makofoto

Lives in United States South Pasadena, United States
Works as a cinematographer
Joined on Mar 11, 2003

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If it doesn't have the amazing Portrait mode like the iPhone 7+ ... who cares about this?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 31st comment
On article Cage match: iPhone 7 Plus vs. Arri Alexa (14 comments in total)

And the darn Alexa requires so many expensive accessories, lenses and storage media before you can do anything with it ... besides being so big and heavy! :-)

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 9th comment
On article What gear do filmmakers rent most often? (15 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: Yawn ...

Haha, because I rent gear to production companies

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article What gear do filmmakers rent most often? (15 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: Yawn ...

Exciting to me

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 19:52 UTC

That Portrait Mode IS Amazingly good!

http://images46.fotki.com/v1637/filesiOX/14aac/4/43793/4909192/IMG_5946.jpg

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article Shiftcam is a 6-in-1 lens case for the iPhone 7 Plus (3 comments in total)

By the time this ships, realistically at LEAST 6 months later then promised, I'll be using the next model iPhone. :-(

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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makofoto: I use to love my Fuji X-M1 with the small 18 mm f2.0. I also bought the large 16 mm 1.4 for lower light work since the X-M1 isn't great at high ISO's, i.e. 6,400. BUT at a wedding a couple of days ago I had a very low percentage of in focus shots! Auto ISO stayed within a reasonable 1,200 to 2,000 ISO, with a minimum shutter speed of 1/60th or 1/125th at 1.4. AF was set to Facial Recognition and either Continous or Tracking. Tried to not Snap but would give the camera a moment to focus. I used the built-in flash for the very dark dinner/dance. So, price be damned, I still don't have a reliable low light, small and light rig. The two pros working the wedding had the usually Canon 5D's and 1.2 lenses.

I WAS mainly interested in shooting "action" shots at this wedding, not posed shots.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 13:41 UTC
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cgarrard: Ricoh GR and the GV-2 Viewfinder. Arguably better image quality from the lens an sensor plus you have a viewfinder in a smaller package and 28mm equivalent.

Besides my X-M1 with add-on optical finder and 18mm/f2.0 and 16mm F1.4 I have the Ricoh GR with optical add-on finder. Love it! But it's not good in very low light.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 13:34 UTC

I use to love my Fuji X-M1 with the small 18 mm f2.0. I also bought the large 16 mm 1.4 for lower light work since the X-M1 isn't great at high ISO's, i.e. 6,400. BUT at a wedding a couple of days ago I had a very low percentage of in focus shots! Auto ISO stayed within a reasonable 1,200 to 2,000 ISO, with a minimum shutter speed of 1/60th or 1/125th at 1.4. AF was set to Facial Recognition and either Continous or Tracking. Tried to not Snap but would give the camera a moment to focus. I used the built-in flash for the very dark dinner/dance. So, price be damned, I still don't have a reliable low light, small and light rig. The two pros working the wedding had the usually Canon 5D's and 1.2 lenses.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 13:31 UTC as 159th comment | 3 replies

But ... those aren't what I would call Panos ? Ah ... their definition is 2:1

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Sounds like GoPro has a spy in it's midst. I have friends who have given up developing products here in the U.S. because China will have copies out very shortly after they go to market.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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Rodenmg: This is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard in my life.

Has the human race really become so stupid it doesn't know when a train's coming?

Yup people are that stupid. Happens all the time

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
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Rodenmg: This is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard in my life.

Has the human race really become so stupid it doesn't know when a train's coming?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/midnight-rider-accident-sarah-jones-death-gregg-allman-685976

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 23:15 UTC

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/midnight-rider-accident-sarah-jones-death-gregg-allman-685976

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 208th comment
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SigmaChrome: Should we not DRIVE on the train tracks as well...?

It would be great if we could them. So many idiots disobey signals and gates

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
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QuarryCat: best glass Canon ever made:
1. 2.8/300 mm L IS II
2. 4.0/16-35 mm L IS
3. 2.8/400 mm L IS II

worst EF- lenses:
1. 18-200 mm
2. 2.8/20 mm
3. 1.4/50 mm

@QuarryCat my 18/200 was poor compared to my friends. Sent it to Canon and it came back greatly improved! Under warranty.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Easy. 800mm. I photograph wildlife. Reach is the main issue for me in the vast majority of photo situations. 800mm is the most reachy focal length. Therefore, 800mm.

I can accept that others might have a different choice, and that is okay.

Paul, love the 800 person shot. Just needs a bit of the Clarity Slider. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Easy. 800mm. I photograph wildlife. Reach is the main issue for me in the vast majority of photo situations. 800mm is the most reachy focal length. Therefore, 800mm.

I can accept that others might have a different choice, and that is okay.

Dave, have you ever seen GigaPans?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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Starflash127: Lumix 12-60 on my G85 - both more weather resistant than I am. (24-120 for you FF folks). If limited to a single prime, my Lumix 42.5mm f1.7. I have been acutely myopic since birth so notice details and prefer close-up composition. My first zoom was a Nikkor 43-86 on a F2 - good for 5x7 prints.

You're right about the 43/86! :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: My favorite lens? 20mm ... 28mm .... 50mmm

Haha, now if you could only Read :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
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