piratejabez

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (285 comments in total)

Thanks for the rapid-fire 5D IV updates :) I'm not a Canon user, but i know how venerable the line is...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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piratejabez: The full PDF has some great examples: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1608.05148v1.pdf
I'm going to extract the images from it for better comparison :)

It's 30MB and all the images are pretty low-res, so yeah, either lossless or very high quality JPEG.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:09 UTC

The full PDF has some great examples: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1608.05148v1.pdf
I'm going to extract the images from it for better comparison :)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Thanks for the roundup! I'd never heard of CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra 7 (ugh, that name...).

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Just goes to show that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II can be used for sports as well as landscapes. We must remember that Dpr recommended the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (the camera that took both pictures) for landscape photography and 4K video in there review.

I don't think anyone said the 1DX2 isn't good for sports... if you're referring to the comparison article, I think DPR's summary points were specifically in comparison to the D5, for those starting from scratch. Clearly, either camera will excel at sports, landscapes, and a host of other things. The Nikon may have a slight edge on sports (due to its better autofocus), while the Canon may have a slight edge on landscapes and video (due to its greater DR at base ISO and stronger video capabilities). The Canon can also shoot more fps (16 vs. 12). But as both represent "state of the art for DSLRs", "both cameras are excellent tools for action photography."

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 21:40 UTC

I saw Pfaffenbach's used in the memes I saw—Bolt's expression is just a tad better :)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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Joe Ogiba: Does the 80D shoot 4K UHD and have an EVF to see what you are shooting ?

My LX100 shoots 4K and boasts a fine EVF. Does that make it better than the 80D?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 17:57 UTC

Cool. How does it compare to Metabones Speed Booster?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 24th comment
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (229 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: It resembles an interchangeable lens version of the Fujifilm X30. I recently bought a refurbed X30 for $250 and I love it. Have to start saving my nickels and dimes.

Yes! I love the X30's manual zoom ring... but wasn't crazy about the whole package (size, sensor, price...). Have been hoping for an X40 to wow me where X30 didn't, but not holding my breath. Would love to see that manual zoom ring on any compact.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 17:48 UTC

I had this camera, and an FD92, and a CD300. At the time, mini-CD storage was orders of magnitude more cost-effective than flash-based cards (though they presented severe limitations and were more fragile). The CD300 served me well for several years, until the disc-spinning mechanism became so finicky that I was the only person who could operate it (whenever it started acting up, it had to be tapped JUST SO). Of course, I was completely blown away when I got my Nikon D70, and none of the other cameras got much use after that.

I grew into digital photography with these machines, and it's exciting to see how far the technology has advanced since then!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 19:09 UTC as 49th comment
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 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 (189 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 (189 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 (189 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 (42 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 5th comment
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 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 55th 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 (450 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
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