BartyLobethal

BartyLobethal

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Lobster Grooming Consultant
Joined on Apr 21, 2011
About me:

Inventor of Dehydrated Water.

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digiart: This is HUGE! It's the final nail in HDD's coffin.
But what would be great was a quantum leap in sensor technology.

Richard - I take your point.

Given the ubiquity of Sony sensors and the way in which developments at Sony spookily appear some distance away in other factories (eg Nikon), I propose we now refer to this as 'Sony Entanglement'.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
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digiart: This is HUGE! It's the final nail in HDD's coffin.
But what would be great was a quantum leap in sensor technology.

@Richard Butler - the way the phrase is now commonly used is itself a complete misrepresentation of the phenomena it describes. The state change of an electron involves distances in the order of pico-metres. The state change is often followed by a reversion to the previous state.

So you're asking for a tiny change, followed by another tiny change is the opposite direction. I don't think this is the way forward for sensor development.

Yes, I'm being a pedant (and probably an uninformed one too - we'll see soon enough).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
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digiart: This is HUGE! It's the final nail in HDD's coffin.
But what would be great was a quantum leap in sensor technology.

You realise a "quantum leap" is a very small thing, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
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Zero polycabonate: Olympus users are always being slapped around....

We'll have to console ourselves with our excellent camera bodies and lenses.

Seriously, the longest focal length I have available at the moment is a Nikkor AF-S 300mm f4D (because I also have Nikon DSLRs). I've used that on an E-M1 via an adaptor and it's fun. It would be much *more* fun if it auto-focussed. I don't feel cheated by the fact that it doesn't, but this article does stir some mild envy for Panasonic owners with Canon lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
On LeTurdDeFrance photo in BartyLobethal's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Equal parts cornflour, cocoa powder, desiccated coconut and oat bran, with novelty flies.

In case you're wondering.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 00:41 UTC as 1st comment
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Ben O Connor: Such an amazing jail that would be ;Pluto ! Even reaching there take a decade ! Load all the b....rds in to a space module, which would take them there and dump once for all !

Right, because there's a finite and fixed amount of b....rds and once you ship them all out, there'll never be any more.

I guess that's why there's no crime - whatsoever - in England anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 03:08 UTC
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Preamp: Where's the "gear in this article" section? Somebody has to click "had it"...

I guess NASA would be entitled to click both "own it" and "had it".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
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ET2: DPR still has false "copyright NASA" in the article, even though they are told anything produced by the US government (articles, bookss, images) are in public domain and can't be copyrighted.

Unless they've changed it since you wrote your post, the attributions actually say "courtesy", not "copyright".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
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BartyLobethal: I'm sure the sale will be global. Pity about the photo comp.

Hmmm. OK, I thought Prime was available in Australia. It seems I'm wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:32 UTC

I'm sure the sale will be global. Pity about the photo comp.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:06 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
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Horshack: If I were to photograph a Taylor Swift concert I would gladly hand over the copyright to my photos in exchange for ear plugs.

Internet fora: where humour goes to die.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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rw22: My hand and wrist are fine (after exercises for carpal tunnel and wearing a brace) until I use my heavy DSLR gear equipment. For work that is not done with a tripod it's time to switch to something lighter, probably a 4/3rds camera. I know I'll miss the OVF experience and all my great Canon lenses but at least I get to keep shooting.

Jim, sure, it's an apples-to-oranges comparison in a host of ways. Bottom line is that I've been shooting for long enough to establish what's important to me, and my m43 kit gives me almost everything* I want at a considerable size, weight and cost advantage over the FF kit I have been using.

(*battery life is not good, but only likely to be a practical impediment on very rare occasions)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 03:47 UTC
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rw22: My hand and wrist are fine (after exercises for carpal tunnel and wearing a brace) until I use my heavy DSLR gear equipment. For work that is not done with a tripod it's time to switch to something lighter, probably a 4/3rds camera. I know I'll miss the OVF experience and all my great Canon lenses but at least I get to keep shooting.

You might not miss the "OVF experience" as much as you think. I shot with Nikon D300s (100% petaprism) and D700 (95% pentaprism) for the last few years.

In January this year I purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M5 with a 'crappy' 1.4MP EVF. I found the ability to 'see what you'll get before you shoot', and the availability of in-finder histograms etc more than made up for the 'crappiness'. The 2.4MP EVF on the E-M1 I subsequently bought really doesn't leave me wanting in any way. I shoot mostly landscape / still life, so blackout time is not an issue for me.

Compared to my D700 with 24-70 2.8, my E-M1 with 12-40 2.8 is less than half the weight and half the price. The 'equivalence' debate is immaterial to my uses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:54 UTC

I have LR6 standalone. The updater is a bundle serving both LRCC and LR6, which is mildly confusing at first glance. I updated to LR6.1. There is no sign of a 'de-haze' tool, so it seems that standalone customers just get the bug fixes and new camera and lens supports - which isn't nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Samsung working on slimmer RBW camera sensors post (82 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: This is an interesting variation on the old CMYG and RGBW CFAs. The biggest issue I see is that RB will get far less light than W pixels, meaning they'll probably be noisier, and hence G derived from W-(R+B) will be noisy too. Then again, you could almost get away with just using the W channel as G... or W is roughly Y in JPEG's YUV. W pixels also will saturate fast, possibly limiting dynamic range. In sum, there's a lot to empirically test here....

One way to prevent W channels from saturating ahead of the R & B channels would be to include ND filtering for the W channel.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
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erichK: The problem is, in fact, real.

As a former employment counselor for immigrant professionals, I have come to know a dozen+ pros from all over the world. Those *without* neck & shoulder problems are in the minority: big, fit usually younge guys. (This is a major reason that belts and vests, sling bags and more elaborate solutions as Katas convertible backpack-sling, Thinktank's rotating bags have become so popular.)

What matters is the weight, balance and bulk of the all the parts of - and the total package of - the kit needed to do a particular "shoot" or combination of shoots. While this may mean an 11"x14" view camera and tripod for Clyde Butcher, many great photographs as well as countless reviews and user reports demonstrate that mFT cameras and lenses from Olympus and pansonic (and the mirrorless offerings srom Sony and Samsung) can indeed do the job,

Olympus has has its problems. It has also long produced smaller, lighter camera kit much needed by many.

You're forgetting about equivalence. Because the sensor is only one quarter of the size of a 'full frame' sensor, you have to apply a 2x multiplier to arrive at the effective weight. In other words, although actual measurement may indicate that m43 systems only weigh half as much as full-frame systems, in reality they are effectively twice as heavy.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
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Valiant Thor: It appears that the target audience for this kind of advertising is the mobile home, couch potato crowd whom I doubt would purchase such a camera anyway. I cringe when I think what good could have come from the money and resources it took to produce and run these ads. I really miss the thoughtful age of elegance, sophistication and taste.

When was that?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
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justmeMN: Olympus owners suffer from Small Sensor Syndrome. :-) All of their friends have bigger sensors than they do, and it's just embarrassing. They've tried those sensor enhancement products that you can buy on the internet, but none of them worked. :-)

As a former 'full-frame' user I opted to have a sensor-size reduction procedure because I understood that it's not the size of your sensor that matters, it's how you use it.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
On Mare Island Ship Yard in the Industrial site – HDR challenge (4 comments in total)

As a general statement, I don't particularly enjoy 'extreme' HDR, but it works in some circumstances. This is one of them. I think the 'industrial' processing suits the industrial subject very well.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 23:04 UTC as 3rd comment
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (71 comments in total)

Why is it a "gun"? Is it not a flash?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 15th comment
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