MusicmanUK

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On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (326 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: It is also possible that the lossy RAW compression contributes to this. This is especially true for isolated single pixel, medium contrast dots, where the algorithm is most likely to suppress.

It’s possible

However, the facts that the issue only emerged after a firmware update which made no changes to the file format, and which affects both compressed and uncompressed RAW files, suggest that it is not actually the case

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
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Artem Holstov: What is this lens equivlent to in FF terms then?

135mm

If it’s like the origina version l it’s a full frame lens

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:10 UTC
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Smitty1: It looks interesting.. but I'm not sure I trust MacPhun anymore than Adobe...

They announced the new version of Aurora for Windows in a presale with a discount, say to buy now if you want to take part no trial no beta no nothing but a blind purchase.. then say if you are not satisfied we will refund the purchase price. Hokey but ok I can just wait until the software is released to give it a try... but nope I cannot.

Because the software is released officially.. I go to download the trial, click the button to download the trial, download and install the trial.. first run it tells me I have 0 days left to trial. hahaha

I contact support.. Macphun support tells me the trial isn't ready yet.. but here is a link to a discount to buy the full version. I click the link it takes me to some generic website landing page.

MacPhun doesn't have their act in gear yet.

@Matt Random

Two words: Cash flow

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
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eya1: "iso selector" which means it will be digital...

Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say ISO Selecta)

:-)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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ttran88: Only if it comes in E mount it will have a fighting chance to survive.

Who said it has to have interchangeable lenses?

If it's anything like that Electro 35 GSN the woman is holding in the photo, it might well have a fixed 45mm f/1.7

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 09:58 UTC

Now try that with a building

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Nixyz: I wish companies (aside from lomo) would start making film bodies again.

Ach! Thanks

I must have missed that announcement, or possibly blanked it from my mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
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Nixyz: I wish companies (aside from lomo) would start making film bodies again.

You can buy a brand new Voigtlander R3M or R4M Bessa film body today

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
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Dan Tong: It is difficult to tell from the press release as well as from Leia's web site if by "holographic display" they mean an image projected into space that you can walk around and view from 360 degrees. That is what I understand a holographic image to be.

The descriptions sound more like promo BS, but I hope it's the real thing.

Anything else is potentially worthwhile, but far less exciting.

Also what is an Interactive Holograph ?

Anything else is less exciting.

Holography dates back to the 1960s and the image is stored and displayed in what is essentially a 2D medium - you look into it to see a three dimensional image.

You probably have a hologram on the front of your credit card.

Being able to walk around it is/was more of a Sci-Fi trope, although there are plenty of people trying to make it a practical proposition.

Properly, though, that's a Volumetric Display rather than a Hologram.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
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davev8: i have not connected a camera to a PC since 2005

Per the standards, USB-A ports are rated for 1500 insertion cycles and SD cards are rated for 10,000 insertion cycles, so the USB port on your computer is more likely to break before the card slot on your camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 07:14 UTC
On article This $31 lens will turn any room into a camera obscura (70 comments in total)
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The Sage Knows: In case you're ever in Scotland, you may be interested in:
http://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/camera_obscura/camera_obscura.asp
https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/camera-obscura-and-world-of-illusions-p245621

The one in Dumfries in south west Scotland is the oldest working camera obscura in the world, dating from 1834

http://www.dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk/dumfmuse.html

I remember visiting it as a child in the late 1970s and being mesmerised.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
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TheEmrys: This is silly. They made it free. What incentive do Google have to keep it going? They could have just kept it at $500 forever. People's ungratefulness is so odd to me.

I was one of those people who paid for the Nik Collection (almost entirely to get Silver Efex) and I am somewhat peeved that Google are killing it. I would have been happy to pay for updates to keep it current.

Making Nik a free download was an indication Google didn't have an interest in continuing to develop the product, so I am not really surprised, but it still stings.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)
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wilsonlaidlaw: I would avoid the cheaper version of the Mamiya 645, the "J". It does not have a removable back but instead uses film inserts for 120 and the now obsolete 220 film. These inserts are not only inconvenient but also often do not sit precisely square in the camera, resulting in out of focus diagonal corners. I suspect the problem is with the cheaply made inserts rather than the camera so it is pot luck as to whether you get the problem or not. My 120 insert was poor but the 220 was fine, while you could still get 220 film. The version with the removable back does not suffer this problem.

FWIW, I've never experienced any problems with misalignment of 120 inserts on either of my M645s.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)
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wilsonlaidlaw: I would avoid the cheaper version of the Mamiya 645, the "J". It does not have a removable back but instead uses film inserts for 120 and the now obsolete 220 film. These inserts are not only inconvenient but also often do not sit precisely square in the camera, resulting in out of focus diagonal corners. I suspect the problem is with the cheaply made inserts rather than the camera so it is pot luck as to whether you get the problem or not. My 120 insert was poor but the 220 was fine, while you could still get 220 film. The version with the removable back does not suffer this problem.

That's the case for all of the 1970s M645 models; I have both an M645J and a 1000S and it's the same for the original M645.

It was only with the M645 Super and Pro models in the mid 1980s that Mamiya introduced interchangeable backs on their 645 model line.

The 645E reverted to using a fixed film chamber and inserts in 2000.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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HarrieD7000: I wonder what car company is working on a hybrid car with a steam engine. Could be funny too, but like this camera, not realistic.

I shouldn't be surprised.

There's already an aural equivalent of film emulation plug-ins for the Tesla Model S

http://insideevs.com/app-tesla-model-s-sounds-like-muscle-car/

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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///M: small step forward for Apple, big leap forward to a new brand laptop for me, WOOT!

Not that I'm wild about the new MBPs, but to answer your question, just a few days ago. They are making quite a big thing about the display in the new model, just after the Touch Bar and faster performance

http://www.apple.com/uk/macbook-pro/

"MacBook Pro now features P3 colour, which makes available 25 per cent more colours than standard RGB — revealing a much broader range of greens and reds."

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
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h2k: I wonder if it's normal practice to bring only the first name in the headline ("Pre-Visualization: Ansel's views on what made his images so special").

I didn't grow up in Anglophone culture, so it might be just normal, still it had me wondering.

I would suggest it depends on how distinctive the person's first name is.

It was certainly common enough in the 1980s to see newspaper headlines referring to Margaret Thatcher as 'Maggie'

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=maggie+thatcher+headline&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0sO3fz4nPAhUJCsAKHbvADIoQsAQIJQ&biw=1233&bih=1090

but other UK Prime Ministers would usually be referred to by their surname.

In the Britain, with the notable exception of the Queen, it's quite usual for members of the Royal Family to be referred to by their first name - Charles, Diana, Harry, etc.

It's probably a style more associated with tabloid newspapers rather than the serious broadsheets, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:02 UTC

"The new Sony X3000 both offer image stabilization, with the X3000 (left) shooting 4K and the (center) Full HD. Both are sold in optional kits with the new, smaller live-view remote."

*Something* is wrong with this caption, like there are some words missing.

And I'd guess the camera in the centre with 4K printed on it in big letters is the 4K model. :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Samyang launches 135mm f/2.2 lens for stills and video (151 comments in total)
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Rod McD: This is a fast lens, and may well offer excellent IQ, but 830gm and 15.5cm long in mirror-less mounts? Heck, it's not that far off Fuji's new 50-140/2.8 zoom! It might suit some photographers but not me...... just too big.

Indeed. I own an FD 135mm f/2 (and a whole bunch of other FD and C/Y lenses) and use it regularly with my A7.

e.g. https://flic.kr/p/iuqNnF

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 3) (90 comments in total)
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lemonadedrinker: Wonderful images, what a beautiful country this used to be !
Anyway, shot 23 looks to be taken from the bottom of Savoy Place, but Google maps has blanked out the brass work on the plinth just behind that branch so i have no idea who it is memorialised there.
I think behind the tram is Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul's just visible.
Thanks for posting and looking forward to more.

I concur.

Waterloo Bridge was being rebuilt in 1939, which would account for the scaffolding that otherwise makes it look rather like Hungerford Bridge.

The memorial is to the novelist and poet, Walter Besant.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
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