tirmite

Lives in United States United States
Works as a architectural and executive photography
Joined on Oct 19, 2011

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yodog: Can be used to make a great "wah wah" sound on your jazz trumpet. Or one can use it as a Devo hat. Are we not men?

For $10 more you can get the hand turned hard wood dowel adapter that turns it into a toilet plunger!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2020 at 00:23 UTC
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Horshack: Can you imagine if every product buying decision we face had an impartial third-party with the knowledge, expertise, time, generosity, and integrity to tear it apart and objectively report everything he learned about how it was designed and constructed?

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Roger & Company!!!!!
Great rental gear at great prices, ALWAYS interesting tear-downs, and good articles. Now... can you make my Vivitar Series 1 Solid Cat 800mm SHARP so I can use it with an unforgiving digital camera sensor?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 03:40 UTC
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Gmon750: I saw a video somewhere that someone apparently determined that the R5 is not really limited by heat, but my a software lock so it doesn't compete with its 8K Cinema cameras. They determined that by removing the internal battery (not the LP6), and placing it back reset an internal timer which allowed it to continue recording in 8K with no issues. It had nothing to do with input from its internal heat sensor. Obviously, this person had the time and means to disassemble an R5 to test that but it seams Canon isn't being entirely forthright if that's the case. Almost like they'd rather the public think it's an overheating problem, and not an actual software lock.

Anyone else hear about this?

Yes, Andrew Reid at EOSHD.com has been talking about this non-stop for the past couple of weeks. The new fix does not involve removing the internal clock battery. The date must be changed and then the main battery (LP6) immediatley removed and this resets the timer that shuts the camera down for "over heating.". It's a work-around but seems to solve the problem. And, yes, it appears Canon intentionally crippled the R5 so it wouldn't compete with their Cinema line. Not exactly the most ethical thing for a $4000 camera that was hyped as the Second Coming (almost). But it does look like LensRentals found more heat sinks and thermal coupling that Andrew has said there is or isn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 03:34 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: I don't get the claim that fp is video camera.

It has no AF in 2020..... what can be less relevant? A Panasonic?

WRONG. It does have AF. It's not great, but it does have it.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 00:28 UTC
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mxx: The woman with all her guns is scary.

What's so scary about it? She's probably someone who would prevent a crime or school shooting. You guys are probably scared by the sound of the milk frother when you're getting your soy lattes. ; ) Did it EVER occur to you she could be law enforcment, ex-military, a competitive shooter, or all of the above? Or maybe she just likes guns because they're cool mechanical devices that are a fun sport and guns aren't evil and don't have motives or an agenda. No? That's what I figured.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2020 at 03:37 UTC

Battery lasts 1 hour.
Add a USB cable to make it last 3.
Defeat purpose of "wireless" tethering.

How about some specs regarding transfer speed? Can it transfer RAW files quickly?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 06:00 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies

Since the author didn't bother to explain it, what does BTS means besides the Korean pop band? I guess we're all supposed to be hip enough to know the jargon. But I'm not. Behind the scenes, I'm assuming.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 02:16 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Percival Merriwether: I'm guessing that's more equipment than they sell in a year.

Think about that for a minute. Profit margins are low on camera gear. They have rent to pay and staff salaries, not to mention insurance, advertising, and utilities. No store could survive on $50K per year in sales. I’m sure they sell that much gear in a week or two.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2018 at 16:37 UTC
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Percival Merriwether: I'm guessing that's more equipment than they sell in a year.

Think about that for a minute. Profit margins are low on camera gear. They have rent to pay and staff salaries, not to m nation insurance, advertising, and utilities. No store could survive on $50K pet year in sales. I’m m sure they sell that much gear in a week or two.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2018 at 16:35 UTC

Very cool. Lot of talent there.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2018 at 17:44 UTC as 29th comment

It’s a joke, right? A spoof. This can’t be for real. Or are they trying to be avant-garde with a truly bizarre and amateur looking promo?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2018 at 05:07 UTC as 17th comment

I'm happy for him and his production company. It's always fun to get new tools/toys, especially when they are the cream of the crop. So I don't say this because of sour grapes, but it strikes me as odd that he keeps saying he picked these lenses because someone else uses it or likes it. Never heard him say HE liked that particular focal length. Kinda like driving a Ferrari because a lot of winning racers have the same car. But that's no guarantee that you will be as good. That's a hell of a lot of money to pay for something because someone else likes it versus because YOU love it and had to have it. Maybe he does fantastic work and more power to him for being able to get these jewels. Just was expecting a better reasoning as to why he selected these.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 04:40 UTC as 21st comment
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nomad147: thats a really nice cat

How much lead does the cat contain? That would affect the outcome.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:04 UTC

Is this even real cinematography or is it completey CG'd?????

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies

For the people whining about it being too expensive: you did see that it comes with 2 batteries, right? I'd guess those new Z batteries are going to be about $80-100 apiece if the W size are $50 apiece. So in effect you're paying $200-240 to get a charger that handles 4 batteries at a time AND can be a power base that powers the camera if you do long time lapses, videos, or something else where you don't want to change batteries frequently. That seems pretty reasonable to me. I purchased 8 W chargers when i got my vairous a7 bodies, but would rather have a couple chargers that could handle multiple batteries at once.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 01:50 UTC as 12th comment
On article Narrative will stop selling its life-logging cameras (49 comments in total)

Narrative goes under. Twitter stock is way down. Facebook lied to advertisers about the amount of time users spend on its site. Maybe the narcissism of the millennial generation is finally getting old. Thank God!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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naturetech: DPreview should create a new site just for all these kickstarters. Perhaps they could name it "DPRK" ... or just join it with this: https://www.reddit.com/r/shittykickstarters/

I see what you did there. That would be the bomb!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 05:24 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: Who is going to use this software? Those who can't take proper shots and can't travel? Oh, its for all the "selfie obsessed travel bloggers", now they don't even need to travel. Instagram/facebook will be interested in acquiring this company with their fake reality technologies. Just like instagram filters which create fake impression, only to make yourself happy because the friends are envious. At last.

No excuse to ever use artificial lighting (strobes). No excuse to ever use autofocus. No excuse to ever use a digital camera. No excuse to ever use Photoshop. No excuse to ever use ANY of the innovations that were panned by people in the past who just KNEW that NO PROFESSIONAL would ever do such a thing. Gasp!!! Most of what we use today was at one time considered gauche to the purists, wasn't it?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: Who is going to use this software? Those who can't take proper shots and can't travel? Oh, its for all the "selfie obsessed travel bloggers", now they don't even need to travel. Instagram/facebook will be interested in acquiring this company with their fake reality technologies. Just like instagram filters which create fake impression, only to make yourself happy because the friends are envious. At last.

No, I haven't and probably won't. But I can see how some people could find this useful. And the point would be to NOT have the same cheesey sunset sky in every shot. Although I do see a lot of residentail real estate photos for high end properties with the same sky over and over. Some people will be lazy even if you make the job easier for them. : )

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: Who is going to use this software? Those who can't take proper shots and can't travel? Oh, its for all the "selfie obsessed travel bloggers", now they don't even need to travel. Instagram/facebook will be interested in acquiring this company with their fake reality technologies. Just like instagram filters which create fake impression, only to make yourself happy because the friends are envious. At last.

Do you really want to know or do you just like making snarky remarks on blogs? I shoot a lot of architectural photography and the weather doesn't always cooperate. I could easily see using this to substitute a cloudy sky on an otherwise grey day. Or perhaps giving the client the choice to alter the photo to their tastes (and bill for the additional retouching time). It's a tool. In the hands of a pro it could be a money-maker and result in realistic looking options. In the hands of a hack it could make for some horrible looking photos like the engagement photo with two light sources.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
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