joe6pack

joe6pack

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I still don't keep 99% of my RAW files. But I guess if my trip cost a few million dollars, I will keep them all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 21:37 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

Seems like the train in picture is this:

http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/park-experience/attraction-show/ocean-express.html

Given that it is in HK, I'm surprised so few people are on their smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 7th comment

Fuji and Panasonic are known to offer some really good value enhancing firmware updates.

Olympics and Sony on the other hand...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 06:35 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

All I see is 2 photographers flirting...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (100 comments in total)
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NetMage: These are the kind of features I expected to see. Imagine being able to output video where focus moves smoothly from subject to subject - a lot of work now, but it could be automated.

Absolutely! Lots of people cannot tell the difference between 720p and 1080i. Even more people are still watching 480i DVDs with their 1080p HDTV.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (100 comments in total)
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NetMage: These are the kind of features I expected to see. Imagine being able to output video where focus moves smoothly from subject to subject - a lot of work now, but it could be automated.

Video resolution does not need to be very high anyway. Even 1280 x 720 is acceptable. But that is still a lot of data to parse.

In the mean time, I think stop motion animation is a good fit? One problem with stop motion is (miniature) subjects going out of focus. Maybe Lytro is great for this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (100 comments in total)

I think Samsung should make a smartphone out of it. Ditch the folding display and we have the world's first interchangeable lens smartphone. Galaxy NX!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:56 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)

3 years is not really long term. Most people can get 2 years warranty (by default in some countries or by paying with American Express).

About 10 years ago, many Canon digital cameras, suffer from sensor problem. Canon gave me a free refurbished (A530) camera long after warranty expired on my A70. It also repaired my other Canon for free, both cameras are over 3 years old.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 104th comment

The live view relay is pretty cool and I like how it can control flash but the device only supports Nikon and Canon cameras. And Android version is still being worked on (even though they shown a Samsung phone above).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 01:25 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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joe6pack: Or you can just buy generic ones from eBay for 1/4 of the price right now. There is no lens on these things. And given they are extension tubes, the thickness does not even need to be accurate.

I am reading it as $100 for EACH extension tube. That seems quite outrageous to me.

You can buy metal 16mm + 10mm extension tubes for less than $50. For those who are worrying about the sides not being perfectly parallel. I have not heard anyone complaining about their legacy lens adapters. Many can be found for less than $10 and full metal to boot. I think there were a study done and effectively the difference between a cheap brand and name brand is too small to be concerned.

Extension tubes are generally used for shorter focal lengths. As the lens focal length increases, the effect of extension tube reduces. So I don't expect someone using them with a heavy 200mm prime. For many, even plastic tubes are fine.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 00:17 UTC

I assume stabilization works on legacy lens too? Say, user can enter the focal length, etc?

With the announcement, I think the A7 will drop below $1000 this holiday season.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 297th comment | 3 replies

Or you can just buy generic ones from eBay for 1/4 of the price right now. There is no lens on these things. And given they are extension tubes, the thickness does not even need to be accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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Lan: I know I'm swimming against the tide here, but I can't understand why anyone would buy a camera because it's small, and then deliberately go and make it bigger?!?

Use two hands to hold the camera (any camera) and the grip problem is solved. You don't need to buy a grip, you need to get a grip ;)

"it doesn't make any difference to size" - Yes it does. It makes getting in and out of pocket more difficult. What it may not affect are the dimensions "on paper".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 05:21 UTC
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joe6pack: They should make a 24mm F1.8.

After all, 50mm F1.4 with adapters can be bought used for $80 or less. If that is not good enough, a focal reducer made by Mitakon itself can be had for another $150.

Besides, didn't we hear too much about pixel vignetting. How digital sensors cannot take advantage of lens < F1.4, etc?

You are right! I even commented on the news and I forgot.

Link to samples (including the 24mm F1.7):
http://www.zyoptics.net/uncategorized/zhongyi-optics-release-sample-photos-videos-new-mitakon-42-5mm-f1-2-24mm-f1-7/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 21:52 UTC

They should make a 24mm F1.8.

After all, 50mm F1.4 with adapters can be bought used for $80 or less. If that is not good enough, a focal reducer made by Mitakon itself can be had for another $150.

Besides, didn't we hear too much about pixel vignetting. How digital sensors cannot take advantage of lens < F1.4, etc?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

If it is created for vehicle, couldn't the sensor be made bigger?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 23:43 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Doesn't SanDisk already provide this kind of sealing on their SD cards?

I just checked my 16GB Samsung SDHC. It also says Temperature Proof "-13 to 185 degrees F." Which translates to -25C to 85C.

And it costs me $5 + tax.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Doesn't SanDisk already provide this kind of sealing on their SD cards?

I have several 8-16GB Samsung SD / MicroSD cards that also claim to be " water, shock, magnet" proof. All purchased for $10 or less.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 00:06 UTC
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)
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lbuclk=: Why a '" guaranteed replacement in 48 hours in the event a card fails " what happens after hour 49? seems too short of a plan.

I seriously doubt any photographer is willing to discard (send back) a corrupted SD card in order to get a new one. After all, an SD card is cheap. The photos on the SD card is far more valuable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service article (23 comments in total)

Canvas Wrap price:

$149 for 20"x30"
$119 for 20"x24"
$89 for 16"x20"
$64 for 12"x12"
$64 for 11"x14"
$49 for 8"x10"

Shipping is extra, ranging from $19.99 to $6.99

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 20:28 UTC as 1st comment
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