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Tan68

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On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (133 comments in total)
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tbcass: It seems to me the camera would be awkward to handle with the way the body angles down. It would be tough on your wrist.

ok. then the angle when stowed might work well. allow you to not have camera directly in front of you... maybe not so bad. and no reason it couldn't have a screen that will do well in sun. if sun is a trouble tilt it a bit and go back to 'hold it straight in front' like all P/S do anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (133 comments in total)
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tbcass: It seems to me the camera would be awkward to handle with the way the body angles down. It would be tough on your wrist.

what i mean is the screen must always be tipped out if the camera is in front of you. seems awkward to have it always tilted out...

on the other hand, if you have the screen stowed (it would be angled up a bit) and the camera is held out a little below eye level, it might work okay. look straight ahead and see everything because the camera is a bit below eye level. glance down and the screen is angled up toward you...

might work indoors
still think glare will be more trouble outside

interesting to see what a reviewer makes of it

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (133 comments in total)
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tbcass: It seems to me the camera would be awkward to handle with the way the body angles down. It would be tough on your wrist.

gun grips are angled a bit. water hose nozzles are as well. it should be comfortable for the wrist, if the angle is right.

the constantly tilted screen is the odd thing. without tilting the screen, glare must be bad. might be nice to see a design where the screen could be stowed but still facing the user (as any other screen is) and saving tilt for when there is a reason to use it.

+ i just realized how old this article is ?!!
outta here

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (133 comments in total)

Creeper in the rearview mirror...

I passed the Alfred Hitchcock scene with the guy in the backseat of the car and kept going. I was expecting an image of a car in a service garage with a mechanic's creeper visible in the mirror. I wondered what trick of perspective could make that possible...

'creeper' for 'some creepy dude' must be a colloquial thing :^)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On Seven photographic hacks, one short video article (34 comments in total)
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Perry Carmichael: Egg timer/GoPro is new to me & a good one. But the rest, back in the day, were just what we did go get the shot. Didn't call them "hacks" or "DIY" either. Just what we had to do.

Yeah, I clicked on this mostly to see what stuff is being called a 'hack' now.

+ My proposed use of tissue is hardly a hack
I suppose it might be called one now...
Used to be a 'tip'

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Seven photographic hacks, one short video article (34 comments in total)

I decided to not watch the video when I saw the first frame was of a Nikon rampant in front of the guy's crotch plus caption 'greased up and ready to go'. right.

So, I don't know if tissue is suggested. It can be handy to help diffuse highlights on small things. I know this because I use it at home with flash and pictures of shiny things. I haven't always carried it while traveling, though, and have been unhappy when it could have been used to reduce reflection on shiny wood (little things like a small carving) or whatever. I plan to put tissue in my bag and maybe a little wire like that for flower arranging. The wire could make a good enough frame and all folds to nothing.

Anyway.

Timmbits...
I don't know what to say.
That is like getting a life jacket but no motor boat.
A key ring but no car keys.
Toilet paper but no...

Like some kind of Alanis Morissette song :^(

(About 12, I went through several Christmases receiving key fobs from aunt/uncle. What they were thinking?)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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Wubslin: Another failure from Nikon. I guess I should be disappointed, but I can't even muster disappointment any more.

How Nikon are still in business is a mystery.

@ HowaboutRAW

He is obviously trying to keep things rolling. I only responded because I thought it possible he might be writing in good faith; some people are naturally melodramatic.

However, it is clear what he is up to

I should have known not to get involved with this. If you will please let him have the last word, I will stop getting update notifications for this thread. No, I don't know how to turn notifications off. It is easier to beg you to let it go. I would ask the other guy but...

PS - I see you wrote you will not "drop the subject at the behest.." etc... Will you drop it for me :^)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
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maaggyr: "So there’s no 4K video, but perhaps Nikon would have had to have used a different sensor, and a sensor more tuned to movies than to stills...."

So why there is 54 mentions of video vs 32 of photos in Nikon D810 press release ???

http://www.eoshd.com/content/13041/54-mentions-video-vs-32-photos-nikon-d810-press-release

Photographs of cats falling off window sills aren't ever as exciting as a video of a cat falling...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
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Wubslin: Another failure from Nikon. I guess I should be disappointed, but I can't even muster disappointment any more.

How Nikon are still in business is a mystery.

What should they have done ?
Add more pixels or something?
More movie stuff?

I am am curious. Upgrades can't be super awe inspiring all the time. Not every new model should cause people to think 'gotta upgrade'.

Now, I think people have become accustomed to each new model being another new cat meow... but digital cameras were younger and there was more room for dramatic changes. Less room with mature medium.

So, what should Nikon have added..? Surely 4k video isn't the toe curly experience you crave. Must be something else they failed to add to the camera. What ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (29 comments in total)

Doubly interesting.

I hate to see Tamrac go.
I have a 30..?! year old Tamrac bag.

Also hadn't heard of Gura.
Pleased it is in Utah.

Less pleased to be discriminated against. 'Enthusiast' is a match so I am okay with that label, of course. By time they get to 'discerning' and 'professional', I am feeling a bit isolated. What about all the blundering, happy puppy types. Do we get bags as well ??

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 14:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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vFunct: Lightroom is awful and simply not as good as Aperture. Lightroom focuses on garbage features like Lens Correction, when the features like metadata workflow is FAR more important to a professional photographer than any "lens correction" ever could be.

No client in the world has EVER cared about lens distortion & correction. They don't even NOTICE it. So why the hell does Lightroom even include that as a "feature"? They should be trying to get their metadata workflow to be as good as Aperture's.

Really, Lightroom is only for high-end amateurs and other prosumers. It really isn't a professional calibre photo tool like Aperture is.

Meanwhile, looking over the Photos demo from WWDC, it does look like it's more Aperture than iPhoto, so that is a sign of relief. Also, it looks like we'll be able to move the Aperture database over to Photos, so that probably means it has Aperture's feature set, maybe including stacks and so on... dunno... we'll see.

I might agree with -0.8% pinbarrel correction.

Does useless lens correction stuff include perspective distortion correction stuff ?

Do you believe there are things that can be done to an image that most will not consciously notice yet these things make an image more interesting ?

Your pick: color, contrast, perspective, exif
Any of these ? Other stuff ?

I think the things people will not really notice are the things that make images better. Using perspective distortion tools can be one of these things not noticed but appreciated...

+ @ Thorn: I don't think he means metadata is more important to the client. He means metadata is more important to the professional and (presumably) more important than some kind of other things are to customers. I am curious if he lumps perspective distortion stuff in with pinbarrel stuff... for instance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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DaytonR: Oh wow ! What a nice camera , I wish Kodak had released cameras like this a few years back when I was looking to upgrade from my compact ! Its good to see Kodak still in the game , well done Kodak !!

Tord, that's brutal. What if this camera carries the spirit of Kodak. With the brutal reality you deliver, the beast has no chance. Let the animal breathe and enjoy the sunshine. If it turns mean, we can kill it again later. For now, let people enjoy their Kodak. (shhhhh)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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jamesm007: I started with Kodak Bridge Cameras. So I have a like for them. The Kodak P880 had superb color accuracy (Imaging Resource) and was an alternative to what was then dSLRs over $1000. So it did not have those punchy consumer colors.

Subjectively and Pro test (IR) showed saturation at about 6% over and hues were the most accurate measured at that time, at IR at around ~3.5%. That is equal or beats a lot of dSLRs. Another Kodak know how is WB.

Take a look at the WB of these pics. The reds, whites and other colors are near perfect or at least not pushed hard. Hues are excellent as well. Time may tell if I am right or wrong.

Not sure if everyone realizes color is as important as sharpness. Look at all the color profiles we have. No one knew the science of color better than Kodak.

I am going out out on a limb by saying this camera has the accurate Kodak colors. Not the punchy consumer Kodak colors. Which makes this a very good camera and or interesting camera!

Well, I hope it does as well. But, I wonder how much Kodak engineering will be involved. It is a licensed name now.

Still, it sounds fun. Why not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)
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rgiddings: What WB do you use to shoot the Checker? Auto? Daylight for outdoors? I know most people are going to say it doesn’t matter in RAW, but that can’t be true. If I shoot the same scene twice in Daylight and Tungsten and white-balance in post (in ACR, for instance), I get similar looking images, but surely must be losing some info in the incorrectly set version.
In B&W photography shooting through a yellow/red filter makes for darker skies. Does WB not affect what goes into a RAW file?

Where white balance with RAW can matter is with respect to exposure...

(1) I took a picture of a snowy mountain in the dim cloudy morning. 'Daylight' WB set. On the camera LCD, the image looked horribly blue. Looked a bit dimly exposed as well.

(2) I took a gray card reference picture with auto WB. Things look much better and no surprise, but an interesting thing happened with the histograms.

(1), the gray/white luminance histogram was pretty much in the middle. But, the blue channel was already near clipping. Wouldn't want to increase exposure.

(2), the luminance histogram was shifted a bit to the right and the image looked brighter. Blue channel had been shifted where it belongs. Didn't need to increase exposure.

WB at capture doesn't affect the RAW file, but incorrect WB at capture can affect exposure decisions during review on-site. I may make a bad decision. I can review RGB histograms on the LCD. Getting WB *mostly* right is good enough to help w/ exposure, I think.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (149 comments in total)

In place of Instax, people are sometimes happy to see the picture on the LCD. Mmm, at the same time having made a decision with respect to equipment safety. Never hand a camera over and even holding it out toward someone is not a good idea (I go strapless). Depends on how things go.

I like to talk with the few people I have photographed. If I did it more or made a business of it, I might not spend the time. Sometimes starting a conversation can open the door for offers to be a guide for you or for you to buy this or that... Depends on how things go.

Many of the people dressed outlandishly are hunting photographs. They see you snap and they want money. Not advocating sneakiness, but you are either sneaky or pay a small (sometimes basically negligible) fee. I guess this is a thing that can happen in tourist areas. Their way of earning a living versus selling other stuff... Just how things go.

Marrakesh ?
Yeah, but none of the scooters smoked...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 19:18 UTC as 45th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (149 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Well, that certainly is a video worth watching. Some nice interesting tips and well produced.

Would be neat to be able to go all over the world, but sort of dangerous anymore and pretty expensive on top of it.

'Dangerous' and 'expensive' and 'getting out to see new places' as the fellow in the video recommends are all relative things.

Things can seem exciting at one time but not so exciting when reviewed from the perspective of additional experience. Doesn't mean they weren't righteous adventures at the time...

Sure, a place like Marrakesh was chosen because that is a place that just sounds exotic to most people. Real street stuff there, right?

Certainly, it is fun to see stuff that is very different from your home. But, there are adventures to be had even in your own country. Any step outside your comfort zone is an adventure. You don't necessarily need Marrakesh :^)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
On Buble Photography photo in foocando's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

nice symmetry

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 17:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: I take it that you still can't change aperture while in Live View. As a Nikon D300S/D7100/D600 user, lemme say this to the Nikon Engineers: "What's wrong with you people???" We need a competent DSLR video rig and I'll sacrifice glass compatibility and go with the 70D!!!

And Nikon is wondering why overall sales' getting slower???

Really.

I wouldn't have guessed. One of those things I would never think to question.

AF in video or something, sure...
Aperture in LV...?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Victor Panlilio: Do my eyes deceive me, or does the '5300' model number look...glued-on?

No glue. Magnet.

DKNY Edition comes with different badges. D5300r or D5300s or D5300! or etc.

Ulfric wants a horse badge.
I will settle for 'Frecciarossa'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:24 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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david vella: Why would anybody, with no brand loyalty or lens collection, looking for a new DSLR buy this plastic fantastic wonder in preference to a Pentax K3 for not a lot more money .
Compared to the competition's new round of releases , Nikon seem to be iterating the same old lackluster stuff. As usual Thom Hogan thinks otherwise and predicts the big two will fight back and wow us with something fantastic in the New Year . I have my doubts about Nikon delivering, judging by their recent past and questionable product decisions / marketing strategy.

The K3 is ~$500 more

One person's 'not a lot'
Another person's 'pocket change'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
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