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 Adobe achieves record revenue (166 comments in total)
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ozturert: Then increase monthly fee and make more money!

Ozturert - yep, my subscription is the price stated as i checked before i posted ... £7.14 increase to £8.42 UK pounds.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (166 comments in total)
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ozturert: Then increase monthly fee and make more money!

Yes ... I'm really annoyed about this ... one year into my subscription and the price goes up from £7.14 to £8.42 - 18%. Despicable behaviour Adobe. What happened to trust and promises?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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lambert4: Can you isolate just one of the 2 cameras and use it as a 180deg cam as well in certain circumstances? Being able to choose one or both cameras would be a nice feature.

Yes ! ;)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 19:00 UTC

Website still live ... You can still buy it (which is a bit naughty of them) - https://shop.panono.com/#/en

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 5th comment
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cshyde: Considering most artists are dirt poor until after they die I wonder how many fine artists can afford this camera?

I totally agree with you cshyde ... there is little money in fine art photography and i don't know of anyone who can justify this extravegance when 99.999% of customers will not see the difference between this back and a non b&w version.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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Salocin: My cynical view of the world has just been hardened. Surely this is just the boy's annual school photo. If not, then it just goes to prove that, after all, it is all about who you know. There is nothing about this photo that justifies such a prize. Shame on the adjudicators. Lucky Katlehong Matsenen, I wonder how much he got out of the deal.

Could not agree with you more. The judges need their eyes testing.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)
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digitalhecht: Yikes! Look at the early reviews of the KeyMission 360!

Ahhh amazon.com as not available in UK yet. 70% of 33 reviews are one star. Not looking good ... https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-26513-KeyMission-360/product-reviews/B01ASDP1SY/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)
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digitalhecht: Yikes! Look at the early reviews of the KeyMission 360!

Where are the links to the reviews ?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
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Steve Swayne: After some sleuthing I have managed to obtain a link to a Nikon KeyMission 360 still image. It has been reduced for the internet to 4500x2250 (10mp), but the image clearly shows superior resolution to the Ricoh Theta S. However, the stitching seam is noticeable to me (I have been using my Theta S for several months and the seam is far superior). The image has not been tinkered with by a Photoshop wizard either, which is good for Nikon's ethics. The image is available on the Nikon UK website. I have no idea what stage the software or firmware was at when this image was taken. All the EXIF has been stripped away. Apparently it stitches in-camera. It perhaps could result in a better seam join if stitched later in PTGUI or similar? But I have no idea if it is even possible to export the original unprocessed captures...

Here is the actual image URL:
http://www.europe-nikon.com/resources/rwd/images/landing/actionhub2016/product/photosphere/nikon_keymission_360_still_image.jpg

I'm also surprised .... It's a fundamental part of the product. I read that the underwater protection covers limit the field of view when used but not sure in what way. I'm not convinced that it will be as good as the Theta S + or whatever they call it when it's eventually released.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
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Steve Swayne: After some sleuthing I have managed to obtain a link to a Nikon KeyMission 360 still image. It has been reduced for the internet to 4500x2250 (10mp), but the image clearly shows superior resolution to the Ricoh Theta S. However, the stitching seam is noticeable to me (I have been using my Theta S for several months and the seam is far superior). The image has not been tinkered with by a Photoshop wizard either, which is good for Nikon's ethics. The image is available on the Nikon UK website. I have no idea what stage the software or firmware was at when this image was taken. All the EXIF has been stripped away. Apparently it stitches in-camera. It perhaps could result in a better seam join if stitched later in PTGUI or similar? But I have no idea if it is even possible to export the original unprocessed captures...

Here is the actual image URL:
http://www.europe-nikon.com/resources/rwd/images/landing/actionhub2016/product/photosphere/nikon_keymission_360_still_image.jpg

@steveswayne Thanks for the link ... Wow, that stitching seam is atrocious, even at that resolution ! :/ I shouldn't even be a tricky subject and i know my Theta S would have been perfect.

Any idea when the Theta S+ or the successor is likely to be released ? I was hoping it would have been at Photokina but not seen any news.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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nitroman: This is a 360 i shot of the Racetrack back in 2009 when it was still hard to get to unless you had 4 wheel drive.

Link : http://rodedwards.com/interactive-files/Racetrack2009/index.html

I went back in 2012 and several of the rocks had been stolen and the road was then passable with a family car.

Thanks Miles Green ! You can see the rest of my Redneck Road Trip trip here : http://www.rodedwards.com/interactive-files/Redneck_Road_Trip_VT/HTML5/index.html

Tourism is sadly a double edged sword ... :/

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:29 UTC

This is a 360 i shot of the Racetrack back in 2009 when it was still hard to get to unless you had 4 wheel drive.

Link : http://rodedwards.com/interactive-files/Racetrack2009/index.html

I went back in 2012 and several of the rocks had been stolen and the road was then passable with a family car.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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Steve Swayne: Thanks for the news. Many of the people posting comments here are derisory towards 360 cameras, or action ruggedised cameras in general. Fine, each to their own. Personally, I travel the world a lot and the idea of small ruggedised cameras with quality optics and ability to catch 360/180 action is compelling. DPreview, can you please at the earliest get you hands on the new Keymission 360 camera. I am keen to see a sample gallery of straight out-of-camera video and still images, as well as your expert opinions. The still images are of size: 7,744 x 3,872 (30 Megapixel), which is twice the resolution of the Ricoh Theta S.

Yep ... the website specs are a little confusing ... guess we'll just have to wait and see what the output resolution actually is. I'd have thought it would be better than the Theta S 5376 x 2688, but how much better ...

It's also how it stitches the two fisheye views, the dynamic range to hold shadows and highlights etc. I do like the robust build but the sample videos on Youtube show the horizon level all over the place which is not good.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:07 UTC
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Steve Swayne: Thanks for the news. Many of the people posting comments here are derisory towards 360 cameras, or action ruggedised cameras in general. Fine, each to their own. Personally, I travel the world a lot and the idea of small ruggedised cameras with quality optics and ability to catch 360/180 action is compelling. DPreview, can you please at the earliest get you hands on the new Keymission 360 camera. I am keen to see a sample gallery of straight out-of-camera video and still images, as well as your expert opinions. The still images are of size: 7,744 x 3,872 (30 Megapixel), which is twice the resolution of the Ricoh Theta S.

@ Steve Swayne - where do you get the resolution from ? The Nikon website says 23.9 megapixels not 32 mp :

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/action-camera/keymission-360.html?icid=action_cat:button_specs:2:action:360:091916:specs_pdp#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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XeroJay: This seems kind of pointless and gimmicky to me. Basically you can now choose to turn slight miss-focus to absence of anything in focus.

And why Adobe have said they will even bother to support this feature in Lightroom & Photoshop is beyond me. Total waste of time.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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Bershatsky: No support for 5ds, Fuji X-pro2, or Sony a7r2

Meh

I'm guessing the raw files are too big for the Apple iOS. Limited ram / processors etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 21:07 UTC

I like the look of Snapseed images.
Shame they don't do this app for Apple OS X (not iOS) and maybe then it could support my 50mp Canon 5Ds.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2138 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 Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2138 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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