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kkardster

kkardster

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Joined on Aug 25, 2011

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Like how the human beings provide some perspective

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Watkins Glen - Rainbow Falls in the Stacking Exposures challenge (7 comments in total)

I guess sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 6th comment
On Carlos Martinez Pitches, Slips & Falls in the Stacking Exposures challenge (1 comment in total)

Cool effect and good choice of pitch ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Looking North East in the Stacking Exposures challenge (1 comment in total)

Cool effect. I've used the StarStaX freeware program for similar - it includes a Comet Mode for its Gap Filling (i.e. star trails) stacking mode, but you've got more control. I like how your "head" appears white-hot, followed by red-hot tails.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 14:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Jewel Bug in the Stacking Exposures challenge (2 comments in total)

Nicely done. Since you were hand-held, did you purposely lean in to force the focal plane to move or did you simply rely on hand-holding jitter for that?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 13:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Star Trails and Perseid Meteors in the Stacking Exposures challenge (1 comment in total)

Cool image. I shot 160 images and only captured one meteor, so your hit rate was better :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 1st comment
On The Pergola in the A trick of the eye challenge (3 comments in total)

I like the checkerboard effect - well done!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Guess the trick! in the A trick of the eye challenge (3 comments in total)

Pretty clever! I might have cloned out the patched wall as it detracts a bit and makes it look like it might have been photoshopped.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (3 comments in total)
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dopravopat: HDR is also stacking - stacking of exposure.

Classic HDR uses image stacking to retrieve tone maps, which is analogous to stacking multiple planes of focus to increase DOF or multiple frames to average out noise. It's true you can do HDR from a single photo, but you can also sharpen or remove noise from single images as well without stacking.

And there are obviously more than just the two types of stacking you've noted above. Another is to depict movement, as we see in the stacked flag and the stacked watch hands in this challenge or in star trails, etc. And I'm sure there are other uses for image stacking as well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Time flies in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (2 comments in total)

Interesting shot - looks great enlarged! And you phosphorescence appears to last well over an hour.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Cactus flowering in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (2 comments in total)

Interesting stack with unique result.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 1st comment
On airport 2_edited-1 in the Processing Techniques: Selective Desaturation challenge (2 comments in total)

I can't tell which is which. Did you destitute and the blue out the sky?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 02:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Pink! in the Processing Techniques: Selective Desaturation challenge (1 comment in total)

Go Vikes#

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Dragonfly Flight in the Dragonflies #2 challenge (13 comments in total)

Nice catch!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 13th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (845 comments in total)
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Todd3608: How many consumers actually want 4K quality. I am the geek in our family and have zero desire for 4K. 1080P is good enough for me.

@dougbm_2: No poll necessary - all I had to do was read the many FZ1000 threads in the Panasonic Compact Cameras forum.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (845 comments in total)
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Todd3608: How many consumers actually want 4K quality. I am the geek in our family and have zero desire for 4K. 1080P is good enough for me.

It's likely that downsampled 4k video will result in better 480p that shooting directly in 480. 1080p and 4K are just formats, much like MP4 and AVCHD are. Most cameras that shoot 1080p can't resolve 1080 lines - just like these 4K cameras can't resolve full 4K resolution. However, these 4K cameras can resolve more lines than their 1080 counterparts and thus will result in better downsampling results.

For example, if the 4k camera could really only resolve 1100 lines but the 1080 version only 700 lines, it's obvious that you should get better 480 results from the 4k video. I've seen other comments in Panasonic threads where this is exactly what many are hoping for from the 4k video. I've also seen that 4k video editing isn't that much of an increased strain for processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (845 comments in total)
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Todd3608: How many consumers actually want 4K quality. I am the geek in our family and have zero desire for 4K. 1080P is good enough for me.

Many are interested in using 4K in shutter-priority mode as an 8MP 30fps stills burst mode with zero buffer lag.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
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EthanP99: Just so we're clear, f4 is now considered "fast lens" ?

f/2.8 is always bigger than f/4 and one could also argue brighter. But f/4 can be faster than f/2.8 if the sensor allows use of higher ISO for same IQ. f/2.8 is faster glass than f/4, but not necessarily a faster camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
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Sdaniella: Leica:
f=9.1mm-146mm zoom
ad=f/2.8-f/4.0=9.1/2.8-146/4.0=3.25mm-36.5mm aperture diameters

FF(x2.747/x2.740):Eq.FoV=25mm-400mm
f-stop=FoV/ad=25/3.25-400/36.5:
=
25mm-400mm f7.7-f11 Eq.DoF+FoV

Thanks for noting this correctly as Eq.DoF+FoV. There are near fist fights in some of these comments over the use of Equivalent Aperture instead of the true equivalencies.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Bridge cameras like this one and the RX10 or still what I consider to be sub-enthusiast level. The 1" sensor is too small to deliver quality IQ at any low light level. That f/2.8 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/5.0 lens on an APC-S camera. Pretty darn slow for wide open, and thus rather lacking in low light capability. A f/4.0 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/7.1 lens on an APC-S camera. So this camera basically has a f/4--f/7.1 zoom lens compared to APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Meh! For the price of the RX10 you would be better off with a a6000 and a few good lenses. This one is cheaper, but still not worth the price for anyone who wants an enthusiasts level and above IQ. This is a mom/dad camera used to take little pictures to post on the internet. Again, meh!

You are baiting your own hook.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
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