DemonDuck

DemonDuck

Lives in United States Mammoth Lakes, CA, United States
Has a website at pancyl.com
Joined on Sep 17, 2010
About me:

I got no plan. Every time I make a plan, life happens.

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Sdaniella: geonaute360 (we-sphere) already has a compact 360 degree spherical panorama camera (triple lens) that handles videos/stills (navigate/zoom with mouse):

http://www.wesphere.com/swf/embed.php?id=video_007

http://www.wesphere.com/#video_007
http://www.wesphere.com/

sdyue

They aren't live yet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:25 UTC
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Petka: This would work well for shots taken in fairly large spaces (church interiors, landscape), but there are problems with tight places like car interiors or when there are objects close by at the stitching seam area. This is because there is a slight parallax error as the lenses can not be at the same spot, this does not happen with nodal point panorama heads, which, on the other hand, are clumsy and slow.

Otherwise a good idea.

Exactly. And the parallax error looks to be pretty big given how far apart the lenses are.

Small images in large spaces look like the best use. Maybe for journalistic purposes like crowds, fires car wrecks etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
On Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview article (162 comments in total)

The Sony NEX c3 is as good or better than the 650d (which is supposed to be the same as the M) and yes you can use Canon lenses. And it's way cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 15:14 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

I had one of his cable release adapters for my Panasonic LX3. It worked great. So I contacted Richard Franiec and asked him if he could develop some kind of cable release adapter for my NEX c3. He said that if he got enough requests for one, he would consider trying to develop one. Here's his reply.

Richard Franiec wrote:
> > Hi Ken,
> >
> > I try to develop my accessories based on the user feedback (demand).
> > If I'll have enough potential buyers to support particular project,
> > everything is possible.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Richard

So if you want to have Richard develop a cable release adapter for the NEX cameras send him a brief email -- see below.

You can contact Richard through his web site:

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/

His email addresses are:

tecsol@comcast.net

rfraniec@yahoo.com

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 01:53 UTC as 5th comment
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bmike: well, my gamble didn't pay off. i picked it up LR3 when Adorama was selling it... hoping to at least save some $$ when I upgraded. Sigh.

I'm experiencing similar pain....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:47 UTC

Arrgghhh.... I bought 3.6 about 2 months ago. If I would have waited, I could have gotten 4.0 for less than the cost for 3.6.

The cost of 3.6 + the upgrade cost is almost twice what I would have paid for 4.0 alone.

arrgghh...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:46 UTC as 29th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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mcd3: Anyone that has owned an OM camera will love this. To all the detractors, you have no idea.

Lets hope the image quality is great

I thought the IQ was the most important feature. All the rest is just a gateway to IQ.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:38 UTC

I hope Adobe concentrates on improving raw processing. It's pretty good now and hopefully it gets better over time. Especially in the area of noise reduction and highlight/shadow detail recovery.

I could care less about it's cataloging interface. In fact the catalog stuff gets in the way more than it helps. Just let me load a file or a folder or a selections of files from a folder and then "develop" them into a folder of my choice. That's all I need for image management. Folders are my catalog.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 21:37 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
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Peter 13: Adobe should offer a "lighter" version of LR. Many people do not want, and actually find it annoying and resource consuming to have a RAW converter with cataloging functions. I would pay a premium to free my computer of all those modules. Let us have a RAW converter/editor without even the need to "import" the files and without all those gimmicks, and offer a bloated version of LR for those who want it. Such a lean product is going the photoshop way, sad.

I bought Lightroom 3 strictly for it's raw conversion capability which is (was?) the same as ACR. I bought LR3 because dcraw based converters are simply not as good.

What I want in LR4 is better noise reduction/removal and better/smarter sharpening and better/smarter dynamic range management without needing HDR processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 19:06 UTC
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (776 comments in total)
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RichardBalonglong: I'm not a Canon fan, but I like this new G1X... Compact size, large sensor, nice lens. For me, as a photojournalist, is a good camera to use when times you don't need your bulky DSLRs or times you need to be extra stealthy when shooting your subjects. =)

Compact size? It's weighs nearly a pound and a quarter...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 17:56 UTC
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (776 comments in total)

It's almost as big and heavy as one of their low end DSLR's. Where's the advantage?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 17:54 UTC as 151st comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (134 comments in total)
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DemonDuck: My own opinion is that any camera with a sensor smaller than APS-C is dated and a waste of money. You can get two NEX 3 bodies for the price of one S100.

But that's just my own slanted viewpoint.....

Just to give people like you something to snark about....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 18:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (134 comments in total)

My own opinion is that any camera with a sensor smaller than APS-C is dated and a waste of money. You can get two NEX 3 bodies for the price of one S100.

But that's just my own slanted viewpoint.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 01:31 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On DxO Labs launches Optics Pro 7.1 for Mac and Windows article (95 comments in total)

Lightroom 3 is also on sale from Adobe for $199.00.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 18:39 UTC as 42nd comment

Good grief! The hype -- oh, the hype. "...become one with the user and their lifestyle..." Does Nikon marketing really think anybody buys that kind of crap anymore?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 17:10 UTC as 205th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:olympusep3 (155 comments in total)
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CSulestio: Best color truth in the EP3. G3 surprisingly falls off the grid with its color processing. a little bit offish, the G3 colors are a little more earthy.

Panasonic default color is always yellow/greenish. You have to adjust the WB to get more natural colors.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 at 17:36 UTC
On Preview:olympusep3 (155 comments in total)

Sony Nex 5 is still the best IQ

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 at 17:34 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies

What a dumb camera. There it is. They could have had something really nice and useful if they had put an M43 or APS-C sized sensor in it.

But no. A smaller sensor than most compact cameras.

What happened to Pentax's ability to make good cameras? Is it Hoya's influence?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 11:08 UTC as 158th comment
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