maxnimo

maxnimo

Lives in United States United States
Works as a CG artist
Joined on Jul 23, 2010

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (264 comments in total)

I liked this review. It seemed straight and honest and to the point, without all the stuffy BS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 49th comment
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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maxnimo: What we should be striving for is 240 fps video on true 240 fps monitors. The result would simply blow you away.

Video at 8K resolution and 240 fps would be close to ideal, but I certainly don't expect to see it this year... I'm not that foolish. But I would prefer 1080p /120fps video than 4K at 60 fps. Then the next step should be 4K at 120fps, then 1080p at 240fps, then 4K at 240fps... and then eventually to 8K at 300 fps - the ultimate.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 20:08 UTC
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (136 comments in total)

Speaking of legalities, I realize it's illegal for us photographers to to shoot photos with such drones, but would it be legal for us to shoot people with bullets, blow up their homes and incinerate wedding parties, like the government does?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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maxnimo: What we should be striving for is 240 fps video on true 240 fps monitors. The result would simply blow you away.

I know all about the human limit of perception, and the maximum happens to be about 300 FPS... that's when motion appears like looking out the window at real nature.
120 FPS is a good start, as nearly everyone finds it far more soothing to the eye than 60 FPS, even when doing simple tasks. And have you ever seen a camera panning across a landscape in a film? Even with motion blur it looks like a jittery, fuzzy joke - technology from 100 years ago.

So we still have a bit more to go to reach the ultimate FPS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
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maxnimo: Very nice.

I'm curious, though. Did he have a bodyguard with him? If he ever passed through New York or L.A. all his stuff would have been robbed within 10 minutes. But since I don't see any big city pics I assume he was smart enough to avoid those places, unless of course he had a bodyguard, or a loaded weapon.

JanePete: In NYC I was robbed in the park, robbed on a street, attacked in a subway station and nearly killed on a sidewalk by hooligans in a truck aiming for my head with a 2x4. This was all in broad daylight, and I didn't even possess anything of great value.
So please don't tell me it's nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
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dtssounds: Your landscape photographs are great, but sorry to say, your people photographs are not on the same level as your landscape. Not that they are not good, they are just not great enough when compared to your landscape photos. But I admire your adventurous heart and wish to seem more of your next travels.

Or one could say that his landscape photos are even greater than his great people photos:)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:15 UTC

Very nice.

I'm curious, though. Did he have a bodyguard with him? If he ever passed through New York or L.A. all his stuff would have been robbed within 10 minutes. But since I don't see any big city pics I assume he was smart enough to avoid those places, unless of course he had a bodyguard, or a loaded weapon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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maxnimo: What we should be striving for is 240 fps video on true 240 fps monitors. The result would simply blow you away.

"To send ten times the amount of data................... at a cost of bandwidth."

We are already sending 10,000 times the amount of data compared to 25 years ago.

25 years ago many people said that 4MB of ram was overkill.

25 years ago many people said a 640x480 8-bit color monitor was fantastic.

Are you one of those people?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 17:50 UTC

At the widest focal length the edges seem blurry, but gets much sharper at around 30mm equiv. Anyone else notice that?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 16:38 UTC as 16th comment
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)

What we should be striving for is 240 fps video on true 240 fps monitors. The result would simply blow you away.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 10th comment | 8 replies
On HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (101 comments in total)

Truthfully, I'd prefer a stereo camera in the shape of a stuffed teddy bear or bunny. The eyes would be the lenses, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 20:41 UTC as 40th comment
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (75 comments in total)

I wonder which company will be the first to come out with a large sensor rugged camera. Hopefully before my grandkids die of old age.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (329 comments in total)

From the samples I conclude that the camera has a lot of noise under ISO 800, and the photographer is a bit too addicted to wide angle lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 74th comment | 14 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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Daniel L: Hey. Toddler and crybabies. Biiiitching and whinniiing do you no good.

PM me how much you want to sell your Canon gear.

You can have my Canon gear for free... if you can find it in the trash.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

It's a holographic 3D camera that can digitally store your subject down to a subatomic level, with an optional module that can store a person's mind and memories.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:02 UTC as 661st comment

Methinks the photographer got a bad copy of the lens. The edges are quite blurry.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:56 UTC as 65th comment
On 04_ISO200_P9580532 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)

Blotches in the asphalt are most likely due to the asphalt having blotches, not the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 07:05 UTC as 5th comment

Enjoy nature while you can, because if this trend continues the 0.01 percenters will soon own all the national parks and wilderness areas, while the rest of you live in slums - concentrated in special areas deemed undesirable and worthless. If you try to escape, you will be charged with trespassing and moved to a small, windowless solitary cell until you die from disease.

Now the bad news: It's highly unlikely this trend can be stopped. New technology has finally given the ruling class unstoppable power. I wish I could help, but all I can do is warn you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 14:59 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (109 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I was just browsing the GoPro website and apparently all their cameras have a fixed super wide-angle lens. They don't even mention the focal length, nor do they give you a choice. They must think everyone wants, needs and loves super-distorted ultra wide angle views.

This probably explains why all GoPro videos look so terribly distorted.

"Eyes rolling in disbelief!"

Well, if their camera can shoot full 1080 120p with a standard field of view, than I'd be very happy, in which case their website should more clearly explain the true capability of the device. Their ads read like they've been dumbed down for dumb people, which always annoys people like me.

But since I've never, ever seen a single GoPro video that wasn't super-distorted, I'm still a bit skeptical.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (109 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I was just browsing the GoPro website and apparently all their cameras have a fixed super wide-angle lens. They don't even mention the focal length, nor do they give you a choice. They must think everyone wants, needs and loves super-distorted ultra wide angle views.

This probably explains why all GoPro videos look so terribly distorted.

"Eyes rolling in disbelief!"

Excuse me, but there's a difference between wide-angle and silly-ridiculous-wide-angle.

And I never said it's lens needs to be interchangeable, although that's a great idea - An option to screw on either a 15mm, 24mm or 35mm would be nice.

And also, the GoPro isn't that small; it looks way, way bigger than a smart phone camera(without the phone part).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
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