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ChicagoMike: This camera does not seem to be in the review database or the image comparison tool. Really, DPReview, you've had 160 years.

Yeah, and no lens or camera profiles yet for Adobe Lightroom. :(

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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jhinkey: This kind of thing needs to be nipped in the bud as it will get out of control quickly with the meteoric rise in drones. Well legislated rules and strict tough enforcement for violations are a must.

Last year someone (not sure if they eventually caught them) crashed a drone into the wheel on the waterfront in Seattle - lucky no one on the ground got hurt when it fell.

Drones that can rise a meteoric rates are probably pretty expensive.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
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junk1: Reckless Endangerment flying a toy drone? Was the operator purposely flying at people trying to hit them? Or carrying large fireworks on the drone? What I see is the drone going bizerk out of control from a decent distance away.
The vast majority of people who slightly to moderately speed in their 4000lb vehicles are 1000x more likely to hurt or kill someone.

This is a common charge when you are doing something some other people dont like.

Like when you let the weeds grow in your front yard and the fire department comes by and cites the homeowner for a fire hazard. Do they cite any statistics on how many houses are catching fire from "weed fires"? No, they just want you to make your yard satisfy their, and local real estate agent's, ideas on aesthetic acceptability.

Same situation here. Danger to others is not their concern, or they would cite statistics showing how many people are being injured by drones. They just dont want you to do what you are doing and will find a law to help them do it because it puts the legal burden on you to fight it, no matter how irrelevant the law is.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 21:30 UTC

NASA came out with a special rope to tie space vehicles to the ISS, but ropes don't stay tied very easily in space, so you have to make sure you tie the rope with an astro knot.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 2nd comment

https://youtu.be/-XSC_UG5_kU

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 09:13 UTC as 63rd comment
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Photomonkey: Where is the beer compartment?

You'll have to be satisfied with a refreshing swig of coolant.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
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tongki: I can understand astrophotography
But can not accept ASTROPHOTOGRAPHERS terms

What the hell is that ?
An astrophotographer ???

I can accept if photos they produced labelled as
XXX labs taken but not an astrophotographer took these photo

It's somebody with a camera floating around in space taking pictures.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
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BobT3218: Winter is coming? Not on the best half of the planet.

And what planet is this? ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)

Looks good. Lets hope the 6D2 benefits from similar touch screen tech.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:06 UTC as 232nd comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Cassowary: Problem is, you can punish these guys however you want, but there's multitudes of idiots out there who flout the rules and don't give a damn, whether it's a national park or a local park. It doesn't matter if there's signs everywhere posting the rules. I saw a family create a makeshift BBQ pit in the middle of an alpine meadow in Yosemite, right off the road. I just screamed at them to put the fire out as I was driving by. Problem is, there isn't nearly enough park staff to police the idiots. One park ranger said everyone has to pitch in and at least speak up when they see people behaving badly.

Sure, common sense always applies, but you cant know everything and you dont have protections that police have. The safest option is to observe & report. Now back to threatening people. What if you and I were witnessing these people trying to damage this rock, and you walked up to the vandals and tell them, hey, I think you are breaking the law here, you had better stop it or you might get arrested and put in jail. They ask you what legal section you think they are violating, and you say honestly that you dont know. So they say %#*&! you and keep on breaking the rock. So you walk away. I walk up to them and scream you bunch of *#&^^% holes, you are violating Section 1582 of the Federal Park Preservation act, and I am going back to my car, pick up my 'little friend' come back here and if I see any of you, I am going to shoot you dead". I go back to my car, come back--they are gone and the rock still there.

Who did the right thing?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Cassowary: Problem is, you can punish these guys however you want, but there's multitudes of idiots out there who flout the rules and don't give a damn, whether it's a national park or a local park. It doesn't matter if there's signs everywhere posting the rules. I saw a family create a makeshift BBQ pit in the middle of an alpine meadow in Yosemite, right off the road. I just screamed at them to put the fire out as I was driving by. Problem is, there isn't nearly enough park staff to police the idiots. One park ranger said everyone has to pitch in and at least speak up when they see people behaving badly.

The "assault rifle crap" was a question I posed. If you thought about it it would make sense. The ranger suggested "speaking up" when you have decided you are witnessing the violation of rules. Well isnt threatening to kill people "speaking up"? Did the ranger define "speaking up"?
You are a normal person, you have not been entrusted with any special authority in our society to tell anybody what they can or cant do. You can certainly alert authorities and help them if they wish, but if you go around harassing people because they are doing something you dont like, or you deem illegal, you are opening yourself to liability for various bad results that could put you on the wrong side of the law. Even just yelling at people, like the OP said he did, could get you in trouble for disturbing the peace.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
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mario loconte: Ok, nice article, but there is no mention regarding the highlights recovery (where sony does much better than canon). Sometimes even the best photographer on a rush does overexposed pictures, accidentally.

@jhvaElohimMeth Are you saying that nobody talked about DR until 4 years ago? I recall DR being a big selling point for black and white film over color film. And paper, yes the paper I used to make my black and white prints in class, that has worse DR than the film, which was why we burned and dodged. DR has always been a concern to photographers, especially photojournalists who want to bring out details critical to their articles in the images which are then put into print. I am curious how this myth came about -- that DR was completely unimportant in photography until the Exmor sensor came out.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 03:24 UTC
On photo Last voyage in the Dramatic skies challenge (10 comments in total)

sensor needs a little cleaning, nice photo

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 07:48 UTC as 4th comment
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them doggies rollin',
Rawhide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdR6MN2jKYs

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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dotyman: Wow, it's so funny to hear all the detailed opinions of the quality of the images by folks that are obviously using uncalibrated, sRGB lower-res monitors.

Gotta' love the consumer market...

I dont see the problem here in regards to judging resolution and detail. If you are viewing all the images through the same monitor, all are affected equally by a crappy display, and you can zoom in if your resolution is too low.

Colorwise, yeah, the images would look best on the medium they are tweaked for. So if one camera produced colors which look better on a crappy display, everybody with that kind of crappy display would prefer those images, while a competing camera's images might look better on a pro adobe gamut display calibrated for high quality printing.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 03:50 UTC
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falconeyes: 17s
It took him (at least) 17s to loosen the seat and regain control. He must have been lucky to be this high in the air ... And lucky the seat didn't lock up.

I always thought there must be two side sticks in case one breaks.

There probably IS a second stick and the other pilot took over. But then 17s to me looks uncomfortably long. Shouldn't a pilot react much quicker in a sudden decent situation like this?

Are the dual controls independent or, if one is physically jammed, does that stop the other one from moving too?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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JakeB: Outrage.

Outrage!

OUTRAGE!!

Outrage?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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Lassoni: It looks pretty good. Too bad it has AA filter, could probably capture slightly more detail without one.

@Thematic. You mean "without an AA filter". Let's hope you are correct.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
On photo Wood Panel Truck, Retired in the Random Items - Challenge 22 challenge (7 comments in total)

Great photo, did you get any Geiger counter readings on the truck?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 5th comment

And the Craigslist 16-35 2.8L II flood begins....

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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