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Comment Learn from the past: GJXDM, NIEM, N-DEX (Score 2, Interesting) 114

lets hope this doesn't turn into the cluster-f that we have with justice data. A schema the length of the bible, 4 different versions that no one is sure which to use, and a competing system running down the same path. And this is all dealing with intra-governmental agencies! No private sector here.

Comment Re:Megapixels of 1080p HDTV and 8x10 prints (Score 1) 596

I think its just a difference in terminology. Its also in important difference as marketing departments have put digital zooming on the same plain as optical zooming. Which it isn't. Digital zoom - as far as P/S cameras is zooming in farther than the optical zoom allows, a crop Crop - post process digital manipulation. Ease up on the coffee...you might pop a vessel or something....geez.

Comment Re:Optical zoom (Score 1) 596

There's a reason why many cameras have a 3x zoom, its difficult to engineer a zoom lens with greater range. Just look at many decent zoom lenses for DSLRs, 17-55, 70-200, 100-400...these are 3x and 4x lenses....very good image quality....even a "kit" lens isn't all that bad 18-85 (5x).... Canon makes a 28-300 L lens thats a 11x lens but of course costs $2500 My guess that even at the optical 12x part of your zoom, image quality is pretty bad.

Comment Re:It's all about the optics again. (Score 1) 596

back in the film days you also went out and spent money on a little cartridge aka "Film". Digital days, your camera is the "film". I don't care what kind of camera/AF/lenses you have, it could be a Canon F1, with L lenses, if you are shooting crappy Fuji Film 800 your photos are going to look crappy, no matter how spot on your exposure is. I have a 10 year old 80-200 f/2.8L lens, shoots as sharp today as it did back when i got it.

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