Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Designer
Has a website at http://www.molecule.com.au
Joined on Feb 22, 2004


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On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK news story (161 comments in total)

Yeah, 3M already solved this problem quite some time ago.

However this product could be great for randomly erasing the ID strips on my credit cards.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:33 UTC as 23rd comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (111 comments in total)

Everybody except for Mac users.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

It kind of seems that this is the camera BM were working to all along.

Hopefully now they can stop releasing new products for a wile and start issuing bug fixes for their existing products.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:38 UTC as 1st comment
On AJA enters cinema camera market with 4K Cion news story (23 comments in total)

Looks interesting.
However one of the most important things with a cine camera is reliability and ease of use / ergonomics.
In this regard, so far at least, you get what you pay for.
I wonder how much the mags are going to be?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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yabokkie: 22x zoom is standard for ENG lenses and I'd be interested to see a 22x zoom for 8K video on Super35 (say 15-330mm).

Do you realise how big a lens like this would be?
Ever seen a 24-290mm Optimo or 11:1 Primo Zoom?
They are over 10 Kg and are huge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
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mosc: Can someone answer a question that's been nagging me lately? I feel like professional video production was always fairly small aperture telephoto until recently. I've been seeing bokeh and people's faces clearly shot with wide angle lenses on a lot of the newly filmed series, shot with lenses like this one wide open. Personally, I think the look is very amateurish. I suppose it requires a lot less attention to lighting and baking your actors under incredibly bright apparatuses that could give sunburn but I'm wondering specifically if I'm crazy or not about telephoto-only on old lenses.

On color TV cameras from the 60s-80s, what were the typical equivalent focal lengths used for your typical set TV show? How rare was something like 28mm back then?

It is just fashion.
A lot of shows were shot on film back then.
If it was shot on tape, a typical zoom lens might be 9-126mm on a 2/3" tube camera.

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 40th comment
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drawer77: i have a question about Red cameras for you gurus out there. i know the Red camera are modular cameras. But do they use a reflex system like a DSLR or are they mirrorless ?

There is a video viewfinder and an on-board monitor with touch screen control. Also 1 x HDSDI output that you can run to a HD monitor.

It doesn't have a mechanical shutter (although you can get an optional LCD shutter called a Motion Mount) or a mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
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rwbaron: I wonder who makes the sensor for them?


Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:09 UTC

What a legend.

Keep up the great work Mr Maki.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 00:58 UTC as 22nd comment
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Erik Ohlson: A "protective" filter is a chimera - a waste of time & money, adding 2 more dirt-catching & reflective surfaces.

Ask yourself: "Why don't the camera designers put a flat glass in front of their lenses.

I haven't used or missed such things in over 60 years of photography.

Actually on some lenses, like for example Canon telephotos, they do!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 00:09 UTC
On SanDisk introduces first CFast 2.0 memory card news story (58 comments in total)

Arri Amira.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:49 UTC as 6th comment
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Francis Carver: Wow, a "Full-HD" 1920 x 1080 pixel count sensor for videography, how revolutionary! Quick, someone tell Canon that Sony already has 6 different models of digital video cameras/camcorders, each with native 4K resolution video recording capabilities. And Canon is now experimenting with the previous generation resolution HD? Wow....

4K monitors are available now.

Consumer models are being released very soon.

4K streaming is available now with 4K Bluray available very soon. It seems like the Bluray is going to be pretty heavily compressed though.

4K is the next big consumer electronics push.
I'm not sure if it will really take off, but the the manufacturers are going to give it a red hot go at making it a success.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 00:01 UTC

Apple Quicktake.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 00:51 UTC as 103rd comment
On Sinking at Sunset II in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

Very, very nice image.

Great composition.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 UTC as 4th comment

Thích Quảng Đức's Austin isn't that colour.

Otherwise pretty good effort

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 113th comment
On Build your own point-and-shoot camera with Bigshot news story (54 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Very cool. I may pick one up for my 8 year old.

After my kid puts this together can he get a job a Foxconn or something?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:37 UTC
On Breathtaking images from Red Bull Illume 2013's finalists news story (12 comments in total)

Amazing images.
Really stunning.

Sucks that the photographers are signing away their rights.
Sad that artistry and technical skill is so undervalued now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:35 UTC as 11th comment
On 17 Signs That You Were Alive Before Digital Photography news story (149 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Those long lost toys do take me back...

I kinda miss "the smell of Sulphur Dioxide" in the morning... even though it was a killer for your health...


There is a cool site for old graphic design tools similar to this list.
Awesome to see this stuff that is rare now, but back in the day was so common you would never think would disappear.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:28 UTC
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CollBaxter: As to these scopes and the rest used by hunters. I am not pro hunting or anti hunting. I live in Africa and here we are pragmatic about it. Poaching is the problem not organized controlled hunting. Most controlled hunting takes place on game farms where you pay for what you shoot. These farms are the corner stone of conservation in Africa as these game farmers breed animals that would have normally been allowed to die out. They put a value to the animal and therefore it is protected. They also know to balance nature they have to have non valuable assets. So if people want to visit to satisfy some blood lust or primitive urge then they are welcome to come with their expensive toys and pay for to get their rocks off. It we did not have this the farmers would have moved in cows .

As to scopes go into a gun store and see how many brands there are. Nikon is one of many. They screwed up when they mentioned safari. A true wild lion is not a Disney character that eats coco pops.

Spot on.

I used to be anti-hunting, but the reality in Africa is exactly as you say.

The animals would likely all be extinct without the rich hunters using the game parks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 06:57 UTC
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