Andy Crowe

Andy Crowe

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 16, 2006

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On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (227 comments in total)
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PCPics: Isn't that Chuck Norris' standard lens?

Chuck Norris doesn't need a lens, light bends itself just to stay out of his way

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
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www_zeeshan_de: Thank you for the posting. Thats why the i dont use APS-C Sensor toys anymore. Using a full frame Sony A99 i fix it to ISO100 and take pictures with EV+1,3 just to exposure the sensr CORRECTLY. After that i get pictures from RAW Files on which there is NO REQUIREMENT of denoising at all.
For more Info have a look at my german page at:

http://www.zeeshan.de/fotografie_apsc_vs_vollformat/0_slta99.htm

Full Frame? That's tiny! http://youtube.com/watch?v=PHYidejT3KY :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
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realfolk: I don't see why BMMicroCC (micro) is better than BMPCC? The weight is almost the same 10.65 oz VS 12.52 oz. The envelop sizes are different, but it is not really important as the weight especially when the proper gimbals for BMPCC do exist. All other features are just the same even the price. So what are the benefits of BMMicroCC over BMPCC?

Expansion port, better battery life (90min vs 60min)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
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The Squire: The camera the Canon XC10 *should* have been.

EDIT: I take that back. I love this as a GoPro replacement but was expecting it to be more of a system camera, able to mount a screen, grip etc. So, nice action cam but not as versatile as a XC10. And no 4K?

You can't mount a grip or screen to the camera directly, but you can use it as the heart of a very small rails system with a screen and grip (think http://i.imgur.com/xywVhAX.jpg but smaller)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
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Jorginho: Well...very niced cam for the size. But I have to wonder what it gets us over a GM1 or GM5 basically...Selfies?

It's a bit cheaper too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:09 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.

Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.

So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.

As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!

But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.

munro mate, mobiles don't use satellites, they use ground based radio towers (google "cellphone tower"). You can go out and buy a satellite phone today and it'll work perfectly in places where there is no mobile reception, it'll just cost you a lot more.

Also strap that Canon 5200mm lens on your camera and you'll have spy-satellite resolution ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.

Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.

So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.

As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!

But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.

Talk about Poe's law, I have no idea whether you are joking or seriously wrong (about both the moon landings and mobile phones)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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Nordstjernen: Focal length is a given factor, but you could copare to whatever you want to make the spect more impressive.

So why not say 3000 mm focal length, equivalent to FF systems compared to aps-c! :-D

But FF-equivalent focal length is a thing, every other crop comparison isn't...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
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tom1234567: Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

At least with a 24–2000 mm lens there is actually a USP

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
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bogdescu: This looks like a concept car, never meant to be produced.
No camera can work with so few buttons. (well, except a soap-box idiotenkamera.
Physical access to ISO? exposure compensation? and so on?

Plus, if you make it for the m-mount, you are already targeting it towards a certain group. This group (the people who own m-mount lenses) will not settle for a childish point-and-shoot.

Well, they've got direct aperture and shutter speed controls, maybe the rest is via a touch-screen? If it's cheaper than Leica they might get away with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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The Squire: I prefer to use Deluxe Paint III - It's subscription free and 32 colors are enough for anyone.

Deluxe Paint IV, HAM 4096 simultaneous colours baby!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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flysurfer: Okay, let me summarize what I have gathered so far:

You used the old X-Pro1 to eliminate the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO), you used Capture One to replace Fuji's colors with a dull default conversion, and you turned off RAW metadata based(!) CA correction, distortion correction and devignetting in Capture One (which is all part of the overall lens design). And then you sometimes used shutter speeds without a tripod that sometimes resulted camera shake and blur.

Interesting.

So how "real-world" are these samples after all? Because in my "real world", I certainly use my lenses as intended, with LMO, on a tripod (when necessary), and I certainly don't turn off any lens corrections that are a part of the lens firmware (and stored in the RAW metadata). I also don't use C1's default conversion.

RAW processing obsolete? Better hope you always have perfect white balance and no blown highlights or deep shadows ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The H-res mode is not impressive at all... pretty disapointing.
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/e426f924-0969-4b13-9827-da97dc9afe54.jpg

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/7

It's soft for sure, but there's definitely a lot more detail than in 16mp mode and it looks like it should sharpen up nicely in post.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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photogeek: I'd buy one, but the lens is not quite large enough. Can they make it twice as large (and heavy) as the body? I'll pay extra.

http://www.bandpro.com/media/wysiwyg/Canon_C300_big_lens.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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JRFlorendo: This is a SLAM DUNK class action law suit, an engineering flaw by Nikon engineers, can't get any easier than that. Nikon just needs to slow down, it seem like they are coming out with a new FF camera every six months, at that rate, something is bound to get neglected. Sony and Toshiba already providing you with top grade sensors, slooow down and get the engineering and quality control right.

Well looks like DPR have found similar flare on a Canon 1D X at least
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d750/9

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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Swingline: I was hoping for a LX100 style body in an ILC with 16 meg.

Wouldn't that just be the GX7?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
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JRFlorendo: This is a SLAM DUNK class action law suit, an engineering flaw by Nikon engineers, can't get any easier than that. Nikon just needs to slow down, it seem like they are coming out with a new FF camera every six months, at that rate, something is bound to get neglected. Sony and Toshiba already providing you with top grade sensors, slooow down and get the engineering and quality control right.

Surely it would only have been class action lawsuit material if they weren't fixing the issue for free?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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blue hour: Nice but it lacks 4K,
therefore i'd rather choose the LX 100,
which has also got a viewfinder.

Panasonic, where is the G 7, by the way ?

I think for the target market a built-in flash and 180 degree swivel screen is far more useful than 4k video and an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Does the flash tilt up to the ceiling for bounce?

Looks like the same kind of 2 part hinge design that can be tilted back to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (599 comments in total)
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Thatcannonguy: Getting pretty $#%#$^- off by now. Searched everywhere but i can't set my GX7 to 60p... Anyone ? Please ?

@Thatcannonguy yeah for some reason Panasonic don't allow you to change between PAL and NTSC recording, so your PAL GX7 can only do 50p/25p/24p. There is hacked firmware for older cameras (GH1/2 era) that let you switch between PAL and NTSC framerates, but so far no sign of any hacks for newer cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
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