Vergilius

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On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)

Now Samsung needs to work on something that will lengthen the life span of anyone who would fill one of these things with photos. They'll need the extra time just to look at all of them.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 11:22 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

I know that we already have night vision goggles, but I'm wondering if this camera could fulfill another purpose. This is just some brainstorming, but could two of them be mounted side by side and somehow be used (with modifications) as a type of night vision device that renders colors for the viewer, instead of the two-tone rendering of the what we usually see in night vision goggles. I don't know of any good purpose having color in real time could serve, but I'm just wondering aloud about the possibility of it working.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 01:45 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: This film shows the absolute oldfascionality of the mechanical shutter. No need to design new DSLRs using this technology from the past. DSLRs are from the past, already now. Let's start to learn to forget their existence and stop to give some support to them in buying these museum monuments.

So, did you enjoy the slow mo presentation, or not? I also enjoy driving my mom's '77 Triumph Spitfire, but I don't take the opportunity to evaluate how primitive it is compared to my Lexus.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
On article Quick Look: The art of the unforeground (85 comments in total)
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Vergilius: You know, after reading some of the sour comments on this thread, I'm glad that I'm an amateur with little technical knowledge. That way I'm able to just enjoy these photographs just because I think that they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the good advice!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On article Quick Look: The art of the unforeground (85 comments in total)

You know, after reading some of the sour comments on this thread, I'm glad that I'm an amateur with little technical knowledge. That way I'm able to just enjoy these photographs just because I think that they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 16:51 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Winter Wonderland: Don Komarechka's snowflakes (36 comments in total)

This is a wonderful article and an inspiration for us to persevere when we know what we want to achieve. I love the combination of high quality professional equipment, "homemade" solutions for the unique problems of photographing ephemeral creations, and the practical insights gained by long hours of trial and error. Thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 12th comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (385 comments in total)

18k gold, maybe. Gold-plated...phh. With gold plate, it probably has about $5 of gold in it, if that. Gold atoms have the amazing characteristic of being able to be spread in a very, very, very thin layer. And I also agree with Rollipoli.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 219th comment
On article Amazon Fire Phone camera review (61 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: Camera phones are a convenience, nothing more. Even the best of them still kinda suck, overall.

I WANT my phone to have a camera, but as long as it can resolve the image of a bar code from a few inches away, and the color isn't TOO far off from reality, I'm good.

The phone overall seems boring and a 'me too' device. And I've learned from my Kindle Fire tablet, that being unable to rely on the Google app store also sucks. "Special" operating systems are for chumps.

I heartily agree with your last paragraph. I have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet. The Amazon App Store is third rate. With my phone, I've found that the auto upload to Dropbox and Google+ is a wonderful workflow tool for simple snapshots. If only someone would make a WiFi compatible CF I card so that I could smooth out the workflow from my D3s.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:57 UTC

Very nice. Maybe someone can apply the algorithm to "The Blair Witch Project" and "Cloverfield."

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I had to stop after about 10 seconds. I got nauseated faster than I did watching "Cloverfield" or riding one of those roller coasters that does loops and twists. Interesting effect, though, and I'm sure that they had fun doing it.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift (48 comments in total)

There was an especially pleasing coordination between the music and film that takes this work (City of Samba) beyond merely pleasing to view to the realm of brilliant. For example, in the scene where the out-of-focus ship finally resolves, the music moves from displeasing dissonance to a more pleasing consonance.

I really enjoyed these as novelty items that show the result of hard work and a fine understanding of the theory and mechanics of photography. It goes without saying that they also demonstrate the imagination of the collaborators. I am not certain that such techniques would lend themselves to lengthier works, although they might be used with discretion as added "spice" to more traditional filmography. I look forward to viewing the future work of Keith Loutit.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 17th comment
On article Google's Project Tango camera specs revealed (12 comments in total)
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dpmaxwell: Excellent. How have we survived all these years without this?

I think I'll check on this story a few times today just so that I can follow this thread.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On article Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center (69 comments in total)

My heart was in my throat watching them climb that last segment! This was an imaginative and well-executed project. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 00:30 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

This reminded me of something, then I remembered that James Bond movie where the AM Matador comes out of a hanger with airplane wings attached to it. Everybody in the audience thought, "Cool!" even though it was really slow and clunky.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 16th comment
On article Nearly deleted photo helps shot putter secure gold (36 comments in total)
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Vergilius: I don't know much about the rules of the sport. What does "attempt to be fair" mean? Can a shot-putter go over the line but not be disqualified if he can somehow prove that he was trying not to commit a foul? I'm not certain how this photograph proves the "attempt to be fair." Would someone with knowledge of the sports explain it to me, please?

Thanks, Jess. I was misinterpreting "attempt" as Snorl's internal intention. It's interesting how easy it is to read words the wrong way and come up with a completely different interpretation.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On article Nearly deleted photo helps shot putter secure gold (36 comments in total)

I don't know much about the rules of the sport. What does "attempt to be fair" mean? Can a shot-putter go over the line but not be disqualified if he can somehow prove that he was trying not to commit a foul? I'm not certain how this photograph proves the "attempt to be fair." Would someone with knowledge of the sports explain it to me, please?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:58 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: Casio? Are they still around?

Does Casino make a calculator/camera combo? Think of the possibilities on exams with a 40x zoom!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
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