MusicmanUK

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 4, 2004

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cSalmon: Sounds like a quieter option. My real question is whether police forces are actually using all of this video footage/ survelence to solve crimes.

My city continues to waste tax money placing cameras everywhere but crime goes up. My friends have their entire back alley monitored by their own camera system (the neighbors put in $$$$) The police come gather the footage (that clear as day has the burglar’s face) say thanks and that's it. They have outright said if not murder or gang related they're not going to do anything.

When my laptop was stolen (break-in) Apple gave the police the exact address and then the police could give me nothing but empty excuses why they couldn't act on it. Cameras everywhere seem to be more of a way for them to grab tax money than do their job. Do the police ever specify how many cases they prosecute because of the footage? And please don't say preventative - that's a line of

‘de-funked’? Is that a typo for ‘de-funded’ or did I miss something?

Anyhow, that is how it is supposed to work: the police must respect the law that it is their role to enforce. Nothing new in that.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 19:11 UTC
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Battersea: Manual focus is easier on mirrorless, so that's a plus...

‘Subjects that aren’t completely still’ are perfectly doable with manual focus lenses

https://flic.kr/p/25JqGbq

Out of the many lenses that I own, there is just one autofocus lens that I have used on perhaps two occasions in the last three years. I tried AF for five or six years, but I just don’t get on with it; I prefer to make my own decisions.

Maybe if I shot action sports 100% of the time I would think differently, but I don’t.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 00:19 UTC

I always preferred Kodachrome, or Fuji Sensia for more workaday slide use, but I shall be checking out Ektachrome 135 when I can get my hands on it

Cine, I have no interest in, but ship it in120 soon, please Kodak

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 21:29 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (462 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 (69 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 (822 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 (822 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
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