maxnimo

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

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I believe he could have shed over 50% of weight and bulk if he used Olympus, Panasonic or Fuji gear, and would have achieved similar quality output.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (88 comments in total)
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maxnimo: So he used a helicopter I see. A drone would probably be illegal to fly there.

Hehe, looks like my assumption was correct. And I guess those flying cars which we were promised decades ago are about as improbable as nuclear-powered toasters.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 04:04 UTC
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (88 comments in total)
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JackM: Great work. Even though it is the home of the evil empire.

It's not totally evil. They have some good pizza there.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (88 comments in total)

So he used a helicopter I see. A drone would probably be illegal to fly there.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (343 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Copy editing notes: filmmaking is one word. GorillaPod is a trademark so needs capping. remove ALL quote marks from around words that are not actual quotes—it's not "funny" or "ironic" anymore. There are more, but let this be a gentle reminder that as a website born in England you are expected to be an exemplar of writing excellence for we barbarians here in the colonies.

People that attack those who provide useful and good information in a civilized manner need to be put over a knee and spanked.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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maxnimo: Those of you that find wide-angle photos exciting should try 360 deg. 3D VR. It will blow your socks off.

No more socks. My socks were blown off when I tried this new thing called a washing machine instead of a washboard.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 16:20 UTC

Those of you that find wide-angle photos exciting should try 360 deg. 3D VR. It will blow your socks off.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)

This short format is not bad once you get used to it.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 85th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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kreislauf: the selection of photos is awesome.

But... "Pre-visualization is key"
yeah, add in some vodoo...
Or do what the photographer did: make hundreds of photos, convert and process them and then do a selection...

There is no such thing as pre-visualization. Either you like the composition or not. Don't believe the pro photographers, who tell you that you need this special sauce that you will never have anyway so you better stop trying...

Stop over-analyzing a mole-hill and turning it into a mountain ... just snap the damn photo and if it doesn't come out good, it will be bad.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
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maxnimo: If you're doing 4K filming, you only need 8MP of resolution, so a cine lens need not be nearly as sharp as a 50MP photo lens. So why such ridiculous prices?

OK, I understand using cine lenses if you're doing a $100 million blockbuster film with special effects and all, but other than that, the only special feature I'd ever desire is accurate focus pulling.

So if I'm not doing a $100 million blockbuster film with special effects I'm skeptical that a decent manual focus prime lens will give me much worse results than a cine lens costing 10 to 30 times as much.

And I'd like to add that I've recently seen at least 10 full-length films with professional actors that were filmed so badly it looked like they used a 20 dollar toy camera in the hands of a hyperactive child.

And finally, I think Spielberg could make a better video using a $600 camera than a typical college grad with a $400,000 camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 16:21 UTC

I would like an app that lets anyone steal my images, then automatically deducts a set fee from the thief's bank account and deposits it into mine.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies

Now all it needs is 120 FPS refresh rate and I'd be in heaven.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 25th comment
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steelhead3: How can a monitor show 130% of sRGB?

By comparison the real world has infinite contrast ratio and infinite color gamut.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article NAB 2017: Hot products and trends (50 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I may be wrong about this, and I am sometimes wrong, but I think VR is the next high tech fad that will go nowhere. Like 3D TV.

Sure, some techno geeks and gamers will want it. But most people don't want or need or are willing to pay a lot for a total immersion experience unless they are into porn. This may never become a mass market item.

I remember seeing an exhibit at the NY World's Fair in 1964 that featured a 12 screen surround movie, that made you feel like "you were there." They predicted that theaters would soon be doing this. That was 53 years ago, and it hasn't happened yet.

They also predicted that pay phones would feature video as well as sound, and today there are no pay phones at all.

I think the opposite. VR will completely revolutionize entertainment, and possibly turn humanity into VR addicted zombies. Just give it about 7 more years.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 17:14 UTC

If you're doing 4K filming, you only need 8MP of resolution, so a cine lens need not be nearly as sharp as a 50MP photo lens. So why such ridiculous prices?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:13 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
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landscaper1: At this rate, a mere shotgun won't be enough for the serious anti-drone crowd.

Now, surely somewhere on the black market there's a ZSU-23-4 to be had. :-)

My drone will have an adamantium exoskeleton, so your puny bullets will do no more damage than cotton balls.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:01 UTC

Soon there will be pirate drones that sweep down and kidnap drones like this.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:28 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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landscaper1: At this rate, a mere shotgun won't be enough for the serious anti-drone crowd.

Now, surely somewhere on the black market there's a ZSU-23-4 to be had. :-)

The next hot market will be bulletproof drones.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:24 UTC

In 1977 I could fairly easily freeze my shots at 1/40,000 sec using a manual camera and a manual flash unit. Now I could understand if flash units had the ability to accurately measure and set flash duration, but this amazing new gizmo confuses the heck out of me.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:28 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I hope they include a USB-C cable at least 2500 feet long with this product.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 5th comment
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