pictureAngst

pictureAngst

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a IT nerd
Joined on Sep 16, 2011

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On DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording article (92 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: I can see these drones becoming delivery vehicles for drug dealers.

Gives a whole new meaning to 'getting high'

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
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b craw: I've made a number of pinhole cameras for student use. Those usually use film or (most often) paper negatives. Saying that this camera is a waste of money because you could simply build one is wrong because this uses Instamatic process. I've adapted existing Polaroid cameras to pinholes and it is somewhat more difficult than most imagine, and this offers multiple focal lengths. So, the price here is not outrageous unless one has a lot of experience making pinhole cameras.

I believe you would collapse the bellows in 5 stages (corresponding to the folds) which would change the angle of coverage. The interchangeable pinholes are just for exposure (and potentially depth of field, although I doubt if the difference would be very noticeable).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Definitely worthy of a movie. Exploration, survival & naughty penguins. I hear Hollywood knocking.

How about an adult-only episode of the Penguins from Madagascar?

'Owch! Hey, Rico, waddaya doin?'
'Oh sorry Kowalski, didn't realise you were just sleeping!'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)

Does it come with a lens hood?

I'm not getting one if it doesn't - I'm fed up with being ripped off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 06:52 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

Wow, just think how sharp all my cat pictures could be with this lens!

...although without autofocus, they would have to be sleeping cat pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (796 comments in total)
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JJLMD: Canon and Nikon are tomorrow's IBM and Kodak unless they undergo an extreme makeover. I rekindled this hobby in earnest about 2 years ago after decades of disinterest. When I started researching gear, I started researching only Canon and Nikon but it didn't take me very long to realize that Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus were making the most exciting products. Look, there are still people who still see Cadillac as THE prestige brand so it'll take awhile but there's no doubt in my mind that Canon and Nikon are on the same path as IBM and Kodak. These companies were once dominant and during their reign, it was unimaginable they would fall all the way to the bottom.

IBM is history?

Perhaps on the PC front, but the last time I checked it's still a major force in the mainframe and services markets, as the 341,000 employees will no doubt testify.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: I put...

"Many of these power stations are inexorably heterogenous, places where there is a convergence, overlapping and blurring of meanings, functions and temporalities. Hopefully these images will allow the viewer to make a myriad of connections between these different temporalities at play in these sites and in the process perhaps also reflect about our relationship to and dependence on technology and the impact of this kind of technological application on our individual and social consciousness."

...into Google Translate (Philosophical Portuguese to Stupid English) and got...

"These crazy places will mess with your head and make you think those mad ancient scientific dudes had the best mojo in town'

It gave...

"If you a giant brain geeky dude, it don't matter how big your house is, ain't no one coming to your party"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)

I put...

"Many of these power stations are inexorably heterogenous, places where there is a convergence, overlapping and blurring of meanings, functions and temporalities. Hopefully these images will allow the viewer to make a myriad of connections between these different temporalities at play in these sites and in the process perhaps also reflect about our relationship to and dependence on technology and the impact of this kind of technological application on our individual and social consciousness."

...into Google Translate (Philosophical Portuguese to Stupid English) and got...

"These crazy places will mess with your head and make you think those mad ancient scientific dudes had the best mojo in town'

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)

Amazing images, truly exceptional. It seems very appropriate to use a painstaking process to create them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 13th comment
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BaldCol: I went on a photography 'workshop' last year with 4 other photographers and a pro.

3 of us had SLRs, tripods and the usual bag of kit. One had a Leica camera and a Channel handbag for her trip into the Sussex countryside! Tells me all I need to know about Leica users.

Was there a photo wash-up at the end? Imagine how annoying it would be if her images were more interesting than yours!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
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peevee1: $900 for 18-135/3.5-5.6! Fuji is not exactly shy.
For comparison
Canon's new 18-135 IS STM costs $550 (Canon's old $500),
Sony's $500 ,
Nikon's new 18-140 is also $500,
Pentax 18-135WR also $500 - hell, you can buy whole WR k-50 with 18-135 for $900!
And it is harder (more expensive) to reach 18mm on a DSLR!

Among mirrorless, more versatile (longer reach)
Panasonic HD 14-140 is $400 (new 14-140 $630),
Olympus 14-150 $600;
Samsung 18-200 (again much longer reach) $700.

Um, thought it was harder (and so more expensive) to do quality 18mm on a mirrorless due to the closer rear element and greater angle of incidence between light and sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 12:59 UTC

Some useful reminders - particularly the one about keeping your gear in a sealed bag when moving between different temperatures and/or humidities, I always remember that one just after my lens has completely fogged up.

The whole lens caps thing will be lost on the 90% of owners who buy an SLR with a single megazoom lens.

BTW when using a lens cleaning solution, does anyone else get residual 'rainbow' smearing that then itself needs to be cleaned off?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 19:26 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On SmugMug Films: Lava Light article (8 comments in total)

Pah - call that dangerous?

I almost cut myself on a split plastic cup at the water cooler today - I could have bled to death right in front if my office colleagues, since none if them are ER trained.

Now that's danger.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 4th comment
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RichRMA: "Desperate migrants" are the creation of the mass communication world. Formerly, "desperate" meant, "we have absolutely nothing and need to move somewhere else now." Now it's, "We're ok, but we see online what the north has and we want it to."

Hmm...and I suppose the many adults and children who died of starvation during their attempt did so because they couldn't stop playing Candy Crush on their mobiles?

Seriously, this is one of the most naive postings I've ever seen.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 17:27 UTC
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

If Lego Arctic Batman had a camera, this would be it.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 10th comment
On Lost 1960s moon photos recovered from analog tapes article (43 comments in total)
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Hugo808: No UFO's?

No UFO in this shot - Elvis was clever enough to keep it on the other side of the moon.

He probably realised what the authorities would do if they found the movies those aliens had made of him with the fairy and the rabbit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' article (70 comments in total)
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Retzius: Too much PP in these images

;)

I wonder which film simulation app they used. Whichever one it is, it's not very realistic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)

I don't know what all the fuss is about - I've never had a problem with spots.

p.s. check out my latest flickr galleries at

Flickr.com/AdorableDalmatians
Flickr.com/TeenagePortraits

and

Flickr.com/BacteriaMacroFun

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 23rd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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backayonder: Can someone please summarise these 1392 posts as I think I need to buy this camera

Summary:

60% of posts say it's a flawless design, has a perfectly located ISO dial for calm and measured operation, and can be used for any task.

39% of posts say it's such a fundamentally flawed design, with a throwback location for the ISO dial which destroys modern levels of usability, and it cannot be used for anything.

1% of posts give useless summaries

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
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mcshan: Thank you Fuji! You are the greatest and you really care. I hope that I can own one grip or even several. Thank you.

Mr Shigetaka Komori, with the greatest respect you really should resist posting here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 13:23 UTC
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