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AV Janus

AV Janus

Lives in Croatia (Hrvatska) Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
Works as a Danguba
Joined on May 18, 2009

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On GoPro announces Kolor acquisition article (46 comments in total)
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Gollan: A lot of my panoramas are - of necessity - handheld. Autopano Pro has always served me very well and the new Autopano Pro 4.0 is awesome. I don't know how to feel about the news of this sale to GoPro. I am concerned that development focus will shift to development of video panoramas and GoPro hardware support.

Is there a simple way to correct curved lines in the panoramas in new 4.0?
Something similar to Adaptive wide angle filter in Photoshop?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 13:05 UTC

Charging for the entry giving away goods?
Wow!

2014 brought at least 60-70k for them.

Hopefully it was not tax exempt!
I know ussualy you must register these games and pay taxes as a company on prizes you give away.
And if you collect money, 50% goes to the state.

Still $16 for for entries might be worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Panorama feature is no substitute for Photoshop.
The LR panorama doesnt retain geometric data like the one generated in Photoshop does.

Because of this, Adaptive wide angle filter doesn't fully work and you can't correct curves in your panoramas. Horisontals.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:11 UTC as 14th comment
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)

440 lux modeling light at what distance?
3 step video light... How many lux at what distance?

Amazing they can still get away with publishing official spec without the figures that speak of actual light performance...

Where is the sync speed info?
GN in feet so it sound bigger...

Sounds like a scam to me.
a $500, 1,4kg heavy paperweight or house party strobe light at best...

Edit: i found that the constant light is 440lux at 0.5m at maximum strength
And at 1,4kg doest this beast use lead batteries?

http://www.aputure.com/Amaran-h160 2650lux at 0.5m CRI95+ video light
http://www.aputure.com/Amaran-H100-Spec 1020lux at 0.5m CRI95+ video/macro light for $40 !!
I had the ring and it was best of LED rings, and still crap for actual work.

At 440Lux this Adorama doesnt sound interesing at ALL.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 5th comment
On Elinchrom announces new ELB 400 portable flash system article (23 comments in total)

£1,169.00 for a 4.1Ah battery and a charger
£300 for a battery charger

Yeezus

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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rallyfan: INBD!

Nobody said anything when the Yanks faked the moon landings.

Duh!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:40 UTC

Looks like foto No.3 is REALLY old!!!
Seems like it is taken around 30 AD
Judging from Jesus' face, that cross looks heavy like a film prop.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Pretty good improvements overall, I must say.
The high res mode does look to work shoving some improvements besides resolution that might be even more benefitial to some.

A few questions remain for me:

1. How long does it take to capture the scene in high res? Meaning what are the shortest interwals between captures?

2. why does the RAW file have 64MP resolution while Jpeg 40MP? Does it mean you make a 64MP jpeg from RAW, just not in camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:39 UTC as 287th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

"Clip-on rotating, bounceable flash" and included! O.O

Sounds like the biggest breakthrough in camera world feature offerings!

Almost like the original E-M5 was for mirrorless, this is like for accesories!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:18 UTC as 304th comment

Glad to see there are still countries where kids can play war, cops, cowboys and indians without being suspended from school, taken by social services and/or their parents arrested.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

Finally a small flash that tilts up. (at least)

30 Lux/1m video light... LOL! I guess its only there to make the feature list on the box longer.

129$, That won't get to people to buy it. Not the right move to get people to look at Metz more and to get them in the black.
99$ would look nicer. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 23:33 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)
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AV Janus: I see insurance is covered more easily in US than the old world.
Still I can't see how the insurance company is willing to risk battling the Lost claims from lenders damaged by scamming users claiming lost gear?

Also like mos US business, I can't seem to find the main ingredient. How much does it cost? Whats the agency's cut or income?

Or are they just financed from insurance business and keeping the money in escrow?

Yeah, You are correct.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)
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AV Janus: I see insurance is covered more easily in US than the old world.
Still I can't see how the insurance company is willing to risk battling the Lost claims from lenders damaged by scamming users claiming lost gear?

Also like mos US business, I can't seem to find the main ingredient. How much does it cost? Whats the agency's cut or income?

Or are they just financed from insurance business and keeping the money in escrow?

Thank you for the info.
Although 5% sounds like a lot to me.
I don't see photo gear being at risk as much as car.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
On Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge (10 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Great composite!
How did you move the focus?

Oh I see!
What threw me off was the fact that it seemed to glow by itself, when in fact it is a macro lens hood! I love it.
So macro in fact that it became reversed into a reducing cone! LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)
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KodaChrome25: Doesn't say where ShareGrid extracts their fee.

If you have the time could you explain a bit more on this:

"We also subsidize the rental fees for renters to ensure the best rates depending on location and demand"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:39 UTC
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)
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AV Janus: OK great concept, but who insures is on behalf of the lender? Since the company doesn't own the lenses why should its insurance pay for damages and to whom?
Whose rate goes up, when scamers come to play?
Private insurance for your private gear? Does it cover the loss if you rented out, or do you have to withhold that fact?
Also how can private persons rent anything? Are they a small business? Where I come from you have to make pretty complicated contract if you wish to rent something private for income followed up by a tax report in the end of year....

Who vouches the lens will work? If it doesn't my assignment might be destroyed.

Thank you for the reply.
I hope you guys build a community of honest people willing to make each others lives easier and cheaper in the process.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)
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AV Janus: I see insurance is covered more easily in US than the old world.
Still I can't see how the insurance company is willing to risk battling the Lost claims from lenders damaged by scamming users claiming lost gear?

Also like mos US business, I can't seem to find the main ingredient. How much does it cost? Whats the agency's cut or income?

Or are they just financed from insurance business and keeping the money in escrow?

Are you insured as a private person or a business?

Here in Croatia we used to have only business insurance and that coverage stopped as soon as you exited your studio with the gear. LOL!
I am sure it's better now since we are in EU. (nothing else really is)
Gotta check, since I am starting my own photo business soon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge (10 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Great composite!
How did you move the focus?

I had a feeling it was something DIY and precisely thought out by the way you precisely written focus differences. LOL!

I was going about it my way with macro setup idea, only to find out you cant really have smooth precision for little money.
Gotta find something that will slide it better than a 10$ china focus rail on the cheap.

What is that light cone thing you have on your macro lens?
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5806865940/photos/3021478/photomacrography-5

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
On Photomacrography 5 photo in NPW UK's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Hi!
What is that "light cone" thing taped to the front of the macro lens?
Looks interesting. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 1st comment
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)

I see insurance is covered more easily in US than the old world.
Still I can't see how the insurance company is willing to risk battling the Lost claims from lenders damaged by scamming users claiming lost gear?

Also like mos US business, I can't seem to find the main ingredient. How much does it cost? Whats the agency's cut or income?

Or are they just financed from insurance business and keeping the money in escrow?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 2nd comment | 6 replies
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