Model Mike

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Joined on Jan 18, 2005

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Aroart: WOW.. Seriously can'take believe people are leaving negative comments.. probably one of the most creative, fun, photography I've seen this year....

Most art is derived, then becomes a genre. Judge each work on its own merits.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
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miles green: Sounds very interesting! This could be more of a Ricoh digital copier global vision initiative. As I shoot Pentax cameras, i suspect some kind of integration and wifi automatic synching in the future, maybe?

My mistake, I was shooting RAW. It works with my K-70 JPEGs. However the interface is worse than awful.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
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miles green: Sounds very interesting! This could be more of a Ricoh digital copier global vision initiative. As I shoot Pentax cameras, i suspect some kind of integration and wifi automatic synching in the future, maybe?

Judging by Ricoh's efforts with ImageSync, 'integration' is pretty low in their list of priorities - the interface comes from another universe, and you can't save images to the iPhone's native imagestore. Let's hope they've learned something in the meantime.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Congratulations to Chris Williams for some breathtaking aerial shots.

...but, most specially, kudos to the US Forrest Service for sticking with FAA ruling and not putting in place additional absurd restrictions on recreational UAVs.

I am about to get my first drone and am appalled and disgusted at the extensive "top-of-the-head" restrictions the countless agencies from several European countries decide to apply, "just because".

Not only do we, European citizens, have to fund and endure a plethora of Public Services, many of which have a mere logic of "self-employment, self-justification" for their existence but also seem to have to put up with their pressing need to exert a farcical "authority" just to amplify that very same worthless logic.

"he is also clueless on how the legislation is about to radically change by EASA". Not so, as an active and competitive RC model flyer I am aware of the potential impact on model aviation of the EASA proposals. That doesn't mean that some kind of regulation isn't necessary, and my understanding is that common sense is beginning to prevail. Paradoxically it's the increasing use of drones which are the driving force behind these proposals.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 12:21 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Congratulations to Chris Williams for some breathtaking aerial shots.

...but, most specially, kudos to the US Forrest Service for sticking with FAA ruling and not putting in place additional absurd restrictions on recreational UAVs.

I am about to get my first drone and am appalled and disgusted at the extensive "top-of-the-head" restrictions the countless agencies from several European countries decide to apply, "just because".

Not only do we, European citizens, have to fund and endure a plethora of Public Services, many of which have a mere logic of "self-employment, self-justification" for their existence but also seem to have to put up with their pressing need to exert a farcical "authority" just to amplify that very same worthless logic.

Seeing as you haven't even purchased your drone yet, I'd be pretty "appalled and disgusted" if you weren't subject to some sensible restrictions, if only for other peoples' safety.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:47 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)
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Model Mike: DNG. Brilliant!

@Fujica. Well the DNG's from my new Pentax K-70 are handled fine with an copy of LR, an old copy of PS/ACR, and the (very new) Affinity Pro beta. No need to wait/mess around with software updates, and no issues with raw conversion. This is how photography should be! YMMV.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)

DNG. Brilliant!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)

It seems good enough that it could be a half serious tool albeit in rather specific conditions (low ISO, low scene DR). It's not going to make me throw away my GR (nothing would!), but it's another dent at the low end.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 18:31 UTC as 81st comment
On article Leica-branded instant camera rumored to launch soon (44 comments in total)

Leicablad!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:08 UTC as 16th comment
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JEROME NOLAS: If only it has EVF or if XT10 has this Bayer sensor then I'd be a Fuji guy instantly...

And here.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I like the design, but the 'old' background is less tiring on the eyes than the overpowering white (one of the reasons why I tend to avoid the Connect site). A light grey would help readability IMO.

No doubt we'll get used to the new design, but the new background does smack as change for change' sake.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:01 UTC as 522nd comment | 5 replies

As an experienced RCer I'm the first to support safe drone flying, but this guy seems to be in clear breach of the FAA proximity guidelines for hobby operation which state. "Don't fly near people or stadiums". https://www.faa.gov/uas/model_aircraft/
Despite gyros and clever flight controllers, behaviour of a four-rotor device in the event of a motor failure is not a given. Totally irresponsible demo in my view.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Brilliant camera, ghastly makeover

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 20th comment
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (251 comments in total)
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tikkypl: 16 mpix, 28mm f2.8. Where this camera is better then my Ricoh GR, which is extremly sharp, small, light weight and with excellent menu system?

Even ignoring the handling, I've seen nothing in the gallery which would get me to swap my GR for the X70. Nice try Fuji, but if you want the real thing, get the real thing...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (67 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: There are a lot featured photographers here that have ONE thing in common.
Could you guess what it is ?
A tip, it's got NOTHING to do with photography at all.
DPR has changed. A lot. To the worse.

Perhaps they just don't talk in riddles. Get a life.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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Dragonrider: It looks like a very sharp lens with fairly heavy vignetting and a 16 MP sensor with no AA filter. Makes for a lot of color aliasing on fairly large details (note the text sections in the studio scene). The pictures are very sharp and clean (at least at lower ISOs) on forgiving subjects, but some scenes would be aliased to the point of being unrecognizable.

Unrecognisable? Really? Out of 1000's of images, I can honestly count issues related to lack of AA filter on the fingers of half a hand.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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Brad Sarno: I think that naysayers to the GR simply don't yet appreciate the astounding IQ and the cult-worthy handling and real world performance and feature set linked with ergonomics and pocketability. It's for a certain type of taste, but it clearly wouldn't have risen to such a cult status if it didn't really bring so much pleasure and such astounding results.

I absolutely love the GR. It's far more versatile than its fixed focal length would suggest, thanks largely to its astonishing sharpness (even at full aperture) which permits quite radical cropping. The minimalism of the design is reflected in the fast handling - those who want to pimp it up simply don't 'get' it at all.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
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Giacomo Sardi: i'm very disappointed from the samples... soft corners even in the middle it's not so good.... this is CRAZY for a model with a fix lens and that could be an incredible street camera... not for me... if you see a ricoh gr or a nikon coolpix A (same size aps-c sensors and focal lengt) you can understand what i mean for sharpness..... i'm waiting years this camera from fuji and now this softness ...

Agreed - after you've shot with a GR, the sample images of the X70 don't look anything special. My guess is also that the X70 will be too slow handling to compete with the GR as a true street cam.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 00:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: Why would Fuji do this?

- no viewfinder (so you have to hold it at arms' length)
- 1-stop slower lens than the X100
- same generic 28mm FOV as a phone
- no IS...

If it was a couple of hundred $ cheaper and used a standard Bayer sensor then I could almost see the sense in it. Almost.

:(

Yep, it would need a Bayer sensor. In fact it would need to be a GR.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:55 UTC

The shutter shock issue is a real shame on a camera at this level.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 62nd comment
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