RPJG

RPJG

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JimW-203: Potentially insurmountable problems:
1) using multiple bags with a single brand of camera - do you need to replicate the lens caps in each bag?
2) using bodies of multiple camera brands/types (e.g. DSLR or mirrorless) in multiple bags - how does one outfit a bag that might be used with either a DSLR body and lenses or a M4/3 body and lenses or both?
Do you need to have several bags set up with caps to accommodate any possible configuration one might need?

Velcro. Insurmountable problem, surmounted.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
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Eric Hensel: We don't see in 360 degrees --so we have no point of reference for these clips.

Huh? The clip isn't "360 degrees" in one frame, you get the ability to "look around", just like you do with your real head/eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: From experience I found something interesting, but I didn't know the reason, as we know stopping down the aperture gives sharper images until the diffraction starts,and we have a sweet spot depending on the pixel density of the sensor,usually around f8, there is something similar to that related to exposure time (shutter speed).
with longer shutter speeds, you get more saturated, less noisy images, but something similar to the diffraction happens in longer shutter speeds, the sweet spot is between 4-15 seconds, after that suddenly it gets worse and worse.
To make it simpler, if we take two images of the same sense, the first image taken at ISO 100, F8, 1/125 sec, then we take the second picture using ND filters until our settings become ISO 100, F8, 8seconds, the second image is more saturated, has less noise, better DR and much richer files.
I think this article explains my findings, what do you think?

Oh my god, I can't count... Help!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 14:04 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: From experience I found something interesting, but I didn't know the reason, as we know stopping down the aperture gives sharper images until the diffraction starts,and we have a sweet spot depending on the pixel density of the sensor,usually around f8, there is something similar to that related to exposure time (shutter speed).
with longer shutter speeds, you get more saturated, less noisy images, but something similar to the diffraction happens in longer shutter speeds, the sweet spot is between 4-15 seconds, after that suddenly it gets worse and worse.
To make it simpler, if we take two images of the same sense, the first image taken at ISO 100, F8, 1/125 sec, then we take the second picture using ND filters until our settings become ISO 100, F8, 8seconds, the second image is more saturated, has less noise, better DR and much richer files.
I think this article explains my findings, what do you think?

Side issue: isn't the difference between 1/125 and 8 seconds, just 6 stops not 10 stops?

I'm going bananas here, help me out :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 10:19 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

No vadims, not from me. I don't live in Russia, so obviously I don't really care enough to find out.

But wait! Clearly I'm an Adobe shill, so I should find out for you. I'll get right on it...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 18:07 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

vadims. obviously I have no idea how it works in Russia. Why not ask Adobe or softkey.ru directly?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Lol, the old "Do you work for them" rubbish. Of course I don't. But wait! Since I said I don't, that must mean I do!

No point arguing/discussing with someone like you. I'm out. Enjoy your depressing worldview.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Right, so now you've changed your argument from "Adobe won't let me buy it standalone" to "I reckon that any second now they'll stop me from doing it, even though" they've explicitly said they won't do that". Awesome.

So, you wear a tinfoil hat. That's great. But even if that ever happens, just don't use CC. Just go to Capture 1 or whatever other tool takes your fancy. Whinging about something that probably won't ever happen is hardly the way to live a constructive life. Sheesh.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Gary, I am in HK just like you. I just bought LR6 standalone. It's easy. Do you really need me to explain the process to you?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Lol Gary. LR is available standalone. I just bought it, as have dozens of others in this thread.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Aah, so now you're changing your story! Now it's just difficult to find on the website (but far from impossible, as dozens of posts here attest).

Barry and I aren't being defensive, as amusing as your accusation is. We're just trying to understand your rants about a problem that doesn't actually exist. You DO still ahve the choice you always had; why do you insist that you don't? LR6 is available standalone, and it takes just a few seconds of eyes-open to find the link of the LR6 page (hint: bottom-right corner).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Thanks Barry, that's how I should have phrased my reply...

It's just frustrating and annoying that people still claim that LR isn't available standalone, when it actually is. Not to mention the doom-mongering about it disappearing as a standalone product Any Second Now, which still hasn't happened.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Poor baby. Show me where LR is no longer available standalone. At least gets your facts straight before whinging about a non-existent problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:16 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

Right.. you mean, those consumers who are free to go elsewhere, who keep spitting the dummy and telling us all how they're going to dump LR and go to Capture1, etc?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 15:59 UTC
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RPJG: "The UltraChrome HD set includes six colors, matte black, Photo black, light black and light light black, and the individual cartridges hold 80ml of ink."

I think you meant five colours + the four blacks?

With an 8-channel print head, presumably this suffers from the same problem as the 388x series, i.e. having to purge between photo and matte black when you change paper types?

Bugger.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 15:01 UTC

"The UltraChrome HD set includes six colors, matte black, Photo black, light black and light light black, and the individual cartridges hold 80ml of ink."

I think you meant five colours + the four blacks?

With an 8-channel print head, presumably this suffers from the same problem as the 388x series, i.e. having to purge between photo and matte black when you change paper types?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 03:20 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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RPJG: Do any of these action cams have proper timelapse functionality yet?

By "proper", I mean shutting down the camera between shots so that battery life isn't (laughably) the same as when taking video?

That's my whole point. Well-designed electronics *will* let you shut down the camera to save battery between shots, leaving just a timer running.

Shame that you apparently still need to resort to third-party hardware to do this, e.g. http://cam-do.com/GoProTimeController.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
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bossnas: Those people fortunate enough to get their photographs replaced were only able to because they had prints in the first place. The importance of a print cannot be overemphasised. If an image is important to you, print it. Nuff said.

bossnas, you're *completely* missing the point. By definition, offsite storage will not be affected by the <insert disaster scenario here>.

So yes, it will be very handy to have had that.

I simply don't believe that you can't grasp that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
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bossnas: Those people fortunate enough to get their photographs replaced were only able to because they had prints in the first place. The importance of a print cannot be overemphasised. If an image is important to you, print it. Nuff said.

With all due respect, that's rubbish. If the picture is important to you, back it up *offsite*, e.g. cloud storage or memory cards/DVDs/HDDs sent to friends.

"Nuff said."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 01:49 UTC

Do any of these action cams have proper timelapse functionality yet?

By "proper", I mean shutting down the camera between shots so that battery life isn't (laughably) the same as when taking video?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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