PIX 2015
StevenE

StevenE

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Joined on Feb 24, 2009

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StevenE: That's nice, but I already resigned myself to wait for the EOS-M4. I probably would have bought the M3 if it had been available here on release, but the specs just make it look old already.

I would pay the price too ... basically I want the M4 to be an APS-C version of the Sony A7s, only with better AF and other features.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
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StevenE: That's nice, but I already resigned myself to wait for the EOS-M4. I probably would have bought the M3 if it had been available here on release, but the specs just make it look old already.

Yes, I am hoping for a killer M4 with DPAF, 4K video, fast frame rates, swivel touch screen, smooth rack focus in video, etc, etc ... price it accordingly but don't put out a half-effort camera. I want to have it "in my pocket" to go along with a 5D mk IV, and a C100 mk III. All my lenses would be useable on all three, and makes a nice kit

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 14:51 UTC

That's nice, but I already resigned myself to wait for the EOS-M4. I probably would have bought the M3 if it had been available here on release, but the specs just make it look old already.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 97th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (341 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: Wonders why the ISO 800 shot looks cleaner than the ISO 100. Also, why does Sony persist in getting crucial stuff wrong (like raw compression).

RAW compression ... it's explained in the article

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 15:53 UTC
On Graava action cam automatically edits POV footage article (46 comments in total)

You might get some funny results from this ... especially with the heart-rate detection app ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 21st comment
On DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled article (72 comments in total)

All this worry about Drone privacy invasion, I have not even seen one in flight yet in Toronto (Population over 4 million), Ottawa (pop 1 million), New York, Washington, etc etc. Where are all these drones that people fret over?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 22:21 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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StevenE: The profession of photography is under serious attack. There are good amateurs willing to give away their work just for the right to brag that they were published. And these pop musicians today are not artists so much as products themselves ... packaged and sold by a tightly controlled and monitored team ... the paying public are mostly suckers buying the same thing over and over again, convinced by marketing that it's "newer and edgier" than last years "newest and edgiest" recycled thing.

NAwlins ... to a point I agree with you. But in the 60's and 70's a great many artists made it famous because they were great artists. Then came Milli Vanilli ... the first completely fabricated group, conceived and created by a marketing team. It was a scandal when people learned that they couldn't sing their own tunes. But they set the mold for the "artist" product that we almost exclusively see today: completely lip-synced, auto-tuned and choreographed. They don't really write their own tunes, even when they put their names to it. It is not an artist providing a commentary on society or anything else. It is a marketing team that studies what is most likely to sell, and then punches some buttons to make and sell the McSong back to the McPeople. The McPeople get what they think they want, not the nutrition they need. And our culture gets further impoverished by every pathetic McNote.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 00:58 UTC

The profession of photography is under serious attack. There are good amateurs willing to give away their work just for the right to brag that they were published. And these pop musicians today are not artists so much as products themselves ... packaged and sold by a tightly controlled and monitored team ... the paying public are mostly suckers buying the same thing over and over again, convinced by marketing that it's "newer and edgier" than last years "newest and edgiest" recycled thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 14th comment | 11 replies
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Suntan: Meh. Don't like their contract, don't show up at their venue to take pictures... Pretty simple really.

Exactly ... and that's what they did

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
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58volts: The answer is simple, don't shoot or publicise any of their gigs, albums etc. and if they want publicity, make them sign a stupid contract that assigns you the right and royalties to all sales etc.
Maybe this is a good opportunity for less known acts to get free publicity by filling the gap left in the magazine pages!

Celebrity status is a curse on modern society, people with a little bit of talent, earning stupid amounts of money to "entertain?" us!
Is it right for an artist or a sports celeb to earn more than a surgeon?

Oh puhlease ... this is mediocre, arrogant band, nothing more

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
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lemonadedrinker: Never heard of them until I saw this item....find some other band to photograph is my thought.

So what ... find another band anyway. It's not the Rolling Stones

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
On Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas post (64 comments in total)
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DigitalWalnut: Can't say I'm a fan of the aesthetic, but shooting a film in the iPhone sure does get you a lot of free press.

Yes, I think that's why they shot on the iPhone

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas post (64 comments in total)
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StevenE: A good story is indispensable and carries the film of course. But what does the iPhone actually bring to the table? It's awkward to use and there are plenty of better, inexpensive, equally unobtrusive cameras. Maybe the iPhone is good for publicity, but that's about it.

They spent $100,000 . Another $2000 would have gotten a much better camera, and a far superior end product. This was done for the marketing value. They hope a lot of people will go see the film BECAUSE it was shot on an iPhone, just like the one they have in their pockets.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 23:57 UTC
On Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas post (64 comments in total)

A good story is indispensable and carries the film of course. But what does the iPhone actually bring to the table? It's awkward to use and there are plenty of better, inexpensive, equally unobtrusive cameras. Maybe the iPhone is good for publicity, but that's about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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StevenE: No AA filter? great, moire and aliasing again.

Antisthenes ... I don't think you have ever taken a photograph. Your attempt at bullsh!t-baffles-brains is laughable. As nandbytes points out, Fourier Transform is not simple, and in fact I did study FT in the course of FTIR spectroscopy during my chemistry degree. I have also met plenty of BS-spreading, jargon-spewing idiots before as well, and your post floats right to the top.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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StevenE: No AA filter? great, moire and aliasing again.

Moire can show up on a sand beach, ripples on water, a cloth surface. Aliasing, or jaggies, show up in hydro lines, the edge of a glass, or any edge.
It is a perpetual problem, and eliminating the AA filter is not worth a tiny bit of extra resolution

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 04:20 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

No AA filter? great, moire and aliasing again.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 160th comment | 10 replies

When should we expect the A7s II ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (127 comments in total)

Pretty pricey for half a camera

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 20:09 UTC as 27th comment
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (182 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Does Sony hate RX1 users? That camera needed an update since day 1.

Sony likes to screw their high end customers, and give free stuff to their low end consumers

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
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