makofoto

makofoto

Lives in United States South Pasadena, United States
Works as a cinematographer
Joined on Mar 11, 2003

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OK, if they have long zooms it means folks will want to shoot sports with them. SO HOW IS THE AUTO FOCUS when shooting sports action?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:23 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)

Since video needs to be shot at a fairly slow shutter speed in order for it to be smooth, the big innovation will be HDR that allows two frames to taken at the same time. One at the typical 1/50th of a second and the second at an action stopping shutter speed ... with exposure compensation via ISO. The RED Epic/Dragon can do this with their HDX option, but typically you need to over expose the video file so you can get a decently exposed still file. Those cameras deliver fine files at 320 and 1,280 iso so this is workable but not ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 249th comment
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User8687568425: My adventure at the Rollerderby in Connecticut....
http://robertcooper1127.tumblr.com/post/113469265414/rollerderby

Some nice moments ... but perhaps fill flash would help on some of those shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:14 UTC

So was this entirely shot on these cameras? Impressive if so! Ah ... never mind, read below ... but the Oly slo mo footage looked fine. But I doubt it was shot in 4K, since that would take an external recorder ... and just isn't necessary for web content.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:02 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: Let me know when they start selling an interchangeable lens GoPro. It could have a water proof housing that the lenses attach to and the lenses themselves would be waterproof. That would be a really cool idea.

It's all about price and market. Is it worth it ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 19:29 UTC

What's funny about this? It should be a ball ... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 21st comment

How many FPS ? Was such a joke renting a digital Hassy and getting 1 fps B&W live view ?!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 23:03 UTC as 35th comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)

I had the X-10 and 20 but instead of the 30 I jumped to the outstanding X-M1. I wonder why they didn't mention this obvious next step. Still very small but with their full size APS sensor. I feel pretty much covered with the 18 f2.0 and 18/55 zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 22:00 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Rishi-DSC09722-11mm-F5.6 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

That is VERY GOOD !!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 23:31 UTC as 1st comment

The iPhone6 optics are already pretty flat ... and impressive

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 00:03 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
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photonius: i just found the Kodak Wratten Carbon Neutral Density gel filters. Looking at their transmission curves that you find at Kodak, they seem indeed very color neutral, they also cut the IR, so indeed the magenta cast may be of the past.

And how expensive are they ? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 05:38 UTC

We use rain-x to the same effect ... but nice having it "built-in"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 2nd comment
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HowaboutRAW: Which Fuji body?

Would be interesting to see the differences between XTrans and Bayer.

Not many X-A1's out there. Anyone serious is using an X-Trans body

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (60 comments in total)

Forgot to ask him about the Sony A7S. It would be amazing to see what he could do with it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (199 comments in total)

Finally ... stress testing. My biggest complaint of DP's reviews. Not enough AF testing, etc. under tough conditions

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 22nd comment
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (121 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: These round-up articles aren’t as helpful as Dpreview thought they would be. It really just looks like you said each one of the major DSLR makers needs to have one category that they win.

Please focus your effort on more video review/demonstrations like the one with the 7D MKII. That was great. I learned a lot from that.

It's for the folks that have a life and don't spend all of their time reading every review. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:52 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (121 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: How many different group reviews do we really need? Aren’t the individual reviews enough? What we really need is expert advice on how to get the most out of the cameras we do have or plan to buy. I think we all have enough information to determine what we want to buy. We just need some help figuring out how best to use it.

It's for the holiday buying spree ... get on top of these lists and people will just buy it for their "loved ones."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
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Deardorff: We use FILM, not 'analog'. Get it right. You have never in your life gone into a store and bought a sheet of roll of analog for a camera. NEVER.

For a lot of new film users their world is defined by: http://www.lomography.com

... which likes to use Analog. Perhaps not coincidentally they are also located in beautiful Vienna, Austria. If you ever have a chance, stop by one of their stores.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:20 UTC

Does anyone really buy these slow zooms?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

We use these lenses on motorcycle/ATV commercials. We also used one on Hanna Montana 3D. 1,000 mm coverage of her from across the arena. http://public.fotki.com/makofoto/work/miscellanous/pf2sml.html

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 54th comment
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