maxnimo

maxnimo

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

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On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (111 comments in total)

Those wide angles are just too wide for my taste.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 11th comment
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (117 comments in total)

When your drone crashes onto your supermodel's head, you better run and hide.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

Wow, this looks like the perfect camera! I assume it's full frame with a super sharp lens and a super clean noise-free image at ISO 3200! I'm so totally excited.
I'm getting one today before it's all sold out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:16 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (156 comments in total)

If you want to dazzle and impress people, why not use a huge bizarre, weird orange or green lens with nothing inside - just a dummy lens barrel with strange buttons and levers that do nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 59th comment

This is all very nice, groovy, neat and fantabulous but, for the record, I used to do this sort of stuff back in 1978 just for fun. And I'm sure there were other photographers that did this even before me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 14:30 UTC as 14th comment

For me there's nothing better than a "good" product that's been further refined and improved. Version 2.5 of anything is usually 10x better than version 1.0. A dramatic new camera design may be exciting, but it always comes with issues and problems. This new Nikon looks to me like a machine that's been polished to near perfection and it surprises me to see so many negative comments.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 03:44 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

In my opinion this camera is an absolute gem - a breath of fresh air! It's super cute, impressive image quality, and everything a young photographer would need. And some of those images look better than kit-lens equipped Nikons and Canons.

Three thumbs up from me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 22nd comment
In reply to:

PhilTate: I know very little about optics, but it seems that eventually the image will wind up on a flat surface, either as a print or on a computer screen. Won’t it take some doing to get the curved image flattened?

Very simple with today's processors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (76 comments in total)

What I find funny is dishing out any money for a wide angle lens with soft and/or distorted corners. If your corners are soft and/or distorted then what's the point of even using wide angle? Now if you take a portrait of a single face then soft and/or distorted corners can be acceptable, but what idiot would use wide angle for a face shot? And for a group photo such a lens would only be acceptable if you hate the subjects on either side and want them to be soft and/or distorted on purpose. And for architecture and landscapes... don't even get me started.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 02:48 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (42 comments in total)

This doesn't add up - makes no sense. How in hell can a tiny smartphone camera produce images at least twice as good as a dedicated "tough" camera that's 10x the size?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 7th comment
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)

Last time I took a journey to the center of the Earth all my camera lenses melted and I snapped in anger because I couldn't bear the pressure.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 18th comment
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)

Nice video. But if I'm not mistaken, a rocket will need to go a bit higher and even a little bit faster in order to reach Mars.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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wilsonlaidlaw: The thing that impresses me is the heat resistance of the landing legs. I assume they must be covered in some sort of ablative material, such as tantalum hafnium carbide, but even so, to retain their structural rigidity after that extreme cooking, is amazing. They may be actively cooled by circulation of some of the rocket fuel through them.

The landing legs are probably made of wood. My guess would be white pine. Oak is too expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
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ryansholl: I have no intentions of every buying a 4k TV, if I'm given the choice, anyway. I feel like we've definitely reached the point of overkill.

I am excited to see what this puts out at 1080p. A compact low light machine that can finally lay down some incredible 1080p video would be more than welcome.

I have no intentions of ever buying a 386pc. A 286 with a 10MB hard drive is all I will ever need. Anything above that is overkill and a waste of money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:17 UTC

I had to mute the video because that music was so irritating. On the plus side, that quad copter shadow was really cute.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 16th comment

If I entered this contest I would have won. I took a photo of Godzilla tearing down the Eiffel Tower.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 03:23 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (484 comments in total)

They should have named it "R2" or "R1 mark 2".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 02:04 UTC as 68th comment
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)
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maxnimo: From the sample pics I saw, that nikon zoom lens belongs in a toy store. To use such a lens in a test simply destroys the credibility of this site.

I see your reasoning, but it's still beyond my comprehension how any hobby photographer would buy a relatively high-quality camera such as this and use it with such an awful lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)

From the sample pics I saw, that nikon zoom lens belongs in a toy store. To use such a lens in a test simply destroys the credibility of this site.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 61st comment | 7 replies

That rear grip makes it stable to hold in hand, otherwise it slips out of your grasp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 21:31 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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