LensBeginner

LensBeginner

Lives in Afghanistan Afghanistan
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (226 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: Just a heads-up that we're aware that the Ricoh WG-4's ISO 200 studio test scene shot is out of focus. This should be resolved in the morning (our time).

Thanks,
Jeff

"Unfortunately, it's battery life is awful. "
^small typo, should be "its".
other than that, good article.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
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ChrisSwiss: I was hoping for some pears, but all we get is apples.

When life gives you lemons... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...

@WaltSomething
Disregarding the patently offensive part of your message, I believe that a bayonet mount for a smartphone is not practical nor desirable.
A magnetic mount would be much more fast and effective to use, and much less complex.

Complexity adds to the price of a product, did you know that?

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Another proprietary file format...
no need for that, thanks

The next step is to start defining open standards for projection information.
Xml-based, maybe ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards article (40 comments in total)
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BorisAkunin: Can we have normal sized cards first?

@RedFox
Even if you only change smartphone every three years you'd like to be able to pay for storage just once.

Then you might shoot with your reflex and want to view the photos on your tablet WITHOUT having to mess with eye-fi, flu-fi, fi-fu, whine-wi cards.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Another proprietary file format...
no need for that, thanks

Fact is, there's no need to use a proprietary standard for the whole image.
Just add a sidecar files for projection information, use a standard image format and be done with it.

This way one doesn't lose everything when *they* go bust...

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)

Another proprietary file format...
no need for that, thanks

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 08:00 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
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DaPonti: My understanding is that the winners are chosen on the complete gallery/reportage. Go look at the galleries on the website, not just the sample pictures here. They are more than "very average shots and far from any professional level".

I do hope so.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
On Pressy gives your Android phone an extra button post (23 comments in total)

Nice ide... twenty seven what!?!?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 11th comment

I call bull on this one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 6th comment
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)
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BJN: The Lytro interactive image samples are under 900 x 600 resolution. Do you think that they wouldn't provide higher resolution samples if they had them? The end image size in pixels can be provided despite the nonsense about megarays and equivalent of 5 megapixels conventional resolution. Where are the 2560x1920 (5 megapixel) image samples?

Talk about a no-information launch. No ISO range given. Is the f/2.0 lens fixed aperture (pretty sure it has to be)? If the lens is fixed aperture and the max shutter speed is 1/4000 second, how does the camera handle bright light scenes? What control does the photographer have over exposure? What's the frame rate and write time? For $1,600 Lytro had better have a lot more information and better resolution examples to show. The samples are cute but highly staged. The 3D baseline separation is tiny, so we get shown shots of miniatures.

Nice find indeed.
This means that they have no idea yet and it's all still marketing & rendering stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)
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BJN: The Lytro interactive image samples are under 900 x 600 resolution. Do you think that they wouldn't provide higher resolution samples if they had them? The end image size in pixels can be provided despite the nonsense about megarays and equivalent of 5 megapixels conventional resolution. Where are the 2560x1920 (5 megapixel) image samples?

Talk about a no-information launch. No ISO range given. Is the f/2.0 lens fixed aperture (pretty sure it has to be)? If the lens is fixed aperture and the max shutter speed is 1/4000 second, how does the camera handle bright light scenes? What control does the photographer have over exposure? What's the frame rate and write time? For $1,600 Lytro had better have a lot more information and better resolution examples to show. The samples are cute but highly staged. The 3D baseline separation is tiny, so we get shown shots of miniatures.

The ND would have to be built-in to be of any use.
I can't imagine someone wanting to bother with filters because "they have to, by design".

I use filters myself, but if I'm in a hurry and need to capture a moment, fast, I'd like to just roll my finger on the aperture/shutter dial (depending on mode) and be done with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

Now we're talking useful/usable!
Proprietary is obscurantist, though...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 81st comment
On Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards article (40 comments in total)
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RedFox88: This makes the size of CF cards look very obsolete.

@PeterTom
Never dropped one of those in my whole life...

and yes, CFs are clunky

@RedFox88
...and because flex circuits break a wee little bit too often for my personal taste...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards article (40 comments in total)
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BorisAkunin: Can we have normal sized cards first?

@RedFox88
It was about time that we had a "standard" standard...
That's exactly why I bought microSD cards for my camera & camcorder, so that I can swap them in & out all my devices (including smartphones & tablet) to my heart's content.

And, btw, smartphones without an SD card slot **** BIG time... :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (483 comments in total)

Cons:
1. never shot jpg
2. ditto
3. that's a problem with lenses, not camera
4. true. But it's a camera, not a videocamera
5. true

...not many cons there, are there? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 53rd comment | 6 replies
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (132 comments in total)
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Greg Summers: what about a droid version??

@retro76
Yup, freedom has its cost.
But in the end it's the right choice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:14 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Denisio Fabuloso: Well it seems the Olympus OMD is the standout here. Nikon has better white balance and the OMD with it's 'piddling' 4/3 format wipes the floor with the competing opposition on most counts. Deserved it's many accolades I have no doubt. Before you get out your machetes... I am a long time Pentax owner of around 40 years. Credit where credit's due.

"its"...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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nawknai: I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.

It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.

...which in turn is a copy of fridge magnets.
Come on!
We're talking photography and add-on lenses, not display covers.
Try to be reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)
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nawknai: I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.

It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.

The fact that the previously filed patent for a magnetic mount (copying that from the Nexus 5, apparently), for instance, which is IMHO a far better idea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
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