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Joined on Aug 7, 2013
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Just a beginner trying to figure his way around.

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  • If you had bothered to click on the links, you'd have seen that they're offering the actual lectures in video format.

  • As others have said, Rolex is a bad example because they actually make their own movement (clockwork) in-house. Almost any other Swiss watch maker would have made a better example, as virtually all...

  • In my 20 years experience reading stuff on the Internet, "my humble opinion" usually means "I'm too lazy to edit the previous paragraph to disguise my arrogance with more diplomatic words." Just in...

  • Look at Aperture's screen, and think about how many features would have to be but before people with no serious interest in photography (i.e., iPhoto user base) would cease to be intimidated....

  • That's nice. Now tell me where I'd have to call if Adobe goes offline for more than 99 days due to a "change in strategy" or something.

  • @SantaFeBill
    The idea is not to use new OS to run old software, but to keep a copy of an existing OS to run existing software in the future.

    Windows XP did a decent job of running Windows 3.1...

  • Well, all I have to do to defend myself against RAW obsolescence is to maintain installation images of Windows 7 and your favorite non-subscription RAW developer program. Short of an apocalyptic...

  • @Lars
    I'm not so sure. With a 1/3" sensor and 4.1mm lens (same as iPhone 5), f/2 gives you a DoF of only about 190cm at 100cm distance. That's just about the distance you would have between your...

  • Did you notice this invention covers variable aperture in addition to variable focus? Is the world finally headed toward variable aperture on mobile phones?

  • A common complaint from camera neophytes when they use high-end compacts or DSLRs is "This camera doesn't focus!", when they actually mean "The DoF is too thin and I don't know how to stop...

  • @String
    20 years is more than enough time for software to fade into irrelevancy and vanish. Lotus 1-2-3 looked pretty impregnable back in the days, too.

    I am now digitizing my 20+ year...

  • @String
    The Lightroom catalog and Photoshop files you backed up will become unreadable if CC is discontinued. Yes, you do get to keep the original RAW and the exported JPEGs, but what happens to...

  • iPad 2's camera is a sub-1Mpix joke, pointless for anything beyond record-taking purposes. I don't understand why anyone who cares enough about photography to create a DPReview account would even...

  • On the plus side, a typical Canon full frame owner needs 77mm filters anyway because that's what the kit zooms (24-105 f/4L and 24-70 f/4L) use. But yeah, it's huge.

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  • If you look at EF-M 11-22mm STM's lens layout diagram, you will see that the front element (first two front elements, actually) are concave lenses. This is a defining trait of a retrofocus...

  • "The G1 X II's noise performance is likely to be down to its use of the Digic 6 processor that brought fairly strong noise reduction to the EOS 5D Mark III."

    Since when did 5D3 start using DIGIC 6?

  • Well, yes and no. What really marginalized Leica post WWII was their slowness in responding to the emerging SLR threat in late 1950s and 1960s. It's hard to blame that on the WWII patent loss,...

  • That "special magnets" line was a hoot. Did they add a special "do not touch electronic equipment" flag to magnetic field while God wash't looking?

    They probably just believe that their magnets...

  • On Canon mount, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (88-400mm equiv) is a very good APS-C telephoto zoom.

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