Dean Mindock

Joined on Jun 20, 2001

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Wow. I love that evocative look.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 05:19 UTC as 21st comment

I like this for its risk taking. It is a make or break type idea. It has a reasonable chance of gaining traction.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 05:19 UTC as 18th comment
On article LG G7 ThinQ review (139 comments in total)
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Kiwisnap: Cameras on phones are of little interest to me; I use them for visual note taking. I am a photographer - I have several cameras for when I actually want to take proper photographs.
This particular phone though is a must have for the audiophile - the Quad DAC and headphone amp built into it are superb.

I got the V20 and its DAC is really good. It is why I chose it over the Samsung. As a smartphone it does all that I've needed so far. Like you I always use a real camera for picture taking and the phone's camera is good enough for snapshots that can be quickly sent off to wherever.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 05:07 UTC
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Richard Poinvil: Take a look at the YouTube Channel named SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness). I'm sure they are the major target of this bill. They do many flights over breeding farms, Pigeon shoots and Dairy/Meat farms.
This is the channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC7K5BrapNSnk6XcXbpqXNg

I think you are onto something. We know that the government really cares nothing at all about our privacy but everything it does is hidden behind the wall of "national security".

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 07:53 UTC
On article New 32mm F1.4 STM joins Canon's EF-M lens collection (292 comments in total)
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Yake: This little lens makes me want to buy an EOS M camera. Looks great!

I wish it had IS even though it's a short focal length lens. That way its price would be more justified.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2018 at 05:28 UTC
On article New 32mm F1.4 STM joins Canon's EF-M lens collection (292 comments in total)
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dpfan32: The thing is that newer EOS M cameras are built like cheap plastic toys
xO
The good old EOS M 1-3 were built like tanks.

Have you seen the M5 and M50? They feel very solid to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2018 at 05:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1250 comments in total)
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grammieb14: I have the M5 and I am waiting for an upgrade. In someways this little camera is an upgrade but I will wait for the real thing. As far as video goes, I have owned many Canons that shoot video and I have never used it. If I want video, I use a video camera made for that purpose. Bab

Me too though so far the camera is doing all that I ask of it. 1080p is good enough for me for the occasional clip. 4K would just eat up more storage space. Only thing on the M50 I admire is the easy image transport to a smartphone.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 19:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1250 comments in total)
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CreeArtist: Should i upgrade my M3 to this? Any thoughts

I would consider it depending on your needs. I played with the M50 at Best Buy and was duly impressed. I have the M5 and thought the M50 felt a lot like it. I am now waiting for Canon to come out with the mark 2 version of the M5.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 02:30 UTC
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rensar: Homes selectively burned to ashen dust; surrounding vegetation left intact. Those Directed Energy Weapons sure are accurate.

Directed Energy. Fires don't melt cars or burn houses to a white ash while trees around are okay.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
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Hugo808: Usual high standard but what amazes me is how the technology required to capture the images gets more easily available every year. A lot of these images would have been unthinkable to the amateur just a few years ago. The exhibition is well worth a day out.

Panther
My guess is ten years. Astro equipment (telescopes, mounts, cameras) and software are really moving along now. It is amazing.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 03:50 UTC
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Spectro: deep space images are much harder to do. So I will give them more value. Got to stack tons of images with a tracking telescope..

As the tech develops it is becoming easier. The learning curve is steep though.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 03:44 UTC
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SafariBob: Amazing! Incredible! Stupendous!

Not so easy with my iPhone possibly:

Astrodon LRGB Gen2 I-Series True-Balance telescope, Astrodon LRGB Gen2 I-Series True-Balance, Titan 50 Losmandy & ASA DDM85 mount, SBIG & Moravian STL 11000 C2 & G3-11002 camera, 2720mm and 2840mm f/6.8 and f/8 lens, 42 hours exposure

Astro photo equipment can devour your bank account. I just spent over two thousand USD just to get the basic stuff needed. Main thing is a beefy mount.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 03:42 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: All of the images are so AMAZING ! I live in Australia's first Dark Sky Park ;Warrumbungle N.P. and each and every one of those images are my inspiration to hone my own Astro Photo skills which in comparison are still very amateurish , even after 42 years of commercial photography ;-)

You got the spark of inspiration. It's how it all begins. Good journey to you. Goin' home.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 03:38 UTC
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ArchiDeos: Well if Canon produces a Mirror Less Camera with Dual Pixel Technology AF, Full Frame 36MP Sensor, plus native mount on their existing L-Lenses plus 4K Video no-cropping with C-Log, plus a respectable battery life, then all competitors will be left on the dust.

It is all doable. We all know Canon can do all that and a lot more.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 04:39 UTC
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zodiacfml: Nothing to see here. They simply saying, if it is more profitable then we will do that.

Yep, give the customer what he wants. I do think Canon seems too conservative but what they do make seems very solid, well thought out. I love my M5.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 04:35 UTC
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garyknrd: A better title would be "How existing Canon users will be Cannibalizing their existing Canon DSLR's to fund a decent mirror less camera". From a different company!

Also, no microfocussing needed wrt mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 04:30 UTC
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (254 comments in total)
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Dean Mindock: All I got to say is that I am glad I got the Canon M5.

The Canon M5 with the 15-45mm kit lens is smallish. I carry it in a hip bag everywhere I go like I used to do with my G15. At home I got macro lenses and long zoom lenses, making that one body into a versatile image gatherer.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 02:04 UTC
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NickyB66: Very interesting, not as simple as it first seems.

Just wished somehow the laws of aerodynamics could be broken so that silent flight (or very low noise flight) comes about. Guess it might need a new type of propulsion system for this.

Also see this on a new prop design.
https://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-02/video-eurocopter-introduces-silent-rotor-blade-stealth-choppers

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 01:04 UTC
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NickyB66: Very interesting, not as simple as it first seems.

Just wished somehow the laws of aerodynamics could be broken so that silent flight (or very low noise flight) comes about. Guess it might need a new type of propulsion system for this.

There are no "laws". It is fluid dynamics. See this:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27696-silence-of-the-drones-how-to-quiet-that-annoying-aerial-buzz/

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 00:52 UTC
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (254 comments in total)

All I got to say is that I am glad I got the Canon M5.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 01:59 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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