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Again the stupidity of saying files can't be bigger than 4G on SDHC cards. They can! Just format it to a different FS. And conversely it works too. I formatted a 128G card to FAT32 because exfat is poorly supported under FreeBSD, and suddenly I could even use this card in an old S2 phone. The interface of these cards is apparantly exactly the same, just the filing system that it comes preformatted with, is different.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 10th comment
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Wallybipster: Looks like another feeble attempt to make a camera bag for outdoor enthusiasts. I have yet to find a dedicated camera bag that actually works for anything but casual short strolls in good weather, when I am not doing anything strenuous and don't need to carry anything non-photo related besides maybe a windbreaker.

I imagine most outdoor adventurers who also take photo gear along like myself already know that the best solution is to find a non-photography backpack that suits your style, and then deal with adapting it to the gear you take. What would be awesome is if someone like Osprey or Gregory decided to add a section of the pack designed for a body and some lenses, but that's probably getting too niche.

Also, gear loops! You can use them for an ice axe, or a tripod, or both like I sometimes do.

That exists, it's the Jack Wolfksin pack that I already mentioned...The photo compartment is configurable and can be taken out (or used to compartmentalise other stuff). It's a good general purpose backpack... There's a bigger version now too. But the standard one is already big for taking on planes or busses etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 11:55 UTC

For a bag with proper waist straps etc., see e.g the Jack Wolskin ACS photopack. I used the predecessor of the current model a few years ago, and used the photocompartment also for other stuff, even 1 litre cartons of fruitjuice fit perfectly, multiple ones if you don't have much photo gear :)

Perfect for shopping for juice while on a long trek in cities...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

From what I read, SDHC and SDXC are not different in interface, and thus these are not 'card types' but filing system types that for some reason camera makers adhere to. You can just format a SDXC card to FAT32, as I did, to be able to use my 128GB card reading/writing directly from/to it in FreeBSD. I could also use the card then in my old S2 phone... The free unix variants have failed in not providing/suggesting a suitable alternative to monkeysoft's rubbish, and so here we are again with junk related to that company... The camera makers could also have done something long ago (to in-camera format to a new filing system), but no, lets follow and use an inane filing system from monkeysoft. Again!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 12th comment

That whole press release is some of most meaningless BS I've read in a long time, even more so than that BS from getty images the other day. Unbe-fooking-lievable.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 14:11 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty (29 comments in total)

“As the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, Getty Images is always innovating and investing to bring customers the most comprehensive and diverse offering of quality content,” 

That's the biggest load of BS I've read in years anywhere at all on this planet...

And anything in any way related to dealings of psychopath billy boy gates is only ever bad news.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 09:04 UTC as 8th comment
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papa natas: ok, let's see about "BEST"
SONY a6000: puny screen pixel count for it's price and hoopla.
NIKON D5500: so, but so poor video quality.
FUJI X-T10: I no LONGER look at FUJI as a serious camera manufacturer ever since that horror story about FUJI laughing at customers who were trapped with their X-10 model "ORBS"
Camera manufacturers stopped being COMPETITIVE about 10 years ago.
All they offer & sell now is NOVELTY and LIMITED over priced progress.
PHOTOGRAPHY is a religion.
Camera manufacturers are the sects.

Actually, the replies to your post are silly and your post a lot more insightful than they think. The real innovators in cameras are Sony and Samsung. Samsung quit because people are following the leaders, or are in a cult. The cult of 'the brand' which can be Nikon, Canon, or Fuji. Fuji's attitude was made quite clear in their response to a question in which DPR asked a question which also included a comment about Samsung. Apparently Samsung camera's "something is missing. Heart, or emotion.". And that is exactly what Fuji gives, an emotion, but certainly not a camera even close to esp. the NX1. Then the other guy commented "a camera is more than just a processor. It’s a lens, sensor, processor, ergonomics and operability and also [customer] service and everything." yes and in just about all those points, Samsung is least as good. Fuji fooked up with the orbs, right, so whatever Samsung does/did, almost pales into insignificance to how they originally 'solved' that...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (533 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: this is a subjective opinion based on personal observation and use, however, im finding the 5 axis i.s. in my sony tends to make some photos have a doppelganger outline around the edges of foreground subject matter and i now dont use it much at all even handheld in the evening because of this aftereffect i have noticed in arw files onscreen.
i think images are sharper without out it, just have to develop the skill of holding the camera very still-technique.
It tends to show up even more when using editing effects like contrast etc.
its not as handy as you would think, maybe it works better when there is slightly more movement rather than less, ie if you are holding the cam very still the ibis creates the effect, thats all i can think of, but its there for sure.

> By RubberDials (6 days ago)

> The double image you're describing (dopplegänger outline) is called camera shake. Sony knows about it. We all do. Except you guys.

Oh great, someone who thinks he's smart, and that everyone else is stupid, and yet 'Rubberdials' doesn't even know that image stabilisation itself can cause ghost images. Sony knows that it's not only camera shake, just like all camera companies know this, as they all say to switch off image stabilsation when shooting on a tripod.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: Sigh..... some things just never change. Glad I got over Leica several years ago.

Not quite, I'd say from your picture :) (avatar, whatever)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)

Uhm, yeah, so you still haven't created the 'news for dentists' section so normal people can just ignore this stuff. And by the way, I think that body looks unbelievably crude and ugly which makes it look even bigger than it is. It's similar to fonts: Scale them up and they look ugly, wrong, the dimensions need adjusting. Same here... Then again, perhaps it's meant for the same people who liked the Pentax K-01.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 23:23 UTC as 356th comment

> > What's unique about the perspective he brings to his photographs?

> One of the most obvious things about them is that they are from 3 feet off the ground! It's an angle no one ever sees.

Nonsense. If I understand these archaic 18th century units correctly, then people who are not tall and use a neckstrap to photograph (I am surely not the only person who does this for streetshooting in particular) will shoot from an even lower vantage point. I'm not small and with a not very long neckstrap shooting height is about 1.1m.

Perhaps he means even lower?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies

I read this article keeping in mind manufacturing issues such as:

- When a competitor shows off a camera it was already designed years ago
- They know what must be improved and how in e.g. sensors, but they simply haven't got the ability to improve that quickly, or it costs too much at the moment, and really it's often not that important but even if it is, it's not something they 'learn' from other manufacturers.

then what he says makes a lot more sense but this guy is not particularly smart in saying what he says, in a way that makes it look like he is a psychopath (people who think they are amazingly smart, but in reality are not, who are not good at their job, don't understand people though some can pretend to etc. Not so different from being autistic in many senses). Perhaps he is one...

In any event, I would rather not see such vacuous interviews where people are not willing to tell anything, or barely anything, interesting.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:10 UTC as 37th comment
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)

To me a lot of photos from pro photographers look so good that they are almost fake. I don't mean to say they are making such unbelievably good pictures, but that they use some post processing that make colours more vibrant than experienced in reality, and/or unrealistic HDR, for example. Same with his pictures, and those with people were obviously staged (well, at least 1 but I think more). To me it didn't look to portray Charleroi in a negative image, but simply to show (a) unrealistic images, and (b) perverts. Perverts you can find in any city I'm sure, and unrealistic images, see what I wrote earlier. To me the pictures seemed thus pointless, stupid, but hey, I'm no judge in a competition, and they surely know it better than me! (Hint: No they don't)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:12 UTC as 28th comment
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Mike FL: "La semplicità è la sofisticazione finale" Da Vinci.

Whoever said it first doesn't matter. It's nothing special, it is in fact something quite logical esp. in engineering where you want a design as small, simple as possible but not simpler., or even travelling where you want to take the least amount of gear with you, the selection is also a minimalisation optimisation. Less is more, Goethe's "sorry for this long letter, I didn't have enough time it write it shorter" etc. are all examples, nothing special about any of them except that to optimise is hard... The criticism you gave that his pictures are not worth looking at because he uses what you think is a quote by Da Vinci (could be much older, reinvented independently etc.) is pathetic. Your comments about another poster needing a college education are equally pathetic. I'd suggest before criticising others you check your use of English (or even American) in those comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 01:35 UTC

Something like the Seagate wireless plus looks more useful (not Canon specific) at least if you don't need to show photos on your TV nor NFC, and a lot cheaper.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 14:41 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

People who can afford this, won't need this contest. People who can't afford it, will need to pay for insurance it seems from a comment below, but also, they will get to experience what they can not quickly experience again, and become surely disappointed with their own gear. What is the point of this competition?

But then, the same is done with cars, where people get to ride it for a while, or get a drive in a super-expensive car. Some people find that worth their while, I think with cameras that's less likely, but possible.

I will pass!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 47th comment

Why was the comment of the "bunga bunga edition" removed? It was (despite some inane reply this is 'racist') very funny and with the explanation given that made clear how clever the joke was, even funnier...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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tiberiousgracchus: All the hard work the photographer put into getting there for the monkey to have his hands on the camera in the first place means nothing then? Its the photographers property. The large organisations are using a loophole to 'own' what could be an all time classic image.

Copyright is about creativity, not about 'hard work' nor about the amount of money that someone spends on making something. If the result is not 'created' such that it is considered a creative work which is protectable with copyright law, then all the effort done and money spent won't change that.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
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straylightrun: Breaking news just in: It has now been confirmed that If your photo is captured using the camera's self timer, it is legally not your photo any more but is the property of your camera.

> It has now been confirmed that If your photo is captured using the camera's self timer, it is legally not your photo any more but is the property of your camera.

The creative part needed to make a photo to have copyright rights for the photographer was done before pressing the button: Selecting how to aim the camera with what background, and imagining where one would want to be in that. So the self-timer changes nothing.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
On article Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod (111 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Get a Gitzo, a good ball head and an Arca or RRS release. Costs a lot, but they last a lifetime and unlike cameras, don't become obsolete after a couple years.

Yes, the front fan. You know there are multiple fans in a turbine engine and any where the fuel is ignited are made of titanium.

Ti edges of a carbon fibre fan could be for impact resistance with small 'stuff'.

All I wrote is correct.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 06:10 UTC
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