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$450 Sing Dollars is going to be very difficult to get a good camera that will offer you good bokeh. I guess you can buy online but warranty may be a problem. Buy it locally and you get good warranty but at the cost of more cash spent. Warranties are essential for these gadgets. they WILL break down.
For example, my Nex 7 had the screen pop out and I had to get a replacement. Without warranty, that would have cost me, literally hundreds to fix. My OMD EM5 also ran into some problems. The button fell off…. just like that! it fell off. I’ve only had these cameras for 8 months.
to answer your question, if you want easier bokeh, you’ll want an APSC camera. Nex is a good choice. It’s mirrorless & quite flexible. M4/3 is also a good option but bokeh is somewhat harder to achieve.
If I were you, I’d see if I could find someone selling a used m4/3 camera in Singapore. Also, a Nex 5n is superb and I’m fairly certain you could get that for around your budget (used). Retail it may still be in the SGD $900 range.
Nex 3 series (C3 onwards) are excellent choices and are generally cheap If you can find a sale. Great Singapore Sale is coming soon so it might be worth waiting a little bit. It’s possible you could even get a 5N or better for around your price range.
actually it does. I just tried it and it works but I had to get pretty close with my eyes crossed. slightly blurry around the faces though
man of steel and wolverine looks sooooo badass. No way in hell I’m going to miss these 2 shows. I’m going to assume that Asian girl is Mariko?
you have to understand, what news reports state may sometimes give people a false impression of what a company’s capabilities are.
For example, if taken literally by news reports of how “poor” they are doing, Microsfot should have died about a decade ago; except for the fact that they still make obscene amount of money and have a massive hoard of cash and future investments.
Same with Yahoo! They may have been doing very badly the last few years but that doesn’t mean they were anywhere close to being dead. Of course, there are companies run so badly that they literally die overnight but out of big companies, it’s much harder to kill them outright by bad management.
Look at HP.. You could get an intoxicated monkey to run it and it still would take 5 – 10 years for it to completely die out.
I’m going to guess you’re not a designer and I’m going to guess the whole intent and meaning of “spacing” just flew right by you just by your comments.
open it up full window and Gmail looks like a train wreck. there’s like 50 elements all vying for attention. Open Outlook up and it’s just as clean. What you see in Outlook is almost exactly what you see in a clipping of it.
that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Many of those “iOS programmers” are also windows programmers. You’d be surprised to know that some of the more useful apps in IOS and Android were actually created by developers from other platforms and just ported it over.
frankly I don’t care and it really doesn’t matter. People who care about app count generally don’t use apps anyway. they use that number as a bragging right. Tell me seriously you’ve sample all 150k apps already.
It took me 3 months to try 1000 apps on a dedicated basis. I guess if you sit there for 150 months doing nothing but installing, trying and uninstalling apps, I could see how 150k wasn’t enough…after 150 months. which is, come on now, pretty damn ridiculous.
so basically…. what you’re saying is, it’s just a hands free pov camera.
I’ve nevre had anyone tell me/dismiss my smartphones. Back then they served a very clear market and purpose. It wasn’t some fantasy scenario of usage.
What changed between then and now was that general consumers picked up on the trend that had already happened for tens of millions of ppl, if not already 100’s of millions before the time iphone launched.
And to be fair, MOST people don’t even use their smartphones for anything other than texting and “playing apps” which is to say “downloading/trying” again and again with no real intention to use them. The people who use the more advanced functionality/feature sets are likely all working professionals – exactly the same market as prior to the smartphone consumer boom.
not that I want to keep harping on this but your photos are great except for the fact that they all look borderline retarded what with their eyes rolled up into their sockets. Every. Single Person.
I don’t think I’ve seen a picture yet of someone using glass that didn’t have 2 lazy eyes listing upwards like they have special needs.
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why in the world would they expect DESKTOP users sitting at their desks to use metro apps when they can use full desktop apps? That’s just brain dead analytics.
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you can buy $300 card & have it proof against obsolescence for the next 3-7 years. Even my Envy 17 can play the top end games at high settings over 30 fps and that’s a 3 year old laptop.
Yeah I’d consider witcher 2 to still look better even on 3 year old medium range gaming pc. COD just is generally behind the curve. This new engine looks like it brings them to par with the current version of MW… so yeah behind the curve a bit.
impressive for a console but it’s about on par with my 2010 Envy 17 at very high settings.
ah good catch on the hair. I hadn’t looked at it that way. I’ll remember that.
that’s f1.8 not f18 >.<
Those swirls are just ethereal. I’ve been impressed by your whole smoke series tbh.
Cheryl (my wife) Portrait
I’m trying to get more into portraits. Advice/criticism will be greatly appreciated. There’s a lot of areas where I am still unfamiliar/inexperienced.
The thing I’m having a hard time with most right now is, as a photographer, how do you reconcile making a nice photo with what your subject considers to be a “not good picture of me”?
Lighting (as u can see above), I’ve come to the conclusion, may always be a running problem for me as I shoot outside at night mostly and I’m unfamiliar with what options I have that aren’t overly large to compensate for harsh spot lights that create unsightly/distracting shadows.
LOVE that shot. including the flag in really pulls this image together. Personal preference; but I’d have liked to see just a little more room at the top for those amazing pyramid shapes that were created by this angle.
there are 3 components of design; ranked in order of most important to least.
3 is subjective. 1 & 2 are not; but neither are they science. Mosrt people, and even many designers (usually amateurs), tend to think #3 is what makes “design”.
In the HTC one’s case, all 3 requirements are fulfilled in excellent fashion. #3 being the most subjective.
actually the htc one also lags. I like their take on metro on the homescreen but that thing can stutter and seems to lose fps.
features are always nice to have. some people use it, some don’t. some work better than others.
I like it. It keeps my homescreen neutral so the tiles stand out. I am not a big fan of throwing different colour backgrounds for the sake of it. If you have photoshop, you can see what I mean. It’s easy to change backgrounds below tile layers. Only black & white and grey look good. Everything else is rather hideous.
eh I just use kobo. It’s simple, clean & has the nice social updates feature. It also imports epubs & lays them out nicely.
You can face someone and not ever look at them. For example, try this. Look out the front of the bus. Do you notice cars passing by outside the window? Do you see people on the left and right of the bus? You’re not looking at them are you.
Do you know what a wide angle lense is? That means it covers… a wide angle! That means you can even move your head 45 degree AWAY from the person and you’d still see them.
Even using my 40mm lense, which is NOT wide angle, on a bus, I can point it slightly towards the window and still record everything happening in front of the bus. With my 28mm, I can record Everything in the bus in front of me and not even have it pointed down the center!
Not. difficult. to. under. stand.
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I think maybe Google doesn’t understand its audience but is rather chasing after facebook’s audience.
The early G+ adopters were people who cared about the quality of their photos (relative to facebook). But this new “machine language” shit would not appeal at all to any one of the early adopters (IMO). The people for whom it would make sense to use these auto tags and auto enhance are people who generally don’t give a flying fork what their photos look like as long as it’s got “cool instagram filters”. And even then, very few of the general pics I see on facebook every day are even instaagram filtered.
The people who care, won’t care for these features. The people for whom these features would work best for, don’t care how their photos look anyway!
I’m actually looking forward to hearing about it. I don’t think it will go anywhere though. They have 2 days to present their case and so far, the only thing left as far as we know:
1. inconsistency of police reports at the scene.
2. His bags were packed & he was only days away from flying back to the USA.
so pretty much this is leading exactly to what I had surmised in earlier postings on this story. None of it made any sense as an assassination.
I just didn’t buy the whole “blood of Khan” resurrecting Kirk thing. It really spoiled the sacrifice. Also, a few minor scenes that seemed overly set up like the Ohura mentioning she should go speak with the Klingons. Felt more like they were trying to give her screen time. Otherwise I felt the movie was a great watch.
Cumberbatch was perfect for the role.
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perfect! Love the shot. Everything here works for me.