neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

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We should have more posts like this!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 11th comment
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neo_nights: The worst thing is not that he used copyrighted material "unkowingly". But he LIED because he said HE took the pictures, HE interviewd the passers-by and so on.

Maybe, just MAYBE, if he had said "Oh, I spent some days interviewing people and added their quotes to some random pictures I've found online" you could excuse him for his ignorance... but no. He lied all along.

Yes, I know, I know. But it got worse because he stated that he took the pictures himself.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 21:40 UTC

The worst thing is not that he used copyrighted material "unkowingly". But he LIED because he said HE took the pictures, HE interviewd the passers-by and so on.

Maybe, just MAYBE, if he had said "Oh, I spent some days interviewing people and added their quotes to some random pictures I've found online" you could excuse him for his ignorance... but no. He lied all along.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 10:36 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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chaos215bar2: Next time, please lead with the fact that this is on Kickstarter rather than hiding that below a title, series of pictures, and three paragraphs all seemingly describing a finished product we can go out and buy today. Then, briefly explain why the project won't go up in smoke with all the contributors' money. Then, get on with the descriptions.

This actually looks pretty cool (despite not really being a photo backpack), but considering its on Kickstarter, the single most important feature is who's running the project and what their track record is. I see no mention of that here, and without that, it's really hard to justify putting down any money.

If they had mentioned from start that this was a Kickstarter thing, many people (including myself) wouldn't have clicked on this news...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
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Absolutic: Ok here is my crystal ball 🔮 prediction. DSLR death within 5-7years from now. I know it’s been said before but 3 things happened recently. 1) battery life on Sony a9/7r3 and Olympus em1m2 is same as for dslrs; EVFs are larger than OVFs and evf lag is minimal or nonexistent; and AF is on dslr level. With these 3 components existing, the days of DSLRs are numbered. And that will happen very quickly.

My next prediction: smartphones with multiple lenses. Since they can’t make optical zoom small enough, they will simply add to 2 lenses already existing on modern iPhones and other smartphones. iPhone had 32mm and 50mm. Expect 85mm and 120mm join the lens lineup on the back of your iPhone. That will be the final nail in the chest of digital cameras with small sensor

Let’s come back in 5 years and see if I was right

Any prediction about bigger batteries and/or sensors on smartphones?
Hahahah!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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neo_nights: Nice story, Jeff. I've had heard about DCResource but was never a visitor.

What grabbed my attention was the last camera you reviewed: a Nikon with Android O.S.
It seemed an obvious thing to happen to digital cameras, and yet... we're still bound to proprietary O.S. for cameras. Why do you think camera makers didn't adopt Android or any other kind of more open O.S.?

That would probably solve A LOT of problems with connectivity that people complain (myself included) about even the most recent and powerful dSLRs/Mirrorless.

Of course, running a "full Android" would be stupid for many reasons. But wouldn't it be possible to make a more "camera oriented" version of it? Let's say, like Adobe did when they 'stripped off' the Photo part of Photoshop and made Lightroom.

So it could be lighter, faster, consume less battery and resources and still give us better connectivity, make easier to share pictures on the go etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 12:42 UTC

Nice story, Jeff. I've had heard about DCResource but was never a visitor.

What grabbed my attention was the last camera you reviewed: a Nikon with Android O.S.
It seemed an obvious thing to happen to digital cameras, and yet... we're still bound to proprietary O.S. for cameras. Why do you think camera makers didn't adopt Android or any other kind of more open O.S.?

That would probably solve A LOT of problems with connectivity that people complain (myself included) about even the most recent and powerful dSLRs/Mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 22:14 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
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T3: "You press the button, we do the rest"

For those who don't know photography history, that was Eastman Kodak's slogan and that's how they got started.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Press_the_Button,_We_Do_the_Rest

It seems like this is the same philosophy that Relonch is using. You press the button, and they'll take care of the rest. That might rankle "serious" photographers who think this was "lazy" and an affront to photography, just like it did back in 1888 when George Eastman first introduced the "You press the button, we do the rest" business model. But I do think it's a nice option to have for those who just want nice, post-processed, edited images from RAW files, but don't want to do anything more than to compose the image and press a button.

I think by 1888 people had fewer options regarding cameras and developing film, right?

There's no point to revive this "You press the button, we do the rest" philosophy nowadays.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
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AlanG: Are these things invented just so people on DPReview have something to comment about?

It's like it's always April Fools here nowadays!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
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anticipation_of: I hate everything about this. It’s infantilizing. It’s condescending. It’s unnecessary. It teaches the user nothing about photography that they couldn’t learn on their phone. And you pay $1 per photo that you want to keep.

If you don’t want a complex camera, smartphones are awesome. You can learn a ton about composition, lighting, etc.—all the creative fundamentals of photography, essentially—on your phone, with none of the technical stuff.

Not only does this fail to solve a non-existent problem in an expensive and inconvenient way, it also treats the user as if they were an overgrown child. It even comes in childish bright colors, but in hand-stitched leather because they think their customers are stupid enough to fall for the cheap trappings of high class.

Ugh, kill me.

Amen!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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neo_nights: If I just tear apart the leather case, do I get a fully working and operational camera beneath it? :p

Other than that, it was a stupid idea at first and even though it's less stupid now, it's still stupid.

Who are they to choose the "best" photos for me? Every photographer knows that there are pictures that may not be technically perfect but 'talks' to us somehow and we keep it.
And, more importantly, what will they do with those pictures, since they have it all? It's also a good idea for them to have a huge image bank for free, basically, right?

Thing is: who trulyy WANTS to learn about photography will do so. As complicated as it seems at first. Who just wants "better pictures" will keep with the latest smartphones will all the new 'computational photography' thing.

An extra: the moment camera makers start to make their cameras trully easy to connect and share their pictures over the Internet, THEN we will have a big problem solved.

I think there's still a lot of prejudice from many photographers against connected cameras. They think "If you wanna post it on Instagram then use your smartphone".

But what if I, also a photographer, wants to post a picture on my Instagram or Facebook? Do all my pictures have to be work or "award winning pictures"? Can't I take silly pictures with my 'real camera' and share them with friends?

(mind you that I don't have Instagram nor Facebook. But sometimes I do like sharing pictures with my girlfriend and friends via WhatsApp - what a joy if I could more easily do it without having to open an app on my phone, then pair my camera, then transfer the pictures, then...)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 16:04 UTC

If I just tear apart the leather case, do I get a fully working and operational camera beneath it? :p

Other than that, it was a stupid idea at first and even though it's less stupid now, it's still stupid.

Who are they to choose the "best" photos for me? Every photographer knows that there are pictures that may not be technically perfect but 'talks' to us somehow and we keep it.
And, more importantly, what will they do with those pictures, since they have it all? It's also a good idea for them to have a huge image bank for free, basically, right?

Thing is: who trulyy WANTS to learn about photography will do so. As complicated as it seems at first. Who just wants "better pictures" will keep with the latest smartphones will all the new 'computational photography' thing.

An extra: the moment camera makers start to make their cameras trully easy to connect and share their pictures over the Internet, THEN we will have a big problem solved.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies

Kickstarter's Hipsters, stop. Please. Just. Stop.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:02 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

Finally! Now people can complain about a different thing now!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 08:37 UTC as 33rd comment
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mandm: And also announced today...
Snap lost nearly $40 million on unsold Spectacles
by Nick Statt@nickstatt Nov 7, 2017
Amazon Prime Price 129.99
Snap Inc. had a pretty abysmal past few months, reporting today that its fiscal third quarter 2017 earnings came in under Wall Street expectations. The news sent its stock plummeting nearly 20 percent. In its statement was a tiny nugget of news regarding the company’s Spectacles, the camera-equipped sunglasses it sells both online and in pop-up vending machines around the world. Snap says it lost nearly $40 million on the device, “primarily related to excess inventory reserves and inventory purchase commitment cancellation charges.”
Customers simply didn’t buy as many units as Snap thought they would, while a significant number of customers returned them. Snapchat was stuck with hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles, after selling just over 150,000 units by CEO Evan Spiegel’s own admission last month.

"Announced today" ?
That was news two weeks ago here at DPR!
https://www.dpreview.com/news/4242568761/report-snapchat-has-hundreds-of-thousands-of-unsold-spectacles-sitting-in-storage

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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JoaoPedroAB: Hi, I do enjoy your reports. However, I am a big fan of Jpeg files and according several tests, rarely the Raw ones deliver better results. Then, I think that is somewhat unfair that you present Jpeg ('directly from the camera') and Raw ('treated to taste'). It induces the readers that Raw is much better than Jpeg, which is not the case for the majority of photos. In the actual pictures presented in your report, I would say that Jpegs 'treated to taste' would deliver equivalent results as Raws treated the same way. It is minor criticism: I do like your work.

I'm sorry, but you have been runing the wrong tests if you don't think RAW gives better results than JPEG.

Don't get me wrong: I've always been more of a JPEG shooter (for many reasons) but when there was a specific picture I really liked and wanted it to shine even more, I'd develop the RAW file for better results.

The problem is when people take bad pictures in RAW thinking "I'll fix it in PP later" when a properly taken JPEG can work wonders.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:24 UTC

As amazing as it seems... its images still look like a watercolor paiting

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
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Azathothh: Uh didn't they say they didn't test medium format cameras?

I don't know. Ask them. I think it's the Illuminati.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 14:14 UTC

DxO Mark: the site everyone loves to hate.
:p

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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Azathothh: Uh didn't they say they didn't test medium format cameras?

Have you read the text?
"(...) company promised to start reviewing medium format cameras again very soon. Today, they fulfilled that promise (...)"

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
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