maxnimo

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Joined on Jul 23, 2010

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My personal take on this: I absolutely can't stand those extra-wide-angle movies. They just annoy the hell out of me, and only diminish the view of a typical scene. To be fair, however, the only case where such wide angle might be appropriate is something like a documentary on landscapes.

Please stick with the standard HD aspect ratio and don't try to be cute and hip.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 15:01 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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matthew saville: Yeah, can we get more effort put into the whole quiet operation thing? I'm really really sick of being out in the wilderness where I think I've finally found the peaceful solace of isolation, ...and then I hear that damned beehive sound approaching me. I will throw a stick at the next drone that comes too close to me, if it is in an area that I know to be illegal to fly in the first place.

Silence is golden.

I also hate noise in the wilderness. Last time this huge bear growled in the forest, I came over, grabbed his furry ears and beat the krap out of him.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)
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maxnimo: This sort of sport is a perfect match for video, not stills.

Actually chess filmed at 240 fps and slowed down to 24 fps would be very relaxing, especially for those with busy, hectic lives.

Of course, the ultimate relaxation experience would be a video of grass growing - but don't try that unless you're a seasoned professional.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)

This sort of sport is a perfect match for video, not stills.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

Think this through: These guys now basically have their life ruined, their future is over ... even though there's no real victim and nobody died. Yet those individuals that start unnecessary wars and destroy a million families get to collect high salaries and pensions without a single day in prison.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 65th comment | 6 replies
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breschdlingsgsaelz: I wonder why they are now using such strange capacities. The micro sd cards came in 200GB, now 400GB instead of 256 or 512 - do they have so many spare cells because they are so unrealiable? Technology would dictate a power of two as size, so I wonder where all those gigabytes disappear.

Yup, it sure is mind-boggling. Yet every time I think they've reached the limit they manage to squeeze even more into less space.

Perhaps someday they may come up with proton-neutron memory that's 50 billion times denser than today.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Holy cow!...400GB in a footprint smaller than a stamp.

22-year old me plying on a 48K Spectrum ZX with storage over cassette-tapes would call current-me bananas if I timed-travel back to him :)

(...as soon as I finished comprehending what 400GB were, that is...)

Rumors have it that it's alien technology. Of course, they're probably just silly rumors, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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breschdlingsgsaelz: I wonder why they are now using such strange capacities. The micro sd cards came in 200GB, now 400GB instead of 256 or 512 - do they have so many spare cells because they are so unrealiable? Technology would dictate a power of two as size, so I wonder where all those gigabytes disappear.

From what I've read about solid state memory, the more space you allocate to spare cells for stuff like junk collection, the more reliable it becomes.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:19 UTC

Totally confused here. Neither that video nor the text properly explained what exactly they were doing.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 20:22 UTC as 8th comment

So the Backpack and Messenger are constructed with genuine Italian leather, and also made with water-resistant nylon? You mean half leather, half nylon?
And do you realize that when leather is exposed to moisture or humidity it can get quite nasty?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

Would have been twice as funny if he mentioned the green A mode instead of the P.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 3rd comment
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maxnimo: Hehe, that wide-angle makes it appear like it's 2000 miles above Earth surface. Still, a cool video.

It could have a GPS tracker, or a transmission booster to extend the range, or both.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 15:16 UTC

I can tell you this - It's true that a partial eclipse is no comparison to a total. It's like comparing a toy tricycle to an 800hp Ferrari. And those eclipse glasses only show you a simple, silly, featureless, boring crescent of a sun. The real deal is a total ... there's no substitute. I never thought anything could blow my socks off again, but my socks were blown so far off I still can't find them.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 01:39 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

Looks like a very practical and functional bag for a price that's not outrageous like so many others. The only thing I'd prefer is 2 more color options: camouflage pattern, and green with pink bunnies (to deter theft).

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 7th comment
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HotPixie: Yes but are they weather sealed against cold vacuum?

Yeah, you don't want that dirty, dusty, wet vacuum to obscure your images.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: It's the government, so they probably negotiated a quantity discount of 10% above list.

If it were the navy it would be 400% above list.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
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maxnimo: Yup, Nikon may be on the top of the hill at the moment, but a Canon 4D could pop out soon that could put Nikon to shame and crumble its high hill into dust.

OK, so I might be wrong, but I have a strange feeling in my bones that Canon has something amazingly YUUUGE cooking in their camera labs.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:44 UTC

Hehe, that wide-angle makes it appear like it's 2000 miles above Earth surface. Still, a cool video.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Yup, Nikon may be on the top of the hill at the moment, but a Canon 4D could pop out soon that could put Nikon to shame and crumble its high hill into dust.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 100th comment | 7 replies

This Kamlan looks way, way sharper wide open than my Canon 50mm f1.4 was. Also it looks like it's well built.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 16th comment
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