BelePhotography

BelePhotography

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Has a website at www.belephotography.com
Joined on Oct 19, 2010
About me:

http://www.facebook.com/BelePhotography

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On Getty Images announces Instagram Grant post (28 comments in total)
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papa natas: The proposition must be vague, but the hidden intention is clair:
Another contest to make people send their best images, that will become Instagram's property for future uses.
Ask Sony.

@djm99 - these terms and conditions are nothing more than the proof that our legal system hasn't caught up with our digital reality. fb and all other have to put this wording in there, because they are in physical possesion of your images. copyright remains with you in all cases - APART from competiitons, where the rules usually state that you give the organizer COPYRIGHT to your pictures. There's a big difference between that and letting FB/Instagram backup your pictures to keep the service online.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 08:10 UTC
On Getty Images announces Instagram Grant post (28 comments in total)
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papa natas: The proposition must be vague, but the hidden intention is clair:
Another contest to make people send their best images, that will become Instagram's property for future uses.
Ask Sony.

actually - the owner would probably be Getty Images in this case..

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
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Tunkel: Downloaded to my Mac and it runs for all of 1/10 second - just the splash screen... then its gone... :-(

You really have to sign out and in of the Creative Cloud App (preference tab) - it has to do with the reapplication of licences as Lightroom CC is a new product. It is working for 95% of us. Reallly silly process Adobe introduced here. It's a one off thing, but pretty annoying until you find it. It should have forced that logout during the install process.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
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panos_m: It seems that I will need a new operating system (64bit) also. As I read somewhere there is no 32bit version anymore :( True?

pretty sure your computer can handle 64-bit, anything else would really surprise me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:43 UTC

great stuff - now it only needs to work (2h into the troubleshooting)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 117th comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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TakePictures: Just wondering DPR: is there really no hood supplied?

sad of Fuji, but yes it is an extra,

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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Neil-H: As soon as I saw the name "Fuji" I knew it was gonna be at least a grand.....

I didn't want to go there, but it still seems people forget to include all parameters when discussing DoF. This lens focuses at 15cm, that gives it a rather large magnification (for a wide angle lens) and with that comes a shallow depth of field - actually a total of 44mm! The same focusing distance on a FF it would yield a dof of 28mm. Now the problem is that both Nikon and Canon 24 1.4 have a focusing distance of 25cm which gives them a depth of field of 83mm (hmm, almost double that of Fuji). So in reality even for shallow DOF work this lens is better than the Canikons. It beats them both ways - boyaah! ;-) (http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:26 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: A good choice to photograph auroras. But op. temperature -10 degrees Celsius only... In winter, the lens ought to operate in temperatures - 25 Celsius or even in that colder circumstances. In Finland.

I actually used the 10-24 on my X-E2 in -30 celcius to capture auroras - no issues at all. Just be careful when bringing the camera back into the warmth of your cabin and let it warm up slowly :) but yes - this should be a great lens for that application!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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wootpile: While I applaud the quality of Fuji's lenses, I can't see the benefit of 1.4 in a wideangle. Perhaps someone can explain how a ultra fast wideangle that is heavier, larger and more expensive makes any sense as a photographic tool.

A 2.2 lens would have cost half, been substantially smaller and been easier for Fuji to achieve optical results from...

fairly simple, all about lowlight usage. this isn't about shallow depth of field, although with 15cm focaldistance the magnification factor should be enough to achieve some pretty nice dof as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (641 comments in total)
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Davidbailey: Shutter speed of 32000 of a second and if you set it in the menu to es + ms. It automatically changes from mechanical shutter to electronical from 4000 onwards. So you can still use the flash upto 4000. Awesome free update.

ever heard of highspeed sync?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
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Kuivaamo: Funny! Just yesterday I started looking at getting Office 365 for the 1Tb storage, and actually installed the OneDrive app and started some uploading tests with the free 15Gb you get without any paid subscription.

This announcement is likely to push me over the fence, even though 1Tb would have been enough to back up all of my current image files. Very nice to have room to grow.

I just wish the OneDrive app could just upload the existing folders on my external 3Tb drive without duplicating the files in the OneDrive folder. To make use of e.g. 5Tb of cloud storage with any convenience, one also needs 5Tb of free hard disk space, and this is a bit of a problem for me.

I understand it differently "If you choose to stop syncing folders on your Mac, they'll be deleted from the OneDrive folder on that computer, but they'll remain in OneDrive." " If you choose to sync only some items, new items you add to the OneDrive folder on your Mac will sync to OneDrive, but items you add to OneDrive from the website or other devices won't be synced to your Mac unless they're in the folders you chose to sync". Isn't that what you desire?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
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Kuivaamo: Funny! Just yesterday I started looking at getting Office 365 for the 1Tb storage, and actually installed the OneDrive app and started some uploading tests with the free 15Gb you get without any paid subscription.

This announcement is likely to push me over the fence, even though 1Tb would have been enough to back up all of my current image files. Very nice to have room to grow.

I just wish the OneDrive app could just upload the existing folders on my external 3Tb drive without duplicating the files in the OneDrive folder. To make use of e.g. 5Tb of cloud storage with any convenience, one also needs 5Tb of free hard disk space, and this is a bit of a problem for me.

Read the FAQ - you can set sync on a folder level on Macs: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/mac-app-faq

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
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Zeisschen: they can now make it unlimited cause nobody is buying their phones...

It's not just for phones and OneDrive works great with your Mac, Android or Windows system.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 07:22 UTC

Only thing I don't like is still having to wait for this lens. It's been rumored and tested and displayed for over a year now. I would have liked to have it this week :( Oh well.... "he who waits..."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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RStyga: We have an 80-300mm F5.6 (35mm equiv.) at 880gr at $1500 (yes, yes, it still has the brightness of F2.8 but *not* that DoF)

I'm not sure that the point made here is very strong. The FF Tamron VC USD 70-300 F4-5.6, 765g, for instance, costs $450. Not WR but at 1/3 of the price one can afford to water damage at least couple before equating the cost. Different system, yes, but exactly because m4/3 is compact, the lens should reflect that.

Something many seem to forget is that the focusing distance is also needed to calculate DOF and get to an "equivalance". At a claimed 70cm focusing distance at 150mm, we have a depth of field of 0.15cm on this new m43 lens - that's silly small. Nikon brags about a close focusing distance of 2.3m on their huge 300mm F2.8, that gives you a depth of field of 0.87cm - or 5 times that of this Olympus lens in practice. Meaning you "can" produce pictures with less DOF than with a Nikon 300mm F2.8. Now, I admit. It's not often you'd want to use 300mm at 0.7m distance - but even at double the possible focusing distance (140), we have less DOF than with the Nikon F2.8. Now that is pretty impressive! Even in terms of DOF!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
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photoshack: I enjoyed shooting several weeks with the M and some fabulous lenses (about $14k of camera). It was a joyful experience, like drinking someone's 40 year old scotch with no penalty. The images are beautiful...but not worth the $$. The durability and output is all that matters to me and my Canon package was equal and superior in many ways to the Leica gear.

So...dot or no dot...I don't go for jewelry, rolexes, gucci or any of that status stuff. I can probably afford to spend it on those things...but they are not valuable to me so I don't. If someone gave me this Leica, I'd probably sell it and buy something that I can really use or go on a vacation with the proceeds :-)

I was a disbeliever as well. Until I tried one this summer. There's just something about it that you can't measure. It's non intrusive to use (people don't get scared when you point this camera in their direction), the lenses are spectular with qualities that are hard to measure - pictures just look better. I was shooting two other pro cameras at the same time and the pictures from the Leica were better! Now if the system was only more versatile (as my photography is not just reportage), I'd probably get one... as it is, all things considered, it is too much money. I might just get a lens and an adapter though :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
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BelePhotography: Would be interesting to know what settings were used for the videos - especially when testing for "rolling shutter" as this is more an effect of misusage than just the camera ;-)

Shutterspeed... only one of importance when we talk about rolling shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:48 UTC

Would be interesting to know what settings were used for the videos - especially when testing for "rolling shutter" as this is more an effect of misusage than just the camera ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
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Kim Letkeman: "The resulting video, seen in the demo below, is quite impressive. As of now, the team does not have a release date, but mentions that those who are interested should stay tuned as they 'are working hard on making [their] hyperlapse algorithm available as a Windows app' - Note that the word app most likely hints at a Windows 8 application and not legacy desktop software (sorry Windows 7 users)."

I'm looking forward to playing with this app ... and I think it might be time that users and reviewers put on their big boy pants and stop wasting so much energy whinging about Windows 8. Using dirt cheap tools from Stardock, I have been running Windows 8 exactly as I ran Windows 7 for years now.

Cool Michael! How's PhotoShop in experimental mode with gestures working out for you on the Surface Pro 3? I'm close to pulling the trigger just to try that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
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joe6pack: Reddit Link:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2bixdd/i_climbed_mt_fuji_4_times_and_the_final_time_i/

My Opinion:
He posted to Reddit, what did he expect?

to be contacted if anyone wanted to use the picture for commercial purposes. is that too much to expect nowadays?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
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