PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

"95% of what's lacking in my Photography has nothing to do with gear."

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It might be "the ultimate computer" for LR but there's one monitor missing.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:27 UTC as 14th comment
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left eye: Can apps like these do focus bracketing? ...to the extent that could be used for focus stacking.

Log minimum and maximum focus distance manually, i.e. manually focus at the front of your subject, log that setting to the app, manually focus the back of your subject, log that to the app, then the app works out a definable number of focus increments and shots between. Otherwise a definable number of increments either side of the current focus.

I'd pay $30 for that.

You're very welcome:)

It is quite funny seeing iOS users fighting all kinds of limitations when I've been using an Android tab as a field monitor with full camera control (first via USB, later via wifi) since my 1DMKIII.

I bought a cheap Chinese multi-articulated short arm that goes in the cameras hot shoe, made a DIY adaptation for the tab cases and have thoroughly enjoyed photographing with a field monitor for quite some time now.

Chainfire (the app developer) is a Canon user that even posts on these pages sometimes.

We, Canon users, should be grateful and, by now, the app should be included on the resources disk with every single camera :)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
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left eye: Can apps like these do focus bracketing? ...to the extent that could be used for focus stacking.

Log minimum and maximum focus distance manually, i.e. manually focus at the front of your subject, log that setting to the app, manually focus the back of your subject, log that to the app, then the app works out a definable number of focus increments and shots between. Otherwise a definable number of increments either side of the current focus.

I'd pay $30 for that.

You are correct and for that I deeply apologize.

I've using it for so long, that I forgot about it. :(

I encourage people to procure the best smartphone/tablets OS solution for their particular requirements.

I certainly don't advocate switching camera's brands because of it. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:04 UTC
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left eye: Can apps like these do focus bracketing? ...to the extent that could be used for focus stacking.

Log minimum and maximum focus distance manually, i.e. manually focus at the front of your subject, log that setting to the app, manually focus the back of your subject, log that to the app, then the app works out a definable number of focus increments and shots between. Otherwise a definable number of increments either side of the current focus.

I'd pay $30 for that.

Free yourself from Apple's walled garden that makes this Cascable-whatever sound like the hottest thing since sliced bread, like everything that is written about their products.

Don't let a manufacturer dictate what you might/might not have for your needs.

You seem to have a specific requirement.

Get an Android device.

Install DSLR Controller app.

Enjoy focus stacking with programmable number of shots and focus increments as many (myself included) have been doing for many years.

(First check device/camera compatibility here https://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php )

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 09:25 UTC

Because the Mavic Pro, which I own, is already quite compact, I couldn't care less about the size of this new offer, especially since it also translates into a shorter flight time.

What I want to know (...and probably as most will, in a photography site...) is: How much better, if any, is the Mavic Air camera, compared to the one on the Mavic Pro?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 15:39 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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Lee Jay: Every time I read something like this, I'm grateful I've never joined a social media network.

Yes. Quite liberating, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 20:19 UTC
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David Chien: Seriously? Comparing $6400 imac pro versus lesser equipped, cheaper computers?

That's like comparing a Ferrari to a Camry.

Instead, start with $2500-5000 Xeon powered pc desktops.
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/workstations-z8/index.html

Then you'll see the iMac pro cry.

By now, you should have noticed that, when comes to promoting Apple products, anything goes. Mr. Smith says he's "starting to be a bit worried" that Apple is gouging their customers. It's like saying that we're worried Delta customer care is slipping after seeing Dr Dao´s video.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 19:48 UTC

For this kind of image it is a bit unfair that the iPhone was paired, precisely, with an EOSM.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 16:36 UTC as 135th comment
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I agree with the comments on the video that shooting with film instills a discipline of taking more care with the shot before pressing the shutter button. When I shot landscape and wildlife with film I was very aware that I had a limited supply and that I might not see the results for a long time, and be a long way away when I did, so every shot was precious.

It has had an impact on my digital habits, I shoot far fewer images than my digital-native contemporaries and I tend to do a lot less PP than them. That is not a judgement of them, it's just the way it has formed my behaviour...

That would be my point, exactly.

If anything, the immediacy and operational low cost of digital leads not only to progress as a photographer in a more rapid, almost exponential way but also to ventures into experimental territory that would be otherwise cost-prohibitive, greatly benefiting the medium as a form of artistic expression.

When I read manifestations on how "analogue makes me pause and think", they always sound to me as tentative elective-differentiation to sublimate the fact that the actual body of work is failing to achieve that very same differentiation.

This said and as I already admitted, that fallacy was not quite Tronhar's perspective, as my initial rushed reading made me think it was.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 14:11 UTC
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I agree with the comments on the video that shooting with film instills a discipline of taking more care with the shot before pressing the shutter button. When I shot landscape and wildlife with film I was very aware that I had a limited supply and that I might not see the results for a long time, and be a long way away when I did, so every shot was precious.

It has had an impact on my digital habits, I shoot far fewer images than my digital-native contemporaries and I tend to do a lot less PP than them. That is not a judgement of them, it's just the way it has formed my behaviour...

No problem, really.

I mentioned I did not know if it was your intent to make it sound as I read it - one more hollow claim on how analogue makes one a better photographer because of the implicit pace determined by how "precious" each exposure is.

I see now it was not the case, so I apologize.

All the best.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 00:33 UTC
On article Shooting KÄ«lauea Volcano, Part 4: From a helicopter (31 comments in total)

Ah, always a good idea, ending with the "tour de force".
These are potent, humbling and plain beautiful.
Thank you for the series, in general, and these last shots, in particular.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 16:17 UTC as 12th comment
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I agree with the comments on the video that shooting with film instills a discipline of taking more care with the shot before pressing the shutter button. When I shot landscape and wildlife with film I was very aware that I had a limited supply and that I might not see the results for a long time, and be a long way away when I did, so every shot was precious.

It has had an impact on my digital habits, I shoot far fewer images than my digital-native contemporaries and I tend to do a lot less PP than them. That is not a judgement of them, it's just the way it has formed my behaviour...

I don't know if it was the intent but your comment (...as most inputs about "analogue makes you pause and think"...) comes out as if you were bestowed with a better approach to Photography because of the way your current behaviour was "formed".

You weren't.

...and you know why?

Because Photography is about heart, brains and the capacity to see something others don't.

Not about the time, pondering or restraint it takes to see it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 13:27 UTC

"A budget option for Leica users"

I can't think of a more misguided marketing proposition.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 15:21 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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Retzius: cool. does it send all my footage to the Ministry of State Security in China?

Yes.

...but only after it has passed through the NSA.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:46 UTC

Next on the series:

How you can fit a cheap laser emitter to a 12,500$ Alcon Ladarvision 4000 Excimer Laser System and still perform successful LASIK eye surgery!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 03:08 UTC as 41st comment

Main advantage? By pushing the top tier image requirements to a staggering 16-bit TIFFs that weigh 2.3GB, Hasselblad is also shifting the "normal" requirements, so most of us will keep getting faster processor and transfer speeds and cheaper large storage capacity for our "meager" 150-200 MB 16-bit TIFF ones :)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 13:01 UTC as 98th comment
On article On Assignment with Kylie Mazon and the Canon EOS M6 (131 comments in total)

Given the current Canon rap, M line in particular, I was expecting the camera to turn into a pumpkin right in the middle of the shoot.

Not only did that not happen but the output is as engaging in contrast, color balance and overall photographic feel as wishful-thinking-doom-evokers continuously fail to see, while it consistently and systematically comes out from every single Canon camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:27 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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DesmondD: Maybe with Canon's limited dynamic range they need to copy the sky and foreground form different images to equal the other manufacturers? [only joking!]

You're only showing you don't have the slightest idea how a Japanese global company articulates with a national subsidiary.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 21:11 UTC
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SarahTerra: I disagree, the real issue is how common it has become for a "composite" shot to be passed off as photography these days...

The correct term is fake..

The entire industry has become one big phony pile of photoshop, being consumed at a voracious pace by selfie obsessed millennials living in a permanent online bubble of hyper saturated illusion and unreality.

As a self-improvement approach it is always negative to shift our limitations into something else, be it thinking that the gear is the problem or that, like you've done, that other's get better results because they "cheat".

Right here, in this very case, you have a clear demonstration that things might not be that simple.

One of the photographs was manipulated but the other one, with a possibly higher impact value, was not.

So it is your choice: Either you want to measure your current skill level against the former or against the later.

One approach will make you feel immeasurably better about your photography but the other one is what will really advance it.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 15:21 UTC
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DesmondD: Maybe with Canon's limited dynamic range they need to copy the sky and foreground form different images to equal the other manufacturers? [only joking!]

You can't possibly know how prepared Canon communication department is for this kind of crisis, because this is Canon Italy we're dealing with here.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
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