dash2k8

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I really wished this thing could at least have a 1080p recording resolution, I would gladly accept "only" 960fps. Alas, 1024 is too small for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (202 comments in total)

How disappointing. I was definitely considering this lens. This is the first time that Sigma's let me down.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 22nd comment

I was surprised to find out that with standard housing, a GoPro 5 only weighs 150g. In that case, this is definitely something I'll look at... after someone else proves that it will remain sticky in bumpy situations. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)
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Mike FL: GoPro seems still have a year of life left:

Net Income Avi to Common (ttm) -337.74M
Total Cash (mrq) 224.89M

Lost 337.74M in a year with 224.89M in cash, GoPro is better to just give all the cash to its workers for a marry x-mas, and close the door after New year.

And I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what better options there are in the sports cam sector. The spec sheet is not marketing, it's reality. If a camera can do 4k with 13 stops of DR and offers a flat profile, then has wifi and live streaming capabilities up to 2 miles away, then I'm making the switch. It doesn't matter how much competitors market their products, if their stuff is technically inferior, that's that, unless they falsely advertise their stuff to shoot 8k@1000fps@ISO256K without noise.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 09:03 UTC
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dash2k8: Just my worthless $0.02, but I think for a special-purpose lens like this, "real-world" sample street shots are of less value than carefully designed shots, because that's what we would use it for, especially at large apertures. Sure we could use it to get shots of our cats around the house and there's no harm done in taking random shots on the street in a sample gallery, but I would definitely have loved to see more shots in the afternoon framed against a golden sky peeking through tree leaves... I understand DPR doesn't have wedding models just lying in wait so I'm not really complaining, I just found the sample gallery not totally useful to me.

I find 85mm not long enough for concerts, but maybe I just don't get good spots! ;) In any case, I think an 85mm is not a general purpose lens, and therefore useful samples should be taken under circumstances in which ppl use them. Just $0.02.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 09:01 UTC

Just my worthless $0.02, but I think for a special-purpose lens like this, "real-world" sample street shots are of less value than carefully designed shots, because that's what we would use it for, especially at large apertures. Sure we could use it to get shots of our cats around the house and there's no harm done in taking random shots on the street in a sample gallery, but I would definitely have loved to see more shots in the afternoon framed against a golden sky peeking through tree leaves... I understand DPR doesn't have wedding models just lying in wait so I'm not really complaining, I just found the sample gallery not totally useful to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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dash2k8: It's a great trick that in the wrong hands will produce really bad results. As with any effect, when used right it can be amazing, but when abused can incite colorful language.

Sorry I missed the joke. It did cross my mind but I didn't want to reach. Some people have the worst sense of humor on these boards and take offense to everything. Anyway, my bad! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 02:29 UTC

That's just sick.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 03:28 UTC as 20th comment
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dash2k8: It's a great trick that in the wrong hands will produce really bad results. As with any effect, when used right it can be amazing, but when abused can incite colorful language.

The current Photoshop tools already allow us to make major transformations to models' skin and hair and body parts. I've even swapped faces on several occasions.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)
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Mike FL: GoPro seems still have a year of life left:

Net Income Avi to Common (ttm) -337.74M
Total Cash (mrq) 224.89M

Lost 337.74M in a year with 224.89M in cash, GoPro is better to just give all the cash to its workers for a marry x-mas, and close the door after New year.

@Paul Guba, you're completely missing my point. The guy above me said that for the same price there are better equivalents, and I asked which ones. It doesn't matter if it's a big or small market, the question remains: what brand sells a sports camera that does better at a lower price? I'm still looking for that answer. If someone shows me a viable alternative, I will not hesitate to switch. Your response didn't remotely satisfy the inquiry, you just told me GoPro is going bankrupt and I should not buy their stock.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 03:22 UTC

It's a great trick that in the wrong hands will produce really bad results. As with any effect, when used right it can be amazing, but when abused can incite colorful language.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article Grounded: GoPro recalls Karma drone (54 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: GoPro seems still have a year of life left:

Net Income Avi to Common (ttm) -337.74M
Total Cash (mrq) 224.89M

Lost 337.74M in a year with 224.89M in cash, GoPro is better to just give all the cash to its workers for a marry x-mas, and close the door after New year.

"But now that you can purchase sports cameras at a quarter of the price, often with equivalent or better features."

Pray tell which brand offers a better product at a lower price than the GoPro's? I'm seriously curious. In the compact sports cam market, GoPro's are still the leader of the pack. Other brands don't have flat profiles or as high a DR as GoPro. I'm not saying GoPro's can compare with a Sony A7S2, but in its market, it has no competition at its price point.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:25 UTC
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Dirk Nuary: Why he didn't pick A7II? It's smaller and lighter for a drone to carry, with same (probably better) video quality output.

@entoman, what the OP said wasn't wrong. The A7 series does indeed produce better video with less weight. This has nothing to do with being a fanboy. I'm not a fanboy if I say the Arri or the Red systems capture better videos than a Sony A7S2, it's just the truth. The drone was custom made so it's not like the shooter didn't have money for this project, therefore the original question was valid. I would rent the best weight-to-video-quality camera to put on my drone if I went through all the trouble of getting a custom drone.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 01:38 UTC
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Dirk Nuary: Why he didn't pick A7II? It's smaller and lighter for a drone to carry, with same (probably better) video quality output.

I was curious about this as well. I have both the 5D3 and the A7s2, and wouldn't think about using one in the other's role. Maybe the shooter didn't have a A7s2 to use?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
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jadot: Lovely footage, terrible editing.
A lot of the clips are too short and the length of the piece is too long at over 4 minutes.

When scenes are cut specifically and erratically to the timing of the music like this it gets tiring very quickly. Chop Chop Chop, same thing in winter.

Don't get me wrong, I actually appreciate the way that drones are enabling us to see things in a way that might have only been possible by helicopter before, but sometimes shooting a whole load of footage is one thing - being able to edit is another.

I agree. The various footage are beautiful individually, but the way the video is edited is very inconsistent. Great images that could have been composed better.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:09 UTC

And if I scratch it with a blade of grass or leaf or branch, I'll kill myself.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 36th comment

I had one of these! And also the one before that, all the way back to the very first DC120. The thing ran on AA batteries and had a 4MB CF memory card which I still keep for memories' sake. Nowadays the 4MB card can't hold a single RAW file. How far we've come...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 21st comment

Only 79 made... I think even Leica realizes how niche this product is. I'm pretty sure it's a fine camera, but not $14,950 fine. The Leica logo and the red rubber add to the cost the same way the letters "Louis Vuitton" add to the sticker of a leather bag. While I won't condemn or lampoon those with the means to buy such an extravagance, if I had this money, boy, I could get myself a really great DSLR set. For those who will buy this, I'm sure the price is nothing to them so enjoy (no sarcasm intended).

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 01:45 UTC as 115th comment
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quietrich: Letter to the editor:
As mainstream photography transitioned from analogue to digital, Phil Askey’s articles in Professional Photographer magazine were a great source of information which helped many freelancers to successfully convert our businesses. I now teach photography, and when friends and students ask me which camera to buy, I introduce them to this site, where the reviews, comparison tool, etc. are second to none.
Recently DPR has expanded its role into the teaching of photography. In addition to Erez Marom with his tutorials we now have Chris Williams with his series of ‘tips’, telling us how to take landscape photographs. Has Mr Williams any formal academic qualification, either in photography, art or education, which would be a normal requirement to teach?
With this new divergence into teaching, I’ll find it difficult to refer students to what has been until recently a brilliant resource. Please DPR, either stop it or do it properly.

I think I illustrated that one doesn't need any paper certification to share his advice/comments/knowledge with others. Others are free to accept or reject as they please, but in no way can anyone be denied the chance to say their piece. You make it sound like DPR is preaching heretical stuff here and openly questioned the credentials of the staff. Now you're trying to get out of it by citing time?

Your "68 years" take is quite the spin. I could say that we've come tens of thousands of years since cavemen drew stuff on walls. I have no idea how that's remotely relevant. Ansel Adams is as relevant today as he was "68 years" ago.

In your own words, "Please DPR, either stop it or do it properly." You are directly saying that DPR is doing it wrong and base your argument around the lack of proof of any certifications or diplomas in this field. I say Adams doesn't have any such certification either, and all you can spin is "68 years." Nuff said.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
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Pudelspringer: Actually, Summer is coming. Perhaps global websites should be a bit more aware there is an entire hemisphere below the equator

@Wye, if the American audience so annoys you, surely you can visit an OZ photo site? Since the majority of the readership here IS American, of course it makes sense to tailor the contents to said audience. Nobody writes for Antarctica, for instance.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 02:55 UTC
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