piratejabez

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On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (180 comments in total)
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SimenO1: Pretty peace of hoax.

- Clouds reflected in the back window and paint does not match the clouds in the larger view.

- The lens flares show the large image is a single exposure, no stitching, except the car.

- The car itself is stitched. Evident by the stitching errors on both A pillars. And how do you stitch a moving car? Well, you don't. The car can't move when the stitching technique is used. Spinning wheels are added a different way.

- Motion blur on the vertical wires but not on their reflections..

I wonder if Bentley believes their customers are fooled by first glimpse? And if they think marketing lies increases their credibility?

No, the camera is also panning and the boat is at the fulcrum of the curve ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (180 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: If they use a tripod, how come the bridge is blurred and the car super steady and sharp?

It's all Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (180 comments in total)
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peterwr: Interesting. You can't zoom anywhere else but to the car. I'm wondering why the finished picture had to be such high resolution if the punters can't explore the whole thing. Or is poor Swinney still locked in a basement somewhere, stitching it together? ;-)

True... I can't figure out how any version of this file would take "a couple of hours" just to open or save. Clearly the car and interior were meticulously added later, with generous amounts of motion and radial blur added around it. Infinite zoom technologies have been around for a long time, and I can't believe they would have had to render anything else in the image at the level of the one area you're permitted to zoom to. This is a bit of a marketing joke.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (180 comments in total)
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SimenO1: Pretty peace of hoax.

- Clouds reflected in the back window and paint does not match the clouds in the larger view.

- The lens flares show the large image is a single exposure, no stitching, except the car.

- The car itself is stitched. Evident by the stitching errors on both A pillars. And how do you stitch a moving car? Well, you don't. The car can't move when the stitching technique is used. Spinning wheels are added a different way.

- Motion blur on the vertical wires but not on their reflections..

I wonder if Bentley believes their customers are fooled by first glimpse? And if they think marketing lies increases their credibility?

Yup... loooooooots of Photoshop worked baked into the final product...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (41 comments in total)

Thank you! Every time I go on vacation, I check out the options... and every time, I think it's just way too much time and research compared to simply buying and mailing postcards the old-fashioned way. This roundup should save me some hassle for next time :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 02:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)

You know which camera also has max. 3 fps? The Rebel XT / 350D from 2005. I am amazed they have not bothered to improve this spec from the rebel line.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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keeponkeepingon: My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

Gosh that's bad. If y'all would like to make your page look less 1999 how about adapting your width or designing your page for wide monitors. So much wasted space and nothing says "old" or "dated" like wasting 50% of my screen space.

(I'll bet your browser has zoom functionality... works great on this site)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:07 UTC

Kudos to Simon and any other dev staff at DPR who built out and will not manage two different yet fully-functional CSS styles! I understand that many have been requesting this for years, but it's extra work that you could have chosen not to do. Regardless of which theme we prefer, your readers really appreciate the work :) Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 201st comment

I demand a referendum! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 204th comment | 2 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (427 comments in total)
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dansclic: Try to shoot oranges and apples, this test will show you had bad the Colors are coming straight out the camera as jpegs.....

Barney: Favorite.Comment.Ever.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 18:36 UTC

"Also, I promise this isn't just an informercial for cheap beer."
You read my mind :)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 17:50 UTC as 31st comment

Wow, that RAW detail is fantastic! (At low ISO.) And the color rendition is good at high ISO, compared to the Samsung.

It will be interesting to if/how the DS technology evolves over the coming years...

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 8th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1983 comments in total)
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Phathom: I think it's pretty unfair to compare the D810 to newer cameras at this point. This overall conclusion should reflect what the camera was like in comparison to the rest of it's competitors a few years ago. At that point it was revolutionary and outstanding. Everyone else was playing catch up. Just because it took nearly two years for your review that shouldn't influence the overall results.

"however scoring it in this manner makes it look like a significantly less remarkable achievement than it was at the time." ... I think just the opposite is true. As the reviewers and others have mentioned, the fact that this 2-year-old camera still stacks up to the newer (and some pricier) competition and was also awarded a Gold... is way more impressive than the Gold it would have earned 2 years ago!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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piratejabez: A major improvement. Thanks for sharing!

Most people have strong, negative knee-jerk reactions when it comes to logo redesigns. The old was was familiar. It was also incredibly busy. I'm not saying the new one great (too early to make much of a judgment either way), but my hunch is that time will show that it works better as a logo than their original one did.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 00:13 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)

A major improvement. Thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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kewlguy: I think there is a focus error in K1's test shots. Take a look at the cards on lower left, the grayscale print. and the mug shots, they are all soft compared to 5DSr and D810.

The test shots are all calibrated for perfect focus in the very center of the frame. Any perceived differences in focus are likely due to the type of lens (how it was built to distort the image through the glass), and sample variation.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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JonB1975: Did they deliberately wait to do this until the camera has been discontinued? (The X-30 is no longer available in the UK at least)....

Depends on what you mean by replacement... With its fixed lens, the X70 is far more easily described as the X100's little sibling than a successor to the compact zoom X30. I'f they can update the sensor and lens capabilities, I'd be extremely interested in an X40.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: How much harder would it have been to make the lens f/1.8 instead of f/2.8?

Who said anything about DoF?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On photo Sagrada Familia in the Your City - Interior of a monumental building challenge (17 comments in total)

Fantastic!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 9th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (325 comments in total)
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graybalanced: I currently carry a Panasonic LX7 everywhere due to its compact size, and its only weakness is the tiny sensor. The similarly sized Nikon DL is tempting me, but it is not out yet. That makes this ZS100 a very, very interesting and similar alternative that would keep me with Panasonic for the times when my DSLR is just too large.

But the weak lens review here is going to make me wait for the Nikon DL review before deciding. If the DL lens turns out to be very good, I will go with that. I need a sharp, fast lens more than I need to reach 250mm equivalent with a slow f/5.9 aperture at max zoom.

My LX100 was a huge step up from my LX7 and LX5. Incredibly sharp and bright lens at all focal lengths. Really looking forward to see how the Dls stack up, esp now that even the LX100 is starting to show its age...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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