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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On article Throwback Thursday: Pokémon Snap (22 comments in total)
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TillmanB: I've been enjoying the throwback Thursday pieces and generally rebuff those who bristle that it's too far off topic, but c'mon. This is about a game that some millennials played in the 90's where instead of shooting the little bastards you're photographing them. Lame.

Don't worry. There's always next week!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Pokémon Snap (22 comments in total)

I was already in my mid-teens (16) when I played Pokémon Snap. It was one of those simple-yet-addicting games!

The biggest challenge was, of course, to 'capture' Mew!

(IIRC Sony did release a safari themed photography game, maybe for PS3, so they could promote their DSLR cameras)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 4th comment

Only three paragraphs?
C'mon, guys!

You can make a better TBT than that!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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davesurrey: Throwback Thursday started out as a great idea and was well received. Sadly the last few articles have been just a few paragraphs and nothing like the quality of the initial articles.
Judging by the comments from your readers this can be an interesting series. So please put back the effort you made in the initial articles.

I completely agree with Dave: the first articles were real fun, where you guys shared some info of WHY that camera was important for you and was chosen to feature the TBT.

But now it's just been "Hey, look at this old camera here! And there's the link to its review. KTHXBYE".

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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entoman: The vote page for Nikon Small World 2016 is blocked by Norton antivirus, who say it is a malicious security risk.

Norton Anti Virus is clearly anti-Nikon!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 07:27 UTC

They're bragging about getting the highest DxO Mark score yet and they show a graph stating that the second best smartphone is the iPhone 7 with a score of 86. Well, they conveniently forgot about the Samsung Galaxy Edge S7, HTC 10 and Sony Xperia X with a score of 88...

While, yes, it IS true that the Pixel is the smartphone with the highest ranking, it's not by that much.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 09:54 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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sh10453: I don't see how # 3 (the cave) is related to weather, or how it got 2nd prise, but that's just a personal opinion.

You know, the contest was held by The Weather Channel, but its theme was 'It's Amazing Out There'... so it's clear (or it should be) that the contest was NOT about the weather.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 09:02 UTC
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steven8217: On Fisherman on the Dam, I wonder why there are light reflections on the water when the light source (perhaps street light?) are behind the dam? Unless the light source are right on top of the dam?
An interesting light source that can illuminate the face of all 3 fisherman?
Also interesting for all 3 fisherman to spread their leg that far apart at the same time in normal walking posture?
Is there an additional layer of texture on the upper part of the photo?
Overall it seems like a stage outdoor type of stage <studio light> shot.

So I was not the only one to see that picture and think "Well, it's nice and all, but... it looks SO staged!". Probably it was.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 09:00 UTC

My 'less ancient' Sony P10 has those same bleep and bloops sounds as well!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 78th comment
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neo_nights: You know when those rich people buy some exotic animals because they are 'cute' and 'trendy' (as in 'everyone else is doing it') and, after some time, the trend wears off, they realise that that animal should be taken care of (it's not just a 'thing') and then they just abandon it somewhere?

Well, that's Flickr for Yahoo!. Flickr never had a decent treatment from Yahoo! and now it's just being thrown away because Yahoo! failed to take good care of it (Flickr) in the first place.

If Flickr doesn't disappear altogether, I hope it gets bought by some company that will take good care of it.

@joey6pack - Erm... get killed? But some do get adopted. I have a friend of mine that adopted a pug on a very bad shape but she was able to save/heal/shelter/take care of him, fortunately. (I know, it's a dog and not an 'exotic animal', but it's one of those small, 'cute', dogs that some people buy as a toy and then throw away when they realise they don't like taking care of animals)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 21:52 UTC

You know when those rich people buy some exotic animals because they are 'cute' and 'trendy' (as in 'everyone else is doing it') and, after some time, the trend wears off, they realise that that animal should be taken care of (it's not just a 'thing') and then they just abandon it somewhere?

Well, that's Flickr for Yahoo!. Flickr never had a decent treatment from Yahoo! and now it's just being thrown away because Yahoo! failed to take good care of it (Flickr) in the first place.

If Flickr doesn't disappear altogether, I hope it gets bought by some company that will take good care of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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DGYu: My initial thought is "Yeah, Mobile APP!", but looks like DPR is getting a new face and some features.

Actually, DPR has been with this face for like.... forever. They hire people for their technical stuff from time to time and they've never ever changed the main 'feeling' of the site.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: Fine... I'll do it. But I demand a hefty expense account and airline vouchers.

And a flexible schedule.

VERY flexible.

I may not come in at all.

Thanks for the laugh you both!
:)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 01:23 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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AndroC: "Ricoh got back to us as of March 3, 2016 and has agreed to allow us to publish the K-1 samples here at a resolution of 2000px on the longest side."

Speaking as somebody who is keenly interested in moving to the K1 from my beloved Sony A850, I am disturbed by the question of why Ricoh is restricting resolution on published images. After all, it is only a matter of two or three weeks before the camera is available - are they seriously going to make firmware changes in the short time before that, and produce stunningly much better images? I find this strange. Would it not be more convincing to show the full detail of what this camera may do?

Hey, AndroC!

"But with only a few weeks to go? "
Hhmm... that I cannot tell!

Maybe, as someone else said already, it may be part of a marketing strategy... well, let's just wait for a few weeks unti we can all see the real stuff!
:)

But, let's face it, I barely doubt that the K1 will bring any significant improvement over IQ compared to everything else I've seen. All the cameras today have "good enough" image quality and what makes the difference today are other features; focus speed, handling & operation, price, lenses etc. etc. etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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AndroC: "Ricoh got back to us as of March 3, 2016 and has agreed to allow us to publish the K-1 samples here at a resolution of 2000px on the longest side."

Speaking as somebody who is keenly interested in moving to the K1 from my beloved Sony A850, I am disturbed by the question of why Ricoh is restricting resolution on published images. After all, it is only a matter of two or three weeks before the camera is available - are they seriously going to make firmware changes in the short time before that, and produce stunningly much better images? I find this strange. Would it not be more convincing to show the full detail of what this camera may do?

Simply because it's still a pre-production camera.

It's safer for PentaCoh to forbid the use of original sized images than to allow them, people getting upset about the "lack of quality" (even though it's clearly stated that the firmware isn't final) and then trying to undo the harm.

IIRC Ricoh isn't the first company to make that decision.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
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Peiasdf: Ignore the fact the camera module ripped off iPhone's resolution, HTC's UltraPixel and Canon's Dual Pixel, I am sure the result would be great.

I know that Apple is a little bit obsessed (specially with Samsung) about other people "copying" their stuff, but.... copying camera resolution is entirely new for me!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 09:59 UTC
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kff: USB 2.0 ? Not 802.11ac ?

I was going to make the very same comment!

Why did the K3 have USB 3.0 and the K1 only USB 2.0?!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:39 UTC

So the Butter Beer can be consumed without any special "responsibly" remarks?
:p

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 33rd comment
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