PIX 2015
maxnimo

maxnimo

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Works as a CG artist
Joined on Jul 23, 2010

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On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I pretty much agree with the author, but I'd like to add that in most landscape photos the real artist is Nature, not the photographer.

DME, perhaps you can solve this mystery: Why is Nature considered paganishly evil and God good? Is Nature the Devil's work? Did God create Nature or did Nature create God? Is God part of Nature or a separate entity? We see nature every day, but why don't we ever see God?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 19:00 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I pretty much agree with the author, but I'd like to add that in most landscape photos the real artist is Nature, not the photographer.

Scottelly, how long would it take you to make a beautiful 20 billion ton mountain with a million trees, and at what cost? Just curious.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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justmeMN: HDR is the Devil's work. :-)

Then our eyes must have been created by Mr. Devil.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: People who were trained in traditional photography (no computers, no software, no instant gratification, no fixing it later) have inflexible opinions on how a photograph should look.

If HDR worked as it should, it would be possible to compress a huge brightness range overall, without reducing the contrast of things that are already flat. But it doesn't. HDR is not "smart" or selective. The result is (usually) an odd look where some parts of the image are fine while others are smoky and hazy and stuff that moved, like clouds, become a sort of gravy or soup.

As for why many people don't like it, it's not resistance to change. It's that unless HDR is done really well, it looks a bit off, like food that's probably ok but doesn't really taste right.

Yup. Doing HDR is like doing special effects - if done right it looks great, if done poorly it looks stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 18:34 UTC

Just curious: Is the Alpha 7R II capable of taking 4K photos and videos at much higher ISO by binning the pixels into a smaller image?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

I pretty much agree with the author, but I'd like to add that in most landscape photos the real artist is Nature, not the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 37th comment | 10 replies

From the samples I conclude that the only way to fully utilize all those pixels in this camera is with low ISO and a really good lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 15 replies
On a7RII-RS-DSC08410-Edit-ISO_100 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Impressive from the standpoint of illustrating the detail and sharpness high resolution sensors can provide although there is nothing here to suggest this camera can do something that other high-rez sensors can't do.

I should mention that the Batis 85 is looking good here.

Hi-rez sensors are useless without a good lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (12 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Impressive from the standpoint of illustrating the detail and sharpness high resolution sensors can provide although there is nothing here to suggest this camera can do something that other high-rez sensors can't do.

Hi-rez sensors are useless without a good lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (15 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Impressive from the standpoint of illustrating the detail and sharpness high resolution sensors can provide although there is nothing here to suggest this camera can do something that other high-rez sensors can't do.

Hi-rez sensors are useless without a good lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
On DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled article (72 comments in total)

The next big thing - a bulletproof case for drones.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 13th comment
On DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled article (72 comments in total)
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StevenE: 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?

That's because the moment you glance at one they instantly hide behind a bush or a tree.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
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maxnimo: The first thing I noticed is that this sensor is really struggling to capture fine detail, like vegetation, even at low ISO. I believe they crammed too many pixels in it.

When you cram too many pixels in a sensor of a given size, the per-pixel image quality suffers. From these samples it's visually obvious to me that all those pixels are not optimally resolving all the detail that they theoretically should. And if you were to cram 100 or 200 or 500 million of those pixels into that same sensor, your image quality would not improve at all.
But then again, most photographers don't even know what optimal per-pixel image quality is or what it's supposed to look like.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 20:55 UTC
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maxnimo: The first thing I noticed is that this sensor is really struggling to capture fine detail, like vegetation, even at low ISO. I believe they crammed too many pixels in it.

Take a good look at grass and trees from a large-sensor camera and a small-sensor camera and compare. Unless you're blind, the difference will be blatantly obvious. One will look like grass and leaves, the other like green mushy cooked lettuce.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 13:54 UTC

The first thing I noticed is that this sensor is really struggling to capture fine detail, like vegetation, even at low ISO. I believe they crammed too many pixels in it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples article (182 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: If I had X mount I'd buy this
If I had ef mount I'd buy Canon
If had f mount I'd buy Nikon
If I had mft mount I'd buy that
But I don't!
I'll 'mount' them all and overwhelm them with the sheer perfection of my 'sensors' size.

;)

I don't buy cameras anymore - I mount all my lenses on my living room wall above the fireplace.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 01:40 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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maxnimo: "adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV)....."

Okay, I'm confused. UV is even higher frequency than blue and basically the opposite if infrared ... so what do they really mean?

Sorry, but he wording is confusing and poorly worded.

They should have said:

"It's capable in capturing the visible wavelength between 380 nm and 760 nm, as well as the infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum (760 nm – 1,000 nm)."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 18:56 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)

"adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV)....."

Okay, I'm confused. UV is even higher frequency than blue and basically the opposite if infrared ... so what do they really mean?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples article (182 comments in total)

These Fujinon lenses never fail to amaze me. The images they produce put Nikon and Canon to shame. I was thinking of migrating to Samsung or Sony, but I may just stay with Fuji forever.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 01:11 UTC as 24th comment | 23 replies
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maxnimo: Yup, this proves that there must be a God's 11th commandment that states "Thou Must Only Use Tiny Sensors In Tough Cameras".

Serenity, I believe you are confusing an excellent photo subject with an excellent quality photo - two completely different things. A fuzzy, blurry photo of an alien UFO might be fantastically great, but it would still be a crappy quality image.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
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