Discovery Of Light

Discovery Of Light

Lives in United States Nashville, TN, United States
Works as a Architectural Photographer
Has a website at www.discoveryoflight.com
Joined on Aug 7, 2011

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I got to see the exhibition in Nashville last summer. Truly Remarkable.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 16:35 UTC as 5th comment

I wonder if the 150-400mm is still scheduled to be released in the fall. That’s the one I was waiting for.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 15:11 UTC as 460th comment | 4 replies
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fPrime: @Don MacAskill - You saw the financials of Flickr before you bought it. What made you think that you could make it profitable simply by changing the Yahoo login certification and limiting free users to 1,000 photos?

The truth is that little positive has actually changed with the Flickr user experience since SmugMug arrived. That makes your strong arm tactics stand out even more.

@fPrime I’m not going to agree or disagree with what your saying. It was probably a tough for them to remove the free unlimited. I’m sure there were many discussions on it. They had to stop some of the hemorrhaging. They knew the numbers and knew how many photos users had that were free. If most were under 1000 then why not? The ones that did were given ample time to do what they needed to do. They never once said that it would make them break even or be profitable. I’ve been with smugmug for many years and they’ve been fairly regular about rolling out features and they will with Flickr too. I see the point of the letter as not so much about getting more users so Don can buy his next yacht than him saying If you’re serious about keeping flickr alive then this is what has to happen. Not as an ultimatum but fact.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 17:14 UTC

When I was a just getting started in the early 2000’s I used flickr as a learning and inspirational tool. If I was ever in a inspirational slump I would pull up some flickr to get the creative juices going again. Paying them $41.15 for a year with the discount is a small price to pay for the privilege of being able to do that.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 15:33 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply

To me it would make more sense if you could upload and pay from wherever you are. Then you go pick them up while you’re out and about.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2019 at 15:48 UTC as 5th comment
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kobakokh: no need such high resolution sensors, in future we will shoot 1GB files, yes? 1 file 1Gb? And price for cameras will be more and more... I don't like Canon cameras but thanks to them for RP, and Nikon, make something FF for 1000 USD...

Not sure why Sony doesn’t offer a sRaw or mRaw like canon does. My computer would really like that.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 17:57 UTC

I tried the MC-11 out on the 70-200 f2.8 IS II today. AF works great. Pretty fast. As far as I can tell tho IS doesn't work correctly. When I half press the shutter it sure feels like the stabilization goes off altogether, but when I let off the shutter it seems to stabilize a few seconds. It's almost as if the camera is doing this backward, or both stabilizations are working against each other. I can't tell. The same thing happens with my Tamron 70-300 VC. Rishi, have you experienced this?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (358 comments in total)

Well it seems to me that pushing 800 3 stops works well. Pushing 100 is fine if you like cleaning trash. The one thing I would like to know is if you shot a correct exposure of 100 with -3 stops EC then push back 3 in post would artifacts still show up? Even if lunch was free I don't think I would ever push anything +6.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (358 comments in total)

Rishi, if I understand correctly from 100-640 the sensor is more iso variant and from 800-6400 more invariant. With that being said the sensor would have benefited from a longer shutter speed at ISO100 versus amplification in post only up to ISO640 with no benefit after that. Am I confused here?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 16:45 UTC as 97th comment
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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Andrei Todea: "Speedy autofocus", "Smart and accurate AF". Good marketing lesson!
I used to love this site back when Phil Askey was in charge. It's such a shame what they did to it. It's still probably the best site with the best community but it's getting harder and harder to open this site everyday.

Rishi's milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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Andrei Todea: "Speedy autofocus", "Smart and accurate AF". Good marketing lesson!
I used to love this site back when Phil Askey was in charge. It's such a shame what they did to it. It's still probably the best site with the best community but it's getting harder and harder to open this site everyday.

HA!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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Andrei Todea: "Speedy autofocus", "Smart and accurate AF". Good marketing lesson!
I used to love this site back when Phil Askey was in charge. It's such a shame what they did to it. It's still probably the best site with the best community but it's getting harder and harder to open this site everyday.

There should be forum section titled "haters and wannabe talk"

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:45 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)

I am floored when I read some of the comments here. I'm all for objectivity but some of you guys go to depths beyond insulting. I for one am really excited by this camera and its potential. This camera is gonna have issues but what the hell so does my old 7D and so does every camera. IT is still a ROCK STAR even though it has tons of issues that I've learned to work through over the years. You guys don't take photos you're just talking out your asses.

Get a life for heaven sake.

OK I'm done. DPreview thanks and keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:27 UTC as 112th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (308 comments in total)

In my opinion it's arrogant on Canon's part to be so incremental with their updates. I wouldn't even want this for a backup but I'm sure there are plenty of soccer moms and dads who will get one (based on brand rec.) not knowing their money could have gone further with a different system. It just proves that they don't really have to innovate. In fact All you have to have is great marketing.

By the way kudos for no award.

Sincerely
Disgruntled Canon Shooter

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:22 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply

Sooooo basically if the Japanese companies left off the Bayer array we would have black and white camera with autofocus? It must be really expensive to not install it.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise (241 comments in total)
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Discovery Of Light: How would an ISO-invariant vs variant react with some body cap on testing. It would be interesting to see the pushed results.

Don't get me wrong I like your testing methodology. What I am saying would make for some boring testing for sure. My thought was to be able to see the noise across the whole frame giving it no light only amplitude and shot noise from the sensor.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On article Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise (241 comments in total)

How would an ISO-invariant vs variant react with some body cap on testing. It would be interesting to see the pushed results.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 16:18 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies

Hey Richard! How does Lytro handle all these misbehaving photons? Do their cameras become radioactive like the RX? Sorry couldn't help myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 19:38 UTC as 160th comment

Interesting I think about shot noise but not as much as read noise. I guess I will start making that part of the routine. I have the old 7d and it's a noisy bugger for interiors especially when I am trying keep window light from blowing out. The way I get around that is to shoot a 3 shot bracket at low ISO and then average it PS. The noise mostly goes away and I end up with a bit more dynamic range. Ghosting is always a concern though. At some point I would love to get away from all that tedious post processing.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 180th comment

I like the LX100 but it seems to blow out highlights on faces under tungsten light more than the others. Maybe that has more to do with white balance than advantages of the larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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