Taikonaut

Taikonaut

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On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system article (145 comments in total)
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Deeso: So this innovation is more useful to videographers than photographers...

Anything that is shot using live view so this would also include photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 06:40 UTC
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AllanZ: Philip Bloom will be on this momentarily.. :)

he missed the bus by not getting involved in it.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 05:45 UTC
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fatdeeman: And in other news Magic Lantern release a picture style that turns a 5d mkiii into a camera that rivals a £40,000 Alexa for IQ!

I realise companies have to hold something back for the next model if they intend to get a good life out of the components they build but this is ridiculous, ML believe that cameras using the digic 4 can also shoot raw video so the digic 4 chip became obsolete and replaced before it's full potential was unlocked and I bet you the digic 5+ will also become obsolete way before Canon release a camera themselves that is capable of the quality the ML hack is unlocking. We live in a strange world when hardware is developed and doesn't meet it's full potential before it is replaced.

It's one thing to hold features back because you will be using the same chip in future models but when the chip get's replaced entirely with only a fraction of it's true potential being realised it seems like a massive waste.

BMCC is overrated.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 05:44 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)
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h2k: Like others, i also think that Andrew Reid's part of the conclusion doesn't feel very fact-based. He considers add-ons and competitors that are yet to be released - who knows if their now-announced qualities really do materialize outside marketing promises.

Blackmagic Design missed its delivery target with thier Cinema Camera, it finally trickled out after 7 months late and still the great majority of customers havent even got theirs delivered. The July 2013 shipping target is unlikely to be met since they still need to deliver 90% of its backorders of their 2012 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 06:43 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)
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D1N0: so for shooting stills it's actually crap. Gold award. Way to go dvreview

Not at the price point I question awarding Gold. All thing considered it is the video which is the stand out feature not stills which is mediocre.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:10 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)

Andrew Reid of EOSHD I felt was a little unfair when he contributed to the video section of the Canon 5DMkIII review were he absolutely slated it which contributed to Dpreview giving it a not so good score. It now appears Andrew now gone against his initial impression and accept the 5DMkIII video is better than the Nikons, D800 included, apart from the Panasonic GH2/3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:04 UTC as 64th comment
On DxOMark examines lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III article (60 comments in total)

If you look at Dpreview comparison the D800 shows very soft edges that obscures details.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 04:07 UTC as 8th comment
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)
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Abhijith Kannankavil: thanks for the review, even though it may have no use for me.

But, let me say it anyway. All of this, including the comments by @cinetics make it sound as if a paid advertisement article. This is not what i expected out of dpreview.

Dpreview sold it soul to the devil call Amazon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 17:20 UTC
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)
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JohnMatrix: Is there that much demand for dolly footage taken 1ft off the ground?

Probably up womens skirt :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)
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Taikonaut: $450? That is too much for a mini tripod dolly. Just think for that price I could get a decent camera gib.

For what it is it is not worth $450. Maybe look at sourcing cheaper alternative parts for manufacturing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 17:17 UTC
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)

$450? That is too much for a mini tripod dolly. Just think for that price I could get a decent camera gib.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 08:53 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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dpLarry: The photographer didn't go 'calm down guys' but was like 'go go, damn! I'm getting good shots here'

Sounds about right. And because the photographer is a woman she is excused by the police for not intervening but had she been a man he would have been guilty for not intervening. Sexism is alive and well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:52 UTC
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ryansholl: Allow me to completely depart from the "she's a terrible person" parade for a moment.

Having been around similar situations with both males and females flying off the handle, I say as not a small guy that there was really nothing she could have done to make things better aside from physically restrain the man. How many here have tried to physically restrain someone for an extended period? Someone much stronger, as I imagine this man is?

The police were probably right that intervening probably would have only resulted in making him even more angry and getting the both of them assaulted.

So, instead we have photos illustrating a bit of what situations like this can be like. Many may never have any idea otherwise. It's very easy to forget about if you are lucky enough to not be involved or know someone involved.

Kudos to her. I'm glad that no one was seriously hurt and hopefully the guy can get the help he needs and the girlfriend can see herself away from the situation.

The man may have a rage problem under the influence of alchohol. The woman also has jealous rage problem and knows exactly how to manipulate her partner.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:30 UTC

While out at a nightclub I witnessed a couple having a bit of a tiff, she was calling him allsort, hitting, kicking and scratching him while he simply trying to defend himself by pushing her away. It got to a point were he losed it and punch her then all of a sudden security jumped on him and she became a victim,

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:27 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies

Obviously only half the story. I mean drink was indeed a factor. The guy is a loser. The woman obviously chooses to be with losers. It is just too easy to portray the woman as a victim while she could have been the instigator. Another woman has flirted with her partner at a bar, so of what, but he didnt gone of with her, she is the one who got madly jealous and left him in a limbo and embarrased him, took his friends with her. Upon arriving home she want him out of the house, were is he gonna go to sleep? Influenced by drinks they only see black and white. Had it been the other way round some would say the man was a dangeroous possesive who cant cope with a another man flirting with his GF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)

I can tell he is no marine by the size of his waistline.
Looks more like a cabbie.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 17:34 UTC as 58th comment
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (357 comments in total)
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Taikonaut: On older lens that was developed during the film days such as the EF 85mm f1.8 and EF 50mm f1.4 corner sharpness, vignetting and CA is much more pronounced. With more modern lens made from the digital era it fits the Metabones more perfectly and optically performs much better.

You are being nonesense here. At wide aperture on FF both these lenses suffers severe vignetting and CA. The reviews confirms my own findings. The Speed Booster gathers all of the EF lens characteristic and not just the center as it would be for crop, and the 85mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.4 has some of the the worst vignetting and CA issues at wide aperture. I suggest you get clued up first before berating anyone with your own nonesense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 01:43 UTC
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (357 comments in total)
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Deleted1929: So where's the cheap manual only version, given that the AF isn't worth having ?

Speed Booster is much more valueble for video cameras. The BMCC and Digital Bolex wth MFT mount will turn their S16 size sensor to something close to S35 and don't need to spend $25k-$60k for an equivelent in Red or Alexa.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 19:47 UTC
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (357 comments in total)

On older lens that was developed during the film days such as the EF 85mm f1.8 and EF 50mm f1.4 corner sharpness, vignetting and CA is much more pronounced. With more modern lens made from the digital era it fits the Metabones more perfectly and optically performs much better.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 19:40 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
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Trollshavethebestcandy: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9474/prototype-metabones-speed-booster-equipped-nex-7-vs-full-frame-5d-mark-iii?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EOSHD+%28EOSHD.com%29

Enjoy the crow
It seems to work as advertised.

It does exactly what it says on the tin.
There are some people who feel threatened because they invested in FF and didnt expect a whole bunch of cheapo cameras can be just as good IQ wise with a $600 adapter. I say get use to it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 18:43 UTC
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