G Sciorio

G Sciorio

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at GiulioSciorio.com
Joined on Aug 30, 2012

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progo: Not super impressive. I got a Buffalo 12 TB NAS box for €499 last Christmas. WD Reds certainly should be better than the trash I have in mine, but still.

So you're not impressed, settled for trash. Got it.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 19:34 UTC

I was a beta tester for 3.0 and can say without doubt Cascable is far better than any camera manufactures app by a huge margin. Maybe one day camera companies will take software seriously but until then we got Cascable which is hella good.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

The flash is really cool, I get it but if you're going through the effort to secure a model, studio, and strobes you'll have a dedicated camera with you. I think a lot of people will buy these and for a moment we'll see some photos that are OK yet tabloid social sites will circulate because they were shot with a phone not because the work is good.

If you're carrying this flash you could carry a small 1" camera, Micro 4/3rds or even the Sony RX series if you want to go full frame.

The growth on a product like this is limited.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 23:55 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Photato: A testament that is all about the LIGHT.
It is interesting that all the pictures were taken with the wide lens rather than the tele one. Probably with heavy crop to minimize distortion.

Would have liked to see at least one sample with the other lens.

You took the words right from my mouth.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 23:49 UTC

A huge part of the problem is that cheaper modern lenses often rely too heavily on firmware to correct for optical imperfections. This is especially a problem with mirrorless camera lenses. Just load a photo into a raw processor that ignores the firmware corrections or allows the option not to use it. When the glass is made to be cheap the firmware has to do so much work it kills the personality of the glass all for a lens with slightly less distortion or light falloff. Try it with an Olympus 12mm 2.0. Yuk.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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G Sciorio: Beware. Drones are very hard to make right. Just look at GoPro and they have far more resources than this startup. I worked with 3D Robotics closely on their Solo launch and I can tell your first hand going up against DJI is very, very changeling.

We've seen Kickstarter drone products go bad several times.

Nice promo video but it's vapor until it hits the store shelves.

Hope Air Dog does well. Consumers badly need real alternatives to DJI.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 23:42 UTC

Beware. Drones are very hard to make right. Just look at GoPro and they have far more resources than this startup. I worked with 3D Robotics closely on their Solo launch and I can tell your first hand going up against DJI is very, very changeling.

We've seen Kickstarter drone products go bad several times.

Nice promo video but it's vapor until it hits the store shelves.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

Hmmm... Fuji agrees to help Nikon and a couple weeks later Nikon releases a statement about making new mirrorless cameras. With Fuji's history of making excellent cameras for other companies like Hasselblad, I'm wondering if Nikon's mirrorless will be a Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 223rd comment | 7 replies
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WT21: Do you ever wonder if this is technology lifted from a contract manufacturer -- perhaps even not so legally, and sold off or applied by a sister company, to compete with the original? Or do we really think these Chinese companies are doing independent R&D on lens design? Are we support possibly illicit actions by purchasing these?

Just thinking out loud...

You make a very good point about R&D being potentially lifted from other companies. Happens all the time and you got to wonder if when companies choose China for manufacturing, do they factor in the time it takes for them to get to market and how many units they can sell until the rip-offs hit retail.

These type of lenses are sketchy at best.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
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Sactojim: More promotion of companies owned by Amazon. "Instagram's infamous algorithms" ..lol. Who really gives a rats about this? Stick with made this site popular with those who love photography please. What's next, free shipping with a personal thank you note from Bezos if you subscribe (as in pay) for their Ultimate Prime membership?

Sactojim, IG was a nice resource to bring in business for me up until last year when it completely dropped off. I'm not a wedding pro, my business is in advertising, but that part of my business used to bring in a good portion of my total income, into the five figures alone.

Between IG messing with their algorithms and influencers that cheated to get major followers giving away their work for trade in product, major companies wanted my company to make 4 shots for less than what it would take to make one produced image.

Yes IG is polluted and FB sucks. It's all about a solid website and word-of-mouth marketing with a strong outreach as you mentioned.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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G Sciorio: Not a big loss for the industry. What happened to Hasselblad and now Nikon...that really sucks.

The industry is fine. Just going through a transition to profitability. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 01:54 UTC

Not a big loss for the industry. What happened to Hasselblad and now Nikon...that really sucks.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:40 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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ManfredGrebler: Jesus, the most horrible photographic news since I can remember.
So Sandisk will be the only supplier of high end memory cards ?
I think we have to buy all our needs for the next few years.

Yes Sandisk does make some of their own products but I wonder how much of it is by Western Digital/HGST/Hitachi/G-Tech which is all the same.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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ManfredGrebler: Jesus, the most horrible photographic news since I can remember.
So Sandisk will be the only supplier of high end memory cards ?
I think we have to buy all our needs for the next few years.

Most memory cards only come from a few sources (guess who) so Lexar was brand only, not manfacture. Same with Sandisk.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 17:22 UTC

All this resolution and it ends up on Instagram.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 02:09 UTC as 14th comment
On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)

I have a Shogun Inferno with GH5 that I use for commercial work. Nice to have uncompressed 10 bit 60p but honestly, in my last project I could not tell the difference and it was a heavily graded project.

I shot in 10 bit, 24p internal, 8 bit, 60p internal and 10 bit, 60p external. All v-log and like I mentioned above heavily graded in post. While editing I could not tell which shots were shot with what bit rate. Fairly certain that when the summer GH5 firmware drops that gap between external recorder and internal quality will become smaller.

For my FZ2500 I do see a huge differnece though so I think using an external recorder is very camera dependant. Was my Inferno worth the $2000+ I spent on it? I'm not sure.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review (57 comments in total)

Problem with all accessory lenses like this is they come out far too long in the lifecycle of the phone. Wer'e just a few months away from the next iPhone.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Looks promissing. I'd like to point out that Binded is not a govermental copyright. Per their FAQ:

"To win statutory damages in a lawsuit in America, you need an official U.S. copyright registration. In many other countries registration is not necessary in most cases."

This is very important for users of the service to understand. You will still need to register your work with your govermental agency.

Also their language of they Binded prevents someone from uploading some elses work is a big vague:

"We care deeply about preventing fraud. It's no easy task. To combat fraud, we are building smart fraud detection tools using machine learning. Also, the blockchain is a built in fraud deterrent.

We have other plans on how we will deal with fraud long-term. We'll share more information in the future."

Hopefully we'll get more info on this soon.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (380 comments in total)

FYI GX85 does not have a mic jack. G85 does.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1180 comments in total)
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Shamsheed: I bet that the GH"x" will have built in film emulation presets, scene colour and exposure matching, built in ND filters, surround audio capture, 1,638,400 ISO, intercom, live stream, 3 axis gimbal grip, true sensor cleaning, electronic focus pulling via wifi, .... storm and blast resistant...

LOL well you can add in your own film presets for video with the GH5.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
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