starman1969

starman1969

Lives in United Kingdom Blackpool, United Kingdom
Works as a self employed
Joined on Sep 14, 2012
About me:

Dedicated photographer of the night sky worldwide. If it's up there I will capture it.

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Roland Karlsson: Looking at the parasoll picture, with dog, you can see from the shadows in the sand that the sun is shining from a rather low position from the up direction in the image. But, those magic parasolls they do not cast any shadows at all.

The parasolls are obviously cloned in. And, as the dog is the thing that makes the image, there are no reasons to believe there was a dog there.

That is rather suspect.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2021 at 18:32 UTC
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ZeroOne01: Does anyone know if there’s a gimbal for iPhone that doesn’t show when I walk? I mean I can tell when I use the gimbal and walk. The footage looks weird. Like riding a wave.

Why not use it on a scooter, or a pedal bike? This would eliminate that up & down movement of walking. There may also be a spring loaded contraption from DJI that you can use to do the same, but I have not seen one for this model. They did do one for the original Osmo.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 10:54 UTC
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ARB1: Looking to get one but I wonder how it handles the larger phones, I just ordered an iPhone 13 Pro Max? Thoughts, recommendations, greatly appreciated.

I use my OM3 with an iPhone Pro Max and it handles it just fine, although I do take it out of the rubber case. You have to be careful not to set off the Emergency Mode on the iPhone, as putting it on the OM can do this, but more likely if it is in a case.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 10:49 UTC

I love my Osmo Pocket. Started using it for vlogging and my channel has taken off. I think it is an exceptional little camera that packs a real punch, is very good in low light for it's size & gives a very professional look to videos. What I like about it most is the fact that it is rather discreet and doesn't really look like a regular camera, therefore it is possible to film with it and not be noticed. On the negative side, it does suffer from the wonky horizon issue when panning & it has a tendency to overexpose. Can't wait to get my Osmo Pocket 2.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2020 at 13:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

One thing these smartphones have done is reduce the standards of photography because the phone does so much of the technical stuff that you used to have to know about to take a good picture in the olden days. Users don't think about what shutter speed, aperture or ISO as it's all done for them. Saying that, I'd really like an iPhone 12 Pro Max because with my photography knowledge, I am sure I will get a lot more out of it than most users.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 13:06 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies

Interesting video. Very creative, and the end product looked very good.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:25 UTC as 12th comment

Will it be an investment? Wondering how much one of these will cost in 50 years or so, when Apple might no longer exist as they do today.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2019 at 17:45 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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TedsEclipse: Facts : the three-camera phone has 13mm, 26mm and 52mm angle of view equivalent lenses and 'tele' [photo] comes from the greek far away.

Opinion : the three-camera phone has ultra wide, wide and normal lenses. Given the crystal clear etymology of the word telephoto and the angle of view of the human eye it's technically true that a 52mm equivalent lens is telephoto but this post is the first I have read where 52 mm is considered telephoto. The angle of view is only slightly telephoto so IN MY OPINION 52mm should really be considered normal.

Pretty much, yes. 50mm on a 35mm camera does more or less equal what the eye sees. Still, for a small device it’s a relatively long focal length, and will come in handy for bringing things slightly closer, rather than that typical wide angle shot that phones have been known for.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 19:22 UTC

I’ll probably get the the 11 Pro as an upgrade to my very trusty 7 plus. Looking to do a lot more photo & video editing out on the road.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 06:46 UTC as 125th comment

Oh oh....Triggered!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:36 UTC as 26th comment
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szito: "GEAR IN THIS STORY":

I don't know if you noticed, but even though the product is not even on the market yet, we have a dozen people who already 'had it'. Not to mention those, who already own it...
Is this some kind of an inside joke? And am I on the outside?

You’re on the outside lol

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 07:33 UTC
On photo Criss Crossing Alice Tully Hall in the Light Trails challenge (8 comments in total)

Impressive work

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo attic in the In the attic, or in the basement! challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent. This got my vote.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ox Bow Aspen in the cell phones - nature photographs challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice picture. Well done.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 2nd comment

Nice bridge that, I have been over it a few times. Wouldn't a drone have been easier to take the shot?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 06:14 UTC as 52nd comment
On photo National Gallery of Art in the Your City - Black and White (in colour!) challenge (6 comments in total)

Love the image.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:23 UTC as 1st comment
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Ross the Fidller: I can see 'die hard' traditionalists being unhappy, because they won't be able to use the OVF. :D

If you can still fit an angle finder with that cooler in the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:15 UTC

Hey well done with the image, it looks great. Finding a nice dark sky to do astrophotography is not easy with light pollution affecting large areas. I really enjoyed my trip to the Pacific Northwest last year too. Mt Rainier NP was the highlight. Steve

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 6th comment
On a photo in the Staff Picks: Our favorite samples of 2016 so far sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Great image. Snoqualmie Falls is a fantastic loc.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (71 comments in total)

Love that shot from the U2. Who said the Earth was flat?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 4th comment
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