kpaddler

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LeoNik: I really don't see any reason whatsoever for Mac's or any kind of Apple product to even exist. Any kind, from IPhone I to a Mac Pro workstation. I really can't get the (il)logic of paying %50-100 more to get less in features and hardware.
But there a saying here in my country, goes something like this loosely translated:
"I'm trying to blind you in order to sell to you, you need to keep your eyes open when you by"

If that is your argument not sure what it says about mac or mac users.

I agree, mac users are challenged when it comes to sorting out technical issues, they need a simple interface. Does that mean mac makes them that way, or those people get attracted to mac?? And win users complain about limitations of mac.

In any case it is a false point to propagate "mac is better than win" in 2017, never mind that that never were true. If computing was left to Apple, today the computer would a box with one button, too bad if that one button didn't do what you wanted.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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kawasakiman: What most people don't understand is that mac and pc are completely different, I've worked in the computer industry for 25 years now and I can tell you now, hand on heart, there has never been a decent windows operating system!!! I've used them all and to be honest they are all rubbish. Over complicated, unhelpful disappointing and flawed operating systems. I was a mac hater till 12 years ago when I bought my first iMac as my own personal computer, I'd recently bought a Canon 1D camera and wanted a reliable machine to use for photo editing. I paid £1400 for that mac and I sold it 2 years ago for £400 and it still works athe same as the day I got it. Admittedly it's slow against my new 27 inch retina screen iMac (which by the way is amazing to look at)

You try and sell a 10 year old pc.....most are scrap probably but I doubt you would get £4 for it let alone £400!!!!

Neither of my iMacs have faulted in any way, basically what I'm saying is, they just work.....big deal they are short on ports, go buy a USB hub....

Yes they are expensive, and I agree there is no need for them to be expensive, but your paying for the reliability and styling.

Once you've had mac, there's no going back!!!!

@kawasakiman

I wouldn't walk under that walnut tree(or it could have been coconut tree) that you passed under this morning. Obviously, the nuts are of good size and weight and can cause some serious injuries

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:08 UTC
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LeoNik: I really don't see any reason whatsoever for Mac's or any kind of Apple product to even exist. Any kind, from IPhone I to a Mac Pro workstation. I really can't get the (il)logic of paying %50-100 more to get less in features and hardware.
But there a saying here in my country, goes something like this loosely translated:
"I'm trying to blind you in order to sell to you, you need to keep your eyes open when you by"

@James Bond

"Speaking as a veteran windows user"

I guess that proves you are not a mac troll

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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BenInUK: I'm a software developer and use both a Dell XPS and a Macbook Pro. Personally I prefer the Mac but they're both excellent laptops. People should buy the one that's right for them and not based on one guys personal opinion. Five reasons I prefer the Mac are:
1. The screen is brighter and handles scaling much better (Windows on a high res laptop screen ends up with tiny fonts)
2. The trackpad is the best out there. Big and with intelligent gestures.
3. OSX is a more stable and secure OS being based on unix. Plus for development a lot of tools are written for linux so run much easier than on Windows.
4. The battery life is much better on the Mac (it was more when both were new and has lasted a lot longer than the dell)
5. When I bought the equivalent Dell was actually slightly dearer than the Mac so price is about the same.

1- Screen brightness in dell is more than required. In fact, I have calibrated it with two different models of Spyderpro and they both notch the brightness down from default setting. ***as for tiny text, windows computers have something called "Personalize, it is a wonderful thing to adjust things to your own liking, give it a try.***
2- can't compare
3- old mac user delusional opinion. And no, there is no benefit in being developed on windows or linux.
4- can't compare
5-Equaly speced systems, windows is cheaper, and there are greater number of options for dell

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:43 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (366 comments in total)
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marclw: I'm a pro fotog and teach college photography. I have loved my T, with all its quirks. The TL lenses are terrific. The camera's DNG files require much less work than any of my prior cameras. The new TL2 addresses most of the T's quirks. And, that first click if its wheels are no problem whatsoever. I use the visoflex and it works quite well. Bash Leica all you want, this new camera will be purchased by me. My only disappointment is that it has not gained weatherproofing..... Don't knock the TL system unless you experience it.

Aside from highend Nikon/Canon weather sealing that mean business, the rest are marketing labeling. The other day I hose down my panasonic gx1 by accident while it was on backyard deck, it looked like drowned rat. I dried it out with a towel and after it was as if nothing happened. Most cameras have some basic seals, and the regular lens mount stops moister from getting in more than you think.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 14:41 UTC

Any relations to Zorki cameras in 70s?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
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onlooker: Don't give Leica any ideas.

With Leica, there'll be different pooch chewed editions. Poodle chewed is more expensive than german sheppard chewed, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated (70 comments in total)
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infrequenttraveller: I - and others maybe too? - have a general problem which is not limited to the TG-5, but applies to all of this waterproof cameras: I mostly need them for kayaking. However, usually I'm wearing varifocals which I swap for sports glasses while on the water - but the sports glasses are not varifocals and for distance only.

So, I just can't see what's on the display when I'm sitting in the kayak. Why can't we get some kind of very simple aid like the sports finder of old, attached to the camera body? something like the Ikodot viewfinder?

http://www.urban75.org/photos/ikodot-finder.html

I would even get an Ikodot for this camera, but, alas, there's no accessory shoe to put it in...

As we all are getting older, could we get some help in this regard please, Olympus, and whoever is making such cameras?

@infre

But those finders are very approximate and certainly don't show the focus. Surely a fuzzy image on the screen gives you just that much feedback. In fact, I do exactly that. I whitewater kayak and don't have time to examine things that long. I just point it at the right direction and hope for the best, the limitation is AF and IS not the display. The viewing screen plays a lesser role than everything else in an action cameras.....

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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kpaddler: Good idea, and nice work. Arial shooting is very difficult.

Good for you

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 20:11 UTC

Good idea, and nice work. Arial shooting is very difficult.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 14:36 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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Roland Karlsson: I see no focusing. Is this an infinity only camera?

There are plenty of helical focus mounts for large format lenses from Linhof to chinese made. This type of camera usually don't have focusing bellows...

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 15:00 UTC
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kpaddler: "The TG-5 inherits quite a few features from Olympus' TG Tracker action camera, with the ability to log location, temperature, pressure and direction with the flip of a switch. The recorded info can be viewed in the O.I. Share app via maps and charts."

I wish TG-4 did only one of those things properly, just to be the "action camera". The only action that the camera can handle is, you taking it out of your pocket(very slowly) and point it at a rock to take picture of the rock(while you leaning on a rock wall). Because any other movement and the camera will miss it, it'll be blurry, out of focus, shaken, etc. Total waist of effort. TG-4 has been a huge disappointment, and before that I had panny TS4, just the same. These cameras should stop advertising as "action camera". The image quality and raw option is very nice when everything is steady setting, but that is not exactly "action" shot, is it!

I'm resigned to use GoPro and extract shots out of video strips with much more success.

Yes, I have used that mode. But it doesn't help with out focus or shaken camera.
Why would I settle for 640x480 when I can shoot 30fps at 4K that GoPro without any fiddling

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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justmeMN: "Where the TG-4 used a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, the TG-5 has dropped to 12MP, in order to improve image quality (according to the company)." -DPR

According to the company, but others are skeptical. :-)

"skeptical about getting true 16MP resolution"

You think impacts might knock some of the pixels out of the camera?

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

"The TG-5 inherits quite a few features from Olympus' TG Tracker action camera, with the ability to log location, temperature, pressure and direction with the flip of a switch. The recorded info can be viewed in the O.I. Share app via maps and charts."

I wish TG-4 did only one of those things properly, just to be the "action camera". The only action that the camera can handle is, you taking it out of your pocket(very slowly) and point it at a rock to take picture of the rock(while you leaning on a rock wall). Because any other movement and the camera will miss it, it'll be blurry, out of focus, shaken, etc. Total waist of effort. TG-4 has been a huge disappointment, and before that I had panny TS4, just the same. These cameras should stop advertising as "action camera". The image quality and raw option is very nice when everything is steady setting, but that is not exactly "action" shot, is it!

I'm resigned to use GoPro and extract shots out of video strips with much more success.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
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Daryl Cheshire: Maybe I missed something but would it make sense to comment on how it takes JPGs?
If you shoot raw, you bypass some of the processing and you do it yourself in post.
I'd like to know how it handles pictures that have been processed by the camera.
If you post process it, wouldn't that showcase your photohop skills rather than how they came out of the camera? I know some of the photos came with a post processing disclaimer.

You don't need to be concern about my sensibility:-)

***Anyone*** who spends $10000 on a camera to concern about how the jpgs look like straight out of the camera is nothing short of a ***desperate Leica owner wanna be***, or seriously needs to see a head doctor, it is that urgent!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

@lenspanda

Phaseone in pro business and specs. Don't get what you are trying to say.
I haven't heard of any "amateur" 100mp sensor. If you mean you were making a moot point, ok then, we agree:-)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

@lesnapanda

Is there a 100mp foveon?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

"Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)"

The best part about the internet is that it gave a voice to the un-giffted

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: I'd been saving up for a 7-14mm but this might suit me better... the Pany 7-14 was nice and compact but not weather sealed, the Olympus was faster and weather sealed but huge and heavy... this seems a good balance, weather sealed and big but not too heavy.
Downside: losing 2mm on the wide end, 1 stop slower on the long end, no clutch-focus MF
Upside: gaining 4mm on the long end (I know from experience I'm more likely to use a wide zoom with a 35mm equivalent long end than one that only goes out to 28mm), ability to use filters, smaller and lighter (than the Olympus) means I'm MUCH more likely to carry the thing...

Panny has better MF/AF interface than oly. Just press the shutter button half way and turn the ring. A lot smoother operation than the push-pull and click stop of oly....

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
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cosinaphile: so since customers perceive log as having separate and distinct value from a camera body , they don't want to "devalue" log by simply incorporation it into a camera body by design

did he actually say that , more or less ?

wow .... just ,.....wow .... is there an understanding or agreement in the industry as to the stsatus of log, what exactly would explain that mindset against the fact
that multiple makers see it as a profit producing software enhancement ?

wow

@scott_mcleod

Any product that is deemed pro (of any grade)has a price attached to it. Do you really think an Arri/Panavision really cost $200k+ to make? No, you pay for it because it is intended for money making....so you pay for it.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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