rialcnis

Joined on Aug 16, 2012

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Wonderful, but why no 4k+ video? No VR. That would have really been something. Lenses will cost a fortune. It's nice but only revolutionary for still shooters only.

Obviously they will end up with 4-6k that WON'T Overheat eventually. They had me with the " revolutionary" pr, so was disappointed. Had they done that I would forget every other video centric camera. The cost will be crazy with lenses but at least they won't need Auto.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)

Wonderful, but why no 4k+ video? No VR. That would have really been something. Lenses will cost a fortune. It's nice but only revolutionary for still shooters only.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 140th comment | 4 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (334 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Excellent review, down-to-earth without the recent over the top claims and headlines, seems like a solid performer but at a hefty price. I would love to see a real life comparison vs the FZ1000 or even vs m43 systems considering the cost is in the same ball park to see if paying twice the money is worthy.

And what 600mm lens did you get?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
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gsergei: A thumb down for this lens at $1300us. Guessing it will cost @1700cad. I will continue using my Oly 12/2 and FT 11-22/2.8-3.5 on the EM-1. Panasonic people keep shooting themselves in the wallet by providing an aperture ring incompatible with the Olympus bodies. No, thanks.

To say the lens is incompatible with Oly bodies was extreme. There were some saying this in comments. In manual mode how could this aperture ring not work? I can see this being a great lens for video.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 19:21 UTC

This would make a great DPReview raffle prize.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 75th comment
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EcoR1: Hmm. So this lens has a dedicated aperture ring, but it wont work with Olympus-bodies. Why can't Olympus and Panasonic standardize this behavior for m4/3-system? How is potential buyer suppose to know this?

Ill have to brush up on my Indonesian or whatever language that is.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
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EcoR1: Hmm. So this lens has a dedicated aperture ring, but it wont work with Olympus-bodies. Why can't Olympus and Panasonic standardize this behavior for m4/3-system? How is potential buyer suppose to know this?

Where is this info that it is incompatible with Olys?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
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gsergei: A thumb down for this lens at $1300us. Guessing it will cost @1700cad. I will continue using my Oly 12/2 and FT 11-22/2.8-3.5 on the EM-1. Panasonic people keep shooting themselves in the wallet by providing an aperture ring incompatible with the Olympus bodies. No, thanks.

How is the aperture ring incompatible with Olys?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 16:42 UTC

It's a new, interim, motion picture technology. I don't see it as important for still images. Photo printing would have to adopt a display method for this knd of VR, as a still. No one wants to wear headsets or glasses, in the long run. Real holography is still in it's infancy.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 5th comment

These are most likely terrific for video and the price is great. I've been impressed with SLR Magic. I'd love them to make a Cine superzoom as well as these Primes.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 7th comment
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (154 comments in total)
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Mike in Taiwan: When I was a child, I had the earliest version of virtual reality: Imagination 1.0...I used it when I read my comic books and other pieces of fiction. My friends and I used it when we had our battles.. with stick guns and pine cone grenades (the horror).. Our parents used to call the TV an "idiot box"...no one ever figured they would miniturize it and turn it into a little computer that we increasingly stare at as we we walk and drive about...Now, people want us to strap it to our heads...I hate it when my parents are right...

Think about all the "hardware" of a movie theater. But instead of Cinerama you have poor quality, blinding pixels, shooting into your eyes---a perfect brainwashing tool to further ruin the youth of America and the world.

They can't see the terrorists, sneaking up behind them.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
On article VR / Action cameras forum just launched (26 comments in total)

VR and Action Cams need separate forums, even though action cam setups are used for some VR. Real VR needs to avoid the fisheye, distortion problems seen with the action cams.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)

(Continued from my previous post)

One realization shared by early holographers, was the idea that our REAL reality is a full sensorium hologram---ultimately illusion--as in the old sanskrit term Samsara. We see variations on that idea in scifi, "Matrix" type ideation.

I think the drive for the various generations of humans, since pre-history, experimenting with psychedelic plants and drugs is also related to this innate need for total immersion and is also related to the religious or scientific urges.

The historical, human fascination with mirrors or photographic images has some kind of genetic, inborn, evolutionary purpose like trying to get to the beginning of time, where past, present and future, are one.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 31st comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)

Believe it or not, some people are unconsciously, genetically, drawn to immersive experience.

Movies as a new media, was a beginning of this kind of unconscious urge or need.

When I was 5yrs old and saw "This is Cinerama" I was hooked. 3-D was fun, but required stupid glasses. Even stereophonic sound was part of that genetic drive for total immersion.

In 1970 I was experimenting with art laser holography. Later I came to realize that my obsession with Wide screen or Holography, has some kind of primal, urge as a basis.

VR today is still very primitive. The Holography of today has not advanced much beyond what we had in 1971. All these other things are expedients. Only some future form of real Holography will make the need for headgear obsolete. There will be some other attempts to make headgear unneeded, during group exhibitions, but untill the image can be captured and exhibited holographically it will be stopgap methods. (Continued)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Besides all the VR gear, get ready to buy the newest versions of Video cards, coming out soon.

This new gear will bring on, a new kind of film making. The biggest obstacles are still to be worked out.

Porn business as usual will probably be the early adopters.

The company Linden Labs (Second Life) is working on a new virtual reality environment called Project Sansar.

Depends on your age and what you expect to be doing in 10-15 years.

2D Photography will be around for texture images.

Of course this "progress" can be waylaid by war or a comet.

Technology one buys today will be useless in 5 years.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)

Besides all the VR gear, get ready to buy the newest versions of Video cards, coming out soon.

This new gear will bring on, a new kind of film making. The biggest obstacles are still to be worked out.

Porn business as usual will probably be the early adopters.

The company Linden Labs (Second Life) is working on a new virtual reality environment called Project Sansar.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies

The potential for interactive 360 movies is unlimited. Viewing them without glasses or face masks and full sensory, would be the holy grail.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 05:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (117 comments in total)

Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in general, is far superior to the toy OSes.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 33rd comment

The Facebook Oculus Rift TERMS OF SERVICE claims ownership of created imagery. Suddenly people dreaming of creative purposes for the new technology are naturally backing away.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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