Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

@ThePhillips- how do we know exactly that Fuji adds a lot of non-user-settable NR in RAW? I see some people have claimed this over time but I have to see yet evidence of it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:12 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Silvarum, Zanton- you guys live in Russia, so please tell us, what is really going on? Is there violence against gays happening there by gangs or not? And the Government doesn't prosecute them?

I totally agree with you guys that the news we get here is trash- so please, educate us. I am open to hear it all from you.

Can gays hold hands or kiss in public like str8 couples? Can they marry? Can they march on gay pride day?

Again, please tell us what is really going on there. You live there, I am all ears.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Zanton- I a not going to pretend the US is perfect here, but it is prosecuted if you have gangs going after gays here. You tell me- since you are there- is this happening or not? Is what it's being reported- that the government does not prosecute them.

There are many states under which there are strong gay rights supports and it's changing more and more. Not all states are still up to where I would like to see them- so I am not trying to be holier than thou- but you tell me- what is really going on in Russia?

Keep in mind in the USA more and more states are approving same sex unions and the level of rights. I am not even talking about Russia banning same sex unions, I am talking about Russia not doing anything about gross discrimination, and violence. So yes, if this sis what is going on (again- YOU TELL ME)- sorry, but its' a whole different level of bad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

ogl- don't be ridiculous. He didn't say to have sex with man (two men) is enlightenment. And since you mention the new Testament, please point out where Jesus condemned homosexuality because even if he did, he sure seems to have put a lot of sins as more important to watch well before it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

LTZ470 - pretty tough argument you make there, because homosexual behavior has been found in nature :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:39 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

ZAnton- you need to read some of the news of what has gone on / going on with gays in Russia.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@old- the whole pedophilia/zoogilia are slippery slope arguments. Notice consenting adults. That's a big difference.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Interestingly, Pentax representative said that they have already experimented with sensor shift technology to achieve same goal as this, now advertised by Olympus (and Hassy in the past). But, Pentax admits, the result is a large size dataset, plenty of megapickles, but the quality of the picture does not improve.
So instead of delivering that — which obviously is not difficult — they would rather focus how to make native resolution even better.

Which is interesting, as it better sheds light on what Olympus really wants to achieve: a perception that their small cameras (which are indeed limited by sensor size and performance worse that others), are also competitors when it comes to large image sizes.

No. I didn't. It clearly says: ". That's X, Y and Z axis. Nobody else had something like this until Olympus further developed with the OMD EM-5 pretty much. "
So I am very specific in pointing out tilt, and I mentioned nobody else has it until Olympus further developed (sort of implying they had something actually) with the EM5.

I delineated specifically, what nobody else had- correctly.

Now, you could point out that perhaps when I said multi-axis an IBIS of the E-3 would qualify as such, but I think it's pretty clear I am not pretending anything. And most importantly, I was also pointing this out in the context of "Pentax doesn't bring anything to the table."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Interestingly, Pentax representative said that they have already experimented with sensor shift technology to achieve same goal as this, now advertised by Olympus (and Hassy in the past). But, Pentax admits, the result is a large size dataset, plenty of megapickles, but the quality of the picture does not improve.
So instead of delivering that — which obviously is not difficult — they would rather focus how to make native resolution even better.

Which is interesting, as it better sheds light on what Olympus really wants to achieve: a perception that their small cameras (which are indeed limited by sensor size and performance worse that others), are also competitors when it comes to large image sizes.

No, I didn't pretend the first Olympus with sensor based stabilization was the EM5. You are making that up. My response and proof to carverd3d is pretty straight forward.

The reason Pentax was far in advance to Olympus is because Pentax had tilt in the IBIS, and well, that's true also. When I said multi Axis I was referring to the ability to rotate too.

There is no pretend here. It's the truth. Pentax had tilt, Olympus didn't. And this in the context of the comment that Pentax didn't bring anything new along. I know what the E-3 had because hell, I had one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
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Luke Kaven: Love in all its forms is a beautiful thing. The hate in this comment thread, full of dog whistles and innuendo, is the most malignant thing. That truly shows the power of the winning photograph.

I get you point/opinion. I guess I could sway to your side of the fence depending on what the judges say. To me the photo has almost rembrandt light.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 07:06 UTC
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Luke Kaven: Love in all its forms is a beautiful thing. The hate in this comment thread, full of dog whistles and innuendo, is the most malignant thing. That truly shows the power of the winning photograph.

JACS - I think it would be interesting to see why the judges picked up this photograph. I am sure we guessing is taking it out of context (said with respect, I mean it).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 05:58 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

ogl- I am more than fine with you thinking it's a sin, even if I don't agree with you. After all, the book you love so dearly is chock full of contradictions. That's different from beating up gays in Russia by a gang.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 05:57 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Interestingly, Pentax representative said that they have already experimented with sensor shift technology to achieve same goal as this, now advertised by Olympus (and Hassy in the past). But, Pentax admits, the result is a large size dataset, plenty of megapickles, but the quality of the picture does not improve.
So instead of delivering that — which obviously is not difficult — they would rather focus how to make native resolution even better.

Which is interesting, as it better sheds light on what Olympus really wants to achieve: a perception that their small cameras (which are indeed limited by sensor size and performance worse that others), are also competitors when it comes to large image sizes.

BJL- I made a claim that Pentax had this before Olympus- multi axis IBIS. Carver3d asked me to prove it, and I did. I can't tell you what is the problem with HowaboutRAW- it's pretty simple.
Carver3d asked me for evidence of my claim and I provided it. I never suggested that Minolta didn't have IBIS first or not.

But then more over, Pentax had tilt in the IBIS years before Olympus first had it with the OMD-Em5.

And the contest of all this is that Pentax was said to "bring nothing to the table" when they are also innovators. Nothing more.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:24 UTC

So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:14 UTC as 75th comment | 38 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Interestingly, Pentax representative said that they have already experimented with sensor shift technology to achieve same goal as this, now advertised by Olympus (and Hassy in the past). But, Pentax admits, the result is a large size dataset, plenty of megapickles, but the quality of the picture does not improve.
So instead of delivering that — which obviously is not difficult — they would rather focus how to make native resolution even better.

Which is interesting, as it better sheds light on what Olympus really wants to achieve: a perception that their small cameras (which are indeed limited by sensor size and performance worse that others), are also competitors when it comes to large image sizes.

Yes, it's an added point. Yet, the first point/claim I made is what I was replying to carver3d, is what he asked me to prove, and it's what I proved. I don't understand what's the problem when both claims are true anyway.

This is my last reply in this subthread. Thanks for reading.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 18:01 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: frame12: Rishi and Barney with flowers in the middle ..
i hope you know that Valentine day is for straight couples :))

@Naveed - no problem. Have a good day and nice week :-) Thanks for reading.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: frame12: Rishi and Barney with flowers in the middle ..
i hope you know that Valentine day is for straight couples :))

@Barney- I realize this kind of opinion unchallenged may not be important to you. Too bad. You probably didn't grow up being gay :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: frame12: Rishi and Barney with flowers in the middle ..
i hope you know that Valentine day is for straight couples :))

Naveed- No, I don't " just want to fight." I am only replying to what you are saying. Yes, it's your opinion. And we are basically presenting not only our opinion but the fact that it's already more universal than what you think -whether you agree or not.

Your suggestion of "gays making up their own day" will simply be ignored.

Speaking for myself- I didn't call you a homophobe or ignorant. I don't believe that insulting you is the way to explore an argument and I don't see you as a bad person or anything.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 17:45 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Interestingly, Pentax representative said that they have already experimented with sensor shift technology to achieve same goal as this, now advertised by Olympus (and Hassy in the past). But, Pentax admits, the result is a large size dataset, plenty of megapickles, but the quality of the picture does not improve.
So instead of delivering that — which obviously is not difficult — they would rather focus how to make native resolution even better.

Which is interesting, as it better sheds light on what Olympus really wants to achieve: a perception that their small cameras (which are indeed limited by sensor size and performance worse that others), are also competitors when it comes to large image sizes.

No, I only pretended the truth- that Pentax had it first. To which carver3d asked me to prove it and I did. There's nothing more to it.

Moreover - and part of my point- the E-3 did not have tilt correction, which the Pentax did. This is the part that Pentax had *years* before Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 17:43 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: frame12: Rishi and Barney with flowers in the middle ..
i hope you know that Valentine day is for straight couples :))

bskbo - one small point I want to highlight- sexual orientation is not a lifestyle. Those who want gay men as seen that they made a simple choice- that they can change- want to keep this myth.

Lifesyle is more about how you go about life, and what you do in your life like hobbies, work, etc. Someone who goes on Friday nights to drink to a bar with his buddies can be gay or straight. Someone who farms the land in the mountains can be gay or straight. Someone who wakes up every morning early to jog for 45 minutes before going to work can be gay or straight.

I think you get my gist.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 06:24 UTC
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