nitroman

Lives in United Kingdom London, UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Pro Photographer
Joined on Jan 11, 2009

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1024 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: My only disappointment is that the camera doesn't use CFast 2.0 cards. It may limit the ability for MagicLantern to do 4K RAW video.

Canon shoot themselves in the foot by not giving us what we need ... Better DSLR video capabilities would hardly affect sales on pro range video cameras and would keep Canon users loyal to their brand.

I'm thinking of switching to Sony A7Rii for video ...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 22:31 UTC

Innovative idea and great that it's free for us all to watch.

Wonder what it was shot on ? I'm guessing a GoPro rig of sorts ...

I still find 4k 360 video poor quality when viewed on computer, but 8k has problems with download speed and display. Seems there is still no perfect solution ...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1024 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: My only disappointment is that the camera doesn't use CFast 2.0 cards. It may limit the ability for MagicLantern to do 4K RAW video.

And by coincidence, the 1D series which does have CFast will never be tweaked by Magic lantern guys.
Canon have deliberately crippled the 5D4.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
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widgetbox: Better that than being mugged for it....

And that happened to another friend of mine on Copa Cabana beach at knife point.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
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razadaz: When you work as a professional photographer anywhere this is an occupational hazard. You are such an obvious target for thieves and it is so easy to be distracted. I have always been obsessive about keeping hold of my bag, but the problem is that distractions can be more than just being engaged in conversation. If someone spills hot coffee on you or tries to pick a fight with you on some fictitious basis, it is very hard to stay focused on what is happening with your equipment.

Yep, this happened to a friend of mine at Barcelona Airport. He had £50k of camera equipment and a local started an arguement with him at the hire car point - as he was packing his gear in the back. Whilst he and his assistant were distracted the thieves ran off with all the equipment. Just before big car shoot. You gotta watch out as their are villains about.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (146 comments in total)
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miles green: How does it compare to the Ricoh Theta?

Personally, I prefer the quality from the Ricoh Theta ... This Ponono doesn't look any better at 100% zoom even with all those extra megapixels.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (146 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: This is a very difficult gadget to make into something that has high quality. For several reasons.

1. The lenses are on the surface of a sphere. They should have the same entrance pupil. Which is impossible. Therefor it is impossible (without some serious rendering) to stich nearby objects at the same time as far away objects. Which can be seen in several images.

2. There is a lot of cameras. They have to be small and cheap. So - true - they are stitched together making it higher resolution. But - small sensors and small lenses have problems. No matter how many they are. Clipping, blooming, etc. In particular since they have to be cheap.

3. How to keep it clean and scratch free?

So, the conclusion is that it is a toy.

These universal 360 cameras are all gimmicky ...

To shoot a good quality 360 image you have to shoot it manually with a good quality dslr.

End of story.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (146 comments in total)
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Achiron: Great review, but honestly the stitching of the boxes on the first examples is awful. Back to the drawing board IMO.

I agree, and these are good samples. I've seen far worse examples of serious stitching errors on their website.
At the end of the day, this is just a gimmick and not up to proper commercial uses ...
I also read a lot of reports on their Facebook page of the company on the edge of bankrupcy and lots of people were not getting their cameras.
These 360 vr products change so fast that they are old as soon as you buy them. Shame as fun idea.
Back to the drawing board IMO too ! ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (146 comments in total)
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Achiron: Great review, but honestly the stitching of the boxes on the first examples is awful. Back to the drawing board IMO.

I agree, and these are good samples. I've seen far worse examples of serious stitching errors on their website.
At the end of the day, this is just a gimmick and not up to proper commercial uses ...
I also read a lot of reports on their Facebook page of the company on the edge of bankrupcy and lots of people were not getting their cameras.
These 360 vr products change so fast that they are old as soon as you buy them. Shame as fun idea.
Back to the drawing board IMO too ! ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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marcio_napoli: This is (of course) off topic and way too deep stuff for a comment session somewhere in DP review, but watching this video, it's crystal clear why professional photography is a dying craft.

Look at those techniques, simply wow! That looks like deciphering ancient hieroglyphs which were mixed with alien culture, for the eyes of the younger iphone generation.

BTW, I'm 35 yo, include me in the "younger generation". I would never have become a pro photographer if producing photography was still like that.

What I'm saying is that becoming a photographer today is ridiculously easy compared to those days.

It's so easy that it takes away (at least part of) the merits of the craft.

No wonder you bump into a "photographer" at every corner nowadays.

Guys like AA, not only had to be art geniuses and technical masters, but also inventive explorers, creativity masters and very pacient.

Back those days, to be a photographer was actually a very bold thing to do.

Marcio i agreee ... I've been a pro for 25 years and it just gets harder to beat the competition. To be honest, there is no future in commercial photography unless you are extremely lucky and hang out with the right crowd who get you the jobs. Even then, somebody else is happy to work for nothing just to get pics in their portfolio and steal your clients. I wish you all the best in whatever career you're now persuing ... :)

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
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marcio_napoli: This is (of course) off topic and way too deep stuff for a comment session somewhere in DP review, but watching this video, it's crystal clear why professional photography is a dying craft.

Look at those techniques, simply wow! That looks like deciphering ancient hieroglyphs which were mixed with alien culture, for the eyes of the younger iphone generation.

BTW, I'm 35 yo, include me in the "younger generation". I would never have become a pro photographer if producing photography was still like that.

What I'm saying is that becoming a photographer today is ridiculously easy compared to those days.

It's so easy that it takes away (at least part of) the merits of the craft.

No wonder you bump into a "photographer" at every corner nowadays.

Guys like AA, not only had to be art geniuses and technical masters, but also inventive explorers, creativity masters and very pacient.

Back those days, to be a photographer was actually a very bold thing to do.

Totally agree Baba ... Digital photography is so easy these days ... Most have lost the black magic skills of film and darkroom production.

I went back into my old darkroom last year and it was wonderfully nostalgic. Traditional chemical printing is now more of a craft than contemporary digital darkrooms techniques. Now anyone can do it and everyone seems to call themselves a photographer. It's a shame as the playing field has indeed been levelled and traditional analogue skills are now much more niche..

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 22:12 UTC

I also think the novelty has worn off ... The public are fickle. Personally, I'm bored with a lot of social media that doesn't give interaction.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Looks sharper and better quality than the $60,000 Nokia Ozo ! lol :D

VUZE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaUCxQ7ou3I

OZO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDbKmdTj8Jc

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 07:54 UTC as 2nd comment

Yes ... but is it art ?! lol

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

This is awesome ! Good on you Google !

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 21st comment

Awesome ! I always wanted a waterproof jacket ... now i can go swimming with my kit and still stay dry :D

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
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nitroman: To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman.
I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.

I agree that seen in series they do communicate a documentary message but non are good enough to stand alone. As i said ... They are just photos, nothing that deserves to win any award. Although all art is subjective. ;)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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nitroman: To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman.
I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.

But they've just taken a photo ... The one of the rubbish tip and the mountain really are nothing more than snap shots.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:12 UTC

To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman.
I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 07:09 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
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dasar: "The 200,000 contributors who rely on us to earn a living". Very funny joke from Getty Images, a well known charity company that deserves for itself a mere 75% of the earnings got from my work.
Shame on both of you Getty and Google

At least 75% sometimes 85% ! Getty are largely responsible for putting the majority of their stock photo contributors out of business to make big profits. My heart bleeds that they are now finding it hard get decent content when they abuse all their photographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
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