AT&T downgrades video quality on mobile with ‘Stream Saver’
AT&T just introduced a new “feature” much like T-Mobile’s Binge On that will automatically throttles all video streams to a lower resolution and bandwidth unless you opt out of it. They call it Stream Saver, and yes, it applies to “unlimited” data plans. All video streams it detects, once ..
Gfycat brings its higher quality GIFs and DIY creation tools to iMessage
Gfycat, the startup that recently raised a whopping $10 million for its user-generated content platform that lets you creating silent, looping animations and videos, has now launched its first mobile app. Designed for iMessage, Gfycat lets you search for, send and create your own “Gfycat Loops,” ..
Testing the Image Quality of the Yongnuo 35mm f/2 for Canon EF
Here’s a look at the optical quality of the Yongnuo 35mm f/2 for Canon EF. There’s only so much that can be tested at home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a few tests that gauge common aesthetic qualities, using techniques that are often recommended for testing at home. ..
The Image Quality of This $5 Russian Lens May Surprise You
Here’s a short 2.5-minute video in which photographer Mathieu Stern reviews the Lomo T43 40mm f/4, a cheap $5 manual Russian lens that has surprisingly good image quality (given its cost). The lens comes from the Lomo Smena 8M camera, which costs about $10 to $20 on eBay. The lens often appears ..