maxnimo

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Joined on Jul 23, 2010

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shigzeo: 83 feet with a camera? What's that, twenty five metres? Blimey, I'd shoot it down too or it or anything like it came that close to my house.

Well, at least I don't have this problem. My wife is so ugly that at one peep at her sends all drones running away, never to return.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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shigzeo: 83 feet with a camera? What's that, twenty five metres? Blimey, I'd shoot it down too or it or anything like it came that close to my house.

What if every drone that peeped at your pretty wife also dropped a $100 bill in your yard? Would you still be mad?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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shigzeo: 83 feet with a camera? What's that, twenty five metres? Blimey, I'd shoot it down too or it or anything like it came that close to my house.

But at 84 feet it's no longer your air space!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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shigzeo: 83 feet with a camera? What's that, twenty five metres? Blimey, I'd shoot it down too or it or anything like it came that close to my house.

What will you do when you see 50 drones buzzing 84 feet above your yard tomorrow?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: It's a pitty to use that lens to showcase this sensor. Some shots look like smartphone-soft and only a few shots are properly sharp, mostly taken at wide angles.

"Some shots look like smartphone-soft"

I'd say they look more like plush teddy-bear soft.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 01:34 UTC
On article Atomos introduces Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder (45 comments in total)

So how many hours of 4Kp60 video can it record? Does it run off batteries?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 21:40 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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Jozef M: This is more a sample gallery of the EF-S 18-135mm than of the camera itself. I understand that most people use a zoom, but please use an L prime at f/6.3 in landscapes with high dynamic range in at least 10 images. So we can see what the camera sensor can do ... These samples are too easy.

Jozef M is correct.
This 18-135mm lens makes this camera look more like a cheap point-n-shoot.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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Karroly: I like the OOC JPEG colors. I find them natural and not too much saturated.
But I find the EOS 77D pictures a bit soft, compared, let's say, to the Fujifilm X100F beta gallery...

I would change "a bit soft" to "much more than a bit soft".

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (121 comments in total)

Let's see if I got this right ... Canon now has the Rebel, the 77D, the 80D, the 7D, the 6D, the 5D, the 1D and the M series, not counting all their toy point-n-shoots. It's getting a bit crowded and confusing, don't you think?

And shouldn't the EOS 77D sit between the EOS 70D and EOS 80D? ... even more confusing.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
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maxnimo: All my friends would love to see a camera drone sent into moon orbit and photograph all those Apollo landers and relics that are supposed to be there. Perhaps China or India can do it ... it's really not that difficult.

Old Cameras - Those Moon pics that NASA posted look more like 1977 technology.
And if our spy satellites can image a postage stamp on Earth from Earth orbit, then surely we can image even better detail of the Moon from Moon orbit, since Moon orbital velocity is much slower than Earth's and it has no atmosphere to limit altitude or vision.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (292 comments in total)
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Androole: Seems like a nice camera.

It's too bad it doesn't have the Touchpad AF feature that other cameras in its class have, it really is a game-changer. Without it, I'm not sure I'd use the touchscreen that much on an EVF camera.

It's also too bad they couldn't cram in weather-sealing, but I guess the only competing cameras in this price range that offer weather sealing are Pentax and Panasonic.

It doesn't have Touchpad AF? If that's true then I just lost interest in this camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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maxnimo: All my friends would love to see a camera drone sent into moon orbit and photograph all those Apollo landers and relics that are supposed to be there. Perhaps China or India can do it ... it's really not that difficult.

sandy b : Do you know that a drone is not limited to little spinning propellers? A drone can be jet powered, or gas powered, or rocket powered, or nuclear-plasma powered, or fusion-EM powered, or warp-field powered, etc ....

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 02:26 UTC
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maxnimo: All my friends would love to see a camera drone sent into moon orbit and photograph all those Apollo landers and relics that are supposed to be there. Perhaps China or India can do it ... it's really not that difficult.

You are correct - NASA did post pics of the landing sites. But I'd still rather see some nice videos of them, and at much better resolution ... you know, something more in line with 2017 technology instead of 1977.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 02:18 UTC

All my friends would love to see a camera drone sent into moon orbit and photograph all those Apollo landers and relics that are supposed to be there. Perhaps China or India can do it ... it's really not that difficult.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies
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maxnimo: This sort of reminds me of having an adapter to mount a Chevy V8 engine into a Porsche 911 car.

I'm not saying that a Chevy V8 engine is bad or unreliable. My basic point is that stuffing a Chevy V8 into a 1969 2-liter 911 would make the car heavier, bulkier, and the handling would most likely turn to crap.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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cdembrey: Motion picture/video lighting is rated at 3 meters/10 feet. I doubt that this small unit is putting out 5400 LUX (502 foot candles) at 3 meters.

A modern neutral-white LED will give you good color. Just stay away from those cheap cool white LEDs with a bluish tint.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 19:17 UTC

This sort of reminds me of having an adapter to mount a Chevy V8 engine into a Porsche 911 car.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 19:13 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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maxnimo: I wonder if the same reaction would follow the discovery of footprints made by Jesus or Alexander the Great ... or even some careless dinosaur.

Yeah, looks like we're getting into some deep and heavy stuff. Fasten your seatbelts!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 03:27 UTC
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maxnimo: I wonder if the same reaction would follow the discovery of footprints made by Jesus or Alexander the Great ... or even some careless dinosaur.

What if an alien spacecraft crashed and messed up your view of pretty scenery? Would you still get angry?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
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maxnimo: I wonder if the same reaction would follow the discovery of footprints made by Jesus or Alexander the Great ... or even some careless dinosaur.

Actually, if we found tire tracks 5000 years old it would be more valuable than any dinosaur track.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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