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Just thinking some re-launches of the old Helios lenses for this camera could draw a lot of attention.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 152nd comment

This could be interesting!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 161st comment
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)
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estorm: I just start to play with bouncing flash off ceiling while taking pictures at parties, etc and found that the lighting is not even - if the face is exposed right then the lower body (dress, and shoes for example) tend to be too dark. I do have a decent/name brand flash. I guess the exposure depends on the height of the ceiling and also the distance between the camera and the subject. Any good advice on this please?

I would say if you are getting such a great difference in illumination between head and feet that you are standing too close to be bouncing straight up. If you are that close, angle backwards a little bit and try to get some bounce from a wall and ceiling together if you can. If you don't have a wall behind you, then step back far enough that you can angle the flash slightly forward (say 75 degrees instead of 90) and then you will get the flash hitting and a more friendly angle. It just takes some practice.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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Savannah0986: "A couple of pieces of white and black poster board make for quick and cheap ways to play with lighting."
And you can make a play moon rocket from an empty detergent bottle.
S.

Because you have to build a basic knowledge base of lower level math before you can teach the advanced stuff. At her age, I'm teaching her the foundations, not algebra and calculus.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
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Old Cameras: If I had an M10 with such a fancy lens attached I'd be clutching it in my lap and never letting ngbit out of my sight.

$20k is daily allowance for some.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 04:22 UTC
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Hugo808: My best cheap buys were: mini tripod, remote release and copy of Lightroom. A huge increase in scope and improvement in finished article (for me anyway....)

It's handy, but with wireless apps and 2 second timers it's not exactly critical.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 22:50 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Only US dollars in the photo? No Euros? No pounds? No AU dollars? No krone?

@XXTwnz - As an American, I've been taught from a young age to demand everyone else learn English.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Only US dollars in the photo? No Euros? No pounds? No AU dollars? No krone?

Considering where it all comes from, it probably should be listed in Yuan.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
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Savannah0986: "A couple of pieces of white and black poster board make for quick and cheap ways to play with lighting."
And you can make a play moon rocket from an empty detergent bottle.
S.

I don't bother to try to explain calculus or physics to my 8 year old, either.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:43 UTC

My list:

1. An alarm clock for getting up early and catching the best light and smallest crowds
2. A tank of gas (or a bus/train ticket) to go somewhere new
3. A pair of comfortable shoes so you can go out on a walk with your camera more often
4. A pack of photo paper so you can print more often and see your images in a format that makes pixel peeping difficult. .

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 26th comment
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Savannah0986: "A couple of pieces of white and black poster board make for quick and cheap ways to play with lighting."
And you can make a play moon rocket from an empty detergent bottle.
S.

You are just revealing your ignorance here, I'm afraid.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan (49 comments in total)
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tbasher: I still have one. The great thing about it was "It just worked". You didn't need to read a manual and the built in USB connector was brilliant. Aim the thing at your cat. Then plug it into your computer and the next thing you know Fluffy is a YouTube star. They took out a page out of Apples early design philosophy in that way. The founder used his windfall to start "The Melt" a grill cheese sandwich restaurant. They work too.

He said he still has one, so I was referring to today.

At the time, I bought one and the quality was bad even for the time period. My low end canon elph took much better (and stabilized) video.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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Mike FL: After Microsoft killed Nokia, Nokia is not too easy to regain the market.

I had Nokia phone as it had the best camera back to then, but none of camera makers write APPs for windows Phone to control real cameras. Also other APPs are not available for windows' phone too. So I uses Android phone now.

One time I misspelled a word.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
On article Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan (49 comments in total)
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tbasher: I still have one. The great thing about it was "It just worked". You didn't need to read a manual and the built in USB connector was brilliant. Aim the thing at your cat. Then plug it into your computer and the next thing you know Fluffy is a YouTube star. They took out a page out of Apples early design philosophy in that way. The founder used his windfall to start "The Melt" a grill cheese sandwich restaurant. They work too.

Any phone can say exactly the same thing, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 16:36 UTC

I can't see this gaining any traction against Samsung or Apple at this price.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan (49 comments in total)

Everyone still has one of these, it is just built into their phone.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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rhlpetrus: Why has DPR used such a "brand war call" title to the story? Why Canon x Nikon? Aren't there other makers producing pro-level cameras? Like Sony, Pentax, Hasselblad, Leica, ...?

Because none of the other brands have more than low single digit representation in the Pro market.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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MarioV: Great and everything, but I'd like to see a 1TB budget version for less than half price with say 150 MB/s read/write.

They do make a 1TB budget drive for only $60. They just have a spinning HDD in them, instead of a SSD. And it's more like 100MB/s instead of 150.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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ewelch: I would never consider a RAID 5 enclosure that didn't include at least five drives. Preferably six. At work I have a Promise Pegasus 2 18 TB drive (six 3 TB drives) that work out to about 15 TB of space when using RAID 5. (Raid 5 means you lose the size of one disk for redundancy. The Pegasus 2 (Thunderbolt 2) RAID gives me 780 plus MB/s. It's like having an internal drive. I'm thinking of getting something like that at home that is Thunderbolt 3 for my soon to be acquired MacBook Pro with the next generation of Intel processors, which are 30 percent faster than the current processors, and due out before the end of the year.

10gbe is pretty rare at home

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: I'm perceiving the camera industry knows it is returning to its film-era roots where only pros and avid amateurs spent serious money on film and buying high-end cameras and lenses on a regular basis, while well-to-do families might buy a decent camera every 10 or 20 years to keep to use for special occasions like birthdays, vacations, graduations etc.

Otherwise everyone else's regular photos were the typical snapshots taken with Kodak Instamatics and Fujifilm disposables etc developed at their local 1-hour photo kiosk, the role now taken by phone cameras.

And phone cameras do that job many times better than the old film compacts with crazy slow lenses and max ISO 800 film.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
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