tkbslc

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

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On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)
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PhotoRotterdam: For that retail price an impressive lens. The Sigma 30mm Art 1.4 without stabilization and not macro is $499. Great to see that Canon doesn't forget the APS-C market, though they are very slow to release new lenses.

Seems like an odd comparison given that the Sigma is 2 stops faster.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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rz350: Sell it to someone for a dollar. Let it continue to be developed. I paid for it previously under Nik. Can I get a refund? Pretty disengenuous of Google to do this.

why should you get a refund? Does the software NIK sold you not do what was promised?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Almost seems like they bought it to offer it for free and then (intentionally) take it away. This move destroyed Nikons previous raw converter 😡

Lets hope they don't decide to buy Topaz

I agree. Snapseed is definitely still being developed and marketed. And Google seems to be moving away from any product that needs a real desktop OS to run.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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Jeff Fenske: NO ONE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO USE CONTROL POINTS AGAIN!
Google's "Don't be EVIL" slogan is like Fox News' "Fair & Balanced." Saying they are not something may fool some, but EVIL IS: buying Nik's patented U-Point technology, developed by almost 100 brilliant Germans, and then burying it, so it's gone forever.

You have a pretty low bar set for your definition of "Evil".

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

Google has no interest in the Desktop. That's why they killed PIcasa, too. And why they made a whole operating system for cloud only. They want all your data on their servers where it can be mined and used for either advertising or to develop additional technologies.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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kingslayer: For that kind of money, the camera should compose and shoot on it's own.

You can browse pictures you didn't take on flickr for free.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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Saurat: Classic Chrome, Provia, Velvia? FFS if you are at all serious just shoot Raw and process your own images.

I'm serious about not doing any extra work than necessary to get the shot. If it comes out of camera 99% ready to print/post then I'm extremely happy to shoot JPEG.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
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tkbslc: 20 years ago at one of my first jobs, we ordered a 19" LCD monitor for our CEO. It was $4600. Fast forward 5 years and we are buying them for every desk for 1/10 that price. And now, we pay less than $200 for a 24" monitor and give everyone 2 of them.

Point is, there is a HUGE premium on brand new technology. Not worth it at all for 99.9% of us.

Please, Captain Obvious is my father.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 05:51 UTC

20 years ago at one of my first jobs, we ordered a 19" LCD monitor for our CEO. It was $4600. Fast forward 5 years and we are buying them for every desk for 1/10 that price. And now, we pay less than $200 for a 24" monitor and give everyone 2 of them.

Point is, there is a HUGE premium on brand new technology. Not worth it at all for 99.9% of us.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 21:17 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Everyone jumping on the hate bandwagon so fast, they probably didn't read about the advanced HDR, focus stacking, wireless control, and long exposure tools it offers.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems kind of expensive for those specs.

compared to what?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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PhotoDiod: How does a relatively young and small company like DJI manage to keep introducing innovative products every several months, whereas a huge company like Canon takes forever to release a 6DII, SX70HS or SL-2? Is China a new Japan? Is Canon a new Detroit?

Your statement implies that Canon wants to release upgrades to those cameras and is unable to. I don't think that is the case. .

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Kodak should have emulated Panny by going for a 1" sensor like they did for the CM1. Photo enthusiasts will happily accept a phone with extra girth to accommodate a much more sophisticated imaging system. I'll pull the trigger on a camera-centric smartphone when a manufacturer incorporates a 1" sensor paired with a pancake lens similar to Oly's 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ. Even if the lens is 3/4" thick, that kind of focal length on a 1" sensor smartphone would be a game changer.

Panasonic did it and nobody bought it.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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WilliamJ: "a design reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras" + "for $399.99 USD" = oouuch !

When I was young, a film point-and-shoot camera could be bought for $39.99 USD.

but it cost a quarter every time you hit the shutter button for film and processing.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 19:12 UTC

So "special magic optics" = a teleconverter?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 23rd comment
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ybizzle: In other words, a generic phone trying to capitalize on the Kodak name...

Yep. A $250 phone with a $150 Kodak emboss.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 21:22 UTC

This was already outdated when it launched in Europe last year. It's got the same sensor and lens as a 3 year old Sony Xperia and very little to get excited about in terms of phone hardware.

If you want a cheap camera centric phone, check out the new Asus Zenfone 3 zoom. It has dual wide + normal cameras like the iphone 7+, but it costs less than this Kodak.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article MIT previews autonomous tracking drone (10 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: One step closer to Terminator

We just need to add some heat and infrared cameras and some lasers.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Just make a limited zoom or fixed focal length with 1 inch sensor tough camera. it could double as a street cam.

Check out the Sealife dc2000. 1" Sony sensor and 31mm equiv f1.8 lens. Rugged and waterproof alone, but also comes with extra housing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:33 UTC

No mention of Panasonic Leica 15mm f1.7? That one on a Panasonic RF style body gets my vote.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
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