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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 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 (149 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 (149 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
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Wavehog Films: The move to video is known as a "pivot." In other words, a realization that: your product is "sheit"; you as CEO, are about to get canned; and, to avoid giving money back to investors, liquidating and hanging your head in shame, you need another cocked-up venture to keep the pyramid scheme alive : )

I don't think anyone ever said that about Apple.

But regardless, in 1997, Apple was a very well known and established company, completely unlike Lytro, who are a floundering startup.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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AlexisH: I wonder what they'll try after video? Sounds like no one wants the current tech for stills. And then I expect that video will not provide the resolution for professional use and that the amateurs won't have the time and interest to select focus themselves.

My computer is an i7-4790K with 32GB RAM and dual GT780Ti graphics cards.

Editing and rendering full HD 1080P video is quite speedy. Editing 4K (no proxies) is also easy, rendering takes a little longer than Full HD (as expected), but easily doable.

If you really want to edit video, then get the necessary hardware or just be prepared to wait longer during rendering.

For years I have edited HD video. NEVER had a problem, even with a much older, less powerful computer. Just took longer to render.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:59 UTC
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MioMio2000: I would take a 20-200 over this anytime!

Panasonic FZ1000. 1" sensor, 24-400mm f2.8-4 zoom, plus 4K video. PLUS RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
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Rich1939: 2000 mm will sell the hell out of this and the resultant atmosphere distorted images will disappoint the hell out of the buyers.

Try hand holding a 2000mm lens and getting a useable image.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:35 UTC
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ludwik123: life is full of surprises.
For the past six months we have had rumours of the P8000, a large sensor successor to the P7800. instead we get the P900, a small sensor superzoom. if i was shopping for a bridge camera this would be top of my list.

Panasonic FZ1000. 1" sensor and 4K video and RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:33 UTC

I AM NOT 4K

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 20th comment
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Wavehog Films: The move to video is known as a "pivot." In other words, a realization that: your product is "sheit"; you as CEO, are about to get canned; and, to avoid giving money back to investors, liquidating and hanging your head in shame, you need another cocked-up venture to keep the pyramid scheme alive : )

No, I have already decided not to waste my money on anything Lytro.

However, if in 5 to 10 years from now, they actually do come out with something useful, that actually addresses an imaging problem I have, I will certainly give them a second look. Assuming, of course, they are still around by then.

Personally, I think they are just trying to stay afloat long enough to sell off the technology to a deep pockets company, such as say... Apple or Microsoft.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 09:06 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: In 1974, maybe '75, IBM released it's first PC at a cost of something like $50,000, in mid70s dollars. (Irony the PC was at least assembled in Seattle.)

1981, different story.

Look what happened within 20 years to the PC market, and the usefulness of PCs. Every computer development for broad public use that has occured between 1995 and 2015 was well predicted in 1995 by anyone paying attention to computers.

Contrast 1975: Almost none of what came to pass in computers in the next 20 years upto 1995 was being predicted--even by people paying attention to computers. Maybe digital audio. Even into the early 1980s physicists who wanted to demonstrate a new program, software, they'd worked on at a conference would often travel to the conference with the program recorded on punch cards. That's cardboard.

No the Lytro is not likely to be as radical a change to photography as the broad use of a computer, but the nay-sayers here sure sound like many talking about computers in the 1970s.

VisiCalc was realeased about 4 years PRIOR to Lotus 123, in mid-1979.
IBM had an IBM 5100 portable computer as early as 1975 (but not the IBM PC we all know). The 5100 weighed 50ibs. It was mid-1981 before the first IBM-PC arrived on the scene.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:53 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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AlexisH: I wonder what they'll try after video? Sounds like no one wants the current tech for stills. And then I expect that video will not provide the resolution for professional use and that the amateurs won't have the time and interest to select focus themselves.

How aboutRAW "Have you tried to edit 4K video?"

Which has WHAT to do with a 4K Video lytro?

Editing 4K (conventional) video is a breeze. I do it a lot now that I own a 4K camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Henrik Herranen: Video of today is 4K / UHD, or in other words around eight megapixels. Lytro images show obvious digital artifacting even at 0.2 (zero point two) megapixels. Reference: pixelated out of focus areas between hand and background in http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/1418225486/IMG_0331-ShallowDOF-520px.jpeg from article http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1418225486/lytro-introduces-focus-spread-feature

This technology doesn't work.

Do you edit 4K?
I do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 03:47 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Wavehog Films: The move to video is known as a "pivot." In other words, a realization that: your product is "sheit"; you as CEO, are about to get canned; and, to avoid giving money back to investors, liquidating and hanging your head in shame, you need another cocked-up venture to keep the pyramid scheme alive : )

It's about as close to dung as a modern camera can get. It solves no problems for a real photographer and actually introduces a few. Amatuers (or if you prefer, the mass market consumer) won't buy for a variety of reasons, and they have mostly moved to cell phones for their photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Henrik Herranen: Video of today is 4K / UHD, or in other words around eight megapixels. Lytro images show obvious digital artifacting even at 0.2 (zero point two) megapixels. Reference: pixelated out of focus areas between hand and background in http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/1418225486/IMG_0331-ShallowDOF-520px.jpeg from article http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1418225486/lytro-introduces-focus-spread-feature

This technology doesn't work.

Editing 4K is not a problem. 4K is the future of 'home' video. You will see a big push this year and into the future.

4K 60p cameras are available, but not priced for the consumer market. That too, I think will change. Although personally, I don't know why the average consumer would want 60p.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Papi61: The camera market is older and more traditional, i.e. less open to innovation.
The video market is younger and more experimental, ready to accept innovation.
RED tried to market their products as photo cameras and failed. They switched focus to 100% video and now they virtually own the indie market.

Smart move, Lytro.

The problem RED had was they promised the original Scarlet at around $2000, fully functional. But they were unable to deliver on that promise. Instead the Scarlet morphed into what is available today at somewhat (read MUCH) higher prices than originally promised.

Saying RED now owns the indie market is something of an overstatement.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:10 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

Professional filmmakers? Amaueur and semi-pro video is now at 4K (8MP), but professional filmamers are now using 6K(20MP - Arri Alexa 65). RED also have a 6K cinema camera.

I think if they could do an 8MP sensor for stills, many people would sit up and take notice. It's the low resolution of the current offerings that is the issue.

For the future, anything less than 4K in video will not get you very far.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:06 UTC as 67th comment
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