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 Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

To everyone pointing out 4k/UHD- aha! I missed that. Good point. How to go to video if the sensor tech is not easy to scale.

Yeah I am having a hard time seeing this happen now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 65th comment
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

I have to agree with what ThatCamFan said- Lytro did not figure out a way to keep pictures out of their sandbox and if this is the workflow they are going in to video that won't work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 81st comment
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

Makes sense. Sad for those who are out of a job after working so hard. Not sure they will hit it with virtual reality but for video can see.

One problem: they are coming in with some tough competition that got the video workflow figured or mostly figured out. Like Red and BlackMagic. That's tough to get right and if they don't, no film maker will take them seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:28 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I honestly don't understand the "camera is too high price" comments. Those people who say that on sensor size alone need to look at the entire package- small speedy cam, improved and unique IBIS, comes with bounce/tilt flash, camera is weather sealed (flash is weather sealed too), etc.

It seems to me the price is fair.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ogl: Nikon with real 36 MP is far better than 40 MP mode from crop 2.

Ogl- I am not sure where you are getting those detail differences but in the shooting impressions in the High-res section, they clearly compare vs a Nikon D810 and the D810 has in some areas color moire or bad moire, yet the OMD EM5 MKii has none and plenty of detail.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:18 UTC
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.

AKH- I think the camera at the price combined with its features it's reasonable. Sure, the Fuji still have the higher IQ, but I think when you take all the features together it has other areas that I think make the price reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
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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