anthony mazzeri

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wb2trf: These photos have no soul.

Soul
2. [mass noun] emotional or intellectual energy or intensity, especially as revealed in a work of art or artistic performance: 'their interpretation lacked soul'.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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Dheorl: "but chances are good photographers won't be using those two options much"...

I'm sorry, come again?

@cdembrey, my answer to your question has already been made in Dheorl's comment above.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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Dheorl: "but chances are good photographers won't be using those two options much"...

I'm sorry, come again?

@pirate, the interest and value of the trigger is not the point in contention, it's that it will be the most-used feature for most iphone users.

I just can't see multi-flash setups ever being that commonplace for iphone photography. But an off-camera flash for selfies, it'll sell like hotcakes once the Instagram narcissists get wind of it.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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ttran88: This might make the dxomark one revelant now.

Interesting question. This and the DxO ONE use their own apps so will they be able to work together?

Also, the Godox appears to use bluetooth to communicate wirelessly with the phone, while the DxO uses its own wifi hotspot, so would only be able to communicate with each other via the iphone, not directly. Just guessing.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
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Dheorl: "but chances are good photographers won't be using those two options much"...

I'm sorry, come again?

@DL, I disagree. I would bet most use will be as a single off-camera flash. Using it as a trigger in a complicated multi-flash setup would probably be its least usage for iphone photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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Max Iso: But my ILC doesn't suddenly ring in the middle of a photoshoot...

So you're saying you *want* it to ring in the middle of your photo shoot?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: And the other thing is that he likely wouldn't have gotten such candid interactive fun photos of his kids had he instead needed to put an intimidating 'serious' DSLR or mirrorless up to his face.

He refers to his 'professional camera' in his facebook post.

How did you arrive that it is a GM1?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:01 UTC

I'm perceiving the camera industry knows it is returning to its film-era roots where only pros and avid amateurs spent serious money on film and buying high-end cameras and lenses on a regular basis, while well-to-do families might buy a decent camera every 10 or 20 years to keep to use for special occasions like birthdays, vacations, graduations etc.

Otherwise everyone else's regular photos were the typical snapshots taken with Kodak Instamatics and Fujifilm disposables etc developed at their local 1-hour photo kiosk, the role now taken by phone cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 273rd comment | 2 replies

And the other thing is that he likely wouldn't have gotten such candid interactive fun photos of his kids had he instead needed to put an intimidating 'serious' DSLR or mirrorless up to his face.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 281st comment | 3 replies

Perhaps attach to the eyelet at the base of the Ricoh GR grip instead of the one on top of the camera to avoid that grip interference?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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rialcnis: This is the low resolution model "2, 560 x 1, 440 pixels quad-HD." Dell says this model doesn't require more high end computer.

There is also an 8k version coming in the $5000 price range for those with serious computers.

There's also a Wacom 32" just announced due Jan 2018 in the USD $3300 price range.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
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Eloise: “Dell offers the display with an optional VESA mount (+$200)”
Surely adding a VESA mount so that it’s then wall or suspended above the desk defeats the object of the design?

Provides far more flexibilty if you can attach it to an extendable arm to bring it forward off the desk and also rotate it and angle it as you draw.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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cosinaphile: ten years of denying customers removable storage to ensure planned obsolescence is
simply unavoidable for their customers , ever. and ensure upgrade cycles can be managed with an almost fascist efficiency, and with exacting revenue expectations fully realized .

i could go on but that's enough for the time being.

Google 'iphone external storage'.

Apple don't deny removeable storage to their customers at all. If they ever did once long ago it was likely just the early limitations of iOS, which would make it the opposite of fascist efficiency.

Like on their Mac desktops, they just leave plug-in hardware storage for third-party companies to supply as an optional extra for those customers who want it, while they focus their own efforts on providing (i)cloud storage instead.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 08:09 UTC
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danredwing: Whatever your preference, it is foolish to claim that Apple doesn't deserve majority credit for the rise of the smartphone and the (almost) demise of the point and shoot camera market.

Ideas mean nothing, execution is everything. Though the iPhone wasn't the first device of its kind, it was the first that the masses wanted to use. I owned a Window's Pocket PC and a Palm Pilot, but the average person didn't

Simply put, with the iPhone, Apple combined marketing and a mix of features and ease of use that was attractive to the mass market. Yes, there have been technically more-capable devices along the way, but none has set the bar for features and design like the iPhone.

In addition, every glass front and plastic/metal back phone owes its basic design to the original iPhone. Remember that the first Android phone the G1 was a Blackberry-like clone in its design all the way up until the unveiling of the iPhone when Google rapidly redesigned the entire physical form of the phone.

The iPod Touch released at the very same time I think did way more to get the young and the existing iPod generation on board the iOS train as well without the expense and lock-in of a phone contract.

There may have been other phones around like Blackberries and Windows Pocket PC etc on the market when the original iPhone was released, but there was absolutely nothing like the iPod Touch.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 07:24 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Bill Gates wasn't very happy when he learned that the Annual Reports of Microsoft were done on Macs for a number of years.

But he's not so annoyed anymore after buying into Apple shares after that personal revelation.

Ooops! Wrong forum...

Carry on, then...

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That probably had a lot to do with Excel 1.0 being only available on the Mac in the 1980s.

There was no Excel for DOS or Windows until v2.0 in 1987 (technically v1.0, but labelled 2.0 to match the Mac update).

If he had really wanted his own accounts dept to use PCs back then, they would have had to use the competition Lotus.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 04:36 UTC

That rig in the photo is a prototype of what Nikon should have been producing for ten years now - a DSLR where the phone clips onto the back to provide all the controls/apps/storage/connection/etc/etc/etc imaginable.

But they don't.

They could argue that people wouldn't upgrade their DSLR regularly any more, just their phone hardware or software.

But that's happened anyway. And worse is they're using their phone's inbuilt P&S camera instead of that DSLR with its 10 year old firmware and lack of connectivity any more which just sits in the cupboard.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 04:24 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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rialcnis: After all these years you'd think non-Japanese would have learned to pronounce Nikon as Nee-kon, instead of Neye-kon.

I've always said Ni-kon, an even shorter i, as in Nippon.

Because that's where the Ni in their name comes from.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: So in light of that adjacent article on the historical CIPA camera sales, this magazine launched when total worldwide annual camera sales were a few ten thousand which doesn't even register on the graph and went on to be published for 80 years - yet goes out of business now when camera sales are topping 1.5 billion a year.

Zdman, the vast majority of analog cameras were not enthusiast sales either.

They were Kodak Brownies and Instamatics and suchlike right up to the 80s and 90s.

The digital P&S sales didn't come out of nowhere, they replaced these analog P&S and the market grew because they were even more 'instamatic' and much cheaper and convenient than getting film developed every time and sharing on the internet.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
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CameraLabTester: You just had to remember the issue where you saw the stunning image... opened the magazine box... and there it was, complete with the article.

No batteries needed. No chargers, wifi or ISP.

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You needed a postman/mailman.

And print workers operating a huge lithographic printer. And ink. And trees. Lots of trees. So many trees.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 UTC

So in light of that adjacent article on the historical CIPA camera sales, this magazine launched when total worldwide annual camera sales were a few ten thousand which doesn't even register on the graph and went on to be published for 80 years - yet goes out of business now when camera sales are topping 1.5 billion a year.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:43 UTC as 104th comment | 4 replies
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