CaseyComo

Joined on Nov 23, 2011

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So how do _you_ spell douchenozzle?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 14:49 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Build your own point-and-shoot camera with Bigshot (55 comments in total)
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Alphoid: Great idea, but when you dig a bit deeper, it's useless. I had tons of kits like these as a little kid. I learned next to nothing from them. Look at the software. It's closed. Look at the spec sheet. Even the spec sheet doesn't mention lens specs (aperture? focal length? etc.), sensor specs, etc.

To actually build a kit that's helpful, you need more depth of technical information. Kids should be able to build something, and at the very least, come out understanding what they've built, but ideally, be able to tweak it and modify it.

I'd kill for a kit that did that. Open firmware. Open software. Full specs. Clearly written kid-readable explanations not just of how to put things together, but of why. Step 1 should be assembling a kit. There needs to be room for steps 2-5, where most of the learning happens (there are very good kits which do this).

I dunno. Based on your reply, you may have learned more than you acknowledge.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
On article Build your own point-and-shoot camera with Bigshot (55 comments in total)

Nice pr0n music for the vid. Whoever scored it must've been laughing a lot, esp during the "power generation" sequence.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 01:21 UTC as 29th comment
On article DPReview launches GearShop (316 comments in total)
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lazy lightning: Laura from the GearShop is hot! I'd much rather do business with her than those cranky old jewish guys in NYC.

Oy gevalt. And feh to you, sir.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 13:36 UTC
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TN Args: Pity about the churlish comments posted most recently, especially the guy who thinks he is personally above surrealism and Dali. hah! Congratulations to the 17 year old lad and I like his way of seeing.

Yeh and that one where like the clocks were all mealting and crap was like we were all totally just like "duuuuuuuuuuddddde..."

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 18:14 UTC
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TN Args: Pity about the churlish comments posted most recently, especially the guy who thinks he is personally above surrealism and Dali. hah! Congratulations to the 17 year old lad and I like his way of seeing.

No way dude...Dali and Magritte are the most aweseom artsits ever. Espcially when you are totally baked. One time me and my buddy Rob smoked up a bunch and check out that painting of the train coming through the fireplace and we were all like "woah, dude, that sh*t is deeeeep!"

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 16:06 UTC
On article Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review (127 comments in total)
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IEBA1: Is it possible that the lens can be profiled and a correction file be made so that when converting from RAW, a lot of the corrections (CA, barrel distortion, etc) can be corrected in post?

Not really. This is like a pinhole camera. Trying to 'correct' it in software misses the point. Better off buying a used kit lens for $50 if you want passable image quality at a low price point.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 05:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5/FT5 (74 comments in total)
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AllBrands: Any chance these cameras were actually tested to see how waterproof they really are? There are loads of consumer complaints about Panasonic waterproof cameras that got water inside and failed at, allegedly, the first hint of any water. Panasonic then denies warranty coverage claiming abuse or user error in each case. Sure there are a lot of dummies out there but many of the complaints I've read sound very credible. Doubly so in light of the many horror stories I've read time and again about Panasonic warranty support in general here in the USA. Just saying - I don't care how good the image quality is if the camera fails the first time it's used as designed. It would be good to test that too, no?

Marianas Trench is the only test that matters.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 00:13 UTC
On article French student creates SLR using 3D printer (156 comments in total)

At least it looks better than the Hasselblad Lunar.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 01:47 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers (126 comments in total)
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Yiotis: I can take those photos anytime with an Iphone...

Who needs those bulky cameras and lenses.

Do you keep it under the bridge with you?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 17:27 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix AW110 (101 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Quote from the conclusion :- "Details are smudged at base ISO (though likely not an issue for target audience)"

Why is there this ongoing assumption that people who like the outdoors aren't interested in better IQ? In my experience, people who want tough, WR cameras to take to wild places greatly value where they go and the images they bring back. Perhaps the target audience who buy these cameras do so because there's simply nothing better available. It doesn't mean it isn't wanted and wouldn't sell. And no, one shouldn't have to carry a D4 in housing. We need something in-between - a modern day Nikonos with a fixed wide to standard zoom.

Surely someone could make a better small WR camera with a 1"- APSC sensor, a WA zoom, and real O-ring seals? Yes it would weigh more and cost more, but many would be prepared to pay more for a comprehensively better outdoor camera.

No one's taking this on a National Geographic photo shoot (they still exist, right?) It's casual snapshot camera that can be taken to the beach or on a camping trip. 64 Gig memory card, a couple of spare batteries, and you're good for a week in the woods with the fam.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix AW110 (101 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: Thank you for the heads up, DPR. Since the AW110 can't float in the water like your photograph suggests, I will take a pass.

There is such a thing as a floating wrist strap.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 02:39 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix AW110 (101 comments in total)

I have a nice dslr and one of these. Guess one takes better pictures? Guess one goes in my pocket when I am swimming/rafting/riding my mountain bike?
Each one is a good choice for its intended use.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 02:27 UTC as 61st comment
On article Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan (260 comments in total)
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Simon Zeev: Good.
I prefer a yellow camera. I have enough of black cameras.
Every other color sauf pink works for me.
Camera companies understand now that items for people have to look good and not all people have the same taste.

Ooh...sauf!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
On article Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan (260 comments in total)
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Danny: Camera's like this always makes me think they are for underwater purpose. I wonder how deep this thing can sink.

It could sink all the way to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, no problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 14:25 UTC
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Karl Scharf: Having two totally different and incompatible hot shoes within its current camera lineup is why Sony will always lag behind Nikon and Canon. Sad, very but true. All the great innovations and then they blow it on something basic, like a hot shoe!!!!!!!

Sonyt tries to take a page from the Apple playbook!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 02:59 UTC

I know they are great cammies, but I can't feel the love for Sony as a camera co yet. They need to invest more in their brand mythos. Because I am all about the brand mythos. I mean, except that I won't get a Leica boner because seriously, $7,000 for a basic box? Nah.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 11th comment
On article Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review (101 comments in total)
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CaseyComo: Aren't _these_ the golden days of camera design? Features, functionality, optics, and prices that photogs of previous eras could not even imagine. Nostalgia is one thing, but there's a reason that we don't all shoot manual focus rangefinders or big 4x5s and carry a lightmeter and exploding flashbulbs.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not disparaging old cameras. But there is an awful lot to be happy with in the current ones.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 14:27 UTC
On article Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review (101 comments in total)

Aren't _these_ the golden days of camera design? Features, functionality, optics, and prices that photogs of previous eras could not even imagine. Nostalgia is one thing, but there's a reason that we don't all shoot manual focus rangefinders or big 4x5s and carry a lightmeter and exploding flashbulbs.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 02:39 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
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