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On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (232 comments in total)

I once used one for a friends wedding. All the pictures came back with the attractive girls in group shots as the focussed point - it guessed where I was looking exactly!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies

Lovely to see Lok on DPreview!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 10th comment
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Photoman: What about the security loop hole where you can hold a photo of the phone's owner and it unlocks it?

I have mine set to 'wink' it only unlocks when the identified face moves!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
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cosinaphile: selfies are a indicator of our mindless self absorption and the general decay of the human psyche , mind , intelligence, ego,and purpose , these drones are an airborne extension of that disease

america has a love affair with itself and admires self absorbed a s s h a t s with egos that have a pathological overabundance ...... actually recognized as a disease .....Narcissistic personality disorder .... its so common i wouldn't be surprised if america elected one of these ....ummmm....., wastes of a baseball cap , to its highest office one day...

I've ordered 10. Check out my snap/insta/twitter/fb/wechat profiles! #notalent

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (251 comments in total)

I upgraded my first camera (an EOS300D - I've never owned a film camera) to a D80 and several lenses. Awesome piece of kit built like a tank - I cracked a rib when I landed on it skiing but it was unmarked!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 95th comment
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Terry Breedlove: My granddaughter just asked for her own camera she is age 7. I have an iphone 5s that I don't use anymore I wonder of this fits that.

Terry - just give her the phone and maybe a tough case for any drops. She doesn't need it to look like an old camera that her dad/granddad use! I think this idea is trying to force youngsters into what the designer thinks a camera should look like, not a millennial!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
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samfan: That's pretty cool I think. If it gets at least one kid to be interested in regular cameras, then it's worthwhile I think.

I mean kids growing up these days often don't have any contact with cameras whatsoever. At least you can show them - see, you can also use machines like these. Then maybe explain why they're better.

What I'm confused about is how does the front side look. Probably not like a DSLR with a large fake center lens since that could interfere with phone lenses which are all over the place.

It would also be nice to have a version with functioning dials to change settings and such, but that would be a lot more complicated obviously.

'kids don't have any contact with cameras' !!!!???? Seriously, my 5 year old and her friends have plenty of contact with cameras, they are constantly filming and taking pictures on various devices (I've installed safe apps etc). Oh, you meant they don't use 2kg heavy DSLRs and spend hours playing with micro focus adjust, checking for lens variation, complaining about sensor resolution.......

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 09:20 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

So what address do they put on their country entry forms on arrival, address when booking tickets/cars etc? No one is going to rent out cars to people with no traceability.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 66th comment
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primeshooter: Fair enough for VLC, they are just providing support. But who is responsible for the stupid idea of 360 video? Eh, you know like that's the reason a director chooses a lens, chooses a perspective, chooses what you see and what you don't.

Why the hate? If they had invented 360 video first and then said, how about we make it a crop view only? Would you be for or against that?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (187 comments in total)

I think Simon Stock is a genius. He's convinced Bentley to pay him for months of work and has given them a basic landscape photo with a car rendered in the one area you can zoom in on and convinced them it's a 53 billion pixel image!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies

I fear it's more Lytro Vapourware. Sounds awesome but I'll believe it when I see the first movie shot with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 07:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (102 comments in total)
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Buhl213: How can the spring save energy? Isn't the spared energy in the returning direction spent by the extra effort to also push the coil back?

Yes. My thoughts too. Maybe the spring is used to reduce gear backlash (or take up any tolerance to stop the parts moving when they aren't meant too)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 13:55 UTC

I'd hate to eject with D800 and 24-120 strapped round my neck!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Tracking Hurricane Sandy on Instagram (15 comments in total)

Come on, we all know from the forums that a picture cannot be considered good, unless it has been taken on a professional DSLR (not a small sensor or plastic bodied one of course) using a lens with a gold or red stripe.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 09:00 UTC as 7th comment
On article Just Posted: Sony NEX-7 Hands-on Video Preview (82 comments in total)

Really good to see the focus system in action - something that many reviews often miss. I hope this becomes standard on your video reviews. I look forward to the V1 video.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2011 at 08:17 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Mountain bike photography technique (42 comments in total)
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Matteo Ganora: I can't believe... fake panning also here, in a tutorial!!!
The second and third shot are the same shot, one with a blur effect on photoshop...

It's a shame!

No they aren't - look at rear of red jacket and front position on track.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 13:50 UTC
On article Mountain bike photography technique (42 comments in total)

Good tips but careful on the flash. Maybe pros aren't bothered by flash but as an amateur bike racer it could be a shock (eg accident) to go over a jump and get hit by a load of SB900s going off wirelessly from an over keen photographer!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 13:48 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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TheGuyBehindTheCamera: forumware?

It's a new feature - allows you to update from the camera in real time just how soft/noisy/poorly focussed your camera is (rather than actually spend time taking pictures....)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:47 UTC
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