photogeek

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Of course it doesn't look anything like that on the actual HoloLens. HL has a very narrow field of view so you don't see the entire "world". Instead you see sort of a window into it in the center of your FOV. It's super lame, especially for $3k the device costs. Waiting for fully panoramic V3.1 SP1 for $300.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 04:27 UTC as 6th comment

Registration is cancelled already as of May of this year. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.recode.net/platform/amp/2017/5/19/15663436/us-drone-registration-rules-faa

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 07:34 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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photogeek: There's no war going on in Pakistan. How can there be any refugees from there?

There's no "famine, persecution, violence" in Pakistan. Nothing out of ordinary for that part of the world at least. It's one of the more peaceful and quiet Muslim countries out there, and given that it has nuclear weapons, the "free world" will do its best to keep it that way.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 23:04 UTC

There's no war going on in Pakistan. How can there be any refugees from there?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 07:36 UTC as 2nd comment | 6 replies
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photogeek: Needs ultrasonic or STM motors in all lenses and IBIS in all bodies. Then it'll really take off like a rocket.

Sony cameras don't offer a compact, high quality lens lineup, so its body size advantage basically gets canceled out by gigantic and heavy glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 03:47 UTC

Needs ultrasonic or STM motors in all lenses and IBIS in all bodies. Then it'll really take off like a rocket.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article iOS 11 will cut photo, video size in half (81 comments in total)
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damian5000: Patent heavy and proprietary... Not surprised.

Open source does not mean non-proprietary. HEIF requires implementors to license patents from MPEG LA and pay patent fees. JPEG doesn't. I can understand h265 - 4K video files are huge. I can't understand why they want HEIF. There's one cynical interpretation: they've been pushing iCloud really hard lately, and HEIF will save them money there: not as much storage required for pics. But I fail to see how it benefits the user.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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brettmeikle: Fascinating and horrifying by turns. These may well stand as a pictorial decline of America in the 21st century.

LOL at James's post, and at people upvoting it. Quantum mechanics has the same relevance to global warming as to making a sandwich. I.e. no relevance at all. You sounded pretty convincing up to that point though.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 02:27 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Should be titled The Deplorables who elected this con artist

You keep calling them that and you'll get a Reagan style landslide in 2020. He too was ridiculed initially. Turned out pretty good in the end though.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 01:51 UTC
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photogeek: Pay $300 to let Larry Page watch you roam your apartment in your underwear? Truly, a sucker is born every minute. These devices should not send anything to the cloud. It is totally technically feasible to do what they do completely on premises.

The base could be out of sight. And even if they miraculously find it, that's still better than letting NSA computers listen in on your conversations without (or even with, for that matter) a warrant. And that's before you consider that all you need to do to disable cloud-based cameras is cut the internet cable, which is often predictably located and easily accessible from the outside. Thieves aren't that smart.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 01:31 UTC

Pay $300 to let Larry Page watch you roam your apartment in your underwear? Truly, a sucker is born every minute. These devices should not send anything to the cloud. It is totally technically feasible to do what they do completely on premises.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 23:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies
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1Dx4me: sony photog products while sound good on paper, they still need to be tested and recognized by the pros! i am positive that canon lenses will come ahead all around if tested side by side when sony lenses! sony is relatively a new comer in optics. i think sony needs to do something about those high price to make them more appealing and reachable to masses, IMHO! good luck.

I don't think Zeiss actually makes the physical lenses for photo cameras. They're probably manufactured by Cosina.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
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1Dx4me: sony photog products while sound good on paper, they still need to be tested and recognized by the pros! i am positive that canon lenses will come ahead all around if tested side by side when sony lenses! sony is relatively a new comer in optics. i think sony needs to do something about those high price to make them more appealing and reachable to masses, IMHO! good luck.

Seems like a pretty safe bet. Canon's new 16-35 is the best 16-35 ever made. :-) But Sony will be close, since they have to design these for their upcoming sensors. More than good enough for all practical purposes. That is, until you drop it. At which point it'll turn out it's not really repairable.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 03:35 UTC
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1Dx4me: sony photog products while sound good on paper, they still need to be tested and recognized by the pros! i am positive that canon lenses will come ahead all around if tested side by side when sony lenses! sony is relatively a new comer in optics. i think sony needs to do something about those high price to make them more appealing and reachable to masses, IMHO! good luck.

Sony is by no means a newcomer. They'd been making optics for decades even before they bought Minolta. Their main problem seems to be overengineering, as can be seen in Lensrentals teardowns.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 16:32 UTC

Not large enough. Pass. A real pro lens needs to be the size of a grown man's leg. Anything less is inadequate.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 05:49 UTC as 8th comment

No, you need to offer a lens lineup that doesn't suck.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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photogeek: Yup. Had this one. Great colors and sharpness.

If you read the reviews, you will see that at the time it was released, D70 had one of the weakest AA filters available, and was panned for moire. That was before manufacturers started dropping AA filters altogether.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

Yup. Had this one. Great colors and sharpness.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

That's actually great news imo. Ming knows a thing or two about real world photography. I just hope this is not a vanity position and Hassy will actually listen to what he has to say.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 31st comment

Great news for Oly I suppose. Less competition -- more pricing power, fatter margins. Canon has recognized the new reality sooner than others with 5D mark IV: as volumes go down, for the business to remain viable prices must go up. Expect the same from Sony and Nikon in the coming years.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 62nd comment
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