duartix

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a IT Engineer
Joined on Mar 6, 2007

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Steve Balcombe: "+/-0.03° of angular vibration compensation" - that seems a very small figure especially for a wide angle lens. Is it a typo?

If by that they mean IBIS (exclusively to compensate for rotation) it really seems very limited for handheld capture and useless on a skate. For vibration on a moving vehicle it might be enough though.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:28 UTC

Wood was able to make the inauguration exposure in 4 seconds.
Great deal, I was able to dodge the inauguration exposure for 5 days. Let's see if I still can keep it through the time it takes for either an impeachment to land, a civil riot or a Force majeure, whatever comes first...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 6th comment
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ovlov: Interesting story, but I think I'll have wait for my daily dose of alternative facts before I decide what to believe. Hopefully Conway chimes in soon.

You meant to say "fiction", right?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:44 UTC

The problem these days is that not every fool has access to a 3D printer.
The will come the day where 3D printers will print themselves and then...
...every fool will have access to a 3D printer.
Expect bigger things. :O

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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HowaboutRAW: Corsair? (Never heard of them until tonight, and until I searched Amazon USA, thought this must be European.)

It's not a widely known brand, and that matters for flash drive storage. Generally if the brand isn't widely known that means it has some weakness.

But it is interesting to learn that Corsair has offered faster USB drives for some time now.

WTH? Corsair have been top memory manufacturers for more than 15 years and SSD for nearly 10.
I've used both on my PC and don't recall ever having a problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 09:00 UTC
On article Rendered images show upcoming LG G6 with dual-cam (30 comments in total)
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QuangFoto: I hope this time LG will address the boot loop problem due to hardware connection issue. The boot loop problem tends to occur right around when the warranty expires.

http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-admits-g4-bootloop-problem-hardware-fault-669603/?utm_source=change_org&utm_medium=petition

@EwanMC
I used to think like you until this week, but now I think it's more frequently the custom ROMs that got me into boot loops.

It's a shame that LG can't produce decent stock ROMs. My experience with Custom ROMs is that they are much faster, leaner and a lot more stable.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
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peterwr: Sigh. I *knew* it was a mistake to read the comments... :-(

Thanks for the hint. I'll pass then.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1359 comments in total)
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PRohmer: Gold award?! Really? I don't even see the point of this camera at this price point.
How can this favorably compare to X-t2, X-pro2, M5 or even G85?

I believe the question is instead: How can it not?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
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Mistajolly: + chroma noise is much better, certainly better than GX8
- images look soft. Is this too much processing to remove chroma noise or is the image out of focus?
- still around 1-stop behind APSC (laws of physics)

Same conclusion here. I thought it was the same sensor but the Mark II is clearly one step ahead of the GX8.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 08:53 UTC

This article starts with utter nonsense. It's right there in the tile: "$2000+".
I could understand a price top limit, but a low limit? What sense is in that?
Do you know of any "Semi-Pro"/whatever that says "I need a new camera body, but because I'm a Semi-Pro I can't spend less than 2000$!" ?

Anyway, having said this, and considering dpreview says they selected "cameras with 50 or more megapixels geared perfectly for studio shooters" I don't see a reason either why the Olympus OM-1 Mark II wasn't included, even with reserves, as most of the time it can achieve a 50+ MP output in a studio shoot. Dpreview itself (when reviewing the OM-D E-M5 II, considered "the camera not only competing with the Nikon D810's level of detail capture but comfortably exceeding it in terms of color resolution".

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:37 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
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Valiant Thor: So, would the photo and video quality on this camera be about the same as the new Lumix G85 (with a comparable lens on the G85)?

Hardly. A m43 sensor should deliver a 1EV advantage in signal to noise ratio with all else being equal, because it has about twice the area of a 1" sensor.
Besides, IIRC the G85 doesn't do a one to one crop on 4K, so the advantage on 4K video should be roughly another stop.
Of course, I'm just pulling all this out of my head and it needs confirmation.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:01 UTC

There is something wrong with these samples.
How can the RAW sample have less detail than the same JPEG?
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9357741980/download/3539389
There is an horizontal line in the JPEG that is missing from the RAW (top center).
Also the feathers don't quite match (bottom left).

Isn't the JPEG derived from the RAW? Were these takens at different times?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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Lee Jay: "Anyone who manages a large image library knows how important keywording and captioning are for categorizing and keeping things searchable."

I have around 400,000 images, and they aren't keyworded. And I can find them.

I'll let you guys in on a secret: folders!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 07:46 UTC

As usual with bleeding edge technologies, the porn industry will be the first to make good use of it.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:50 UTC as 10th comment

First time I've seen a really cool technology where the best demo is in the video credits.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:47 UTC as 11th comment
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (78 comments in total)

Very investing article on logistics.
The preparation tips are very helpful.

I don't want to give an artistic note because I've seen dozens of photos of this place, indeed I have friends that shoot it more than half a dozen times a year. Usually they don't drive for more than 30m, though.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (78 comments in total)
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fmian: Good thorough description of your thought process. I feel your post processing technique has more substance than the resulting image however.

True story regarding Snapseed, @fmian.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (78 comments in total)
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Leonp: As with most of this high contrast, high color, amazing and beautiful, National Geographic-like, landscape photography you best do NOT visit the site for a holiday because it does NOT look like on the picture.

I concur.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Who manufactures this sensor?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 293rd comment | 3 replies
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FelixCatana: I came here for the comments. Guess I'm too early :)

Come back. It's worth it.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
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