tkbslc

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

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Rick DeBari: And why wouldn't Adobe make huge profits after forcing photographers into the monthly subscriptions model? If digital camera makers simply made the DNG file format universally built into firmware, photographers would not need monthly subscriptions to Adobe to cover raw updates for new camera models. Then "poor" Adobe would only make profits like they did in the old days. By actually making good software updates that photographers actually wanted to purchase outright. Most Photoshop users updated at least every other revision anyway just to keep up. Personally, I find perpetually buying into a monthly subscription a very distasteful option. Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, etc please make DNG an available file format option in firmware.

Forced?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 01:24 UTC

I had a weird old 135mm 3.2 with 18 blades. Not sure this is a record.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 02:44 UTC as 28th comment
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meanwhile: Anyone know what level of zoom it hits f/2.8 maximum aperture?

That's disappointing.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 06:38 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (321 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: watching this SONY RX10 IV 4k uhd footage

https://youtu.be/3qxE_d8QU3Y

in 1440p (2560 x 1440)
on my 2560x1600 AMOLED Galaxy Tablet S 10.5

looks impressive

most others who do 4k (vblog "talking head") tend to offer only max 1080p viewing (pointless) ... boring

You don't know anything about my grandma, bro. She walks a couple miles daily and volunteers 3 days a week at the hospital. She's far from weak.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (407 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: I can already foresee camera sales dropping even more. Sad, in a way.

Not really sad is it? Photos and capabilities are what matter, not the category of device, right?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (321 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: watching this SONY RX10 IV 4k uhd footage

https://youtu.be/3qxE_d8QU3Y

in 1440p (2560 x 1440)
on my 2560x1600 AMOLED Galaxy Tablet S 10.5

looks impressive

most others who do 4k (vblog "talking head") tend to offer only max 1080p viewing (pointless) ... boring

My grandma is almost 90 and legally blind, so probably not her.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
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ovlov: The new Apple S7 Edge is finally here!

You might be thinking of the Note Edge from 2014.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 06:55 UTC
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Osa25: “faceID” is something that was already on Samsung phones years ago, wasn’t it? And I don’t remember it being all that effective either - even a finger smudge on front-facing camera and it was all wonky.

Microsoft mobile devices and Surface have had "Hello" facial recognition for several years now.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 06:51 UTC
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tkbslc: $1150 for a phone? I'm sure they'll still sell a bunch because people are nuts.

$3 a day for a year can also buy you a plane ticket round trip to just about anywhere on earth. All that stuff you mention also happens on a sub $500 LG G6 or OnePlus 5. Or your barely a year old iPhone 7.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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newe: Very soon Apple will have $2,000 phone. And Appsheeples will go into debt to get the phone. They'll buy it because they have nothing better to do. Should be outlawed.

People already go into debt for the phones. Most carriers in the U.S encourage you to buy the phone on a 2 year installment plan, added interest free onto your phone. It's a good substitute for a contract because if you quit service, you owe the remaining balance due. People are paying $35-40 a month for 2 years for these phones, which means they are shielded from the true cost.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 06:45 UTC
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thenoilif: Pricing on these premium phones isn't much of an issue given that resale market that exists.
I don't know about US but in Asia it's quite easy to sell used phones and not lose much in value if you follow a 1-2 year upgrade system.

Just keep put a case around it and protect the screen and you're good.

On average, for the top iPhones you'll end up paying about $20 per month in depreciation for the first year and then about $30 the following year.
Which I think is better than the old contract systems that the big carriers used to force on people.

My wife's Iphone 6s was worth half after 1.5 years. Same residual value as most of the Android flagships.

The depreciation on a X could likely pay for a Oneplus 5 or a LG G6, or even the Samsung S8 with some of the sales they've been having.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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Nikonandmore: :
The true revealing and crushing sign of times:

It was just recently that Samsung was rushing to skip numbers on their phone's naming like the Note 6, and jumping straight to 7 to directly compete with Apple. Now it's Apple, bowing to the rest of the industry, quickly skipping the 7s naming and going directly to 8 to compete with Samsung.

And it won't be with added "we are the best and leading the way to the future" homeric declarations, nor by stating their stores now are "Town Halls", that their bright future will be any less dimmer than it already is and has been since Jobs, APPLE'S ONLY PERSON THAT REALLY KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING, is no more.

X = 10 = 10 year anniversary of iPhone.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (321 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: watching this SONY RX10 IV 4k uhd footage

https://youtu.be/3qxE_d8QU3Y

in 1440p (2560 x 1440)
on my 2560x1600 AMOLED Galaxy Tablet S 10.5

looks impressive

most others who do 4k (vblog "talking head") tend to offer only max 1080p viewing (pointless) ... boring

Looks great, but they raided my grandma's CD collection for the soundtrack.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
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tkbslc: What's the aperture at 200mm?

Thanks for not helping me compare to the RX10 II.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
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noisephotographer: Apparently it might be the largest camera sensor in any current smartphone camera. The iPhone 7 had 18.15 mm² (4032x3024x1.22²) and 1.83x18.15mm² ≈ 33.2 which should be approximately a 1/1.95" sensor (1/1.9" has 34mm²). I don't understand why Apple does not advertise this.

1/2.95 rounds to 1/3 and there is zero discernible difference between the two. I can't believe you actually tried to argue that.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:52 UTC
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tkbslc: $1150 for a phone? I'm sure they'll still sell a bunch because people are nuts.

"Phone" is in the name of the product, obviously I know what they are capable off.

If this were the only "computer that fits in your pocket", then you are correct, I would be silly to complain mention the cost. However, given that it is not the only one, and there are many alternatives that offer similar functionality, I think the price is absurd.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
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panchorancho: Time to pack it in Samsung! Apple is showing how smartphones should be done! Bravo!

Charge more and make it harder to use?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:45 UTC
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cosinaphile: axon7 vs iPhone 8

audio port! [ apple has removed it]

sd support [ apple lacks it]

axon 1440 x 2560 pixels iphone 8 750x1334 pixels

axon battery 16 hrs talk time iphone 8 14 hr talk time

axon 7 4 gb iphone 8 2 gb
axon71 2.6 sensor 37.73 sqmm surface areas [ 1\3 sensor of apple is 17 sq mm]

apple iphone ~8or 900 usd axon7

decent and loud stereo speakers

im not a fan of what apple offers

Axon 7 also has a 2 year warranty with damage replacement for free. Basically free applecare.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:45 UTC
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mgblack74: For everyone of you poo pooing Apple, there are 10 that will stand in line for the lastest and greatest. Apple is worth more than Poland. They really don't care if you like them or not. I have a mix of Apple and PC products so I wouldn't say I'm a fanboy of either, but their products are slick for those that don't need to go into the backdoor of the operating system to connect to my toaster oven. And to anyone perusing these forums, you know that no matter how good a "phone" camera gets, it's still not the same as a DSLR/Mirrorless.

So you think they will sell about 2000 of them? (200 comments x 10)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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mbot: Without a removable battery I will never pay such an outrageous price. A $400 Android phone does the same things, has Gorilla Glass 5, has the same size battery and has a Snapdragon 835 cpu, so why would I pay for a silly prententious outrageously overpriced sh_tty iPhone??

These manufacturers are expecting us to throw the phone away after three years when the battery is not optimal anymore, planned obscelescence - but not on my ship. I will stick with $300 Android phones - $100 a year (30¢ a day) for a phone is all I'm willing to stomach.

Bring back removable batteries and I'll happily pay $699 for a phone.

Which androids have removable batteries anymore?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:40 UTC
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