?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Can't believe they caught them.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 06:18 UTC

Similar stories in Italy, sadly there are some beautiful cities that have a dark side. Too bad the local police cannot do anything about it.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (292 comments in total)
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Clamman: Wow that video quality is poor. Massively moving scenes like water are hard for encoders, but this doesn't just have a few macro blocks here and there but we can see the encoder's rate control totally failing in a couple of places and the whole frame breaking up. Is this how it looked staight off the camera, or is this the result of a poor transcode when it was posted to this web site? It'd be interesting to know the bitrate the camera uses, plus frame structure and GOP size. I hope this video isn't high bitrate IPB and just a bad transcode for DPR's website.

The video looks fine when you view on YouTube at 1080p60.
It is pixelated at 480 though.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 02:46 UTC

must be a slow day in the newsroom

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

LOL at the comments. So many people with GAS itching to upgrade because their current cameras are inferior and can't take a good image.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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Andrew ATM216: It is sad indeed for canon to come out with this type of camera in 2016....this will indeed hurt their reputation....sometimes i wonder if the canon ceos really care.....im not surprised by the large number of photographers jumping ship-either to fujifilm or sony....

I've been a canon shooter for over 20 yrs....and yes, im awaiting for the fujifilm xt2 and i may also say, "bye bye canon".

Not sure how will this camera will hurt its reputation?

They need an entry level camera to sell this summer. This fits the bill perfectly. They have other options for Enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)

Images look fine, don't know why people are complaining so much.

Get a medium format if IQ is all you are after.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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Nindy: The honest fact is they purposely don't want a 4K on an apc model dslr to protect EOS Cinema range.. We aren't stupid, this is just contempt.

Didn't they say in a previous interview that they will use the best sensor available? Time to pony up and buy a Sony sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
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