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Barleyman: Doesn't support the most popular platform, with the best cameras...Android? Huh// No thanks.

Unfortunately Android is becoming severely fragmented. It may account for the most phones sold, but each tribe is small. Sadly, each flavor of Android introduces peculiarities that severely inhibit software development. OTOH, something like 80% of iPhone users are running the latest software. This is a massive monolithic market, and very attractive to developers. So really, counterintuitively, Android strangely is the minority market. Unless some order is imposed on that market, it will continue in that manner for the foreseeable future. Once the Freefly Move market is established I bet Android will quickly follow. I doubt they are *not* developing right now, but they have to get it right, and that will take work. And money.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 21:57 UTC
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Roland Schulz: I´m afraid this "new" development isn´t worth very much any more.
Had the DJI OSMO mobile and the Zhiyun Smooth Q and both didn´t work with my iPhone X because of the iPhone´s own stabilizer inside. Picture was wobbling and jerky.
This also happens with many other higher end smartphones that have OIS systems on board.

I found this magnet at K&J Magnetics: 0.25" x 1/32" works out to 6.25mm x 0.78 mm. It advertises a pull of about 1/2 pound, more than enough, it would seem. I ordered some, we shall see. Great idea!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 02:12 UTC

There are so many levels. It is not just copyright infringement, but fraud. He said he interviewed the people (not) photographed them (not) and assigned text relative to their journey (not). Just pure fraudulent laziness. I bet the City is due back the fee, maybe damages to the subjects, maybe criminal as crossing a governmental entity seems always more serious than we mere mortals. Too bad, it was a great idea. And how cool would it have been to photograph real residents?

My college was once defrauded years ago in a similar but opposite manner. Back in the late 70's, some fellow was given a fee to do a portfolio and story on students. So he hung around the SUB and cafeteria. Hung with students, etc. Took what seemed to be thousands of photos with his Mamiya 645 size SLR. Problem was...he never had shot any film, it was a total fraud! He was fed and housed for a week, maybe had fun with some co-eds, and ran with the up front fees, probably a few grand. Never know if they caught him.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

I agree with posters that LR CC cannot possibly replace Classic. WAAAYYYY too much data! I mean, what are these people smoking? Wait! Knowing their zip code, maybe that's their problem. If their programmers are fairly stoned, maybe taking 1 to 2 days to upload 100-200GB just takes a few minutes in their addled state! Opening a layered, 1 GB image? Piece of cake!

So, for OR, WA, and CO Photoshop users, they will soon be offering marijuana gift cards as an "free upgrade" to "speed up" the painful uploading process! They will call it "Lightroom THC, or TC for short!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 05:13 UTC as 3rd comment
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5DMK3: Wow as a former Canon 5DMK3 im happy to see that Nikon is even trying to atleast keep there loyal customers.
I wish 850D was released before Canon 5DMK4 rekt us, and I may have switch to Nikon. Now after 6 months with Olympus spending alot of cash on new glass Im very happy. That switch hurt alot in dollaz but just the silent shutter, focus stacking, focus peaking, tilt screen is so worth it. I use these features alot, with Canon I never could.
Happy birthday Nikon and all the Nikon users out there Im happy for you:)

I am also a 6D user. I have been so disappointed by the easy unmasking of shadow noise, and see the 6DmkII is no better, maybe even a little worse. No one is even close to Nikon, except maybe Sony (but no glass!). If the tests bear out our assumptions of D810 levels of noise, I will dump my Canon gear. Much is long in the tooth anyway, and Sigma will allow me to remount my recently acquired ART glass. I was leaning toward the 5Dsr but the shadows and DR are not quite there. I do a lot of low light and HDR shots, and pulling the shadows on my 6D is always a mess, lots of work in post. Canon, do you really care about us any more? I feel played by them, milking their cash cow. But guys, your cow is dying! At least SOMEONE feels the heat and is doing something about it!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 06:54 UTC
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Tom_A: I would never check in my camera or laptop, but I assume that the owner of this lens packaged it reasonably well, as would we all. Meaning, it wouldn't surprise me if an officer accudentally dropped it during inspection of the luggage.

I have dropped MANY cameras, on a variety of surfaces. Comes with having been involved with photography for almost 50 years. I have ruined a couple of lenses along the way. I have NEVER seen that kind of damage from a 3 to 5 foot fall. Even onto cement. Dents, yes. Dislodged elements, yes. Utter annihilation--NEVER!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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BobbyTee: I have to call BS on this one. The lens appears to have sustained two hard impacts, one in the area of the "Noctilux" inscription, and another almost directly opposite near "Wetzlar", along with something pointed penetrating the lens/filters. If this was packed only in a Kleenex, it is hard to imagine how this damage could have occurred.

Insurance/publicity scam. Shame on DPReview for publishing this.

Absolutely spot on! While not indestructible, optical glass is extremely hard. IF this is not a scam, the luggage would have to be little more than a canvas bag in order to transmit so much energy to the glass. And the camera would have to be at the edge of the bag. Even a little clothing would have prevented the penetrating damage to the front elements. I agree at least three severe impacts, one of which had to be hammer-like.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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Kharan: I'm more impressed by the non-reactions of passersby. If this had been done in my city, the guy would've had a crowd in the dozens following him, asking W*TF or cheering him. But one can count on New Yorkers not to give a d*mn...

That's because so many New Yorkers already live in an Augmented Reality universe without the benefit of goggles...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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Mark B.: No mention of WHY there's no Android version, I'm guessing there's a technical issue preventing it - hopefully temporary. Otherwise it seems silly to ignore just over half the market in the US.

I would guess, 1) Android is fragmented among multiple hardware platforms and OS levels greatly increasing development and testing costs, 2) this software probably will require the very best hardware, reducing the market somewhat for both iOS and Android, 3) I suspect greater penetration of iOS into creative markets than Android. They have to make a decision of the best use of development dollars with immediate return. Android will certainly come in time. In fact, if the iOS rollout is very successful, the Android will likely come sooner! So pray for success of the app on iOS!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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Entropy512: You linked to an article that discusses the grounding of the Max9 - and it says the Max9 has been going through flight tests since January 2016 - is this a post of some very old photos, or is this the first flight of a production aircraft intended for customer delivery?

Metadata from Adobe Bridge says that on the first picture of the plane's takeoff in this article, says it was created 4/13/17 at 9:51:02, 146.8mm, equivalent 35mm focal length 400.0mm, camera DSC-RX10M3. I'd say that was recent enough! Maiden in this case likely means official, and otherwise ready for the world.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 02:58 UTC

Seems silly. Does an embedded journalist need anything less subtle to ply the craft of photography? Why not add a bullseye? Or perhaps a Liberace-inspired sequenced field jacket (doubles as a reflector for soft light)! And how about a multilingual sign: Pampered westerner with expensive toys inside. Please loot.

What I think this designer is pursuing is a very large environmentally friendly high clearance vehicle. There are extant choices, some even with roof openings through which a drone could be launched. Have they looked at Range Rover, Hummer, Toyota Anything, Mercedes G-Class Gelandewagen? This is a solution in search of a problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 04:18 UTC as 9th comment
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GodSpeaks: Anything that gets us away from LiIon or other batteries is a positive step forward, especially if it is durable and extends capacity.

Electronics with non removable batteries should be outlawed. Why consumers have accepted this I have no idea. Another brilliant idea from Apple.

The latest Apples have distributed custom molded batteries throughout all the open space in the Laptop and phone. Eccentric batteries are not easily removed. A removable battery would have less capacity by physical definition.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
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Thuravi Kumaaran: Yes, i won’t care.
They name it Apple, but they give us a bitten apple.
So it is a false advertisement.
If they are true, give us Apple – not a bitten apple.
Cultured people won’t give/sell bitten apple to others.
This bitten apple negative symbol of humanity, may go with today’s ignorance.
But, i won’t buy/sell a bitten apple.
Thanks to GOD, for other better options.

There are many accounts of why the bitten apple was chosen as the icon for the company, but mainly, in the old days when screen resolution was very poor, and before desktop publishing, the original experimental Apple logo was unbitten (there are images of it out there).

But, with the aforementioned limitations, Apple realized that the Apple logo without the bite was unrecognizable. With the bite it has become an icon. There are certainly potential negative connotations in your culture, as well as in mine. But I cannot base my buying decisions on these matters. I do not agree with the majority of the ethics of the majority of companies. Certainly this is a MAJOR issue in India now, is it not? And the latest Samsung explodes!

So, while you are certainly free to avoid Apple for its symbolism, there is no escape from generally poor corporate behavior of the vast majority of vendors! Which is the worse vice--the image or the behavior?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:53 UTC
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Saleen1999: "Adding Raw capture to the iPhone gives photographers a lot more creative freedom" I doubt that pro photographers use an iPhone to shoot weddings but I might be wrong.

No, but RAW will allow a talented photographer to rescue a marginal but essential iPhone shot! And will introduce the masses to the power of RAW.

And--believe it or not--that will probably help drive sales of serious (not P&S) cameras. There is no downside.

I certainly will be very glad for it!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
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goloby: Isn't it ironic that cameras like the one praised in this article will put this site out of business

That is silly. More people making more photos will mean more people wanting better gear. My teenager daughter is a case in point. She has learned a ton about color, composition and experimentation from shooting thousands of iPhone shots with and of her friends. Now she wants...(drumroll!)...a DSLR!

It is called growing the market. That has to be good!

The real losses are in the point and shoot camp. I cannot justify a marginally better P&S when my phone is close and more available...and charged!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
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sillen: As the smartphone cameras (not only Iphone) improve their photographic capabilties, sensors and lenes, they are eroding the added value of M43 sensor based cameras. Such small sensors simply dont deliver enough added quality above the smartphone cameras.

cosinaphile, too bad you are so down on these. Not only are these "decent" cameras, they are there when needed...

Case in point, as a serious shooter over 35 years, I have been encouraging my children. But no one really picked up the bug--until the iPhone. My teenage daughter has been shooting 1000s of photos. She now wants serious gear, and will be working with a local pro. Might even become a career for her given interest in art. Were it not for the "camera you have," and the ability to experiment freely when the Spirit moves, she would never have developed her interest.

Sure it's a noisy sensor. Do you think she or her friends care? They are into composition, special effects, special moments, and exploration. In the moment. Rather than whine, appreciate that Apple's clout has everyone talking about photography. It is growing the field, and like my daughter, that will mean eventually greater sales and better gear for all of us!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
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CopCarSS: It never ceases to amaze me how many grumps hang around DPR. Personally, I think it's an amazing project and that the kid has some very engaging portraits. I'm proud to be one of the backers of the project and look forward to the book if it meets its goal.

Agreed. The photos actually are quirky and nice, and unless he is being heavily coached, he already has a good sense of composition and interest in the subject. Most young kids to whom I have given a camera shoot without any real thought at all, one rarely can even identify a subject to the image, and they rarely get anything even 10% as good as what I am seeing here! All of these pictures are close enough to subject to be meaningful. And given the camera used, it is VERY close!

For the whiners, I would argue for his father to go ahead and publish. And through this publication I hope that other parents become inspired to expose their kids to photography. With digital, there is instant gratification and quick learning feedback. Fun is the path to interest and proficiency.

Game on, quit whining and put a camera in your kids' hands--if you have the courage!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
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Bernd M: I don't understand why I'll have to pay US$ 5.700 for a Zeiss 135mm F2.1 when I could buy a Zeiss Sonnar T 135mm F1.8 for US$ 1.800. What makes the Cine Lens so much more expensiv? Can anybody tell me?

As others have said, the manufacture, color accuracy and durability are all important.

But probably a little bit less so as the world has moved to digital. They may be looking at either a shrinking high end pro market, or a rising lower end market, where a few thousand bucks might actually make a difference.

The issues with color balance and T-stop were much more important in the film era when a screwed up shot would be very expensive. Digital is better that way, seeing what's "in the can" in real time. But subtle color corrections are still a hassle and costly of data processing, but not deal breakers.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
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