nitroman

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

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It's such a shame that we live in a society that is so materialistic ... I know it's considered an old fart cliche ... but there is more to life than money and possessions.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:54 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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nitroman: Wow - that's expensive for an Android device ! :o

My iPhone 6 is on battery number two ... Guess i can't complain but not user changeable. The new iPhone X is also far too expensive ... I'd hate to drop that baby on the tarmac lol

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 20:34 UTC

Almost as bad as London lol

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies

Wow - that's expensive for an Android device ! :o

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

Has anyone seen the footage from the Ozo ? It's dreadful and not worth £2500 let alone £25,000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW0mqkF8PQE

Nokia thought their product was unique and special but it just didn't deliver results any better than the competition.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 07:12 UTC as 11th comment
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (285 comments in total)

Now make me a Fuji QuickLoad / Polaroid style digital back for my 5x4 camera and I'll be a happy bunny. If it's a sensible price. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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left eye: Can I send a clear message:

photographs are automatically the copyright of the photographer.

As an artist, it's common knowledge that any artwork is copyright of the artist.

This from DACS :

"Copyright protection is automatically given to works as soon as they are fixed in material form (ideas are not protected, only the permanent expression of those ideas). You do not have to go through any legal process or registration to establish copyright.

Copyright covers artworks such as painting, graphic works, photographs, sculptures, collages, works of architecture and works of artistic craftsmanship. Most artistic works are protected irrespective of artistic quality. This is a requirement for works of architecture and artistic craftsmanship, however.

In the UK, copyright lasts for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years after their death.
Other territories may give shorter periods of protection, but usually not less than the life of the artist plus 50 years."

The law is different in USA to UK.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
On article Ricoh cuts price of Theta SC 360 camera (6 comments in total)

I never quite understood why Ricoh released this camera when the Theta S is better.
Looking forward to the new 4k version ... and wonder how it will compare to the competition.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 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 (176 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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