daMatrix

daMatrix

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a artist
Joined on Oct 9, 2008

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photoshack: There are tons of LED lighting solutions out there...since this is "continuous light" versus "strobe" why not use the already cheap as hell LED lighting for video setups that do this?

$28 http://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416461048&sr=8-1&keywords=led+photography+light&pebp=1416461151253

This light is far more compact with only 3 leds and still delivers plenty of lumens to be useable with photography . This thingy can also used remote controlled. The last seems more like a gimmick to me; Even with photos permanent light is more helpfull than battery saving .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:10 UTC

This is great for navigation at night on a boat. Especially in and around water cities.
However boats must carry lights and a traffic radio is obliged for large / professional ships, smaller (read amateur) ships are literally guessing in the dark about size and distance of the (tiny) boat lights on the water (and some even are ignorrant of light rule) .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:00 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: A new Canon film camera?

That was my first thought but elsewere someone reminded of the more drab and higher possibility; A new 19 Mp APS-C camera....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

The question is misleading; It asks what I consider appropriate for other photographers (not me). Actual, I know photo enthousiast who do very well with their phone cam while others seems to follow quality rules fanaticly... My advice for the photo enthousiasts fully depends on their ambition and style.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 09:35 UTC as 41st comment
On 069A0452 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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daMatrix: In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

That maybe so, but that still margins the 7DII to a camera special for shooting erratic animal behaviour...
But I'm fine if the 7DII becomes a hit, such will improve Canon industry and hopefully they come with something that really rocks next year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2602 comments in total)
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beenthere: As a Nikon DX shooter, I'm wondering how they will respond to this. They've been chasing prosumers upmarket to FX since the D300s, Canon seems to have called their bluff. The D610/D750/810 is still too pricey and the D7100 is a bit long in the tooth as well as lacking some key differentiators when compared to the 7D mkII.

The cameras you mention are fullframes, the 7DII has a APS-C sensor...Add to that the fact that sensor innovation has become very subtle last decade, thus the 7DII will give the same image quality as other below $1000 APS-C cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
On 069A0452 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Capture One is My favourite software, by far. Problem is I dare not use it. Why, you ask.
Well I had a full trial of 7. I installed it and used it extensively, growing to love it and prefer it over Photoshop and Lightroom which are trash in comparison.

BUT

BUT.

At the end of the trial I uninstalled it, and when I uninstalled it it deleted 240GB of my own work.

YEP, I kid you not. And that is why I do not use it now.
Had I not all this work already backed up on another drive, Capture one would have destroyed forever as many good pictures as there are in the Tate!

Has it improved????

I cannot believe that such thing happened, unless you the user specify to store your photos in the software folder (that is already an achievement) AND at uninstall state click ok to delete the software folder.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2602 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: So it's as big as a full frame DSLR, it weighs as much as a full frame DSLR, but it's got a small sensor.

Interesting.

The client gets more (of what he does not want).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:55 UTC

Well that is good news. Better than I calculated to be Canons possible big upgrade; A brand new camera strap.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On Win an Alaskan photo safari with Datacolor article (15 comments in total)

Not for citzens of New York, Florida, Peurto Rico, rhode Island..

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 8th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (171 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing with us this time journey.

Even the story behind the photos - a couple on camping honeymoon trip with their uncle and cat- is an eyeopener. What have we become spoiled last decades.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:12 UTC as 123rd comment
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

The winning WorldPressPhoto gets 3.71 score.

A blurry pic of cat, without contrast and composition gets a score 3.8
A cat that could go public as lolcat gets 4.5.
Same cat at older age posing for the camera, in perfect light and contrast and composition, but boring pose gets a 3.8 score.

It seems that the app does not compute : Appealing contrast, color, and composition . The most important factor 'story' is anyhow something we have to make up ourselves (and argue about it amongst each other)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

Hmm, the point of this article is use the software that came with product X.

Not helpfulll at all for all those who want to calibrate their camera without something on a cd.
If using software that came along on a cd is the point (and not color checking) front news then write an article about the essence of reading the manual and using appropriate software .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 09:29 UTC as 73rd comment

Geez no enlargement view?
These old images hold much more detail than shown here due to the large negative (glasplate) size.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon announces PowerShot N Facebook ready edition article (48 comments in total)

This is a fine example of totally useless camera;
- Camera cannot text, thus average smartphone does a better job for social network contact. (and sphones offer a choice of social networks)
- Image Quality will not do for serious photographers who need a upload anyhow now feature .

Overall I'm really getting worried about Canon's future making a statement with such outdated crap.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:49 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Sharpness seems to be slightly more fuzzy in Daylight than artificial light (looking the bottle area).

And maybe for pixel peepers a coordinate bar (like in landmaps) to communicate issues one sees in photo.

A bit sad that older cameras will now become uncomparable. (good news for manufacters since image quality improvement seems to stagnate last 2 years )

And one request I would like to see; A test photo with 1 sec exposure bulb light. (long exposure noise at every iso).

But after all the point the test image seems worthwhile the effort to trash older test data. The image makes sense and points of IQ attention are easy seen. (older version was more or less a forest where each and everyone had its own favourite point to inspect)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:43 UTC as 141st comment

Why using a phone as trigger device? All you need is flash to blast at certain sound or movement detection...That hardware exist.

Any additional computing to trigger the flash will slow the proces. Yes computing slows the proces. And it shows in the photo; The ball hovers above the ground on way back instead of being flat on the floor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:06 UTC as 9th comment
On Photographer captures concert with DSLR-mounted GoPro article (76 comments in total)

Having an automated photo capture stream does not mean a result with great photos.

From his selection of photos shown here only nr 1 is good. The other show photographer failure of showing what he wants to express with the photos.

That said the video shows Pierre had a lot of fun at this concert in his own way and therefor the video is more interesting than the snaps.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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daMatrix: For what I see the model is as she is and eats well.
It is an insult to slim women that they have to justify their proportions over and over again to the main public....

Right on and then there is also a difference in how fast or slow on reaches the chubby 'Rubens'phase. But some may eat what they want but never get into size 40+ ever.

Living in Europe gave me a realistic view on bodymass.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
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