kimvette

kimvette

Lives in United States Lee, NH, United States
Works as a Linux System Administration, Release Engineering
Has a website at http://www.kimvette.org/
Joined on Jul 12, 2007
About me:

to take over the world!

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1091 comments in total)
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across_mountains: I have a 7D. I was hoping for the Mark II to have an articulated screen. Unfortunately, the 7D Mark II lacks it. While most of my photography doesn't need it, I've taken enough that I wish the Mark II had an articulated screen so that I wouldn't have to engage in Hail Mary picture taking. I'm disappointed.

Buy the 70D, then. That is the camera designed for those who want the fragile flippy screen.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 00:48 UTC

He deleted the blog entry but you can find it cached.

See:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:e42hUS4OyLAJ:www.jessechen.net/blog/freeing-your-online-graduation-pictures/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

https://web.archive.org/web/20130917042937/http://www.jessechen.net/blog/freeing-your-online-graduation-pictures/

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 03:42 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (246 comments in total)
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falconeyes: FYI

1/50 at f/2.8 and ISO 409600 is LV -3 (light value). That's about full moon light. Some AF systems still work, most won't. Human eye can still see well, people are casting a visible shadow, it is NOT completely dark.

Objects cast shadow just from starlight, even at levels where the eye cannot detect them but you can capture them even with yesterday's SLR cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (246 comments in total)
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aruk5: who uses 409600 iso anyway and do pros use isos above 1600 in real life situations? Its well known that lower isos give you better looking clean images than high isos. High isos are best used for some rare emergency situations where capturing a pic in low light using the quickest possible method is needed but the majority of everyday pics can be captured using low isos.

another thing which is bugging me is why do all dslr/mirrorless compact manufacturers still continue to hype the video capabilities when fact is dslrs and mirrorless compacts are designed for still photography. This thing has been going on for almost 5 years what with the 5d mk2 was released with video capability.

If selling video enabled devices is what they want to do how about just releasing affordable 'handicam' style cameras with aps-c or ff sensors. I know there are lots of expensive pro grade models but not cheap ones. Bet they wont release any till this video enabled dslr/ILCE craze dies down!

> who uses 409600 iso anyway

NOBODY, only because it is not available yet.

> and do pros use isos above 1600 in real life situations?

Absolutely:

* astrophotographers
* Journalists
* wedding, concert, indoor, and night event photographers
* sporting event photographers
* Wildlife photographers

* Anyone who needs to photograph moving objects with a reasonably fast shutter speed to eliminate motion blur

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)
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Daniel Bliss: The sooner Nikon and Canon can adopt these production techniques for their DSLR range, the better. One particularly noteworthy thing about this -- in all likelihood, there's no such thing as "beyond economic repair" with the A7 or A7R.

Um, no, the DVD player was /just/ out of warranty at the time. It was not 15 years later.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 05:16 UTC
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)
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Daniel Bliss: The sooner Nikon and Canon can adopt these production techniques for their DSLR range, the better. One particularly noteworthy thing about this -- in all likelihood, there's no such thing as "beyond economic repair" with the A7 or A7R.

Have you ever priced out replacement components from Sony? They charge outrageous prices for replacement parts. As an example, I had a really awesome (feature-wise) DVD player from Sony - the flagship at the time (it was around 2000) and the optical sleds had a bad rep of going bad just after the warranty ran out. I could not find a replacement DVD player at any price that had similar quality front-panel controls (you actually didn't need the remote for it) PLUS it was a model that had lots of CD-play specific features . Well I tried sourcing the part and they priced more for that assembly than for a new DVD player. Nor would they budge on the price of the optical sled despite that they had shipped $400-$500 DVD players with a known defect.

BTW prices for similar (but not compatible) parts for competitors' players was in the $15.00 range.

Needless to say that was the last Sony product I ever purchased.

It may be serviceable but have lube on hand to make payment easier. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 18:59 UTC
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)
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wb2trf: Although the story naturally compares complexity of this camera to high end dslr's, the simplicity message is most relevant in the low end market. A tear down of the A3000 vs the d3200 would show how brutal is the problem for dslrs in the high volume low margin end of the market. Fundamentally all dslrs are of similar manufacturing complexity. I'll bet that the contribution to overheads from the sale of each A3000 at $369 is 2x that of the entry dslrs that it competes with, and the image quality is as good or better.

Nikon's situation is particularly untenable unless they get help from some external factor: they're wedded to an obsolete electo-mechanical design and they are dependent on Sony for their best sensors. Whatever they do, Sony can match IQ in higher margin lower cost product. They need to offer a professional mirrorless camera soon. I think they will do it, but maybe not soon enough.

> They'll have to do better than that- also, FF is not the end all be all of everything photographic.

Canon probably reaps more net income in a single day than the gross wages of all the folks on here who keep saying "canon has to do better than $foo" and "canon is going to die if they don't $bar" added up.

Look at their financials - somehow I think they're doing just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 18:55 UTC

If this were an Android phone instead of Windows, an SD slot and 64 MB internal storage and a screen comparable to Samsung's S4, I'd consider it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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Ian J G: Just in terms of materials I wonder how much it would cost to print something like that?
I mean when you already have the design.

Plus $3,000 for the printer, plus the time to learn CAD PLUS the cost to purchase a CAD package if FreeCAD (see http://www.freecadweb.org/ ) doesn't cut it for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 20:42 UTC
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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Przemyslaw: what for? I am sorry but I do not understand that so popular idea of making everything on 3D printers, I hope this will be absolutely not possible to make a human being using 3D printer... Once again sorry for my criticism but I will never not understand those ideas... just to make sth for nothing.

If I had a 3D printer I'd be able to make replacement plastic parts for various items around the house, including my friend's son's toys. Think about it - you crack the battery cover for your AV receiver or blu-ray remote control and you have to use a hack solution like tape because the manufacturer doesn't make that remote any more, or you can print a brand new battery cover and fix it right.

Your kid broke a piece of trim in your car and the stealership can't/won't order it, and you want it fixed. Print a new panel!

When 3D scanning and modeling become more accessible I'll definitely be playing with this tech.

So yes, I think that both this camera and the 3D printed gun are really cool exhibitions of what can be done with these things. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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inevitable crafts studio: there are actually people laughing about this??

this guy designed and 3d printed his own camera.

cant believe how stupid people are, in a camera forum! and its about a guy that 3d prints his own camera and he gets laughter

relly i cant believe this, i must be daydreaming hehe

I think the camera is really neat. I am surprised the fit and finish isn't any better. I'm not criticizing the designer when I say this, but the printer manufacturer

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 20:34 UTC
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)

I'll get the trolling out of the way so the usual suspects can just STFU.

Yeah, but how many megapixels is it? The ergonomics are awful. No articulated screen? I'm not buying it without the flippy screen! This camera is digital how? See, Nikon's 3D printed camera is better than Canon's! Just wait until we see Canon's response! How many AF points does it have? Are the AF points all cross type? Hey, where is green box mode? MY DIGITAL PRINTED CAMERA MISSED FOCUS!!! I'm KIDDING HERE FOLKS!!!

Okay, now that the BS is out of the way, I think that this camera is really cool. This is a great alternative for the Holga-wielding crowd because with the interchangable mount you can take advantage of any brand lens you might find at yard sales, pawn shops or thrift stores. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 20:33 UTC as 24th comment
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Marques Lamont: An interesting question I have is this:

In general, how much do you plan on spending on photography per year?

I think this question will make things a bit clearer.

I take it that many here don't plan on spending more than $500 per year?

You lay out a SINGLE lump of cash for a lens, a body, a filter, a bag, etc.

You don't have to add a monthly bill to your budget.

THAT is the problem. I suspect most would pay a little more up front and OWN the product than to add another monthly bill, which is an inconvenience and an uncertainty.

This move by Adobe is downright customer hostile - they have become arrogant like Microsoft.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 16:18 UTC
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Digitall: Sigma makes it optimized for FF please.

A full-frame version of this lens would be much larger, heavier, and more costly.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 20:27 UTC
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Timbukto: We are getting to the point where comparing higher MPs, AA vs AA-less, are all pointless and feeding hype and marketing when there are more important things to measure. The quality of shutters and mirror actuation and their influence on micro-blur (which is already of higher significance than these high MP AA vs AA-less tests). The quality and precision of AF sensors and *not* the number of them. The quality of lenses at different apertures and the quality of actually getting lenses within tolerance (so far we have very few tests on a few lens most of which seem to be super zooms).

They do provide that option, via a battery holder you insert into the battery grip add-on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 16:10 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

The way I see it, the creator has the right to create and distribute as many copies as he sees fit, unless it's a work for hire in which case the copyright would belong to the one who commissioned the work. If Sobel felt so strongly about it, perhaps he ought to have purchased the copyright from Eggleston?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 07:17 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

. . . and with this one video, GoPro notice a tenfold sales increase

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 19:09 UTC as 56th comment
On Hurricane can't stop Google announcements post (9 comments in total)

The Nexus has everything going for it - except the lack of an SD slot. I tolerate that in a phone, but for a tablet it is a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2012 at 19:42 UTC as 6th comment
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Francis Carver: Who cares what Canon does with its $3,500 list Price EOS 5D Mark III? Especially since these "improvements" won't even happen until sometime next year.

If you need uncompressed video from your DSLR in 4:2:2 chroma and 8-bit color quality, just get a Nikon D600 for $2,100. The Nikon already has what the Canon promises via a firmware upgrade.

After Nikon, Sony, Panasonic all came out with cameras outputting uncompressed video via HDMI, at dead last Canon is also thinking about it? Hah! Too little too late, Canon.

Francis Carver - haven't you ever noticed that depth of field sometimes changes (with no other changes with focus or field of view) during a movie? That's because they adjusted aperture while filming.

Customers demand it. Isn't that justification for a feature?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 03:31 UTC

I ♥ flickr as it exists already :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 02:25 UTC as 89th comment
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