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Is it going to look the same as good old-fashioned E6 ektachrome? Because I never liked the way it looked, too greenish blue. Fuji is still making velvia aren't they?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:40 UTC as 3rd comment
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Maplefoto: Why does the moon have to be in the way before you can take a picture of the sun's corona?

From space, they can block it out with a disc on a stick, or put a hole in the sensor, since there's no atmosphere to scatter the incoming light. On earth, the sky around the sum just has too much backlight to see it.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 00:24 UTC

Yes people the eclipse is a hoax - stay away from Central Oregon please! I'm going to be shooting the eclipse there with a wide angle lens because the real memories are going to be on the ground, it's going to be full on Mad Max Fury Road with half the population of the West Coast heading up I-5 over the weekend.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 00:21 UTC as 5th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1167 comments in total)
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Battersea: Too rich for me but it is a Leica I would really want (as opposed to several others that I would always just admire regardless of price).

The A7 v1's on sale for $999 at the Sony store. FWIW.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1167 comments in total)
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ChowMonkey: When can we expect the more affordable Panasonic counterpart?

You can satisfy your lust for a fast wideangle prime for $630 with the 1.4/25 Summilux, but Panasonic's still stuck on micro 4/3.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:19 UTC

Wil this work with older bodies like GF1, GF2, etc? As best I can tell, Panasonic has stopped issuing firmware updates for the old bodies.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 22:05 UTC as 5th comment
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Really like the look of this - there's a whole load of features (silent shutter, tilting LCD, 1/320 flash sync) that have been on my wish list for years. If there are no nasty surprises when we see the thing in action, this looks like the logical eventual replacement for my trusty GF1.

One request for the final review - under manual focussing, could you tell us if the GX7 has a useable distance scale and also if it can hold on to a focus distance in MF when powered of and on again? My GF1 and G2 always reset focus to near infinity when powered down/power saving in MF, which is a pain when you're trying to use depth focussing. My Olympus E-PL3, on the other hand, can be set to resume focus.

To second that request - one of my biggest gripes about the GF2 is that the correct manual focus at infinity actually shows at about 4/5 of the scale on the LCD. I have two GF2s and they both do this. It's a PITA to focus on stars, you have to find a bright star on the LCD to focus on.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 17:01 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on (195 comments in total)
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Mark B.: I was curious until I saw this:
•MicroSD card slot supports up to 64GB

I don't even like SD cards because of the small size. Sure hope this won't be the future of DSLRs.

I doubt any new devices will be introduced that will not use SD or micro SD, or in the future whatever their even-smaller successors will be.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 20:30 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on (195 comments in total)

Is that just a fake EVF, or what?

Looks OK for a 1st gen attempt at this, though. Need to be able to use it as a phone!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on (114 comments in total)
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tinternaut: For Samsung, this could be important. I think this could be an ideal second camera for journalists. Imagine capturing a critical moment and being able to get it to an editor immediately (well, immediately if in dual channel HSPA+ or LTE coverage :)).

Unfortunately, your comment may be prescient, now that full time photojournalists are getting sacked and news gathering is being put in the hands of underpaid interns with cell phone cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 20:21 UTC

Kinda goes with: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9242360526/photos/2587690/885524_10200376462789722_1978036527_o

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 186th comment
On article Eye-Fi Mobi SD card sends photos to mobile devices (34 comments in total)
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Bill Rees: I think the new cards act as WiFi access points whereas the older and Pro cards are WiFi clients. One thing that the older card is lacking is simply the ability to browse it remotely which I believe cards like the Toshiba FlashAir can do. Not sure if the new EyeFi cards can do this.

The Connect X2 works in "direct mode" and sets up as an ad-hoc access point as well. However, the app has to be awake and running (at least on the iPhone) and the phone can't be connected to another WiFi network for it to work. The connection drops when the iPhone goes to standby. I have found the card more or less useless in the field.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 19:41 UTC
On article Resurrecting a WWII optic with scraps and a 3D printer (59 comments in total)

Whassamatta. GH2 not heavy enough for ya?

Fun project! To really take it to the next level, get a huge astro-camera size CCD sensor and use the lens as a prime!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 4th comment

Think it would be fairly trivial to write an android app that triggers your $10,000 worth of Speedotrons when you take a picture with your Samsung.

I am not sure which would be a bigger PITA, lugging $10,000 worth of Speedotrons around everywhere, or the nuisance lawsuit from Apple that would follow.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 20:38 UTC as 17th comment

Potential for fighting crime? LOL, first thing a thief will do is steal your pricey Google Glasses.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 20:21 UTC as 66th comment

Perfect use for my POS A510 - throw it in the ocean and see where it ends up.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 17:57 UTC as 19th comment
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Marty4650: Is the lens hood standard, or do you have to pay extra to get one?

If you don't like the lens hood, you'll really be unhappy with the bokeh.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 23:07 UTC

Do I need to sell my house to get these, or will merely selling my boat be sufficient?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:59 UTC as 6th comment
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