Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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MediaDigitalVideo: In how many days did God create the World.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
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HubertChen: Very amazing project! I took the tour and was astounded on the level of detail captured. Excellent execution and nice presentation.

Thanks to dpreview to find such interesting project and to bring it to our attention.

I saw several questions below as to why shoot this landscape instead of say a cityscape. The answer is that in order to provide content for 365 Giga Pixel the camera needs to be quite far away. This is why they shot with 800 mm lens on APS-C which makes it 1200 mm full frame equivalent. Close to any city and in lower height there would be simply too much dirt and moisture in the atmosphere to get a clear shot of anything at these distances. Another reason is that this subject has no movement of traffic or leaves, making stitching much easier.

The clarity of the atmosphere would indeed be a consideration. I don't find it uninteresting at all. We obviously live in an over stimulated society where people don't get out in the quiet of nature enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
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Franz Weber: Why did they use a 400mm lens with 2x teleconverter instead of a 800mm lens in first place?

HubertChen. Hi res shorts!?
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
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Lajos Hajdu: That's stupid. It's just a technological demonstration. True photography is not about mega-giga-uber-pixels but recognizing a unique and/or beautiful subject or unusual perspective, and CREATING a striking image.

Says you! I think whatever someone wants to photograph is valid - to the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Quote: "The camera, the Hasselblad A5D, has no moving parts and as such avoids unintentional internal mechanical movements that aircraft vibrations can cause."

But hey, aircraft vibrations could still move the camera as such, unintentionally, externally, mechanically.

Rocky Mtn Old Boy . Cheers. But does that have quite the vibration reduction effect of an IBIS system?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 00:57 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Quote: "The camera, the Hasselblad A5D, has no moving parts and as such avoids unintentional internal mechanical movements that aircraft vibrations can cause."

But hey, aircraft vibrations could still move the camera as such, unintentionally, externally, mechanically.

Isn't he right? Maybe they should have put 5 axis IBIS in there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 23:46 UTC
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Franz Weber: Why did they use a 400mm lens with 2x teleconverter instead of a 800mm lens in first place?

Cost I would think.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 06:56 UTC

Sure the stitching is poor (but 70,000 images! - can't be easy). But I love it. Lots of detail and fun playing 'where's Wally" looking for the many people and points of interest.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 15th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)

IQ looks good. Question mark over af tracking and what about high ISO?
How about with a brighter lens?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (234 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Very interesting article Rishi and co. Thanks!

I feel the bridge image could have been processed a bit more ... seems a bit flat.
See my version in my gallery…http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3203776/rizalbridge-d810-v4-fullsize
What do you think?

@Rishi:Yes I thought car light trails would have helped.
Guess I am too used to processing real estate photography : ) but I thought more foreground interest helped the shot. Hey it is your photo so of course you prefer your processing. I just thought it was a little flat and only spent a few minutes tweaking the image. Maybe the foreground should have actually been darker! Cheers

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On RizalBridge-D810-v4-FullSize++ photo in Dougbm_2's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Original copyright of DPReview - modified by me. Only posted here.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (234 comments in total)

Very interesting article Rishi and co. Thanks!

I feel the bridge image could have been processed a bit more ... seems a bit flat.
See my version in my gallery…http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3203776/rizalbridge-d810-v4-fullsize
What do you think?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:59 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)

My God there is a lot of noise all over the image. I downloaded the file and a modest amount of noise ninja does help a lot but I would take a D810 or D750 over the 5Ds for this type of high dynamic range work. Bet the RAW was dark. Looks to be lifted about +3 EV.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 09:22 UTC as 228th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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ashokvashisht: A thought occurred to me on the U1/U2 bottons....these are custom user settings...right ? Then why not give users the option ..say U1- U5 by having a single U button and then making a selection of U1/U5 by rotating the command dial. Will that be a good option or user would always want an fast option i.e just two buttons ?

Similar to Panasonic Lf1. C1 and then C2a,b,c,d. Works well.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 09:00 UTC

Excellent indeed

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 4th comment
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)

Meh!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 05:07 UTC as 41st comment
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Dougbm_2: Maybe it is all the camera most of us really need. If only it was a 1inch sensor.

Yes I know but the 1/17 just doesn't cut it these days. If this was 25-125 and 1" I would certainly be looking at it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 08:19 UTC

Maybe it is all the camera most of us really need. If only it was a 1inch sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 07:34 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (831 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: How curious that it can't match the Nikons in RAW. Is it a different sensor or is the RAW 'processed' deferentially and Nikon has the magic dust for that?

@ theprehistorian - how is the sensor different?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (831 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Design: that grip, horrible, stuck on [looks as if] with sloping shutter! Forget this. Can one hope for a larger RX1, ILS camera with EVF? No silly grips, please! C'mon Sony, you can do it. The a7II looks awful.

I didn't find it that comfortable without the grip when I handled it in the shop. Body a bit short.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:55 UTC
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