Valiant Thor

Valiant Thor

Works as a Research Scientist
Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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I agree with the previous posters; 4K at 15fps is not really video, just taking a series of kinda fast pictures. Sorta like flipping through the drawing animation pages of the old shadow books.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:09 UTC as 20th comment
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SmilerGrogan: You haters need to keep something in mind—the video isn't perfect but the combination of expressive Fuji lenses, Fuji's exquisite color science plus those wondrous film profiles make this a camera with which you could shoot beautiful, soulful, award-winning, and money-making web video.

No, the output isn't 4:2:2 10-bit and probably won't be accepted by the BBC or NBC for primetime broadcast, but it's the only camera in its price range that has as much creative flexibility.

And as for shooting LOG, I would say that 99 percent of the shooting community, me included, do not have the skills, experience, or eye to be able to get a usable grade out of LOG. We are better off getting the look we want in camera unless we have the money to pay someone in Los Angeles or New York to color correct our vids.

We're not haters, just pointer-outers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:30 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (276 comments in total)
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Jostian: so the lenses are weather sealed but not the camera... pity!

I guess he expects an a6300 to be an underwater camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 14:29 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Definitely camera of the year! Go Canon!

"Definitely camera of the year! Go Canon!"

The year 2010.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:05 UTC

All this talk regarding high cost and arm and a leg chatter seems quite bizarre to me. The average American will pay around one million dollars in interest (mortgage, credit card, car loans, etc.) in their lifetime to criminal bankers (banksters), yet whine about paying $350 to a great company for a beautifully designed and manufactured piece of equipment. Now that's weird.

My Polish immigrant family taught me to work and save my money and pay for everything I purchase and pay no interest which I have done my whole life, so $300 to $400 for a nice tripod is a piece of cake and I get to keep my arms and legs. Just my rant on usury.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 03:12 UTC as 11th comment | 13 replies
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (124 comments in total)

Maybe people are starting to have their fill of first person fisheye videos of skateboarders, cyclists, and surfers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 38th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)
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BostonC: It's more than a camera, it's a tank.
Can turn into rocket launcher too.

Only if you have little weenie hands and buggy-whip arms.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Very ugly. The external aspect seems something made by the Soviets.

I'd like to see an example of your design capability.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 04:26 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)
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raztec: This seems like a solution looking for a problem.

No, it's a product looking for a market.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)

Sorry, not in this topic but has anyone heard if there are going to be any updates to the Nikon 1 cameras or is that series doomed? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 05:09 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Wow! Kodak is right there on the leading edge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 173rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
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Thomas Caudle: Second mortgage...

4th mortgage. 2nd mortgage was the D3, 3rd mortgage was the D4.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:48 UTC

I'd buy one right away if I could edit the RAWS on my Compaq i386 with Windows 95.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 02:00 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies

Nice photos but pretty much the same as my E-M5 II or my GX8. I just personally don't like the Fuji controls and menu structure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 15:40 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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rowlandw: Registration required for drones but not for guns? Just sayin'.

"Registration required for drones but not for guns? Just sayin'."

As if criminals are going to register their drones or their guns . . .

The most common thing in the universe is hydrogen, then next most common thing is stupidity.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Raymond Bradlau: Just like any law its only going to affect the honest safe people... the reckless and unsafe flyers wont register. One more law to fix a fake problem started by the media.

Amen.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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rowlandw: Registration required for drones but not for guns? Just sayin'.

Well, there's this thing called the Constitution . . .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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Emadn13: why you dont talk about the problems??
i mean the biggest,waxy skin tone problem
this is the only thing that dont let me buy a fuji

I have had the X-T10 for about a week now and compared the pics to my E-M5 II and Lumix GX8 and have found the X-T10 output to be fantastic.

I've noticed none of the so-called "waxiness" issues that have been mentioned with the one exception of shooting the Queen Elizabeth exhibit at the local wax museum.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (387 comments in total)

Hark . . . the Canon misfired again!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 03:55 UTC as 77th comment
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (387 comments in total)
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mailman88: Canon inches and crawls along with their camera technology. Hoping loyal Canon owners buy every upgrade and own at least 3 bodies before Canon really upgrades their gear.
In the meantime...Sony is eating Canon's lunch and dinner.

"In the meantime...Sony is eating Canon's lunch and dinner"

Maybe they had a big breakfast and aren't hungry.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
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