Stephen123

Stephen123

Joined on Dec 28, 2011

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Ben Raven: HELLO, SONY -- A7r Electronic First Curtain Update !
PRONTO !

Get on this same EFC shutter firmware update for the A7r.
You've already got it in the A7 . . .

Let us say 'Ba-Bye' to shutter shock and clunk-clunk.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

It seems like this approach would work as a firmware update. The A7r has a limit on the speed of the electronic shutter that they felt was too slow. But why not use electronic shutter on longer exposures and mechanical shutter only for very short exposure? It’s an obvious idea once someone says it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:31 UTC

A third party add-on to remove vibration would be much harder and more expensive. And vibration is easier to remove in post. This device doesn’t replace software solutions, it makes software solutions more effective.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 13th comment
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Biowizard: There are already many, established, available and reliable "gimble" mounts for GoPro - what does this one have to offer that is any different?

Brian

Can you provide a link?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro news story (254 comments in total)
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carlos roncatti: Why the heck no photos with the guy holding the camera showing a position that he will take photos with it?

That video shows one person using the camera with the weight of the camera on their pinky finger. The other person seems to be having an easier time, but they have their finger and thumb in surprisingly contorted positions. It looks like it may be a little more natural if you put the lcd a few inches from your face with your right forefinger pointing approximately straight up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 news story (109 comments in total)

Specs hère don't say the frame rate at 1080p, if 1080p is 444 or if 1080p uses all the pixels or just samples.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 18:43 UTC as 7th comment
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noegd: A local shop sells the DP Merrill for 399€ (each, not the three of them) Maybe I should get one before the last "true Foveon" cameras are gone?

Had an original DP1 and loved its IQ (in good light).

These have less overall resolution and a weird case design that they haven't even attempted to explain. So I think grabbing the old model may be fairly reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 17:07 UTC
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Stephen123: Seems pretty clear that it's a derivative work. It also seems pretty clear that that doesn't effect whether the sculptor is owed money. I am a bit shocked though that the federal government made a national monument without buying the right to use the image of the monument. I'm also surprised by the ruling that being on a stamp hurts anyones financial prospects.

Some people may be confused by the references to "Transformative". The court isn't saying anything about the photograph not being a creative work. In this case 'Transformative" would mean parody, criticism, academic research and that sort of thing. So saying the work is not Transformative is NOT the court saying the photograph is not its own original but derivative work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 18:50 UTC

Seems pretty clear that it's a derivative work. It also seems pretty clear that that doesn't effect whether the sculptor is owed money. I am a bit shocked though that the federal government made a national monument without buying the right to use the image of the monument. I'm also surprised by the ruling that being on a stamp hurts anyones financial prospects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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RobAHu: Talk to me when it comes with AF.

I think it's interesting that they chose 55 rather than 50. I suspect there was some reason in the optical design that made 55 the easiest to build for this spec.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
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ianp5a: The point of the device is to encourage learning of the technology. But rather than being a stepping stone for beginners, it drops them right in at the deep end. It offers nothing new to help people learn. Apart from the price.
If you have never used a command line before and you blindly paste a command in, you have not learnt anything and you probably will not understand any error message if something goes wrong. In which case you will probably need to know a whole load of other commands to be able to cope. Which is why he pointed out this problem. Sadly, scaring potential users off. The thing is only suitable for a few.

It's not an educational product for teaching technology. It is a component for a low cost open computer hardware platform create by DIYers and often used for education.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
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Greg Lovern: When wonderful old works, who's current copyright holder can't be located and may not even know that they inherited the copyright, can't be published without risking multi-million dollar settlements, the culture is impoverished. That's how it is today now that the copyright law pendulum has swing far, far over to the side of protecting creators.

It's possible to provide reasonable protection to new creators without disappearing the works of wonderful old creators who's current copyright holder can't be found. But finding that balance requires that new creators be required to put some minimal effort into registering their works.

Works can be registered in aggregate, as in a large set of photographs or the entire contents of a magazine.

All creative works are automatically protected without registration in all countries that ratified the Universal Copyright Convention. That is most countries and includes the US. The US used to have registration and the argument was that it enriched the library of congress, not that it was necessary to protect artists. To preserve this goal, the US now requires registration in order to get punitive damages in a suit but not to get compensatory damages.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)

I haven't seen any speculation about whether this will also effect Photoshop Elements. Is anything known?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 302nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works news story (101 comments in total)

I think I would prefer a combination of contrast, phase-detection and Sony's focus peaking; as long as the phase-detection is better than the current Sony on-chip system.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 20:41 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

I'm curious to know why OpenCl is Windows only. Is the Mac OpenCl still not stable?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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Gionni Dorelli: The clients who commissioned and paid the photographer to take the photo, will always have the right of framing it, hanging it on the bedroom wall and looking at it anytime they wish. Or they can put in an album and keep it on the coffee table, so they can show it to granny when she comes around.
No law will ever takes those basic rights away. Do not worry!
For all other uses, they have to pay royalties.
End of the story.

This makes the situation very, very similar to the US where professional portraits, wedding photos, etc. come either with or without complete rights, often at a different price.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 17:58 UTC
On Sir Jonathan Ive to design one-of-a-kind Leica M rangefinder news story (164 comments in total)

The amount of hostility here toward a fundraiser for Reporters without Borders is surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 18:17 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

The price is quite favorable compared to a Leica. If they rein in the weird color schemes, I suspect it's success will depend on how if feels in the hand.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:31 UTC as 296th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha NEX-5R hands-on preview news story (127 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Sony, come on, enough cameras already! We want decent lenses, as well as some pancakes!

Sony NEX have 3 bodies (going up to 4 in September) it seems like a lot because they update each one each year. The 3 line is optimized for cost, the 7 line for image quality, and the 5 line for physical size. This does make me wonder about the role of the NEX 6 line.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 16:11 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha NEX-5R hands-on preview news story (127 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Sony, come on, enough cameras already! We want decent lenses, as well as some pancakes!

Contax G lenses and adaptor are also a fine choice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:22 UTC
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Stephen123: This is a little confusing. It has to do with putting more of the circuitry on a different layer. But also has something to do with clear sensor pixels. The point of clear pixels would be if they can be stacked on top of other pixels not circuitry. Are they really saying, a three layer stack? Clear monochrome pixel, then color filtered pixel, then circuitry? At each pixel location? If so, that's rather significant.

Thanks R Butler for making it a bit clearer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 04:58 UTC
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