DPReview relocates - from London, England, to Seattle, WA, USA!

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Bruce, Oct 21, 2010.

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    peter Guest

    I thought a high tee was used to help drive a golf ball over high trees.
     
    peter, Oct 22, 2010
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    peter Guest

    Old but still, LOL
     
    peter, Oct 22, 2010
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    peter Guest

    Didn't know you were a fan of Tom Lehrer
     
    peter, Oct 22, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    There are 10 types of people in the world: those who get jokes about
    binary notation, and those who don't.
     
    John A., Oct 22, 2010
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    Bruce Guest


    I'm not sure that was a factor in choosing where to relocate to. In
    fact, I expect that there was only one choice, because Amazon wanted
    more control over their possession.


    The nearest UK equivalent of Seattle is probably Manchester, which has
    among the highest number of days of rain of all UK cities. I lived
    there for six months while on a postgraduate course, and I never got
    used to what seemed to be a near-constant drizzle. I completed the
    course in my home city of Liverpool.
     
    Bruce, Oct 22, 2010
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    Bruce Guest


    I doubt that any of the DPReviewers are anywhere near old enough to
    know what High Tea is. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Oct 22, 2010
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  7. Rich, you can always ask dpreview for your money back since you are so
    dissatisfied with their website.

    Because now they can get away with it, being in that market.
    What the implications of that are, we've yet to see.
     
    Pete Stavrakoglou, Oct 22, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    You're wrong. The shutter speed controls the amount of light falling
    on the sensor just as much as the aperture does. The difference is in
    one controlling rate and the other controlling time. Which you use in
    what measure depends on where you want your blur to come from.
     
    John A., Oct 22, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    Reminds me of a joke I saw in Alien Loves Predator: "You're so white
    you're #GGGGGG."
     
    John A., Oct 22, 2010
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    They are quite visible sitting on top of a hill in a former Marine
    hospital. You can't miss it.
     
    Mr. Strat, Oct 22, 2010
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    peter Guest

     
    peter, Oct 22, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    That's not how it works, else #808080 would be darker than #7F7F7F.
     
    John A., Oct 22, 2010
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    peter Guest

    The Incas did it first.
     
    peter, Oct 22, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    Well now you've just introduced a 3rd means to control the light:
    varying it during the exposure. :)

    I generally shoot with natural/existing light so my experience
    differs.
     
    John A., Oct 22, 2010
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    peter Guest

    Yup! You got me listening to most of the songs on that page. ;-)
     
    peter, Oct 22, 2010
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    Bruce Guest


    Lehrer has been around for so long that I was surprised to learn that
    he is still alive. He was extremely popular here in the UK in the
    1960s and I recall my grandfather was a fan. At that time, I was too
    young to fully appreciate Lehrer's humour.
     
    Bruce, Oct 22, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : The day you actually convince _one_ camera company to produce a
    : mass-market camera with the shutter speeds denoted in milliseconds and
    : f-stops in binary is the day we well be dining on cold roast pork flying
    : through hell on a snowball...

    It's a day you may well live to see. Now that shutter speeds are displayed by
    software instead of engraved on a wheel, there's nothing to prevent a camera
    from expressing them in any notation you choose.

    Cameras already ignore the 1/x convention in the shutter speeds they select
    automatically. I remember one case where the Exif readout told me that the
    shot had been exposed for 0.7 sec.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 22, 2010
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    Wilba Guest

    And manually. My 450D goes (in 1/3 step increments) ... 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4,
    0"3, 0"4, 0"5, 0"6, 0"8, 1", 1"3, 1"6, 2"... I have no idea why they thought
    0"5 makes more sense than 0.5 (the EXIF says 0.5"). But Canon don't GAF
    about labels making sense anyway - they omit the solidus from all displays
    of aperture settings, thus bamboozling generations of newbs.
     
    Wilba, Oct 23, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Robert Coe wrote:
    : >
    : > Cameras already ignore the 1/x convention in the shutter speeds they
    : > select automatically.
    :
    : And manually. My 450D goes (in 1/3 step increments) ... 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4,
    : 0"3, 0"4, 0"5, 0"6, 0"8, 1", 1"3, 1"6, 2"... I have no idea why they thought
    : 0"5 makes more sense than 0.5 (the EXIF says 0.5"). But Canon don't GAF
    : about labels making sense anyway - they omit the solidus from all displays
    : of aperture settings, thus bamboozling generations of newbs.

    The underlying idea has to be that the double quote is a widespread notation
    for "seconds" (although I suspect that its original meaning was restricted to
    "seconds of arc" and probably didn't include sixtieths of a minute). Why they
    used it instead of a decimal point in this context is certainly unclear. Maybe
    they were worried about speeds that included a decimal getting confused with
    aperture values (which, however, have an "F" displayed before them on a 450D).

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 23, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    IIRC, in some parts of the world the usage of dots and commas in
    numeric notation is reversed. Maybe they figured something universally
    confusing would be more politic.
     
    John A., Oct 23, 2010
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