Coyote_Cody

Coyote_Cody

Lives in United States WanderLust, AZ, United States
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Joined on Feb 13, 2006

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On A View Through The Arch in the Holes in Nature challenge (12 comments in total)

A bit too artificial HDR for me, but nice frame. No one's eyes would see this scene like this, at least some darker areas in cave would lend to reality!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 08:37 UTC as 3rd comment

It is GOOD that the user interface is simple, just like the minds of apple product users !!!! ;) Just kidding !?

Remember the 1st iteration of LightRoom, horrible user interface, very Mac Like-simple but very awful to use, IMO, Adobe bought Pixmantec and suddenly the user interface was MUCH better and the whole product was better.

Change can be good IF change for the better, in eye of beholder? (just like your ugly sister!!) !! ;)

Not kidding, she is ugly, those warts on nose are yucky !! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 111th comment
On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)

Funny I posted about this yesterday in Canon M forum w/ zero responses? Not many inquiring minds??

A 'clever' solution to the thickness issue, not useful for larger sensors though, unless space is the big issue.

Likely easier to do very fast multiple exposures and then blend them via h/w algorithms (like HDR but for 'normal' stills) for both jpg or raw.

Hope the engineers who came up with this got big bucks in apple buyout !! Good work, big daddy buys, big bucks!!

Now Samsung must solve the same problem - no issue for them of course, they certainly have ALL the necessary skills, apple likely did not, buying is easier!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 03:19 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1041 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Nikon, why in the work are you refusing to include GPS?

Every phone has it now. Please don't suggest I get the dongle, I will never get it.

That is why god gave you a pen and paper or better yet, remember where you took pic !!

High speed USB 3 yes, wifi yes, gps - really want all that battery drain ? really ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 08:35 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Funny how America gets all prissy about people playing with plastic flying toys, in case they could hurt someone - but lets its folks run amok with assault rifles and handguns.

Thousands of people are killed every week in the USA by tobacco (principally a US product); around 170 are murdered every week in the USA by firearms. Exactly HOW many people have been killed buy quadcopters?

Brian

I think you should ALWAYS shoot what gets you into the most trouble - cock that gun and shoot that nasty trouble making COCK !!

Shotgun would make it messier, but your choice - DON'T MISS - besides your DNA is lacking !!!! ;)

We got thar a very shallow gene pool - no diving - its really a wading pool - monkeys NO LONGER envious, apes just laugh, 7.1 billion and still spewing !!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
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ozturert: I cannot comment on this camera because it doesn't have a DxO point. But, I can brag about all other cameras as long as they have DxO points. I don't even need to take real photos. Just look at DxO web site, and boom! There goes my comment here!
That's just me. I know you are not like me.
Regards
DxOTroll

I am sure you are being farcical but there are some twits pretty much like your character, sadly!

But then we must get 'our' opinions from somewhere, god forbid original personal assessment or thought - give me my opinions (fox news????) !!! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:46 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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dachshund7: Does anyone else see the drone issue as a giant gift to the legal profession? I can imagine these things flying around and people suing each other for breach of privacy. I think they're very cool, I'd love to have one myself, but I'd be very tempted to spy on my neighbors, look for owners of barking dogs, etc. Maybe I watch too many crime shows on TV, but I see this as a huge mess waiting to happen.

There has been NOTHING to stop all that you suggest BEFORE the FAA ruling. There have been a few copters shot down already even when they were not technically above or within the 'gunnie' land or privacy 'area' - legally that is !!

I just hope there are more hi-rez shots of girly girls sun bathing !!

OR better yet, the vast majority of worthless Politicians getting their 'payoffs' from all those lobbyists and 'campaign' contributors !!

CORRUPTION revealed by a little ol' drone YES!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 00:04 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Funny how America gets all prissy about people playing with plastic flying toys, in case they could hurt someone - but lets its folks run amok with assault rifles and handguns.

Thousands of people are killed every week in the USA by tobacco (principally a US product); around 170 are murdered every week in the USA by firearms. Exactly HOW many people have been killed buy quadcopters?

Brian

In the USA, gun lovers are so afraid of their shadows and ashamed of their very very very small man-hoods (if,when they can find them), that the bigger their guns, the more they own, their self-esteem rises to great heights - Guns Make The Man !!

Guns are the sustenance of their livelihood and lives ! They do not know any other thing that excites them, as their man-hood lets them down again and again - just little scared boys, cowering from their fears, and their low self-esteems !!

Bang, Bang another innocent child is shot !! SHAME !!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 02:09 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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cjcampbell: As a pilot, a drone pilot, and a photographer, I have to say that I am not entirely happy with these proposed regulations. They will require some fine tuning and they will have to be modified as technology advances.

The restrictions on line of sight are too restrictive at that moment. You are in technical violation if your drone flies behind a tree or a rock, even for a split second. Even having it momentarily obscured by a telephone pole is a violation.

Other countries have already successfully demonstrated package delivery with drones. These regulations will put the US further behind both technologically and commercially. The FAA needs to find a solution, not a ban.

How about FPV ? If I can see what the copter sees, is that 'out of sight' ??

But this beats what had been leaked by a very long shot - 1 actual pilot, 1 person operating the cam or whatever - now it is still 1 person operation !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 11:02 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)

Finally I can now use my drone to deliver all those drugs instead of myself being present, I can just be a block over !!
I added a small tazer, loud buzzer & intense flashing LEDs to startle the 'druggie' answering the door, using FPV I can see them, take a snap of them, I drop the drugs, take a snap of them picking up the drugs, and flee away back to where I am safely parked.

ChaChing money money money, Amazon ain't got Nothnin on me !! ;)

OOPS! Did I actually post my new biz delivery system ????

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 10:58 UTC as 13th comment
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Coyote_Cody: Very doubtful !! Too large!!

1" is still quite small just bigger/better than 1/3" 2/3" etc, but a 4/3 or APS-C or 35mm will NOT be in a normal 'cell/mobile phone' likely EVER!

How would you fit it unless able to 'fold' light compactly and then place exactly on top of the sensor - yes ? Still physics and engineering !!
I guess I am one of few that do NOT believe in Harry Potter or Marvel Comics superHeros magic BS - that 'reality' 5H1T gets in the way !!

Science can SEEM magical, but unless you are a Texan, it is NOT magic or religion !! ;)

Texas as a whole do seem to NOT believe in Science, especially Politicians (disregarding science when not convenient), Repugnantcans & Tea Baggers specifically - but not all of course! A few 'thinkers' have invaded and crept in, smuggled in to do that evil 'science' work !! ;)

PS: I worked for TI for a short spell but hated the area - D-F, no thanks for a visit, was there again a few years back - even worse than I remembered !!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)
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lacikuss: For those of you talking about Megapixels wars, let me tell you that this is not a war, but an occurrence predicted by Moore's Law and to a certain extent it is inevitable so far. Camera technology is only catching up, thanks to Sony BTW.

Additionally, sensor-pixel technology is already capable of the following:

If in a m43 sensor Pana is capable of jam 16MP in 225mm2 then a FF sensor with 864 mm2 can jam 61 MP of the same quality. Now when was the first 16MP m43 that came about?

if in a 1" Sensor Sony is capable of 20MP then FF could have 149 MP of the same quality pixels

If Samsung is capable of 28MP APSC sensor then FF could have 65 MP of the same quality pixels.

So, actually FF 120 MP is well behind because mechanical and cost considerations but technology will catch up on those front too as Moore predicted.

So NO Megapixel wars at all. Be prepared to see the 150MP FF camera with a DR equal of the RX 100 III in perhaps 5-10 years?

BTW I'm not saying that 150MP is great

I for one do NOT want the 1" @ base ISO quality - too little !! The IQ is ONLY good for small prints IMO. Funny even on the web you can see artifacts at least unconsciously for a 1" @ 100 ISO - at least I usually can.

So I suspect a 150mp 35mm or even a 120mp 35mm would NOT be wonderful at 100 except where printing - which covers over many sins IMO & of course you do not view 18-24"" away from !!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: 6-10 MP does me just fine! otherwise i can ask...... Get many bill board size print outs?????? I feel its true for some and high end shooting they need it but for 95% others really??????

So is this 'fantasy?' of some need for non-Pros to have 24-30mp cams for 'details' self-disillusionment ? If you must crop 'that' much, how about better 'framing', how is that a pixel count issue ??

So really, please help me out here and explain this 'fetish' for imaginary 'details' and the need for such, to explain the need for 20-30mp, really !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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Elliot H: just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

And saying OOPS sorry to push you off the side there mate !! Fancy a life jacket ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 10:46 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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Esign: Some of the best shots I’ve seen were made by a pro photographer with a Canon 1100D and kit lens. If I was shopping for a new Rebel, the simplest would do perfectly. I don’t need the top display because it’s just a mess of numbers, which doesn’t make much sense to me when I’m out there shooting. And don’t need servo AF because there’s too much sports and dogs in the world anyway. And I’ve found that any camera on Auto settings most times is a better photographer than me, and certainly quicker, which is vitally important. The only thing I must control all the time is exposure +/- , preferably with a big wheel in the place of the top display, because no auto setting knows how I want a certain picture exposed.

So YOU auto mode users are the ppl that want a nice '1 use' +/- exp comp dial huh?

I rarely if ever mess with it, but I am an Av user, (never have used Auto mode - ever - well I have a P&S I use in P mode) and only do exp comp when it makes good sense such as night scenes or odd lighting or such.

I had rather have a customizable dial - that could be used for anything you want - exp comp or anything else - but then I think of others and am not a selfish prick!! ;)

Apparently Canon wants to waste precious real-estate (big dial) ! At least they could let me pull the damn thing OFF & add a finger hold !! ;)

Marketing/product planners - if we could only shoot them, w/ a gun !!! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 10:43 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: 6-10 MP does me just fine! otherwise i can ask...... Get many bill board size print outs?????? I feel its true for some and high end shooting they need it but for 95% others really??????

What exactly is the resolution of printers printing a 11x16" or 24"x36" print - 12mp or even less ??

I mean in a measurable way NOT what they say it is !!!

PPL talk about needing 20-30mp for 'detail' but for what really ?

I suppose a 3' x 12' pano or larger needs a lot of pixels but then I generally use 3-6 photos for a pano - EACH 18mp with I suppose 20-30% loss due to overlap - but still LOTS of resoluton but even a 8-12mp cam would work well that way - yes?

So HOW BIG do ppl print now, really !!??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 01:11 UTC

I rather agree but for an M3 cam, an in-built EVF would go a very long ways to eliminating the need for a DSLR like MILC cam such as you suggest. But a $200 extra on top of the M3 makes it hard to justify but I still to this day occasionally try to stick my M up to my eye, and for a reason, 'FRAMING the scene for a pic' no EVF !!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 12th comment
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Donnie G: My guess is that Canon's research into the MILC camera market is showing that not only aren't there enough customers entering that market, but of those who do enter, not enough of them will buy a lens other than the one the camera came with. Canon makes the majority of their imaging profits from lens purchases, so there's not a lot of incentive to produce a gaggle of MILC bodies or lenses that are mostly destined to be a collection of warehouse orphans. That's why the highly successful large sensor, fixed lens PowerShot line of cameras exist and is still growing. They are the compact camera and lens combo that sells, and there's not an orphan in the bunch. :))

I rather agree but for an M3 cam, an EVF would go a very long ways to eliminating the need for a DSLR like MILC cam such as you suggest. But a $200 extra on top of the M3 makes it hard to justify but I still to this day occasionally try to stick my M up to my eye, and for a reason 'FRAMING the scene for a pic' !!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 02:30 UTC
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bdbender4: I have read through much of this thread, and there is a lot of discussion of EOS-M as a system.

IMHO all photo systems are in the middle of another phase of evolution that is getting no attention in this thread. As processors are becoming more powerful, competitive cameras of any size or kind need to have GPS, wi-fi, direct access to the huge fast clouds that are coming, in-camera RAW conversion, and JPEGs that are good enough so you don't have to bother with RAW most of the time anyway. The era of post-processing RAW files in a large, separate computer using clunky software will be seen in retrospect as the clumsy, time consuming mess that it now is. Phones ate compact cameras because of these considerations, not because of viewfinders or lens systems. Thom Hogan beats this drum, and hats off to him for it.

When Sports Illustrated laid off its pro photographers it had to do with evolving business models, not whether the lenses they were using were white or black.

If the current 1" sensors can not come close to noiseless at base ISO w/ NR, which to a huge degree is that physics thing, then UNLESS you get into quantum computing and sensors the physics will simply NOT listen to attempts otherwise - not ignorant opinion - an opinion of one who knows a little about physics and engineering !

1" Sony sensors already contain very low noise cktry but when s/w can remove the noise and then add back the detail, a better 1" sensors surely could be - not physics !!

NOT as good as an APS-C - you betcha !!

I actually think it is naive to keep expecting 'magic or miracles' for a very physics/engineering determined thing, s/w processing, THAT can reap lots of quality NOT the physics thing though !!

But why not that DOF, I actually think DOF CAN be synthesized (has been shown recently already) and be equal or greater for a 1" - not physics, s/w !!

And no I do NOT sound like film Luddites, But then I think you sound like Magic believer !! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section article (63 comments in total)

I would love to hear how the slicing was actually performed ! I have some crap lens that I could do !!!!! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 23:59 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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