maxnimo

Lives in United States United States
Works as a CG artist
Joined on Jul 23, 2010

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1.43:1 ratio for 70mm IMAX running horizontally? Is this a joke? Who came up with this? Whenever I saw genuine 70mm IMAX, which ran horizontally, it always had a ratio close to 2:1.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 01:53 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

The reality is that it's impossible to tell the difference, if the artist is really good.

Personally, I have no problem with image editing and CGI; but I do have a big problem when people lie and deceive.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 135th comment

Simply dreadful! Look how this lens distorted that poor school bus.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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maxnimo: My secret fantasy is to someday see and touch an F 0.1 lens.

What if you duplicate an existing camera, but make it 100x bigger, with a 10 foot sensor and a 20 foot dia. lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 16:53 UTC

My secret fantasy is to someday see and touch an F 0.1 lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 03:31 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
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Peter Bendheim: In the last week in the New York Times, there were two great photographic articles; one on an odyssey through the desolate Australian Outback, and one on leading photographers who were given a poem, the emotions of which they had to translate into personal images. Both were wonderful articles (which you should look at if you can)
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So, seriously DPR, is the news out there in the industry in such short supply, that the leading digital photography website can only come up with something that looks like a click-baiting Facebook post?

And yes, I do have a sense of humour, but this kind of content is everywhere across the internet. One doesn't need to look very far to find it.

This article clearly demonstrates the danger of substituting human thinking with automation and artificial intelligence. Thus it's very serious.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 03:26 UTC

"5,600 miles above the 10,000-mile wide spot"

So they must have used a lens with about 22mm equivalent focal length, would you agree? Strange why they used such a wide lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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maljo@inreach.com: These images look good to me.

I agree. For a 5x zoom it's quite good.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 14:51 UTC

Looking at the video, I have no idea what the heck was accomplished.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 4th comment

- breakthrough
- radically different
- crazy camera
- something the world has never seen before
- revolutionizing
- something spectacular
- highest-quality images possible

I'm sold! Don't even bother with a review ... With amazing specs like these I want one whatever the price!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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maxnimo: Beautiful videos, but the description confuses me. To me it looks like a combination of slow motion and speeded-up motion, with some good image stabilization, so why make it out as something revolutionary?

Looks to me like this documentary is not about photography, so the makers would be under no legal or moral pressure to exclude CG imagery.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
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maxnimo: Beautiful videos, but the description confuses me. To me it looks like a combination of slow motion and speeded-up motion, with some good image stabilization, so why make it out as something revolutionary?

Okay, you make some valid points. However, some amazing gyro stabilizers were developed over 60 years ago. Also, do we know for fact that no CGI was used in these videos? Some of it looks like well-made CGI.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 02:59 UTC

Beautiful videos, but the description confuses me. To me it looks like a combination of slow motion and speeded-up motion, with some good image stabilization, so why make it out as something revolutionary?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If it's razor sharp edge to edge wide open, this lens would be the best bargain in all of human history.

My best ever group shots were taken at around 70 to 90mm equivalent. Zero distortions, with every face tack sharp.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If it's razor sharp edge to edge wide open, this lens would be the best bargain in all of human history.

When my old Canon 50mm still worked it was razor sharp edge to edge at around f4 to f8, but at f1.4 it was simply awful.

Perhaps a 50mm lens exists somewhere that's razor sharp edge to edge at f1.8 ... who knows ...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If it's razor sharp edge to edge wide open, this lens would be the best bargain in all of human history.

For group shots with natural light in dark places I need a lens with sharp edges.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: "nanotechnology"

Okay Hollywood. Sounds like someone's been drinking the Kool-Aid down there at RED.

What exactly is in Kool-Aid and what does it do? Does it have alcohol, LSD or pot?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)

If it's razor sharp edge to edge wide open, this lens would be the best bargain in all of human history.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 03:12 UTC as 30th comment | 18 replies

When these geniuses suppress all these fires, what will happen to all the flammable material that keeps accumulating? It will just grow and grow, until a fire 100x worse eats it up. They are trading small damage today for catastrophic damage tomorrow.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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maxnimo: "2017 iPhone Photography"?
Hmmmm......
I wonder what the reactions would be if I presented the "2017 white people Photography" contest where only white photographers qualify?
Hmmmm...... just wondering ...

I just did some quick background research on this contest and even if they allowed entries from all smart phones, I wouldn't want to have anything to do with them.
So never mind ... go back to what you were all doing and be happy.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
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