Mattoid

Mattoid

Joined on Mar 6, 2011

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On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (69 comments in total)

I don't get what is infrared about these. How would they have looked if they had not been infrared? What would look different?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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gmke: Earthquake. Bye, bye, Canon GX1-MK-II. Faster glass, better sensor, All of a sudden, the fast glass, 2/3 sensor cameras are irrelevant too, except that they cost quite a bit less. Sony, premiere sensor maker that made Nikon big, has established a new category here, ThreeThirds, lets say, between FourThirds and TwoThirds. The question, down below a few, asks what factor (inversion of crop) would result in the use of a 12 megapixel portion of this sensor. Crop is 1.3, reciprocal is 0.77. Here is how it is obtained. 19,961,856 divided by 12,000,000 is about 1.663488. Take the square root. 1.2897 rounds to 1.3. 5472 x 3648 becomes 4242 x 2828, or 11,996,376.

Yeah I thought that. It becomes a 12megapixel "two thirds" camera (as you put it). Meaning its longest zoom range is more than 70mm equiv when compared with these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

I think the music sucks. I muted. Its not worthy to go along with a video that took so much effort.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Pentax_Prime: Websites based in the United States should probably work a little bit to give prices in DOLLARS. Just a thought.

You do the maths!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:08 UTC

The title is misleading. Makes it sound like the rights to images themselves are being sold, being that a photography catalogue is normally a catalogue of images.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)
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DenWil: In an America of clinical obesity the cameras get smaller and smaller. I have medium to smaller hands and I can't pick up one of these without wondering where my fingers go. What does a fat man or a man with large hands do? At 180#, 2 or 3 lbs of camera is just not a problem. I feel bad for all the sickly folks who depend on these soap bar sized bodies for a chance at photography. Particularly ironic direction for camera makers since the phones get bigger and bigger.

I would prefer this camera to be smaller still. Make it as small as possible. If you want big get the X pro 1, that is ginormous.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 21:53 UTC
On Take a long walk in the Take a Walk challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a very cool looking shot. Should be rated higher.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the 20.7MP Sony Xperia Z1 post (81 comments in total)

What is the focal length of the lens and thus the angle of view? What are the dimensions of the phone?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 16:12 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

If you are going to delete 'trolling' comments then you are against free speech and you may as well not have comments.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 13:24 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Update to Sony RX100 II Samples Gallery article (86 comments in total)
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Mattoid: Please do a direct image comparison (with foreground and background elements to show blur amount and character) between the RX100 II and the Ricoh GR wide open at 28mm 35mm and 50mm equivalents. (interestingly the GR cropped to "1 inch" sensor size gives 50mm equivalent)

I took a look myself and couldn't see much in it. The hair on the dummy looked pretty un-detailed in both at that ISO. The nex did look more flattering though. The 35mm crop mode would be best to be used with the GR in that situation. As for size, the 3n body is the same at 34.6mm but the 16-50 adds a further 30mm, so for jacket poketability they are similar but the GR is just slim enough to be pant pocketable, which isn't the case with the nex unless you transport the lens separately. But you are right that at that price it is very attractive, and I actually will now look at that as a serious option so thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 00:07 UTC
On Just Posted: Update to Sony RX100 II Samples Gallery article (86 comments in total)

Please do a direct image comparison (with foreground and background elements to show blur amount and character) between the RX100 II and the Ricoh GR wide open at 28mm 35mm and 50mm equivalents. (interestingly the GR cropped to "1 inch" sensor size gives 50mm equivalent)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 21:52 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses article (76 comments in total)

Announcing the DEVELOPMENT? Anyone can do that! They don't even have to release them for the statement to be true. I can personally announce today that I am developing a medium format compact camera with a 16-800mm f1.0 stabilized zoom lens that weighs only 150g and fits in a shirt pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:05 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

Way to big for the sensor size. They should be going for pentax q levels of compactness. Then the system might have a point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:53 UTC as 165th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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Button Pusher: I think the burning questions that we have or would like to have confirmed by the DPR crew about the GH3 are if the sensor is a Panasonic or Sony sensor and is the GH3 sensor a multi-aspect sensor. If the sensor is not mult-aspect, why did they choose to remove that feature from the GH3 when it was a selling point for the GH1 and GH2?

its just a 4:3 aspect. 1:1 resolution is 3456x3456. 4:3 resolution is 4608 x 3456. The same height. you must only be looking at "other resolutions" and missing "max resolution"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 00:23 UTC

So its not a phone. You got my hopes up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies

Wait, conventional phase detect doesn't work in live view so you couldn't even record it! Unless you filmed through the viewfinder, which they didn't because they activated focus by touching the screen. Thinking about it, it is phase detect but live view has to be disengaged temporarily. the mirror comes down and focus is acquired. This takes more time than conventional phase detect.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 02:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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farrukh: Lovely! Though very different to my set of Olympic event photos!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamibu/sets/72157630793769412/

I really like the diving shot taken from high up. Fantastic shot. The only thing I would change is cropping that bit of black off the bottom. What post processing did you do? did you mess around with it a lot or is it just the dramatic tone art filter?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 22:44 UTC

Bit stupid that you can't view the gigapan images full screen. The full zoomed out image doesn't even look sharp with all that over sampleing. It should be the best quality ever.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 20:28 UTC as 14th comment
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years article (108 comments in total)

That last 5 years was a killer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 15:19 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

16-50 f2.8. stabilised. please make it happen.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 18:34 UTC as 1st comment
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