Brian Lund

Brian Lund

Lives in Denmark Odense, Denmark
Works as a Route planner
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/thelund
Joined on Nov 25, 2006

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On Capital City Series: Reykjavik, Iceland challenge (2 comments in total)

What do you consider to be in the general vicinity of Reykjavik? I just got home from Iceland this sunday, I don't really have a lot of interesting pictures from Reykjavik, but lots from the west and south-west!

15 minutes drive, half an hours drive, 1 hours drive? Thingvellir? Bláfjöll?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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Richt2000: $1199 or £1199 - canon is ripping the brits off again.

For an f4 zoom, thats expensive...

Lets hope its better than the 17-40 L, which is only 'ok' in my book.

Much smaller market? Yes, the UK may be, but the European Union in its entirety is certainly not a much smaller market! - Yet the price inside the EU and many neighboring countries for Canon lenses are very similar!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:21 UTC
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (8 comments in total)
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Brian Lund: So I can upload a picture taken april 13th? Or not?

Only rules I can see regarding date is it has to be AFTER april 2nd?

Thank you for the clarification! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 08:51 UTC
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (8 comments in total)

So I can upload a picture taken april 13th? Or not?

Only rules I can see regarding date is it has to be AFTER april 2nd?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Tokyo night in the City of Tokyo – Japan challenge (4 comments in total)

The compression is really horrible (look at the sky in full resolution)! But the image itself is great, next time, please don't compress it so hard! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 21:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On Dusk on Rome in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

I absolutely love the sky, but the city could use some post-processing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Golden Harvest in the Prairie Harvest challenge (8 comments in total)

If not for the plastic bag this could have been mistaken for a scene from a hundred years ago! I like it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 06:43 UTC as 8th comment
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stratplaya: 200-400? Welcome to the 21st century Canon!

Look at the price... This lens should be 31st century with that price-tag...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 22:40 UTC
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nnowak: Flat out; this new plan costs me far more while providing far less.

same for me!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:22 UTC

I just hope Lightroom 5 will be available as non-subscription, then afterwards I can decide if there is a reason to pay every month. Because as it is now, upgrading Lightroom once in a while is cheaper than buying into the clouds..!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:20 UTC as 850th comment | 2 replies
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Maverick_: Something is very fishy.
1) the box has 1 lens, why is that lens always pointed to the outside?
2) Why is that box always kept on the outside in crates, never inside mixed in with the others?
3) Does anyone really care how UK post office delivers a local delivery? They have been providing such videos for decades. There are dozens of TV shows with such footage since the early days.
4) If this is supposed to be a test of the mechanism, then I would say it's a success but looks like the UK PO was involved.

Except it is clearly shot in Denmark...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:31 UTC
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wkay: I'd be careful with that kind of stunt, could easily be interpreted to be a bomb..

Or it could be interpreted as a parcel going from A to B!

I don't think there is ANY kind of X-ray or anything on parcels shipped domestically here in Denmark (where this video was shot)...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:30 UTC
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wkay: could also be considered terrorist motivated espionage of the interior of government facilities. Let's see what authorities think of his little stunt.

Yeah this was shot in Denmark, so please send some tax DOLLARS so we can do some investigations... You know with the economic crisis and all... ;)

Calling a post office/distribution centre a government facility is a bit of a long shot though, if you ask me!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:29 UTC
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akophoto: Load of c**p. Clear view for the camera for the entire process??

Never buried or in the middle of a pallet and great view throughout!
Pointless.

@peter42y it probably took around or less than 24h (but not much less), it looks like a domestic shipment in Denmark and that is always day-to-day.

But yeah, editing goes a long way..!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:27 UTC
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Nikonworks: I do not see anything that makes it seem fake.

1) it was a square thin box meaning it would land on its top or bottom.
any video that was 'upside down' could be corrected.

2) that leaves 4 surfaces to have a 'view' of the suroundings.
This woud lead me to believe we saw at most 25% of the video,
allowing the chance of the other non-camera sides to have the 'view'.

3) The video is about 3 minutes long, a day has 480 '3 minute segments'.
(the shipment might have taken more than a day or two - even more 3 minut segments).
We viewed only one of these segments which was edited.
So in the can should be a great deal of footage that was discarded.

I don't see a 'fake'.

I see the work of a genius whether it is fake or not.

Looks like it was a domestic shipment in Denmark, this is always day-to-day!

The only reason it should take more than a day is if the receiver is not at home to pick up the parcel when the postman is at the door! (But then the recipient has to pick up the parcel at the post office)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:22 UTC
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OnTheWeb: I bet the security screeners loved seeing this device come through.

It looks like this was a domestic shipment here in Denmark, I don't think there is any security screening at all on domestic shipments in DK!

If it was international I think it would be different! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:18 UTC
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alexisgreat: You can already detect planets orbiting other stars with current (even relatively cheap astrocams) so this can only be better!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extrasolar_planets_directly_imaged

Although I think they have all been imaged in the infra-red spectrum and not the visible light!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 09:11 UTC
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trungthu: "... This means it has only one photosite per output pixel, so won't offer the same color resolution as Canon's EOS C300 professional video camera, which has four capture pixels (a Red, Green, Blue, Green quartet) per output pixel... "

I don't know how it can record color information in only one photosite. While almost all others use three color filter in four pixels (RGBG).
Please help me. Thanks.

I'm not an expert on the C300 but I'll try to explain how I understand it..!

In all "normal" cameras a bayer filter is used, and one "photosite" is one pixel in the finished image, colour interpolation is used to create a full colour image, ie. a red photosite/pixel will get it's green and blue colour from the neighbouring photosites/pixels!

The C300 sensor has four times as many pixels as the output image! It also uses the bayer filter but it uses four photosites for one pixels to get more accurate colour information in the pixel itself - ie. no colour interpolation!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 09:08 UTC
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trungthu: "... This means it has only one photosite per output pixel, so won't offer the same color resolution as Canon's EOS C300 professional video camera, which has four capture pixels (a Red, Green, Blue, Green quartet) per output pixel... "

I don't know how it can record color information in only one photosite. While almost all others use three color filter in four pixels (RGBG).
Please help me. Thanks.

Google "Bayer filter" - it is used in pretty much every still image camera today! More likely than not, yours too! (Except for Sigma with their Foveon sensor) No big news, this has been around for many years!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 14:34 UTC
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silentstorm: I'm not sure how they derived the 7.5x larger pixel size than 1Dx. My estimated guess should be just about 4x.

Let's rewind to the 1st 1Ds with 12MP, I remembered it to have 9.x microns

Fast forward to 1Dx with 18MP, & improve fabrication technology, I would guess it to be somewhat around 5 microns.

So how is 19 vs 5 microns be 7.5x???

Lastly, full HD only offers 2MP. This sensor is really not meant for your common everyday camera.

Where's the challenge? By reducing pixels & enlarging them, & then claim that to be a breakthrough in sensitivity? I don't get it at all???

It is as much 960x540 as the sensor in the 1Dx is 2592x1728...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 14:32 UTC
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