GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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Livin' la Vida Loca

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On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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junk1: I wish someone would create a table of the various "1 series" camera features (and will there be a 2 series - just kidding.).

With sensors getting better and better, one day APS-C might end up being considered needless large, as many of us feel about full frame. already, micro 4/3rds are "good enough" really...better sensor scores than most Canon APS-C sensors.

Every sensor size has it's advantages... and disadvantages. Just because you do not see the need for a larger sized sensor does not mean it is useless and should be abandoned.

I own 1", MFT, APS and FF. Each has it's use and place in my kit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Am I the only one who thinks that the kit lens looks strange? I thought that the front of a lens was supposed to be round glass, and mostly glass, not mostly metal.

When I first saw the camera I thought it was just another point and shoot. I had to check to make sure it really was an interchangeable lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think most people are missing the big picture here. This camera is a huge leap over its predecessors. It has great AF, excellent video features including very good 1080p @ 60 FPS, class leading 20 FPS burst, a very small size with a decent grip, a built-in flash, and most importantly a very reasonable initial price.

Sure everyone wants 4K @ 30 FPS, a hot shoe, a built-in EVF, and a faster aperture kit lens. However, those things all cost a lot of money. For this camera to be successful it has to appeal to customers who aren’t willing to shell out the money for an LX100, RX100 MK III, or a G7x.

This camera is meant for people that want a small interchangeable lens camera that takes better photos and videos than their phone. This camera will do that for a very reasonable price.

I wouldn't buy this camera myself because I have the LX100. However, I would recommend this camera to someone who isn’t willing to pay that price but insists on getting an interchangeable lens camera.

The lack of 4K at 30fps IS a major defect.

If any manufacturer is going to offer 4K video, anything less than 25/30p represents a failure to understand, on their part.

I am in the process of moving my video shooting to 4K. I now own 3 4K capable cameras, have a 4K monitor on my new computer and will be buying a large screen UHDTV later this year. So any new purchase I make now MUST support 4K video properly. No compromises. 4K at 15fps is a serious compromise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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instamatic: I generally agree with Richard. I also think, than unless we have a camera that is Android (or iOS) based, fully connected via a cellular network (yes cellular, not only WI-FI) I don't see this market going anywhere but into further erosion.

The smartphone has pretty much significantly subdued, or even killed this market, and smartphone photos look excellent nowadays (I only have iPhone experience). The typical image-maker these days does not care about interchangeable lenses, and rarely knows (or cares for that matter) what depth-of-field, or lens wide-angle distortion is, so it does not matter to them, as long as they are happy with what their smartphone gives them.

The Panasonic CM1 smartphone camera (or is it camera smartphone?) seems like a real contender as the photographers smartphone. Too bad Panasonic decided to only release it in a few selected markets.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:24 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Hey Nikon.... No EVF, NO SALE. Got it yet?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:57 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

A square profiled (ie: a cube) action cam housing is patentable?
Smells like an April 1st joke to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies

I have a Surface 3 Pro for over 6 months and I was never aware there was a non 'Pro' version.

Anyway, the Surface Pro 3 beats both android and apple tablets by a very wide margin. I can run the full desktop version of Photoshop on the Surface Pro 3 and not some wimpy apps of limited capability.

My Surface Pro 3 runs an Intel i7 CPU with 8GB ram and a 512GB SSD. A true laptop replacement.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 23:25 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

I have been using FoCal since early V1. It takes some learning to get it set up properly, but once properly set up it works as advertized.

What I like most about the software, is that it takes the guesswork out of AF calibration.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:41 UTC as 21st comment
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

No issues on Windows.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)

Perfect... for the wannabe gunslingers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 01:31 UTC as 20th comment
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Meh...As bad of an idea as the spaghetti westerns were.

As would Clint Eastwood.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
On Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo article (45 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: CEO is at wit's end and hoping the Japanese will pick up the company. Sorry, Lytro is Vietnanese and no Japanese firm will be that stupid.

That is what I thought, that Lytro was an american company.
So why the FUD Pelasdf?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 10:14 UTC
On Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo article (45 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: CEO is at wit's end and hoping the Japanese will pick up the company. Sorry, Lytro is Vietnanese and no Japanese firm will be that stupid.

Lytro is Vietnamese? I did not know that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)

What's missing is the option of a Thyristor auto setting. That means you must refigure expose as you change distance to your subject.

I have the Alien Bees ABR800 (320Ws) which is a fine unit, but AC powered (or LiIon external battery pack) and $100 cheaper, but also lacking an AutoThyristor setting.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:16 UTC as 11th comment
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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Digitalis32: I'm surprised about the inclusion of a Li-ion battery - most flash units use alternative battery types that aren't so inclined to have issues with heat. Though I wouldn't be surprised when someone uses this at 7FPS and complains that the battery melted.

Nigel, I would think anyone trying to shoot bursts with this unit will burn it out in short order. I very much doubt it is engineered for burst shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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Sergio Rojkes: The rig and the lamp looks just like Elinchrom´s.
At 1,4kg, much rather have a Ranger Quadra battery hanging on my shoulder and a very lightweigh ring flash.
The addition of a led light for video its a plus.
Good idea though.

PhotoKhan, I agree with you and would add... or anywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:50 UTC

I think they missed the boat here. Tenba says these are for mirrorless cameras. So what are the primary traits of mirrorless? Small and light. Yet these bags are designed to carry a camera and multiple lenses, tripods and large tablets. None of which meets the small and light criteria.

How about a smaller bag(s) that could carry a mirrorless camera with lens attached and one additional lens. No tripods or tablets. In other words, keep it small and light. A switch 4 or 5 pehaps?

I already have too many bags that can carry multiple cameras/lenses that I no longer use because they are too big and cumbersome.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 08:53 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
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Papi61: "When it arrives, the Broadcaster Pro will be priced at $495 USD."

And it doesn't even work with 4K video? Non-starter.

My thoughts exactly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 04:02 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: Why the heck do I have to click through eleven pages of images and (however short) text until I finally know what that "pricing" actually is?! This publishing style is a nuisance for the reader, especially on smaller screens. Ever heard the word 'usability' in the context of web publishing?

For me, on my system, the whole animated graphic thing simply does not work. I see NOTHING, so for me it is totally useless.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)

The only lens I might have an interest in would be the 8.5mm, but at $1200, I think I will give it a pass.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 02:05 UTC as 32nd comment
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