dark goob

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It has scientific and archival uses that some are willing to pay handsomely for. This is not aimed at consumers.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies

Really, DPReview? Now posting random microchip news just because it can process video? Digging deep...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 4th comment
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Oh, my, my, my! Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! DJI bought Hasselblad. China bought SAAB drivetrain. iPhone manufactured in China. Samyang/Rokinon 12mm ultra-sharp in any benchmark. We have another LeiChi, a Leica look-alike Yl made-in-China. Go East young man! Go East!

Trump will make China give it back. And then build a wall. Oh wait, they already built the wall. Maybe the USA succeeds in sending Trump back in time to ancient China.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:05 UTC

In fact I think this is an irresponsible headline on DPreview's part. It doesn't guve any context to the problem and makes it sound like a very widespread problem, when it may have been a tiny handful of devices with a faulty component.

How many reports are we talking here? 5 or 10 out of millions? Is that even worth reporting, since surely there are normally at least that many defective units in ANY run of cameras from ANY manufacturer?

Or is it that DPreview, being owned by Amazon, is deliberately trying to smear Apple's reputation?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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bugsy46: Happened to my 7 Plus pretty much out of the box, took a few videos and images around London, then the next day black screen and dodgy colours. Within a few hours I had contacted 8 users through twitter all with the exact same issue. Two of them had the camera replaced, one worked one didn't, the rest received new handsets.

Planar Summilux - It has a pretty good camera. But also the apps are great. Plus they are by far the fastest smartphones in terms of single core performance, which makes the biggest impact on day-to-day use. The combination makes them superior over all. Also if you are a software dev, I think you'll find Apple's dev tools are much better, making the device over all much easier to customize (by writing your own apps). A jailbroken iPhone can be further customized with almost infinite variety.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 02:43 UTC

I have not had any issues at all with my iPhone 7 Plus (Jet Black 256 gb). Shot plenty of video and such.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 9th comment
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bubblyboo: Why the sudden article? This concept was introduced over a year ago.

Meme lag on the order of 31536000000 milliseconds.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 19:56 UTC

But with 50x zoom, you can still see inside US

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 11:06 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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goblin: Is this some sneaky advertisement suggesting that the handful of remaining users at Yahoo all beat the Guiness record by holding 80+ million accounts each ?

No, it's just a public service announcement reminding you of why to change all your passwords every three months.

But then again, you're not an idiot, so you already do that, right?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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(unknown member): What have happened to Yahoo it "might" have already happened to Google and who knows? .. maybe we'll learn about it in a couple of years, Apple is giving all the information to everybody who'll pay for it, and will upload an article pretending the opposite (like giving FBI hard time, unlocking an iPhone....... really? ) , as for windows 10 ....... ok !!!!
-someone need to be really naive to believe of the opposite-

There is no security anywhere, period.

But when a bank gets robbed you don't suddenly see everyone saying, DONT USE BANKS THEIR INSECURE DERP.

Security has never been a guarantee. It's just a reduction of odds.

Change your passwords every 3 months and crap like this is really a non-issue.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
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eyeport: Whoever came up with this new apple mbp design (port removal) should be fired. Terrible taste and simply makes this machine unlikeable. It shows how incapable the decision makers are at Apple.

Apple is no longer the leader. Just look at the keynote and also MS product launch event, Apple used to claim their products were the best but now only claim that this is the best MacBook/iphone/whatever ever made instead of the best in the market. Yes that best in the market phase is now being used by MS.

Apple had some beautiful ideas and products but nothing really inspiring after Jobs I am sorry to say. It was once a leader and now a follower.

It's a laptop with the equivalent of four full PCI slots. You can hook up an external PCI card housing and have a full desktop graphics card. Don't ya get it?

It's the future.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I have a 2015 MBP. It's great.

Did this new one really get rid of the magnetic plug-in power cord? That was a genius move that they bragged about on their careers page for years.

Also you can buy a thing for $40 that turns USB-C into a magsafe type thing: https://jet.com/product/detail/98fdd5d3b9e84ad7a92028ce22319b2f?jcmp=pla:ggl:gen_electronics_a2:electronics_accessories_cables_system_power_cables_a2_other:na:PLA_348771660_24231190620_pla-182940800940:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&ds_c=gen_electronics_a2&ds_cid=&ds_ag=electronics_accessories_cables_system_power_cables_a2_other&product_id=98fdd5d3b9e84ad7a92028ce22319b2f&product_partition_id=182940800940&gclid=CKeN2OH8_s8CFQSTfgodK_cJLg&gclsrc=aw.ds

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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JBrown86: Absolutely LOVE my 1 year old MacBook Pro but this really is a giant step backwards.

With no USB ports or Magsafe, i would NEVER consider this product as an option.

With a cat and a dog running around our house, my Magsafe has save my laptop time and time again.

Get your act together Apple.....please, i don't ever want to buy a Windows product.....ever!

Europe banned proprietary charging ports, so bye bye Magsafe. Not Apple's fault. But you'll be able to get a dongle that sticks in USB-C and has a magnetic deal on the other side for charging, like this company makes for Lightning:

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I have a 2015 MBP. It's great.

Did this new one really get rid of the magnetic plug-in power cord? That was a genius move that they bragged about on their careers page for years.

It's because EU is requiring all devices to standardize on the charging port. So Apple is not allowed to have a proprietary charger anymore. Thanks, Europe.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Four USB C/Thunderbolt ports? How awesome is that?

In all seriousness, the double sided USB C port is the standard of the future. It's a great idea that deserves universal implementation. I'm not thrilled by the prospect of dongles, but with this level of redundancy, I'm more than willing to make the jump.

The sad reality is that we live in an aging society and single sided USB plugs are just too difficult for the elderly and mobility impaired. Kudos to Apple for getting serious about USB C. Now if only they'd gone to USB C with the iPhone 7 and eliminated the unshielded, fire hazard Lightning port.

It's a laptop with the equivalent of four full speed PCI slots. You can hook up external GPUs with just a cable and have ultra performance for games or rendering. The screen has full Adobe colorspace. You can get it with a 2TB SSD that does 3.1 Gb/sec.

Yet all people can do is whine, and moan.

Someone will make a USB-C to magsafe adapter.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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sirok: Apple has lost their way since Jobs left. The Microsoft surface is beating Apple at their own game ,might not like the Os but the Hardware is great. Lots of college students use surface, you can take notes on the screen , flip it around as a Laptop etc. Lots of IO ports. What can you do with a Ipad Pro with no graceful way to get stuff off of the the freaking thing (no USB etc.) and no file system . And what about us Power users , No MacPro Desktop for years. Mac Minis and Laptops do cut it. I'm a long time Mac use and really think Apple wants to get out of the Computer biz.
Hackintosh here I come. Sierra, Really ?

So much hate and misunderstanding. It's an awesome machine; all you are capable of is hate and ignorance.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
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rialcnis: The price is actually pretty good. Any high end computer is going to be more than 4 grand.

I know alot of anti-Microsoft younger people who grew up using their moms $999 Celeron, so to be different and superior they bought into the Apple myth and felt better about themselves. Even when Mac went PC hardware they didn't notice that their components were always older then PC hardware. Macs were overpriced.
They would hate "Windows" thinking they were UNIX based, ha ha. They would end up having to run slow simulators to run windows or real UNIX/ Linux. They aren't even aware Windows now can run LINUX inside windows without a simulator and not even dual boot. Most Windows haters are phone people or the computer illiterate "artists." Were they to get into CGI occupations of course they have to go back to real PCs.

You have no idea what you're talking about. I am a full time software engineer using Mac. It is far superior for developing server apps than a PC due to Mac being unix-based.

I can see why this is attractive for photogs but if 1080P is good enough, then for $1000 you can are already buy a multitouch monitor for any Mac.


Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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tonyreidsma: As a die hard MAC user for the past 20+ years, I think I'm working on my last MAC.

I have been impressed with MS's new direction since giving Steve B the boot, and this new MS is more apple than apple.

There is no way that anyone who puts Mac in all caps is a 20+ year Mac user. I call plant.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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dark goob: The original full frame returns to glory. "35mm full frame" is the new "crop sensor"... welcome to the future!

Ahhhhhh TOUCHÉ! 8x10" camera, the original full frame. Screw those crappy 4x5"s. Heck lets do like Wegman and do 16x20" digital! Always rent from Calumet baby!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (200 comments in total)
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vscd: All "portraits" are really close. Indead they are nearly macros to demonstrate the shallow Depth of field. But in real situations this will perform like we should expect from a 50mm f2.4 equivalent. Nice sharpness, but nothing worth >$1000!!

It's not the strongest side of MFT based sensors.

Actually it's a 63mm f/2.8 equivalent, since y'know, FujiFilm GFX is the new full frame standard by which all else will be measured forever. You can go ahead and throw your 35mm crop sensor junk cameras in the garbage, like the Nikon D800 etc. And leave us MFT shooters alone with your dumb comments. I mean you do realize that, for example, the 25mm 1.2 PRO lens can AF in lighting conditions that no 50mm f/2.4 lens can AF in, due to the fact that its projected image's light intensity is exponentially brighter, enabling the phase detection sensors to operate in much darker conditions? And you do also realize the 25mm f/1.2 PRO is a fully weather sealed lens with a dead silent, smooth focusing motor, much faster and better than what you'd find in a crappy 50mm f/2.4 right?

I mean I get where you are coming from: the position of an uneducated, knowledge-less, format bigot.. but at least learn facts before commenting.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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