piratejabez

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Very cool solution—I like it!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 8th comment
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Najinsky: Just how bad is this Journalism. Did anyone reading this story get even the slightest clue about actually what the infringements are supposed to be. Specifically, what IP rights are being disputed?

On the surface Nikon's claims sound strong. As reported, ASML are acknowledging attempts to negotiate a license fee with Nikon, that seems to indicate that ASML acknowledge the need for license rights exist. But with so few relevant facts, trying to interpret the situation seems a crap shoot at best.

Time to search for better informed sites I guess.

Hope you get your money back

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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Glen78: Really poor timing on this as it sounds like delivery is going to just miss being in time for the August 21 eclipse when these would be useful.

Too bad :(

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1117 comments in total)

"The white balance isn't in this image isn't terrible," probably should be "in this image".

Thanks for sharing your first impressions! Cheers

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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ramonjsantiago: "85mm F1.2 is equivalent to 67mm F0.95"
How is that? Maybe its equivalent to to a 67mm F1.2.

"- all the while it will show the perspective "flattening" of a 85, hence the image will look quite different than a ff 67mm"

I'm not so sure about that... pretty sure the "equivalence" translation to FF focal length negates any perspective difference. Thought that was kinda the whole point. Anyone else care to weight in? (yay, equivalence threads!!)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 01:38 UTC

Excellent article. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 130th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (480 comments in total)
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TheGreatfulBread: Really you'd pick either of those two above vs. the LX100?

The LX100 is a pretty good deal used, but is getting rather long in the tooth. I think a successor would do very well!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (480 comments in total)
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Photato: Two and a half years after its release, the Pany LX100 still remains competitive.
However, it is disappointing that Panasonic has not issued a firmware upgrade to fix the unnecessary lens extensions/retractions cycles that are the reason why many are getting dust inside the lens.
I wont buy another Pany fixed lens camera unless they fix this simple but important issue.

Agreed. No way to turn the camera on to view pfotos without extending the lens, and when reviewing images the lens retracts very soon, causing a 3 – 4-second delay returning to shooting, and the dust you mentioned. I'd probably still buy another one, but it's very frustrating and easily fixable.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
On article Trends to watch at NAB 2017 (25 comments in total)

A fun read. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 20:39 UTC as 10th comment

This looks like it was designed in the '80s.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 19:58 UTC as 9th comment
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (43 comments in total)

This (and similar spherical/VR products) are very cool :) Looking forward to seeing continuing improvement and innovation in this sector!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available (64 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I wonder how in the world in 2017 Panasonic is still not relevant enough to Adobe to support color profiles and advanced lens correction.

Well, it appears this version bring color profiles for the LX100, so that only took... 2.5 years :-S. (It's a better starting point than Adobe Standard, but skin tones are still rather garish. I use Panasonic, but I think their colors are just about the worst.)

In my experience, the Huelight profiles are also only a /slight/ improvement to Adobe Standard, but still nearly identical, and in some cases worse. The only way to get good colors from any of these profiles with RW2s in Lightroom is a great deal of customization with Calibration/HSL/Curves.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available (64 comments in total)

LX100 Color Profiles — FINALLY! :D

In use the it's quite the mixed bag (even compared to the lackluster Adobe Standard), but a welcome resource to have after waiting 2.5 years :)

(FWIW, no errors or bugs for me so far on 2 machines. Subscription version.)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)

Thanks for the quick comparison!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:40 UTC as 69th comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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boni bonev: 7500 has only one SD slot, 7000, 7100, 7200 and D500 has two. Two slots are very important for reportage, wedding etc...

Yes; necessary or not (that's a personal choice), I'm surprised that wasn't mentioned.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Pokémon Snap (22 comments in total)

I only played the demo at my local Blockbuster, at a time when I was interested in photography but didn't have many opportunities to shoot actual rolls of film. This game was fun for the few minutes I got to play (it was as close to wildlife photography as I could get at the time), though I seem to remember being frustrated with how it rated poorly some snaps that I thought were really good :) (A problem we're still struggling with; see this week's post on Everypixel: https://www.dpreview.com/news/8594541449/everypixel-aesthetics-uses-neural-networks-to-judge-your-photographs )

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Take a shot every time a caption has "processed to taste" in it

(unless, of course, it's processed using ACR defaults...)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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MICHAEL_61: This review is flawed on three obvious counts. First, when talking about IQ it fails to mention the unique MF look advantage which sets this camera above anything with a smaller sensor. Second, it fails to mention the better colours in RAW which set this camera above most FF ones. Third, it fails to mention that quite a number of excellent lenses can be used on it with the adapter, for example Canon 85/1.2 or 200/1.8, or Sigma Art 35/1.4, or 120-300/2.8 even with a 2x TC. No AF with those of course, but useful in lots of real life situations and a big thing in favour of adding it to your existing system. So one would still keep one's Canon or Nikon for sports, using Fuji with same lenses for studio, landscapes, etc.

Tell us more about the "unique MF look advantage."

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
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WesPerry: I'm sure it's owner will be thrilled.

X^D

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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Digitalis32: I wonder how many of these are still working, and how many haven't fallen into disuse due the Blinking Green Light of Death.

Camera works fine, but 90% of the time doesn't recognize there's a CF card in the slot, so....

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
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