bb42

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On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (404 comments in total)

Funny, before these camera roboters became famous, model helicopters were flying for decades, and FAA did not bother.
It seems they started watching utube recently.
Just get a drone with less China-controlled computing power, use it responsibly, and you're fine.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (404 comments in total)
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W16GYM: I have a question - The DJI Spark is "an entry-level product aimed at casual users" and "has been designed to be the perfect lifestyle accessory you can take anywhere" - in relation to the above article would this firmware now mean it will not be able to fly in most Urban parks (Central Park - NYC, Hyde Park - LDN)?

Rdefen - "when I ask where I can fly it in Manhattan I get nothing."
And if you ask if you can pee in central park, you'll probably have the same experience. It happens several times a day, though.
Just do it, man, dont make a fuzz, dont provoke people, and nobody will bother.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (404 comments in total)
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Stefan Sobol: Since the FAA keeps making noises about how drones are "real" aircraft, they need to treat the drone operators like "real" aircraft pilots. For pilots there are lots of restricted zones, rules, and procedures they must follow. These are spelled in laws from the FAA regulations. As a pilot, I can fly my plane ANYWHERE I want to. However, if I decide to violate the rules (e.g. laws), I can have my license suspended or revoked, fined lots of money, and even end up in jail. I am also responsible for any damage or injury I cause.

They simply need to treat drone operators the same a "real" pilots with all the privileges and responsibilities that go with that.

No, all regulations and fines should be in relation to the harm they seek to avoid. Drones with 0.2kg cause less harm than those with 1.2kg, and again those cause less than ultralight aircrafts with 500kg, or a Boing 727 with 40,000kg. Okay?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (404 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Well, something has to give. As it is there are far too many recreational users flying irresponsibly (i.e. without proper training and knowledge) over places like national monuments and highly transited areas where a drone crash would likely result in serious injuries or death.

What may happen as the price of drones keeps falling and more and more casual users show up with their "this is easy, I don't need any training" attitude is anybody's guess.

It's just common sense that the industry needs much tighter regulation. DJI are just probably covering themselves against a potentially large number of criminal law suits.

Sorry, no, a "a drone crash would likely NOT result in serious injuries or death" if the drone is as small as the DJIs.
If've been flying various heli- and multi-copter for years. Crashes happen, and sometimes people are hit. It's unpleasant and embarassing - but no one had to see a doctor, ever.
The only dangerous machines are big helis (600 class and more), with large CFK rotors.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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Dave C 150: ....... and what if Michaelangelo had thought that composition would be a more pleasing image? Photography is an art and as long as the attempt isn't to mislead I don't have a problem.

My point is that the pyramid picture is openly non-informational.
It does not play in the field of photojournalism, rather in one of emotional holidays. It would do this job even if it was computer generated.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
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Ian: Actually the article doesn't say much of anything about HOW they search for altered photos. It's more of a mea culpa with a pi$$-poor headline.

"Want to be blamed" more game theoretical than sexual.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
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Ian: Actually the article doesn't say much of anything about HOW they search for altered photos. It's more of a mea culpa with a pi$$-poor headline.

They say that they are aware of the problem.
This also means, they want to be blamed (more) the next time a picture in their magazine is prooven fake. That's something.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
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Kaso: It is either naive or hypocritical to insist that photographic images be "real." Even two persons standing in front of a scene have two completely different perceptions, visual and otherwise. Why are there "wow" and "meh" reactions when people viewing a photograph of, say, the Eiffel Tower? The artistic choices of season, time of day, moment, angle of view, altitude of view, distance from subject, details around the subject, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, filter, and post-processing parameters are totally personal and reflective of a particular expression of a certain scene on a rectangular medium -- such expression is not an exact replica of anything or anyone.

I am so glad I have chosen photography as a hobby and not a vocation. I need no freakin' editor in chief.

The editors will be fully aware that "real" is a complicated matter.
Still they demonstrate a certain sensitivity to the matter, around 640 ISO.
That's more than nothing.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 09:33 UTC
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Dave C 150: ....... and what if Michaelangelo had thought that composition would be a more pleasing image? Photography is an art and as long as the attempt isn't to mislead I don't have a problem.

And you would classify the picture of the riders and the pyramids as 'photojournalism'?
If someone told me there are camel riders in egypt, around the pyramids, I would not be astonished nor moved emotionally.
If someone told me he saw 17 teddy bears on the MH17 crash site, I would.
http://bit.ly/29LT87r

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
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Sirandar: Like in all aspects of life, trying to detect cheating after the fact only selects for people better at cheating.

That 'system' is the reputation of the publisher.
Here, he has demonstrated an attitude, at least.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 08:56 UTC
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peterstuckings: Wait, are you telling me there are still people out there who think a photograph represents 'reality'?

Yes - they do not only exist, it's the majority.
Then there's a large segment who understand that pictures are often optimized, and might have done it themself, but who rely on some kind of ethics on the side of publishers who have a name to loose that they are not confronted with total fiction.
These people might like to hear a statement by publishers from time to time like the one that was reported.
So it all makes sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (811 comments in total)

Time code is what really sets apart a pro video camera from a device that can produce technically nice footage.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 16:46 UTC as 25th comment
On article A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher (167 comments in total)

What a waste of energy .. the dishwasher not the cam.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... (140 comments in total)

Beautiful product, and just what many comments here asked for when Bridge-Cams with lower specs appeared before.
Just as a side remark, there is a real competitor out now, the Tamron 16-300 with any APS-C body from Canon, Nikon or Sony-A; with little difference in weight, size and price.
Differences in optical performance remain to be reviewed.
But the possibility to swap the zoom with for example a bright prime lens on the same body would be a real plus for the APS-C combo.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 5th comment
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)
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bb42: The rules banning these kind of edits are ludicrous.
Media networks worldwide are spending billions every year to design and bend our perception and define the reality according to their interests.
In a text interview they would easily ask an author to cut sentences they do not consider meaningful or supporting the story.
But for pictures one wants to keep up the idea of total objectivity. Ludicrous.

Esoz, what's so frightening about being able to remove a person?
The photographer could as well choose a different position to avoid the person in the first place.
And then, did the photographer record the attitude of the soldier, his motives or plans? So, the picture is a mere illustration to a story - that was chosen and edited to the publishers linking.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)

The rules banning these kind of edits are ludicrous.
Media networks worldwide are spending billions every year to design and bend our perception and define the reality according to their interests.
In a text interview they would easily ask an author to cut sentences they do not consider meaningful or supporting the story.
But for pictures one wants to keep up the idea of total objectivity. Ludicrous.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: I guess the AP has never heard of something called common sense. Nobody wants to see that camera in the corner. I don't care how many other people were filming the guy and it is immaterial to the significance of the photograph. What is the AP going to do next, fire people for cropping?

16mpx, the decision to take that point of view, at that time, and press the button in that very moment - this all influence the message of any picture, news or not.
So what are you missing in this edit - "reality"?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)
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TonvicFoto: a powerful shot? it's a miserable photo showing a militant, a jihadist taking cover? so what? a pulitzer for this?

In Libya I met some of your "jihadists", they are simply people who are willing to take the ultimate risk for the common cause.
This decision is not easyly made, so it's a kind of fight, mostly with your own fears.
I'm not saying that I'd want to live neccesarily in the society they are thinking to build.
But they still deserve full respect.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 23:55 UTC

One great and unique feature of the HS-xx series is the manual zoom, I used the HS-10 and HS-30. They allowed me to frame moving subjects by quickly flipping from wide to tele, thus getting shots I would have lost with either any motor zoom or a SLR with lower zoom range.

Now, judging by the zoom lever, it seems Fuji has abandoned the manual zoom.
That's really sad.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 6th comment
On article Want to remember something? Don't take a photo (183 comments in total)

The finding of the study may be correct for shorter term memory.
But from my experience the pictures clearly help me to remember places and situations I would otherwise forget within weeks and longer.
And this is the peroid that counts more, be it work, study or leisure.

Sometimes I take a picture for being able to study an object on screen with more attention than I would at the time of shooting. So of course its a question of time economy.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 26th comment
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