ecube

ecube

Works as a Retired
Joined on Nov 22, 2005
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Occasional visits (DPR) to pass the time

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On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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ecube: Ho hummmm . . .
Good eyes, great imagination, and good technique makes better photos than the best camera in the hands of a wannabe photographer.

What happen to Joe Mama, I hope he was not "kick-out", he was such a gentleman. I just remember the name of the guy from Montreal, I think it is Pierre.

Thanks for the update.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
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Papi61: If six rotors allegedly make the craft perfectly stable, how do you explain that the professional octocopters used in movies/tv/commercials/etc. *STILL* have gimbles? See images below, in my answer to m3. Those are very expensive drones used by major Hollywood productions.

@cgarrard - LOL

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
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Papi61: If six rotors allegedly make the craft perfectly stable, how do you explain that the professional octocopters used in movies/tv/commercials/etc. *STILL* have gimbles? See images below, in my answer to m3. Those are very expensive drones used by major Hollywood productions.

I wonder if those who freely throw jargons around understand what they are saying. LOL

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
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Papi61: If six rotors allegedly make the craft perfectly stable, how do you explain that the professional octocopters used in movies/tv/commercials/etc. *STILL* have gimbles? See images below, in my answer to m3. Those are very expensive drones used by major Hollywood productions.

I have flown a single engine Cessna. I have work for NASA JPL as a design engineer in the early 1970s. But to paraphrase Sargent Schultz, "I know nothing" about helicopters nor do I care what makes this gizmo tick. If I can afford it, I'll buy one.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 04:17 UTC

I accidentally accepted the upgrade to PHOTOS and was panicked that it replaced my iPhoto on my selected Apps bar. Forcing myself to overcome my anxiety, I plunge-on, half-heartedly, and was impressed by the various options for organizing my photo files. I notice very strong similarities to a database (Access) app I wrote for a client 20 years earlier. . . I'll definitely explore more of PHOTOS.

Meanwhile, I restore the iPhoto icon back on my apps bar . . . for my wife to be able to view the recent shots from our two-week tour.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 8th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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ecube: Ho hummmm . . .
Good eyes, great imagination, and good technique makes better photos than the best camera in the hands of a wannabe photographer.

@Rishi - Thanks. While I do not agree 100% of the time, I enjoy your structured and critical analysis.

I miss the early to mid-2000 with the likes of Joe Mama, Dez, and The Montreal Guy and many more. They share their talent with wonderful with their post of wonderful photos NOT enhanced by post processing. It seems to me that sharing and helping others were the norm at that time. Now, it seems to me that showing-off and up-manship is the norm in the DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 16:51 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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ecube: Ho hummmm . . .
Good eyes, great imagination, and good technique makes better photos than the best camera in the hands of a wannabe photographer.

@Rishi - you maybe right. Most readers of DPR are here to read reviews of Digital Photography equipments and accessories. Yes, I joined DPR about 12 years ago when I return to photography after close to 30 years hiatus. While my film cameras are still in perfect like new condition, I did not want to wait for the film to be process to see the photos I took. While I learn about the nuances of Digital Photography from DPR, I have gravitated to Luminous Landscape, Nikonian, and Thom Hogan the last three of four years.

Perhaps it is time for me to stop wasting my time participating in DPR forums. I'll confine myself to reading DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 02:33 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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ecube: Ho hummmm . . .
Good eyes, great imagination, and good technique makes better photos than the best camera in the hands of a wannabe photographer.

@Stanchung - very well stated.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)
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ecube: Why would I buy a D610 when D750 is a much better camera. Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. I smell 7 day-old uncooked fish.

Thermidor - your choice is your prerogative and your resources is of no interest to me. Mine is NONE of your business.

Please leave it at that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 04:06 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)
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ecube: Why would I buy a D610 when D750 is a much better camera. Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. I smell 7 day-old uncooked fish.

@Thermidor - What part of "How much work will it take to update the article to include D750 which was release September 2014" don't you understand? What part of Marty4650 don't you understand?

Since you stated using mirrorless, you shoot down your argument between the shutter "noise" between D610 and D750.

I repeat, I did not claim there is no market for D610. that is NOT the issue. Neither is the affordability in "the third world country.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:47 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)
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ecube: Why would I buy a D610 when D750 is a much better camera. Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. I smell 7 day-old uncooked fish.

@Thermidor - The issue is the untimeliness of the article. Target market is NOT the issue. But since you brought the issue . . .

Do you honestly believe people in the Third World Country would put high priority on digital camera? Have you personally tested D620 V D750? What stage performance are you talking about? Do you really believe you will be allowed to take photos of the performance?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 05:11 UTC
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ecube: I'm highly satisfied with my Samsung Tab.
For REAL computing, my MacBookPro has everything I need and more. Best thing with this combo, I don't have to worry about virus and both system are very stable.

@whyamihere - you are definitely right - - - for people such as yourself who maybe careless or does not know how to use the device. I have had the Samsung since 2012 and never had any problem. Have had my Apple since 2008 and never had any problem. I used to make my own computer since 1986. Was a beta tester for MS. Really like the Win2000 and XP. Then came the Vista . . . ouch. Windows 7, although better, was another disaster.

After 26 years stuck to MS, I bought Apple for my personal use.

Unfortunately, MS withdrew support for XP, perhaps their best Window OS.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
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ecube: I'm highly satisfied with my Samsung Tab.
For REAL computing, my MacBookPro has everything I need and more. Best thing with this combo, I don't have to worry about virus and both system are very stable.

@Pappi61 and Nekrosift - Unfortunately for both of you, I also have another computer running on MS-Windows 8.1. Yes, I HAVE to HAVE Windows to support my clients who foolishly insists on MS-Win... on the other hand, it is very good for my consulting business

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 22:12 UTC

I'm highly satisfied with my Samsung Tab.
For REAL computing, my MacBookPro has everything I need and more. Best thing with this combo, I don't have to worry about virus and both system are very stable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 20:56 UTC as 28th comment | 15 replies
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Jeff Greenberg: Eventually:
nano-BlackHoles offering
noiseless crystal clarity,
f/0, ISO 1B

@Jeff Greenberg:
I agree, you were over simplifying. Please be specific on the Black Hole you are referring to. If you are referring to the almost infinite gravitation due to the immense density, then your "f/0" does not hold water. Think about it!

Since we are not in the deep space, let's get back to EARTH where we are and where the physics of light applies. Regardless on the current or this experimental lens design, the light reflected from the object to be photograph needs to reach the image sensor or the film. Such light can only reach the sensor through an opening or the iris of the lens. Your simplistic 'f/0' means there is no lens opening. Whatever physics you choose, no light can pass thru an opaque object.

Do you have formal course on Astro Physics that you suggested for me to study up on Black Holes? Do you know the BASIC premise of the Black Hole?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 19:04 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: Eventually:
nano-BlackHoles offering
noiseless crystal clarity,
f/0, ISO 1B

f/0?
F stop is the ration of the lens (iris) opening to the focal length.
Hence, f/0 is physically impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 16:00 UTC

My concern is not the technical success but the financial success to USA companies. I believe Kodak invented Digital Photography and develop the earlier sensors and cameras. The Japanese run with and now dominates Digital Photography.

Will the USA repeat the same mistake of giving other countries to develop the commercial application of our technology?

I am of course over simplifying and most likely misinformed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 15:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (102 comments in total)
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Tom Nokin: "basic edits can be made via a dedicated button that pulls up Nikon's NX-D software" What does that mean? Is it no longer possible to edit basic parameter of a picture without Nikon NX-D? One of the nice features of View NX 2 was that basic changes could be done within View NX 2 and that these changes were saved within the file. You could save the changed file with a different name to keep the original image unaltered. Nikon NX-D saves the changes instead in a seperate file.
Also, no shadow slider any more?
Nikon makes very fine cameras, but its software has never been on the same level. Nikon could do much better so provide a professional solution that fully utilizes the edge in image quality of Nikon sensors instead of leaving customers with unsatisfying solutions.

romforbluenose - Yes, View NX2 has quirks. My files SHRINKS instead of getting LARGER. I am not concern about file size, I have close to 8 TB drives and portable drives are getting cheaper. I am getting between 24 to 28 meg processed files converted to JPEG. The 8x10 prints I get has very fine details. I am sure I could have double that size with fine details intact.

Very seldom do I shoot in NEF, practically just in very high contrast lighting. In that case, I set the camera to JPEG-Lage Fine+NEF. As you know, D800 locks out HDR in NEF mode and vice-versa. Only when the View NX-2 HDR fail to bring acceptable shadow highlight of the JPEG do I resort to processing the NEF file. Regardless, I also have Photoshop IF and WHEN I want a better result.

I installed all the three Nikon NX programs on Apple and Windows7 computer. To me, Windows based computer is practically useless for anything other than the MS-Office application, hence, I use my Apple 80% of the time.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
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ecube: Can I access my files in the Could with no internet service?

Knute & newe - I don't think you have any idea of the basics of "Cloud" computing.

What is cloud computing, exactly?

Cloud computing refers to the delivery of computing services over a proprietary network or the Internet. Those services mainly include infrastructure (i.e. servers, storage devices, etc.), development platforms, and software applications. The Cloud refers to the many data centers located throughout the world that house the hardware necessary to offer cloud services. The recent proliferation of virtualization technology, on which cloud computing is based, has contributed to its current popularity.

This link will give you the basics of "Cloud" computing:
http://www.itmanagerdaily.com/cloud-computing-101/

Don't take my word, do the research yourself.
Instead of "Cloud", I carry a 2TB portable drive that has copies of all the files I need.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 01:56 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)
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ecube: Why would I buy a D610 when D750 is a much better camera. Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. I smell 7 day-old uncooked fish.

The article was dated March 2014. Today is March 29, 2015. I did not see this article until March 28. Let us say this article was posted March 20 . . . that is a year old. How much work will it take to update the article to include D750 which was release September 2014.

Perhaps I am expecting too much. That was 6-months ago. Seems to me someone at DPR fell sleep at the wheel.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
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