viktoriskra

viktoriskra

Lives in United Kingdom Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Joined on Feb 24, 2011

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On article In photos: Taking the lid off America's trash cans (38 comments in total)
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tkbslc: All my dpreview ad banners have now switched to ads to buy garbage cans on Amazon since reading this article.

I thought pop-up banners only advertised garbage?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (503 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: What a lens! What a sensor-lens integration! What an output! What a camera! A masterpiece. Is the price high? Depends. I don't think it's cheap, but considering the reviews and the lack of direct competition...

Here in the UK the price has dropped from £1079 (RRP) to circa £650 (Hong Kong import, including tax and shipping). Not bad for a camera that ticks so many boxes.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (503 comments in total)
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KrisAK: I'd cancel my order for the GH4 in a heartbeat (I'm primarily interested in video), except:

-- No high-bitrate recording options for 60p (or anything else internally)
-- The 29-minute runtime limit

Sony, the GH4 ships in about a month, so you've got approximately 4 weeks to come up with a firmware fix. You know where I can be reached.

As far as I know the latter has nothing to do with the company's inability or unwillingness to 'give' you a full-length video feature. It simply categorises products into different tax bands - a device which shoots 29 mins 59 sec (or less) video is classed as a still image camera and falls into a cheaper tax band; anything capable of 30+ mins is a video camera to which a hefty taxation applies.

I suppose it would make sense to produce 2 versions of the RX10, seeing how popular it could be among videographers.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (199 comments in total)
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Kivivuori: Some interesting models/prototypes...

The rest: nothing positive to say. Ugly, low-level design.... :(

I would assume that the price point will be adequately low.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (199 comments in total)
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Just Ed: So does a "smart lens" evaluate your subjects to see if they are just to ugly to photograph???

It might just take the photo, but watermark it with tactful reminders "You should have had your beauty sleep" or "Make an immediate appointment at hairdressers".

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (199 comments in total)

That gold rim on the lens alone reassures me of its top quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:9448 (6 comments in total)

I am no expert, but some entries seem like a regular production units, albeit very pretty ones.

Unless one would include classic car restoration into (wider definition of) tuning?

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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lacix: News media purposely misinterpret the law! Its not like that at all!
The European left liberal media ganged up with the Hungarian left against the current government! “the freedom of the press" crap again!.. Continuously going on since the last four years! Shame on them!
Why they do that? It’s election time in April 6, Ron Werber guiding the left opposition!

@ lacix

Speaking of wealthy elite afraid of the free press - how is the Orban family doing these days?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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lacix: News media purposely misinterpret the law! Its not like that at all!
The European left liberal media ganged up with the Hungarian left against the current government! “the freedom of the press" crap again!.. Continuously going on since the last four years! Shame on them!
Why they do that? It’s election time in April 6, Ron Werber guiding the left opposition!

@ lacix

Ákos Stiller, Márton Magócsi, Eszter Bognár, László Székely

The above is the list of concerned individuals cited in the Guardian article. Is anyone on that list a communist billionaire?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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lacix: News media purposely misinterpret the law! Its not like that at all!
The European left liberal media ganged up with the Hungarian left against the current government! “the freedom of the press" crap again!.. Continuously going on since the last four years! Shame on them!
Why they do that? It’s election time in April 6, Ron Werber guiding the left opposition!

Also, I would be interested to hear your explanation with regard to the World Press Freedom index(es) - during Orban's reign, Hungary has dropped from 25th (2009) to 64th (2014) place, and it has been ranked as high as 10th during Ferenc Gyurcsany's quasi-socialist government in 2006.

Any thoughts on that?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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lacix: News media purposely misinterpret the law! Its not like that at all!
The European left liberal media ganged up with the Hungarian left against the current government! “the freedom of the press" crap again!.. Continuously going on since the last four years! Shame on them!
Why they do that? It’s election time in April 6, Ron Werber guiding the left opposition!

Freedom to publish concerns of those who are worried that a) Hungary is becoming a police state, b) restricting press goes hand-in-hand with political corruption, c) vague laws can erode civil liberties.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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Red G8R: There are always extreme cases where laws are needed protect the public such as preventing the paparazzi from hounding someone.

@ Elfranco

I have not read a single comment of yours which would constructively critique (what seems to be) a general consensus on this forum. Instead you keep resorting to personal attacks and dismissing free press on the grounds of some liberal conspiracy. While I get the impression you are a smart individual, these actions don't do you any justice.

That being said, I would like to read your explanation with regard to the World Press Freedom index(es) - during Orban's reign, Hungary has dropped from 25th (2009) to 64th (2014) place, and it has been ranked as high as 10th during Ferenc Gyurcsany's quasi-socialist government in 2006.

P.S. I don't live in Hungary, so you're safe.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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Pantyhose Bandit: Oh... The Guardina - the company that can't even spell its own name right. What a bastion of journalistic integrity. I wouldn't trust anything the guardian scrawled on its pages.

@ Elfranco

I have read few issues of Neues Volk, but somehow they failed to augment my political persuasion.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:32 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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Pantyhose Bandit: Oh... The Guardina - the company that can't even spell its own name right. What a bastion of journalistic integrity. I wouldn't trust anything the guardian scrawled on its pages.

@ Dave Oddie

To be fair, the pre-election Cleggy was quite irresistible. To this day I only wear orange tie with indigo suit.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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role_of_72: I'm a Hungarian amateur photographer living in the capital, Budapest.
I read about the law recently but it would not change my photography habits.

In a nutshell: I'm quite convinced that this has nothing to do with the kind of photography we do.

[OFF] In a bit more detail: It is all about protecting the members of the ruling party and their buddies to have a chance to destroy any evidence of their messy affairs (they've been doing this for four years now).
They had already restricted the freedom of the press, the Parliament, Constitutional Court and so on.
This law was introduced on 15th March, one of our biggest national Days when political demonstrations likely to happen. Coincidence? Neh. [/OFF]

All in all I think you shouldn't cancel your visit because of this law but I can clearly understand if you do so.

@ lacix

Harmless idiot to be more precise.

Thanks for the text, but the Google translation made it even more vague than it actually is. I would appreciate if you could properly translate the most debatable paragraph(s) of the law for me. No rush, it's pretty late anyway.

Jó éjszakát!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:51 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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Funduro: Is Putin writing the laws in Hungary ?

@ zigi_S

Interesting point, but wouldn't you concur that:

1. Lawlessness is a temporary state which (in most cases) is abused by the most powerful minority which turns it into a totalitarian leadership?

2. Most laws are inherently totalitarian as they're imposed on us by the ruling elite, without an actual consultation (=mandate) prior to their implementation?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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lacix: News media purposely misinterpret the law! Its not like that at all!
The European left liberal media ganged up with the Hungarian left against the current government! “the freedom of the press" crap again!.. Continuously going on since the last four years! Shame on them!
Why they do that? It’s election time in April 6, Ron Werber guiding the left opposition!

The freedom of the press is such an overrated concept, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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role_of_72: I'm a Hungarian amateur photographer living in the capital, Budapest.
I read about the law recently but it would not change my photography habits.

In a nutshell: I'm quite convinced that this has nothing to do with the kind of photography we do.

[OFF] In a bit more detail: It is all about protecting the members of the ruling party and their buddies to have a chance to destroy any evidence of their messy affairs (they've been doing this for four years now).
They had already restricted the freedom of the press, the Parliament, Constitutional Court and so on.
This law was introduced on 15th March, one of our biggest national Days when political demonstrations likely to happen. Coincidence? Neh. [/OFF]

All in all I think you shouldn't cancel your visit because of this law but I can clearly understand if you do so.

@ Elfranco

What about selfies at a Jobbik rally? I bet you have few of those in your collection.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:50 UTC
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (228 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Where are all those Nikon apologists/dust deniers now who said dust is normal and you should just learn to clean your sensor and quit complaining? There were more than a few of those on DPreview boards.

Too busy cleaning their cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)
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role_of_72: I'm a Hungarian amateur photographer living in the capital, Budapest.
I read about the law recently but it would not change my photography habits.

In a nutshell: I'm quite convinced that this has nothing to do with the kind of photography we do.

[OFF] In a bit more detail: It is all about protecting the members of the ruling party and their buddies to have a chance to destroy any evidence of their messy affairs (they've been doing this for four years now).
They had already restricted the freedom of the press, the Parliament, Constitutional Court and so on.
This law was introduced on 15th March, one of our biggest national Days when political demonstrations likely to happen. Coincidence? Neh. [/OFF]

All in all I think you shouldn't cancel your visit because of this law but I can clearly understand if you do so.

Sadly, you're spot on. This law seems to be just another stepping stone to the kleptocratic heaven Viktor Orban has been building over the last few years. How long before the electorate finally wakes up?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
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