joe6pack

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Come on, DPReview. Is it really so hard for you guys to publish the sensor size and focal length when you mention the aperture size?

Or just say, "we didn't bother to check the sensor size but we are sure you can find it from the comments below".

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

Impressive! I'm actually quite surprised the fire works out so well with all the flames instead of just 1 big blur like light painting. Now I want to play with fire.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

So cool. Now I need to check my security footage. I wonder how much frame rate is needed for the helicopter.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 04:59 UTC as 22nd comment
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Mike Sandman: When I left the corporate world, I immediately switched to a Mac despite the cost and the Apples's walled garden. The Apple OS boots and wakes so much faster than Windows, and it's more stable. Speed and stability save time and frustration, and when you throw in Apple's superb customer support vs. Dell, the cost difference is justified - at least to me.

Have you booted Windows lately? Windows boot has dramatically improved since Windows 8. My 5 years old 2GB Atom Windows tablet boots into desktop in less than 20s. Could be even faster if I turn on hybrid boot.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 05:54 UTC

I am a MacBook Pro user for 10 years and I too am thinking of switching back to Windows because Apple's decision to take away all the useful ports like standard USB, HDMI, SD card slot. 2015 MBPs are still the best. I'm not sure why they briefly added HDMI for 1 generation and decided it is no good. I can't count the number of times people cannot present on their Mac because it does not have an HDMI port.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 05:48 UTC as 205th comment | 1 reply
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Matthew Bartok: "to give audiences new eyes with which to see our world," ... I only see one camera, therefore this is more like pirate vision. This would have been infinitely more impressive had it been shot in stereo3D.

Virtual Reality 3D, yes. Stereo3D, no. It is a dying technology. New TV lineups don't even bother with 3D now. I have not seen a stereo 3D video that is even comfortable to watch.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 23:33 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)

I lost the file and I need to reinstall. Where I can download the Mac installation programs again?

(found it: http://download-center.dxo.com/v9/Mac/DxO_OpticsPro9.dmg)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 3rd comment
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Igor_Sorkin: Good going! Unfortunately some things are more expensive to fix than get a new ones...

It is usually more expensive to fix, if you hire someone. DIY fix usually cost less if you do not put a price tag on your time spent.

Also think about it this way: when you fixed something, you saved it from going to the dumpster and you are doing mother earth a service.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 05:51 UTC

I just want to say this looks like a good idea for kids to try photography. And it works great with smartphones.

Also, although it looks simple. I am sure the photographer spent a lot of time to make the perfect cut to place on the perfect subject at the perfect time.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 21:34 UTC as 20th comment
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)

When I see headlines like this, I go straight to comments.

I am not disappointment.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 02:50 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

The guy don't even know how to spell IMEI properly

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 04:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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joe6pack: I would hazard a guess that it is because some executives in Canon has the brilliant idea of "quantity > quality". They want to beef up their patent portfolio so they can increase their bargain power. Exactly how patent trolls are thinking.

I didn't make a conclusion. I made an educated guess. I have worked in a company that does exactly the same thing, when the company did not perform well. The management want to beef up patent holdings to make the company more attractive to potential buyers.

Also, as someone who held several patents. I can tell you that the bar for getting a patent accepted by the US Patent Office is fairly low. It is only an issue when the patent is being challenged.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

I would hazard a guess that it is because some executives in Canon has the brilliant idea of "quantity > quality". They want to beef up their patent portfolio so they can increase their bargain power. Exactly how patent trolls are thinking.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

You know what they say. When there is risk, there is reward. Maybe the photographer's bravery is driven by fame?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:56 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

I'm glad they didn't pick the Afghan girl, or Undocumented Pakistan Immigrant.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 06:10 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Sometimes I think that these lessor know organizations/contests use these "winners" to gain publicity. Say, to lure other photographers to submit their photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 06:30 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies

You can feel the suffering of the camera by looking at its blinking light.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 16:01 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Mmmm...
1. Clean it up.
2. Mount it on a nice frame.
3. List each on eBay
4. Profit!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 53rd comment
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joe6pack: From Amazon: Samsung 500GB SSD - $158, ORICO USB 3.1 HDD enclosure - $17. Total $175.

Bonus: you can upgrade your storage.

That's just a price I found with 2 mins of work. I'm sure if I am patient, I can get both for less than $150 shipped within the next 30 days. If I want cheap, SanDisk 240GB SSD can be found for $60. And I know the SSD is backed by its manufacturer and not some no-name rejects.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:36 UTC

From Amazon: Samsung 500GB SSD - $158, ORICO USB 3.1 HDD enclosure - $17. Total $175.

Bonus: you can upgrade your storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 23:50 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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