makofoto

makofoto

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

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On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (48 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 31st comment | 4 replies
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 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 14th comment
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 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 (116 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 8th 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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makofoto: The couple doing this last year was killed by a car in
Thailand. How romantic ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280002/Guernsey-couple-Peter-Root-Mary-Thompson-killed-round-world-cycling-tour-Thailand.html

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 00:48 UTC

The couple doing this last year was killed by a car in
Thailand. How romantic ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 00:44 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On P1010343 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (17 comments in total)

It's why I went with the FujiFilm X-M1 ... after using the X-10, X-20, LX-2, and LX-3. I find this low light quality ... especially in jpeg mode ... not acceptable. So much smearing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 04:30 UTC as 7th comment
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Lee Jay: I'm having a hard time understanding how this could not produce lots of astigmatism, coma, CA and so on. Also, it would seem that aperture would be constant leading to either a very narrow zoom range, some crazy fast f-stops at the wide end, or some crazy slow f-stops at the long end.

Lens designers are not trying to correct for all aberrations in hardware these days. The camera detects which lens is being used and applies software corrections. Makes for cheaper lenses with more correction applied where it makes physical sense. The problem is if people use those lenses on cameras that don't have that correction option. But since this design will be internal and non interchangeable ... it's not a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 20:07 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)

Here is more what it really looks like when we're shooting commercials with REDS:

http://images15.fotki.com/v1624/photos/4/43793/4909192/IMG_8035-vi.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (40 comments in total)

What gall to seriously even try to develop this ?!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 9th comment

Most Leicas are bought by japanese collectors. When you are in the wealthy areas of Tokyo all you see are high end german cars.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 10th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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LuBOSS: Here's why I'll never buy X30:
I was one of the first owners of X10, I won it in a photo competition (€569 saved).
My experience went frome excitement to quite a big disappointment. My main complaints are that despite good overall photo quality, faces are unnaturally skewed towards edges of the picture, supermacro has really very small DOF, difference between dynamic range 100% and 400% is almost none, I never managed to shot 360° cylinder-view panorama even under perfect conditions, and modes such as soft skin or pro focus (bokeh) have very apparent signs of post-processing.
Anyway, not to mention the rubber grip that fell off, two main issues are a lot of dust in the lens despite using lens cap + case, and after 2 and 3/4 years the lens got broken - the zoom ring is cracking between 50-85mm and the picture on the lcd is 'jumping'. Turning the camera off is too hard. And the IS seems to be gone.
Est. repair cost €260.
So I'm not going to risk €550+ for new camera with the same lens :(

Haha ... LuBOSS complaining about very small DOF in Supermacro mode shows that he KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series article (10 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As Friday closing, Gopro market cap is $6.53B while Nikon is $5.75B, so Gopro is 13% larger than Nikon.

Hmmm, never thought that Nikon is such a small company.

Nikon isn't that small ... GoPro is just larger

On Facebook, GoPro has 7.7 million likes, Nikon 2.4 million, surprisingly, Canon only 1.2 ?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series article (10 comments in total)
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Jogger: At this point GoPro is basically a marketing/PR company that happens to sell POV cameras.

Not many companies can match GoPro's Facebook
presence. Millions of followers vs 1,000's for the so-called big camera companies. Have you followed GoPro's sales figures or their stock launch?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series article (10 comments in total)
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Jogger: At this point GoPro is basically a marketing/PR company that happens to sell POV cameras.

Check out the specs on the GoPro4 coming out in October: http://dgise.com/post/62262921573/gopro-hero-4-specs-and-release-date-are-disclosed

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series article (10 comments in total)
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Jogger: At this point GoPro is basically a marketing/PR company that happens to sell POV cameras.

? As a pro that uses mini cams in commercials and TV shows I can guarantee you that GoPro is not just a content provider! They are continuously upping the ability and quality of these cameras. They are consistently the sharpest with by far the most options and accessories. A true professional tool. The only other mini- cam that I consider is the RePlay PrimeX, which has it's advantages when one needs a slimmer profile.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 18:03 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (310 comments in total)

How could you NOT mention the X-M1 ?! I sold my X20 for one, in order to have a smaller body then my X-E1 but a larger sensor then the X20. Yes, the 18/55 zoom
is largish but my 18/2.0 is nice and small.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 17:58 UTC as 83rd comment
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