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  • #2616
    ennuipoet
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    http://fstoppers.com/shocking-getty-licenses-nick-laham-photographs-of-ny-yankees-taken-with-iphone

    In a bathroom stall, with an iphone and Instagram…I swear to you generations of dead photographers are clawing at their coffins as we speak. Soon they shall rise up and zombie rampage the studios of professional photographers.

    I’m OK with that.

    #45580
    ravnostic
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    I’m Gettying a little tired of the problems I’ve been hearing about Getty. Wait..what?

    #45581
    Kestrana
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    Totally appropriate because it makes the Yankees look like the d-bags they actually are.

    #45582
    chupathingie
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    Why do I get the feeling that the iphone/dslr situation has an analogy with the 35mm/med. format/large format comparisons? The iphone looks to have the best quality phonecam currently on the market, so the limiting factors at this point seem to be lack of manual controls for DOF and resolution (which is limited less by megapixels and more by diffraction of a teeny lens)…

    #45583
    staplermofo
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    As someone who yells and threatens violence about SACD and D-VHS not catching on, I’ve gotta ask, could someone explain what’s wrong with this in terms of the product as delivered in the medium chosen by the consumers of the product?

    Where were the people who demand quality when SACD came out? People were blabbing on about “ohh, I love my vinyl, blah blah blah, I’m a stupid head, blah blah blah, mp3 sucks, I never even tried SACD”! Well where is it? Where is the better than CD quality sound now?
    Where were the people who demand quality when D-VHS came out? People were blabbing on with “tape is obsolete, and blah blah blah, no more rewinding, blah blah blah, oh optical is so sharp”. Well where’s your god damn lossless recording now!? A decade later, where the hell is it!? We had $5 50gb tapes that could have easily gone to 1tb if it took off.
    Where are the people pushing for digital backs for SLRs? I want a god damn Foveon sensor on my god damn camera. I don’t want a new body when a better sensor comes out. I could use a 30 year old Pentax just fine! Let me buy a god damn $400 body and keep it for 20 years and replace the god damn sensor every 5!

    #45584
    Choc-Ful-A
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    As someone who yells and threatens violence about SACD and D-VHS not catching on, I’ve gotta ask, could someone explain what’s wrong with this in terms of the product as delivered in the medium chosen by the consumers of the product?

    Where were the people who demand quality when SACD came out? People were blabbing on about “ohh, I love my vinyl, blah blah blah, I’m a stupid head, blah blah blah, mp3 sucks, I never even tried SACD”! Well where is it? Where is the better than CD quality sound now?
    Where were the people who demand quality when D-VHS came out? People were blabbing on with “tape is obsolete, and blah blah blah, no more rewinding, blah blah blah, oh optical is so sharp”. Well where’s your god damn lossless recording now!? A decade later, where the hell is it!? We had $5 50gb tapes that could have easily gone to 1tb if it took off.
    Where are the people pushing for digital backs for SLRs? I want a god damn Foveon sensor on my god damn camera. I don’t want a new body when a better sensor comes out. I could use a 30 year old Pentax just fine! Let me buy a god damn $400 body and keep it for 20 years and replace the god damn sensor every 5!

    Amen! It’s the triumph of marketting driven apathy over self-interest IMO. We as a people have become adept at manipulating public opinon, which could be a good thing. But it’s often used to keep people complacent rather than to build support for something worthwhile.

    And as far as the linked story goes, if I was going to pay for a photo of a professional athlete in a bathroom, it would not be a head/shoulders shot.

    #45585
    fluffybunny
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    http://www.latestgadgets.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/flashdock1.jpg

    I understand the basic principles, but how do you make it asplode so it illuminates the subject?

    #45586
    lokisbong
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    http://www.latestgadgets.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/flashdock1.jpg

    I understand the basic principles, but how do you make it asplode so it illuminates the subject?

    What in the hells is that? Why is there a smart phone on top of that camera?

    #45587
    sleeping
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    but how do you make it asplode so it illuminates the subject?

    A couple grams of C4?

    #45588
    fluffybunny
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    I guess (tl;dr) the cradle is supposed to activate the iphone’s flash instead of a traditional strobe.

    /why?
    //WHY GOD WHY?

    #45589
    staplermofo
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    It does geotagging, AF assist light, and assorted other crap.

    C’mon, those of you with older PS3s, go buy some SACDs, they’re amazing.

    #45590
    fluffybunny
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    Maybe it’s shown on the photo wrong, it really sits on the camera so the display is forwards and is used mostly by baby photographers tired of squeaky toys.

    #45591
    staplermofo
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    Goatse is the new “say cheese”.

    #45592
    Yugoboy
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    The middle picture in the 3 in the article is easy to see the compression. (I can’t figure out how to re-phrase that so it’s proper English.) It looks like “Smart Blur” has been applied. Except for that, the pictures are fine for what they are. The lighting and image quality is good, but we’re seeing images of a certain size designed to be shown on a computer screen.

    All of our discussions and complaints here about iPhone images and other cell phone/low quality camera images all are around images that almost seem designed for computer and digital display. We’re talking resolutions of 72dpi. How do these cameras’ stand up when images are printed? That’s likely where the rubber’s gonna hit the road, especially at a larger print size.

    #45593
    sleeping
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    How do these cameras’ stand up when images are printed? That’s likely where the rubber’s gonna hit the road, especially at a larger print size.

    It’s also, like it or not, becoming increasingly irrelevant. How many people do you know under the age of 60 who aren’t serious photographers who print images on a regular (or even irregular) basis?

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