tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Joined on May 30, 2008

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Flashback: The Chinese are coming and mean business. Take note Mr. Trump. This looks a formidable top spec. phone.

USA is a large and diverse place with 50 different state governments. Not really the same as a tiny, dense and homogeneous country.

Rural areas are pretty slow bandwidth due to the distances between lightly populated areas. But even smaller metro areas, like Salt Lake City, have very fast internet. I don't know anyone under 40Mbps (which is usually the base plan) around here and we can get gigabit for a little over $100.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (50 comments in total)

The super-wideangle is a waste of a second camera. Sweep panorama is so good on all phones these days that you just don't need it. Give me a longer lens like the iphone 7+ so I can take portraits, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 05:57 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (50 comments in total)
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2eyesee: 18:9? What's wrong with just expressing the ratio in its simplest form - 2:1?

With quick charge and portable USB batteries, it's really easy to keep a phone going. It's definitely not a deal breaker for me, and honestly I doubt I'd want to keep a spare batt in my pocket very often. I'd take a slimmer and lighter phone over a battery door, personally.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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JT26: This is a great portable photo storage device for holidays and travel. Micro SD card up to 256gb means massive storage for all RAW files. Perfect

I'd have to travel for 6 months straight to fill up 256GB

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:08 UTC
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zzzxtreme: The p9 seems to be selling quite well. That leica thing was a good decision

And we get 95% of the same tech in a non-Leica brand here in N. America under the Honor brand for way less money.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:08 UTC
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princecody: iPhone 7 killer 🤔

Well, other than the 50mm equivalent lens and the portrait mode it offers.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (71 comments in total)
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Kazzaz: it would be very interesting to see a comparison between the GFX and the current full frames from sony, nikon and canon.

It's a 1.3x crop difference. Similar to APS-C and m4/3. I would expect a similar difference in GFX and FF.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (24 comments in total)

JPEG engine seems to have overcooked the pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 18:30 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (50 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Their name is a non starter. You should never stumble over a product name. LG G6. The ..G G... is the problem. They can't say G6 because nobody knows who would have made that unlike the iPhone or s7.

Maybe it's because I've been alive for more than 5 years, but I have no trouble saying two "G" sounds in a row.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (50 comments in total)
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2eyesee: 18:9? What's wrong with just expressing the ratio in its simplest form - 2:1?

That's pretty funny. I guess so it sounds more comparable to 16:9 for people who failed 3rd grade fractions.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (24 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I wonder how much longer Samsung and other Android OEMs will be able to maintain iPhone style pricing for flagship handsets? I'm impressed with how well Lenovo has maintained the product cycle at Google's former Motorola subsidiary, as well as the aggressive pricing.

It's not just Motorola. There is some serious competition from Honor, ZTE and OnePlus, too. Those are all in the $300-400 range. It's getting very hard to pay double that (or more!) for a very similar experience. Apple still has the advantage of being the only iOS player, but for Android, why pay more?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (50 comments in total)
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mar2jeter: The United States version will not have Quad Dac audio on it. Major fail already LG. Korea and other Asian markets will have it. Also the United States version will only get the 32GB version while the Asian markets will have the 64GB version.

LG G5 sold horribly here. Can't blame them for not having a lot of confidence in the U.S. market.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (71 comments in total)
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DFPanno: Cue the chattering classes that can't afford this system and wouldn't know what to do with it if they could......

Must be a nice view from your lofty perch.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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tkbslc: "Medium Format"

Micro 8/3?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Man, Germany has sold out to Japan.
Cosina, a Japanese company, develops Voigtlander ...
Lumix, another Japanese company, produces Leica lenses ...
Sony does Zeiss
Hasselblad acquired by Chinese DJI

... and still no takers of Nikon ...

Why is it so much cheaper to produce quality items in Japan? That's the question to answer. Japan actually has a higher cost of living than Germany by quite a large margin, so it isn't that.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:13 UTC

"Medium Format"

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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tkbslc: Remember when 50mm lenses were nice and compact?

Gimme a break. 4/3 has twice the density of the Pentax K1 and it has tiny primes.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
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ijak: You do not need a photographer who has earned his way up in the world of fashion. You only need a low paid intern. No matter what people say about automation, it is always replacing something that costs money, with something that costs less. The bottom line. In business, people are always looking at the bottom line.

Also, for those people who want to deprecate this tool by comparing it to a photo booth, you are missing the quality generated by a great Canon camera, very good lighting, and a larger space. ... And, my fine poop throwing photographer friends, how can you ignore the progress of, for example, camera technology in the past 10 years. ... Give this thing 10 years of progress. Just imagine what that might eliminate, in the terms of photographers.

Just say that you have a brand, and you very much enjoy a certain set of things. Program them in, and away you go. ... Video, Audio, Still, Print, Web, Tablet, Mobile. ... All in one shoot. ... Dude, it's the bottom line.

There are not many jobs that are not at threat from automation in the next generation or two. Society has a lot of difficult questions to answer when humans are no longer needed for the majority of labor.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 05:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (54 comments in total)

Not much of an update!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:37 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Androole: 40/1.2 sounds pretty perfect. Probably won't be anywhere near the price of the $400 40/1.4 currently available for M-mount, though.

I'd guess much closer to $1000.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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